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by Thibaw
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1919: Interstellar Asteroid
Replies: 36
Views: 7590

Re: 1919: Interstellar Asteroid

Also there is no dust cloud (or only a very, very light one) around it which is kind of unusual. I would say it is definately a spaceship. Maybe from a civ with a very strict prime directive regarding first contact. So they all suicided one they realised we are here.
by Thibaw
Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:01 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0154: "Coast-to-Coast Coasting"
Replies: 34
Views: 19462

Re: What-If 0154: "Coast-to-Coast Coasting"

Someone please do the math for iron wheels with high-tec ball bearings on iron track. Thank you a lot.
If it is feasible we should start a kickstarter or something.
by Thibaw
Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1669: Planespotting
Replies: 51
Views: 13164

Re: 1669: Planespotting

If that is BHG then he probably knows the answer to his question. Which adds some more levels to this.
by Thibaw
Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1260: "LD50"
Replies: 46
Views: 13034

Re: 1260: "LD50"

What is the LD50 of "time"? Something around 70 years? Its pretty scary then, because approx. half of the dose has already been administered to me.
by Thibaw
Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1256: "Questions"
Replies: 215
Views: 45324

Re: 1256: "Questions"

I heard that WWII US tank crews were not very aware, that a drive-through of a damaged or wooden building could be a risky endeavour on the european theatre. Becasue there are no basements in the US and there were even less, 60 years ago.
by Thibaw
Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1256: "Questions"
Replies: 215
Views: 45324

Re: 1256: "Questions"

This movie related one is missing: Why no tanks in starship troopers? Ah, but there are... sort of. At least in the books, there are. In the books, each man is inside a giant suit of high-tech armor, loaded with all sorts of nifty weapons. Think Iron Man, but with nukes. These men in high tech armo...
by Thibaw
Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1256: "Questions"
Replies: 215
Views: 45324

Re: 1256: "Questions"

This movie related one is missing:
Why no tanks in starship troopers?
by Thibaw
Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1243: "Snare"
Replies: 40
Views: 11570

Re: 1243: "Snare"

Did someone ask on what-if.xkcd.com?
"What if someone tried to catch the one ISS with a giant butterfly net?"
by Thibaw
Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1235: "Settled"
Replies: 233
Views: 41428

Re: 1235: "Settled"

What about Santa and the Tooth fairy?
by Thibaw
Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1116: "Traffic Lights"
Replies: 171
Views: 52322

Re: 1116: "Traffic Lights"

The frequency of "fancy" episodes of xkcd is increasing. Where is this going?
by Thibaw
Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1106: "ADD"
Replies: 121
Views: 31296

Re: 1106: "ADD"

I can recommend this "Kerbal Space Program". It is funny and entertaining. And it will easily gobble up 10 hours of your time before you even notice. Oh I should continue writing my diploma thesis - ah well maybe play a little KSP again before going to work, after checking 9gag and the new...
by Thibaw
Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1102: "Fastest-Growing"
Replies: 85
Views: 21592

Re: 1102: "Fastest-Growing"

I was trying to allude to that post where someone invented a religion that basically condemned you to hell if you joined. But then again the language barrier strikes again, maybe something got lost in translation :oops: I did not "invent" it! You can not "invent" the truth, you ...
by Thibaw
Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1102: "Fastest-Growing"
Replies: 85
Views: 21592

Re: 1102: "Fastest-Growing"

This is my religion (it is downwards compatible with all other religions): [...] I love it! I even see a decent moral argument for why a god may not want to be believed in, so that people will have to figure things out for themselves and not manipulate others pretending to know what god wants. On t...
by Thibaw
Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1102: "Fastest-Growing"
Replies: 85
Views: 21592

Re: 1102: "Fastest-Growing"

This is my religion (it is downwards compatible with all other religions): God exists, but he wishes to be ignored and negated. And he is completely different from all deities pictured by all other religions on this planet. There are several ways to please god. The easiert is to be an atheist. You j...
by Thibaw
Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"
Replies: 219
Views: 88607

Re: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"

So anyone found a solution yet?
by Thibaw
Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0008: "Everybody Jump"
Replies: 155
Views: 50656

Re: What-if 0008: Everybody Jump

Q: How many people does it take to blow up the Earth? A: One, at sufficient velocity. Courtesy of Spacebattles forums. The kinetic energy of an 80kg human at 0.99c is 4.378 x 10 19 joules. Gravitational binding energy of the Earth 2.2405 * 10 32 joules. So 0.99 c isn't fast enough. @ 0.999 c : 1.53...
by Thibaw
Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"
Replies: 219
Views: 88607

Re: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"

This is what I usually find with really rare bugs/errors/problems: All topics at least 6 years old. 1. The thing randall described. A single post with the same problem. 2. A single follow up post fromt he same guy: "Nevermind, I solved it." 3. A single follow up post from the same guy: &qu...
by Thibaw
Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0971: "Alternative Literature"
Replies: 180
Views: 39107

Re: 0971: "Alternative Literature"

I wonder how many of you got the homeopathy reference before reading the alt text. Because I didnt and now I feel like my intellect failed me on this one.
by Thibaw
Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0966: "Jet Fuel"
Replies: 168
Views: 41755

Re: 0966: "Jet Fuel"

I don't care for conspiracy theories myself, but I hate it when people are self-righteous about science and then fail to observe the first principles of the practice when the results appear to contradict their world-view. Science doesn't care if theories are cookie sounding, so saying it is wrong i...
by Thibaw
Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0968: "Everything"
Replies: 100
Views: 34615

Re: 0968: "Everything"

I like this one very much. Beautiful.
by Thibaw
Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0966: "Jet Fuel"
Replies: 168
Views: 41755

Re: 0966: "Jet Fuel"

I can not believe that this discussion is taking place on the xkcd forum right now.
by Thibaw
Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0966: "Jet Fuel"
Replies: 168
Views: 41755

Re: 0966: "Jet Fuel"

There is this anti-semitic conspiracy theory that really bothers me, because its stupid and harmful: "There were no jews inside the towers at 9/11, they stayed at home this day and did not show up for work." How to counter this one with another ct? "The jews want you to believe that, ...
by Thibaw
Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0945: "I'm Sorry"
Replies: 120
Views: 29595

Re: 945: "I'm Sorry"

They do not interpret it wrong, they are jerks who do not think they need empathy from you.
by Thibaw
Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:27 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Bitcoin : Where can it fail ?
Replies: 326
Views: 178802

Re: Bitcoin : Where can it fail ?

Zamfir, no. The euro, just like the dollar, is no longer backed by anything. The ECB is under no obligation to give you any fixed amount of goods or services for your euro. This leads to a lot of confusion. Our currency system is based on trust and promises, not on legal obligations. You are right w...
by Thibaw
Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:37 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Bitcoin : Where can it fail ?
Replies: 326
Views: 178802

Re: Bitcoin : Where can it fail ?

The value of fiat money does not come from backing. Noone guarantees you a certain amount of goods or gold or anything for your dollar. The value of fiat money comes from trust, i.e. everyone is accepting it now, so you trust that anyone will be accepting it tomorrow. And there are laws that force p...
by Thibaw
Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:36 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Bitcoin : Where can it fail ?
Replies: 326
Views: 178802

Re: Bitcoin : Where can it fail ?

Dan Kaminsky took a look at bitcoin and claims that it does not scale very well.

Check out the slides at his blog:

http://dankaminsky.com/
by Thibaw
Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0933: "Tattoo"
Replies: 156
Views: 44336

Re: 0933: "Tattoo"

Did you know, that individual electrons in a copper wire typically travel at less than 1mm per second?

Of course Randall knows that fast electrons and gamma-rays are not the same thing. The Alt Text is a little bit misleading though...
by Thibaw
Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0881: "Probability"
Replies: 326
Views: 108534

Re: 0881: "Probability"

Is no one else scared a little? I mean such a sad comic, out of the blue.

The good news is: There is a high probability, that he or she(its not really clear from the comic) will be alright.
by Thibaw
Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0627: "Tech Support Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 182
Views: 56310

Re: "Tech Support Cheat Sheet" Discussion

This is so true!

But I think "they" know that it works this way, and are just to scared to pick random buttons themselves - it could kill their computer.
by Thibaw
Sun Jul 26, 2009 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: 5 kilojoule capacitor bank...
Replies: 32
Views: 3677

Re: 5 kilojoule capacitor bank...

Try to build a DC machine able to cope with the power of the Capacitor.
by Thibaw
Sun Jul 26, 2009 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Childhood (not so) crackpot theories
Replies: 435
Views: 80496

Re: Childhood (not so) crackpot theories

I always thought, I could transmit information faster than lightspeed. With a device called "the magic stick". The magic stick is just a very long and stiff stick. If I poke something with it, the poke at the other end happens at the very same moment as the movement at the end I am holding...
by Thibaw
Sun Jul 26, 2009 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: EMP question
Replies: 18
Views: 2070

Re: EMP question

Nanomachines lack the required antenna.

(Say that a voltage of 0.7 V at some critical part of a nanobot of 0.5 micrometer size will kill it, how much power is required for the EMP to induce the required Voltage through an antenna this small? )
by Thibaw
Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0515: "No One Must Know"
Replies: 169
Views: 31222

Re: "No One Must Know " Discussion

BHG and girl had no choice, really. Well, if BHG had invented a device that allows to warp someone into another dimension.... But awww, no. I think Murder was the only possible solution in this situation. And my opinion is: It is acceptable to make jokes about mutilation, murder, rape, genocide and ...

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