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Re: Length of day on Arrakis

Postby SandChigger » 14 Apr 2010 19:53

Oh, I've been convinced that some crap like that has been in the works the whole time. ;)

They claim (well, KJA claimed, thru his DN BBS mouthpiece Byron) that that epigraph was found among FH's notes and they just included it because it "sounded cool" or some BS like that. That's always possible, but doesn't it seem more likely there was some ulterior motive behind it?
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Re: Length of day on Arrakis

Postby Lisan Al-Gaib » 14 Apr 2010 22:26

The axis of spin for the planet Arrakis is at right angles to the radius of its orbit. The world itself is not a globe, but more a spinning top somewhat fat at the equator and concave toward the poles. There is a sense that this may be artificial, the product of some ancient artifice.
—Report of the Third Imperial Commission on Arrakis


This sentences don't make scientifically sense at all!

Don't exist right spin axis angle for a determined orbital radius! Normally the spin angle of a planet is related with his formation conditions. Maybe they are talking about rotational synchronization of the planet with the star, but that wouldn't be related with the tilt of the axis, would be related with the period!

The second sentence is wrong in so many levels! A planet is naturally "oblated" by his rotation!It's the natural shape of equilibrium.
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Re: Length of day on Arrakis

Postby SandChigger » 14 Apr 2010 22:50

Dude, what are you SAYING?! :shock: Don't you KNOW that Kevin has a degree in astrophysics?!



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Re: Length of day on Arrakis

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 15 Apr 2010 11:27

That's what I was just thinking as I read that - hey, you know what other planet isn't a globe? EARTH. And, oh.... ALL of them that spin. :lol:

As for the concave at the top bit that pretty much is gibberish, sounds like they meant to try to explain extra clearly that it bulges around it's equator and is flatter at the poles, and they just litterally forgot what the word "concave" means.
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Re: Length of day on Arrakis

Postby Freakzilla » 15 Apr 2010 11:32

A Thing of Eternity wrote:That's what I was just thinking as I read that - hey, you know what other planet isn't a globe? EARTH. And, oh.... ALL of them that spin. :lol:

As for the concave at the top bit that pretty much is gibberish, sounds like they meant to try to explain extra clearly that it bulges around it's equator and is flatter at the poles, and they just litterally forgot what the word "concave" means.


I saw an episode of How The Earth Was Made the other day that claimed the top of North America was sunken in from the weight of the glaciers... but that's a far cry from concaved.
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Re: Length of day on Arrakis

Postby SandRider » 15 Apr 2010 11:36

welllll .... he's got a certificate of attendance from the university of wisconsin
(madison) extension co-op campus (lake wobegone office) ... and I got a tin star
says I'm a Texas Ranger ... wish in one hand, shit in the other - you still cain't
buy a cup of coffee at Alice's Restaurant .... cain't dance, too wet to plow ...

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Re: Length of day on Arrakis

Postby Omphalos » 15 Apr 2010 12:19

You can get a great cuppa, you just cain't get Alice.

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Re: Length of day on Arrakis

Postby Freakzilla » 15 Apr 2010 13:37

SandRider wrote:welllll .... he's got a certificate of attendance from the university of wisconsin
(madison) extension co-op campus (lake wobegone office) ... and I got a tin star
says I'm a Texas Ranger ... wish in one hand, shit in the other - you still cain't
buy a cup of coffee at Alice's Restaurant .... cain't dance, too wet to plow ...

&etc.


In my experience, Certificates of Attendance are what they give when they don't want you to have a Certificate of Completion that you can actually use. Especially so you can't take it to another employer, for example.
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Re: Length of day on Arrakis

Postby SandChigger » 15 Apr 2010 23:32

SandRider wrote:cain't dance, too wet to plow ...

I thought she saw the doctor and got that cleared up... ??? :?