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by Brett Dunbar
Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1755: "Old Days"
Replies: 37
Views: 8177

Re: 1755: "Old Days"

So that's how you modernize "When I was your age, I had to walk through 10 foot snowdrifts for 20 miles to get to school. Uphill each way." Immortalized by Monty Python ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe1a1wHxTyo Actually the sketch was originally on At Last the 1948 Show (1967) and f...
by Brett Dunbar
Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1735: "Fashion Police and Grammar Police"
Replies: 269
Views: 40731

Re: 1735: "Fashion Police and Grammar Police"

My point with MFL is that it is set in a place and time where "racial culture" was practically unheard of: the poor underclass and the wealthy ruling class were both white Brits. Racial discrimination in such a setting is impossible. I would suggest you double check the status of Indian i...
by Brett Dunbar
Wed May 06, 2015 7:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1521: “Sword in the Stone”
Replies: 96
Views: 20603

Re: 1521: “Sword in the Stone”

Driven by (somewhat rudimentary) education I'd like to correct "England" to "Britain". Well, even if your only education was the Monty Python film, you might remember "Arthur, King of the Britons". My understanding is that the British (or Celtic) peoples were an assort...
by Brett Dunbar
Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0988: "Tradition"
Replies: 175
Views: 65247

Re: 988: "Tradition"

The closest equivalent list for the UK (20 most played Christmas songs, 2000-2009, sourced by PPL - the broadcast licensors) can be found here: http://www.ppluk.com/en/About-Us/News/Press/All-I-Want-For-Christmas-Is-You-announced-as-the-PPL-most-played-Christmas-song-of-the-decade/ From that we get...
by Brett Dunbar
Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0977: "Map Projections"
Replies: 353
Views: 138284

Re: 0977: "Map Projections"

I love the Mercator projection. It is an elegant, simple mathematical solution to a complex problem. Moreover, nearly everyone ignores it's original intent which is that it is the correct North-South/East-West projection everywhere for navigational purposes, a function it fulfils marvellously. It i...
by Brett Dunbar
Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0977: "Map Projections"
Replies: 353
Views: 138284

Re: 0977: "Map Projections"

What happened to the Aitoff projection? I was disappointed to see it wasn't represented here... The fairly similar Hammer projection gets more use in practice than Aitoff. For a poster or diagram they look very similar with the better political implications of an equal area projection leading to a ...

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