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Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:38 pm UTC
Topic: 2042: "Rolle's Theorem"
Replies: 86
Views: 13969

Re: 2042: "Rolle's Theorem"

What about the Gas Laws ? They relate pressure, temperature and volume of an ideal gas. I'm pretty sure that any one is a corollary of the other two, so one of Boyle, Charles or Gay-Lussac was freeloading. When Boyle was working in the very infancy of chemistry, there was no rigid concept of temper...
Sat Oct 22, 2016 5:23 pm UTC
Topic: 1749: "Mushrooms"
Replies: 47
Views: 9366

Re: 1749: "Mushrooms"

I think he ate the mushrooms?
Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:44 pm UTC
Topic: 1739: "Fixing Problems"
Replies: 26
Views: 8643

Re: 1739: "Fixing Problems"

My favorite form of the sentiment that this comic expresses is the Programmer's Drinking Song : 100 little bugs in the code, 100 bugs in the code, fix one bug, compile it again, 101 little bugs in the code. 101 little bugs in the code..... Repeat until BUGS = 0 So, about 65436 rounds? Your voice mu...
Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:36 am UTC
Topic: 1498: "Terry Pratchett"
Replies: 43
Views: 13356

Re: 1498: "Terry Pratchett"

He had a good one, and will be remembered.
Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:54 am UTC
Topic: 1472: "Geography"
Replies: 88
Views: 16610

Re: 1472: "Geography"

Looks like where I settle in Minecraft, but as stated above it lacks a nearby swamp.
Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:18 am UTC
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 210043

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Quick and dirty simulation based on mass and assuming start point 2 km from center of mass says about 200 m, with a starting velocity of 0.15 m/s. These are the figures that will hit my high school students for a question this afternoon, seeing that we just finished numerical integration and basic m...
Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:36 am UTC
Topic: 1385: "Throwing Rocks"
Replies: 37
Views: 7952

Re: 1385: "Throwing Rocks"

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Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:38 am UTC
Topic: 1356: Orbital Mechanics
Replies: 36
Views: 13312

Re: 1356: Orbital Mechanics

Incidentally, I just got the game a few days ago, after wanting to buy it for months. Maneuver nodes are over rated, I got a calculator program on alt tab. Made it to the Mun, but not enough fuel for return. I suspect I can do it if I get better at descending = more work at the calculator.
Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:57 am UTC
Topic: 1337: "Hack"
Replies: 65
Views: 34942

Re: 1337: "Hack"

No comment? I'd go for "Pretty 1337".
Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:49 am UTC
Topic: 1144: Tags
Replies: 100
Views: 37836

Re: 1144: Tags

da Doctah wrote:If you really want to annoy most web developers, all you have to do is design pages in Comic Sans.

Or format anything that isn't a link in underlined blue text. I don't know about here, but on another forum they consider that the sign of the Antichrist.

Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:01 pm UTC
Topic: 1133: "Up Goer Five"
Replies: 228
Views: 91160

Re: 1133: "Up Goer Five"

Speaking as a teacher, I fell in love with this instantly. It is funny as hell, and show how much you actually can explain without being complicated. It also shows where a few select words can replace a lot of other words, and thus are worth teaching people who need to know more about upgoers.
Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:04 am UTC
Topic: 1078: "Knights"
Replies: 164
Views: 53709

Re: 1078: "Knights"

I am not historian either, but done research on medieval archery for my high school teaching. If I remember the sources correctly, an arrow would pierce maille, but would be rather useless against plates. It can only penetrate if shot at right angles and short ranges. However, with the volume of arr...
Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:18 am UTC
Topic: 1071: "Exoplanets"
Replies: 176
Views: 48902

Re: 1071: "Exoplanets"

If small planets are fairly common, does that mean we can reinstate Pluto as a planet again? No, sub-planets are expected to be even more common. The most important bit is the part that given it is difficult to discover small planets, we can estimate how many we cannot detect, and these estimates s...
Mon May 21, 2012 5:45 am UTC
Topic: 1058: "Old-Timers"
Replies: 74
Views: 20662

Re: 1058: "Old-Timers"

This can't possibly be accurate. A .dna file is about 750 MB, and everyone knows that there's no email server on the planet that lets you send more than a 10 MB attachment. The genome was sent as 75 .arj files. For some reason, mentioning .arj really hit the nostalgia for me, moreso than BBS. And i...
Mon May 07, 2012 6:19 am UTC
Topic: 1052: “Every Major’s Terrible”
Replies: 240
Views: 63413

Re: 1052: “Every Major’s Terrible”

I'll just give a standing ovation before returning to work.

'Education was like a sexually transmitted disease. It made you unsuitable for a lot of jobs and gave you a strong urge to pass it on' Susan in 'Hogfather' by Terry Pratchett, quoting from memory
Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:43 am UTC
Topic: 1028: "Communication"
Replies: 107
Views: 44410

Re: 1028: "Communication"

It is refreshing with a strip once in a while that you actually have to sit down and read instead of just skimming. Makes the humor last longer.
Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:04 pm UTC
Topic: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"
Replies: 165
Views: 37433

Re: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

We are blessedly free of libertarians, however this comic had me in stitches after adjusting expectations from 'clever' to 'absurd'.
Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:49 am UTC
Topic: 1003: "Hitler and Eve"
Replies: 447
Views: 88241

When I read the comic, I did not find it really funny. Then first page mentioned the Adam and Steve slogan, and I realized that while maybe not funny, the comic was pretty clever. Incest is borderline on taboo, but so is religion anyway (said the Dane). YMMV. I would have liked to write something cl...
Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:33 am UTC
Replies: 175
Views: 63927

I can agree on Europe hearing songs of the 70-80'ies quite a bit. I think the worst is being forced to hear "Last Christmas". "Do they know its Christmas time" being a close contender. On a related note, a national rap icon made a song about the commercialism of Christmas in '88....
Wed May 25, 2011 6:07 am UTC
Topic: 0903: "Extended Mind"
Replies: 666
Views: 179685

Re: #903: Extended MInd

All wikigaming aside, I have seen this trend in my high school classes. However, students have yet to find out that Wiki can't think for them.
Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:55 pm UTC
Topic: 0891: "Movie Ages"
Replies: 158
Views: 37790

Re: 891: Movie Ages

I am just very surprised and a bit saddened that LoTR does not appear on the chart, instead of Shrek
Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:26 am UTC
Topic: 0877: "Beauty"
Replies: 91
Views: 20819

Re: 0877: "Beauty"

I really appreciate this one. It is funny and carries a high degree of truth in it.

On the other hand, the problem with scientists is that they dont see the beauty of an arc because they marvel at the balancing of forces.
Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:53 am UTC
Topic: 0857: "Archimedes"
Replies: 137
Views: 34205

Re: 0857: "Archimedes"

DVC wrote:If I have seen further than those who have come before me it is because I have poked out their eyes. -- Newton

I'd like to point this one out for being very true. Isaac Newton was a _nasty_ character.
Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:18 am UTC
Topic: 0848: "3D"
Replies: 107
Views: 18659

Re: 0848: "3D"

Not bothering to say anything about string theory and the science therein contained, philosophy of science, or the current state of 3d movies. But given that string theory, as a theory, exists, the joke is awesome.
Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:50 am UTC
Topic: 0839: "Explorers"
Replies: 90
Views: 26975

Re: 0839: Explorers

I found it weird and funny. Points for getting a mad idea and sticking with it.
Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:51 am UTC
Topic: 0834: "Wikileaks"
Replies: 102
Views: 49415

Re: 0834: "Wikileaks"

I think todays comic was really funny.

The conflict between the need to have free knowledge vs the need for privacy in a nutshell.
Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:06 am UTC
Topic: 0802: "Online Communities 2"
Replies: 292
Views: 71656

Re: 0802: "Online Communities 2"

First of all, I think this is a beautiful map, and my guess is that Randall finished it too late for an intended #800 XKCD. In this he follows the proud steps of every other internet service or software company in existence. Secondly, as everyone else, I would like to bring my pet peeve: Online FPS ...
Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:16 am UTC
Topic: 0797: "Debian-Main"
Replies: 57
Views: 18483

Re: "Debian-Man" Discussion

Jokes like this is the reason why I check XKCD every monday, wednesday and friday. Other jokes here have been a lot more intelligent, but this one is pure nerdy fun You can use equivs to protect against this. http://s3.jspenguin.org/locusts-dummy_1.0_all.deb http://s3.jspenguin.org/locusts-control.t...
Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:44 am UTC
Topic: 0718: "The Flake Equation"
Replies: 102
Views: 26521

Re: "The Flake Equation" Discussion

I dumped it in my savefolder of XKCD to hand out to students getting to fancy about possible aliens. XKCD makes life as a teacher easier.
Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:46 am UTC
Topic: 0669: "Experiment"
Replies: 99
Views: 25289

Re: "Experiment" Discussion

I am due to teach interchanges between potential and kinetic energy in a high school physics class later today. This one goes to show for sure.

Thanks.
Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:28 am UTC
Topic: 0660: "Sympathy"
Replies: 95
Views: 18110

Re: "Sympathy" Discussion

I found the strip quite funny, better than most in fact. And that is saying something.

When I read this thread, I had problems not bursting out in laughter and seriously annoy my non-physicist collegues. Well done guys.
Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:29 am UTC
Topic: 0654: "Nachos"
Replies: 96
Views: 25293

Re: "Nachos" Discussion

Incidentially, I use wire while wife uses wifi for gaming. Possibilities arise here
Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:30 am UTC
Topic: 0630: "Time Travel"
Replies: 147
Views: 29073

Re: "Time Travel" Discussion

johnmarkos wrote:How do you know that you existed before this moment?

Define "exist".

/me travelled from 1974 to here. I still get surprised when students don't remember 911 attacks and the invasion of Iraq as if it was last year.
Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:11 am UTC
Topic: 0591: "Troll Slayer"
Replies: 178
Views: 184807

Re: "Troll Slayer" Discussion

I found this funny at several levels, but what really hit home was the concept that whereever people hang out, hangarounds will show up because they think it is cool. Even 4chan.

It also confirms the rule that if I've heard aout it, it is getting old.
Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:36 am UTC
Topic: 0562: "Parking"
Replies: 193
Views: 75185

Re: "Parking" Discussion

This one now sits on the notice board in our staffroom. We have no lines in the parking lot, and a lot of students who cant drive properly. The end result is that most of the cars are parked with very generous spaces between them, often almost but not quite enough space for another car to fit in. I ...
Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:14 am UTC
Topic: 0553: "Pirate Bay"
Replies: 102
Views: 24685

Re: "Pirate Bay" Discussion

I think it was really funny. I am a sucker for play on words. In fact, I did not recall the filesharing definition of peer (I very rarely torrent, both up and down), but it was already funny by assuming everybody fileshared. As for getting things correct: This is a comic. Exaggeration is funny, so i...
Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:37 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 91889
Views: 7029976

Re: Count to a Million

6014.

Let move with the program.
Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:45 am UTC