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by something_meta
Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106313
Views: 39027585

Re: 1190: "Time"

My latest ==CRAZY== idea: They are actually on a hovercraft! They drive(?) along the beach, so they have unlimited access to water and sand. They are heading to the river. When they disappear, it's just because one of them is steering. Waterlevel: I am guessing that as they accumulate more sand on ...
by something_meta
Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106313
Views: 39027585

Re: 1190: "Time"

Seems to have shifted another half-pixel, this time diagonally right and down.
by something_meta
Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106313
Views: 39027585

Re: 1190: "Time"

We might be in for an arbitrarily long stretch of panels with no one in them -- and so far, human activity has been the only cause of change. This might be the end.

Or maybe Megan will come back.
by something_meta
Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106313
Views: 39027585

Re: 1190: "Time"

N031 wrote:Maybe Randall is going live


For the last 27 hours?
by something_meta
Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106313
Views: 39027585

Re: 1190: "Time"

He stands up and bends down whenever I refresh the page.
by something_meta
Sun Jul 31, 2011 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Asymmetric nontrivial 6-RPS
Replies: 4
Views: 2912

Re: Asymmetric nontrivial 6-RPS

Proof sketch for impossibility in n<6: One move: degenerate case. Technically fulfills the requirements. Two moves: without loss of generality, let A>B. A strictly dominates B, contradicting nontriviality. Lemma: to satisfy nontriviality in n>1, it is a necessary condition that each move win against...
by something_meta
Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: The Batman equation
Replies: 27
Views: 32994

Re: The Batman equation

Someone type up the equation in either latex pretty-ness or standard typed out form so it can be copied/verified. I think this should be right: \left( \left( \frac{x}{7} \right) ^2 \sqrt{ \frac{ ||x| -3 | }{ |x|-3 } } + \left( \frac{y}{3} \right) ^2 \sqrt{ \frac{ \left| y + \fra...
by something_meta
Sat Jul 30, 2011 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Functions that some math students think are equal but aren't
Replies: 32
Views: 5832

Re: Functions that some math students think are equal but ar

letterX wrote:
Qaanol wrote:The indicator function of definable numbers, and the constant function 1.

What‽

Well unless you can show me a counterexample, I'm going to go on believing they're equal...


Anything that's not a number, such as an ordered pair.
by something_meta
Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Asymmetric nontrivial 6-RPS
Replies: 4
Views: 2912

Asymmetric nontrivial 6-RPS

(My brother did most of the heavy lifting on this problem.) I was interested in the class of games describable as rock-paper-scissors variants, such as rock-paper-scissors-lizard-spock. In particular, I wanted to know if it was possible to construct a game that had no symmetry to it. By symmetry I m...

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