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by Girl-With-A-Math-Fetish
Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:08 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0137: "New Horizons"
Replies: 62
Views: 22282

Re: What-If 0137: New Horizons

I hate it when New Horizons crashes into my car! Dammit, New Horizons, watch where you're going!

IDK sentient New Horizons isn't as cute as sentient Philae. Although it's still my second favorite probe after Philae and gets me all excited over SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE!
by Girl-With-A-Math-Fetish
Sun Jun 14, 2015 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 144835

Re: 1446: "Landing"

I AM SOOOOOOOO HAPPY!!!
PHILAE IS AWAKE
PHILAE IS AWAKE
<3

Wait is my icon still sleepy Philae? I must update that, then!

STILL AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH I AM SO FUCKING HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!
by Girl-With-A-Math-Fetish
Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Creating A Real Baymax
Replies: 6
Views: 1877

Re: Creating A Real Baymax

they're just going to wobble around the frame and effectively expose it to impacts anyway. I assumed the lattice framework from the get-go. I mean, we already have giant (and I mean GIANT) inflatables. Ones that are forty feet tall. I'm sure that we could find a material strong enough and a lattice...
by Girl-With-A-Math-Fetish
Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:10 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Creating A Real Baymax
Replies: 6
Views: 1877

Creating A Real Baymax

We've all seen Big Hero 6. We all love Baymax. Now, obviously there are aspects of Baymax that can't ever be real. But Baymax is supposedly based on the existing idea of inflatable healthcare robots for the elderly and children. I don't think they should limit them to just those age cohorts though. ...
by Girl-With-A-Math-Fetish
Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 144835

Re: 1446: "Landing"

So any day now, Philae could awaken. :D
by Girl-With-A-Math-Fetish
Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: The "What-If?" Book
Replies: 129
Views: 75145

Re: The "What-If?" Book

I finally got the book yesterday, and I must say it's goddamn hilarious, especially the Weird (And Worrying) questions section.
Although now I am curious what the most efficient way to increase house fires by 15% is, and how we can differentiate people with wings and wheels from airplanes. x'D
by Girl-With-A-Math-Fetish
Sat Mar 14, 2015 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Happy Super Pi Day, Everyone!
Replies: 37
Views: 3928

Re: Happy Super Pi Day, Everyone!

sevenperforce wrote:Well, I work all day today, but I'll probably be wishing guests a happy pi day and looking for opportunities to use my prodigious mathability to amuse and astound them, thus earning greater quantities of $$$$.


Hahahaha :D
Mathability xD
by Girl-With-A-Math-Fetish
Sat Mar 14, 2015 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Happy Super Pi Day, Everyone!
Replies: 37
Views: 3928

Happy Super Pi Day, Everyone!

So what are you planning on doing this Pi Day of the century? Eating lots of pie? Making a pi-themed song? Ranting about how Tau is far superior to pi? :D
by Girl-With-A-Math-Fetish
Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:18 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Your Word Substitutions?
Replies: 3
Views: 2688

Your Word Substitutions?

You know, like "keyboard" becoming "leopard."
If you use the chrome add-on, that'll probably say leopard twice. Maybe.

I like to make "quantum mechanics" become "magic" and "particle" become "tiny thing" x'D
by Girl-With-A-Math-Fetish
Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3250
Views: 567263

Re: What were your dreams last night?

My dreams are normally too complex and odd to describe, but I do dream about the Menger Sponge quite often. :P
by Girl-With-A-Math-Fetish
Mon Jan 12, 2015 3:21 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What would it be like to put a giant drop of water in a...
Replies: 15
Views: 4628

Re: What would it be like to put a giant drop of water in a.

Heck with the air, just go with a highly-oxygenated liquid that you can breathe . As for what it’d be like—have you ever gone scuba diving? It’s already real hard to tell up from down if you don’t have visual cues (eg. lighting and bubbles). So pretty much like that, but a little more so. And if yo...
by Girl-With-A-Math-Fetish
Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:31 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What would it be like to put a giant drop of water in a...
Replies: 15
Views: 4628

What would it be like to put a giant drop of water in a...

...chamber in space, and then swam in it? In the sense, if you've played Super Mario Galaxy, you're well aware of what I'm talking about (those little planets that are entirely made of water except for maybe a platform, sort of like in that level that parodies Sunshine in SMG2 around where you first...
by Girl-With-A-Math-Fetish
Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:28 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Oscilloscope Stray Signals
Replies: 36
Views: 7946

Re: Oscilloscope Stray Signals

Yes, if you touch the end of an oscilloscope probe it's pretty typical to see a messy sine wave at 50 (or 60) Hz from mains grid hum. The audible hum if you touch the end of a plug connected to an audio amplifier input is exactly the same thing. Ahh yes, I have wondered what that was. I mean, I kne...
by Girl-With-A-Math-Fetish
Sat Jan 03, 2015 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Building Portal (not about portals)
Replies: 7
Views: 5967

Re: Building Portal (not about portals)

As far as surface mechanics, I don't think there'd be any way to do this properly. And what do you mean by the Von-Neumann nature of AS? Of course it's Von-Neumann nature. One of their song's name is "Bots Build Bots." They're sentient enough to do this. I'm not sure what you mean by modul...
by Girl-With-A-Math-Fetish
Sat Jan 03, 2015 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Building Portal (not about portals)
Replies: 7
Views: 5967

Re: Building Portal (not about portals)

I'm obsessed with this game. And I mean OBSESSED. EXTREMELY OBSESSED :D I'm planning on building life-size models of the Companion Cube. I personally prefer the Portal version of the cube, rather than the Portal 2 version. It's still possible to make both and very easy to get them to light up in pro...
by Girl-With-A-Math-Fetish
Thu Jan 01, 2015 1:43 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: "The Significant Insignificants" -- Our Place In The Cosmos
Replies: 0
Views: 2011

"The Significant Insignificants" -- Our Place In The Cosmos

I wrote this thing reminiscent of Sagan a while back, and I decided to narrate it and make a video compilation of it to usher in the new year and bring forth another year of optimism!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9F37rVAu_0

Hope you like it, and happy new year to all!
by Girl-With-A-Math-Fetish
Wed Dec 31, 2014 9:27 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why Are Cats Particularly Sensitive To Catnip?
Replies: 8
Views: 2523

Re: Why Are Cats Particularly Sensitive To Catnip?

but why does nepetacatalone only affect cats? Probably because it's not a psychoactive drug in the sense of a molecule that crosses the blood-brain barrier and affects the function of neurotransmitters, but is instead just a scent that cats have evolved to respond to with sudden mood changes. At le...
by Girl-With-A-Math-Fetish
Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:41 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why Are Cats Particularly Sensitive To Catnip?
Replies: 8
Views: 2523

Re: Why Are Cats Particularly Sensitive To Catnip?

Discovered no evolutionary links. Essentially, cats are just weird [citation needed] x'D Cats are certainly not the only creature to be affected by a biological substance that did not evolve specifically to target them. In fact, that's kind of what most 'natural' drugs are. Marijuana was cultivated...
by Girl-With-A-Math-Fetish
Tue Dec 30, 2014 1:16 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Interesting Numbers (Whole Numbers)
Replies: 12
Views: 2985

Re: Interesting Numbers (Whole Numbers)

You are aware of the interesting number paradox , yes? Well, we could take advantage of the fact that PRIMES is in P for starters. Maybe prove the Riemann hypothesis after lunch as a follow-up? Now I am. x'D Also, hehe, I had "Prove Navier-Stokes" booked for that time slot. Right after, t...
by Girl-With-A-Math-Fetish
Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:21 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What if we dropped matter into literal nothingness?
Replies: 42
Views: 7147

Re: What if we dropped matter into literal nothingness?

Mathematics isn't my only fetish. It extends to much of Science too. "Happiest." :P Oh, Philae is going to be VERY happy in this drawing. So much so that he "releases his harpoons." ;) On a side note, here's a Rule 34 very relevant to my username: Warning. It's highly NSFW. Click...
by Girl-With-A-Math-Fetish
Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:08 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What if we dropped matter into literal nothingness?
Replies: 42
Views: 7147

Re: What if we dropped matter into literal nothingness?

Here's where I'd draw another image of Plato, but I have another drawing open.
It's a Rule 34 drawing.

Of Philae.

NOTHING IS SACRED.
by Girl-With-A-Math-Fetish
Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:34 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why Are Cats Particularly Sensitive To Catnip?
Replies: 8
Views: 2523

Re: Why Are Cats Particularly Sensitive To Catnip?

Deva wrote:Discovered no evolutionary links.



Essentially, cats are just weird [citation needed] x'D
by Girl-With-A-Math-Fetish
Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:32 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Interesting Numbers (Whole Numbers)
Replies: 12
Views: 2985

Re: Interesting Numbers (Whole Numbers)

But that wouldn't always work (the square root thing). It would only work in some circumstances. It would work for a number like 49, that isn't otherwise obviously composite. But we know that 49's square root is 7, so it's composite. But what of a number like 77? Both of us know that it's obviously...
by Girl-With-A-Math-Fetish
Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:49 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Interesting Numbers (Whole Numbers)
Replies: 12
Views: 2985

Re: Interesting Numbers (Whole Numbers)

In primality testing, you actually only need to test up to the square root of n. Also, if an integer's digits sum to something divisible by 3, the original integer must be divisible by 3 and thus composite (unless the integer is 3). But that wouldn't always work (the square root thing). It would on...
by Girl-With-A-Math-Fetish
Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Interesting Numbers (Whole Numbers)
Replies: 12
Views: 2985

Interesting Numbers (Whole Numbers)

What's the most interesting whole number in your opinion, and why? What makes that number interesting? I know Numberphile once made a video on "boring numbers," but I'm talking about what YOU think makes a number interesting. I find primes interesting, and of course, twin primes. Numbers t...
by Girl-With-A-Math-Fetish
Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:59 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why Are Cats Particularly Sensitive To Catnip?
Replies: 8
Views: 2523

Why Are Cats Particularly Sensitive To Catnip?

I mean, I know what chemical (nepetacatalone) causes them to get high off of it. What I'm wondering is why CATS are very sensitive to catnip, and not, say, dogs and hamsters and humans and such. I know that humans used to actually smoke catnip and in large doses, it induces a hallucinogenic effect i...
by Girl-With-A-Math-Fetish
Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:34 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What if we dropped matter into literal nothingness?
Replies: 42
Views: 7147

Re: What if we dropped matter into literal nothingness?

Or all of this can't even occur in theory, unless you're Black Hat, and used Perl and/or Python to make it happen.

Image
by Girl-With-A-Math-Fetish
Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:53 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What if we dropped matter into literal nothingness?
Replies: 42
Views: 7147

Re: What if we dropped matter into literal nothingness?

Until there's further discussion about what would happen if you put Plato at a time before the Big Bang, I'm not sure what else I can draw. Until then, I'm just going to make this go rather unrelated: http://i.imgur.com/HcV15rR.gif http://i.imgur.com/0mobpeU.gif http://i.imgur.com/yd1GThc.gif Well, ...
by Girl-With-A-Math-Fetish
Tue Dec 30, 2014 2:48 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What if we dropped matter into literal nothingness?
Replies: 42
Views: 7147

Re: What if we dropped matter into literal nothingness?

Since it seems that you guys like the illustrations, I'll make them more like a comic, rather than a single panel image. http://i.imgur.com/Q3yINWw.gif http://i.imgur.com/AUX7fad.gif http://i.imgur.com/f3tMzVc.gif http://i.imgur.com/maFZXdi.gif More to come. xD
by Girl-With-A-Math-Fetish
Tue Dec 30, 2014 2:15 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What if we dropped matter into literal nothingness?
Replies: 42
Views: 7147

Re: What if we dropped matter into literal nothingness?

Yaaaay I'm glad people are liking my doodles!

Kinda like the GLaDOS quote:
"If we're going to explode, let's at least explode with DIGNITY!"

BANGARANG, MOTHAFUCKERS!

[which IDK why Randall thought that wouldn't be a memorable quote...]
by Girl-With-A-Math-Fetish
Tue Dec 30, 2014 2:08 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What if we dropped matter into literal nothingness?
Replies: 42
Views: 7147

Re: What if we dropped matter into literal nothingness?

An equivalent comparison sprang to my mind also: If instead of the probe being able to move outside of the universe what if it could travel in time and was set to go to time -1 - ie. 1 second before the big bang? Since our space-time originated with the big bang this setup is likewise meaningless. ...
by Girl-With-A-Math-Fetish
Tue Dec 30, 2014 1:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 144835

Re: 1446: "Landing"

BlitzGirl wrote:Cute! I like your Philae avatar, too.


Fankoo x3

I doodled this last night:

Image

x'3
by Girl-With-A-Math-Fetish
Thu Dec 25, 2014 4:54 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What if we dropped matter into literal nothingness?
Replies: 42
Views: 7147

Re: What if we dropped matter into literal nothingness?

FancyHat wrote:I'm just going to have to mention Dark Star, because of the philosophical discussion with an intelligent bomb.


My favorite anthro space robot (other than Space Core) has to be TARS. IDK. He's goddamn hilarious. x'D
by Girl-With-A-Math-Fetish
Thu Dec 25, 2014 1:40 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What if we dropped matter into literal nothingness?
Replies: 42
Views: 7147

Re: What if we dropped matter into literal nothingness?

The same problem arises, immediately, from the drawing with two universes. Either the probe is somewhere in our universe, perfectly isolated, or there is no such situation (by definition). If you really wanted to, you could say that "our universe" was irrelevant, and that the probe just s...
by Girl-With-A-Math-Fetish
Wed Dec 24, 2014 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What if we dropped matter into literal nothingness?
Replies: 42
Views: 7147

Re: What if we dropped matter into literal nothingness?

Image

How about what Carlington was saying?
by Girl-With-A-Math-Fetish
Wed Dec 24, 2014 12:48 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: We Need To Analyze More Comets
Replies: 0
Views: 2182

We Need To Analyze More Comets

This started out as a comment to a video talking about how scientists are already trying to make new theories as to how water came to Earth. I ended up posting it to my blog because it got really, really long. Note that this is a late night ramble, so I might have written utter nonsense or was uncle...
by Girl-With-A-Math-Fetish
Wed Dec 24, 2014 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What if we dropped matter into literal nothingness?
Replies: 42
Views: 7147

Re: What if we dropped matter into literal nothingness?

From your first diagram you also seem to be making the mistake of thinking the universe expands 'into' something. I did mention the limitations of the diagram. I do not make the mistake of thinking the universe expands "into" something. I'm well aware that it doesn't. I'm simply trying to...
by Girl-With-A-Math-Fetish
Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:42 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What if we dropped matter into literal nothingness?
Replies: 42
Views: 7147

Re: What if we dropped matter into literal nothingness?

Here's an oversimplified diagram of what I'm trying to say. Now of course this black field could not be drawn, since it is pure nothingness, but I hope it clarifies things a bit: http://i.imgur.com/JDZQPwE.gif So we revise our picture. If the probe exists, it has always existed because there can't h...
by Girl-With-A-Math-Fetish
Wed Dec 24, 2014 12:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 144835

Re: 1446: "Landing"

On a Philae-related note, I bought fabric and I'm going to make a giant plushie and a mini-plushie. There's also a paper Philae next to me. So many little model Philaes all around me. I made a Philae t-shirt with a rather crappy drawing (I hardly had any time to work on the image) of Philae on it. J...
by Girl-With-A-Math-Fetish
Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What if we dropped matter into literal nothingness?
Replies: 42
Views: 7147

Re: What if we dropped matter into literal nothingness?

This could be to do with the often seen incorrect mental picture of the Big Bang - a picture of the universe starting as a dot and expanding to "fill the void", usually visualised as if from the outside. Space is expanding, but it is not actually expanding into something. There is no outs...

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