## Search found 53 matches

Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:32 am UTC
Topic: 0932: "CIA"
Replies: 79
Views: 66011

### Re: 0932: "CIA"

hehe this comic has surprising relevance for a recent news story in Australia
http://theconversation.edu.au/evil-desc ... quite-2529
Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:48 am UTC
Topic: 0910: "Permanence"
Replies: 121
Views: 34272

### Re: 0910: "Permanence"

haha total GOOMHR moment
Am currently trying to decide on a) what to name my child b) whether I think I should have an epidural
(8 weeks left to make above decisions!)
Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:59 pm UTC
Topic: 0882: "Significant"
Replies: 166
Views: 85166

### Re: 0882: "Significant"

I love this. I feel like I am both procrastinating and studying at the same time

So tell me, how do repetitions affect the reliability of the p-value? If I repeat the experiment 3 times and each time I get a p-value <0.05, does this kinda divide the probability of it being due to chance by 3?
Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:16 am UTC
Topic: 0882: "Significant"
Replies: 166
Views: 85166

### Re: 0882: "Significant"

ummmm.... ok I am one of those life-scientists that totally doesnt get stats. I really dont see whats wrong with this. So thinking out loud... yeah if I was doing the experiment I'd put them all onto one graph and tell my software to do an anova (rather than a whole bunch of separate t-tests).... bu...
Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:28 am UTC
Topic: 0881: "Probability"
Replies: 326
Views: 108410

### Re: 0881: "Probability"

on a more pedantic note, why cut the axis at 70%? It makes it look much much more depressing. I want to know what the line does after 10yrs. Does it plateau or keep falling?
Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:24 am UTC
Topic: 0881: "Probability"
Replies: 326
Views: 108410

### Re: 0881: "Probability"

Poor Randall.
Those numbers look a lot like the C-word (the 6 letter one!).
When your world revolves around a sample of n=1, stats mean very little.
Sending my prayers too
Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:04 am UTC
Topic: 0869: "Server Attention Span"
Replies: 90
Views: 26063

### Re: 0869: "Server Attention Span"

I dont quite see the connection to the attention span, or get the point of the alt text...

BUT... ARRGHHH I hate it when this happens!! Seriously, we all have very clever smartphone browsers now, they can cope with the full site. And if they cant, just have a link somewhere!!
Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:52 am UTC
Topic: 0862: "Let Go"
Replies: 146
Views: 42349

### Re: 0862: "Let Go"

ooh my most intense 'get out of my head' moment ever!
Just yesterday I decided to ban myself to 30mins facebook a day and I'm reeeeaaaaly struggling!
Chrome thingo looks good but my procrastination-subconsious is sneaky and would just open a different browser.
Any more foolproof options anyone??
Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:54 am UTC
Topic: 0844: "Good Code"
Replies: 100
Views: 28996

### Re: 0844: "Good Code"

I am no programmer. But I have recently started scripting filemaker pro and I would settle for 'fast' OR 'good' but sadly I can achieve neither!! So hey, if you can even START the loop, you're doing better than me!! At the moment, my loop goes like this [think of what actually needs to happen in scr...
Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:12 am UTC
Topic: 0828: "Positive Attitude"
Replies: 92
Views: 21971

### Re: 0828: "Positive Attitude"

has anyone thought about/discussed the possibility of it being Randall thats sick?
Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:09 am UTC
Topic: 0811: "Starlight"
Replies: 130
Views: 29361

### Re: 0811: "Starlight"

surely it bounces? wouldn't absorption and reemission mean that mirrors were made out of stuff that can emit many different wavelengths of light? I dont think they're that special. But then again I'm a biology major, so who am I to comment?
Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:39 am UTC
Topic: 0807: "Connected"
Replies: 143
Views: 29211

### Re: 0807: Connected

um, ok? if we can't romanticise love, what exactly CAN we romanticise?
Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:42 am UTC
Topic: 0795: "Conditional Risk"
Replies: 89
Views: 23417

### Re: "Conditional Risk" Discussion (#795)

its called hyperbole people.... and yeah ^^ what he (MasterDinadan) said Conditional risk is a huge issue in medicine. A lot of research is devoted to trying to determine more accurate risk factors for various groups of people. One (atypical, but close-to-home) example of conditional risk- Its often...
Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:52 am UTC
Topic: 0791: "Leaving"
Replies: 79
Views: 18244

### Re: "Leaving" Discussion (#791)

hmm, I dont think this is morbid OR obvious/reality I liked it. Maybe the humour is subtle (imagine being the one walking out the door- wondering how cat vomit reminded them to pledge their undying affection....) I'm guessing the people who found it unfunny havent lived in long-term live-in relation...
Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:42 am UTC
Topic: 0783: "I Don't Want Directions"
Replies: 193
Views: 39176

### Re: "I Don't Want Directions" discussion (#783)

"map" and "street directory" definitely do not replace "gps" in this comic. nor does "google maps" cos with any of those things, you still have to figure out your route (or print it out) and recognise the street when you come to it (hence the need for the inst...
Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:22 am UTC
Topic: 0780: "Sample"
Replies: 135
Views: 25106

### Re: Sample (#780) discussion

benlukes wrote:Did he just misspell "Brilliant"?

yeah?! did he? or have I missed the introduction of "brillant" as a term?
Wed Aug 11, 2010 6:19 am UTC
Topic: 0778: "Scheduling"
Replies: 159
Views: 47214

### Re: "Scheduling" discussion (#778)

lingomaniac88 wrote:I wonder if they're playing strip Agricola...

nice one

Thanks for all the explanations, I didnt get it at aaaallll!
But now that I do, I'm wondering whats in that case Mr Jones is holding- dimensions look a bit off for a breifcase. Videocamera?
Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:56 am UTC
Topic: 0776: "Still No Sleep"
Replies: 141
Views: 25854

### Re: "Still No Sleep" discussion (#776)

I wonder if Randall is suffering insomnia?
poor randall. we're thinking of you buddy. hold in there.
Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:54 am UTC
Topic: 0775: "Savannah Ancestry"
Replies: 461
Views: 83282

### Re: "Savannah Ancestry" discussion (#775)

The alt text is a mish-mash of two separate "your mamma" jokes. Your mamma's so stupid she thinks a quarterback is a refund. Your mamma's so stupid she thinks denial is a river in Egypt. Basically, the mother in question is REALLY stupid. /joke explained ahhh, that makes sense. that was a...
Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:16 am UTC
Topic: 0775: "Savannah Ancestry"
Replies: 461
Views: 83282

### Re: "Savannah Ancestry" discussion (#775)

almost seems like he wanted to inflame another fight thread...
i)girls vs boys at maths
ii)validity of evo-psych
iii) the lameness of 'your mum' jokes

we will not bite!!
Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:39 am UTC
Topic: 0774: "Atheists"
Replies: 1042
Views: 187899

### Re: "Atheists" discussion (#774)

Freiberg wrote:I think Randall has found a way to incite a (if not multiple) flame wars within this very thread, without actually saying anything provocative. Then again, if the rest of the people posting in this thread are mindful of this, it could still theoretically be averted...

seems not
Mon Aug 02, 2010 5:18 am UTC
Topic: 0774: "Atheists"
Replies: 1042
Views: 187899

### Re: "Atheists" discussion (#774)

I loved this comic, and totally agree with it. Probably for different reasons than most of you (or even Randall), but I really dont want to get into that. Sometimes you feel superior just because you are... and sometimes because you aren't. In fact, "being superior" and "feeling super...
Wed Jun 02, 2010 5:07 am UTC
Topic: 0748: "Worst-Case Scenario"
Replies: 92
Views: 26114

### Re: "Worst-Case Scenario" discussion

This comic renewed my enthusiasm for xkcd. Its the first good lol i've had in a while.

I especially like the vitamin D bit. I suggest you all take that advice. Now.
Mon May 17, 2010 7:18 am UTC
Topic: 0741: "Blogging"
Replies: 89
Views: 26179

### Re: "Blogging" Discussion

This is my unconvincing interpretation: The interjecting audience member represents a reader of the blog. By engaging in conversation with this guy, the blogger (on stage) has succeeded in "building a relationship" with his readers. This is signified by the fact that the reader doesn't ev...
Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:14 am UTC
Replies: 63
Views: 15861

there is something slightly disturbing about having the ability to observe someone else's thoughts. true, but this is hardly what this is!! When light projects onto the retina like a screen, it is picked up by nerves, which transmit the info to the visual cortex directly (if I knew anything about c...
Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:12 am UTC
Topic: 0710: "Collatz Conjecture"
Replies: 278
Views: 71835

### Re: Collatz Conjecture

I am not enough of a geek to have heard this one before
but I AM enough of a geek to find it pretty cool

sigh, the lonely, uncool middle again
Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:28 pm UTC
Topic: 0634: "Date"
Replies: 102
Views: 18984

### Re: "Date" Discussion

awesome- this is going into todays genetics lecture!
Tue May 12, 2009 9:35 am UTC
Topic: 0582: "Brakes"
Replies: 103
Views: 30603

### Re: "Brakes" Discussion

soooo enough of this physics (since when were cartoons drawn to scale anyway?!?!) this comic reminds me of IT crowd where he emails the fire department. "Fire, exclamation mark..." also reminds me of the other day when my husband sms'd me the following "how do u know when u need stitc...
Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:38 am UTC
Topic: 0570: "New Car"
Replies: 72
Views: 20684

### Re: "New Car" Discussion

I was kinda hoping Randall would have given tribute to the Velociraptor Awareness Day...
maybe on monday
Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:31 am UTC
Topic: 0553: "Pirate Bay"
Replies: 102
Views: 25449

### Re: "Pirate Bay" Discussion

booyabazooka wrote:I'm violating copyright, but I'm helping my torrent community. I feel like it evens out?

you're helping your torrent community to violate copyright... how does that even out?
Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:34 am UTC
Topic: 0035: "Sheep"
Replies: 27
Views: 6877

### Re: "Sheep" discussion

sje46 wrote:THE WORD IS UNCONSCIOUS ARG

no its not is it? wouldnt unconscious mean he was knocked out?
and subconcious means that the thought was somehow beneath the level of conscious recognition?

or were you joking, or am I ignorant??
Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:26 am UTC
Topic: 0525: "I Know You're Listening"
Replies: 201
Views: 31383

### Re: "I Know You're Listening" Discussion

I know you're reading this.... yes you...
Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:40 pm UTC
Topic: 0458: "Regrets"
Replies: 130
Views: 31034

### Re: "Regrets" Discussion

ok this is weird. randall is not in my head, i'm in his!! no joke I just had this thought, "i'd like to see the spike for "died in a blogging accident" in google trends" i hadnt thought about it since the week of that comic. so i looked at it and saw the huge spike showed my hubb...
Sun Mar 02, 2008 11:41 am UTC
Topic: 0390: "Nightmares"
Replies: 214
Views: 45546

### Re: "Nightmares" Discussion

My sub-concious is getting particularly creative lately, it keeps finding dreams that will trick me into pressing my snooze button over and over. I've often not woken up until an hour after I was meant to -coz I've been pressing my snooze button thinking somehow I was saving the world! I can never r...
Tue Feb 05, 2008 7:51 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How do you discuss science with a non-scientist?
Replies: 61
Views: 5862

### Re: How do you discuss science with a non-scientist?

Once again I would recommend "The Language of God" by Francis Collins seriously there is no point having this argument from either side unless you've read it, you're wasting you're time going over stuff he's already been over... have your arguments after both parties have read this book an...
Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:27 am UTC
Topic: 0378: "Real Programmers"
Replies: 201
Views: 58790

### Re: "Real Programmers" Discussion

Triggerhappy938 wrote:So what do fake programmers use?

html (i can do marquee!!!)
Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:37 am UTC
Topic: 0378: "Real Programmers"
Replies: 201
Views: 58790

### Re: Real Programmers Discussion

Real programmers set the universal constants at the start such that the universe evolves to contain the disk with the data they want. God is the only real programmer seriously, this is how i see the "God created everything" thing as working He set it up just right so it would all come out...
Thu Jan 31, 2008 12:33 am UTC
Topic: 0377: "Journal 2"
Replies: 346
Views: 55555

### Re: "Journal 2" Discussion

Let me spell this out: The hat-stealage was not the trick. It was the icing on the trick. It was insult to injury. The trick happened a couple panels earlier. agreed. if this was just some girl stealing his hat it would be lame. I know guys like this. they are deep, complicated and run on a complet...
Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:59 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Silly namings from science
Replies: 143
Views: 26597

### Re: Silly namings from science

protiens i've come across

frizzled
picollo and bassoon (homologous protiens)
son of sevenless
BORIS (brother of the regulator of imprinted sites)- now thats just trying too hard!!
Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:28 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Lab Life: The Scientist's Coffee Corner
Replies: 67
Views: 7589

### Re: Lab Life: The Scientist's Coffee Corner

Hello friendly sciencey people hehe the aussie system is so much easier than the US one. although seems you guys get to do more projects as undergrads, our undergrad courses are just coursework. I'm doing a PhD in immunology at a private research institute linked to the University of Sydney project ...