From: Secret Underground Lair
I just did the math and found that jwilkerson is correct. I got 1385.64 NM. I haven't used trig in 40 years. Since then sin and cosin were things you did while getting a loan.
So, Anthropoid now what? Are you happy? I will sleep well tonight knowing that I have a number that means nothing, since the hexes can't all represent the same distance. Something to do with the map distortion that comes from projection of curvatures onto flat surfaces.
Thank you brother Morgan. Praise to the Cosigner. 1385.64 SQUARE Naughtical Miles. I'm thankful that there are those among us capable of rendering accurate, precise, valid, reliable, tasty, crunchy and insightful results from such challenging operations.
In answer to your query concerning my present psychodynamic state: I _AM_ happy though I suspect that might have more to do with the meds I'm taking than with the number 1385.64 Naughtical Miles. Well, maybe the Naughticoms in _interaction_ with the meds, and the realization that once 3PM hits I can get out of this godforsaken office next to the noisy asbestos abatement project which the facilities planners in their infinite wisdom decided to schedule during the middle of a semester just as I initiated a cutting-edge, state-of-the-art, multi-hundred dollar experimental psychophysiological study of gamers in my lab . . .
But I digress . . .
With respect to your assertion that the hexes would be different sizes, obviously that is hogwash; It was proven long ago that maps are flat.
I look forward to your responding to my Navy SEAL thread. I await a suitable mod that represents SEAL Team 1 complete with HALOs, HAHOs, UDTs, BUDs, LITEs, PINGs, SBIs, HOHOs, CHOCOs, and all the other high-tech gear and paraphanelia that have led the coalition forces to victory in the war on raggedy tribesmen.
ADDIT: @ Brigs: I _think_ you might have made a slight miscalculation. I did not get my skinfold's calipers out to check for certain, but I think that the angle that you've depicted represented at MOB' (by which I am guessing you are showing "maximal organizational banzai?") should in fact be more obtuse.
< Message edited by Anthropoid -- 11/19/2009 4:36:51 PM >