• How to use a ruler

    From Maciej Wozniak@21:1/5 to Tom Roberts on Sat Sep 2 22:31:31 2023
    On Friday, 1 September 2023 at 17:09:15 UTC+2, Tom Roberts wrote:

    Analogy:
    Use a ruler to measure the width of a (rectangular) desktop. When laid
    down parallel to the front edge you get one value, and when angled
    relative to the front edge you get a different (larger) value.

    Is that how an idiot physicist use a ruler to measure
    something?
    Sweet. Indeed.

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  • From The Starmaker@21:1/5 to Maciej Wozniak on Sun Sep 3 10:24:41 2023
    Maciej Wozniak wrote:

    On Friday, 1 September 2023 at 17:09:15 UTC+2, Tom Roberts wrote:

    Analogy:
    Use a ruler to measure the width of a (rectangular) desktop. When laid
    down parallel to the front edge you get one value, and when angled
    relative to the front edge you get a different (larger) value.

    Is that how an idiot physicist use a ruler to measure
    something?
    Sweet. Indeed.

    i was wondering why my tv measured shorter than the number on the box!

    36"x20"=40"



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  • From Maciej Wozniak@21:1/5 to The Starmaker on Sun Sep 3 10:44:19 2023
    On Sunday, 3 September 2023 at 19:24:29 UTC+2, The Starmaker wrote:
    Maciej Wozniak wrote:

    On Friday, 1 September 2023 at 17:09:15 UTC+2, Tom Roberts wrote:

    Analogy:
    Use a ruler to measure the width of a (rectangular) desktop. When laid down parallel to the front edge you get one value, and when angled relative to the front edge you get a different (larger) value.

    Is that how an idiot physicist use a ruler to measure
    something?
    Sweet. Indeed.
    i was wondering why my tv measured shorter than the number on the box!

    Maybe it's because you're too dumb to use a ruler
    correctly, just like Tom.

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  • From The Starmaker@21:1/5 to Maciej Wozniak on Sun Sep 3 13:43:49 2023
    Maciej Wozniak wrote:

    On Sunday, 3 September 2023 at 19:24:29 UTC+2, The Starmaker wrote:
    Maciej Wozniak wrote:

    On Friday, 1 September 2023 at 17:09:15 UTC+2, Tom Roberts wrote:

    Analogy:
    Use a ruler to measure the width of a (rectangular) desktop. When laid down parallel to the front edge you get one value, and when angled relative to the front edge you get a different (larger) value.

    Is that how an idiot physicist use a ruler to measure
    something?
    Sweet. Indeed.
    i was wondering why my tv measured shorter than the number on the box!

    Maybe it's because you're too dumb to use a ruler
    correctly, just like Tom.


    What does "angled relative to the front edge" mean?


    all dis "relative" talk is confusing to me...

    and my ruler is only 12" inches.


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    The Starmaker -- To question the unquestionable, ask the unaskable,
    to think the unthinkable, mention the unmentionable, say the unsayable,
    and challenge the unchallengeable.

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  • From Maciej Wozniak@21:1/5 to The Starmaker on Sun Sep 3 22:43:19 2023
    On Sunday, 3 September 2023 at 22:43:38 UTC+2, The Starmaker wrote:
    Maciej Wozniak wrote:

    On Sunday, 3 September 2023 at 19:24:29 UTC+2, The Starmaker wrote:
    Maciej Wozniak wrote:

    On Friday, 1 September 2023 at 17:09:15 UTC+2, Tom Roberts wrote:

    Analogy:
    Use a ruler to measure the width of a (rectangular) desktop. When laid
    down parallel to the front edge you get one value, and when angled relative to the front edge you get a different (larger) value.

    Is that how an idiot physicist use a ruler to measure
    something?
    Sweet. Indeed.
    i was wondering why my tv measured shorter than the number on the box!

    Maybe it's because you're too dumb to use a ruler
    correctly, just like Tom.
    What does "angled relative to the front edge" mean?

    It means "angled relative to the front edge".

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