[2012-Nov-27] Turns out I AM a rocket scientist.

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[2012-Nov-27] Turns out I AM a rocket scientist.

Postby Lethal Interjection » Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:19 am

I had quite a visceral reaction to this comic. Which is to say, that I read the equation and actually cursed out the comic. I did so further after "did you do it yet".

Seriously, this comic really shows where Zach's fanbase is, that he can put this kind of shit up there and expect anyone to give a fuck.

I mean, I don't want to be disparaging, or harken to days o'yore, but Zach has found his niche, and I am clearly not a part of it anymore.
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Re: [November 27 2012] Turns out I AM a rocket scientist.

Postby luolimao » Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:06 am

He's going for the puerile nerd crowd.

Case in point: I am a puerile nerd, and I found this more than amusing.
(Although, honsetly, the old stuff was several orders of magnitude funnier)
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Re: [November 27 2012] Turns out I AM a rocket scientist.

Postby plaf » Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:07 am

I didn't really put much thought into actually solving the equation (5*12.5=80), but I stopped to think about what it meant before scrolling down, and am now slightly perturbed by the fact that I guessed it :|
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Re: [November 27 2012] Turns out I AM a rocket scientist.

Postby hmm » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:40 am

I got ~47mph. I may have done something wrong...
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Re: [November 27 2012] Turns out I AM a rocket scientist.

Postby Pixel » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:55 am

Damn you... now I had to create an account on the forum because of that comic...

I believe wolfram alpha has the solution, as always:

http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=%2 ... %29%2F80kg
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Re: [November 27 2012] Turns out I AM a rocket scientist.

Postby Gila Monster » Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:15 am

Seems like we only discuss the overly nerdy comics we don't like and just ignore the funnier ones that are more like the old stuff.
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Re: [November 27 2012] Turns out I AM a rocket scientist.

Postby Peping » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:56 am

Even funnier are the wolfram alpha speed comparisons:
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Jizzing in space pushes you at
~~ 0.28 × speed of the fastest garden snail (~~ 0.0028 m/s )
~~ 2 × speed of Jakobshavn Isbræ (one of the fastest glaciers) in 2003 (~~ 4×10^-4 m/s )
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Re: [November 27 2012] Turns out I AM a rocket scientist.

Postby Mr Wright » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:48 am

plaf wrote:I didn't really put much thought into actually solving the equation (5*12.5=80), but I stopped to think about what it meant before scrolling down, and am now slightly perturbed by the fact that I guessed it :|


You aren't the only one who figured it out, at first I thought of spitting but then I remembered this was SMBC not XKCD.
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Re: [November 27 2012] Turns out I AM a rocket scientist.

Postby frankenmouse » Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:37 pm

I'm gonna go ahead and be a nitpicker.

The equation input to wolfram alpha [(5ml*(10^-3kg/ml)*12.5m/s)/80kg] was incorrect. The correct equation is (5ml*((e^-3)kg/ml)*12.5m/s)/80kg, with the solution being ~.0389 m/s, or roughly 82% the speed of a cassette tape.
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Re: [November 27 2012] Turns out I AM a rocket scientist.

Postby saskia » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:28 pm

I was quite disturbed by this comic. Just recently, like 2 days ago, I was actually thinking about this, and I was actually wondering if a guy would actually be able to ejaculate in space because I wasn't sure how much force is given to the ejaculate. XD but yay smbc for putting my worries to rest.
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Re: [November 27 2012] Turns out I AM a rocket scientist.

Postby Halinn » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:40 pm

Next up: assuming a linear speed gain, how many times would you have to wank to reach light speed?
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Re: [November 27 2012] Turns out I AM a rocket scientist.

Postby Paradox » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:57 pm

Halinn wrote:Next up: assuming a linear speed gain, how many times would you have to wank to reach light speed?


In order for it to truely be a linear speed gain, you would have to completely rewrite the laws of physics...

However, if you somehow managed to do this, given that the speed increase is approx. 0.0389 m/s each time, with the speed of light being approx. 3X10^8 m/s

we get:

(3X10^8)/(0.0389)~7.71X10^7 times

...

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Re: [November 27 2012] Turns out I AM a rocket scientist.

Postby Peon » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:19 pm

frankenmouse wrote:I'm gonna go ahead and be a nitpicker.

The equation input to wolfram alpha [(5ml*(10^-3kg/ml)*12.5m/s)/80kg] was incorrect. The correct equation is (5ml*((e^-3)kg/ml)*12.5m/s)/80kg, with the solution being ~.0389 m/s, or roughly 82% the speed of a cassette tape.

"1e-3" is common shorthand for "1*10^(-3)". In this case the e does not refer to the base of the natural log but to the exponentiation of scientific notation.


The value I get agrees with the value obtained on Wolfram Alpha: 8*10^(-4)m/s.
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Re: [November 27 2012] Turns out I AM a rocket scientist.

Postby nobody » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:39 pm

"I reached for my calculator

and then I reached for my coat" - a pithy review from the new york times restaurant critic
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Re: [November 27 2012] Turns out I AM a rocket scientist.

Postby theraven » Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:12 am

I'm pretty sure the average ejaculate is 3.2ml. I used it to calculate something last night.
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