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by veryslightlygeeky
Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1747: "Spider Paleontology"
Replies: 43
Views: 8198

Re: 1747: "Spider Paleontology"

Is this a reference to Adrian Tchaikovsky's SF novel 'Children of Time'? The book is deserves its award, IMHO. But not commended for arachnophobes.
by veryslightlygeeky
Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0143: "Europa Water Siphon"
Replies: 52
Views: 22119

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

Mills and Boon used to publish science and engineering! Mills and Boon are well known for publishing romantic fiction. Yet, on Eric Laithwaite's paper on coil guns we see a reference to his book on Linear Electric Motors, published by Mills & Boon Technical in 1972. Thank you, Randall. I did no...
by veryslightlygeeky
Thu May 23, 2013 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106543
Views: 41685714

Re: 1190: "Time"

foilman wrote:Ooh, what's that on the far side of the frame? A raptor tail?

Could it be part of a ...
Spoiler:
trebuchet?
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We just
Spoiler:
Wait for it.
tempus rerum imperator
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by veryslightlygeeky
Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106543
Views: 41685714

Re: 1190: "Time"

A boring explanation:
Spoiler:
There could be a flash flood coming down the riverbed, probably from the left. That would certainly add some drama.

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tempus rerum inperator, so we Wait For It.
by veryslightlygeeky
Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106543
Views: 41685714

Re: 1190: "Time"

peewee_RotA wrote:Totally out of the Time Loop with outside stuff

But here:

Image


Which way is clockwise on a digital clock? Can it have any meaning?

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tempus rerum imperator
by veryslightlygeeky
Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106543
Views: 41685714

Re: 1190: "Time"

That new bit looks straight. I hope it will become diagonal bracing. The HSE (UK) and OHSA (USA) would be having kittens at all this. Just as well that pixels are pretty rugged. And all this goes to show just what can happen when creative people go to relax on the beach. :) ------------- 'tempus re...
by veryslightlygeeky
Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106543
Views: 41685714

Re: 1190: "Time"

[ Hmm. That last one posted OK. Several of my attempts have not worked. Humble apologies if you felt ignored by me.]

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'tempus rerum inperator'
by veryslightlygeeky
Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106543
Views: 41685714

Re: 1190: "Time"

Has anyone else noticed that we have passed half a million views on this thread?

Gosh and gollygosh! Who'd a thought it? Here is to the next 500k

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by veryslightlygeeky
Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106543
Views: 41685714

Re: 1190: "Time"

My guess: projector and screen. Folks seem to be assuming that the world is either 2-D or 3-D. This may not be the case here - I think Megan's dike is in a 2-D portion, with the arches being in a 3-D portion. If my guess is correct then the poles and box are 3(or more)-D. ---- I am so glad that we a...
by veryslightlygeeky
Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106543
Views: 41685714

Re: 1190: "Time"

Well, now the question of 'had's is happily settled, I am wondering whose church should I join? I am up for bribes.

I cheerfully confess that I did sign up because of this nonsensical and beautifully silly thread. And I think I meant to write eleven 'had's. Ah well.
by veryslightlygeeky
Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106543
Views: 41685714

Re: 1190: "Time"

Well, with all this watching and waiting, maybe night is setting in. So I guess the the Knights will have settle in too. To pass time, would our knights of grammar care to punctuate: Bill where John had had had had had had had had had the teachers approval (Though I am not sure that the teacher was ...
by veryslightlygeeky
Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0040: "Pressure Cooker"
Replies: 117
Views: 55371

Re: What-If 0040: "Pressure Cooker"

I seem to recall that pressure cookers are designed to deform and thus release pressure in a controlled way,if the safety valve is clogged. Can anybody confirm this? I suspect that the lid was not correctly fitted to the cooker in the photo. Beware. From personal experience: do not try to pressure-c...
by veryslightlygeeky
Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106543
Views: 41685714

Re: 1190: "Time"

These last few frames make me suspect that Randall The Lord of Time is aware of this thread. Given that, a couple of possibilites come to mind. - He is a bit mean, given that he made Cueball taste the Fluid. Or, more likely: - He, as Cueball, is expressing distaste at the description of the Fluid in...
by veryslightlygeeky
Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106543
Views: 41685714

Re: 1190: "Time"

macraw83 wrote:Also, I'd like to point out that a plane can be defined by any 3 points, and any group of 3 points can be considered co-planar.

... as long as they are distinct and do not fall on a line.

Is anyone else rather concerned for Megan's safety?
by veryslightlygeeky
Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:45 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0039: "Hockey Puck"
Replies: 36
Views: 16779

Re: What-If 0039: "Hockey Puck"

What if... the puck was neutronium? Lets say: Neutronium density = 4 x 10 17 kg/m 3 . Goalie has 2 m in which to stop the puck. Goalie can exert a force of 100 kgf = 1000N. So Puck mass = 4.63 x 10 13 kg and for constant accelleration to/from zero velocity t = sqrt( 2 s / a) v = at = sqrt( 2 s a ) H...

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