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by The_Alchemist
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2073: "Kilogram"
Replies: 97
Views: 14873

Re: 2073: "Kilogram"

I keep thinking it would be nice to redefine the second so that there are 10 hours/day, 100 minutes/hour and 100 seconds/min.

Small is small, right? What could possibly go wrong? :P
by The_Alchemist
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2019: "An Apple for a Dollar"
Replies: 80
Views: 10854

Re: 2019: "An Apple for a Dollar"

jozwa wrote:I did the math: 0.4608 * 2.17 = 0.999936


The real question is how many DIDN'T do the maths?
by The_Alchemist
Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1790: "Sad"
Replies: 81
Views: 15090

Re: 1790: "Sad"

Um

well

Yeah, I guess that sums it up.

:cry:
by The_Alchemist
Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1744: "Metabolism"
Replies: 28
Views: 7007

Re: 1744: "Metabolism"

Isn't that category "edible, but only once"? Pretty much anything is only edible once. Although some people... ... Sorry. Just blew a fuse. Some places my brain just won't allow me to go. I don't think so. Search Results ed·i·ble ˈedəb(ə)l/ adjective adjective: edible 1. fit to be eaten (...
by The_Alchemist
Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1744: "Metabolism"
Replies: 28
Views: 7007

Re: 1744: "Metabolism"

I have one of those metabolisms where I get a strong reaction from eating anything containing rat poison, nuclear fuel rods, molten rock or mussels. Who ever came up with the idea that mussels are edible? Actually, as omnivores, pretty much anything organic material is "edible". Whether i...
by The_Alchemist
Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1738:"Moon Shapes"
Replies: 66
Views: 15045

Re: 1738:"Moon Shapes"

This puts me in mind of the moon in literature. It's been many years now and I cannot pull out the exact specifics but I recall when reading Bram Stoker's Dracula that the moon was out way too much. And he was kind enough to give times of night that certain phases showed and in that it was in diary ...
by The_Alchemist
Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1719: "Superzoom"
Replies: 41
Views: 12354

Re: 1719: "Superzoom"

I'm missing the joke. Read explain xkcd. Didn't help.

Anyone? Anyone?
by The_Alchemist
Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0151: "Sun Bug"
Replies: 43
Views: 25648

Re: What-If 0151: "Sun Bug"

I'm imagining the curve of increased output to run closer to the increase in mass of bioluminescent organs than to the increase in surface area. Am I wrong? As Randall mentioned, there are 2 options. 1. "Arranging the fireflies in a hollow sphere, with their lanterns pointing outward." Th...
by The_Alchemist
Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 673
Views: 163785

Re: 1663: "Garden"

BlitzGirl wrote:Linsangs.

The_Alchemist wrote:
I have something new. Some form of small mammal. Some ilk of curly tail molpie. A civet maybe?

Yep. A type of civet. Banded Linsang I think

banded linsang.jpg
by The_Alchemist
Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 673
Views: 163785

Re: 1663: "Garden"

Well, sadly, I am having to give up. For the 2nd time I'm come back to a frozen computer. The gardens are just too heavy of a usage resource. I am actually a little surprised in Randall. I honestly never seen anything quite like it. It makes one wonder if there is some social/technological experimen...
by The_Alchemist
Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 673
Views: 163785

Re: 1663: "Garden"

Cuegarden is on a roll today. What is that on the top of the stack, an armadillo? http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=51447&mode=view GardenArmadilloMaybe.png Also those three little square-bottomed doohickeys on the stack are something I haven't seen before. All grown with yellow-orang...
by The_Alchemist
Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 673
Views: 163785

Re: 1663: "Garden"

Things are certainly changing.

I have something new. Some form of small mammal. Some ilk of curly tail molpie. A civet maybe?

civet.png


I think I have an armadillo in (on pole) in another.

and finally flying birds! thanks to the orange light.
by The_Alchemist
Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 673
Views: 163785

Re: 1663: "Garden"

Be careful what you wish for! My IE garden is beginning to look like a Hitchcockian horror: http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=51428&mode=view GardenBirdSwarm.png I like the Megan ascending in the upper right corner. Are you doing anything particularly special or repeatable for the bir...
by The_Alchemist
Sun Apr 10, 2016 12:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 673
Views: 163785

Re: 1663: "Garden"

I am particularly enjoying the owl on ponytail-on-stilt's head.

underlighting.png


And with only under lighting.
by The_Alchemist
Sun Apr 10, 2016 12:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 673
Views: 163785

Re: 1663: "Garden"

That is awesome Funky! I love it. I may be weird but I decided that I wanted my garden to look like...a garden. With trees and grass maybe a couple of turtles...but only a couple. Okay and a couple of columns.... http://i.imgur.com/NHVH5tg.png Interesting thing about the columns: They are one piece...
by The_Alchemist
Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 673
Views: 163785

Re: 1663: "Garden"

Well, apparently in at least Palemoon, you can only have one XKCD garden at a time open. I started a new one and the previous one immediately lost the ability to edit. What color/setting are people using for Twilight? Between yellow and red? Sorry, but that's not true either. I have several open at...
by The_Alchemist
Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 673
Views: 163785

Re: 1663: "Garden"

I think this might be my most 'normal' looking garden start yet.

http://xkcd.com/1663/#20f019fe-fd01-11e ... 010a8e0015

....if you squint and don't too close at the tentacles.... :mrgreen:
by The_Alchemist
Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 673
Views: 163785

Re: 1663: "Garden"

Well, apparently in at least Palemoon, you can only have one XKCD garden at a time open. I started a new one and the previous one immediately lost the ability to edit.

What color/setting are people using for Twilight? Between yellow and red?
by The_Alchemist
Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 673
Views: 163785

Re: 1663: "Garden"

So, I started a garden yesterday, but upon returning today I'm no longer able to edit my garden. Is there a trick to re-enable editing, or do you have to make all of your adjustments in your first session, and from then on out it's view-only? Thanks for your help! When you create a garden you get a...
by The_Alchemist
Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 673
Views: 163785

Re: 1663: "Garden"

I so want a stilt girl! And some flying stuff. My gardens seem determined to stay earthbound. The gigantitude appears to be browser-dependent - I see it in Firefox but not in Chrome. Here's The_Alchemist's garden in Firefox, overrun by octopusauruses: alchemist-firefox.png while in Chrome the same ...
by The_Alchemist
Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 673
Views: 163785

Re: 1663: "Garden"

MDS_Dan wrote:Funnily enough, giant things have been growing in mine too.
gaint-octopus-xkcd-garden.png


Yeah, I got a giant octopus too:

http://www.xkcd.com/1663/#85fa507c-fc42 ... 010a8e0017

and a huge crop of regular ones too.
by The_Alchemist
Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 673
Views: 163785

Re: 1663: "Garden"

MDS_Dan wrote:
canvas.png

Is... Is it normal to have that many turtles?


BWAHAHAHAHA Is ANYTHING about this normal? :shock:

It's a hell of a lot more normal than Mar's rovers, Cthulhu tentacles and pianos played by bunnies.
by The_Alchemist
Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 673
Views: 163785

Re: 1663: "Garden"

And then one has various items (a tilting cactus and vertical lines (antennae?) that I can't delete. One garden is completely impervious to ANY pruning or deletion. Anyone else have that phenomenon? I was seeing a similar problem (also with vertical lines and the little mini-cactuses), but what I f...
by The_Alchemist
Wed Apr 06, 2016 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 673
Views: 163785

Re: 1663: "Garden"

I, like I suspect, many others have multiple gardens growing. I've come to a pretty solid conclusion that inherent potential in the garden plays a massive role. I set up a pair of gardens. Exactly the same light (full red, top left, center and right). One is chock full of cactus, turtles and cats. T...
by The_Alchemist
Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 673
Views: 163785

Re: 1663: "Garden"

Sadness :cry: :cry: I only get lights in Firefox and Chrome. I have to go to IE (which is just WRONG) to get any ground at all. And my land is totally barren. This is a totally cruel joke. Much much sadness. I want to play too (pout) help? please? Are you all using this link, provided in a much ear...
by The_Alchemist
Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 673
Views: 163785

Re: 1663: "Garden"

Sadness :cry: :cry:

I only get lights in Firefox and Chrome. I have to go to IE (which is just WRONG) to get any ground at all. And my land is totally barren.

This is a totally cruel joke.

Much much sadness. I want to play too (pout)

help? please?
by The_Alchemist
Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1572: "xkcd Survey"
Replies: 366
Views: 126096

Re: 1572: "xkcd Survey"

teh (opps)
opps (or is it oops?)
caffiene (i, e, c...shit!) - and I'm a chemist! 1,3,7-Trimethylpurine-2,6-dione !!!!
vaccum (there are odd double letters in there somewhere)
lose or loose or loss....those are the same, right? At least they are spelled correctly!!!
by The_Alchemist
Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1572: "xkcd Survey"
Replies: 366
Views: 126096

Re: 1572: "xkcd Survey"

did no one else type 'five random words' when it said to type five random words? Guess it was just me then. :oops: No...that's good though. But I did type "cat" - quotes included. So, who checked (and believed they knew) all the words that they knew? "Filling the box my mashing keys&...
by The_Alchemist
Thu Aug 28, 2014 12:42 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0110: "Walking New York"
Replies: 52
Views: 36410

Re: What-If 0110: "Walking New York"

It seems like Randall just kind of sputtered out. He was doing so well, I was educated, I chuckled, I thought of points and he addressed them...then he just coped out on one major area. Maybe it was an assumption, but I took "(including apartments)" to include houses and other rooms in oth...
by The_Alchemist
Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if: chat thread
Replies: 123
Views: 137350

Re: What-If # 0076.5 Merry Xmas

"What is the carbon foot print of the completed Death Star?" OK, so "carbon footprint" is defined as the amount of carbon dioxide that an object adds to the environment, right? From what I know about the Death Star, it had a rather small thermal exhaust port - the size of a womp...
by The_Alchemist
Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0078: "T-Rex Calories"
Replies: 54
Views: 14036

Re: What-If # 0078 T-Rex Calories

mathmannix wrote:Also, I posted it up above, but whatevs.


Opps. Missed that. Thanks.

And wow to myself. That damn upload attachment hiding in plain sight like that :shock:
by The_Alchemist
Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0078: "T-Rex Calories"
Replies: 54
Views: 14036

Re: What-If # 0078 T-Rex Calories

Damn, I really want to see that t-shirt now, but the link is down. xkcd army? Any chance you have a script blocker on? I did and it appeared 'down'. I have the image....but can't figure out how to post it. Help? Does it have to be a link or can I upload it somehow? We're probably better off farming...
by The_Alchemist
Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0078: "T-Rex Calories"
Replies: 54
Views: 14036

What-If 0078: "T-Rex Calories"

T-Rex Calories If a T-rex were released in New York City, how many humans/day would it need to consume to get its needed calorie intake? Tony Schmitz About half of an adult, or one ten-year old child: This is great. It's the first I've laughed at in quite a while. It actually takes quite a bit less...
by The_Alchemist
Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if: chat thread
Replies: 123
Views: 137350

Re: What-If # 0076.5 Merry Xmas

What's the total carbon footprint of one standard Star Destroyer?


I like this one. It rather immediately begs the question "what does a non-standard Star Destroyer look like?"

But I'd up this to:

"What is the carbon foot print of the completed Death Star?"
by The_Alchemist
Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1199: "Silence"
Replies: 107
Views: 18572

Re: 1199: "Silence"

I had never heard of this song. Quite amusing. Congratulations on being one of 'the ten thousand' today. :D I'm both annoyed and relieved because of this comic. Annoyed because it came to be and relieved because it's out of the way now and there's no possibility 4:33 will be featured again (let alo...
by The_Alchemist
Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107151
Views: 48874630

Re: 1190: "Time"

Those poles put me in mind of the structure of a catapult or trebuchet catch net. I wonder who goes first?
by The_Alchemist
Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1193: Externalities
Replies: 505
Views: 148244

Re: 1193: Externalities

HELP. I am so lost as to what is going on here. Hashes, schools, wiki, nothing showing (because of he inputs to the former I kind of get). I kind of get it, but with the re-writing of the posts by the forum, i'm just not groking. Clearly, this is on the cooler side of tech, but......
by The_Alchemist
Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1124: "Law of Drama"
Replies: 67
Views: 18157

Re: 1124: "Law of Drama"

eran_rathan wrote:
Dr. Diaphanous wrote:
VanI wrote:I'm just looking for some units.

x axis is declarations per second.
y axis is litres of drama per second

Wouldn't the unit of drama be the dram?


Very nice.

As for causation, 1st derivative might handle that representation nicely.
by The_Alchemist
Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:01 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Prime building blocks
Replies: 8
Views: 1874

Re: Prime building blocks

It's more that the Abc tells us something about the equations that look like 3*3*3*3 + 2*2*2*2*2*2 = 5*29, where all of the common factors have been removed. So, it is more that Shinichi Mochizuki is reworking ABC and showing that 81 + 64 =145 leads to: 3*3*3*3 + 2*2*2*2*2*2 = 5*29 not that 3*3*3*3...
by The_Alchemist
Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:47 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Prime building blocks
Replies: 8
Views: 1874

Prime building blocks

There is an article that I came across in New Scientist that discusses mathematician Shinichi Mochizuki has "torn up these (addition and multiplication) most fundamental of mathematical ideas and reconstructed them as never before". In there an example is given that 81 + 64 =145 And that t...

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