• @Potatisen
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    152 months ago

    Is this what the tunnel jews were working on?

    Connecting New York and York?

    • Resol van Lemmy
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      52 months ago

      Nope, connecting Zeeland, Netherlands with New Zealand.

  • @bitwaba
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    152 months ago

    As a Georgian, I approve of this project.

    • @Everythingispenguins
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      132 months ago

      I like how it is completely ambiguous to which Georgian you are.

      But I like to think you are a time traveler from Britain in the 1700s.

      • @bitwaba
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        92 months ago

        We are all Georgians on this blessed day

        • @Reddfugee42
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          22 months ago

          ატამი ყველასთვის!

      • @[email protected]
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        12 months ago

        If I understand it correctly, people from Georgia the country actually call it Sakartvelo.

        • @cone_zombie
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          12 months ago

          Yeah, and Finland is Suomi, but you never hear them saying “I’m Suomian”

  • @flop_leash_973
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    142 months ago

    Because the world cannot allow Georgia Prime to be reconciled. They would be to powerful.

    • @cmbabul
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      12 months ago

      We’d fill all the streets within a fortnight

  • @[email protected]
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    122 months ago

    Why build a tunnel when you could just rename a place somewhere closer and pave a road?

  • @[email protected]
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    92 months ago

    They clearly do not understand the magmatude of such a project.

    It would get so hot that you’d “pop pop!”

    • @gmtom
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      12 months ago

      Doesn’t have to be a striaght tunnel. It could follow the curvature of the earth.

  • @Fedizen
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    92 months ago

    Fault lines mostly. And Lava.

  • @[email protected]
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    92 months ago

    While we’re at it, let’s connect the two Parises. Or the three—they do call Atlanta the Paris of the south (is that Atlanta? Seems…wrong. I’ve been to Atlanta. And Paris. I see no resemblance.)

    • @T00l_shed
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      Two Paris’s? I’m sure they are more than 2.

    • @cmbabul
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      12 months ago

      That’s because that’s the part of Georgia closest to Alabama, and we don’t like including them

  • @Gigan
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    72 months ago

    Anyone have an idea how long that is?

      • ALQ
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        52 months ago

        So…huge?

      • Vincent Adultman
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        22 months ago

        Damn. I thought I could get the job done, but the requirements are the double to what I have.

    • @[email protected]
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      22 months ago

      10,152 Km between Atlanta and Tbilisi, and ChatGPT gave the pseudocode below as an explanation, which I didn’t double check before making this comment!

      
      # Coordinates for Atlanta, Georgia, USA
      atlanta_coords = (33.7490, -84.3880)
      
      # Coordinates for Tbilisi, Georgia (country)
      tbilisi_coords = (41.7151, 44.8271)
      
      # Calculate the straight line distance through the Earth
      geopy.distance.great_circle(atlanta_coords, tbilisi_coords).km```
      • @[email protected]
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        42 months ago

        That’s wrong, it calculates the surface distance not the distance through the earth, while claiming otherwise. From the geopy.distance.great_circle documentation:

        Use spherical geometry to calculate the surface distance between points.

        This would be a correct calculation, using the formula for the chord length from here:

        from math import *
        
        # Coordinates for Atlanta, West Georgia
        atlanta_coords = (33.7490, -84.3880)
        # Coordinates for Tbilisi, Georgia
        tbilisi_coords = (41.7151, 44.8271)
        
        # Convert from degrees to radians
        phi = (radians(atlanta_coords[0]), radians(tbilisi_coords[0]))
        lambd = (radians(atlanta_coords[1]), radians(tbilisi_coords[1]))
        
        # Spherical law of cosines
        central_angle = acos(sin(phi[0]) * sin(phi[1]) + cos(phi[0]) * cos(phi[1]) * cos(lambd[1] - lambd[0]))
        chord_length = 2 * sin(central_angle/2)
        
        earth_radius = 6335.439 #km
        print(f"Tunnel length: {chord_length * earth_radius:.3f}km")
        

        A straight tunnel from Atlanta to Tbilisi would be 9060.898km long.

      • @gmtom
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        Depends what the great circle function does. But chances are it gives you the arc length between the two points, which would give you the shortest distsnce between them on the surface of the earth.

        If you wanted the distance through the earth you would need to work put the central angle of that arc, then use that to work out the remaining edge of the triangle formed between the two cities and the centre of the earth.

    • @[email protected]
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      22 months ago

      At first I read Gravy Train and I was excited… But then I saw Gravity… but I still want the Gravy.