Talk:605: Extrapolating

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If I post a comment on this page, this page will someday consume all the bandwidth of the world. Eh, what the heck. 02:45, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Don't worry. That's not how bandwidth works. And even it was, its growth can also be extrapolated. flewk (talk) 09:59, 8 January 2016 (UTC)

What is we extrapolate at the time point just before she has one husband? (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Why does doing this with my paycheck / payday never work? Though it seems this is the logic bills follow. 19:25, 27 July 2017 (UTC)

This reminds me of the Steven Wright joke: "When I turned two I was really anxious, because I'd doubled my age in a year. I thought, if this keeps up, by the time I'm six I'll be ninety."

This comic also demonstrates the problem with not using enough data points. If all the days of her life were to be plotted on the x-axis, then adding a value 1 on her wedding night could look like an outlier and would be ignored. Even if the one different data point was included, the line of best fit for extrapolation would still be very close to 0. Nutster (talk) 22:53, 7 March 2021 (UTC)