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by Yoduh
Thu May 16, 2013 12:30 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0045: "ISS Music Video"
Replies: 35
Views: 15245

Re: What-If 0045: "ISS Music Video"

Astronaut work hours are a little atypical, but if we assume that in the long run he’s on the job 40 hours a week, that works out to $85/hour. By that measure, the cost of the video was $7.84. Kind of a shocking that Randall is assuming the length of the video (5m31s) is the same as the actual amou...
by Yoduh
Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1149: Broomstick
Replies: 114
Views: 25803

Re: 1149: Broomstick

Odd comic as it requires the reader know the story but not know that the wizard of oz is fake, incompetent and the slippers are the only way back home. actually since the comic is the movie version, and the movie version of oz is a dream, there could have been many ways for dorothy to get back home...
by Yoduh
Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1148: "Nothing to Offer"
Replies: 93
Views: 24679

Re: 1148: "Nothing to Offer"

like some other posters have mentioned, I didn't recognize that it was a quote. thanks to this thread, and only this thread, I understand the reference now. Reading the comic I originally figured that the joke was just in the impressively long list of bodily fluids. "blood sweat and tears"...
by Yoduh
Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1131: "Math"
Replies: 156
Views: 33095

Re: 1131: "Math"

last 7 of 9 comics have been 1 panel, usually pretty small, with most looking like they took at most 2 minutes to make. either Randall is getting worn out or really getting into some kind of postmodern minimalism art style that I just don't get.
by Yoduh
Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1125: "Objects In Mirror"
Replies: 70
Views: 25655

Re: 1125: "Objects In Mirror"

you can tell randall meant stationary objects seeing as how the mirror in the comic has a very slightly blue tint to it compared to the rest of the black and white image. question though: if the stationary objects are moving away from the mirror, why are they blue? the light from receding objects ha...
by Yoduh
Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0014: "Short Answer Section I"
Replies: 86
Views: 47641

Re: What-if 0014: Short answer section.

I'm starting to notice a few of these What If questions have also been answered on the "vsauce" youtube channel. A video on what would happen if everyone on Earth jumped together was actually uploaded 2 days before the same xkcd what-if. They've also discussed the what-if of everyone on th...
by Yoduh
Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0008: "Everybody Jump"
Replies: 155
Views: 50651

Re: What-if 0008: Everybody Jump

It would be a supreme dickwad (a brand new level of Super-dickery) who magically transports ~7 billion people to RI for the jump and then doesn't send them back after it's over. Yes, I'm surprised nobody's started thinking about the logistics of getting everyone there in the first place (and keepin...
by Yoduh
Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0006: "Glass Half Empty"
Replies: 94
Views: 45507

Re: What-if 0006: Glass Half Empty

You know, I've thought this for a long time, but surely it should be the pessimists who view the glass as half full, and the optimists as half empty. If you view a glass as half full, that means that you think of the natural state of glasses as being empty. "Most glasses are empty, but this on...
by Yoduh
Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1083: "Writing Styles"
Replies: 137
Views: 26447

Re: 1083: "Writing Styles"

blowfishhootie wrote:The author seems to imply that he expects all good grammar to come from adults, and all poor grammar to come from kids, and there is zero basis whatsoever for that expectation.


...really?
by Yoduh
Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 514690

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

steve waterman wrote:no xkcd comment received yet.

steve waterman wrote:not specifically stated by xkcd that they agree, to my best recollection, yet.

steve waterman wrote:not a single xkcd url re Cartesian coordinates and points, nor quote, posted yet.


xkcd talking to brick wall. xkcd frustrated! xkcd smash!
by Yoduh
Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1079: "United Shapes"
Replies: 169
Views: 45612

Re: 1079: "United Shapes"

My point is almost all are so contrived as to be pointless. Of course they are contrived. Or are you suggesting the borders of North Carolina were specifically designed to resemble a bouquet of flowers? I'm suggesting it's not very funny to awkwardly contrive some object or part of to badly fit a c...
by Yoduh
Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 514690

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

Since my first math problem was skipped hopefully this next one gets read and replied to. Again this is not my own creation but is copied from a physics board where the Galilean Transformations were being explained using real world examples. I made a few edits for clarity - In the example of the pa...
by Yoduh
Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 514690

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

Since my first math problem was skipped hopefully this next one gets read and replied to. Again this is not my own creation but is copied from a physics board where the Galilean Transformations were being explained using real world examples. I made a few edits for clarity - In the example of the pa...
by Yoduh
Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 514690

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

Since my first math problem was skipped hopefully this next one gets read and replied to. Again this is not my own creation but is copied from a physics board where the Galilean Transformations were being explained using real world examples. I made a few edits for clarity - In the example of the pas...
by Yoduh
Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 514690

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

Sorry I don't have a lot of time to follow this thread, I'm multitasking quite a few things today. But I googled a few examples of how to use the galilean transformation to save myself some time. Here is a good one I found: Say you're standing on a platform (your origin is taken to be where you are ...
by Yoduh
Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 514690

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

for xkcd, equals means equals and ALSO, lumped together, equals means transforms; no distinction being made, as i premise. For me equal means equals transforms means transforms and therefore transform does not mean equal two unique concepts. WHAT if ? if you transform one thing to another and they ...
by Yoduh
Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 514690

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

If you agree that x' transforms to x - vt then you simply disagree that x' = x - vt because your definition of "equals" is not the same as ours. you're basically just arguing semantics. this has nothing to do with math or rulers or red things and blue things. we understand your points and ...
by Yoduh
Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 514690

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

steve waterman wrote:= does not mean transformation
= means equal
transformation means relationship and does NOT mean EQUAL!

x' transforms to x-vt
x' = x



so before anybody gets into the semantics of math vocabulary, do you agree that x' transforms to x-vt?
by Yoduh
Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 514690

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

steve have you ever been to a psychiatrist to explain all this stuff? I think they would be better able to help you than other mathematicians.
by Yoduh
Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"
Replies: 238
Views: 51697

Re: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"

http://hyperdictionary.com/search.aspx?define=couple Meaning of COUPLE Pronunciation: 'kupul WordNet Dictionary Definition: [n] a pair who associate with one another; "the engaged couple"; "an inseparable twosome" [n] a pair of people who live together; "a married couple fr...
by Yoduh
Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"
Replies: 238
Views: 51697

Re: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"

Arg, head explode. He's trolling now, I swear. much as I hate to admit it i agree here. A couple is 2, by definition . Two spaces after a period, by preference. Several to me has always been more in the 5-11 range. only by 1 definition, but there are a couple of others you're forgetting about.
by Yoduh
Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"
Replies: 238
Views: 51697

Re: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"

A couple does not mean two. Couple as a noun CAN mean a pair of something. Couple as a verb means to connect two things. But "a couple", as an IDIOM can mean a couple of, more than two, but not many, of; a small number of; a few History: The phrase a couple of, meaning “a small number of; ...
by Yoduh
Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1044: “Romney Quiz”
Replies: 213
Views: 60168

Re: 1044: “Romney Quiz”

The Burns one was funny in stressing the similarity between Romney and Burns. This one was funny in an absurdist way, juxtaposing unrelated statements of a very dissimilar character with statements Romney himself wouldn't subscribe to any more. And asking "Is there even a difference" (wit...
by Yoduh
Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1034: "Share Buttons"
Replies: 82
Views: 30781

Re: 1034: "Share Buttons"

for being xkcd users, sure are a lot of internet noobs here :? .
by Yoduh
Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1000: "1000 Comics"
Replies: 147
Views: 51162

Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

There is a comic 404! It might be the best one of the lot :) I am SUCH a dork... Somehow, it never occurred to me that there was a gaping hole between #403 and #405 (I've only been reading for about a year and a half, though I've read every single one). I "found" #404 today... The result ...
by Yoduh
Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0993: "Brand Awareness"
Replies: 232
Views: 69971

Re: 0993: "Brand Awareness"

anyone remember when Randall's comics use to be funny?

http://xkcd.com/25/

no thread without a "how is this funny?" comment isn't a true xkcd thread.
by Yoduh
Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0992: "Mnemonics"
Replies: 278
Views: 67187

Re: 0992: "Mnemonics"

I agree it should be avoided, but BODMAS gives us a definite order or precendence for it. (As does BO(DM)(AS), which is what you're familiar with). The same goes for 10 - 5 + 2. 10 - 5 + 2 would equal 7 no matter what order you do it in. If you add 5 + 2 to get 7 then subtract that from ten, you've...
by Yoduh
Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0973: "MTV Generation"
Replies: 101
Views: 25433

Re: 0973: "MTV Generation"

But that would have missed the whole point of the strip. "Your problem with the MTV generation is they're kids?" No. They are not kids. That's what the strip is establishing. Instead, WHG's problem with the MTV generation is the kids that they produced, who have no attention span. ...of c...
by Yoduh
Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0356: "Nerd Sniping"
Replies: 376
Views: 173288

Re: "Nerd Sniping" Discussion

I was fairly satisfied with my results. So, I plopped in the coordinates for the Knight's move, and ran the test automatically on a variety of number of resistors. A couple results from the middle are as follows: 4x4 grid (32 resistors): .9955357 ohms 15x15 grid (450 resistors): .78...
by Yoduh
Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0953: "1 to 10"
Replies: 138
Views: 37272

Re: 0953: "1 to 10"

Two things that baffle me: 1) Seriously, is this comic nothing but a base-2 joke? Really, any regular CS student must have heard a joke like that hundreds of times in the duration of a regular course. Every iota of humour out of that joke has already been extracted, and Randall's variation adds not...
by Yoduh
Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0953: "1 to 10"
Replies: 138
Views: 37272

Re: 0953: "1 to 10"

Here in the US, grade are generally converted from number to letter as follows: 96% to 100% - A+ 90% to 95% - A 86% to 89% - B+ 80% to 85% - B 76% to 79% - C+ 70% to 75% - C 65% to 69% - D 64% and below - F (Failing) Although this isn't standardized and some schools use slight variations on the act...

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