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Dec
18
comment What would happen if the Earth was in a polar orbit around the sun?
@RobJeffries - Would you consider commenting? I see others also saying there won't be significant changes and I wonder what it is that I'm seeing wrong...
Dec
15
comment What would happen if the Earth was in a polar orbit around the sun?
I suppose closer to the equator at a latitude lesser than Earth's "tilt" Northeners would indeed experience some night (more like dusk) but my main thought seems to hold as far as I can tell.
Dec
15
comment What would happen if the Earth was in a polar orbit around the sun?
Hm. Suppose we live in the Northern hemisphere, and the Earth is revolving the sun on a polar orbit and we're now starting our descent "under" the sun (like the satellite in the image going "under" the Earth). If the Earth continues to orbit the sun at the current rate (1 year) then wouldn't we be exposed to the sun for several months? Is your argument more about the technical definition of a day?
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answered What would happen if the Earth was in a polar orbit around the sun?
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Jul
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comment Why don't fire hoops blow out while spinning, but blow out when blown out?
Huh. It's kind of hard to believe when something our body does is stronger than something done by what seems like a (simple) machine / lever type of thing. I think you're right though, that that's what it is.
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asked Why don't fire hoops blow out while spinning, but blow out when blown out?
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comment Is it possible to estimate the number of people in a room from a limited number of simultaneously recorded audio samples?
It occurred to me just now that electrical engineering might be a candidate site for this question as well. So if anyone would argue in favor of EE as being more appropriate for this question than this site, then please upvote this comment and I will move the question accordingly.
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asked Is it possible to estimate the number of people in a room from a limited number of simultaneously recorded audio samples?
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accepted Do wide-angle videos make the first-person view seem slower than perceived in real life?
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comment Do wide-angle videos make the first-person view seem slower than perceived in real life?
Ah. That makes sense! I did start thinking that way, about how it seemed a large image was being "crunched", but when I tried to reason it out, it seemed contradictory because our eyes have wide-angle views as well; my mistake, of course, was not realizing that a screen is only a portion of our field of vision (as you say, roughly 40-60 degrees). Do you know how one might "calibrate" a video so the edge velocities are accurate? And would such a calibration be an objectively computable number, or do you think it's entirely subjective (a purely psychological perception of speed)?
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asked Do wide-angle videos make the first-person view seem slower than perceived in real life?