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by ThatPITA
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2038: "Hazard Symbol"
Replies: 46
Views: 17344

Re: 2038: "Hazard Symbol"

It's the universal sign for "maker space".
by ThatPITA
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1818: "Rayleigh Scattering"
Replies: 99
Views: 27810

Re: 1818: "Rayleigh Scattering"

This is a late response, but I get so confused: Rayleigh died in 1916, and scattering his ashes made the sky blue? What color was it before? Krakatoa scattered a lot of ash - here's what WikiPedia has to say about it: The 1883 Krakatoa eruption darkened the sky worldwide for years afterwards, and pr...
by ThatPITA
Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:25 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0133: "Flagpole"
Replies: 70
Views: 24059

Re: What-If 0133: "Flagpole"

Even if your arms and the flagpole could bear the stress, you would never reach the roof. Like a bouncing ball, the flagpole maneuver would dissipate energy and you would ascend to a lower level than when you started. Then gravity would re-assert itself and you would head back down, albeit at a lowe...
by ThatPITA
Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0112: "Balloon Car"
Replies: 31
Views: 9840

Re: What-If 0112: "Balloon Car"

I read John McPhee's "Deltoid Pumpkin Seed" years ago; AERON 26 was a lifting body that used helium to reduce the power needed to keep it aloft. Worst of both worlds - a lumbering gasbag that needed a runway. Wikipedia reports that the rototype was woefully underpowered; a Ferrari might fi...

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