I just wanted to see if someone knew if it ever came up:
the stargate symbols are based on constellations(such as Orion's belt etc.)
so would it not be realy weird thath these constalations would not differ from planet to planet, face it if you'r on the other side of the galaxy you'r not likely to see anything symilar so that would mean that:
- the Ancients were so arogant to impose their view of the galaxy to every other planet (they could have made a diferent system for locating a point in space)
- they started (verry naive) by building gates between earth and abydos (wich is verry close to eachother) and then discovered it was a bit silly to keep using their own constalations but they stuck with it (even it seems in the pegasus galaxy where it's completely imposible to even locate anything with coordinates in the "earth" galaxy? like using lines drawn between cordinates in europe to pinpoint some spot in the US...)
- it proves without a doubt that the stargates were atleast build on earth origionally (or somware verry close to it)
- they must be using the same symbols everywere though since SG1 never has anny problem dialing home... (if you would use new symbols for every planet then you'd need a verry nice computer model with you to recalculate the symbols)
- besides the other major probems ther is this one, we know the Ancients lived in atlantis last between 5 and 10 milion years ago or something like that..
at thath time the night sky would look quite diferent! they had to turn back time using a computer model to find out what the pipes coming out of pyramids were pointing at(there are shafts inside the great pyramids thath used to point at a star or constalation (please not this is not fiction this is real)).
so a real canandrum here how come stargates are identical, how come they use today's constalations and how come they use the same symbols all over the universe?
ps. there are 39 symbols on the stargate
so in our galaxy thath means an adress space of 38*37*36*35*34*33 = 1.9*10^9 (not counting PoO again as it's more like a end of line character)
or in the universe 38*37*36*35*34*33*32 = 63.6*10^9
[edit updated with the corect calculation(I hope)]
if you want to look ath the symbols of the stargate and some adresses http://rdanderson.com/stargate/glyphs/glyphs.htm