Re: META: List Focus

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Sat Oct 06 2001 - 22:45:48 MDT

Anders Sandberg wrote:

> On Sat, Oct 06, 2001 at 02:06:27PM -0700, Spike Jones wrote:
> > As one of the worst offenders, I hear ya loud and clear Anders....
> Well, wisecracks are hardly the main problem. After all, the goal
> is to create gods that pun. I *like* your list-jestership.

Anders you are too kind. {8-]

> The politics moratorium might be reasonable, although ideally it
> should be a moratorium on non-extropian political discussions
> rather than politics in any form.
> > I have written a spreadsheet that calculates local gravity of the earth
> > as a function of depth. ... spike
> I wonder if that local gravity non-monotonicity can be *used* for
> anything?

Doubt it. We can't get down that far. The vacuum tunnel notion
is really all just an interesting thought experiment. Besides, the
gravity gradient doesn't go *much* above 1 g. I figured it peaks
around 1.2g, depending on how much you trust the density gradient
of the earth model, which is of necessity speculative to a certain
extent. Even to get to 1.2 g peak, you need to dig down 2900 km.
Bring lotsa cold beer, its hell down there. spike

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