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01-06-2005, 02:21 AM
This is a cool shot of the earth at night. It is a composite panoramic image of cloudless nights. Scroll over by Japan and check out the Korean Peninsula. The south is lit up, and the north is black.
01-06-2005, 02:29 AM
Scroll over by Japan and check out the Korean Peninsula. The south is lit up, and the north is black.
The Dear Leader assures us that the people of NK bask in the light of his benign leadership. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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What a great picture.
01-06-2005, 06:45 AM
Very cool. Interesting, The east and west coast of Florida and the I4 corridor between are as bright as the major cities of the country.
01-06-2005, 07:00 AM
What a fantastic statistical graphic. That picture tells more about which parts of the world are developed and which are not than mere words could ever manage.
It compares in a graphical sense to Minard's famous flow map depicting Napolean's disastrous 1812 invasion of Russia.
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"This map drawn by Charles Joseph Minard portrays the losses suffered by Napoleonís army in the Russian campaign of 1812. Beginning at the left on the Polish-Russian border near the Niemen, the thick band shows the size of the army (422,000 men) as it invaded Russia. The width of the band indicates the size of the army at each position. In September, the army reached Moscow with 100,000 men. The path of Napoleonís retreat from Moscow in the bitterly cold winter is depicted by the dark lower band, which is tied to temperature and time scales. The remains of the Grande Armťe struggled out of Russia with 10,000 men. Minardís graphic tells a rich, coherent story with its multivariate data, far more enlightening than just a single number bouncing along over time. Six variables are plotted: the size of the army, its location on a two-dimensional surface, direction of the armyís movement, and temperature on various dates during the retreat from Moscow. It may well be the best statistical graphic ever drawn."
01-06-2005, 07:18 AM
Whoa, mann! That had to hurt. I am amazed at the Napoleonic wars. They are third behind the world wars in number of casualties. I forget the exact numbers but it was in the millions and they did it to each other with comparatively primitive weapons.
01-06-2005, 07:34 AM
Way cool!! Thanks!!
01-06-2005, 08:45 AM
If you guys keep leaving the lights on in Dallas, I'll never get my taxes paid here. Spiderman, shut em down...
01-06-2005, 10:47 AM
Here's the mini version:
01-06-2005, 11:33 AM
I CAN SEE MY HOUSE !!!!
01-06-2005, 12:16 PM
Why do most Canadians live by the border with us? /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
Don't they know we're a bunch of gun-crazy whackos?
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