sorry, but choggie's derailed yet another sift, so I won't be participating
Grumble grumble grumble.... I'll change it. Grumble grumble grumble
But think of all the people missing out!
I thought of that about 6 hours after I posted the vid. Decided to leave it anyway, since "grammy" is an affectionate word I use all the time. I am content to leave people confused. In honor of grammies in the world. Oh, how my attitude towards upvotes has changed! I used to tweak headlines to death, trying to woo Sifters' eyes! And now I knowingly let eyes slide by.
I'd just like to point out that a Grammy is a music award, and i avoided the video because i wasn't interested in watching an awarded drummer achieving their dream. I can't be the only one to have done that. Title is misleading.
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Like a lot of these types of videos, I want them to be true. However, my brain immediately starts screaming the there is something wrong here. And yes, the first thought I had was how precise those pieces of cardboard needed to be, mainly because of weight. also how hitting the center for the axle had to be absolutely precise to guarantee balance. (Precision I don't think you can get from cardboard.) As far as the wight of lifting each of those flaps back up, I wouldn't think that the swinging flap would have enough energy to keep it going. Visually I see it happening in the video but I immediately question it. Again I want it to be true - think of the possibilities - but the skeptic in me tells me something else is at play here, even if I can't see it. In reply to this comment by dannym3141: Hi, don't know if you're satisfied about this video yet but; If you accept purely gravitational motion, then the kinetic energy gained from lowering any individual card segment must be paid back in full when you raise it back up on the other side. Now factor in resistances (the pen cartridge axle, air resistance, and it's making noise which is a form of energy) and you quickly realise that for the whole thing to spin there must be an external application of energy. Even consider how accurately he would have had to cut all those cardboard pieces to make them the exact same weight so that heavier ones didn't cause the contraption to slow. I can attest that i've made these types of things as a kid, as soon as you start building one you start to feel why it can't work; you can kinda feel the principle of conservation of energy yourself. I have references if you need : In reply to this comment by Sagemind: Comments on YouTube claim that this is somehow fake - that there is a fan somehow blowing on it. I see no fan in the one direction they show and his body blocks it from any wind on the other side while he is filming so.. Any takers...?
Curious: who is "we"? Are you British?>> ^dannym3141:Sure. Then the south american nations decide that the falklands is no longer british territory either. Or how about ANY of our embassies ANYWHERE in the world? It'd be extremely uncool and we'd be lucky not to have to suffer consequences for it. Last time we made an international gesture when opinion was split, we ended up with the fucking iraq war. The fact that we're on the verge of doing someone else's dirty work again so soon makes me feel fucking sick. Just what type of fucking clowns are in charge here?
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I got banned for calling a British guy a cunt. You have any problems yet ?
In reply to this comment by dannym3141: That blurry guy is a complete cunt. Don't care what religion you are, you discuss things with an open mind and try to see the other's point of view rather than seeing them as an opponent. I'd be said if you stopped providing your input. Ignoring him is a solution - a LOT of people do. Thanks for your response I'll think on it. The other thing that usually drives me insane is that he'll ask questions about something I've JUST answered! BUT, his literal lack of knowledge (in this case general relativity and special relativity) is making him spout buffoon and sadly very uninformed statements or opinions, often aimed at me and my previous post (well-informed and standard--backed up with testing and experimentation); which as I said is hilarious as I already answered it in that post "right above" and he can't read between the lines to see that the answer is sitting the for all to see, he just doesn't understand the answer, nor do I think he ever will see it very soon to be VERY fair and blunt. His main issue is with telling himself the truth in the first place and he can't yet do that with simple children's stories--not to be a snob or complete snide remark, but it is merely a fact that he will not accept the truth--faith and platitudes are far more important to him in his life right now than are being able to build: An arena that can fit 100,000 people at night and day with the top open and closed; elevators, cashiers, electricity, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, heating, sound, seating, walk-paths and stairs, vendors--food and accessories, security, camera & video, HDTV and a HD-JUMBOTRON, housing for teams and workers/staff, office space, etc, etc, etc... Places that are amazing to behold in their construction and if you're part of the management of the construction at any level or you have to be THE manager that keeps the building going once it's done you will find out very soon that a lot of what he says is utter rubbish; especially if you are the engineer that designed this Behemoth with every life in mind so that they would NOT be die to some kind of mental lapse; this is a job (like no other really) that has a HUGE amount of pressure on it and ALL THAT you have to rely on is: Physics (and that little brain of yours + a good calculator and drafting tools ). Does he have even any idea of how incredibly smart these people are, then he comes in and mocks Einstein like he's just this buffoon that of course NEVER thought of the COMPLETELY OBVIOUS stuff. He would NEVER do that; Einstein made people that build the greatest structures on Earth look like idiot children! I'm guessing that was skipped in seminary!? That little thing he thinks is so utterly useless to talk about in the grand scheme of things is so vitally important to everything he does EVERY day (and I really wonder if he knows HOW MUCH we depend on Science and it's discoveries--I mean your whole house would basically disappear without the inventions, it's a complete joke and I really do think he takes it for granted. It's hard to EVER have a conversation with someone that loves their God SO MUCH they have their OWN God complex! I refuse to talk to a brick wall I'm not a damn mad man! Anyway, thanks again. BLAARGH!!! It just gets frustrating, especially when they don't seem to be trolls--so ignore it is.
In reply to this comment by dannym3141: RIGHT. I'm not talking about crappy little yapping dogs, but here goes! Dogs love you so much they'll protect you with their life without even hesitating. Many dogs have great empathy, they know when you're sad and try to cheer you up. They're hardy and strong so you can take them on adventures (ok, hikes, i'm a big kid) They understand how to play games and actually do what they're supposed to do ie. fetch. They are the best animal to play fight with. They're like a huge hot waterbottle if you let one lie on your bed. They can be stupid as hell and it's really funny. They're so clever they can be used to help blind people get around easier. Their noses are like magic so police and rescuers can use them. They are great protection against burglars for a house (the right one at least) They're used for farming, for our food They can be used to pull us around, as transport They even work in the military -snip- allow me to just edit and add that wikipedia's page on dogs around the section on "work" shows just how amazing dogs are better than i could -snip- Ok i'm boring myself. In a totally normal, non weirdo way; dogs are the best animal on this planet, they're literally made to accompany us. "a study of conversations in dog-human families showed how family members use the dog as a resource, talking to the dog, or talking through the dog, to mediate their interactions with each other." -- best source ever wikipedia (pokerface) The case is made. Dogs are awesome. And i didn't once mention cats.
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