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Jay wrote:Most don't mean harm.
The only truly offensive people are those harping on about Pearl Harbor, or equating this to Katrina.
People who cope with humour are hardly a problem.
Because most people that make up the population in the world are not Amish.Stufflikehearts wrote:Can someone explain why we should have power plants and stuff like this in the first place?
EagleMan wrote:Well it appears the earthquake's been updated to be a 9.0.
You get a calculator. I don't know what factors they use to calculate the richter scale, but I think 8.9 to 9.0 is a 26% increase.Jay wrote:Lol, I'm rough on logs, but on a logical level, if each decimal point were only 10%, 8 going onto 9 would only be double, not 10x.
Rather, it's more like 10^x, where x is magnitude. I haven't done decimal exponents in a while, so nothing comes to mind how you actually deal with it.
Kamisutra wrote:You're watching the anime with blatant lack of effort
spazmonkey wrote:You get a calculator. I don't know what factors they use to calculate the richter scale, but I think 8.9 to 9.0 is a 26% increase.
It's probably using the modern moment magnitude scale, which is where Mw is the number and Mo is the energy. So 8.9 to 9.0 ideally represents about a 41% increase in energy, but in this case it's probably the other way around, where the energy estimate was revised upward such that 9.0 is a closer approximation than 8.9, with the difference in the estimates not necessarily corresponding to the ideal case.Jay wrote:Yeah, if my history/language addled brain still remembers right, 9.0 is like, 11.1~% times stronger than 8.9, right?
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