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(Wired)   Tonight, it "appears" the Discovery Channel will air the 'Mythbusters' episode where the gang accidentally shot a cannonball into a housing subdivision   (wired.com) divider line 100
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2012-11-11 10:58:25 AM
Conform or be cast out.
 
2012-11-11 11:09:19 AM
I'd forgive a cannonball knocking a hole in my house as long as they paid for the repairs and let me make out with Kari
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-11-11 11:35:19 AM
This has got to be a cool episode.
 
2012-11-11 11:42:27 AM
Mythbusters, you say?

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2012-11-11 03:15:34 PM
I think that's the M1841 6 pounder bronze field gun, painted black. They're lucky they didn't decide to use the main field guns of the Civil War, which were the 12 pounder bronze Napoleon, 10 pounder Parrott, and 3 inch Ordnance Rifle, all of which would have done considerably more damage. I also am stumped as to why they didn't understand that round solid shot was often intentionally fired low so it would skip off the ground and continue to bounce for many hundreds of yards through advancing troops. And that having a ramp-like backstop was a really bad plan. They usually do their research and think through what they're doing much better than that.

Actually, maybe not. They did after all set off a 12 foot long liquid fueled rocket INSIDE their shop and were surprised when it about burned the whole place down.
 
2012-11-11 04:04:21 PM

Roook: I'd forgive a cannonball knocking a hole in my house as long as they paid for the repairs and let me make out with Kari


/Get in line..i called dibs long ago..you get seconds.
 
2012-11-11 04:05:23 PM

poonesfarm: Mythbusters, you say?

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I watched that the other day, thought I should grab the recording from my TiVo and do a screen cap and thought, "nah, why bother... I'm sure someone else will get it."
 
2012-11-11 04:07:22 PM

vossiewulf: I think that's the M1841 6 pounder bronze field gun, painted black. They're lucky they didn't decide to use the main field guns of the Civil War, which were the 12 pounder bronze Napoleon, 10 pounder Parrott, and 3 inch Ordnance Rifle, all of which would have done considerably more damage. I also am stumped as to why they didn't understand that round solid shot was often intentionally fired low so it would skip off the ground and continue to bounce for many hundreds of yards through advancing troops. And that having a ramp-like backstop was a really bad plan. They usually do their research and think through what they're doing much better than that.

Actually, maybe not. They did after all set off a 12 foot long liquid fueled rocket INSIDE their shop and were surprised when it about burned the whole place down.


Due Dilligence and Mythbusters don't always go hand in hand.
 
2012-11-11 04:11:38 PM

Roook: I'd forgive a cannonball knocking a hole in my house as long as they paid for the repairs and let me make out with Kari


We're done here. Kill the lights on your way out.
 
2012-11-11 04:12:41 PM
I, for one, would LOVE to have a hole blown in my house by the Mythbusters, as long as they'd pay for the repairs. It'd be a hell of a story to tell.
 
2012-11-11 04:15:18 PM
I was just reminded why I don't read Wired.

They couldn't call Discovery, or some at Mythbusters for any sort of confirmation? Fark you, that's lazy farking writing.
 
2012-11-11 04:16:23 PM
I'm glad they're going to show it.
It would be a disservice to pretend that accidents can't happen and that there are no consequences for getting a little lazy with your safety measures.
 
2012-11-11 04:18:27 PM
Ooh, it's that new Mythbusters episode. You know, the one with the explodening and guns going boom while an art major attention whore brought in to to increase the viewership of lonely, horny dweebs does annoying attention whoring and the "science" guys make astoundingly stupid mistakes or way out assumptions that have nothing to do with the myth. That's a cool episode. Anyone who doesn't think it the greatest thing ever is a looooser. I hear next week's episode is about a myth where a dude's balls get hit repeatedly.

/In before the five year old XKCD comic with Feynman gets posted as though current post-Kari/Tory/Grant Mythbusters is somehow a good science show like early pre-Kari/Tory/Grant Mythbusters was.
 
2012-11-11 04:18:45 PM
The relevant part is already on Youtube
 
2012-11-11 04:20:42 PM

vossiewulf: I think that's the M1841 6 pounder bronze field gun, painted black. They're lucky they didn't decide to use the main field guns of the Civil War, which were the 12 pounder bronze Napoleon, 10 pounder Parrott, and 3 inch Ordnance Rifle, all of which would have done considerably more damage. I also am stumped as to why they didn't understand that round solid shot was often intentionally fired low so it would skip off the ground and continue to bounce for many hundreds of yards through advancing troops. And that having a ramp-like backstop was a really bad plan. They usually do their research and think through what they're doing much better than that.

Actually, maybe not. They did after all set off a 12 foot long liquid fueled rocket INSIDE their shop and were surprised when it about burned the whole place down.


Well, look, if the show's production halted every time anyone THOUGHT there was a potential problem, there'd only be like 3 bland episodes by now.
 
2012-11-11 04:21:40 PM

vossiewulf: I think that's the M1841 6 pounder bronze field gun, painted black.


I see a field gun and I want it painted black
No colors anymore I want it to attack
I see Kari walk by dressed in her summer clothes
I have to turn my head until my cannon blows...
 
2012-11-11 04:25:29 PM
Personally, I can't wait for Breaking Bad to get the Mythbusters treatment.
 
2012-11-11 04:25:40 PM

vpb: This has got to be a cool episode.


They're all pretty good.. I do miss the old days though before it turned into a Jamie and Adam do the more legit and hardcore science based myths and the others do the not so serious blowing shiat up and crashing cars `myths' that get more and more stupid by the season.

Episodes are still pretty good but I wish it would go back to just Jamie and Adam the entire episode.
 
2012-11-11 04:27:42 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Personally, I can't wait for Breaking Bad to get the Mythbusters treatment.


You want to see if Adam can wander into a store naked and convince everyone he's experiencing a fugue state?
 
2012-11-11 04:27:58 PM
Hate to piss on your corn flakes subs, but

This is the alleged cannon ball episode. This was at the alameda bomb range.

Tonight's episode in question does not happen in Alameda.
 
2012-11-11 04:29:28 PM
Range fans and surface danger zones, how do they work?

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2012-11-11 04:31:13 PM
Episodes are still pretty good but I wish it would go back to just Jamie and Adam the entire episode.

This. I'd rather have a 6 episode season with just J & A then a full season with the B-team. I can't even be bothered to DVR and fast forward thru the bullshiat anymore.
 
2012-11-11 04:31:15 PM

louiedog: You want to see if Adam can wander into a store naked and convince everyone he's experiencing a fugue state?


Hah!

I think I'll pass on that!
 
2012-11-11 04:31:24 PM
FTFA: "Host Kari Byron goes through a long explanation of the safety procedures, and the test itself takes place in a rock quarry which host Byron describes as "out in the middle of nowhere."

First: I don't consider a range that is within 700 meters of a subdivision to be in the middle of no where. I am surprised that they can detonate anything within 1000m of a population centre let alone a cannon that has a range of over 2000m. Second: A bomb range is not an artillery range. The safety templates are completely different. Who ever was the range safety officer of that range should have never let them fire a cannon in a range that is designed for small charges..
 
2012-11-11 04:31:38 PM
Mythbusters got boring about five years ago.
 
2012-11-11 04:34:22 PM

topcon: Mythbusters got boring about five years ago.


No, it didn't.

Then again I'm not really watching it for the "experiments".
 
2012-11-11 04:35:52 PM

mat catastrophe: I was just reminded why I don't read Wired.

They couldn't call Discovery, or some at Mythbusters for any sort of confirmation? Fark you, that's lazy farking writing.


I quit reading Wired after my subscription ran out and they sent me to collections for not renewing. Figure that out.
 
2012-11-11 04:36:18 PM
This happened in my neighborhood. I wish they had hit my home so I could have gotten a personal visit by the Mythbusters crowd.
 
2012-11-11 04:41:22 PM
MOAR KARI PIX!
 
2012-11-11 04:46:56 PM

styckx: vpb: This has got to be a cool episode.

They're all pretty good.. I do miss the old days though before it turned into a Jamie and Adam do the more legit and hardcore science based myths and the others do the not so serious blowing shiat up and crashing cars `myths' that get more and more stupid by the season.

Episodes are still pretty good but I wish it would go back to just Jamie and Adam the entire episode.


I like the the others as much as J & A, I think I liked the first seasons after Scottie left and they had Kari, Tory, and Grant doing separate projects. At that point each team was each usually doing something neat. I think the reason J & A handle the "boring" stuff is because they can. No need for them to go out and do all the grunt work and traveling when they can stay in Jamie's lab and knock out segments quickly.
 
2012-11-11 04:47:22 PM

Diogenes Teufelsdrockh: Ooh, it's that new Mythbusters episode. You know, the one with the explodening and guns going boom while an art major attention whore brought in to to increase the viewership of lonely, horny dweebs does annoying attention whoring and the "science" guys make astoundingly stupid mistakes or way out assumptions that have nothing to do with the myth. That's a cool episode. Anyone who doesn't think it the greatest thing ever is a looooser. I hear next week's episode is about a myth where a dude's balls get hit repeatedly.

/In before the five year old XKCD comic with Feynman gets posted as though current post-Kari/Tory/Grant Mythbusters is somehow a good science show like early pre-Kari/Tory/Grant Mythbusters was.


Pffft. I stopped liking the show when it was still good because I knew it would get mainstream and crappy. And I've moved on to not liking other things.
 
2012-11-11 04:48:24 PM

styckx: vpb: This has got to be a cool episode.

They're all pretty good.. I do miss the old days though before it turned into a Jamie and Adam do the more legit and hardcore science based myths and the others do the not so serious blowing shiat up and crashing cars `myths' that get more and more stupid by the season.

Episodes are still pretty good but I wish it would go back to just Jamie and Adam the entire episode.


You know what gets me? All those kids and helpers... they rarely bring them into the show in a meaningful way. I'm, like, those students built the newspaper Pykrete boat over a long time, hundreds of hours, and only showed up as zipping along in a time-lapse.

They only exchange thoughts between the two or five of them, and rarely feature discussions with the outside entities they consult with. I mean, they may have like one or two quotes from a technical expert or historian, but let's see an actual discussion, if not debate or even argument in this field. There's nothing wrong with that, that's how theories and tests are developed.

I guess part of the problem is there's a certain chemistry between Jamie and Adam and the other three. It does work, but it's a bit stale now, and they appear reluctant to try new things.

I mean, it'd be damn funny to see their chemistry interface with others. You see them bring up a theory on fire, interview a fire chief who says "well you're a damn fool- fire don't work that way because THIS and THIS." So there's two ways this can end- the fire chief is proven right, or proven wrong. Either way, I'd like to see his response. If you brought him along the entire way, he'd probably be a third wheel not "in" on the chemistry, but hey that's fun to watch too.

Now the risk is, the fire chief says they tested it all wrong and wasted everyone's time and his belief was still valid. Maybe he's right, Mythbuster "science" isn't perfect, or maybe he was a TOTAL dick. It's a risk in bad chemistry that spoils the show- but that's kind of the fun. I wanna see a variety of real-world scientific reasoning and belief processes, not just the test itself.

Or the fire chief tries to spoil all the fun by saying outright that we know a propane tank won't be ignited or even breached by a pistol round, before the test. You can edit that out, though. Or at least brief him on the rules, and have him go with "I don't think it'll do it- no way." Just so you can see his reaction as the test goes on.

They DID move to this recently. Bringing James Cameron in to advocate his case for Rose/Jack trying to float on that piece of oak flotsam. THAT WAS GREAT. Cameron had an ominous confidence to him- "go ahead and test it- they can't both float on it". He apparently did specific calculations or tests already on this. But they proved him wrong, arguably by "cheating" by putting the period life preservers UNDER the wood. LOL! Cameron took it in style though. Was he briefed on the results beforehand? He didn't seem to be reacting like this was the first time he'd heard it.
 
2012-11-11 04:50:56 PM

vossiewulf: Actually, maybe not. They did after all set off a 12 foot long liquid fueled rocket INSIDE their shop and were surprised when it about burned the whole place down.


There was also the time they nearly blew up a hot water heater in the shop. The fact the thing had a pressure failure was the only thing that saved their asses. Easily would have blown a hole in the top of their shipping container, and in the roof of M5
 
2012-11-11 04:52:37 PM

poonesfarm: Mythbusters, you say?

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the best part is that you could see the look on her face right afterward that showed that she totally did that on purpose.
 
2012-11-11 04:52:39 PM

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2012-11-11 04:53:17 PM

Rufus Lee King: Britney Spear's Speculum: Tonight's episode in question does not happen in Alameda.

China Clipper calling Alameda

Never mind the furthermore; the plea is self defense.


Mr. Bob Dobalena


/Ziltch


What are you, some kind of monkee?
 
2012-11-11 04:53:37 PM

styckx: vpb: This has got to be a cool episode.

They're all pretty good.. I do miss the old days though before it turned into a Jamie and Adam do the more legit and hardcore science based myths and the others do the not so serious blowing shiat up and crashing cars `myths' that get more and more stupid by the season.

Episodes are still pretty good but I wish it would go back to just Jamie and Adam the entire episode.


I think they actually ran out of practical "myths" years ago. They're just begging for fans to make shiat up that no one ever talked about and test them.

But hey the science is still there. Not too long ago, they did the "can you escape from a car in the water?" thing. Not a myth at all, really. It's more of "what's it actually like to try to escape from a car after driving into the water?"
Nowhere has that EVER been demonstrated like that. People talk about dogmatic beliefs, yet never test it.

The fact there was that the escape practices recommended work if you DON'T flip the car. If you DO flip the car- which is likely, given the weight in the engine- it's really really hard to use those procedures. Harder than anyone talked about. But that changes what people recommend you try to do (other than simply trying not to drive into a canal, of course).
 
2012-11-11 04:56:34 PM

Diogenes Teufelsdrockh: Ooh, it's that new Mythbusters episode. You know, the one with the explodening and guns going boom while an art major attention whore brought in to to increase the viewership of lonely, horny dweebs does annoying attention whoring and the "science" guys make astoundingly stupid mistakes or way out assumptions that have nothing to do with the myth. That's a cool episode. Anyone who doesn't think it the greatest thing ever is a looooser. I hear next week's episode is about a myth where a dude's balls get hit repeatedly.

/In before the five year old XKCD comic with Feynman gets posted as though current post-Kari/Tory/Grant Mythbusters is somehow a good science show like early pre-Kari/Tory/Grant Mythbusters was.


Who knew that Fark was full of so many hipsters. Its turning so...mainstream.
 
2012-11-11 05:03:32 PM

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2012-11-11 05:05:11 PM

Rufus Lee King: Britney Spear's Speculum: Tonight's episode in question does not happen in Alameda.

China Clipper calling Alameda

Never mind the furthermore; the plea is self defense.


Mr. Bob Dobalena


/Ziltch


It isn't my opinion that the people are intending.
 
2012-11-11 05:07:09 PM

Diogenes Teufelsdrockh: Ooh, it's that new Mythbusters episode. You know, the one with the explodening and guns going boom while an art major attention whore brought in to to increase the viewership of lonely, horny dweebs does annoying attention whoring and the "science" guys make astoundingly stupid mistakes or way out assumptions that have nothing to do with the myth. That's a cool episode. Anyone who doesn't think it the greatest thing ever is a looooser. I hear next week's episode is about a myth where a dude's balls get hit repeatedly.

/In before the five year old XKCD comic with Feynman gets posted as though current post-Kari/Tory/Grant Mythbusters is somehow a good science show like early pre-Kari/Tory/Grant Mythbusters was.


If you were going for "pedantic killjoy", you overshot it by three blocks and a parking garage.
 
2012-11-11 05:09:19 PM

Roook: I'd forgive a cannonball knocking a hole in my house as long as they paid for the repairs and let me make out with Kari


This is the important part, really.
 
2012-11-11 05:16:48 PM

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Good lord she's cute.
 
2012-11-11 05:16:59 PM

astouffer: mat catastrophe: I was just reminded why I don't read Wired.

They couldn't call Discovery, or some at Mythbusters for any sort of confirmation? Fark you, that's lazy farking writing.

I quit reading Wired after my subscription ran out and they sent me to collections for not renewing. Figure that out.


You owed them money for the issues you would have taken had you not renewed? Seems legit!
 
2012-11-11 05:20:26 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Personally, I can't wait for Breaking Bad to get the Mythbusters treatment.


I'd been hearing rumors of them doing something with Breaking Bad. I hope that's true.
 
2012-11-11 05:21:43 PM
The cannonball episode!!! TONIGHT!!!! ZOMG YAY!!!!

/checks Discovery Canada schedule: Gold Rush: Do Or Die ("reality" show)

FFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU....

Hate you hate you hate you hate you so much!
 
2012-11-11 05:26:14 PM

Oznog: The relevant part is already on Youtube


Thank you for that. Good song, from good times.
 
2012-11-11 05:30:44 PM

Roook: I'd been hearing rumors of them doing something with Breaking Bad. I hope that's true.


Oh, it's true!

It'll feature Aaron Paul (Jesse Pinkman) and series creator Vince Gilligan, and it should be broadcast in the spring!
 
2012-11-11 05:35:28 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Roook: I'd been hearing rumors of them doing something with Breaking Bad. I hope that's true.

Oh, it's true!

It'll feature Aaron Paul (Jesse Pinkman) and series creator Vince Gilligan, and it should be broadcast in the spring!


oh awesome!
 
2012-11-11 05:36:26 PM

Roook: oh awesome!


And yes, it'll deal with... MAGNETS!!!! OHHHHHHH!
 
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