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by P1h3r1e3d13
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2067: "Challengers"
Replies: 66
Views: 13378

Re: 2067: "Challengers"

When I looked at the comic page on Nov. 2, I saw this in the header: I'm frightened by the direction the President and his party are taking our country. The sea of blue names below represents people who are standing up to them. The best thing you can do to help is to reach out to your friends and fa...
by P1h3r1e3d13
Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0808: "The Economic Argument"
Replies: 558
Views: 94971

Re: 0808: The Economic Argument

Apeiron wrote:Fucking magnates. How do they work?
Funniest thing I've read on this domain in a long time!
by P1h3r1e3d13
Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0808: "The Economic Argument"
Replies: 558
Views: 94971

Re: 0808: The Economic Argument

(as an aside, Crystal Power is used to keep time in Quartz watches...free power it ain't) Bingo. Also a huge number of other functions in pressure/movement sensors, ignition systems (lighters, stoves, etc), actuators, motors and a whole suite of other technologies used in everyday life. If crystals...
by P1h3r1e3d13
Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0808: "The Economic Argument"
Replies: 558
Views: 94971

Re: 0808: The Economic Argument

Wow. I'm usually a defender of Randall's unpopular comics, and graphs in particular. (Chart, I know.) But this is just a fallacy. Eventually, arguing for this comic is arguing that there are no new ideas left. There's just no argument here, Randall. Stop phoning it in. No your missing the main poin...
by P1h3r1e3d13
Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0808: "The Economic Argument"
Replies: 558
Views: 94971

Re: 0808: The Economic Argument

Good customer service: Almost nobody has it, so it must be pointless. Or maybe the lure of a quick buck is just too tempting. So your argument that companies would profit more if they had better customer service, but instead they're tempted by the fact that they can make more money by overlooking i...
by P1h3r1e3d13
Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0808: "The Economic Argument"
Replies: 558
Views: 94971

Re: 0808: The Economic Argument

Wow. I'm usually a defender of Randall's unpopular comics, and graphs in particular. (Chart, I know.) But this is just a fallacy. Eventually, arguing for this comic is arguing that there are no new ideas left. How about controlled nuclear fusion: If it worked, companies would be using it to make a k...
by P1h3r1e3d13
Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0703: "Honor Societies"
Replies: 234
Views: 59352

Re: Honor Societies

Wikipedia: Tautology wrote:Tautology may refer to:
Tautology (rhetoric), repetition of meaning, using dissimilar words to say the same thing twice...
Wiktionary: tautology wrote:tautology (2): An expression that features tautology.

I see what they did there.
by P1h3r1e3d13
Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0673: "The Sun"
Replies: 157
Views: 35801

Re: "The Sun" Discussion

Suggested:
“Daylight-Saving Time”

The hyphen is important.
by P1h3r1e3d13
Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0627: "Tech Support Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 182
Views: 55747

Re: "Tech Support Cheat Sheet" Discussion

Somehow, I make the ability to follow this procedure sound much more flattering in job interviews than it seems from the flow chart.

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