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by ikkleste
Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0884: "Rogers St."
Replies: 241
Views: 70984

Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

So I'm in the UK. I got the references (both the porn name and Mr. Rodgers (and the drop table ;)). However Mr. Rodgers just isn't well known over here, all we have to go off generally is second hand references mostly from the internet. Anyhow, my name would either be Puss Merrington, or Snowy Roseb...
by ikkleste
Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0526: "Converting to Metric"
Replies: 429
Views: 90795

Re: Converting to Metric

I especially find this true of the "volume" panel, which was 1/4 references to people posessing more blood than the a "human male". This, of course, doesn't make any sense regarding some of his choices. Summer Glau is likely smaller in size than a human male, and I would suspect...
by ikkleste
Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:35 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Childhood (not so) crackpot theories
Replies: 435
Views: 79050

Re: Childhood crackpot theories *EPIC THREAD*

1) I used believe that gravity worked in a way similar to archemede's principle. That we only stayed down on the ground because we were denser than air. 2) I used to reason that if as you go around the world the time of day changed (hence difference timezones) that at the point of the world where mi...
by ikkleste
Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:54 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why are people obsessed with gold?
Replies: 51
Views: 5524

Re: Why are people obsessed with gold?

It's not the resistivity that makes gold good for contacts but the surface energy. low surface energy makes it easier for charge to flow from one surface to another (at least i think it's low SE). I'm not sure that audio wise it does make it difference but it conceivably could. If you have high qual...
by ikkleste
Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:17 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Value of a Bachelor of Science (Physics)
Replies: 22
Views: 4002

Re: Value of a Bachelor of Science (Physics)

Doing a second degreee is a pretty heavy commitment off the bat. Might it be an option to go out, get a few years experience under your belt and go back and do a second degree later? While funding and such may be different there are probably still options, and you'll have a chance to try to get some...
by ikkleste
Thu May 22, 2008 11:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0426: "Geohashing"
Replies: 224
Views: 39589

Re: "Geohashing" discussion

There is a limited number of hash outputs, 2^64. In 2^64+1 days there must be two equal outputs. You want proof of the opposite? Oh. Well, I still love the idea of geohashing. 2^64 days is about fifty quadrillion years. What's the estimate for the heat death of the universe again? on top of that th...
by ikkleste
Wed May 21, 2008 10:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0426: "Geohashing"
Replies: 224
Views: 39589

Re: "Geohashing" discussion

My target location for today seems to be a field just south-east of Darlington, i.e. a good 30 miles away. It sure is an interesting concept this geo-hashing. Really?! Another NE england based XKCD'er. Cool. Here was me thinking "Cool concept but noone else around here would ever bother, even ...
by ikkleste
Sun May 11, 2008 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Thin Film Interference
Replies: 2
Views: 869

Re: Thin Film Interference

I think your d might be the index of refraction of the film?

In my text book (i should know this stuff but had to look it up) the formulas are given as:

2*t = m * λ'

where λ' = λ/n where n is the index of refraction of the film.
by ikkleste
Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Getting your fair share
Replies: 49
Views: 10735

Re: Getting your fair share

A cuts one slice... Lets call it 1 B divides the remainder into two slices 2 and 3. C picks from 1, 2 and 3 If C selects 2 or 3 B gets the other (2 or 3), A gets 1. If C selects 1, A picks 2 or 3, B gets the remainder. I think this works well. A is incentivised to make the first cut a fair ...
by ikkleste
Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:26 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: British Comedies
Replies: 226
Views: 25691

Re: British Comedies

No one's mentioned Vic and Bob? Vic Reeves' Big Night out. (The first TV appearence of the duo, apparently it also ran as a stage show for a good while) Shooting Stars. The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer. Bang Bang It's Reeves and Mortimer. Absurd sketch comedy/variety show/ game show. But definately ...
by ikkleste
Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:05 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Only 7
Replies: 19
Views: 2222

Re: Only 7

don't bother with the cell or hypercube... there are much better films on that list.
do see 8mm.
by ikkleste
Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Most Sciencey-Sounding Word/Phrase You've Heard
Replies: 176
Views: 34691

Re: The Most Sciencey-Sounding Word/Phrase You've Heard

I used to work on an "Inductively coupled plasma - optical emission specrometer"
by ikkleste
Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Taking it seriously: The zombie problem
Replies: 1713
Views: 214014

Re: Taking it seriously: The zombie problem

hmm... My worry with staying central (I live 10 mins walk from the centre of a large town/small city) is how competitive I can be against other more cut-throat ruthless looters. I'd like to believe in a bit of blitz spirit, and if this showed through, and survivors were willing to team together for ...
by ikkleste
Tue Apr 22, 2008 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Bloodpudding/Blackpudding/Bloodsausage
Replies: 19
Views: 1927

Re: Bloodpudding/Blackpudding/Bloodsausage

Normally I'm on for serving it fried or grilled as part of a cooked brekkie.

However, the finest salad I've had was a simple green leaf and red pepper salad with grilled black pudding tossed in. With a caramelised onion and balsamic vinegar dressing.
by ikkleste
Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2379462

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Why not ey... I'm Ste, I live in Middlesbrough in England, just turned 28. I'm a research scientist working on plastic barrier films for flexible electronics. I can make it sound really exciting, but mostly spend my time looking at black circles. I love games of all types. Board, tabletop, computer/...
by ikkleste
Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Taking it seriously: The zombie problem
Replies: 1713
Views: 214014

Re: Taking it seriously: The zombie problem

(1st Post, Hi) Right, I've read the full thread thinking about this. And I've no idea what I would do!, I've put in no prep for the inevitable zombogeddon! I'm virtually screwed! I'm gonna make some assumptions; that the plague starts in the night, so the first i find of it is when i get up and hear...

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