Talk:1570: Engineer Syllogism

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Note the link with 592. Halfhat (talk) 11:41, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

The link to 592 is tenuous at best, and is certainly no foreshadow of this comic. Please stop making up connections just be cause it makes the xkcd "universe" loop back to itself. This is clearly related to the events of the past week, August 24-28 2015. This should be included as future readers will not realize the publication date and its significance. 14:42, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

You need to go read the title text for 592 again. It is far from a tenuous connection. Randall regularly comes back to themes, and engineers diving into the stock market is literally in the title text of 592. The link is valid. 19:17, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

Despite all the numbers around it, stock market is actually made of PEOPLE. -- Hkmaly (talk) 12:18, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

But, but... if the universe is made of math... and people are part of the universe... aren't people made of numbers? 14:02, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
But that just shifts the fallacy: math is (a lot) more than numbers, and Cueball doesn't have access to most of the numbers describing the world's investors anyway. 14:04, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
And even if something is completely described by numbers, it doesn't necessarily have to be predictable. 'Chaos' teaches us this.-- 14:15, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
<pedantry>Well, randomness teaches us this. Chaos just teaches us that you might need near-perfect information to make decent predictions.</pedantry> 02:02, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

The title text appears to be a pun on the financial and programming definitions of 'crash'. In the same way that an overconfident or unconsciously incompetent programmer might make changes to a complex piece of software which cause it to crash, Cueball has invested so poorly that the entire market has crashed. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Now that you mention the chinese stock market crash, have you considered the chinese political class is made most of engineers [1]? This would explain the tooltip text. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)