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#7 - Nothing to do with temperature, but this map shows how big lan…  [+] (18 replies) 01/11/2014 on Countries That Use Fahrenheit +7
#230 - thumblocked (01/11/2014) [-]
Hate that projection.
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#155 - meganinja (01/11/2014) [-]
or instead of going through all that trouble, you could, oh, I don't know, look at a globe.
#232 - thumblocked (01/11/2014) [-]
Good luck plotting a route for a flight using a globe. That's why we have maps and projections.
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#307 - meganinja (01/11/2014) [-]
"actually it's incredibly useful. Maybe if you ever used a globe once in your life you'd realize the quickest way to Russia from the USA is to go north through Canada, over the Arctic, and then go back down south to Russia. Globes can make transportation incredibly efficient. "

The only thing more useful about a map than a globe is that a map is easier to transport. Globes are Sooo much better, as they're close to 100 percent accurate representations of the earth. No map even comes close to that precision.
#342 - thumblocked (01/11/2014) [-]
You missed my point entirely. In order to plot a flight path, you need to have an incredible amount of detail, and common map scales are 1:50,000. You would need a ridiculously massive globe to get that kind of scale. If globes were useful for everything, then why would there be a need for maps and map projections? By the way you're not a genius for figuring out that it is a shorter linear distance over the arctic.... that's common knowledge.
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#345 - meganinja (01/12/2014) [-]
Like I said earlier, Google Earth is an amazing tool. It's a globe that allows you to zoom in, if you didn't know. Don't know why you'd need such a detailed map for a flight plan.
#348 - thumblocked (01/12/2014) [-]
And by the way, I know what google earth is.
#347 - thumblocked (01/12/2014) [-]
Because you need to get as much detail as: runway direction, airspace restrictions, airport locations, obstruction locations, highways, frequencies etc.
I'm in school for this shit, I can go on.
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#350 - meganinja (01/12/2014) [-]
Alright, so you're making a flight plan. You have one map of your airport to figure out which way you're going to be starting off going. Then you'll need a map covering at least the size of the distance between your two places to figure out what kind of bearing you would need to go once you're in the air to get to the destination. Then you'd need another detailed map of the destination city to figure out how you're going to land. That's a minimum of 3 different maps that you're going to have to fish out of somewhere. And for that second map it could be hard to find one of the scale you need, so you're going to have to do a lot of guesswork for how long of a distance it is, and you may not be entirely precise if your map's scale is faulty.

With Google Earth you can zoom. It's free. It's easy to access. I don't see why it wouldn't show runway direction. The downsides to it would be that I highly doubt it's going to be showing your restrictions, obstructions, and frequencies, so it's probably better to consult a map for takeoff and landing, but it would likely give you a better flight path than a map.
#353 - thumblocked (01/12/2014) [-]
And as my final point (because I have to go), google earth uses projections.
#352 - thumblocked (01/12/2014) [-]
Stop guessing on stuff you don't know about, and just understand that while a globe is as close as we can get to a perfect representation of the earth, there is a need for a flat surface. Out of that need comes an entire field of study about projections, which are basically different ways to project the globe onto a flat surface.
#351 - thumblocked (01/12/2014) [-]
You misunderstand how big these maps are. What is covered in the picture is only a fraction of the map. These maps are also standard for the country you're in, and oftentimes there's an international standard. I don't know how it works if you're flying overseas for example, but typically the extent of my flying is within a single map. Now, due to technology, google earth CAN sometimes be used in flight planning, but at the end of the day, every pilot needs to be trained with maps, especially because a paper map is more reliable in the air than a computer.
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#354 - meganinja (01/12/2014) [-]
Alright, if you can fly within the confines of one map and it's still specific enough to know what you're doing I'll concede that to you.
#179 - anon (01/11/2014) [-]
Yeah, really useful.

"We need to transport 70000 kilo oil from *roll roll roll* here, to *roll roll roll* here."
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#198 - meganinja (01/11/2014) [-]
actually it's incredibly useful. Maybe if you ever used a globe once in your life you'd realize the quickest way to Russia from the USA is to go north through Canada, over the Arctic, and then go back down south to Russia. Globes can make transportation incredibly efficient.
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#161 - tehweirdkat (01/11/2014) [-]
Not everyone one has a globe
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#162 - meganinja (01/11/2014) [-]
Google Earth niggaa
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#166 - tehweirdkat (01/11/2014) [-]
I was thinking more an actual physical globe, but I guess if you were that interested in it they you could indeed look at google earth
#136 - Pee on it and post the results  [+] (2 replies) 01/07/2014 on This is how cold it is in... 0
#142 - alphavsomega (01/07/2014) [-]
He found it on imigur.
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#150 - tehweirdkat (01/07/2014) [-]
#5 - I heard that they are already making a movie based on this gam…  [+] (6 replies) 01/01/2014 on HAHA, TITLE PUNS 0
#21 - thefuckingpatsfan (01/02/2014) [-]
They aren't. The only domains reserved are thelastofus2 and thelastofus3.com, I don't think that means 2 and 3 are guaranteed though, sony just did it just in case.
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#27 - carlsaganrealness (01/02/2014) [-]
The scene that I specifically remember was when the guy and young girl find a beach, and out in the water was an abandoned boat. The guy swims towards it, leaving the girl behind. The girl ended up getting robbed in her sleep of nearly all the possessions between the two of them. The girl's companion returns with some random stuff, including a flare gun. When the guy returns, he hunts the robber down, finds him, and robs him back, taking what was originally stolen plus everything the robber owned, even the cloths he was wearing. The girl ended up leaving the robber a can of food, since she took pity on him.
Later on the duo reached what seemed to be an abandoned town, but as soon as they came in close, shots were fired from a crossbow aimed at them. In response, the guy shot the flare gun into the house where the shots were coming from. It ended up hitting the other guy in the chest, and in addition he caught on fire. Needless to say, he died soon after; his wife and young daughter (I think?) witnessed everything that had transpired.
#57 - anon (01/02/2014) [-]
That's a scene out of the movie The Road
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#38 - passi (01/02/2014) [-]
are you sure you aren't thinking about the book/movie "the road"

it's exactly that but it's a father and son
#28 - thefuckingpatsfan (01/02/2014) [-]
What you just described has pretty much nothing in common with the last of us except for the fact that humans are involved in some way.
#29 - carlsaganrealness (01/02/2014) [-]
Shit, this only raises more questions!

I guess the only other thing it has in common was that it had a post apocalyptic setting
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