[2012Nov27] Turns out I AM a rocket scientist.
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[2012Nov27] Turns out I AM a rocket scientist.
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.
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.
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)
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)
Re: [November 27 2012] Turns out I AM a rocket scientist.
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
Re: [November 27 2012] Turns out I AM a rocket scientist.
I got ~47mph. I may have done something wrong...

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Re: [November 27 2012] Turns out I AM a rocket scientist.
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
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.
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.
Re: [November 27 2012] Turns out I AM a rocket scientist.
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 )
Re: [November 27 2012] Turns out I AM a rocket scientist.
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.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
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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.
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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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.
Re: [November 27 2012] Turns out I AM a rocket scientist.
Next up: assuming a linear speed gain, how many times would you have to wank to reach light speed?
Re: [November 27 2012] Turns out I AM a rocket scientist.
In order for it to truely be a linear speed gain, you would have to completely rewrite the laws of physics...Halinn wrote:Next up: assuming a linear speed gain, how many times would you have to wank to reach light speed?
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.
"1e3" 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.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.
The value I get agrees with the value obtained on Wolfram Alpha: 8*10^(4)m/s.
Ask the next question.
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Re: [November 27 2012] Turns out I AM a rocket scientist.
"I reached for my calculator
and then I reached for my coat"  a pithy review from the new york times restaurant critic
and then I reached for my coat"  a pithy review from the new york times restaurant critic
Re: [November 27 2012] Turns out I AM a rocket scientist.
I'm pretty sure the average ejaculate is 3.2ml. I used it to calculate something last night.