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Sun Dec 7, 2014, 03:06 AM

I'm watching a Star Trek:TNG episode

Picard and Data are rehearsing Henry V on the holodeck. The setting is outdoors at night. The soldiers are huddled around a campfire. At some point, Picard tells the computer to "freeze program" so he and Data can chat about Data's performance in the role. the computer generated soldiers "freeze" on command. The campfire does not.

That's all.

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Reply I'm watching a Star Trek:TNG episode (Original post)
OrwellwasRight Dec 2014 OP
Spitfire of ATJ Dec 2014 #1
OrwellwasRight Dec 2014 #4
JohnnyRingo Dec 2014 #2
Fortinbras Armstrong Dec 2014 #5
Lobo27 Dec 2014 #3
OrwellwasRight Dec 2014 #6

Response to OrwellwasRight (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 05:13 AM

1. Coulda been worse...

 

"freeze" has another meaning.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 03:15 PM

4. LOL

Good one!

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Response to OrwellwasRight (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 05:39 AM

2. That works

Since the fire is moving at light speed, and the humans are organic, the individuals appear to be moving at a slower speed. It makes perfect sense if you squint your cerebellum.

What is more puzzling to me was when I once saw a motorcycle headed toward a cliff. When it got near, the bike ran out of fuel and the riders bailed. The bike went over the cliff, and burst into a fireball unseen since Dresden.

I love Hollywood. Life would be so mundane without it.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 06:58 AM

5. On Mythbusters, they tried to see if they could get a car run off a cliff to explode

From http://mythbustersresults.com/crash-and-burn

To begin, Jamie and Adam brought a car to the top of a quarry. The car accidentally rolled off the cliff before the accelerator was pushed down with a weight. The car tumbled only part of the way down the quarry walls and did not explode. The MythBusters next brought in a fresh car and designed an improved launching method. The second car sped of the cliff and crashed much more impressively but still did not explode. Investigation of the wreckage showed that the gas tank was in a very well-protected position and barely damaged. At this point, the myth was busted. To find out if an exposed gas tank will even explode under impact, Jamie and Adam used a large, falling weight to crush a gas tank and added boxes of matches to simulate sparks. The high speed footage showed a wide spray of gasoline mist that quickly ignited into a large fireball. To attempt to recreate an explosion with an actual falling car, Jamie and Adam attached a gas tank externally to the front of a car and covered it with boxes of strike-anywhere matches. Upon crashing, the fuel tank did explode, but the result was less than hoped for because Jamie forgot to release the parking brake during launch. Finally, to duplicate the car explosions seen in action movies, Adam and Jamie successfully used a ramp, plastic jugs of gasoline, detonation cord, and a wireless trigger.

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Response to OrwellwasRight (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 05:41 AM

3. Been on a youtube TNG binge as of late.

And was surprised to find a certain scene was banned. I could believe TNG would ever have a scene banned. I think it was because it mentioned the Irish Unification of 2024.

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Response to Lobo27 (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 08:53 PM

6. That's weird that they would block a scene about that.

How does Downton Abbey get away with all the Irish Rebellion stuff if it is so offensive.

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