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jazz!
August 28th, 2005, 04:21 AM
I'vew been pondering this question for a while and want o know your view on it:

when ppl go through the gate, how does the gate 'know' :rolleyes: when to shutdown and that there isn't someone still waiting to come through!

- it'd probably be manually done on earth but what about those offworld gates!?

- probably has a simple solution

tottaly confused :confused:

Three PhDs
August 28th, 2005, 05:03 AM
I'vew been pondering this question for a while and want o know your view on it:

when ppl go through the gate, how does the gate 'know' :rolleyes: when to shutdown and that there isn't someone still waiting to come through!

- it'd probably be manually done on earth but what about those offworld gates!?

- probably has a simple solution

tottaly confused :confused:
The director calls it.

jazz!
August 28th, 2005, 06:45 AM
The director calls it.

well not exactly the technical, scifi/stargate-science based, explanation I was looking for! :)

Auralis
August 28th, 2005, 07:08 AM
Well, for a in world technical explanation...

the gate has of curse sophisticated sensors and computers build in that monitor the front area of the gate and when they calculated that noone/nothing else is approaching the gate in a fashion that leads it to believe that the gate will be used further, it shuts down and terminates the wormhole.

Oh and in the case of people shoting at each other, the second group of people shoting at the first will not be allowed to use the gate, sinc eobviously th first group is using the gate to get away from the second group :)

Gargen
August 28th, 2005, 08:43 AM
I always thought it was shut down by the people on the dialing side. Hmm can anyone give an episode where it is explianed. But then again the time they were chasing those Trust guys and the gate shut down before they could see the dhd, so I dont really know how its done, I guess you just have to take a leap of faith.

jazz!
August 28th, 2005, 09:40 AM
Well, for a in world technical explanation...

the gate has of curse sophisticated sensors and computers build in that monitor the front area of the gate and when they calculated that noone/nothing else is approaching the gate in a fashion that leads it to believe that the gate will be used further, it shuts down and terminates the wormhole.

Oh and in the case of people shoting at each other, the second group of people shoting at the first will not be allowed to use the gate, sinc eobviously th first group is using the gate to get away from the second group :)

thanks

A great stroke of luck, with the shutting down of that gate hey! :rolleyes:

Col. Newman
September 10th, 2005, 06:50 PM
Oh and in the case of people shoting at each other, the second group of people shoting at the first will not be allowed to use the gate, sinc eobviously th first group is using the gate to get away from the second group :)i don't agree with that part i think the reason that the gate shuts off after the last of the first party is through is because *thinks about it* the director calls it, **** PTB always leaving plot holes everywhere

Ollock
September 11th, 2005, 05:28 PM
I think it's generally assumed that it stays open until there is nothing passing through the wormhole (I'm assuming it has some predetermined mass it goes by, as it's entirely possible for a stray air molecule to bounce into the gate at any time, despite its ability to prevent air pressure from equalizing through the wormhole).

Crazedwraith
September 12th, 2005, 10:38 AM
Simple gate travel is not instanteanous. By the time the last man materials at the second wormhole the forst gates already realised o one else is going through and *Poof* shuts down as soon as the last man pops out.