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by Dr What
Wed Jan 07, 2015 5:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1470: "Kix"
Replies: 112
Views: 22361

1470: "Kix"

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title="My parents sent me to several years of intensive Kix test prep."
by Dr What
Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1469: "UV"
Replies: 60
Views: 13334

Re: 1469: "UV"

I just image googled "uv flashlight toilet". Didn't find anything like "the guy's chest after the alien burst out". Just something like this:
Spoiler:
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by Dr What
Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1468: "Worrying"
Replies: 50
Views: 12799

1468: "Worrying"

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title="If the breaking news is about an event at a hospital or a lab, move it all the way over to the right."


If "nosebleed" is right after "getting knocked out by a punch", move it to the same place.
by Dr What
Fri Dec 26, 2014 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1465: "xkcd Phone 2"
Replies: 32
Views: 8845

1465: "xkcd Phone 2"

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title="Washable, though only once."

xkcd phone 1 is here: http://xkcd.com/1363/
by Dr What
Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1460: "SMFW"
Replies: 106
Views: 33948

1460: "SMFW"

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title="wtfw it's like smho tbfh, imdb."

Like what? :roll:
by Dr What
Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0121: "Frozen Rivers"
Replies: 45
Views: 18480

Re: 121: "Frozen Rivers"

"This would wipe out several fish species completely" I learnt that if you put a goldfish in liquid nitrogen and freeze it, it will revive when it's back to water. So if the rivers are frozen instantly, will the fish survive? I guess it depends on the size of the fish, but what's the criti...
by Dr What
Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1447: " Meta-Analysis"
Replies: 42
Views: 13120

Re: 1447: " Meta-Analysis"

Recursive? How so? For a meta-meta-meta-analysis to be recursive it would have to be analysing itself and then it wouldn't be a meta-meta-meta-analysis at all but a meta-meta-meta-meta-analysis and that's what you should be calling it. Then, of course, it wouldn't be a meta-meta-meta-meta-analysis ...
by Dr What
Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:16 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0119: "Laser Umbrella"
Replies: 46
Views: 22650

Re: What-If 0119: "Laser Umbrella"

"you just multiply the 2.6 megajoules per liter by the rainfall rate and you get laser umbrella power requirement" Yes, that result will be close if the rain consists of black body water drops . For regular water drops, according to this , a 70nm laser would be the best. If UV laser is har...
by Dr What
Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1447: " Meta-Analysis"
Replies: 42
Views: 13120

1447: " Meta-Analysis"

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title="Life goal #29 is to get enough of them rejected that I can publish a comparative analysis of the rejection letters."

This must be the so-called recursive meta analysis.
by Dr What
Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 220940

Re: 1446: "???"

:?: :?: :?:
by Dr What
Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1443: "Language Nerd"
Replies: 78
Views: 19090

1443: "Language Nerd"

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title="Not to go all sentence fragment on you."
by Dr What
Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1442: "Chemistry"
Replies: 63
Views: 21787

Re: 1442: "Chemistry"

OK, I think I get this one. So Deuterium can fuse to Boron: D+D ⇌ B , and if you hit Hydrogen with electrons it will become He, and Nitrogen will become Ne.
by Dr What
Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1440: Geese
Replies: 52
Views: 12059

1440: Geese

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title="Anyway, that's a common misconception. Geese live for a long time; all the ones we can see will probably keep flying around for billions of years before they explode."
by Dr What
Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1433: "Lightsaber"
Replies: 49
Views: 16115

Re: 1433: "Lightsaber"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/lightsaber.png Title="A long time in the future, in a galaxy far, far, away, astronomers in the year 2008 sight an unusual gamma-ray burst originating from somewhere far across the universe." Well, if the universe is "Finite" and yet "Unbounded&q...
by Dr What
Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1433: "Lightsaber"
Replies: 49
Views: 16115

1433: "Lightsaber"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/lightsaber.png Title="A long time in the future, in a galaxy far, far, away, astronomers in the year 2008 sight an unusual gamma-ray burst originating from somewhere far across the universe." Well, if the universe is "Finite" and yet "Unbounded&q...
by Dr What
Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1427: "iOS Keyboard"
Replies: 60
Views: 15200

1427: "iOS Keyboard"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/ios_keyboard.png Title="More actual results: 'Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You [are the best. The best thing ever]', 'Revenge is a dish best served [by a group of people in my room]', and 'They may take our lives, but they'll never take our [money].'"
by Dr What
Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1416: "Pixels"
Replies: 112
Views: 37972

Re: 1416: "Pixels"

I found something weird. Sometimes when I zoom in an image, it suddenly changed to another one. Did anybody notice this bug?
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If you zoom in the center area, the images will change. Might be some bound-related issues.
by Dr What
Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1416: "Pixels"
Replies: 112
Views: 37972

Re: 1416: "Pixels"

This is fantastic!
by Dr What
Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1409: "Query"
Replies: 66
Views: 21061

Re: 1409: "Query"

An SQL version Death Note! Well, much more powerful though. 8-)
by Dr What
Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1384: Krypton
Replies: 118
Views: 23019

1384: Krypton

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/krypton.png Title="Their Sun and gravity will make you, uh, something, I guess. Out of earshot from Earth, mostly." So I guess Krypton explodes because of Clark's crying? Anyway, hopefully their Sun and gravity won't make you a Supercryingbaby.
by Dr What
Fri May 23, 2014 11:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1372: "Smartwatches"
Replies: 41
Views: 17584

Re: 1372: "Smartwatches"

Gauteamus wrote:Can you play Donkey Kong on that one?

I'm not sure about Donkey Kong, but I think you can definitely play Flappy iPhone on it. :idea:
by Dr What
Wed May 21, 2014 7:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1371: "Brightness"
Replies: 21
Views: 9404

Re: 1371: "Brightness"

"Based on this periodic decrease in the star's brightness every 18 years and 11⅓ days, I believe it is orbited by at least one planet."
Well, it's true in a relativistic point of view. 8-)
by Dr What
Wed May 07, 2014 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1365: "Inflation"
Replies: 56
Views: 28536

1365: "Inflation"

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Title text: "Wait till they notice the faint reflection of Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny in the E-mode."

I wish I could spend more time on sports. But that basketball disappeared after 10-32 seconds. :(
by Dr What
Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1356: Orbital Mechanics
Replies: 36
Views: 13754

Re: 1356: Orbital Mechanics

For me, it was playing Angry Birds Space.

Yes I'm kidding :)
by Dr What
Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1316: "Inexplicable"
Replies: 99
Views: 18168

Re: 1316: "Inexplicable"

There is a ghost in the shell. Or maybe isn't. It's a Schrödinger's ghost.
by Dr What
Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1158: "Rubber Sheet"
Replies: 50
Views: 13334

Re: 1158: "Rubber Sheet"

Since our problem is cylindrically symmetical, the sheet can be modelled as a simple spring ( F = -kx ). Why? It's not correct. It's stretching the center of the sheet, so it's different. If you stretch in the middle of a spring in a direction perpendicular to the spring, it's not Hook's law. And t...
by Dr What
Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1158: "Rubber Sheet"
Replies: 50
Views: 13334

Re: 1158: "Rubber Sheet"

So... according to the 3rd and 4th pic, it must be about gravitational wave!
by Dr What
Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1153: "Proof"
Replies: 64
Views: 18736

Re: 1153: "Proof"

Laughing my knees off!
Leibniz : "I used to be a philosopher like you, then I ..."
by Dr What
Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1152: "Communion"
Replies: 124
Views: 24227

Re: 1152: "Communion"

"parishoners" or "parishioners"? I'm not native english speaker and don't know this word, so I looked up dictionaries and find parishioner. But I can also find parishoner on webpages. Is it a typo or are they both right?

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