Distance measurement

Postby DeMatt on Wed Apr 04, 2001 8:36 am

Just read today's (4 April) comic...
Shouldn't it be "kilo" klicks?
After all, "mega" is the prefix for million!<P>...Or maybe they should be using lightseconds
(300 000 kilometres) or lightminutes (18 million kilometres).<P>------------------
De enemies just ran roughshod over DeMatt...
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Postby Tirdun on Wed Apr 04, 2001 9:42 am

ACH. Yeah, it should. I'll fix the image and text. Rotten big round numbers. Nothing like trying to fit logic and science into this.<P>I didn't use lightseconds, minutes (or AU's parsecs etc) because... well because when I did the "klick" thing, I wanted to complete the comic without having to do the math to figure out a distance that would engulf the ships while not destroying all life on Cygma Tau....
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