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by mikebolt
Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0816: "Applied Math"
Replies: 88
Views: 28618

Re: 0816: Applied Math

Alright, I need an explanation. Did the book author promise to send someone money if they found errors in his/her book?
by mikebolt
Fri Dec 14, 2007 4:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0356: "Nerd Sniping"
Replies: 376
Views: 173419

Re: "Nerd Sniping" Discussion

kwan3217 wrote:Howbout this: An infinite grid of ideal resistors costs even more than an infinite grid of your normal everyday 5% tolerance resistors.


Due to the nature of infinity, they bost cost the same:P
by mikebolt
Fri Dec 14, 2007 3:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0356: "Nerd Sniping"
Replies: 376
Views: 173419

Re: "Nerd Sniping" Discussion

I half expected to get hit by a truck after solving the 5x5x5.

Asad: If you don't expect the biologist to ever find an infinite grid to test this on, then why does the problem even matter?
by mikebolt
Mon Nov 19, 2007 5:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0346: "Diet Coke+Mentos"
Replies: 114
Views: 27696

Re: Discussion: Diet Coke+Mentos

The comic was meant to be ironic. It's saying that he has to have a pathetic life to be putting mentos in diet coke, which is supposed to be signified by the fact that his dad was dead. You have to imply a lot to get it though. Maybe i'm wrong, I would be interested to hear another interpretation. E...
by mikebolt
Mon Nov 12, 2007 8:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0341: "1337: Part 1"
Replies: 89
Views: 22481

Re: "1337: Part 1" Discussion

If Mrs Roberts has absolute power over what goes through the router (which we can assume from evidence) then of course she can insert extra packets into the stream... it'd mean messing with the sequence numbering for all the following (legit) packets coming out of the router, but she can probably d...
by mikebolt
Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0341: "1337: Part 1"
Replies: 89
Views: 22481

Re: "1337: Part 1" Discussion

When the antagonist, Mrs. Roberts, appears in panel three she is carrying a sheet of steaming hot homemade cookies. The cookies are a literary device to illustrate her housewiferyness and to set up the oven mitts joke. But these cookies raise more questions - questions that have answers that may be...

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