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(Japan Times)   Japanese women take up planespotting as hot new hobby this summer. "I don't understand why airplanes can fly, and that's why I'm attracted to them," reports air girl   (japantimes.co.jp) divider line 49
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2012-06-28 07:37:20 AM


In May, she was one of 27 participants in an event organized for sorami in Narita.



To give you an idea of the scale, Tokyo has 12,000,000 people in around its greater metropolitan area. Narita is only an hour away by train. If this was a thing, you'd expect at least 1000 people to show up.

Even that party to eat the guy's severed dick had more than 27 participants. This is a PR stunt.
 
2012-06-28 08:08:02 AM
farking lift, how does it work?
 
2012-06-28 08:50:35 AM
"rail girl"

That's just awesome.
 
2012-06-28 09:02:15 AM
Farking airplanes, how do they work?
 
2012-06-28 09:06:02 AM
I know I'm late for this, but...
i25.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-28 10:22:29 AM

Babwa Wawa: "rail girl"

That's just awesome.


tetsu is iron. do is road. A railroad is called a tetsudo, or iron road.

ko is child. It's common to end girls' names with it. Yumiko, Tomoko, Hanako, etc. Tesuko is literally "Iron Child" but with a female feeling, so it's kind of like "Iron Daughter"

sora is sky. Mi is beauty. Again, something they end girls' names with.

Sorami is "Sky beauty"
 
2012-06-28 10:26:15 AM
I don't know why but I think that's adorable. I guess I find goofy hobbies endearing. Well that and Japanese chicks.
 
2012-06-28 11:05:31 AM

Babwa Wawa: "rail girl"

That's just awesome.


Ah yes, the common Infocom parser input
 
2012-06-28 11:10:51 AM

PC LOAD LETTER: farking lift, how does it work?


Yeah, I've got to say: this is high-school physics here.
 
2012-06-28 11:20:01 AM
dl.dropbox.com

Come with me girl, and I'll explain so many things.

dl.dropbox.com

/So very many things.
/I wish I could explain them in Japanese...
 
2012-06-28 11:20:16 AM
To be fair, no one really understands how lift force works, not even engineers.

It is amazing that today, almost 100 years after the first flight of the Wright Flyer, groups of engineers, scientists, pilots, and others can gather together and have a spirited debate on how an airplane wing generates lift. Various explanations are put forth, and the debate centers on which explanation is the most fundamental. - John D. Anderson, Curator of Aerodynamics at the National Air and Space Museum

See the theories.

/I'm just slightly amazed by the know-it-alls here
 
2012-06-28 11:31:44 AM

traylor: To be fair, no one really understands how lift force works, not even engineers.


To which I say BULLshiat!!

If you can math something out in numbers and predict in excruciating detail exactly how to generate it, how much you will generate, and how to apply it in all forms then you must understand that thing pretty darn well.

/If lift force remained unpredictable then You'd have a point.
/After building hundreds of planes that flew just fine on their first flight, not so much.
 
2012-06-28 11:38:19 AM

doglover: Mi is beauty


No you isn't.
 
2012-06-28 11:42:56 AM
Come in Tokyo.
 
2012-06-28 11:48:56 AM

dryknife: Come in Tokyo.


dl.dropbox.com
 
2012-06-28 12:13:23 PM
What's up with the weird JAL advertisement at the end about in-flight wifi, including the prices and routes and planes. Is that really a part of the article?
 
2012-06-28 12:19:16 PM

way south: [dl.dropbox.com image 600x270]

Come with me girl, and I'll explain so many things.

[dl.dropbox.com image 460x276]

/So very many things.
/I wish I could explain them in Japanese...


I don't think she's saying she doesn't know how aerodynamics work.

I think she saying "you look at a 777 dreamliner and say to yourself, 'there is no way that thing should stay in the air.'"

And she's right. It doesn't look right to see a jumbo jet take off. Your gut says it shouldn't.
 
2012-06-28 12:29:14 PM

fluffy2097: It doesn't look right to see a jumbo jet take off. Your gut says it shouldn't.


Yeah, but the gut knows nothing but processing what remains of the food once the stomach is finished with it, removing remaining nutrients, and sending the remaining waste on for excretion.
 
2012-06-28 12:30:09 PM
Knows how she feels
i367.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-28 12:32:50 PM

fluffy2097: And she's right. It doesn't look right to see a jumbo jet take off. Your gut says it shouldn't.


I know, right? Look, I'm not saying that pilots are witches. I'm just saying we need to find a duck.
 
2012-06-28 12:36:23 PM

akula: fluffy2097: It doesn't look right to see a jumbo jet take off. Your gut says it shouldn't.

Yeah, but the gut knows nothing but processing what remains of the food once the stomach is finished with it, removing remaining nutrients, and sending the remaining waste on for excretion.


ಠ_ಠ

I Just programmed my keyboard with a macro to make that emoticon for me with a single keystroke, just because of your post.
 
2012-06-28 12:43:22 PM
Mrs_Fab loves watching planes taking off and landing. It's endlessly fascinating to her.

[shrug] My weird thing is looking at maps. If there's a map mounted to a wall, I can't stop looking at it.

/whatever
 
2012-06-28 12:46:46 PM
"I don't understand why airplanes can fly, and that's why I'm attracted to them,"

Funny really, I don't understand women in general, and that's why I'm attracted to them.

/I would explain to them how planes fly
//I would explain to them how other things work too
///If you know what I mean
//Which I think you do
/Fap
 
2012-06-28 12:47:37 PM
I'm willing to train/educate....

img805.imageshack.us
 
2012-06-28 01:20:42 PM

way south: [dl.dropbox.com image 600x270]

Come with me girl, and I'll explain so many things.


Then why can planes fly upside down?
 
2012-06-28 01:31:19 PM

Private Inquisitor: way south: [dl.dropbox.com image 600x270]

Come with me girl, and I'll explain so many things.


Then why can planes fly upside down?


It's all about angle of attack.... Giggity.
 
2012-06-28 01:31:32 PM

fluffy2097: akula: fluffy2097: It doesn't look right to see a jumbo jet take off. Your gut says it shouldn't.

Yeah, but the gut knows nothing but processing what remains of the food once the stomach is finished with it, removing remaining nutrients, and sending the remaining waste on for excretion.

ಠ_ಠ

I Just programmed my keyboard with a macro to make that emoticon for me with a single keystroke, just because of your post.


Always happy to help motivate people.
 
2012-06-28 01:36:54 PM

akula: fluffy2097: akula: fluffy2097: It doesn't look right to see a jumbo jet take off. Your gut says it shouldn't.

Yeah, but the gut knows nothing but processing what remains of the food once the stomach is finished with it, removing remaining nutrients, and sending the remaining waste on for excretion.

ಠ_ಠ

I Just programmed my keyboard with a macro to make that emoticon for me with a single keystroke, just because of your post.

Always happy to help motivate people.


ಠ_ಠ
I've been tricked!
(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
 
2012-06-28 01:50:15 PM

Mr_Fabulous: My weird thing is looking at maps. If there's a map mounted to a wall, I can't stop looking at it.


I bought a huge atlas just for the maps. I love a good paper map. I use stuff like Google Earth, of course, but it's somehow not as satisfying emotionally as sitting on the crapper with a huge book in your lap, looking up places you've never been and wondering what life is like there.

/Most probably have substandard crappers.
 
2012-06-28 02:06:11 PM
Nearly.... nearly one.

media.giantbomb.com
 
2012-06-28 02:11:37 PM
What I find refreshing is that they admit to not understanding. They're fascinated by something that they don't understand and perhaps they'll learn, but damnit - they admit to not knowing.

World could be a whole lot better if more people were like that.
 
2012-06-28 02:24:29 PM

Mangoose: What I find refreshing is that they admit to not understanding. They're fascinated by something that they don't understand and perhaps they'll learn, but damnit - they admit to not knowing.

World could be a whole lot better if more people were like that.


The man who knows he's a fool is the wisest man of them all.
 
2012-06-28 03:29:59 PM
Nearly.... nearly one.

xclnt
 
2012-06-28 04:59:55 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: I'm willing to train/educate....


Woah she appears to be familiar with lift

/ and separate
 
2012-06-28 05:01:09 PM

fluffy2097: Mangoose: What I find refreshing is that they admit to not understanding. They're fascinated by something that they don't understand and perhaps they'll learn, but damnit - they admit to not knowing.

World could be a whole lot better if more people were like that.

The man who knows he's a fool is the wisest man of them all.


LOL
 
2012-06-28 05:58:28 PM

doglover: Babwa Wawa: "rail girl"

That's just awesome.

tetsu is iron. do is road. A railroad is called a tetsudo, or iron road.

ko is child. It's common to end girls' names with it. Yumiko, Tomoko, Hanako, etc. Tesuko is literally "Iron Child" but with a female feeling, so it's kind of like "Iron Daughter"

sora is sky. Mi is beauty. Again, something they end girls' names with.

Sorami is "Sky beauty"


i am not sure if you will see this but i will ask anyway... i thought "do" meant 'way' or something akin to "method" for example, judo supposedly means "the gentle way" or karate-do the empty handed way or bushido...

nevermind, after looking at this post i realized 'way' can just as easily be similar to 'road' in english. like boulevard or avenue yes?

/cheers
//japanese names are interesting to study
///ichiro means first son
 
2012-06-28 06:11:49 PM

way south: traylor: To be fair, no one really understands how lift force works, not even engineers.

To which I say BULLshiat!!

If you can math something out in numbers and predict in excruciating detail exactly how to generate it, how much you will generate, and how to apply it in all forms then you must understand that thing pretty darn well.

/If lift force remained unpredictable then You'd have a point.
/After building hundreds of planes that flew just fine on their first flight, not so much.


I think he means understand it in a fundamental "why does the universe work the way that it does" way. Which is silly, because that argument could be applied to anything and everything.
 
2012-06-28 06:36:02 PM
way south
traylor: To be fair, no one really understands how lift force works, not even engineers.

To which I say BULLshiat!!

As one of those Hungarian genius math guys once said, "You'll never understand it. You'll just get used to it."
 
2012-06-28 06:37:10 PM

StrangeQ: way south: traylor: To be fair, no one really understands how lift force works, not even engineers.

To which I say BULLshiat!!

If you can math something out in numbers and predict in excruciating detail exactly how to generate it, how much you will generate, and how to apply it in all forms then you must understand that thing pretty darn well.

/If lift force remained unpredictable then You'd have a point.
/After building hundreds of planes that flew just fine on their first flight, not so much.

I think he means understand it in a fundamental "why does the universe work the way that it does" way. Which is silly, because that argument could be applied to anything and everything.



You two should at least check the wikipedia link in my post, read some books, and come back.

Also, way south, your comment is the BULLshiat. Never heard of wind tunnels and their use? Of failed prototypes?
 
2012-06-28 07:04:59 PM
more pics of hot J-girls please
 
2012-06-28 07:50:32 PM
www.thiseuphoria.com
 
2012-06-28 08:06:20 PM

brap: I don't know why but I think that's adorable. I guess I find goofy hobbies endearing. Well that and Japanese chicks.


i'm with you 100%. the ones i don't want to kiss i want to fark.
 
2012-06-29 09:24:02 AM
I'd gladly let them see my fuselage.
 
2012-06-29 11:47:52 AM
`Japanese women take up planespotting as hot new hobby this summer. "I don't understand why airplanes can fly, and that's why I'm attracted to them," reports air for brains girl `

FTFS
 
2012-06-29 01:55:21 PM

traylor: StrangeQ: way south: traylor: To be fair, no one really understands how lift force works, not even engineers.

To which I say BULLshiat!!

If you can math something out in numbers and predict in excruciating detail exactly how to generate it, how much you will generate, and how to apply it in all forms then you must understand that thing pretty darn well.

/If lift force remained unpredictable then You'd have a point.
/After building hundreds of planes that flew just fine on their first flight, not so much.

I think he means understand it in a fundamental "why does the universe work the way that it does" way. Which is silly, because that argument could be applied to anything and everything.


You two should at least check the wikipedia link in my post, read some books, and come back.

Also, way south, your comment is the BULLshiat. Never heard of wind tunnels and their use? Of failed prototypes?


Buddy, I'm a physicist. My favorite course was quantum mechanics followed closely but a cosmology course covering general relativity. But just because you can understand the math doesn't mean you understand the underlying reason for why something is the way it is.
 
2012-06-29 05:51:34 PM
www.japantimes.co.jp

I will bone any of you.
 
2012-06-29 07:01:52 PM
Are they that farking bored over there?
 
2012-06-29 07:48:23 PM
I'd love to say that I don't understand how a wealthy First World nation manages to turn out such ignorant citizens, but being American I know all too well.
 
2012-06-30 12:42:55 AM
3.bp.blogspot.com

Aircraft spotting used to be more popular in the 1940's.
 
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