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by david.windsor
Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1735: "Fashion Police and Grammar Police"
Replies: 269
Views: 7902

Re: 1735: "Fashion Police and Grammar Police"

For some reason I read it as " should not refer to Lords in that way", or something of a similar sense. Apologies. According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forms_of_address_in_the_United_Kingdom all those titles and forms of address are still in use and actively encouraged. But I'm ...
by Crissa
Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 463
Views: 18617

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

... What surprises me is that nobody has questioned why freight in the US train system is driven by diesel. Which drives electric motors. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diesel-electric_transmission "Diesel-electric powerplants became popular because they greatly simplified the way motive power ...
by morriswalters
Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 463
Views: 18617

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

... for battery storage. There is no "all at once, solve everything" solution. There are lots and lots of incremental solutions. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SkySails I don't really care either. And the fuel savings will be a function of the adoption rate of whatever technology. Although ...
by Earthling on Mars
Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 24397
Views: 618125

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by DanD
Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 463
Views: 18617

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

... for battery storage. There is no "all at once, solve everything" solution. There are lots and lots of incremental solutions. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SkySails Eh, if it's an entire redundant power system for only 10% of power, you're adding a crapton of complexity, maint costs, ...
by Tyndmyr
Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 463
Views: 18617

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

... for battery storage. There is no "all at once, solve everything" solution. There are lots and lots of incremental solutions. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SkySails Eh, if it's an entire redundant power system for only 10% of power, you're adding a crapton of complexity, maint costs, ...
by DanD
Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 463
Views: 18617

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

... for battery storage. There is no "all at once, solve everything" solution. There are lots and lots of incremental solutions. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SkySails
by x7eggert
Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 463
Views: 18617

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

What surprises me is that nobody has questioned why freight in the US train system is driven by diesel. Which drives electric motors. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diesel-electric_transmission "Diesel-electric powerplants became popular because they greatly simplified the way motive power ...
by Earthling on Mars
Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 24397
Views: 618125

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by orthogon
Mon Sep 26, 2016 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1738:"Moon Shapes"
Replies: 65
Views: 2817

Re: 1738:"Moon Shapes"

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/35/Flag_of_the_Ottoman_Empire.svg/200px-Flag_of_the_Ottoman_Empire.svg.png This one isn't possible at all. Except on Independence Day I suppose. Without the star it could have been a solar eclipse in the distant future, when the moon has moved ...
by Rombobjörn
Mon Sep 26, 2016 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1738:"Moon Shapes"
Replies: 65
Views: 2817

Re: 1738:"Moon Shapes"

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/35/Flag_of_the_Ottoman_Empire.svg/200px-Flag_of_the_Ottoman_Empire.svg.png This one isn't possible at all. Except on Independence Day I suppose. Without the star it could have been a solar eclipse in the distant future, when the moon has moved ...
by black_pignouf
Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1738:"Moon Shapes"
Replies: 65
Views: 2817

Re: 1738:"Moon Shapes"

... telescope. With a really big scope and a long exposure, you can get very interesting results in those "uninteresting" zones : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hubble_Ultra-Deep_Field
by Tillian
Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:41 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 49458
Views: 1165143

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by addams
Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 100903
Views: 21003856

Re: 1190: "Time"

... migrated from Siberia to Alaska across a land bridge that spanned the current day Bering Strait. We argued Pangea vs Expanding Earth. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pangaea Pangaea or Pangea (pronunciation: /pænˈdʒiːə/[1]) was a supercontinent that existed during the late Paleozoic ...
by Sableagle
Sun Sep 25, 2016 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 463
Views: 18617

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

Civilization is not going to disintegrate from the consequences of warming. The real issue (aside from needing to spend trillions of dollars to build big Netherlands-style sea walls to protect coastal cities should sea levels rise) is that we may end up having twelve billion people to feed but only...
by Earthling on Mars
Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 24397
Views: 618125

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by commodorejohn
Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Ghost in the Shell (2017)
Replies: 38
Views: 577

Re: Ghost in the Shell (2017)

* Edge of Tomorrow (2014) -- Light Novel adaptation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_You_Need_Is_Kill * Pacific Rim -- Adaptation of Neon Genesis Evangelion. (Almost worked, but the rights didn't get transferred over at the right time) Okay, I'll hold ...
by KnightExemplar
Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Ghost in the Shell (2017)
Replies: 38
Views: 577

Re: Ghost in the Shell (2017)

... under the banner of Dreamworks (or, really, in the current US film industry at all.) * Edge of Tomorrow (2014) -- Light Novel adaptation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_You_Need_Is_Kill * Pacific Rim -- Adaptation of Neon Genesis Evangelion. (Almost worked, but the rights didn't get transferred ...
by Earthling on Mars
Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 24397
Views: 618125

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by addams
Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 4878
Views: 262277

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

... minor case of pneumonia isn't going to be a significant hurdle to carrying out the duties of the office. Nice Rant. I like it. Fact Check: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_D._Roosevelt#Polio Fact Check Churchill? He wasn't one of Ours. He was one of 'Them' and 'Them' had, just, been through ...
by Earthling on Mars
Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 24397
Views: 618125

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by KnightExemplar
Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Acutaries on Pensions, & Housing
Replies: 115
Views: 1891

Re: Acutaries Cooked The Books on Pensions, Legally

Please, tell me what is sexist about what I said? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexism Sexism or gender discrimination is prejudice or discrimination based on a person's sex or gender. But yes, actuaries, statisticians, and biologists discriminate males ...
by Earthling on Mars
Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 24397
Views: 618125

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by ggh
Sun Sep 18, 2016 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 100903
Views: 21003856

Re: 1190: "Time": KETCHUP, KETCHUP AGAINST THE PUNSAWING OF THE BEANISHNESS

... dumbest Dogs to ever grace the earth. I took Lucy to the millrace nearly everyday. Do you know what the Venturi Effect is? Not required. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venturi_effect Lucy was going after sticks I was throwing. I made a Mistake! I tossed the stick Wrong! The stick landed in the ...
by KnightExemplar
Sun Sep 18, 2016 1:19 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Moana
Replies: 17
Views: 635

Re: Moana

... in 1998, giving the new director very little time to actually do anything) See "Kingdom of the Sun", the original film effort: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Emperor%27s_New_Groove#Kingdom_of_the_Sun Angered that Allers left the project, Michael Eisner gave Fullmer two weeks to salvage ...
by addams
Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 100903
Views: 21003856

Re: 1190: "Time": KETCHUP, KETCHUP AGAINST THE PUNSAWING OF THE BEANISHNESS

... dumbest Dogs to ever grace the earth. I took Lucy to the millrace nearly everyday. Do you know what the Venturi Effect is? Not required. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venturi_effect Lucy was going after sticks I was throwing. I made a Mistake! I tossed the stick Wrong! The stick landed in the ...
by Earthling on Mars
Sat Sep 17, 2016 12:34 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 24397
Views: 618125

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by DanD
Fri Sep 16, 2016 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 463
Views: 18617

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

... less dense. That rising sea levels threaten cities? http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/08/opinions/sutter-isle-de-jean-charles-louisiana-climate/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiribati#Environmental_issues As far as the specific storms and natural disasters, that's a little harder. But it's fairly straight ...
by hamjudo
Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1733: "Solar Spectrum"
Replies: 16
Views: 1934

Re: 1733: "Solar Spectrum"

I have reverse engineered an insignificant part of the joke. The wikipedia page for Fraunhofer lines https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fraunhofer_lines only has labels for the "Major Fraunhofer lines". Our amazing cartoonist has attributed the unlabeled lines to "those ...
by ijuin
Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 80
Views: 1736

Re: Science-based what-if questions

... properties for our scenario don't vary a lot between the common varieties of silicate glass. You can see a table of these properties at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_physical_properties_of_glass if you want more precision. So, first of all is the gravity issue. Silicate glasses have ...
by Tyndmyr
Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 463
Views: 18617

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

... Technically doable. And the thorium-based nuclear power is weaponization-free, with much less long-lived waste. Some info in wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thorium-based_nuclear_power In practice, you probably want to embrace nuclear power, and renewables, and modernization of old ...
by doogly
Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 463
Views: 18617

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

... Technically doable. And the thorium-based nuclear power is weaponization-free, with much less long-lived waste. Some info in wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thorium-based_nuclear_power We should like this. This is good.
by Earthling on Mars
Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 24397
Views: 618125

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by Rossegacebes
Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 463
Views: 18617

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

... Technically doable. And the thorium-based nuclear power is weaponization-free, with much less long-lived waste. Some info in wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thorium-based_nuclear_power
by ThemePark
Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Bump 2: The Return of the Bump
Replies: 3086
Views: 18081

Re: Bump 2: The Return of the Bump

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bertha_%28TV_series%29

"Bertha is a British stop motion-animated children's television series about a factory machine of that name, comprising 13 episodes that aired from 1985 to 1986."

Ha, my intuition was right! :D But no wonder then, you weren't born.
by thunk
Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 100903
Views: 21003856

1190: "Ard Rí"

Well, I'm goat so...

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Looks pretty ginger to me.
by Shadowman615
Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 463
Views: 18617

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

canonical.chris wrote:
jozwa wrote:History is so cool. No pun intended.

Also, is "Atilla" a typo or an alternative spelling?


Wikipedia thinks it is the main spelling: *https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attila


The actual text of the URL you posted says otherwise!
by canonical.chris
Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 463
Views: 18617

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

jozwa wrote:History is so cool. No pun intended.

Also, is "Atilla" a typo or an alternative spelling?


Wikipedia thinks it is the main spelling: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attila
by gmalivuk
Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Acceleration Problem
Replies: 8
Views: 510

Re: Acceleration Problem

... speed at launch, and you know the distance that is from the center, so you can solve this equation for 2a to get the maximum distance: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orbital_speed#Precise_orbital_speed

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