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by battlesnake
Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1273: "Tall Infographics"
Replies: 55
Views: 15725

Re: 1273: "Tall Infographics"

I just wish he'd gone the full whack and used Comic Sans MS as the typeface!
by battlesnake
Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:13 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Open-hardware gamma spectrometer
Replies: 2
Views: 4677

Re: Open-hardware gamma spectrometer

I worked in R&D for a company that built gamma spectrometers a while back. If you're still interested in the project, drop me an email at mark[at]battlesnake[dot]co[dot]uk
by battlesnake
Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1080: "Visual Field"
Replies: 129
Views: 29696

Re: 1080: "Visual Field"

In some cases (although definitely not for 100% of people), some of the mysterious floaters are the remains of the Hyaloid Artery, which supplied the front of the eye with blood during its early development - look up "persistent hyaloid" for the associated medical diagnosis.
by battlesnake
Fri May 04, 2012 2:07 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The perfect Chess AI engine
Replies: 89
Views: 41757

Re: The perfect Chess AI engine

Unlike tic-tac-toe, chess can theoretically go on for an infinite amount of moves. With infinite computing power, (mathematicians may argue on this one) it would still take an infinite amount of time to consider all possible moves to game ending. Take a scenario where there's just two kings and two ...
by battlesnake
Fri May 04, 2012 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: x^x^x^x^x=5?
Replies: 30
Views: 12300

Re: x^x^x^x^x=5?

x^(x^(x^(x^x))) = 5 Using X^Y = e^(Y ln(X) ) x^(x^(x^x)) = ln(5)/ln(x) x^(x^x) = ln(ln(5)/ln(x)) / ln(x) x^x = ln(ln(ln(5)/ln(x)) / ln(x)) / ln(x) x = ln(ln(ln(ln(5) / ln(x)) / ln(x)) / ln(x)) / ln(x) ln(ln(ln(ln(5) / ln(x)) / ln(x)) / ln(x)) / ln(x) - x = 0 Then a non-linear solver (aka trial and e...
by battlesnake
Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1036: "Reviews"
Replies: 74
Views: 20010

Re: 1036: "Reviews"

This reminded me of a prank that b3ta pulled a while back: www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001N6W8U0/ref=nosim/?tag=hotukdeals-21 Who can come up with the funniest review (and post it on amazon too)? Target lamps are: ~$700 - www.amazon.co.uk/Jenny-Worrall-Designs-Horticultural-Society/dp/B005QJWHJM/re...

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