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(TED)   Super cute ballroom dancer gives her first performance since the Boston Marathon - on a bionic leg (vid). Bonus: here comes the science   (on.ted.com) divider line 66
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2014-03-28 01:36:04 PM
still waiting for the bionic vagina.
 
2014-03-28 01:37:04 PM
Eileen?

/ got nuthin
 
2014-03-28 01:38:39 PM
If I had a bionic leg I would request it make the 6 Million Dollar Man... Na.Na.Na.Na.Na.Na.Na...sounds.
 
2014-03-28 01:40:54 PM
Nice moves, Stumpy.
 
2014-03-28 01:41:48 PM
My wife and I watched Dancing with the Stars. There's a paralympic snowboarder on, with two bionic legs who was freaking awesome!
 
2014-03-28 01:44:32 PM
Amazing. I wish my grampa was alive to see that.  He lost a leg in WWII and went into the orthotics/prosthetics business afterward.  He was tinkering with new ideas in his shop up until almost the day he died.

/Fark the Marathon bomber.
 
2014-03-28 01:44:45 PM
Super cute? True. Would have also accepted knockout gorgeous, a real stunner.

And it's amazing the fluid movement that leg provides.
 
2014-03-28 01:45:11 PM
THAT is farking cool right there. TED talks run a little long, IMHO, but that one was worth watching.
 
2014-03-28 01:46:39 PM

stevenvictx: still waiting for the bionic vagina.


Lindsay Wagner?
 
2014-03-28 01:47:03 PM
*What she-beast is subby making me click on?

Adrianne Haslet-Davis:
i.dailymail.co.uk

www.everyjoe.com

WTF? "Super cute" is never supposed to mean super cute, subby.
Are you new or something?
 
2014-03-28 01:47:38 PM

jimmythefly: Super cute? True. Would have also accepted knockout gorgeous, a real stunner.



Nice try! No way I'm clickin'!
 
2014-03-28 01:51:48 PM
I like the way her dance partner turned around and jumped her at the last second.
 
2014-03-28 01:53:38 PM

stevenvictx: still waiting for the bionic vagina.



img3.wikia.nocookie.net

And yes, it vibrates
 
2014-03-28 01:55:55 PM
www.everyjoe.com

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www.everyjoe.com

www.everyjoe.com

www.everyjoe.com
 
2014-03-28 01:56:39 PM
On a related note, Aimee Mullins on the sidebar

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inspirehappy.com

amsdaily.net

PNSFW

PNSFW

/I may have a new entry on my bucket list
 
2014-03-28 01:57:13 PM
RUN!!  She has two BOM's strapped to her feet!
 
2014-03-28 02:00:54 PM
She's rather pleasant.
 
2014-03-28 02:02:50 PM

Banned on the Run: WTF? "Super cute" is never supposed to mean super cute, subby.
Are you new or something?


The filter you're thinking of is "hottie," particularly in conjunction with "The Sun."

Cute, super or otherwise, is a perfectly safe term.
 
2014-03-28 02:07:06 PM
How are we this far in with no Deus Ex references?

www.swisswuff.ch
 
2014-03-28 02:09:35 PM
images.rapgenius.com
/BRAVO!
 
2014-03-28 02:09:55 PM
Beat Kentucky in NCAA Tourney     Check
1992 Dream Team                           Check
NBA Career                                     Check
Ballroom Dance on TED Stage       Check
 
2014-03-28 02:13:20 PM
has anyone else found any pictures of this lady, maybe in a bathing suit or something
 
2014-03-28 02:16:21 PM
The prosthetic limbs have really advanced to amazing levels. The focus used to be more on making it look like a natural limb and now it has shifted to a focus on function.
 
2014-03-28 02:28:45 PM

jimmythefly: Super cute? True. Would have also accepted knockout gorgeous, a real stunner.


"Blow your socks off" hot?
 
2014-03-28 02:29:00 PM

the_sidewinder: How are we this far in with no Deus Ex references?


I was thinking portal...
 
2014-03-28 02:33:47 PM

monoski: The prosthetic limbs have really advanced to amazing levels. The focus used to be more on making it look like a natural limb and now it has shifted to a focus on function.


Makes you wonder who it was that said "fark looks, I want functionality".
 
2014-03-28 02:38:52 PM

mariner314: monoski: The prosthetic limbs have really advanced to amazing levels. The focus used to be more on making it look like a natural limb and now it has shifted to a focus on function.

Makes you wonder who it was that said "fark looks, I want functionality".


mimg.ugo.com
 
2014-03-28 02:44:40 PM

stevenvictx: still waiting for the bionic vagina.

"White vinegar, mineral oil, and elbow grease. Same thing we used in the RFC to clean the engines of our Sopwith Camels."

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-03-28 02:45:00 PM
Let me just say on behalf of all true Americans everywhere, dancing shmancing, thank heavens nothing happened to those wonderful tits.
www.everyjoe.com
 
2014-03-28 02:48:54 PM

Two16: mariner314: monoski: The prosthetic limbs have really advanced to amazing levels. The focus used to be more on making it look like a natural limb and now it has shifted to a focus on function.

Makes you wonder who it was that said "fark looks, I want functionality".


Okay it's obviously BSG...

But what context?
 
2014-03-28 02:57:51 PM

mariner314: Makes you wonder who it was that said "fark looks, I want functionality".


An engineer who lost a limb, probably, who finally stopped listening to the marketing department when it affected him personally.
 
2014-03-28 03:01:56 PM

Banned on the Run: On a related note, Aimee Mullins on the sidebar

[i.huffpost.com image 348x516]

[inspirehappy.com image 400x340]

[amsdaily.net image 497x400]

PNSFW

PNSFW

/I may have a new entry on my bucket list


Sharp knee replacements!
 
2014-03-28 03:03:20 PM

Banned on the Run: PNSFW


Prosthetic boobies? (or marks from a bra that's too tight)?
 
2014-03-28 03:12:05 PM
Super cute, huh?  Well somebody's in love.
 
2014-03-28 03:24:30 PM

Gig103: mariner314: Makes you wonder who it was that said "fark looks, I want functionality".

An engineer who lost a limb, probably, who finally stopped listening to the marketing department when it affected him personally.


As a person firmly in the functionality camp I was actually surprised at how close to the real thing her leg was. Seems by focusing on the functionality first we're at the point where we can have our cake and eat it too.
 
2014-03-28 03:25:10 PM

trappedspirit: Super cute, huh?  Well somebody's in love.


Yeah. Hard not to get a good body dancing, but her face did not train as hard.
 
2014-03-28 03:37:11 PM

ValisIV: stevenvictx: still waiting for the bionic vagina.


[img3.wikia.nocookie.net image 200x100]

And yes, it vibrates



www.nerdist.com
 
2014-03-28 03:39:29 PM
 
2014-03-28 03:44:47 PM
That is a "Cool" tag or a "Hero" tag.
 
2014-03-28 03:48:06 PM
Waiting for her to be able to do that in heels and going backwards.
 
2014-03-28 03:50:29 PM
Making a note of this so I can watch the rest of the video from home later.

No, seriously. That looked like a cool talk from what I was able to see so far.
 
2014-03-28 03:58:07 PM
I deployed with her husband to Afghanistan.  We returned and were on our leave time when the two of them decided to go to Boston to watch the marathon.

He was standing next to her and was also injured, although not as badly as her.  He did not have a high risk job (didn't leave the main base to go into the field),  but still, the irony.  The joint story

While he's a tall, intelligent, attractive man... the news (and the internet) prefers to focus on the story of the pretty girl and the irony of a dancer losing her foot.  I thought their combined story was a pretty good one.  She watched the home while he was deployed, and even though injured he watched over her after he returned.

They are both good people.  The news, however, focuses on what sells.

For anyone commenting on her looks not meeting your requirements;  post a picture of your committed 30-year-old wife (I forget her exact age) who stood by your side as you moved around the country and deployed overseas, and who on your return (though accidentally) used her body to partially shield you from a bomb blast.  And then rather than sink into self pity and/or depression, she went out to get her real life back and help others.

I will add, however, she's much prettier without all the over-applied makeup they use for dancers; it's considered part of the outfit and has a small team of people taking hours to make women look fake.  I don't know why, but it's what's done.

A lot of women like to say they earned their scars, and mean it metaphorically and often about petty things like their feelings being hurt.  This is a family who have real, still painful, scars, and they used the pain for motivation.
 
2014-03-28 04:09:17 PM

CrazyFark: For anyone commenting on her looks not meeting your requirements;


I must have missed those. Speaking for myself, I can confirm that her attractiveness meets or exceeds my definition of "super cute".  I'm sure she and her husband were waiting with bated breath to hear my judgement on this matter.
 
2014-03-28 04:26:08 PM

Banned on the Run: On a related note, Aimee Mullins on the sidebar

[i.huffpost.com image 348x516]

[inspirehappy.com image 400x340]

[amsdaily.net image 497x400]

PNSFW

PNSFW

/I may have a new entry on my bucket list


Thee were a couple of girls in Arizona that got caught in the mountains and required amputations. One was my boss's daughter, and she had these spring leaf things and went on to be a parathlete and stuff. She was farking hot, but really had her day before the internet was as big as it is, but goddam, she was hot, like this ^^^^ kind of hot.
 
2014-03-28 04:30:08 PM
On Fark, "supercute" = female under 250 pounds
 
2014-03-28 04:30:19 PM

CrazyFark: I deployed with her husband to Afghanistan.  We returned and were on our leave time when the two of them decided to go to Boston to watch the marathon.

He was standing next to her and was also injured, although not as badly as her.  He did not have a high risk job (didn't leave the main base to go into the field),  but still, the irony.  The joint story

While he's a tall, intelligent, attractive man... the news (and the internet) prefers to focus on the story of the pretty girl and the irony of a dancer losing her foot.  I thought their combined story was a pretty good one.  She watched the home while he was deployed, and even though injured he watched over her after he returned.

They are both good people.  The news, however, focuses on what sells.

For anyone commenting on her looks not meeting your requirements;  post a picture of your committed 30-year-old wife (I forget her exact age) who stood by your side as you moved around the country and deployed overseas, and who on your return (though accidentally) used her body to partially shield you from a bomb blast.  And then rather than sink into self pity and/or depression, she went out to get her real life back and help others.

I will add, however, she's much prettier without all the over-applied makeup they use for dancers; it's considered part of the outfit and has a small team of people taking hours to make women look fake.  I don't know why, but it's what's done.

A lot of women like to say they earned their scars, and mean it metaphorically and often about petty things like their feelings being hurt.  This is a family who have real, still painful, scars, and they used the pain for motivation.


Seriously CSB!  I have always had a desire to get into the prosthetic design game, my background is Human Factors but I've been a little leery since I lack any formal materials science and EE training, but I do have the ergonomics background.  But I always felt that we should just use the term "Artificial limb".  It's not to be PC but it makes more accurate from a Human Factors standpoint (Also it sounds a little less medical).  I'll have to run it past my next door neighbor who has an BK prosthesis and see what she says (she's got a wicked sense of humor about it and is a wonderful person).
 
2014-03-28 04:38:46 PM
CrazyFark:
For anyone commenting on her looks not meeting your requirements;

Yeah, i wouldn't kick her out of bed for eating crackers, that's for sure. Fark is full of high-falootin' folk, though, so we have to live up to their standards...

Also, Cool Story, Bro. Hope you still keep in touch with them and they're doing well. That dancing was farking amazing to watch.
 
2014-03-28 05:18:11 PM

CrazyFark: I deployed with her husband to Afghanistan.  We returned and were on our leave time when the two of them decided to go to Boston to watch the marathon.

He was standing next to her and was also injured, although not as badly as her.  He did not have a high risk job (didn't leave the main base to go into the field),  but still, the irony.  The joint story

While he's a tall, intelligent, attractive man... the news (and the internet) prefers to focus on the story of the pretty girl and the irony of a dancer losing her foot.  I thought their combined story was a pretty good one.  She watched the home while he was deployed, and even though injured he watched over her after he returned.

They are both good people.  The news, however, focuses on what sells.

For anyone commenting on her looks not meeting your requirements;  post a picture of your committed 30-year-old wife (I forget her exact age) who stood by your side as you moved around the country and deployed overseas, and who on your return (though accidentally) used her body to partially shield you from a bomb blast.  And then rather than sink into self pity and/or depression, she went out to get her real life back and help others.

I will add, however, she's much prettier without all the over-applied makeup they use for dancers; it's considered part of the outfit and has a small team of people taking hours to make women look fake.  I don't know why, but it's what's done.

A lot of women like to say they earned their scars, and mean it metaphorically and often about petty things like their feelings being hurt.  This is a family who have real, still painful, scars, and they used the pain for motivation.


She's still supercute and he's still the luckiest guy in the world.
 
2014-03-28 05:28:53 PM
Just like a dancer, who has lost her leg...

/Back to Basom
 
2014-03-28 05:58:27 PM

the_sidewinder: How are we this far in with no Deus Ex references?

[www.swisswuff.ch image 850x635]


No kidding. When Herr started walking around, I was thinking 'holy shiat, it's Deus Ex: HR'!
 
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