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EvilToothpaste

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« Reply #60 on: April 02, 2007, 09:43:19 AM »
You aren't making sense. Level means level with respect to the earth. If I take a plumb-bob and make a line perpendicular to the earth, it will be at a slight angle to an identical plumb-bob a few miles away on a spherical earth. However, on a FE, the 2 plumb-bobs will be exactly parallel.
A hill implies a rise above level. There is no 'hill' on a completely level road but the curvature of th earth would have the same appearance as if there were a hill.
Sorry if I don't make sense, but we are saying the exact same thing.  On a RE model there would only appear to be a hill, whereas on a FE there would actually be a hill (in this case of the road shown in the video), but the differences are entirely negligible to a great amount of precision. 

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Chris Spaghetti

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« Reply #61 on: April 03, 2007, 04:40:22 AM »
Out of curiosity: you used to be a civil engineer?  Where did your degree go? 

I moved into Quantity Surveying, I wanted to move away from Civils and more into construction  :)

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« Reply #62 on: April 03, 2007, 05:32:57 AM »
Out of curiosity: you used to be a civil engineer?  Where did your degree go? 

I moved into Quantity Surveying, I wanted to move away from Civils and more into construction  :)

Which pays more?

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Chris Spaghetti

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« Reply #63 on: April 03, 2007, 05:48:49 AM »
At the moment QSing, but I wanted new challenges more than a healthier payslip

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« Reply #64 on: April 03, 2007, 08:55:41 AM »
At the moment QSing, but I wanted new challenges more than a healthier payslip

Pfft, that's not the point of working.

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« Reply #65 on: April 03, 2007, 11:13:35 AM »
Or the road is not level.

DAMN THAT ROAD!!!
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