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by Moose Hole
Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:28 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Boomerang Engine
Replies: 7
Views: 889

Re: Boomerang Engine

I think it would be easier to blow.
by Moose Hole
Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Boomerang Engine
Replies: 7
Views: 889

Re: Boomerang Engine

Yeah, so when you throw a boomerang well, you exert enough force to overcome some gravity and air resistance. The boomerang is resisted by the air, and the gravity pulls it back down in the correct trajectory back to your hand. Without some outside influence (like strong winds), you're putting out m...
by Moose Hole
Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Boomerang Engine
Replies: 7
Views: 889

Re: Boomerang Engine

Maybe it would be easier to use a spring rather than a boomerang?
by Moose Hole
Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Carl Jung and the Collective Unconscious
Replies: 36
Views: 4365

Re: Carl Jung and the Collective Unconscious

I'm pretty sure reverse psychology has been around for at least 50 years.
by Moose Hole
Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How does one become a famous scientist?
Replies: 84
Views: 16670

Re: How does one become a famous scientist?

Sex scandal.
by Moose Hole
Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0772: "Frogger"
Replies: 64
Views: 25108

Re: "Frogger" Discussion (#772)

Simpsons did it.
by Moose Hole
Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Carl Jung and the Collective Unconscious
Replies: 36
Views: 4365

Re: Carl Jung and the Collective Unconscious

Fact: Placebos work because they often get results. Why wouldn't that be working?
by Moose Hole
Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The brain: How do you think it works?
Replies: 46
Views: 5591

Re: The brain: How do you think it works?

Magnets.
by Moose Hole
Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: 'Seeing' Around Objects
Replies: 12
Views: 1898

Re: 'Seeing' Around Objects

Doppler radar "sees through" things like tall buildings and mountains by comparing movement. If it's not moving, then it's a stationary object and gets ignored. If it is moving, it's probably precipitation or whatever. You could use a similar technique with cars, since a single car moves a...
by Moose Hole
Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0771: "Period Speech"
Replies: 107
Views: 40413

Re: "Period Speech" discussion (#771)

I hate comics like this because there's nothing to complain about!
by Moose Hole
Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2962
Views: 729626

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

Thank you for your help, doogly. I still have a bit of thinking to go, but using Minkowski diagrams, I have pinpointed the flaw in my reasoning. The two billiard balls in my previous example can begin to accelerate simultaneously in the rest frame of my room, or in the rest frame of 0.86c relative ...
by Moose Hole
Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Mandelbrot Set at a baseball game
Replies: 8
Views: 1648

Re: Mandelbrot Set at a baseball game

It's pretty.
by Moose Hole
Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0769: "War"
Replies: 100
Views: 29970

Re: "War" discussion (#769)

I think it's just a Hat Guy having a fight with his GF. The "old beret" is his original hat, and that's what's getting squashed under his helmet. "A splendid effort, my love" is his regular way of speech (#123), and their love story unfolds in the Journal sequence (#374, #377, #...
by Moose Hole
Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0767: "Temper"
Replies: 159
Views: 44460

Re: "Temper" Discussion (#767)

Karilyn wrote:... Yes I just compared Mr Roger's goodness to Jesus. I dare anyone to disagree. All the more impressive considering Mr Rogers wasn't a <drama> fictional character </drama>
Did Mr. Rogers let you drink his blood before he got nailed? That stuff has a lot of goodness and tastiness.
by Moose Hole
Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0766: "Green Flash"
Replies: 82
Views: 24739

Re: "Green Flash" Discussion

The text is white, which offends me and makes me think the comic is not funny.
by Moose Hole
Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0074: "Binary Sudoku"
Replies: 35
Views: 17979

Re: Binary Sudoku

but wouldn't a binary sudoku technically be just one square in which to put a 1, seeing as how the decimal sudoku doesn't include zero... I understand however, that it was important to do it the way it was done for the joke to make sense, but a correct binary sudoku would probably be the easiest pu...
by Moose Hole
Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0764: "One Two"
Replies: 348
Views: 73652

Re: "One Two" Discussion

sje46 wrote:SirMustapha: You will never amount to anything more in life than a maggot on the dog crap on my shoe.
It's funny because it's true.
by Moose Hole
Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0764: "One Two"
Replies: 348
Views: 73652

Re: "One Two" Discussion

sje46 wrote:He added "Zing!" to the alt-text.
That is truly disturbing. As a person who likes to eat Zingers, I am offended at the deepest level by that comment.
by Moose Hole
Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0764: "One Two"
Replies: 348
Views: 73652

Re: "One Two" Discussion

My alma mater actually publishes all the data on grades given throughout the University. With a little bit of stats you can figure out how certain non-majors perform in a departments class compared to majors. Looking at the data clearly showed that engineers performed much better in the humanities,...
by Moose Hole
Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0764: "One Two"
Replies: 348
Views: 73652

Re: "One Two" Discussion

Get out of my head Randall! I was just thinking about how lame those anthropologists are.

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