Tag Archives: xkcd

Free speech

This article by Greg Lukianoff over at Areo is a very good list of answers to common arguments against free speech: “Answers to 12 Bad Anti-Free Speech Arguments: Featuring That XKCD Cartoon Everyone Likes to Quote!” Assertion: Free speech rests … Continue reading

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Muller’s ratchet

Muller’s ratchet is a evolutionary genetical process and, while I have heard about it before I will admit Randall Munroe’s xkcd comic explains it so I understand it much better: Modern science communication based on memes.         … Continue reading

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An idea for a really useful AI tool

(yes, it’s a ML tool, but more people will get the headline when I write AI) It’s a supplement to this idea from Randall Munroe/xkcd: An idea that Youtube added for a short while as an option. — The idea … Continue reading

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Breaking curfew

I thought, simply, that people that rebel against lockdowns with doing the opposite were people with fragile self-esteem; if people tell me I must do something, I must do the opposite. But of course things are more complicated than that: … Continue reading

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Randall Munroe’s How To

Randall Munroe (xkcd) will soon be publishing his new book, “How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems” So if you want to read a book about how you can send a digital file to someone else and this … Continue reading

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Size of that black hole

By now all have probably heard about the first image of a black hole, and I bet most people have no idea of the implications of that. No matter. I myself had no idea of the scale of the black … Continue reading

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Straight to my wish-list

Randall Munroe has announced his upcoming book, “How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems“. His “What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions” and “Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words” are great.

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When someone is so smart they can’t answer a question

Richard Feynman was very smart. He was also a pedantic, so in this 6 minute clip he spends most of the time explaining how a question cannot be answered, while answering that same question more and more precisely: (Youtube) Feynman … Continue reading

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Apropos backup

Fra xkcd (og som opfølgning på sidste gang jeg mistede en harddisk):

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Randal Munroe / xkcd gør det igen

Denne gang med et “kunstnerisk live feed” fra rumsonden Rosetta‘s mission. Billedet opdateres ca. hvert femte minut og her er et fra lidt over en time siden: Det er ikke helt det samme som hans fantastiske “Time“, der også kan nydes samlet … Continue reading

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