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by descent
Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0977: "Map Projections"
Replies: 353
Views: 138479

FTFY :)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/98/Observable_Universe_with_Measurements_01.png
by descent
Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0967: Prairie
Replies: 117
Views: 29346

Re: 0967: Prairie

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21228362.600-lets-dare-to-question-quantum-magic.html
by descent
Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0967: Prairie
Replies: 117
Views: 29346

Re: 0967: Prairie

@radtea wave function collapse/collision/interaction would really mean that a particle that did not carry information of something that it could possibly carry information about (lets say momentum) acquired that information (from another particle that carried that information) and simultaneously los...
by descent
Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0967: Prairie
Replies: 117
Views: 29346

Re: 0967: Prairie

It seems that theres a lot of people that didn't understand this joke because they had no idea what "amber particles of grain" was talking about. I'm happy to be part of them. It's a "field" of grain. That said, the easiest way to think of QM is to think of particles as having d...
by descent
Sun Mar 21, 2010 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0716: "Time Machine"
Replies: 112
Views: 23788

Re: "Time Machine" Discussion

It's a "Rob" Dougan "clubbed to death" tribute.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YCGtT_FRYg
which, incidentally, syncs quite well to "Born to be wild" by Steppenwolf in both directions of play (forward or reverse).

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