[2014-10-20] Special

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[2014-10-20] Special

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So, uhm.... is it just me, and I'm missing some subtle joke? Or are the speech bubbles in the last panel the wrong way round?

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It's just a weak joke. Though the mixed up speech bubbles makes it at least mildly entertaining in a stupid, non-sequitor sort of way.
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I'm pretty sure Zack made a hilarious mistake in the last panel:

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Considering the votee, I'd agree it was a mistake.

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Does anyone else think this comic was made because of the criticism of the "induction" in the party one?

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Guest wrote:Does anyone else think this comic was made because of the criticism of the "induction" in the party one?
That's what I thought upon first reading it.

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I can't wait until SMBC is nothing but bad induction "jokes".


If more than one person in the set is special only by virtue of being the only non-special person, then they're not really special, because there are multiple people with this property.
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I came here to say that! 2 non special people and 1 special clearly works.

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For his next trick, Zach will show us with induction that all horses are the same color.
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Outside of trying to make it induction—this is pretty close to Russell's Paradox. :v

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Post by Toper »

It's more like the well-known joke proof that all numbers are interesting; in fact it's so similar that I assumed Zach was thinking of that when he wrote the comic.

Unfortunately, he's not really good at math, and the proof doesn't work with unordered set elements.

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Toper wrote:Unfortunately, he's not really good at math, and the proof doesn't work with unordered set elements.
Maybe Zach is good at math and just bad at jokes
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He's good at jokes and bad at induction jokes. I probably wouldn't trust him to prove something by induction.
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am I the only one that thought the induction joke was kinda funny?
and that didn't understood how's DeMorgan's law will prove that she loves him...

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Post by Guest »

That's nonsense, the smallest uninteresting natural number is 4. Being the smallest uninteresting number doesn't make it any more interesting than the fact that it's a perfect square. It's just not interesting. Unless it's applied to mutant ninjas.

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