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Offline DaddyBeast

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Re: Cable to looking glass
« Reply #45 on: May 18, 2007, 09:01:19 AM »
The Rabbit Hole has to be self-sustaining, and the cable just for communications.  My question is, how do you jam comm from an underwater station?  Don't they need an antenna?

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Re: Cable to looking glass
« Reply #46 on: May 18, 2007, 10:06:37 AM »
The Rabbit Hole has to be self-sustaining, and the cable just for communications.  My question is, how do you jam comm from an underwater station?  Don't they need an antenna?

That's what I'm thinking. This radio tower better have quite an array of antennae since no one antenna can cover all frequencies. The Flame had a pretty good assortment if I remember correctly but... they all 'blew up real good' so it can't be them.

I still say the writing is trying feverishly to write themselves out of a few plot holes (like Charlie is suddenly a swimmer) and we may just have to make a few allowances.

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Re: Cable to looking glass
« Reply #47 on: May 21, 2007, 04:26:39 PM »
I agree that the cable had to anchored to the land, not that the station was anchored to the land.

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Re: Cable to looking glass
« Reply #48 on: May 21, 2007, 05:44:32 PM »
I agree that the cable had to anchored to the land, not that the station was anchored to the land.
i agree to agree too.

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Re: Cable to looking glass
« Reply #49 on: May 21, 2007, 07:09:12 PM »
The subject of Carrol's Through the Looking Glass may be salient.

Wikipedia summarization (yes, cut and paste knowledge):

Alice ponders what the world is like on the other side of a mirror, and to her surprise, is able to pass through to experience the alternate world. She discovers a book with looking-glass poetry, "Jabberwocky," which she can read only by holding it up to a mirror. Upon leaving the house, she enters a garden, where the flowers speak to her and mistake her for a flower. There, Alice also meets the Red Queen, who offers a throne to Alice if she just moves to the eighth rank in a chess match. Alice is placed as the White Queen's pawn, and begins the game by taking a train to the fourth rank, since pawns in chess can move two spaces on the first move.

At this point, she reaches the eight rank and becomes a queen, and by capturing the Red Queen, puts the Red King (who has remained stationary throughout the book) into checkmate. She then awakes from her dream (if it had been a dream), and blames her black kitten (the white kitten was wholly innocent) for the mischief caused by the story. The two kittens are the children of Dinah, Alice's cat in the first book.



I highlighted the numbers above for the heck of it.....the Adventures of Alice In Wonderland has, by the way, 42 illustrations.  What about 15, 16, and 23?

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Re: Cable to looking glass
« Reply #50 on: May 21, 2007, 08:06:42 PM »
TPTB stated in podcast, why couldnt they just cut the cable?
The cable could be a communication cable, not the power cable, or not the only power source for TLG.

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Re: Cable to looking glass
« Reply #51 on: May 22, 2007, 01:13:50 AM »
The cable was a set requirement only.  If the looking glass station had it's own power, then why did it need a cable?  If two way radios work on the island, why was it needed for communication?

The cable is there because they needed a prop for the losties to locate the station.  As much as I love to overthink, this one's a no brainer.  That alone is the purpose of the cable.

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Re: Cable to looking glass
« Reply #52 on: May 22, 2007, 12:49:12 PM »
Even with the slack, I can take at face value that the cable serves (or served during construction) as an anchor for the platform, as identified in the blueprints.

While I don't believe that raw cable would carry any kind of current into the ocean, I can believe that it could server as a ground and/or comm system.

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Re: Cable to looking glass
« Reply #53 on: May 22, 2007, 01:41:05 PM »
The underwater hatch must be strongly anchored to the sea floor due to the large content of air trapped within it's main chamber.  There would be no need for a beach anchor....particularly when it would give away the location of the hatch.