media what died a'bornin'

From: Dwight K. Elvey <>
Date: Thu Oct 7 14:33:51 2004

>From: "Tom Jennings" <>
>On Thu, 7 Oct 2004, Dwight K. Elvey wrote:
>> You'd need a few different frequencies. The round trip to
>> the moon and back is only 2.6 seconds. It would be much more
>> reliable if there was a repeater on the moon otherwise the
>> signal would be weak.
>Fill the intervening space with a gas or liquid and do it
>accoustically, you'd get a lot more bits in there. I will
>hand-wave the accoustic energy loss problems as obvious.

 Use a mercury delay line hung from a sky hook. Put multiple
repeaters along the line. One can add some switch boxes
along the line so that one can short path the delay for
more rapid response for specific packets. You'd basically
exchange an originally out going packet of an in going
packet. If a good algorithm wasn't used, some packet might
not ever make the full loop.
Received on Thu Oct 07 2004 - 14:33:51 BST

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