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'[OT] Think the earth is big?'
2006\12\07@124248 by Michael Rigby-Jones

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This web page visualy comparing the size of known planets is simply mind boggling, if it's correct of course!  A quick google of a few of the planets seem to indicate they are shown to reasonable scale, but I've not tried googling the stars yet.

http://www.co-intelligence.org/newsletter/comparisons.html


Cheers

Mike

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2006\12\07@131343 by David VanHorn

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On 12/7/06, Michael Rigby-Jones <spam_OUTMichael.Rigby-JonesTakeThisOuTspambookham.com> wrote:
>
> This web page visualy comparing the size of known planets is simply mind
> boggling, if it's correct of course!  A quick google of a few of the planets
> seem to indicate they are shown to reasonable scale, but I've not tried
> googling the stars yet.
>
> http://www.co-intelligence.org/newsletter/comparisons.html



What, no ringworld?

2006\12\07@140112 by Mike Hord

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Okay, Dave, since you bring it up...

http://www.merzo.net/ has comparisons of the starships from various sci-fi
series.  I THINK Ringworld is on there.  I KNOW Halo is.

Mike H.

> > This web page visualy comparing the size of known planets is simply mind
> > boggling, if it's correct of course!  A quick google of a few of the planets
> > seem to indicate they are shown to reasonable scale, but I've not tried
> > googling the stars yet.
> >
> > http://www.co-intelligence.org/newsletter/comparisons.html
>
>
>
> What, no ringworld?
> -

2006\12\07@142923 by Richard Prosser

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Yep, Ringworld is there - but not Discworld!

RP

On 08/12/06, Mike Hord <.....mike.hordKILLspamspam@spam@gmail.com> wrote:
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2006\12\07@143317 by James Newtons Massmind

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I really enjoyed the 3D stereo animation on the Indiana site.

http://www.cogsci.indiana.edu/farg/harry/ast/sneigh1a.htm

http://www.cogsci.indiana.edu/farg/harry/ast/sneigh2.htm

Also a great write up on viewing 3D stereo images without extra hardware

http://www.cogsci.indiana.edu/farg/harry/ast/3dinstr.htm


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2006\12\07@143519 by David VanHorn

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On 12/7/06, Mike Hord <mike.hordspamKILLspamgmail.com> wrote:
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> Okay, Dave, since you bring it up...
>
> http://www.merzo.net/ has comparisons of the starships from various sci-fi
> series.  I THINK Ringworld is on there.  I KNOW Halo is.


It's the definitive case of "BIG".

I raytraced it using Vivid, back in 92 or so, using the data in the novels.
I did a fly-through at about 7C that took a week to render on my 386-33.

2006\12\13@044851 by tachyon 1

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It is pretty mind boggling. And my mother-in-law thinks that it's a long
way to drive to the next town for shopping!

As useful as the pictures are to visualize the sizes, the picture it
links to on Wikipedia is even cooler to look at.
Might be worth printing poster size.

WARNING! Links to a _BIG_ image, 6032x3395
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/5a/NewSolarSystem2.jpg

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2006\12\13@045539 by tachyon 1

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heh, geek!

 ----- Original Message -----
 From: "David VanHorn"
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 Subject: Re: [OT] Think the earth is big?
 Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2006 13:13:40 -0500


 On 12/7/06, Michael Rigby-Jones wrote:
 >
 > This web page visualy comparing the size of known planets is simply
 mind
 > boggling, if it's correct of course! A quick google of a few of the
 planets
 > seem to indicate they are shown to reasonable scale, but I've not
 tried
 > googling the stars yet.
 >
 > http://www.co-intelligence.org/newsletter/comparisons.html



 What, no ringworld?

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2006\12\13@050209 by tachyon 1

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Speaking of geeks....

BTW, thanks for sharing, cool site!
( I never said geek was a put down ;')

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2006\12\13@052848 by tachyon 1

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Don't forget 'the Way" from Greg Bear's 'EON'

Bear is probably my favourite scifi writer.

After El Ron Hubbard of course.....

dammit Tom Cruise, stop hacking my posts you big loser.


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2006\12\13@190906 by Tamas Rudnai

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Hubbard should have to keep writing books instead of inventing "religions"
and "new psychological treatments". He's on my ban list forever...

Tamas


On 12/13/06, .....tachyon_1KILLspamspam.....email.com <EraseMEtachyon_1spam_OUTspamTakeThisOuTemail.com> wrote:
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> Don't forget 'the Way" from Greg Bear's 'EON'
>
> Bear is probably my favourite scifi writer.
>
> After El Ron Hubbard of course.....
>
> dammit Tom Cruise, stop hacking my posts you big loser.
>
>
>   {Original Message removed}

2006\12\16@015352 by tachyon 1

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I do respect him for one thing, he's helped prove that fame and money
cause brain damage.
Especially that white rat named tom. ;')

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2006\12\16@155038 by Tamas Rudnai

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I do not know that, but I do feel that famelessness and moneylessness makes
me huge brain damage :-)

Tamas


On 12/16/06, tachyon_1spamspam_OUTemail.com <@spam@tachyon_1KILLspamspamemail.com> wrote:
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> I do respect him for one thing, he's helped prove that fame and money
> cause brain damage.
> Especially that white rat named tom. ;')
>
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