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by dlep
Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0156: "Electrofishing for Whales"
Replies: 23
Views: 21957

Re: What-If 0156: "Electrofishing for Whales"

Using our simple extrapolation, instead of 20 megawatts, we might need a gigawatt. In other words, you'll need to bring a large nuclear generating station.

Or a bolt of lightning. 1.21 Gigawatts!
by dlep
Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1775: "Things You Learn"
Replies: 47
Views: 12485

Re: 1775: Things You Learn

Cat scratch fever (which, yes, you can get from a bite from a cat) isn't something to shrug off lightly. (Neither is tetanus, which you can get just by stepping on something sharp and dirty.) Basically, if you don't know where it's been and it's come in contact with the wrong side of your skin, you ...
by dlep
Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 99406

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

As for the electoral college, abolishing it is stupid. It just means that instead of four states, twenty cities will decide the election. The end result will be more polarization between urban and suburban/rural than ever before. A better solution would be for the country to just break up and be do...

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