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by justbennett
Tue May 24, 2016 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0150: "Tatooine Rainbow"
Replies: 52
Views: 44748

Re: What-If 0150: "Tatooine Rainbow"

Sometimes when the weather is right we can see a full circle rainbow by looking directly up at the sun (well, you know, in the direction of the sun-please don't try looking directly at the sun!) when it is covered by a certain kind of cloud. I remember someone saying that it is caused by a certain k...
by justbennett
Wed Dec 24, 2014 12:51 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: A Thought Experiment on Progress
Replies: 120
Views: 34909

Re: A Thought Experiment on Progress

Interesting thoughts from everyone. It makes me wonder how one could measure such a thing. If we are talking about "total world progress" then you have to take into account that there are at least four times as many people now as there were in 1920. So does that require things to be four t...
by justbennett
Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1375: "Astronaut Vandalism"
Replies: 76
Views: 19113

Re: 1375: "Astronaut Vandalism"

Moose Anus wrote:
justbennett wrote:How long did you search for that?
Maybe 30 minutes. It took me a while to figure out you meant it was near Trebloc, I was looking for all points 58 miles from Grenada at first. Beats working.


Haha! Good point. For more interesting yet trivial research look up where Trebloc got its name.
by justbennett
Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1375: "Astronaut Vandalism"
Replies: 76
Views: 19113

Re: 1375: "Astronaut Vandalism"

58 miles from Grenada on county road 165 just off "Old Hwy 8" there is a chalky earth formation that we called "the Moon" where some people used to trespass at night. Is this the moon? Well, yes. Except I only knew about the part just off the road slightly northeast of the point...
by justbennett
Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1375: "Astronaut Vandalism"
Replies: 76
Views: 19113

Re: 1375: "Astronaut Vandalism"

Where we are depends on which Jackson we assume is referred to. If it’s Jackson, MS (pop. 175 kilohumans), then we have to be in Grenada, MS or quite close — the total distance from Memphis, TN to Jackson, MS is c.210 miles (center to center), or at best 200mi (boundary to boundary), so Pythagoras ...

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