There has to be a joke in their somewhere...
...about us lot of commentards being the "golden shower"
Last week, we announced that according to the Audit Bureau of Circulation, a record 7,326,907 unique users visited El Reg in November 2012. An Olympic-sized swimming pool Impressive stuff, which prompted one reader to ask: "Is it just me, or does anyone else want to know how many Olympic-size swimming pools that number of …
...about us lot of commentards being the "golden shower"
dammit "there" not "their"
Didn't we get the option to edit our posts within a certain timeframe?
More of a golden trickle. 1.66 elephants per day isn't even a paltry 0.00002 elephants per second - the correct measure, as any fule kno.
That's actually 1.66 elephants per minute
That's 1.66 elephants per *minute*, far more than a trickle...
I do hope you guys don't wee in swimming pools - if not we're all going to drown pretty damn quick!
It took me a re-read to realise they were talking about filling the pools with the Reg Readers, not filling the pool with what Reg Readers recycle on a Friday night out.
My first reaction to the headline was "ewwwww!!"
"Didn't we get the option to edit our posts within a certain timeframe?"
Time-frame or timeframe, never mind, but how does this editing your post actually work. I have "decided" to first use some editor, get sober, sleep a night, and then decide about posting, or editing, or just forgetting about it. Not much progress so far.
Take into account all the fat Americans or is it a average?
HOW DARE YOU - compare me to an Olympic size swimming pool.
My weight in gold - well that alright.
Yah, well, that bit about laid end to end has possibilities. World record for simultaneous ... smiles, maybe.
> Laid head-to-toe
If there's any "laying" to be done, I'd want someone to buy me dinner first.
"Laid head-to-toe" is also about 0.75m out of the optimum position, which of course involves a 50% overlap...
I'll buy you fish and chips to do my patio.
Maybe - please send photo of the fish
Inquiring minds want to know, please.
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If they all farted* at once how far would that propel a sheep in a vacuum?
* a medium curry and two guinness brew
Assuming the sheep was in inter-stella space, and not pointed at anything with gravity sufficent to capture it, to the ends of the unverse.
Hopefully it will get there in time to be slaughtered and served as chops at the restaurant there. It's quite good apparently.
I suppose it depends on whether the sheep was used to make the curry.
"If they all farted* at once"
It wouldn't BE a vacuum then!
Here's one worthy of Randall Munroe - what would the radiation pressure of the body heat of all those readers be? Express your answer in Norris.
"to the ends of the unverse"
Truly a big bang !
"Assuming the sheep was in inter-stella space..."
So that's a pint of lager, then a sheep, followed by another pint of lager? Sounds like a glamorous night out.
I won't ask what you do with the sheep.
I, for one, would be very surprised indeed.
It's used to be a select little club of commentards here, now the rest of the world has jumped on the bandwagon. It's gone from quality to quantity.
Anyhow, time to leave before I get my head kicked in by a raging mob...
>It's gone from quality to quantity.
Just like the articles then. I think you might have stumbled upon El Reg's new motto.
Anyhow, time to leave before I get my head kicked in by a raging Lester...
Aw, man, you guys sold out! I used to like you when you were cool, but now you're just a corporate shill. A tool of the Man, etc. etc.
The only way to get us into that many pools is to blend us all first into mush. Assuming we aren't blended and modelling us as a cylinder 50cm diameter and 1.776m high, I work that out as 1020.83 swimming pools.
(A cuboid would be a better model still but I've got work to do)
>I work that out as 1020.83 swimming pools.
That looks like false precision to me, unless you have data on the volume of all Reg readers! Have you installed sensors in our bath tubs? Eureka! : D
"A guide in the museum tells visitors that this dinosaur fossil is 200 million and 4 years old... when asked, he says "Well, when I started working here they told me it was 200 million years old, and I've been working here for four years..."
I think I mentioned this in a reply to the original commentard post. However, they do mention the average volume of a reader, so that has, essentially been taken into effect. Except volume != actual volume in this case, given the general "blobby-ness" of the human shape.
>Except volume != actual volume
Quite right, I mentioned 'Eureka' (finding volume through displacement, a la Archimedes), but that still wouldn't account for cavities such as the lungs, sinuses and the interiors of some commentards' skulls.
"You might notice that we’re ignoring the pockets of space between the moles. In a moment, you’ll see why."
If all Reg readers are together in 205 Olympic-sized swimming pools, I can only ask: "Where can I get 205 sharks with laser beams?"
70kg = 11 stone something-or-other, right? Way to make me feel depressed! Though at 6 feet tall, I'm hoping there's some wiggleroom there..
Don't worry, I'm under by enough for the rest of you to average 70.0000012kg
Happy to help.
... were laid end to end across the dessert, the smell would be appalling!
I bet it would taste disgusting as well.
...not to the common Icelandic nose, I guess.
Yeah, I'd much prefer chocolate sauce or ice cream or something over my dessert.
Popn 2500 - only reason I know of it is because it's on the Kungsleden long distance path.
"204.92 Olympic-sized swimming pools."
or 5 of Kim Dotcoms fridges
My mind is at rest.......thanks!!
doesn't that depend heavily on the liquid input?
I beg to differ. While the average European weighs about 70kg this holds not true for the average Northern American. Add another 10kg for the 3m readers and you'd still be kind to the pizza-engorged sysadmins.
It does seem a bit on the low side, I think ICAO allow airlines to use an average of 80kg per passenger to avoid weighing everyone at check-in.