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by pernishus
Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0852: "Local g"
Replies: 159
Views: 29912

Re: 0852: "Local g"

Well folks, props to Randall for anticipating world record Olympic record pole vaults at Rio. Sorry to be a bit pedantic, but it wasn't a world record. The world record was set in 2014 by a Frenchman in Ukraine. And how does Ukraine's local gravity compare to that of London and Rio? I don't know of...
by pernishus
Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0852: "Local g"
Replies: 159
Views: 29912

Re: 0852: "Local g"

Well folks, props to Randall for anticipating world record pole vaults at Rio.
by pernishus
Mon Sep 21, 2015 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1580: "Travel Ghost"
Replies: 38
Views: 5577

Re: 1580: "Travel Ghost"

Is the title text a reference to Michael Keaton's Multiplicity? I'm pretty sure one of the clones made it into the bedroom at least once.
by pernishus
Mon Jun 29, 2015 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1002: "Game AIs"
Replies: 240
Views: 57993

Re: 1002: "Game AIs"

This Arimaa player cannot disagree more. Omar placed that limit because he wants to have software beat humans, not just the hardware getting better and better. I agree that Shogi can be placed after Arimaa though. So far the top players are still able to beat computers easily, as they have a weak g...
by pernishus
Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1484:"Apollo Speeches"
Replies: 45
Views: 9773

Re: 1484:"Apollo Speeches"

In the extra astronauts scenario, perhaps Neil Armstrong's alter-egos winked into existence like the scene from Xenocide.

Hopefully one of them is not the Hegemon.
by pernishus
Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 77
Views: 8456

Re: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"

I recently learned that 50 Shades of Grey started out as Twilight fanfic, so putting them on the map together certainly makes sense.
by pernishus
Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"
Replies: 219
Views: 64844

Re: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"

"So does anybody still read xkcd?"

I generally just go straight to explainxkcd.com.
No explanation yet for Monday's comic at 8:15?!! How do I start my day?
by pernishus
Fri Feb 13, 2015 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0129: "Black Hole Moon"
Replies: 63
Views: 16324

Re: What-If 129: "Black Hole Moon"

sevenperforce wrote:
Whizbang wrote:What happens when you point a laser pointer at the moon?

You would miss.


Even if you do miss, keep shooting! One day we'll bring down that stupid sky circle.
by pernishus
Fri Feb 13, 2015 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0129: "Black Hole Moon"
Replies: 63
Views: 16324

Re: What-If 129: "Black Hole Moon"

In reference to footnote 2, Eddington came up with a great idea for measuring lifetime accomplishments: Eddington number for cycling Eddington is credited with devising a measure of a cyclist's long-distance riding achievements. The Eddington number in the context of cycling is defined as E, the num...
by pernishus
Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1061: "EST"
Replies: 128
Views: 36117

Re: 1061: "EST"

N031 - I salute your programming efforts. I just don't understand why you initialized when you did - it seems like your starting EST value is 307 hours behind what the time would be using Jan 1st 1970 0:00 as time 0. Also, your converter tool seems to give the same EST value for the normal times 197...

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