You're kidding, right? The city is the damn problem. That and all the holes in Albany. Upstate is good, it's the NY taxes/regulations that suck.
My uncle (Kodak exec.) offered me his house (read: estate) on Lake Ontario for free if I went to RIT as he's relocated to Philadelphia. Couple that with all the garbage plates one could eat and it still wasn't enough to live there.
Oh and what's the real shitty neighborhood in Albany? Like (something) Hill or Park? Yeah, my buddy and I ran the gauntlet through there because we got lost on the way to Paulie's ($0.25 drafts; all day, every day. It burned down or so I heard).
True this. I guess I'll give him a cookie for that.
Along with the first example of Newtonian physics in a dogfight, that was one of the things that I appreciated about Ron Moore's Battlestar Galactica. They caved a bit towards the middle of the series (the exodus from New Caprica stands out in particular), but at least the acknowledged the general idea.
The most obvious example is when Chandra has just gotten back into Leonov after the booster firing, he's walking down a corridor with Floyd and Curnow, and he tosses the power-cutoff-thingy (the one controlled by the red calculator) back to Floyd. Leonov is still hard-coupled to Discovery and is not accelerating, so there should be no gravity anywhere on that ship.
I happened to watch 2001 and 2010 back to back. It's only a guess, but based on Poole's movement through the ship, I believe that accessway 2 would put you out into the core, down through the middle of the sphere, and then into the rear of the pod bay in the middle. When Floyd followed was-Bowman into the pod bay, they entered from the side (the left side, as viewed from the perspective of a person sitting in the driver's seat).
Actually, that might work IF the ring is in configuration #2 below. Accessway 1 would be to one side, 2 would be in the middle, and 3 would be on the other side. But still, there should be no gravity in the accessways to hold Curnow's *** to the floor.
Hell, the whole ship is just a piece of fiction anyway...
Yes, I do remember that. The one time they're actually upright, they're standing on the side of the spine that it moving away from them. Good catch, fellow geek.
They never actually say. And granted, Discovery is a bit of a TARDIS (it's larger on the inside than the outside), but I see three possibilities.
We'll give directions from the point of view of a person standing outside Discovery directly in front of it, looking back towards the ship. And we know that the ship is tumbling in pitch (falling forward, if you will) based on the orientation of the engine nozzles, the flight deck window, and the main antenna when they first approach it.
1: Envision that from top to bottom there are three decks. The flight deck is on top, then the ring (on its side, with the "axle" that the ring rotates on running top to bottom) and then the pod bay is at the bottom. I think that this configuration is best supported by 2001, even though the ring probably wouldn't fit into the available space between the pod bay and the flight deck. This configuration would cause Discovery to tumble in yaw around the sphere as the ring coasted down.
2: The ring's axle might run from front to back (coaxial with the spine), such that the ring is behind the flight deck and the pod bay. And in this orientation, the ship would wind up simply rolling around the long axis of the spine- not very visually dramatic.
3: The only configuration that would cause the ship to tumble in pitch would place the ring's center axle running from left to right, and this would cause the ring itself to run right through the middle of both the flight deck and the pod bay. And even at that, the center of rotation would still be the sphere, and not the middle of the spine.
Holy cow... I can't believe I thought that hard about this. I think I've actually just lost respect for myself. I have had far too much to drink tonight, and it is officially time for bed.
The bolt at the top of the bellhousing (I only have 1 since the other one snapped when I ws taking it off) came out... Or I forgot to tighten it (Fail) and the tranny and engine separated at the top and it made an alarming knocking noise.