Re: IDE freeze for seconds

Andre M. Hedrick (
Thu, 3 Dec 1998 10:58:46 -0600 (CST)

On Thu, 3 Dec 1998, Alan Cox wrote:

> > 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,

You watch to many bad cartoons............argh........

> Bzzt - try again

Any object that has mass (all real things) have gravity.......

Believe it or not..........
When you jump in the air (leaving the earth for a fraction in time),
the comes up to meet you at a distance proportionally scaled to the
separation of masses with respect to the center of mass of the system.


You are a feather weight with respect to the total remaining mass on
the earth that you departed from briefly, thus you are unable to see
the motion. You are part of the system being acted upon.

So if the Earth stopped rotating, the new solar day would be a year.
Ponder that one...........

This waste of time is brought to by a sleep deprived astronomer with a
five month old teething son wonder why I replied..........

Andre Hedrick
The IDE-FNG for Linux
The APC UPS Specialist for Linux

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