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by Dr_Revels
Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:20 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0027: "Death Rates"
Replies: 64
Views: 19862

Re: What-if 0027: Death Rates

Another sticking point: Randall chose the CDC statistic on OUTPATIENT surgeries performed each year. Most patients won't die if their doctor falls over while giving them a colonoscopy.
by Dr_Revels
Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1138: "Heatmap"
Replies: 59
Views: 22106

Re: 1138: "Heatmap"

So what you're saying is, Where there are people, people do things. Deep....
by Dr_Revels
Wed May 02, 2012 4:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"
Replies: 360
Views: 88201

Re: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"

I accompanied my fiance to a meet up with some high school friends she hadn't seen in 17 years, and this exact sentiment arose in the course of their reminiscing. She turned to me and said, "can you think of any time you have had to use algebra since high school?", but wasn't amused when I...
by Dr_Revels
Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0768: "1996"
Replies: 190
Views: 56729

Re: "1996" Discussion

Last year I went shopping for a graphing calculator before starting med school, thinking it might come in handy, and that graphing calculators ought to have evolved since my geometry class in 1996. This comic expresses my reaction quite well.
by Dr_Revels
Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0715: "Numbers"
Replies: 185
Views: 52885

Re: Numbers

The bra cup thing is actually really easy to explain. Among women, there are two main breast-size related communities on the internet where one may profess their size (and not for bragging): 1) A community of women who are smaller sized (ie, IBTC), who come together for support and tips on finding ...

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