Check your compass - NYTimes

Bushwalking topics that are not location specific.
Forum rules
The place for bushwalking topics that are not location specific.

Check your compass - NYTimes

Postby vagrom » Wed 06 Feb, 2019 3:09 pm

Andiamo, on y va - let's go .
User avatar
vagrom
Phyllocladus aspleniifolius
Phyllocladus aspleniifolius
 
Posts: 771
Joined: Thu 25 Mar, 2010 10:27 pm
ASSOCIATED ORGANISATIONS: Friends of Cleland CP, yha.
Region: South Australia

Re: Check your compass - NYTimes

Postby Mark F » Wed 06 Feb, 2019 4:00 pm

It's not your compass that you need to check but rather update the angle between magnetic north and grid/true north on your maps and make adjustments to any magnetic bearings you use for navigation. Your compass will always point towards magnetic north.
"Perfection is attained not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing more to remove".
User avatar
Mark F
Lagarostrobos franklinii
Lagarostrobos franklinii
 
Posts: 2020
Joined: Mon 19 Sep, 2011 8:14 pm
Region: Australian Capital Territory
Gender: Male

Re: Check your compass - NYTimes

Postby vagrom » Wed 06 Feb, 2019 5:24 pm

Thanks Mark. It was their title. Fascinating nonetheless. Only a thousand years for a complete flip. There goes the warranty ...
Andiamo, on y va - let's go .
User avatar
vagrom
Phyllocladus aspleniifolius
Phyllocladus aspleniifolius
 
Posts: 771
Joined: Thu 25 Mar, 2010 10:27 pm
ASSOCIATED ORGANISATIONS: Friends of Cleland CP, yha.
Region: South Australia

Re: Check your compass - NYTimes

Postby vagrom » Thu 07 Mar, 2019 4:45 pm

NYTimes has dumped the story - which is always a worry.
Below is the exact same version in Phys.org
Viewed on desktop it's followed by 8 useful Comments. Seen here on my mobile phone, these Comments are not available.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source= ... 5G&ampcf=1

The ABC version ( with a poke at Trump ) :
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source= ... -1&ampcf=1
Andiamo, on y va - let's go .
User avatar
vagrom
Phyllocladus aspleniifolius
Phyllocladus aspleniifolius
 
Posts: 771
Joined: Thu 25 Mar, 2010 10:27 pm
ASSOCIATED ORGANISATIONS: Friends of Cleland CP, yha.
Region: South Australia


Return to Bushwalking Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot] and 7 guests