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by honnza
Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1145: "Sky Color"
Replies: 211
Views: 71410

Re: 1145: "Sky Color"

So my question is, if we got a very strong purple light in space, could we turn the sky purple? Sure. This would also cause global warming, so beware. No. Purple can only be produced by mixing blue and red (or other pairings of high and low frequency lights), a bright violet light could turn the sk...
by honnza
Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1145: "Sky Color"
Replies: 211
Views: 71410

Re: 1145: "Sky Color"

marsgreekgod wrote:So my question is, if we got a very strong purple light in space, could we turn the sky purple?


Sure. This would also cause global warming, so beware.
by honnza
Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1145: "Sky Color"
Replies: 211
Views: 71410

Re: 1145: "Sky Color"

I almost forgot, left and right are special, as there is no possible way of defining them without left and right already being established. (just imagine trying to define "left" to someone over radio) There is. The weak interaction violates the parity symmetry. See http://en.wikipedia.org...
by honnza
Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:40 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0014: "Short Answer Section I"
Replies: 86
Views: 47688

Re: What-if 0014: Short answer section.

This ... isn’t actually a question.

But thank you for sharing!


I think I'll be using it now and then when browsing Yahoo Answers :D
by honnza
Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0846: "Dental Nerve"
Replies: 135
Views: 37137

Re: 0846: "Dental Nerve"

I've always considered the presence of nerves in teeth to be strong evidence against intelligent design. I disagree. It's always favorable to have a fault-detection for every system that could damage, to prevent further damage and decline in usability. A decline in usability is always a bad thing w...
by honnza
Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0809: "Los Alamos"
Replies: 181
Views: 48823

Re: 0809: Los Alamos

I think the guy on the right is Richard Feynman. Something about the hair I can't believe that. Feynman (or at least Randall's Feynman) would never not want to do an experiment. That it would destroy the world only has the added bonus that we might find out about the afterlife situation. Unrelated:...
by honnza
Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0534: "Genetic Algorithms"
Replies: 99
Views: 37800

Re: "Genetic Algorithms" Discussion

Garnett wrote:

Code: Select all

PROBE BEHAVIORS (With assigned priorities).
Communicate (5).
Record Data (4).
Analyze Data (3).
Seek Replication Materials (999).
Move to Current Target (1).

what if it does the higher priority things first? I guess the world will be quite surprised soon.

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