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Re: Great Ideas that you are too Lazy/Incompetent to bring to fruition
« Reply #30 on: August 29, 2007, 02:27:02 PM »

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Nerd alert!

Although the five moons would be beautiful, I'd feel for the people on the coast that would probably experience the weirdest tides known to man. This includes myself.

I'm trying to imagine what a tide with 5 moons would look like. I suppose if you placed them correctly the gravity fields might just cancel. No, then they'd have to be around it in a sphere instead of an orbit. I think. There'd have to be some resonance that could cause HUGE waves...maybe.

Florida would be fucked.

I...I'm...going into a...nerd...coma..... :o

(Are the LaGrange points pretty far from Earth? Does anything even have an orbit at a LaGrange point? I took frickin "send shit to Mars" class, I should remember this.)

(It would be lovely though)
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Re: Great Ideas that you are too Lazy/Incompetent to bring to fruition
« Reply #31 on: August 29, 2007, 02:43:29 PM »

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Although the five moons would be beautiful, I'd feel for the people on the coast that would probably experience the weirdest tides known to man. This includes myself.

I'm trying to imagine what a tide with 5 moons would look like. I suppose if you placed them correctly the gravity fields might just cancel. No, then they'd have to be around it in a sphere instead of an orbit. I think. There'd have to be some resonance that could cause HUGE waves...maybe.

(Are the LaGrange points pretty far from Earth? Does anything even have an orbit at a LaGrange point? I took frickin "send shit to Mars" class, I should remember this.)

(It would be lovely though)

six moons total

the LaG points of concern are as far away as the moon is

the solar tide would become the major one, with high/low tides less then half of what they are now
this is the major environmental effect

some tidal basins might have some resonance from the ring of six months, but for the most part the tidal gravity cancels out

it would be lovely
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Re: Great Ideas that you are too Lazy/Incompetent to bring to fruition
« Reply #32 on: August 29, 2007, 07:24:08 PM »

sounds great to me !!
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Re: Great Ideas that you are too Lazy/Incompetent to bring to fruition
« Reply #33 on: August 30, 2007, 01:55:26 AM »

Quote from: lentower
Awesome Sci fi Stuff

Nerd alert!

Although the five moons would be beautiful, I'd feel for the people on the coast that would probably experience the weirdest tides known to man. This includes myself.

I'm trying to imagine what a tide with 5 moons would look like. I suppose if you placed them correctly the gravity fields might just cancel. No, then they'd have to be around it in a sphere instead of an orbit. I think. There'd have to be some resonance that could cause HUGE waves...maybe.

Florida would be fucked.

I...I'm...going into a...nerd...coma..... :o

(Are the LaGrange points pretty far from Earth? Does anything even have an orbit at a LaGrange point? I took frickin "send shit to Mars" class, I should remember this.)

(It would be lovely though)

There are 2 LaGrange (a-how, how, how, how) points in the earth/Moon system; 60 degrees ahead of and behind the moon in its orbit. The moon's orbit is not constant; it's slowly moving away from the earth but, when it reaches 450,000-500,000 miles or so out, it will have slowed in its orbit so much that the Earth's gravity will start drawing the moon in again. If the moon gets close enough, it'll break up and the earth will have rings.

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Re: Great Ideas that you are too Lazy/Incompetent to bring to fruition
« Reply #34 on: September 05, 2007, 05:53:14 PM »

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4d/Lagrangepoint1.png
There are 2 LaGrange (a-how, how, how, how) points in the earth/Moon system; 60 degrees ahead of and behind the moon in its orbit. The moon's orbit is not constant; it's slowly moving away from the earth but, when it reaches 450,000-500,000 miles or so out, it will have slowed in its orbit so much that the Earth's gravity will start drawing the moon in again. If the moon gets close enough, it'll break up and the earth will have rings.

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There are five Lagrangian points in any two body orbital system, including Earth/Moon.

Two Lagrangian points (L4, L5), as hurricane hugo describes.

Three Lagrangian point (L1, L2, L3) on the line formed by the centers of the two bodies one between then, and one of the other side of each.

The Wikipedia article is not bad, as they go.

Here is a diagram from it:
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Re: Great Ideas that you are too Lazy/Incompetent to bring to fruition
« Reply #35 on: September 20, 2007, 06:18:36 PM »

*bump*

a grilled cheese sandwich.

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Re: Great Ideas that you are too Lazy/Incompetent to bring to fruition
« Reply #36 on: September 20, 2007, 08:29:51 PM »

Please, will some place other than McDonald's... a nice restaurant... make an indoor play place for children?  There can be a Children and a Non-children area, with a wall in between, so that the ruckus won't disturb other patrons, and the Children area can have tables in it.  It would make so much money!  I'm sick of eating chicken nuggets whenever I want my son to be entertained, rather than trying to climb under the table.
For a second there Brittany I thought you wanted a play place for us grown ups too.
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Re: Great Ideas that you are too Lazy/Incompetent to bring to fruition
« Reply #37 on: September 20, 2007, 09:58:29 PM »

Wow, I totally didn't understand entire pages in here.

I've always wondered how to bring the chewing gum from Willy Wonka to life, actually.  I'd really like to turn some motherfuckers into blueberries.
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Re: Great Ideas that you are too Lazy/Incompetent to bring to fruition
« Reply #38 on: September 21, 2007, 11:01:54 PM »

karaoke verite of "ampersand"
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Re: Great Ideas that you are too Lazy/Incompetent to bring to fruition
« Reply #39 on: September 23, 2007, 09:12:44 PM »

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4d/Lagrangepoint1.png
There are 2 LaGrange (a-how, how, how, how) points in the earth/Moon system; 60 degrees ahead of and behind the moon in its orbit. The moon's orbit is not constant; it's slowly moving away from the earth but, when it reaches 450,000-500,000 miles or so out, it will have slowed in its orbit so much that the Earth's gravity will start drawing the moon in again. If the moon gets close enough, it'll break up and the earth will have rings.

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There are five Lagrangian points in any two body orbital system, including Earth/Moon.

Two Lagrangian points (L4, L5), as hurricane hugo describes.

Three Lagrangian point (L1, L2, L3) on the line formed by the centers of the two bodies one between then, and one of the other side of each.

The Wikipedia article is not bad, as they go.

Here is a diagram from it:


Ever since this was posted, something started clicking away at the back of my mind; I finally remembered what it was:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klemperer_rosette

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Re: Great Ideas that you are too Lazy/Incompetent to bring to fruition
« Reply #40 on: August 24, 2010, 11:36:15 AM »

*bump*

a lawn care business called Mown & Grown.

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Re: Great Ideas that you are too Lazy/Incompetent to bring to fruition
« Reply #41 on: August 24, 2010, 11:43:07 AM »

The DD/AFP Music box idea… Mostly because I’m scared of throwing money at things... And come to think of it, accepting money for things that I cannot personally vouch for the quality of...
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Re: Great Ideas that you are too Lazy/Incompetent to bring to fruition
« Reply #42 on: August 24, 2010, 03:11:52 PM »

The DD/AFP Music box idea… Mostly because I’m scared of throwing money at things... And come to think of it, accepting money for things that I cannot personally vouch for the quality of...
know the feeling.... my 500foot robot Amanda destructobot has never really got out of theory stage...
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« Reply #43 on: August 25, 2011, 11:20:41 AM »

*bump*

a restaurant specializing in Andean fare.

called Chicken Eatza.

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Re: Great Ideas that you are too Lazy/Incompetent to bring to fruition
« Reply #44 on: August 25, 2011, 12:31:29 PM »

It's not that I'm lazy, I just don't have anyone around here who would be interested in a pin up book for charity.
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