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(Yahoo)   New ride is four-dimensional because it uses all three of your senses -- CEO   (news.yahoo.com) divider line
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2006-06-21 01:11:10 PM  
does the ride also re-create the act of trying to survive while driving thru houston? Or even witness soccer moms plowing into the side of the light rail?
 
2006-06-21 04:07:16 PM  
Well you probably could count taste when you throw up in your mouth a little. Or smell when someone sharts themselves.
 
2006-06-21 04:13:09 PM  
From TFA : "It's a 4D ride where not only do see it, you feel it, you hear it, you touch it," said Fertitta. "It uses all of the senses and that's what makes it 4D."

Touch, feel... uhh... same?
 
2006-06-21 04:13:33 PM  
That's what the sumbitter's mom said to me last night.
 
2006-06-21 04:13:50 PM  
big surprise to know a CEO, in charge of a company... is a complete, clueless dumbass. wait... no it isn't
 
GCD
2006-06-21 04:13:54 PM  
Isn't there 5 senses?
 
2006-06-21 04:13:57 PM  
I thought the 4th dimension was time?

On the plus side, I did knock over the Sunsphere.

/ha ha
 
2006-06-21 04:14:01 PM  
Dimensions: up-down, left-right, front-back, time.

Four Dimensions.

\String theory postulates 11
 
2006-06-21 04:14:03 PM  
Smitty must work for fox news. Headline is misleading!

"It's a 4D ride where not only do see it, you feel it, you hear it, you touch it," said Fertitta. "It uses all of the senses and that's what makes it 4D."
 
2006-06-21 04:14:03 PM  
At the tower's base, there's a new $4 million, four-dimensional ride that will offer guests a high-tech overview of events across the state,

Holy shiat, Time Travel through the state's history? That IS pretty high-tech!
 
2006-06-21 04:15:15 PM  
He said 4 senses!


4 SENSES!!


/ WHAT!?
 
2006-06-21 04:15:32 PM  
Feel and touch? Same shiat you silly goose.

If I get felt up, I've been touched.
/Also I am now happy, having been felt up
 
2006-06-21 04:15:37 PM  
"It's a 4D ride where not only do see it, you feel it, you hear it, you touch it," said Fertitta. "It uses all of the senses and that's what makes it 4D."

[image from showcase.ca too old to be available]

The CEO in question?
 
2006-06-21 04:15:52 PM  
[image from yellowcabsanantonio.com too old to be available]

This is their big tower? I think they have one of these at Six Flags Great America in Illinois.
 
2006-06-21 04:15:54 PM  
How much do you want to bet the rest of the executives pleaded with him not to use his 4d idea?
 
2006-06-21 04:16:41 PM  
No_One_Special: Holy shiat, Time Travel through the state's history? That IS pretty high-tech!

This is the new ride:

[image from michaellegg.com too old to be available]
 
2006-06-21 04:16:53 PM  
4th dimension?
[image from tetraspace.alkaline.org too old to be available]

Looks like it'll blow your mind!
 
2006-06-21 04:17:08 PM  
we've finally made it to the...Wod Fir?
 
2006-06-21 04:17:12 PM  
So when someone eats all that cajun food, then drops the bomb during the ride, does that make it 5D?

/smell it!
 
2006-06-21 04:17:16 PM  
[image from bttfmovie.com too old to be available]

The only 4-Dimensional ride I know of.

/has anyone ever not touched a roller coaster?
 
2006-06-21 04:18:04 PM  
"It's a 4D ride where not only do see it, you feel it, you hear it, you touch it," said Fertitta. "It uses all of the senses and that's what makes it 4D."


Mouth agape....oh.my.farking.god.

All the four senses? I knew texans were friggin morons.
 
2006-06-21 04:18:10 PM  
let's all go back to 2nd grade now..

touch, see, smell, hear, taste.

I don't know about 4d though.

Lucidz try reading that again, it's not misleading because... *dun dun duuuuuuuuuuuuuun* touch and feel are one in the same, so what the CEO was really saying was that it uses 3 of your senses. So in a way, smitty was right. He just did what I did and took what the CEO said down to the lowest form.

/crap we're dumb.
 
2006-06-21 04:18:31 PM  
Rapmaster2000: This is their big tower? I think they have one of these at Six Flags Great America in Illinois.

Nah, it's not the same. You're thinking of the Giant Drop. That's just one of those deals where everyone sits on the outside of the ring that drops - pretty much every amusement park has some incarnation of that.
 
2006-06-21 04:18:43 PM  
Houston-based Landry's Restaurants was awarded the contract to renovate the tower

Is it going to be made out of fish?
 
2006-06-21 04:19:13 PM  
Time cube!
 
2006-06-21 04:19:18 PM  
Lucidz
Smitty must work for fox news. Headline is misleading!

How is the headline misleading? Seems to me that Smitty pretty much conveyed what the CEO was saying.
 
2006-06-21 04:19:25 PM  
[image from upload.wikimedia.org too old to be available]

Wanted for questioning.
 
2006-06-21 04:19:50 PM  
VR-5

Virtual Reality is Real!
 
2006-06-21 04:20:31 PM  
"It's a 4D ride where not only do see it, you feel it, you hear it, you touch it," said Fertitta. "It uses all of the senses and that's what makes it 4D."

Classic, just classic. Why the fark is everyone so stupid?

It's not 4D until (as has been said) it moves through time. And he's missing (also as has been said) smell and taste. And also ESP for those fortunate enough to be endowed with such.
 
2006-06-21 04:20:59 PM  
Dimensions: up-down, left-right, front-back, time.

Dimensions: up-down, left-right, front-back, time, X, X, O, Start, R-1
 
2006-06-21 04:21:07 PM  
Perhaps he is referring to our inner ear's ability to detect motion (inertia) when he differentiates between touching and "feeling" something.
 
2006-06-21 04:21:48 PM  
The restaurant will offer traditional Texas favorites with a Cajun twist added by a former New Orleans chef.

I hate that idea. No need for the cajun twist. Having lived in SA for 7 years, I can assure you they have plenty of good eats & a culinary flair of their own. I can also assure you that when I lived there & ate in that place, it sucked. Hope it's truly better now.
 
2006-06-21 04:22:12 PM  
[image from axn.co.jp too old to be available]

snapshot of some customers in the new ride
 
2006-06-21 04:22:13 PM  
NittLion78

beat me to it.

/seriously, what's with touching a ride being novel?
//I wanna taste the texas ladies on the ride
///can't get sued, I was driven mad by all those dimensions!
 
2006-06-21 04:23:13 PM  
[image from fundacion.telefonica.com too old to be available]

GIS for "four dimensional"
 
2006-06-21 04:23:46 PM  
Dimensions: up-down, left-right, front-back, time.

Dimensions: up-down, left-right, front-back, time, X, X, O, Start, R-1


Dimensions: up-up, down-down, left-right, left-right, B-A, start
 
2006-06-21 04:24:58 PM  
[image from i69.photobucket.com too old to be available]

Weeps, for this ride has nothing to offer him.
 
2006-06-21 04:25:37 PM  
Jument: It's not 4D until (as has been said) it moves through time. And he's missing (also as has been said) smell and taste. And also ESP for those fortunate enough to be endowed with such.


Well, you could say that in the three minutes or so it takes to ride the damn thing from start to finish, you will have moved in time as well as space.

Wow. And I'm not even high.
 
2006-06-21 04:25:39 PM  
gorgor: Dimensions: up-down, left-right, front-back, time.

Dimensions: up-down, left-right, front-back, time, X, X, O, Start, R-1


I thought it was: up-down, up-down, left-right, left-right, a, b, b, a.
 
2006-06-21 04:26:30 PM  
NittLion
Nah, it's not the same. You're thinking of the Giant Drop. That's just one of those deals where everyone sits on the outside of the ring that drops - pretty much every amusement park has some incarnation of that.


No, Six Flags Magic Mountain has a tower similar to what rapmaster posted above, a giant red observation tower, not a ride, but the one at Magic Mountain seems taller.
 
2006-06-21 04:27:29 PM  
touch and feel are one in the same

I "feel" the elevator stop suddenly, I "feel" a boat rock, but I don't touch it.
I don't think the sense of balance or being able to detect changes in motion is included in the traditional five senses.
 
2006-06-21 04:28:10 PM  
Here it is
 
2006-06-21 04:28:15 PM  
he could have got out of it if he said 'your imagination' or some bs....

/spongebog wanted for questioning
 
2006-06-21 04:29:59 PM  
Dag-nab it, I hate that I'm stupid and don't know how to post images
 
2006-06-21 04:30:11 PM  
Maybe he meant "feel" in the emotional sense.
 
2006-06-21 04:30:22 PM  
Finally someone who gets it. Everyone else is too STUPID and BRAINWASHED.
[image from timecube.com too old to be available]
 
2006-06-21 04:30:47 PM  
Nice to know Hellen Keller could rise to be CEO.
 
2006-06-21 04:31:02 PM  
Not the first to do this... Universal Studios has Shrek 4D.
 
G2V
2006-06-21 04:31:28 PM  
What does smell and taste have to do with dimensionality exactly?

Should someone bash him in the head with a monitor because it specifies 2D? Touch AND feel.
 
2006-06-21 04:31:28 PM  
Sense of humor?
 
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