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Factorial Numbers - 階乗


Factorial Numbers(階乗)

Variable-base Factoradic™ numbers

男: Small numbers like seven or nineteen shouldn't use big numerals like "7" or "9".
男: I mean, "9" is the biggest numeral we have! It should be reserved for big numbers.
男: Small numbers should be written with small numerals like "1" or "2".
男: That's why my variable-base system uses...Hey! No, listen!
 (だから私の可変ベースシステムは......おい! いや、聞いてくれ!)

Factorial numbers are the number system that sounds most like a prank by someone who's about to be escorted out of the math department by security.

Alt-text: So what do we do when we get to base 10? Do we use A, B, C, etc? No: Numbers larger than about 3.6 million are simply illegal.




 この記事のカテゴリは、xkcd日本語訳(2023年) です。

Book Podcasts - 本のポッドキャスト


Book Podcasts(本のポッドキャスト)

男: I need more podcasts to listen to while doing chores.
男: Hey, someone should do a podcast where they just read through a book! Each chapter could be an episode...

Every now and then I reinvent audiobooks from first principles.

Alt-text: I've been working my way through this 1950s podcast by someone named John Tolkien called 'Lord of the Rings'--it's a deep dive into this fictional world he created. Good stuff, really bingeable!


 この記事のカテゴリは、xkcd日本語訳(2023年) です。

Lying- 嘘



男: It's me. I can't look you in the eyes and tell you it's not. I'm sorry, I know this ruins everything.
男: I just need you to know that you're my friends and you can trust me.
女: ...This is ridiculous.
白ハット: Let's just play Taboo instead.

I'm really bad at those Mafia-style games where you have to lie.

Alt-text: I was, at least at the start of this disastrous game night, your friend.


 この記事のカテゴリは、xkcd日本語訳(2023年) です。

【Twitterまとめ 9/18~9/24】「びしっ」他 296ネタ目


 この記事のカテゴリは、小ネタまとめ です。

Urban Planning Opinion Progression - 都市計画の意見の進行


Urban Planning Opinion Progression(都市計画の意見の進行)

Typical urban planning opinion progression

男: I wish there wasn't so much traffic to get into the city. They should put in more lanes.
女: And more parking.
女: Parking is so bad here.

ニット帽: I have to go to Amsterdam for work next week. I hear they all ride bikes there.
ポニーテール: Bikes are fine but people shouldn't ride them in the street! I worry I'm going to hit someone!

男: It would be nice if we had better transit options!
男: I tried a scooter. It was fun but I wish there were more bike paths.

女: It's funny how widening roads to speed up traffic makes them more dangerous to walk near, making driving more necessary and creating more traffic.
女: Really makes you think.

ニット帽: Visiting the Netherlands was cool!
ニット帽: Amsterdam is really neat.

男: We've ceded so much of our land to storing and moving cars, with the rest of us tiptoeing around the edges and making drivers mad for trespassing on "their" space.
男: Even though we're the ones in danger from them!

女: Those giant trucks with front blind spots that keep hitting kids should be illegal.

ニット帽: We should be more like the Netherlands.
ニット帽: They design their streets to prioritize...

男: The problem is car culture. It's systemic.
男: I don't know if we can fix it.

女: People approach road planning decisions from the point of view of drivers because that's how we're used to interacting with the city, so we make choices that make it more car-friendly.
女: It's a vicious cycle.

ニット帽: Netherlands! Netherlands! Netherlands! Netherlands!

男: Anything that makes a city a worse place to drive in makes it a better place to live, short of scattering random tire spikes on the road.

女: Honestly, I think the city council should consider the tire spikes thing.

Alt-text: If they're going to make people ride bikes and scooters in traffic, then it should at LEAST be legal to do the Snow Crash thing where you use a hook-shot-style harpoon to catch free rides from cars.


 この記事のカテゴリは、xkcd日本語訳(2023年) です。