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Local Group - ローカルグループ


Local Group(ローカルグループ)

Astronomers have determined that the Milky Way and Andromeda are currently slurping up the same strand of cosmic spaghetti, suggesting that in 5 billion years they will likely kiss.

Alt-text: Cosmologists estimate the spaghetti strand to be about 200 septillion calories, though it could be higher depending on the nutritional value of dark matter.




 この記事のカテゴリは、xkcd日本語訳(2024年) です。

【Twitterまとめ 5/20~5/26】「これが噂のヘヤピンドリフト」他 330ネタ


 この記事のカテゴリは、小ネタまとめ です。

Room Code - 部屋のコード


Room Code(部屋のコード)

男: Okay, I need to remember that the room code is 020518.

女: Easy -- just memorize it as "the first three prime numbers, if you realized you couldn't remember what came after 2 and started to panic and get them increasingly wrong."

女: ...Are you mad because that actually works?
男: Why is memory like this?

Alt-text: Sorry to make you memorize this random string of digits. If it helps, it can also double as a mnemonic for remembering your young relatives' birthdays, if they happened to have been born on February 5th, 2018.


 この記事のカテゴリは、xkcd日本語訳(2024年) です。

Exponential Growth - 指数関数的増加


Exponential Growth(指数関数的増加)

黒ハット: Exponential growth is very powerful.

黒ハット: A chessboard has 64 squares.
 (チェス盤には 64 個のマス目がある。)

黒ハット: Say you put one grain of rice on the first square, then two grains on the second, then four, then eight, doubling each time.

If you keep this up, your opponent will resign in frustration.
It's called Kasparov's Grain Gambit. Nearly impossible to counter.

Alt-text: Karpov's construction of a series of increasingly large rice cookers led to a protracted deadlock, but exponential growth won in the end.


 この記事のカテゴリは、xkcd日本語訳(2024年) です。

Ocean Loop - オーシャン ループ


Ocean Loop(オーシャンループ)

I don't know why the cruise line fired me.

Alt-text: I can't believe they wouldn't even let me hold a vote among the passengers about whether to try the loop.


 この記事のカテゴリは、xkcd日本語訳(2024年) です。