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by gparker
Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0057: "Dropping a Mountain"
Replies: 61
Views: 20151

Re: What-If 0057: "Dropping a Mountain"

References for the Chicxulub global firestorms: Survival in the first hours of the Cenozoic (Robertson et al, 2004) "For several hours following the Chicxulub impact, the entire Earth was bathed with intense infrared radiation from ballistically reentering ejecta. The global heat pulse would ha...
by gparker
Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1193: Externalities
Replies: 505
Views: 152819

Re: 1193: Externalities

There's a small but finite chance they could have just hashed one, and gotten lucky; they might well have hashed 20 trillion, and been rather unlucky. In fact I did get outrageously lucky when I hit 402 after about 30 minutes of searching. (Nobody matched that score for about eight hours.) Mathemat...

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