explain xkcd: It's 'cause you're dumb.
This comic references signs that signal the amount of days that had passed since an on-work accident had happened. In this case, the sign simply signals the amount of days since someone had reset the sign. Given the way that Cueball is looking at the sign, the sign itself ended up tempting fate.
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- [A figure stands looking at a flip-counter sign posted on a wall.]
- Sign: 38 days since someone reset this sign
I thought this was mostly referencing the impracticality of a sign like this. It is only correct for one day for each reset, meaning you would have to reset it daily back to zero, but then you could just leave it zero without resetting it. However, then since you didn't actually reset it, it would actually be wrong. My brain hurts. Edit: I guess the assumption is that it is an electronic sign where the numbers change themselves, and that "reset" means only back to zero, but to me it looks like a manual sign which must be "reset" to change the numbers even upward.--JSekula71
) 14:56, 21 April 2013 (UTC)