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by CellBlock
Tue May 11, 2010 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0737: "Yogurt"
Replies: 97
Views: 20350

Re: "Yogurt" Discussion

When it comes to those weird things you buy and then keep in the fridge forever (like bottles of salad dressing that you only use twice, that giant tub of mayo that came from Costco that will never run out, or other condiments, usually), I've invented a way of keeping track of those. When a general ...
by CellBlock
Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0524: "Party"
Replies: 141
Views: 30831

Re: "Party" Discussion

I'm pretty sure the Horatio Caine thing in the last panel is the next meme.

YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

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by CellBlock
Wed Mar 26, 2008 4:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0401: "Large Hadron Collider"
Replies: 215
Views: 65627

Re: "Large Hadron Collider" Discussion

I'm a little disappointed that there wasn't a hardon joke in the comic.

I mean, a hardon collision probably isn't something that would be illustrated (as people view the comic at school, work, etc.), but it could at least be mentioned.

Heh heh, hardon.
by CellBlock
Fri Dec 28, 2007 5:58 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words that are fun to mispronounce
Replies: 169
Views: 27652

Re: Words that are fun to mispronounce

I'm surprised this didn't come up yet:

I like to refer to the particle accelerator in Europe as the Large Hardon Collider.

Hardon is just one of those words that doesn't even have to have context to be amusing.

Hardon.
by CellBlock
Wed Oct 31, 2007 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: 1000!
Replies: 13
Views: 5928

Re: 1000!

Macbi wrote:Dividing by four gives a good estimate since x/5+x/25+x/125...~=x/4


Using the floor of each of those fractions is the method I was taught in number theory. 1037! factorial has 207 + 41 + 8 + 1 = 257 terminal zeroes.
by CellBlock
Wed Oct 31, 2007 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How do you end your proofs? QED, box, ...
Replies: 107
Views: 21920

Re: How do you end your proofs? QED, box, ...

I'm a fan of QED in other arenas besides math, like finishing up a section of a debate with "QED, bitch." Back in discrete math, though, I usually just finished up with a derivative of W^5 (something like "which is as stated"), and then a double slash in/beside the right margin. ...
by CellBlock
Wed Oct 31, 2007 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0336: "Priorities"
Replies: 141
Views: 27914

Re: "Priorities" Discussion

I think I've run the gamut of grading. In early elementary school (K-3), grades were something like *(star), ✓+, ✓, ✓-, -. (Towards grade 3, it moved to a simplified version with fewer symbols.) In grades 4-6, my elementary school used letter grades. A, B, C, D, F. I believe there was also an option...
by CellBlock
Fri Aug 10, 2007 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: If you discovered...
Replies: 30
Views: 5117

Alpha Omicron wrote:You guys know that these new-fangled heavy synthesized elements don't get real names anymore, right?

But they should. I mean, c'mon, "Unununium"? WTF.


Those are just a standard they follow until IUPAC actually decides who/what they're naming the next one after.
by CellBlock
Mon Aug 06, 2007 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Good News, Bad News
Replies: 8750
Views: 902446

Bad news: Now you're paying 40 bucks a month for candy at your desk.
by CellBlock
Mon Aug 06, 2007 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to one thousand
Replies: 380
Views: 59881

The area code for Barbados.
by CellBlock
Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD 2.0: INTRODUCE YOURSELF OR PERISH!
Replies: 2548
Views: 338504

Whoops, already posted elsewhere, but I'm posting here so my postcount will be 2 when someone finally reads it. I'm Mike "CellBlock" Sell, IT Consultant, 23, now of Fairfax, VA, and formerly of Pittsburgh, PA. I like poker, video games, and professional wrestling (and many combinations of ...
by CellBlock
Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Redefine the metric system
Replies: 66
Views: 10025

I'd use the FFF system, where length is measured in Furlongs, mass in Firkins (of water), and time in Fortnights.

The speed of light is approximately 1.8 megafurlongs per microfortnight.

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