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Old 06-27-2008, 09:44 PM   #16
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I've seen it - pretty cool (and big).

The guy on the cell phone is asking someone if there was an earthquake, but he was told there wasn't.
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Old 06-27-2008, 10:03 PM   #17
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Why make it in the shape of a sphere?
The cables can be attached at points around the center of mass and the sphere will clear the cables as it swings.
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Old 06-28-2008, 02:28 AM   #18
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Thumbs up Sphere

There are a lot of reasons as to why it is a sphere. I haven't got the time to go into it though. You will have to trust me.

Nice find Bruce.
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Old 06-28-2008, 02:38 AM   #19
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It's obvious.. When the cables break, if it were a cylinder it would just crater. A sphere could be deflected on the way down and roll through town making a much greater spectacle. Think bowling pins!
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Old 06-28-2008, 07:20 AM   #20
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Quick! Call George Lucas!
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Old 06-28-2008, 09:44 AM   #21
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Why make it in the shape of a sphere?

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It's the Feng-shui.
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Old 06-29-2008, 12:20 AM   #22
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I've seen it.
not that impressive. the view from the top of 101 is pretty sweet though.

(i do live in Taipei, remember)
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Old 06-29-2008, 05:04 AM   #23
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You say you are a type A?
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Old 06-29-2008, 07:36 AM   #24
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I've seen it.
not that impressive. the view from the top of 101 is pretty sweet though.

(i do live in Taipei, remember)
Look deeper.
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Old 06-29-2008, 06:43 PM   #25
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I'm out of time here. I need somebody to write a clever reply, having something to do with Quasimodo. kthxbai
I don't know his name, but his face rings a bell.

Sorry. All I had in stock was the punchline.
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Old 06-29-2008, 07:32 PM   #26
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by the way
the may china quake
was WAY too far away
to be felt in taipei
trust me
we couldnt feel it.
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Old 06-29-2008, 07:41 PM   #27
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Perhaps it depends on the size of your balls?
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Old 06-29-2008, 08:48 PM   #28
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by the way
the may china quake
was WAY too far away
to be felt in taipei
trust me
we couldnt feel it.
That's downright poetic.
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Old 06-29-2008, 08:57 PM   #29
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Maybe that's because you weren't at the top of the 101.
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Old 06-30-2008, 12:34 PM   #30
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