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by KeithM
Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1387: "Clumsy Foreshadowing"
Replies: 46
Views: 10148

Re: 1387: "Clumsy Foreshadowing"

Djehutynakht wrote:I like to think that when the time comes the East Coast will use the mastery of our shark population to take on North Korea... using SpaceX's rocketry, of course.


Why use rockets when you can use helium balloons?
by KeithM
Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0881: "Probability"
Replies: 326
Views: 107049

Re: 0881: "Probability"

syko_lozz wrote:When your world revolves around a sample of n=1, stats mean very little.


Nice.
by KeithM
Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0857: "Archimedes"
Replies: 137
Views: 35455

Re: 0857: "Archimedes"

jozwa wrote:I thought I'd try twisting some Douglas Adams quotes or something, but I'll leave it to the pros.


Don't put yourself down!

On the other hand, most of his quotes are already quite "twisty". I think I'm not going to mess with the gospel.
by KeithM
Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0857: "Archimedes"
Replies: 137
Views: 35455

Re: 0857: "Archimedes"

This comic is only about as funny as this post.

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.
by KeithM
Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0850: "World According To Americans"
Replies: 712
Views: 173775

Re: 0850: "World According To Americans"

If you think this map is meant to be faultless I think you're kind of missing the point.
by KeithM
Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0832: "Tic-Tac-Toe"
Replies: 180
Views: 57757

Re: 0832: "Tic-Tac-Toe"

Using the same method as Xylos (2010), both 567 and 583 lack a red cross.

and:

@TheoGB The only way to win is not per se to have two winning positions. You can also win if the opponent fails to spot a single winning position.
by KeithM
Thu Nov 25, 2010 8:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0825: "Guest Week: Jeffrey Rowland (Overcompensating)"
Replies: 51
Views: 13729

Re: 0825: "Guest Week: Jeffrey Rowland (Overcompensating)"

Turkey's are stupid. Presenting the species as fit for human consumption will not drive them to extinction, it will do the exact opposite.
by KeithM
Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0802: "Online Communities 2"
Replies: 292
Views: 73981

Re: "Online Communities 2" Discussion (#802)

Am I the only one disappointed by this map? It doesn't make any sense as an update from the previous map. I would have loved it to have the two maps side by side as an illustration of how the webs change, but now that's just going to look ridiculous.
by KeithM
Fri May 29, 2009 11:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0590: "Papyrus"
Replies: 242
Views: 57440

Re: "Papyrus" Discussion

Typography geeks have a hard enough time with so many people around them being completely font-blind. But even a font-blind person should realise that a font that is meant to look as if it has been printed on rough paper is a nice idea for on the screen, but elsewhere you should go for the real thing.
by KeithM
Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:15 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A Frozen Crowd
Replies: 4
Views: 1922

Re: A Frozen Crowd

I think Google should be pressured not to index sites that have answers to such riddles.

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