[2019-11-13] Nerd Jokes

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[2019-11-13] Nerd Jokes

Postby NeatNit » Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:04 pm

https://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/nerd-jokes

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The extra panel obviously should have been the guy chuckling
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Re: [2019-11-13] Nerd Jokes

Postby 13Clocks » Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:13 am

I feel really dumb but I just don't get it. Is it a density pun of some sort?
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Re: [2019-11-13] Nerd Jokes

Postby zanraptora » Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:33 am

The joke is that he asks her to be more specific, so she divided her answer by density to give the specific value.

It's awful.
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Re: [2019-11-13] Nerd Jokes

Postby NeatNit » Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:48 am

13Clocks wrote:I feel really dumb but I just don't get it. Is it a density pun of some sort?

Don't feel dumb, I think Zach either doesn't know what 'specific' really means, or he does know but couldn't think of a way to use it correctly in the comic.

In science, "specific" means either "per unit" (where unit is most often mass, sometimes volume) or "relative to the reference substance", where the reference substance is most commonly water. For example, if I say that iron has a specific funniness of 1.5, I mean that 1kg of iron is 1.5 times funnier than 1kg of water.

The "kg/m³" most likely comes from specific gravity which is "density of mass relative to water". Water has a density of mass approximately equal to 1000kg/m³ (not 1kg/m³ as this comic implies).
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Re: [2019-11-13] Nerd Jokes

Postby thehaywardfault » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:12 am

So I did get the joke, I just didn't find it funny at all. Oh well.
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Re: [2019-11-13] Nerd Jokes

Postby cellocgw » Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:00 pm

thehaywardfault wrote:So I did get the joke, I just didn't find it funny at all. Oh well.


You are just .... too dense .... to get it.
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Re: [2019-11-13] Nerd Jokes

Postby brianmorgan21734 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:08 am

The density outweighs the joke. https://www.smbc-comics.com/smbcforum/index.php
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