Talk:2679: Quantified Self

Explain xkcd: It's 'cause you're dumb.
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This could also be a call back to the Billy Path comics run in Family Circus. I don't have time today to add that research though. 16:00, 30 September 2022 (UTC)

Here is an explanation of what it is about -- Florian F (talk) 18:11, 30 September 2022‎ (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

GOOMHR! - Although for me it was the opposite aim. I've had periods of time when I wouldn't even like (if I noticed, I wasn't like OCD or anything[1]!!!) to make a return journey that meant I even crossed the road at a different point and thus passed under a different telegraph wire between a different set of adjacent poles, on the presumption that if I were to 'retract my path' then it would be irrevocably looped around at least one telegraph poles. (But normal lamp-posts were Ok... the path-'string' could just pass over and around the top and continue to retract. And it could pass above/below anything movable like cars, people, etc.) My ideal would be to be topologically contracted to zero length. Nut I wasn't actually obsessed by it, just... sometimes noticed when I was forced to do something that would cause such 'problems' and might deliberately ensure that any such loop was fully reversed (in strict reverse order to any such transit adding them in) if at all possible. Of course, once it was spoilt by one end of the journey being held by a loop, the rest didn't matter so much. 18:21, 30 September 2022 (UTC)

[1] Not even CDO, which is like OCD but ordered alphabetically!

Red string of Fate

The drawing looks like the red thread connecting people in chinese mythology. - 18:21, 30 September 2022 (UTC)