* Posts by harmjschoonhoven

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Reg hack uncovers perfect antidote to internet

harmjschoonhoven
Coat

Re: rain in the Atacama Desert

The Atacama desert may be one of the driest places on earth. But when it rains, it comes in torrents.

The ALMA observatory was also affected by a recent snowstorm.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/chile/9083614/Worlds-driest-desert-hit-by-heavy-rains-causing-floods-and-mudslides.html

I will take my raincoat.

Reg hack runs Windows 8 on 82-inch touchscreen

harmjschoonhoven
FAIL

Re: Resolution

According to the info on the Perceptive Pixel website the resolution is 1920x1080.

You 'll be disappointed if you can compare it with a 4k monitor.

Oh, and if you spend 80k$ for the 82", do not forget a few decent hooks in the wall.

It weights 120 kg.

Curiosity parks for a day, looks back in wonder

harmjschoonhoven
Boffin

Re: Question

NSEW is derived from the spin axis, not from the magnetic North.

See: IAU Commission IV, WG IV/9, Mars geodesy/cartography working group

recommendations on mars cartographic constants and coordinate systems.

http://www.isprs.org/proceedings/XXXIV/part4/pdfpapers/521.pdf

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