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by BeagleFury
Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0108: "Expensive Shoebox"
Replies: 151
Views: 100288

Re: What-If 0108: "Expensive Shoebox"

Assuming you could find a few $1m postage stamps at auction, I think this is in the $100 billion to $1 trillion range - $1M/stamp x 10-100 stamps/ML x 1000 ML/L x 10 L?
by BeagleFury
Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0030: "Interplanetary Cessna"
Replies: 108
Views: 34891

Re: What-If 0030: Interplanetary Cessna

It shouldn't be that hard to make a plane that scoops in methane and uses it to power its engine. Ethane or Propane could work too, depending on how plentiful they are (and if you don't mind using them up.) Unfortunately, hydrocarbons don't produce energy (burn) without oxygen (or some other highly...
by BeagleFury
Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0978: "Citogenesis"
Replies: 179
Views: 60036

Re: 0978: "Citogenesis"

Yes, I picked up on that. But that's as trivially stupid as claiming that the Eiffel Tower isn't in Paris for Napoleon, because it hasn't been built yet. Indeed. About as trivially stupid as claiming that an objective reality must necessarily exist outside the bounds of our subjective perceptions. ...
by BeagleFury
Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0978: "Citogenesis"
Replies: 179
Views: 60036

Re: 0978: "Citogenesis"

I’ll try to explain this… again: either the entire Eiffel tower is in Paris or not. That’s the thing: It’s not a global either-or. First of all, because of relativity theory, The Eiffel tower and Paris are at a slightly different spot in space time for everyone of us. Sorry, but no. Unless you can ...
by BeagleFury
Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0978: "Citogenesis"
Replies: 179
Views: 60036

Re: 0978: "Citogenesis"

I was about to post almost the same identical thoughts as you expressed in your reply, BaReFOOt. Glad you beat me to it. You did mess up though... FIRST... you need to create the WIKI article... THEN... you can start to provide the references and evidence... FINALLY ... it can become an objective re...
by BeagleFury
Fri May 27, 2011 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0903: "Extended Mind"
Replies: 666
Views: 181135

Re: 0903: "Extended Mind"

Fixed the loop between "deficit" and "primary deficit" by changing the regular text "money" in the "deficit" article to a link. It now leads to "Philosophy." I think you may have missed the point. The interesting thing is that is happens naturally. ...
by BeagleFury
Wed May 25, 2011 12:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0903: "Extended Mind"
Replies: 666
Views: 181135

Re: 0903: "Extended Mind"

Very suspicious activity on wiki-edits relating to the examples given in this forum of loops that do not lead to philosophy.. Given the map, almost makes one want to break the link at mathematics, so that, on average, few pages lead to philosophy.
by BeagleFury
Wed May 04, 2011 11:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0894: "Progeny"
Replies: 97
Views: 18300

Re: 0894: Progeny

This stuff about computers generating an infinite series of programs... two problems. First, the set of possible programs is an infinite set, and not just infinite but it's a large infinity (the same way 2^infinity is bigger than 1+infinity). It's certainly a larger infinity than an infinite series...
by BeagleFury
Wed May 04, 2011 12:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0894: "Progeny"
Replies: 97
Views: 18300

Re: 0893: Progeny

For those arguing that a human being cannot do the things a computer can do, I would suggest that it's less a matter of ability than it is simply a matter of time constraints. [..]. After all, we must program in the rules of any computational operation we want the computer to perform, which by defa...
by BeagleFury
Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0817: "Mutual"
Replies: 202
Views: 39125

Re: 0817: "Mutual"

Maybe the emotional application of SII(SII)?
by BeagleFury
Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0697: "Tensile vs. Shear Strength"
Replies: 136
Views: 36922

Re: "Tensile vs. Shear Strength" Discussion

navigatr85 wrote:Everyone's been saying that the use of the word "shears" in this comic is a pun. {lots of fine points about puns and definitions and such...


Shear Inanity? Sheer inanity!

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