Saturday, July 02, 2005

Okay, just kidding on the math of previous post

Checking to see if you were alert, which apparently no one was. (But hey, this is about ULYSSES, not math).

I said the 15 billion AA batteries manufactured each year (an estimation) would stack into a cube several thousand kilometers to a side.

You don't really have to do the math to realize that's ridiculous, otherwise the planet would soon be covered in AA batteries.

An honest hand-wavy calculation gives a cube about 50 meters (yards) to a side.

That's enough room to pack about 50 million copies of ULYSSES, certainly far more than has been printed, much less read.


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