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by ech
Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"
Replies: 156
Views: 58465

Re: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"

This is nothing compared to the debate about whether it should be "Mexican-American War" or "Mexican–American War".
by ech
Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0010: "Cassini"
Replies: 74
Views: 23082

Re: What-if 0010: Cassini

Randall didn't take into consideration that the spin of the planet distorts the shape from a sphere to an oblate spheroid. The oceans are pulled toward the equator by centrifugal force of the spin, causing the ocean to be as much as 5 miles higher than at the poles. http://bigthink.com/strange-maps...
by ech
Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0010: "Cassini"
Replies: 74
Views: 23082

Re: What-if 0010: Cassini

I think there's a trick missed here. The stability of the polar ice caps rests on the fact that the Arctic is an enclosed basin (little entry for warmer ocean currents) and the Antarctic is land (no water access to the core). In the reshaped world, both poles are open water, with free access for oc...

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