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Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by Earthling on Mars
Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:15 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
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Views: 366047

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by Earthling on Mars
Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:36 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 16023
Views: 366047

Re: 1571: "Car Model Names"

The Citroen ZX, at 104.5 the coolest car in the world.
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by Envelope Generator
Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:01 am UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1571: "Car Model Names"
Replies: 51
Views: 2687

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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Yay, now I get a break from the ninja business...please, let's not try that again.

And, as requested:

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by username5243
Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:09 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
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by Earthling on Mars
Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:03 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
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Re: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk? Яound 6

The first four Wikipedia articles that came up when I hit the "Random article" button https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stevedore https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mostafa_Alnagar https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historic_Houses_Trust_of_New_South_Wales https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miki_Nadal ...
by SirGabriel
Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:21 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk? Яound 6
Replies: 1041
Views: 16868

Re: 1569: "Magic Tree"

... developed fusiform bodies and fins. *Citation needed. No, wait, here it is: http://www.sciencedaily.com/terms/convergent_evolution.htm # https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batesian_mimicry
by lmjb1964
Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:28 pm UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1569: "Magic Tree"
Replies: 55
Views: 3231

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by Earthling on Mars
Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:20 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 16023
Views: 366047

Re: 1570: "Engineer Syllogism"

See "Dunning Kruger Effect": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning%E2%80%93Kruger_effect In my experience, anyone who thinks that as an individual investor they can beat out institutions and High Frequency Trading at day trading is delusional. ...
by cryptoengineer
Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:12 pm UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1570: "Engineer Syllogism"
Replies: 41
Views: 3316

Re: How does "The Dress" illusion work on a computer screen?

At the very least, I can't possibly believe that anyone with normal vision sees this... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Dress_%28viral_phenomenon%29.png ...and this... http://www.justjaredjr.com/photo-gallery/780486/the-model-who-wore-the-dress-says-the-color-is-04/ ...
by Decker
Thu Aug 27, 2015 6:04 pm UTC
 
Forum: Science
Topic: How does "The Dress" illusion work on a computer screen?
Replies: 12
Views: 765

Re: How does "The Dress" illusion work on a computer screen?

... combined effects of shadow and non-white light. At the very least, I can't possibly believe that anyone with normal vision sees this... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Dress_%28viral_phenomenon%29.png ...and this... http://www.justjaredjr.com/photo-gallery/780486/the-model-who-wore-the-dress-says-the-color-is-04/ ...
by gmalivuk
Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:04 pm UTC
 
Forum: Science
Topic: How does "The Dress" illusion work on a computer screen?
Replies: 12
Views: 765

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by Earthling on Mars
Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:46 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 16023
Views: 366047

Re: How does "The Dress" illusion work on a computer screen?

At the very least, I can't possibly believe that anyone with normal vision sees this... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Dress_%28viral_phenomenon%29.png ...and this... http://www.justjaredjr.com/photo-gallery/780486/the-model-who-wore-the-dress-says-the-color-is-04/ ...
by Sizik
Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:36 am UTC
 
Forum: Science
Topic: How does "The Dress" illusion work on a computer screen?
Replies: 12
Views: 765

Re: How does "The Dress" illusion work on a computer screen?

... brown, but surely not the same color as ink.) (Also also, the lighting in the original photo is clearly bright white. Just look at it... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_dress_%28viral_phenomenon%29 ...the top-right corner is a massive blaring white beam, the entire right side of the photo is.) ...
by King Author
Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:21 am UTC
 
Forum: Science
Topic: How does "The Dress" illusion work on a computer screen?
Replies: 12
Views: 765

Re: What sites do you go on when you're bored?

Regardless of whether I'm bored or not, I mainly tab between the xkcd forums and Sandcastle Builder a lot throughout the day. When I'm slightly more bored than usual, I visit the Science and Computing Reference Desks on Wikipedia. Damn You Autocorrect is usually good for some daily funnies. Two plac...
by Link
Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:39 am UTC
 
Forum: General
Topic: What sites do you go on when you're bored?
Replies: 82
Views: 74411

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by Earthling on Mars
Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:53 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 16023
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Re: Police misbehavior thread

... you might be confused by the US's theory of "policing by overwhelming force", rather than the original intent of the police. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peelian_Principles EDIT TO ADD: Most of the principles have been willfully disregarded by the US, which (IMHO) contributes in ...
by eran_rathan
Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:58 pm UTC
 
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 3947
Views: 361355

Re: Doctor/Quack/Shill Vitamin D?

... thing. That said, Wikipedia thinks that single-digit vitamin D levels are not a great thing, on the basis of more than one study: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypovitaminosis_D (it depends of the units, of course). I mentioned those doses to a pharmacist. She didn't find them particularly ...
by KittenKaboodle
Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:51 am UTC
 
Forum: Science
Topic: Doctor/Quack/Shill Vitamin D?
Replies: 14
Views: 856

Re: Doctor/Quack/Shill Vitamin D?

... thing. That said, Wikipedia thinks that single-digit vitamin D levels are not a great thing, on the basis of more than one study: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypovitaminosis_D (it depends of the units, of course). I mentioned those doses to a pharmacist. She didn't find them particularly ...
by ahammel
Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:36 pm UTC
 
Forum: Science
Topic: Doctor/Quack/Shill Vitamin D?
Replies: 14
Views: 856

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by Earthling on Mars
Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:06 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
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by Earthling on Mars
Sat Aug 22, 2015 2:37 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

... This is the way someone might tell the story. http://www.mythicarts.com/writing/Persephone.html. This is what Wikipedia has to say. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persephone Some of the roughest woman yelled at me to "Shut The Fuck Up, Bitch! . The other woman, many of them said, "No. ...
by addams
Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:50 pm UTC
 
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
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by Earthling on Mars
Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:41 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
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Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

1 5 44 0 https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0f/Roca_del_elefante%2C_Heimaey%2C_Islas_Vestman%2C_Su%C3%B0urland%2C_Islandia%2C_2014-08-17%2C_DD_036.JPG/640px-Roca_del_elefante%2C_Heimaey%2C_Islas_Vestman%2C_Su%C3%B0urland%2C_Islandia%2C_2014-08-17%2C_DD_036.JPG
by Earthling on Mars
Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:20 pm UTC
 
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Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
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by Earthling on Mars
Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:15 pm UTC
 
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Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
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Re: Hard combinatorics

... the quintuplets, and two are linked by an edge if they have exactly two elements in common. Then, you're hunting for the largest clique (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clique_%28graph_theory%29) in the graph, and the Wiki article I just linked lists three algorithms to find the exact or an approximate ...
by Cauchy
Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:00 pm UTC
 
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Hard combinatorics
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Views: 1181

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by Earthling on Mars
Sun Aug 16, 2015 12:26 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
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by Earthling on Mars
Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:29 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
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Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

... Junior and the principality of the glass cranium" was considered, but actually never released) Am I missing something? a joke maybe? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Junior_and_the_Principality_of_the_Glass_Cranium says: "was released worldwide on May 22, 2008 to generally positive ...
by KittenKaboodle
Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:46 am UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1563: "Synonym Movies"
Replies: 112
Views: 8673

Re: Double Post

The large dotted slug.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limax_maximus

I'm very comfortable with your kind.
And; They with me.

They walk into the building.

One.
by addams
Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:22 am UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 18911
Views: 628486

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by Earthling on Mars
Wed Aug 12, 2015 3:47 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
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Re: 1562: "I in Team"

I wonder if there was team in Teem. Before they discontinued it, that is.
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by da Doctah
Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:40 am UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1562: "I in Team"
Replies: 43
Views: 2839

Re: 1561: "Water Phase Diagram"

So... in all seriousness, why does a phase diagram for water look like this? (Or like this:) https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/08/Phase_diagram_of_water.svg/285px-Phase_diagram_of_water.svg.png As I understand it (not a scientist), water is [a rare substance / unique in the univ...
by mathmannix
Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:28 pm UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1561: "Water Phase Diagram"
Replies: 53
Views: 4762

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by Earthling on Mars
Sat Aug 08, 2015 3:57 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
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Re: Double Post

... Night Points Yes. The cadence of the words fit an old Rock-and-Roll melody. The cadence fits so well, it triggered an 'Ear Worm' in me. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earworm
by addams
Sat Aug 08, 2015 2:43 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 18911
Views: 628486
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