Talk:2308: Mount St. Helens

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I'm just excited that he mentioned my home state 16:20, 19 May 2020 (UTC)

I suspect the wiggles in all the hand-drawn lines are actually more than the changes in height of the various mountains, and almost certainly not correlated to the actual changes in height, since this is all unknown. Barmar (talk) 00:56, 19 May 2020 (UTC)

This comic needs to be translated to non-retard units 07:41, 19 May 2020 (UTC) <-- don't use "retard." That's really gay. Cellocgw (talk) 11:42, 20 May 2020 (UTC)

We can't expect everyone to be scientifically literate enough to understand measuring things with the planck length, superior though it may be. Besides, these are American mountains, so they're measured in American units. 16:20, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
It's pretty common to measure things in years. And while measuring in 20 year gaps isn't normal, I wouldn't call it retarded, especially when they're probably chosen for a good visual spacing. Mikemk (talk) 08:54, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
Maybe he meant feet, which is not a SI unit. I guess the user got the wrong feet out of bed this morning? ;-) --Kynde (talk) 10:04, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
All twentyish attoparsecs, you mean? (Yanks like using measures that give them bigger numbers. Feet instead of metres, inches instead of metres (or feet-and-inches), pounds instead of kilos (or stones-and-kilos), US gallons instead of UK ones, the wrong sort of billion/etc. :P ) 11:22, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
I think the graph should be labeled in seconds. I mean, gigaseconds for time and light microseconds for distance. -- Hkmaly (talk) 02:55, 20 May 2020 (UTC)
Wow you're so cool and epic for using slurs good job

Could be linked to sudden changes to covid-19 charts due to lockdowns 12:12, 19 May 2020 (UTC)

It might have been inspired by the art installation where someone cut off the peak (one inch of rock) of Scafell Pike.

According to the wikipedia article, "The eruption ejected more than one cubic mile (4.2 km^3) of material." That's going to be billions of tonnes, rather than the thousands mentioned in the explanation. 15:23, 19 May 2020 (UTC) I don't think I'm going to be able to contribute here any more if I keep having to provide free training for Google's image recognition of weird American street scenes. What's a "crosswalk" and what does it look like anyway?

A "crosswalk" is a "pedestrian crossing" in other types of English). 16:46, 19 May 2020 (UTC)

I suspect the true slope of the line during that transition period is a heck of a lot closer to negative infinity than as drawn. #itsajokedammit Cellocgw (talk) 11:44, 20 May 2020 (UTC)