Sunday, March 30, 2008

If you drilled to the other side of the world would you fall out?

If you drilled to the other side of the world would you fall out?

that is the question.

last week i was working and we got a little bored on Friday afternoon so we came up with this question. in truth we thought about it far too much, in the end it developed in to the ultimate plan which again we thought about far too much.

if you ignore the heat and pressure at the centre of the earth would yo fall out the other side or climb out?
in the perspective of the person drilling they would always be drilling down.
once you reached the core and carried on drilling you would be drilling upwards (centre of gravity at the centre of the earth)

if you just stayed looking at your perspective, you would fall out the other side. however gravity would make it so that you had to climb out.

anyway we stared googling for answers (there were 4 of us trying to solve this)
this is what we came up with.

1. there is no gravity at the centre of the earth. gravity cancels it self out.

2. you would have to create some kind of vacuum in the tunnel to stop the tunnel collapsing.

3. (we didn't discover this but decided) it would be the worlds most awesome slide!!!

4. it would only take 90min to travel from 1 side of the earth to the other (cant remember the speed for this, think it was around supersonic)

5. if you did jump down the tunnel. your body would act in a similar way to a pendulum on a grandfather clock, eventually you would come to rest at the centre of the earth.

6. (we guessed rather than discovered) you would have to have someone grab you and pull you out of the tunnel at the other side, though it is possible that they might be pulled into the tunnel as well, because of the momentum.

7. if you drilled from the UK or France you would come out in the Pacific just south east of New Zealand.

anyway once we discovered that it in theory was possible we came up for an application for our tunnel.
between us we have a somewhat higher than normal distaste of the french.

so our plan is to destroy France! :D Were going to go to Dragons Den (BBC) to get money for this.

as Steve puts it " this time it is the right idea and the right nation" (Steve is the most anti french of all of us) (sorry if this comment offends anyone)

our proposal:
-create new real estate opportunities
-create a new tourist industry
-and create openings for military personnel
-oh yeah and a new global public holiday :)

1. we will talk to the French government and get them to build a wall around France approx 200ft high and 100ft thick no one will be able to get in or out ( to protect them from immigration :D ).

2. we will blow up the euro tunnel so no escape is possible. of course telling France that it is to protect them from imigration.

3. we will then start drilling a hole under the Eiffel tower sealing it with pipes along the way to stop cave ins and taking a slightly elliptical route so as not to die at the centre of the earth.

4. completion of the tunnel causes the Pacific to be drained into France (killing all the french :D) the wall we got the french to build protects the rest of Europe

5. the day this happens becomes the new global public holiday. on this day in every year to come, everyone has to find a french person to burn at the stake (like bonfire night)

6. the draining of the Pacific creates new islands which will be sold of as new development areas (each dragon giving us money would get 5% of the new land created)

7. the tips of the alps will be developed in to hotels, spas and luxury accommodation for the French Fishing Oasis (basically anywhere France) "Fish for dead Frogs"

8. a colony will be set up in Canada for surviving french nationals by "french survivors"

9. a new hunting season will be created in Canada "French Season" this season will run a month before the global public holiday allowing people to catch there french person to be burned at the steak.

10. openings for military personnel will be available, either
a. to catch any french nationals who weren't in France at the time of the flood and relocate to the Canada colony
b. or kill them for being french

11. we become hero's and move our plans on to the next country that annoys us :D

The money that the Dragons from Dragons Den give us will go into
- developing a drill capable of drilling the tunnel.
- making the tunnel.
- advertising and setting up the new tourist industries.
- copyrighting the idea.

The Dragons would get 5% of the new land created

as you can see we thought about this far too much as i said.

unless we can get some kind of financial backing and prob even then, this plan will never become more than a plan :(

-mainly because we have no idea how many people would support us
-were not sure we could get France to build the wall
-and to we have no intentions of going to jail for terrorism/ genocide

oh yeah and it is impossible i mean drilling a hole through the centre of the earth.... come on get a grip if you believed this was possible i mean jees how stupid can you be.

hope this gave you as good a laugh as it gave us



Three guys, an Englishman, a Frenchman and an American are walking along the beach together one day. They come across a lantern and a genie pops out of it.

"I will give you each one wish, " says the genie.

The American says, "I am a farmer, my dad was a farmer, and my son will also farm. I want the land to be forever fertile in America." With a blink of the genie's eye, 'FOOM' - the land in America was forever made fertile for farming.

The Frenchman was amazed, so he said, "I want a wall around France, so that no one can come into our precious country." Again, with a blink of the Genie's eye, 'POOF' - there was a huge wall around France.

The Englishman asks, "I'm very curious. Please tell me more about this wall.

The Genie explains, "Well, it's about 150 feet high, 50 feet thick and nothing can get in or out."

The Englishman says, "Fill it up with water."

Saturday, March 22, 2008

... RELIGION :D!!!

blogging..... now that Ive actually started a blog, every time i sit down to write something on it, i cant remember what i was going to write. blagh c'est la vie
anyway i think i can remember what i was going to talk about
Religion (i know strange and maybe controversial for my second post, but hey get over it :) )
Religion, in my books is a waste of time (shush just here me out)
everyone no matter how small or big, no matter where they are from or how they are brought up, has it in themselves to be a good person
9/10 people are good but there is that 1/10 that aren't, i don't know why but they just aren't good
still most of the religions i know of tell you to be like a person and/or worship a specific god/goddess. follow their examples, their rules and you will be a good person.
My main problem with all this is why should i believe in "god", why should i follow "the ten commandments". they are good guidelines ill give them that but what is wrong with gut instinct, common sense and the basic awareness of what is right and wrong!
Ive never believed in a god (Buddha doesn't count he was a man that achieved enlightenment) Ive always trusted myself to know what is right/wrong, Ive believed that i can make the right choice, yer Ive made mistakes but what other way is there to learn?(you don't learn 1/2 as well from someone telling you something is wrong (eg kid is told not to put hand in fire because the kid will get hurt, kid wonders if this is true or not and will prob end up doing it, Vs, kid sticks hand in fire gets burt and told off kid doesn't do it again because kid knows it is a bad idea, will get burt and told off again)
why should i believe in a higher being, when i can believe in myself. no one can question that i don't exist (like Jesus's existence is questioned) i cant lead others astray by because i don't force my beliefs on anyone (like Islam, don't believe me, a woman in an Islamic country (OK extreme Islamic country) even if she don't follow Islam, she will have to cover her head (i know there are arguments with that and i argue both sides of that 1 but hey for this point I'm arguing this side))
anyway i guess the point I'm trying to make is why believe in something else when you have yourself.
there is only one thing you need to do to be a good person and that is ask yourself if it is right or wrong. if it is wrong don't do it.
you don't need rules to tell you what is right/wrong it is gut instinct/common sense.

(all the above is my belief if you don't like it or don't agree with it either ignore it or talk to me about it, you don't have to agree)

counter arguments
common sense is too rare these days
people need rules so that they can learn what is right and wrong
believing in something such as a higher being (god) gives people hope and meaning in life

ahhh I'm going round in circles :D
thinking about this it is an argument that will never resolve
there will always be religion because someone will always chose to follow it
religion has been around for mellenia and my ramblings aren't going to change that
mind you with out religion how many wars/ battles/ arguments wouldn't have happened. how many wars/ battles/ arguments wont happen in the future if religion was no more.

Religion is interesting to me and I'm still looking into it all at the moment the above is my view
but a friend (without much argument) has persuaded me to look into it more
well see how it goes :D

*runs away before the chance of being lynched by a crowd of extreme religious types gets too high*

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Ahhh its a blog

Well here i am for everyone to see... *does a funky twirl*

I used to write a diary, in fact i managed to fill 2 books in the space of a year so i did get pretty good at it. Having said that though i haven't wrote in it for over a year.

so yer i have decided to start a blog :D

my apologies in advance for the inevitable poor spelling and grammar that will appear here .
hang on i just realised i can spell check without copying and pasting to another application
*happy dance*
oh well ill still apologise because i am just that bad.

anyway what has lead me to here ....... boredom its 11 pm and i cant think of anything better to do other than look around the web for knifes (don't ask).

well OK that's not entirely true, boredom isn't my one and only reason.

Ive never been able to write a diary, Ive only ever managed them at key points in my life, where Ive had a really bad time or a really good time. I can feel one of these coming up and i also feel the need to document it for some reason (don't ask me why even i don't know) .

I'm thinking that a blog is more appropriate than a diary as i never use a pen or paper. I'm a Computer Science student i have a computer to do all that for me. so yeah I'm always on the computer and on the web, a blog i suppose is something more constructive than surfing the web for random stuff.

OK am calling it a night has taken me 50min to get this far because i keep getting distracted on MSN :S

*runs away into the distance*