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by Felis cattus diabolicus
Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0032: "Hubble"
Replies: 35
Views: 12953

Re: What-If 0032: Hubble

LLCoolDave wrote:I wonder what use both a hammer and a set of dice have to the ordinary desk user, and if any research went into determining the items on a typical desk.

It's the usual hardware fix set: if it doesn't work and you have rolled < 6, try hammering it. Else contact your hardware assistant.
by Felis cattus diabolicus
Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2958
Views: 723057

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

Ah right, they're phonons, not photons, never mind.
The ripping apart is what I was thinking about in particular. Thanks.
by Felis cattus diabolicus
Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2958
Views: 723057

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

I have a question, too. Imagine you have a spaceship. Not a small spaceship, but a huge one, say, 1 AU (ca. 8 light minutes) in length. The engine is placed in the rear. Suppose you're accelerating the spaceship. You sit in the cabin and push the button sending a signal to the engine. After ca. 8 mi...
by Felis cattus diabolicus
Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can You Count?
Replies: 2422
Views: 241280

Re: Can You Count?

Count the exact number of words in this sentence and subtract one.
by Felis cattus diabolicus
Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can You Count?
Replies: 2422
Views: 241280

Re: Can You Count?

-+-
by Felis cattus diabolicus
Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can You Count?
Replies: 2422
Views: 241280

Re: Can You Count?

-1

(That is no social experiment.)
by Felis cattus diabolicus
Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can You Count?
Replies: 2422
Views: 241280

Re: Can You Count?

122 + 120
by Felis cattus diabolicus
Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can You Count?
Replies: 2422
Views: 241280

Re: Can You Count?

120213
by Felis cattus diabolicus
Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can You Count?
Replies: 2422
Views: 241280

Re: Can You Count?

5!
by Felis cattus diabolicus
Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can You Count?
Replies: 2422
Views: 241280

Re: Can You Count?

Three vertical bars, read as Arabic numerals.
by Felis cattus diabolicus
Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1116: "Traffic Lights"
Replies: 171
Views: 49661

Re: 1116: "Traffic Lights"

Before we continue, can we just clear up something: what colour is the middle light in a set of traffic lights? Surely 99.99% of native English speakers world would describe that colour as "orange" in any other context. And yet for some reason it's always referred to as "amber" ...
by Felis cattus diabolicus
Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can You Count?
Replies: 2422
Views: 241280

Re: Can You Count?

‹a› in ASCII.
by Felis cattus diabolicus
Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0014: "Short Answer Section I"
Replies: 86
Views: 47322

Re: What-if 0014: Short answer section.

Also the solution for the portal violates conservation of energy, a consistent solution would include a force needed to cross the boundary equivalent to the kink in space-time and you'd be left with differences in pressure due to weather. Portal only breaks conservation of energy if it's a closed s...
by Felis cattus diabolicus
Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can You Count?
Replies: 2422
Views: 241280

Re: Can You Count?

92+91+90
by Felis cattus diabolicus
Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0014: "Short Answer Section I"
Replies: 86
Views: 47322

Re: What-if 0014: Short answer section.

Someone recently blew my mind by telling me I’d been misinterpreting that scene all my life. I like their take on it way better: Superman wasn't exerting a force on the Earth. He was just flying fast enough to go back in time. (Faster than light, I guess? Comic book physics.) The Earth changed dire...
by Felis cattus diabolicus
Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1116: "Traffic Lights"
Replies: 171
Views: 49661

Re: 1116: "Traffic Lights"

http://sequoia.ict.pwr.wroc.pl/~witold/aiarr/2009_projekty/semafory/strzalka.jpg It reminded me about the green arrow light issue right before the Euro 2012. It was because in Poland it is obligatory to stop and yield the pedestrians and other cars before such a light. Very few drivers do so, though.
by Felis cattus diabolicus
Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can You Count?
Replies: 2422
Views: 241280

Re: Can You Count?

Image
by Felis cattus diabolicus
Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:54 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can You Count?
Replies: 2422
Views: 241280

Re: Can You Count?

86
by Felis cattus diabolicus
Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can You Count?
Replies: 2422
Views: 241280

Re: Can You Count?

The integer after the integer after 80.
by Felis cattus diabolicus
Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can You Count?
Replies: 2422
Views: 241280

Re: Can You Count?

2727
by Felis cattus diabolicus
Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can You Count?
Replies: 2422
Views: 241280

Re: Can You Count?

1110002
by Felis cattus diabolicus
Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can You Count?
Replies: 2422
Views: 241280

Re: Can You Count?

The average number of weeks in a year, rounded.
by Felis cattus diabolicus
Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can You Count?
Replies: 2422
Views: 241280

Re: Can You Count?

A week of weeks.
by Felis cattus diabolicus
Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can You Count?
Replies: 2422
Views: 241280

Re: Can You Count?

Number of letters in the Latvian alphabet.
by Felis cattus diabolicus
Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can You Count?
Replies: 2422
Views: 241280

Re: Can You Count?

Image
by Felis cattus diabolicus
Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can You Count?
Replies: 2422
Views: 241280

Re: Can You Count?

Score.
by Felis cattus diabolicus
Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can You Count?
Replies: 2422
Views: 241280

Re: Can You Count?

A dirty teen.
by Felis cattus diabolicus
Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can You Count?
Replies: 2422
Views: 241280

Re: Can You Count?

The number of fish on the picture.

Image

(A mermaid counts as half a fish.)
by Felis cattus diabolicus
Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1112: "Think Logically"
Replies: 205
Views: 42174

Re: 1112: "Think Logically"

It significantly (if not as heavily as something like Dominion) favors the first player. Yes, it does. Look at the statistics of white victories vs. black ones among the top players of the world. Most of the time a chess game is about black trying to neutralize a very small white advantage in order...
by Felis cattus diabolicus
Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can You Count?
Replies: 2422
Views: 241280

Re: Can You Count?

29 d-orbitals
by Felis cattus diabolicus
Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can You Count?
Replies: 2422
Views: 241280

Re: Can You Count?

My post count at the moment.
by Felis cattus diabolicus
Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can You Count?
Replies: 2422
Views: 241280

Re: Can You Count?

The unlucky number, according to Italians.
by Felis cattus diabolicus
Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1110:"Click and Drag"
Replies: 595
Views: 672014

Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

contrariety wrote:Is that BHG climbing the wires on the tower?

2nd anchor on the left of the tower, top guide wire of the three from that anchor. Not sure how far up.

Scroll to the right and you'll find someone more.
(4n29e, namely.)
by Felis cattus diabolicus
Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can You Count?
Replies: 2422
Views: 241280

Re: Can You Count?

Faw.

Edit: Damn again.
by Felis cattus diabolicus
Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can You Count?
Replies: 2422
Views: 241280

Re: Can You Count?

Faw.
by Felis cattus diabolicus
Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can You Count?
Replies: 2422
Views: 241280

Re: Can You Count?

Damn damn.
by Felis cattus diabolicus
Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can You Count?
Replies: 2422
Views: 241280

Re: Can You Count?

Doublepost, nvm.

16?
by Felis cattus diabolicus
Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can You Count?
Replies: 2422
Views: 241280

Re: Can You Count?

In Euclidean geometry, the third side of an isosceles triangle: 5, 15, …
by Felis cattus diabolicus
Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1110:"Click and Drag"
Replies: 595
Views: 672014

Re: "Click and Drag"

Once more, very impressed by the picture/world itself. (I wonder, if cross-sections along (arbitrary) geodesics of the Earth could be in the same fashion made…) I doubt you would find so much people and stuff along one geodesic. And even if, I doubt you would like the image of cross-sectioned people.
by Felis cattus diabolicus
Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1110:"Click and Drag"
Replies: 595
Views: 672014

Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Damn good.

(I haven't seen it whole, though.)

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