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by Sleet
Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0143: "Europa Water Siphon"
Replies: 53
Views: 36065

Re: What-If 0143: "Europa Water Siphon"

Pretty interesting What If. "Pumping water from Europa's surface would take some work" and the talk about oil wells had me thinking Randall was about to propose pumping the water from [however deep water is believed to go on Europa], but the extra pressure is probably negligible anyway? Th...
by Sleet
Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1568: "Synonym Movies 2"
Replies: 50
Views: 22787

Re: 1568: "Synonym Movies 2"

Nicknaming things and then using those nicknames as synonyms sounds like a fair enough method (Jedi would have been a lot harder otherwise), and it does make for some hilarious titles, but I feel like this series of comics would have been even better as a continuation of the great 'ten-hundred most ...
by Sleet
Wed Feb 25, 2015 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1491: "Stories of the Past and Future"
Replies: 99
Views: 35291

Re: 1491: "Stories of the Past and Future"

That's an awesome chart. I was a bit surprised to see Raptor Red (a great read, but it never seemed all that well known over here) on there among all the other great stories, especially with so many others left to be added. Though I guess there aren't that many stories set in the 'tens of millions o...
by Sleet
Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0460: "Paleontology"
Replies: 109
Views: 20392

Re: "Paleontology" Discussion

There were kids who weren't already into dinosaurs when Jurassic Park came out? :shock:
I had loved dinosaurs for as long as I can remember before that movie, and had already planned on being an archaeologist. Then I saw the movie, read the book, and ended up deciding to take up genetics.

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