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by chionophile
Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Teleporting inside a wall
Replies: 16
Views: 5272

Re: Teleporting inside a wall

Blue jaunt?
by chionophile
Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0122: "Lava Lamp"
Replies: 34
Views: 15288

Re: What-If 0122: "Lava Lamp"

As cool as the lava burning a bunch of regular objects are, the best video in this article was clearly the woman who can make a horse out of molten glass with so much ease. Who else can do that?? I can't!! I don't think that guy would appreciate you calling him a woman. But yes, it was a cool video.
by chionophile
Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0650: "Nowhere"
Replies: 80
Views: 16450

Re: Nowhere

jc touched on it briefly, but for clarity's sake, it's worth pointing out that when Randall says "there are like a thousand species of dinosaur" what he actually means is "there are like a thousand species of non-avian dinosaur." Unless he wants to be out by like an order of mag...
by chionophile
Tue Dec 09, 2008 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Tenses question (read vs. lead)
Replies: 6
Views: 1480

Re: Tenses question (read vs. lead)

Alcas wrote:Because English is just weird that way? Or is that answer not good enough?


Oh, I know, I was just curious if there was a good reason for it. Maybe they're based on different languages or something. I just thought it'd be worth asking; it's not like we're going to run out of space on the forum.
by chionophile
Tue Dec 09, 2008 1:59 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Tenses question (read vs. lead)
Replies: 6
Views: 1480

Tenses question (read vs. lead)

So I was about to start a thread about a grammar question, when I realized that my mistake was that I mispelled "led" as "lead" (which Word didn't realize, of course, and tried to fix the pluralities of the surrounding words). I'm pretty sure I made the typo because I was writing...
by chionophile
Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0496: "Secretary: Part 3"
Replies: 114
Views: 23356

Re: Secretary: Part 3

xkcd wrote:Oh man I'm excited about the rest of this arc. I'm tempted to scan and post them right now.

<3


I would be okay with this. :P
by chionophile
Wed Oct 22, 2008 4:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0492: "Scrabble"
Replies: 171
Views: 48249

Re: "Scrabble" Discussion

Historic would also fit here and probably gives the most points.
by chionophile
Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Need some statistics help (research related)
Replies: 8
Views: 856

Re: Need some statistics help (research related)

Thanks for the assistance guys; I think I know what I need to do now.
by chionophile
Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Need some statistics help (research related)
Replies: 8
Views: 856

Need some statistics help (research related)

Okay, so I've been doing some undergraduate research for one of the professors at my university and I'm wondering what the best way to statistically analyze some of the data I've collected is. I've got a ridiculous amount of data, but for now I just want to focus on a small section of it. I have fif...
by chionophile
Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0482: "Height"
Replies: 271
Views: 73495

Re: "Height" Discussion

Why is the top 46 billion light years up? I thought the universe was only c. 13 billion years old. Is this due to the expansion of space between us and the distant things, but after the light has already passed over that space? Maybe this kind of discussion ought to be spun off to the science threa...
by chionophile
Fri Aug 01, 2008 5:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0457: "Frustration"
Replies: 195
Views: 38093

Re: "Frustration" Discussion

Bra hooks are basic. Pinch, push your thumb (or finger, depending on which sides the hooks are on), and release. Duh. Front claspers are only moderately more complicated, since you're pushing in a different direction and pinching a smaller area. All in all though, if a 12 year old girl can figure i...
by chionophile
Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0442: "xkcd Loves the Discovery Channel"
Replies: 372
Views: 87829

Re: "xkcd Loves the Discovery Channel" discussion

Ooh, good comic. First time I'd seen the Discovery video. Which I've already watched about ten times. The World is awesome.
by chionophile
Thu Jun 12, 2008 4:27 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Three non-mixing fluids in a tube?
Replies: 35
Views: 10225

Re: Three non-mixing fluids in a tube?

golden syrup, water and olive oil are pretty easy to get into 3 layers, again this isn't quite the answer as the syrup will mix with the water if you try hard enough but its pretty hard to (its also non-newtonian). for bonus points with a coin, a grape, a bit of cork and a bit of light plastic you ...
by chionophile
Thu May 29, 2008 4:52 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Laser Logic
Replies: 135
Views: 31466

Re: Laser Logic

16: You should only need four mirrors for red and green combined - three reflectors (ninety degrees) and a bender (forty five degrees). Use two reflectors on green and one on red. 29: This one is tricky, I'm going to assume that you have the square set up properly. The lasers ent...
by chionophile
Tue May 20, 2008 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Laser Logic
Replies: 135
Views: 31466

Re: Laser Logic

30: This one's tricky - what you need to know is that putting a doppler on a quantum entangled white laser will change the colors of the opposite laser that's been split by a prism. If that makes sense. The key is finding the perfect spot for the doppler - hit all the targets, then play arou...
by chionophile
Sat May 17, 2008 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Laser Logic
Replies: 135
Views: 31466

Re: Laser Logic

Anyone have any pointers for C3 39, 41 and 50? Those are all I have left in Chromatron 3.
by chionophile
Sun May 04, 2008 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Laser Logic
Replies: 135
Views: 31466

Re: Laser Logic

You're close (obviously). You need to replace one of the splitters with your mirror and find a new spot for your displaced splitter.
by chionophile
Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2373864

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

I guess I ought to at least introduce myself here before I post much more. I don't usually do introductions online, but what the hell... I'm currently a senior at UW-Madison double majoring in Materials Science Engineering and Chemistry. Fun, right? I like skiing and reading and computers and... oth...
by chionophile
Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Yes or No Only
Replies: 46
Views: 6353

Re: Yes or No Only

Is the man holding the rope at the time of his death? At any point before his death? Is the bell attached to the rope? Is he bungee jumping? Is there anyone else present? Was he killed by someone else's hand? If yes, was it murder? Execution? Was he hung? Or was it accidental? Was he tight rope walk...
by chionophile
Sat Apr 26, 2008 11:53 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Laser Logic
Replies: 135
Views: 31466

Re: Laser Logic

Someone want to give more hints to 18? I've beaten all of the first 25 except that one and 13. On 18, I can either get all the white ones and none of the colored ones or all the colored ones and only two of the white ones. On 13, the best I can do is all but the second blue one. Thanks for any help....
by chionophile
Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:32 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Structure of metal-trisoxalato compunds
Replies: 13
Views: 4556

Re: Structure of metal-trisoxalato compunds

Just draw it in its aqueous form. Stick the three potassium ions off to one side and don't worry about it. Unless you need the crystal structure for whatever class you're taking. Then I guess you might be in trouble. Also, wouldn't the Al(C2O4)3 be octahedral? I don't know if that's what you intende...
by chionophile
Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:17 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Running solar panels backwards
Replies: 14
Views: 2318

Re: Running solar panels backwards

And here's where the line of thinking ends: people have been putting a lot of time and money into getting these things super-efficient at absorbing energy... does that mean they'd also make super-efficient heaters? The thing is, though, that solar collectors are designed to absorb photons and emit ...
by chionophile
Sun Apr 06, 2008 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Anagram question
Replies: 16
Views: 6449

Re: Anagram question

sear
rase
ares
arse
eras
ears
sera

That's seven.

Eight if you count Ares (Greek god of war) and nine if you count Sare (a town in France).

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