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Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

... let it cross my mind. If that is The Future, we don't have a worry in the world. Nothing that looks even vaguely like us will live in That. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus Venus is a terrestrial planet and is sometimes called Earth's "sister planet" because of their similar size, ...
by addams
Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:13 am UTC
 
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)
Replies: 10421
Views: 815498

'Theory of Everything'

This is a theoretical framework based on the best of my knowledge, I am self-taught so any errors are mine alone. I attempted to leave the theory ambiguous in spots even where I am almost certain I know the forces at play, in the end all that matters is forces are in fact at play. The basic structur...
by Maaruk
Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:29 pm UTC
 
Forum: Science
Topic: 'Theory of Everything'
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: Raising secular children

... since several people are making the same rather obvious mistake, I'm just going to leave this link here for the sake of general interest: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multivariate_statistics If we ever figure out a way to harness your condescension and turn it into a viable fuel-source, we will ...
by The Great Hippo
Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:54 pm UTC
 
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Raising secular children
Replies: 135
Views: 4378

Re: Raising secular children

... since several people are making the same rather obvious mistake, I'm just going to leave this link here for the sake of general interest: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multivariate_statistics
by EMTP
Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:43 pm UTC
 
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Raising secular children
Replies: 135
Views: 4378

Re: Gamergate

Btw the writer of Infamous, thoughtless and careless has now been banned from wikipedia. http://www.markbernstein.org/Jan15/Reckless.html
by PeteP
Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:26 pm UTC
 
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 561
Views: 31508

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

... 1. Tule Fog is Radiation Fog. Tule Fog fills up depressions, low fields and river basins Tule Fog is Thick and can last for Days and Days. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tule_fog I am usually pleased as punch with Wikipedia. Wikipedia is too US centric, this time. Tule Fog forms in France. Not one ...
by addams
Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:43 am UTC
 
Forum: General
Topic: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts
Replies: 87257
Views: 2576325

Re: Should we change the national anthem?

... oldest on in the world. It's also an acrostic, isn't it? That's pretty cool. Please leave a link of it well done. And; what's a acrostic? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acrostic "Details. Details." "The Devil is in The Details." We may not know if there is a God. We may not ...
by addams
Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:29 pm UTC
 
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Should we change the national anthem?
Replies: 65
Views: 2786

Re: Double Post

by adnapemit
Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:23 am UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 10680
Views: 272945

Re: Count to a Million

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by Earthling on Mars
Sun Jan 25, 2015 4:39 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 60494
Views: 1701659

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

... can Google the answer. A telephone told me the brightest star in the sky is Jupiter. I don't have a smart phone, now. My telephone is dumb. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus http://www.universetoday.com/22570/venus-the-morning-star/ What does that have to do with Poetry? Have you seen Venus, lately?
by addams
Sun Jan 25, 2015 2:33 am UTC
 
Forum: General
Topic: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts
Replies: 87257
Views: 2576325

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Bertas wrote:poisoning all the aquatic life?

What do you think makes anti-mosquito nets 'anti'? It's coated with a neurotoxin http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permethrin
by sardia
Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:48 pm UTC
 
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 768
Views: 54352

Re: Where in the world is generalz?

patzer wrote:Are you in this red area? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:High ... otland.svg


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by generalz
Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:00 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Where in the world is generalz?
Replies: 28
Views: 681

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

... Regean, Nancy's Dad. Many people with the Choice to live anywhere on the Planet, had little 'get aways' on the Central California Coast. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hearst_Castle So funny. The man was a Magnet. Global Warming? Or; Just a darned nice winter? I don't know. It's colder indoors ...
by addams
Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:30 pm UTC
 
Forum: General
Topic: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts
Replies: 87257
Views: 2576325

Re: Double Post

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by Earthling on Mars
Sat Jan 24, 2015 4:45 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 10680
Views: 272945

Re: Double Post

by addams
Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:23 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 10680
Views: 272945

Re: Double Post

Empress?
Do First Nation People ever have Get Togethers?

I know US American First Nation do.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pow_wow
by addams
Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:14 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 10680
Views: 272945

Re: Where in the world is generalz?

by patzer
Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:45 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Where in the world is generalz?
Replies: 28
Views: 681

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

... Or; Your Ducky is made of Uranium. Is that a Heavy Ducky? Did you ever give Nuclear Waste any thought? The guys at Yucca Mountain did. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yucca_Mountain_nuclear_waste_repository By 2008, Yucca Mountain was one of the most studied pieces of geology in the world;[21] ...
by addams
Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:21 pm UTC
 
Forum: General
Topic: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts
Replies: 87257
Views: 2576325

Re: What-If 0125: "Bowling Ball"

According to Wikipedia, the water denisity at the bottom is around 5% denser than at the top. Since we can assume the denisty increaes linearly as you descend, there is no need to do the integral. Just rerun the calculation with a bowling ball that is 5% lighter and average the two. Some other folk...
by dlbruzzone
Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:08 pm UTC
 
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0125: "Bowling Ball"
Replies: 46
Views: 2383

Re: 1476: Ceres

it could be the death star http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d6/Ceres_a_cores.jpg vs https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Cz7r4w-LWbI/AAAAAAAAAAI/AAAAAAAAABg/rVNAPNACdg8/photo.jpg No, Mimas is the death star. http://www.microscopics.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/deathstar_mimas....
by eleniy86
Wed Jan 21, 2015 3:18 pm UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1476: Ceres
Replies: 44
Views: 3054

Re: 1476: Ceres

it could be the death star http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d6/Ceres_a_cores.jpg vs https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Cz7r4w-LWbI/AAAAAAAAAAI/AAAAAAAAABg/rVNAPNACdg8/photo.jpg No, Mimas is the death star. http://www.microscopics.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/deathstar_mimas....
by Coyoty
Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:54 pm UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1476: Ceres
Replies: 44
Views: 3054

Re: 1476: Ceres

it could be the death star

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by eleniy86
Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:24 pm UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1476: Ceres
Replies: 44
Views: 3054

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by Earthling on Mars
Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:02 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 6389
Views: 148469

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

... in the South-Pointing Chariot. It used the difference between the two wheels to rotate the pointer whenever it went around a corner. yep. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South-pointing_chariot I think it's funny. Where did (insert any idea) come from? The safe answer is China. Differential? China. ...
by addams
Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:19 am UTC
 
Forum: General
Topic: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts
Replies: 87257
Views: 2576325

Re: 1190: "Time"

... at actually doing them. Luckily Taixzo did do some work on his version. loopists rejoice! I just happened to be on the wiki page for Time (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_%28xkcd%29), and it seems that trying to get to Philosophy (as per that one xkcd (http://xkcd.com/903/ (just the tooltip ...
by yappobiscuits
Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:45 am UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 88669
Views: 8679801

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by Earthling on Mars
Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:32 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 6389
Views: 148469

Re: Dixit

1. http://calpeacepower.org/0302/old/PeacePower%20Layouts%20Fall%2007/blood%20diamond%20review/WEBblooddiamond.jpg 2. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/82/Playing_card_diamond_3.svg/200px-Playing_card_diamond_3.svg.png 3. http://www.diamondaddict.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/N...
by faubiguy
Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:32 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Dixit
Replies: 164
Views: 6403

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

... At half a million volts as might be found in a large HVDC transmission line; about 27,000hp, getting better. Buzz? how about tick? from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orders_of_magnitude_(power) , "1 µW approximate consumption of a quartz or mechanical wristwatch" 40A * 25 nano-volts ...
by KittenKaboodle
Sat Jan 17, 2015 7:34 am UTC
 
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 533
Views: 32567

Re: We Are Not Alone.

... I have a difficult time imaging what alternative source of chemical energy there might be that hasn't burned itself out a long time ago. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithotroph Stone? There are things that eat stone and CO2, man. Some of them spit out oxygen.
by skolnick1
Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:57 pm UTC
 
Forum: Science
Topic: We Are Not Alone.
Replies: 62
Views: 3616

Re: Whats happening in MS patients?

Angua wrote:What does this even mean? What do you mean by an HLA change?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiple_s ... le:HLA.svg
by skolnick1
Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:11 pm UTC
 
Forum: Science
Topic: Whats happening in MS patients?
Replies: 47
Views: 1975

Re: Whats happening in MS patients?

... Since you like cherry picking, this is also from the wiki MS is the most common autoimmune disorder of the central nervous system. Angua: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_leukocyte_antigen He's claiming that a protein that is related to immune changes exists in Clostridium, ergo, it's totes ...
by Izawwlgood
Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:04 pm UTC
 
Forum: Science
Topic: Whats happening in MS patients?
Replies: 47
Views: 1975

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by Earthling on Mars
Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:44 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 6389
Views: 148469

Re: Whats happening in MS patients?

... that 'Know Nothing' Doctor of yours can." That's not fair to people that know and care. M.S. is something on Chromosome 6; (i think) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiple_sclerosis#Genetics Specific genes that have been linked with MS include differences in the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) ...
by addams
Fri Jan 16, 2015 5:38 pm UTC
 
Forum: Science
Topic: Whats happening in MS patients?
Replies: 47
Views: 1975

Re: 1474: "Screws"

Also omitted was the sonic-head screw. Have an Internet ;-) Well, one of these can presumably be used on any of the other variants; was there a corresponding screw-head or was it just a general-purpose botching tool? http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6d/2010_Sonic_Screwdriver.png
by orthogon
Fri Jan 16, 2015 4:34 pm UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1474: "Screws"
Replies: 93
Views: 15025

Re: 1474: "Screws"

... compatible with slot screwdrivers while everyone scrambles to upgrade their tool kit. That exists, and it is called a "cross". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_screw_drives#Cross
by Netzach
Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:36 am UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1474: "Screws"
Replies: 93
Views: 15025

Re: Double Post: Count Characters Edition

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by adnapemit
Fri Jan 16, 2015 4:04 am UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count Characters Edition
Replies: 75
Views: 1296

Re: Is 0 a natural number?

Xenomortis wrote:You're all fools.
The "whole" numbers are clearly Z\{0}. :)

Surely you mean Z\{0,1}.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_number#History wrote:Many Greek mathematicians did not consider 1 to be "a number", so to them 2 was the smallest number.

(fun fact: all negatives are larger than 2)
by Flumble
Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:46 pm UTC
 
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Is 0 a natural number?
Replies: 19
Views: 827

Re: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?

, but I'm not sure that we should put thousands of years of world culture on hold. Care to elaborate? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika#Worldwide_use I don't think anybody's suggesting that you shouldn't use the swastika in the context of Hindu religious symbolism. People ...
by maydayp
Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:46 pm UTC
 
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?
Replies: 105
Views: 3380

Re: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?

Sizik wrote:
Izawwlgood wrote:
Djehutynakht wrote:, but I'm not sure that we should put thousands of years of world culture on hold.
Care to elaborate?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika#Worldwide_use

my question was about putting culture on hold.
by Izawwlgood
Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:30 pm UTC
 
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?
Replies: 105
Views: 3380
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