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by rmsgrey
Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0989: "Cryogenics"
Replies: 81
Views: 18075

Re: 0989: "Cryogenics"

Of course, the correct approach is to calculate the optimum percentage of engineers to leave awake to maximise the expected utility of freezing the remainder for 30 years. Each engineer then uses a handy random number generator to determine whether to stay awake or get frozen with the appropriate pr...
by rmsgrey
Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0982: "Set Theory"
Replies: 55
Views: 14116

Re: 0982: "Set Theory"

itaibn wrote:<flamewar>
The problem is that you're implicitly assuming the axiom of excluded middle...

I'm not not assuming the axiom of excluded middle...
by rmsgrey
Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0978: "Citogenesis"
Replies: 179
Views: 56731

Re: 0978: "Citogenesis"

Even chronology wouldn't protect against cyclic citations - from time to time, one academic will cite preliminary results from another ("to be published at a future date") - by the time that future paper actually gets published, there can be papers citing papers which cite the original pap...

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