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Transporter 2 - November 30, 2010
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Star Trek and math... combined?!

This comic just keeps getting better :D

No Star Trek here.

Except for the whole 20 bars of latinum thing, and rephrasing Picard's theorem to sound like it is a reference to Captain Picard.

where is the one place? i must know!!!!

Picard won't tell ya! After all, it may not exist!

I bet there's half a cat named Gusty Winds there.

Drawing a blank I'm afraid :-) Googling with "Gusty Winds" and "cat" gives mostly hits to a place named Gusty Winds Ct, Texas and also to meteorological warnings involving category 2 high winds (or worse). Eventually I also found links to youtube videos of a duo of donnas named "Coonie Cat" and "Gusty Winds". Didn't wanna look at the videos :-)

So, I give up :-(

In the main unfinished novel in The Salmon of Doubt, a posthumous collection of works by Douglas Adams, there is half a cat called Gusty Winds. It's perfectly healthy, just not all there. I presume it is a reference to Shrödinger's cat and the 'Gusty Winds May Exist' signs which DNA mentioned being perplexed by in a factual piece in the book.

Thanks. I need to look it up. Haven't read Douglas Adams after the holistic detective agency. Nice that they made the effort to compile a posthumous collection.

I think it's the quickest that Douglas Adams has ever finished a book. Deadlines favour the dead, apparently.

Posting this on a maths-related website reminds me of something I wrote for the Guide back in 2002 (Great Zarquon! Was it that long ago?), Adams' Last Theorem: http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/classic/A816716

If you have any ideas about this, please share them. I suspect elliptic curves could be used to describe the bananas.

France... gotta protect the homestead.

Well, its quite simple. The one place that the Transporter 2.0 cannot take you is where you want to go.

Where's Transporter 1.0?

actually, I think the 40.000km limit is a Star Trek reference :)

Would a space ship carrying a very large mass like a black hole be able to move?

Considering TNG era Romulan vessels do it all the time with an artificial quantum singularity as a power source, I don't think it'd be an issue.

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