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Broken Model - 壊れたモデル


Broken Model(壊れたモデル)

教師: Hmm, looks like I accidentally swapped the predation terms.
教師: If this were an ecology class, I would have to fix that.
教師: Unfortunately for those 20 poor foxes, this is calculus, and the math says these 400 rabbits are hungry for meat.

Every broken mathematical model is just a glimpse into a terrifying alternate universe.

Alt-text: In addition to eating foxes, rabbits can eat grass. The grass also eats foxes. Our equations chart the contours of Fox Hell.




 この記事のカテゴリは、xkcd日本語訳(2024年) です。

Magnet Fishing - マグネットフィッシング


Magnet Fishing(マグネットフィッシング)

The first, and last, World Magnet Fishing Championship

Alt-text: The ten-way tie was judged a ten-way tie, so no one won the grand prize, a rare fishing monopole.


 この記事のカテゴリは、xkcd日本語訳(2024年) です。

【Twitterまとめ 6/3~6/9】「スフィンクス的な風格が漂う」他 332ネタ


 この記事のカテゴリは、小ネタまとめ です。

Unsolved Chemistry Problems - 未解決の化学問題


Unsolved Chemistry Problems(未解決の化学問題)

登壇者: Our lab will be working on chemistry's top unsolved problems: arbitrary enzyme design, protein folding, depolymerization, and, of course, the biggest one of all:
登壇者: Figuring out what the "p" in "pH" stands for.

Alt-text: I'm an H⁺ denier, in that I refuse to consider loose protons to be real hydrogen, so I personally believe it stands for 'pretend'.


 この記事のカテゴリは、xkcd日本語訳(2024年) です。

Fluid Speech - 流暢な発話


Fluid Speech(流暢な発話)

Fun fact: Experienced speakers constantly merge, drop, and alter sounds when talking at normal conversational speed to optimize for efficient mouth movement.

How fluent speakers actually say it when speaking rapidly

If you think you don't do this, try to use "hot potato" in a sentence and fully pronounce the first "t" without sounding like an alien impersonating a human.
 (もしこれをやっていなかったら、文中で「hot potato」を使って、人間になりすましたエイリアンのように聞こえないように、最初の「t」を完全に発音してみて。)

Alt-text: Thank you to linguist Gretchen McCulloch for teaching me about phonetic assimilation, and for teaching me that if you stand around in public reading texts from a linguist and murmuring example phrases to yourself, people will eventually ask if you're okay.


 この記事のカテゴリは、xkcd日本語訳(2024年) です。