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2021-09-15 10:35:10 AM  
Acceleration, not velocity. 32 feet per second per second. Basic physics.
 
2021-09-15 11:40:22 AM  

Daer21: My friend and I had the ability to synthesize ~250L of 30% liquid lsd suspension. We had access to the relevant chemicals and lab equipment and no supervisiondue to some quirks of our college. Quality would have been poor but who cares. We stopped when we realized we wouldn't have a clue what to do with that much lsd.


All those book smarts and no imagination....
 
2021-09-15 12:37:46 PM  
I'm glad we have covered Art Linkletter's daughter. At no point while tripping have I ever thought jumping off a building was a plan... I'm gonna guess there are other factors.
 
2021-09-15 12:39:48 PM  

k00k: Daer21: My friend and I had the ability to synthesize ~250L of 30% liquid lsd suspension. We had access to the relevant chemicals and lab equipment and no supervisiondue to some quirks of our college. Quality would have been poor but who cares. We stopped when we realized we wouldn't have a clue what to do with that much lsd.

All those book smarts and no imagination....


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2021-09-15 1:33:08 PM  

iseetheghost: skybird659: plecos: Wait, I heard this story 30 years ago.  Can't they come up with something new?

/I never felt like jumping off a building.

50 years ago. Art Linkletter's daughter did the same thing but she died on impact. Building was higher than 3 floors by a lot, Lots of "Drugs can kill you" PSA's based on that one incident for year. Did acid myself in the '70's. Disneyland on purple barrel will hurt you from laughing so hard at tourists! (Sides, jaws ached like hell next day!) Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and Matterhorn rides an absolute blast!

I think the truth was that she suffered from depression and had been suicidal. Or maybe I'm tripping and just made that up.


Probably why LSD she took made her want to fly. Search 'Diane Linkletter death'. I was a kid but remember his anti drug campaign based on it.
 
2021-09-15 2:33:27 PM  
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2021-09-15 3:21:21 PM  
What, this *again*? Not a repeat from 1966, 67, 68....?

Prove that a) he was on acid, and b) he had enough in him, and c) that was why he jumped.

This is right up there with Becky shooting up marijuana.
 
2021-09-15 3:49:39 PM  

Madman drummers bummers: CrossEyed: somniferous sloth: "Miami" "Oxford" "Cincinnati" PICK A GODDAMN TIME ZONE

There is a Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Almost all of Ohio is in the same time zone.

Yeah, we're not sure about Cleveland

/ we're never sure about Cleveland.


At least it's not Detroit.

/ we're not Detroit!
 
2021-09-15 7:16:59 PM  

Mouser: Rezurok: SimonElectric: Only for an instant and what's up with those farking units, subby? What is this, 1953?

Petey4335: OkieDookie: No matter how high you get, gravity will still work.

Gravitational force between two objects is inversely square to the distance between. Technically, the higher you get the weaker the gravitational pull. So, hypothetically, mathematically, you can get high enough to fly.

This person just needed to be higher than they already were.


Nope, sorry but gravity works out to infinite distance.  You could hypothetically, mathematically find a place between two large bodies where forces are balanced and you will not fall toward either.

Nah too much work, just gotta make sure the fall takes longer than the maximum human lifespan and it would count as flying.  Assuming you're not gonna die from, you know, being stuck free-falling in space for your entire natural life, and assuming the only mass nearby is that of the earth itself (the sun's on vacation), then a couple AU should be more than enough by a sizeable margin.

Don't even need that much distance; just put yourself in low Earth orbit.

When Douglas Adams said "the secret to flying is to throw yourself at the ground and miss", he was, in fact, being perfectly accurate.  A satellite in orbit is constantly falling toward its parent body, but has enough sideways momentum that it's always missing the ground, and so will stay aloft indefinitely.


Well yeah but that's the easy way of doing things.  The whole point of this pointless exercise is to see how far away you'd need to be before the effect of gravity is irrelevant to your existence, assuming you're starting out stationary relative to earth.
 
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