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Thyroid, January 14, 2009 in Idle Banter
Utterly, utterly ridiculous. Thanks for posting this. Fantastic.
But something touched me deep inside,
The day vidgms died.
E: Do you like Indian Jones?
Do you like Minecraft?
Are the answer to either of those no?
Who cares, watch this absolutely astonishingly awesome thing anyway.
If the Insane Clown Posse thought magnets were magic wait till they see this. At a certain point science does start to look like magic, and we are rapidly approaching that point.
QUANTUM PHYSICS, HOW DO THEY WORK?
Both the Minecraft and the levitation videos were too much for my sleep-deprived brain this morning.
At a certain point science does start to look like magic, and we are rapidly approaching that point.
To be honest, that thing looks more unbelievable, more impressive and more awesome than any magic trick I have seen.
Quite illustrative explanation of the superconductor levitation:
Of course, we are still left with the basic problem of how magnets work.
The difference being of course that magic uses normal physics in unusual ways to achieve things that seem impossible whereas science is starting to use unusual physics in new way to do things that seem impossible. That double whammy is mind-breaking.
You can explain to my stupid monkey brain a thousand times how superconductivity or quantum physics work but I will never normalize them in the same fundamental way as I do, say, gravity.
I have no idea how that works, but am certain that it will eventually work its way into a children's toy that I will have to own regardless of whether or not I have children.
It's incredibly neat. Of course, the -166 degrees Celsius requirement for the superconductors is a bit of a bottleneck. Could toys come prepackaged with liquid nitrogen?
To paraphrase Thompson, that cannot possibly go wrong.
The lengths scientists go to in order to own a Landspeeder. Respect.
Holy fucking shit that's cute. And I'm not easily cuted, or cutified, or whatever. Cutestrated?
I agree, superconductors are high up on the holy fucking shit cuteness scale.
I think that you are perhaps high also, on the fuck off you stupid bot scale.
This is not really comical, buuuuut it's really good:http://vimeo.com/13780892
Replying to a post from two pages ago!
Muppet needs to open a screw, says "This is where my pen knife comes in handy", takes out a Swiss army knife which clearly has a screwdriver, opens the knife and starts using the knife as a screwdriver. FFFUUUU
Holy fucking shit that's cute. And I'm not easily cuted, or cutified, or whatever. Cutestrated?wedding dress
You are the best bot.
NO DON'T QUOTE THE LINKS!!!!
Cutestrated is a pretty great word.
Maybe, but that bot was cutetarded.
There is no harm in quoting the links.
That's. . .wow. That's. . .I love it, and yet, it terrifies me.
I can't decide if this is ridiculously awesome or just ridiculous.
Having the same problem. I would definitely try it if I got the chance, just for the experience.
As a teenager I should have LOVED it. As an adult I'm kinda... Hmm. It's a bit tasteless and weird.