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Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0074: "Soda Planet"
Replies: 41
Views: 19137

Re: What-If 0074: "Soda Planet"

All birds are dinosaurs... as long as you are willing to accept that all dinosaurs (and humans) are fish. =)

Also, 16 oz = 1 pint = 50cl :D (European beer drinker logic!)
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Mon May 13, 2013 10:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1211: "Birds and Dinosaurs"
Replies: 298
Views: 62730

Re: 1211: "Birds and Dinosaurs"

Birds aren't descended from dinosaurs, birds ARE dinosaurs. Humans aren't descended from reptiles, humans ARE reptiles. Reptiles aren't descended from amphibians, reptiles ARE amphibians. Amphibians aren't descended from fish, amphibians ARE fish. Fish aren't descended from invertebates, fish ARE in...
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Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:36 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Name 3 famous living scientists (no cheating!) ;)
Replies: 39
Views: 11359

Name 3 famous living scientists (no cheating!) ;)

Just list the first 3 that pop into your head without looking it up. It's okay if you're wrong about whether they are alive or not. I didn't realize how hard this was until I tried it myself. I'm curious to see who we come up with! I put some blank space so you don't see my 3 by accident. =) Stephen...
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Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Feathery dinosaurs!
Replies: 4
Views: 2299

Re: Feathery dinosaurs!

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Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Feathery dinosaurs!
Replies: 4
Views: 2299

Re: Feathery dinosaurs!

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Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1034: "Share Buttons"
Replies: 82
Views: 29747

Re: 1034: "Share Buttons"

It'd be helpful if someone could translate a little for the benefit of those who aren't quite as plugged in to "Internet culture". I've heard of all four sites, but I don't use them except for following two Twitterers and an occasional G+ article by one of them, and I couldn't even begin ...
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Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1034: "Share Buttons"
Replies: 82
Views: 29747

Re: 1034: "Share Buttons"

glasnt wrote:Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Google Plus.


Came to this discussion site purely for this. I had no idea either. Thank you! =)
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Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1032: "Networking"
Replies: 123
Views: 38151

Re: 1032: "Networking"

this is actually how most people would view a serious conversation between physics researchers about quarks
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Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: People choose emotions over reason, no one is surprised
Replies: 319
Views: 35684

Re: People choose emotions over reason, no one is surprised

Good for advocates of gay marriage for finding a new strategy that apparently works to advance this important cause. =) I invite those of us who may be upset of the "assault on logic" this change in tack seems to represent to consider science fiction writer Larry Niven's "only univers...
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Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:31 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Cancer and low-carb diet - your thoughts?
Replies: 19
Views: 7448

Re: Cancer and low-carb diet - your thoughts?

What are your thoughts on the basic idea that, since rapidly-growing cancers require dietary sugar to thrive, simply removing the dietary sugar could help fight the spread of cancer throughout the body? This might explain why cancer has exploded in prevalence in the last few decades, simultaneously...
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Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Colbert likely running for Pres of the U.S of S Carolina
Replies: 42
Views: 7917

Re: Colbert likely running for Pres of the U.S of S Carolina

Hello all! I saw the actual show on Thursday. The whole thing is clearly just a joke. He was mainly pretending that he would run in the primary in order to continue an ongoing joke about "super PACs." (He has actually started a real super PAC and apparently raised an obscene amount of money)
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Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Velociraptor Robots?!
Replies: 22
Views: 3353

Re: Velociraptor Robots?!

Article says: The researchers developed mathematical models allowing them to predict the effectiveness of different tails at balancing bodies. Their work suggested that Velociraptor mongoliensis, a 5-foot (1.5-meter) tall, 45-lb. (20-kilogram) predator, might have been capable of aerial acrobatics b...
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Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0992: "Mnemonics"
Replies: 278
Views: 63607

Re: 0992: "Mnemonics"

I'm loving some of the community proposals. =)

Another for star temperatures:
Traditional: oh, be a fine girl, kiss me
I use: orbiting bodies always find gravity kinematically motivating
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Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Shows fails to depict Muslims as terrorists, is boycotted
Replies: 32
Views: 5961

Re: Shows fails to depict Muslims as terrorists, is boycotte

Shows fails to depict Muslims as terrorists, is boycotted


Could you imagine if the muslims on this show were terrorists? It's a reality show set in Michigan! =o

Also ew @ reality shows. Little Mosque on the Prairie all the way! =)
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Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Post when you die/Lose
Replies: 119
Views: 21114

Re: Post when you die/Lose

Playing a psion in d&d 3.5 (last night) I have 10 str and 16 con and I'm wearing chain shirt *Get grabbed out of the boat by a medium squid *Cleric saves me with Sanctuary *Squid still has me grappled but can't attack me *manifest Attraction (target: shore) at it; it exactly makes the will save ...
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Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0988: "Tradition"
Replies: 175
Views: 63871

Re: 988: "Tradition"

The music to What Child Is This is based on Greensleeves, probably the oldest song known that still survives! Greensleeves really isn't that old. Considering the development of the English language itself it can't be much older than Chaucer, if even that old. And it wasn't (known) to have been put ...
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Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0988: "Tradition"
Replies: 175
Views: 63871

Re: 988: "Tradition"

Darn it Randall! You screwed up! You used this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_songs#Most-performed_Christmas_songs_.28USA.29 That only applies to songs that pay royalties to members of the American Society of Composers, Artists, and Publishers (check the Wikipedia source.) Of course they're...
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Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Atheists may as well be rapists
Replies: 118
Views: 11145

Re: Atheists may as well be rapists

Even Richard Dawkins has explained that technically he is an agnostic. He just calls himself an atheist because he considers the chance that God exists to be much, much lower than 1% and rejects the existent of an omnibenevolent God or the need of God to explain any aspect of reality. Most of the bo...
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Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: [P] Black Holes, and their impact on time (Querie)
Replies: 11
Views: 2435

Re: [P] Black Holes, and their impact on time (Querie)

Hello my friend, do not worry at all about your behaviour! Relativity is a pretty tough concept to wrap your head around. This isn't really explaining the underlying mechanism very well, but if you take "light moves the same speed to every observer" on faith, then it follows that time &quo...
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Fri Nov 25, 2011 1:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lighter than Air Solid
Replies: 53
Views: 7432

Re: Lighter than Air Solid

link to the note in Nature yesterday: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v479/n7374/full/479448a.html (contains a link to the article in Science from a week ago) Indeed the material is much less dense than air at Earth's surface... sort of. The material doesn't float because the air in the pores o...
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Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0978: "Citogenesis"
Replies: 179
Views: 59387

Re: 0978: "Citogenesis"

This is actually currently happening in the "Revolution" article on Wikipedia, and there isn't really a way to fix it.

My prof actually said in class the "De revolutionibus orbium coelestium" is about starting a "scientific revolution."
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Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Shale Gas: Cheap Energy for Decades to Come
Replies: 35
Views: 5569

Re: Shale Gas: Cheap Energy for Decades to Come

I am from Nova Scotia, where there is a lot of shale gas. People REALLY don't like hydraulic fracturing (usually called "fracking" here because of the homonym) and I have seen first hand the splits it puts in communities, both literal and metaphorical. He calls himself the rational optimis...
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Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Etymology of Apple
Replies: 2
Views: 3348

Etymology of Apple

I was recently having a discussion with some other computery nerd types and we were talking about clever company names such as "Petsmart" (pets mart / pet smart) and "Youtube" (pun on boob tube). Yet when I mentioned Apple (as in app/application) I was laughed down! "'App' i...
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Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Question about NaCl + CH3COOH Solution and Pennies
Replies: 10
Views: 6738

Question about NaCl + CH3COOH Solution and Pennies

I work at a daycare and we did an experiment with the kids yesterday. We had 4 bowls. One contained water, one contained salt in water (NaCl), one contained vinegar in water (CH 3 COOH), and the fourth contained vinegar and salt in water. Each kid got 4 pennies, one for each bowl. The pure water, sa...
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Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Reverse Microwave
Replies: 14
Views: 2112

Re: Reverse Microwave

My own little comic - minus the fact I can't draw Guy: You see it works just like a microwave, only instead of making things hot, it makes everything cold. No more having to wait for your soda to cool off in the fridge. Girl: That's fantastic, but I don't understand why you think it would piss off ...
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Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Time Travel Jokes/Puns
Replies: 85
Views: 40837

Re: Time Travel Jokes/Puns

wall of text inc, from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy The Restaurant at the End of the Universe is one of the most extraordinary ventures in the entire history of catering. It has been built on the fragmented remains of ... it will be built on the fragmented ... that is to say it will have been bu...
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Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread
Replies: 1141
Views: 192337

Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

Apple has "app" in it. So cute. =)

That was 2 days ago I figured it out but I'm not sure if 99.9% already know it.

*gives op an internet for this topic*
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Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Has anything paranormal ever happened to you?
Replies: 67
Views: 9799

Re: Has anything paranormal ever happened to you?

I'll also hear people calling for me when they aren't even around. Especially my mom. For a while I was avoiding her completely because I would hear her call me every single time it got quiet or I closed my eyes, and it would drive me insane. These days I mostly just hear the sound of small running...
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Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Reassurance Thread
Replies: 28
Views: 2512

Re: Reassurance Thread

Whatever happens, you won't turn out as badly as a Dostoyevsky character. Unless you happen to have a servant who's also your bastard half-brother that's framing you for murder. But that's not too common. Happens every now and then, I suppose. But really, you've got to admit it's getting be...
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Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Just a thought....
Replies: 13
Views: 2357

Re: Just a thought....

Oh cool I like that. =)

Every possible video that could ever fit into 700mb is only a small subset of that data... =o
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Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Should I start taking ADD meds?
Replies: 29
Views: 3045

Re: Should I start taking ADD meds?

I DO recommend talking to a doctor. If you have reservations about taking medication, tell the doctor that. If you tell a doctor you don't want to take a medication unless it is absolutely necessary, a good doctor will tell you whether it is absolutely necessary. Also, get a second opinion if you do...
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Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How unique are your browser settings?
Replies: 100
Views: 13993

Re: How unique are your browser settings?

I'm not sure why, but that site crashed my browser. I wonder how common that is...
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Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Red Spiders
Replies: 8
Views: 3733

Re: The Red Spiders

Regarding the magazine article, there are lots of old magazines that had very limited runs and existed only fleetingly. I wouldn't be surprised if there was no mention of the article anywhere on the internet. Lisa Holst might have been a student or something. Maybe Snopes just made the article up. T...
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Sat Feb 06, 2010 2:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Reassurance Thread
Replies: 28
Views: 2512

Re: Reassurance Thread

I see that you are a Calvin and Hobbes fan. I've read every strip at least twice myself. I was a bit young to appreciate it when it was first printed, but I've become fond of the final strip . I wish I could do more for you. Look to your family and friends, if you think they can help. I appreciate i...
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Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Has anything paranormal ever happened to you?
Replies: 67
Views: 9799

Re: Has anything paranormal ever happened to you?

I often spontaneously have bad feelings when things go wrong that I don't know about. For example, I often call people right after they are injured just to check up on them. I think a lot of people have this. I think part of it is confirmation bias surely, but I think part of it is intuition as well...

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