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by HFXRCUR
Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:40 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0063: "Google's Datacenters on Punch Cards"
Replies: 58
Views: 21255

Re: What-If 0063: "Google's Datacenters on Punch Cards"

The Latin is a bit weird - it says "who to milk the men milk themselves?"

It should be something like "quis mulgebit ipsos mulgentes?" - Who will milk the milkers?
(Can't find a Latin word for milkman, strangely enough :P)
by HFXRCUR
Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0928: "Mimic Octopus"
Replies: 166
Views: 49063

Re: 0928: Mimic Octopus

And since it's been brought up: A hexadecipus would imply something like 10 arms and 6 tentacles (Contrary to widespread belief, octopodes have no tentacles). Hexadecimal is an artificial mishmash of latin and greek that's actually appropriate for a change (since we use 6 of one and 10 of something...
by HFXRCUR
Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0928: "Mimic Octopus"
Replies: 166
Views: 49063

Re: 0928: Mimic Octopus

jpk wrote:If there are two of them, would it be a hexapus?


No, because 8 + 8 =/= 6

It would be a hexidecapus

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