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by kateract
Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1725: "Linear Regression"
Replies: 27
Views: 9203

Re: 1725: "Linear Regression"

It looks more like a chicken to me. Rexthor the Chicken Bearer. "The eyes of Rexthor and his Chicken are upon us brothers! He favors us in the coming battle!"
by kateract
Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0040: "Pressure Cooker"
Replies: 117
Views: 59490

Re: What-If 0040: "Pressure Cooker"

Actually, shouldn't a hard enclosure like a pressure cooker make the bomb weaker by absorbing some of the energy? On the other hand, it also makes the explosion worse by making the energy release occur over a shorter period - a comparatively large heap of gunpowder (a litre, say) will fizz and crac...
by kateract
Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1188: "Bonding"
Replies: 108
Views: 26481

Re: 1188: "Bonding"

This makes me smile, because none of the code is technically wrong; it's just bad style. Creating an infinite exception loop simply to throw a ball back and forth seems like overkill, but at least the ball makes it to the kid and back.
by kateract
Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0928: "Mimic Octopus"
Replies: 166
Views: 48922

Re: 0928: Mimic Octopus

Octopi is the representation of pi in Octal. 3.151375237116....
by kateract
Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0882: "Significant"
Replies: 166
Views: 85193

Re: 0882: "Significant"

Actually, to be nitpicky, shouldn't it read "(P < .05)" in each case? You reject the null when the p-value is LESS than significance level you were looking for, I thought... Right, so when p > 0.05, they don't reject the null hypothesis... thus "we found no link". The one panel ...

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