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(Yahoo)   Has he lost his mind? Can he see or is he blind? A British inventor billed as a real-life version of the superhero Iron Man set a record for fastest speed in a body-controlled jet engine power suit at 32 mph   ( yahoo.com) divider line
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2017-11-10 09:13:32 AM  
"'Real-life Iron Man,' Harlem Globetrotter"

Wait- he's an inventor AND a Globetrotter?
 <reads article>

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2017-11-10 09:31:43 AM  
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2017-11-10 09:58:30 AM  
 yeah, but nobody wants him.  He just stares at the wall, planning his vengeance.
 
2017-11-10 10:01:03 AM  

Erma Gerdd: "'Real-life Iron Man,' Harlem Globetrotter"

Wait- he's an inventor AND a Globetrotter?
 <reads article>

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It's okay, here ya go, lil' fella
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2017-11-10 10:03:18 AM  
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2017-11-10 10:04:32 AM  
In Living Color- El Rocketeer
Youtube o55kcz58KNk
 
2017-11-10 10:05:58 AM  
"Other marks announced included a Swedish baker's record for the world's largest vegan cake, which weighs in at more than 1,000 pounds (450 kilograms)."

Why?
 
2017-11-10 10:07:01 AM  
A more impressive record
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2017-11-10 10:09:20 AM  
Might as well measure that in Smoots/fortnight.

945.672 Smoots per mile
That's 30262 Smoots, rounding up to the nearest Smoot.

336 hours per fortnight

My God, the man was doing 318,000 Smoots per fortnight! That's 318 kiloSmoots per fortnight!
 
2017-11-10 10:09:40 AM  
This is less Iron Man and more Peter Pan.
 
2017-11-10 10:10:01 AM  
32 miles an hour?  That makes him almost as fast as a Smart car.
 
2017-11-10 10:11:36 AM  

Altoid: "Other marks announced included a Swedish baker's record for the world's largest vegan cake, which weighs in at more than 1,000 pounds (450 kilograms)."

Why?


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2017-11-10 10:13:13 AM  
More like the Rocketeer.   Iron Man's rockets came out of his feet (at least in the comics).
 
2017-11-10 10:14:36 AM  
And I think it's gonna be a long long time
'Till touch down brings me round again to find
I'm not the man they think I am at home
Oh no no no I'm a rocket man
Rocket man burning out his fuse up here alone
 
2017-11-10 10:16:24 AM  
Stay away from his submarine?
 
2017-11-10 10:18:38 AM  
That's quite the in depth story.
 
2017-11-10 10:21:03 AM  
I know nothing on this subject , but that does not impress me.
 
2017-11-10 10:21:06 AM  

Trucker: 32 miles an hour?  That makes him almost as fast as a Smart car.


But twice as fast as a Segway.
 
2017-11-10 10:22:27 AM  
What a shiat link. That was completely worth less. Here, subby, just searching by the guy's name, and nothing else on this 'Google' thing got m a video of the flight:
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-sty​l​e/gadgets-and-tech/news/iron-man-suit-​guinness-world-records-speed-richard-b​rowning-gravity-real-ironman-a8045731.​html

And a story about him, mentioning his earlier attempts and this success on HuffPo:
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/​r​ichard-browning-iron-man_us_5a0394e5e4​b0f76b05c34011

And from the HuffPo story, an even better one on WIred:
http://www.wired.co.uk/article/real-l​i​fe-iron-man-richard-browning

Hell, even the Daily Fail has more info than that Yahoo bullshiat:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetec​h​/article-5063369/Rocket-man-blasts-his​tory-books.html

Jesus, I never thought there'd be a story where there was more info on DailyFail than whatever submitter posted, but there ya go.
 
2017-11-10 10:24:09 AM  

rnatalie: More like the Rocketeer.   Iron Man's rockets came out of his feet (at least in the comics).


They aren't supposed to be rockets either, are they? Aren't they just his repulsors? Just used in a way so he can fly with them?
 
2017-11-10 10:25:16 AM  
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2017-11-10 10:25:21 AM  

Mikey1969: What a shiat link. That was completely worth less. Here, subby, just searching by the guy's name, and nothing else on this 'Google' thing got m a video of the flight:
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-styl​e/gadgets-and-tech/news/iron-man-suit-​guinness-world-records-speed-richard-b​rowning-gravity-real-ironman-a8045731.​html

And a story about him, mentioning his earlier attempts and this success on HuffPo:
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/r​ichard-browning-iron-man_us_5a0394e5e4​b0f76b05c34011

And from the HuffPo story, an even better one on WIred:
http://www.wired.co.uk/article/real-li​fe-iron-man-richard-browning

Hell, even the Daily Fail has more info than that Yahoo bullshiat:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech​/article-5063369/Rocket-man-blasts-his​tory-books.html

Jesus, I never thought there'd be a story where there was more info on DailyFail than whatever submitter posted, but there ya go.


Came here to give mods a link with a video.

Bad subby!
 
2017-11-10 10:26:29 AM  
Thread needs photo of Rocketeer.  Actually, needs photos of Jennifer Connelly from Rocketeer.
 
2017-11-10 10:31:15 AM  
If you don't understand the headline here's something to help so you don't have to call up your parents and ask them what it means.

Black Sabbath Iron Man Lyrics
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When was the last time you called your parents, anyway?  Would it really kill you say hi once in a while?
 
2017-11-10 10:37:13 AM  
Other marks announced included a Swedish baker's record for the world's largest vegan cake

...and everything is back to garbage
 
2017-11-10 10:41:18 AM  

mrshowrules: Thread needs photo of Rocketeer.  Actually, needs photos of Jennifer Connelly from Rocketeer.


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Last one's not Connelly, but so what?
 
2017-11-10 10:44:39 AM  

mrshowrules: Thread needs photo of Rocketeer.  Actually, needs photos of Jennifer Connelly from Rocketeer.


Rocketeer was nice and all, but was there a horse in Rocketeer?

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Enhance:
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Or just tank tops and skates...

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Lets see that horse shot again...
 
2017-11-10 10:45:38 AM  

This text is now purple: mrshowrules: Thread needs photo of Rocketeer.  Actually, needs photos of Jennifer Connelly from Rocketeer.

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Last one's not Connelly, but so what?


First rescue operation, she's gonna get a run in those things...
 
2017-11-10 10:52:15 AM  
32mph?! Good lord, I need to sit down for that... what a mind-blowing, inhuman speed.

/What about this guy then?
Flying with Jetman
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2017-11-10 10:53:58 AM  

DecemberNitro: 32mph?! Good lord, I need to sit down for that... what a mind-blowing, inhuman speed.

/What about this guy then?
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Launched from an aircraft being the distinction.  Still very f$cking cool though.
 
2017-11-10 11:05:00 AM  

Snarfangel: Trucker: 32 miles an hour?  That makes him almost as fast as a Smart car.

But twice as fast as a Segway.


and only 5 mph faster than Usain can run, no rocket needed
 
2017-11-10 11:09:46 AM  

DecemberNitro: 32mph?! Good lord, I need to sit down for that... what a mind-blowing, inhuman speed.

/What about this guy then?
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Yeah, that guy has to be launched from a plane. The dude in TFA is able to strap this on and take off on his own.
 
2017-11-10 11:13:47 AM  

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The one from this movie??
 
2017-11-10 11:25:03 AM  

Mikey1969: rnatalie: More like the Rocketeer.   Iron Man's rockets came out of his feet (at least in the comics).

They aren't supposed to be rockets either, are they? Aren't they just his repulsors? Just used in a way so he can fly with them?


Originally, they were 'Boot Jets', and the Repulsor Rays were only weapons, not part of the flight systems.

Of course, back then, everything was 'powered by Tony Stark's miraculous miniature transistors'.

As time goes on, Marvel writers tinker with the background science and tech, and often improve it for more plausibility, at the expense of drifting away from what older readers (like me) regard as 'canonical'.  A good example is when the spider that bit Peter Parker was changed from 'zapped by radiation' to 'had been subjected to genetic manipulation'.  Yeah, it wasn't the classic origin, but based on what we know now, it was more plausible for inducing a change in Parker.

In this case, they only have to introduce one gee-whiz technology - a beam that pushes things away - instead of that, plus a jet engine that fits in a boot and can push 300+ pounds at near-sonic speed.  OK, two technologies, if you add the 'ARC Reactor' to replace 'transistors'.  And using the palm repulsors to stabilize the flight makes hella sense given the non-aerodynamic properties of the human body.  I approve of this change.

I'm a little ambivalent about changes like this, but I tell myself, 'It's just a comic book / movie, I should really just relax'.  The important points are, Are they telling a good story?  Am I entertained?  Is my imagination engaged and fired up?
 
2017-11-10 11:28:13 AM  

Artemus_Hackwell: This text is now purple: [img.fark.net image 850x1218]

The one from this movie??


How many Pumamans do you think there are?
 
2017-11-10 11:28:40 AM  

Artemus_Hackwell: This text is now purple: [img.fark.net image 850x1218]

The one from this movie??


Yeah, that would be the one.

'Manos' levels of bad.

It reached about .8, .9 Shyamalans of Suckage.
 
2017-11-10 11:32:25 AM  
32mph?  Not bad... but I think you're over-engineering it.

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2017-11-10 11:35:36 AM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Might as well measure that in Smoots/fortnight.

945.672 Smoots per mile
That's 30262 Smoots, rounding up to the nearest Smoot.

336 hours per fortnight

My God, the man was doing 318,000 Smoots per fortnight! That's 318 kiloSmoots per fortnight!


My paternal Grandma was a Smoot...

/she wasn't that tall
//or Fast
///Outta Alabama, died in Oregon
 
2017-11-10 11:45:11 AM  

Mikeyworld: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Might as well measure that in Smoots/fortnight.

945.672 Smoots per mile
That's 30262 Smoots, rounding up to the nearest Smoot.

336 hours per fortnight

My God, the man was doing 318,000 Smoots per fortnight! That's 318 kiloSmoots per fortnight!

My paternal Grandma was a Smoot...

/she wasn't that tall
//or Fast
///Outta Alabama, died in Oregon


So god smoted that Smoot?
 
2017-11-10 12:01:34 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Mikey1969: rnatalie: More like the Rocketeer.   Iron Man's rockets came out of his feet (at least in the comics).

They aren't supposed to be rockets either, are they? Aren't they just his repulsors? Just used in a way so he can fly with them?

Originally, they were 'Boot Jets', and the Repulsor Rays were only weapons, not part of the flight systems.

Of course, back then, everything was 'powered by Tony Stark's miraculous miniature transistors'.

As time goes on, Marvel writers tinker with the background science and tech, and often improve it for more plausibility, at the expense of drifting away from what older readers (like me) regard as 'canonical'.  A good example is when the spider that bit Peter Parker was changed from 'zapped by radiation' to 'had been subjected to genetic manipulation'.  Yeah, it wasn't the classic origin, but based on what we know now, it was more plausible for inducing a change in Parker.

In this case, they only have to introduce one gee-whiz technology - a beam that pushes things away - instead of that, plus a jet engine that fits in a boot and can push 300+ pounds at near-sonic speed.  OK, two technologies, if you add the 'ARC Reactor' to replace 'transistors'.  And using the palm repulsors to stabilize the flight makes hella sense given the non-aerodynamic properties of the human body.  I approve of this change.

I'm a little ambivalent about changes like this, but I tell myself, 'It's just a comic book / movie, I should really just relax'.  The important points are, Are they telling a good story?  Am I entertained?  Is my imagination engaged and fired up?


Yeah, I like in the movies, the little bit of flutter and weave when he's trying to hover. More realistic than it magically just happening. Some of the changes are good, and some just mess with the storyline when they try and clean them up to go with the times. But when they change them to fit more in line with tech and science, it's a good thing, usually.
 
2017-11-10 12:08:18 PM  
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I'd like to visit Jennifer Connelly's center, IYKWIMAITYD.

Also, hey, an excuse to post this:
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2017-11-10 12:08:44 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: A good example is when the spider that bit Peter Parker was changed from 'zapped by radiation' to 'had been subjected to genetic manipulation'.  Yeah, it wasn't the classic origin, but based on what we know now, it was more plausible for inducing a change in Parker.


I've always thought he should shoot webbing out his ass instead of having that as some gadget add-on.
 
2017-11-10 12:10:54 PM  
Everyone scoffing at "32mph" should remember that the previous record (30-ish, never fully documented), has been around for literally decades and this guy is the first person to make any meaningful progress on this front in a LONG time.

The top speed of the Benz Patent Motor Car was 10mph.

Things get faster, over time, but only if people are actively developing them.  Kudos to you Rocketeer/Iron Man.  God speed.
 
2017-11-10 12:31:39 PM  

dbrunker: If you don't understand the headline here's something to help so you don't have to call up your parents and ask them what it means.

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When was the last time you called your parents, anyway?  Would it really kill you say hi once in a while?

Probably since they're dead and all, it's the only way to get a clear connection.
Then I would have to answer what I've been doing with my life.
It would be a whole thing.
I think I'll wait until I get there on my own.
 
2017-11-10 12:33:08 PM  

trappedspirit: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: A good example is when the spider that bit Peter Parker was changed from 'zapped by radiation' to 'had been subjected to genetic manipulation'.  Yeah, it wasn't the classic origin, but based on what we know now, it was more plausible for inducing a change in Parker.

I've always thought he should shoot webbing out his ass instead of having that as some gadget add-on.


Taking liberties in the name of Good Taste?  I think most of us are OK with that.

And there have been versions where he generated his webbing internally.  I think there are plusses and minuses to that, but that's only one man's opinion.  From a writer's perspective, having Parker design, engineer, and continually evolve and modify not only the web fluid but also the web shooter, underscores that even without any powers. Peter Parker's mind and intellect are quite formidable.  A good thing in a character.

Personally, if it had been up to me, I might have been tempted to write it so that he generated the basic web fluid biologically, but had to engineer the shooters, and could modify the fluid in his lab to create the various versions he's used over the years.  Try and get the best of both worlds, as it were.

But I suppose a lot of folks would have found that kinda icky or repulsive, especially back in the 60's.
 
2017-11-10 12:33:16 PM  

Mikeyworld: died in Oregon


Was it dysentery?
 
2017-11-10 12:52:28 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Mikey1969: rnatalie: More like the Rocketeer.   Iron Man's rockets came out of his feet (at least in the comics).

They aren't supposed to be rockets either, are they? Aren't they just his repulsors? Just used in a way so he can fly with them?

Originally, they were 'Boot Jets', and the Repulsor Rays were only weapons, not part of the flight systems.

Of course, back then, everything was 'powered by Tony Stark's miraculous miniature transistors'.

As time goes on, Marvel writers tinker with the background science and tech, and often improve it for more plausibility, at the expense of drifting away from what older readers (like me) regard as 'canonical'.  A good example is when the spider that bit Peter Parker was changed from 'zapped by radiation' to 'had been subjected to genetic manipulation'.  Yeah, it wasn't the classic origin, but based on what we know now, it was more plausible for inducing a change in Parker.

In this case, they only have to introduce one gee-whiz technology - a beam that pushes things away - instead of that, plus a jet engine that fits in a boot and can push 300+ pounds at near-sonic speed.  OK, two technologies, if you add the 'ARC Reactor' to replace 'transistors'.  And using the palm repulsors to stabilize the flight makes hella sense given the non-aerodynamic properties of the human body.  I approve of this change.

I'm a little ambivalent about changes like this, but I tell myself, 'It's just a comic book / movie, I should really just relax'.  The important points are, Are they telling a good story?  Am I entertained?  Is my imagination engaged and fired up?


Wish they would put his roller skates into the MCU
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2017-11-10 01:05:33 PM  

grokca: Mikeyworld: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Might as well measure that in Smoots/fortnight.

945.672 Smoots per mile
That's 30262 Smoots, rounding up to the nearest Smoot.

336 hours per fortnight

My God, the man was doing 318,000 Smoots per fortnight! That's 318 kiloSmoots per fortnight!

My paternal Grandma was a Smoot...

/she wasn't that tall
//or Fast
///Outta Alabama, died in Oregon

So god smoted that Smoot?


She wasn't Darwinned...

/Thank Fritter
//...prolly Lung cancer, the way she smoked.
 
2017-11-10 01:19:27 PM  
That is not a power suit.  It is nothing LIKE a power suit.  It's an OK jet pack, yes, and that's it.
 
2017-11-10 01:20:25 PM  

Nogrhi: Mikeyworld: died in Oregon

Was it dysentery?


In his defense, Terry *is* a girl's name.
 
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