# Another Random Musings Thread • Page 526

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• FWB 20 Dec 2012 11:00:32 54,224 posts
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 Angle of incidence equals angle of refraction.
• sport 20 Dec 2012 11:08:01 14,093 posts
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 LeoliansBro wrote: Today's puzzle (slightly less agngry than yesterday's) as shamelessly borrowed from XKCD: When you hold writing up to a mirror, it is reflected left to right. Why is it reflected only left to right but not top to bottom? What is it about the horizontal axis that makes it so special? Feynman to the rescue - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msN87y-iEx0
• sport 20 Dec 2012 11:12:44 14,093 posts
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 LeoliansBro wrote: Any chance Feynman can come to the rescue in a more work-friendly fashion? Nope, I still don't have a clue what he's talking about :-D
• Deleted user 20 December 2012 11:12:51
 Because mirrors reflect light, they don't rotate it. You see what you would if stood behind a semi transparent object. Edited by Aargh. at 11:15:01 20-12-2012
• neilka 20 Dec 2012 11:14:17 20,803 posts
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 Horizontal is the gay axis
• chopsen 20 Dec 2012 11:22:22 19,986 posts
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 Surely it's because you've rotated it around the vertical axis to point it to the mirror, so what you're seeing is what you'd see if the back was transparent?
• skuzzbag 20 Dec 2012 11:30:21 5,950 posts
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 LeoliansBro wrote: Today's puzzle (slightly less agngry than yesterday's) as shamelessly borrowed from XKCD: When you hold writing up to a mirror, it is reflected left to right. Why is it reflected only left to right but not top to bottom? What is it about the horizontal axis that makes it so special? I don't usually do this but. OMG LOL.
• chopsen 20 Dec 2012 11:31:43 19,986 posts
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 Because that's what you do intuitively when you hold text up to the mirror. You could flip it through the hoizontal axis. Text is then upside down. But left-to-right orientation is now preserved. Edited by Chopsen at 11:32:08 20-12-2012
• skuzzbag 20 Dec 2012 11:32:06 5,950 posts
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 neilka wrote: Horizontal is the gay axis But if it reflected it 180 deg vertically through the plane on the horizontal axis the light would definitely be bent.
• Psychotext 20 Dec 2012 11:38:28 62,266 posts
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 So basically the mirror takes the front of my body, pulls it through me and then shows it to me. Sounds moderately uncomfortable.
• mrpon 20 Dec 2012 11:41:24 33,943 posts
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 ǝlqɐʇıʌǝuı
• MrDigital 20 Dec 2012 11:51:54 1,885 posts
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• Rusty_M 20 Dec 2012 12:09:19 6,776 posts
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 The mirror doesn't flip the writing around. You do!
• Deleted user 20 December 2012 16:11:07
 Sleep well tonight.
• kickerconspiracy 20 Dec 2012 16:22:51 494 posts
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 I find You've Been Framed really depressing, but I don't know why.
• sport 20 Dec 2012 16:38:22 14,093 posts
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 meme wrote: Sleep well tonight. FTFY
• psychokitten Moderator 20 Dec 2012 16:41:20 7,795 posts
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 Fuckin' spiders, man Edited by psychokitten at 16:41:42 20-12-2012
• GuiltySpark 20 Dec 2012 16:49:24 6,753 posts
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 AND THAT'S WHY WE DON'T LEAVE SUGAR BOWLS OUT.
• Psychotext 20 Dec 2012 16:50:56 62,266 posts
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 SO MUCH COCAINE.
• DodgyPast 20 Dec 2012 18:04:11 9,240 posts
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 Psychotext wrote: SO MUCH COCAINE. Scarface of the arthropods.
• KnuttinAtoll 20 Dec 2012 18:15:59 4,998 posts
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 DodgyPast wrote: Psychotext wrote: SO MUCH COCAINE. Scarface of the arthropods. SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FIEND
• HelloNo 21 Dec 2012 01:56:07 1,997 posts
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 Next time you make a cuppa. He'll be waiting. Unless you only have milk in which case you're fine.
• skuzzbag 21 Dec 2012 08:45:10 5,950 posts
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 I love mornings. Last night I was trying to get something working in a game and got to 20 lines of code sprawling around different classes. It was a right mess so rage quit, deleted all the shit I had spent the previous hour on then went to sleep. This morning did what I wanted to do in 2 lines of code and 5 mins.
• mrpon 21 Dec 2012 08:49:13 33,943 posts
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 Feel rough as a bears arse.
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