[offtopic] Re: IDE freeze for seconds

MOLNAR Ingo (mingo@chiara.csoma.elte.hu)
Thu, 3 Dec 1998 00:53:53 +0100 (CET)

On Wed, 2 Dec 1998, Alex Buell wrote:

> > > Spinning down the planet will kill all life.
> >
> > i know i really shouldn't...
> > why would it kill all life?
> What is the first thing that ceases when you spin down a planet? That's
> right, gravity. Everything not tied down would just fly out into space,
> and that includes the atmosphere. Simple.

uhm, fortunately not. but it would be a boring, half year-long day and
night. one common timezone on the other hand. the Earth doesnt have a
constant spin period, it was some 5 times faster when life begun. (lets
just ignore what the Bible says for a moment) the planet will eventually
spin down in a few billion (1e9) years (due to friction with interstellar
matter and electromagnetic interaction with the field of the Sun), it will
be like the Moon, turning with one face towards the Sun always. that will
be even more boring and rather hot.

> /\_/\ Legalise cannabis now!
> ( o.o ) Grow some cannabis today!

lets just stop this thread now instead ...

-- mingo

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