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Re: 1490: "Atoms"

... aardvark}) is also three, but {5, blue, aardvark} is clearly not identical to { {}, {{}}, {{},{{}}} }, they just have the same cardinality. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Set-theoretic_definition_of_natural_numbers
by Sizik
Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:23 pm UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1490: "Atoms"
Replies: 60
Views: 4572

Re: Youtube changed. Did you notice?

... though I don't remember what for. I'll have to look into the syntax and try writing some batch files of my own on my test computer. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Script_File Awesome. Thanks for the lengthy explanation. No worries! You mentioned converting image file formats. Aren't ...
by PM 2Ring
Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:49 am UTC
 
Forum: General
Topic: Youtube changed. Did you notice?
Replies: 23
Views: 688

Re: What are your "core" programs?

... I'm pretty sure Apple was calling things ".app" (analogous to ".exe") since the first versions of OS X, if not earlier. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Application_bundle Also, yes, Ninite is splendid. For a fresh install, it looks like AutoPatcher is still in the game if you don't ...
by Jorpho
Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:50 am UTC
 
Forum: General
Topic: What are your "core" programs?
Replies: 31
Views: 817

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by Earthling on Mars
Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:26 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 7199
Views: 177558

Re: What-If 0130: "Snow Removal"

... much less than the two A4Ws. Perhaps he found the A1W's output but didn't get to the "there are eight of them" part of the story. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A4W_reactor
by MotorToad
Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:10 pm UTC
 
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0130: "Snow Removal"
Replies: 50
Views: 2057

Re: 1491: "Stories of the Past and Future"

I could be completely wrong, but I rather think Randall chose Genesis as the bottom data point of the shaded region intentionally, so that the entirety of the Bible would be considered obsolete. Unless I'm completely misunderstanding the shaded area - only in the top section is it labeled as obsole...
by sevenperforce
Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:27 pm UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1491: "Stories of the Past and Future"
Replies: 85
Views: 3970

Re: Living in a earth-like moon orbiting a planet

As far as the appearance of the eclipse goes, I suspect the darkness might not even be complete, since we'd get refraction/scattering through Alpha's atmosphere. Well, here's an eclipse of Saturn. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/ba/Saturn_eclipse.jpg/800px-Saturn_eclipse.jpg I...
by sevenperforce
Wed Feb 25, 2015 3:49 pm UTC
 
Forum: Science
Topic: Living in a earth-like moon orbiting a planet
Replies: 58
Views: 14768

Re: Mars One / Mars Colonization Thread



Now that I did not know about. Is the chemistry by which they were formed known? (I'm assuming spacewhale impact has been ruled out)
by Quercus
Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:19 pm UTC
 
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Mars One / Mars Colonization Thread
Replies: 110
Views: 2399

Re: Mars One / Mars Colonization Thread

... organic. Right? To my knowledge all significant hydrocarbon deposits on Earth are biological in origin, including all oil and gas. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakes_of_Titan
by freezeblade
Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:11 pm UTC
 
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Mars One / Mars Colonization Thread
Replies: 110
Views: 2399

Re: Spectrum of antimatter excursion

... These eventually convert into gammas, but they travel some distance first. Probably not far, unless they are at the edge of the fireball. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annihilation#Proton-antiproton_annihilation
by thoughtfully
Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:31 pm UTC
 
Forum: Science
Topic: Spectrum of antimatter excursion
Replies: 11
Views: 407

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by Earthling on Mars
Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:37 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 7199
Views: 177558

Re: Reply Race 2.0 [RED PANDAS TEAM]

Red pandas seem to work well.

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by Earthling on Mars
Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:24 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Reply Race 2.0 [RED PANDAS TEAM]
Replies: 26
Views: 416

Re: Sitting in an oven

Also, while the room may not be at 100% humidity at 110 C, the surface of your skin would surely be far below the dew point, unless you are already dead. Well, no. That's the point of a sauna. The air temperature is high, but the dew point is still below or near body temperature. So you can cool th...
by Eebster the Great
Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:28 pm UTC
 
Forum: Science
Topic: Sitting in an oven
Replies: 40
Views: 1361

Re: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts

... make sure that I'm getting it right (my plant sciences course was 6 years ago now). Have you read, The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Botany_of_Desire I liked the writing style. Very chatty. Like a friend explaining Why things are the way they are. The book ...
by addams
Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:45 pm UTC
 
Forum: General
Topic: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts
Replies: 87549
Views: 2632291

Re: Reply Race 2.0 [RED PANDAS TEAM]

Vytron wrote:I have figured out that if I can get adnapemit on my team, we probably can win by a landslide!

I think it's working.

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by Earthling on Mars
Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:32 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Reply Race 2.0 [RED PANDAS TEAM]
Replies: 26
Views: 416

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by Earthling on Mars
Sat Feb 21, 2015 1:50 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 7199
Views: 177558

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

... Thread I'll tell you about what the local wildlife has done to my Kohlrabi. Apparently, the little bastards like Kohlrabi as much as I do. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kohlrabi I like Kohlrabi, because they look like they come from OuterSpace. They look like a root plant that hovers above the ...
by addams
Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:17 pm UTC
 
Forum: General
Topic: Awesome Thread: awesome
Replies: 4877
Views: 418083

Re: What-If 0130: "Snow Removal"

What about a giant fusion reactor in space that emits massive amounts of electromagnetic radiation that will warm not just our planet but the entire planetary system? Here you go: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1a/Solar_power_satellite_sandwich_or_abascus_concept.jpg/617px-S...
by keithl
Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:12 pm UTC
 
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0130: "Snow Removal"
Replies: 50
Views: 2057

Re: 1489: "Fundamental Forces"

... it doesn't require energy to convert from one to the other. The equivalence between the two is just dependent on frame of reference -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moving_magnet_and_conductor_problem is a good introduction to the kinds of problems that people had, and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Relativistic_electromagnetism ...
by squareroot
Fri Feb 20, 2015 2:27 pm UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1489: "Fundamental Forces"
Replies: 80
Views: 7641

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by Earthling on Mars
Fri Feb 20, 2015 2:26 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 7199
Views: 177558

Re: 1489: "Fundamental Forces"

... in physical systems that appear not to be reducible to more basic interactions ." [1] (italics mine) Then this graph here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theory_of_everything#Conventional_sequence_of_theories If magnetism by itself is not a fundamental force because it's been reduced ...
by Envelope Generator
Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:13 am UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1489: "Fundamental Forces"
Replies: 80
Views: 7641

Re: Sitting in an oven

Looking at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Sauna_Championships , 110°C seems just barely bearable for a few minutes, but they did have regular infusions, which would make it harder, of course.
by speising
Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:11 am UTC
 
Forum: Science
Topic: Sitting in an oven
Replies: 40
Views: 1361

Re: Count to a Million

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by Earthling on Mars
Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:14 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 61095
Views: 1793658

Re: number of K digit numbers divisible by prime

... principle should reveal something about those modulo values. The relevant theorem usually goes under the name of Fermat's little theorem. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fermat%27s_little_theorem I think a reasonable amount of thought would reveal this result to most serious, intelligent, people ...
by jestingrabbit
Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:09 pm UTC
 
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: number of K digit numbers divisible by prime
Replies: 9
Views: 643

Re: What-If 129: "Black Hole Moon"

... Earth? That's just your misunderstanding. Earth and moon have a common center, and they are both rotating around that center. It's like a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_(sculpture) , everything needs to be balanced.
by x7eggert
Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:12 pm UTC
 
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 129: "Black Hole Moon"
Replies: 59
Views: 2063

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

... itself with crippling, record-breaking levels of dark rainy brown, let's talk. How exactly does one measure "dark rainy brown"? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rain_gauge That measures neither darkness nor brownness. You are correct. A Rain Gauge does not measure Dark nor Brown. A Rain ...
by addams
Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:26 am UTC
 
Forum: General
Topic: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs
Replies: 26922
Views: 1266346

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

... itself with crippling, record-breaking levels of dark rainy brown, let's talk. How exactly does one measure "dark rainy brown"? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rain_gauge That measures neither darkness nor brownness.
by K-R
Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:44 pm UTC
 
Forum: General
Topic: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs
Replies: 26922
Views: 1266346

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

... itself with crippling, record-breaking levels of dark rainy brown, let's talk. How exactly does one measure "dark rainy brown"? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rain_gauge
by Angua
Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:38 pm UTC
 
Forum: General
Topic: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs
Replies: 26922
Views: 1266346

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by Earthling on Mars
Sat Feb 14, 2015 1:23 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 7199
Views: 177558

Aufgemolpt

... (German only) If you're willing to travel about 30 kq, here's one of the most seaish and most baobabish castles in reach: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altena_Castle More redundant castles, just in case: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_castles_in_North_Rhine-Westphalia The ...
by Sustainabilizer
Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:40 am UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 89870
Views: 8991460

Re: Double Post: Count Characters Edition

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by adnapemit
Sat Feb 14, 2015 6:27 am UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count Characters Edition
Replies: 142
Views: 2861

Re: State of the Nation Address, South Africa

... that broke off in 2008, COPE, took about 7% of the vote but collapsed under internal leadership issues. Malema is the next major break off. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congress_of_the_People_%28South_African_political_party%29 At some point the ANC will break properly but who knows when. Part ...
by BattleMoose
Sat Feb 14, 2015 3:24 am UTC
 
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: State of the Nation Address, South Africa
Replies: 7
Views: 641

Re: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torture And "cyber stalking lying skank!" CBS 11:00 slot. "perception is reality!" Money Money at 11:30 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICkWjdQuK7Q (terrorist) Say when. butt fucking ...
by Sombrero Cat
Sat Feb 14, 2015 1:48 am UTC
 
Forum: General
Topic: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts
Replies: 87549
Views: 2632291

Re: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts

... (different dentist) three years later. Except it was four teeth. :( Hell-o; Here is a weird little tid-bit about the dental caries thing. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dental_caries#Bacteria These bacterial strains, most notably S. mutans can be inherited by a child from a caretaker's kiss or ...
by addams
Sat Feb 14, 2015 1:11 am UTC
 
Forum: General
Topic: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts
Replies: 87549
Views: 2632291

Re: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damselfly

PNP

Funny and well crafted. I'll try to remember Deet on my next adventure. Dude, some seriously crazy biotches. Fuckin nuts and fit for a straight jacket.
by Sombrero Cat
Fri Feb 13, 2015 6:26 pm UTC
 
Forum: General
Topic: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts
Replies: 87549
Views: 2632291

Re: Today I Learned

... material that we are looking towards to improve crops for the future, breed in resistance to new diseases etc. More information here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikolai_Vavilov
by Quercus
Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:22 pm UTC
 
Forum: General
Topic: Today I Learned
Replies: 12479
Views: 628640

Re: Double Post: Count Characters Edition

Nah, it's not against the rules as long as I edit it to comply with the rules before posting again. Oh. I will add stuff here tomorrow. :wink: 112 Milo( The Adventures of Milo and Otis ) http://www.crowdbeacon.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/milo-and-otis.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en...
by adnapemit
Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:59 am UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count Characters Edition
Replies: 142
Views: 2861

Re: Police misbehavior thread

... not Virginia. Though the defendant can waive the right, New York also pretty much requires a Grand Jury indictment for felonies as well. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_juries_in_the_United_States#New_York
by Chen
Thu Feb 12, 2015 1:16 pm UTC
 
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 2964
Views: 250332

Re: 1485: "Friendship"

Just googled for "list of militias united states". Google gave me this: Militia (United States) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Militia_(United_States) 5 List of fanclub in the United States. 5.1 U.S. Federal fanclub forces; 5.2 U.S. states' fanclub. 6 See ...
by Mishrak
Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:52 pm UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1485: "Friendship"
Replies: 77
Views: 3875

Re: 1484:"Apollo Speeches"

Artist's conception:

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by da Doctah
Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:23 am UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1484:"Apollo Speeches"
Replies: 43
Views: 4304
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