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by Althizor
Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0754: "Dependencies"
Replies: 76
Views: 25902

Re: "Dependencies" discussion(#754)

It would be a nice class to teach. You wouldn't have to do anything.

Anyone that manages to successfully register for the course automatically passes.
by Althizor
Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0675: "Revolutionary"
Replies: 256
Views: 52907

Re: "Revolutionary" Discussion

I'm reminded of .999...=1, and all the people convinced that is in fact, not true.

Its especially onerous with mathematical concepts since a valid proof proves them in much more strict a sense than scientific concepts are proven through experiment.
by Althizor
Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0465: "Quantum Teleportation"
Replies: 138
Views: 25402

Re: Quantum Teleportation

I often hear people talk about quantum entanglement allowing information to travel faster than the speed of light. Every time I press the question to people who might know, the answer is that no, you cannot use any known method, quantum or not, to propagate information faster than the speed of ligh...
by Althizor
Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0068: "Five Thirty"
Replies: 22
Views: 12269

Re: "Comics from five thirty" Discussion

My favorite is the seventh. I know what I will be saying next time a cosine comes up in my study group.
by Althizor
Mon Jun 30, 2008 4:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0443: "Know Your Vines"
Replies: 167
Views: 31873

Re: "Know Your Vines" Discussion

...But he still couldn't see the vines once he got back to the tent with them? Who says they were at the tent? Anyway, this is why you bring your own just in case. Who would think it odd to bring rope or duct tape when camping? Though I suppose it would take away from the atmosphere of using the pl...

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