Posts Tagged: space

  • Journal

    Phi, Lambda and (Slightly Embarassing) Temporality

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    Longitude and latitude have been formally used as a geographic coordinate system offset from the Greenwich Meridian since the International Meridian Conference of 1884 in Washington D.C. As a spatial coordinate system, longitude (abbreviated as φ, or phi) and latitude ( λ, or lambda) work very well in defining a point on the surface of the Earth…. Read more »

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    Got a Spare Apollo 11 Moon Lander at Home?

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    Is it lying in your shed or garage, unloved, a bit rusty and in need of some care and attention? You’d love to get it going again but lost the original maintenance manual? Maybe this Haynes manual, spotted this morning in Foyles on London’s Charing Cross Road, is what you need. It even covers the… Read more »

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    Deliciousness: data, licensing, WordPress autosaves, cheese in space and lots of Nutella

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    More intriguing, interesting and just plain bonkers stuff from the information hose pipe we call the internet: Starting off with a serious note, Ed Parsons, my opposite number at Google, wrote a great blog post on the knots that data licensing can tie you up in and why you end up paying more for a… Read more »