History UsefulNotes / SchrodingersCat

17th Apr '17 11:09:49 PM fdsa1234567890
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* In the fourth season of ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' Root references the idea when she is arguing that [[spoiler: Shaw]] is still alive after performing a HeroicSacrifice, pointing out that until they [[NeverFoundTheBody definatively]] know she is both alive and dead.
4th Apr '17 10:39:09 PM LegitimateIdiot
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* In ''VideoGame/NetHack'' a monster known as the Quantum Mechanic will sometimes drop a box when it dies. When you open the box either a living cat will jump out or a cat corpse will be found inside. What's more, examining the code shows that which will be found is undetermined until you check -- [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything as opposed to]] every other container in the game, the contents of which are determined when the box is spawned.

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* In ''VideoGame/NetHack'' a monster known as the Quantum Mechanic will sometimes drop a box when it dies. When you open the box either a living cat will jump out or a cat corpse will be found inside. What's more, examining the code shows that which will be found is undetermined until you check -- [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything [[DevelopersForesight as opposed to]] every other container in the game, the contents of which are determined when the box is spawned.
2nd Jan '17 5:37:05 PM nombretomado
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-->-- '''GLaDOS''', ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}: Lab Rat''

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-->-- '''GLaDOS''', '''[=GLaDOS=]''', ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}: Lab Rat''
1st Oct '16 11:29:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[http://irregularwebcomic.net/1944.html This]] strip of ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' references Schrödinger's thought experiment in the punchline, but you'll notice that the explanatory note below the comic starts off talking about ''Heisenberg''. As DMM points out in the final paragraph, the punchline of the comic existed in a state of flux while he was writing TheRant. [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/comic.php?current=2846 Later]], [[Series/MythBusters Jamie and Adam]] remove the "thought" from "thought experiment" and actually set up Schrödinger's Cat with an actual box and an actual cat. [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/comic.php?current=2853 Next MythBusters strip]], after Jamie says there's no way to determine whether the cat is alive or dead without opening the box and observing the cat, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Adam kicks it and makes it yowl]].

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* [[http://irregularwebcomic.net/1944.html This]] strip of ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' references Schrödinger's thought experiment in the punchline, but you'll notice that the explanatory note below the comic starts off talking about ''Heisenberg''. As DMM points out in the final paragraph, the punchline of the comic existed in a state of flux while he was writing TheRant. [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/comic.php?current=2846 Later]], [[Series/MythBusters Jamie and Adam]] remove the "thought" from "thought experiment" and actually set up Schrödinger's Cat with an actual box and an actual cat. [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/comic.php?current=2853 Next MythBusters strip]], after Jamie says there's no way to determine whether the cat is alive or dead without opening the box and observing the cat, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Adam kicks it and makes it yowl]].yowl.
1st Oct '16 11:29:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[http://irregularwebcomic.net/1944.html This]] strip of ''IrregularWebcomic'' references Schrödinger's thought experiment in the punchline, but you'll notice that the explanatory note below the comic starts off talking about ''Heisenberg''. As DMM points out in the final paragraph, the punchline of the comic existed in a state of flux while he was writing TheRant. [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/comic.php?current=2846 Later]], [[Series/MythBusters Jamie and Adam]] remove the "thought" from "thought experiment" and actually set up Schrödinger's Cat with an actual box and an actual cat. [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/comic.php?current=2853 Next MythBusters strip]], after Jamie says there's no way to determine whether the cat is alive or dead without opening the box and observing the cat, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Adam kicks it and makes it yowl]].

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* [[http://irregularwebcomic.net/1944.html This]] strip of ''IrregularWebcomic'' ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' references Schrödinger's thought experiment in the punchline, but you'll notice that the explanatory note below the comic starts off talking about ''Heisenberg''. As DMM points out in the final paragraph, the punchline of the comic existed in a state of flux while he was writing TheRant. [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/comic.php?current=2846 Later]], [[Series/MythBusters Jamie and Adam]] remove the "thought" from "thought experiment" and actually set up Schrödinger's Cat with an actual box and an actual cat. [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/comic.php?current=2853 Next MythBusters strip]], after Jamie says there's no way to determine whether the cat is alive or dead without opening the box and observing the cat, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Adam kicks it and makes it yowl]].
5th Aug '16 2:07:28 PM Morgenthaler
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::Later, thanks to guest artist [[SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal Zack Weiner]], '''[[http://dresdencodak.com/2010/05/06/smbc-guest-comic/ Cat's Schrödinger]]''' was introduced.

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::Later, thanks to guest artist [[SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal [[Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal Zack Weiner]], '''[[http://dresdencodak.com/2010/05/06/smbc-guest-comic/ Cat's Schrödinger]]''' was introduced.
4th Aug '16 2:51:29 PM Kartoonkid95
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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': Parodies in "Herpe the Love Sore", where Peter is tempted to open a box meant for Quagmire.
-->'''Peter:''' You know, Lois, physicists believe there are two alternate universes: one in which I don't open the box, and one in which I do.
-->''(transition to alternate reality)''
-->'''Peter:''' I'm not gonna open the box. ''(Lois shoots him)''
-->''(transition back to normal reality)''
-->'''Peter:''' I'm gonna open the box.
1st Aug '16 1:00:52 PM SonicLover
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* The second ''VideoGame/{{Deponia}}'' game had Rufus wondering why a cat's food bowl was outside of a locked building, whereas the cat was inside. After filling the bowl with tuna to get the cat's attention, he speculates on how the cat can be inside and outside at the same time, name-drops Schrodinger, and claims that he and Goal are witnessing quantum physics at work. [[spoiler:The door has a cat flap.]]

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* The One scene in the second ''VideoGame/{{Deponia}}'' game had Rufus wondering why a cat's food bowl was outside of a locked building, whereas the cat was inside. After filling the bowl with tuna to get the cat's attention, he speculates on how the cat can be inside and outside at the same time, name-drops Schrodinger, and claims that he and Goal are witnessing quantum physics at work. [[spoiler:The door has a cat flap.]]
1st Aug '16 1:00:16 PM SonicLover
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** The second ''VideoGame/{{Deponia}}'' game had Rufus wondering why a cat's food bowl was outside of a locked building, whereas the cat was inside. After filling the bowl with tuna to get the cat's attention, he speculates on how the cat can be inside and outside at the same time, name-drops Schrodinger, and claims that he and Goal are witnessing quantum physics at work. [[spoiler:The door has a cat flap.]]

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** * The second ''VideoGame/{{Deponia}}'' game had Rufus wondering why a cat's food bowl was outside of a locked building, whereas the cat was inside. After filling the bowl with tuna to get the cat's attention, he speculates on how the cat can be inside and outside at the same time, name-drops Schrodinger, and claims that he and Goal are witnessing quantum physics at work. [[spoiler:The door has a cat flap.]]
1st Aug '16 12:59:56 PM SonicLover
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** The second''VideoGame/{{Deponia}}'' game had Rufus wondering why a cat's food bowl was outside of a locked building, whereas the cat was inside. After filling the bowl with tuna to get the cat's attention, he speculates on how the cat can be inside and outside at the same time, name-drops Schrodinger, and claims that he and Goal are witnessing quantum physics at work. [[spoiler:The door has a cat flap.]]

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** The second''VideoGame/{{Deponia}}'' second ''VideoGame/{{Deponia}}'' game had Rufus wondering why a cat's food bowl was outside of a locked building, whereas the cat was inside. After filling the bowl with tuna to get the cat's attention, he speculates on how the cat can be inside and outside at the same time, name-drops Schrodinger, and claims that he and Goal are witnessing quantum physics at work. [[spoiler:The door has a cat flap.]]
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