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The Night Before Thanksgiving by Pteryxx The Night Before Thanksgiving by Pteryxx
Last night I drove through the sports district, with its wide streets and parking lots all vacant and dark. While immersed in my own thoughts, I was surprised to see the sunset flash through the new Dallas Cowboys stadium in brilliant colors instead of just orange. The stadium was fully lit inside, huge TV screens and scoreboards glittering, seating decks ablaze with neon as hundreds of workers prepared it for tomorrow's Thanksgiving ritual. Tomorrow tens of thousands of humans will bustle over these lots and fill the seats while a far greater number watch on distant screens, all focused on a little patch of grass in the heart of this huge concrete setting. Then the workers will clean and close and shut down, leaving the gray walls silent and the streets once again empty.

Taken in haste out the car window; by the time I'd turned around for a better shot, the sun had set.
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Ockham5 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
The scoreboard at Comerica Park here in Detroit is similarly impressive, but according to a good friend, it's ten feet away from where the building plans specified. Imagine explaining that one to your boss.
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Pteryxx Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
Ah, but what is that ten feet as a percentage error? The scoreboard's face is 180' across; so a ten-foot discrepancy is an error of 5.5 percent...

I guess it's statistically significant after all. Darn! ; >
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Ockham5 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Statistically significant or not, how do you make a ten-foot mistake? Those are some seriously loose tolerances. Maybe someone needs to get their measuring tape calibrated. ;)
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