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by Quilbert
Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107362
Views: 51817825

Re: 1190: "Time"

This might have been done before (I’m just a lurker, you see), but here’s my analysis of the night sky. I’m pretty sure this is the distant future on Earth. This is why: I noticed three weird things: ε Sco is in a strange place, some stars go down at the same spot although they have different declin...
by Quilbert
Sat May 11, 2013 10:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107362
Views: 51817825

Re: 1190: "Time"

Copernicium112 wrote:"Gnostic," a tacit SONG
Spoiler:
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Brilliant!
by Quilbert
Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107362
Views: 51817825

Re: 1190: "Time"

I thought the sea level might be a measure for Insider Time (Comic World Time), but that seems not to be the case entirely:

xkcdtime-sealevel.png
by Quilbert
Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107362
Views: 51817825

Re: 1190: "Time"

A little update on thread activity:

xkcdtimethread2.png


I daresay this thread has reached some kind of a steady state after the introduction of the longpix.

Also, this:

xkcdtimethread-day.png
by Quilbert
Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107362
Views: 51817825

Re: 1190: "Time"

For some reason, I made this chart …

xkcdtimethread.png
by Quilbert
Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:05 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0013: "Laser Pointer"
Replies: 76
Views: 60226

Re: What-if 0013: Laser Pointer

One interesting question is, what would the Earth look like from the dark side of the moon at stage 2 (green 1W lase pointers)? Half of it (Asia, that is) would obviously be lit by the sun and have its usual blue-green appearance, but on the dark side of the Earth, you would see Africa and Europe g...
by Quilbert
Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:45 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0013: "Laser Pointer"
Replies: 76
Views: 60226

Re: What-if 0013: Laser Pointer

One interesting question is, what would the Earth look like from the dark side of the moon at stage 2 (green 1W lase pointers)? Half of it (Asia, that is) would obviously be lit by the sun and have its usual blue-green appearance, but on the dark side of the Earth, you would see Africa and Europe gl...
by Quilbert
Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0005: "Robot Apocalypse"
Replies: 65
Views: 57223

Re: What-if 0005: Robot Apocalypse

I think one crucial point has not been addressed yet: If machines cooperated and tried to kill humans, they might as well all stop working at the same instant. In western societies, if people didn’t die of hunger, thirst, heat, cold, or illnesses the treatment for which is no longer feasible, and if...
by Quilbert
Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:37 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0001: "Relativistic Baseball"
Replies: 167
Views: 125021

Re: What-If 0001: Relativistic Baseball

But I think the baseball will have largely disintegrated by then, because an air molecule will deposit energy in the baseball while passing through it. How much energy? The baseball doesn't have much time to evolve between the pitcher's mound and the batter. See below. It should be enough energy at...
by Quilbert
Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0001: "Relativistic Baseball"
Replies: 167
Views: 125021

Re: What-If 0001: Relativistic Baseball

This is a really interesting thought experiment, thus motivating my first post on this forum. :) By my calculations, the cross section for nucleus-nucleus interaction is too small for the development of the "fusion zone" Randall describes. I get a mean free path of 10 to 20 cm. Also, the b...

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