At 03:51 PM 3/03/00 +1100, I cretinously wrote:
>>ride at all. When a payload is lifted, the center of mass of the
>>cable is lowered, so unless you figure out a way to lift the CM
>>back to geo the entire structure starts to drift east.
>Doesn't it drift back when the elevator goes down again?
That was stupid of me. I guess it's where the mass *is* rather than which
way it's going that counts.
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