A good topic for Mythbusters

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the terminal velocity bounce is true, and as for the sword/body topic, sword makers in Japan experimented for many years on capital punishment victims for many hundreds of years until they perfected the design. it also takes a martial arts expert to wield the sword precisely to slice through a body. later they used pics and fresh bamboo scarecrows to simulate a human body. all of this had been documented (I'm not bothering to look on the net for sources).
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Quoth The Raven "I Caught Kate" in snipped-for-privacy@>>
they're shielded from outside interference but the hull and insulation, however many of the instruments are too sensitive to have internal shielding and that shielding would impair their operations, same as in hospitals. the phone its self when it hasn't got a strong signal will start searching for an access point. have you ever heard the speakers of a turned on stereo? there is a galloping noise emanated, a TV will have lines all through the screen. imagine what this will do to the auto pilot that was depending on the sensitive equipment, the autopilot might get back data to say the plane was flying on a different xy axis and slam the plane into the ground, in a hospital eeg/heart monitors/other might report the patient as dead and switch its self off.
as you might know all data is in binary, interference of just one sequence will interpret a zero reading as a one sequence. that can be disastrous
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What I want to know is why sensitive medical equipment in hospitals is affected by all mobile phones except those carried by specialists and senior hospital administrators?
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Aussie Fred
Russian Soyuz for one. ;)
But you can't prove beyond doubt that alien spacecraft don't exist. The only way to do that is to visit every planet in the universe and confirm that there is no intelligent, spacefaring civilisation on any of them. Off you go.
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I never saw Terminal Velocity but I do know somebody who fell out of the sky after a parachute malfunction into the Batchelor service station and he didn't bounce.
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At work here, I have a mobile phone sitting next to the PC, and in some circumstances when it rings, if I'm working on an Excel spreadsheet and have scrolled down the screen, the ringing phone will trigger the sheet to scroll to the top. No bull, this has happened several times.
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.... how about I fly trev up next month, (still waiting on my Google check from February).
And if he says he can hear the Truman probe and its legit... then you ALL have to join the mythbuster forum with me and protest until they come to Aus!
here's the challenge
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Deal or no deal? Give me some benefit of the doubt and I'll fork out $250 for trevs flight.
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Sounds like the same argument for proof of God's existence.
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Maybe God IS an alien! An electronics loving alien!
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Once upon a time qwerty decided to write:
That's a pretty stupid request considering that no one ever plans to see a UFO, it just happens to appear before them out of the blue.
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I read an article in Scientific American from a guy who was arguing for Evolution against Creation.
His oponent made the point that there is still a missing link between apes and man. When the cientist made the point with slides etc that evidence of such animals that had both ape-like and human-like attributes did exist, his openent then stated that there was now 'two missing links' between apes and humans.
For the record I doubt that alian spacecraft exist. However, I will never know for sure as to say so categorically would entail a search of the entire universe before I could state so with any certainty.
I can live with that lingering doubt for the time being but if someone came to me with some evidence, and I dont want much, just one of them will do, I'll change my mind on this point and got on with my day happy that I am no longer alone in this world.
I think it is incumbant on the 'pro alien spacecraft' lobby to make the case rather than the 'anti alien spacecraft' lobby to make their case.
D.
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somebody should ask him what's all the anal probes about in church then
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Highlandish
Yep. That and any drainpipe.
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What's that saying... 'extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof?'
Plus you can rarely prove a negative, so it's up to the 'it exists' people to prove it.
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Of course they exist! How else can you explain where usenet trolls come from?
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Usenet Trolls don't have the collective IQ to fold a paper plane, let alone build a spacecraft.
Ken
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They are the results of a failed breeding experiments, silly! They didn't have the heart to kill them and they were so ashamed of their failure that they just left them behind. ;-)
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Reminds me of a SF story I once read where a christian missionary on an alien world introduces the aliens to the Bible, only to have them attempt to determine it's truth via experiment; crucifying the missionary to see if he will rise again in 3 days.
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I read that too, I think it was either in one of those "Amazing" magazines from the 70s, or a short story collection.
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Quoth The Raven "John" in d44468$950$ snipped-for-privacy@perki.connect.com.au
I heard that cannibals ate missionaries precisely to get god into their bodies. they figured that if the missionaries had god in them, eat the missionaries to get god in them too
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