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Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0137: "New Horizons"
Replies: 62
Views: 42224

### Re: What-If 0137: New Horizons

Exactly. "Notable" doesn't mean "without tables", "carpet" is not a pet car, "notice" is not the opposite of frozen, "championship" is not the hip of a champion, "discontent" is not brought about by placing discs on tents, "magnets&qu...
Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0137: "New Horizons"
Replies: 62
Views: 42224

### Re: What-If 0137: New Horizons

Remember we are talking about "what If" here, where a mole weighs a pound because Randal can pick one up and throw it, and a pound is a kilogram, never mind that a typical mole is more like 75 grams. Right, but there's no reason to do anything like that here. It's trivial to get an exact ...
Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0137: "New Horizons"
Replies: 62
Views: 42224

### Re: What-If 0137: New Horizons

New Horizons is going 14 km/s. 1 yard is about 1 m, and a football field is 100 yd long. So New Horizons travels the length of a football field in 100 m / 14000 m/s, so something more than 5 ms. 60 mph, or 100 km/h, is a typical highway speed, certainly not what I would call speeding without any con...
Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1047: "Approximations"
Replies: 159
Views: 71008

### Re: 1047: "Approximations"

Using several different calculators, I'm getting the Whitehouse Switchboard # as one digit off: .2024561414923965799[...] which works of you truncate but not if you round as would be expected. (The Whitehouse switchboard is 202-456-1414.) But then, I guess it is an approximation... --SMQ If you jus...

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