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by pebkac
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2035: "Dark Matter Candidates"
Replies: 55
Views: 3416

2035: "Dark Matter Candidates" Title text: "My theory is that dark matter is actually just a thin patina of grime covering the whole universe, and we don't notice it because we haven't thoroughly cleaned the place in eons." Personally, I promote the theory that da...
by pebkac
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2027: "Lightning Distance"
Replies: 44
Views: 3435

2027: "Lightning Distance" Title text: "The index of radio refraction does have a lot of variation, which might throw off your calculations, so you can also look at the difference in brightness between the visible flash and more-attenuated UV and x-rays." So I've b...
by pebkac
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1904: Research Risks
Replies: 62
Views: 6994

Re: 1904: Research Risks


Yeah, me too. It was the first thing that sprang to mind after seeing the bug-one.

We need more Etymology-man!
by pebkac
Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1791: "Telescopes: Refractor vs Reflector"
Replies: 99
Views: 14293

Re: 1791: "Telescopes: Refractor vs Reflector"

This got me wondering:
Vampires can't be seen in a mirror. But to spot a space Vampire, it must be flying, and therefore be in bat-shape.

Now, can you see a vampire in bat-shape in a mirror?
by pebkac
Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0153: "Peptides" [removed]
Replies: 22
Views: 12904

Re: What-If 0153: "Peptides"

If you find a peptide containing a longer word, you could be eligible for a Nobel Prize

Would that be the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Literature?

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