Tag: Earth

Runaway Trains and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

There’s a great song by Soul Asylum called Runaway Train, but it wasn’t about this! Yes, you read it right. In a surprise bid for freedom, a Docklands Light Rail train escaped its operator at West India Quay station and went for a ride. Naturally, being the DLR and English, it dutifully came to a […]

Weird Large Numbers and Other Miscellany

This excerpted from Josh’s blog-thingy with his permission. I was playing with some numbers the other day wanting to see what kind of data it would take to texture a model of the entire planet in photographs of the Earth’s surface with your average 7-mega-pixel camera. The numbers may be screwy, but here’s what I […]