0643: "Ohm"

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0643: "Ohm"

Postby glasnt » Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:02 am UTC

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Title text: More generally, with great power comes great dEnergy/dt.
Link: http://xkcd.com/643/



Not the best electricity joke on record. Much better ones here: http://quotes.ugbox.net/viewquote.php?id=3612

In addition: Hi joee.
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Re: "Ohm" Discussion

Postby cleverdan » Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:02 am UTC

Not the best comic i've seen, but i got a half decent laugh out of it.

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Re: "Ohm" Discussion

Postby foodeater184 » Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:03 am UTC

A batman parody, right? Right?

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Re: "Ohm" Discussion

Postby masamune55 » Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:03 am UTC

I thought it was pretty funny

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Re: "Ohm" Discussion

Postby i.t.homp » Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:04 am UTC

Twice in one week. Congratulations glanst.

Also: Not the best but i still chuckled.
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Re: "Ohm" Discussion

Postby Nintendon't » Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:04 am UTC

*sigh*, Monday's was better.

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Re: "Ohm" Discussion

Postby joee » Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:04 am UTC

glasnt wrote:Image

Title text: More generally, with great power comes great dEnergy/dt.
Link: http://xkcd.com/643/



Not the best electricity joke on record. Much better ones here: http://quotes.ugbox.net/viewquote.php?id=3612

In addition: Hi joee.


got a smile, but not fantastic

hi glasnt!
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Re: "Ohm" Discussion

Postby TheNextCaesar » Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:04 am UTC

I had to wait a whole two minutes for this topic?! This is an outrage! Fifty topics could have been made in that time! :x
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Re: "Ohm" Discussion

Postby OCEAT » Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:05 am UTC

This is going up in my dad's classroom...
(He's a physics teacher who has recently discovered xkcd)
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Re: "Ohm" Discussion

Postby Omegaton » Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:06 am UTC

Not bad. 'Cuz who doesn't like Spiderman?

That's rhetorical.

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Re: "Ohm" Discussion

Postby Kaldra » Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:07 am UTC

I just learned this as a freshman Computer Engineering major a couple weeks ago :D

That said, I facepalmed.

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Re: "Ohm" Discussion

Postby glasnt » Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:08 am UTC

Re: threadstarting.. I waited a whole 120 seconds and no-one was threading it, so I did.

As soon as I saw the name of this one, I thought it would be a 'lectric joke. But it wasn't all that good.

I mean, seriously, "I'll" != "Ohm"

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Re: "Ohm" Discussion

Postby Nintendon't » Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:09 am UTC



My side hertz from the burnt cheese.

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Re: "Ohm" Discussion

Postby hthall » Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:09 am UTC

If I felt any resistance toward laughing at the current comic, it's that it didn't fully exploit the potential of the subject.

I can still enjoy lukewarm cheese, though.
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Re: "Ohm" Discussion

Postby wallacoloo » Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:09 am UTC

Nintendon't wrote:*sigh*, Monday's was better.


Yeah, I was looking forward to another comic as good as Monday's as well. Oh well, maybe Friday :D

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Re: "Ohm" Discussion

Postby Tath » Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:12 am UTC

I said to a friend soon as I saw the title:
...when i see xkcd strip title is ohm...i know it's gonna be a good comic[sic]


Fuck yeah I was right.

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Re: "Ohm" Discussion

Postby schrodingasdawg » Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:13 am UTC

Omegaton wrote:Not bad. 'Cuz who doesn't like Spiderman?

That's rhetorical.


I don't.

This is also rhetorical.

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Re: "Ohm" Discussion

Postby nfmccrina » Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:14 am UTC

Maybe not the best one ever, but it is the straw that finally made me stop lurking and register, so that makes it Important. 8)

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Re: "Ohm" Discussion

Postby '; DROP DATABASE;-- » Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:21 am UTC

hthall wrote:If I felt any resistance toward laughing at the current comic, it's that it didn't fully exploit the potential of the subject.
Those are some powerful puns there. Don't be shocked if you get some rather negative replies.
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Postby Kimmeh » Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:29 am UTC

'; DROP DATABASE;-- wrote:
hthall wrote:If I felt any resistance toward laughing at the current comic, it's that it didn't fully exploit the potential of the subject.
Those are some powerful puns there. Don't be shocked if you get some rather negative replies.


I was thinking along the same lines. I also realized that the puns that will ensue will just serve to make the joke better.

I know. I should insert a pun here. 4.5 hours of homework killed all pun making abilities. (New superpower maybe...?)

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Re: "Ohm" Discussion

Postby Wolfkeeper » Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:30 am UTC

I need to meditate on the subject of this comic:

"Ohmmmmmm"

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Re: "Ohm" Discussion

Postby DarkLoaf » Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:31 am UTC

I've been unconsciously waiting for this joke to be made for years. I knew someone would pull through. Thank you, xkcd, you just made my day. :lol:

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Re: "Ohm" Discussion

Postby FCN » Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:57 am UTC

With great power comes a small chance of a Type II error. (Pearson never forgot his dying father's advice)

Unfortunately, we'd need to use Stephen Douglas timing for this to actually work.
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Re: "Ohm" Discussion

Postby hunterf » Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:58 am UTC

glasnt wrote:Re: threadstarting.. I waited a whole 120 seconds and no-one was threading it, so I did.

As soon as I saw the name of this one, I thought it would be a 'lectric joke. But it wasn't all that good.

I mean, seriously, "I'll" != "Ohm"


"forgot" != "forget"

Made an account, just to say this.

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Re: "Ohm" Discussion

Postby glasnt » Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:13 am UTC

hunterf wrote:"forgot" != "forget"

What's it supposed to be?

I just assumed 'I'll', but looking back that's probably not right, hence why I didn't find the comic as funny.

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Re: "Ohm" Discussion

Postby hunterf » Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:25 am UTC

"I'll" doesn't work unless "forgot" is actually in the future tense of "forget":
"I'll never forgot..."

But if Ohm is the one you're talking about:

"Ohm never forgot..."

Thus implying that Ohm's uncle was the one who died, and Ohm is the one that never forgot.

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Re: "Ohm" Discussion

Postby rut774 » Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:46 am UTC

Ohmy goodness.

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Re: "Ohm" Discussion

Postby almafuerte » Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:50 am UTC

Worst electricity puns thread EVER was posted a few days ago on Fark ->

http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=4661983
Headline: 121 children hospitalized with lead poisoning in China live near battery plant. Doctors report half positive, half negative, one discharged

Best post there: Penny Arcade reference.

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Re: "Ohm" Discussion

Postby itselectric » Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:52 am UTC

Isn't Ohm's Law V=IxR , rather than V=I^2xR ?

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Re: "Ohm" Discussion

Postby Oracle » Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:54 am UTC

With great power comes a great electric field and unless a superconductor, resistance heating. How does a signal propagate, let me count the ways. . . Did Tesla have a sense of humor or was he as tragic throughout his life as his demise appears to have been?

The present mean temperature of the earth, about 293° K or 20° C, is the temperature the
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the sun. If all 200 watts per square meter of sunlight were to be absorbed by the atmosphere and the earth's surface, how long would it take before surface water began to boil?
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Postby Link » Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:56 am UTC

itselectric wrote:Isn't Ohm's Law V=IxR , rather than V=I^2xR ?

Yes, but seeing as P=V×I, you need to multiply by I again, ergo P=I²R. It's great power, not great potential. ;)

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Re: "Ohm" Discussion

Postby Oracle » Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:10 am UTC

itselectric wrote:Isn't Ohm's Law V=IxR , rather than V=I^2xR ?


Ohms law can be written in many forms. I learned it E=IR, I=E/R, R=E/I. I also wonder if the equation for power is properly considered part of Ohm's law. Because P=EI you can conclude that P=I2R or P=E2/R hmm. Let all your signals propagate purely in TEM
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Re: "Ohm" Discussion

Postby b4k4ni04 » Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:15 am UTC

this one goes out to my physics professor...
Twinkle twinkle little star, Power equals I^2 R. >).

that makes me smile more than this comic did :/.

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Re: "Ohm" Discussion

Postby Dresline » Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:16 am UTC

Well instead of talking about the intricacies of scientific formulas I wanted to mention a particular video game this comic made me think of: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvel_Nemesis:_Rise_of_the_Imperfects
First because it features Spider man but more so because it also features a lame character named Johnny Ohm. This game is was not very good (I know from the horrible experiences I had playing it) but this comic still made me smile when i read it.

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Re: "Ohm" Discussion

Postby Kain » Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:22 am UTC

So, I was just brooding about missing my electric circuits class yesterday when I read this comic. Now, I know I said I don't mind you being in my head, but this is going to far!
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Re: "Ohm" Discussion

Postby Glenn Magus Harvey » Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:27 am UTC

Electricity jokes?

Did someone say electricity jokes?

http://sadowl.com/dudley/index.php?f=20090928

Anyway, this was more like a joke that...didn't work. Good try, though.

Also, with great power comes...what?

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Re: "Ohm" Discussion

Postby Eternal Density » Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:29 am UTC

foodeater184 wrote:A batman parody, right? Right?
Wrong. Wrong!

Electron Man, Electron man, does what ever a 'lectron can...
Anyhow, this comic gave a very brief funny moment when I got to 'great current squared', but it wasn't especially good. I'd say this is about Average. (And I don't mean RMS.) (Root Mean Square OR Richard Matthew Stallman.)
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Re: "Ohm" Discussion

Postby PhoenixEnigma » Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:34 am UTC

I groaned. Which, in some ways, is better then laughing. Nothing got burnt, and I still enjoyed the humour.

Also, did Randall find an old Notebook of Awesomeness +2 somewhere? The past few seem to be a return to "classic" xkcd (you know, like " romance,
sarcasm, math, and language"), which seems to be a good thing.
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Re: "Ohm" Discussion

Postby TheoGB » Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:07 am UTC

I liked this comic a lot.

Excellent.

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Re: "Ohm" Discussion

Postby VelociraptorEvader » Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:46 am UTC

electricity comic win.
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