Talk:1351: Metamaterials

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You should also note the reference to - which should be quite obvious though. -- 06:34, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

See also Sebastian :-- 06:28, 4 April 2014 (UTC)
Dude that's the exact same thing except mobile. -- 14:20, 27 December 2016 (UTC)

Is there any guidelines for making a transcript? In my opinion any explanation of the comic should stop at a note of who deliver the line. Only when it is not clear in which order a text should be read or for special comics should there be anything else than written text from the comic. Kynde (talk) 11:50, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

Take a look here. It was a (short) discussion about transcripts. greptalk12:20, 04 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks - from that I would say loose the explanation of what is in each image, and just write Megan or Megan off screen. I will. Change to that.Kynde (talk) 10:13, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

If I'm not terrible mistaken, this is not how metamaterials work. Can anybody link me a work about wavelength-shifting metamaterials? 16:35, 4 April 2014 (UTC) (whoever put this on grep's talk page... it's supposed to go here)

I have a feeling this cartoon would be funnier if it was how metamaterials work. But what do I know about metamaterials? The reference to Instagram was pretty funny, though. Why people want to wreck fine photos is beyond me. 05:08, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

For red to turn into blue, you still need a nonlinear medium and a lot of red. Or maybe a temporally modulated medium with a modulation similiar to the frequency of visible light...? (This needs to go in the discussion. Not the explanation. FTFY. You are welcome. ;) 20:25, 4 April 2014 (UTC)BK201

The title text

I understood it as a filter that go online into peoples instagram pictures and turning them back to the original version. That is also a kind of a meta material - ie. not a real material. Of course(?) Randall will not apply a filter in front of every users camera when the picture is taken and before people use a filter on this "meta filtered" picture when they post it on instagram...? The reason I wish someone else to make the change is that I do not use instagram or filters and hope someone else who can do this better than me now dare to change this wrong explanation :-) Kynde (talk) 10:09, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

I really think it's a sheet that Megan holds in front of the flowers, and not a box. And I think that Randall does indeed mean to hold a sheet in front of peoples cameras when they take a picture. The phrase photobombing is used for the act of intruding into the camera view when someone is taking a photo in order to disturb the picture (for example jumping out in front of a group photo, obscuring the group). (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
Well good thing I didn't correct then :-) But then the explanation is not good enough for someone not using these things. Is it so that you apply the filter before you take the photo directly into instagram - so you never see the real photo. Then the title would make some sence! Kynde (talk) 20:25, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

It's a box. If you look closely you can see the side in panel 3 and the bottom in panel 4. 05:35, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Linking to Photonic Metamaterial for the Physics or Engineering-inclined

This article explains the challenges and the current approaches for metamaterials that operate at the frequencies of light. 07:00, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Roses are green / violets are yellow / inverting the colors / makes them quite mellow 20:55, 26 February 2017 (UTC)