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| number    = 818
 
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| date      = November 12, 2011
 
| title    = Illness
 
| title    = Illness
| image    = http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/illness.png
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| image    = illness.png
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| titletext = <3 If there’s anything you can do, I’ll let you know. For the moment, any simple distracting online games sent to [email protected] will not go unappreciated
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| titletext = <3 If there’s anything you can do, I’ll let you know. For the moment, any simple distracting online games sent to [email protected] will not go unappreciated
[EDIT; Holy crap 2,700 games before noon.  I love you guys: thank you.  They will be passed along and played by us all.]
 
  
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[EDIT; Holy crap 2,700 games before noon. I love you guys: thank you. They will be passed along and played by us all.]
 
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==Explanation==
 
==Explanation==
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==Transcript==
 
==Transcript==
Hey, Everyone-
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:Hey, Everyone-
 
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:As I mentioned on the blag, I’m going through a rough time right now. I’m dealing with a serious family illness and it’s become pretty overwhelming.
As I mentioned on the blag, I’m going through a rough time right now. I’m dealing with a serious family illness and it’s become pretty overwhelming.
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:We’re still getting a handle on everything, and I appreciate your patience while we figure it all out.
 
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:Thank you to everyone who wrote in with kind wished and words of support. They’ve been passed on and meant a lot.
We’re still getting a handle on everything, and I appreciate your patience while we figure it all out.
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:I like drawing, and might find time for it in the coming weeks, but I’m not going to push myself to stick to a schedule.
 
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:However, between my stacks of notebooks, scanner, and supportive sysadmin, I should at least have something interesting to share with you in this space each M/W/F.
Thank you to everyone who wrote in with kind wished and words of support. They’ve been passed on and meant a lot.
 
 
 
I like drawing, and might find time for it in the coming weeks, but I’m not going to push myself to stick to a schedule.
 
 
 
However, between my stacks of notebooks, scanner, and supportive sysadmin, I should at least have something interesting to share with you in this space each M/W/F.
 
 
 
  
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Revision as of 00:39, 4 December 2012

Illness
<3 If there’s anything you can do, I’ll let you know. For the moment, any simple distracting online games sent to sick@xkcd.com will not go unappreciated  [EDIT; Holy crap 2,700 games before noon. I love you guys: thank you. They will be passed along and played by us all.]
Title text: <3 If there’s anything you can do, I’ll let you know. For the moment, any simple distracting online games sent to [email protected] will not go unappreciated [EDIT; Holy crap 2,700 games before noon. I love you guys: thank you. They will be passed along and played by us all.]

Explanation

Transcript

Hey, Everyone-
As I mentioned on the blag, I’m going through a rough time right now. I’m dealing with a serious family illness and it’s become pretty overwhelming.
We’re still getting a handle on everything, and I appreciate your patience while we figure it all out.
Thank you to everyone who wrote in with kind wished and words of support. They’ve been passed on and meant a lot.
I like drawing, and might find time for it in the coming weeks, but I’m not going to push myself to stick to a schedule.
However, between my stacks of notebooks, scanner, and supportive sysadmin, I should at least have something interesting to share with you in this space each M/W/F.


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Discussion

I would define prayer as the active concentration on someone/something with an intended outcome. I would define remote prayer as praying for/to someone/something that you have no direct or personal contact with with a very specific intended outcome. When I found out that Randall's fiancee had cancer, I though about him and her hoping that it would work out positively. I assume (Yeah, yeah, I know) that others did as well. Randall's now-wife got better. Did we just prove that remote prayer works when done by geeks?!? Could we make a web site for concentrating geek positive thoughts to make people better? Could we make Stephen Hawking walk?!?--173.245.54.11 17:02, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

This comic isn't about "Stephen Hawking", but it's all about Randall's experience on cancer happening to his wife. Please keep his minds as the main message here. --Dgbrt (talk) 23:30, 12 May 2014 (UTC)
No we did not, as "I did this and then that happened" doesn't mean "doing this makes that happen"- that's correlation-does-not-imply-causation, anecdotal evidence, AND confirmation bias, all in one, fallacious burrito. Hppavilion1 (talk) 04:09, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

I wonder if there's a link to the 2700 games.. 108.162.229.192 09:30, 24 May 2015 (UTC)

Is the referenced blag post still available? 108.162.210.196 21:24, 14 August 2016 (UTC)

https://blog.xkcd.com/2010/11/05/submarines/ --141.101.69.93 23:47, 4 February 2017 (UTC)