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by Ranbot
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1874: "Geologic faults"
Replies: 30
Views: 1833

Re: 1874: "Geologic faults"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horst_(geology) ) huh, without using the url tag this comes up broken (doesn't include the closing parens) Sorry... try this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horst_(geology) ...Or see Hiferator's Graben ...
by Hiferator
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1874: "Geologic faults"
Replies: 30
Views: 1833

Re: 1874: "Geologic faults"

... because it's clearly a twist on a block diagram of a horst - if only either side of the "soap bar" were normal faults https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horst_(geology) ) I thought it was just a reversed Graben. For a Horst, the fault lines would need to skew in the opposite direction. ...
by Weeks
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1874: "Geologic faults"
Replies: 30
Views: 1833

Re: 1874: "Geologic faults"

Ranbot wrote:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horst_(geology) )
huh, without using the url tag this comes up broken (doesn't include the closing parens)
by Ranbot
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1874: "Geologic faults"
Replies: 30
Views: 1833

Re: 1874: "Geologic faults"

... because it's clearly a twist on a block diagram of a horst - if only either side of the "soap bar" were normal faults https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horst_(geology) )
by flicky1991
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 72514
Views: 4097373

Re: Count to a Million

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by sardia
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1487
Views: 193558

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

... engines (as I've heard also mentioned for wankel and turbine miniature power units) is probably the way to go in the near future, anyway. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homogeneous_charge_compression_ignition#Disadvantages Achieving cold start capability. High heat release and pressure rise rates ...
by Earthling on Mars
Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 33167
Views: 1065844

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by nick012000
Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1871: "Bun Alert"
Replies: 86
Views: 3449

Re: 1871: "Bun Alert"

... Sadly I then realised it wasn't Black Hat Guy... Yeah. Down here in Australia, we're busy trying to genocide them with biological weapons. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabbits_in_Australia#Biological_measures
by Earthling on Mars
Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 33167
Views: 1065844

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by cyanyoshi
Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:58 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 72514
Views: 4097373

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by Liri
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1871: "Bun Alert"
Replies: 86
Views: 3449

Re: 1871: "Bun Alert"

Are you sure that's not just a duck? A lot of people get'em confused. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ab/Kaninchen_und_Ente.png/500px-Kaninchen_und_Ente.png There is a Duckrabbit Brewery in NC, USA, that uses a take on that drawing as their logo. They also make very good beer.
by Earthling on Mars
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 33167
Views: 1065844

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by Silhalnor
Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1871: "Bun Alert"
Replies: 86
Views: 3449

Re: 1871: "Bun Alert"

Are you sure that's not just a duck?
A lot of people get'em confused.

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by Earthling on Mars
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 33167
Views: 1065844

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by slinches
Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 76429
Views: 2472564

Re: Double Post

I prefer this kind of Roadrunner
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by orthogon
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1867: "Physics Confession"
Replies: 182
Views: 7029

Re: 1867: "Physics Confession"

They can be good for many things, without having been made for anything. I don't see how they could be good for anything when they could not be used for anything, as there was no one to use them. I would still consider the hammer at the back of the shelf in the hardware store good for hitting nails...
by Earthling on Mars
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 33167
Views: 1065844

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by morriswalters
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Hydrodynamic Levitation
Replies: 35
Views: 2117

Re: Hydrodynamic Levitation

I watched this video on a stable system of a ball being held up by a stream of water. I do not like the explanation given. When the water hits the right side, most of the water goes to the upper right quadrant. The upper left quadrant gets the second most spray. Barely any water is left by the time...
by KnightExemplar
Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 2852
Views: 137980

Re: Trump presidency

From this , it sounds like he made the right move to kill it (at least for this year)? I'd be curious to hear from someone with more direct knowledge of the subject, because it sounds from the Wikipedia article on reconciliation like only one bill per topic can be passed per year - and since this w...
by Earthling on Mars
Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 33167
Views: 1065844

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by Earthling on Mars
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 33167
Views: 1065844

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by Kit.
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1867: "Physics Confession"
Replies: 182
Views: 7029

Re: 1867: "Physics Confession"

gmalivuk wrote:I think the question, "What's the eardrum for?" has more than a merely metaphorical answer.

I don't think so.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conceptual_metaphor
by flicky1991
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:20 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 33167
Views: 1065844

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by flicky1991
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:04 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 33167
Views: 1065844

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by gmalivuk
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"
Replies: 78
Views: 3961

Re: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"

(That he postulated a teapot is so twee and so quintessentially British that I can't help picturing Russell as a kind of Alan Bennett of philosophy. An American would probably have mentally launched a "football" [handegg]; a French philosopher - I don't know - a baguette, perhaps?) I mean...
by Earthling on Mars
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 33167
Views: 1065844

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by bgaskin
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"
Replies: 78
Views: 3961

Re: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"

Here's the Wikipedia definition (Russell's Teapot): https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell%27s_teapot?wprov=sfla1 Russell's teapot is an analogy, formulated by the philosopher Bertrand Russell (1872–1970), to illustrate that the philosophic burden of proof lies upon a person making unfalsifiable cl...
by Confusion
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"
Replies: 78
Views: 3961

Re: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"

... reference to Russel's Paradox for naive set theory where he creates the set that is a member of all sets that are not members of themself: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell%27s_paradox A classical variant of this paradox is the Barber paradox: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barber_paradox
by peregrine_crow
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"
Replies: 78
Views: 3961

Re: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"

... paradox which involves the set of all sets that do not contain themselves (the paradox is whether this set contains itself). See here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell%27s_paradox. The obvious solution for the condition mentioned in the title text is to use a giant catapult to launch the ...
by EvanED
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:52 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: chess under duress
Replies: 27
Views: 3607

Re: chess under duress

... White was compelled to instead move his king. After the forced 3.Ke2??, Black gave checkmate with 3...Qe4# (Chernev 1974:119)." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Touch-move_rule
by Earthling on Mars
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 33167
Views: 1065844

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by flicky1991
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:33 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 72514
Views: 4097373

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by Soupspoon
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 133
Views: 15290

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Mutex wrote:George A. Romero, godfather of modern zombies, director of Night of the Living Dead.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_A._Romero

RIP!

(Or else I look forward to the documentary he's just about to start filming...)
by Mutex
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 133
Views: 15290

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

George A. Romero, godfather of modern zombies, director of Night of the Living Dead.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_A._Romero
by >-)
Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: chess under duress
Replies: 27
Views: 3607

Re: chess under duress

... problem about a more complex game into a simpler one while retaining the challenging aspects. in case it helps, here's the original game: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanabi_(card_game) roughly speaking, a bunch of players try to coordinate to place down some cards on the board in a specific ...
by Earthling on Mars
Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 33167
Views: 1065844

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by Earthling on Mars
Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 33167
Views: 1065844

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by Bloopy
Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Graph theory terminology
Replies: 16
Views: 2039

Graph theory terminology

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graph_theory
A graph in this context is made up of vertices, nodes, or points which are connected by edges, arcs, or lines.


Could also throw links & ... in the mix, or:

Drags & traps?
Spaghetti & meatballs?
2x4s & sycamores?
by Soupspoon
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1862: "Particle Properties"
Replies: 35
Views: 1772

Re: 1862: "Particle Properties"

... alcohol must never be consumed. So you can have a scale that goes up to 200, but it might as well only go up to about 99.5% or so. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcohol_proof (99.5% ABV = 199 proof, and pure alcohol is 200 proof, by the simpler US system. Assumedly the one Randall is referencing.) ...

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