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by flymousechiu
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1949: "Fruit Collider"
Replies: 54
Views: 10046

Re: 1949: "Fruit Collider"

StCredZero wrote:How about "Particle Ninja?"

taken off app store due to people's concern of cell-phone radiation.
by flymousechiu
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1949: "Fruit Collider"
Replies: 54
Views: 10046

Re: 1949: "Fruit Collider"

stable, meaning will has a expiration time longer than 300μs?
by flymousechiu
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1938: "Meltdown and Spectre"
Replies: 36
Views: 8803

Re: 1938: "Meltdown and Spectre"

honestly, i half expected a heartbleed type explanation. saddened by this comic, i sort of made one up You: if the first bit of the other process' password is 0, tell me what is 1+this slip of paper, else, tell me what is factorial(floor(e^(sqrt(50)/3)))+this slip of paper 0: CPU: I'm not telling yo...
by flymousechiu
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1928: "Seven Years"
Replies: 52
Views: 17719

Re: 1928: "Seven Years"

omw to my first gallon https://i.imgur.com/uZc7bmz.jpg wish everybody the best of luck edit: advocating for platelet donation. it is needed for a variety of purposes INCLUDING replenish platelets after a chemotherapy and is always in constant demand because it can only be kept for no more than 5 day...
by flymousechiu
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1896: "Active Ingredients Only"
Replies: 40
Views: 7989

Re: 1896: "Active Ingredients Only"

By the way, has anyone else in the UK (or beyond) felt like they're coming down with a cold for the last three or four weeks, without it either developing into the real thing or going away? YES! Constant low-grade sniffly nose but no other symptoms? Strangely, not exactly: I have the slightly achy ...
by flymousechiu
Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1880: "Eclipse Review"
Replies: 51
Views: 9934

Re: 1880: "Eclipse Review"

zjxs wrote:
herbstschweigen wrote:
Title text: "I watched from a beautiful nature reserve in central Missouri, and it was--without exaggeration--the coolest thing I've ever seen."



An cirrostratus cloud is -- without exaggeration -- the coolest thing I've ever seen.


you mean the coldest?
by flymousechiu
Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1880: "Eclipse Review"
Replies: 51
Views: 9934

Re: 1880: "Eclipse Review"

I'm thinking that, other than the death part, viewing a supernova up close would be a whole lot more dramatic, not to mention extremely rare, event. Maybe if one watches while translated just a bit in the 4th (spatial) dimension, it'd be safe. if you can observe it then it means that the supernova ...
by flymousechiu
Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1880: "Eclipse Review"
Replies: 51
Views: 9934

Re: 1880: "Eclipse Review"

the graph looks quadratic. I wonder about the place of "closing your eyelids and cause a universal eclipse".
by flymousechiu
Mon Nov 30, 2015 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1343: "Manuals"
Replies: 34
Views: 15412

Re: 1343: "Manuals"

http://www.felderbooks.com/papers/godel.html
Just finished eating lunch when I read the last sentence. The irony of life.
by flymousechiu
Sat Oct 10, 2015 10:10 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Prob/Expected Value Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1995

Re: Prob/Expected Value Problem

Method 1 would be from E(X+Y)=E(X)+E(Y), so that E("1"+"2"+"3"+"4"+"5")=E("1")+E("2")+E("3")+E("4")+E("5")=318 * 5 = 1590.
by flymousechiu
Sat Oct 10, 2015 3:13 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Prob/Expected Value Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1995

Prob/Expected Value Problem

I have encountered this problem in real life but I can't seem to understand how to apply the concepts of expected value into the situation. Can somebody help me with it? The problem would be : There are 318 equally likely random outcome when Event B occurs. A task requires a combination of five spec...
by flymousechiu
Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0140: "Proton Earth, Electron Moon"
Replies: 50
Views: 44274

Re: What-If 0140: Proton Earth, Electron Moon

I've redone my calculations today and interestingly the evenly distributed electron model of the moon returns a lesser value than that of electron shell moon model. Can somebody verify my findings or point out where i made a mistake? Shared values: moon mass = 7.34767309 × 10^22 kg electron rest mas...
by flymousechiu
Sun Sep 20, 2015 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0140: "Proton Earth, Electron Moon"
Replies: 50
Views: 44274

Re: What-If 0140: Proton Earth, Electron Moon

Zassounotsukushi wrote:Electrons do have some controversy about them, but for protons at least, this statement is flagrantly incorrect.

oopsy, silly me. mark my quacks.
by flymousechiu
Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0140: "Proton Earth, Electron Moon"
Replies: 50
Views: 44274

Re: What-If 0140: Proton Earth, Electron Moon

moon mass = 7.34767309 × 10^22 kg electron rest mass = 9.10956 × 10^-31 kg number of electrons = 8.06589 × 10^52 average moon radius = 1.7371 × 10^6 m e = 1.602177 × 10^-19 C mass-energy for a single electron = k_e × Q_1 × Q_2 / r / c^2 = 8.98755 × 10^9 kg·m^3·s^-2·C^-2 × 8.06589 × 10^52 × (1.602177...
by flymousechiu
Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0140: "Proton Earth, Electron Moon"
Replies: 50
Views: 44274

Re: What-If 0140: Proton Earth, Electron Moon

But electrons and protons ARE naked singularities!
by flymousechiu
Mon Sep 14, 2015 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1577: "Advent"
Replies: 71
Views: 15730

Re: 1577: Advent

What if behind every seven doors there is an What if? article of excellent quality? I certainly wouldn't mind that... I have been missing them a lot.

edit notes: added more links to the articles I loved.
by flymousechiu
Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1551: "Pluto"
Replies: 39
Views: 9697

Re: 1551: "Pluto"

"I didn't know what I expected." thought me after viewing the original image.
"This." after xkcd.
by flymousechiu
Thu Jul 09, 2015 5:00 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if: chat thread
Replies: 123
Views: 144886

Re: What If updates are temporarily on hold

But what if Randall doesn't resume the what-ifs?
JK, cannot wait to see the next issue. What-if is what got me into xkcd at first. (remember about the one with lasers? yeah, that one.)
by flymousechiu
Fri May 29, 2015 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: about the new wikipedia store
Replies: 0
Views: 3699

about the new wikipedia store

they mail bobcats instead of wikipedia track shirts =/
by flymousechiu
Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:52 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0105: "Cannibalism"
Replies: 41
Views: 13509

Re: What-if 0105: "Cannibalism"

I'm a little bit concerned about biomagnification, but again, not your primary concern when your 2.28400% body mass is expected to be eaten every day.
by flymousechiu
Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:45 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0105: "Cannibalism"
Replies: 41
Views: 13509

Re: What-if 0105: "Cannibalism"

mdistancerunner wrote:http://what-if.xkcd.com/105/

The first citation got lost... I spent 10 minutes looking for it.

You know you can just Ctrl+F (a little bit different across OSes) + "1" to search for it?
by flymousechiu
Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:43 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0105: "Cannibalism"
Replies: 41
Views: 13509

Re: What-if 0105: "Cannibalism"

loved the bifurcation diagram of death.
by flymousechiu
Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:33 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0102: "Keyboard Power"
Replies: 51
Views: 21167

Re: What-If 0102: Keyboard Power

I wonder how many presses is the average lifespan of keyboards and how many keyboards you have to change for the best burrito.
by flymousechiu
Wed May 28, 2014 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1368: "One Of The"
Replies: 91
Views: 21846

Re: 1368: "One Of The"

someone ought to delete all of the "one of the" on the wikipedia page for N1
by flymousechiu
Sun Apr 13, 2014 2:31 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0091: "Faucet Power"
Replies: 36
Views: 11891

Re: What-If 0091: Faucet Power

There is no "city of Manhattan" consistent with the numbers in the article. It said "a bathtub faucet provides enough drinking water to sustain about 10,000 people indefinitely. In other words, the city of Manhattan could survive on the water from just 150 bathtubs." For a city ...
by flymousechiu
Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:27 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0091: "Faucet Power"
Replies: 36
Views: 11891

Re: What-If 0091: "Faucet Power"

Seemed Randall Munroe forgot to mention about fusion power. If we could have such bathtubs, 3.565 would be enough to supply the world's demand for electricity. Let alone a petty apartment: (wolfram alpha)/input/?i=%28world+electricity+consumption%2F%28%2826.22+MeV%2F4%29*%28%282mol%286.08*10%5E23%29...

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