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#21 Aug 25, 2018 3:17 pm

Real Distwalker
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Re: The man is unhinged!!!

The map was made in 1569.  It simply coverts the spherical earth to a cylinder, peels it an lays it out.  In that way, it maintains azimuths even if it distorts.   Others that don't distort as much are harder to navigate with.   For example...

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This map projection distorts less but those big slices make curve the lines of longitude and make calculating azimuths very difficult.  The Mercator Projection doesn't do that at the cost of distorting size of continents.

You have to be paranoid to think there is a conspiracy here.  There isn't.

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#22 Aug 25, 2018 3:45 pm

houston
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Re: The man is unhinged!!!

My vision is of two ladies bending over with some interesting tattoo work.
No wonder I failed geography.

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#23 Aug 26, 2018 9:23 am

GMW
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Re: The man is unhinged!!!

Real Distwalker wrote:

Tru dat GMW!


And truth be told, at the end of the very few would have contributed more in making talkshow what it is. And I mean that. The same couldn't be said of me and my blow hard brother Slice. smile

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