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by nick012000
Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1871: "Bun Alert"
Replies: 86
Views: 15450

Re: 1871: "Bun Alert"

Rabbits being pests here, I anticipated the alert would summon someone to shoot the thing. Sadly I then realised it wasn't Black Hat Guy... Yeah. Down here in Australia, we're busy trying to genocide them with biological weapons. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabbits_in_Australia#Biological_measures
by nick012000
Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0145: "Fire From Moonlight"
Replies: 157
Views: 75082

Re: What-If 0145: "Fire From Moonlight"

So, what would stop someone from building a giant optical resonation cavity to turn the moonlight into a giant laser?
by nick012000
Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1570: "Engineer Syllogism"
Replies: 41
Views: 13018

Re: 1570: "Engineer Syllogism"

...and then he spends the next few weeks trying to speed up the program, or adjust some of the rules slightly, in order to get it to make money, rather than revisiting the initial assumptions? And then getting crushed by all the high-frequency robot trading programs that are already doing this, whi...
by nick012000
Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: PUA, and the hypocrisy of the Pro-Science Leftists
Replies: 15
Views: 3518

Re: PUA, and the hypocrisy of the Pro-Science Leftists

People apply science to human relationships (and many other aspects of human behavior) all the time. The more pertinent question is, do PUAs employ actual science? Do they formulate falsifiable hypotheses which they proceed to test? Do they collect data? Do they have control groups? Yes. The entire...
by nick012000
Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: PUA, and the hypocrisy of the Pro-Science Leftists
Replies: 15
Views: 3518

PUA, and the hypocrisy of the Pro-Science Leftists

So, I was just reading the latest comic thread, and I noticed the hypocrisy of many of the posters there. They're all pro-science leftists, but the moment people try to apply science to human relationships? They're up in arms, about how it degrades women by treating them as machines to be manipulate...
by nick012000
Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1145: "Sky Color"
Replies: 211
Views: 68679

Re: 1145: "Sky Color"

I'll try to explain this in a more relatable way. Ok, place a mirror behind you and make sure you're looking in the same direction as the mirror "with the mirrior on your back". We can agree that the right side of the mirror shows the right side of your back and the left side of the mirro...
by nick012000
Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1145: "Sky Color"
Replies: 211
Views: 68679

Re: 1145: "Sky Color"

Also, the mirror question can be explained in simple terms. When you rotate a book to the mirror, you are the one who keeps up as up and down as down. If you flipped the book upside down then up and down would be flipped instead of left and right. I'm not sure rotating the book is relevant, is it? ...

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