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Re: 1637: "Salt Mine"

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by wolf99
Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:53 am UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1637: "Salt Mine"
Replies: 55
Views: 3445

Re: What-If 0141: "Sunbeam"

Oh, I get it. Someone deleted the old section on "proprietary names". https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Flunixin&oldid=699633483 In the USA the trade names are Banamine, Flunixamine, Citation , Equileve, and Meflosyl Solution. In the UK the trade ...
by Jorpho
Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:31 pm UTC
 
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0141: "Sunbeam"
Replies: 81
Views: 4269

Re: Double Post

by flicky1991
Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:18 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 24768
Views: 836907

Re: 1637: "Salt Mine"

Salt mines are sometimes too pretty to eat. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wieliczka_Salt_Mine https://www.google.com/search?q=Wieliczka+Salt+Mine&client=safari&rls=en&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjqlvy6uNjKAhUE9R4KHfVpBfkQsAQIKg&biw=1280&bih=526 ...
by orthogon
Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:49 pm UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1637: "Salt Mine"
Replies: 55
Views: 3445

Re: Double Post

... have. I did not know you kept it, too. England is Miles across not kilometers? ....oh. Sjuggy; I have not thought of Methuselah in ages. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methuselah Thanks for the memories.
by addams
Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:19 am UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 24768
Views: 836907

Re: 1637: "Salt Mine"

... Maybe salt mines are so dull bright people turn to eating the experiment. Maybe. Salt mines are sometimes too pretty to eat. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wieliczka_Salt_Mine https://www.google.com/search?q=Wieliczka+Salt+Mine&client=safari&rls=en&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjqlvy6uNjKAhUE9R4KHfVpBfkQsAQIKg&biw=1280&bih=526
by addams
Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:30 am UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1637: "Salt Mine"
Replies: 55
Views: 3445

Re: Double Post

... and general erosion issues on top of the exploding mountains. That wasn't St Helens. That was the blast that left us with Crater Lake. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Mazama
by addams
Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:47 am UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 24768
Views: 836907

Re: Count to a Million

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by flicky1991
Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:40 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 62943
Views: 2443819

Re: Atomic Science books suggestion? For Layman and scientis

... the history of the subject as well, so any suggestions satisfying that would be great. Thank you. What about this - is this too advanced? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_fission If that's too hard, maybe start here: https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atom
by KarenRei
Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:12 am UTC
 
Forum: Science
Topic: Atomic Science books suggestion? For Layman and scientists
Replies: 11
Views: 609

Re: Double Post

I bet it would have been better at the time, though - when stories about time machines were brand new. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Time_Machine ? Not sure if you didn't notice that was the book I read, or if you're trying to make some other point I'm not seeing. Nope. I ...
by addams
Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:58 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 24768
Views: 836907

Re: Double Post

addams wrote:
flicky1991 wrote:I bet it would have been better at the time, though - when stories about time machines were brand new.

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

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Not sure if you didn't notice that was the book I read, or if you're trying to make some other point I'm not seeing.
by flicky1991
Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:01 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 24768
Views: 836907

Re: Double Post

flicky1991 wrote:I bet it would have been better at the time, though - when stories about time machines were brand new.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Time_Machine
by addams
Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:59 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 24768
Views: 836907

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by Earthling on Mars
Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:23 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 19525
Views: 483094

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by adnapemit
Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:04 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 19525
Views: 483094

1636: "xkcd Stack"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/xkcd_stack.png Alt Text: This site requires Sun Java 6.0.0.1 (32-bit) or higher. You have Macromedia Java 7.3.8.1¾ (48-bit). Click here [link to java.com main page] to download an installer which will run fine but not really change anything. Link: http://xkcd.com/1636/ -...
by glasnt
Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:04 am UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1636: "xkcd Stack"
Replies: 37
Views: 2809

Re: 1635: "Birdsong"

Their "consultant" would only need something like grade 2 theory. Or wikipedia. Except on Wikipedia, they'd see this: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8e/Chopin_Prelude_7.svg/500px-Chopin_Prelude_7.svg.png And God forbid they look up how, say, Beethoven wrote his not...
by dp2
Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:15 pm UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1635: "Birdsong"
Replies: 39
Views: 2646

Re: Well-ordered Subset of Reals

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Well-order says: An uncountable subset of the real numbers with the standard ordering ≤ cannot be a well-order see there for a proof. A well-ordered subset must have a lower bound (the set itself ...
by Tub
Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:17 pm UTC
 
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Well-ordered Subset of Reals
Replies: 7
Views: 556

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

The arguments Copernicus used were mostly mystical bullshit like "The sun is awesome, it should be in the center of the universe". I thought Copernicus noticed that the movement of planets made no sense at all in a geocentric system, while they would look much better in a heliocentric one...
by KnightExemplar
Wed Jan 27, 2016 4:17 pm UTC
 
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)
Replies: 12266
Views: 1175153

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by Earthling on Mars
Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:03 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 19525
Views: 483094

Re: Landing rockets upright is unnecessary?

... vertical takeoff and landing would be the default. What do you mean by "ducts"? Do you mean an expanding nozzle? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expanding_nozzle I can't comment any more on your idea until I'm clearer on what you mean - for example, your talk of angles of ...
by KarenRei
Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:00 pm UTC
 
Forum: Science
Topic: Landing rockets upright is unnecessary?
Replies: 35
Views: 1568

Re: 1634: "In Case of Emergency"

da Doctah wrote:(What's the deal with all these "Keep Calm and Carry On" posters, anyway? When I was growing up "carrying on" was the exact opposite of "keeping calm".)


Wiki sez: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keep_Calm_and_Carry_On
by CharlieP
Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:41 pm UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1634: "In Case of Emergency"
Replies: 13
Views: 1429

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

1 9 3 2 0 https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/07/Larousse_universel_en_2_volumes%3B_nouveau_dictionnaire_encyclop%C3%A9dique_publi%C3%A9_sous_la_direction_de_Claude_Aug%C3%A9_%281922%29_%2814779633811%29.jpg/560px-Larousse_universel_en_2_volumes%3B_nouveau_dictionnaire_encyclop%C...
by Earthling on Mars
Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:57 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 19525
Views: 483094

Re: What-If 0141: "Sunbeam"

... this temperature for quite a while. If it comes out of a long reflective tunnel as shown, it will still scatter in all directions when it leaves (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etendue), so the amount of light reaching the earth would be very very dim, appearing like a very distant and very hot star. Over ...
by keithl
Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:51 pm UTC
 
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0141: "Sunbeam"
Replies: 81
Views: 4269

Re: 1632: "Palindrome"

Panamax is so dated (there are already ships that don't fit through) - new hotness is Malacca Max. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaccamax *EDIT* oh - there's another class that's not restricted by a strait/locks/channels/bridges: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinamax Try ...
by robhagopian
Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:56 pm UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1632: "Palindrome"
Replies: 52
Views: 4957

Re: 1632: "Palindrome"

I have no idea what the mouseover caption is on about. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panamax Post-Panamax or over-Panamax denote ships larger than Panamax that do not fit in the canal Harrumph! That would mean that Post-Panamax would be an even better maximum ...
by Neil_Boekend
Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:59 am UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1632: "Palindrome"
Replies: 52
Views: 4957

Re: 1632: "Palindrome"

I have no idea what the mouseover caption is on about. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panamax Post-Panamax or over-Panamax denote ships larger than Panamax that do not fit in the canal Harrumph! Coincidentally, Panamax is also the brand name for a painkiller, ...
by orthogon
Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:29 am UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1632: "Palindrome"
Replies: 52
Views: 4957

Re: 1632: "Palindrome"

Steve the Pocket wrote:I have no idea what the mouseover caption is on about.


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

Post-Panamax or over-Panamax denote ships larger than Panamax that do not fit in the canal


Harrumph!
by brandbarth
Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:28 am UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1632: "Palindrome"
Replies: 52
Views: 4957

Re: Obama says it's easier to get a gun than a book.

... content to not murder each other. Tell you what, when the US has nationally instituted, lets say any 3 of the regulations on this page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_politics_in_Norway you get to bring up Norway again. I agree. Sound surpressors SHOULD be deregulated and purchaseable by ...
by Tyndmyr
Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:45 pm UTC
 
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Obama says it's easier to get a gun than a book.
Replies: 115
Views: 4021

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by Earthling on Mars
Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:35 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 19525
Views: 483094

Re: Obama says it's easier to get a gun than a book.

... content to not murder each other. Tell you what, when the US has nationally instituted, lets say any 3 of the regulations on this page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_politics_in_Norway you get to bring up Norway again.
by jestingrabbit
Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:34 pm UTC
 
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Obama says it's easier to get a gun than a book.
Replies: 115
Views: 4021

Re: Police misbehavior thread

... worth). Oh and about 2/5 of lynching victims were white, IIRC. You're purposely being vague so as to deblackify lynching with Jim Crow. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynching_in_the_United_States#Disfranchisement_.281877-1917.29 After 1901, as economics shifted and more blacks became renters ...
by sardia
Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:40 pm UTC
 
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 4737
Views: 446625

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by Earthling on Mars
Sat Jan 16, 2016 4:40 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 19525
Views: 483094

Re: Editors

Oh, wait, maybe I do...based on your "navigating keys" definition. Well, I use a laptop keyboard, not one of those absurd gaming keyboards with hundreds of extra buttons and knobs. So I don't have home key, end key, etc. And even if I did, I sure as heck can't use them without taking my h...
by Derek
Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:11 am UTC
 
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Editors
Replies: 261
Views: 78432

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by adnapemit
Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:58 am UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 19525
Views: 483094

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by Earthling on Mars
Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:47 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 19525
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Re: What-If 0141: "Sunbeam"

Quaaraaq wrote:Something tells me that this may have been inspired by the new Star Wars movie.

Actually it's much older (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Stage_Lensmen#Plot_synopsis).
by Thrawn
Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:58 pm UTC
 
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0141: "Sunbeam"
Replies: 81
Views: 4269

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

... It also has a history dating to as far back as Chaucer , with Shaw, Shakespeare and Austen all being documented employers of it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singular_they#Usage So, think about using it, if you could, rather than a confusing series of alternating he/she pronouns? I don't ...
by Madge
Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:24 am UTC
 
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 27609
Views: 1145328

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by Earthling on Mars
Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:31 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 19525
Views: 483094
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