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by americablanco
Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Clever High School Math Problems
Replies: 31
Views: 14103

Re: Clever High School Math Problems

Plasma_Wolf wrote:The exercise: determine this value of p.
Every (real) number?

Do you mean where |OA| = |OB| = |AB| ?
by americablanco
Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0985: "Percentage Points"
Replies: 85
Views: 25621

Re: 0985: "Percentage Points"

Meh... seventh grade mathematics. :shrugs:
by americablanco
Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0983: "Privacy"
Replies: 70
Views: 20911

Re: 0983: "Privacy"

There is also always that one spot already taken by another couple.
by americablanco
Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0974: "The General Problem"
Replies: 113
Views: 39730

Re: 0974: "The General Problem"

Reminds me of http://xkcd.com/927/
by americablanco
Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0941: "Depth Perception"
Replies: 214
Views: 169048

Re: 0941: "Depth Perception"

I could never help but think when looking at clouds that somebody elsewhere looking at the same cloud does not see the same shape I do.

There's a psychological term for this... but I've forgotten what it was.

I don't hink 300ft is far enough to get a significantly different... wait... I get it now.
by americablanco
Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0932: "CIA"
Replies: 79
Views: 66014

Re: 0932: "CIA"

I really need to get cable...
by americablanco
Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0921: "Delivery Notification"
Replies: 93
Views: 20590

Re: 0921: "Delivery Notification"

This comic sounds a bit like last December to me.

Twice I requested 'pick up at UPS store.'

Twice the delivery guy forgot to unload the package at the store before taking off on his route.
by americablanco
Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0915: Connoisseur
Replies: 137
Views: 36431

Re: 0915: Connoisseur

Find this funny because I somehow related it to Schrödinger's cat when the box was mentioned.

Are they really looking at pictures in the box or only realizing them to fit their experience?
by americablanco
Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0913: "Core"
Replies: 95
Views: 21827

Re: 0913: "Core"

So what is the minimum number of degrees one must look below the horizon to be "looking at" the core? Assume inner core Assume Earth and core are perfect, non-fluctuating spheres Disregarding elevation Ignore own height Ignore refraction of any solids ---Now do the same calculations for ev...
by americablanco
Fri May 06, 2011 5:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0895: "Teaching Physics"
Replies: 112
Views: 32738

Re: 0895: "Teaching Physics"

As a someone who uses metaphors liberally just in my basic patterns of speech, I hate that one guy who always calls you out on the imperfections in every single one, as if you were trying to leverage each and every metaphor you've ever used to pull down the wool and slip some major fallacy past eve...
by americablanco
Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0890: "Etymology"
Replies: 170
Views: 30433

Re: 0890: Etymology

This sort of reminds me of a Johnny Quest episode (of the newer series that was most recently on Cartoon Network) where there was an earpiece device (actually, two) that was used between one of the regular female characters and another who did not speak or umderstand English. The device did instant ...
by americablanco
Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0881: "Probability"
Replies: 326
Views: 108463

Re: 0881: "Probability"

This comic made me join & post. It hit me hard at home TWICE. It is still hard sometimes to get through a day without deeply thinking and remembering about "those things," but there is always tomorrow. If this is not just another comic, my prayers go out to Randall and his loved ones; ...

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