May 11th, 2009


Confused diagram

On looking at the orbital diagram on this BBC report (from this BBC article), I got confused.

Do they really think the moon follows a polar orbit?

(I'm having real intuition problems with an orbit round L2, but that's possibly me. I also have problems with 3753 Cruithne.)

ETA: OK, it seems to be the introduction of perspective into the diagram, not something apparent from the rest of the diagram which gave me the impression of a plan (or rather side) view.

WoW question

A question for those of you who play World of Warcraft (and those who don't may stop reading right now).

Marcia Chase in Dalaran doesn't seem to be interested in telling my character Mardia about the daily fishing quests. Anyone know what I might be missing?

Level - 80.
Fishing - 440.
Kirin Tor - friendly.
Have done three different Shattrath daily fishing quests.
Done all the fountain coin achievements.

No sign of any quest giving though. She's perfectly willing to trade, and she even trained Mardia to Grand Mastership in fishing.

ETA: Well, duh! I seem to have picked up Monsterbelly Appetite at some point. And since that's the quest which doesn't involve her as the end point, she didn't have the question mark over her head that would have been a clue.