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I am an intermediate programmer in PHP and C#. I frequently work with standards like HTML, CSS, Javascript, Flash, and XML.

I enjoy computer games, photography, writing, sci-fi/fantasy, birding, and occasional cooking. (Many of which are topics of SE sites!)


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comment Does juggling balls reduce the total weight of the juggler and balls?
I'm not a physics expert, but the fundamental flaw with this brain teaser (to me) is that a 195-pound person will exert more than 200 pounds of force simply by walking forward. To avoid a net 5 pound increase in apparent weight, the person would have to walk very carefully and slowly indeed, juggling aside.
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comment Why does a thermometer in wind not show a lower temperature than one shielded from it?
@Anixx: Go stand outside in -10°C weather and tell me if you feel colder with a stiff breeze or not.
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revised How to determine day/night based on latitude, longitude and a date/time?
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accepted Can I determine whether it is night at a location by calculating only the sun's elevation?
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comment Can I determine whether it is night at a location by calculating only the sun's elevation?
Aha, this must be why "official" twilight is 90° 50'. Thanks for the background on that!
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comment Can I determine whether it is night at a location by calculating only the sun's elevation?
Thanks! Also, phrasing it, "hunt for the Sun" I found quite funny. :)