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by Neil_Boekend
Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1203: "Time Machines"
Replies: 100
Views: 30971

Re: 1203: "Time Machines"

Well, the frame/location problem is quite elegantly fixed by the "just move time backwards, no cheating" time machine (as in the comic, but without remembering). If everything just happens in reverse then everything is in the place and in the frame where it can and should be. It does howev...
by Neil_Boekend
Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40911649

Re: 1190: "Time"

The Western Paradox church gives a i% discount. Dunno about the others

edit:
Wohoo

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Can I have a nice Pope hat now?
by Neil_Boekend
Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40911649

Re: 1190: "Time"

The end is near! Repent! Repent!
repent to any religion of choice.
by Neil_Boekend
Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40911649

Re: 1190: "Time"

XonqNopp wrote:So guess what we will see in the few coming Newpix...

I guess black pixels.
by Neil_Boekend
Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40911649

Re: 1190: "Time"

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by Neil_Boekend
Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40911649

Re: 1190: "Time"

jjjdavidson wrote:Wait; haven't we been here already?

Yes, but you shouldn't be able to remember it. Did your parents perhaps take a TARDIS for their honeymoon?
by Neil_Boekend
Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1203: "Time Machines"
Replies: 100
Views: 30971

Re: 1203: "Time Machines"

If he didn't remember it, the universe would be stuck in a loop: 1. Queball Flips the switch form "Off" to "On" 2. Machine starts 3. Time reverses 4. Machine "unstarts" (starts in reverse?) 5. Queball Flips the switch from "On" to "Off" (step 1 in re...
by Neil_Boekend
Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40911649

Re: 1190: "Time"

The sea can do whatever it wants. Doesn't that mean they should try to convince the sea not to destroy their castle?
by Neil_Boekend
Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40911649

Re: 1190: "Time"

mscha said: Or it's hydrophobic sand. I thought about that, but you wouldn't be able to build a sandcastle out of hydrophobic sand. Try building one out of dry sand. Unless you mix it with a suitable liquid (water is the most common one) it will not work. To quote Zap: You win again, gravity! It cou...
by Neil_Boekend
Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40911649

Re: 1190: "Time"

I think there is another solution to the "sand is permeable to water and therefore the dike should not hold back the water so effectively" problem. The dike may simply be built out of wet sand, but the sea may be made from oil. Since that would prevent seeping through it would work. Or the...
by Neil_Boekend
Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40911649

Re: 1190: "Time"

As a member of the Western Paradox church I propose a party. Admission only with an invitation. Invitations available inside the party.
by Neil_Boekend
Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40911649

Re: 1190: "Time"

edo wrote:
Neil_Boekend wrote:Please do not make me a member of the Western Paradox Church. I have just had a visit from the future and I told me I never became one.


Membership is automatically granted in such cases. (Un)Welcome to the Church!


Oh, in that case I'll go and kill my ancestors.
by Neil_Boekend
Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40911649

Re: 1190: "Time"

Please do not make me a member of the Western Paradox Church. I have just had a visit from the future and I told me I never became one.

ETA: Hi Blitzers. Keep up the good work and have fun!
by Neil_Boekend
Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:09 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Is there any way to overcome the expansion of the universe?
Replies: 5
Views: 2029

Re: Is there any way to overcome the expansion of the univer

Assuming (falsly) an infinite lighspeed and an infinite space with stars and galaxies everywhere the night sky would light up like the sun. That would change a lot.
by Neil_Boekend
Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:39 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: facts about RF and health
Replies: 75
Views: 20819

Re: facts about RF and health

Not really. It's just a bit more expensive, but for EUR 100 you'll probably have some custom made earplugs with a flat frequency response. Then you can still feel the bass in your chest while the sound won't damage your ears.
by Neil_Boekend
Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:46 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Black light from Camera Flash
Replies: 10
Views: 6201

Re: Black light from Camera Flash

I'd advise using an array of UV LED's with a UV pass filter. Experiment a bit to get the right intensity.
Or you could use a black light CFL with enough power, with a diaphragm shutter because these CFL's won't start up quick enough. That contraption would get quite big though.
by Neil_Boekend
Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1180: "Virus Venn Diagram"
Replies: 82
Views: 19401

Re: Virus Venn Diagram

So we should update our defraggers to include an "evil humanity destroying AI" detector and destroyer?

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