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Jul 14, 2021, 02:58 PM
 
OUCH
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Jul 14, 2021, 03:57 PM
 
guy running for his life saw it coming... phew...
     
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Jul 14, 2021, 04:38 PM
 
That’s one I wish there was sound for. That had to be one helluva noise.
     
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Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
...24 year old + friends to show off to + 400BHP race car + small mistake...
Dang!
He got lucky just hitting the bales. People have smacked the stone wall before, with much worse results.
     
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Jul 14, 2021, 07:05 PM
 
Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
That’s one I wish there was sound for. That had to be one helluva noise.
I find my brain compulsively creating sound for it.
     
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Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
Personal whoops time.
A friend of mine took his Jaguar XJR/15 to Goodwood Festival of Speed. On the Saturday he drove it up the hill, on the Sunday he watched live online from home as his son had a go.
24 year old + friends to show off to + 400BHP race car + small mistake



£1.2million car hits barrier.
Was with hime today. Looks like around £50-100Ks worth of damage to the front end. Mostly rebuilding carbon fibre parts.
Dang!
Did they bring it back at the end just to rub it in?
     
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Jul 15, 2021, 05:47 PM
 
Thats a pretty straight road to lose control on.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
Thats a pretty straight road to lose control on.
Apparently he went for third gear and got first. Which locked the rears up. It's not called a money shift for nothing!
This space for Hire! Reasonable rates. Reach an audience of literally dozens!
     
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Jul 22, 2021, 03:52 AM
 
"Flying with the birds" was so much more romantic before I saw how it works.
     
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Jul 22, 2021, 06:09 AM
 
I wanted to refresh myself on that Kevin Spacey death penalty movie from 20 years ago, The Life of David Gale.

Roger Ebert, in his review, called Spacey “an honorable man”.

Woops!
     
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Sep 21, 2021, 12:30 AM
 
Encountered on a stroll. Maybe a woops, maybe not a woops.

     
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Sep 21, 2021, 01:17 AM
 
The ducky inside appears to be the cause. Though the mechanism isn't clear.
     
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Sep 21, 2021, 12:10 PM
 
I think Ducky just barely escaped injury by whatever mashed that windshield, rather than being the cause. That looks an awful lot like what a deer or pedestrian would do to a car.

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Sep 22, 2021, 01:56 PM
 
or a sack of cement dropped from an overpass.
     
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Sep 22, 2021, 02:32 PM
 
I was thinking something from an overpass, but it would need to be round(ish).

Cinder blocks are the usual around here, so I discounted that, but a cement sack (or sandbag) corner first could definitely be the culprit.
     
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A sack of cement on the windshield of a moving car would be a pulverised, bloody mess all over the inside of the car, with little of the windshield left in place.
     
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Sep 23, 2021, 12:51 PM
 
The way there is all that broken glass on the hood, I think it was something that happened right there. No clue what though.

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Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
A sack of cement on the windshield of a moving car would be a pulverised, bloody mess all over the inside of the car, with little of the windshield left in place.
Depends on how fast the car is going, and whether it’s a 20lb versus 80lb bag.
     
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The way there is all that broken glass on the hood, I think it was something that happened right there. No clue what though.
I remember thinking that wasn’t glass on the hood, but I didn’t investigate too closely. I was a touch nervous about someone thinking I was responsible.
     
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Edit: some argue fake because of “why were they filming” reasons. Also, people think the tires disappearing at the end is odd. That seems like a reflection thing to me, and car vending machines are unusual enough it’s not totally out there someone would film one in operation just for the hell of it.
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Oct 4, 2021, 04:05 PM
 
Heh. Facebook, and everything Facebook owns, has been down all day.

Definitely read the comments in that Ars story. It’s pretty entertaining.
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Oct 4, 2021, 05:37 PM
 
I find, like an addict, I keep refreshing to see if it's back.

I would do work and be productive except twitter is being especially amused by this.

https://twitter.com/alexhern/status/1445130867073032195
     
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Tom LEFT you!
     
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Local woops. Photo not by me.

     
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Oct 8, 2021, 06:18 PM
 
That crane thingy is showing its naughty bits. I don’t think it is supposed to share that way.

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Oct 8, 2021, 06:19 PM
 
Are they expanding a station?
     
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They’re actually rebuilding an entire stretch of this line that’s over 100 years old. Stations, elevated infrastructure, everything.
     
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Oct 8, 2021, 07:07 PM
 
Bet that sounded gnarly when it fell over and off the platform
     
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Nov 13, 2021, 04:49 PM
 
I didn’t know that iPhones came with airbags…. Wow!

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And wouldn’t you know it, Apple brand airbags are super expensive.
     
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Nov 13, 2021, 05:07 PM
 
The battery in my iPhone 5 swelled up enough to raise the back of the phone past the bezel, and that half-freaked the service guy. I think he was picturing the videos of those early vape pens just exploding in a guy’s pocket.

This level of battery hijinks has to have been a spectacle.

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Nov 13, 2021, 05:13 PM
 
I had a MBP that freaked the service guy out. It was swollen enough the tech said screws shot out of it when he opened the case.

Still… nothing like this.
     
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Does it float now?
I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it.
     
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That's one impressive battery. I've had swollen ones before, though never that much. One killed my first dashcam. Pity - I liked that cam. My latest dashcams are capacitor models.
     
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Nov 15, 2021, 02:34 PM
 
Good timing… just noticed my laptop isn’t lying flat anymore.
     
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Shockingly, no death.
     
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Got a story link on that? Looks like they were trying a midair jump between planes.
     
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Nov 22, 2021, 11:56 PM
 
It appears to have taken place in 2013 in Wisconsin for Google purposes.

It does look like they’re doing some plane to plane stunt, but FWIU, the plan was for the parachutists in each plane to meet up and do a formation (they were all pros).

The most plausible explanation I heard is the pilot of the trailing (camera) plane screwed up. They got above the lead plane and lost visual contact. Rather than circle around and regain visual, they dropped altitude and… woops! This was just Reddit talk, though. The couple stories I read from the time were mum.


Edit: the camera plane hits the lead plane at an angle, so maybe the pilot was turning, but lost altitude. The lead plane could also be increasing altitude to get back above the camera plane.

Also, one of my favorite parts of this clip, which I don’t really understand the physics of, is the sky somehow flipping from concave to convex.

Edit 2: I guess it’s just the parachutist tilting their head.
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
Also, one of my favorite parts of this clip, which I don’t really understand the physics of, is the sky somehow flipping from concave to convex.
It looks like it's when the horizon goes from the bottom half of the frame to the top, so probably an effect of the fisheye lens.

     
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Yeah… I figured it out right after I posted.

What made it more difficult is the jump from total chaos, to it suddenly feeling like I’m playing Ace Combat, and there’s a MiG-17 over there with no wing.
     
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Answer to anticipated question: camera is on a selfie-stick with stick digitally removed.
     
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Nov 27, 2021, 10:47 AM
 
Well that wasn’t what I expected. Nor what anyone involved expected, I’ll wager…

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Nov 27, 2021, 12:36 PM
 
He got off too easy.
     
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Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
He got off too easy.
FWIU, the skater ultimately realized he was an idiot. Both in terms of how easily he could have been killed, and being a massive danger to pedestrians.

Some mad skills, though.


Edit: the part which scares me the most is when he hooks onto the car, and starts slaloming right next to the curb kerb.
     
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No injuries, somehow.
     
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Why/how is the truck still rolling? There’s something really odd going on there. Beyond a car apparently t-boned under a semi trailer, that is.
     
 
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