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intresting idea
« on: April 26, 2004, 02:21:04 AM »
I'm watching the history channel right now, and what they're showing is how it could be possible that the Egyptians used pullies and wind to raise monuments.  Like huge kites.  They have a team from CalTech doing it and its pretty cool.  They lifted a 7000 pound obilisk in less then an 30 minutes with one kite and 2 kite flyers.

This could be a cool tech idea for one of the countries in the TWIG setting.
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Re: intresting idea
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2004, 09:22:59 AM »
Or for a book some time....

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Re: intresting idea
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2004, 09:53:29 AM »
They actualy managed to lift an obolisk that was over 20,000 lbs with one kite (I forget the material they made it out of, but the only thing they used that wasn't avaliable to the egyptians was concrete since they couldn't afford to use stone) that was about the size of modern day rectangle parachutes, a pully and an A-frame made of pine polls.  They use wet hemp rope, being wet makes it stronger and makes the knotes more secure, wich is as strong as nylon rope.  I didn't get to see it all since I was on the phone with Jane trouble shooting a problem with her lap top, so I missed how they moved square blocks.  But I did catch the last 2-3 minutes which had them talkeing about how they had managed to move 3  stones that were the size used on the pyrimids.
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Re: intresting idea
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2004, 09:57:20 AM »
well, he DOES have the desert empires that he's writing up for TW(i)G, perhaps he was thinking of using the idea himself.

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Re: intresting idea
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2004, 09:24:29 PM »
ya, that, and the fact it's a pretty cool concept that I though some might find intresting.
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Re: intresting idea
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2004, 04:48:20 AM »
You know, I should really pick your brain for things like this more often, Sprig.  With all that History channel you watch, you probably see lots of interesting things like this.  Maybe you should become a history major, eh?  (Not that you can do anything with a history degree....)
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Re: intresting idea
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2004, 08:31:47 AM »
Well I am the type of person that is seriously considering ordering the first 5 of these books over getting a new desktop, each $120+.  mmmm, that's good reading.
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Re: intresting idea
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2004, 09:32:28 AM »
I felt their history of the Middle Ages was a touch weak, actually. Nothing about the culture of extra-roman Europe. Maybe they did Japan better.

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Re: intresting idea
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2004, 09:34:08 AM »
well there's less to cover since they're focusing on one small country instead of a region.
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Re: intresting idea
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2004, 12:10:32 PM »
You can get them for 120 used and/or new. But that is a bit lewdicris. To me anyways. Unless they're hardcover and bound in pure leather.

I have this book and this book waiting for me to get a chance to give them a good go-over. Of course I also have this book and this book to sift through right now. I've actually gotten through a few more tales of Lovecraft's. I tell you what, Lovecraft is one tough cookie to sift through.

As well, for class I have this book and peoples own work I have to correct and essentially grade.
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Re: intresting idea
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2004, 12:16:19 PM »
no they're bound in 12karat leather, made from real elf skin.

It's actually an average price for those books. low circulation, hich academic standing