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by TomPace101
Wed May 02, 2018 11:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1988: "Containers"
Replies: 17
Views: 5513

Re: 1988: "Containers"

I have to admit I need a little bit more explanation here. I don't quite see what "gluing things together" has to do with docker. The separate phones are like two docker containers, I guess, but beyond that it still doesn't quite make sense. Is the idea that all applications should be divi...
by TomPace101
Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1818: "Rayleigh Scattering"
Replies: 99
Views: 27553

Re: 1818: "Rayleigh Scattering"

Agreed, Randall messed up here. Air is not blue; it's colorless. Simply taking the third panel reasoning one step further would reveal that the "air is blue" explanation is bogus: "It's why the rising moon looks orange - because of all the... blue air in the way? Err... wait a second...
by TomPace101
Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1591: "Bell's Theorem"
Replies: 46
Views: 9976

Re: 1591: "Bell's Theorem"

So in digging around some more, I have seen that apparently the subject of locality is actually a controversial one, even among physicists. For example, the wikipedia article https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principle_of_locality includes a section on the Copenhagen interpretation which lays out both d...
by TomPace101
Thu Oct 22, 2015 1:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1591: "Bell's Theorem"
Replies: 46
Views: 9976

Re: 1591: "Bell's Theorem"

... Nature is, as far as we can tell, entirely local. It is possible that quantum gravity will futz with this, but that'd be it. Maybe doogly and I are using the word "locality" differently, or maybe I misunderstood the post, or maybe I have misunderstood the whole EPR issue itself, but s...
by TomPace101
Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1591: "Bell's Theorem"
Replies: 46
Views: 9976

Re: 1591: "Bell's Theorem"

... Another annoying misunderstanding of the theorem is when people think that it disproves hidden variables. In fact, Bell himself was one of the biggest advocates of a hidden variable interpretation of QM called Bohmian mechanics (pilot-wave theory). The theorem disproves *local* hidden variables...
by TomPace101
Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1501: Mysteries
Replies: 94
Views: 25829

Re: 1501: Mysteries

Yeah, for me UVB-76 has a much lower y-value. It's probably some variant of a numbers station ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numbers_station ). It isn't in the usual format, but it probably serves the same purpose ultimately. Maybe Randall knows something I don't that makes that explanation less lik...
by TomPace101
Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1383: Magic Words
Replies: 47
Views: 20620

Re: 1383: Magic Words

I may not be a poet, but I can play this game. Dactylic Tetrameter--- Melody, Harmony, Globalize, Mobilize Frankenstein, Dracula, Equity, Ostracize Paladin Warrior, Conqueror, Equalize Obstacle, Swimming Pool, Hat trick and Socialize Picture Book, Window Sill, Pasteurize, Faulty time Oh and one othe...
by TomPace101
Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1312: "Haskell"
Replies: 70
Views: 21248

Re: 1312: "Haskell"

This was about 10 years ago, but the book was "An Introduction to Functional Programming Systems Using Haskell" from Cambridge University Press, and the interpreter was the Glasgow Haskell Compiler (GHC). I think the problem was just that it was an older book, and the language had changed ...
by TomPace101
Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1312: "Haskell"
Replies: 70
Views: 21248

Re: 1312: "Haskell"

Here's my problem with Haskell:
I wanted to learn it, so I bought a book about it and downloaded an interpreter to experiment with.
...None of the code in the book works. :(
by TomPace101
Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107233
Views: 50046109

Re: 1190: "Time"

Here's one idea for how to determine if the language is gibberish or not, but it would require a much larger sample than what is presently available. ⋅ Assign a number (or other recognizable identifier) to identify each unique character/glyph ⋅ Count the relative frequency with w...
by TomPace101
Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107233
Views: 50046109

Re: 1190: "Time"

(Yes, this is my second post here.) Well, if you guys have really decided not to make NP1000 anything special, then I guess you won't have any interest in this fragment of a song a I found. (It would have been more appropriate to post in the 980s anyway.) The artist-once-again-known-as-Prince wrote:...
by TomPace101
Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107233
Views: 50046109

Re: 1190: "Time"

I have a theory about the purpose of the big mound.
Spoiler:
Maybe they're building a life-size castle.
Or did somebody else already say that?
by TomPace101
Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1168: "Tar"
Replies: 158
Views: 44470

Re: 1168: Tar

Klear wrote:
Varriount wrote:On topic, I wonder how the two people in the comic got into such a situation.

Black. Hat. Guy.
...

Probably not this time.
Black Hat Guy would've made them use cpio instead.
by TomPace101
Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1078: "Knights"
Replies: 164
Views: 54492

Re: 1078: "Knights"

maxQ wrote:We even watched Kenneth Branagh's Henry V in class.


Non nobis Domine Domine
Non nobis Domine
Sed nomine
Sed nomine
Tuo da gloriam
by TomPace101
Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0818: "Illness"
Replies: 116
Views: 35224

Re: 0818: "Illness"

Thanks very much for the cool ideas and humor. Thanks also for the honesty and transparency regarding this situation. Respect++
Here's hoping things get better for all involved.

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