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by philippos42
Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1069: "Alphabet"
Replies: 166
Views: 40036

Re: 1069: "Alphabet"

Changing the alphabet to suit the way words are pronounced is bound to fail. The primary reason for failure is the different ways in which english speakers the world over will emphasise different vowels and consonants, the only result would be a proliferation of standard english alphabets Actually,...
by philippos42
Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1032: "Networking"
Replies: 123
Views: 40358

Re: 1032: "Networking"

Dada. Well, screwball comedy, really. I'm still laughing.

Is beret guy Randall's new alter ego? The artist, chaotic?
by philippos42
Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1020: "Orion Nebula"
Replies: 99
Views: 27481

Re: 1020: "Orion Nebula"

Leaving aside the scale problems, wouldn't it be more worrying if he had a void there? It's Orion the Hunter, not O'Ryan the Eunuch.
by philippos42
Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0883: "Pain Rating"
Replies: 136
Views: 49189

Re: 0883: "Pain Rating"

No no no, the problem is that he's thinking in geometric terms instead of exponential terms. Don't treat the number as a multiple, treat it as an exponent.

But then if you're using powers of ten & the doc's thinking powers of two, um...

Never mind.
by philippos42
Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0793: "Physicists"
Replies: 158
Views: 42521

Re: "Physicists" discussion (#793)

The problem with economics is that economists try to apply empirical methods from the natural sciences to the study of agents with free will acting under ever-changing conditions which cannot be subjected to experiment. Historical experience can be useful in guiding our thoughts, but the legitimate...
by philippos42
Sat Jul 03, 2010 1:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0761: "DFS"
Replies: 77
Views: 20184

Re: "DFS" Discussion

Why would you ever use depth-first (except maybe for computers that play strategy games like chess & go)? "Oh no, automated defense drones! And with my radio dead, there's no one I can call for help! My only hope is to activate my ultrasphere and hope that the psionic rays will disable thei...
by philippos42
Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0695: "Spirit"
Replies: 337
Views: 222311

Re: "Spirit" Discussion

This made me sad.

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