Very bad idea
Posted Aug 1, 2009 9:59 UTC (Sat) by modernjazz (guest, #4185)
Sorry, bad math
Posted Aug 2, 2009 4:40 UTC (Sun) by khim (subscriber, #9252)
Why run a 40,000km cable when you could just run a 3 foot cable
the opposite direction?
If you'll use 3 feet cable you'll be 20'000km from destination. You get
40'000km when two points are antipodes: it does not matter which way you'll
go it's 20'000km one way and then 20'000km another way - direction is
irrelevant. The only way to reduce distance is to burrow a hole and the
depeest hole known to a man (less then 15km) does not shrink the distance all
Posted Aug 6, 2009 16:32 UTC (Thu) by phanser (guest, #60087)
Posted Aug 9, 2009 12:12 UTC (Sun) by khim (subscriber, #9252)
The device capable of burrowing straigh through Earth? I know few
guys who'll pay BIG BUCKS for such thing - where are selleing it?
And if you are not selling then the only way to go to the antipode is
along the Earth surface - so yes, 40'000km (give or take) is shortest path
Posted Aug 13, 2009 19:46 UTC (Thu) by hummassa (subscriber, #307)
The distance between antipodes is half that - 20000km ALONG THE EARTH SURFACE. It would be ~12000km thru the center of the Earth.
Posted Aug 13, 2009 19:58 UTC (Thu) by johill (subscriber, #25196)
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