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atrimus

Location: Saint Louis, MO
Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
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In Reply To
Amor Fati

Subj: Re: umm...you do know that beams often give out...
Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 at 05:17:16 pm EDT (Viewed 93 times)
Reply Subj: Re: umm...you do know that beams often give out...
Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 at 05:13:29 pm EDT (Viewed 106 times)


> > And, really, it's possible to HOLD UP the sky?
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> > You're so funny sometimes.
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> As possible as it is to hold up Eternity.

or push a planet without flying straight thru it, for that matter.
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> > > One of the principal ideas behind structural design is to distribute the load so that a ceiling or roof doesn't collapse. There is still weight acting on that beam, and we have 'engineering disasters' all the time in which a load bearing wall is insufficient to the task, and something collapses.
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> > > Typically, supporting a weight is less difficult than lifting it because less stress is placed on smaller stabilization muscles and more of the load is supported by skeletal structure, but there's still a huge strength component to it.
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> > > > > > What did you see anyone lift or press? Those are tests of strength... supporting something does not equate to strength.
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> > > > > How do you support something without using strength?
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> > > > The same way one beam can support an entire ceiling.




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