Off-topic: I have an Ask Me Anything up at Reddit

January 27, 2010

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Excuse the self-promotion, but some SV-POW! readers might be interested to know that I have an Ask Me Anything going over at the social news aggregator site reddit com.  I posted a long comment on someone else’s submission on whale size, and a lot of people asked me questions, so I started a separate thread, which you can read here.

I seem to be at the top of the IAMA page:

Here is your regularly scheduled sauropod vertebra:

Brachiosauridae incertae sedis NHM R5937 "The Archbishop", dorsal centra 4 and 5. Top to bottom: left lateral; dorsal with anterior to right; posterior, right lateral and anterior. Images copyright the NHM since it's their specimen.

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4 Responses to “Off-topic: I have an Ask Me Anything up at Reddit”

  1. Tor Bertin Says:

    Enjoying reading through this, Mike–it’s great to see so many people actively interested in finding out about this sort of stuff.


  2. That is a great and generous service you’ve done, Mike, wow! Some fantastic answers are in there. I’m really impressed by the effort and kindness.


  3. [...] Shoot from cardinal directions Also  really important.  I am not (of course) saying that you should never get photos from any directions but the cardinals, but if you come home from photographing a vertebra and you don’t have shots from in front, behind, above and left and right lateral, you’d better have a good reason why not.  Only by getting all of these can you make informative composites like the ones of the Archbishop that I’ve been posting lately. [...]


  4. [...] Shoot from cardinal directions Also  really important.  I am not (of course) saying that you should never get photos from any directions but the cardinals, but if you come home from photographing a vertebra and you don’t have shots from in front, behind, above and left and right lateral, you’d better have a good reason why not.  Only by getting all of these can you make informative composites like the ones of the Archbishop that I’ve been posting lately. [...]


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