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by Zinho
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1904: Research Risks
Replies: 60
Views: 1913

Re: 1904: Research Risks

For your consideration, along those lines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crack_in_the_World (Note the credulity by the stated reviewers... I don't think I took it so seriously when I watched it, though.) I love that movie! It has some of worst science ...
by freezeblade
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4110
Views: 661985

Re: Today I Made:

Well, last night: First Pan De Muerto (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan_de_muerto) of the season! More of a success than past first attempts, I might up the fat content a bit next time, but I think the texture and overall flavor was pretty spot ...
by Earthling on Mars
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 34838
Views: 1197032

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by Soupspoon
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1904: Research Risks
Replies: 60
Views: 1913

Re: 1904: Research Risks

For your consideration, along those lines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crack_in_the_World

(Note the credulity by the stated reviewers... I don't think I took it so seriously when I watched it, though.)
by peewee_RotA
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1904: Research Risks
Replies: 60
Views: 1913

Re: 1904: Research Risks

... and then it escapes. As far as real life is concerned, here are a list of disasters that are not really given their due in this chart: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Beer_Flood https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Molasses_Flood (Oddly mentioned in title text) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kudzu#Invasive_species ...
by doogly
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Jungian Cross-Cultural Symbols
Replies: 3
Views: 282

Re: Jungian Cross-Cultural Symbols

Two big celestial objects, two sexes, and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strong_La ... ll_Numbers
Boom.

But yeah there's not much discussion of it because it's mostly just deeply flawed cherry picking.
by flicky1991
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:48 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 80098
Views: 2828134

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by ECK138
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1904: Research Risks
Replies: 60
Views: 1913

Re: 1904: Research Risks

... a daughter and young neighbour who were taking tea, and beer surged through a room of people gathered for a wake, killing five of them https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Beer_Flood
by Earthling on Mars
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 34838
Views: 1197032

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by Brian-M
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1904: Research Risks
Replies: 60
Views: 1913

Re: 1904: Research Risks

For those wondering about molasses storage: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Molasses_Flood For those who either can't be bothered reading it for themselves, or would prefer to listen to the information with a lot of NSFW humor mixed in with it, ...
by cellocgw
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1904: Research Risks
Replies: 60
Views: 1913

Re: 1904: Research Risks

... supervillains like Putin. EDIT: And obviously molasses storage should be higher for reasons that Randall is probably already aware of: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Molasses_Flood ummmm.... you failed to read the title-text?
by FOARP
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1904: Research Risks
Replies: 60
Views: 1913

Re: 1904: Research Risks

... supervillains like Putin. EDIT: And obviously molasses storage should be higher for reasons that Randall is probably already aware of: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Molasses_Flood
by wumpus
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1904: Research Risks
Replies: 60
Views: 1913

Re: 1904: Research Risks

... surprised. No idea if that was what has been pushing Elon Musk into building a volcano lair. For those wondering about molasses storage: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Molasses_Flood I assume it should be a higher threat than plenty of others (botony, orinthology) due to proven risks. I'd ...
by dylanhoen
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: A whimsical thought about Neutron Stars...and Quark Stars
Replies: 11
Views: 2800

Re: A whimsical thought about Neutron Stars...and Quark Stars

... for a what-if that answered my question, so I did a google search and found this forum post. I also found this Island of stability page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Island_of_stability
by Brian-M
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1903: "Bun Trend"
Replies: 24
Views: 1456

Re: 1903: "Bun Trend"

Our experts have characterized the ecological impact of this trend as "adorable."

Here's the "adorable" ecological impact: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabbits_in_Australia
by Earthling on Mars
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 34838
Views: 1197032

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by addams
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104742
Views: 29459301

Re: 1190: "Time"

... another model OutSide! I, just, learned about it! It is in SBN's backyard. SBN? Have you ever? https://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/48445 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississippi_River_Basin_Model I wonder: Has it withstood the ravages of Time and Sea? SBN; You could fill your car with Bears ...
by SBN
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104742
Views: 29459301

Re: 1190: "Time"

... another model OutSide! I, just, learned about it! It is in SBN's backyard. SBN? Have you ever? https://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/48445 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississippi_River_Basin_Model I wonder: Has it withstood the ravages of Time and Sea? SBN; You could fill your car with Bears ...
by addams
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104742
Views: 29459301

Re: 1190: "Time"

... as a working model. The Bay Model is now a lovely educational center. http://www.oursausalito.com/fun-sausalito-activities/bay-model.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Army_Corps_of_Engineers_Bay_Model There is another model OutSide! I, just, learned about it! It is in SBN's backyard. SBN? ...
by Earthling on Mars
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:33 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 34838
Views: 1197032

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by wumpus
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What is Wealth?
Replies: 9
Views: 825

Re: What is Wealth?

... extremely well (how much they spend on potlucks vs. how much they spend on themselves). I'd be curious how such ratios change over time. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potlatch
by Eutychus
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1902: "State Borders"
Replies: 50
Views: 2688

Re: 1902: "State Borders"

Jorpho wrote:Gee. You probably want to avoid this rabbit hole.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northwest_Angle
Hasn't Randall given it to Canada?

Next project: sorting out Baarle-Hertog.
by addams
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 80098
Views: 2828134

Re: Double Post

SDK wrote:Also, I figured out how shape memory alloys work this morning, so already a very productive day. :o

ohh? You made me Google.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shape-memory_alloy

ok..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rrPv5AlVXg

What do You do with it?
by Jorpho
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1902: "State Borders"
Replies: 50
Views: 2688

Re: 1902: "State Borders"

Gee. You probably want to avoid this rabbit hole. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northwest_Angle Which is more complex to manage, land or people? Because if you're going to fuse the 1 million people in Rhode Island, then Wyoming wants to be fused with ...
by Cee-Ell
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1902: "State Borders"
Replies: 50
Views: 2688

Re: 1902: "State Borders"

I dunno... if they give the Upper Peninsula to Wisconsin, Michigan for sure is gonna come back after the Toledo Strip in Ohio. Which admittedly was probably theirs in the first place. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toledo_War

Maybe they can fix the algae problem there; Ohio sure can't seem to.
by Earthling on Venus
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 34838
Views: 1197032

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by Earthling on Venus
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 34838
Views: 1197032

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by The Snide Sniper
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 73517
Views: 4400525

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by Zamfir
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Uranium more Common than Zinc
Replies: 9
Views: 836

Re: Uranium more Common than Zinc

Wikipedia? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abundance_of_elements_in_Earth%27s_crust Has a table comparing several sources Edit: TIL that noble metals are actually rare due to their nobility. Since they do not react to form stone-like materials, they do not float on iron. And therefore most Gold$$$$ ...
by Earthling on Venus
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 34838
Views: 1197032

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by Earthling on Venus
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 34838
Views: 1197032

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by Earthling on Venus
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 34838
Views: 1197032

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by adnapemit
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:52 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 34838
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by flicky1991
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
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Views: 1197032

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by Earthling on Venus
Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 34838
Views: 1197032

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by adnapemit
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:06 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 80098
Views: 2828134

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by Earthling on Venus
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 34838
Views: 1197032

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by Earthling on Venus
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
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