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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
1829 days ago
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-40 Felsius for the win!
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auspex
1827 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
1829 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
1829 days ago
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Both sides-ism
Texas, USA
benzado
1829 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
1829 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
1829 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
1778 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
1777 days ago
I'm not in the US so don't have any Fahrenheit thermometers
benzado
1776 days ago
@davidar you should probably stick with whatever is printed on your thermometers, then
davidar
1776 days ago
all of my thermometers are felsius
daanzu_alt_text_bot
1830 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
1830 days ago
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Situation: There are three competing standards.
East Helena, MT
dukeofwulf
1830 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
1830 days ago
Already covered: https://xkcd.com/927/
Covarr
1830 days ago
Indeed, joeythesaint, that's why I phrased it this way :P

The Cardinal Rule

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Jaryth000
1990 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
2497 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
2526 days ago
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Oh, I love Psychic Reading Dancing!
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wisoka
2525 days ago
Wrong pole my friend.
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jsonstein
2519 days ago
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indeed, needs a Chrome ext
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tedder
2527 days ago
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okay, who is making a chrome extension for this?
Uranus
Andi_Mohr
2527 days ago
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Samuel Clay - are you listening? ;)
Covarr
2527 days ago
Do we need to submit this comic as a formal feature request?
Brstrk
2527 days ago
Saml plz
Andi_Mohr
2524 days ago
Don't think he's listening :(
Covarr
2524 days ago
That's a shame. I know he's replied to comments on xkcd before.
samuel
2507 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
3124 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
3241 days ago
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Related comic: http://xkcd.com/1205/
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amijangos
3241 days ago
My thought exactly, you have a threshold of how much time to invest
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Jadepearl
3229 days ago
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True, true, true.
USA! USA! USA!
Skotte
3234 days ago
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"Automation" is in my job title.
Rochester, Earth
jmoodie
3235 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
3236 days ago
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Yes.
Ohio
yashimii
3239 days ago
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oh so true
linny
3239 days ago
it's really true.
claysmith
3240 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
3240 days ago
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Too often true...
RTP, NC
lrwrp
3240 days ago
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So painfully true.
??, NC
Satri
3240 days ago
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Ah.. The things you own end up owning you...
Montreal, Canada
bsag
3241 days ago
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Horribly true. Been there, done that.
satadru
3241 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
3241 days ago
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How the boss views most projects. And how I view his project proposals...
Northern Virginia
adamgurri
3241 days ago
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Yup
New York, NY
steingart
3241 days ago
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sigh, yes.
Princeton, NJ
JayM
3241 days ago
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Ha. :) For some folks this is definitely true!
Atlanta, GA
tomazed
3241 days ago
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Best definition of automating!
taglia
3241 days ago
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Best definition of automation I have ever seen...
Singapore
oliverzip
3241 days ago
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Explaining the productivity paradox.
Sydney, Balmain, Hornsby.
traggett
3241 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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