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by mountainpenguin
Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1319: "Automation"
Replies: 58
Views: 16623

Re: 1319: "Automation"

Reminds me of a Douglas Adams quote (from Last Chance to See):

I am rarely happier than when spending entire day programming my computer to perform automatically a task that it would otherwise take me a good ten seconds to do by hand
by mountainpenguin
Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1147: "Evolving"
Replies: 82
Views: 18809

Re: 1147: "Evolving"

... Very cool. I didn't realize genes could be transferred by contact. Now I can come closer to pretending that injecting yourself with plasmids to gain superpowers like in Bioshock really is possible! Injecting yourself could work, as long as you electrocute yourself afterwards :) See Nat Protoc. ...
by mountainpenguin
Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1147: "Evolving"
Replies: 82
Views: 18809

Re: 1147: "Evolving"

This comic makes me wonder about something that maybe somebody here can explain. A certain mold creates penicillin, right? Okay. Why? I'm guessing it's a defense against certain micro-organisms which want to nom-nom on the mold, and the mold evolves a counter-chemical. Is that what's going on? If i...

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