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Funko
05-01-2012, 15:45:47
If you have a pizza with radius z and thickness a, it's volume is pizza (or pi*z*z*a)

via QI pedia.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
05-01-2012, 15:52:15
What about rectangular pizza?

Funko
05-01-2012, 15:59:12
if it is width pi and length zz...

zmama
05-01-2012, 16:21:43
work it out with a pencil!

MDA
05-01-2012, 18:25:50
then convert to dinobus volumes, show all your work

Noisy
05-01-2012, 19:24:42
Well I can supply the bus converter ...

Funko
06-01-2012, 08:38:46
:beer:

zmama
06-01-2012, 09:43:09
What about jetboat units?!

Dyl Ulenspiegel
06-01-2012, 09:50:09
Unfit for Pizza!

MOBIUS
06-01-2012, 10:08:30
There are 10 kinds of people: those who understand binary, and those who don't.

mr_G
06-01-2012, 10:09:45
omg, took me at least 10 seconds Mobius but that joke is really lame.
be proud!!

MOBIUS
06-01-2012, 10:10:45
:bounce:

mr_G
06-01-2012, 10:24:17
http://www.rocori.k12.mn.us/~czechj/FOV1-00021605/S008FB922.2/Limits.gif

zmama
06-01-2012, 10:31:36
She understood!

mr_G
06-01-2012, 10:33:30
she is brilliant

Funko
06-01-2012, 11:12:52
ly brilliant

Can't believe you never heard the binary joke before.

I am very sorry. I've let you down, I've let myself down.

mr_B
09-01-2012, 08:50:47
:lol:

Noisy
10-01-2012, 16:33:06
>zmama

Fool! You can't measure pizza in jetboat-days - it's a liquid volume measurement!

Funko
10-01-2012, 17:28:11
Wombat should enhance his london bus calculator to add that.

Funko
10-01-2012, 17:28:39
800 litres/second * seconds in a day.

Funko
10-01-2012, 17:29:41
1 JBD = 69,120,000 Litres.

Cheshire Cat
10-01-2012, 18:12:31
to get an idea

40m x 40m x 40m = 64,000 m^3 = 64,000,000 Litres

1 JBD = 69,120 m^3

as a reference, the water needed to fill a single olympic rowing lane at Dorney Lake (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorney_Lake), considering that start-to-finish it's 2km, is

2,000 (L) x 13.5 (W) x 3.5 (D) = 94,500 m^3 = 1.367 JBD

if you only have 1 JBD, you'd have to content with 2.56m depth, which is approx 101"

zmama
10-01-2012, 18:22:25
a big pizza!

Funko
11-01-2012, 08:20:56
to get an idea

40m x 40m x 40m = 64,000 m^3 = 64,000,000 Litres

1 JBD = 69,120 m^3

as a reference, the water needed to fill a single olympic rowing lane at Dorney Lake (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorney_Lake), considering that start-to-finish it's 2km, is

2,000 (L) x 13.5 (W) x 3.5 (D) = 94,500 m^3 = 1.367 JBD

if you only have 1 JBD, you'd have to content with 2.56m depth, which is approx 101"

:beer:

An English pint of beer is 8.875 10-9 JBD

Fistandantilus
11-01-2012, 08:55:37
Some day in the not so distant future a girl named Sophie will discover these threads and start an entry on her secret diary "Yes, I have finally proof. My dad is a nerd".

Funko
11-01-2012, 09:05:29
It's not exactly a secret.

mr_B
11-01-2012, 09:26:58
and not only her dad

Funko
11-01-2012, 09:43:36
A great helpertje.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
11-01-2012, 09:49:54
She will not write that into her diary, but on facebook and twitter.

mr_B
11-01-2012, 10:40:27
a great helpertje inderdeed

Noisy
11-01-2012, 12:56:42
For reference, Lake Wakatipu (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Wakatipu) - for which the measurement was devised - is 968,315.97 JBD.

Funko
11-01-2012, 13:13:10
:beer:

Superb. Thank you. Now where is Wombat?

Funko
11-01-2012, 13:18:03
Volume of the pacific~ 6.22 10^20 litres

Would take 8.99884259 10^12 days to empty using a single jet boat.

Which is about twice the age of the universe.

Noisy
11-01-2012, 13:49:36
But that's only if you used a single jetboat ...

Funko
11-01-2012, 14:10:05
I've updated the post to be more precise. Thanks. :beer:

Lurker
11-01-2012, 16:14:21
800 litres/second * seconds in a day.


Source please for the 800 litres/second.

Funko
11-01-2012, 16:34:02
The guy on the jetboat ride we were on who told us, but it's also widely available on google.

2 * engines that produce 400 litres per second each.

mr_B
11-01-2012, 16:34:29
okok no source but pic of a fine little cool plane instead.
I will do everything to keep Lurkertje happy

http://lunatractor.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/sr71.jpg?w=640

Noisy
11-01-2012, 16:35:07
Who cares (http://www.hamiltonjet.co.nz/jetboat_game)?

Funko
11-01-2012, 16:35:27
eg. http://www.hukafallsjet.com/page/16-our-boats+jet-boat-technology

Supercharged V6 Buick engines put out a combined 520hp, with twin Hamilton Jet units thrusting 800 litres of water per second. With a third more power, the new boats get their (up to) 14 passengers on the plane in around two seconds.

mr_B
11-01-2012, 16:37:31
I can't drink 800 litres of beer in a second - FACT!!

Funko
11-01-2012, 16:38:35
Who cares (http://www.hamiltonjet.co.nz/jetboat_game)?

Urgh you go back to stage 1 if you fail. :bash:

Lurker
11-01-2012, 17:26:36
See, this is where things fall apart. Wombat very carefully specified that his converter is a "London" bus length converter. This jetboat thing is open to all sorts of interpretation.

Very disappointing from an ubernerd.

Funko
11-01-2012, 17:29:43
There are lots of London buses of varying sizes. He chose one. We chose the best known jet boat.

zmama
11-01-2012, 17:54:40
So there Lurker schmurker!

Lurker
11-01-2012, 18:09:26
That might be the best known jetboat to about 6 people in New Zealand.

Noisy
11-01-2012, 18:39:11
But those six people are the ones that matter.

Lurker
11-01-2012, 19:11:41
That's what I was afraid of. :(

Funko
12-01-2012, 08:39:28
But those six people are the ones that matter.

:provost:

MOBIUS
12-01-2012, 16:20:39
We came up with the Laphroaig Whiskey Bottle unit of measurement on New Year's Eve. Each one is worth 1 sq ft and if the entire population of the world bought one each, it could own the whole island of Islay with a little bit of change left over.:beer:

Noisy
12-01-2012, 16:32:25
We came up with the Laphroaig Whiskey Bottle unit of measurement on New Year's Eve. Each one is worth 1 sq ft and if the entire population of the world bought one each, it could own the whole island of Islay with a little bit of change left over.:beer:

That's stupid.

Funko
12-01-2012, 17:21:16
It doesn't make sense and isn't useful.

MDA
12-01-2012, 17:31:13
mmm, Islay's

my parents still rave about that place, and it went out of business before I was born

mr_B
12-01-2012, 18:07:14
was was

MDA
12-01-2012, 18:10:58
irrelevant minutiae is me

zmama
12-01-2012, 18:55:44
They have an ointment for that itch, yes?