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by PhDFluff
Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1602: Linguistics Club
Replies: 117
Views: 25928

Re: 1602: Linguistics Club

Guys!

This is the first time I've come to the forum to get a comic's joke explained to me, only to find that there's NO CONSENSUS!?

What is this?

I don't know what to believe anymore
by PhDFluff
Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1300: "Galilean Moons"
Replies: 34
Views: 22106

Re: 1300: "Galilean Moons"

I just spent several minutes looking at Klear's gif saying this over and over:

Hi!
What'syournameHi!
Hi!
What'syournameHi MOOOOOOON!

Hi!
What'syournameHi!
Hi!
What'syournameHi MOOOOOOON!

It was a fun five minutes
by PhDFluff
Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1109: "Refrigerator"
Replies: 135
Views: 35933

Re: 1109: "Refrigerator"

I saw the idea with rfids in this thread and I thought that all food products could have rfids instead of barcodes. Then when you put your foods in your fridge it auto-magically knows what's in it and when it expires considering the temperature it is stored in (according to the latest database it do...
by PhDFluff
Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1080: "Visual Field"
Replies: 129
Views: 31437

Re: 1080: "Visual Field"

This explains why blue neon signs are incredibly hard to focus on and sometimes even impossible to read.
by PhDFluff
Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:30 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: ITT: Baffles baffle Biggles - Chem Eng
Replies: 11
Views: 3031

Re: ITT: Baffles baffle Biggles - Chem Eng

Thank you. It is good to note that, as per my textbook in front of me, the width of the baffles seem to be about 10% of the vessel diameter. And that no more than four are necessary. That seems to be accurate. In my baffle there's three of them about 1-2cm wide. In baffled cell cultivation e-flasks...
by PhDFluff
Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: ITT: Baffles baffle Biggles - Chem Eng
Replies: 11
Views: 3031

Re: ITT: Baffles baffle Biggles - Chem Eng

Here's a couple of pictures of a fermentor as promised.
by PhDFluff
Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:53 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: ITT: Baffles baffle Biggles - Chem Eng
Replies: 11
Views: 3031

Re: ITT: Baffles baffle Biggles - Chem Eng

If you're interested I can fix you up with a picture of the baffles we use in the fermentors in our lab.
by PhDFluff
Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1017: "Backwards in Time"
Replies: 75
Views: 21138

Re: 1017: "Backwards in Time"

I went to the forum in hopes that someone made an app of this. Now I'm disappointed :(
by PhDFluff
Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Most geeky thing you've done recently.
Replies: 133
Views: 50543

Re: Most geeky thing you've done recently.

Today I stole liberated two flat screen monitors from ex-grad students so that I could finally throw out the enormous CRT-screens for our megaexpensive fluorescence meter and microliter-spectrometer. I felt extra nerdy when no one seemed to be joyous about this except me.
by PhDFluff
Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:22 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How often do you use statistics?
Replies: 25
Views: 5812

Re: How often do you use statistics?

Second year biochemistry grad student here. And I'm becoming increasingly more aware of a lack of statistics understanding, in myself, my fellow grad students and even seniors. It's just not something that is taught/practiced in the master programs around here. Since 2008 however, there's a mandator...
by PhDFluff
Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0953: "1 to 10"
Replies: 138
Views: 37243

Re: 0953: "1 to 10"

Could someone explain the alt text for someone who spends his days nerding about in other sciences than CS?
by PhDFluff
Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0934: "Mac/PC"
Replies: 157
Views: 37152

Re: 0934: "Mac/PC"

Plasma Man wrote:I like it that the joke works extra well with the indistinguishability of stick figures. Very clever.


If you look carefully you can see that the right stick figure has slightly shorter arms and a rounder head. Or maybe he's just positioned differently...
by PhDFluff
Fri May 27, 2011 6:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0904: "Sports"
Replies: 128
Views: 30143

Re: 904: "Sports"

This got me thinking.

Is there a way to determine the probability that a set of numbers are (weighted) random numbers?
by PhDFluff
Thu May 26, 2011 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: A statistics question about propagation of random errors
Replies: 10
Views: 2565

Re: A statistics question about propagation of random errors

Thanks for all the good input. It has been really helpful. have to agree. It's way too common in scientific articles that neither n nor the type of error is presented. And if anyone is wondering: the standard deviation for my multiple trials is more often than not, just a bit less than the standard ...
by PhDFluff
Wed May 25, 2011 12:48 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: A statistics question about propagation of random errors
Replies: 10
Views: 2565

Re: A statistics question about propagation of random errors

I am struggling with the task of finding the best way to report the errors in my data. Let me try to illustrate the problem. I am doing measurements over time. This produces curves that are averaged over ~10 sequential runs. So that has some random errors in it by itself which I'm not even consideri...
by PhDFluff
Sun May 22, 2011 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: A statistics question about propagation of random errors
Replies: 10
Views: 2565

Re: A statistics question about propagation of random errors

Thanks! It makes sense. For now. I'm sure I'll be back for more ^^
by PhDFluff
Sun May 22, 2011 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: A statistics question about propagation of random errors
Replies: 10
Views: 2565

A statistics question about propagation of random errors

Greetings, I'm a biochemist trying to understand statistics so that I can present my results without being laughed at. Not that that will happen since no one in the biochem field seems to know statistics, but I want to do it Right, damnit. I have a function on the form: y = (ab)/(ck) where a, b &...

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