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by Thesh
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: "Socialism" and "capitalism" are the same
Replies: 136
Views: 1540

Re: "Socialism" and "capitalism" are the same

You. Need. To. Study. Socialism. Before. You. Can. Debate. It. https://www.reddit.com/r/Socialism_101/wiki/index https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socialism https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socialist_economics https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_socialism https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Market_socialism ...
by flicky1991
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 83519
Views: 5597785

Re: Count to a Million

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by JeffDG
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"
Replies: 32
Views: 1684

Re: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"

... :P Only if gold is made of copper. Gold and copper are both made of hydrogen. Close enough? Hydrogen, Helium and a smattering of Lithium https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Bang_nucleosynthesis It's baryons and baryons. Which are just clumps of quarks and quarks. And before that, it was probably ...
by Soupspoon
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"
Replies: 32
Views: 1684

Re: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"

... :P Only if gold is made of copper. Gold and copper are both made of hydrogen. Close enough? Hydrogen, Helium and a smattering of Lithium https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Bang_nucleosynthesis It's baryons and baryons. Which are just clumps of quarks and quarks. And before that, it was probably ...
by JeffDG
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"
Replies: 32
Views: 1684

Re: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"

Sableagle wrote:
ucim wrote:
Soupspoon wrote:FTFY? :P
Only if gold is made of copper.
Gold and copper are both made of hydrogen.

Close enough?

Hydrogen, Helium and a smattering of Lithium
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Bang_nucleosynthesis
by Earthling on Mars
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:47 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 39519
Views: 1658244

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by Archgeek
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2005: "Attention Span"
Replies: 78
Views: 2711

Re: 2005: "Attention Span"

The most dramatic example of "thicker than it is wide": https://img.labnol.org/di/wikipedia-book.jpg Yes, that is apparently a real book , though I assumed it was a photoshop job when I first saw it. I don't know what kind of binding it has, but I'd guess it's literally impossible to read...
by Sableagle
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:09 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 93846
Views: 4070997

Re: Double Post

http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/naturelibrary/images/ic/credit/640x395/c/ch/chaffinch/chaffinch_1.jpg http://voice.gardenbird.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Dunnock-min.jpg https://orig00.deviantart.net/b534/f/2007/126/0/9/hedge_sparrow_by_kevlewis.jpg https://www.rspb.org.uk/globalassets/images/wildlife...
by FriendOfFred
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2005: "Attention Span"
Replies: 78
Views: 2711

Re: 2005: "Attention Span"

The most dramatic example of "thicker than it is wide": https://img.labnol.org/di/wikipedia-book.jpg Yes, that is apparently a real book , though I assumed it was a photoshop job when I first saw it. I don't know what kind of binding it has, but I'd guess it's literally impossible to read.
by Earthling on Mars
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 39519
Views: 1658244

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by Jorpho
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2005: "Attention Span"
Replies: 78
Views: 2711

Re: 2005: Attention Span

... the Surf Ninjas novelization: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9792011-surf-ninjas Which is indeed written by a respectable character: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Lerangis I wonder if Randall has actually read it? Maybe it's another trip-fest like the Back to the Future novelization, ...
by Sableagle
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:31 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 93846
Views: 4070997

Re: Double Post

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by Sableagle
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:21 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 93846
Views: 4070997

Re: Double Post

Aaaaand one more:

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I've got at least two of those in the garden here.
by Sableagle
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:01 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 93846
Views: 4070997

Re: Double Post

Here, some more flowers:

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by Soupspoon
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Philosophy and science of gender and sex
Replies: 117
Views: 2740

Re: Philosophy and science of gender and sex

... on second thought, there's some netflix show that also incorporates the concept of swapping out bodies as if they were clothes/vehicles. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altered_Carbon_(TV_series) ? Not yet seen it myself (or read the dead-tree version), but sounds somewhat like the inverse to Dollhouse. ...
by Earthling on Mars
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 39519
Views: 1658244

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by cryptoengineer
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2002: "LeBron James and Stephen Curry"
Replies: 39
Views: 1939

Re: 2002: "LeBron James and Stephen Curry"

... years, DLs have become more and more effectively national ID cards; In fact, with the RealID act, they are becoming that in all but name. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_ID_Act Want to fly, or interact with the Federal Government? In a couple years you'd better have a RealID compliant DL or ID.
by Earthling on Mars
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 39519
Views: 1658244

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by x7eggert
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"
Replies: 26
Views: 1856

Re: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"

Would that front pop-out grip double as joystick? How else are you going to move the mouse cursor? By using a track ball. BTDT. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BlackBerry_Curve I like the idea of a big, squishy, water proof case. You might use a package sealing device. Maybe you already have ...
by GlassHouses
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1039: "RuBisCO"
Replies: 122
Views: 29892

Re: 1039: "RuBisCO"

Time to necrothread... Is it wrong for me to want to edit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RuBisCO to put a "References in popular culture" section, linking it to the xkcd? I believe there's a specific Wikipedia policy that tells you to not add xkcd ...
by p1t1o
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Cooling gas by expansion
Replies: 6
Views: 505

Re: Cooling gas by expansion

Does this concept have any bearing on the subject? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_expansion Here it states that free expansion into a vacuum is isothermal, no temperature change. However it also states that no work must be done by the expansion - ...
by p1t1o
Thu May 31, 2018 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Cooling gas by expansion
Replies: 6
Views: 505

Re: Cooling gas by expansion

... strong contribution. Can't make a strong argument/reference for that of the top of my head, though. Here's a wiki article for you, though. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venturi_effect As a propellant, hot Hydrogen actually ideal, in the sense of propellant efficiency (for thermal rockets; electromagnetic ...
by thoughtfully
Thu May 31, 2018 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Cooling gas by expansion
Replies: 6
Views: 505

Re: Cooling gas by expansion

... strong contribution. Can't make a strong argument/reference for that of the top of my head, though. Here's a wiki article for you, though. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venturi_effect As a propellant, hot Hydrogen actually ideal, in the sense of propellant efficiency (for thermal rockets; electromagnetic ...
by patzer
Thu May 31, 2018 5:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1039: "RuBisCO"
Replies: 122
Views: 29892

Re: 1039: "RuBisCO"

Time to necrothread... Is it wrong for me to want to edit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RuBisCO to put a "References in popular culture" section, linking it to the xkcd? I believe there's a specific Wikipedia policy that tells you to not add xkcd ...
by Farabor
Thu May 31, 2018 3:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1039: "RuBisCO"
Replies: 122
Views: 29892

Re: 1039: "RuBisCO"

Time to necrothread...

Is it wrong for me to want to edit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RuBisCO to put a "References in popular culture" section, linking it to the xkcd?
by flicky1991
Tue May 29, 2018 11:54 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 39519
Views: 1658244

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by flicky1991
Tue May 29, 2018 5:25 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 83519
Views: 5597785

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by emceng
Wed May 23, 2018 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5320
Views: 407123

Re: Trump presidency

... level to benefit themselves. The problem is someone got wise on a national level, and decided to organize the GOP to seize national power(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/REDMAP). So gerrymandering went from a 'all shitty politicians' moderate problem to 'there's a plan to actively disenfranchise ...
by Earthling on Mars
Wed May 23, 2018 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 39519
Views: 1658244

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by keithl
Tue May 22, 2018 1:57 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0157: "Earth-Moon Fire Pole"
Replies: 22
Views: 4171

What-If 0157: "Earth-Moon Fire Pole"

Earth-Moon FIre Pole WOW! A new What-If! And it's about something I pretend to understand! Randall posits a space elevator ("fire pole") hanging to the Earth from our Moon, and describes many things that can go wrong (even with an unobtainium "pole"). However, there's a fix for ...
by Earthling on Mars
Sun May 20, 2018 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 39519
Views: 1658244

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by Soupspoon
Sat May 19, 2018 8:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1995: "MC Hammer Age"
Replies: 29
Views: 2366

Re: 1995: MC Hammer Age

... ones, amongst other things. They are associated persons, but they aren't Americans or (despite both being 70, this year) retired/retiring. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Krankies On 24 December 2015, the Krankies appeared on the BBC One programme Pointless, losing out to Su Pollard and Jeffrey ...
by Earthling on Mars
Fri May 18, 2018 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 39519
Views: 1658244

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by Thesh
Wed May 16, 2018 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3747
Views: 478077

Re: The Darker Side of the News

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hastert_Rule

This is pretty much the default because of our democratic system, even when it's not strictly adhered to. I also ignored the primary system, which has its own issues that aren't so easy to quantify.
by Earthling on Mars
Tue May 15, 2018 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 39519
Views: 1658244

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by ObsessoMom
Mon May 14, 2018 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Post number N wins 2: This time it's actually impossible for flicky to win
Replies: 1022
Views: 5233

Re: Post number N wins 2: This time it's actually impossible for flicky to win

Xoloitzcuintli.

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(The mascot of a nearby professional soccer team--very popular where I live.)

Also known as the Mexican Hairless Dog.

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