# garden fence at right-angle to house

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• posted on July 8, 2008, 8:49 pm

Martin wrote:

Uh, they did. But right angles pre-dated the pyramids by at least several decades.
The circle is even older.

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• posted on July 8, 2008, 11:22 pm
HeyBub wrote: ...

Wow!!! By "several decades"????!!!! That long. Who'da thunk it? :)
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• posted on July 8, 2008, 11:35 pm

Right angles (and every other angle) have been around forever, it's just that nobody named them. Same as gravity, space, oxygen, grass, ocean, sky, etc. etc.

See above. There has been at least two circles from the day man was 'born', and he saw them every day, the sun and the moon
Cheers
John

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• posted on July 9, 2008, 12:36 am
On Wed, 9 Jul 2008 00:35:33 +0100, in misc.consumers.frugal-living "John"

Not to mention the circle that "man" was born out of.

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• posted on July 8, 2008, 8:55 pm
Martin wrote:

They do. And IIRC the Egyptians knew 3,4,5 but not the general rule about the square of the hypotenuse etc. - which is what Pythagoras discovered. Oh hang on...In another source...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pythagorean_theorem
Andy

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• posted on July 8, 2008, 9:01 pm
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This is bad. You'll end up with something 3 times as big as a pyramind.

Good points.

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• posted on July 12, 2008, 5:23 pm

You have gone very quiet John. What do you think so far then ?!

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• posted on July 16, 2008, 8:42 am
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after my nervous breakdown trying to keep up with these posts, i'm going into therapy, selling the house, and moving to alaska

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• posted on July 16, 2008, 9:22 am
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Watch the film "Into The Wild" first :-)

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• posted on July 16, 2008, 1:13 pm
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• posted on July 16, 2008, 4:00 pm

A god-awful insult of a movie anyway, of an arrogant, misanthropic teenager trying to find his way out of upper middle class suburban boredom.
The guy was stupid, blowing around in the wind in a totally brainless emotional psuedo-quest, making idiotic decisions at every juncture. The screenplay was abominably constructed, too, with no character development and scene after scene of random useless filler.
I cared so little for the character in the movie that it's hard to even feel any compassion for the joker who pulled the pathetic stunt in real life.

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• posted on July 16, 2008, 4:50 pm
Smitty Two wrote:
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I felt sorry for his parents, who loved him even if he was a jerk. And then, of course, there's 'Grizzly Man'.
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