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by Kozmo
Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1592: "Overthinking"
Replies: 26
Views: 6444

1592: "Overthinking"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/overthinking.png title="On the other hand, it took us embarrassingly long to clue in to the lung cancer/cigarette thing, so I guess the real lesson is "figuring out which ideas are true is hard." Maybe not overthinking per se, but over believing. Pushing s...
by Kozmo
Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1591: "Bell's Theorem"
Replies: 46
Views: 10319

1591: "Bell's Theorem"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/bells_theorem.png title="The no-communication theorem states that no communication about the no-communication theorem can clear up the misunderstanding quickly enough to allow faster-than-light signaling." Another annoying misunderstanding of the theorem is whe...
by Kozmo
Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1583: "NASA Press Conference"
Replies: 43
Views: 10802

Re: 1583: "NASA Press Conference"

If there's water it might be fine, but should we also find bacteria then consider it ruined.

P.S. You should give the title text.
by Kozmo
Mon Sep 07, 2015 12:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1574: "Trouble for Science"
Replies: 41
Views: 11428

1574: "Trouble for Science"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/trouble_for_science.png title="Careful mathematical analysis demonstrates small-scale irregularities in Gaussian distribution" It's true, when making a Gaussian distribution histogram I never get it perfectly smooth, although decreasing the bin size does appear...
by Kozmo
Mon May 11, 2015 7:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1523: Microdrones
Replies: 30
Views: 7111

1523: Microdrones

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title="Oh, weird, Amazon is out of butterfly nets."

That's the American solution. In Europe we'd slow it down by adding regulations.
by Kozmo
Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1517: "Spectroscopy"
Replies: 31
Views: 7682

Re: 1517: "Spectroscopy"

Beat me by a second! :) ...By breaking the rules and posting before he or she bothered to think of anything to say. No one ever listens. Also, Kozmo, you attached the image instead of linking the original image and, most of all, linking to the page. Oops, sorry. I made an edit so that it's now corr...
by Kozmo
Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1517: "Spectroscopy"
Replies: 31
Views: 7682

1517: "Spectroscopy"

Image

title="Although right now I'mm more excited about ESPRESSO's radial velocity measurements, so I'm listening to This Kiss, her song about measuring "centrifugal motion" on "a rooftop under the sky"."
by Kozmo
Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1516: "Win by Induction"
Replies: 103
Views: 29936

Re: 1516: "Win by Induction"

Beat me by a second! :)

Electromagnetic induction jokes anyone?
by Kozmo
Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:12 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2962
Views: 730768

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

The answers to the first question apply here as well. There is no way that the heat will not affect the time-keeping process, no matter in what way you define it. More importantly, you really should never imagine a rigid body which is so hot that its particles vibrate at relativistic velocities - th...
by Kozmo
Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 80
Views: 24334

Re: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"

"That movie about wine and talking" is incorrectly identified as being in the Central Valley. It actually was filmed in the Central Coast. The boundary is off by a couple hundred miles and is way to large. It should just be a wee circle encompassing San Luis Obispo County, right about whe...
by Kozmo
Sat Apr 04, 2015 8:42 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2962
Views: 730768

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

Just noticed this recent discussion, I don't think I have anything particular to add to it, but it's quite in line with something I just wrote a few days back. It's a blog post about where relativity came from, and what it is in its essence. It's basic stuff, but might be interesting for people with...
by Kozmo
Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1506: "xkcloud"
Replies: 101
Views: 29254

Re: 1506: "xkcloud"

Interactive. I like. Time to unleash my paint skills!
by Kozmo
Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1506: "xkcloud"
Replies: 101
Views: 29254

1506: "xkcloud"

xkcloud

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(No title text, but there's a clickable link below the image)
by Kozmo
Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1505: "Ontological Argument"
Replies: 278
Views: 44501

Re: 1505: "Ontological Argument"

Come on, guys. It's been proven, ∃x : G(x), so obviously God exists. Duh.
by Kozmo
Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1502: “Wasted Time”
Replies: 21
Views: 5636

Re: 1502: “Wasted Time”

AutumnThunder wrote:Is this the first time white-hat-guy has been portrayed to have some good insight? I don't remember it before.


Wondering the same. Could it be a different white hat guy? :| Or the deeper meaning of the comic is that everyone could occasionally have some good insight?
by Kozmo
Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1500: Upside-Down Map
Replies: 128
Views: 23942

Re: 1500: Upside-Down Map

So every connected piece of land is inverted, right? But there seems to be some shifting around as well, e.g. Cuba or Madagascar... Is this simply to avoid overlapping land, or is there some logic I'm missing? More than just inverted. Rotated 180%. If you don't mind me saying, it's a wonderfully ge...
by Kozmo
Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1500: Upside-Down Map
Replies: 128
Views: 23942

Re: 1500: Upside-Down Map

So every connected piece of land is inverted, right? But there seems to be some shifting around as well, e.g. Cuba or Madagascar... Is this simply to avoid overlapping land, or is there some logic I'm missing?
by Kozmo
Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2962
Views: 730768

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

True that, I don't know of any "hole" in space-time that would have a non-zero volume.
by Kozmo
Sat Mar 14, 2015 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2962
Views: 730768

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

Does the notion of 'tearing a hole in the fabric of spacetime' or variants on that phrase actually have any basis in actual science? Well, a black hole should count as a whole in the fabric of space-time at least within the framework of the 'classical' GR, since it has a singularity - a region of s...
by Kozmo
Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1497: "New Products"
Replies: 53
Views: 9708

Re: 1497: "New Products"

And if a physicists writes "these findings could have future applications in [some future technology (very often - quantum computation)]" in the abstract of their latest paper, you might as well just skip that sentence.
by Kozmo
Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1497: "New Products"
Replies: 53
Views: 9708

1497: "New Products"

new_products.png


title="If you ever hear "Wait, is that Kim Dotcom's new project? I'm really excited about it and already signed up, although I'm a little nervous about whether everyone should hand over control of their medical..." it's time to dig a bunker in your backyard."
by Kozmo
Tue Mar 10, 2015 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2416397

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

How old were you in 2006? I was 18. I had just started my first office job, and, after the first week of trying hard to impress I don't know who cause it was a temporary job anyway, I realized I can read webcomics instead. :) The term exists. It may even predate the "Third World" term tha...
by Kozmo
Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2416397

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hi everyone. I'm a phd student in Physics, which practically makes it inevitable that I love xkcd. In fact I've been reading the comic strip since 2006 and have even occasionally followed discussions on the forum, but until now had never registered myself, mostly to save myself from yet another poss...

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