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by DonR
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2129: "1921 Fact Checker"
Replies: 49
Views: 9508

Re: 2129: "1921 Fact Checker"

Quite apart from the details of what English colonists were required to bring, and what "corn" might refer to, the use of "them" ("...each person...was required to bring with them...") would have been highly unusual for a reputable newspaper in 1921. At that point in hi...
by DonR
Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0992: "Mnemonics"
Replies: 278
Views: 67151

Re: 0992: "Mnemonics"

When I was in engineering school long ago, I learned the "not that I care for" mnemonic for resistor codes. My older brother was, quite justifiably, horrified. I challenged him to come up with a better mnemonic, and he did so; I think his is better than the xkcd version: Big boy! Rats on y...

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