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July 12th, 2006

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11:18 pm - Utterly useless factoid of the day
Adobe Acrobat 7 claims to be able to print on paper sizes up to 15,000,000 × 15,000,000 inches.

That's... um... ~236 miles on a side, or just over 56,000 square miles.

What, exactly, would one print on a piece of paper 236 miles square? A picture of the ocean to provide camouflage from the air for, say, Ireland? The mind boggles.

Frankly, I feel like someone at Adobe (someone male, perhaps?) is overcompensating just a little tiny bit.

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Date:July 13th, 2006 03:30 am (UTC)
"I have a full-size map of the world. At the bottom it says '1 inch = 1 inch'. I hardly ever unroll it." ---Stephen Wright
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Date:July 13th, 2006 01:30 pm (UTC)
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Date:July 13th, 2006 02:07 pm (UTC)
"My god! It's a nipple two miles across!"
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Date:July 13th, 2006 05:06 pm (UTC)
Not unlike many people's memories of infancy, I suspect.  :-)
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Date:July 13th, 2006 02:53 pm (UTC)

The map _is_ the territory!

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