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by moops
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1846: "Drone Problems"
Replies: 14
Views: 4799

Re: 1846: "Drone Problems"

This is basically how Iran got a Predator drone. Jammed the signal and let it crash.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran-U.S._RQ-170_incident

Edit: Sorry, UAV recon drone from Lockheed, in 2011.
by moops
Thu May 18, 2017 4:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1838: "Machine Learning"
Replies: 22
Views: 7621

Re: 1838: "Machine Learning"

As for Machine Learning, I think they need to take a serious moment to think about p-hacking. The ML people I know have no clue what I'm talking about, which is worrisome.
by moops
Thu May 18, 2017 4:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1838: "Machine Learning"
Replies: 22
Views: 7621

Re: 1838: "Machine Learning"

...no, I don't think there is a deeper joke here. It sort of goes "economics is bad at predicting, so climate predictions are bunk". Which I think Dilbert fans consider a kind of trenchant and witty insight, instead of a kind of rhetorical poop flinging.
by moops
Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1547: "Solar System Questions"
Replies: 98
Views: 19528

Re: 1547: "Solar System Questions"

The real problem for people floating in Jupiter's atmosphere is that you still have to tolerate Jupiter's gravity, which is 2.5 Earth g. At what elevation is that the case? (And what do we measure elevation relative to on a gas giant anyway? The center of the planet?) Well, the g forces you feel on...
by moops
Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1547: "Solar System Questions"
Replies: 98
Views: 19528

Re: 1547: "Solar System Questions"

We wouldn't be able to use buoyant city-balloons in a hydrogen atmosphere, unless we heated it significantly. Or the bubbles somehow held vacuum instead of gas. (Weird concept, "holding" vacuum...) A helium atmosphere might be able to support a hydrogen balloon, but it would have to be hu...
by moops
Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1513: "Code Quality"
Replies: 81
Views: 20846

Re: 1513: "Code Quality"

My first question regarding any bit of code is: does it yield the results you want? If yes, then everything else is just about efficiency. Only Computer Science instructors give credit of code that looks pretty but doesn't work. Lots of code works for a narrow range over which is was tested. This i...
by moops
Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 224713

Re: 1446: "???"

If I had to guess. It is the view from 67P, as Rosetta approaches and sends it's UFO to the inhabitants of the comet.
by moops
Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 224713

Re: 1446: "???"

"HAS ANYONE EVER TRIED THIS BEFORE?"

image updates over time.
by moops
Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1442: "Chemistry"
Replies: 63
Views: 22193

Re: 1442: "Chemistry"

Hmmm, 2D chemistry.

unless the letters have higher dimensions that are ignored in the typographic usage.
by moops
Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:08 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0036: "Cornstarch"
Replies: 36
Views: 17015

Re: What-If 0036: "Cornstarch"

That did not go NEARLY far enough.


more oobleck. MUCH more. I want to observe the effects of a planet with a 3000 mile deep layer of oobleck.

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