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About The Universe 3: Scale of the Universe and our Closest Neighbours

February 6, 2008 4 comments

DISCLAIMER: I am not an expert in astronomy or physics. If you spot factual or numerical errors below, please report them in the comments section. If you have corrections to empirical distances or object data, please cite upto date authoritative references (ie. not Wikipedia), as I believe I have used the most recent accurate data available. Some figures have been deliberately rounded for simplicity and may contain rounding errors.

This document is in its 3rd draft and is not yet complete.

Welcome to chapter 3! In this chapter I’m going to talk about the scale of the Universe – that is, how big and old it is.

I’ve put off writing this chapter for almost a year. Part of the problem is that there is so much diversity around us that it’s impossible to summarise in a few pages. Another problem is how to describe and visualise the huge distances and times we’re going to look at – and that’s where we shall begin. Read more…

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Winamp General Purpose Plug-ins (Track Title Spool to File)

February 2, 2008 Leave a comment

Winamp Track Title Monitor lets you output formatted data about the currently playing track to a text-file and supports multiple instances of Winamp on the same machine. Read more…

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