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Internet wall of death

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This is very much work in progress...

I have in mind a large wooden barrel (say 10 metres across), with a long spiral of ethernet cable running around it horizontally on the inside, eventually reaching the mail server at the top.

What you do is email a photograph of yourself riding a motorcycle, and it will be transmitted down the cable, to the mail server thereby doing the wall of death bit.

With a slightly larger budget, some kind of brain scanner, two fibre optic cables and a black hole....

not_morrison_rm, Apr 14 2013

I could see some kind of Facebook Wall version of this... http://www.urbandic...m=wall%20of%20death
An alternate Wall of Death... [RayfordSteele, Apr 15 2013]

Could finally be arsed to do it - in software only http://four-face-ne...ebhostapp.com/iwod/
[not_morrison_rm, Jan 03 2017]


       doing the numbers, in a very approximate fashion. Say, the photo of rider + bike is a megapixel, that goes to about 320,000,000,000 electrons.   

       Now if we assume that the bike is a cube, then we're looking at a cube of 6840 electrons on a side.   

       Proportionally, if we scale that against a coffee can, then it's (incredibly roughly) about the same as a 4 foot high bike riding 285,714,285,714 feet up the wall of death.   

       How could anyone not be impressed by that feat of daring?
not_morrison_rm, Apr 14 2013

       Well I am!   

       I sort of feel it ought to be an uncompressed bit map or it'd be cheating. Also reminds me of the idea of using mantras on hard drives as prayer wheels, which is really done.
nineteenthly, Apr 14 2013

       Needs some fire added for a firewall, and maybe some loop-de-loops.
RayfordSteele, Apr 15 2013

       //I sort of feel it ought to be an uncompressed bit map   

       You can if you like, but going as jpg means less frontal area, so less drag.   

       As for the loop the loop, good idea. I was also thinking of something for the...ahem...adult market, but luckily my imagination fails at this point, more or less.
not_morrison_rm, Apr 16 2013

       Ah, but you see an uncompressed bit map is a greater challenge because of the wind resistance of such a large file, or indeed the electrical resistance. Makes me wonder about the relative virtues of different file formats for this purpose: GIFs are more dynamic, PNGs needn't be rectangular and can be transparent so they'd be more streamlined and so on.   

       How about an image of you sprinting? You could achieve a mile in under a millisecond that way.
nineteenthly, Apr 16 2013

       That is an idea, I was also thinking of electric chair, if you connected it all up with ethernet cable instead.   

       More touristy would be transmitting from the bottom to the top of the Eiffel Tower, as it looks very conductive.
not_morrison_rm, Apr 16 2013

       If you sent an image of Andre Previn, Toscanini or Karajan through some YBCO, that'd be really cool.
nineteenthly, Apr 17 2013

       You could send .GGGGGif, .Jpggggg or .Pnggggg images and claim they are experiencing 5 Gees.
AusCan531, Apr 17 2013

       Finally could be bothered to do Internet Wall of Death, but as software only, see link   

       Choose a bike, upload a pic (headshot of self), and...should you survive you get a natty certificate to print out and stick on the wall.
not_morrison_rm, Jan 03 2017

       According to the guy on the YouTube Veritasium channel, forgot his name, electric energy doesn't pass like flowing water in the wire at all.
pashute, Sep 07 2022

       It's a cascade innit?
Voice, Sep 07 2022


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