Search found 1769 matches

by mathmannix
Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1101: "Sketchiness"
Replies: 168
Views: 30178

Re: 1101: "Sketchiness"

Oh and weighing into the "American" thing.... its because thats what "Americans" call themselves and the place they live. This is actually a good point IMO... people should have a right to label themselves, in terms of (a) race/ethnicity (I prefer "white" to "Cauc...
by mathmannix
Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1096: "Clinically Studied Ingredient"
Replies: 91
Views: 24622

Re: 1096: "Clinically Studied Ingredient"

Does anyone have an example of a product actually using this phrase? I know marketers will try all sorts of nonsense (the recent announcement that several of my favorite cereals are randomly "gluten-free" now was a notable example), but it seems like this one is too transparent for even T...
by mathmannix
Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1100: "Vows"
Replies: 53
Views: 19741

Re: 1100:" Vows"

Water polo WITH HORSES!! They have to be sea horses. Giant mutant sea horses. And the players have to be mermaids. Topless mermaids. And put a volleyball net across the middle of the pool so they have to jump on their sea horses to get the ball across... ...I'll be in my bunk... Pfft. Mermaids clea...
by mathmannix
Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1101: "Sketchiness"
Replies: 168
Views: 30178

Re: 1101: "Sketchiness"

"Hey baby, wanna come back to my sex trafficking?"
by mathmannix
Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1101: "Sketchiness"
Replies: 168
Views: 30178

Re: 1101: "Sketchiness"

Trying for "least sketchy" here: as far as using words that start with the letters "sex" (but are not sex-related) I like the ones people suggested above, namely -tuplets, -agenarian, and -tant (also -tans) [shop]. I would also like to add the somewhat obsolete "sextonry&quo...
by mathmannix
Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0004: "A Mole of Moles"
Replies: 89
Views: 95552

Re: What-If 0004: A Mole of Moles

I believe that most metals would decant down to the core, a solid carbon cristal would form the outer core, and then there would be a huge water ocean, between 2 layers of ice. Note: I am assuming that the mole planet comes into being magically, *POOF*, like by a wish from a genie or by a powerful ...
by mathmannix
Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0004: "A Mole of Moles"
Replies: 89
Views: 95552

Re: What-If 0004: A Mole of Moles

I think Randall used the right formula for the volume of a sphere, but the formula he listed is for the SURFACE AREA (4 pi r^2); volume is (4/3) pi r^3. Using the volume of earth (from wikipedia) as 1.08321 E12 km^3 (equivalent to radius = 6371 km), I calculate the extra radius of a sphere consistin...
by mathmannix
Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Prime, odd and even numbers
Replies: 21
Views: 5933

Re: Prime, odd and even numbers

Yeah. 2 is mostly weird because it's the smallest prime. And it's the only prime whose successor is a prime. Also, it's the only prime not of the form 4n ± 1. And then there's its connection to Mersenne primes and perfect numbers. I'll give you the rest of those, but the form "4n ± 1" is ...
by mathmannix
Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1078: "Knights"
Replies: 164
Views: 55729

Re: 1078: "Knights"

Spoe wrote:
Jorpho wrote:Forsooth, I did not get this at all. And the arrows do not render correctly in the alt-text in Chrome or IE9. (Works in Firefox though.)


Rendered fine in both (Win 7) for me.


However, for those of us whose work computers still have XP and IE7, not so good.

Go to advanced search