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    How Do GPS Coordinates Work?
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    How Do GPS Coordinates Work?

    September 24, 2019


    Hey BrainStuff — I’m Jonathan Strickland. So, you’ve probably seen geographic coordinates
    like these before, maybe on a GPS device, or maybe scrawled in a mysterious note you
    found in the glove box of a rental car. But if you never knew exactly what they meant,
    fear not – it’s actually pretty simple, and we are here to make it all clear. *Intro music* When you see a set of geographic coordinates
    looking like this or like this, you’re reading latitude and longitude. Latitude represents north-south location,
    and longitude represents east-west location, usually listed in that order. By combining them, you can pinpoint any spot
    on the surface of the earth. These coordinates aren’t expressed in units
    of distance, but in degrees. Why? Because the earth is a sphere. Imagine a line running from the equator to
    the center of the earth, and then another line running from the center of the earth
    to the north or south pole. These two lines make a 90-degree angle. All latitudes in each hemisphere can be represented
    by drawing a third line somewhere between them. So the equator would have 0 degrees latitude,
    and the north pole would have 90 degrees north latitude, and a location halfway between the
    north pole and the equator would lie at 45 degrees north. Same thing for the southern hemisphere, except
    you’d call it degrees south. For more precision, each degree of the earth’s
    surface is divided evenly into 60 “minutes,” and each minute is divided into 60 “seconds.” If you need to get even more specific, you
    can just add decimals to your seconds. Alternately, you can write the whole coordinate
    in decimal notation. To do this, you have to convert minutes and
    seconds, which are base-60, into our regular base-10 counting system by dividing each unit
    by sixty and then summing them up. The results sometimes look counterintuitive,
    but if you’re skeptical you can pause the video and check out the math. Lines of longitude, also called meridians,
    run north-south and are used to measure position along the east-west axis. While the lines of latitude run parallel to
    each other, meridians converge at the poles and spread farthest apart at the equator,
    like the segments of an orange. Longitude is also measured in degrees, but
    its zero-degree line is known as the Prime Meridian, and it runs from the North Pole
    to the South Pole through Greenwich, England. So if the Prime Meridian is zero degrees,
    the opposite side of the earth is 180 degrees, and lines in between are expressed as degrees
    east or degrees west, between 0 and 180. Since the lines of latitude are parallel,
    each degree covers about the same distance the world over – roughly 111 kilometers. But because meridians converge at the poles,
    the distance covered in each degree of longitude varies hugely depending on your latitude. At 20 degrees North, which is about the latitude
    of Cuba and Hawaii, one degree of longitude is approximately 104 kilometers. At 80 degrees North, the latitude of Svalbard
    and northern Greenland, it’s only about 19 kilometers. So let’s say I wanted to go dig up a stash
    of hot loot from some coordinates I found written in a mysterious note. Even without looking at a map, we can start
    to make a guess where this would be. Since it’s 43 degrees north, it’s almost
    halfway between the equator and the north pole — again, halfway being 45 degrees. And since it’s 89 degrees west, it’s almost
    halfway west between the prime meridian and the opposite side of the globe — halfway
    being half of 180 degrees, or 90 degrees. Based on this alone, you can guess it’s
    probably somewhere in North America. But if we use a map or a digital tool like
    Google Earth, we can zoom in and see these coordinates lead us to … the U.S. National
    Mustard Museum in Middleton, Wisconsin. Huh. What’s the weirdest landmark you’ve ever
    found on Google Earth? Paste the coordinates in the comments so everybody
    can check it out. If you liked this video, hit that thumbs-up
    button, and subscribe for more. And as always, for answers to all kinds of
    questions like this, head over to HowStuffWorks.com.

    Betfair trading software for an Apple Mac – Bet Angel
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    Betfair trading software for an Apple Mac – Bet Angel

    September 11, 2019


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    here I’m trading as you would typically expect and having a poke around but the
    interesting thing about this video is what you’re actually doing is you’re
    watching this on an Apple Mac so I will prove this to you by putting the lid
    down and you can see on their Apple Mac and how are we doing this how are we
    recording and doing our trading on an Apple Mac when when potential is not
    compatible with a Mac well the answer is we’re using a remote desktop to connect
    and we’re using it via a VPS 5 sporting servers and let me talk to you and show
    you a little bit about how to achieve that on rec but it’s perfectly possible
    if you want to trade on a Mac to be able to do it all you need to do you’ve got
    several options to be honest this is the easiest one but there are several ways
    of doing it so let’s have a look so if you want to run bet angel on a Mac one
    option you have is to use boot camp and the boot camp assistance allows you to
    install Microsoft Windows on your Mac so basically you would find boot camp
    assistant and then you would get a copy of Windows and install that on your Mac
    and what will happen is when you start up your Mac you’ll get the choice to use
    it as either a Windows machine or a Mac but you’d have to make that decision and
    then trade off of your Mac in that manner from that point onwards so you
    can’t run Windows on your Mac at exactly the same time you would have to choose
    which way you want to go so that’s not necessarily a nice solution for
    everybody but also you have to buy a copy of Windows as well which you may
    not want to do but boot camp assistant will allow you to configure and
    partition your Mac so it can either be a Mac or a Windows PC so that’s an option
    that you have if you Ron wants to run Windows software like vet angel on a Mac there are other ways of doing it though
    and if you don’t want to install an operating system or dual boot your Mac
    then another option that you do have available is something like VirtualBox
    from Oracle or parallels and what this allows you to do is to actually run a
    new operating system with inside your Mac environment so if you wanted to
    create a new operating system and run that in the background or run it as an
    application then you can do that you may get performance issues when you do this
    though because it won’t run as well as if you run it natively so you don’t have
    to boot it up as a Windows machine you can actually run it in the background as
    a separate task and then you can switch between your Mac and between this
    virtual machine to allow you to run betangel like that again you’ll require
    a Windows license to be able to do this so you will have to purchase Windows
    license in order to run the virtual box or parallels but nonetheless this is a
    different way and a more integrative way of running PC software like a better
    angel on your Mac so that’s another option that you have but the best way to
    connect to Bette angel on a Mac is to use a VPS why would you do that well you
    can see from the screen here that it looks exactly the same as if you were
    using on a PC but you’re obviously using it on a Mac but also you can switch
    backwards and forwards between your Mac applications and whatever you’re doing
    on your Mac and on betangel also you don’t need to pay anything for the
    Windows license we pay that for you on the VPS but also the advantage you’ve
    got is that you can actually use bet angel on any internet-enabled device
    anywhere in the world so that means you can connect to vet angel and use it from
    an iPhone from your Mac from somebody else’s PC anywhere basically that has an
    internet connection that can use from a desktop software and that is most
    devices regardless of whether they’re a Mac PC or whatever and obviously the
    advantage you’ve got here as well as that you can actually
    disconnect from your VPS and let it run automatically for you in the background
    so you don’t need to be connected for it to be running automated tasks for
    example it can do all of this in the background for you even if you’re not
    connected to the remote desktop but if you do have the remote desktop connected
    then it appears on your Mac and looks exactly the same way as if you had it
    running natively on your operating system so a VPS means that you can do
    all of that you don’t have to pay a license the cost of the VPS is separate
    to the software so you do have to buy the VPS and use it but you can install
    whatever Windows software you want on the VPS so if there is other windows
    software that you wanted to use you can use that on the VPS you’re not limited
    to just bet angel it’s any PC software so effectively you can sort of buy a PC
    and use it when you wish but still have all of the benefits of keeping your Mac
    and using your Mac in exactly the way that it was intended so yeah I would
    recommend using a VPS because it’s quick simple you don’t have to install
    anything there’s no technical knowledge particularly required and it looks and
    runs beautifully on here as though you were just using it like a normal PC so
    that’s what I’d recommend is using a PPS if you’re interested in learning more
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