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Explanation. This comic shows a view that many physics students, upon first encountering a well-known problem, think that it is not a difficult problem, since they think they can fix it using an extremely simplified model. The obvious problem with this is that if it was that simple to solve the problem to a useful degree, there wouldn't be an. Category:Physics. Explain xkcd: It's 'cause you're dumb. Jump to: navigation. , search. Physics is a recurring xkcd theme. Randall graduated from Christopher Newport University in 2006 with a degree in physics A Theory of Everything is a goal of modern physics which would describe the properties of all fundamental particles and all the interactions between them. The current approach to a theory of everything is to describe how at high energies different interactions, such as electromagnetic forces and the strong and weak nuclear interactions merge Black Hat, being Black Hat, is deliberately perverting a classic physics demonstration. In the normal version of the demonstration, a heavy ball on a pendulum is pulled to one side until it is almost, but not quite, touching the demonstrator or volunteer's nose or chin. When the ball is released at rest, it swings down and away, then back up to. The comic makes jokes about the fields of kinematics, number theory, fluid dynamics, quantum mechanics, chemistry, quantum gravity, gauge theory, cosmology, and physics equations. Of course, all of the equations listed are not real equations (and H 2 EAT are clearly jokes and making a mockery of the given field)

Permanent link to this comic: https://xkcd.com/1670/ Image URL (for hotlinking/embedding): https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/laws_of_physics.png ((This comic is a timeline of algorithm complexity, ordered from least to most complex Randall Patrick Munroe is an American cartoonist, author, and engineer best known as the creator of the award-winning webcomic xkcd. With a background in physics and robotics, Munroe has worked full-time on the comic since late 2006, publishing three times a week to a very large audience. Several of the strips, notably a visualisation of radioactivity levels, were also republished by other outlets. In addition to publishing a book of the webcomic's strips, he has written three. An XKCD comic—and its many remixes—perfectly captures the absurdity of academic research. The cartoon is, like most XKCD comics, a simple back-and-white line drawing with a nerdy punch line. It depicts a taxonomy of the 12 Types of Scientific Paper, presented in a grid. The immune system is at it again, one paper's title reads Sand Tools are items which can be purchased (by spending castles) to produce sand automatically. They provide this sand once every milliNewPix (1.8 seconds), thus 1000 times every ONG. This reduces the amount of clicking the player must do to obtain the sand they need to spend on other items. At the start of the game, the player has no Sand Tools

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You would just stop being biology and start being physics. When the beam of light hit the atmosphere, it would heat a pocket of air to millions of degrees [1] Fahrenheit, Celsius, Rankine, or Kelvin—it doesn't really matter. in a fraction of a second. That air would turn to plasma and start dumping its heat as a flood of x-rays in all directions Plumes of hot meat and bubbles of trapped gases like methane—along with the air from the lungs of the deceased moles—periodically rise through the mole crust and erupt volcanically from the surface, a geyser of death blasting mole bodies free of the planet First, let's get a few things out of the way: In real life, we can't put a metal pole between the Earth and the Moon.[1]For one, someone at NASA would probably yell at us. The end of the pole near the Moon would be pulled toward the Moon by the Moon's gravity, and the rest of it would be pulled back. Laws of Physics (alt-text) The laws of physics are fun to try to understand, but as an organism with incredibly delicate eyes who evolved in a world full of sharp objects, I have an awful lot of trust in biology's calibration of my flinch reflex

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  1. First, the physics. Bikes coast downhill. On a long enough slope, a bike will reach a certain steady coasting speed. On a steep hill, their coasting speed will be faster, and on a gentle slope, they coast more slowly. If the slope is small enough, the bike will slow down and stop
  2. g a little easier to keep up without passing out from oxygen deprivation..
  3. Bullet physics simulation of a sand catapult for the xkcd Time cartoon implemented in JavaScript. - thred/xkcd-time-catapul
  4. The XKCD Guide to the Universe's Most Bizarre Physics | WIRED. Randall Munro e. Culture. 11.20.2014 07:00 AM
  5. xkcd: Purity. On the other hand, physicists like to say physics is to math as sex is to masturbation. |<. <
  6. Where to Buy How To by Randall Munroe:· PRH.com: https://bit.ly/2L2G5hy· Amazon: https://bit.ly/2zfy974· Barnes and Noble: https://..
  7. Understanding the flow of granular materials like sand is a major unsolved problem in physics. Image. If you build an hourglass and fill it with sand grains with a known range of sizes and shapes,.

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  1. Thanks for linking to xkcd site; I loved the humour in the cartoons. One thing, though, the Electromagnetic Spectrum diagram has a glaring omission under the absorption spectra Cottonelle TP. 6/08/2007 7:13 AM Zosia A. C. Krusberg said... wait, did you post this first or did i post this first? grrrrrrrrr. 6/09/2007 8:16 PM Post a Commen
  2. My physics teacher used your comic 435 physicist but works pretty well): the same rules as the original XKCD game, but if that first eligible link has been followed (purple styling) the status of the castle(s) grow. IF these are sand castles, then my best guess is that eventually we're going to see a big-butt.
  3. ess, I'm talking about the physics of the environmental crisis, the details of how the planet works. I've gone into detail on this before , but the basic idea is that the planet has an energy budget and that when part of the planet (e.g., us ) exceeds this budget, the planet as a whole destabilizes
  4. Me too, I like Josh´s and I also liked the XKCD, except the northern passage and current path bits, The 2000 to 2016 period is totally wrong. Without that he could not have drawn the current path extrapolation. That is why he drew the 2000 to 2016 period that way. Anyway, todays XKCD cartoon is also very interesting
  5. I have a payload that is the size and density of a grain of sand. I want to land it intact on the moon, but I am not particular about location beyond that. What is the least expensive way to get i

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  1. Created by Aatish Bhatia in collaboration with Minute Physics · World data provided by Johns Hopkins University (updated daily around 00:00 UTC / 20:00 ET) · US state data provided by NYTimes (updated daily around 16:00 UTC / 12:00 ET)· Shortcuts: +/- for daily changes, space to play/pause · Credits & Source · Stay safe
  2. As such, 10^11 cubic meters of sand contains roughly 10^11*10^10=10^21 grains of sand. This is comparable to the number of stars within the observable universe, being only 1 order of magnitude lower. We can't conclude for certain, then either way, because we may certainly be off by an order of magnitude or two in either direction
  3. The point of xkcd-style passwords is that: humans think in stories. A password of that kind can be remembered because the user will build a kind of story involving all the words in the password as elements of the story. Along these lines, you should include the service name as part of the story
  4. Posts about XKCD written by Tony. The goto goal here is the same as for the previous tutorial, and the meet goal differs only in containing a reference to an agent, rather than a string identifier.. The wait goal contains a reporter task, and succeeds when that task returns true.The instruct goal gives aditional goals to another agent or (with an empty list) erases another agent's goals

xkcd: What If? #79 - Lake Tea. Post by bystander » Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:35 am Lake Tea. What if we were to dump all the tea in the world into the Great Lakes? How strong, compared to a regular cup of tea, would the lake tea be? — Alex Burman Earth's rapidly changing climate is often depicted with highly precise graphs or a detailed scientific explanation. But in Randall Munroe's latest xkcd webcomic, climate change is simply and hilariously explained with stick figures. A Timeline Of Earth's Average Temperature is going viral xkcd. Munroe is your classic, multi-hyphenate wonder—a cartoonist-physicist-former NASA roboticist I am trying to make a plot using matplotlib's xkcd package while having a black background. However, xkcd seems to add a sort of white contour line around text and lines.On a white background you can't see this white frame, but on a black background it is really annoying Aaron: Oh no you didn't just say calling XKCD shit is like saying you don't like poetry because it doesn't rhyme. But since you brought up poetry, let me bring up a better analogy: saying XKCD is a failed attempt at thought-provoking is sort of like saying angsty teenage poetry is a failed attempt at making you sad

Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia, created and edited by volunteers around the world and hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation I have been trying to understand the scale of atoms, thinking about sand grains as an example. With approximately $7.5\times10^{18}$ grains of sand on the earth that is $1.25\times10^{-5}$ moles of sand grains. Source. I've found that a beach sand has approximate density $2.5\times10^{3}$ grams/litre or 2.5g/cm $^3$.Assuming a quartz grain of diameter 0.05cm, so volume of approx $5\times10^{-4.

GitHub Gist: instantly share code, notes, and snippets XKCD's Tribute to Steve Jobs is Simple, Clever, and Moving [Xkcd] Everyone has their own way of remembering Steve Jobs. XKCD's wordless tribute is kind of perfect. (click the link to see the full, animated version) More. In xkcd, he has joked about wikipedia's use of [citation needed], and he does so in this book as well, where commonly known facts are displayed with this tag,such as the average person can't throw a small child as fast as they can throw a bouncy ball, [citation needed] Sand is interesting, [citation needed] or The Sun is hotter than a reptile Close. This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted

Extra-solar is a different kettle of fish, and basically impossible barring new physics or extreme technological advances. Hop David on 2011-10-21 at 11:51 said: Low Earth Orbit (LEO) is 9 to 10 km/s from earth's surface Much of physics is concerned with discovering these dynamical equations and understanding their consequences. In this work, we show that, remarkably, identifying the underlying dynamical equation from any amount of experimental data, however precise, is a provably computationally hard problem (it is NP-hard), both for classical and quantum mechanical systems. Color Name Dictionary: HTML-3.2 Color Names Color Name Dictionary: HTML-4 Color Names Once upon a time, someone chose 16 full and half coordinate RGB primaries as the default color-map for early personal computer video cards, perhaps planning to implement full color using a halftone-like method.Instead, these were used as pure colors, often resulting in garish displays What If? is a blog by Randall Munroe, the creator of the Stick-Figure Comic xkcd.Updated erratically, he answers off-the-wall reader questions using math, science, and xkcd-style cartoons.Randall has a Twitter feed, @whatifnumbers, of numbers he comes up with while writing the blog.He's also published a book, What If?:Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions, containing. A research team, led by Professor Kyoung-Duck Park in the Department of Physics at UNIST has succeeded in investigating and controlling the physical properties of naturally-formed nanoscale.

Aug 7, 2020 - Mathematical Symbol Fight https://t.co/5tDPUwT94M https://t.co/pLDySM7AG XKCD Author Asks: Is Google+ Too Gendered? [Blockquote] As the Great Google+ Migration begins—at least among geeks and the geekerati—it's still pretty great to see it getting things right on its first go. All the more interesting to see it get something wrong Mar 25, 2013 - This Pin was discovered by Matthew Ulmen. Discover (and save!) your own Pins on Pinteres Tsunamis are sometimes referred to as tidal waves. This once-popular term derives from the most common appearance of a tsunami, which is that of an extraordinarily high tidal bore.Tsunamis and tides both produce waves of water that move inland, but in the case of a tsunami, the inland movement of water may be much greater, giving the impression of an incredibly high and forceful tide

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May 15, 2020 - Explore Bernard Brunner's board Astronomy on Pinterest. See more ideas about astronomy, space and astronomy, cosmos Physics and Fun with probability one. 789 likes · 8 talking about this. A page for jokes and fun activities about physics and science. Like us on Facebook @PhysicsAndFun, follow us on Twitter.. =====Top new questions this week: ===== [Reconstruct text pages cut by shredder]\url{http://mathematica.stackexchange.com/questions/32612/reconstr uct-text-pages-cut. XKCD's Randall Munroe, writing now for The New York Times, explores a scientific mystery more baffling than quantum physics - what makes sand feel softer or harder: . If you build an hourglass and fill it with sand grains with a known range of sizes and shapes, there is no formula to reliably predict how long the sand will take to flow through the hourglass, or whether it will flow at all Loves physics simulations and fantastical what-if scenarios: what-if.xkcd.com (note citation #6 on 148) Excited about developing a tool that allows users to experiment with simulations, pushing the boundaries of what has been done in real-time for public consumptio

The Biggest Toy Theory of Scientific endeavor: Science is not driven by curiosity or the desire for fame. Rather it is driven by the desire to accumulate bigger and more complex scientific gadgets Most of the time I try to space out examples of maps in comics from Randall Munroe's XKCD because there are so many that I could devote.. I noticed there was no thread for xkcd, and it's the only other webcomic I read. Anyone want to talk about it

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But yeah, I love xkcd. It's one of the things I'm going to have to rely on to get me up Monday mornings once school starts. My schedule this year is to get up, go to math, and then two periods of physics. I'm going to have to have some motivation to get up! Also, I get most of the jokes and I haven't even taken physics yet The physics & aerodynamics described in the other answers explain what the model is able to do, but the pilot is still, presumably, in control of what it actually does. Nice answer, and welcome to aviation.se! $\endgroup$ - Ralph J Feb 20 '17 at 23:3 Small Scale Classical Architecture Carved Into Chunks of Raw Marble and Limestone. Written by admin. We first profiled the incredible work of Matthew Simmonds back in 2014. Since then, [] 15 hours ago. 24. Views. 0. art Saw this on Star Wars Day: This lady must be lots of fun at the beach. Listen for Apocalyptica at around 3:30 and again later in the piece

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Yeah, that's what I was thinking. The rise of smartphones and social networks has deeply altered society. I've got letters my great-grandfather wrote to family and friends back home while he and his family were missionaries in China in the 1930s Join me on Couchsurfing to meet people and share authentic travel experience Q&A for scholars and enthusiasts of literature. Stack Exchange network consists of 176 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.. Visit Stack Exchang XKCD: Underground Physics. February 2, 2016 neutralino08. Today's XKCD basically describes a sizable fraction of my career working underground in salt mines. Humor Particle Physics Physics Science. Cosmology, Dark Matter, Humor, Neutrinos, Particle Physics, Physics, Science, Uncategorized

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getting and processing the data. for my first attempt i tried to use the freebase wikipedia dump. my thought was it'd be easier to deal with a preparsed dataset but it didn't turn out.. two big problems.... lots of information has been lost in the preparsing (eg. it was sometimes hard to determine if the first links were from the main body of text or from a sidebar A GRE Fairytale Once upon a time a physics major registered for the physics GRE. She studied a lot for it--almost every day. The date finally arrived, and she went to the testing center with her ID and her registration ticket and her sharpened pencils and her profound lack of safety blanket/calculator When Ridiculousness is Ubiquitous. The Loop of Lunacy. Imagine that you are floating comfortably above an alien planet observing the really insane species that lives there. We'll call these beings Sheeple, because their incredible tendency to follow the herd even if it is running right off a cliff is quite similar to the behavior we see in. XKCD has this to say about the subject: On the matter of remembering passwords, XKCD -sorry, again- has some iconic graphical input, analyzed and validated here by the people at InfoSec SE. In a nutshell, passwords must be difficult to guess and easy to remember, and he proposes the use of passphrases instead of short, complicated passwords Name Version Votes Popularity? Description Maintainer; debian-whois-mkpasswd: 5.4.3-1: 27: 0.00: A features-rich front end to the password encryption function crypt(3)

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Polygon is a gaming website in partnership with Vox Media. Our culture focused site covers games, their creators, the fans, trending stories and entertainment news [Eponymity in Physics] [Neutrinos, they are very small] [Part of a Head] [Life is Complicated] [Scorn for APOD] [Open Letter to Mr. Gore] [2007 in Review] Categories [Photography] [Colloquium Drawings] Archive [November 2010]. Storm in a Teacup. The Physics of Everyday Life. By: Helen Czerski. Narrated by: Chloe Massey. Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins. Unabridged Audiobook. Categories: Science & Engineering , Science. 4.5 out of 5 stars. 4.5 (244 ratings Edit. Having thought about this some more, something similar to what you are proposing has already been done in Egypt, when the Suez Canal was completed and opened in 1869.. Within the canal system is Great Bitter Lake, which is a sea water lake.The presence of such a body of water for nearly 150 years has not increased the amount of moisture in the vicinity of the lake that would allow lush. So Arwen is dying because she has chosen to remain in Middle-earth after her father departs. It is less clear why she is literally about to die - in the books, she isn't dying now, she has just decided that at some point in the future she will die. In the movies, she is in the process of becoming dead

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There are space pirates. They, too, have to pay huge amounts of money to keep their starships running, and they can't afford to be stupid about it. The space pirates' business model is this: they identify a likely target merchant ship, match courses with it, and board. They do not, however, rape, pillage, and murder the passengers and crew oh and I have a physics poster to do. I have heard so many stories of how painful the first year physics poster is. And so far I haven't seen anything to disprove the fact that their stories are the norm. At least I know the two people in my group well. xkcd was funny today. Never use dish soap, use plain salt, or sand; Let food sit in it till it cools. If you cook bacon, for example, let the extra grease sit in the pan till the pan cools. If you need to get out stubborn foods, then just burn them out. Put the pan in the oven on 400 for a while, then wipe away the ash. (works well on the stove top if it's not too bad Posts about exe written by eaglewing12. Exeter like many river-towns in england has flood issues, and in the 1970s huge defenses were built to contain the overflow in places other than people's living rooms. Recently one of the canals near my house has been emptied, and I took the opportunity to have a good look around

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