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by zukenft
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: will every mandelbrot zoom end in a black point?
Replies: 3
Views: 1267

Re: will every mandelbrot zoom end in a black point?

ah, so my suspicion is half-correct then? you just have to move the center of zoom a little bit after you see one minibrot near? if so, i guess making one of those zoom videos could be automated with twice the computing time. choose a random point and magnification, move the center coordinate when t...
by zukenft
Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:34 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: will every mandelbrot zoom end in a black point?
Replies: 3
Views: 1267

will every mandelbrot zoom end in a black point?

was into mandelbrot zoom videos recently. the good ones always end with a 'mini-brot' after a huge amount of zoom, so it got me thinking, will this always be the case? or is it just an already known point inside the set that yield good views during the zoom in?
by zukenft
Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:30 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: What's your favourite irrational number?
Replies: 78
Views: 18861

Re: What's your favourite irrational number?

this might be a good place to ask, as it has something to do with irrational numbers. what do you call a type of irrational number that can be 'defined'? for example, 0.101001000100001... the number of zeroes increase every iteration. this sequence certainly do not repeat, but it is very easy to pre...
by zukenft
Sat Feb 13, 2016 7:52 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: d20 rolling puzzle
Replies: 3
Views: 1967

Re: d20 rolling puzzle

in your own blog you said
Spoiler:
to continue rolling until you got a 15 or above.


now what about a general solution? for different entry/play costs, and for different sided dice?

EDIT : is this is basically roulette? well, except for the fair payout...

Please, spoiler answers. -jr
by zukenft
Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1480: "Super Bowl"
Replies: 102
Views: 12506

Re: 1480: "Super Bowl"

It's the finals alright, but the rest of the world are talking about south korea and australia instead of whatever teams are playing in the super bowl.
by zukenft
Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Charlie Hebdo attack
Replies: 164
Views: 27166

Re: Charlie Hebdo attack

we're slowly getting there folks. more distrust and revenge attacks against muslims, more people thinking all muslims are inferior and barbaric race. let's hope the western governments start rounding them up and putting them in complete surveillance to stop more terrorism acts.
Welcome back, Fascism!
by zukenft
Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1418: "Horse"
Replies: 101
Views: 18433

Re: 1418: "Horse"

why don't we just replace the two letters instead of the whole word?
of course, "husk you" doesn't roll well to the tongue...
by zukenft
Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1412: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"
Replies: 150
Views: 31820

Re: 1412: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

going back to topic: randall should've made another turtles logo with power rangers on it. confuses people up :D

go go ninja turtles, teenage mutant ninja turtleeeessss
by zukenft
Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: A Moore's law for life in the universe?
Replies: 19
Views: 3970

Re: A Moore's law for life in the universe?

interestingly, 10 billion years ago ( or 3b years after Big bang) is about the era when heavy atoms and complex molecules are created after the first supernovae.
by zukenft
Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Bipedal Digitigrades?
Replies: 14
Views: 13418

Re: Bipedal Digitigrades?

humans walk on their toes all the time (well, using high heels, but it's kinda the same thing). so yeah, a human-shaped alien could have dog legs just fine.

even if you say a dog won't evolve like that, what you have aren't dogs, but space dogs ;)
by zukenft
Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1380: "Manual for Civilization"
Replies: 107
Views: 15559

Re: 1380: "Manual for Civilization"

not particularly funny...I was expecting a civilization 5 joke or something. *thy built order shalt be scout, scout, monument, granary...*
by zukenft
Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Can you (passively) heat an object hotter than your source?
Replies: 98
Views: 18778

Re: Can you (passively) heat an object hotter than your sour

so being "passively" means that storing the energy is not allowed?
what if you first focus the sunlight into a distance a few light-seconds away, then rotate the mirror and make them converge with a newly-focused sunlight?
by zukenft
Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Emotional Prophylactic?
Replies: 5
Views: 2429

Re: Emotional Prophylactic?

They work because memories are rewritten every time we access them I just know about this. is this what causes the 'nostalgia goggles' effect? (the positive feedback loop everytime we access those memories) so back on topic, the drug prevent memories from taking place right? does it work like alcoh...
by zukenft
Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British gov. wants all sex websites blocked by default
Replies: 54
Views: 11711

Re: British gov. wants all sex websites blocked by default

by the way, there is a correlation between the frequency of watching porn and the rate of childbirth. just look at japan.
maybe the UK government is just desperate for more local children so they don't have to import immigrants?
by zukenft
Sat Dec 07, 2013 4:30 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Alternative Calendars
Replies: 46
Views: 9429

Re: Alternative Calendars

i don't know why changing calendars is harder than changing measurement systems. what is it that make a 7-day week so ingrained to human culture? even the Javanese calendar always combine its 5-day week with the usual 7 days to make a 35-day cycle.
by zukenft
Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Medical radioactive waste stolen in Mexico
Replies: 45
Views: 6438

Re: Medical radioactive waste stolen in Mexico

I guess the thieves know about radioactive signs, but in an area of high criminal activity, the people defending against thieves have to get creative. So the thought process should be: "Radioactive material? in my turf? I call bulshit! bet you 1000 pesos there's valuable material under that fak...
by zukenft
Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What is the smallest object that has gravity?
Replies: 65
Views: 16009

Re: What is the smallest object that has gravity?

slightly modifying the OP's question, what is the smallest object that has visible gravity? that is, objects that we can see attract each other with our naked eye? let's assume that we can observe it very closely, so something like a movement rate of 1 cm/s is visible enough. edit: using the formula...
by zukenft
Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1275: "int(pi)"
Replies: 95
Views: 22879

Re: 1275: "int(pi)"

eh, having a 3 in your code is fine. a 4 though, you know what they say : four means death.
by zukenft
Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Toxin concentration from vegetables
Replies: 6
Views: 2056

Re: Toxin concentration from vegetables

this feels like a chicken vs egg debate. which comes first: animals eating variety of plants because nutrients in one plant is not enough, or plants specializing nutrients so animals would move on and spread their seeds.
by zukenft
Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:34 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: [Biology] Are we pooing correctly?
Replies: 24
Views: 4575

Re: [Biology] Are we pooing correctly?

squatting is the most optimal way to force the poo out, as said by the OP. therefore people that are used to squat will be uncomfortable when they use sitting toilet, simply because they feel the poo won't come out.
by zukenft
Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: [Biology] Are we pooing correctly?
Replies: 24
Views: 4575

Re: [Biology] Are we pooing correctly?

this is the best thread I've read in here :lol:
and yeah, squatting tires out your legs, especially for people that loves to philosophize while doing this "business". so that stool idea is the best of both worlds.
by zukenft
Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1245: "10-Day Forecast"
Replies: 58
Views: 18720

Re: 1245: "10-Day Forecast"

"for you, it might be the end of the world. But for me, it was tuesday"

nice comic, slightly creepy.
by zukenft
Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:58 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Stellar Ring (like planetary ring, but on a star)
Replies: 6
Views: 3106

Stellar Ring (like planetary ring, but on a star)

is this plausible? I was thinking that if a planet is too close to its star, it would start to melt due to the heat of the star's surface, got stretched out, then forming a ring of molten lava. of course a star's circumference is rather large, so I guess it won't be visible too much, and also outshi...
by zukenft
Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:46 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Addams-speak
Replies: 5
Views: 3405

Addams-speak

I think most of you know when a post is made by him. because he wrote like this. Also likes to write something that's off-topic. so have you guys deciphered anything that this guy wrote? is there any "rule" to it? I really want to enjoy his ramblings, but lalety it's just "oh, it's ad...
by zukenft
Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0218: "Nintendo Surgeon"
Replies: 98
Views: 31371

Re: 0218: "Nintendo Surgeon"

"oh, a jab at Surgeon Simulator"
"wait, this comic is made in 2007"

edit :it was actually a jab at Trauma Center :oops:
by zukenft
Mon May 13, 2013 6:50 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The truthteller and the politician
Replies: 65
Views: 24347

Re: The truthteller and the politician

Asthanius wrote:If you killed the truthteller and the politician lied to you, he won't want to go down the road you're bringing him along


that doesn't work if the assassin on the wrong road is the politician's ally...
by zukenft
Mon May 13, 2013 5:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1211: "Birds and Dinosaurs"
Replies: 298
Views: 48878

Re: 1211: "Birds and Dinosaurs"

wasn't birds descended from raptors instead of t-rex?
by zukenft
Sat May 11, 2013 10:14 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Invincible by science?
Replies: 34
Views: 9477

Re: Invincible by science?

I guess the OP only accept the concept of invincibility if it is brought about by genetic engineering. Well, having your body being reinforced with nanomachines also work too, son! Metal Gear reference
by zukenft
Fri May 10, 2013 8:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1210: "I'm so random"
Replies: 242
Views: 29578

Re: 1210: "I'm so random"

the last panel is wrong. children love to laugh at nonsense, so it should be the kid saying :ahaha, that's so cool! do it again!"
by zukenft
Mon May 06, 2013 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Natural light vs. "Artificial" light
Replies: 4
Views: 2128

Re: Natural light vs. "Artificial" light

the sun's UV light should also matter in how we see the colors, right?
at least for some people that can 'feel' UV light...
by zukenft
Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:29 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: the theoritical limit of human population
Replies: 17
Views: 2833

Re: the theoritical limit of human population

Dopefish wrote:Food supply and crowding would end up being far more problematic.


yeah, but technology would be able to sort that out a few hundred years from now :P I'd gone with the assumption that we could live underground and waste could be quckly reprocessed into food.
by zukenft
Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:51 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: the theoritical limit of human population
Replies: 17
Views: 2833

the theoritical limit of human population

I've been thinking of this for a few days now. How many people can the earth actually have? of course, the progress of technology would raise the bar higher as time go on, so I thought about a theoritical upper limit. However I don't have the data numbers to calculate it, so I need some help. I just...
by zukenft
Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1162: "Log Scale"
Replies: 135
Views: 23650

Re: 1162: "Log Scale"

this comparison was bad, because the energy density in uranium is due to nuclear fission, while the others are due to chemical reaction.
by zukenft
Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0018: "B.B. Gun"
Replies: 59
Views: 13961

Re: What-If 0017: BB Gun

so you CAN destroy a train with bullets. How many bullets would we need to destroy a tank, then? how about a building?
by zukenft
Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1116: "Traffic Lights"
Replies: 171
Views: 39514

Re: 1116: "Traffic Lights"

the "no left, right, or straight sign" needs to be an avatar icon.
by zukenft
Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1095: "Crazy Straws"
Replies: 95
Views: 24763

Re: 1095: "Crazy Straws"

oh, oh, I know who is the Paris Hilton of the scientific stickman webcomic world!
by zukenft
Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Mimimum number of words for a language
Replies: 47
Views: 11714

Re: Mimimum number of words for a language

Hmm...if you want to keep the language concise, then you'll necessarily have to make a lot of words, just to explain concepts that need a long sentence to explain, like the arguments posted above. So it's a trade between the number of words and the size of a sentence in your language. Although if yo...
by zukenft
Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:45 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Fourth person verbs?
Replies: 15
Views: 6247

Re: Fourth person verbs?

This one believes that the original poster's intention has something to do with a sentence that ends with "Mordor".

:oops:
by zukenft
Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Speak Devanese
Replies: 62
Views: 19652

Re: Speak Devanese

Speech pattern reminds of Mordin Solus. Mass Effect 2. Recommend reading above posts quickly with high voice. Perhaps also add in occasional...inhalation.
by zukenft
Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1022: "So It Has Come To The Claw"
Replies: 96
Views: 22112

Re: 1022: "So It Has Come To This"

"So...it has come to this"
And thus began the long and arduous journey to find a single bag of iPurrâ„¢ cat food

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