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Originally posted June 23 2006 at 16:06 under Web. 0 Comments. Trackbacks Disabled. Last modified: 02 July 2006 at 22:26


A couple of days ago I wanted to know the radius of the earth (I had a fair estimate in my head but just wanted to check it was roughly right). So I texted Google (64664). The reply back wasn’t the radius of the earth, but a message saying Google SMS isn’t available in the UK. It used to be! I think the last time I used it was in a Chinese restaurant a few weeks ago). The UK Google pages do say it’s not available but second hit on a quick search shows I’m not going mad (wikipedia agrees on it being in the UK). Come on Google, bring it back! Having calculator so available is damn useful, if nothing else.

Oh, and the radius of the earth? Well, I had 6400 kilometres in my head, which isn’t too far off, but it’s quite complicated.

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Bullding Services Engineer (EngDesign), PhD in Physics (University of York), football fanatic (Newcastle United), open source enthusiast (mainly Mozilla)

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