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  • FWB 20 Dec 2012 11:00:32 49,859 posts
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    Angle of incidence equals angle of refraction.
  • sport 20 Dec 2012 11:08:01 13,369 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 13,369 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 17,615 posts
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    Horizontal is the gay axis
  • chopsen 20 Dec 2012 11:22:22 17,977 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 5,937 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 17,977 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 5,937 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 58,661 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 31,463 posts
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    ǝlqɐʇıʌǝuı
  • MrDigital 20 Dec 2012 11:51:54 1,885 posts
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    Forgot about this gem of Obama roasting Trump :D
      


    Edited by Geesh at 11:52:54 20-12-2012
  • Rusty_M 20 Dec 2012 12:09:19 5,747 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 13,369 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 6,635 posts
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    AND THAT'S WHY WE DON'T LEAVE SUGAR BOWLS OUT.
  • Psychotext 20 Dec 2012 16:50:56 58,661 posts
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    SO MUCH COCAINE.
  • DodgyPast 20 Dec 2012 18:04:11 9,047 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    SO MUCH COCAINE.
    Scarface of the arthropods.
  • SYS64738 20 Dec 2012 18:15:59 2,646 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 1,720 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 5,937 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 31,463 posts
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    Feel rough as a bears arse.
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