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by michaelsaunders77
Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0986: "Drinking Fountains"
Replies: 115
Views: 25800

Re: 0986: "Drinking Fountains"

The alt text is backwards. "drink FAST enough, and eliminate SLOWLY enough" would make more sense. No it isn't, and nash1429 explains why (despite agreeing with you): Yeah, I don't think the kidney would be able to process liquid fast enough to refill the bladder as you urinated, regardle...
by michaelsaunders77
Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0986: "Drinking Fountains"
Replies: 115
Views: 25800

Re: 0986: "Drinking Fountains"

The alt text is backwards. "drink FAST enough, and eliminate SLOWLY enough" would make more sense.
Although I'm pretty sure this isn't possible anyway. You would probably die of water intoxication before reaching a steady-state.
by michaelsaunders77
Fri May 27, 2011 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0904: "Sports"
Replies: 128
Views: 30157

Re: 904: "Sports"

Draw 2 well-placed line segments and the comic becomes two spheres balanced atop tetrahedra.
by michaelsaunders77
Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0852: "Local g"
Replies: 159
Views: 43162

Re: 0852: "Local g"

Gaah that's an ugly typo
by michaelsaunders77
Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0783: "I Don't Want Directions"
Replies: 193
Views: 39205

Re: "I Don't Want Directions" discussion (#783)

Click is slang for kilometers per hour. That must be a Canadian thing. I can't find it online, anyway. I think it's limited to southern Ontario actually. We use it in Australia... All right, maybe people use it every where they use metric and speak English at the same time. Interesting. The Wikiped...
by michaelsaunders77
Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0762: "Analogies"
Replies: 144
Views: 26872

Re: "Analogies" Discussion

I think most of this comic was average. But the final line, "Analogies are like sandwiches in that I'm making one now" is really ingenious. It's actually recursive. The sentence does not necessarily define that quality of analogies that we know. For example, redefine "analogy" as...
by michaelsaunders77
Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0754: "Dependencies"
Replies: 76
Views: 25883

Re: "Dependencies" discussion(#754)

xms wrote:I think this one is a little too obvious, basically "dependency class depends on dependency class". Would've been better if it was a little less direct, not sure how that could've been done however.

My thoughts exactly. If it was a bit more subtle it would have gone from good to amazing.
by michaelsaunders77
Fri May 21, 2010 3:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0743: "Infrastructures"
Replies: 269
Views: 64492

Re: "Infrastructures" discussion

Randal, get out of my head - I used Facebook this morning!!
by michaelsaunders77
Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2413799

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hi, I'm Michael. I'm a Materials Science and Finance undergrad student. I'm also a singer and a musician in general. And I'm Canadian.
by michaelsaunders77
Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:42 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The expanding bar
Replies: 19
Views: 4092

Re: The expanding bar

It seems to me that the problem has at least two physical impossibilities. I could see an interpretation where the bar doesn't move at all. Why not just rephrase it as a geometrical problem: A chord is drawn on a circle such that the chord has length 2 miles and the resulting arc has length 2 miles ...

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