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Felsius

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The symbol for degrees Felsius is an average of the Euro symbol (€) and the Greek lunate epsilon (ϵ).
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Jaryth000
947 days ago
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-40 Felsius for the win!
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auspex
945 days ago
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Except it hasn't really been that hard. Not like miles vs. kilometers. Fahrenheit is used in the US... and four other countries with a combined area about the size of Connecticut.
zippy72
947 days ago
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Sound good but I like quoting the temperature in Kelvin. When you tell someone their temperature is 310 degrees however...
FourSquare, qv
tedgould
947 days ago
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Both sides-ism
Texas, USA
benzado
947 days ago
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Use Celsius for everything else, but Fahrenheit is the superior measure for weather! The range 0-100°F covers everything a human can survive in (with a reasonable amount of effort).
New York, NY (40.785018,-73.97
mooglemoogle
947 days ago
Yeah I always kinda feel like F is better as a human. It’s built around humans, not around water. And since we don’t use centi, kilo, etc with temperature, we don’t get the decimal benefit typical of the metric system either.
davidar
947 days ago
At best you could say that it's one possible superior measure, given that you could (for instance) move the whole scale up by one point and what you said would still be true.
benzado
896 days ago
Sure, any measurement systems are possible, given infinite resources to relabel existing thermometers. But the whole argument about using a specific measurement for weather reporting is about practicality, isn't it?
davidar
895 days ago
I'm not in the US so don't have any Fahrenheit thermometers
benzado
894 days ago
@davidar you should probably stick with whatever is printed on your thermometers, then
davidar
894 days ago
all of my thermometers are felsius
daanzu_alt_text_bot
948 days ago
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The symbol for degrees Felsius is an average of the Euro symbol (€) and the Greek lunate epislon (ϵ).
Covarr
948 days ago
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Situation: There are three competing standards.
Moses Lake, WA
dukeofwulf
948 days ago
Well, Felsius makes it at least 9. Any volunteers to add the Felsius scale to Wikipedia? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scale_of_temperature#Conversion_table_between_different_temperature_scales
joeythesaint
948 days ago
Already covered: https://xkcd.com/927/
Covarr
948 days ago
Indeed, joeythesaint, that's why I phrased it this way :P

The Cardinal Rule

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Jaryth000
1108 days ago
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Oh I'm sure she gives him quite the "P-Value" if you know what I mean
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Horsey Time

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Jaryth000
1615 days ago
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I get that its the poster on the wall, but it really looks like she said "LOL".
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Substitutions 2

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Within a few minutes, our roads will be full of uncontrollably-swerving cars and our skies full of Amazon delivery dogs.
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Jaryth000
1644 days ago
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Oh, I love Psychic Reading Dancing!
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wisoka
1643 days ago
Wrong pole my friend.
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jsonstein
1637 days ago
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indeed, needs a Chrome ext
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tedder
1645 days ago
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okay, who is making a chrome extension for this?
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Andi_Mohr
1645 days ago
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Samuel Clay - are you listening? ;)
Covarr
1645 days ago
Do we need to submit this comic as a formal feature request?
Brstrk
1645 days ago
Saml plz
Andi_Mohr
1642 days ago
Don't think he's listening :(
Covarr
1642 days ago
That's a shame. I know he's replied to comments on xkcd before.
samuel
1625 days ago
I do, just 19 days late. Only one I'd be OK with is the drone to dog. See: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/466474473878884845/

Wololo, WTH happened to your blog???

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Yup, yup, yup. I created this blog 6 years ago, never changed the installed template even once. I had set my mind on the Tarski template 6 years ago, switched its background color from...
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Jaryth000
2242 days ago
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Looks like with Wololo's new site the RSS only updates in snippets. Not very useful to RSS readers.
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Automation

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'Automating' comes from the roots 'auto-' meaning 'self-', and 'mating', meaning 'screwing'.
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Jaryth000
2359 days ago
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Related comic: http://xkcd.com/1205/
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amijangos
2359 days ago
My thought exactly, you have a threshold of how much time to invest
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Jadepearl
2347 days ago
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True, true, true.
USA! USA! USA!
Skotte
2352 days ago
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"Automation" is in my job title.
Rochester, Earth
jmoodie
2353 days ago
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I got to be pretty decent at spotting this curve while at UMB, and then avoiding it. But there is no doubt about its existence.
danatnr
2354 days ago
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Yes.
Ohio
yashimii
2357 days ago
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oh so true
linny
2357 days ago
it's really true.
claysmith
2358 days ago
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This is my weakness. I'll gladly write a script or macro to accomplish a repetitive task even though doing the task by hand would take half the time. Coincidently, this is why I use Vim, because it reduces the distance between manual and macro editing. Of course, it took me weeks to set up and learn to use Vim. That's time I'll likely never recoup.
Escondido, CA
devicenull
2358 days ago
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Too often true...
RTP, NC
lrwrp
2358 days ago
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So painfully true.
??, NC
Satri
2358 days ago
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Ah.. The things you own end up owning you...
Montreal, Canada
bsag
2359 days ago
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Horribly true. Been there, done that.
satadru
2359 days ago
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The multi-axial solution is to delegate your yak-shave. Alternately optimize using the "has somebody automated/done this in a good enough fashion" algorithm.
New York, NY
stefanetal
2359 days ago
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How the boss views most projects. And how I view his project proposals...
Northern Virginia
adamgurri
2359 days ago
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Yup
New York, NY
steingart
2359 days ago
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sigh, yes.
Princeton, NJ
JayM
2359 days ago
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Ha. :) For some folks this is definitely true!
Atlanta, GA
tomazed
2359 days ago
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Best definition of automating!
taglia
2359 days ago
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Best definition of automation I have ever seen...
Singapore
oliverzip
2359 days ago
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Explaining the productivity paradox.
Sydney, Balmain, Hornsby.
traggett
2359 days ago
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Title text: 'Automating' comes from the roots 'auto' meaning 'self-', and 'mating' meaning 'screwing'.
Hong Kong
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