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Ah, now there's a brief breath of fresh air. Metro.co.uk (a large British newspaper run by the same group as perhaps the slightly more internationally-known Daily Mail) have now covered the OP (or at least the Everest photo aspect of it) without attempting to skew what I'm saying, but rather acknowledging the point. On the off-chance that Rob Waugh, the author of the article, sees this: thank you!

And then there's this tabloid who doesn't seem to have understood anything of what I said.
Some mighty fine backlinks you just got us there.

I'm surprised they went to print with it. normally if we are right about something, it gets ignored.
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normally if we are right about something, it gets ignored.
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Ah, now there's a brief breath of fresh air. Metro.co.uk (a large British newspaper run by the same group as perhaps the slightly more internationally-known Daily Mail) have now covered the OP (or at least the Everest photo aspect of it) without attempting to skew what I'm saying, but rather acknowledging the point. On the off-chance that Rob Waugh, the author of the article, sees this: thank you!

And then there's this tabloid who doesn't seem to have understood anything of what I said.


Nice to see an article that looks at both sides. However if it's intelligent and critical thinking your going for I would be careful about linking to these 2 newspapers. The Daily Mail is basically just a tabloid trying to give off an image of a more credible newspaper. It's far closer the The Sun and The Mirror in terms of content and decent journalism. The Metro is a bit better but again I wouldn't put too much stock in it. It's a free newspaper given out on the morning commute. Nothing wrong with that, it's just I know from previous reading the level of journalism that this paper contains.

I found this interesting, so I created a 360° panorama - now you can see precisely how the photo fits in context.

https://kuula.co/post/792h3

The red line is your eye level - a plane, viewed from in the plane. It will always appear as a straight line.

The purple line is your sea-level horizon, at 2.9° below eye level (as calculated with Walter Bislin's earth curvature calculator, http://walter.bislins.ch/bloge/index.asp?page=Advanced+Earth+Curvature+Calculator).

Note that the purple line is the edge of a planar circle. You can see the curvature of the edge because you are not in the plane - you are looking down at it from above.