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Forum: Worldly Talk Jul 13 '12, 3:06pm
Replies: 219
Views: 8,112
Posted By AbsentWizard
It's not necessary to have 2-stage anything. They...

It's not necessary to have 2-stage anything. They select a material and finish with a high IR emittance and low solar absorptance. Given that the majority of the solar spectrum sits between 400nm and...
Forum: Archive Jul 10 '12, 2:16am
Replies: 20
Views: 193
Posted By AbsentWizard
<dw>"One more? Ho!" The dwarf sounded positively...

<dw>"One more? Ho!" The dwarf sounded positively delighted to find someone to converse in the native tongue with, "I am a Strongpants. Urist Strongpants. And you, sir have got yourself five stones....
Forum: Worldly Talk Jul 10 '12, 2:12am
Replies: 219
Views: 8,112
Posted By AbsentWizard
No, that's not how it works because a terrestrial...

No, that's not how it works because a terrestrial environment has something behind the radiator.

You point the shiny side at the sun.

You point the other side, which doesn't have to be shiny,...
Forum: Worldly Talk Jul 7 '12, 6:13pm
Replies: 219
Views: 8,112
Posted By AbsentWizard
No, not really. The blackbody energy radiated...

No, not really. The blackbody energy radiated doesn't actually care what material it's made from. It does matter that you make it from a highly reflective material, though, so that it does not absorb...
Forum: General Discussion Jul 7 '12, 12:41am
Replies: 25
Views: 875
Posted By AbsentWizard
Belisarius series. Aubrey-Maturin series. Horatio...

Belisarius series. Aubrey-Maturin series. Horatio Hornblower series.
Forum: Non Sequitur Jul 7 '12, 12:35am
Replies: 6,259
Views: 63,436
Posted By AbsentWizard
hyperboloid

hyperboloid
Forum: Non Sequitur Jul 7 '12, 12:34am
Replies: 3,714
Views: 51,564
Posted By AbsentWizard
To the face. It's key lime. You can't taste it. ...

To the face. It's key lime. You can't taste it.

I wish that the statement of my wish will never be complete.
Forum: Non Sequitur Jul 6 '12, 6:49pm
Replies: 61
Views: 2,991
Posted By AbsentWizard
Lv.46 Mage. Special trait: super moe what

Lv.46 Mage. Special trait: super moe

what
Forum: Non Sequitur Jul 6 '12, 6:47pm
Replies: 15
Views: 913
Posted By AbsentWizard
I have a strength of 11, but give me a...

I have a strength of 11, but give me a sufficiently long and stiff lever, a sufficiently stiff spatula the size of a continent, a place to stand, and a fulcrum, and I can make a check of 390.
Forum: Non Sequitur Jul 6 '12, 6:42pm
Replies: 221
Views: 4,989
Posted By AbsentWizard
What is the holiest of holies in the land of...

What is the holiest of holies in the land of anthropomorphic food?

The upside of the charming stranger's bottom on the top of the down.
Forum: Non Sequitur Jul 6 '12, 6:37pm
Replies: 274
Views: 11,189
Posted By AbsentWizard
The power to control flowers and I don't mean in...

The power to control flowers and I don't mean in the sense of Yuukarin.
Forum: Non Sequitur Jul 6 '12, 6:35pm
Replies: 3,714
Views: 51,564
Posted By AbsentWizard
The pit is filled with cushion-like get out of...

The pit is filled with cushion-like get out of death free cards at the bottom.

I wish that Pi is exactly 3 in base 10.
Forum: Non Sequitur Jul 6 '12, 6:32pm
Replies: 6,259
Views: 63,436
Posted By AbsentWizard
Nosferatu

Nosferatu
Forum: Archive Jul 6 '12, 4:52pm
Replies: 20
Views: 193
Posted By AbsentWizard
There was a joint "Ooooo." from the dwarfy booth...

There was a joint "Ooooo." from the dwarfy booth and then some huddled whispering.

<dwarven>"Well, it's only a little bit dangerous for us and not dangerous at all for you. It's simple, you see....
Forum: Worldly Talk Jul 6 '12, 4:49pm
Replies: 219
Views: 8,112
Posted By AbsentWizard
Now you're on the right track. The only way that...

Now you're on the right track. The only way that will work is to use the earth's heat as an energy source and radiate it out into space. The earth is a sphere, the single lowest...
Forum: Worldly Talk Jun 30 '12, 4:28am
Replies: 219
Views: 8,112
Posted By AbsentWizard
You will absorb X J of heat at a high temperature...

You will absorb X J of heat at a high temperature on breakdown and you will release X J of heat at low temperature on reconstitution, by chemical reaction rules. You will generate an additional Y J...
Forum: Archive Jun 30 '12, 4:09am
Replies: 20
Views: 193
Posted By AbsentWizard
Give me a day or two. Midterms on Tuesday. I am...

Give me a day or two. Midterms on Tuesday. I am confused baaad.
Forum: Archive Jun 26 '12, 8:44pm
Replies: 20
Views: 193
Posted By AbsentWizard
<dwarven>"AH! OF COURSE!" One of the dwarves...

<dwarven>"AH! OF COURSE!" One of the dwarves stood up with a loud clashing of plated elbow against plated shoulder. He looked around the establishment, ignoring the questioning looks sent his way by...
Forum: Worldly Talk Jun 26 '12, 7:54pm
Replies: 175
Views: 5,291
Posted By AbsentWizard
You do not need to do DNA testing on relics. ...

You do not need to do DNA testing on relics.

The wine that you drink at communion is the blood. The wafers are the flesh. Therefore, all you have to do is attend any communion, induce vomiting,...
Forum: Worldly Talk Jun 26 '12, 7:51pm
Replies: 219
Views: 8,112
Posted By AbsentWizard
To silveroak Electric motor efficiency...

To silveroak

Electric motor efficiency ratings are given in terms of electrical energy in to mechanical energy out. This efficiency number does not in any way apply to thermal system efficiencies...
Forum: Archive Jun 25 '12, 2:28am
Replies: 20
Views: 193
Posted By AbsentWizard
Act 1

In the foothills of the Zumlaya Mountains, well below the western mouth of Scalding Pass, there sits a small town called Leaning Tree. It was imaginatively named because of the great, big leaning fir...
Forum: Worldly Talk May 11 '12, 2:05am
Replies: 175
Views: 5,291
Posted By AbsentWizard
It is very simple. You sequence the DNA and check...

It is very simple. You sequence the DNA and check for a functioning L-gulonolactone oxidase gene. This gene that synthesizes vitamin C is broken in humans. A divine Jesus Christ would inherit at...
Forum: Worldly Talk Apr 29 '12, 8:48pm
Replies: 65
Views: 2,718
Posted By AbsentWizard
The problem with human postmortem reanimation is...

The problem with human postmortem reanimation is that it has not been reproduced under controlled conditions. If someone does have peer-reviewed articles where the phenomenon was studied, please let...
Forum: Worldly Talk Mar 28 '12, 6:20am
Replies: 219
Views: 8,112
Posted By AbsentWizard
I recall that there was an idea to increase the...

I recall that there was an idea to increase the reflectivity of the oceans by floating little plastic ... floaty thingies in it. It may be less dangerous than global dimming (because it would be...
Forum: Worldly Talk Mar 28 '12, 6:06am
Replies: 194
Views: 6,780
Posted By AbsentWizard
1) Detection of a superluminal particle does not...

1) Detection of a superluminal particle does not imply slowing it to a subluminal speed. Detection of a photon, for example, involves its absorption. At no point does it slow down. With a...
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