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2013-03-27 11:43:21 AM
subby, I gave you a plus one in my previous comment
 
2013-03-27 12:17:31 PM
I don't see what you did there
 
2013-03-27 12:37:52 PM
HOTY candidate. Well done, Subby! Out yourself!!!
 
2013-03-27 12:46:53 PM
I'll go get the Elder Wand.
 
2013-03-27 12:50:16 PM
I'll believe it when I don't see it.
 
2013-03-27 12:51:03 PM
My microwave acts like it doesn't see things, but I think it really does.
 
2013-03-27 12:51:26 PM
I have so many ideas on how I would use that. Would make sex fun, too. Would certainly get rid of the paperbag over the head, now you can just wear an invisible cloak and get nookie.
 
2013-03-27 12:51:31 PM
Page isn't loading for me.

Is that the joke?
 
2013-03-27 12:52:42 PM

Alphakronik: I'll believe it when I don't see it.


I just don't see it happening in our lifetime.
 
2013-03-27 12:52:48 PM
Nothing new here. Project Aurora has been using this for the past two decades to hide it's activity after leaving Groom lake at night to take reconnaissance photos around the world.

/It's why you aren't cleared to cruise above FL600
//Doesn't trip TCAS
 
2013-03-27 12:53:01 PM
FTFA: Scientists have finally created an invisibility cloak similar to the one foretold in the Harry Potter franchise

It wasn't FORETOLD, it was ancient and HP is set in modern times.

/English mf, do you speak it?
 
2013-03-27 12:54:02 PM
I wish they would put an invisibility cloak around the town dump.  The mound has broken over the top of the surrounding trees and is still climbing.  A little fabreeze and an invisibility cloak would go a long way towards solving NIMBY.  (Could we get some active noise cancellation at the airport too?
 
2013-03-27 12:56:27 PM

Anastacya: I have so many ideas on how I would use that. Would make sex fun, too. Would certainly get rid of the paperbag over the head, now you can just wear an invisible cloak and get nookie.


Sure but don't forget what happened to the Invisible Man.
 
2013-03-27 12:56:35 PM
AT LAST!  Now I can effectively hide part of my body from my microwave.  Well done, science.  Well done indeed.

/seriously, that is pretty cool.
 
2013-03-27 12:57:10 PM
...now where are the damn transporters, science?!?
 
2013-03-27 01:04:23 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-27 01:05:07 PM
Unlike the people who think it will be completely invisible, it will be more like this.
 
2013-03-27 01:08:52 PM
This should revolutionize microwave-safe cookware.
 
2013-03-27 01:10:52 PM

Virtuoso80: This should revolutionize microwave-safe cookware.


Cool.
 
2013-03-27 01:12:57 PM
0rk.
 
2013-03-27 01:16:12 PM

SuperChuck: Anastacya: I have so many ideas on how I would use that. Would make sex fun, too. Would certainly get rid of the paperbag over the head, now you can just wear an invisible cloak and get nookie.

Sure but don't forget what happened to the Invisible Man.


True, but I was thinking more along the lines of beer goggles. :P
 
2013-03-27 01:18:00 PM
Burt Campbell impressed.
 
2013-03-27 01:18:08 PM
i2.ytimg.com
 
2013-03-27 01:21:28 PM

gunga galunga: Page isn't loading for me.

Is that the joke?


A very base joke.
 
2013-03-27 01:25:41 PM

logieal: Unlike the people who think it will be completely invisible, it will be more like this.


If it doesn't reflect any light, then wouldn't it be black? Suppose we made an observation unit to spy on a primitive tribe, and used this technology to coat the outside of the box so that all light hitting it would not reflect. Then wouldn't the primitive tribe just see a big black rectangle object since it's not transparent? Because that would probably freak them out.
 
2013-03-27 01:25:51 PM
neverfeltbetter.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-03-27 01:26:05 PM

logieal: Unlike the people who think it will be completely invisible, it will be more like this.


For many, if not most, of the applications where you might want to use camouflage, that's probably good enough.
 
2013-03-27 01:29:54 PM
I'm not getting the joke here. Is it that the rest of the sentence is supposed to be invisible?
 
2013-03-27 01:31:56 PM

ZeroPly: logieal: Unlike the people who think it will be completely invisible, it will be more like this.

If it doesn't reflect any light, then wouldn't it be black? Suppose we made an observation unit to spy on a primitive tribe, and used this technology to coat the outside of the box so that all light hitting it would not reflect. Then wouldn't the primitive tribe just see a big black rectangle object since it's not transparent? Because that would probably freak them out.


It depends whether you think that black is the opposite of a mirror, or if you think a window is.
 
2013-03-27 01:32:39 PM

Wayne 985: I'm not getting the joke here. Is it that the rest of the sentence is supposed to be invisible?


Ye
 
2013-03-27 01:33:49 PM
media.tumblr.com
 
2013-03-27 01:42:49 PM

ZeroPly: logieal: Unlike the people who think it will be completely invisible, it will be more like this.

If it doesn't reflect any light, then wouldn't it be black? Suppose we made an observation unit to spy on a primitive tribe, and used this technology to coat the outside of the box so that all light hitting it would not reflect. Then wouldn't the primitive tribe just see a big black rectangle object since it's not transparent? Because that would probably freak them out.


They might even develop space travel as a result.
 
2013-03-27 01:43:50 PM
You know, I'm pretty sure that was supposed to read "Psychics at Cal Tech"....
 
2013-03-27 01:55:37 PM
Haha I get jokes.
 
2013-03-27 01:56:49 PM
They should call it the Lamont Cranston devise once they get it fully operational.
 
2013-03-27 01:59:26 PM
img534.imageshack.us
 
2013-03-27 02:01:39 PM
pH
 
2013-03-27 02:08:27 PM
You could just use a ghost blind.
 
2013-03-27 02:09:25 PM
I'm wearing invisible pants right now so I'm getting a kick......
 
2013-03-27 02:09:52 PM
Remember this the next time you hear someone say that all Texans are slack-jawed yokels.
 
2013-03-27 02:15:02 PM
This is cute and all, but until yall "magically" find a way to make parking downtown less of a nightmare, I have no interest in this.
 
2013-03-27 02:18:33 PM
UCK
 
2013-03-27 02:18:40 PM
What is cloaked cannot be unseen.
 
2013-03-27 02:21:27 PM
To all those saying 'this is nice, but do something practical'...
These scientists bent a small portion of the laws of the universe to their whims.
How is that not cool?
 
2013-03-27 02:23:27 PM
 
2013-03-27 02:26:11 PM
They need to be careful with this cloaking technology. Remember that TNG episode where that experimental ship cloaked itself into an asteroid?

That cylinder is probably going to be stuck in some pizzeria by early next week.
 
2013-03-27 02:30:26 PM
They made a whole movie about this called the "Philadelphia Experiment."  It was cheap, mostly awful but it did prove that Michael Pare was a worse actor than Michael Dudikoff.
 
2013-03-27 02:33:35 PM

toasterpip: To all those saying 'this is nice, but do something practical'...
These scientists bent a small portion of the laws of the universe to their whims.
How is that not cool?


Cool, yes - Bending the laws of the universe - not even close.  At best they now understand the laws of the universe in a tiny bit more detail and figured out a way around them.
 
2013-03-27 02:36:06 PM
I expect a lot more crime once these go mainstream.
 
2013-03-27 02:40:35 PM

Spaced Lion: Remember this the next time you hear someone say that all Texans are slack-jawed yokels.


All the Texans we see on TV news are slack jawed yokels.
 
2013-03-27 02:41:11 PM

PC LOAD LETTER: I expect a lot more crime once these go mainstream.


The microwave spectrum will be lawless!
 
2013-03-27 02:42:27 PM

UsikFark: PC LOAD LETTER: I expect a lot more crime once these go mainstream.

The microwave spectrum will be lawless!


Whar my dinner go? Whar!?!?!?!
 
2013-03-27 02:48:27 PM

SnarfVader: UsikFark: PC LOAD LETTER: I expect a lot more crime once these go mainstream.

The microwave spectrum will be lawless!

Whar my dinner go? Whar!?!?!?!


Thieves have teleported your dinner into the black market spectrum. Move back two spaces.
 
2013-03-27 02:49:18 PM
FTFA "Invisible to microwaves".   So invisible to radar or "stealth" then.   Rather than the current low visibility, low radar cross section of current stealth technology.
 
2013-03-27 02:56:39 PM

Lassivern: They made a whole movie about this called the "Philadelphia Experiment."  It was cheap, mostly awful but it did prove that Michael Pare was a worse actor than Michael Dudikoff.


That was based on a true story
 
2013-03-27 02:59:08 PM
www.actionmoviefreak.com
"Pfft, amateurs."
 
2013-03-27 03:07:27 PM

SuperChuck: That was based on a true story


As recalled by fark's own Navy Flier?
 
2013-03-27 03:13:45 PM

AFKobel: You know, I'm pretty sure that was supposed to read "Psychics at Cal Tech"....


The hell you say.



upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-03-27 03:25:41 PM

Anastacya: I have so many ideas on how I would use that. Would make sex fun, too. Would certainly get rid of the paperbag over the head, now you can just wear an invisible cloak and get nookie.


I'm a visual person. I do not see how invisibility would enhance my sexual experience. I guess me and my girl could get it in while we're in public but I don't know many exhibitionist who don't want to be seen.
 
2013-03-27 03:26:44 PM

PC LOAD LETTER: I expect a lot more crime once these go mainstream.


Yeah, not so sure I'll still want to be an exhibitionist.
 
2013-03-27 03:28:24 PM
so far it only works on microwave light

Pfft. The light in my microwave has been cloaked by exploded food for years.
 
2013-03-27 03:29:05 PM

ZeroPly: logieal: Unlike the people who think it will be completely invisible, it will be more like this.

If it doesn't reflect any light, then wouldn't it be black? Suppose we made an observation unit to spy on a primitive tribe, and used this technology to coat the outside of the box so that all light hitting it would not reflect. Then wouldn't the primitive tribe just see a big black rectangle object since it's not transparent? Because that would probably freak them out.


It's not reflecting light that it's working with, it's bending the light around it, so that the light from be hind it appears in front of it, more or less...
 
2013-03-27 03:33:30 PM

toasterpip: To all those saying 'this is nice, but do something practical'...
These scientists bent a small portion of the laws of the universe to their whims.
How is that not cool?


But didn't you get the memo? EVERY scientist is a cancer researcher.

EVERY.

SINGLE.

ONE...
 
2013-03-27 03:37:02 PM
Physicist from Texas huh?

img1.etsystatic.com

Also...

weknowmemes.com
 
2013-03-27 03:37:42 PM
Short simple, effective. Good headline
 
2013-03-27 03:39:09 PM

Maud Dib: AFKobel: You know, I'm pretty sure that was supposed to read "Psychics at Cal Tech"....

The hell you say.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 200x200]


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3DoDMfDa_Q
 
2013-03-27 03:42:35 PM
Can someone explain the headline for us religious people?
 
2013-03-27 03:51:06 PM
Headline made me laugh. Nice one.
 
2013-03-27 03:57:30 PM
www.supermanhomepage.com
Then those damned scientists made things invisible to X-Rays!
 
2013-03-27 04:03:27 PM

AFKobel: Maud Dib: AFKobel: You know, I'm pretty sure that was supposed to read "Psychics at Cal Tech"....

The hell you say.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 200x200]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3DoDMfDa_Q


Ehh..I watch too much TV as it is.
 
2013-03-27 04:19:59 PM
And meanwhile, the Florida Legislature will be taking a vote soon on whether to ban neutrinos from entering (or otherwise passing through) the State.

/"Florida" tag smirks
 
2013-03-27 04:22:44 PM

Wayne 985: I'm not getting the joke here. Is it that the rest of the sentence is supposed to be invisible?


Yes, and furthermo
 
2013-03-27 04:29:24 PM
Let me know when physicists create something that makes it so we don't have to hide.
 
2013-03-27 04:46:58 PM

reillan: Can someone explain the headline for us religious people?


The headline mocks the existence of a god.

Don't even try to figure it out if you have any level of faith whatsoever.

Just pray for understanding... and 72 virgins in heaven waiting for you.
 
2013-03-27 04:47:41 PM
i1162.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-27 04:48:15 PM

Maud Dib: AFKobel: Maud Dib: AFKobel: You know, I'm pretty sure that was supposed to read "Psychics at Cal Tech"....

The hell you say.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 200x200]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3DoDMfDa_Q

Ehh..I watch too much TV as it is.


Fair enough.

I'm was just breaking the first rule of comedy for you, because you had no reference with which to get my joke.

So I provided one.
 
2013-03-27 04:51:20 PM
So it cancels the waves bouncing off the object?

"I don't see him. Where did Harry go?"

"Just a guess but I'm thinking that big, fuzzy, Harry Potter shaped blob over there is him."

Not nearly as good as the meta material that bends the light around an object.
 
2013-03-27 06:13:22 PM

Spaced Lion: Remember this the next time you hear someone say that all Texans are slack-jawed yokels.


2.bp.blogspot.com
Hey, Ma! Get off the dang roof!
 
2013-03-27 06:33:06 PM
How can we be sure they haven't already invented invisibility cloaks, and they're using them right now to spy on us?

/what do we want? TIME TRAVEL!
//when do we want it? THAT'S IRRELEVANT!
 
2013-03-27 07:41:18 PM

logieal: Unlike the people who think it will be completely invisible, it will be more like this.


WHAT?  SPEAK UP!  I COULD BARELY READ YOUR FONT!!!
 
2013-03-27 07:42:50 PM
catsnstuff.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-03-27 08:00:12 PM

Morgellons: How can we be sure they haven't already invented invisibility cloaks, and they're using them right now to spy on us?

/what do we want? TIME TRAVEL!
//when do we want it? THAT'S IRRELEVANT!


Well, we would want it within our operational lives.
 
2013-03-27 10:12:51 PM

AFKobel: You know, I'm pretty sure that was supposed to read "Psychics at Cal Tech"....


I had woot canal swergery
 
2013-03-28 01:17:05 AM

Shadow Blasko: AFKobel: You know, I'm pretty sure that was supposed to read "Psychics at Cal Tech"....

I had woot canal swergery


Yeah, you say that now, but where were you when I first made the joke and everyone was looking at me like I was crazy?
 
2013-03-28 02:06:07 PM

abhorrent1: so far it only works on microwave light

Pfft. The light in my microwave has been cloaked by exploded food for years.


+1 would lol agasin
 
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