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0 1. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video 170 PSI Tire Explosion

I'm surprised it failed in the tread. I'd expected the sidewall or valve to fail first.

Looks like there might have been a nail or screw in it. You can see the hole clearly where his thumb is at 1:55
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+8 2. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video Happy birthday mom

Aaand she didn't look at the cameras once? Acting at its best
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0 3. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video Arden Accrington Pool Fail

That's less than 4 miles from my house!
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+2 4. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video Save your a**

#9 It came out of a dog :P

(You're welcome ;) )
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+6 5. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video How to wash a little bird

It's making more mess than my kids!
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+2 6. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video The 2€ T-Shirt

What they don't point out is that the expensive designer stuff is also made by Manisha for 13 cents/hr
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+9 7. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video That's One Crazy Illusion

Yep - #5 wins the "how's it done" prize
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+6 8. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video Little dog at work

Just like my dog!
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0 10. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video Buckingham Palace guard slips and falls in front of hundreds of tourists

What's going on with the other soldier's trouser leg?
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+2 11. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video Plane Landing vs Wind

#3 I have. About 25 years ago I was on a Air France 727 landing at Heathrow. I knew the layout from too much Flight Simulator, and could tell something wasn't right because I looked out of the window and could see the whole length of a runway stretching away from me. I was looking along the runway we were about to land on. Apart from a little swerve to the left when the rear wheels touched down, and a little bump when the nose wheel was down, there was nothing to suggest it was unusual.

I've been in rougher landings on perfectly calm days.
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+2 12. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video Daddys Beer

#8 That's the due date on their announcement card, not the date of the scan photo.

I like how the news is wrapped round his beer on toilet roll card. "You're in the sh*t"
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+1 13. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video "MISFI- AHHH!!!"

I'd have thought that bursts of flame from the barrel would be a very undesirable result. It can be seen from an extreme distance and gives the enemy something to fire back at.
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0 14. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video Toy Story

3:40 "ingesting", not "digesting"
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+4 15. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video You're Doing It All Wrong - How to Sauce Pasta

When it comes to cooking, anything which tastes good is correct. Just because we're not doing it the traditional Italian way - it doesn't make it wrong, it just means it's not traditional.
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0 16. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video Room 8

Why was the ceiling in the box not like the ceiling in the room?
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+4 17. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video Single celled Slime Mold solves maze search problem with no brain

Engineers didn't build transit systems, they evolved. In most parts of the world, major settlements pre-date motorised transport. To get from one settlement to another, you would follow the path of least resistance. As time progresses, and more people use the route, it will get "embedded" and in time become a road. The Romans formalised this process and made straight roads, which make the travelling time the shortest it can be, but they still have to circuit any major obstacles such as mountains, water or dense forest, and perhaps divert if it made sense (such as another settlement close to the intended route.

So, like people, slime mould is just plain lazy.
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-1 18. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video Slo-mo of an Apple iMac being destroyed by a 20mm anti-tank gun

#4 Agreed - but considering that second shot, would there have been anything worth seeing? It was deflected a surprising amount by a glancing shot at thin metal. Against a tank, it would probably be fired from a greater distance; and either square-on or maybe at the tracks to disable it. The gun was either ineffective back then, or the ammo is so old it wouldn't have has an effect worthy of a video if used on armour now.
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+1 19. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video Idiot in Ferrari causes GTR to crash

He would still have been wiped out.

Plus it's entirely possible he changed lanes because he saw an idiot in a sports car hurtling towards him.
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+6 20. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video Very clever and satisfying way of removing snow from your roof

Why would you want to? As long as it's not too heavy for the structure, snow is a great insulator.
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+9 21. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video This Is Why You Can't Outrun a Cheetah

The narrator says "most supercars" not "all supercars" so I don't see your point.
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+1 22. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video Mile of Pi - π (3.14159265359....)

Am I the only one who wonders why despite all those smart, creative people; it didn't occur to anyone that the paper might need to be weighed down until they were already unrolling it?
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+2 24. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video Frightening footage shows hippo charge down boat in Africa

Yep - most dangerous non-human vertebrate in Africa.
http://goafrica.about.com/od/africasafariguide/tp/dangerousanimals.htm
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+4 25. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video CCTV Captures WOMAN Stuffing a Plasma TV Up Her Skirt in Costa Rica

#7 I was asked to pull CCTV footage for my old boss (nothing major - just wanted to highlight a parking issue).

It was one of the most difficult jobs in my computing career. Wouldn't work without a codec - codec could only be retrieved from a text-based page of them - written in Chinese!

Sometimes, videoing the CCTV screen is the only option...
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+3 26. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video Hermit Crab changes shell

Recycling at its purest.
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+2 27. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video Wiimote head tracking

#15 If you check his site now, it seems like he is working for Google, now :)
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+2 28. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video Top 10 Goals ever scored in the Champions League

Usually it's a good game spoiled by poor actors. This shows how good it can be.
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+1 29. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video Car Crashes Time 4

Seems to me that the pedestrians are sometimes as stupid as the drivers
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+1 30. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video Close Up Lightning Strike Compilation

Well one thing we have learned from this video is that Americans seem to like recording video of rain from their patio or front porch.
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+18 31. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video Norwegian navy using old warship as target practice

...and I suppose the missile was made of nice environmentally friendly explosives?
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+3 32. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video Tailgater gets instant karma

#8 I think you mean "reckless".
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0 33. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video Sorry! The commander said to park it here!

Brown out

I'm amazed they are allows to land so close to a highway.
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+1 34. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video Messing with a "Microsoft" scammer in a VM

Why do I never get calls like this???

I'd do the "dumb user" thing, that I have to deal with on a daily basis.

"I don't know what you mean by start button"
"I don't have a browser. Do you mean Google? I can go into Google."
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+1 35. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video Windowless Airplanes Of The Future

How would the screen show each person a view that matched the perspective of where they're sitting?
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0 36. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video Cheap Flights For 50p

#6 Zebulun - you need to watch "Father Ted"
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0 37. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video Things You Do In Video Games That'd Be Creepy If You Did Them In Real Life

Strafing

(Unless you're a football player limbering up.)

(Real football, not armoured hand-egg.)
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-2 38. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video Clam uses fake lure to attract Bass

"Considering mussels are blind, and have never seen the shiner, the likeness is incredible."

Yeah - because all other animals can influence their evolution based on what they see? Give me a break.


And to the OP - clams and mussels are not the same. Mussels are almost always attached to a substrate, clams are almost always free swimmers that bury themselves in sediment. There are possible excpetions, but as the narrator even gives you the species, it's just laziness calling it a clam in the title.
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+1 39. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video Motorcyclist rescues girl from car

Wonder if she'd have sued him if she'd had some sort of injury like a spinal fracture that can be made far worse if moved by the untrained...

Sure - get her out if the car is on fire, but otherwise leave it to the experts.
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+3 40. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video 1,000-Pound Firework Sets World Record

The biggest might have been at the end, but (in my opinion) the one at 1:47 was better.
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+2 41. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video 2 Polish Guys stop their car, after seeing some guy lying unconscious at the road.

I had to stop a couple of weeks ago while taking my wife to work. Some drunk bloke had got off the bus and fallen into the road in the darkness. Unfortunately, his face broke his fall. My wife looked after him (she's a nurse) while I manoeuvred the car to protect them from traffic until the ambulance arrived.

Two people slowed to make sure we didn't need help, dozens slowed to have a good old look at what was going on, and two drivers blocked the road trying to turn around while the blue-light ambulance was filling their mirrors!!!

Wish I had a dashcam.
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0 42. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video Worlds fastest firing gun

#2 this gun is intended to save lives, not take them. (Or at least, that's why it was being prototyped.)

With missiles that are capable of speeds several times that of sound, simple projectile-based defence systems are lacking. It's possible for the missile to fly between the bullets that are being spat out at a rate of 75 per second. For example, there's 12 metres between each bullet fired by an upgraded CIWS, which is the missile defence system on American warships.

Assuming the same muzzle velocity, this thing would be putting out bullets that are 5½cm apart (a couple of inches).
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+25 43. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video Wrong place to fall asleep

Good man - even half asleep he knew his priorities.
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+1 44. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video Guy squeezes 80 foot tall sailboat under a 65 foot tall bridge

@ #8 nomaddaf
He would have started on the other side of the river, going away from the bridge. Then, a hard turn to port will get them out.
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-6 45. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video Routine check of a jet fighter before taking off from a carrier

Like pilotfish on a shark.

I these high-tech days, it seems strange that on a multi-million dollar aircraft, the best way to check for unwanted clingons is a visual check right before takeoff.
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+6 46. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video 5 Secret Doomsday Letters

The third secret of the Fatima is that the Pope would one day need to apologise for the church's lack of action over child abuse perpetrated by some of its priests.

"Not for a single moment did I imagine that this solemn and awful duty would one day fall to me." Well you imagined it long enough to get a speech drafted...
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+1 47. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video New cupholder design

Are you kidding. These are a fantastic idea to stop my beer from spilling!!!!
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+11 48. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video Power Steering

His navigator was the one who loosened the bolt...
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+1 49. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video He tried hard ...

Yep - my dog does this whenever he's given a bone.
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+5 50. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video Mini-Hovercraft

How does it fare on water?
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0 51. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video Red Bull Racing's RB8 Tearing it Up in Infrared

What's the lightning-effect at 0:19?
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+3 52. Gorf commented 9 years ago on video Car breaks auction record at $38M

I'm sure it has generated more diarrhoea than it has cured.
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+4 53. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video What if LA was a giant empty skate park?

Every shot has a static camera (except the last, which has a very gentle zoom which might have been done in post). It's not hard to matte out any unwanted traffic and its shadows.
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+3 54. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video Cat asking for a stroke

One of my cats does this. The other one wouldn't care if I died, as long as he still got to eat.
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0 55. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video Burning pollen

#7 Poplar are wind pollinated. This might be a video of the pollen or the seed pappus - it's not high enough resolution (or close enough) to be sure.

Common sense suggests pollen though. Otherwise he'd be leaving a trail of poplar seeds in the grass right in front of his house.
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+2 56. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video Road rage karma

#2 #4 #7 etc from the video we've seen, the lead car was passing others in the passing lane. Is it acceptable for the trail car to try and intimidate him out of the way because he's not passing fast enough?
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+6 57. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video Creepy Computer Lady at SXSW

They have one of those at the hospital where my wife works. It attracts exactly 0% attention. People would rather talk to real people.
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+39 58. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video F16 EXTREMELY low landing

Surely all landings are low landings?
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+4 59. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video The Empty Car Convoy

#2 Not as much faith in a product as this guy:
http://img.izismile.com/img/img7/20140709/1000/daily_gifdump_657_13.gif
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0 60. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video Runaway

#5 but sometimes the fridge isn't quite as cold
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+20 61. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video Brake check (and stupidity)

He's not brake checking, it's a "crash for cash" scam - and the with the camera is not at fault because he managed to stop in time.

It'll all come out of the insurance of the vehicle we DON'T see - as it's him that failed to stop in time.

http://www.fleetnews.co.uk/news/2014/1/17/-crash-for-cash-fraudulent-claim-prevented-by-camera/49336/
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+1 62. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video One day...

#6 and?

"The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs." Charles de Gaulle

(Numerous variations attributed to others)
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+2 63. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video 10 Things that can kill you in under an hour

0:53 Oxygen starvation is not the only way laughter can kill
From Wikipedia:
"On 24 March 1975, Alex Mitchell, from King's Lynn, England, died laughing while watching the "Kung Fu Kapers" episode of The Goodies, featuring a kilt-clad Scotsman with his bagpipes battling a master of the Lancastrian martial art "Eckythump", who was armed with a black pudding. After 25 minutes of continuous laughter, Mitchell finally slumped on the sofa and died from heart failure. His widow later sent The Goodies a letter thanking them for making Mitchell's final moments of life so pleasant."
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+1 65. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video Google Self-Driving Car on City Streets

The scanner is elevated over the car, so it's aware of cars all around. If the scanner can't see a vehicle (for example, if there's a truck in the way) a driver wouldn't be able to see it either.

This thing is inevitably going to get into crashes when it comes across a situation it isn't programmed to handle, because that's what happens with people anyway.
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-1 66. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video Koenigsegg's carbon fiber wheels

Is the spoke open at both ends, then? 9:24 If you can feel it's hollow at the hub, it'll destroy the wheel balance if the downward spokes fill with water.
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+4 67. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video You can't reason with babies

I used to do this all the time with my son when he was 15 months old. He's 15 years old now, and I rarely get more than two words out of him per day.
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+20 68. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video Bears On Stairs

What does it achieve that rendering on the computer doesn't? With the latter, the triangles can potentially be smoothed and hair added, making a far better loop.

This is just a real-life GIF made of wasted plastic.
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+16 69. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video Cat is very happy to see his owner after being 3 days alone

Three days alone???
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+4 70. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video Who'd be an air traffic controller?

#4 It's hard to say with any certainty. The titles imply that these are all three-hour samples compressed into clips, but the clips are not of equal duration. The ones with jump cuts get gradually longer (I didn't use the ones that fade), between 11 and 23½ seconds, implying a speed-up of 980X dropping to 460X.

There is an airborne plane that covers the distance from just past Fairoaks (south west-ish of Heathrow) to Gatwick 34Km in 3½ frames - which would equate to an apparent speed of 875000 Km/h. Assuming an actual cruise speed of 500 knots, or 926 Km/h, it suggests it has been sped up by 944X so your estimate of 1sec=20mins isn't far out - it's nearer to 15mins.

#5 I can see how you get the name "Detective"...
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0 71. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video Bizarre Effect

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+1 72. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video Butterfly Takeoff At 2,000 Frames Per Second

You can see how butterflies are able to get lift from both the down- and up-beat of the wings...
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+2 73. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video Firearm myths about knock-down power

#3 is right. If you put the impact point further from the ground (as it would be with a person) you need less energy to knock it over. The 50 pound vs 150 pound argument is invalid, too. The 150 pound human is "articulated" with a good amount of that weight beyond the pivot points of those articulations. Trying to move 50 pounds at centre mass at least a metre from the ground is about right.

A human would only get knocked over with body armour anyway. Anything with enough punch to displace 50 pounds from its centre of gravity is going to punch through a mass of flesh and bone.
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+12 74. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video Rubik's Cube Speed Record

Action starts at 11 seconds. The rest of the 45 second video is padding.
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+5 75. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video Nice redneck idea ...

Not very efficient. Most of its energy seems to be expended flinging the water up into the air than actually propelling the boat.
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+7 76. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video I like being 98

Wow - if she looks like that now, can you imagine how many hearts she was breaking 55-75 years ago?

#4 have you ever looked at the statistics for age vs road death/serious injury? Here in the UK the most reliable sources don't differentiate whether casualties were inside the car or outside, but the bulk of injuries are caused by the youngest drivers. Even adjusting for the fact that there are fewer older drivers actually on the road, you still end up with a massive age bias towards crashes- and it's not the old ones doing the crashing.

I get stuck behind them when they are going slow, or getting lost, or when they change their mind halfway through a manoeuvre, or being overcautious at a junction - and I get mad at them. Within a mile I'm usually mad at myself, instead, for being so unreasonable.
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+1 77. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video Meteorologist rides out F4 tornado in armored car

What was the flash at 2:44?
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+1 78. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video The Slow Mo Guys

I'm amazed how much movement there is in the two receiver halves
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+1 79. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video Space/Time

If faster-than-light travel were possible, the alien wouldn't go forward in time. He'd arrive at earth before the light of his departure, so it would just feel like he'd gone forward.

I don't see how this is any different to a supersonic plane having already passed the listener before the sound of its passing hits your ears.
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+12 80. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video Don't Tell Mummy!

#(removed comment) Yes, yes you are.
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+14 81. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video How Its Made - LEICA M9-P Hermès

This video appears to show that for $50,000 you're getting a handmade carry case and some external detailing not done by a machine.

Where's the lens construction? The internal components? Hell - even seeing the body being milled would be more of a justification for the price tag than what we got to see.
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+1 82. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video A very close call.....

Karma
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+1 83. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video Are you are a good liar?

#5 same here
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+2 84. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video Zero Visibility

#9 ...except you can't see it.
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+1 85. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video Asteroid Discovery From 1980 - 2010

Why are the bulk of discoveries in the right-hand quadrant?
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+5 86. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video Instant justice

Instant fate - I like it when justice is done and nobody is hurt, especially the ones who aren't doing anything wrong.

Maybe the driver in front thought "I'm not moving over, I might spin out"
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0 87. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video Unstoppable Robot Eats Landmines for Breakfast

#4 Landmines are intended to disable vehicles and people and for area denial. They are unlikely to be used in a jungle or a hillside, because people or vehicles are less likely to be there.
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0 88. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video New Year Fireworks Fail Compilation

Some of these are being filmed from too far, and behind too much "cover", to be accidental.
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-2 89. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video Drywall Ladder Climb

Description should read "Looks like a good way to escape if you are trapped in your basement and the stairs are blocked and you're wearing heavy duty boots and gloves"
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+1 90. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video An intro to Star Citizen, an upcoming space sim

Wonder how it compares with Elite Dangerous...
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+10 91. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video Forced perspective with a moving camera

#1 When you are viewing a 2D image, your perspective is dictated by the camera and the way your brain interprets what it's seeing. Today's classic video, http://www.snotr.com/video/2417/The_Crevasse_-_Making_of_3D_Street_Art shows a 2D image which only works if viewed from one point.

If you see a person who looks much smaller than the one next to them, your brain assumes that because people are more or less the same height, the "smaller" person is further away. If you add a point of reference, such as lines that "suggest" a room shape, or similarly designed mugs that are different sizes, you suddenly have a point of reference, and assume the person holding the big cup is not actually further away, but physically smaller.

This "forced perspective" is spoiled when something tells your brain that something is wrong, for example of the two people look at each other instead of at the space where your brain thinks they are. Sometimes it can be spoiled if they move, but it's most definitely spoiled if the camera moves. This video shows how moving the actors and props is a clever way to avoid spoiling the shot when you move the camera.

It's how you know the interviewees in this LG promotional video are actors
http://www.snotr.com/video/11769/LG_End_of_the_World_Prank
They would have registered when they walked in the room that they are not facing a window, but a 2D picture. Even if they weren't paying attention, they would have realised it's a TV when they stood up and their viewpoint changed, but the TV didn't.
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+8 92. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video Stalingrad VFX HD reel

Am I the only one who thinks this looks more like game graphics* than feature film CGI?

* Admittedly, very good graphics
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+4 93. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video How attached are cats to their owners?

What a crap test. With the baby and the dogs, there was no interaction with the stranger when the "familiar face" come back in the room. The stranger was playing with the cat when the owner returned.
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+2 94. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video Epic Don't Drink and Drive Prank

Nevermind the "victim" of the prank - how can Tom Mabe stay friends with someone who routinely endangers other people's lives? It makes him look a bit of a dickhead as well.
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+2 95. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video 5 Minutes Of What The Media Actually Does To Women

You can't blame the media, because they are only interested in selling stuff. If women (collectively) were honest enough with themselves to buy a product advertised by a fuller-figured woman, the market for anorexic models would disappear.

It's a perpetual cycle which has gone on for long enough, now, that people feel comfortable with the idea of blaming the advertiser when all the advertiser is doing is trying to appeal to the masses.
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0 96. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video Stephen Fry Kinetic Typography - Language

#9 That would make it an "Oxford comma" - inappropriate in that sentence. However I did entirely miss out the word "if" in the last paragraph.

"philosophy is that IF their writing"
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+11 97. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video Stephen Fry Kinetic Typography - Language

I used to get wound up by people defacing the language. The only thing that upsets me now is the insistence of some to avoid ALL punctuation, capitalisation and simple grammar rules.

It makes text hard to read, and my philosophy is that their writing is not worth them spending time to make it easier for the reader, then it's not worth the time of the reader.
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+9 98. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video The Solar System

They aren't in a flat circle, but it's nearly flat.
http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/review/ice-dwarf/SolarSystem_side.en.gif

It's a shame they added a shadow to the moons then forgot to keep it on the opposite side of the moon to the sun...
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+6 99. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video English motorcyclist almost runs over a pedestrian

He's changing lanes, either because he's anticipated a problem with buses or pedestrians, or because he wants to turn. I've never ridden a bike in my life, but even I know that bikers stay off the paint whenever possible, because there's less grip than on the tarmac. (Especially in the UK, where it's usually raining.)
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+9 100. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video Fox hunting under snow in an incredible way

This is how my dog attacks my feet if I move them under the duvet.
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+7 101. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video Lollipop Bait, TBWA Kuala Lumpur

#4 The legal issues were taken care of in this case...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-25139185
Killer serving minimum of 18 years for murdering someone he thought was a paedophile.

Good video
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+14 102. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video Mouse does not know what it means to surrender

#4 Keep trying. Hasn't the mouse taught you anything?
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+6 103. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video Playing With A Friendly Platypus

#3 That one's definitely a male. Doesn't make much noise and is a messy eater.
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+1 104. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video Cool visualisation of a Dial Up Modem Handshake

I was just happy not to get the engaged tone
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+2 105. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video Baby cries when his mother sings

She's as likely to be crying because of her mother's facial expressions than the singing.
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-3 106. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video Eyecam 9mm Handgun shooting

Thanks, roady, but I'm still not convinced. Even if the lens has a 180 degree field of view, it puts the spectators forward of the gun (which is bad). He might be an expert shot, but are you saying an expert never makes a mistake?

Plus there appear to be plenty of opportunities for a ricochet.
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0 107. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video Old Toyota Cressida drifting

No helmets?
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-1 108. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video Ken Box Crazy Cart Gymkhana

Not as irritating as Ken Block - and needs a stupid goatee not that full-face hair.

Nice try, though.
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0 109. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video Eyecam 9mm Handgun shooting

I don't know why #6 is being voted down. I don't shoot live ammo (gas BB), and even we would question our range safety officer about the setup at 0:55
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+11 110. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video World's smartest Chihuahua

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+17 111. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video World's smartest Chihuahua

Just want to see a reverse angle - with the dog's owner and the camera taped to his head...
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+9 112. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video How to use a laser pointer to turn your smartphone into...

Just remember to turn your PC volume down before going on to the next video...
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+4 113. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video The wisdom of the crowd

#5 you're missing the point. For every 1 person who genuinely thinks there are 1 million in there, you'd get 225 or so people who would guess there are 100 in there.

If you got a large enough sample, you would indeed get 226 idiots - one with the overinflated guess and 225 inadequate guesses.
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+1 114. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video Guilty as Charged

A destructive dog is a bored dog. These people need to get their dogs out for more exercise.


#4 Naah - this is the best one
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kLdO3EsECs

(SNOTR doesn't like it when a link ends in "secs" - must be a parsing error)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VB9Dn_3T8TY
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+4 115. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video Bank robbery in Hungary

#8 "Hungary has one of the highest obesity rates"

Is that how it gets its name? >:)
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+3 116. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video 4-Way Stop Vs. Roundabout

Roundabouts are also more fuel efficient. At low speed, the bulk of fuel is used in accelerating a vehicle. Cars are obliged to stop at the four-way, whereas if there's nothing approaching already on the roundabout there's no need to stop.

Roundabouts only work when used properly. I live on the corner of a UK roundabout, and it pains me the number of people approaching to my right who stop to let me onto the junction, unnecessarily holding up traffic behind them because they think they are being "nice".
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+2 117. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video The Science of Happiness

I'm sitting at my laptop, without sweets or a giftcard, and I worked it out in three seconds.

Not proven.

(Also the sample size is too small)
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+4 118. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video Mercedes Suspension Ad

#6 Now these chickens are wings in a bucket
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+3 119. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video This is happening in nearly every cell in your body

#8 Mature red blood cells don't have DNA because they don't need to replicate. That's why it's not happening in *all* cells.
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+3 120. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video "Cock!"

#6 MX5 racing at Croft in the UK
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3nSOKdTWuQ
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+4 121. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video What Your Home Office Will Look Like in 2001

Reading the newspaper, checking out the weather, spying on the other rooms in the house. Since when were these all acceptable uses of work time?
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0 122. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video The impulse to help

Looks to me like the help from the chimps is not spontaneous. They are being "asked" for help.
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+8 123. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video Springboks celebrate fresh grass

Mute David Attenborough? Are you for real?
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+2 124. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video What happens when you put a camera on a helicopter rotor

It's only partly to do with shutter speed.

Modern CMOS cameras which make high-resolution video affordable have a usually undesirable effect called "rolling shutter". Every frame is made up of 1080 separate moments in time, instead of the exact same instant every 1/25th or 1/30th (or whatever) of a second.

The first time the image appears to have settled back to its original state is when the rotor is at 1080rpm (or whatever the vertical resolution of the camera is. At 30rpm the image is from 12 different points in the rotor's spin - all cycling every 12 lines of the frame.

To further complicate visualising what's happening, the camera is recording in portrait mode - presumably so it can be more easily balanced when secured to the rotors.
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+1 125. Gorf commented 10 years ago on video London to Brighton Side by Side

More tracks, more passengers 60 years ago. We're obviously doing something wrong.
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+2 126. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video What It's Like To Drop 150,000 Feet Straight Down

#4 it's the launch trail from where the shuttle took off
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+1 127. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video Full-Auto Gauss Gun

Most of them appear to hit their targets sideways...
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+7 128. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video Can you recognize the child fighting for their life before the lifeguard does?

You don't worry about the ones who are thrashing and screaming at the surface. You worry about the ones whose only priority is keeping their mouth above the waterline.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instinctive_drowning_response#Recognizing_drowning
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-11 129. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video Achmed the Dead Terrorist Has a Son

When the stage hand gets the biggest laugh & applause: BURN
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+1 130. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video High-Speed Intelligent Air-Hockey Robot

It should be able to work out when the puck is going nowhere near its goal and (if it's not playing an offence) not bother moving toward the puck.

The software has room for improvement...
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+2 131. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video How Google Search Works

You don't necessarily pay google to increase your page status.

Anyone with a solid understanding of what that guy was saying can charge to create page links and web pages that spoof links to and from your page to increase "visibility".

And as Google finds ways to block fake positives from such sites, the site creators find ways to avoid the blocking algorithms.

That said - nothing is more effective at getting your page to the top of the list than changing it often. The more the spider has to crawl your page to check for updates, the better its rank. The spider only checks periodically, and schedules a sooner crawl if the page has changed since its last crawl, or a later crawl if there have been no changes.
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+6 132. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video Instant Slushies

#3 It happens to my Guinness all the time, when I forget that I'm trying to chill it quickly...
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+4 133. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video Best Things About Being Blind

The last point - maybe they did give him $10 and the store owner if saying it's just $1
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+9 134. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video Amazing avalanche in Austria

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+2 135. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video The cat funny talks with birds

My cat does that all the time. It translates to:
"If it wasn't for this damn window, I'd have eaten it already and would be puking it back on your carpet by now."
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+17 136. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video How the internet works

#2 as a network administrator, I don't thing this three-minute video was really aimed at you...

The only thing it was missing was the need for DNS translation. Plus saying that the transatlantic cable is "submerged" rather than "buried" would avoid the extra question from the viewer "how did they bury it?"
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0 137. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video Woman survives a serious accident

It's not a jay - definitely a pigeon
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-2 138. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video Stage Fright - So Real It's Scary

Are they blind in one eye???

Where is their depth perception? How can they not know it's a TV screen?

#4 I don't think they are cameras - they are probably supposed to be motion sensors...
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+7 139. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video Ninja Cat Fail

#2 Should have gone to Specsavers
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+1 140. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video If the Moon were replaced with some of our planets

I love how there are so many discussions on how inaccurate this would be because of gravitational interference, yet nobody has mentioned that by turning the camera 90 degrees to the right, he could have had the shadow on the video matching the shadow on the planets.

It's probably also worth mentioning that the reference point matters. If the distances are being measured centre to centre (which is likely), Jupiter is 20% bigger than if the distances are being measured surface to surface. If the latter, we wouldn't be inside the sun, but it would still be quite warm.
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+3 141. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video Sneaky octopus

An octopus can fit through any gap slightly bigger than its beak.
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+6 142. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video Defense Distributed's Cody Wilson Explains the Printed Firearm

I don't see the problem here. They've printed their own lower receiver and mag to prove that it can be done. This means that firearms regulations (and probably others) aren't going to work because components can be acquired without record. In the mind of a politician this means 3D printers need to be regulated too because they can print restricted items.

They are just proving a point. Here in the UK private ownership of most firearms has been banned by regulation, and it's only affected recreational shooters. The loonies who shoot up schools and the criminals and gangs can still get hold of them for less than the cost (and less hassle) than a realistic BB gun.
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+2 143. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video Most depressing cooking show...ever...

#9 You beat me to it
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+4 144. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video Incredible overtake at bathurst Lotus trophy

I'm surprised he's allowed to cut so much of the corner to overtake. His wheels were over the kerb.

I used to drive that track in one of my racing sims. I hated it, especially that chicane.
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+3 145. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video Amazing Water & Sound Experiment #2

#3 it does look different in real life, but that's because our eyes and brain process information at a different frequency (about 10Hz) and are quite adept at introducing their own illusions like motion blur.

If you took a photo of the water using a fast shutter, it would look like a sine wave, because that's what wiggling a hose would do. You'd get the same effect, but visible to your naked eye, by holding the hose in your hand and wobbling it back and forth.

The 23 Hz and 25 Hz frequencies produce a slightly different wobble which is not in the same place when the 24 Hz camera photographs each frame. Because of this, the wave form being produced by the audio and water appears to "move".

Interestingly enough, if you play a 48 Hz wave you'll still get a static display but with the wave peaks being much closer together. If you play a 36 Hz wave, (in theory) you'll get something halfway between, but with the flickering effect of two waves criss-crossing.
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+2 146. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video Guitar String Vibrations

#3 It's nothing to do with the sampling rate - the strings are never in that actual shape.

It's because of the "rolling shutter". A good explanation here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lHlzRw_Oek (the iphone has the CMOS sensor)
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+3 148. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video So Porsche designed a television...

#10 he's only got THAT girl because he can afford THAT tv
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+36 149. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video Shredding Glass

They were looking so cool until they rolled up in a Fiat Multipla...
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0 150. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video 3D doodler

Isn't it just the print head from a 3D printer, insulated so it doesn't burn the user's hand?
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+21 151. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video How to feed the homeless

Why didn't they credit the pizza company at least?
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+2 152. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video Surreal Airplane Crash

He'd only partially ejected - which means the panel above his seat had blown out but the crash happened before the seat could exit the fuselage.

The wiki page is worth a read. The pilot sounds like a complete dick. People were refusing the fly with him.
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+16 153. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video Giraffes Fight To The Death - Kalahari desert

If the poster hadn't cut the video at that point, you'd be able to see that the downed giraffe lives to fight another day.
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+1 154. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video Star size comparison

#34 we couldn't even live on Jupiter. Despite being a gas planet, it has sufficient gravity to squash us into a dot if we venture too close.
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+5 155. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video Inflating a CD

Maybe you need to do it with one that doesn't have a printable layer. Or perhaps even the spacer disc from the end of a spindle?
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+1 156. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video Riding a shovel

Now try standing...
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+3 157. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video Epic car fail(s)

It's not a pan-European rule - in the UK we're not forced to use winter tyres, which is a shame because the last crash I was involved in wouldn't have happened if the other car had been so equipped.
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+11 158. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video VX Nerve Gas

0:48 How do they know it's tasteless and odourless?

"Get the intern, I just want to check something..."
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+6 159. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video The World's First Precision Guided Firearm

Aimbot IRL
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+29 160. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video Russian whoopsie

Looks faked to me...
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+1 161. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video 8000 Watt Stereo Gets Unexpected Reaction

Why were the subtitles censored some of the time, but not others? It's not like they censored the dialogue, too...
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+12 162. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video are you kidding us???

If you fail to fail do they cancel each other out, or make a win?
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+8 163. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video Skittles Sorting Machine

Now just need one for Jelly Belly beans...
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0 164. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video Pharmacist sprays robber in face with pepper spray...

Wish my chemist looks as good as that. I've just got a grumpy old fart...
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-2 165. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video The Bridge

Are you kidding? If you're a god botherer you might choose to let the losers live, over your own child; but if you believe in evolution, you know that your DNA is more important than the others. Let them perish, keep your own bloodline going...
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+15 166. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video Why is it Dark at Night?

Makes sense, I think...
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+17 167. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video First impressions

Expert tip: Two brown paper bags (one for you in case hers comes off)
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+4 168. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video Plane flight proposal

So he made her sh*t herself in panic before proposing? What a prat.
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+7 169. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video Fail Compilation September 2012 || TNL

6:20 is it Goofy using the camera?
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+6 170. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video Pi in the Sky

#4 the planes are at 10,000 feet - I'd have thought they'd be visible at that altitude too.

The digits are a quarter of a mile in height.
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+1 171. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video Smartguy Cameraman Gets Tased

"without any reason at all"?

The guy tried to force his way in with a camera. I think they were wrong to tase him without advance warning that they would, but he did deserve to be restrained.
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+4 172. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video Food devastation in 2500 frames per second

All good fun - except the flour & candle. That could have ended very, very badly...
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+3 173. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video Huge underwater snake tries to eat eel

The snake had to give up eventually - it needed to go to the surface to breathe.
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+5 174. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video Best of acceleration

You're kidding? The one at 1:13 is one of the best looking women I've ever seen.
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+1 175. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video ASIMO 2011

Was it programmed to do all these things, or did it work them out for itself? These are all things children learn to do before school by themselves, either by invention or repetition, so when robots can learn the same way, that's when we'll have AI.

I'm not trying to belittle this feat, I'm just saying that we've nothing to fear from robots with guns just yet (at least not from ones that make their own decisions who to shoot).
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+4 176. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video Storm in France

Well that escalated quickly
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0 177. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video Animated fly-over of the US

It's odd that they added depth to the shadow cast on the clouds at the very end of the film, but didn't bother at 3:19
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+1 178. Gorf commented 11 years ago on video Worst attempt at an insurance scam ever

I would have waited for a clear road behind, accelerated backward so he fell off the car, then driven past him. Then just keep the proof and wait and see if anything comes by way of a summons...

Incidentally, was anyone holding their breath hoping he got wiped out by a passing car as the driver made him walk to the side?
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0 179. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Best Drag Race Ever

Drag races done like this are just so dumb.

If you had two Aventadors in the race, driven identically (same driver weight, same gear changes) but one set off a tenth of a second after the other - which would be imperceptible at the start - the second aventador would have come finished 6 metres later: behind the nose of the McLaren
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+9 180. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video The Rope Dart & The Meteor Hammer

"...but it's heavier weight makes it spin faster..."
um - no it doesn't. Weight has no bearing on the swing of a pendulum.

#1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsMtsxdnLBA (it's the whole mythbusters episode, unfortunately - you'll need to bypass the stuff about C4)
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+34 181. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Bad start in a motorcycle race

My wife does that with her car at Tescos all the time
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+4 182. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Explosion after accident in Russia

That was the dashboard cam exploding
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+4 183. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video He is adopted :D

Ewe says to ram: "Honey, I can explain..."
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+17 184. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Lightning Strike Vaporizes Powerline

Those sparks weren't the powerline vaporising, it was all the little birdies that were perched there for the night...
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+7 185. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Grenade fishing gone wrong...

What sort of idiot would drop an explosive device next to his boat so it detonates just below the waterline? That's the whole principle behind how torpedoes are so effective against ships despite not carrying a huge warhead.
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+2 186. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Sweet Revenge

I've done the first half myself - tried to merge and someone was desperately keen to prevent it. However, this guy looks like he's trying to bully his way in - mine was a forced merge by the road markings. I overtook, then let the guy I'd overtaken pass me, so the end result was the same as if the guy who was being a dick had just shown a bit of common sense.
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+2 187. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Evolution Of Dance by NAO Robot

#2 still more fluid than my dancing...
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+3 188. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Undersea Fibre Optic Cables

Gotta love Robert Llewelyn (Kryten from Red Dwarf)

He's got his own YouTube channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/bobbyllew
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+6 189. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Small snack for a big fish

It's a (young) whale shark, which normally filter feeds - those fish are a gargantuan banquet compared to what it normally eats.
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+17 190. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video 500 Magnum vs Watermelons

Magnum - the weapon of choice if you need to take out a handful of inanimate objects at point-blank range.
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+3 191. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Celluon Magic Cube - World's only virtual projection keyboard and multi-touch mouse

How long before they get a class action lawsuit from RSI sufferers? That doesn't look like a comfortable typing position...
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0 192. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Kitten freaks out at sneeze

He has too many cats, considering his allergy to cats... ;)
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0 193. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video T-Mobile Customer service....

Buy online. You're protected (in the UK) by the Distance Selling Regulations as well as your statutory rights under the Sale of Goods act.

Ultimately, it's other T Mobile customers who will end up paying indirectly for his rampage.
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-2 194. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Duck Walking

Why did he have to stop the traffic, when they can
a) fly
b) swim

?
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-2 195. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Dice stacking

#37 Don't you think it would be more like:
Boss: "Let's see how good you are at Maths. What's the square root of... Wait - is that ginger pubic hair on your chin? NEXT!"
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+5 196. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video How Not To Demonstrate Martial Arts

How do you say the safety word if you can't breathe?
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+6 197. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Honda Civic Under Egg Sized Hail Attack

Driving conditions: dangerous. What can I do? I know, I'll film while driving...
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+3 198. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Cutting Steel At The Microscope

The Magic Flute (Mozart)
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+3 199. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Bushman Ghillie Suit Scare Prank

Sorry #16. It was funny for approximately 1.0000 times. After that it was boring.
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+1 200. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Strongest Magnet on Earth

#9 It's Kryten, from Red Dwarf - aka Robert Llewellyn
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+3 201. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video 16 week labrador retriever puppy dog training and tricks

#5 Since when has a year been about 16 weeks? ;)
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+1 202. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Fail Compilation May 2012

7:32 - I've done that, many years ago... :x
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+15 203. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Extreme bagjump freedrop stunts tricks diving onto a air bag from 30m high

From the title, I was expecting a 30M drop onto a car airbag.

Dissapoint
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+6 204. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Never Use a Lighter at a Gas Station

Looked to me like the fire extinguisher was more dangerous than the fire...
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+2 205. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video America ...the age limit works so well

#13 Unfortunately not "only in America" - my wife is a nurse in the UK, and the alcoholics over here drink the sanitiser spray that's at the door to every ward.

They don't even bother distilling it...
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+7 206. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Honeybee Swarm With Bare Hands

So who do you think they are planning to mail that box to?
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+5 207. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Russian Transformer Bike

At least with one of these you won't get a film on snotr of a Russian driver shattering your lower limb bones.
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+1 208. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Cat opens freezer

Opposable thumbs - who needs 'em?
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+6 209. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Awesome Bike Lights

#3 Riding at night without any lights at all is also illegal, but it doesn't stop people from doing it. Better to have these lights, than none at all.
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+2 210. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Sony Xperia Active

Anyone else notice the orange portal friendship bracelet?
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+6 211. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Grizzly Bear Devours Trainer

2:25 not hard to see why the bear loves him so much
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+1 212. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Kid sleeping while skiing

Not asleep - snow blindness... Where were his goggles?

(yeah I know he really was asleep, I just thought someone should maybe have noticed instead of getting the camera out)
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+2 213. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Stealing Time

The world rotates just under 86½ miles in five minutes... Shouldn't he have been out of breath a bit from running at just over 1000mph?
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+15 214. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Python eats Alligator, Time Lapse Speed x6

You'd think that the snake would know by now that it's bad for your digestion to eat a live 'gator...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/4313978.stm

Don't they have internets there?
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+2 215. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Dog welcomes Soldier home

My dogs do this when I get back from the shops. Maybe they think I've been battling with the old ladies to get the dog food?
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+9 216. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Perpetual motion bulldog can't be stopped

It's all fun - until he saws the legs off the table...
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+2 217. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Bizarre Japanese Game Show

The second team had it easier - two of theirs were just "sushi"
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+9 218. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video The Chase

So why do the blond character's pigtails dangle and her glasses drop off, but the reactive centrifugal force is keeping the car on the loop...?
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+4 219. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Deep Sleep

Wouldn't have been so bad, but they keep telling the OTHER child to get out of the way of the video. Is he not allowed to be excited, too?
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+1 220. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Old man gets struck by a lightning

The bloke wasn't struck at all, it was his umbrella.

If he's wearing rubber-soled shoes, it will hit the umbrella tip, go down through the metal shaft, and continue its journey through the damp air below.
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-3 221. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Grizly Bear Cub & Wolf Cub Playing

So where's the dog on the "6 years later" bit? Did they eat him?
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+1 222. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Collapsing Cooling Towers

Wind turbines aren't at all green - for wildlife
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwVz5hdAMGU
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+14 223. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Bottle

Boobies and a zipper for a mouth - what more can a man ask for?
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+15 224. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video How to make a trailer for an Academy Award winning film

The first four comments are the reason Snotr is Snotr and not Youtube
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+18 225. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Human Speed Camera

So the police reverse along the carriageway without putting their blue lights on? Looks like they need a bit of extra training...
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+2 226. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Grammar nazi

Um - no. An abbreviation which is made up of initials can also be called an initialism, but an acronym is specifically* defined as an abbreviation that can be read as a word in itself. Just because something is in common use, it doesn't make it right. Any Grammar Nazi would of been able to tell you that. (Did you see what I did, there?)

Incidentally, #13 - have you never been to a hotel or hospital? They both have the H pronounced.



* or perhaps "pacifically"
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+8 227. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Saying goodbye to your tire

#4 why is the word "not" in there?
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+6 228. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Dawn of the Dead

#6 I'm guessing by the thumbs up that you're getting, the answer to your question is "no"
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+3 229. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Tim Cameron and his beast

Makes me realise how good my offroad driving is.
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+5 230. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Russia car crash compilation 3! (With original sound)

#4 add "colour blindness", "driving too fast", "no depth perception" and "no common sense"

I have to admit, I routinely record short journeys on my phone. The people near school drive (and walk) like idiots, and I want to be covered in case of an incident.

I can't believe the idiot driver at 5:35 - "Do I just hit the car? No, I'll take evasive action and hit a pedestrian instead." Luckily, the cars did connect, so I think the pedestrian was probably OK.
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+29 231. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video This is how they serve ice cream in Dubai

I was always told not to play with food
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+6 232. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Parallel parking fail

People like this should not be allowed on the road.

One of the teachers at my son's school reversed into the parking spot without bothering to look and hit one of the kids. I pointed out to her the error of her ways...
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+2 233. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Polish rally crashes

Bad pace notes. The usual call from the co-driver is the direction and severity of the turn, either preceded by how far to the turn or followed by the distance to the next turn.

Looks to me like they haven't checked the supplied notes against a map or by walking the route.
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0 234. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Spider (Rémi Gaillard)

0:10 wee wee dance
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0 236. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Quantum Levitation on a Wipe'Out Track

Regardless of its fakeness quotient, I'm very jealous that there are people in research and educational establishments who get to play about with cool stuff all day, while I have to sit at a desk looking at numbers on a computer screen.
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+27 237. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Dog feels the groove

1:15 SQUIRREL!
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+3 238. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Grammar nazi

He should have shot himself first - it's "abbreviation" in this case, not "acronym".
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+7 239. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Sound of a reunite

Um - my dogs do this if I nip out to the shop for 10 mins
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+8 240. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Clerk KO's Robber, Makes Him Clean Blood

"Mustafa Kamel" - you're kidding me, right?
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+26 241. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Touched by a wild silver back gorilla

#2 "the wild"?

It has a concrete path running through it.

Also makes you wonder why it's called "the impenetrable forest" at the start.
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0 242. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Pogo GoPro

How do they achieve the effect that's used in the edits after 1:03 ?
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+3 243. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Manu Delago Hang solo

Love the egg carton soundproofing... :)
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-9 244. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video What happens when two corvettes line up?

#3 Three pricks. You forgot the idiot who was filming while driving.
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+6 245. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Calligraphy

Does this mean we don't need monks any more?
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+2 246. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Rally Car Crash Compilation 2011

1:37 - "Don't panic - I got this one"
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+2 247. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Dolphins

0:37 OK now you're all just showing off
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+15 248. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video The Oomphalapompatronium

Must have a wife with a face like a slapped arse, that's why he spends all his spare time in a shed making things like this...
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0 249. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Best Fails Of November 2011 Week 1

1:46 could not have ended any other way...
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+1 250. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Potato peeling

Does this work with a person?
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+1 251. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Girl in Toyota Supra

Driver didn't look - got some bad news for him...
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+1 252. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Self propelled robot walks only by using its own weight

If you listen to it without reading the subtitles, it sounds like he's talking about Godzilla
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+7 253. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Self propelled robot walks only by using its own weight

"Its only source of power is potential energy"
"we think it's very environmentally friendly"

Just like a range rover, if you let it roll downhill in neutral.
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+18 254. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Dirt biker saves a calf

#8 Depends if it was a male or female.
If female: "Mind that tree. You're going too fast. Ouch, that rock you just rode over hurt my back. You're riding like this just to annoy me".
If male: "Just ride through the damn water."
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0 255. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Optical effects of travelling close to the speed of light

How can you still see the object after passing it? I could understand if you're going faster than the speed of light, because you'd be catching up with the "image" of the back face of the cube. But as you're going slower than the speed of light, the light making up the image of the cube's back face is moving away from you (relatively).
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+50 256. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video How do water droplets freeze, and why

This is what SNOTR is all about! Thanks for the upload
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+2 257. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video I Want One!

It's a trailer from the program that's on tonight. You'll be able to watch the whole show TOMORROW at http://www.channel5.com/shows/the-gadget-show
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0 258. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Unlikely things to hear on a breafast show!

This show is usually offensive and hilarious in equal measure. This clip is neither...
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0 259. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Thunder Storm Timelapse

Not sure - but do you mean the space between the horizon and the cloudbase where the lightning strikes are hitting the sea?
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+1 260. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Funny animals compilation

0:24 - that's how my dogs come down stairs...

The editing on this is terrible - the transitions hide the actual funny bits - especially in the second half. And some of them aren't funny without their original audio.
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+16 261. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Two black bear cubs climbing on hammock

I think you'll find they prefer to be called "culturally diverse" bear cubs.
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+1 262. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video The Finnish Way of Drinking

To the bloke in the middle: 1974 called, it wants its T shirt back.
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-4 263. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Reverse graffiti hits the streets of Riga

Wait a minute - they do less than half a job of cleaning the grime off the walls and streets, and it becomes SNOTR-worthy?
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+2 264. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video What Happens When You Drop a Slinky

#21 I like it when your wife wears slinky clothes, too...

;)
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0 265. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Brain scientist explains how she felt her stroke as it was happening

7:27 - without sound to provide context, this looks like she's describing something else entirely
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+3 266. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video bikers in a cinema

#10 - you're obviously not watching extreme animal porn
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+2 267. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Russia Car Crash Compilation 4

3:55 - just reward.

I can't help feeling that if they had less crap attached to their windscreen (cameras, phone holders, speed trap detectors) and made more use of the item that was there in the first place (mirror), a lot of these crashes would have been avoided.
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-6 268. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Super Fetch

"Go get it boy"
Dog goes over fence
<Tyre squeal>
<Thud>
"Here boy...?"
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+9 269. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Magic Clerk

boala?

Is that some reptilian bear or something?
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+5 270. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Deer runs over dog

0:29 wha? did he just take my wallet?
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+2 271. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Vacuuming fire

I'd have though this was quite dangerous. dust being swirled around in air is explosive.
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+11 272. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Driving in Asia 2

#10 Are you kidding? She's the only one who didn't crash!

;)
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+1 273. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Spider Cat

Maybe the floor was sticky & he got it on his paws just before going up the wall... ;)
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0 274. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Sculpture fail

You can see the crack where it's going to break. There are two more in the leg and on in the ankle where it breaks when it hits the ground.
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+4 275. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video New Mercedes Benz commercial

...then Death says: "No worries - You've lost the ability to drive now the car does all your thinking for you. I'll just wait 'til a fuse blows then you can come with me"
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+26 276. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Gaki no tsukai - Banana Game

Doesn't the one on the inside of the track have an unfair advantage?
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+3 277. Gorf commented 12 years ago on video Very deep hole ...

#4 Zevv you forgot to take into account terminal velocity. I've made a big assumption that the rock's TV is 150mph (based on a skydiver's TV being about 120mph).

Anyway, it would reach that after 7 secs or so, so it is no longer accelerating.

Accounting for the time taken for the sound to come back up the hole, you're looking at a depth of just over 500 metres.

Of course, there are other factors as well as the guessed TV. It assumes the air density is constant (it won't be), so the speed of the sound from it hitting the bottom and the drag on the rock will change depending on where they are in the shaft. Also, you can hear it hitting the wall a couple of times on the way down. If these are ledges like on the graphics intro to the IT crowd, they will have a big effect.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bH-MdVCLWM - 16 secs in
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+2 278. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Ken Block Gymkhana 4

Liked the opening sequence. First I was "FFS" then I was "OK that was amusing"

KB should stick to this sort of stuff, though. He can't cope when it's against the clock...
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+24 279. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Skittles Commercial

That look he gives at the end - I know who he's planning to bang...
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0 280. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Village timelapse

#5 thankyou for "tiltshift EFFECT"

I don't know why this is in the "awesome" category. Shoot some video from a high vantage point, speed it up and blur the top and bottom of the frame.

I can honestly say that with similar source footage, it would take me longer to upload the finished video than it would take to edit.
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-1 281. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video FPSRussia - Automatic Glock Explosive Bullets

#13 Even if it's a closed range, you see some of those tracers bouncing off the ground and heading for the forest. Someone didn't think it through - he should have set up his target over the water you see at the start.
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-1 282. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Ron White - Tater Salad

Someone needs to tell the DVD people how to spell "copies"
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+9 283. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Levitation Fun with a Giant Scrapyard Electromagnet.

Plus you wouldn't have a giant electromagnet in a room full of PCs...
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+3 284. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Crazy Saudi

#10 The differential in proper off-road cars can be locked.

Stuntmen doing it in ordinary road cars can achieve the effect by welding up the differential, but no welding is needed in 4x4s. There may be as many as three diffs, one for the drivetrain and one for each of the axles. You need to lock any that are providing power to wheels on the ground.

That has the side-effect (undesirable, for this stunt) that at least one of the wheels off the road is spinning. This driver needed to drive with the front locked, centre and rear unlocked, until the rear wheel was off. Then with the front and centre unlocked, and rear locked, while the front wheel was coming off. While changing locks from front to rear, he would have needed to engage then disengage the centre lock. All this while driving a car balanced on two wheels, which impressive by itself, becomes more impressive when you remember there are people and wheels moving about on one side, shifting its centre of gravity.
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+3 285. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Tsunami, Japanese inside a car

#10 is absolutely right - #6 you won't get a car door open even with manual unlocks if much of the door is below water.

You need to break a window, preferably one that is not under water, then just wait for the car to fill with water to the same level as outside. It takes courage - especially if the car is completely under water. It still takes more effort than usual to open the door, but fighting against water outside when there's none inside is impossible.
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-2 286. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Hilarious Accents (Comedian Elon Gold)

Don't be too hard on him: the guy has a modicum of knowledge about the rest of the world - that makes him a rarity among Americans.

or "raridy" as the Americans would say.
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+1 287. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Drawing with hair

#2 I thought that too - but he's not aged that much since I last saw him...
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0 288. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Highway Condom Explosion

"Go faster Joe"
That's what he always says when they use a condom
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+2 289. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Pepsi end of the world commercial

Wait... let me get this straight: Is this ad trying to say that Pepsi is drunk by men whose only chance of getting laid is to deceive a woman into thinking that she's going to be dead in 10min anyway?
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+4 290. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Boutaoshi, the new Japanese sport

Am I the only one who thought they were wearing underpants on their head at the start?
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-1 291. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Boston Logan Departures

All those departures and only one arrival?

Is Boston a really cr4ppy place, or something? Everyone wants to leave.
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+1 292. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Violent intervention

#7 where else would you get a headache? ;)
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0 293. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video How to chop wood without messing around

#8 surely you can use the same principle for breaking ice?
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0 294. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Privileges

I can't believe #5 has been voted down so much! My wife and I have never raised a hand to our twelve-year-old son, and he's polite, considerate and well-behaved.
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+3 295. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Tiltshift views from Red Bull Ring Grand Opening event

#2 thanks for the link, but this video isn't really tilt shift - they just blur a band at the top and bottom of the screen in their video editor. It's very hard to fake tilt shift convincingly because structures that are orthogonal to the lens (such as vertical poles, building faces etc) should be in constant focus along their height. For example the crane at 0:13 and the building at 0:20 and the gantry at 0:49 should all have consistent focus (whether that's in focus or out of focus).
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+7 296. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Café allongé

2:48 Give in to the dark side, Luke
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+3 297. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Finnish rally crashes

I'll never comment on my wife's driving again
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+3 298. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video How to recover the Space Shuttle's Boosters

#5 the tank burns up, the big part that the shuttle piggybacks, but everything else is reusable.
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+7 299. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Nikki Stanley - Skills on fire

Wonder how many ninjas died in the making of that film
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+4 300. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Dual Wielding M16's in russian hands

I'd just like to see him take his finger off the trigger when he's done. I've never fired a real gun in my life, but I know that's a fundamental part of gun safety.
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+8 301. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Self-Sufficient Dog

Exercise for you and your dog - American style
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-4 302. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Tanzanian Girl

I bet she still can't understand the offside rule, though
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-4 303. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video How many ...

How can you call them stupid just based on that? Those are the sort of numbers that normal people don't have to deal with - ever.
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+2 304. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video VW Testing

0:40 My Dad did that in his Honda Civic
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+3 305. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Best Tool Chest Ever

Am I the only one who was expecting it to fall off the wall?

Something like this antique
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsL6wNP_oJo
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+2 306. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Dan the Man

1:24 Why does the car take 550 coins off his total when it should only cost 500?
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+5 307. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video How kids can ruin a special moment

You could always add your own audio. I recommend Youssou N'Dour & Peter Gabriel "Shakin' The Tree"
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+2 308. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video The Disappearance Of A Marathon Runner

Which TV program is this?
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+6 309. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Man climbs up a 40 metre tree

#9 getting down is easy, it's the 90mph stop at the bottom that's the problem. ;)
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+1 310. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Don't Mess With Santa !

#8 Don't you mean "roundhouse"?
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+20 311. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video License Plate Gadget

Definitely illegal in the UK, but probably OK in America: I think in some states you need to have a front plate, in others you don't, so if you want to improve the look of your car it's worth having.
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+3 312. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Car Crashes

So did the girl at the end crash because she wasn't watching the road?
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+2 313. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video 30 Years of First-person and First-person shooter

#25 good graphics does not equal good games
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+19 314. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video R2D2 DVD Projector

He'd do the same but you'd have to go through six million different language options when setting up the system
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+28 315. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Ever considered an alarm ?

#4 - that's not toothpaste...
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-1 316. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video SUV

#18 - it's already fill of blanks, he was firing directly at a handheld camera at 0:45 and a helicopter immediately before that.

It doesn't look very comfortable when he's stuck inside with nothing to shoot at
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+1 317. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Wrong Number

Just like my ex
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+1 318. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video World Builder

7:10 And that, my friends, is why you should always backup your work.
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+2 319. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video How A Quartz Watch Works

Wow - he can move really fast when he wants to. I might get him to shift my old grandfather clock
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-2 320. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Flying Lanterns In Thailand

One of these was set off a few doors up the road from my house some months ago. It came down, burning, onto someone's car. Thankfully, it just burned away the paint on the car roof and one of the doors...

If it had lit the tyre nearest the petrol tank, the story could have had a completely more dramatic ending.

I am the first to complain about our overly safety-conscious society, but I think there's something completely loopy about launching molten wax into the sky with a combustion source and no idea where it's going...
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+6 321. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Thousands of fishermen empty lake in minutes

#5 - "Give a man a fish, and he can eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he can eat for...

um...

a day"
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+2 322. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Microsoft Surface

For everyone who wants to use the table for having sex - your enthusiasm would last only until you get a popup message saying "You're doing it wrong" or "Virus detected"
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+1 323. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video How things are made: CD

#11 I knew something was wrong when he said 25,000,000,000,000,000 discs have been made- but like #14 it was the foil that clinched it.

Didn't realise it was filed under "parody" until after it had finished, but hen I don't browse by category - I just preload the new videos unless they have a crappy rating.
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+5 324. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Cute bird on market

It's quite obviously a fake - the shopping cart's wheels aren't rying to send it in opposite directions, and there aren't two other parrots standing in the way because they've decided that the shopping aisle is the best place to reminisce and catch up on gossip.
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+3 325. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video This is Football

4:02 LOL
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+3 326. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Protection doors made in China

Why did they go to all that effort to get through the door? It's not mounted in a wall, they could just walk around.

And the video would have been just as interesting, but 3 minutes 27 seconds shorter.

;)
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+4 327. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Good ol'boy taking a scizzor lift to the beer store.

Am I the only one who wanted him to raise the scissor lift..?

"If you want me, climb up and get me."
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+9 328. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video New Year's Eve 2011 in Dubai

Um - the title needs to be changed. New Year's eve 2011 hasn't happened yet...
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+4 329. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video The Kings' Dessert

0:14 - Jesus face in sugar !!! Quick - call the newspapers
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+3 330. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Animals

1:39 pwned
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+2 331. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Harry meets Guillotine

Shame they didn't "reverse roles" and put Graham Norton on the block... :(
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-4 332. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Extraordinary People - The Iceman

I'm sure I've seen him in a porn video. It was called "The Iceman Cometh"
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0 333. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Parking Carnage

0:46 "It's an accident waiting to happen. One space, two cars, and two women drivers" LOL How sexist is that?

It wasn't an accident anyway - it was road rage, which affects men more than women.
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+1 334. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Police control

Why didn't they nick the video camera?
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+3 335. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video ADSL 512Kb Vs 1Mb

"Scorchio"
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+2 336. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video SpaceX Falcon 9/Dragon

Makes me wonder why I bother recycling a couple of kilos of metal and plastic every week when organisations like this just dump it in space.
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+3 337. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Get off the brakes

I do have a lot of sympathy with drivers in conditions such as these. There is a lot of negativity when people comment on here and other video sites, but let's face it, driving is a skill which improves with experience. If these drivers haven't experienced conditions like these, they may not know how best to deal with them.

When I first encountered a very slippy hillside, about 15 years ago, I slowly twirled the car through 180 degrees. It didn't make me a really bad driver, just really inexperienced. Now I have the experience and the confidence to stay off the brake, if I lost control of the car today, THAT would make me a bad driver.

(Not that I'm particularly good.)
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+6 338. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video You need to get off facebook

Facebook should take inspiration from Red Dwarf's Rimmer:

Rather than "Friends" it should be "People I met"
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+17 339. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video fun at work

#4 I assume you didn't watch it hoping the strap would break and he'd fire out of frame at a tangent, then? ;)
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+27 340. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Tow Truck Fail

#4 your machine has a spellchecker, so it's already one up on you...

;)
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+2 341. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video North Korea military parade

The girl at 2:00 has just realised that ICBMs just look like big willys.
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+9 342. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Harrier Extremely Low Flyby

#1 the bottom of the auxiliary tank is 4.3 metres above the runway - he could have had the cameraman sitting on his shoulders and there still wouldn't have been any physical contact...

(Altitude calculated by comparing the ratio of the vertical distance of the shadow to the fuel tank to the wingspan, and then multiplying that by the 9.25 metre wingspan of a Harrier II)
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+30 343. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Pitcher of Beer Down in 5 Seconds

It must be American domestic beer - in which case that's a pretty good way to get it down your neck without the inconvenience of having to taste it.

>:)
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+4 344. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Cats playing Patty Cake!

Watch it without sound - the look at 0:25 says
"And your human offspring do this for entertainment?!?!"
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+5 345. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video China's Human Fly Trap

Anyone who wears pants like that needs some way of distracting your attention...
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+10 346. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Boo - The world's cutest dog

Never trust a dog that licks its lips while looking at your testicles.
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+59 347. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Ferrari F40 top speed

I only watched it for the "gets arrested" bit :(
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+2 348. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Feel young again

Wouldn't those old people be fantasising about corsets and whalebone antiquel lingerie rather than Victoria's Secret skimpies?
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+3 349. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video How It's Made - Condoms

2:46 looks a bit like my bedsit floor when I was a student
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+30 350. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Strong Attraction

Why is he driving backwards at 0:19 ?
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+9 351. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Horse in a car

If they're in France - it might just be supper.
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+33 352. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Mini Car Fun

#8 I think you mean turtle shells - but I gave you thumbs up anyway for effort!
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+9 353. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video A Unicycle?

So at 0:10 where it says "No training wheel required"... Is that the unicyclist name for what the rest of us call: a bicycle?
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+8 354. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Awesome Halloween Mask

#6 You just need a zipper and some theatrical wax or latex and makeup to blend the zipper to the "intact" part of the face. The bit under the zipper can be a mixture of glycerin and red food colouring. There will be 100s of thatrical blood recipes on the net, if you don't want to buy it.
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+2 355. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video How Toilet Paper is Made

1:35 Arguably the most important part of the whole process.

Who wants to find a secondhand staple, mid-wipe?
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+23 356. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Chinese President In France On State Visit

Don't forget, there are French cars - it's not a cavalcade, it's the fleet of backup vehicles to cover for breakdowns.

As a last resort, there's a merc in the middle in case all 102 break down.

>:)
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+2 357. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Evil Hamster

It's SPG! - Vyvyan's hamster from "The Young Ones".
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+2 358. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Buggy on a Frozen Lake

As I was watching this I thought at 0:20 "Wouldn't it be good if they fell through the ice while jumping on it"

Much better result than that, though...
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0 359. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Terrific ride

#18 "Anyone know how much HP *horse power* it took to get launched like that?"

I reckon it's exactly 2HP

(count the horses)

;)
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+3 360. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Store Entry Fail

#5 "I would say this is in the UK or Australia. Probably UK given that the sign doesn't quite look English?" - so you don't think signs in the UK are in English? :)

Anyway - The sign is for viewing from the outside: You need to flip the video image to be able to read it. The bottom one appears to say "Cloudy day"
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+8 361. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Raven taking a bath

Last time *I* tried to film a bird in the bath and put it on the internet, I was arrested!

She also got a court order...
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0 362. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Schwarzenegger you are a creepy man.

All that money is his fee for doing the commercial - he looked very happy right up to the point his accountant told him that 12,000,000 is worth about fifty bucks...
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0 363. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Finding a Way To Escape the Crisis

I thought it was bread being taken - he's really got his woman in her place - that's a lotta sandwiches she'll be making.
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+4 364. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video optical illusion

#9 The checked pattern is intended to introduce more fake parallax into the scene. If the cube were real, the squares furthest from your eyes would appear smaller than those closest to your eye. The way this effect works is:

a) the cube isn't really a cube, as you can see when it's shown from the side,
b) the squares that meet at the three-faced vertex are bigger than those on the two-faced vertexes which in turn are bigger than those on the one-faced corners. Even though these one-face corners (the vertexes where only one face of the "cube" is visible) are closer to your eye, the fact that the checks are smaller means your brain translates that to them as being further away.

Parallax is the apparent difference between near and distant objects when viewed from a different location. It's the fundamental way depth perception works - your eyes are a few inches apart and see different views. Distant objects are pretty much the same to both eyes. Near objects look very different.

I'd be interested to see if this effect is as realistic when viewed in true 3D - i.e. by a person sitting in front of the construction, not a camera...
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-1 365. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Airbus A319 & Car

#3 Even if it was a brand new Rolls Royce - do you think they should have someone driving it for the purposes of the clip?

Any car will look broken without a driver.
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0 366. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video 3D projection with coordinated light on a 3D surface

#4 It wouldn't work on a flowing 3D shape like a person or a car. It is doing a 2D scan on a 3D environment and using the contrast between edges to build a vertex map - which is why it used the hard shadow on the back plane and short box at the back as if it were a separate surface. (Most obvious during the green segment around 1:33)
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+20 367. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video stop smoking

"Extremely fatal"???

Something is either fatal or it's not. There isn't a sliding scale from "Barely dead" to "Extremely dead"
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+2 368. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Bob Brown, Fall Guy

Is the bloke's back burned at the end?
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+2 369. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Rocket jump in real life

#6 use a bit of artistic licence, FFS.

Even if there had been something in the tube, you'd have been complaining that he fired two rockets from a disposable, single-round tube.
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0 370. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video What would you do?

I'd have said to both of the thieves:

"Why don't you just lift the bike over the sign?"
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+2 371. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Cirque Du Soleil: Kooza - Wheel of Death

Human hamsters!

Why do they call it the "circle of death" if a mistake would just mean an injury? Surely it should be "circle of broken leg" or "circle of faceplant" if they come off - it would take a freak accident for them to actually die...?
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+4 372. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Austin mini slalom

Why do the front wheels need to be bigger than the rear?
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+3 373. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Touch and eject

When things go wrong it's always best to wait as long as you can before ejecting. However you need to eject while the plane is still moving. There have been at least two US Marine aviators killed when they've parachuted into the fireball of their wrecked plane.

The problem for this pilot must have started very close to the start of the vid - he's not had anywhere suitable to jettison his tanks and GBUs.
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+2 374. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video the young ones

#4 This episode first aired in 1984,

It's funny that all the Americans notice Dr House, but don't notice double oscar winner Emma Thompson... :)
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+3 375. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Hilarious Co-Driver

#11 Do Mk2 escorts even have rev limiters?

I liked it - it makes you realise rally co drivers are more than just passengers.
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0 376. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video 2 stage cluster water rocket to 810' (246m)

I wonder how he gets the extender to fire - if it could be made to go a split second earlier, he'd still have some of the thrust from the first stage so it would go even higher.
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+2 377. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video Bizarre Effect

The rolling shutter effect is the result of the cheaper CMOS sensors used in mobile phones and consumer level HD cameras. It's also the cause of jello/jelly lens, where the subject is relatively static but the camera itself is moving a lot. Where the camera pans up, the footage appears squashed, where it pans down, it appears stretched, and where it pans right or left, it tilts in the direction of the pan. All video cameras suffer from the effect described by #17. This effect is particular to those cameras where the top of the video frame was not captured at the exact same instant as the bottom, which is what happens with older (and in my opinion, better) CCD sensor cameras.
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+9 378. Gorf commented 13 years ago on video The victim of wild dogs

I was expecting a croc to get the impala when in the water...
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+5 379. Gorf commented 14 years ago on video Horse and Buggy Fail

In the UK, a lot of drivers honk their horn if they pass a newlywed couple. I've never seen them do it where there's a horse and carriage, though. That's just stupid.
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+2 380. Gorf commented 14 years ago on video Top 10 Low Pass Flyby's of All Time

This one should be at number 11 (careful - profanity at the end)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HX629ZjWD68
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0 381. Gorf commented 14 years ago on video 100 years of special effects

To be pedantic, the clip of the death star blowing up at 1:49 was from the remastered (1997) Star Wars version - not the original (1977), so it's not in the right place in the chronology.
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+8 382. Gorf commented 15 years ago on video New Zealand: 100% ours

With statistics like those, it's so easy even the French could do it!
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+9 383. Gorf commented 15 years ago on video Footy superstar

I love the dog's look at the end. He looks over at his master as if to say "WTF?"
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+2 384. Gorf commented 15 years ago on video Amazingly flying helicopter

#7 Not quite 1/5 as it's not necessarily the same rotor blade at each position from one frame to the next. The rotor is turning through an exact multiple of 72 degrees with each frame.

So to be completely geeky: The camera FPS only needs to be x/y of the rotor RPM, where x and y are integers and y is a multiple of 5.
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+1 385. Gorf commented 16 years ago on video Shark surfing

Don't be too hard on them - the commercial tries very hard to look real, with its faux amateur camera work. So pointing out things like the wake left by the boat (or jet ski) that's towing the "shark" is entirely reasonable
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0 386. Gorf commented 16 years ago on video Funny Toyota commercial

bugger
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0 387. Gorf commented 16 years ago on video Darwin Award candidates

> what came through his mind when he lighted it up

About a quart of burning gasoline, I'd guess.