[geeks] Why? i.e. why do people have such poor math & engineering skills?
gary at linuxforce.org
Wed Jul 31 15:29:43 CDT 2002
Link? Pictures? I have to see this.
On Wed, 31 Jul 2002, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> Now the walking dragline, well that's something else entirely because
> the scales are so huge that we little humans can't begin to measure them
> without getting up close and climbing around. There's a picutre near
> the front of "Giant Earth-Moving Equipment" by Eric Orelemann of the
> author, who's a big tall 6'4" guy, standing beside one track of the
> Marion 6360 stripping shovel, and he looks like an ant. The pads alone
> weight 3.5 tons each, and there are 42 per crawler belt and 8 crawler
> belts. It just gets bigger from there on up (21 stories up). You can
> drive a pair of semi-tractor trucks with full-height trailers down
> between the crawlers, side by side, with lots of room to spare
> (i.e. it's got room between its "feet" for a full two-lane highway), and
> you could probably park four 53' trailers under there and never see them
> from the air.
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