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2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:48 pm UTC
by Reka
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Title text: The Carnot cycle is more properly known by its full title, the "Carnot-Tolkien-Wagner Ring Cycle."

I'm sure this would be funnier if I knew anything about the real Carnot Cycle, but it's pretty funny even without that knowledge.

Also, was anyone else surprised by the utter lack of any Carnot = Car + not jokes?

Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:41 pm UTC
by RogueCynic
That is a weird looking carrot.

Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:23 pm UTC
by Old Bruce
RogueCynic wrote:That is a weird looking carrot.

It is just a schematic.

Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:27 pm UTC
by da Doctah
Tyger, Tyger! Burning bright.
Removes the colours from our sight.
I wish I may, I wish I might...
Beware my power: Green Lantern's light!

Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:35 pm UTC
by Pfhorrest
Burma Shave.

Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:02 pm UTC
by qvxb
Print and distribute to your fellow pre-med students.

Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:04 pm UTC
by qvxb
Please delete.

Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:11 pm UTC
by Velo Steve
Oh no. I once thought I understood the Carnot cycle (I was T.A. for a thermo class, after all). Now I'm confused and I'll never get it right again.

Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:34 pm UTC
by Sableagle
My saddle is hard, I am sore and I Carnot cycle any further today.

Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:44 am UTC
by Pfhorrest
That joke only works in British.

Now that I think about it, a Car Knot sounds like some kind of UK euphemism for a traffic jam, or maybe one of those crazy compound roundabouts (but I repeat myself).

Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:48 am UTC
by Old Bruce
Pfhorrest wrote:That joke only works in British.

Now that I think about it, a Car Knot sounds like some kind of UK euphemism for a traffic jam, or maybe one of those crazy compound roundabouts (but I repeat myself).

It is pronounced Car Knot but is in fact a Car Nought a pedestrian only street, or pavement as they would have it.

Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:49 am UTC
by Flumble
Either way I care not: I'm driving a huge ass-truck, not a car.

Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:42 pm UTC
by cellocgw
Pronounced properly, it sounds to this Beavis&Butthead accolyte like "Carnal Cycle" :oops:

Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:24 pm UTC
by thunk
It is known that tropical cyclones are a natural realization of the Carnot Cycle, (Emanuel 1991) and one corollary is that the release of dark energy in the eye of a hurricane (isotonic expansion in the updrafts) causes the unusual effects seen within them, including dazed humans and toilets sucking water upward.

While of course percent milkfat in the Lagrangian frame remains constant, cream advection from surface inflow may lead to eye instability once it is whipped to a sufficient degree. This is one hypothesis for why eyewall replacement occurs.

Edit: Also advection of milkfat in the upper troposphere can be an important precursor to tropical transition in the mid latitudes, see Bentley et al. 2017

Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:29 pm UTC
by ijuin
Flumble wrote:Either way I care not: I'm driving a huge ass-truck, not a car.

As opposed to a huge-ass truck?

Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:58 pm UTC
by Archgeek
Flumble wrote:Either way I care not: I'm driving a huge ass-truck, not a car.

Is this a truck loaded with butts, or donkeys? Or is it a truck in the shape of a donkey, or that of a butt?

thunk wrote:While of course percent milkfat in the Lagrangian frame remains constant, cream advection from surface inflow may lead to eye instability once it is whipped to a sufficient degree. This is one hypothesis for why eyewall replacement occurs.

Edit: Also advection of milkfat in the upper troposphere can be an important precursor to tropical transition in the mid latitudes, see Bentley et al. 2017

All this talk of milkfat brings suspicion that the tempests under study may be confined to small porcelain volumes.

Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:03 pm UTC
by Ranbot
ijuin wrote:
Flumble wrote:Either way I care not: I'm driving a huge ass-truck, not a car.

As opposed to a huge-ass truck?

No, No... I'm sure Flumble used that hyphen intentionally and he drives an ass-truck like this:
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:lol:

Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:42 pm UTC
by orthogon
xkcd-style hyphenation

ETA: Stage 3 appears to owe more to Carney than to Carnot.

Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:27 pm UTC
by measure
Archgeek wrote:
Flumble wrote:Either way I care not: I'm driving a huge ass-truck, not a car.

Is this a truck loaded with butts, or donkeys? Or is it a truck in the shape of a donkey, or that of a butt?

Ass-trucks are for hauling ass.

Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:23 pm UTC
by Sableagle
measure wrote:
Archgeek wrote:
Flumble wrote:Either way I care not: I'm driving a huge ass-truck, not a car.

Is this a truck loaded with butts, or donkeys? Or is it a truck in the shape of a donkey, or that of a butt?

Ass-trucks are for hauling ass.

Isn't that what Jaguaaarrrrrs do?

https://youtu.be/GSHl2UNTJe8?t=29

Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:01 am UTC
by Eutychus
Ranbot wrote:
ijuin wrote:
Flumble wrote:Either way I care not: I'm driving a huge ass-truck, not a car.

As opposed to a huge-ass truck?

No, No... I'm sure Flumble used that hyphen intentionally and he drives an ass-truck like this:


My, the posters on here must be getting younger.

Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:34 pm UTC
by rmsgrey
Eutychus wrote:
Ranbot wrote:
ijuin wrote:
Flumble wrote:Either way I care not: I'm driving a huge ass-truck, not a car.

As opposed to a huge-ass truck?

No, No... I'm sure Flumble used that hyphen intentionally and he drives an ass-truck like this:


My, the posters on here must be getting younger.


Want to feel old? That comic's release is closer to the release of the original Playstation than to today...

Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:24 pm UTC
by ijuin
How about if I don’t want to feel old?

Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:05 am UTC
by Cougar Allen
RogueCynic wrote:That is a weird looking carrot.

It's a pretty normal looking cycle frame, though. All it needs are details like wheels and handlebars.

Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:07 am UTC
by Cougar Allen
Flumble wrote:Either way I care not: I'm driving a huge ass-truck, not a car.

Huge truck full of asses:
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Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:06 pm UTC
by Ranbot
Eutychus wrote:
Ranbot wrote:
ijuin wrote:
Flumble wrote:Either way I care not: I'm driving a huge ass-truck, not a car.

As opposed to a huge-ass truck?

No, No... I'm sure Flumble used that hyphen intentionally and he drives an ass-truck like this:


My, the posters on here must be getting younger.

it's true I'm a newer member around here, but I can learn. So, thanks for the lesson. Now I know XKCD canon includes ass-trucks, and knowing is half....
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Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:29 pm UTC
by Flumble
No, no, this is where you reference the lucky 10,000 comic so you come across very learned. :P

Cougar Allen wrote:Huge truck full of asses:
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"Yeah I often get tons of ass in the back" is something I expect a pimp to say, not a trucker. (Okay, that's as original as the veterinarian seeing lots of pussy or the farmer seeing lots of cocks.)

Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:37 pm UTC
by PM 2Ring
And thus the Carnot cycle merges with the Pornot cycle.