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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby mr moto » Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:10 pm

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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby BrigitDoon » Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:20 pm

Rather good. It linked to this one...

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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby Glesga_Steve » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:13 pm

BrigitDoon wrote:Rather good. It linked to this one...


That one was shown on 'Rude Tube' last night (though they didn't show the footage from the outside) - only caught a few minutes of the programme but it featured the (supposed) 100 best viral videos ever.
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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby Doorstop » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:09 pm

Sore Heid Warning: The following is likely to burst your nut.

Imagine a football ... a regulation size SFA standard football.

Now imagine wrapping a ribbon round it, nice and snug - so snug you cant fit your fingers under the ribbon.

Now cut the ribbon so that the ends of the ribbon, when glued together, just touch and no more leaving a tightly wrapped ribbon around the equator of the ball. Now cut the ribbon and add a metre of extra ribbon to it and glue together as before.

The ribbon is now slack.

If you were to place spacers all the round the equator of the ball in order to wrap the extended ribbon super snugly as before around the ball but keeping the ribbon the same distance away from the ball (ie the height of the spacer) all the way around the equator then the spacer would be 16cm tall. That is the distance from the surface of the ball to the underside of the ribbon would be 16cm all the way around the ball.

Now imagine the earth, diameter 24,901.55 miles (40,075.16 km) at the equator. Assume for the sake of argument this value is 40,000 km.

Repeat the ribbon wrapping procedure around the earth (assuming a smooth surface to the earth - I know what HG pedants are like) and make it tight.

Cut it so the ends just meet as before then add an extra 1 metre, just the same way you did with the football and once more glue the ends together.

How big do you have to make the spacers this time in order to ensure that the ribbon has the same gap all around the earth's equator and is wrapped as snugly as the ribbon wrapped round the football?

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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby poodiecat » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:21 pm

15.9154 cm
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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby BrigitDoon » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:39 pm

16cm, as before

(i) 2(pi)*r=C

(ii)
2(pi)*(r+x)=C+100
2(pi)*r + 2(pi)*x=C+100

Subtract (i) from (ii) and we have 2(pi)*x=100

height of spacer x=100/(2*pi) = 15.9 cm regardless of the girth of the globe in question
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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby Doorstop » Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:06 pm

Clever cookies.

My maths was similar Bridge.

Given:

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Given that, for any sphere diameter=d :

C=πd

and

C+1m=π(d+2g)

then by substitution and transposition:

πd=πd+2πg-1m



πd is a term common to both sides of the equation and thus can be eliminated giving, after some transposition of integers:



g=1m/2π

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g=15.89cm for any sphere diameter d.
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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby cheesemonster » Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:47 pm

Techno Jeep
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http://flickr.com/photos/dreamlogic
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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby John » Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:11 pm

Snatch Vs Star Wars Mashup

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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby cheesemonster » Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:14 pm

Hilarious! ::):

On the Star Wars theme...here's a 7 part review of the Phantom Menace.
It's over 1 hour long but worth watching.
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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby cheesemonster » Sat Jan 09, 2010 1:22 am

A normal day 1...


A normal day 2...
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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby Glesga_Steve » Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:59 am

Brilliant find CM 8)

I can't believe those videos have only had so little views each 8O

I thought most of the 'tricks' had to have been faked but I found another YouTube video of a German TV show where they showed the two guys attempting the tricks and (eventually after numerous attempts) successfully doing each one :D

A Normal Day - Fakecheck
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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby Dot » Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:28 pm

Don't know why but this appeals to me for some reason.
Birdfeeder thing.

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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby cheesemonster » Sat Jan 09, 2010 9:23 pm

More movie reviews. This time all the Star Trek TNG big screen adventures ripped to pieces.

First Contact (1 of 4)


Generations (1 of 3)


Insurrection (1 of 4)


Nemesis (1 of 4)
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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby Lucky Poet » Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:52 pm

Urgent Public Information: if you ever take the notion to take your car for a wee hurl along a frozen canal, try to resist.
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