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by KittenKaboodle
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science fleeting thoughts
Replies: 294
Views: 50636

Re: Science fleeting thoughts

Don't you think at least a few of them would prefer to carry up only 12 oz of personal items in exchange for $6,000 extra pay? It just seems weird is all. Considering that there are people willing to PAY millions to go to space, I'm going to say no. Maybe too simple of answer, if one is not a Billi...
by KittenKaboodle
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:41 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2958
Views: 711483

Re: Miscellaneous Science Questions

I'd imagine a similar mechanism to that which "breaks" people, breaking apart molecules and changing certain chemical reactions etc.., possibly in extreme cases just direct heating which isn't good for batteries. I certainly wouldn't want to observe it myself, and considering the relative ...
by KittenKaboodle
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6934
Views: 1113852

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I'm skeptical of legally compelling people to run toward gunfire. It's not that I don't agree with the parent's sentiment that he should rot in hell, it's just that I question the efficacy. A person hears gunfire and panics. Does the threat of a few years in prison for negligence affect their decis...
by KittenKaboodle
Thu May 16, 2019 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2150: "XKeyboarCD"
Replies: 39
Views: 3041

Re: 2150: "XKeyboarCD"

Nah, I'm not talking about the physical ordering (which is reconfigurable) I'm asking why all the numbers between 9 and 10 are absent. I mean, there aren't even ten keys there, why is the Ath key ten? Surely one doesn't need more than 0010 keys on the number pad? Or even, according to Neil Stevenso...
by KittenKaboodle
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4577
Views: 701504

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Indonesia election: More than 270 election staff die counting votes What. What indeed! from article linked to: "More than 270 election workers in Indonesia have died, mostly of fatigue-related illnesses caused by long hours of work " "Some seven million people were helping count and ...
by KittenKaboodle
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4577
Views: 701504

Re: The Darker Side of the News

gd1.cpp:1:4: error: expected constructor, destructor, or type conversion before ‘(’ token If (Climate_change_has_not_killed_us_first == True) ^ Well, the existence of that message is certainly dark news. Why would one need a "constructor, destructor, or type conversion between "if" a...
by KittenKaboodle
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Lorentz force
Replies: 16
Views: 2357

Re: Lorentz force

The helmholtz coils and the cable are fixed on the chassis. ... Since I can't build a miniature setup to test the above I came here asking you. A simple experiment requiring no special equipment that will demonstrate the general problem would be to reach down and grab your shoe laces (or bootstraps...
by KittenKaboodle
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Lorentz force
Replies: 16
Views: 2357

Re: Lorentz force

Hello. I would appreciate opinions on the following issue. I was contemplating the idea of using the lorentz force as a driving force. So please consider the following arrangement: Let's assume we have a chassis placed on rails and that it can move on them without friction . On it we place helmholt...
by KittenKaboodle
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 850348

Re: Trump presidency

[quote="CorruptUser] Also, it appears that McCabe has weighed in on his opinion. McCabe told Anderson Cooper that he believes Trump is a Russian asset [YouTube clip][/quote][/quote] Well, you know what Trump says about McCabe; "liar" "deranged" "a disgrace to the count...
by KittenKaboodle
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4577
Views: 701504

Re: The Darker Side of the News

While the first editorial may well have not crossed the line, much like He Who Shall Not Be named, when confronted with backlash to his statements ( https://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/news/2019/02/18/alabama-newspaper-ku-klux-klan-to-night-ride-again-linden-democrat-reporter-goodloe-sutton/2...
by KittenKaboodle
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US Air Force proposal: pause the Earth's rotation so nukes would miss targets
Replies: 1
Views: 1873

Re: US Air Force proposal: pause the Earth's rotation so nukes would miss targets

I'm not so sure about that, he might have just encouraged them for comic effect. There would have been plenty of people who could have, would have if asked, tell the Air Force it was a bad idea for free. One wonders if it was ever a serious idea or just propaganda to confuse the Russians, I mean, ac...
by KittenKaboodle
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2099: "Missal of Silos"
Replies: 26
Views: 6494

Re: 2099: "Missal of Silos"

rmsgrey wrote:
qvxb wrote:Also, remove Thermonuclear War from the games list.

The game in Wargames was Global Thermonuclear War.


Even a regional thermonuclear war would be kind of bad, and the joke was about "fuzzy string matching"

(just trying to out pedantic your pedantry :twisted: )
by KittenKaboodle
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Biology: Wolves vs. Humans
Replies: 45
Views: 8881

Re: Biology: Wolves vs. Humans

My assumption - Wolves would be very reluctant, even if hungry, to attack an aware foe that outnumbers them, all other factors being equal. Wolves run. Humans walk after them. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persistence_hunting) Wolves eventually die of exhaustion. Humans win. PS: "choke out a ...
by KittenKaboodle
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:55 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How to calculate the surface tension between water and pure oxygen gas
Replies: 5
Views: 3560

Re: How to calculate the surface tension between water and pure oxygen gas

Eebster the Great wrote:wut


My guess would be English as a second language.
Looks like I'm not the only one, viewtopic.php?f=2&t=125621&p=4415940#p4416025 though there may be other posibilities
by KittenKaboodle
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2084: "FDR"
Replies: 49
Views: 10526

Re: 2084: "FDR"

Maybe one of you USAians would be kind enough to tell us what in tarnation this is about. December 7th some year in the 1940s? Some president? What? My first thought for a hint was August 6th, (different year, but related) However, since you seem to be in Germany, how about May 8th, that is rather ...
by KittenKaboodle
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2630518

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Scientists determine the average time to poop out a swallowed Lego is 1.7 days . They determined this by ingesting the Legos themselves... Shoo in for this year's Ignoble awards. I don't think it should count if the only reason you are doing the experiment is to win an Ignoble. Kind of like the Gui...
by KittenKaboodle
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 850348

Re: Trump presidency

If the camera and microphone haven't been disabled, if someone gains control of the phone they could spy on him. And possibly also know his location at all times. An insecure device shouldn't be in the White House. Shhh, don't tell Putin. But seriously, the difference between Trump and Clinton is t...
by KittenKaboodle
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Half full or half empty?
Replies: 41
Views: 8747

Re: Half full or half empty?

Half full or half empty? Yes. Cute, but I bet you are wrong. the OP wrote: "TL;DR: A glass drinking vessel filled halfway to its brim with water in a room at standard temperature and pressure at sea level on Earth " Surely the condition will change by at least a molecule of water, nitroge...
by KittenKaboodle
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: [Physics] Going over like a lead balloon
Replies: 2
Views: 2924

Re: [Physics] Going over like a lead balloon

Myth busters !

Though they just barely got one to float in an aircraft hanger, I doubt one could withstand weather. On the other hand they were using helium, hydrogen would allow a slightly stronger (thinker) skin.
by KittenKaboodle
Wed May 30, 2018 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"
Replies: 27
Views: 8964

Re: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"

Antikythera mechanism: "there's an app for that" but a mechanical version would be cool.

Gasoline? couldn't it just eat a bit of the users hand? , a small bite will grow back after all.
by KittenKaboodle
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4577
Views: 701504

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Sure it sounds insane, but I notice that it is commercially available from some supplier as tablets (and therefore presumably dry) "Virtually all infections with rabies resulted in death until two French scientists, Louis Pasteur and Émile Roux, developed the first rabies vaccination in 1885. T...
by KittenKaboodle
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1922
Views: 387642

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Considering the fuel used to get it into space, what's the MPG rating? Jose Getting better every second! I don't know how fast it is going, but for a first approximation I'll use the 11.2km/s from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escape_velocity, so let's say about 25,000 MPH, the thing has been up th...
by KittenKaboodle
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1953: "The History of Unicode"
Replies: 60
Views: 14518

Re: 1953: "The History of Unicode"

"things got a little weird" ?

#M☭GA
U+262D
by KittenKaboodle
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 850348

Re: Trump presidency

With just a .7% margin. BABY KILLER! BABY KILLER! Wooo! Seriously? do you really think that if Moore got a teenager pregnant he wouldn't think that abortion is just fine? Also I don't get the Trump supporters likening Moore, didn't he get kicked off the bench for displaying the Ten Commandments? TH...
by KittenKaboodle
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4577
Views: 701504

Re: The Darker Side of the News

You still have to reconcile that with the fact that the second amendment specifically refers to "the people's right to keep and bear arms." This means to me that your proficiency training and so forth can't be particularly onerous,... I think you forgot a phrase of the amendment. That's o...
by KittenKaboodle
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4577
Views: 701504

Re: The Darker Side of the News

But Kitten made the specific accusation that it was an America specific thing. Did not! The flag thing was hyperbole, I assumed this started with the attack on the bike path in New York, in that case it was reported the attacker had an ISIL (or something like that) flag in the truck with him. If on...
by KittenKaboodle
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4577
Views: 701504

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Terrorism is overrated as a crime. True, but Vehicular homicide is very underrated as a crime, If the guy had been white with an American flag in the truck, a plastic Jesus on the dashboard and claimed "the sun got in my eyes", this might have just been a "tragic accident", with...
by KittenKaboodle
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 622
Views: 128672

Re: Science-based what-if questions

but shouldn't putting a sword through an apple at insane speed cause two pieces of apple to separate at insane speeds? You might check out What It #1. I think others have mentioned, it would be far more than 2 pieces, I'd guess that a relativistic sword would get you a long way towards your goal wi...
by KittenKaboodle
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 850348

Re: Trump presidency

Most politicians lie because they value the truth . Trump's lies are different, and not just because of their quantity. Trump lies so obviously and outlandishly that the only purpose I can see for them is to undermine the very idea of truth. Ha, ha, some wag once said (on these forums I think) that...
by KittenKaboodle
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:52 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: EXPERIENCE TRUE LEVEL!
Replies: 21
Views: 12061

Re: EXPERIENCE TRUE LEVEL!

I want to roll it across the worlds flattest surface. This is an experiment that needs to be done. Of course if one attempts such an experiment in any significant gravity field the "worlds flattest surface" is not so likely to remain the worlds flattest, and if done in microgravity "...
by KittenKaboodle
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 850348

Re: Trump presidency

order for a military strike to be successful, it would have to be absolutely staggering. We'd need to deal massive damage, very quickly, all along the border to take out their artillery; while at the same time hitting several very well fortified missile sites all simultaneously. And the thing is......
by KittenKaboodle
Thu May 25, 2017 5:00 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Uses of 1:11 Million Gear Ratio
Replies: 15
Views: 4685

Re: Uses of 1:11 Million Gear Ratio

jewish_scientist wrote: What is an application of such an extreme reduction?


Click bait!

I wonder if it counts as a "view" if I only watched 10 seconds of the video?
by KittenKaboodle
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 850348

Re: Trump presidency

"We're going to open up libel laws and we're going to have people sue you like you've never got sued before" DJT
by KittenKaboodle
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:12 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0153: "Hide the Atmosphere"
Replies: 46
Views: 26399

Re: What-if 0153: "Hide the Atmosphere"

That's before practical engineering 1 demands that hole-sides are non-vertical for reasons of preventing slumping inward, unless unobtanium-lining can be employed as (locally) vertical shoring... 1 Practical engineering? In a What-If ? Sorry, don't know what I was thinking... Even in What-if vertic...
by KittenKaboodle
Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:48 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0153: "Hide the Atmosphere"
Replies: 46
Views: 26399

Re: What-if 0153: "Hide the Atmosphere"

I know the question was about "digging a hole" but if one is going to compress the atmosphere into SCUBA tanks, wouldn't it be easier to just throw them into the ocean? If the goal is to suffocate everyone, drowning is perhaps somewhat similar so the rising (faster) sea level caused by the...
by KittenKaboodle
Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2630518

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

So, er, maybe humorous: a policeman issued a fine to someone for using a hand-held mobile phone while driving. The idiot in question claimed to have thought it was alright to check Facebook, because, to quote, "I'm not using it as a phone." ... hominids. I wonder if the idiot was a Washin...
by KittenKaboodle
Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Samsung publishes Galaxy "Explosive battery" report
Replies: 6
Views: 5820

Re: Samsung publishes Galaxy "Explosive battery" report

[quote="KnightExemplar] if you somehow found a material that was 2x more rigid[/quote] Going to steel instead of aluminum gets you 3x, but as pogrmman mentions there would be a weight penalty, about 3x the mass for the frame (however the frame is only some fraction of the total, so the overall ...
by KittenKaboodle
Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 850348

Re: Trump presidency

It seems excessive -- deleting things that have been posted? CRIME THOUGHT!! the tweets never existed! Also, we have always been at war with Eastasia. I once read (perhaps in one of these forums) someone's statement that 1984 was "a cautionary tale, not a how-to manual", but of course the...
by KittenKaboodle
Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1148869

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

sardia wrote:If you follow his tweets, he's saying that it's a witch hunt. Makes sense if you follow his logic.


Personally, I'd like to see Trump's birth certificate, not that I can read Cyrillic, but still...
by KittenKaboodle
Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:05 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 622
Views: 128672

Re: Science-based what-if questions

No, it doesn't make any difference. No amount of simple lenses can do what you want. While the OP perhaps did imply using the water droplets as lenses, since they have "absurd amount of [magical] nanomachines" I think we can do better than "simple" and while the word "beam&...

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