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Re: Re: Re: Re: Perl Humor

by zengargoyle (Deacon)
on Sep 21, 2002 at 00:21 UTC ( #199673=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: Re: Perl Humor
in thread Perl Humor

I don't remember the details, but IIRC grads are used in range finding. Something along the lines of:

  • you know the tank (boom boom) is 20 feet long.
  • in my binoculars (with a grad scale on the inside) the tank spans 10 grads.
  • the tank is (20/10)x100 feet away.

I either read this in some Army field manual or maybe my father tried to explain it to me.

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Re^5: Perl Humor
by CountZero (Bishop) on Jan 05, 2005 at 22:36 UTC
    No, no, it are "mils" you are thinking about. 1 mil is the arc of one meter seen at a distance of 1 km. There are about 6400 mils in a full circle.


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