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Re: late night thoughts: misunderstand what?
> > What is the reference for the 140-tonne thick legs? I've seen
> > this alluded to a few times on list, but never read anything
> > about it elsewhere. Hokannen (1986) concludes that "The limit is
> > suggested to lie between 105 and 106 kg. A possibility for a
> > still higher mass, in case of new adaptations, is not excluded."
> I think there are a couple of zeroes missing from that
> statement. That, or I'm reading it funny.
That _is_ funny. Very funny.
What's missing is not zeroes but exponentiation operators. Let me try
Hokannen (1986) concludes that "The limit is suggested
to lie between 10^5 and 10^6 kg [i.e. 100-1000
tonnes]. A possibility for a still higher mass, in
case of new adaptations, is not excluded."
Thanks for spotting that.
/o ) \/ Mike Taylor <email@example.com> http://www.miketaylor.org.uk
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