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by tlbs
Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 893
Views: 321346

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

My passwords are site-specific, look very similar in form to the troubador password (which scared the crap out of me when I first read the comic), very easy for me to remember (even dozens of different sites), and (thanks to you Randall for making me research and learn something new) have a calculat...
by tlbs
Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0911: "Magic School Bus"
Replies: 116
Views: 29218

Re: 0911: "" (It's up now)

So, the magic bus is composed of four fermionic fields φ(x) and φ-bar(x), in space, but not in time... very interesting.

Btw, I got that from Wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feynman_diagram
by tlbs
Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0910: "Permanence"
Replies: 121
Views: 34413

Re: 0910: "Permanence"

There is a Loves truck stop nearby, so I though about changing the name of our new (long range) wireless router to, "Loves Free WiFi". But, I am afraid that will piss some people off enough to cause them to make a determined effort to hack the router. The default name out-of-the-box is, &q...
by tlbs
Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0794: "Inside Joke"
Replies: 131
Views: 34593

Re: ''Inside Joke'' Discussion (#794)

But... Who shot J.R. ? I never cared who shot J.R. when J.R. was shot, and I still don't know who shot J.R. even though I have been told who it was (but that was 15+ years ago so I don't remember, now). See? There is one pop-culture bit-o-knowledge that has already started to fade into oblivion. -Tom
by tlbs
Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Solar Panel Simulator for a Cubesat Picosatellite Project
Replies: 10
Views: 3089

Re: Solar Panel Simulator for a Cubesat Picosatellite Projec

What is your budget? Do you have to build it, yourself?

My team is building the power system for the JWST and we use a commercial solar panel simulator (was used on previous sat. power system designs, as well). The one we use is probably overkill for your needs, but smaller models are available.
by tlbs
Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0793: "Physicists"
Replies: 158
Views: 42391

Re: "Physicists" discussion (#793)

Gah, so true, except replace "first encounters" with "ever encounters". My favorite was a physicist telling me that he didn't understand why we had 6 Circuits courses, he learned it all in one semester. Presented with a typical problem in the last course in that sequence ("...
by tlbs
Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0765: "Dilution"
Replies: 211
Views: 51648

Re: "Dilution" Discussion

All good anti-homeopathic discussion aside, no one has mentioned a very important aspect of the comic.
Was this dilution to be administered orally, or vaginally?
by tlbs
Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0723: "Seismic Waves"
Replies: 94
Views: 27536

Re: "Seismic Waves" Discussion

What I want to know is... what if the earthquake caused the fiberoptic (or other electron-bearing) cable to break? Oh, the humanity of not having (near) instantaneous Tweets!!

(I am assuming that the earthquake knocked out satellite up-link stations, also.)

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by tlbs
Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Do E-Harmony's 29 Dimensions form an Orthogonal Basis?
Replies: 17
Views: 2750

Re: Do E-Harmony's 29 Dimensions form an Orthogonal Basis?

Actually orthogonality is more than you need, all it takes is linear independence. My bad... it's been almost 30 years since my last linear algebra class. Perhaps, "orthonormal basis", would have been a better choice of words in the subject line. Thanks for pointing that out. It made me l...
by tlbs
Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:38 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Do E-Harmony's 29 Dimensions form an Orthogonal Basis?
Replies: 17
Views: 2750

Do E-Harmony's 29 Dimensions form an Orthogonal Basis?

If they don't, then they aren't really 29 dimensions now, are they?

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