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High-caliber science project

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by iapetus, Aug 28, 2005.

  1. iapetus

    iapetus Well-Known Member

    Or "What's the chance of that?"

    I'm currently working on my MSc dissertation (it's about calibrating satellite altimeters, but that's not important right now).

    I have a lot of measurements to analyze: calculating averages at different locations, etc.

    One of the values comes out as "7.62mm".

    "That's neat", I think, but I have loads of values, so its not unlikely that one will come up that is somehow "significant".

    But then , a bit later, I'm checking the size of my Word file: 5.56Mb.

    A little later, I find I need to resize an image file, to make it the same size as another one. I calculate the rescaling factor, and then run my Graphics package. I'm using Paintshop Pro 2, which frustratingly doesn't have a "resize by x%" function, but instead you have to tell it the new dimensions of the image.

    I check the current height of the image: 308 pixels.
    And when I multiply it by the rescaling factor it becomes: 222 pixels!
  2. Dionysusigma

    Dionysusigma Well-Known Member

    You need to go shooting. :scrutiny:

    BADLY. :uhoh:
  3. Flyboy

    Flyboy Well-Known Member

    I'm one up on him.

    I always shoot badly. :neener:
  4. scott.cr

    scott.cr Well-Known Member

    Do a good job calibrating those altimeters, lest one of your precious satellites go through a "ballistic" reentry.
  5. Crosshair

    Crosshair Well-Known Member

    Walmart stock (I work there) is currently worth $45.70. :cool:
  6. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

    I'm wondering where we could work in 30-06! :p Maybe in UK date terms - something of note occurred on June 30 this year! ;)
  7. ZenMasterJG

    ZenMasterJG Well-Known Member

    holy heck, someone else who knows *** a .222 is! I thought i was the only one! With the scarcity of 222 ammo, i was almost POSITIVE i was the only one!
  8. PromptCritical

    PromptCritical Well-Known Member

    Listed in the "You might be a gun nut if" list.
  9. Brian Williams

    Brian Williams Moderator Emeritus

    Who is this Badly we are shooting anyway??? and why do we want to shoot them.
  10. HankB

    HankB Well-Known Member

    It's surprising how often the barometric pressure reported by the TV weatherman just happens to be 30.06 inches . . .

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