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Old 05-03-2016, 09:54 AM
CalMeacham CalMeacham is offline
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I'm sure we've gone over this ground many, many times in the past.

My contribution (which I've brought up here before): Cutting an elevator's cables won't make the car fall and plunge the occupants to their death.

The reason that "Otis" has his name on all those elevators isn't because he invented a box that goes up and down -- we've had those, believe it or not, for a great many hundred -- possibly thousands -- of years. What he invented and patented was an elevator car with an emergency brake mechanism to prevent such plunges to your death. And he did it well over a hundred years ago.

so, the Matrix and all notwithstanding, your car ain't gonna fall.