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High-caliber science project

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

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  1. iapetus

    iapetus Member

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    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

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    You need to go shooting. :scrutiny:

    BADLY. :uhoh:
     
  3. Flyboy

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    I'm one up on him.

    I always shoot badly. :neener:
     
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    Do a good job calibrating those altimeters, lest one of your precious satellites go through a "ballistic" reentry.
     
  5. Crosshair

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

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

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    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! ;)
     
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    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!
    :D
     
  8. PromptCritical

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

    Brian Williams Moderator Emeritus

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

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