2063: "Carnot Cycle"

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2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Postby Reka » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:48 pm UTC

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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?

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Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Postby RogueCynic » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:41 pm UTC

That is a weird looking carrot.
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Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Postby Old Bruce » Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:23 pm UTC

RogueCynic wrote:That is a weird looking carrot.

It is just a schematic.

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Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Postby da Doctah » Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:27 pm UTC

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Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Postby Pfhorrest » Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:35 pm UTC

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Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Postby qvxb » Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:02 pm UTC

Print and distribute to your fellow pre-med students.
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Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Postby qvxb » Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:04 pm UTC

Please delete.
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Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Postby Velo Steve » Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:11 pm UTC

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.

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Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Postby Sableagle » Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:34 pm UTC

My saddle is hard, I am sore and I Carnot cycle any further today.
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Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Postby Pfhorrest » Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:44 am UTC

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).
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Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Postby Old Bruce » Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:48 am UTC

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.

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Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Postby Flumble » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:49 am UTC

Either way I care not: I'm driving a huge ass-truck, not a car.

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Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Postby cellocgw » Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:42 pm UTC

Pronounced properly, it sounds to this Beavis&Butthead accolyte like "Carnal Cycle" :oops:
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Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Postby thunk » Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:24 pm UTC

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
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Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Postby ijuin » Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:29 pm UTC

Flumble wrote:Either way I care not: I'm driving a huge ass-truck, not a car.

As opposed to a huge-ass truck?

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Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Postby Archgeek » Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:58 pm UTC

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.
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Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Postby Ranbot » Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:03 pm UTC

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:

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Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Postby orthogon » Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:42 pm UTC

xkcd-style hyphenation

ETA: Stage 3 appears to owe more to Carney than to Carnot.
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Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Postby measure » Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:27 pm UTC

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.

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Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Postby Sableagle » Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:23 pm UTC

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?

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Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Postby Eutychus » Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:01 am UTC

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:


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Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Postby rmsgrey » Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:34 pm UTC

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...

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Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Postby ijuin » Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:24 pm UTC

How about if I don’t want to feel old?

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Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Postby Cougar Allen » Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:05 am UTC

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.

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Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Postby Cougar Allen » Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:07 am UTC

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"

Postby Ranbot » Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:06 pm UTC

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"

Postby Flumble » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:29 pm UTC

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.)

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Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

Postby PM 2Ring » Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:37 pm UTC

And thus the Carnot cycle merges with the Pornot cycle.


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