Xkcd bell curve dating
(Answering the question "Did Disney or Sphero give Randall credit", not the title question, which is probably unanswerable). His innovation was figuring out how to attach peripherals to the outside of the ball, using magnets.This was the thing that OP suspects Disney copied for BB-8.But even if they were inspired by other sources, I'm 100 percent sure Disney will never own up to it for legal reasons, so there is no way to know, unless they were to get permission and credit Randall [email protected]: about the mechanism, this is how some of the simpler attempts at BB-8 work.The problem with any sort of fixed-mast system, though, is that it doesn't allow the head to move (not rotate, but actually move) independently of the body, which is something we see the movie BB-8 do. Here's a patent for a robotic ball filed June 15, 2000, eight years before the comic publication date.
"Xkcd" isn't an acronym, but in some ways, the comic is itself a language – a way for people who are unpracticed at talking about their emotions to articulate them."I think the comic that's gotten me the most feedback is actually the one about the stoplights," says Randall Munroe, creator of the hugely popular comic with the unpronounceable title.This blog is my labor of love, and I've spent hundreds of hours working on the projects that you'll read about here.Generally, I write about data visualization and machine learning, and sometimes explore out-of-the-box projects at the intersection of the two. If you would like to use one of my graphs on your website or in a publication, please feel free to do so with appropriate attribution, but I would appreciate it if you email me first to let me know.Another interesting trend is how men aren’t even close to reaching the upper bound of the zone of non-creepiness.
According to the Standard Creepiness Rule, it’d be perfectly fine for a 30-year-old man to date a 45-year-old woman, but apparently 30-year-old men are already struggling with the idea of dating a 37-year-old!
Since its 2005 launch, xkcd has grown from doodles in the margins of a graphing notebook to T-shirts, radio talks and lectures on humor at MIT, where students batted inflatable raptors around the auditorium.