From: Smigrodzki, Rafal (SmigrodzkiR@msx.upmc.edu)
Date: Tue Feb 05 2002 - 10:15:33 MST
Is there an atmosphere around me or a vacuum?
I could easily propel myself by blowing air in the right direction.
Is there (sun)light?
I could just wait until the light pressure accelerates me to a sufficient
Are there any fields in the surrounding space, like the magnetic field?
I could use interactions with these fields.
I wouldn't worry about being unable to leave the plane, under almost any
physical conditions imaginable.
From: Brian D Williams [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2002 10:36 AM
Subject: HUMOR: Re: challenge
>From: Spike Jones <email@example.com>
>On a *theoretical frictionless* surface, neither somersaults nor
>hands and knees will get you anywhere. Think in terms of
>conservation of momentum. On a theoretical frictionless
>surface, one cannot transfer momentum into the earth. So
>you need to get it from elsewhere. spike
I thought putting the surface on the earth was the loophole.
In the absense of gravity of course the trick wouldn't work at all,
but once it was on the earth I had the earth's mass and therefore
gravity to work with, and of course the surface was no longer
purely theoretical, it had to exist, so I could leave it at 90
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