Cesium RSS http://cesiumcomics.com RSS feed for Cesium Comics en Sat, 16 Feb 2019 15:44:26 -0800 Sat, 16 Feb 2019 15:44:26 -0800 Company http://cesiumcomics.com/2019/02/16/Company

Posted 02/16/2019 18:00:00

Like the dog that wants in the moment it's allowed to go outside.

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 15:44:26 -0800 http://cesiumcomics.com/index.php?number=288
ASAP http://cesiumcomics.com/2019/02/09/ASAP

Posted 02/09/2019 18:00:00

The words every graduate student wants to hear. Except for the whole having to write a thesis ASAP thing.

Sat, 09 Feb 2019 16:00:00 -0800 http://cesiumcomics.com/index.php?number=287
Impostor syndrome http://cesiumcomics.com/2019/02/02/Impostor-syndrome

Posted 02/02/2019 18:00:00

I think what Mike is thinking to himself is something that most grad students go through at some point. Marty and Abby spying on him is creepy, though.

Sat, 02 Feb 2019 16:00:00 -0800 http://cesiumcomics.com/index.php?number=286
Ewe probably shouldn't do this at a conference http://cesiumcomics.com/2019/01/26/Ewe-probably-shouldn-t-do-this-at-a-conference

Posted 01/26/2019 18:00:00

Ewe see, in the Lamb-Dicke regime, the ions aren't moved around much when they emit photons. That way, you don't have the ions ram into each other, destroying your quantum information. If this rumination doesn't make sense, that's just because it's a sheep scheme to ram in some baaad puns.

Though, to be fair, the correct pronunciation is "Lamb Dicky".

Sat, 26 Jan 2019 16:00:00 -0800 http://cesiumcomics.com/index.php?number=285
View http://cesiumcomics.com/2019/01/19/View

Posted 01/19/2019 18:00:00

This always happens to me.

Sat, 19 Jan 2019 16:00:00 -0800 http://cesiumcomics.com/index.php?number=284
Phone time http://cesiumcomics.com/2019/01/12/Phone-time

Posted 01/12/2019 18:00:00

I... may have pulled this trick to avoid talking to my former Ph.D. advisor at a recent conference...

Sat, 12 Jan 2019 16:00:00 -0800 http://cesiumcomics.com/index.php?number=283
OKC http://cesiumcomics.com/2019/01/05/OKC

Posted 01/05/2019 18:00:00

This year's (err... last year's now...) DAMOP was in Florida, right at the beginning of hurricane season. We didn't see the sun the whole week. The time of year that DAMOP is held would be prime tornado season if it's ever held in Oklahoma City. And yes, I had originally planned this comic to run in May...

Sat, 05 Jan 2019 16:00:00 -0800 http://cesiumcomics.com/index.php?number=282
Cursed Trivia http://cesiumcomics.com/2018/12/29/Cursed-Trivia

Posted 12/29/2018 18:00:00

Everyone (except for Mike's team) of course recognized that unforgettable quote from "Manos: The Hands of Fate."

Sat, 29 Dec 2018 16:00:00 -0800 http://cesiumcomics.com/index.php?number=281
Luck http://cesiumcomics.com/2018/12/22/Luck

Posted 12/22/2018 18:00:00

I once found a pen in the parking lot at the Metcalfe's grocery store in Madison. It was not my lucky pen.

Sat, 22 Dec 2018 16:00:00 -0800 http://cesiumcomics.com/index.php?number=280
Help the innocent IR cards http://cesiumcomics.com/2018/12/15/Help-the-innocent-IR-cards

Posted 12/15/2018 18:00:00

The poor little IR cards.

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 16:00:00 -0800 http://cesiumcomics.com/index.php?number=279
Kilometers http://cesiumcomics.com/2018/12/08/Kilometers

Posted 12/08/2018 18:00:00

Pokemon Go: tricking Americans into using the metric system since 2016.

Sat, 08 Dec 2018 16:00:00 -0800 http://cesiumcomics.com/index.php?number=278
He knows http://cesiumcomics.com/2018/12/02/He-knows

Posted 12/02/2018 18:00:00

This is sort of based on a real story... I was walking back from a raid (that I had left the lab to go to), and my advisor happened to drive by, even though I had selected a route that I figured he wouldn't drive. It was like he knew...

Sun, 02 Dec 2018 16:00:00 -0800 http://cesiumcomics.com/index.php?number=277
Offroading http://cesiumcomics.com/2018/04/28/Offroading

Posted 04/28/2018 18:00:00

In reality, the car players are the only reason Mike ever won a raid.

It seems weird to be practically the only person in town who still plays Pokemon Go while walking. There are plenty of Pokemon Go players around here still. They drive to places and never get out of the car. Could have something to do with the miserable winters in Wisconsin, I guess.

Sat, 28 Apr 2018 16:00:00 -0700 http://cesiumcomics.com/index.php?number=276
Hex Key http://cesiumcomics.com/2018/04/14/Hex-Key

Posted 04/14/2018 18:00:00

Imagine if Mike invented 12 things. That would be gross.

Incidentally, if anyone else gets the idea of 3D printing knobs for mirror mounts, it doesn't work for the reason that it failed for Mike: the 3D printing process rounds off the edges. I've got a pile of useless orange plastic buried somewhere in the lab.

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 16:00:00 -0700 http://cesiumcomics.com/index.php?number=275
Regrets http://cesiumcomics.com/2018/04/07/Regrets

Posted 04/07/2018 18:00:00

Of all the horrible things Dan could have done...

Sat, 07 Apr 2018 16:00:00 -0700 http://cesiumcomics.com/index.php?number=274
Out http://cesiumcomics.com/2018/03/31/Out

Posted 03/31/2018 18:00:00

Well, Mike did have to go retrieve the Taurus from the past at some point...

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 16:00:00 -0700 http://cesiumcomics.com/index.php?number=273
iPad Girl http://cesiumcomics.com/2018/03/24/iPad-Girl

Posted 03/24/2018 18:00:00

It's kind of creepy how right Back to the Future Part 2 got our timeline. It's just that we're in the other timeline...

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 16:00:00 -0700 http://cesiumcomics.com/index.php?number=272
Winning the War http://cesiumcomics.com/2018/03/17/Winning-the-War

Posted 03/17/2018 18:00:00

It makes sense that Mike, being a time traveller, would watch alternate history movies.

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 16:00:00 -0700 http://cesiumcomics.com/index.php?number=271
Ground Rules http://cesiumcomics.com/2018/03/10/Ground-Rules

Posted 03/10/2018 18:00:00

I may have initially written this having forgotten that the Delorean DMC-12 is a two-seater, and thus Ashley and Carlos are a little uncomfortable back there.

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 16:00:00 -0800 http://cesiumcomics.com/index.php?number=270
Forever http://cesiumcomics.com/2018/03/03/Forever

Posted 03/03/2018 18:00:00

Ms. Stevenson might be fangirling a little too much...

Sat, 03 Mar 2018 16:00:00 -0800 http://cesiumcomics.com/index.php?number=269
FBTT http://cesiumcomics.com/2018/02/24/FBTT

Posted 02/24/2018 18:00:00

This may not go over too well with the Federal Bureau of Time Travel (part of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, Explosives, Video Games, and Time Machines, whose jobs are far less interesting than they sound).

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 16:00:00 -0800 http://cesiumcomics.com/index.php?number=268