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by Palpatineli
Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0048: "Sunset on the British Empire"
Replies: 75
Views: 29347

Re: What-If 0048: "Sunset on the British Empire"

Once someone establishes a lunar colony, the sun sets like only once per eclipse?
by Palpatineli
Thu May 23, 2013 12:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1215: Insight
Replies: 112
Views: 22164

Re: 1215: Insight

Maybe before we rush to adopt pithy sentences from XKCD, we should stop to consider the consequences of blithely giving this comic such a central position in our lives. Maybe before we rush to adopt recursion, we should stop to consider the consequences of blithely giving this comic such a central ...
by Palpatineli
Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0038: "Voyager"
Replies: 39
Views: 15781

Re: What-If 0038: "Voyager"

I suppose an unmanned Orion could bring Voyager back with relative ease? Depends on the supply of nukes, though the minimum size requirements for an Orion mean you might as well go for it and send out a manned one... The point of unmanned Orion is that you can have acc flutuations up to 10G. That m...
by Palpatineli
Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0038: "Voyager"
Replies: 39
Views: 15781

Re: What-If 0038: "Voyager"

I suppose an unmanned Orion could bring Voyager back with relative ease?
by Palpatineli
Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0925: "Cell Phones"
Replies: 98
Views: 27758

Re: 0925: "Cell Phones"

I actually hold my laptop like that sometimes. This should be the only officially recognized method to hold a Thinkpad x series machine.
by Palpatineli
Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0887: "Future Timeline"
Replies: 192
Views: 57283

Re: 0887: "Future Timeline"

Has Skynet already arrived today?
by Palpatineli
Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:52 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count up in Base 110
Replies: 885
Views: 119961

Re: Count up in Base 110

THIS IS a TRAP!
by Palpatineli
Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0786: "Exoplanets"
Replies: 82
Views: 24349

Re: "Exoplanets" Discussion (#786)

kudos for mentioning the 'real' Orion project (as opposed to the current petty substitute). And the alt-text...isn't this some poor guy in Marooned in Realtime?
by Palpatineli
Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: A REAL Utopian System?
Replies: 41
Views: 6285

Re: A REAL Utopian System?

Except that anarchy has no means of enforcement. Without the rule of law any thug with a weapon can do as he pleases. There is already a system that works in Somalia to deal with this. Basically the merchants pay farmers upfront for the harvest, and then the problem between farmers and armed mercha...
by Palpatineli
Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: A REAL Utopian System?
Replies: 41
Views: 6285

Re: A REAL Utopian System?

Ideal Anarchist society might work in that people form groups in the style of corporations instead of governments. And, though might be very inefficient, all government duties can be done in an anarchist market, maybe with very witty contracts. Cato-unbound once had an nice issue about how Somalian ...
by Palpatineli
Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0734: "Outbreak"
Replies: 126
Views: 28187

Re: "Outbreak" Discussion

Personally I could only think of two things. a) I was thinking arrays in programming. b) The honeymoon/romantic overseas date is almost CERTAINLY going to be in Madagascar. If they can get there, that is. The virus must be force sensitive. I mean, isn't Madagascar the hardest place to get to for a ...
by Palpatineli
Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0728: "iPad"
Replies: 63
Views: 15657

Re: "iPad" discussion

There are, right now, monkeys controlling robotic arms via neural implants. Pics or it didn't happen. http://www.bustachange.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/monkey_pic1.gif And something even cooler than that: http://brainwindows.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/picture-5.png?w=410&h=335 the above re...
by Palpatineli
Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0697: "Tensile vs. Shear Strength"
Replies: 136
Views: 37404

Re: "Tensile vs. Shear Strength" Discussion

Alt-text fail! the elevator does not hold a lot of force where close to the earth, punching would be just fine.

the comic itself is pretty funny. hat-guy FTW
by Palpatineli
Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0696: "Strip Games"
Replies: 250
Views: 76889

Re: "Strip Games" Discussion

The alt-text is not true. I once played strip Defcon.

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