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...and I want to try.



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Aug. 22nd, 2011 09:15 pm (UTC)
In the comments on the LJ feed, people point out that's how we establish parallax to nearby stars.
Aug. 22nd, 2011 09:17 pm (UTC)
Sure, that's why I think this would work! Using a couple of web-cams and a smart-phone is a clever innovation.

(Though it would require more than a couple hundred feet for decent parallax.)

Edited at 2011-08-22 09:18 pm (UTC)
Aug. 22nd, 2011 09:37 pm (UTC)
I loved the detail on this cartoon, and the way he laid out the method....

and then I moused over it and saw the hidden punch line, or whatever it's called, and I LOLLED!
Aug. 25th, 2011 05:39 pm (UTC)
Me too! I always use xkcd during my tech-writing classes to show the fun one can have with the "title" attribute.
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Aug. 25th, 2011 05:47 pm (UTC)
Whoah! Amazing!
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