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by pminva
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1904: Research Risks
Replies: 62
Views: 9941

Re: 1904: Research Risks

Heh heh heh ... We hid mathematics from the grid - it permeates everything... already breaking out
by pminva
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1862: "Particle Properties"
Replies: 35
Views: 7365

Re: 1862: "Particle Properties"

Only thing missing is the IBU scale...
by pminva
Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1554: "Spice Girls"
Replies: 69
Views: 11336

Re: 1554: "Spice Girls"

Any good astronomer knows the Spice Girls were named for the planets of Kepler-62...
by pminva
Tue May 26, 2015 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1529: "Bracket"
Replies: 191
Views: 51226

Re: 1529: "Bracket"

Topologically speaking, after Dr Who would be Dr Hu.
by pminva
Wed Dec 24, 2014 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1464: "Santa"
Replies: 62
Views: 13169

Re: 1464: "Santa"

Germans needed to capture mass when blimp fuel burned to keep the airships stable. Now we have the answer - how Santa keeps his sleigh stable as the large mass of presents are dropped off on his run. I'm going with the two bag theory - cookie poop mass offsetting loss of presents mass.
by pminva
Fri Sep 04, 2009 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0631: "Anatomy Text"
Replies: 270
Views: 79337

Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

A few observations - TGIFridays - started out as a place that became the hot singles bar in New York (the city) in the60's. It broadened into the chain it is today. It is not necessarily a family place - families do go there. And so do business folks at lunch and after work for happy hour (some loca...
by pminva
Fri Aug 07, 2009 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0620: "Wings"
Replies: 141
Views: 36091

Re: "Wings" Discussion

Sappharos » Has anyone ever seen a heat lamp with a big bold label saying "HEAT LAMP" that you can read from a mile away? Usually it's "BLACK & DECKER" or something... Actually I got one from ACME that said "HEAT LAMP" on it. It was a rebuilt one that had previousl...
by pminva
Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0564: "Crossbows"
Replies: 171
Views: 68084

Re: "Crossbows" Discussion

Since the prediction was that it would be discovered by April 7, 2009, then to all physicists the world as we know it will fall apart should that not happen. Physicists will have lost all credibility (which only they believe they project).... Their slow-witted associate just could not do the math to...
by pminva
Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0537: "Ducklings"
Replies: 150
Views: 46289

Re: "Ducklings" Discussion

To be Ducklooped aka Duckloop'd is to have your points turned on themselves.

An example is in http://dragonandtiger.blogspot.com/

Just search for "duck"

The Mad Duckster
by pminva
Fri Oct 10, 2008 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0487: "Numerical Sex Positions"
Replies: 152
Views: 69318

Re: "Numerical Sex Positions" Discussion

spankleberry wrote:
And, please, doesn't anyone here know what is the square root of 69?



Duh ... 8 something (or someone)
by pminva
Thu Jun 12, 2008 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0435: "Purity"
Replies: 649
Views: 196504

Re: "Purity" Discussion

Within the Math cult - Pure means unapplicable - eg - Applied Mathematics is a derivative (derisive) act to "Pure Mathematicians". So - they make no distinction between Pure Math and Philosophy (Bertrand Russell, Nagel, Goedel). That is the joke I am seeing. And all of the prior perception...
by pminva
Wed Jun 11, 2008 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0435: "Purity"
Replies: 649
Views: 196504

Re: "Purity" Discussion

This seems to be taking place inside of a Hilbert cube.
by pminva
Wed May 21, 2008 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0426: "Geohashing"
Replies: 224
Views: 39548

Re: "Geohashing" discussion

The coordinates he created in the comic (for the SF Bay Area) are for Tennessee Valley in Marin County which is actually a really nice area. Unfortunately it's halfway up a ridge in scrub brush if anyone wants to find it. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=37.857713,+-122....
by pminva
Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0403: "Convincing pickup line"
Replies: 100
Views: 34476

Re: "Convincing pickup line" Discussion

I was having problems with the symmetry concept with a social network without metricised dimensions.

One can skew a network around to give a symmetry or in this case an almost symmetric visual presentation.

Then I realized the advantage of this. Advantage to Holder of the Chart...

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