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by Thisisnotausername
Wed Aug 25, 2010 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0784: "Falling Asleep"
Replies: 96
Views: 29073

Re: Falling Asleep discussion (784)

Get out of my head, Randall!

Spoiler:
...and into my bed.
by Thisisnotausername
Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0525: "I Know You're Listening"
Replies: 201
Views: 31399

Re: "I Know You're Listening" Discussion

Wow, I do the exact same thing! I also instinctively look for cameras whenever I go anywhere new, and sometimes instead of "I know you're listening," I use "I know you're there." I chalk it up to paranoia.
by Thisisnotausername
Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: "Ouch" moments in school
Replies: 514
Views: 55479

Re: "Ouch" moments in school

This isn't an ouch moment in the same sense as everyone else's posts, but it hurt me the same. Earlier today, I was sitting down, plotting all possible combinations of classes that I wanted for next semester when I noticed that the shaded regions together looked eerily like a romulan warship. The ne...
by Thisisnotausername
Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0479: "Tones"
Replies: 239
Views: 40902

Re: "Tones" Discussion

Mine is on vibrate 99.9% of the time, and on FFI battle music the other .1% of the time. I tend to keep it on vibrate, though, because the battle music always triggers an adrenaline rush, which leads to bad things :twisted:

FFI Battle Music for those who don't remember.
by Thisisnotausername
Mon Sep 22, 2008 12:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0478: "The Staple Madness"
Replies: 122
Views: 29090

Re: The Staple Madness

BRB, inventing duct tape that goes "KaCHUNK!"
by Thisisnotausername
Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What size is your pinky?!?
Replies: 29
Views: 9629

Re: What size is your pinky?!?

telcontar42 wrote:Mine are 80% and 77%.

And here are the results so far:
Spoiler:
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With an average of 78.75%


I think your chart is giving me the finger! :lol:
by Thisisnotausername
Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: evolution: hard to fathom instances
Replies: 219
Views: 43983

Re: evolution: hard to fathom instances

True, but I don't think it lost nipples, more that they never evolved in the prototherian line. So, either the common ancestor for prototherians, metatherians and eutherians had nipples and produced milk, then the prototherianss lost the nipples. Or it didn't have nipples but produced milk then the...
by Thisisnotausername
Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What do you think we will see at the LHC?
Replies: 160
Views: 20685

Re: Question about the Large Hadron Collider

I just can't wait for the point at which we need energies that are ridiculous, ie, accelerating the moon and flinging it into venus to create mercury II. :D
by Thisisnotausername
Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Significant Figures
Replies: 13
Views: 1909

Re: Significant Figures

As measuring instruments get more and more accurate, the need for significant figures seems to fade away, because you're able to go to the accuracy of negligibility. Using proper significant figures, however, is a technique that one must use if they are adhering to any set of rigor. Sometimes you ha...
by Thisisnotausername
Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:21 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: evolution: hard to fathom instances
Replies: 219
Views: 43983

Re: evolution: hard to fathom instances

The appendix, cotton plants, and sociologists. I mean, wtf.
by Thisisnotausername
Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:02 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Effective studying
Replies: 17
Views: 2680

Re: Effective studying

According to some of the most recent psychological studies that I've read up on, it's by far easiest to remember something when you tie it in somehow with survival. Like imagine a tiger jumping at you, and your weapon is differentiating parameters under the integral, and remembering it saves your li...
by Thisisnotausername
Thu Jul 10, 2008 1:54 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: 126 Things Adam is No Longer Allowed to do at School (9-29)
Replies: 138
Views: 17710

Re: 126 Things Adam is No Longer Allowed to do at School

Just as a suggestion, when you get into a calculus class there, attempt to evaluate the integral of 2x from 10 to 13 as much as possible.
by Thisisnotausername
Wed Jul 09, 2008 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Ice falling off rockets and space shuttle
Replies: 8
Views: 4561

Re: Ice falling off rockets and space shuttle

I wonder if sound suppression water systems could prevent burglaries :roll:
by Thisisnotausername
Wed Jul 09, 2008 5:02 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Where scientists and conspiracy theorists agree
Replies: 54
Views: 7938

Re: Where scientists and conspiracy theorists agree

An unladen Boeing 767 weighs about 80,000 kilograms. It would cruise at about 850 km/hr, with a top cruising speed of 900 km/hr. Assuming the hijackers were planning on crashing the thing, they would've taken it to the 900 km/hr, or 250 m/s. That'd be something on the order of 20,000,000 joules of e...
by Thisisnotausername
Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:31 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The possibility of bullet-bending -- WANTED
Replies: 49
Views: 10379

Re: The possibility of bullet-bending -- WANTED

To fire around an object and hit a target significantly beyond the object: aim a bit upwards, let gravity curve it downwards.

To fire in one big circle and hit self: fire bullet at roughly 6.5 km/s.
by Thisisnotausername
Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:21 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Asteroid Hitting Planet Question
Replies: 22
Views: 2124

Re: Asteroid Hitting Planet Question

If the asteroid (comets have comas, a meteor is technically the event of a meteoroid entering the atmosphere, where a meteoroid is a piece of debris in space up to 10 meters across, if you're interested in the differences) were to suddenly double in size with no other physical changes, then the mome...
by Thisisnotausername
Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Particle Zoo
Replies: 6
Views: 1563

Re: The Particle Zoo

It was half sarcasm, but it's great that they come in packs.

Now I think I'm going to get a bunch of photons and impart energy to various tired professors :twisted:
by Thisisnotausername
Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:41 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Particle Zoo
Replies: 6
Views: 1563

Re: The Particle Zoo

Do they come in packs, or did they somehow isolate a quark?

Also, I would probably have too much fun gluing some of them together and making atoms.
by Thisisnotausername
Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:39 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Weather Balloon Flight
Replies: 15
Views: 1717

Re: Weather Balloon Flight

Except for the part where the shell is heavier than what it would take to contain helium.

I can just picture it now: madmen running down a tarmac with goggles on, lead capsules containing vacuums being dragged along by balloon string. That would most surely make my day :D
by Thisisnotausername
Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:18 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Can a Biologist Fix a Radio?
Replies: 32
Views: 5554

Re: Can a Biologist Fix a Radio?

If he could fix a radio using nothing but his knowledge in biology, I would proclaim him leader of the free world. However, I'm sure that it's a metaphor of some kind, so I'll edit this post after I've read that.

EDIT: Drat, it remained unfixed.
by Thisisnotausername
Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Imaginary space solutions to the Shrodinger equation?
Replies: 6
Views: 1248

Re: Imaginary space solutions to the Shrodinger equation?

There must be some, because I'm sure that my coffee just disappeared and I'm sure that it'll pop up somewhere in real space.
by Thisisnotausername
Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Might gravity not be considered a force?
Replies: 28
Views: 3888

Re: Might gravity not be considered a force?

Imagine a dip in space-time caused by a star. Watch a planet go around in a circular orbit, following one of the curved lines around perfectly. According to what has been said, the planet will have the tendency to follow such a line, as it is, in its metric, a straight line. Now, explain why it woul...
by Thisisnotausername
Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Physics Tattoo Ideas
Replies: 63
Views: 17809

Re: Physics Tattoo Ideas

I'd have to either go with the Heisenberg uncertainty principle or with a Feynman diagram of some sort. Either way, this tattoo thing is an awesome idea, bound to create much embarrassment later on in life :lol:
by Thisisnotausername
Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why are people obsessed with gold?
Replies: 51
Views: 5685

Re: Why are people obsessed with gold?

Gold - it's shiny, pretty, and stays that way. It's a darn good conductor, it doesn't react with much, and it's obscenely malleable. Sounds like gold's almost as awesome as 4n.
by Thisisnotausername
Mon Jun 23, 2008 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The future of ubiquitous memory
Replies: 33
Views: 3792

Re: The future of ubiquitous memory

We're all dying in 2012, so who cares about 2028?
by Thisisnotausername
Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Prove chemistry is the same on Mars
Replies: 21
Views: 3106

Re: Prove chemistry is the same on Mars

But Klotz, that automatically assumed that the current theory is perfectly correct. Are you trying to make physics a religion? :wink:
by Thisisnotausername
Sun Jun 22, 2008 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Doctors cure skin cancer patient.
Replies: 8
Views: 1500

Re: Doctors cure skin cancer patient.

The way I see it, if it can't poop by itself, it isn't alive. Chop them embryos up, boys!
by Thisisnotausername
Sun Jun 22, 2008 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Prove chemistry is the same on Mars
Replies: 21
Views: 3106

Re: Prove chemistry is the same on Mars

Robin S wrote: invisible green men

So... are they invisible, or are they green?
by Thisisnotausername
Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:48 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Thermite!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 2941

Re: Thermite!!!

Ganjmaster, isn't that the EXACT way the Anarchist's Cookbook describes making rust? I'm now worried as per the use of such thermite.
by Thisisnotausername
Sat Jun 14, 2008 12:39 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Favorite Scientist?
Replies: 84
Views: 9584

Re: Favorite Scientist?

I put both cream and lemon in my tea.
by Thisisnotausername
Sat Jun 14, 2008 12:25 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Psychology: Why humans have such a strong urge not to act?
Replies: 25
Views: 3381

Re: Psychology: Why humans have such a strong urge not to act?

Think of us as particles. We tend towards a lower-energy state.
by Thisisnotausername
Sat Jun 14, 2008 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How many ways can you empty a glass of water?
Replies: 129
Views: 13124

Re: How many ways can you empty a glass of water?

Well, I see quite a lot of ways. The first one would be taking the time reversal of the filling operation of the glass.

And for a glass with M molecules of water in it, I can think of at least M! ways of emptying it.
by Thisisnotausername
Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:56 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Three non-mixing fluids in a tube?
Replies: 35
Views: 10310

Re: Three non-mixing fluids in a tube?

Contact with elemental mercury directly to the skin is about as lethal as having salt on your skin. Your skin doesn't absorb mercury through the skin well at all, and so playing with it, even for quite a long time, won't give any serious long-term effects. Just don't heat it up, because breathing in...
by Thisisnotausername
Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Angular Momentum Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 2152

The Angular Momentum Problem

As per http://xkcd.com/162/ I don't know if anyone has actually taken the time to calculate this, so I'm going to take a shot. Now, I'm going to assume some basic things. The mass of the earth 5.9742 × 10^24 kg will be used, with angular velocity 7.292115090 × 10^-5 rad/s, radius 6367449.1 meters, w...

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