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A martian has two 1-grudflip beakers, one full of H 2 O, and another full of C 2 H 5 OH. It measures out a flisthp of H 2 O, and adds it to the beaker of C 2 H 5 OH, mixes it in, and then measures out a flisthp of the mixture and adds it to the beaker of H 2 O. The martian is not a chemist. What is ...
- Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:38 am UTC
- Forum: Logic Puzzles
- Topic: Melted Water Bottles
- Replies: 18
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Two women are stranded on a deserted island with nothing except their clothing and a pair of plastic water bottles, one full, and one empty, both of which have become misshapen from lying in the sun. How can they divide the water evenly between them? --- Modified version: Two women are stranded on a...
- Tue Nov 28, 2006 2:13 pm UTC
- Forum: General
- Topic: I'm so nerdy that I ...
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I'm also so nerdy that I've written lists of reasons why theoretical CS is better than applied CS. So far: 6) Coders work with Oracle. Theoreticians work with oracles. 5) Your database is infinite and never crashes. 4) If nobody has figured out a way of doing something, you can start out by either a...
the I'm a little confused about the rules. Does the sentence end at the first point where one could put a period to get a gramatically correct sentence, or does the sentence end only when there is no sensible extension? If the latter, couldn't the sentence always be extended? Or are we just trying ...
- Tue Nov 28, 2006 10:10 am UTC
- Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
- Topic: 0123: "Centrifugal Force"
- Replies: 91
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I'm new to the forum, so I thought I'd say 'hi'. I hope you don't mind thread necromancy... I'd like to present this thread as Exhibit A of why physics sucks and we should all stick to theoretical mathematics. Made any progress on that axiom of choice lately, Kira? I'm having some trouble with your ...