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 Post subject: christmas contest II
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:26 pm 
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guess the weight of this stone and it's yours!
(been raining a bit at my place!)


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 Post subject: Re: christmas contest II
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:28 pm 
stairman wrote:
guess the weight of this stone and it's yours!
(been raining a bit at my place!)


Will you throw in the shipping?


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 Post subject: Re: christmas contest II
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:33 pm 
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hell yes I'll even throw in a little plastic case!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:46 pm 
stairman wrote:
hell yes I'll even throw in a little plastic case!


Oh, OK then. As Mark Twain might have had it, that's mighty multi-coloured of you.

167.5618 tons. The big one in the middle.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:21 pm 
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This is one rock that won't be gift wrapped and placed under the tree :lol:


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how about nine quattuordecillion carats?

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skycritter wrote:
This is one rock that won't be gift wrapped and placed under the tree :lol:


I think we could fit under this christmas tree!

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/12/worlds-most-wasteful-christmas-tree.php

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4.44 tonnes. :lol:

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Ok, let's see I'm going to guess that the truck is about 2.5 tons, and at a distance of about 30 yards. Apply the inverse of the relative density of the objects to the distance. Multiply by 1.45 to account for the aperture settings of the camera. Now subtract the 10 pounds the camera added. Add in the load of b.s. and that of course the answer is exactly 24.39814 tons give or take...

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 9:37 pm 
JREFaceting wrote:
Ok, let's see I'm going to guess that the truck is about 2.5 tons, and at a distance of about 30 yards. Apply the inverse of the relative density of the objects to the distance. Multiply by 1.45 to account for the aperture settings of the camera. Now subtract the 10 pounds the camera added. Add in the load of b.s. and that of course the answer is exactly 24.39814 tons give or take...


Not bad!! But you have not factored in the angle of dangle :lol:

Look at the road. Look at the block. I guess it would nearly cover the floor of a 40 tonner. But it would be wayyyy maxed out on weight. Divide the block by four to bring it within the weight limit that and suggests a block weight c. 160 tons - and then factor in the angle of dangle....

Hey Jonathan, this is a *sad* way to to be spending Xmas Eve. I must go back to stuffing the bird.

All the best to you and yours,

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 25, 2010 1:08 am 
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Merry christmas to all....you all win!


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YAY :smt026
Now crack out that jack hammer and set to work, I see a rock garden in the making. :D

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