Tyyr wrote:You've gotta reduce the pool though. You've got 39 to choose from for the first but then 38 for the second 37 for the third etc. At the end the last two can be any of the 39 if I've got the dialing protocol and basics from movie right.
1,024,890,895,108,080 combinations in total using a 9 digit address of which 7 must be unique pulling from 39 symbols.
Lt. Staplic wrote:that's a good question...did the Stargate from the move have 7 or 9 chevrons...I can't remember
Tyyr wrote:There is definitely a lot of alternate arrangements possible. I based my calculation off of the way it was described to work in the movie. 6 points to define the destination and one for the origin. Numbers 9 and 8 would be sort of like the country and area code for the address.
I'm wondering if there was always this kind of plan, maybe not exactly for SGU but to have two extra chevrons free to use to greatly expand the gate system later on in the movie/show?
Tyyr wrote:There's also the fact that by only using 39 symbols you're incredibly limiting the possibly number of intersection points in the galaxy. Most of the gate combinations would just be jibberish.
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