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But by all means lets start another paranoid schizophrenic thread about the powers that be....
and anyone who is questioning or doubting the compass readings, as being valid data findings, really should have their water tested and/or check and make sure the medication they are taking willingly or not, is helping or not, as let's us not go the way of solipsism or some other philosophical path, that does not prove true!
Originally posted by Liberterius
reply to post by ScorpioRising
These "anomalies" are with certain peoples understanding of basic compass skills and knowledge, not with the Earths magnetic fields. If you perhaps opened your eyes this would be blatantly obvious to you. GPS's and Garmins and phone app "compasses" point to geographic north, this is because they are for people in cities who couldn't find their way across town without a google app. Real compasses point to what is called magnetic North, magnetic north and geographic north are not the same thing, now stay with me here because here is where it gets really confusing for some folks, everywhere on the surface of the planet owing to geologic features and the makeup of the underlying earth mantle there is whats called "magnetic variation" or deviation in some circles, what this means is that how "far off" your compass points to from magnetic North depends on where you are and what the deviation is there. With me? not only do all compasses not point to geographic north they also don't even point to true magnetic north depending upon where you are. This is what everyone posting here about "anomolies" truly and obviously do not understand.
Debunked.edit on 20-3-2011 by Liberterius because: misspelling
Originally posted by XtraTL
Originally posted by ScorpioRising
Originally posted by XtraTL
This thread is totally debunked. I am amused that it is still continuing 50 to the dozen.
Edit: in response to me leaving the thread, I've decided to stay. It amuses me to see how long it will continue.edit on 20-3-2011 by XtraTL because: See edit
Debunked? You have 'debunked' people saying that they have noticed anomolies with their compasses?! When the OP was simply looking for some kind of explanation?
That's a distortion. The OP originally said that his compass was pointing due east and that it was an old compass he found "this morning" in an old junk box. That's a difference of 90 degrees.
Later in the thread he says its 30 degrees off magnetic north and 40 degrees off true north (which is impossible in his location) and that it's a compass he last used 3 weeks ago.
Moreover, on his map he shows the difference with magnetic north being more like 50-55 degrees.
It's debunked because information posted by the OP has been shown to be contradictory. After asking for clarification multiple times, he has not responded.
On the other people who have posted, its debunked because at least one has retracted and multiple others are comparing their compasses with where they think they remember someone once saying north should be rather than data from an actual map which shows where north really is.
edit on 20-3-2011 by XtraTL because: comma