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by mihipte
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2169: Predictive Models
Replies: 21
Views: 3229

Re: 2169: Predictive Models

@msgrey: To clarify, I initially saw a different time zone than mine (I think it was GMT) in the timestamp, before I signed in. Once I signed in to post, my own time was displayed. It was a cheap joke, and now I smashed it into a pulp. Otherwise it was probably not going to make any sense at all, be...
by mihipte
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2169: Predictive Models
Replies: 21
Views: 3229

Re: 2169: Predictive Models

Someone go to the docks, it's almost time!

Also, this thread made me realize the forum exists in the future.
by mihipte
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2165: "Millennials"
Replies: 36
Views: 3995

Re: 2165: "Millennials"

I'm with Randal on this one, but then I have marked prescriptivist tendencies. If there's a recognizable authority that defined a word, that's generally the meaning I will insist on. Incidentally, I am a Millennial who could feasibly be caught talking about "kids today." I don't think I've...
by mihipte
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2152: "Westerns"
Replies: 56
Views: 6701

Re: 2152: "Westerns"

The period in question should start no later than 1806 or so, when the mountain men era began, The Mountain Man era simply doesn't fit the "Old West" genre. Maybe not technically, but the average person would likely say a movie about them was a Western. Reruns of the Daniel Boone series w...
by mihipte
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1964: "Spatial Orientation"
Replies: 77
Views: 16803

Re: 1964: "Spatial Orientation"

I use a non-rotating map, because the landscape gets unfamiliar when I rotate it and I lose my sense of where things are, but I’m often translating to left/right in my head to understand how to turn.
by mihipte
Wed Sep 16, 2015 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1578: Squirrelphone
Replies: 38
Views: 9393

Re: 1578: Squirrelphone

It could be a strange mating call. Convergent evolution between the squirrel and the telephone. For some reason, it's accompanied by a paralysis which prevents the squirrel from running away when a human approaches.

Cue squirrels imitating our variety of ringtones.

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