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by shagie
Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0505: "A Bunch of Rocks"
Replies: 406
Views: 118873

Re: 0505: "A Bunch of Rocks"

There is often mentioned the chapter of Greg Egan's Diaspora on Wang Carpets (I have a post somewhere back in the depths of this thread asking what book it was) in this thread. It looks like there is now an ebook (I've found it in Kindle version and on the iTunes book store) by Greg Egan titled &quo...
by shagie
Mon Nov 17, 2008 7:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0505: "A Bunch of Rocks"
Replies: 406
Views: 118873

Re: "A Bunch of Rocks" Discussion

I'm not surprised that there are many people here saying that they were thinking of the same thing recently. I think nearly everyone who seriously studies Computer Science eventually has a similar realization/fantasy. Grand Master Turing once dreamed that he was a machine. When he awoke he exclaime...
by shagie
Mon Nov 17, 2008 7:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0505: "A Bunch of Rocks"
Replies: 406
Views: 118873

Re: "A Bunch of Rocks" Discussion

Somewhere... can't remember which book it was in (I want to say a book on post singularity science fiction short stories)... there was a story about an exploration of another planet where the only thing that existed on it was a large algae mat. This mat was such that it was a once dimensional cellu...
by shagie
Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0505: "A Bunch of Rocks"
Replies: 406
Views: 118873

Re: "A Bunch of Rocks" Discussion

Somewhere... can't remember which book it was in (I want to say a book on post singularity science fiction short stories)... there was a story about an exploration of another planet where the only thing that existed on it was a large algae mat. This mat was such that it was a once dimensional cellul...
by shagie
Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0443: "Know Your Vines"
Replies: 167
Views: 31875

Re: "Know Your Vines" Discussion

Years ago I worked at a boy scout camp. The nature guy (not me) would handle poison ivy and say "don't do this". He would then go and wash it off - one can do it within 15 minutes with soap and water. One time, he felt the call of nature prior to washing his hands. He walked funny for a we...

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