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by Jonathan SCE
Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0977: "Map Projections"
Replies: 353
Views: 139616

Re: Map Projections

Of course, what I'd really like is a globe linked to google maps so it can update itself for night and day and other changes. Maybe link it into the weather satellite system so it can display the cloud cover in near real time too. Have it sync up with my laptop/tablet so I can define a small area o...
by Jonathan SCE
Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0852: "Local g"
Replies: 159
Views: 43144

Re: 0852: "Local g"

I've never thought about the differences in gravity affecting Olympic sports, but one thing that HAS bothered me is the way they do starts for a sprint. They have a guy on one side of the track who fires a starting pistol, and I assume that's when the timing starts. However, being that the track ha...
by Jonathan SCE
Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0803: "Airfoil"
Replies: 243
Views: 102092

Re: 0803: "Airfoil"

On the upside down problem, I tested it with X-Plane in an A380-800 and I can keep it level, however it is hard not to accidentally put too much stress on the wing while doing a barrel roll. Also X-Plane cut out your engines in inverted or sustained negative-g flight unless you make the plane with i...
by Jonathan SCE
Mon Oct 19, 2009 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0651: "Bag Check"
Replies: 206
Views: 54892

Re: "Bag Check" Discussion

Break a cd in half and feel how sharp the edges are. It is easily one of the sharpest things besides a knife you could bring on a plane... Hey, you stole my idea. Although all you need to do is sharpen the edge of the CD and you would have a easy to smuggle weapon, with a finger hole. Or you could ...

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