Re: The FoRK 500 is underway...

I'm not a real doofus, but I play one at a national laboratory. (
Wed, 24 Sep 1997 22:13:45 -0500

> 365 days/yr x 24 hrs/day x 60 min/hour x 60 secs/min = 31,536,000 secs/yr
> (approximately).

Which is to say that there are slightly more than Pi billion seconds in a
century. Or that every 3.15 seconds or so marks the end of another

> So, wow, Rohit's moving at one-thirtytwomillionth the speed of light.

Of course, at these latitudes, the earth's rotation imparts at least a 700 mph
penalty on Rohit's forward progress. Fortunately, the same applies to Irvine.
Still, there's an oddly hamster-wheelish quality to our travels about this
lumpy oblate spheroid.


"I get around round get around I get around yeah
get around round round round I get around"
Brian "Woodrow" Montalban Wilson, on the occasion of his 66th route.