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Does Size Really Matter?

Wed Mar 12, 2003 1:12 am

It is a question which has scientists perplexed, but hopefully we on these forums can help answer the old (or is it new) age problem of whether size really matters?

It may smaller than others out there but still does the same thing as it's larger counterparts, right?

Some "scientists" want to take into account size, and I think this opens up a Jupiter-sized can of worms. Some think that 8 is the optimal number; some think that 12 is (surely 12 is just too much?)

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/03/09/1047144868646.html

 
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RE: Does Size Really Matter?

Wed Mar 12, 2003 1:30 am

Now, when you mention size, are you talking length or girth? Because girth is what's really important!
 
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RE: Does Size Really Matter?

Wed Mar 12, 2003 1:36 am

An A380 beats a 737 any day... Yeah sure
 
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RE: Does Size Really Matter?

Wed Mar 12, 2003 1:37 am

We are talking about planets here...what do you mean, length???
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RE: Does Size Really Matter?

Wed Mar 12, 2003 1:39 am

Planets can be wide as well as long. Or, is that some other celestial object...
 
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RE: Does Size Really Matter?

Wed Mar 12, 2003 1:44 am

It's what you do with it that counts.

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RE: Does Size Really Matter?

Wed Mar 12, 2003 1:49 am

That's what all the small ones say Big grin
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RE: Does Size Really Matter?

Wed Mar 12, 2003 1:54 am

Some think that 8 is the optimal number; some think that 12 is (surely 12 is just too much?)

EIGHT?! Eight whole milimetres?!

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RE: Does Size Really Matter?

Wed Mar 12, 2003 3:47 am

12 abreast?...........that is too "cramped" isn't it?  Smile

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RE: Does Size Really Matter?

Wed Mar 12, 2003 8:25 am

some planes........Have a large width to them. They carry more passengers and tare up the sky more.  Wink/being sarcastic
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RE: Does Size Really Matter?

Wed Mar 12, 2003 10:35 am

If you guys are really worried about size then here's a suggestion to avoid embarassment -- just fold that thing in half and no one gets hurt ! Girth, can't help you there.
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RE: Does Size Really Matter?

Wed Mar 12, 2003 10:41 am

Yeah, well Uranus is just dark, deep and layered with a toxic atmosphere ... though I trust yo mama's judgement.  Innocent  Big thumbs up
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RE: Does Size Really Matter?

Wed Mar 12, 2003 12:06 pm

It all depends on the size of the well you dip your bucket into....

But seriously I think shape matters just as much as size. Potato shapes are just too strange. Everyone knows that the optimum shape is "pear shaped"!

Unless you consider a huge one with a lot of gas. But then those typically have rings around them.

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RE: Does Size Really Matter?

Wed Mar 12, 2003 3:32 pm

Ok, yeah I am alittle tipsy right now...but what in the hell is going on. Why in the hell does this post so come off as being a matter of package size...rather then planet size? What the hell is going on...have we all gone mad??? Read the link.
 
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RE: Does Size Really Matter?

Wed Mar 12, 2003 7:22 pm

Now can everyone get back on topic, didn't anyone read the article or just assume something else.
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