Month: February 2020

[2274] Stargazing 3

Title Text:If we can destroy enough of the lights in our region, we may see more comets, but that’s a risk we’ll have to take.

Origin:https://xkcd.com/2274/

https://www.explainxkcd.com/wiki/index.php/2274:_Stargazing_3

观星 3

如果我们能够摧毁我们地区足够多的灯,我们可能会看到更多彗星,但那是我们不得不承担的风险。

脚注:
[1]星等:为天文学术语,是指星体在天空中的相对亮度。一般而言,这也指“视星等”,即为从地球上所见星体的亮度。在地球上看起来越明亮的星体,其视星等数值就越低。

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[2273] Truck Proximity

Title Text:See also: Farm animals and dinosaurs. I am so confident that there exists children’s media that involves dinosaurs driving trucks on a farm that I’m writing this without even Googling to check.

Origin:https://xkcd.com/2273/

https://www.explainxkcd.com/wiki/index.php/2273:_Truck_Proximity

卡车接触程度

另见:农场动物和恐龙。我很确信,已经有恐龙在农场开卡车题材的的儿童片问世,我甚至都不用去谷歌一下来确认。

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[2272] Ringtone Timeline

Title Text:No one likes my novelty ringtone, an audio recording of a phone on vibrate sitting on a hard surface.

Origin:https://xkcd.com/2272/

https://www.explainxkcd.com/wiki/index.php/2272:_Ringtone_Timeline

电话铃声时间轴

没人会喜欢我的新铃声:这是一段手机放在坚硬的平面上振动的录音。

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电话被发明,需要说明当一个呼叫来了通过的方式。通过线路发送的特殊电压用于激活另一端的物理响铃,从而导致我们认为是电话铃声,并且即使在检测和产生铃声的新方法出现时,这种产生Read more

[2271] Grandpa Jason and Grandpa Chad

 

Title Text:The AARP puts the average age of a first-time grandparent close to 50, and the CDC has some data. But I don’t have first-parent age distributions for specific names, or generational first-child age correlations, so the dotted line is just a guess. Still, let’s be honest: No further research is really *needed.*

Origin:https://xkcd.com/2271/

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[2270] Picking Bad Stocks

Title Text:On the news a few days later: “Buzz is building around the so-called ‘camping Roomba’ after a big investment. Preorders have spiked, and…”

Origin:https://xkcd.com/2270/

https://www.explainxkcd.com/wiki/index.php/2270:_Picking_Bad_Stocks

专选差股

几天后的新闻:在收到一笔巨大投资后,“野营用扫地机器人”收到越来越多的关注,预定量激增,而且….

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[2269] Phylogenetic Tree

Title Text:And I was kicked out of my March Madness pool because I wouldn’t shut up about the evidence for NBA/ABA endosymbiosis.

Origin:https://xkcd.com/2269/

https://www.explainxkcd.com/wiki/index.php/2269:_Phylogenetic_Tree

系统进化树

之后我不断证明ABA(美国篮球协会)其实是NBA(美国职业篮球联赛)的内共生体,又被“疯狂三月”联盟劝退了。

脚注:
[1]疯狂三月:因为NCAA锦标赛的大部分比赛都在3月进行,实行单场淘汰制,所以被称为疯狂三月。

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[2268] Further Research is Needed

Title Text:Further research is needed to fully understand how we managed to do such a good job.

Origin:https://xkcd.com/2268/

https://www.explainxkcd.com/wiki/index.php/2268:_Further_Research_is_Needed

需要进一步研究

我们仍需进一步研究:究竟是如何完美解决所有问题的。

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研究论文通常以对这个主题进一步研究将有用的建议作为结尾。研究人员倾向于相信他们研究的任何话题都需要更多的研究……而且更重要的是,他们希望能够确保未来的资金投入,例如以续集的设置来结束电影。然而,Read more

[2267] Blockchain

Title Text:Blockchains are like grappling hooks, in that it’s extremely cool when you encounter a problem for which they’re the right solution, but it happens way too rarely in real life.

Origin:https://xkcd.com/2267/

https://www.explainxkcd.com/wiki/index.php/2267:_Blockchain

区块链

区块链就像抓钩,如果碰巧你可以用它来解决遇到的问题那是非常酷的,但在现实生活中这概率太低了。

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[2266] Leap Smearing

Title Text:Some people suspect that it started as a “No, I didn’t forget Valentine’s Day” excuse that got out of hand.

Origin:https://xkcd.com/2266/

https://www.explainxkcd.com/wiki/index.php/2266:_Leap_Smearing

闰秒弥补

一些人怀疑这最初只是个“我没忘记情人节”的借口,结果玩大了。

脚注:

[1]凌晨3点:实际上当时的时间是2月10日上午10:51,之所以是凌晨3:02是因为多出来的一天(闰日2月29日)平摊到28天内,也就是说28天包含696小时(28*24+24),那么比正常时间慢了

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[2265] Tax AI

Title Text:I ended up getting my tax return prepared at a local place by a really friendly pretrained neural net named Greg.

Origin:https://xkcd.com/2265/

https://www.explainxkcd.com/wiki/index.php/2265:_Tax_AI

人工智能报税

最后,我通过当地预先经过良好神经网络训练的Greg帮忙,完成了纳税申报单。

脚注:
{使用标准扣税法并详细列举指定信息,你可以指定多达1040位受益人减免2022财年的国家与地方所得税额。}

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