0474: "Turn-On"

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Re: "Turn-On" Discussion

Postby RSMaster » Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:13 pm UTC

Wikipedia wrote:On March 26, 2008, xkcd posted the comic "Large Hadron Collider", and while they didn't find the Higgs Boson, they had a lot of fun with the supercollider.


Noticed this on Wikipedia's "Higgs Boson Particle In Fiction" page. Wanted to save it somewhere. =)
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Re: "Turn-On" Discussion

Postby blueberry » Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:36 am UTC

a.) Whiskey sours are my favorite drink
b.) I can't believe this excuse hadn't occurred to me until I saw this comic
and c.) I squeed when I saw the google image of the LHC, so you can imagine the squeeing at this

Hence, this comic is awesome. Anthro student needs some lovin', where's my drunk physics major?

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Re: "Turn-On" Discussion

Postby Avoidist » Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:12 am UTC

GCM wrote:But where have I heard it before? I thought it was from Concerned, (ConCERNed? Sorry. I'm a bad man) but apparently that joke was "strider", not "supercollider".


From Futurama (That's Lobstertainment):
Robot: So I says, "Super collider? I just met her!" And then they built the super collider. Thank you, you've been a great audience.

It may be from somewhere else too, but that's where I heard it.

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Re: "Turn-On" Discussion

Postby deichmans » Fri Sep 12, 2008 2:31 pm UTC

Brilliant! I love all the double- and triple-entendres. Makes me glad I majored in nuclear physics... 8)

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Re: "Turn-On" Discussion

Postby Firnagzen » Sat Sep 13, 2008 10:02 am UTC

Sigh.

Time to swallow my pride: Where's the 'up'? I see Charm, strange, top, bottom and down, in that order... But still. Where's up?
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Re: "Turn-On" Discussion

Postby phlip » Sat Sep 13, 2008 10:20 am UTC

Firnagzen wrote:Where's up?

"So, you're up for a night with a charming stranger?"

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Re: "Turn-On" Discussion

Postby Firnagzen » Sat Sep 13, 2008 10:50 am UTC

*Facepalm*

Damn I feel stupid. :oops:
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Re: "Turn-On" Discussion

Postby Ferahgo » Sun Sep 14, 2008 3:26 am UTC

Awesome. I haven't significantly been into physics since high school, but I still got the quark reference right off the bat. Go me.

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Re: "Turn-On" Discussion

Postby rinsimyaldee » Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:56 am UTC

Wow, this is one of the funniest comics yet. Being a young'n i didn't get the Quark reference for a while, but once i did, this just took on a whole new level of humor. Great layering on Randall's part. Was still quite funny without the quark joke, and hilarious with. I salute you, sir.
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Re: "Turn-On" Discussion

Postby Yakk » Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:32 am UTC

http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive ... micid=1066

A graphic story about visiting CERN. A good walk through, methinks, for those who are curious.
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Re: "Turn-On" Discussion

Postby VHBT » Mon Sep 15, 2008 11:02 pm UTC

Hasn't anyone made the connection with the title of this?

Or did I just miss it?

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Re: "Turn-On" Discussion

Postby roc314 » Tue Sep 16, 2008 12:22 am UTC

VHBT wrote:Hasn't anyone made the connection with the title of this?

Or did I just miss it?


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Re: "Turn-On" Discussion

Postby Yuffie » Tue Sep 16, 2008 12:43 am UTC

RSMaster wrote:
Wikipedia wrote:On March 26, 2008, xkcd posted the comic "Large Hadron Collider", and while they didn't find the Higgs Boson, they had a lot of fun with the supercollider.


Noticed this on Wikipedia's "Higgs Boson Particle In Fiction" page. Wanted to save it somewhere. =)



Higgs boson particle in fiction page?

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Re: "Turn-On" Discussion

Postby kelvinc » Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:48 pm UTC

Top and bottom were easy to pick out and gave me a sense of pride that I know and found them. Then every other name I noticed just made me sadder that I know all six flavours... ...and then I started looking to see if there was also a colour charge joke somewhere.

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Re: "Turn-On" Discussion

Postby ThemePark » Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:18 pm UTC

http://www.reuters.com/article/technolo ... 3320080921

This won't exactly make people feel anymore secure about this whole thing.
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Re: "Turn-On" Discussion

Postby Kain » Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:04 am UTC

Sure it will. It will give them two more months to sell all their goods and go into drug induced stupors...

no, wait, that was Y2k where that sort of thing happened... hopefully our doomsayers will be original, lol
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Re: "Turn-On" Discussion

Postby Edwell » Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:42 am UTC

Alternate ending:

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Re: "Turn-On" Discussion

Postby Diadem » Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:59 am UTC

Wouldn't been even better if it had been "So you're up for going down with a charming stranger". Then the last two lines wouldn't have been needed. Now we have 5 quarks in the first 2 lines and only 1 in the last 2. Broken symmetry!
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Re: 0474: "Turn-On"

Postby moshdix » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:53 am UTC

oh randall you kinky basterd


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