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by Coderjoe
Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1119: "Undoing"
Replies: 121
Views: 23811

Re: 1119: "Undoing"

Eutychus wrote:I've always wondered about the effect of wind turbines on the wind.

Check out this news item that showed up on various NOAA sites last year. It includes at least one interesting image showing what happens around a wind turbine.
by Coderjoe
Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1087: "Cirith Ungol"
Replies: 187
Views: 55164

Re: 1087: "Cirith Ungol"

(Major bad moment in LOTR movies: the party notice on Bilbo's gate being written in English). It is being auto-translated by movie magic into a language the viewer understands. A similar thing happens at the start of the movie "The Hunt for Red October". But seriously, that's a "majo...
by Coderjoe
Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1047: "Approximations"
Replies: 159
Views: 68894

Re: 1047: "Approximations"

i believe jenny's constant's last 3 digits are 209, not 902 (http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:nVZnhecGolcJ:danstheman.com/Jenny.htm). That guy was calling the number (867-5309) in every area code. 209 being one where someone was playing with the song. If you wanted to use 209 in...
by Coderjoe
Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1047: "Approximations"
Replies: 159
Views: 68894

Re: 1047: "Approximations"

according to Wolfram Alpha, the White House switchboard equation comes out to 0.212456141492...

To get ten places after the decimal, you have to round that nine, giving 2124561415, which is NOT the switchboard number.

ETA: Jenny's constant comes out to 867.53090198..., which is acceptable.
by Coderjoe
Fri Jan 11, 2008 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0369: "Dangers"
Replies: 283
Views: 72430

Re: "Dangers" discussion

There is only one result (not counting the eventual listing of xkcd for this post) for "died in a warp core accident". It might just be the phrasing of the query, though, as that result is from a plot summary from a Deep Space 9 episode, which I would expect to be covered on more sites.

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