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+2 1. jamesd commented 2 years ago on video The Kitty Hawk

She's surprised her friend will be there in two minutes, implying that this thing is faster than a boat. I'll call BS on that one.
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+3 2. jamesd commented 3 years ago on video Kulning - Ancient Swedish herdingcall

Is anyone else having issues with the new player? For two days it worked fine but now I get error messages on every video no matter which browser I use.
Also, the "More" link on the menu bar simply takes me back to "Home".
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0 3. jamesd commented 4 years ago on video Can you make Thermite with an Etch a Sketch?

Agreed #2. SED rip-off!! And very amateur level at that, letting a kid stick fire into a pile of volatile chemicals.
Just an overall sad production and a good example of trying to ride coattails.
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-7 4. jamesd commented 4 years ago on video BLIND MAN PRANK (REMI GAILLARD)

Sorry, this guy is still an idiot. Playing around in a car on public streets as if there aren't enough hazards. What if there had been an accident from another car trying to stop him or someone running into traffic to help?
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+6 5. jamesd commented 4 years ago on video 12 Weird Paid Services

Hangover Club "reintroduces 'placebos'"???
Sounds like a writer for Yahoo. Do they check this stuff?
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+1 6. jamesd commented 4 years ago on video Why Asimov's Laws of Robotics Don't Work

#10
I would have upvoted you twice if I could.

Hate these armchair critics that read a few quotes from an author and then post commentary as if it's oh-so-deep revelation.
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+1 7. jamesd commented 4 years ago on video Why Asimov's Laws of Robotics Don't Work

"Victory Unintentional" also has a situation which reveals robot attitude toward non-humans.
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+3 8. jamesd commented 4 years ago on video Why Asimov's Laws of Robotics Don't Work

You should read the man's books before you comment on any shortcomings. Asimov addressed this issue in several stories, most noticeably in "That Thou Art Mindful of Him".
In less specific but still relevant manner in "The Bicentennial Man" and "Liar".
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+3 9. jamesd commented 4 years ago on video The Very Real Dangers Of Social Media

#1. Discipline missing indeed. You can tell by the last girl's attitude that she has no respect for her parents; although that's not her fault, it's theirs.
As for the first two, what kind of parent gives a 12 year old kid a $500 phone and allows them to use social media without monitoring them?
I'd put 80% of the blame on the parents who aren't teaching their kids basic social skills.

Edit that - 95%.
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+11 10. jamesd commented 4 years ago on video The next step with drones...

Wait until we get a video of a drunk flying one, loses control, and a round catches a kid.
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+1 11. jamesd commented 5 years ago on video Extreme Workout for Extreme Weight Loss

Did I miss something? None of the videos are loading.
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+1 12. jamesd commented 5 years ago on video That's One Crazy Illusion

Mea maxima culpa. Nice call, Malakyte. I was so sure.
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-3 13. jamesd commented 5 years ago on video That's One Crazy Illusion

Look at the slight discoloration of the direct background of the spirals compared to the full background and the small white markings on the midpoints. Each coil is connected to a sleeve behind the other. When one coil is pulled it's coming out of the sleeve behind the other. The small white markings are where tiny paper strips provide for the pull. Check the first 'pull' where movement of the endpoint is more apparent.
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+28 14. jamesd commented 5 years ago on video Roadblock Fail

#(removed comment) - So I guess building roadblocks and throwing petrol bombs on indiscriminate cars is just kids being kids. You pick up a weapon and attack someone just to make a point you need to be prepared to pay. No tears here.
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+2 15. jamesd commented 5 years ago on video Rescued research beagles feel grass on their paws

Shameful to use these for research. Them's good eatin'.
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+17 16. jamesd commented 6 years ago on video Wil Wheaton

I never cared for this guy as an actor.....but DAMN, the man's got class.
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+3 17. jamesd commented 6 years ago on video Hope this makes anyone's day better

Them's good eatin'
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+4 18. jamesd commented 6 years ago on video Super Bowl Commercial

Had to log in just to rate this up.
Can you say "Melting Pot"? Forget for a minute it's a commercial, it's a well done piece and a nice idea.

Haven't had a Coke in years but I think I'll go get a couple of liters just to tick off the knee-jerk bigots here.
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+2 19. jamesd commented 6 years ago on video The Problem with Time & Timezones

#15 - Sizzlik

12 is a label to note order, not "time". You can change the numbers on a clock to names like Fred, George, Ben,...anything you want.
The labels we use for time (1 o'clock, 2 o'clock,..) don't mean anything and have no relation to where the sun is. Now you go to work at 08:00; maybe with a new system where everyone uses the same "clock" you go to work at 15:00. It's still morning, the sun just rose; that period of the day just has a different label (15:00 for everyone rather than 08:00 just for you). People on the other side of the earth go to bed at 15:00 as you're getting up. Maybe I live in Hawaii so I go to bed as the sun goes down at at 10:00. The 'name' of the time doesn't matter so why not have everyone use the same 'names'?

If you change your name to Belvedere you are still the same person who was labeled Sizzlik, you just have a new label. Same with the hours on a clock.
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+3 20. jamesd commented 6 years ago on video The Problem with Time & Timezones

#9
Sounds like this article I ran across a few years ago.
http://www.synd.org/opinion-columns-threatt/world-clock.html
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+6 22. jamesd commented 7 years ago on video 600lb Black Marlin Jumps in Boat and Lands on the Crew

So did he land it or not?
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+10 23. jamesd commented 7 years ago on video The Popinator

It's a hoax, sort of. It does fire popcorn but it's not voice activated so it cannot "aim". May just be a matter of time, though.

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/entertainment&id=8818328

It turns out the Popinator, an automatic popcorn device that's taken the internet by storm, is a hoax.
"The Popinator is a fully automated voice activated popcorn launching machine that is triggered by the word pop," said an electronic engineer for Thinkmodo.
However that's not really true. It's all just a guerilla marketing campaign for a popcorn company.
The co-founders of Thinkmodo dreamed up the gadget which actually fires popcorn not by voice command, but remote control. Catching the kernels required repeated takes for the video.
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+17 24. jamesd commented 7 years ago on video Son Electrocutes Dad While Fixing Car

I'm calling fake. Nobody's that dumb plus he didn't do anything different before he started it himself.