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by Gauteamus
Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite math jokes
Replies: 1452
Views: 493691

Re: Favorite math jokes

What do painting a still life and constructing the rationals have in common?

Consider ordered pears
by Gauteamus
Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1645: "Toasts"
Replies: 81
Views: 20128

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

Incommensurable segments for
my real friends.
And real segments for
my incommensurable friends.

Euclid was really bad at this!
by Gauteamus
Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1380: "Manual for Civilization"
Replies: 107
Views: 21267

Re: 1380: "Manual for Civilization"

Is it just me, or is the Long Now Foundation board the whitest group of people since the White Stripes?
by Gauteamus
Fri May 23, 2014 9:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1372: "Smartwatches"
Replies: 41
Views: 17773

Re: 1372: "Smartwatches"

Can you play Donkey Kong on that one?
by Gauteamus
Wed May 29, 2013 7:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1218: "Doors of Durin"
Replies: 172
Views: 36573

Re: 1218: "Doors of Durin"

rhomboidal wrote:Title Text: If we get the doors open and plug up the dam on the Sirannon so the water rises a little, the pool will start draining into Moria. How do you think the Watcher would fare against a drenched Balrog?

Ahh, Dwarf Fortress, I have to start another fort now ...
by Gauteamus
Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107470
Views: 53166129

Re: 1190: "Time"

Quite Interesting (? sorry if this has been mentioned before!): Megan: Does it rain on the sea? Cueball: I don't know. Cueball: If it does, it seems like a waste. This passage is a reference/paraphrase to/of Isaac Asimov's Asimov on Numbers , where he in a passage tells a story about how he as a you...
by Gauteamus
Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:50 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0035: "Hair Dryer"
Replies: 100
Views: 34050

Re: What-if 0035: "Hair Dryer"

This innocent fact about the volumetric power output of the sun at its core, due to Wikipedia always creeped me out: The power production by fusion in the core varies with distance from the solar center. At the center of the Sun, theoretical models estimate it to be approximately 276.5 watts/m3, a p...
by Gauteamus
Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"
Replies: 156
Views: 59022

Re: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"

Haven't actually seen any Star Trek movies, but great reference to .-=conTact=-.
by Gauteamus
Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1039: "RuBisCO"
Replies: 122
Views: 41983

Re: 1039: "RuBisCO"

This goes on for a while. Top down: Philosophy -> math -> physics -> {chemistry, engineering} -> .... turtles. You got it wrong there, the dependencies are actually: biology -> chemistry -> physics -> math -> turtles -> turtles -> turtles -> turtles -> all the way down
by Gauteamus
Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0978: "Citogenesis"
Replies: 179
Views: 62266

Re: 0978: "Citogenesis"

Wow, I did not know you americans had a Secretary of State specificallly in charge of Future Energy! Obama must really have brought the administration up to date in this important field.
by Gauteamus
Mon May 30, 2011 9:37 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games Where You Build a City
Replies: 17
Views: 5241

Re: Games Where You Build a City

Dwarf Fortress - Haven and hearth - EDIT: I was in a hurry when I posted this, but the urge to post won over the duty to elaborate on my links. Dwarf Fortress has its own thread, and should hardly need further introduction - you build a mostly underground ci...
by Gauteamus
Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:42 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: MMORPGs: On Permanent Death
Replies: 47
Views: 5359

Re: MMORPGs: On Permanent Death

As mentioned earlier in this thread by Dthen, I would urge the Original Poster (and anyone interested), to try out Haven and Hearth. The game is developed by two swedish students on their spare time, is still in alpha, but in a highly playable state. The game has almost complete character permadeath...
by Gauteamus
Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0476: "One-Sided"
Replies: 111
Views: 29981

Re: "One-Sided" Discussion

I like the ambiguity of the title, how it can reflect on the One-Sidedness of the conversation/relationship, or on a One-Sided hypothesis test.

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