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Curve-Fitting

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Cauchy-Lorentz: "Something alarmingly mathematical is happening, and you should probably pause to Google my name and check what field I originally worked in."
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initio
396 days ago
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Canberra
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mburch42
416 days ago
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Stats!
ChrisDL
419 days ago
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the fact that the same dots both taper off and grow uncontrollably offends me.
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alt_text_at_your_service
419 days ago
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Cauchy-Lorentz: "Something alarmingly mathematical is happening, and you should probably pause to Google my name and check what field I originally worked in."
alt_text_bot
419 days ago
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Cauchy-Lorentz: "Something alarmingly mathematical is happening, and you should probably pause to Google my name and check what field I originally worked in."

Rolle's Theorem

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I mean, if it's that easy to get a theorem named for you ... "a straight line that passes through the center of a coplanar circle always divides the circle into two equal halves." Can I have that one? Wait, can I auction off the naming rights? It can be the Red Bull Theorem or the Quicken Loans Theorem, depending who wants it more.
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initio
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Lythimus
433 days ago
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I think most proofs require more diligence than the use of a butterknife and a reces pieces cup can grant.
alt_text_at_your_service
433 days ago
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I mean, if it's that easy to get a theorem named for you ... "a straight line that passes through the center of a coplanar circle always divides the circle into two equal halves." Can I have that one? Wait, can I auction off the naming rights? It can be the Red Bull Theorem or the Quicken Loans Theorem, depending who wants it more.
alt_text_bot
433 days ago
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I mean, if it's that easy to get a theorem named for you ... "a straight line that passes through the center of a coplanar circle always divides the circle into two equal halves." Can I have that one? Wait, can I auction off the naming rights? It can be the Red Bull Theorem or the Quicken Loans Theorem, depending who wants it more.

Clumsy Foreshadowing

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'... hosts were unexpectedly fired from ABC's 'The View' today. ABC will likely announce new ...'
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initio
1964 days ago
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Nice.
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stefanetal
1964 days ago
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Yes, all news sounds like that to me when I come back from a one week vacation and have lost the story line. Seems like bad near future SF movie...come on, not another silly 'terrorists' plot device.
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eraycollins
1964 days ago
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This is an example of why I make reference to the lamestream media, although I have also started using denismm"s alternative, the massinine media.
dukeofwulf
1964 days ago
This comic seems like it's making fun of movie tropes like http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/CoincidentalBroadcast, not the news.
lukeburrage
1964 days ago
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Title text: '... hosts were unexpectedly fired from ABC's 'The View' today. ABC will likely announce new ...'
Mystyk
1964 days ago
Which is surely a reference to two of the hosts announcing they were leaving yesterday. One of those was the anti-vaccine loon Jenny McCarthy, whose presence on The View was always contentious.

I Don't Own a TV

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Theory: Smugness is proportional to the negative second derivative of TV ownership rate with respect to time.
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initio
2169 days ago
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I do.
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Dadster
2168 days ago
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Not sure if the smugness might be over-represented, but there's no z-measurement for "what's a tv?" so I could be wrong there.
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joshuacollinsworth
2169 days ago
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truth
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ktgeek
2169 days ago
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Once again xkcd shares truth. But I am a TV junkie...
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emdeesee
2169 days ago
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Come on. We say, "I don't have cable" or "No, I haven't seen the commercial with the wombat" now.
📌 Lincoln, NE ❤️️ Sherman, TX
colaco
2169 days ago
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Alt-text: "Theory: Smugness is proportional to the negative second derivative of TV ownership rate with respect to time."
Amora, Setubal, Portugal

New Study

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When the results are published, no one will be sure whether to report on them again.
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initio
2178 days ago
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New study warns:
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internetionals
2178 days ago
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Title: "When the results are published, no one will be sure whether to report on them again."
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Social Media

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The social media reaction to this asteroid announcement has been sharply negative. Care to respond?
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initio
2309 days ago
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Yep, that's the way it is.
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lucasbfr
2304 days ago
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That. :(
Paris, France
pyrho
2307 days ago
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x)
mrobold
2309 days ago
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Ooh, I wonder how this sarcasm will play on Twitter.
Orange County, California
ravenel
2309 days ago
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Love it. XKCD, you rock.
ÜT: 40.673477,-73.975108
rosskarchner
2309 days ago
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Somewhere, Rick Sanchez is smiling.
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ameel
2309 days ago
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Indeed.
Melbourne, Australia
norb
2309 days ago
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love it! hate that they put facebook/twitter comments on tv. shit enrages me.
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karlkatzke
2309 days ago
Then why do you still watch it?
Michdevilish
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thusly
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sfringer
2309 days ago
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Agreed with frame 3
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adamgurri
2309 days ago
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lol
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kerkenez
2309 days ago
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kıh kıh kıh
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