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Allattar
Greenhorn

Joined: 03 Aug 2006
Posts: 8

ooooh hang on

 Spoiler (Rollover to View): The 25800 year cycle is the precession cycle of the earth. There is a 22000 year elliptical cycle in changes in the ellipse the Earth follows. See Milankovitch cycles. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milankovitch_cycle However there is also a 41000 year Rotational Angle cycle..... Ow head hurts. Do I pick the one I think it should be from above or is it even more complex than that?

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 8:32 am
Allattar
Greenhorn

Joined: 03 Aug 2006
Posts: 8

grrr its not

 Spoiler (Rollover to View): 22

So that rules out that one.

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 8:34 am
doublecross
Unfettered

Joined: 25 Jul 2005
Posts: 588
Location: London, UK

Nor

 Spoiler (Rollover to View): 41

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Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 8:50 am
Dragonscales
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Allattar wrote:
Can we get a hint as to how you solved it?

And the answer is just in numbers of millenia? or should it be specified as years?

 Spoiler (Rollover to View): ie: did you put the answer as 26 for 26 millenia (note 26 doesnt work as the answer as noted above) or did you put 25800 for the number of years it takes for the Earth to return to the same point in the Great year.

How I solved it... let me see...

 Spoiler (Rollover to View): Guesswork - I saw that someone had tried *edited*, and guessed it from there. Sorry I can't be of any more use.

Ben

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 8:54 am
fretty
Decorated

Joined: 19 Nov 2004
Posts: 281
Location: South Yorkshire, England

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 8:57 am
Allattar
Greenhorn

Joined: 03 Aug 2006
Posts: 8

If anyone is interested

 Spoiler (Rollover to View): If its 26000 years for the precession 22000 years for the ecliptic cycle and 41000 years for the tilt. You would need to wait 2132000 years to return to the same conditions. phew.

Oh and Ben tell us if you used millenia, or years as the answer. Before we go crazy.

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 9:04 am
doublecross
Unfettered

Joined: 25 Jul 2005
Posts: 588
Location: London, UK

The card asks for millennia, so surely that's what the unit is.

Am I the 'someone'?
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Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 9:28 am
fretty
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Joined: 19 Nov 2004
Posts: 281
Location: South Yorkshire, England

Hooray, solved it:

 Spoiler (Rollover to View): There is one number that managed to slip through the woodwork in the twenties.

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:23 am
rainbowtrout
Boot

Joined: 18 Jul 2006
Posts: 29
Location: Boyle, Roscommon

woohoo!!! my first top ten.

 Spoiler (Rollover to View): and NOW i see the clue above

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:42 am
aliendial
Unfictologist

Joined: 28 Sep 2002
Posts: 3372
Location: Far Far Away. Nowhere Near You. Really.

woo! finally! black leitmark! thanks for the hints, guys. top 12 only. I'll take it.
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Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 12:05 pm
Dragonscales
Guest

fretty wrote:
Hooray, solved it:

 Spoiler (Rollover to View): There is one number that managed to slip through the woodwork in the twenties.

Precisely. I'll post the solve but only cos I'm nice...

A couple of you were so close... but the answer is

 Spoiler (Rollover to View): 23

Ben

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 2:49 pm
Allattar
Greenhorn

Joined: 03 Aug 2006
Posts: 8

I still want to know where they get that number from...

ahhhhh its going to haunt me now.

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 2:47 am
Asib
Boot

Joined: 26 Dec 2005
Posts: 28

ill put you out of your misery

 Spoiler (Rollover to View): the wiki is wrong the equinox proccession is 23000 yrs not 22

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 5:38 am
Dragonscales
Guest

Ditto to Allattar, I'd also like to know where we get that number from. Can anyone provide a reliable solution?

Ben

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 6:44 am
aliendial
Unfictologist

Joined: 28 Sep 2002
Posts: 3372
Location: Far Far Away. Nowhere Near You. Really.

Dragonscales, look at Asib's post just above yours.
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Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 6:46 am
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