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cinci zoo sniper
Mar 14, 2013



Senor Dog posted:

How do you get any freakin work done in the yellow zones.
Jakarta's largest train station has like 4 tracks.

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Stex T
Mar 7, 2005

Shut the fuck up and get out. Have fun being a slave of the rich and powerful.



I'd like to think that the color scale matches the color of precipitation in those countries.

Sucks to be Burma.

CharlieWhiskey
Aug 18, 2005

everything, all the time

this is the world

Senor Dog posted:

How do you get any freakin work done in the yellow zones.

Grow drugs?

ulmont
Sep 15, 2010

IF I EVER MISS VOTING IN AN ELECTION (EVEN AMERICAN IDOL) ,OR HAVE UNPAID PARKING TICKETS, PLEASE TAKE AWAY MY FRANCHISE



I'm the Mojave Desert and its 624-748mm of rain a year.

TheKennedys
Sep 23, 2006

By my hand, I will take you from this godforsaken internet


I'm the consistent rainfall across the entire US

Barry Bluejeans
Feb 2, 2017

Oh shut up, and get your fork, and burn away that regal cape, and let's get to this, then. I'd no idea you had all these capes to spare. Must have a whole entire storage chamber full of them.


TheKennedys posted:

I'm the consistent rainfall across the entire US

I'm curious now as to where they pulled those numbers from. If the graph dealt in averages, it'd be silly but would at least make sense; 624 to 748 is not an average.

Kennel
May 1, 2008

BAWWW-UNH!


It has too many subdivisions.

Red Metal
Oct 23, 2012

Let me tell you about Homestuck



Fun Shoe

i'm the gaps between each range

Selklubber
Jul 11, 2010


cinci zoo sniper
Mar 14, 2013




Department of Moon Moon.

Barry Bluejeans
Feb 2, 2017

Oh shut up, and get your fork, and burn away that regal cape, and let's get to this, then. I'd no idea you had all these capes to spare. Must have a whole entire storage chamber full of them.



Slow down, tubby! You're not on the moon yet.

UWBW
Aug 2, 2013

Permanently banned from the Alamo




Who thought this was a good idea?

MrUnderbridge
Jun 25, 2011



Actually, it shows direction and extent pretty well. Funny that so little of the U.S. is in direct view.

Control Volume
Dec 31, 2008



Thats a cool graph

Fathis Munk
Feb 23, 2013

??? ?


That's pretty hilariously dumb and awesome.

mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

"You are the best poster... do not let anyone say otherwise."


I was just about to complain how the results don't actually make sense but it seems to be covered by the barely legible methodology description

Foxhound
Sep 5, 2007



The moon of earth. It anxiously awaits the arrival of our astromen.

Dreddout
Oct 1, 2015

You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.


Pastry of the Year posted:

lmfao this is ruining me



saved as metal_gear_solid_3_strats.png

Yellow is eating crabs you found on the ground

Orange is starting at Eva's tits

Peach is getting your balls squeezed

Dreddout
Oct 1, 2015

You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.


Foxhound posted:

The moon of earth. It anxiously awaits the arrival of our astromen.

It longs for their weight to be added to it's mass

CharlieWhiskey
Aug 18, 2005

everything, all the time

this is the world

UWBW posted:



Who thought this was a good idea?

Just checked this in Google maps and unless there is some insane mercator projection voodoo going on, there is no way Cuba has a larger sector than the USA. Florida alone should be similar to Cuba.

ultrafilter
Aug 23, 2007






Ireland is far north enough that there is some distortion from the Mercator projection, but I don't know if that's enough to explain that particular oddity.

BonHair
Apr 28, 2007

Welcome to the machine

Could someone tell me what part of Russia it hits?

steinrokkan
Apr 2, 2011



Soiled Meat


BonHair posted:

Could someone tell me what part of Russia it hits?

If you go north between Faroes and Greenland, you should wrap around the North Pole and hit Russia on your way south.

E: You should hit Russian mainland near the Kolyma River mouth. There is Svalbard in the way if you try anything to the west of that.

steinrokkan has a new favorite as of 16:06 on Oct 15, 2017

twoday
May 4, 2005




Looks like if you draw a straight line it would probably go to somewhere in Irkutsk.

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012



CharlieWhiskey posted:

Just checked this in Google maps and unless there is some insane mercator projection voodoo going on, there is no way Cuba has a larger sector than the USA. Florida alone should be similar to Cuba.

Straight lines on a Mercator map are rhumb lines, not great circles, so yeah, thatís going on.

But I still get a bigger sector for the U.S. than for Cuba.

Also, the Bahamas should screen significant portions of Cuba.




I probably should have used the same colours as the original, but I didnít. So sue me.

e: Okay, so the problem here is that Google Earth uses rhumb lines for the sides of ground‐level polygons because their programmers were dropped on their heads as infants.

Platystemon has a new favorite as of 20:54 on Oct 15, 2017

Stoatbringer
Sep 15, 2004

naw, you love it
you little ho-bot




UWBW posted:



Who thought this was a good idea?

Conclusive proof of the Flat Earth right there!

sweeperbravo
May 18, 2012

AUNT GWEN'S COLD SHAPE (!)


Ireland On Wacky Plate Recipe

Nenonen
Oct 22, 2009



Fallen Rib


Coming to this page my first reaction was "now that's an interesting hurricane prediction map"

canyoneer
Sep 13, 2005


I only have canyoneyes for you


Joint invasion of Ireland from Cuban Communists and the USA

Dragonwagon
Mar 28, 2010


And that, as much as anything else, led to my drinking problem.


Platystemon posted:

Straight lines on a Mercator map are rhumb lines, not great circles, so yeah, thatís going on.

But I still get a bigger sector for the U.S. than for Cuba.

Also, the Bahamas should screen significant portions of Cuba.




I probably should have used the same colours as the original, but I didnít. So sue me.

e: Okay, so the problem here is that Google Earth uses rhumb lines for the sides of ground‐level polygons because their programmers were dropped on their heads as infants.

Pretty sure a single line works properly though.



You can see how Canada blocks most of the US aside from half of Florida.

jeebus bob
Nov 4, 2004

In sum, this was less a sexual assault than a botched third-world pickup line.

Dragonwagon posted:

Pretty sure a single line works properly though.



You can see how Canada blocks most of the US aside from half of Florida.

Pretty sure you don't understand the issue.

Olive!
Mar 16, 2015

It's not a ghost, but probably a 'living corpse'. The 'living dead' with a hell of a lot of bloodlust...


jeebus bob posted:

Pretty sure you don't understand the issue.

I think you're just projecting.

Dragonwagon
Mar 28, 2010


And that, as much as anything else, led to my drinking problem.


jeebus bob posted:

Pretty sure you don't understand the issue.

What do you mean?

Platystemon used the ground-level polygon tool which gave him rhumb lines. I used the line tool which (I assume) goes along a great circle, so it actually shows how the people making the graph got their results.

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012



Dragonwagon posted:

What do you mean?

Platystemon used the ground-level polygon tool which gave him rhumb lines. I used the line tool which (I assume) goes along a great circle, so it actually shows how the people making the graph got their results.



I accidentally illustrated the ďinsane mercator projection voodooĒ that CharlieWhiskey was talking about.

To be fair to Gerardus Mercator, his projection is useful for navigation. Itís not his fault itís misused and misunderstood centuries after his time.

jeebus bob
Nov 4, 2004

In sum, this was less a sexual assault than a botched third-world pickup line.

Dragonwagon posted:

I used the line tool which (I assume) goes along a great circle, so it actually shows how the people making the graph got their results.

Oh dang, my bad.
I just thought it looked like you'd drawn a straight line on an off-center portion of a picture of a randomly tilted globe, ignoring curvature and whatnot.

HerStuddMuffin
Aug 10, 2014

YOSPOS


Olive! posted:

I think you're just projecting.

This post didn't get nearly enough love.

Dragonwagon
Mar 28, 2010


And that, as much as anything else, led to my drinking problem.


I wonder if theres a great circle you can go around and only cross one country, or even none at all.

Teriyaki Hairpiece
Dec 29, 2006

Ask me about my dream Frasier episode where Frasier and Bulldog oil their heads and then rub them together. It's definitely not a fetish of mine, I swear!

Dragonwagon posted:

I wonder if theres a great circle you can go around and only cross one country, or even none at all.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/60th_parallel_south

Powered Descent
Jul 13, 2008

We haven't had that spirit here since 1969.



Dragonwagon posted:

I wonder if theres a great circle you can go around and only cross one country, or even none at all.

I've heard this one described as the longest great circle sea-only voyage possible, Pakistan to Russia:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpQwuGueeoA

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Jurgan
May 8, 2007

Just pour it directly into your gaping mouth-hole you decadent slut



That's not a great circle. A great circle has to have the same diameter as the sphere it lies on. Longitude lines are great circles, but except for the equator latitude lines are not.

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