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by drewder
Sun Oct 25, 2015 3:07 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: jedi blood transfusions
Replies: 20
Views: 4609

jedi blood transfusions

So if you get a blood transfusion from a Jedi do you get Jedi powers?
by drewder
Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Moores law and star trek
Replies: 7
Views: 4818

Moores law and star trek

So if Moore's law continued unabated till the 24th century how powerful would the enterprise's (D) computer be?
by drewder
Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:33 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Moore's law and star trek
Replies: 9
Views: 7960

Moore's law and star trek

So if we assume Moore's law is true and will continue for the next few hundred years at least, how powerful would the computers on the various incarnations of the Starship Enterprise be?
by drewder
Sat Oct 04, 2014 3:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sony to disable PlayStation 3 operating system feature
Replies: 89
Views: 15122

Re: Sony to disable PlayStation 3 operating system feature

I know this is an old post but I'm curious did any Sony marketing material ever advertise the thing as a great system for installing Linux on? I'm pretty sure they mostly focused on things like playing the newest games and the best graphics. Perhaps they allowed a feature to be included which made s...
by drewder
Mon Jun 09, 2014 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0094: "Billion-Story Building"
Replies: 106
Views: 21042

Re: What-if #0094: Billion-Story Building

Wouldn't a Mega skyscraper be 1000 skyscrapers rather than 100?
by drewder
Mon May 05, 2014 3:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 135774

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

If speech should be protected from government censorship it should be protected from private censorship as well. After all who is government? It's all of us. The fact that you are legally protected in attacking people for there beliefs does not make it right to do so. When you strive to take away so...
by drewder
Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1282: "Monty Hall"
Replies: 251
Views: 31728

Re: 1282: "Monty Hall"

I have a nasty feeling that I am wrong but: There are two choices A or B. You can choose between them. One of them represents a win. The chance of getting a win is 50/50. After the goat has been picked that is the situation. I have a feeling that the reason why the proofs for swap are wrong might b...
by drewder
Sun Oct 27, 2013 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1282: "Monty Hall"
Replies: 251
Views: 31728

Re: 1282: "Monty Hall"

In any case, it seems that problem made a lot of people very angry, and very confused: "Vos Savant wrote in her first column on the Monty Hall problem that the player should switch since the first door has a 1/3 chance of winning, so the second door has a 2/3 chance as the host always opens a ...
by drewder
Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0063: "Google's Datacenters on Punch Cards"
Replies: 58
Views: 16778

Re: What-If 0063: "Google's Datacenters on Punch Cards"

Microsoft (They have a million servers,[1] although no one seems sure why.)[

Not sure why? seems like an unusual dig. If anything the number sounds low.
by drewder
Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:49 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0061: "Speed Bump"
Replies: 72
Views: 13784

Re: What-if 0061: "Speed Bump"

He didn't seem to answer the question he teased at the end. What happens to the earth if a whole car gets accelerated to .9c or higher.
by drewder
Tue Jun 25, 2013 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0051: "Free Fall"
Replies: 29
Views: 13458

Re: What-If 0051: "Free Fall"

So is Everest just not steep enough?
by drewder
Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:34 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0008: "Everybody Jump"
Replies: 155
Views: 41586

Re: What-if 0008: Everybody Jump

But what happens if the wizard magically teleports them all 1 meter in the air rather than expecting them all to jump, followed by yoda accelerating them all at the planet at .9c?
by drewder
Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1096: "Clinically Studied Ingredient"
Replies: 91
Views: 18868

Re: 1096: "Clinically Studied Ingredient"

One classic example is Homeopathic teething tabs. http://hylands.com/products/teething.php These are sold to parents with the promise of making teething easier. Problem is they contain a substance known as "bella donna" otherwise known as deadly nightshade. Side effects include dry mouth, ...
by drewder
Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2861
Views: 567422

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

So my question is do pilots age at a different rate because they spend so much of their time at high altitude (less gravity)
by drewder
Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:31 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Star Trek vs. Star Wars
Replies: 360
Views: 146523

Re: Star Trek vs. Star Wars

I didn't read most of the posts so I don't know if was brought up but Star Gate universe would wipe out both of them without even trying hard.

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by drewder
Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Amazon Pushing for Same-Day Delivery
Replies: 34
Views: 5598

Re: Amazon Pushing for Same-Day Delivery

It doesn't seem necessary for them to do open up centers all over. This is what brown (ups) can do for you. When I worked at NetApp we would often have 2-4 hour SLAs on hard drive replacement. UPS has warehouses strategically located and when an order came in they would pull it out of their local wa...
by drewder
Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:05 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0003: "Yoda"
Replies: 122
Views: 59953

Re: What-If 0003: Yoda

I wonder though is the force a form of free energy? If the cost of the energy is zero wouldn't that mean creating an infinite amount would be possible? At which point Jedi master could actually be able to accelerate something to the speed of light.
by drewder
Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0003: "Yoda"
Replies: 122
Views: 59953

Re: What-If 0003: Yoda

brakos82 wrote:Now the real question.... what if a baseball pitcher pitched Yoda at .9c?

If you could convince Yoda to start lobbing baseballs at .9c it wouldn't take very long for all your power requirements to be fulfilled.
by drewder
Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How to get a job?
Replies: 19
Views: 6485

Re: How to get a job?

Okay so I am twenty years old and I've basically never had a job. I mean I work for my families catering business but that just barely pays the bills. And to be honest I really hate cooking for a living. So recently I've been trying to get a real job. I've done everything I can think of. Newspaper ...
by drewder
Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:53 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0003: "Yoda"
Replies: 122
Views: 59953

Re: What-If 0003: Yoda

Another factor is loss of energy in conversion of Force to... Um... A different, uncapitalized, force. What I'd really want to know is how much electric can you get out of him and how do you plug into the little guy? No, in fact forget that last part. I'd prefer no to know. Aside: Hey, why no link ...
by drewder
Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:35 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0003: "Yoda"
Replies: 122
Views: 59953

Re: What-If 0003: Yoda

Well I believe the definitive statement on the power of the force was give by Darth Vader in the first movie "Even the power to destroy a planet is nothing compared to the power of the force" which would seem like a pretty limitless source for energy generation.
by drewder
Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:06 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0001: "Relativistic Baseball"
Replies: 157
Views: 67646

Re: What-If 0001: Relativistic Baseball

The really interesting question is if there happened to be an ant on the baseball how much time would pass for him before destruction.
by drewder
Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0002: "SAT Guessing"
Replies: 62
Views: 16440

Re: What-If 0002: SAT Guessing

And empty sheet has positive points because they dock points for wrong answers but not for blank answers. So I believe 200 is what you'd get for a blank sheet, and since they take .25 (raw) points per incorrect answer, getting all the questions wrong would be 0. (of course, there's about a 5e-16 ch...
by drewder
Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1081: "Argument Victory"
Replies: 253
Views: 53095

Re: 1081: "Argument Victory"

What if you enjoy arguing on the internet more than waterslides? Better still: lets find a parallel pair of giant waterslides long enough that we can have an argument while going down them. Eh? Anybody down for that? But if one waterslide is moving relative to the other, how does a person on one wa...
by drewder
Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1067: "Pressures"
Replies: 75
Views: 161911

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

Uh, did this famous inventor (also known as "The Edison of the Alps") ever do anything else? You probably meant "The Tesla of the Alps". http://theoatmeal.com/comics/tesla That sounds pretty awesome. But I have doubts on the parts ⋅ "You know how when you need ele...
by drewder
Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1063: "Kill Hitler"
Replies: 278
Views: 59588

Re: 1063: "Kill Hitler"

flicky1991 wrote:(Inconsistencies with current science don't mean science doesn't work - it just means we don't have all the facts yet.)


Or it could just mean God is screwing with you. :mrgreen:
by drewder
Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1063: "Kill Hitler"
Replies: 278
Views: 59588

Re: 1063: "Kill Hitler"

I think it's safe to say that many time travelers have attempted to kill Hitler and learned that the universe doesn't allow modification of past events. As proof look at the 42 Ways to Kill Hitler. Very few people could survive one attempt on their lives let alone 42 separate attempts. It even gave ...
by drewder
Fri May 25, 2012 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0583: "CNR"
Replies: 131
Views: 38288

Re: 0583: "CNR"

Maybe it's just from being a father but I always felt a little sorry for her as she has to type could not reproduce on the bug
by drewder
Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1011: "Baby Names by Frank Zappa"
Replies: 302
Views: 67951

Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

What percent of the people saying "I didn't know who that was" really are closet twilight fans...
by drewder
Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0990: “Plastic Bags”
Replies: 183
Views: 29786

Re: 0990: "Plastic Bags"

Without trying to sound obvious, plastic bags are reusable bags. They also fold up pretty small, for convenience. Good for dog poop too. You jest, but this one lots of people seem to take seriously. Now I just gotta wonder: which is more environmentally sane? A) leave the dog poop on the lawn, so w...
by drewder
Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0990: “Plastic Bags”
Replies: 183
Views: 29786

Re: 0990: “Plastic Bags”

In my experiance the cheaper the supermarket the more likely you are to bag your own stuff. I should point out that they are charging you 10 cents for an item that littlerly costs a fraction of a penny and the best part is how many of you agree that that is the way it should be. For the record they ...
by drewder
Sat Nov 19, 2011 2:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"
Replies: 219
Views: 72272

Re: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"

The worst is when someone sent the answer by PM or Email.
by drewder
Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:30 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: If we can land a man on the moon....
Replies: 15
Views: 2583

If we can land a man on the moon....

I'm sure you've heard the phrase "If we can land a man on the moon"... followed by whatever frustration the person is having. Like "If we can land a man on the moon why can't we make car keys that beep when you need to find them." My thought is since 1969 have we had any greater ...
by drewder
Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:17 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Why does Microsoft have a server edition of windows?
Replies: 74
Views: 19596

Re: Why does Microsoft have a server edition of windows?

Sure, but there was a time when Microsoft didn't exist and Apple did, so if history is a factor, than that has to count as well. Just like the time before Windows and MS-DOS (taking PC-DOS out of the picture), Microsoft just made software, but Apple was making Operating System software, so there yo...
by drewder
Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:02 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: The Character X Versus Character Y Thread
Replies: 106
Views: 53535

Re: The Character X Versus Character Y Thread

I think this pretty much proves Goku is going to win. He can create muffins just by wanting them.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqiBRFZBD1Q

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