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Andrew Donaldson
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This event gives us a static hangouts URL to use in the IRC channel for quick chats.

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So youtube now shares to G+ by default - sorry about the stringed noise!

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The True Size of Africa

Africa is huge. When correctly sized and scaled from the globe, the continent of Africa is bigger than any other country. At 11.6 million square miles, it is also bigger than the USA, China, India, Japan, and all of Europe combined. Unfortunately, most flat maps that people are familiar with don't have accurately scaled areas. Here's an article outlining some of the problems with mapping spherical images onto two-dimensional projections.

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/07/01/the-true-size-of-africa-have-our-maps-been-misleading-for-over-500-years/
http://www.petersmap.com/table.html
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Only 10 tickets left for Code Cumbria #15 - grab one and participate in an evening of social geekery on September 25th! bit.ly/1bdktc1

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