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by jcsalomon
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2037: "Supreme Court Bracket
Replies: 15
Views: 4688

Re: 2037: "Supreme Court Bracket

This is supposed to be a nerd comic. No, no, this is all wrong.

Please redraw the comic with cases where, if you follow the winners, you actually get another named SCOTUS case. Some graph chasing on a list of cases should be able to supply this.
by jcsalomon
Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Congratulations on the Hugo!
Replies: 9
Views: 5025

Congratulations on the Hugo!

And Cory delivered the speech brilliantly.
by jcsalomon
Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1285: "Third Way"
Replies: 163
Views: 32062

Re: 1285: "Third Way"

I tend toward long sentences with many dependent clauses, and my rewrites often combine or split these, so when I’m using a line-oriented VCS like Git breaking lines after every sentence isn’t quite enough; I’ve taken to writing my prose as if it were a sort of blank verse: breaking lines at most pu...
by jcsalomon
Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: You keep using that word...
Replies: 39
Views: 13600

Re: You keep using that word...

Adam H wrote:Exponentially.

A book I recently read described a character as logarithmicly escalating her violent responses to provocation.
by jcsalomon
Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1015: "Kerning"
Replies: 163
Views: 67545

Re: 1015: "Keming"

Word of the day: keming. n. Kerning that’s just a bit too tight.
by jcsalomon
Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0955: "Neutrinos"
Replies: 159
Views: 44298

Re: 0955: "Neutrinos"

I like the way the paper ends: … the potentially great impact of the result motivates the continuation of our studies in order to investigate possible still unknown systematic effects that could explain the observed anomaly. We deliberately do not attempt any theoretical or phenomenological interpre...
by jcsalomon
Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15151
Views: 2663611

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

adho wrote:I have to say man, that's immensely callous. They are, on appearance, immensely stupid. Does that mean they deserved to die?
There’s a Lazarus Long quote about stupidity carrying the death penalty that’s apropos.
Greyarcher wrote:I mean, what's the rough estimate for crude global death rate? It's some incredible number.
One per customer, same as ever.
by jcsalomon
Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0910: "Permanence"
Replies: 121
Views: 33665

Re: 0910: "Permanence"

I’ve been using the “other” names of Firefly characters: Derrial, Hoban, Adelai, Kaywinnet, etc. I’m waiting for a machine for which I have a reason to give multiple names to (YoSafBridge, of course).
by jcsalomon
Mon May 02, 2011 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0893: "65 Years"
Replies: 222
Views: 89513

Re: 0893: "65 Years"

The alt text reminds me of a quote I've seen attributed to Jerry Pournelle (unless memory fails me): "I always knew I'd see the first men walk on the moon. I never dreamed I'd see the last" It was Pournelle; see <jerrypournelle.com/view/2010/Q3/view632.html#Tuesday>: Am I odd in that I fo...

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