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by egc52556
Wed May 23, 2018 11:35 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0157: "Earth-Moon Fire Pole"
Replies: 30
Views: 10618

Re: What-If 0157 "Earth-Moon Fire Pole"

You could use the same pole for an Earth-to-Moon transit. The descent to the Moon would be more survivable without so many atmospheric problems. Of course the climb to L1 would take a long time, but you'd have time to shake your head sadly at the people going the other direction. Maybe even convince...
by egc52556
Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:05 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0070: "The Constant Groundskeeper"
Replies: 26
Views: 7520

Re: What-If 0070: "The Constant Groundskeeper"

I followed the http://www.turf.uiuc.edu/extension/ext-mow.html link to read about lawn maintenance, but got distracted when my mind kept substituting "lawn", "turf", etc. with "pubic hair": From the human perspective, mowing is the most basic and time consuming of all (...
by egc52556
Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1203: "Time Machines"
Replies: 100
Views: 30705

Re: 1203: "Time Machines"

Though come to think of it, if this machine is only reversing time's flow while it's on then that's an odd switch. Typically a switch like that is OFF for every position other than flipped all the way up. Yet the time machine reverts the switch back to all the way down. So that switch is weirdly di...
by egc52556
Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1203: "Time Machines"
Replies: 100
Views: 30705

Re: 1203: "Time Machines"

Now he has time on his hands.
by egc52556
Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:34 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0009: "Soul Mates"
Replies: 58
Views: 30179

false premise

As always, funny and interesting. But I think it starts with a false premise: that the search for a soul mate begins after birth. The people who believe in "soul mates" assume a spiritual world where souls are created before birth and continue after death. In this spiritual world, the orga...
by egc52556
Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 893
Views: 285155

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

I tried to make one password algorithm I could reuse and remember for each website. But after applying it to 5 sites, I came to one whose rules were mutually exclusive of the rules of another. Along the lines of: Site #1: "must contain one of the following: abcd" Site #2: "must NOT co...
by egc52556
Wed May 25, 2011 12:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0903: "Extended Mind"
Replies: 666
Views: 167610

Re: 0903: "Extended Mind"

Of course, XKCD fans can "fix" these infinite loops by editing the articles.

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