Cesium RSS http://cesiumcomics.com RSS feed for Cesium Comics en Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:38:19 -0800 Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:38:19 -0800 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
Books http://cesiumcomics.com/2018/02/17/Books

Posted 02/17/2018 18:00:00

She's got him there...

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 16:00:00 -0800 http://cesiumcomics.com/index.php?number=267
Creepy http://cesiumcomics.com/2018/02/10/Creepy

Posted 02/10/2018 18:00:00

Mike may be just a bit jumpy. Too much coffee.

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 16:00:00 -0800 http://cesiumcomics.com/index.php?number=266
1907 http://cesiumcomics.com/2018/02/03/1907

Posted 02/03/2018 18:00:00

Who didn't have an iPad in 1907?

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 16:00:00 -0800 http://cesiumcomics.com/index.php?number=265
Eclipse http://cesiumcomics.com/2017/08/20/Eclipse

Posted 08/20/2017 18:00:00

Never wear your eclipse glasses while driving, Mike.

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 16:00:00 -0700 http://cesiumcomics.com/index.php?number=264
Condor http://cesiumcomics.com/2017/03/19/Condor

Posted 03/19/2017 18:00:00

That is not an actual password I've ever used. As far as I know.

As for my earlier comic about Shakespeare Programming Language, I've gotten around to uploading my version of the Python implementation to Github, and I've implemented a floating point "library" for Shakespeare, including two programs that demonstrate division of two numbers, and calculation of the square root of two using the continued fraction method.

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 16:00:00 -0700 http://cesiumcomics.com/index.php?number=263
So much coffee http://cesiumcomics.com/2017/02/19/So-much-coffee

Posted 02/19/2017 18:00:00

In 2033, Mike's coffee drinking paid off the national debt and got every stray cat in the country a well-paying job.

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:00:00 -0800 http://cesiumcomics.com/index.php?number=262
Shakespeare http://cesiumcomics.com/2017/02/09/Shakespeare

Posted 02/09/2017 18:00:00

I've been getting back into some esoteric programming languages lately, mainly Shakespeare. Unfortunately the original version of Shakespeare no longer seems to work on recent versions of Linux. There's a Python version on Github, but it lacks support for stacks (which turn out to be a pretty important part of Shakespeare...) So I added on support for stacks to the Python implementation. Maybe someday I'll figure out how to upload code to Github. Meh.

Future possibilities for new things I'm considering implementing in Shakespeare include floating point numbers (so I could actually calculate Rydberg atom state energies), and random numbers.

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 16:00:00 -0800 http://cesiumcomics.com/index.php?number=261
Ninetales http://cesiumcomics.com/2017/01/29/Ninetales

Posted 01/29/2017 18:00:00

Sorry for going so long without an update. I had gotten very busy with work and the comic got put aside. I probably won't be able to update on a regular schedule, but it'll probably be more often than once a month...

Sun, 29 Jan 2017 16:00:00 -0800 http://cesiumcomics.com/index.php?number=260
Scary Stories http://cesiumcomics.com/2016/12/03/Scary-Stories

Posted 12/03/2016 18:00:00

Real story. The guy joined our lab in my fourth year. All he managed to do in his time there was blow out some laser diodes. But then he switched to theory and ended up defending his thesis before I did.

And the lights aren't off to be spooky. They're off because they bother the experiment.

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 16:00:00 -0800 http://cesiumcomics.com/index.php?number=259
Grad Student Fantasies http://cesiumcomics.com/2016/11/26/Grad-Student-Fantasies

Posted 11/26/2016 18:00:00

Inspired by this tweet by Chemjobber and based on my reply to that tweet.

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 16:00:00 -0800 http://cesiumcomics.com/index.php?number=258