When I see a lone pixel like that, I worry my monitor’s developed a bad pixel… Also, to be a pedant for a change, before it was diluted this comic must have had many more pixels than you can fit in those 4 panels. I guess you must have used layers on Photoshop.
Funny comic. Funny enough for some people to suggest homeopathy does work.
fantastic — I added this one to my collection “Invisibules the new meme?” at invisibules.org. Don’t you think the red pixel makes it a bit busy, and not quite dilute enough for homeopathy?
for this to be homeopathy, there needs to be no pixels, the screen retains the pixel’s signature—this is called the “memory of liquid crystal” effect.
Hey, maybe that lone pixel just got lucky. Whatever the number of dilutions, it’s unlikely but possible.
Not that unlikely actually, the image above is 900 x 407 pixels (366300). If half of those are within the borders, the chance of a single pixel (or more) remaining with 1,000,000x dilution is about 17%
Each pixel has 3 sub-pixels (one for each of red, green, and blue), so 900 x 407 x 3 = 1,098,900 sub-pixels.
Unfortunately, he went from white to red, which involves changing two of those sub-pixels, so it’s really only been diluted about 500,000 times.
Still, it’s pretty funny.
thanks for making me clean my monitor
rofl – that’s one way to lose the fourth wall
Actually, when you make a homeopathic remedy, it should be diluted 10^30 times, not a mere 10^6 times… If your pixel is about 0.2 mm wide, it would be a comic strip with the area of 40,000,000,000,000,000 km^2. That’s more than 26,000 times larger than the area of the sun. Now THAT’S diluted!
Least funny comic ever.
Only 1,000,000 times? No wonder it didn’t work! You need at least C10 (=100^10) for this kind of stuff.
Must agree with those who say it’s not been diluted enough. It would be much funnier if diluted more. Still, it made me laugh a little bit.
Well, it works. At least for me. Your comic, I mean. It made me laugh a lot 🙂
Similarly: “Ninety-six percent of the universe is stuff we’ve never seen,” cosmologist Michael Turner told Geoff Brumfiel in the journal “Nature.” To be exact, the cosmos is 23 percent dark matter and 73 percent dark energy, both of which are missing. All the stars and planets and moons and asteroids and comets and nebulas and gas clouds together comprise the visible four percent.
So where is the other 96 percent? No one knows. It’s not only concealed from humans, it’s imperceptible to the instruments humans have devised, and its whereabouts can’t be predicted by any existing theories.