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Sep 7, 2018, 04:03 PM
 
Reminds me of the demo with the train car where they put a vacuum on it until it dramatically collapsed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz95_VvTxZM

It's easy to do in person - take a soda can with just a little water in the bottom. Put a torch to the bottom until the water is hot and boiling. Then overturn the can, putting the open top down into a bucket of water. The steam inside the can condenses creating a huge vacuum at the can collapses.
     
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Sep 9, 2018, 04:49 AM
 
I approve of this experiment’s high woops-quotient.
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
If your boat looks like a rocket, expect it to fly like a rocket.
     
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Oct 8, 2018, 04:18 PM
 
Apparently, the only thing keeping it stuck to the water are a pair of pedal-controlled canards on the nose. If you zoom in, you can juuuust see the top of them moving up and down.

Right after he hits a wave, the canards fly up. It’s presumed the bump knocked his feet off the pedals.



Edit: to clarify, since it’s poorly worded, the canards aren’t doing the sticking, they’re providing the downforce which does the sticking... also, since the camera is behind the canards, it looks like they’re popping down after the wave. That’s their ass-end. Their noses are popping up.
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Oct 12, 2018, 11:42 AM
 
The real whoops is the vertical video.
     
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Oct 12, 2018, 12:14 PM
 
Dimitri not sharp blyat in cyka.
     
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Oct 14, 2018, 04:27 AM
 


No injury.
     
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Oct 15, 2018, 12:36 PM
 
Fell off a truck in front of them, right?

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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
Fell off a truck in front of them, right?
From what I recall of Final Destination, yes.
     
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Oct 17, 2018, 07:18 AM
 


Nobody on board.
     
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Oct 17, 2018, 08:53 AM
 
looks like the Minnow was lost.
     
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Oct 17, 2018, 10:50 AM
 
Tsunami?
     
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Oct 17, 2018, 03:54 PM
 
Originally Posted by Chongo View Post
Tsunami?
That's not what a tsunami looks like. That's just a big wave.

A tsunami is basically a drastic drop in water level, followed by a massive flood.
     
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Oct 17, 2018, 06:29 PM
 
If it was a tsunami, it would have almost assuredly killed whoever took the video.
     
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Oct 17, 2018, 07:58 PM
 
There’s a piece of (inland) footage from the 2011 tsunami I can’t find. The link I posted at the time is dead.

I can only describe it as shockingly “non-violent”. It looks survivable.

Until about three minutes in, when entire buildings just... float away.



However, I do feel like I’ve seen footage of monster tsunami waves breaking on shore.
     
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Oct 18, 2018, 01:37 PM
 
I remember the Fukushima tsunami.

It was a slowly swelling flood.

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Oct 24, 2018, 11:45 AM
 
What a video.

The search for context took less effort than I anticipated: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry...b055bc948612f4
     
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Oct 24, 2018, 12:59 PM
 
Thanks for the context, I was wondering if it was a movie stunt.
     
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Oct 25, 2018, 03:52 AM
 
I prefer the “Nazi Operation: Zeitwerfer” context.
     
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Oct 25, 2018, 10:45 AM
 
Just happened at a lobby area at work today, I'm not even kidding.

This is Windows 10 at its finest:

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Oct 25, 2018, 11:43 AM
 
Has this been posted yet?

     
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Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
Has this been posted yet?

It has not!

At least I can feel a little better now about how much roundabouts **** me up.
     
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I hate roundabouts. And they regularly appear in Russian car crash videos.
     
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Oct 28, 2018, 10:12 AM
 
Traffic light junctions appear WAY more often in Russian (and other) car crash videos.

Roundabouts are hugely effective at alleviating traffic congestion. They should be the default everywhere.

Hating them is a direct function of their relative rarity.
     
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Oct 28, 2018, 10:40 AM
 
Animal intestine woops.

 
     
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Oct 28, 2018, 01:14 PM
 
An apt definition of "Lovecraftian."
     
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Oct 28, 2018, 01:26 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Roundabouts are hugely effective at alleviating traffic congestion. They should be the default everywhere.
Hating them is a direct function of their relative rarity.
Generally, yes, but it really depends on how roundabouts are designed and implemented. In my area, the more well-to-do suburban towns have gone roundabout crazy, and they're seemingly slapping them onto almost every intersection. Mostly, they work fine.

There are a few, though, that don't seem to be very well thought-out. Some here are actually too tight a radius for large vehicles like school buses or fire trucks to navigate without driving up onto the center curbing. There's another one that is at the top of a thoroughfare exit ramp where it meets a very busy city street. Both avenues are huge commuting paths and, during commuting hours, traffic is backed-up far down the exit ramp as drivers wait for an opening to merge into the roundabout. The city's solution? A traffic light on the roundabout.
     
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Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
An apt definition of "Lovecraftian."
Ozymandas approves.
     
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Oct 28, 2018, 07:34 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Ozymandas approves.

My initial thought was to go with: “And there’s hamburger all over the highway in Mystic, Connecticut.” But, then I figured I was probably the only one here old enough to get that one.
     
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Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
The city's solution? A traffic light on the roundabout.
Sounds like the East Boston area to me...
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A bit further west.
     
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Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post

My initial thought was to go with: “And there’s hamburger all over the highway in Mystic, Connecticut.” But, then I figured I was probably the only one here old enough to get that one.
Look at the whippersnapper with his fancy pants “comedy albums”.

When I was a boy they gave us one Upton Sinclair reference, and we all had to share it.
     
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Nov 11, 2018, 04:34 PM
 
I feel bad for laughing.

No, not really. It's hysterical.

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^^^^



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Nov 12, 2018, 05:40 PM
 
Freaking hilarious.

The guy maintained the weight on the front of the bike. At least he appears to be okay. Is he laughing?
     
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Nov 12, 2018, 05:51 PM
 
It honestly looks like it gave him a hotfoot.
     
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Nov 12, 2018, 06:16 PM
 


30 seconds.
     
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Nov 14, 2018, 08:14 AM
 


Lunar Lander simulator.

That’s Neil at the end.
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post


Lunar Lander simulator.

That’s Neil at the end.
That event was 50 years ago this past May, and occurred at Elington AFB near Houston. This was the Lunar Lander Research Vehicle #1, dubbed "the flying bedstead" due to its appearance. The LLRV was improved and replaced by the Lunar Lander Training Vehicle, which Neil flew many more times.

There's a very interesting article from NASA about this particular "oops". The LLRV lost pressure in the helium system that kept fuel going to the attitude control thrusters, which in turn led to the trainer going wherever it wanted. Neil was at about 200 feet AGL when he ejected.

On the flip side of this, Neil stated later that the Lunar Module flew very much like the trainers, which gave him "a good deal of confidence - a comfortable familiarity" with flying the vehicle.

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Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
Generally, yes, but it really depends on how roundabouts are designed and implemented. In my area, the more well-to-do suburban towns have gone roundabout crazy, and they're seemingly slapping them onto almost every intersection. Mostly, they work fine.

There are a few, though, that don't seem to be very well thought-out. Some here are actually too tight a radius for large vehicles like school buses or fire trucks to navigate without driving up onto the center curbing. There's another one that is at the top of a thoroughfare exit ramp where it meets a very busy city street. Both avenues are huge commuting paths and, during commuting hours, traffic is backed-up far down the exit ramp as drivers wait for an opening to merge into the roundabout. The city's solution? A traffic light on the roundabout.
This roundabout is about (sorry) 50 yards from my house. It may look batshit crazy and no-one actually drives it in the way the signs say but it's SO confusing that the traffic speeds are so low its actually quite safe. Always entertaining to see new drivers panic when they come across it.



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