Soduko? Sudoku!

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Soduko? Sudoku!

Postby Stig Hemmer on Wed Feb 01, 2006 4:50 am

As usual, the only time I can be bothered to comment on a strip is when I spot a mistake... sorry about that. :nervous:

Stll, I would expect Danny to know the correct word. (Incidentally, I asked Google to make sure, and Danny is far from alone in his mistake. He could be quoting somebody)
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Postby Sidhekin on Wed Feb 01, 2006 5:11 am

It was already commented on in another thread, actually.

However ... since you bring it up, here's a Unix-y mnemonic:

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~# su doku
Unknown id: doku
~#


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perl -e 'print "Just another Perl ${\(trickster and hacker)},";'

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Postby towr on Wed Feb 01, 2006 6:40 am

He also uses a contraction, and calculus looks a lot like calcolus (Moreso on my home computer though)
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Postby bloodeye on Wed Feb 01, 2006 9:53 am

Obviously he is flustered. It must the the close proximity of the Anti-Danny.
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Postby Gav on Wed Feb 01, 2006 10:54 am

Never happened.


Sidhekin wrote:
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~# su doku
Unknown id: doku
~#


Actually, "sudo ku" works better for me. But instead of a user named "doku," I have to remember a Unix command named "ku."

And irritatingly, it was the stupid Google search that threw me. I couldn't remember if it was Soduko or Sudoku or Sodoku or whatever, and it's hardly in my 10-year-old dictionary, so I did a quick Google search and when it didn't offer to correct me, figured I had it right and didn't think about it again.

Unfortunately, there are way the hell too many people putting incorrect information on the Interwebs.
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Postby Sidhekin on Wed Feb 01, 2006 11:06 am

I find your abundance of faith (in Google) disturbing.

Trust, but verify?
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Postby Gav on Wed Feb 01, 2006 11:10 am

Sidhekin wrote:Trust, but verify?


That's oxymoronic.
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Postby Sidhekin on Wed Feb 01, 2006 11:46 am

Gav wrote:
Sidhekin wrote:Trust, but verify?


That's oxymoronic.


You tell Reagan that.

(Well, yes ...)
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Postby towr on Wed Feb 01, 2006 1:51 pm

I never really use google as a spellchecker (i.e. see if it suggest a correction), but I do sometimes try to find out which variant I need.
For instance if you try the variants and look at the number of hits:
Soduko +/- 300k hits
Sudoku +/- 20 M hits
Sodoku +/- 300k hits
The second clearly stands out.

Google is an interesting tool to examine spelling variations imo.
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Postby CodeGuy on Wed Feb 01, 2006 3:15 pm

I don't like using google for spell checking. Usually I use dictionary.com. However, the closest that dictionary.com gets for sudoku is

n : the form of ratbite fever occurring in the Far East [syn: spirillum fever]
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Postby miss kyri on Thu Feb 02, 2006 7:04 am

you might also have tried, say, amazon, where they would sell sudoku books, and not soduku ones... :p
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