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0 1. kirkelicious commented 2 years ago on video Lock Picking 101

#2 It is great fun. I would advise you to get some padlocks or old cylinders from a locksmith to practice on, before you try to pick locks in your house.

Depending on the quality of the lock the manufacturers might have put in some nasty features like spools and serrated pins, that need special treatment.

If you want to know more about the specifics this is a good starting spot

https://lock-lab.com/locklab-university

Good luck! I promise you the first final click will be hugely satisfying :)
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0 2. kirkelicious commented 2 years ago on video The moment a man is knocked over by a Bus

I could not believe it until i tried it myself. This site is giving away FREE MONEY!!!
https://goo.gl/tV3YaR
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+2 3. kirkelicious commented 2 years ago on video STOLEN AUDI CAR CHASE

#5 #6 Well,cops from Saxony can be savages. Some units from there are notorious neonazi-sympathizers who love a good fight. I experienced Police brutality from a Saxon Squad first hand. Only crime I committed was to own a skateboard.
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+9 4. kirkelicious commented 2 years ago on video You can't even text and walk

#3 are you ok? I am worried sick!
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+4 5. kirkelicious commented 2 years ago on video iPhone Magic trick goes wrong!

Spot a guy with the same phone model you've got a broken one of. Show him some slight of hand with his phone and switch the two. Let your cameraman put the phone into the cup and let him ask a spectator to hold the cup while he is shooting. And off you go.
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+2 6. kirkelicious commented 2 years ago on video This is how all passengers airplanes should take off ! ANA Boeing 787 Dreamline

I bet that plane has no interior installed and just the minimum amount of fuel in the tank.
At least that is the way they did these test and demonstration flights at Airbus on a daily basis just outside of my office window :)
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+2 7. kirkelicious commented 2 years ago on video Making a micropipette

#1 They are. They get stretched to a tiny tube and any closed ends get clipped and ground off.
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+3 8. kirkelicious commented 2 years ago on video How to beat the traffic in Georgia.

It obviously is a lightweight mannequin in that hammock.
The drone looks like a yuneec typhon or a comparable model, which has a lift capacity of about 3 kg.

Aparrently it was a publicity stunt by a local business.
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0 9. kirkelicious commented 2 years ago on video Microdosing: People who take LSD with breakfast

#10 You must at least have watched "Trainspotting" and "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" if You want to call yourself a cultivated person :)
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+3 10. kirkelicious commented 2 years ago on video 5 Reasons Why Finland Is A Global Education Leade

#6 "Der Spiegel" basically is a tabloid in disguise that generates income with exiting news-stories. There are however news outlets like "Die Zeit" or "FAZ" who have a loyal peer group of subscribers who value quality journalism over action news. These publications where quick to point out the misleading interpretation of the word "bad" by "Der Spiegel".
The problem is less "the media" but rather the consuming behavior of the audience. What good is rigorous journalism if people prefer to share emotional bullshit-articles on social media instead?
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+1 11. kirkelicious commented 2 years ago on video NASA: Ingredients for Life at Saturn’s Moon Enceladus

No, the Cassini Plasma Spectrometer does not act as a human nose at all. That's just an absurd analogy.
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+1 12. kirkelicious commented 2 years ago on video 4 Revolutionary Riddles Resolved!

#13 You are over-complicating things.

Fist of all: 2*V=D/(0.5*T) and 2*V = 2*D/T is exactly the same thing (1/0,5=2) ;)

The question asks for the average speed for one or two laps repectively, with each lap run with a constant speed as calculated by (total distance)/(total time).

It is really unambiguously worded.

after one lap that average speed is D/T1 and after the second it's 2D/(T1+T2)

That leaves you with the problem

2D/T1 = 2D/(T1+T2)

solve that for T2 and you realize that you're screwed


Lets follow your logic:
V2 = 3*V1

D/T2=3D/T1

that means
T2=1/3*T1

And the average speed becomes
Va= 2D/(T1+T1/3)= 2D/(4/3*T1) = 3/2*(D/T1)

but we are looking for Va=2V1=2D/T1
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+2 13. kirkelicious commented 2 years ago on video 4 Revolutionary Riddles Resolved!

#10 not quite a Professor, no :)
I did work in the Physics-Department of an University in Europe, though. Nice guess.
Currently I am developing industrial CT-scanners as a computational engineer. Got to know your physics for that...

Don't worry to underststand this substitute wheel stuff I dreamt up, if mechanics is unknown territory for you. Not sure if my explanation even made it harder to understand ;) Some graphics would help a lot.

My explanation of the track riddle is basic 8th grade maths. Don't be scared of some algebra. Come on Thunders, you can figure it out :)
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+1 14. kirkelicious commented 2 years ago on video 4 Revolutionary Riddles Resolved!

#8 It gets easier to understand if you imagine the pedals to be another wheel that is fixed on the same axis as the back wheel of the bike. Forget about the chain and the gears for a moment. You could just as well change the diameter of the "pedal wheel"to alter the transmission ratio. Change the lever length - change the torque. Simple mechanics.
In a very low gear the Pedal wheel would be bigger than the real wheel, which conveniently leaves with the model of the train problem. You pull the pedal backwards, the bike rolls forwards.
If this pedal wheel has a smaller diameter the direction of motion is the same for the pedal and the wheel. therefore pulling it backwards makes the whole system slide backwards.

The Track Riddle can solved analytically:

With the track length s and the time t the average speed for the first lap is
v1=s/t1

twice that speed would be
2*s / t1

The average time for two laps is
(s+s) / (t1+t2) = 2*s / (t1+t2)

you can write that as
2*v1 = 2*s / t1 =2*s / (t1+t2)

that means
t1=t1+t2

solve that for t2:
t2 = t1-t1 =0

You have no time left to complete lap nr.2
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+2 15. kirkelicious commented 2 years ago on video 4 Revolutionary Riddles

1. Difficult: My guess is some goo, or sand. Something with an nonlinear flowing behavior.

2. Ambiguous: depends on the gear ratio. In high gear it goes backwards, but in low gear it might just move forwards. Hard to tell without knowing the numbers and doing the math. These kind of problems often pop up in kinematics.

3. Tricky: To double your average speed, you would have to run twice the distance in the time it took you to run one lap. Unfortunately that time has already passed, so you would have to run the second lap infinitely fast.

4. Easy: The outer rim of the wheel that is below the point of contact with the rail. Or me looking for a toilet.

Those are fun!
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+4 16. kirkelicious commented 2 years ago on video The Superman's Return - Michael Guerra is back on bike to fight road cyclists' crimes

A cape would have made this even cooler!
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+2 17. kirkelicious commented 2 years ago on video The Bayesian Trap

#3 Applying Bayesian heuristics to lottery chances does not make too much sense. We can determine the probabilities a priory analytically. We could however use Bayesian methods to determine if a lottery apparatus is biased, but the number of samples we'd need to come to meaningful conclusions would make that pretty impractical.
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+2 18. kirkelicious commented 2 years ago on video Sacha Baron Cohen recalls the Ali G - Donald Trump interview

#17 I like the fact, that Austin makes an effort to bring arguments with some substance to the discussion and elaborates his positions.
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-1 19. kirkelicious commented 2 years ago on video Sacha Baron Cohen recalls the Ali G - Donald Trump interview

#4 Yeah, isn't Trump just a smart and overall likable person? His mere presence makes everyone in the same room as him feel warm inside...
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+8 20. kirkelicious commented 2 years ago on video This is some unbelievable stuff........

I hate it, when street magicians use stooges and excessive editing and camera tricks...
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+1 21. kirkelicious commented 2 years ago on video California solar power plants ignite birds mid-flight

#5 Apparently quite a lot more. According to statements by the operators of the site, they accidentally kill about 1000 birds anually, one for every 140 households it powers. Environmentalists name much higher figures.
Would be interesting to compare that to the number of victims from oil spills.
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+8 22. kirkelicious commented 2 years ago on video Hong Kong's escalator reverses in motion, injuring at least 18 people

#2 It is definetely accelerated by the peoples weight.
Escalators are coupled to the transmission via a driving chain. If that snaps the people would go down because the regular brakes are connected to the transmission. In order to avoid such accidents the tension of the chain is monitored by a broken chain switch that instantaneously releases a fail safe emergency brake if the chain breaks. Either the brake was defective, or some shaft did shear off, something that has to be a really rare occurence. These components are designed with ridiculously high safety factors.
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+2 23. kirkelicious commented 2 years ago on video Never forget to think outside the box

Great! Now your old friend has the shit job of driving the old lady while you have the time of your life.
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+4 24. kirkelicious commented 2 years ago on video Just Two Hungry Cats Politely Requesting More Food By Ringing Call Bell

#2 More like B.F. Skinner's grandchild.
Pavlovian classical conditioning describes an acquired reflexive behavioral response to a stimulus, whereas operant conditioning, as described by Skinner, inreases or decreases the frequency of a behavior of an organism by adding or removing environmental stimuli as a response to an action.

Pavlov: Human rings a bell, cat comes to the foodbowl.
Skinner: Cat rings bell, human comes with the foodbowl.
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+1 25. kirkelicious commented 2 years ago on video CRS-10 | Falcon 9 First Stage Landing

#1
The structures of rocket stages are extremely lightweight. A decent estimate would be, that the stage only weighs around 5-7% of its original weight when it is jetisoned. (Only the one stage, not even counting payload and the second stage).
The first stage barely leaves the atmosphere. After a short entry burn, the stage is aerodynamically slowed down to terminal velocity and navigated to the landing platform by fins, a process that does not reqire fuel at all. The little fuel that is spent for maneuvering over the landing platform, stabilizing the rocket and the final burn of the landing, only amounts to a tiny fraction of the overall fuel costs (I reccon less than five percent of the total fuel consumption of the rocket). That extra fuel however replaces valuable Payload capacity. Spacex gives the figure of 30% reduction in payload for a stage recovery.
#5
For some ballpark figures about fuel weight in rocketry I recommend this informative yet entertaining read:
https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition30/tryanny.html
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+1 26. kirkelicious commented 2 years ago on video Moon over Moscow on February 16,2017

#10 sorry, not much of a chemist ;)
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+1 27. kirkelicious commented 2 years ago on video Moon over Moscow on February 16,2017

Venus being that close to the moon is a pretty cool sight. A shame the photographer seems to be completely oblivious to that fact.
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+2 28. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Exploding Bait-Purse Prank 2016

I always wonder: are people too naive to realize that this is totally staged, or do they just don't care and pretend it is for real in order to get a laugh out of it?
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+2 29. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Death of a wind turbine

#10 and how exactly do you come up with that estimate?
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+3 30. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Avatar-Style Manned Robot Takes First Steps In South Korea

Give it some guns and rocket launchers and you have your commercial success.
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0 31. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Black friday

#17 these people are most likely a product of the American society or at least of an American subculture and not native Africans.

It saddens me that this kind of racism is tolerated (and partly approved) by the Snotr community. This used to be a space for comparably intelligent discussions for a video platform. Now it degenerates more and more into a space for reactionary simplistic punchlines. Not sure I like it here anymore...
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+1 32. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Truck Commercial - FUNNY GIRLS

#12 you can be a man without disrespecting women, you know. I do it all the time and my cock did not fly off yet.
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+3 33. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video German is a beautiful language

this is a spoof video of this one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41lZmGcRWHU
I, as a german find it hillarious!
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+4 34. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Momondo - The DNA Journey

I have no clue, what my genetic ancestry is. And honestly, I do not give a fuck to know the precise setup of the random mix, that is just as random as that of my neighbors. Statistically I, as a northern European, have some direct African heritage within the last eight generations. How much exactly? Who cares?
My sense of identity is in no way defined by the location my genetic ancestors dwelled (all over the place). Biologically I identify as a human male. The rest of my identity is defined by loyalty to western values like liberty and the sanctity of human dignity and by beeing a member of my direct family extending (at the most) to my grandparents.
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+1 35. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video AQUACOUSTIQUE Concerto in Sea Major

I'll stick with the original, thank you very much. :squirrel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06Qm-Z5OsHw
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+2 36. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video 60 different Genders - 2016 in one video

#23 Ausgezeichnetes Deutsch, Frau Donnerschnee!
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+2 37. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video 60 different Genders - 2016 in one video

Thanks #11, that spared me some typing.
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+3 38. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video You're on a roll!

#1 Yeah, the Judge's videos didn't live up to the hype.
However, I was appalled of the ensuing display of the human desire to see someone crash and burn once in a while. It is only natural, but I believe we at Snotr are better than this, and do not have to gang up on community members. That's what Youtube is for.
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+8 39. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Rare footage of extinct animals

Nearly every species that has ever lived has gone extinct. Nothing bad really about this fact.
However, the reasons for the current extinction period reveal some pretty nasty human traits.
Declaring a species endangered often seals its fate, because it usually initiates a run on the remaining individuals by poachers, collectors, snake oil salesmen and decadent big gain hunters.
The other main reason, of course, is the loss of habitat.
Both showcase human greed and selfishness.
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+1 40. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Donald and Hillary - I've Had The Time of My Life

This kind of comic relief is exactly what I needed after witnessing this disgrace of a debate.
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+6 41. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Hang Massive - Once Again - 2011 ( hang drum duo )

#5 that like saying an ox-carriage is just a modified car :)
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+2 42. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Stereographic projection

#1 As I understand the concept a monographic projection would be the projection of a plane onto a line. I guess that would be less exiting than a flushing toilet.
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+5 43. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Four Old Ladies

I would bet my ass this is fake, but it left me in stitches anyways.
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+6 44. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video TV news anchor loses it

Veganism taken too far...
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+3 45. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Hambone Kneeslap

I think he's got too much time on his hands...
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+6 46. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Trump's Sons Kill a Triceratops on Hunting Safari and people are upset !

Would be interesting to see how Trump supporters would have justyfied the massacre of the poor Wooly Mammoth.
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+3 47. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video 10 Things You Didn't Know About Germany

Eichhörnchenschwaz is German for squirrel tail, not squirrel. But apart from that I am properly impressed with the narrators pronounciation.
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+1 48. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video The Conspiracy Behind Your Glasses

#3 I am pretty sure it is the other way around... People pay $700 for a pair of Luis Vuitton Sunglasses, which they would not do if they knew, that they where designed and produced by the same company that sells glasses for 10 bucks under a different brand name.
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+6 49. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Weightlifter needs motivation

Lightweight!
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+4 50. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Flying trabant

# The roof was made from a cardboard like material. I know that, because I fell through one once.
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+5 51. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video The Real Faces of those so Called Dangerous Dogs

First of all they're dogs and can be trained to behave in any way you like if you put in the effort.
So, i totally agree that the problem with many aggressive specimen is on the other end of the leash, what partly accounts for the statistics.
But to label them as a gentle breed is pretty naive. This line of dogs was purposely bred to fight. The clue is in the name: Pit Bull - a dog bred as a bull fighter that was further optimized to fight in the pit.
Like any dog bred for a purpose it comes with some special and for family dogs often undesirable traits. A beagle will follow any scent trail his nose picks up, a Weimaraner will be hard to call of a Rabbit and guard dogs like a GSD will be hard to train not to bark, when someone is at the door.
I currently train two Staffs, both owned by loving responsible people, and let me tell you: they bring their own set of challenges. They are huge fun, but generally speaking I would not let them play with children. They simply pack too much power.
If you want a gentle dog a goldie might be a better choice.
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+2 52. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Guy eats the spiciest noodles in the world in Indonesia and immediately regrets his decision

#1 I actually like the taste of Bhut Jolokia a lot. Reminds of Habanero but with a distinctly different flavor. It goes really well with exotic chutneys. The only time I regret eating it is the next morning...
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+5 53. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Passive Aggressive Cats

“Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods.”
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+2 54. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Shake it!

Pedigree dogs are such a freak show these days :(
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+4 55. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Catching the mouse

#3 Your comment gets my seal of approval!
I would have preferred murophobia, though, just in case it was actually a small rat.
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+1 56. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video smart cows and karabau

#7 he can look ugly on cue.
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+3 57. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video smart cows and karabau

#5 No arguing about that. Especially not with an antispeciesist like myself. My excoursion into behavioral biology leaves issues like emotional complexity and intelligence completely untouched. I only challenged the idea that these behaviors where acquired by mimicking humans. I spend most of my free time training animals and am in awe of their mental capacities. Learning through observation is a skillset they mostly lack, though, which makes Skinnerian learning mechanisms much more plausible in these instances.
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+1 58. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video smart cows and karabau

#1 I doubt cows learn those things by imitation. Don't get me wrong: I am not saying they're stupid, but the ability to learn complex tasks by imitation from another species requires reasoning skills, or a really close social connection like we find in dogs and humans for example. And even dogs are not good at it unless you teach them to.
What you see here is the result of operant conditioning. The organism gets rewarded for an initially random action and learns to increase the frequency of the behavior through positive reinforcement. A thirsty cow that is nervously waiting for some water near a pump is bound to hit the handle sooner or later and gets rewarded for that action by getting some water. No higher mental capacity is needed to learn new behaviors that way. You can even teach crabs to ring a bell by pulling a string to get food by positive reinforcement.
The more complex behaviors are a result of confinement and a deprivation syndrome that lets them resort to meaningless actions like licking random things. Once in a while a cow figures out something new this way. With hundreds of millions of cows confined to inappropriate conditions some will figure out something amazing inevitably.
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+1 59. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Star Size Comparision

#11 Duck and cover.
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+12 60. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Star Size Comparision

On a much smaller scale, but mind blowing none the less:
The true scale of the solarsystem
http://joshworth.com/dev/pixelspace/pixelspace_solarsystem.html
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+2 61. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video He swallowed a dog toy

#3 he could have had an accident while messing around with just the squeaker. That looks like a plausible scenario to me.
https://sc01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1gk1rFVXXXXboXpXXq6xXFXXXc/39675/HTB1gk1rFVXXXXboXpXXq6xXFXXXc.jpg
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+5 62. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video This Is What Happens When You Get Caught Counting Cards Playing Blackjack

#2 The percentages do not tell the whole story. They only account for a single bet. The fact that the casino has a virtually unlimited budget and has limits on the maximum bet or buy in massively shifts the expected values to the side of the casino winning.
A player that goes bust loses all its money at once and has to start from zero again the next time, whereas the casino can keep playing forever and easily can compensate for temporary losses.
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+3 63. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Caveman finds a vice...

#5 You're not alone. I was thinking the same.
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+1 64. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Food Serving Sizes Are Ridiculous

#5 perhaps you can better relate to this one: The serving size of haggis is 1/2 cup according to the label. :)
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+3 65. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Food Serving Sizes Are Ridiculous

3 Oreos is quite generous, actually. I would have suspected one per serving.
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+4 66. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Kapla Mino

This has a lot of potential ;)
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+10 67. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video What happens when you flush a toilet in an airplane?

I worked on a project for a manufacturer of airplane toilet systems and learned from one of the engineers that there is a "benchmark poop", strictly defined by industry standards, that is used for testing how big a dump the toilet can handle - a critical detail in the certification process. It is made from miso paste, saw dust, syrup and other stuff I forgot. (i)
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+4 68. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Thai commercial to stop drinking

0:16 so diarrhea means get educated in Thai?
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+3 69. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Sand artist uses entire beach to create incredible drawing

He could have just written z_(n+1)=(z_n)^2+c; z_0=0
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+5 70. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer

#11 what are you trying to tell us?
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+15 71. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer

It is absolutely pointless and a waste of energy trying to educate such an imbecile. There is not much to learn from a guy who says: "I choose not to believe that, because the bible says something different". Any kind of intellectual exchange is impossible with those people. Howard Conder does not even listen to Dawkins.
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0 72. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video One Year on Earth – Seen From 1 Million Miles

#6 Well, now you know that earth pretty much is a perfect sphere. The imperfections do not show up any more than the imperfections on a ping pong ball.

You have to consider the scale of things. Correctly scaled earth and moon are like a soccer ball and a tennis ball with a distance of 8 meters between. Now imagine zooming in on that soccer ball from 33 m away. Chances, that you get the tennis ball into the same shot are really small.
If it where a common thing for the moon to pass exactly on the extended earth moon axis (behind earth in layman's terms) we'd have lunar eclipses all the time.

I guess the other stars do not show up because of the exposure settings, but could have been edited out. So what? The sensors of the cameras do probably not even cover a rectangular area, certainly not a 4:3 aspect ratio. They were built for a very special purpose - to observe earth.

I doubt that a 3% change in distance from a light source would change the brightness significantly, but I am perfectly fine with NASA adjusting brightness levels to create an image that is pleasant to look at.

The satellite remains fixed in its position relative to the earth and the sun at the Lagrange point L1, so it is completely irrelevant how fast they are moving. The fact that we move through space at 2 million km/h does not has to be considered by photographers on earth, because their relative motion to their subject is stationary. Same thing there, only the angle and distance remain constant.

Recurring clouds in text form and South Africa rising above the clouds are figments of your imagination.

There seems to be a lot you do not know. I can only encourage you to spend some time learning about these things. It isn't always easy to understand, but when you finally do it is hugely satisfying, because the topic is truly fascinating.
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+2 73. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Gamma-Ray Bursts Explained

#1 Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. 4000 light years is really tiny on a cosmic scale, about 1/30 of the diameter of the Milky Way. Not much going on there we have to worry about.
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+6 74. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Jump from 25,000ft (almost 8km) in a net... Without parachute!

That was disturbingly close to the edge :S
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+3 75. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Top 10 Countries with the most Sexworkers!

Legalizing or not is an extremely difficult topic. The most cases of rape aren't committed to satisfy an urge for sexual stimulation, but for sadistic reasons and the feeling of dominance. These people would be also abusive to prostitutes in a manner that clearly has to be illegal. Legal prostitution automatically means more girls will consider this damaging career path that usually ends in drug addiction. On the other hand illegality takes them the last hope for protection, but to be fair, just because something is legal it does not mean it isn't controlled by organized crime, like the club business in certain areas for example.
I do not think the law can have much impact here. Society has to realize what those customers really are - sex offenders. The chance you end up with a prostitute who does not have sex with you against her will (for various reasons) are extremely small. We all have to create a climate, where people do not think it is ok to pay their sons a trip to the brothel for their 18th birthday.
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+6 76. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Instant Lemonade

#1 the ketchup is done exactly the same way as the lemon. He simply switches bottles when they get the ketchup packet. You can even see it behind the label of the prepared bottle at 1:46. And yes, usually this trick really is performed with the help of magnets, so I believe he is double bluffing.
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+5 77. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video One Year on Earth – Seen From 1 Million Miles

Incredible!
In case anyone is interested what L1 - a Lagrange point - is:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxpVbU5FH0s
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+2 78. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Sprout World - The only pencil that you can plant after use

Wow, what a shit idea! I am glad to read that my fellow Snotrarians do not get fooled by that kind of BS.
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+6 79. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Humpback whale shows amazing appreciation after being freed from nets.

The whale saying "Thank You" is a pretty anthropomorphic interpretation of the behavior. Lobtailing is generally understood as a warning or a sign of aggression. Breaching can be a form of courtship or a warning signal, but it is also used to dislodge foreign objects or parasites from the skin, which makes sense in this scenario.
What ever, they did a great thing and will remember it for the rest of their lives.
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+1 80. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video The 4th of July

#24 well, if you want my criticism of the content: If you have to compare yourself to Saudi Arabia or North Korea to look good, that makes your point, that you're so great, pretty weak. Whataboutism is a argumentative fallacy and a pretty cheap reasoning tactic. Also, there is some bait and switch going on, because it is implied, that people who do not get on the nationalist band wagon do not see a difference between america and authoritarian regimes.
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+3 81. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video The 4th of July

#InfowarsWasAlwaysCrap
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+2 82. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video The Illusion of Truth

So basically, the more often a phrase is repeated, the more you should be on the look out for bullshit and manipulation tactics.
#MakeAmericaGreatAgain
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+3 83. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video The Most Chilled Accident Ever

He probably is in a state of shock, which can appear verry calm. My sister once called and complained that her radio wasn't working. After some more inquiry it turned out the reason was that she drove of a bridge and crashed in a tree at the edge of a canal, which saved her from drowning.
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+3 84. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Proof That The Human Race Is DOOMED!!

#8 Mormons wear special mandatory underwear with masonic markings. Google "temple garments" if your up for a unsexy surprise and are wondering what Mitt Romney is wearing underneath. Some (not all) believe they protect them against physical harm, even knives or bullets. The latter clearly are morons as well.
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+3 85. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Juno & NASA's Plutonium Shortage

#1 I snuck up on the basterd from the left and was able to detect a roll. So, dear colleague, I suspect a flaw in your experimental setup. Don't get me wrong: I am not trying to diminish your scientific breakthrough. Your model can still be valid in parts, considering your claims about nose and ears. The part about its butt, or arse if you will, needs a careful revision. You will find that the r will respond to pinching of the "snot". It seems to be a sensory organ, and in my interpretation of the data most likely the "sn" and "ot" are r's aforementioned buttocks.
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+2 86. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Proof That The Human Race Is DOOMED!!

If you think your underwear is fireproof you're a mormon. It's true! Look it up.
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+2 87. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Polish TV host gets hand stabbed by nail as magic trick goes horribly wrong

Penn and Teller Style. Only for real >:)
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+3 88. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Corinne Sutter painting a rebus

She kinda fooled them. Most of the picture was prepared in advance. She only painted the beard and the neck, that looked like one of the judges upside down. Clever act though!
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+1 89. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video How to clear your sinuses

Now sit on it for that fresh downstairs feeling.
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+2 90. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video The most satisfiing video in the world

JJ now is satisfied for sure ;)
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+11 91. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Introducing SpotMini

At 2:02 I expected him to go to the hydrant and lift his leg...
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+7 92. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Passersby save family from fire

JERONIMOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
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+5 93. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Urbanization on Earth from 3700 BC - 2000 AD

I do not like how historical facts and mythical narratives, like the israelites beeing led out of egypt by moses, are mixed in this video.
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+1 94. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Cop handles two vicious dogs like a pro

#10 yeah, phobias can be a bitch (no pun intended). I know people who overcame their fear of dogs though and the do not regret it one bit. They are such wonderful animals that can give you an incredible amount of unconditional love and joy. I would be a much sadder person without my gang.
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+9 95. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Cop handles two vicious dogs like a pro

These dogs are mainly stressed out of their minds. The black one seems to look for guidance at the brown one and his charging behavior looks to me like what is called "displacement behavior" - an activity a dog resorts to if he feels the need to react and does not know what an appropriate behavior would be in a given situation. They are excited for sure, as the wagging tail indicates. The carriage of the ears and the eyebrows are indicators, that they do not intend to attack but rather put on a show to be taken seriously. The officer spots that verry well. It is easy to see these details with enough knowledge of dog behavior from a safe distance. But in the heat of the moment? Hats off!
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+4 96. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Roberta Mancino's Wingsuit Flight Over An Active Volcano

I feel bad for her wingmen who do not get any credit at all.
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+5 97. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Gallium Induced Structural Failure of a Coke Can

#3 In case you ever have to structurally weaken a coke can. Can't hurt to be prepared. Better be safe than sorry.
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+9 98. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Bizarre Opening Ceremony For Gotthard Base Tunnel In Switzerland

#3 By the awkward looks on the faces of everyone in that tunnel, I doubt that there is much appreciation going on...
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+2 99. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Emotional Reunion with Chimpanzees

Wait, showing the butt is a sign of affection?
Talk about language barriers...
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+2 101. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video America's Got Talent 2016 Amelie and Tommy The Clairvoyants Full Clip S11E01

#13 The bone conduction method would work great with a third person in the loop, but texting or covertly wispering does not seem feasible to me. It would be a great idea for spiritualist scammers, though.

I missed the bit where he looks at the provider (well spotted). That makes it a whole lot easier. "the provider" then clearly signals At&t, which makes sense, because he uses the simplest phrase for the most common provider. If it was something more exotic he would have to ask something along the lines of "NEXT, WOULD you be so kind and TELL me the provider, PLEASE, if I MAY ask?". With such a sentence he could spell out the first 5 letters of the provider.

After I spent some more thought on this I am pretty sure I figured out how he transmits the pulses. When he is in plain side he taps her hand while holding it. Then he uses speech patterns to code the cellphone. With the eye drops he stands still in a place where his feet are hidden from view. That makes me think he has a transmitter in his shoes. There are sets you can buy and hide in your heels. The pulses can be triggered by operating a button with a toe, or a circuit can be closed by tapping the shoes together.
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+1 102. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video America's Got Talent 2016 Amelie and Tommy The Clairvoyants Full Clip S11E01

#10 These code systems are fairly extensive and cover most items people carry around. In the odd case they get an exotic item they usually describe it in terms of shape, material, color and move on to the next. They also can literally spell out the word using their codes. They have multiple phrases that correspond with a letter of the alphabet or they use morse code. This method involves a lot of chatting which can get pretty obvious in the long run. For that reason they memorize a huge database of items.
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+8 103. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video America's Got Talent 2016 Amelie and Tommy The Clairvoyants Full Clip S11E01

With televised acts it is hard to tell exactly what is going on, because lots of clues are edited out.

It is no coincidence these kind of mentalist acts are done mostly by couples, because they have a complex coding system that needs years to master to perfection and constant every day practice. This is what I think is going on:

They have a code system for typical items people carry with them. This can be a numerical code or the way Tommy phrases the questions. In their case it is both.

With the lipstick the information is transmitted by a numerical code via squeezing of the hand. Two numbers are sent. First an identifier for the Item and then the shade number.

The next act with the cellphone is coded in speach patterns. "Lets start with this." is code for cell phone, "What am I holding?" could be code for credid card for example. You get the picture. "So, the color..." means white, "What color is it?" could mean black.
The provider is the tricky part. My guess is that we either do not see everything due to editing, or that he felt lucky guessing the biggest provider in the states, and had another "out" in case he was wrong (something like "then someone next to you must use AT&T" ). It wouldn't matter if he got it wrong, because he had already established an impressive history of hits.

For acts like the one with the eye drops mentalists often use a device called a "thumper", that can be strapped to your upper leg and transmits morse. #2 could be on to something with the suspiciously chunky swing set as well. The same technique as with the lip stick is used here, and Tommy has a clever way of operating the transmitter (perhaps squeezing it in his underarms).

The basics of such an act are pretty easy to understand and are described in Corinda's Book from 1961, but you really have to appreciate the amount of practice that goes into it to be that smooth!
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+5 104. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Derren Brown's Incredible Master Mind-Blowing Trick

I can come up with a few ways this could be done but for me this one is the most likely:

When Derren looks away, he either has a live feed of the video of the camera angle at 1:15 that is hidden from view for the chess player, or he gets the colors signaled by a member of the production crew with access to the video.

Can anyone come up with a more elegant solution?
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-4 105. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Here is Everyone Who Has Emigrated to the United States Since 1820

#7 true, Boko Haram and the Islamic State are in favor of slavery as a mean of Jihad and some Saudi officials support this.

Don't forget the Christian movement LRA, though. They are big fans of child sex slavery. That makes it at least two practicing religions.

In every Muslim majority country slavery is abolished, though. The insane views of 200000(+) radicals are hardly representative of the views of the one billion other Muslims.
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-1 106. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Here is Everyone Who Has Emigrated to the United States Since 1820

It would be interesting to see how the graphic looked if it started 20 years earlier and included slavery.
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+4 107. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Feeding baby otters

There you have it: Otters eat Cocoa Krispies.
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+5 108. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Test Your Awareness : Whodunnit?

I noticed 5 changes. What about you?
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+3 109. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Female meteorologist forced to cover up – WHILE ON AIR

#25 I get a notification about PMs sent to the E-mail accout I signed up with. The `nigerian prince` knockoff tried his luck with me also. By the time I complained at geekster abut the spammer he was already kicked off the site.
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+1 110. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Female meteorologist forced to cover up – WHILE ON AIR

Americans are hypocrites.
Christians are constantly offended.
The "entire Muslim World" wants to enslave women.
French people only watch naked news.

Happy generalisation-day everyone :*
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+1 111. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Female meteorologist forced to cover up – WHILE ON AIR

#16 generalizations always suck. But you must admit that uptight behavior when it comes to skin and naughty words is kind of institutional in America. The FCC has to reflect the opinion of at least a part of the American mainstream. I wanted to point out that one does not have to speculate that muslims want to ban your boobs on tv because there are enough reactionary forces in the all american population.
America has a huge influence over the rest of the world. The downside to this privilege is that your country's morality gets scrutinized and that there is some serious shit talking. Do not let it get to you personally.
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+4 112. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Female meteorologist forced to cover up – WHILE ON AIR

#5 Seems pretty American to me. Aren't Americans the ones who make the huge fuzz about some words on TV and have a big problem with the broadcast of nudity?
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+3 113. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Magical magic

#3 Obviously his arm with the glasses is prerecorded and part of the projection. And yes, he has the glasses all along, it would cast a shadow if it was placed behind the glass initially. He really reaches through the glass, though. The whole fake wall the "TV" is sunk into and the movement of the handkerchief from the bottom to the middle and back down again is a dead give away that he uses the same sliding glass panel as every other "Hand through Glass"-act.
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+3 114. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Magical magic

Spoiler alert!!!!

It's the classic "reach trough glass" trick with a projected image from behind.
Basically it is a sliding glass panel with a hole that slides up when he is blocking it from view with the hanky and his body. You can see the reflections start to move the moment he places the hanky on the bottom of the frame at 0:10 and moves it upward covering the hole. Nice twist dressing it up as a TV set!
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+8 115. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Quasi The Hunchback Hound

Ironically (or tragigally) his structure and gate is better and more functional than that of many GSDs you see in the show ring nowadays. I have a soft spot for deformed dogs, but not when they are bred this way on purpose.
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+3 116. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video The Problem of Evil: Crash Course Philosophy

#10 the major christian sects like Catholics and Protestants have no problem acknowledging evolution as a scientific fact. So do most Jews, educated Muslims and a lot of others.
#4 seems to confuse understanding religion with believing in one. It is empirically proven that atheists/agnostics have the biggest knowledge about religion from every demographic
http://www.pewforum.org/2010/09/28/u-s-religious-knowledge-survey/
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+6 117. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Behind the Leather

#2 Leather an fur production is not as environmentally friendly as you might assume. Many tanning practices use nasty chemicals in the process and environmental safety standards are very low in many regions of origin (Pakistan which exported leather worth 1 billion dollars last year is notorious in this regard). Very few people would have their problems with real fur if it only were the skins that are left over from pest control. The majority of skins used by the fashion industry are farmed in horrible conditions to meet the demands created by the latest fashion trend for people who want to spend as little money as possible on it.
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+4 118. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Dog Is Reunited With His Owner After Being Stolen Two Years Before

This is how my dog greets me every time when I come home from getting groceries :)
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+6 119. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video The Problem of Evil: Crash Course Philosophy

The question "Why does evil exist" only makes sense if you start from the premise that it exists at all and is deliberately bestowed upon us.
From a less anthropocentric point of view the question becomes irrelevant. What seems evil to us humans might be very good from a germs or parasites point of view.
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+1 120. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video How To Get Rid Of Headache Or Migraine In 2 Minutes Or Less

What works for me surprisingly well, is some primitive form of meditation. I try to imagine standing on the beach with my feet in the water. I then picture the scene in every small detail. Sand washing between my toes, a breeze on my face...
This way I can completely detach from the pain until the meds kick in.
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+5 121. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Inside the Svalbard Seed Vault

#5 That's wrong. GMO seeds reproduce like any other seeds. What you probably think of is hybrids, whose offspring do not have the same traits (like big yields) as their parents. These have nothing to do with genetic engineering. They are like mules, who are a cross breed of donkeys and horses and often are infertile. There are ways of creating what is called "Terminator Seeds", seeds that produce sterile plants by hybridization of genetically altered plants, but these have never been commercially produced.
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+2 122. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Inside the Svalbard Seed Vault

GMO seeds could have the potential to feed humanity after a global catastrophe. Excluding them for ideological reasons seems a little naive to me.
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+2 123. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Woven bark fiber

A loin cloth would make this so much more authentic...
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+3 124. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Speechless Speech / DONALD TRUMP

#16 I can understand and welcome that Snotr does not get involved in any of the election campaigns or takes a stance in either direction. That way we can all enjoy this site together. I just figured my video was funny regardless of political orientation after reading enthusiastic comments by republican voters in the comment section on Youtube. Can't you laugh about a parody like this?
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+7 125. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Nightingale & Canary - Bird sounds visualized by Andy Thomas

#1 Rewatch it on accid. Then it will make perfect sense.
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+2 126. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Speechless Speech / DONALD TRUMP

I tried to submit this a wile ago, but it was declined because the admins didnt want to start a political debate. But as it is already on its way: What the heck :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRly-0wwl_g
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+3 127. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video BATBAND

#2 I do not think they implemented it, but active noise dampening is possible. I worked on the development of light weight noise reduction solutions for crew sleeping cabins in aircraft and our results with piezoelectric actuators that feed countersound into the pannels were amazingly good.
The spacial distance between your ear and the device limits the spectrum that can be processed by the control system but I suppose wavelengths under 5 cm (6500 Hz) should be manageable.
The frequency band of human speech lies between 300 Hz and 3000 Hz. If you suppress other noise in that range you could understand a phonecall in even the noisiest conditions. Also it would be perfect to discretely shut up a nagging wife.
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+5 128. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Thermosolar Hive: healthy bees & healthy honey

That ridiculous fake "Einstein"-quote again...
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+8 129. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Rubik's Cube Wizard

#1 These are 100% ordinary cubes (they said so in the show). Most of the permutations he uses look random but are solved by max 4 moves with one hand. The permutation at 3:42 has 3 checkerboarded sides and 3 uniform ones (U' D L2 U B2 D2 B2 D2 L F' U D' R U' F2 L F' B' for you nerds out there). It is all skillful manipulation. The matching cubes at the end are achieved by making Teller pick the cube Brundage handled at the beginning (he got lucky, otherwise he would have had to add some other elements to the routine), or by switching Penn's cube at 1:00 (looks suspicious). That way the pattern was something he could easily replicate.
That's how I think he did it. Pure skill and showmanship - no gimmicks.
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+4 130. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video NASA’s View of April 17 Solar Flare

Any info about if or by how much this is sped up?
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+3 131. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Cats & Cucumbers

I tried it with a zucchini and the cat couldn't care less. Now I am wondering if the cat is too chilled, or if I picked the wrong vegetable. More testing needed.
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+3 132. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Runaway Fails

As a skater, who grew up on an island 0:25 pretty much sums up my youth.
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+14 133. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video German snacks are quite the mouthful.

(i) In German colloquial language these are referred to as "Negerkuss" which translates to "nigger kiss". :S
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+2 134. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Time lapse Dandelion flower to seed head

Wow! The way it closes up and does the transformation in secrecy reminds me of a magic trick.
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+7 135. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video The Last Star in the Universe – Red Dwarfs Explained

It took 225 million years for humans to evolve from the first shrew like mammals and hominids only exist for 6 million years (homo sapiens 200k years). I really doubt in a billion years from now there will be anything living, that remotely resembles humans as we know them today, either because we will have evolved beyond recognition, or because we went extinct all together.

A billion years sounds like an infinity, but the fact that the great story of multi-cellular life on earth is beyond his half way mark already, strikes me as a little bit depressing.
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+6 136. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video 5 of the World's Most Dangerous Chemicals

Interesting story #3!
A lack of a sense of smell can have different causes. Perhaps in your case the limbic system still reacts to olfactory sensations, but the signals do not cause the normal response in your brain that allows you to process them consciously?
A friend of mine lost his sense of smell after he fell off a skateboard and fractured his skull. He was always afraid to have body odor, which caused him to use a lot of products like deodorants and perfumes, of which he had no clue about how they smelled. So, the only guy in our clique that could not smell it ended up running around smelling like a prostitute :)
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+11 137. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Dancing gorilla at the Twycross Zoo like a ballerina!!!

Must be the pink walls...
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+2 138. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Nord-Lock Wedge-Locking Washer

A shame that they did not show a test of a serrated lock washer. That would be a good baseline for comparison.
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+1 139. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Flyboard® Air Test 1

(i) You can watch him take off and land on the zapata racing page on facebook. which leaves the question: What were the editors thinking?
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+5 140. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Flyboard® Air Test 1

#1 Seems fishy to me as well. The only shots of him flying are in a height typical for a water powered flyboard. We never see him take off or land, only in the landing sequence that has some weird cuts. The shots from high above look like they have been shot from a drone. Either it is fake, they want to create mystery, or somebody made a lot of extremely bad editing choices.
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+3 141. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Pocket-Sized Slingshot is Crazy Powerful

Thanks #6!
I can smell a whiff of bias in that clip, though. The guy operating the slingshot seems either to be stoned to be clumsy on purpose. I think there is no way around Jörg :)
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+9 142. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Pocket-Sized Slingshot is Crazy Powerful

"Pocket sized" isn't really an exotic attribute for a slingshot. An average slingshot with an ergonomic handle allows much more draw force, so I doubt the claim that you can get more power out of this one. I guess we have to call in Jörg from the slingshot channel for a verdict.
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+2 143. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video How To Count Past Infinity

#2 Don't dismiss something simply because you do not understand it. Talking about infinity requires different concepts when you consider ordinal vs cardinal numbers, something the vvideo explains in great detail. Who knows what future insight in the natural world will be made possible with a concept like aleph-null at our disposal? After all, many details of geometry and number theory started out as a philosophical thought exercises in ancient greece and are now shaping the world we live in.
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+5 144. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video SpaceX Nails Rocket Landing on Drone Ship

This never gets old.
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+5 145. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Taking Fake Book Covers on the Subway

#1 Well, should you?
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+3 146. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Limits to Growth: Bacteria in a Bottle

#2 0.5% population growth does not sound like much, but it still means a doubling in 139 years, a time some of our grandchildren will live to see. The more serious issue is that low growth figures depend on economical prosperity, which in our current system itself relies on constant growth. With an economic growth of 2%, which is a typical figure in successful economies, this is an increase by the factor 16 by then and we are using up ressources beyond sustainability already now.
If economical growth declines again, which it inevitably will, birth rates will go up again and we will have a positive feedback loop. We should really have a plan for that.
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+3 147. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Flight Three: Pushing the Envelope

#2 It's privately funded.
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+17 148. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video This Surreal Ice Hockey Pre Game Show Will Melt Your Brain

That's when these VIP seats pay off. From the stands on the opposite side it must have looked completely crappy.
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+6 149. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video This Is What Happens When Two Power Lines Touch

#3 The magnetic field forms a closed loop around the cable. It cannot really attract another perpendicular straight cable. I bet there has been some accident further down the line that caused a loss of tension. In any case this is far from a safe design.
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+1 150. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Singing Road Route 66 Tijeras NM

I don't get how this should prevent speeding. It is the same melody at any speed, only a little more cheerful and higher pitched if you are over the speed limit.
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+1 151. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video PAG BRIDGE - HURRICANE FORCE BURA WIND, CROATIA

#10 0,000000152438792 times the speed of light. That should be an universally understood measure.
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+2 152. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Cannabis oil (THC) kills cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone

#10 Wow! Cancer is a fungus? It can be oxidized away? Cured by baking soda? Steam Room? Where do you get these crazy ideas from?
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+2 153. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Jetblue | Emergency Landing, Nassau,Bahamas

#2 fo(u)r wheel!
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+2 154. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video This is What Happens When Two Bamboo Trains Meet on the Bamboo Railway

I bet they pray that traffic does not increase anytime soon.
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+1 155. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video 'Venom Man'

By definition vaccines provide active acquired immunity against viral or bacterial infections.
Trying to develop a vaccine against a venom seem like a pretty silly idea to start with.
Doing it by letting yourself get bitten indiscriminately by a large variety of different species must be the worst possible way of doing so.
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+5 156. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Black and white twins born for the second time in the same family!!!

As many of the genes responsible for skin color are located on chromosome 15 it is not such a big surprise, that they inherited many of the several respective genes together, as this clip makes it sound. I also suspect that the man might not be of pure recent African ancestry and carries many genes for light skin himself, which would make the birth of a light skinned child and one of darker color even more likely.
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+3 157. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Cannabis oil (THC) kills cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone

That link is more like it, #6 !
It also confirms what i've been saying. We are a long way from clinical trials and no evidence for actual clinical efficacy is available so far. None of the studies the NCI mentions are about the antitumor properties of cannabis oil, but rather of isolated compounds like delta-9-THC or CBD.

About one quarter of all pharmaceuticals are derived from plants, most of them alkaloids. Cannabis contains a variety of different alkaloids, so it makes sense to investigate them thoroughly. There are other plants out there with the same potential, but only because it is weed, this one gets everyone all excited.

I am critical of news like this, because on one hand it potentially gives people, who do not understand the details of drug development, false hope, and on the other hand it nourishes conspiracy theories. I've heard countless time that the Jews are in charge of Big Pharma and have invented chemo to kill off the goi, while they themselves have a natural remedy (insert a miracle cure here) which cures cancer 100% without side effects.
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+7 158. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Cannabis oil (THC) kills cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone

#1 Collective Evolution is one the most ridiculous pseudoscientific sites on the whole internet. The only sources they cite is themselves and the studies - if any - they talk about get grossly misrepresented.

It is important to realize the difference between in vitro and in vivo. Scientists are looking into possible applications of cannabis derived compounds for cancer treatment based on some initial results, but an in vitro result does not mean that we have discovered an effective treatment for cancer. There are plenty of substances that kill off fast replicating cells that have been discarded in the past because they where not suitable for treatments of actual patients. So far I have not seen any evidence that cannabis oil is be any different.
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0 159. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video The division of labour

I'd say they're leveling the gravel. The guy on the left is removing material from a bump and the other guy is filling up some holes. He then removes some shovels of gravel from the wheel barrel to reduce some weight so it can be moved without leaving to big of a mark. Seems all pretty rational to me.
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+3 160. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video A Day in Auschwitz

#9 with the Trump phenomenon in america, populist right wing parties on the rise all over europe, the news resources many people consume via the internet that are pure propaganda and the popularity of scapegoats in many movements it does not look like we learned too much from the events of the past.
I only hope that such an atrocity is not possible anymore in the information age, because somebody will expose it in time, before an industrial killing complex can be set up. The public outcry and consequences after Abu Ghraib make me optimistic.
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+6 161. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Proof of evolution that you can find on your body (Snotr category week)

#4 I am pretty sure you are confusing "neck" with "ass".
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+3 162. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Team of µTug Microrobots Pulls a Car (Snotr Category Week)

#1 Right, the necessary force to overcome the rolling resistance would be the equivalent of 30 kg max.
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+1 163. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Richie Jackson "Death Skateboards" ( Snotr category week)

When talent meets creativity the results are truly awesome!
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+7 164. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Solving 3 Rubik's Cubes in under 20 seconds whilst Juggling ( Snotr Category Week )

Ok, I admit I got a little obsessed and researched a little bit further.

First thing I noticed when viewing it in slomo is, that he does not really twist the cubes at all. That made me reject my reverse hypothesis.

The current world record for a one handed solve of a RC is 7 seconds. He would have to have done 3 world record breaking solves simultaneously with alternating hands while juggeling - highly improbable.

Then I punched some permutations into a RC solver and it became clear that some consecutive permutations could not have been achieved by a single move.

The truth seems to be less impressive than I initially thought. I usually do not scream CGI whenever I do not understand something, but in this case it feels appropriate. He performs his trick in front of a building of a visual effect company, after all.

http://www.rushes.co.uk/

Hope I didn't spoil the fun.
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+2 165. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Solving 3 Rubik's Cubes in under 20 seconds whilst Juggling ( Snotr Category Week )

#2 The zoom away from the face while talking is a give away. Also the unusual juggling style obscures any unnatural movement. He also looks at the cubes he his throwing and not the ones he is catching. And then there is the fact that he solves them all on the same trow.
I am impressed enough by the fact that he scrambles them while juggling.
But you're right, some people have too much time and learn all sorts of crazy skills that have been previously thought to be impossible.
I tend to go with the least crazy option, and that is he practiced to throw the cubes in an awkward style at the beginning that looks like he is catching them when played in reverse. Seems more likely than the feat described in the title.
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+6 166. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Solving 3 Rubik's Cubes in under 20 seconds whilst Juggling ( Snotr Category Week )

This is amazing dexterity.
You do realize the clip is played in reverse, though?
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+3 167. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Snotr Category Week - Winning Categories

Really nice presentation, Geekster!
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+9 168. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Alaska Airlines Solar Eclipse

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+3 169. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Shake your legs

[insert generic Duracell joke]
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+6 170. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video British Drivers

#11 "asshole" is not the politically correct term. I would prefer if you said "fecal excretory orifice" instead. Thanks.
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+4 171. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video British Drivers

#3 The online translators go in full tilt mode with this one. :x Care to translate?
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+1 172. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video British Drivers

And I thought Russians were the most foul mouthed drivers with all the "bljad" talk they have going on.
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+4 173. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Ski Jumping - PEOPLE ARE AWESOME

#6 Damn, that is one hot blob fish mermaid <3
I kinda expected this one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y4DbZivHCY
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+3 174. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Ski Jumping - PEOPLE ARE AWESOME

#4 I am not into the details, but as I understand it ski flying is a subdivision of ski jumping. At least German sports commentators regularly point out the difference. Not that I really cared. I just mentioned it because I was stoked to see the impressing aerodynamic effect.
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+4 175. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Ski Jumping - PEOPLE ARE AWESOME

This is "ski flying". It's what ski jumping is called when you jump / fly distances of over 100m. The athletes cover huge distances by surfing an air cushion, as you can wonderfully observe at 0:44.
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+7 176. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video World Premiere - BMW Vision

Sick custom composed sound by Amon Tobin! His tunes absolutely blow you away when listened to on a high end sound system.

As for the car: These design study presentations are the same as fashion shows. They strengthen a brand but do not have too much to do with the product the company is selling.
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+14 177. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Drunk guy using an ATM

I laughed so hard, I nearly choked!
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+1 178. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Snotr Category Week

#12 good choice!
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+5 179. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Snotr Category Week

Science, Technology, Nature
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+7 180. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video 4 Logical Paradoxes

In my opinion these aren't logical paradoxes at all. It is more semantics than anything else. Logic does not rely on language to be valid.
"Heap" and "self" are simply ill defined concepts or catergories that allow ambiguous interpretations. If you want to apply logic there can be no wiggle room.
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+5 181. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video How It Works - Part 1 (Wintergatan Marble Machine)

#1 Ball bearings is the magic word.
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+1 182. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Electrician stuck his head in the ceiling

#7 They had to saw out a piece of the ceiling which he is now wearing permanently around his neck. He seems to be ok with it:
"It might be a little uncomfortable, but at least it draws attention away from my ugly ass huge forehead."
::(|)
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+4 183. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video SUPERCELL CRAZY BY STEPHEN LOCKE

These are all filmed in the northern hemisphere. You can tell by the counterclockwise rotation (i)
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+5 184. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Switzerland Mountain Coaster

The scenery is really nice, but the ride looks kinda lame compared to this one:
http://www.snotr.com/video/8334/Mountain_Coaster_without_brakes
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+6 185. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Fun with burning methane on a lake First experiment

#3 Actually, according to a study published in the March 2002 Journal of Geographical Research by a joint research team from the University of Maryland and NASA, overall, the increased amount of CO2 in the atmosphere is speeding up the recovery of the ozone layer.

You're probably thinking about greenhouse gasses, in which case burning the methane really is an act of environmentalism.

God, I am a smartass :)
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+4 186. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Meanwhile in 1980 before common sense was invented

I spent a lot of time computing vibration and resonance effects in helicopter structures. I cannot believe I never heard of this engineering mostrosity. :O
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+1 187. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Penn and Teller on Vaccinations

#24 No, the conflict of interest in this case was, that Wakefield was secretly payed around 500000 pounds by British trial lawyers, who wanted him to prove that the vaccine was dangerous, so they could sue for damages in a big class action law suit.
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+6 188. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Dog Whisperer: Showdown with Holly

If you know anything about dogs you immediately see that this is fearful behavior. Laid back ears, squinting the eyes, licking the nose, wrinkles on the forehead, the way he is carrying his head, the tail tucked away and carrying the weight on the hind legs are all signs that he feels threatened. A truly aggressive dog will look pretty much the opposite, if you dont consider the showing of the teeth. When CM attacks him, he tries to retreat and starts to fight him off when that strategy has no success. When a dog signals that clearly "leave me alone, or I will defend myself" it is a really bad idea to aggressively corner him.
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+2 189. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Penn and Teller on Vaccinations

#18 Luckily it is extremely rare that such a study slips through the cracks in the pre-publishing peer review process of the big journals.
Falsified or flawed studies can cause a lot of harm, but they tend to be exposed, especially if they have big implications. That's when others in the field examine them closely and try to replicate the results. You probably should take any given study with a grain of salt after the initial publication, but as time goes on the self correcting mechanisms of the scientific method usually take care of the bad apples.
The biggest problem is that interest groups keep beating the dead horses like the Wakefield or the Seralini study and use them to instill fear into the scientifically illiterate.
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+3 190. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Penn and Teller on Vaccinations

#16 It started in 1998 when The Lancet published a study by Andrew Wakefield that linked autism to the MMR vaccine. The study was really poor and evidence of fraudulent manipulation of the evidence emerged. After the scientific community protested about the low quality of the study it got retracted later on. Many studies since have shown without a doubt that no such link exists.
Sadly, that does not keep people like Donald Trump from believing in it and advocating the idea. And this man has good chances to be in charge of the CDC and the NIH in the future :S
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+9 191. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Penn and Teller on Vaccinations

#4 Thundersnow did not make any anecdote based health claims, so there is no need to attack her.
Can you verify your claim that hygiene is the reason epidemics did stop spreading after vaccines were introduced? Why do you think hygiene always waits to kick in to reduce infection rates until a vaccine against a specific viral infection is developed?
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+4 192. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video How to open a lock with a nut wrench

#5 They look as if they are made from sintered metal. Sintering is a process of first compacting metal powder into the desired shape and then baking it. The resulting quality of those metal composites ranges from amazing to (in this case) complete rubbish.
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+13 193. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Sneaky dog

The dog displays one of the most a basic calming signals. He signals that he is not willing to risk conflict over the food by averting his gaze and avoiding eye contact.
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+15 194. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Bird tries to save his friend after he hits a window

#5 You're right. Last time my girlfriend walked into a glass door I nearly died laughing...
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+1 195. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Ambitious 'Free Electric' bike project brings energy to poverty-stricken areas

#3 You do understand that humans run on bio fuel?
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+3 196. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Nasa Releases Video of Apollo 10 Astronauts Freaking out About Music Coming From the Far Side of the

#5 rather than watching more of this questionable infotainment I went straight to the source.
Turns out the transcrips and recordings are publicly available since 1973 and didn't "emerge 4 decades later" (that's when NASA uploaded them to the internet archives) as the show claims. NASA scientists explain the the sounds as interference with the VHF ranging system, which is integrated in the radio system. The sounds are characteristic for modulation effects on an oscillating circuit like you would have in a theremin.
The sounds also sound completely different as you can hear here on the original tapes (beginning at 2:50):

http://history.nasa.gov/ap10fj/audio/a10o-1021010.mp3

Neither the Crew, nor NASA ever showed real interest in the phenomenon.
Apollo 10 Lunar Module Pilot Gene Cernan:
‘I don’t remember that incident exciting me enough to take it seriously. It was probably just radio interference. Had we thought it was something other than that we would have briefed everyone after the flight. We never gave it another thought.’

This whole show is utter sensationalist bullshit...
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+2 197. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Nasa Releases Video of Apollo 10 Astronauts Freaking out About Music Coming From the Far Side of the

I am sure there is a perfectly plausible explanation for the sounds which this tv show deliberately obscures.
Also, the soundquality of the "space-music" somehow is on a completely different level than the rest of the transmission, which makes me suspect that we are not hearing the original sounds, but rather sound effects added by the sound engineers of the tv show.
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+15 198. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Atlas, The Next Generation

So, That's this "cyborg bullying" I am reading about a lot lately?

Impressive robot! But I think the size of his junk is a bit over the top :(|)
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+2 199. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Child Marriage Social Experiment!

#15 This is a truly impressive example of an "I am not a racist, but..." sentence.
Here are some more :)
http://imnotracistbut.tumblr.com/
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+2 200. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video The Specious Present

#1 I too wrote my thesis about acoustics.
That didn't keep me from enyoing to see the psychoacoustic effects demonstrated.
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+4 201. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Timelapse Cluj-Napoca

Very nice!
But somehow the blurry scene at 1:34 gave me an instant headache...
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+5 202. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video London at Night ~ A timelapse

Cool to have some original content!
If you want my unqualified feedback: I think it would look a lot nicer if the frames weren't interlaced.
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+5 203. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video We have only one planet

#3 the latest calculation I read was that if we detonated all nuclear arsenals at once on a single spot it would only leave a huge crater and shift the poles by less than 1 cm. The 2004 eartquake is estimated to have released 10^22 joules of energy - more than 100000 times the energy even the biggest nukes pack. The fallout and nuclear winter is another story. To rephrase #1 with George Carlin's poetic words on saving the planet: "The planet is fine! The people are fucked!"...
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+1 204. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Girl cries like a supercar (original)

#16 dismissing everyone who tries not to be a dick as an insane/irrational SJW reveals a lot about your personality...
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+2 205. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Absolutely insane downhill race in Colombia

#10 I also can't figure out if he is talking metaphorically or about serious physical trauma :x
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+4 206. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Bike Theft Prank

I wonder what's written on the sign that's hanging from the seat and if it encouraged the "victims" to take the bike.
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+11 207. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Intelligent chair parking

So, every time you applaude after a presentation, the meeting room turns into a bumper car ride?

I appreciate the concept as an exercise in robotics, automation and engineering. For a commercially available product ist is a redicoulous waste of recources, though.
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+6 208. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video SWITL picks up sauce without changing it's shape

Actually, owning several dogs this gadget would come in handy. Looks perfect to handle vomit and diarrhea on the hallway floor...
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+9 209. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago on video Neil deGrasse Tyson on science and kids

#1 Don't shoot the messenger. NdGT did not downgrade Pluto, he just communicated the consensus to the public. The guys who played a central roll in Pluto's demotion, Mike Brown and Konstanin Batygin are working hard on finding a new planet outside of the Kuiper Belt, that might be even bigger than Neptune and Uranus. Perhaps that will make up for it? :)

I agree with NdGT, that science should be presented to the public as something fun and exciting, to get more people into it. I also think that the way science is taught in schools has to be fundamentally improved. People have to learn how the scientific method works and not only which results it yielded. Students learn how DNA replicates, or how to calculate the harmonic of a pendulum in science class. What they do not learn is how proper clinical trials are set up, how to read scientific publications and, most importantly, how to discriminate between real and junk science.
People who have these skills can make informed political decisions, can assess the merits of sensational medical news and can protect themselves and their friends and relatives from being ripped off or harmed by pseudoscientific/medical cons.
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+1 210. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains Einstein's Gravitational Waves Theory

#5 Besides advancements in engineering, computing, mathematics and measuring precision that we gain from setting up such experiments it is an empirical validation of a fundamental scientific assumption that previously stood on purely theoretical grounds. It tells us something about the scope of application of the theory of GR, which allows us to be more confident in predictions and the interpretation of measured data on a cosmic scale. It also is a working proof of concept for the upcoming eLISA project, which will be essentially a telescope that receives gravitational information.
Up to now our probing of the distant universe was relying purely on measurements in the electromagnetic spectrum. From now on we have an additional source of information at our disposal. The knowledge we can gain by analyzing both kinds of signals synergistically is far greater than the sum of its components.
Besides, who knows what such a fundamental breakthrough will bring us in the future? When Stein and Gerlach first measured the spin of a particle in 1922 they had no idea that this would revolutionize medical diagnostics 50 years later, when MRI was invented.
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+3 211. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Homeless Veteran's Intense Reaction To Bait Car Prank

#1 The term "social experiment" and "staged click baiting hoax" have become interchangeable on YouTube because of the business practice of so called prank channels.
This particular prank channel's social experiments all show normal people behaving selfish and then this one unlikely candidate - a homeless veteran, a handicapped person... shows up and saves the day. Seems fishy to me...
Others of his prank clips contain obviously faked punches, so, yeah, don't expect this video to be any different, just because he posts the URL about veterans. With "please share to spread the message" he really means "please share to get me some clicks" :(
I hate seeing this shit on SNOTR, but on the other hand, if people watch it here, he cannot make money from his deception.
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+4 212. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Meanwhile in Germany

#7 The dialect is Eastern German. My guess is Saxony.
Like "Alter Verwalter!" (rough translation someting like "f..k me sideways!" or any other generic phrase),"Des geht ja goa ni, eh" is more an exclamation of awe and surprise, than anything else. I would think the whole building was up for demolition, but no one expected that it would be that easy.
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+19 213. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Meanwhile in Germany

Behold the power of the keystone! :O
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+1 214. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video MV22 Osprey unfolds its wings

#1 Would you please elaborate that thought? The working principle does not look to me like anything that has a biological counterpart on the first glance. What am I missing?
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+2 215. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video The best instant relief for tremors my epileptic wife has ever found

#22 The difference between our way of thinking is, that I try to have an open mind and base my ever changing opinion on the growing body of evidence. People in general are really poor in judging cause and effect relations. Just because you didn't observe effects in your private life does not say anything about risks.
You really shouldn't trust your own experience, when countless rigorous studies come to different conclusions. As an individual you really have too many cognitive biases like your confirmation bias, frequency illusion... that's just how the human brain works.
I personally know many smokers. None of them has died of lung cancer so far. Does that mean the risks of smoking are made up by scientists?
I know pot smokers who do well and are very creative and I know those who struggle with life and are lethargic but in none of these cases am I qualified to judge the effect weed has on their lives. Such knowledge can only be gained by studying carefully collected data.

That data shows, that some compounds in weed are highly effective in treating certain conditions, whereas others have negative effects. It also shows that smoking it regularly can be devastating to your lungs, that the risk of getting a stroke increases by a factor of 4 in young adults while high, that regular consumption permanently changes the brain in adolescents...

If it makes you enjoy life more and you personally don't feel that you are inhibited by your habit and are willing to take the health risks, then go for it. But promoting the idea, that it is a completely harmless, side effects free wonder cure just does not reflect reality.
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+2 216. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video The best instant relief for tremors my epileptic wife has ever found

#20 personal anecdotes are often very compelling to the scientific layman, but they are completely invalid if you want to establish medical knowledge.

In clinical and epidemiological studies great care is taken to observe a representative sample of test subjects and eliminate every possible bias. Something I cannot say about your cute story.

What about all the positive effects? Are they also all from personal experience, or do you suddenly trust the science, when it reflects your ideology?
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+1 217. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video The best instant relief for tremors my epileptic wife has ever found

#18 That's not how research at universities works. Published results are double checked in the peer review process by scientists with all kind of funding backgrounds. You do not become a respected scientist without the ethos to value accuracy and objectivity. Just because you feel that weed is a nice thing, you cannot simply dismiss conflicting evidence on the basis of a conspiracy theory. That's incredibly intellectually dishonest.

Even though I don't like the paternalistic approach of #15 of banning things the authorities deem bad for you, I feel the need to back him up with some facts, so you can make informed decisions what you want to consume an what not.

Cannabis and psychosis:

1. Front Psychiatry. 2014 May 22;5: 54.
Gone to Pot - A Review of the Association between Cannabis and Psychosis.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4033190/

2. Curr Addict Rep. 2014 Jun 1; 1(2): 115–128.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4352721/

3. Front Psychiatry. 2014; 5: 159.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4235385/

4. Front Psychiatry. 2013; 4: 128.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3796266/

5. Schizophr Res. 2013 Dec; 151(0)
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3877688/

6. Psychol Med. 2014 Dec; 44(16): 3435–3444.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4255321/

7. Schizophr Res. 2012 Aug; 139(1-3): 157–160.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3415971/

8. Curr Pharm Des. 2012 Nov; 18(32): 5070–5080.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3474956/

9. Schizophr Res. 2008 Dec; 106(2-3): 286–293.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2613445/

10. Schizophr Bull. 2011 May; 37(3): 631–639.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3080669/
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+2 218. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Volkswagen trailer assist

#5 I am pretty sure the traffic scenes are staged on closed roads. Otherwise it would be completely illegal.
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+3 219. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video RAW: Sakurajima volcano erupts 50km from nuclear plant in Japan

#7 more like physics, physics, physics, (smart arse)^3 ::(|)
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+6 220. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video RAW: Sakurajima volcano erupts 50km from nuclear plant in Japan

#5 And by fragments you actually mean ash, not ballistic projectiles? Otherwise it would need an ejection speed of min. 11275 km/h - in a frictionless environment. The peak of the ballistic curve would be at a height of 500 km - more than twice the height of the orbit of the ISS.
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+11 221. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video RAW: Sakurajima volcano erupts 50km from nuclear plant in Japan

Why even mention the nuclear plant? 50 km is an extremely safe distance for a volcano of this size.
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+3 222. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Math Magic

I love it when maths does the magic for you. That way i can impress my friends with card tricks even though I am more than clumsy with a deck of cards.
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+2 223. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Shirtless Heat Loss Experiment In Freezing Conditions #Winterwatch - Earth Unplugged

It is clearly a case of paradoxical undressing, a bizarre phenomenon that makes people with hypothermia discard their clothes. This is actually quite common and seems to occur in about 25% of cases of lethal hypothermia.


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7632602
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+6 224. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video How much fuel a truck spends when it starts rolling?

#4 youre off by a factor of 10 there. A regular car has tops 35 l/100km in extreme situations. A Bugatti Veyron has a peak consumption of 100 l/100km.
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+3 225. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Why are plane windows round (oval)?

#7 no way! I've commented under the wrong video and since I could only edit my post, I had to write some junk and seized the opportunity to complain about the lack of a delete function. :)
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+1 226. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Awesome Glide Slope Aircraft Viewing Spot

#9 Great observation skills. This plane is fitted with a flat plate antenna for a radar jammer (red shrimp jammer), that is mounted there.
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+2 227. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Why are plane windows round (oval)?

There should be a way to delete comments, otherwise you end up with comments like this one ;)
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+8 228. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Why are plane windows round (oval)?

#2 The inner layer of an airplaine window does not bear any loads and serves no structural purposes. It is more an interior design feature, dust cover and provides some thermal insulation. Without the little hole on the bottom it would bulge inwards, or even pop out at altitude, what would be more than alarming for passengers.
Planes do not implode, if anything they would explode. But the pressure difference is not big enough to create an explosion. The problem is the formation of cracks in high-stress areas, which will at one point cause the plane to rip apart once a crack is long enough. If such a crack allows the air with wind speeds of 900 km/h - 4 times the speed of a cat. 5 hurricane - to attack, it simply rips of pieces and once the shape of the hull is damaged it becomes unstable and the wind can give it the rest.
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+3 229. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Holes in the International Space Station!

The o-rings have to handle very little pressure and do not have to be operated very often. From an engineers point of view it is not really a big challenge. A valve on a canister of compressed air has to deal with up to 400 times the pressure.
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-4 230. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Atomic Trampoline

This guy always has fascinating gadgets. Sadly he has no clue about physics.
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+2 231. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Robot solves Rubik's Cube in 1.1 seconds

Any infos what kind of algorithms are used to find the solution? Are they computed in real time? Is the solution optimized to use the minimum amount of operations, or is it just a really fast execution of standard moves?

edit: Found it. http://kociemba.org/cube.htm
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+2 232. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video DOGS ON THE INSIDE - Trailer

This concept is now tested in prisons all over the world. So far it seems to be a huge success story.
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+8 233. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video A Simple Mind Trick Will Help You Think More Rationally

My advice for critical thinking: When you research, try to falsify your own convictions and ideas, not confirm them. If an idea like "is there a god" is unfalsifyable, then there is no right or wrong answer to it and you have to acknowledge that it is not a matter of rational thinking. If you try and fail to falsify an idea like "is the belief in the supernatural a positive force in society", that in principal is falsifyable, you then have a firm ground for your convictions. Finding evidence for something you already agree with is easy and your confirmation bias can easily cloud your mind. Examining the conflicting evidence can lead to painful cognitive dissonance. That's why it is so hard to be rational/critical.
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+6 234. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video A Capella

This is the Norwegian parody group Ylvis, who poke fun at Pentatonix in this video. Their other music videos are rather bizarre as well. In this video they highlight the irony of something that is - as we in our schooldays referred to as "super gay" - being portrayed as something the cool kids do.
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+4 235. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video This shows you how incredible and complex Beethoven's Symphony 5 is

Maybe it is just me, but the visualization of Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D-minor or the Well-Tempered Clavier is way more interesting. The complexity of his work that still sounds simplistic regularly blows my mind! The way he distorts and shuffles his motives makes it all come together to sound beautiful will never stop to amaze me.
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+5 236. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Injecting ink into a yolk

This is a fertilized egg, right?
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0 237. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Bikini Baristas: Coffee and Controversy in Washington State

#4 I think the objection is that the bodies are displayed publicly. Strip bars usually can't be looked into from the street. I have no problem with the human physique, but I am not sure if I wanted my children to be confronted with these superficial body images and beauty standards. I would be all for it if also normal looking people could choose if they wanted to wear pants to work :)
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+2 238. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video How Do Dogs See The World?

#2 All dogs are capable of recognizing faces and shapes on TV. There are some interesting studies carried out in Germany in which one of our Dogs participated, where they had to interact with a touchscreen and identify emotional expressions of human faces. So, I tend to go with the option, that a dog who reacts on dogs in TV might not be the sharpest tool in the shed :) On the other hand remembering adverts shows some remarkable pattern recognition skills. Next chance i get i will ask the scientists opinion.
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+4 239. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Hilarious Infomercial Struggles Compilation

Who in his right mind would hire Gilbert Gottfried to narrate an infomercial targeted at elderly people?
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+7 240. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video 5 Real Human Freaks

Striking a match and lighting a cig without limbs is one thing. Maintaining a mustache with this habit... remarkable!
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+2 241. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Instant karma

Even the goat had a laugh :D
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+2 243. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video 15 YEARS OF TERROR

#30 The stew is to die for...
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+1 244. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video 15 YEARS OF TERROR

#24 I've read it several times. And yes, I agree that the NT is a step forward and promotes less hatred than the OT or the Quran and therefore is a better update of the ancient texts. Your explanation in kiddies words does not really hold water. Plenty of nasty content of the OT remains untouched and nearly all religious christians do draw meaning from the OT. They mainly pick and choose the stuff that does not contradict the values of the society they live in, normal Muslims do the same. Many christians prove that it is possible to interpret the OT literally, though.
For that reason i promote caution of generalizing too much. Evil people can justify their deeds with all religions, as well as good people can be motivated by every scripture.
By the way, when is stew ready?
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+1 245. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video 15 YEARS OF TERROR

#19 ever read through the bible? It also promotes genocide of nonbelieving tribes and other unspeakable horrible crimes. True, Islam is not a religion of peace, but it is in itself not more a religion of hate than other monotheistic religions. The problem is, that some insane people interpret the quran literally, something the other religions have left behind themselves since the enlightenment. The vast majority of Muslims wants to live peacefully. In many Muslim majority countries women have equal rights. The people that are killed by religious fanatics are mainly members of the Muslim majority that has outgrown the early medieval belief system, and who are terrorized by the fanatic fringe of Islam.

The problem with Islam is that the number of Westborough-Baptist-Church, Anders-Breivik-equivalent Nutjobs is currently staggeringly higher than in other religions. But you cannot generalize that to more than a billion people.
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+4 246. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video 15 YEARS OF TERROR

#2 I admit the borders between terrorism and guerrilla warfare are a bit blurry. You could say that it is a terrorist act, when its main objective is to instill fear as a way to further your political/religious motives. The way the acts of violence counted in this video are classified as terror may be slightly biased from a western point of view, I give you that. But you cannot compare strategical drone strikes with civilian casualties to indiscriminate massacres with the sole objective to cause pain and misery. Therefore "Terrorist" and "Enemy" are not terms that are interchangeable and purely a matter of perspective.
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+3 247. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video NASA Space Shuttle 'Last Second Zipline'

#1 I estimate the baskets are traveling with 20 m/s when they hit the nets. It then takes them about 20 m to come to a halt. That would be between 1g and 2g deceleration force. Since it is applied gradually it cannot be too bad. Certainly not that bad, that i hadn't hitched a ride on the final descent :)
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+9 248. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Epic Jigsaw Puzzle Time lapse - 33,600 Pieces

He should have given the pieces a good shuffle before starting. Now he is basically solving five 6000+ piece puzzles in a row. Impressive none the less.
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+2 249. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video The Amazing iPad Magician

#2 That's dissapointing. I've seen the effect with the printout been performed previously without the use of stooges though...
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+13 250. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video The Amazing iPad Magician

Nice routine!
I especially enjoy his patter style. Many magicians sound fake and douchebaggy. He comes across really nice and authentic.
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+15 251. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video An abused dog is shown affection for the first time

The the psychological technique used in this video is called flooding. Basically the concept behind it is to overwhelm the individual with a stimulus it is afraid of until it stops fighting it and hopefully realizes, that it causes no harm. In this case it worked really well, but it has the potential to backfire and traumatize the dog even more. Also, there is a high chance of getting bit.
So, don't try this at home.
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+7 252. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video £13.500 but the dream is here

I bet if the board was presented as a proof of concept prototype, people would be hyped about it. Presenting it as a finished 'product' that grants 'total freedom of movement/travel' makes people just think 'what shit is this?' instead of appreciating the engineering behind it. At least that is the vibe i am getting in this comment section. Not a good strategy to get investors...
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+9 253. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video £13.500 but the dream is here

Is it maneuverable at all?
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+4 254. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video The New Lie Detector 300

#2 That does not sound big to me *Buzzz!!!*
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0 255. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video David Attenborough and The largest seed in the world

#5 Nice Job!
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+2 256. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Happy New Year Snotr !!!

#7 How can you say something like that? I demand an apology!
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+7 257. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Happy New Year Snotr !!!

2015 - The year of the squirrel!
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+5 258. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video You don't know how Quantum Computers work!

In my field of work quantum computing has the potential to reduce computing time in orders of magnitude. I regularly have to solve linear systems of up to several million equations - a process that feels like it takes for ever (months really if repeated solving is necessary). Quantum computing offers to speed up this specific computation exponentially compared to classical algorithms. The benefits for industrial product development, logistics... would be enormous! So, I really do not get why cyber security and the whole prime factor business is highlighted every time the topic of quantum computing is raised.
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+1 259. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Fishing Kingfisher in slow motion

The perfect symphony of aero- and fluid dynamics displayed in this video made my jaw drop. I would have thought a bird would make itself as streamlined as possible for the dive. Instead it maximizes the surface tension and creates a slingshot effect to pop right out again.
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+4 260. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video David Attenborough and The largest seed in the world

#1 I wondered about that as well. The habitat of the plant is pretty confined and the palms reach ages of 200+ years. Perhaps the slow way of reproducing prevents a population growth that is not sustainable by the islands ecosystem and a stable population is required to prevent soil erosion. Growing huge seeds could be a method to slow things down. That's the best I can come up with. Any other ideas?
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-2 261. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Live from the Flight Deck

#16 I am glad you enrich the discussion and provide citations. I have learned that the meager $21,600 first officers earn at U.S. Airways is not as widespread a practice as I believed, thanks to you.
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+9 262. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video First Aerial Footage of Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Leak

#2 How is this related to fracking?
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+3 263. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Live from the Flight Deck

#8 I do not know about the details, but working in the aerospace-industry I sometimes get to have lunch with passenger jet pilots (who all get reasonable salaries). Some of them have expressed safety concerns, because it becomes more common that young pilots (in the US) have to work second jobs and are really exhausted in the cockpit. I admit that's all I know about the topic. :)
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+6 264. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Live from the Flight Deck

#4 The maximum average might still be high. That's because senior pilots have been in business for a long time before flying became so cheap as it is today. Nowadays cheap airlines pay 20 $ an hour after you've finished flight school. Sounds reasonable? The catch is, they often only pay "in flight time".
Sure, many pilots make a good living, but many accept being horribly exploited to work their dream job.
Check this out:
http://thetruthabouttheprofession.weebly.com/professional-pilot-salaries.html
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+5 265. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Live from the Flight Deck

Beeing a pilot is such an appealing idea, that many airlines get away with paying rediculously low salaries.
Some pilots get as little as 20k $ anually for a demanding job and often have to cover expenses themselves when they do not sleep at home :(
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+2 266. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Space debris buildup from 1957 to 2015

#8 The disitinct ring you can see is the geostationary orbit. It is chosen for many applications like broadcast and communication satellites, because the satellites position remains fixed relative to a point on earth's surface. Also, the trajectory of most rocket launches is parallel to the equator to add the spin of the earth to the rockets velocity and save fuel. That explains why most space junk accumulates near the equatorial orbit.
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-3 267. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Guy hand builds shotgun from things bought in airport after passing through security

#14, Funny that abstinence is promoted by christians of all people.
After all, the virgin *cough* Mary has demonstrated how fool proof this strategy really is ... >:)
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+6 268. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Proof that the news is scripted

Wait, you call this "news" on your side of the pond?
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+8 269. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Guy hand builds shotgun from things bought in airport after passing through security

He has to put a bit more work into the "reloadable" part. Exploding in your face on the first shot does not exactly meet the criteria, imho :x
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+10 270. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video The Myhtbusters give a demonstration on GPU vs CPU using a giant paintball machine.

I like big bots and I cannot lie...
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+4 271. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Merry Christmas Snotr !!!

Merry Christmas to all of you! I really got to like you guys and hope you all keep contributing to this site by submitting and commenting. Whether you celebrate the birth of a religious figure, the winter solstice, your relations with friends and families or simply take some time off to recharge, I hope you all get the most out of it :)
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+1 272. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Solidarity when it is 40 degrees in Australia

#10 If it motivates you to be a good person and help others out, it is without question a good thing and you should probably stick to it. It is only logical that you get love, respect and positive things in return if you treat others well. I would rather do something nice for a likable guy than for a selfish prick. No need to be all metaphysical about it.
I don't buy that you sincerely believe that a person dying in agony from some disease is to blame for his misery because bad things come to bad people.
If you simply mean that everybody is responsible for repercussions resulting from their behavior, there is no arguing about that. Only the use of the word Karma is a bit misleading without additional explanation.
My point is that the concept of Karma is terribly romanticized in the new-age movement and the more sinister implications are often ignored.
I guess I am a bit too sensitive about the issue since charlatans like Rhonda Byrne cashed in on a variation of the idea with "The Secret" and basically blamed the Jews for falling victim to the holocaust, because they weren't positive enough (she really wrote that).

Considering your point on language restrictions: Fucking A! :)

What my IP-Adress has to do with any of this I do not get. Did I come across like I was posing as an Indian? :squirrel:
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+5 273. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Nobody helped

I only took one guy to break the ice and motivate the other cowards to help as well.
That's why you should always be the icebreaker.
I defended humanity on SNOTR a lot recently and asserted that the urge to help is an innate human feature. Seems I was pretty naive... :(
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+1 274. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Solidarity when it is 40 degrees in Australia

#7 Karma is indeed a wicked concept. Western people tend to interpret it as "good things come to those who do good deeds.", but that is only half the story. The concept originally means "You get what you deserve". If you're suffering it is your own fault, because you are essentially a bad person. This way of thinking helped to cement the Hindu caste system, where you have zero social mobility, because you are born in a caste according to your behavior in the previous life. This is why the lowest social class "the untouchables" have to deal with a lot of hatred which makes their lives even more miserable.
Not a concept worth adopting.
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+5 275. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Solidarity when it is 40 degrees in Australia

#2 If they did it for youtube only, they probably would have made the effort to hold the cellphone the right way.
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+2 276. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Maiden Flight of the JB-9 Turbine Powered Jetpack

#4 The current version has a flight time of 10 minutes. Thats 20 times more than previous personal VTOL devices (rocket belts) had to offer.
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0 277. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Do You Wrap Gifts for Blind People?

I wish I was able again to enjoy Christmas presents as much as Tommy. It reminds me so much how i felt as a kid. Perfect Christmas feeling video!
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0 278. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Happy Holidays from The International Space Station

#14 I thought Romania was a secular country without a state religion? I also live in a country, where Christianity is the major religion. However, many natives like myself are not religious, and some of them are bothered by the privileges Churches enjoy in the public debate and financing. Where should those people fuck off to?
Nobody here is offended if the word Christmas is used by state officials. Some do use more religious neutral terms to be more inclusive with people without a christian background. That's when people really begin to take offense, because they are scared the evil Muslims want to take away Christmas from them.
Communitys are displaying "Christmas trees" by the millions and nobody gives a shit. If a community decides to put up some "Holiday decoration" on the other hand, you can bet that public outrage will ensue.
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+3 279. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Car Crashes Time - December 2015

Category: "Bljad!"
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+3 280. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Nuclear Fusion Reactor

#8 of course I wasn't beeing serious there. But this really resembles the absurd reasoning patterns of some people.
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+3 281. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Happy Holidays from The International Space Station

#8 Science has shown, that the danger of uncontrolled propulsion by (unlit) farts is negligible :)
http://www.realclearscience.com/blog/2015/06/can_you_propel_yourself_in_space_by_farting_109249.html
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+2 282. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Nuclear Fusion Reactor

#4 The technology puts hard working oil rig drillers out of their jobs and denies plants the extra CO2 they so desperately yearn for. Also, the first experimental reactor was stationed in Russia, so it is basically a communist technology. How's that for a start? :)
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+11 283. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Nuclear Fusion Reactor

Harnessing the power of nuclear fusion really is the holy grail of energy generation. The best thing is: there is no reason to believe it cannot be done during my lifetime.
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+7 284. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Happy Holidays from The International Space Station

#2 thanks a lot for ruining all the ISS videos for me... :squirrel:
The guy to the right looks like he knows exactly under how much pressure his colleague is and tries to keep a straight face.
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+2 285. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video You think you have to deal with whiny pussies?

#3 Apart from some man-hating feminist whackos, who admittedly get much more attention than they deserve and thereby influence the public perception negatively, modern feminism is an emancipatory movement that strives to eliminate structural disadvantades for all sexes. The umbrella term feminism has a historical background, because it was created in a time not long ago, where women weren't even allowed to vote.

From a feminist point of view it is perfectly ok to acknoledge, that women tend to express their emotions more openly like crying in front of others. They also have no problem if you acknoledge their beauty or call them sexy in a non threatening way.
However if you refer to them with the term pussy, which basicly reduces them to their reproductive organ, you should't be surprised that they call you sexist or chauvinistic.

It's great that you try to be respectful and I admit, your last sentence is pretty funny.
Don't take it personal, I just seazed the opportunity to try to clear up some common misconceptions :)
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+5 286. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Heroes of 2015

#8 that's because nobody straps on a gopro to help a granny over the street. If a drunk guy that's lit on fire attempts to jump from a rooftop onto a trampoline while chugging a beer, you bet somebody has a cellphone out. :x
I think most of us would have reacted the same way in a heartbeat in those situations (except from some of the extreme cases). If not you're simply as selfish a$$hole!
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+4 287. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Never trust a map

We might all know that a projection of a spherical plane to a flat one comes with distortions. However, we are so used to the Robinson-projection of the earth, that it influences our perception. I enjoy a little reminder of how relations really are.
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+4 288. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video 10 Conspiracy Theories That Turned Out To Be True

#8 A room with a back alley entrance?
Ok. I'll grow up and stop...
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+5 289. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video 10 Conspiracy Theories That Turned Out To Be True

#5 Have you been caught from behind by my last remark?
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+3 290. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video 10 Conspiracy Theories That Turned Out To Be True

#3 you mean it was a freudian slit?
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+5 291. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video 10 Conspiracy Theories That Turned Out To Be True

#1 Don't worry. The gaydar was developed already and would have warned you in time to dress really unattractive.
Back room plots - I see what you did there :)
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+1 292. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Chris Ramsay // Street Magic

#1 In the genre "magic" is a well defined term and does not imply something supernatural in any way. When magicians refer to "illusions", they normally mean a specific niche of magic like Copperfield, Sigfried & Roy...
#2 Card tricks are awesome! The ones shown here are mediocre, though.
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+15 293. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Bad Dog!

Guys, let's not jump to conclusions based on a single piece of circumstantial evidence.
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+2 294. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video US Town Rejects Solar Panels Fearing They 'Suck Up All The Energy From The Sun'

#30 oops you're right about CATO, my bad. Didn't bother to look it up and remembered wrongly. It is founded by Koch Industries, who also have a lot to lose if political measures against global warming come into action.

The problem with science from lobbies and think tanks is, that they generally do not do real own research. Their main job is to filter the existing science done by transnational organisations, put a spin on it and present it in a way that fits their objectives. What results do you expect from a group that declared its goals - free economy, less government,.. - in advance.

Real science on the other hand has no desired conclusions. Its goal is to examine the evidence and constantly update the theory (check #18 for the definition of a scientific theory) to make it best fit all available data. Scientists working on government grants are not in for the money. If they are good at what they do they could make much more elsewhere. They do it for the love of science and are willing to change their minds if new evidence conflicts with previous concepts they believed, because that's what scientific progress is about. Few of them would waste their time trying to confirm a theory they know doesn't hold water.

Your link simply is an opinion piece. A source in a scientific debate should look more like this:
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/2005ESASP.560...19U

As much as I enjoyed our little debate, i think it is exhausted by now.
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+1 295. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video US Town Rejects Solar Panels Fearing They 'Suck Up All The Energy From The Sun'

#25 Most oft the people you list are affiliated with CATO, Heartland, Lavoisier... - organisations funded by the fossil fuel industry that have clear agendas. This alone does not dismiss their research (if they did any) but the conflict of interest is worth mentioning none the less. Less than half of these people are real climate scientists with much experience in the field, and the combined record of substantial publications on climate in peer reviewed scientific journals is not impressive, to say the least. I suppose those are the best you can come up with?
I will not reply with hundreds of names of climatologists, who agree on the scientific consensus. That would be silly...

Solar activity sure is a factor that influences earths climate. That does not mean CO2 concentration does't. In fact solar irradiation is declining since the sixties, whereas the climate is constantly getting warmer.

But then again i am a scientist but no expert on climate. So it would be better to just read the meta-studies published by real experts that passed review by other experts, than cherry picking facts that prove our points.
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+2 296. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video US Town Rejects Solar Panels Fearing They 'Suck Up All The Energy From The Sun'

#21 Climate change as a political battleground is pretty much an U.S. american phenomenon. In the rest of the world there might be much political debate on how to react but not if the science is real.
Liberal representation of science and the alarmist rhetoric is horrible, no doubt. That is why you don't consult politicians if you want to learn about science. That's what scientific experts are for.
The american right does not want to give the government reasons to intervene in our lives and habits. But just because you don't like the implications, you cannot simply dismiss reality.
Addressing your point of many scientists that disagree: The appeal to authority is a very weak argument, especially if the people you refer to are a fringe group, who - generally speaking - didn't contribute anything to the science. I really wonder why you as a layman put your trust in these few people while dismissing the scientific consensus of people who actually know exactly what they are talking about.

I suppose there is no point arguing with you. Once someones mind is made up and he emotionally invested a lot in a topic, it is hard to change his mind. Trying to convince you is as futile as arguing with a young earth creationist.
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+2 297. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video US Town Rejects Solar Panels Fearing They 'Suck Up All The Energy From The Sun'

#19 you're beating a dead horse here. The "hide the decline"-quote was taken completely out of context. See, if the global temperature falls for a few consecutive years, that does not mean that the climate is getting colder. Surface air temperature is not the only indicator for heat trapped in a system. Add natural cycles and statistical variance and it might appear from a limited data set that a climate is cooling. Climate describes the temperature trends over decades, not years. It is perfectly acceptable to account for that by using statistical algorithms. If two colleagues exchange ideas, how to best represent the data and use wording that isn't meant for release to the public, you hardly have a scandal. In this case the decline wasn't even in temperature but in tree ring size in high latitudes since the sixties.
Even if individual scientists are intellectual dishonest enough to tweak pieces of data to be able to publish results (which in this case didn't even happen), that does not discredit climate science anymore than the field of, say, epidemiology, where these things did happen in the past.
I wonder why you take such incidents seriously enough to dismiss a whole scientific field, and on the other hand swallow the grossly distorted representation of think tanks that are financed by the fossil fuel industry hook line and sinker.
We can argue over the appropriate measures and the expected magnitude and socio-economic impact of climate change. But believing in a conspiracy of "Big Climate" based on information you get fed by Big Oil borders on insanity...

Not that the toxicity of CO2 has anything to do with the issue, but it is not all that black and white:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16499405

edit: your car puts out large amounts of CO2 (15%) and very small amounts of CO(0.2%). Big difference ;)
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-1 298. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video US Town Rejects Solar Panels Fearing They 'Suck Up All The Energy From The Sun'

Sorry, #17 i really emphathize with your stance on the issue, but your use of the word theory is not the way it is used in science. A scientific THEORY is a model that describes how something works and allows to make accurate predictions. A HYPOTHESIS is something that requires more evidence to be confirmed and when it is, it becomes a THEORY. The more evidence gets gathered the stronger a THEORY gets. When the body of evidence from multiple scientific disciplines all converge to support a THEORY (like the heliocentric model) it becomes so strong that parts of it can be considered FACTS. The THEORY of evolution for example has a lot of holes and many mechanisms are unknown or showed to work completely different than previously established. Its core, however - the origin of new species by natural selection - can be considered to be a fact since the 18th century. and then there is string theory ;)
The terminology is often misused deliberatetely to discredit scientific reality.

In climate-theory there are still many open questions and a tiny minority of experts disagrees on the anthropogenic impact on the climate. Arguably these experts are politically biased and the dissense is grossly exagerated by the right wing media, that thinks there is a huge conspiracy of climate-scientists that only want grant money. These conspiracy theorists, however ignore the fact that scientists with the credentials to publish in respected scientific jurnals like "nature" could earn a lot more money in the private sector and get filthy rich if they sold out to the fossil fuel industry...

The evidence for anthropogenic impact on climate change is pretty compelling and if I had to choose between the scientific concensus and the rants of a talk radio host, I would bet my money on the first.
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+5 299. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video 50 Amazing Facts

#4 My comment was in no way directed at #1 but a general response to that particular "amazing fact".
I still remember the joy I experienced when i read "fartkontrol" on a danish motorway for the first time. I totally get that he likes it ;)
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+3 300. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video 50 Amazing Facts

If you're amazed by fact nr. 9
(2x+6)/2-x=3
you're either eight years old, or you slept your way through math class.
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+4 301. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Model Has Six Ribs Removed In World's Smallest Waist Bid

All that modifications have to reduce life expectancy for a few decades. That woman needs psychological help, not surgery. How is this compatible with the hippocratic oath?
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+9 302. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Gunmaking Craftsmanship - Holland & Holland

Prices start at $ 120.000. Gotta kill a lot of ducks until it amortizes...
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+4 303. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Helping hands

Is the world really such a bad place, or are we humans simply morbidly fascinated with destruction, mayhem and suffering, and therefore the media and the consumers attention focus on that aspects of life, which in return shapes our views? From personal experience i get the impression, that people generally want to help each other (and other species) out and if they don't it is often due to fear and not indifference. That fear can be a result of social pressure as well as real physical danger.
But then again I have been in several situations where people where threatened/attacked/mugged in public and i was the only one to intervene (usually other people did call the cops, though). Perhaps I am generalizing...
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+5 304. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Helping hands

#7 You sound like you need a hug <3
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0 305. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Turning Gravity Into Light

#8 I guess by that logic your car is air powered because it doesn't work under water...
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0 306. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Fake homeless "Social experiments" exposed

#9 True, it comes down to trust and the video asks for scepticism. That point goes to you :)
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+3 307. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Helping hands

#5 You think so? How depressing. I choose to believe in the decency of my fellow man by default. But then again i might just be naive...
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+6 308. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Helping hands

#2 exactly. Every time i read something along the lines of "faith in humanity restored..." as a comment under a video that shows a completely natural act of basic compassion, I am shocked that people seem to believe, that the normal thing to do is letting a creature suffer and show complete indifference.
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0 309. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Fake homeless "Social experiments" exposed

#5 if you'd payed attention you would have noticed that this video is not monetized.
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+1 310. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Turning Gravity Into Light

#4 It would work in outer space, if you're in an accelerating system. :P
But i guess your question demonstrates that you don't know the difference between power and force. Gravity is the latter.
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+7 311. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Stay away from Masterlock

Bosnianbill's videos are the reason why i got into lock picking. You should try it. The final click is always hugely rewarding!
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+7 312. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Turning Gravity Into Light

Well, the light isn't powered by gravity. It is powered by the person who lifts the weight. His muscle work is added to the system. It is then stored in the form of potential energy, transformed to rotational, electrical... energy.

The product looks very useful, though.
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+3 313. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video C'mon son, let me show you

He parked the car. You have to give him that.
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+4 314. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Imagine The Possibilities

Oh, the irony...
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+1 315. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Dog Sneakily Steals Toilet Paper

It is actually quite common for dogs to back out a room with a floor they don't feel comfortable on in that manner. I guess he was told to retrieve the TP and another person filmed the whole thing. The dog displays a lot of commitment for its task here.
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+2 316. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Things Men Do That Make Women Secretly Jealous

#8 But the woman you describe would have it a lot easier if she wouldn't have to fight against constant brainwashing, that convinces her she has to worry about this or that imperfection and that she can buy something to get rid of it.
A lot of the pressure in our society is structural. Some jobs (like in finance) for women require them to walk in high heels for example.
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+3 317. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Tony Hawk enters the first loop horizontally in the world.

I wouldn't have thought, that it was that difficult to pull off. But apparently it is.
Even impossible without Sony's help.
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+2 318. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Rocket Landing

#4 I did not have sexual relations with that donkey.
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+1 319. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Rocket Landing

#2 I believe the word you're looking for is "cock". The honorable judge has made clear thought, hat he is (against all rumors) in fact a hen.
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+18 320. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Tour Bus Crashes Through San Francisco Shopping District

The backgroundstory: The Bus was carrying a bomb that was wired to the speedometer and would go off if the speed dropped below 60 mph. I watched a documentary about it. it was called Speed.
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+2 321. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Thousands Of Ducklings Rush To Take Their First Swim

#1 more like 3 months. Cynicism works a lot better when you get your facts straight...
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-2 322. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Koenigsegg Regera 'Autoskin'

Its a great feature if someone farts in the passenger seat.
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+7 323. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Smooth Criminal On A Music Box Thing

It's a roller-organ, humanities first attempt at midi.
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+2 324. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Forklift fail complition

classic "It wasn't me" moments...
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+7 325. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Talking about a sharp knife...

#1 I have a fancy cooking knife collection and agree on everything you say with exception of a tomato being a bad example. It is when i cut tomatoes that i decide if a knife need sharpening.
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+6 326. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video He's Fond of Cards

The number of sleight of hand jokes this guy must have heard in his life... >:)
No, seriously: I am impressed!
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+2 327. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video A Really Inept Thief Tries To Steal A Porsche By Cutting A Hole In Its Roof

Someone cut open the top of my friend's parents 2 weeks old Alpha Romeo, puked inside and left without taking anything. The motives continue to be a mystery...
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0 328. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Top 10 Newly Discovered Species of Wildlife

The 15% estimate might prove to be far off in the future. Until then it is our best available guess based on a calculation using linear regression by experts. What i find hilarious is that the makers of the video derive the 15% from an article that says 86% of organisms are undiscovered. Something does not add up :)
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0 329. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Why The Electoral College Ruins Democracy

Are there any estimates how the political landscape would change in america if every vote had an equal impact? I would guess that republicans profit from the status quo because they are popular in less densely populated areas, which get disproportional many electoral votes.
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-1 330. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Modern Educayshun

Erm, the term "political correctness" was coined by reactionary forces to discredit the progressive agenda. To me the title of the video makes no sense at all. I agree that there are some taboos in academia and not all ideas can be discussed equally. But this video is the worst load of crap (I hope #6 lets me borrow this term) I've watched since the last Dennis Prager clip.
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+4 331. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Belarus emission test

#11 thanks for mentioning the favourite button. Ive never noticed it before...
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+1 332. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Why Asimov's Laws of Robotics Don't Work

#3 I love the depth of your discussion with #2. But i would argue that morals are not strictly acquired by learning but also hardwired into our human brains by some degree. Virtually all cultures have an incest taboo for example. These morals have been shaped by evolution so that we as a species can thrive.
If we want to create an AI that shares our morals, we would have to program them. An impossible task, I might say, for we do not know the normal human moral response to every possible scenario. Our ethics have to be constantly redefined to keep up with technological, political, ... development.
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+4 333. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Centipede Devours Roach Alive

#7 That content is blocked in my area due to copyright issues. So i am safe from your twisted joke ;)
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+4 334. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Centipede Devours Roach Alive

This specimen is even more nightmarish:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UROVfmY3NTA
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+2 335. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Vsauce - Juvenoia

Except from autotune the current teens are just fine...
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+3 336. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Very cool and strange instrument, it's hypnotic

With this contraption he could have gotten rich in the early days of cinema. That beats a theremin by a long shot!
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0 337. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Laptop with some bugs

#1 and #5 close, but no cigar. The terms debugging and bug existed prior to the incident with the Mark II. It was the first documented bug that was caused by an actual bug. For that reason the incident amused the engineering community and the term was even more popularized.
But i am splitting hairs again... sorry ;)
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+3 338. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Windcatcher Airpad

That seal does not look airtight at all.
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+3 339. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Sick Euro Truck Simulator Setup

This looks so authentic, I bet he has even got pornographic magazines under the drivers seat.
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+2 340. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video PEOPLE ARE AWESOME 2015

That tied up horses at 2:03 look absolutely miserable :'(
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+3 341. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video When Are We Dead?

Reminds me that i wanted to get an organ donor card. And so should you guys.
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+8 342. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Aquapark

Is the surprise ending a 30 ft drop?
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+2 343. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Underground Parking Garage

Volkswagen has the opposite at their main plant in Wolfsburg:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAQ0ewhZWs4
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+10 344. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Smartphone 3D Hologram Projector

Filmed from a specific angle it looks cool, but it neither is a hologram nor a 3D effect. It is a anamorphic projection on a transparent surface, that shows 4 independent images on all four sides of the construction. When viewed in stereovision it is a flat image, slanted towards the observer.
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+1 345. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Fake Bomb Detector ADE 651

#11 actually the incident has been exhaustively studied and the main culprit here is human gullability. If dowsing effects are tested without the proper double blindig procedures they appear very real and convincing. Some austrian government agencies still use dowsing do find spots where they construct wells. Nobody would benefit from corruption in that case, except the grandpa with the dowsing rod. The case has had a huge resonance in the sceptic community, because it illustrates the importance of a basic science education and of critical thinking skills, even for nonscientists.
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+6 346. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Fake Bomb Detector ADE 651

#2 well, many snakeoil salesmen, that cater to the consumer marked have lost lives on their conscience as well. Many useless and very expensive products claim to heal you from potential lethal medical conditions. The difference, that shocks me here is the large scale of scientific illiteracy displayed by governments around the world. Everybody that makes important decisions should know about the importance of blinded randomized trials, when it comes to claims that are to good to be true.
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+7 347. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Man Carves Pumpkin With Guns

#9 In Germany (Deutschland) we have an equivalent expression: "Schlaaand!" It is used to make fun of drunken soccer fans who discover their patriotism during the soccer world cup.
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+2 348. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Man Carves Pumpkin With Guns

The way i interpret the whole "Murica"-joke, it is only directed at a very specific part of the population. The part that thinks shooting shit up is a patriotic act.
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0 349. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video What Your Handwriting Says About You

We humans are hardwired to detect patterns in everything! This has been extremely beneficial because it allows us to establish cause and effect in our lives. For example: "If i water my crops regularly, i will have food for the winter." At the same time we are prone to false positives like "If i pray to the goddess Demeter, my crops will grow."
The only method that allows us to determine if a pattern is actually there and if there is an underlying causality, is the scientific method.
Science has shown that graphology, astrology, iridology ... aren't real, yet we cling to such irrational beliefs to the point, that it is still used for criminal profiling by some police forces.
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-2 350. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Stop taking pictures of me!!!!

In Europe you can be recorded in public places as part of the scenery. The release of a video that exclusively focuses on an individual needs the person's consent, if there aren't any extreme circumstances.
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-12 351. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Stop taking pictures of me!!!!

#5 I never wrote she wasn't a bitch, she probably is. But according to my sense of justice stripping people of their personal rights as retribution for a misdemeanor simply is inadequate, even if the person in question acts like an asshole. Being shamed like this on the internet can really mess up your life and unless she is a public figure there is no justification (public relevance/interest) for that. In most western countries the public release of such a video is unconstitutional.
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-13 352. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Stop taking pictures of me!!!!

The woman may have acted annoyingly by blocking the spot waiting inside the car, but that does not justify violating her personal rights by filming her and to pillory her over the internet. She is pissed off by the holier-than-thou attitude of the guy filming her, and rightly so, imho.
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0 353. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Parents Explain The Birds and the Bees

Funny, how the children act as if they had no clue. I bet most of them know damn well from their friends, that making babies involves some nasty stuff.

#6 true, but we would be a whole lot more.
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+5 354. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Koko's New Kittens

#2 your diplomatic skills are just amazing :squirrel:
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0 355. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video The Beauty Of Life

When i am not mistaken, this is a rebuttal to the claim, that a scientific worldview does not acknowledge beauty. He certainly makes a good job of describing the poetic aspects of a biological world shaped by random processes and nonrandom selection. Kinda what Neal Degrasse Tyson does on a cosmic scale. Even though scientificly thinking atheists don't attribute meaning to the world and their view is not that mystical, it does not mean that they can't be deeply emotional and awestruck by the natural world. Their lives are far from empty and senseless.
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-1 356. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Wet Soccer!

#14 Right, real men enjoy the degradation and objectification of wet women with their undies up their butt cracks. They also eat a diet consisting exclusively of raw meat, wipe their asses with sandpaper, beat their wives, use gasoline as aftershave and most certainly have a Yorkshire terrier as their profile-picture...
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+4 357. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Medical Marijuana Card

If this is legal - and i am not saying it shouldn't be - you can as well ditch the whole medical premise which scientifically stands on pretty shaky ground anyway, and legalize it for recreational use. A doctor, that is effectively employed by a weed delivery company, makes the big pharma - doctor connection look pale in comparison...
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+4 358. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video How filmmakers manipulate our emotions using color

#1 then mute the video and find out.
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+3 359. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Shaun the Sheep Gets First Shearing in Six Years

Thanks #8 :)
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+2 360. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Shaun the Sheep Gets First Shearing in Six Years

Not sheering a sheep, just to set a record, is animal abuse!
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+11 361. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Epic Zipline Base

I wonder how many fatalities have been caught on GoPro at events sponsored by the company. Do they have a secret archive?
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+7 362. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Roofing 1 bundle 70 seconds

I guess they aren't paid by the hour...
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+1 363. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Wet Soccer!

#5 I feel you. This really is the lowest imaginable form of entertainment. Lets get downvoted tohether! :)
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+6 364. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Why does the placebo effect work?

#4 Authority certainly comes into play, but i wouldn't say he misses the point, as the analogy of the caring mother covers that briefly. The absolution of personal responsibility does help a lot to deal with ailments, but placebos have been shown to work even though the recipient knows it is only a sugar-pill.
On the flip side your argument demonstrates how irresponsible it is to spread fear, distrust and uncertainties about well established medical procedures, because the nocebo-effect can compromise the efficacy of an intervention as well.
A mix of both worlds would be ideal: A caring, charismatic health professional you could have a trusting relationship with, that also delivers treatments that meet the standards of up-to-date medical science. Sadly, most specialists are nerds and their time is rare...

#3 Didn't you know that henges, especially those made from stone, where multipurpose?
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+3 365. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Why does the placebo effect work?

Now that's the stuff i visit SNOTR for!

The placebo effect is a fascinating phenomenon, but it is very often falsely credited for the popularity of nonsensical alternative medical practices, or at least its contribution is overestimated. The subjective benefits of sham-treatments are much better explained by "regression to the mean" (symptoms often fluctuate in intensity and you're most likely to search for help, when you have a bad episode), and confirmation bias or selective perception (you tend to remember facts that support your world view - e.g. "alternative medicine is more effective than conventional medicine" - and forget all the incidents that contradict it).
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+5 366. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video 75 Most Weird, Scary and Rarest Animals

0:56 is me and my family btw.
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+4 367. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video An Island in a Lake, in an Island in a Lake, in an Island in the Ocean

there it is:
https://www.google.de/maps/@14.0081415,120.9961545,984m/data=!3m1!1e3

ok, that didn't work just search for "14° 0′ 7″ N, 120° 59′ 34″ E"
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+3 368. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Installation of the Incity tower spire by helicopter

I guess the first two segments of the 25000kg tower weren't put there by helicopter. The AS-332C1 Super Puma in this video has a max. payload of around 4000 kg. Makes me wonder how they got the 14,7t element up there.
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+3 369. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Turkish Ice Cream Man

#9 German ice-cream with gass-chamber-flavour would taste like almond. :squirrel:

My objections to eating this ice cream would be more of a sanitary, than of a racist nature. Those cones seem to be handled by a lot of people...

Also a snot-screen wouldnt hurt.
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+3 370. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Watch The Grueling Centrifuge Training It Takes To Become A Fighter Pilot

Are there any infos what passing out at 9 Gs does to your underwear?
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0 371. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video This Dog Is A Jump Rope Expert

This dog is doing nothing extraorinary. Most dogs love playing tug of war. All of my dogs would do the same thing from the spot. It is a great idea by the kids to utilize the dogs prey-drive in such a cute manner, never the less.
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+11 372. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Brazilian Dove Shampoo Commercial

Ah, gender marketing... What a scam!
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+4 373. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video How Our Memories Work And Why We Lose Them

#2 actually many studies have conclusively shown, that gaming does not improve your mental and cognitive abilities. They make you better at the task presented in the games, but that does not translate to real life scenarios. You can utilize memorizing techniques and practice them in games and get able to memorize larger and larger numbers, sets of names or other lists. But that wont help you remember the color of the shirt of a person you've met yesterday for example. The mind exercizing-industry in general is complete BS.
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+12 374. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video This Holocaust Survivor Shares The Most Powerful Story From Her Time In A Concentration Camp

#5 her father, the journalist and author Robert Christophe (1907-1983), was a prisoner of war and, even though he was jewish, was under the protection of the Genever Convention, which the Nazis, oddly enough, adhered to in general. The fact that her father was a POW even granted her family the "privilege" to go to the camp Bergen-Belsen, where prisoners were held for exchange-deals, and not to an extermination-camp. The family was able to maintain contact by mail most of the time and was reunited after the war ended.

I am impressed that there are still survivors of the holocaust left to tell the story and that some of them will be around for at least a decade. Some of them, like Francine Christophe don't even appear to be that old.
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+8 375. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Wingsuit Jumper Defies Death And Logic

Is this for real?
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+5 376. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video 10 Unintentionally Perverted Kids Toys

I once had an axe-wielding Conan the Barbarian action figure, whose weapon was lost. The hollow hand could be placed in his lap and when he was wound up he started wanking vigorously. Onan, as we lovingly called him, became the centerpiece of many parties.
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+2 377. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Over 8,400 Photos From The Moon Missions Were Just Uploaded To The Internet By NASA Today!

#4 On the contrary! This will only feed conspiracy theorists. Its the way their minds operate: You confront them with a huge pile of evidence. Then they will focus on a small detail they don't understand, declare it impossible and have new evidence for a huge hoax. Classic case of confirmation bias.
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+2 378. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Pit Bull Facts

#7 How come you hear about Staffies so often? Statistically a German shepherd is the most likely breed to be involved in a biting-incident. Good luck separating a GSDs jaw... I have witnessed countless bitings, because as a passionate dog sports enthusiast i am around excited dogs all the time. Never saw a staff (or similar breed) bite. The problem with the staffs and bullies i know, is that they are too friendly with other dogs, which they often find very annoying. The only incident with a 3 year old Staff i can recount was such a case. The staff fled in terror btw. :)

As for aesthetics: People find beauty in very different things. I (and i am more a herding-breed guy) find Staffs very appealing. Much more than, say, an american cocker spaniel, a pomeranian, pug ...
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+3 379. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Super Fast Cameras (1 trillion FPS)

#7 In a perfect vacuum you wouldn't be able to detect the beam from the cameras perspective. In this case however, the photons interact with matter and light gets refracted towards the camera. In the air there is not as much matter to send photons off their straight path as in the less transparent bottle. For that reason you can see the ray only very faintly in the air, but at the moment the light interacts with the water the whole scene lights up.
Is this convincing?
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+6 380. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video 40 year old tantrum

Awesome skill to have as a father. Offense is the best defense.
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+5 381. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video A Very Odd Mammal...The Lowland Streaked Tenrec

Just when you think you'd seen it all...
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+4 382. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Cooking and Food Fails

Saw the first one coming miles ahead :)
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+18 383. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Who said ship captains cant have fun ?

That is 200 m from my apartment. It is at the annual Hafengeburtstag (Harbor Birthday) in Hamburg which is always a huge spectacle.
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+6 384. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Scaling the solar system

#1 if we let Pluto in the club of planets, it won't be long until the whole Kuiper Belt comes knocking at the door. It is a slippery slope...
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+13 385. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Cat Falls From Three Story Building And Survives

#5 this question was analysed by New Yorker vets with interesting results: The cats where most likely to get seriously injured or die when they fall from the 3rd to 5th floor. When falling from bigger heights they can use their body to glide on a cushion of air. This effect is maxed out by the 7th floor from which on additional height does not matter anymore. Recordholder in this study was a fall from the 32nd floor that resulted in a broken tooth and minor trauma to the lungs.
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+8 386. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Goats in a tree

#4 as #1 said they really like elevated positions. Give a goat a barrel and it will hang out on top of it all day. They do it on even less cooperative material than trees:
http://www.snotr.com/video/12967/Goats_balancing_on_a_steel_Ribbon

Trust me, ive got a degree in behavioral biology from SNOTR-University
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+2 387. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video The Most Luxurious First Class Airlines

I visited Lufthansa Technik in Hamburg, where one of the two new private 747s of the emir of Qatar where customized at the time. I won't start with the racehorse stables and operating theater...
The most insane fact was that he wanted it painted in pearl colour to match his favourite car. Since no such color exists for aircraft and car paint does not survive the expansion and contraction of the fuselage very well, he bought painting crews and an enormous paintshop at every airport he visits regularly.
Another crazy fact is that it is en vogue amongst sheiks to have crome coloured air inlets for the engines on their private airliners. As they land and take off in sandy environments they get all dull and have to be replaced everytime the aircraft is serviced between flights. So they have a whole industrial complex in Hamburg that exclusively restores crome engine bodies.
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+4 388. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Meanwhile in Mexico

His mother must be sooo proud!
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+3 389. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video 5 Conspiracy Theories About Space!

Tinfoil! Get your tinfoil!
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+6 390. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video A real celebration

Is this a mating ritual?
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+6 391. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Students Send Homemade Weather Balloon To Space And Capture Footage To Prove It

By most definitions space starts at three times that height. The fisheye makes the earth look really round and the visual thinning of the atmosphere is a cool looking effect. NASA was just short a few hundred meters of this height with its propeller driven solar-electric aircraft Helios HP01.

Great project never the less!
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+2 392. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Raw Run: Zak Maytum

#2 My recorded top speed on a skateboard (by the police >:) ) was 46 mph. This guy looks way faster. But then again, i didnt know how to break at the time...
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+16 393. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Pizza Box Pro

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+4 394. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Nailed it

Anyone of you visited "Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit" (aka Bangkok)?
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+4 395. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Man Finds 50,000 Bees In His Home And Decides To Rescue Them

#1 , #2 actually only very few crops (like apples) rely on pollination by honeybees. Most plants are pollinated by a variety of insects like flies, moths and wasps and most of the main food sources of humans don't even use them at all, thanks to the wind. I'm not saying "f..k the bees", but don't believe the scare-tactics that some lobbies are spreading.
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+1 396. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video More bark than bite? Get your dog a werewolf muzzle.

#2 I am into dog sports and the dogs i encounter are exceptionally well trained. Some dogs however (like some high drive Malinois) are just not safe around other dogs in a stressful environment. These are not the dogs a sitter would have to deal with.
Although the muzzles are funny, I think it is a really bad idea to make a dog with behavioral issues look threatening. Other dogs might not get the joke and will attack in defense.
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+12 397. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Dog Conquers Fear of Stepping onto Carpet

One of our dogs does the same silly thing, only opposite. He backs up from carpet to wood.
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+8 398. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Power of Words

I almost believed the story about his friend, until he started with all the flatline and "clear" nonsense, that was taken straight from television and not from real life.
I guess it is ok, since the goal of the competition is a good performance, but it devalued the whole thing for me.
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+4 399. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Speed Mountain Running-five 4000m peaks in 7h 45min

Seems like someone watched too much Lord of the Rings...
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+5 400. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video No more

I really hope, there was a medical need (like parasites) for bathing the cat. Otherwise it is just cruel. And i dont even like cats...
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+1 401. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video I THOUGHT it Was My Hand...

First research on the "rubber hand illusion" was conducted at Princeton University and then the topic was studied in depth at the Swedish Karolinska Institutet. I have now idea why they give the credit to PHD students messing around in Freiburg.

The same effect has been used successfully with other bodyparts - even to induce sexual pleasure in people with fake genitalia:

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00926230600835346#.Vd3qZvntlBd

Amazing!
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+2 402. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Hasan chops :D

Idiot! Who in his right mind brings a machete to a scimitar-fight...
Damn #7 was first! (Always read all comments before posting) +1 #7 :)
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+8 403. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video World's Largest Organ

Dont be so harsh with #1. Somebody had to write it. Its the internet after all. He just jumped on the grenade so nobody else had to face the embarassment.
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+4 404. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Man Shaves Face With An Axe

#7 Try shaving your balls with a chainsaw. Then i'm impressed!
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+3 405. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video New shocking footage of the recent catastrophic explosions in China

#11 You sneaky bastard! >:)
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0 406. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Can People Explain Intangible Concepts To A Blind Person?

The guy describing shadow did a god job. An analogy for rainbows i would have chosen is a meal, separated into all its flavors. Getting all poetic and excited about it in the face of a person, who is missing out on it seems a bit cruel to me. Sure, a sunset is a nice thing to watch, but they make it sound like it is the best thing ever.
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+1 407. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video 5 Cool Water Tricks

1:00 is that how jesus did it?
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+3 408. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video A Visualization Of Every Nuclear Detonation From 1945 To Present

#17 Nobody knows how aware Hitlers contemporaries really where about the horrors of the Endlösung, but it was made damn sure that the following generations knew exactly what happened. Today there are many voices that say "why should i feel guilty because our grandparents f...ed up?". But i think it is better to make sure that the part of the German psyche that led to the Holocaust is treated with caution and Germans are kept painfully aware about it.
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+4 409. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Demon Prank

#6 I guess there is a platform under the carpet connected to a metal rod that is strapped to his right lower leg. The fact that he can disconnect and walk away makes the illusion even more impressive. He can pivot, so the rod is probably simply resting in a short piece of tube.
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+4 410. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video A Visualization Of Every Nuclear Detonation From 1945 To Present

#6 There certainly is no whitewashing in German history class. On the contrary. It is a constant guilt trip. I estimate, that one third of all books we read in literature and history class deal with the despicable way Germany acted in WW2. In my eyes this is adequate, but many rightwing Germans complain that it is over the top.
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+2 411. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Dr Sebi: Man Found “Cures For All Diseases” AND Has The Supreme Court Ruling To Prove It

#21 Apologies accepted. I know the frustration that comes up if one argues in the comments bellow bullshit science videos :)
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+1 412. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Dr Sebi: Man Found “Cures For All Diseases” AND Has The Supreme Court Ruling To Prove It

#18 What do you think is more likely: The efficacy of a treatment that isn't compatible with all we know from medical science, or a case of spontaneous remission or a misdiagnosis of the initial condition?
Sadly, there are a lot of people out there who take medical advice from a guy on the internet, on whose aunt a cure supposedly worked. But anecdotal evidence and personal experience is not how the effectiveness of a treatment is established.
Anyway, I am glad your aunt is ok.

#19 Haha, I honestly admitted defeat and realized that my argument didnt hold water. I admit it is unbelievable to change somebodies mind in an online debate in the commentary section, but it sometimes happens, you know.
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+2 413. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Dr Sebi: Man Found “Cures For All Diseases” AND Has The Supreme Court Ruling To Prove It

#16 I guess you have an important point there. Under closer examination it seems wiser for me to fully retract that statement, which i hereby do. I hope you agree with the rest of my initial post, and if not, please dont make me look like an idiot again. :)

This guy sums up the issue more accurately:
http://www.csicop.org/si/show/herbs_are_drugs
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0 414. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Dr Sebi: Man Found “Cures For All Diseases” AND Has The Supreme Court Ruling To Prove It

#14 Thanks for pointing that out. Let me rephrase: The bigger the effect of a chemical on a biological process, the more potential for side effects (that have to be identified in clinical trials) there is. Better?
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0 415. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Dr Sebi: Man Found “Cures For All Diseases” AND Has The Supreme Court Ruling To Prove It

#12 Right, when i noticed it was to late to edit. You're probably the wrong guy to lecture about naturalistic fallacies :)
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+1 416. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Dr Sebi: Man Found “Cures For All Diseases” AND Has The Supreme Court Ruling To Prove It

#10 Herbal remedies are not side effects free. Due to softer regulations, they are merely less studied than conventional medicine, that in many cases is an purified form of the active ingredients you find in varying quantities in herbs. So the side effects are not identified in clinical trials. As a rule of thumb one could say, the more potent a cure, the more side effects it has. "Natural equals better" is a fallacy that snakeoil salesmen eagerly exploit.
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+1 417. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Tesla's new charger prototype

Why does it go limp before insertion?
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-5 418. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Men React to Their Girlfriends Getting Catcalled

#3 You can apply this "she was asking for it"-mentality to every woman that does not wear a chador. But i'd prefer if you didn't.
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+7 419. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Golden Retrievers Synchronized Swim

A single goldie that likes to swim smells awfull. Imagine the odor of this pack!
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+8 420. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video strange parking

That is a fakie 50-50 grind!
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+9 421. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Malfunction...

Le Mag' De La Santé, which is aired on Canal+ in France, is a comedy show that parodies breakfast television.
The sketch is hilarious though.
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+4 422. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video ‘Barely Legal Voters’ Try to Identify 2016 Prez Candidates- And There’s One Name T

#2 It really is a tragic dilemma. On top of that the so called "informed" are heavily influenced by agendas of numerous lobbies.

The big question is: How much grassroot democracy is possible before things escalate into irrationality?
On the other hand: Nobody wants a paternalistic government, that knows better whats good for you than yourself. Difficult...
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-3 423. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video One Sousaphone Ruins An Entire KKK March

#13 No flame war here. We all seem to agree that the term "race" can either mean (as i just learned) a local socio-economic class, which has historical reasons and the division of biological and genetic distinct groups of a species, which is not applicable to humans. The latter has not been recognized or flat out denied by a lot of people. So, i thought it was worth pointing out.

If someone is interested in a superbly done documentary on the science of human race:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teyvcs2S4mI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVmj8dDx9yY

and #14: Blues are the worst of all!
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-5 424. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video One Sousaphone Ruins An Entire KKK March

#11 ok, then it is semantics. I wasn't aware that in your language race means "appearance" or "area of ancestry". I thought you where referring to race in the same taxonomic sense, that all these hategroups do. I wonder why you still use such ambiguous language though, if what you really mean is "social class", since it seems to have the potential to create dangerous misconceptions which lead to irrational behavior depicted in the video.

Why should someone be more embarrassed if idiotic people have the same skin tone then?
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-1 425. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video One Sousaphone Ruins An Entire KKK March

I meant #6 of course...
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+3 426. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video One Sousaphone Ruins An Entire KKK March

These people sure are stupid. But it is quite ironic that the woman accuses them of stupidity, while filming a vertical video.

#2 The concept of a white race has been abandoned by science since the victorian era btw.
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+2 427. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video The Islands Where Guns are Required

#2 It is meant for self defense and to repel polar bears, not hunting them at long range.
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+6 428. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video What it's really like to work in a music store

That sounds exactly like the band i was in as a teenager :x
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+1 429. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Ben and Chesty meet and greet

I wish i hadn't enabled you to continue. Those pictures are hard to get out of the head now.
You're probably right doubting a causal link between bacteria and health in dog owners. I simply stated that this research is going on to make the point that intimate contact with dogs (that sounds a bit wrong...) doesn't seem to have severe adverse health effects.
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+2 430. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Ben and Chesty meet and greet

#13 What did they teach you about anecdotal evidence? :P
please continue...
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+11 431. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Futuristic Jetpack Is Flown In Front Of Audience During Smithsonian "Future Is Here" Festi

#2 they probably had a 10% reserve :)
But honestly, this is 1960ies technology that can hardly be called futuristic. A strap-on-rocked that isn't operated in space will never be more than a gimmick if you ask me.
A quadcopter you could wear would be awesome.
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+6 433. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Ben and Chesty meet and greet

#5 Yeah, i admit the hypothesis sounds a bit sketchy. But its basis is the observed improved health of dog owners and their families of which many engage in unsanitary activities with their pooches. So, at least it doesn't seem to be a big health hazard. Your 2nd link supports this notion btw :)
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+9 434. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Huge Fireball Caused By Explosion at a Chemical Plant

Who came up with the idea to fill up the rest of the screen with a blurry copy of part of the original vertical video? In my opinion this makes thing even worse!
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+10 435. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Ben and Chesty meet and greet

#2 there actually is research beeing done at the University of Arizona with the working hypothesis, that dogs germs are probiotic and beneficial for human health. I would do it the same way as these parents to make sure the new arrival is a positive experience and a social bond is formed before jealousy issues arise.
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-2 436. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video The Floating and Levitating Man Trick revealed (step-by-step) !

I would have thought that he has a steel bar going up his sleeve, not an entirely fake arm. But it is such a lame trick, that i wonder why he goes through the effort of concealing it.
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+3 437. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Beautiful Beach Glows by Bioluminescent Phytoplankton

#5 it is bioluminescent plankton that glows when stimulated. It can be found in oceans around the globe. In the summer months it is quite common in the North Sea (where we went skinny dipping).
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+2 438. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Beautiful Beach Glows by Bioluminescent Phytoplankton

Reminds me of the times when we were teenagers and convinced tourist girls to have a naked swim at night. "dont be shy, it is totally dark anyway..." >:)

The noctiluca miliaris at my place had more of a green glow.
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+1 439. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Dad Daughter Beatboxoff

Did anyone else feel the urge to wipe the screen after this video?
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+1 440. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Don't drive and drink

He should integrate a lawn mower into his design. That way he could get some work done while getting hammered.
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+3 441. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Would You Help A Lost Child?

#5 Has an important point.
#12 Spot on!
It is not the fault of pedophile people, that they have these feelings (Acting on them is another Story). Society should help them live a decent life and reduce risk for children to a minimum.
If you want to experience the complexity and the moral dilemmas of this issue, i suggest viewing Louis Theroux's "A Place for Pedophiles".

Pedophiles are deeply troubled human beings, that deserve some compassion.
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+1 442. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Amazing People With Real Super Powers

Hard to tell which of these so called superpowers is a physiological irregularity, a trained ability, fraud or just plain craziness.
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+9 443. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Hot Daughter

Thank god, my sister is ugly as hell! >:)
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+1 444. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Losing control!

#4 the Sufi are an ascetic monastic sect. In comparable christian practices women are excluded as well. So, this might not be the best video to start an anti-muslim rant.
I like your passion for feminism though!
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+7 445. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Renewable Energy from Evaporating Water

Interesting mechanism. When you have water to evaporate, you can create a temperature difference to power a stirling motor (1816), or generate electricity through a thermocouple (1885), which i suppose would be far more effective. I guess the problem here is energy density. You would have to construct gigantic mechanisms to harvest reasonable amounts of energy. Time will show, if there are some amazing applications.
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+10 446. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Right, left and right again ...

#1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kV4vHpqrj6E
#8 The job you're doing belongs in category awesome! :)
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+2 447. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video First ever front flip at Monster Jam

I wouldn't exactly call it landed if it involves crashing on the roof...
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+5 448. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video From Canary Islands to Italy

#5 It wasnt me, i swear. Although i found #2 way funnier than #4. #2 there is a very active SNOTR user who calls himself Cameraguy you know...

Also, look up:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logorrhea_(psychology)
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+5 449. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video From Canary Islands to Italy

Is this visual effect created by long exposure or HDR-technique?
Cameraguy i am asking in your direction?
There is no way this is how earth actually looks from space.
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+1 450. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Faith No More - Easy

Mike Patton is one of my favorite musicians, but this singing was crap!
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+6 451. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Play with sand in your house with no mess

Shut up and take.... Wait! 20 $ a kilo? I'm out!
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+6 452. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Insurance Scammers are Awesome!

Some of those looked more like suicide attempts :(
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+4 453. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video We need more people like him

There are no "unborn babies" in the same way there are no "born fetuses". A fetus becomes a baby through the proces of childbirth. The phrase "unborn babies" was coined by the anti-abortion movement. It has no place in a news-show.

Now, that my rant is finished, i'd like to applaude this guy.
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+2 454. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Furze's Invention Show-Toasting Knife

"Furze" in German is the imperative of "to fart" >:)
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+1 455. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Run little man run....

As an engineer and the trainer of agility dogs, i can hardly think of a more interesting video.
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+4 456. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video The evolution of the bikini

I thought the C-string was on top of the evolutionary ladder...
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+13 457. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video DNA taken from trash used to map features of litterbugs in Hong Kong

Unless they demonstrate their technique with a random person and compare the predictions with reality i have no reason to believe the pictures resemble the litterers in any way. If it would work then law-enforcement would be all over it. But for an uneducated population the campaign may just work.
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+10 458. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Vladimir Georgievsky

Balls of steel!
In more than just one way...
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+4 459. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video People Experience -220°F (-140°C) For The First Time

#7 I've visited the archives for arctic ice-drilling cores, which are stored at -120°C at the Alfred Wegener Institute. You could walk in the freezing chamber in shorts and t-shirt without any kind of discomfort to get one of the popsicles they kept inside there. But they strongly advised to let it warm up for five minutes before licking it. :x
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+2 460. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video You can't hide it ...

#5 Over here in Germany, we might not have a whole lot of actual sex going on, but we sure are not afraid to talk about it in drastic vocabulary or display body parts on tv.
I like the second part...
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0 461. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Open Lock with Soda Can

This only works on cheap springloaded locks. Higher quality locks use ball bearings that are locked in place.
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+3 462. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Climate Change in 12 Minutes - The Skeptic's Case

#3 Haha, high fife!
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+4 463. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Natural cough sweets

#4 gave you a thubs up for bringing some reason to this video and its comments. The vitamin-c will not "boil off" though (under 190°C), but it will neither do anything to relieve your symptoms or help you recover unless youre suffering from a deficiency. So, never mind :)
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-1 464. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video The 2€ T-Shirt

Don't think the workers see more money of a 20€ shirt. But by paying only 2€ the consumer gives his consent to the exploitation.
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+9 465. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video A Black comedian gives his view of the riots going on now in Baltimore

This kind of editing is probably supposed to make him appear more dynamic, but it somehow makes him look like he isn't able to complete a single sentence without help from the cutting software (i am sure he can).

These days, you don't get any coverage of your protest if nothing burns. So i think some violent protests can be justified from an utilitarian point of view. But most of the time the kids are indeed just there too "f**k s**t up", what usually simply discredits a movement.
It is funny how the media generally presents these kind of protests in a bad light when they're close at home and glorifies them when they are in Egypt for example.
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+2 466. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video The Ingenious Design of the Aluminum Beverage Can

Nucular! It it's pronounced nucular.
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+1 467. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video The Ingenious Design of the Aluminum Beverage Can

In theory a cylindrical shape could achieve a 91% packing density if arranged in a hexagonal pattern. In practice the cans are arranged in a quadratic pattern which lets the space usage drop to 78.5%.
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+3 468. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Hit by Avalanche in Everest Basecamp 25.04.2015

And now the few helicopters stationed in Nepal are used to evacuate the wealthy adventurers from Mt. Everest while the Nepalese people below are dying. Strange world...
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+6 469. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video The Backwards Brain Bicycle

We had a kid in our local skatepark whose parents assebled his board with the trucks facing the wrong direction. He did quite well in the miniramp, but something looked odd. One day his mom asked me to try out the board, because she thought it behaved weirdly. After I had a painfull experience and told her the mistake she made they reversed the trucks and the kid couldnt deal with it and asked his mom to change it back. As far as i know he still rides his board that way.
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+2 470. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Scythe vs Brushcutter

The brush-cutter could use some longer bristles.
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+2 471. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video How locusts perceive the signal to swarm

Why would it be an advantage to swarm when recources run low? I had suspected the opposite.
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+22 473. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Dog and his kid

In soviet russia dog walks you.
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+6 474. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Burglurglrgulrgl

I wonder what game they played before. Judging by the hair this kid is electrically charged to the max.
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+3 475. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video This is how governments and private organizations are using fake online accounts to manipulate you

There are methods to detect this kind of organized trolling. Investigative journalism should make more effort to expose and publicly shame the culprits.
It is more necessary than ever to properly fact-check your information (peer reviewed scientific journals) and be skeptical. BUT be careful not to revert to the shill-card when your opinion is questioned online.

Astroturf-paranoia is a perfect tool to reinforce irrational beliefs, because it makes it easy to dismiss every information that conflicts with your opinion.
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+5 477. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Optical Illusion Wallclock

I would be sooo annoyed with such a thing on my wall...
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+6 478. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Whoopi Goldberg: If you hit a man don't be surprised if he hits you back

It is never a good idea to punch someone who is physically superior. It also sucks to exploit this superiority. Why is this even about gender?
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+9 479. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video A drunk jumps on stage at a comedy show

#4 I beg to differ! George Carlin for example was a truly eloquent artist who drew his power from swearing. And thought provoking as he was, he was funny as hell!
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+4 480. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Fast & Furious... Nerd?

Which country is this? In Germany we are learning in a car provided by the driving school. It has a set of break- and clutch-pedals for the instructor.
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+1 481. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video What Happens When Lava Meets Ice?

As a SNOTR regular i am well aware of the leidenfrost effect. So, no surprise here. The bubbles looked cool though.
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-2 482. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video CD Shattering at 170,000FPS!

Can anyone explain the significant mechanical effects at work here?

My hypothesis is: The CD is in resonance at its 5th eigenmode and the framerate it is filmed by makes it appear to be a stationary warp.
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+13 483. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Giant Foot Print 200 Million Yrs Old - South Africa

#6 The fact that there is a face imprinted on the moon just shows that these giants where huge enough to bang their head against it.
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+23 484. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Giant Foot Print 200 Million Yrs Old - South Africa

This is not only evidence that giants walked the earth. Since it is in granite, it also proofs that these giants lived more than 2000 m inside the earth, where they took walks on molten rock. Don't let the narrow minded erosionists tell you otherwise!
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+5 485. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Valspar Color For The Colorblind

#5 that is a bold claim to make without providing further information and sources.
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+2 486. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Before drones were cool...

#5 yeah, guess i was sidetracked by the whole Arab-falcon thing. Impressive ornithological knowledge, sir!
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+4 487. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Piranhas Seem Fairly Harmless

#8 You're right, under usual circumstances piranhas don't poise a threat to humans. But in a feeding frenzy it would be foolish to offer them any body-parts you still need.
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0 488. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Before drones were cool...

It seems like someone is up there every day to make an awesome video.
Taking a chihuahua to events that involve falcons like the guy at 1:37 seems rather risky to me...
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-1 489. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video The Banking System, Explained In 6 Minutes

The banking system cannot be explained in 6 minutes!
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+2 490. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Golden retriever tasting lemon

#8 Thank You!
I did a Google search and couldn't find sound scientific data and neither seem the authors of the articles you linked to be able to. At least they did not bother to share it.
I still don't think that the danger of "...irritation in your puppies digestive system, particularly if eaten in large quantities..." justifies insulting everyone laughing at a dog making lemon-faces.
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+2 491. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Golden retriever tasting lemon

#6 Says who?
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-1 492. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Strange egg...

What happens if they are hatched?
Do you get a chicken pre-loaded with an egg, or a chicken inside a chicken?
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+1 493. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Astroturf

You can google virtually every alternative treatment, no matter how silly, and you will have to search really hard before you find real scientific advice. Either big pharma sucks at astroturfing, or the problem is not as big as Sharyl Attkisson presents it. But then again such a largescale conspiracy would explain why nobody takes her seriously in regard of the dead horse she keeps beating (vaccination-authism-link). I guess to her it is more probable that everyone who comments pro-vaccination is a payed shill, than that she suffers from confirmation bias with this toppic.

I am not denying that it is happening, just saying that she seems a bit too paranoied about it.

Oh boy, this one will get downvoted really bad.... :x
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+4 494. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Internet Story

Some disenchanting background info:
http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/internet-story
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+1 495. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Russian Road Rage Extreme Fights

#4 I suggest "primates". It is not that offensive to handicapped people.
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+7 496. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Photographic Memory

#2 exactly. A photographic memory wont help much. All you could do with that is remember the initial configuration. The skill here is more related to imagination. Like a chess master looking 10 moves ahead in some situations.
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-1 497. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Funny guy makes Royal Guard Laugh at Buckingham Palace

#9 just a healthy level of curiosity. Interestingly, a words phonetics seems to be what makes it inappropriate and not the underlying meaning. For example s**t, p*ss, f**k ... are words many agree cant be mentioned, even though they are just lower-class words for everyday's activities. But saying "felching" or "rusty trombone" is usually ok. :x (Am i making things worse?)
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-2 498. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Funny guy makes Royal Guard Laugh at Buckingham Palace

#6 Well, that is the problem with tabooed words. You have to say them and get into trouble in order to find out which ones they are. So you will just have to try them all out and wait for the response. I know for a fact that "pegging" is ok on SNOTR.
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+5 499. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Now this is a huge yet gentle Pitbull

#12, sorry for making you wait that long. We grammar-Nazis need sleep too. :)
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+2 500. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Magic Door Prank

The reactions reveal a lot about human nature. Cognitive dissonance can be hard to bear.
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+2 501. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Now this is a huge yet gentle Pitbull

I am sure he is gentile. Dogs cannot be jewish. :P
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+3 502. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Guy has seizure while skydiving

What a nightmare!

I guess someone will have to find a new hobby.
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+5 503. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Female hyenas with strange body parts....

Hyenas: The inventors of pegging.
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0 504. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Will Happer, Princeton's Galileo

Mr. Happner deliberately confuses weather with climate ( #1 as well). The minimum period that can be climatically interpreted is 30 years. So even if the global temperature would have sunk in the last 20 consecutive years it wouldn't mean much. I dare to assert that his cost-risk-assessment is purely speculative. Sure, a warmer planet with more Co2 in the atmosphere would be beneficial to plant life. The critical point is the pace of the climate shift. Will the ecosystems be able to adapt fast enough (or collapse temporarily) and if so, will the following large-scale migrations poise a threat to peace?

In order to make the right political decisions we should pay close attention to the constantly refined model climate-scientists are developing and not dismiss them as a "religious cult".
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+2 505. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video African man sees snow for the very first time

#5 That's very interesting. And also counter-intuitive for me. So a Scottish dialect would be in fact even less comprehensible for a Londoner than for me?

#6 If you observe closely, you'll notice that the voice from the off isn't subtitled.
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+7 506. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video African man sees snow for the very first time

These subtitles are completely useless. I can understand him perfectly, even though English isn't my native language. Seems slightly racist to me.
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-3 507. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video You're Doing It All Wrong - How to Sauce Pasta

Only problem with this technique is, if you go for seconds all the sauce is absorbed and the pasta is all squishy.
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0 508. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video How a tugboat works

#1 are you sure jet-skis aren't powered by jets?
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+20 509. kirkelicious commented 4 years ago on video Massive 3D Illusion of a moving face at a Las Vegas Bar

#1 i googled it. After ten seconds of research the answer was: Projection on/in the box. Works only from one side. :)

View from less spectacular angle:

http://vitalvegas.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/center_bar_side_view.jpg
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+3 510. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Military Ray Gun • ADS Electromagnetic Radiation Weapon

This will be a reliable weapon against rioting vegans. All you need to beat this system is a 1/64 inch thick meat-suit.
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+10 511. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Skiflying World Record - 250 m - Vikersund

I think we gonna need a longer ramp!
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+1 512. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video U.S. Navy railgun makes public debut

sure #14 :
Velocity equals mach 7 equals twothousandthreehundredeightytwo meters per second.
Acceleration-time equals ten milliseconds equals zero point zero one seconds.
Acceleration equals velocity divided by acceleration-time equals twohundredthirtyeightthousandtwohundred meters per second squared equals twentyfourthousandtwohundredeightytwo times earth's gravitational acceleration (with earth's gravitational acceleration being nine point eight one meters per second squared)

Equals severely fucked up payload.

Glad i could clear that up for you!
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+13 513. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video U.S. Navy railgun makes public debut

v= Mach 7 = 2382 m/s
t= 10 ms = 0.01 s
a= v/t = 238200m/s^2
= 24282 g (g=9.81m/s^2)

= :x
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+3 514. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Woman's arm wrestling

They make the same sounds when taking a dump, btw.
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-1 515. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Storytelling Of Science

#11 I dont care what made up number of scientists believes in global warming. For me it is enough to know that nearly all climatologists agree it is happening and linked to the increase of CO2 in our atmosphere. You should look up a peer reviewed scientific journal some time instead on relying on right-wing newsblogs.
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+3 516. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Speed Dating Prank

I was hoping she would go all Ken Block on them and not just burn some rubber on a wide open space.
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+4 517. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Storytelling Of Science

NDG is such an important personality! He will be responsible for many scientific breakthroughs in the future by sparking the enthusiasm for science in the next generation.
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-1 518. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Woman's bra stops bullet

God saved her? Looks more like a warning shot to me: "Next time you hear of a nearby robbery stay inside, for my sons sake!"
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+4 519. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video OLD MAN gets a NEW HOME

I really love the spirit of this one. It feels like it was honestly done for the old man and not for Youtube.
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+7 520. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video How many water-filled balloons does it take to stop a bullet ?

Depends on the size of the balloons and the velocity/shape/mass/density/strength of the bullet i'd say. :)
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+3 521. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Other side of the Moon

#3 Nazi-UFO-base on the far side, Duhhh!
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+31 522. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Russia's Finest Mechanic At Work

Most news clips with people at work are staged. In car factories they fiddle with the welding-robots to produce extra sparks and when people are shown working with computers, they usually do hilariously pointless stuff. Also, i wonder how often a chemist puts drops of liquid in a vial, holds it overhead an looks through very focused in his daily routine...
In our engineering office, weve got a stash of lab-coats solely for TV appearences. :D
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+3 523. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video A Response to Lars Andersen: a New Level of Archery

Thanks for confirming my hunch that Andersen is full of s$%t.
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+7 524. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Blind Woman Sees Her Son for the Very First Time

I understand this contraption is basically an overcomplicated magnifying glass and maybe a light enhancer for people whose really bad vision makes them 'legally' blind. The claims in this video seem pretty bold. I hope no absolutely blind people or their relatives get false hope from this.
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+1 525. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video The Game of Life

#2 considering how wrathful this dude can be, it would have been very unwise to write "And it was total crap."
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+10 526. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video 16 Photos Taken 1 Second Before Disaster

Do we really need these lame lists in video format now?
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+12 527. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video A flying robot that can walk

Looks like a wounded bat struggling for survival with not too much chance of making it.
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+5 528. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video The best therapy...

When i took a bunch of autistic children on a vacation to an pony-farm one arm ended up in the ponies butt and flight-test where conducted on the cat. Glad to see that interaction with animals can work out much more smoothly. What a lovely dog!
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0 529. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Auschwitz: Drone video of Nazi concentration camp

#15 I am fully aware of the dilemma. All holocaust denial is driven by antisemitism. I just dont think threatening a single idea with prosecution, while allowing people to spread misinformation about other topics and minorities will make much of a difference, other than reinforcing the forbidden belief. You could threaten all people who circulate potential dangerous false facts about race, gender, nationalities, sexuality, medicine, technology, religion... with jail-time or you have to make every thought open for discussion and hope that an educated society can deal with it.

A law, that exclusively protects the Jewish people in this way is a bit anachronistic, given the fact that if something similar to what you describe where to happen today in Germany, it would probably be directed against the German Muslims.

We will yet have to see if an unrestricted exchange of (mis)information will work especially in the age of social media, but i would be willing to give it a try.
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+1 530. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Auschwitz: Drone video of Nazi concentration camp

#10 I am from Germany, where holocaust-denial and the display of Nazisymbols are a crime, and completely on one page with you. They absolutely should have the right to spew their nonsense. The silencing is only fuel to the flames of their twisted conspiracy theory anyways. But that does not mean their views are to be respected by the public, whose duty is to tell them to "Fuck off!".
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+10 531. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Auschwitz: Drone video of Nazi concentration camp

In case some holocaust-denier feels the urge to comment: Fuck off!
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+9 532. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video SpaceX Animation of Falcon Heavy flight and booster recovery

I love the fact that the launch pad looks like its design was inspired by Darth Vader's Star Destroyer. NASA, youve got a lot to learn about style!
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+1 533. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Largest charitable Ice fishing contest in the world

So, did they depopulate the whole sea?
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+2 534. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Dog in action

Why the hell would you treat such a lovely dog, that helps you cope with your life, like shit by putting him on a prong collar? A relationship between dogs and humans has so much more to offer if you dont resort to violence.
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+17 535. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video RUN

No underpants where harmed in the making of this video, or where they?
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+6 536. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Dashcam footage of Mariupol being shelled on 24th January 2015

Just Horrible!
I dont think anyone on this site is qualified and informed enough to blame either party in this conflict, so maybe just dont?
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-1 537. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Spoon carving

Is this huge monster of a spoon supposed to go into someones mouth? I can see the point, that eating soup would go much faster though.
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+5 538. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video RC car falls into frozen lake, RC truck comes to the rescue

Pretty ballsy to send in the truck without attaching a rope for recovery. Perhaps he had an even bigger truck standing by, just in case.
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+6 539. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Guy plays One Winged Angel (Sephiroths theme) on the organ... during church service

I once walked past a church in Hamburg where the choir was singing "lalalalalalalaaaa lalalaaa lalalaa..." - the guitar riff from Slayers "Angel of Death" as a warmup-exercise. The choirmaster was surely having a great laugh.
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+1 540. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Dog "Saves" his owner

My dog behaves in exactly the same way. She will not go into the water on her own. So in the summer when she wallowed in something disgusting (again) i have to go for a dive...
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0 541. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Life in a shipbreaker yard

#9 I dont agree that overpopulation is the main culprit here. Its more about the limitless greed of our western civilizations that lives in ridiculous surplus and leeches on the poorer countries. My Keyword would be "Inequality". And #1 The people are poor because to meet our todays standard of "rich" someone like them has to be exploited. Blaming the victims, without whom you would neither have a laptop nor the spare time to comment on SNOTR is not only cynical, it is outright stupid.
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-2 542. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Insanely Pimped Out Cadillac Escalade

#9 in kilograms that would be 0.002187 N*s^2/m
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+6 543. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Auld Lang Syne performed with a .22 caliber rifle

I want to see "flight of the bumblebee" performed on a gatling-gun!
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+4 544. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Coffee

Did this video really had to come up 5 minutes after i discovered i ran out of coffee for breakfast? That's just cruel!
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+2 545. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Police backseat passenger has a gun....

Is it normal for police in the US to have an assault rifle next to the drivers seat?
The choice of language used by the policemen seems very unprofessional to me.
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+3 546. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Dog has the discipline of a Samurai

First catbreading and now this. Do we never learn?
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0 547. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video A Beretta shotgun being made

It sure is a thing of astonishing beauty! At least as long as you dont think about the appalling tings it will be used for...

It goes over the counter for 45k :O

Can someone please explain the x-ray part?
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+4 548. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Car Crashes Time 4

As voyeuristic as watching these videos makes me feel, i actually think they make me a safer driver. So keep em comming ;)
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+7 550. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Apollo Launch Abort System Test

Damn, that eyepatch is stylish!
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+24 551. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video What is in McDonalds chicken nuggets?

Now show us how the chicken are raised!
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+14 552. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Joe the Barber

That is just so much more heartwarming and inspiring than a guy giving one homeless person a thousand dollars to create a youtube sensation. What a kind Man!
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0 553. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Joaquin Phoenix Slams Walmart for Supporting Sickening Cruelty to Pigs

#10 FGM is not a muslim problem but an african one. It is practiced by the majority of christians in egypt and by erithrean jews as well (so much for doing some research). Somehow your compassion with these girls seems kinda opportunistic to justify some islamophobia, especially in the light of your lack of empathy with other living beeings you seem to be so proud of.
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+2 554. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video How to cook shrimps in less than 3 seconds?

Something is fishy about this...
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0 555. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video The last Teabender

I would be so tempted to startle him while pouring overhead.
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-3 556. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Were the "Dark Ages" really dark?

Prager University, eh?
Impressive name for a Youtubechannel run by a rightwing religious douchebag.
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0 557. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Fartman - Mr Methane

Compared to Pujol this guy is a lightweight.
There is an interesting reenactment of the career of Le Petomane
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8pGUZLF6_o
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+5 558. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Trucking jumping over a Lotus F1

Holy truck!
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-1 559. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Tailgater gets instant karma

I can kind off understand the guy driving in front. I always make sure not to get into the way of faster drivers, even when i am over the speedlimit myself. But once the driver in the rearmirror starts to behave like a total dick, i suddently have all the time in the world to change lanes back again.
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+3 560. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Driving In Russia

BLJAD!!! Multipurpose-word.
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+4 561. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Schlieren Optics

#2 tons! I can be used to make soundwaves visible for example. It could be used for experimentally verifying computational fluid dynamics calculations. For the development of ventilation systems for cars or aircraftcabins currently particles have to be mixed into the air to measure flow in a 3D-space. And also it looks awsome!
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0 562. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Overhauling an Airbus A380

Refurbishing the interior is only half the work. What they do in terms of structural maintenance is truly amazing. The largest check is the D-check btw when the aircraft is stripped of all its paint and gets nearly completely disassembled. The first A380 will be due in a couple of years. It will be enough work on the fleet to provide a workforce the size of a small city with labour.
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-2 563. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Ex-NFL star finds new passion in farming

#3 i didndt answer your question, because you did not ask one.
And yes, wicked people do wicked deeds, but for good people to commit wicked deeds it needs religion. And how far is worshiping a fuhrer from worshiping a god anyways?
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+6 564. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Ex-NFL star finds new passion in farming

#3 Faith in god can lead to abhorrend acts. So this guy deserves some credid for turning it into something beneficial for society. He chose to grow food. Other religiots bomb abortion-clinics.
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+4 565. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Golden Retriever has its priorities straight

And the winner of the eating-competition, by a long shot, is....
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+3 566. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Dad cracks up while scolding kids for making a huge mess with paint

I wonder what "juice" theyre on, if withholding it is supposed to be a severe punishment.
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0 567. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Sorry! The commander said to park it here!

"It looks like a normal landing of an osprey, but you wont believe what happened next!"
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+13 568. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Messing with a "Microsoft" scammer in a VM

He sure waisted the scammers time. And mine...
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+2 569. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Rabbit Attack

Thats what you get if you wear carrot jeans!
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+8 570. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Guy finds a nice surprise in his can of soda

I dont get the appeal of these unboxing-videos.
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+4 571. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video GaffGun

Any Roadies wet dream!
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+4 572. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Turbine powered RC Jet 440 MPH Speed Guinness World Record 2013

#5 Its Mach 0.6 so there is quite a way still to go.
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+2 573. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Yet another ghost quadcopter scare prank

I imagine, the sound would give it away.
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+9 574. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Billy Connolly - Fuck Off

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jl9WWk431h0
The whole documentary. It is pretty good if you dont mind hearing the f-word 800 times.
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+3 575. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video This guy handles the G force test like a boss

Nice sphincter-clenching!
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0 576. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Stephen Hawking impressed by David Blaine's trick

#7 more likely the show youre referring to just used standard mentalism prediction tricks and sold it as NLP. Derren Brown admittedly does it this way. It is a fascinating thougt that charismatic people can influence your behavior though clever wording, but youre actually not that easy to manipulate subconciously.

On another note: Just becouse hawkins is paralysed, Blaine does not have to speak that slowly like he was mentally disabled.
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0 577. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Doug Stanhope on nationalism

These are the moments i miss George Carlin the most.
#4 Just who would that be?
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+1 578. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video The Making Of These Beatles Pancakes Is Really Amazing

This guy should do a jesus and get rich!
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0 579. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video When a physics teacher knows his stuff

He should have done it with his balls, not his chin!
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-1 580. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video A different show

Who else, besides me, tried to lick his ellbow?
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+1 581. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Staying true to the advertisements

#9 that is not true. The friction force between the tires and the road, that does the stopping is linearly increasing with weight. So does the momentum. That means that breaking distance isnt a function of mass.
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-1 582. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Is it OK to Pee in the Ocean? - Reactions

Let me throw a word out there:
Wetsuit ;)
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+3 583. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video A Brazilian Family With Twelve Fingers

The father must think there is something fishy about the kid in the front @1:15.
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+8 584. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Meet Sam, Rescued From Dogfighting

#(removed comment) Still better than killing humans AND hating dogs.
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+13 585. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Christopher Hitchens getting Waterboarded voluntarily

Well #(removed comment), Hitchens thought much like you before this experience. Luckily there is a cure for that.
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+3 586. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video The most easily scared guy in the world?

I need to get myself a Basse for my office!
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+8 587. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video How Dogs react to Human Barking

#5 Lets keep the village idiot around. He makes me feel better about myself.
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+8 588. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video 1000 People eating 1000 Ghost Chilies

Milk! Fresh Milk! Only 200 ddk...
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0 589. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video The Narwhal's Mysterious Tusk

My theory: They need the horn for swimming at supersonic speed.
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+10 590. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Deluge Training

Why is there a pig squeeling?
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+15 591. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video The Cartman Whisperer

Best South Park episode ever!
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+12 592. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Evolution vs Honey Bee

I totally dont get the title of the video.
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-1 593. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Scared by a Leaf

#6 Bullshit! In europe where the mutilation of animals for purely aesthetic reasons is banned all boxers have long tails.
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+1 594. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video A 40 year old woman, born deaf, hears for the first time.

#3 plus she mentions that it sounds high pitched. fishy indeed...
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+1 595. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Dexter Prank

next time when i am caught dismembering a corpse i simply say "it's a joke".
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+1 596. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Which way will the wheel spin?

#6 if you have a background in engineering, you can simply look at the equilibrium of the contact-forces, considering the kinematic constraints (transmission) to figure out which way the wheels will react to an external force. If not, well, you have a lot of studying to do if you really want to understand it.
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+3 597. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video The unboxing video to end all unboxing videos

To those who dont get the reference: Some people out there get a kick out of watching stuff like that, although the music would propably ruin the experience.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autonomous_sensory_meridian_response
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+9 598. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Musical Road in California

That road is horribly out of tune!
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+1 599. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Algae Lamp

#8 first question that popped into my head. The fact that this basic topic is not mentioned makes me suspicious.
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+1 600. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Sonic boom destroys a sundog

This would actually have made a great vertical video.
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+6 601. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Would you help a child in need?

Now let's see what happens when there is a foreign looking kid.
Honestly, I have no predictions.
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0 602. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago on video Compressed air prank

#1 well put.
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0 604. kirkelicious commented 6 years ago on video Rotating head

Everyone who thinks that it is rotating clockwise is an idiot!
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+1 605. kirkelicious commented 6 years ago on video Photoshopping

Shouldt she look cross-eyed when she looks at the side, after she had her eyes mirrored?
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-1 606. kirkelicious commented 6 years ago on video Bird steals egg camera, films penguin colony from the air

What were they planning to do with that egg-cam. Shoot upskirt-footage of a birt trying to hatch it?
Otherwise a rock-cam seems to be more suited in every regard.
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+6 607. kirkelicious commented 6 years ago on video Flexible Muscle Based Locomotion for Bipedal Creatures

I do optimisation of technical systems with evolutionary algorithms for a living, but it´s power still amazes me.
For simple problems it even isnt that hard to programm. Every creationist should try it.
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+4 608. kirkelicious commented 6 years ago on video Dressing Up Like A Homeless Man

There is a book "How to Dress as a Homeless Person"?
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+5 609. kirkelicious commented 6 years ago on video If you are in a shell...

Having watched this video previously totally ruined the experience for me:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y4DbZivHCY
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+5 610. kirkelicious commented 6 years ago on video Dolphins

Who would have thought dolphins could look that baked.
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-2 611. kirkelicious commented 6 years ago on video Puppy Prank

I find the woman with the dog in a buggy at 0:52 deeply disturbing. Also it annoys me, that people think it is o.k. to put a puppy in a box to be fondled by randomn strangers.

Apart from that: Great prank!
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+3 612. kirkelicious commented 6 years ago on video Snowboarding appears to have turned insane

2:28 nearly made me throw up, but the rest of the vid more than compensates for that.
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0 613. kirkelicious commented 6 years ago on video I've always heard English is hard to learn.. But this?

I tried it and notice my heavy clicking-accent myself. Funny, how easyly you pick up your motherlanguage as a child.
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+4 614. kirkelicious commented 6 years ago on video Guy makes an experiment out of water, condom and his head

What a dickhead!
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+2 615. kirkelicious commented 6 years ago on video Best fails of 2013 | TNL

4:43 is proof that Hangover 3 is based on a true story.
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-1 616. kirkelicious commented 6 years ago on video New Year Fireworks Fail Compilation

It never stops to amaze me, that these things are legal in our time of ridiculous health-and-safety-regulations.
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+16 617. kirkelicious commented 6 years ago on video How Does a Transistor Work?

It took a guy dressed up as an atom for me to finally understand semiconductors. Brilliantly explaned!
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+4 618. kirkelicious commented 6 years ago on video Road Bike Party

those pants arent either!
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+7 619. kirkelicious commented 6 years ago on video Amazing Discovery With Magnets

Explanation: The magnetic force is proportional to 1/distance. If you have a strong magnet at a greater distance and a nearer but weaker oposite one, there is a distance where both forces cancel out. Another factor that enhances the effect, is that the directions of the force-vectors of the outer ring change with decreasing distance (they kinda split up in opposite directions), further weakening the combined pulling force. Simple physics/mechanics ;).
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0 620. kirkelicious commented 6 years ago on video Tribe practices euthanization

#5 who do you think the portrayed tribe goes to war against? Its just the scale that is different because of the lack of technology.


On an other note: Isnt Euthanasia supposed to be an act of compassion? All i can see this tribe doing, is infanticide motivated by selfish or supersticious reasons. It barely even fits the perverted definition the Nazis used to justify theyr crimes against the handicaped.
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+1 621. kirkelicious commented 6 years ago on video Monkey teaches Human how to Crush Leaves

Monkey: "First you crush those leaves properly, then i am going to teach you hold your camera the right way!"
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+1 622. kirkelicious commented 6 years ago on video Robot gymnast catches the bar after a backflip...

1:19 Tadaaaaaa!
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-4 623. kirkelicious commented 6 years ago on video Ups and downs

He is totally faking it!
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+1 624. kirkelicious commented 6 years ago on video Manliest rugby player I've ever seen

He is the lovechild of William Wallace and the Technoviking, by the way.
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+3 625. kirkelicious commented 6 years ago on video Dog response to engine revs

Just to clarify for non-dogpeople: The laying back of the ears is a calming-signal that dogs use to comunicate distress or submission, in order to deescalate a situation. This dog basicly expresses his worry of the noise. I like the throttle-theory though.
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+1 626. kirkelicious commented 6 years ago on video Great Hacky Sack Routine

The "ministry of silly walks" would hire him in the blink of an eye!
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+6 627. kirkelicious commented 6 years ago on video Man survives attacks of furious dogs

Looks like jagdtterriers. A realy ferocious Breed...
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+2 628. kirkelicious commented 6 years ago on video Billboard that produces potable water from the air

So the average family uses far less than 30 l of water per month?
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+1 629. kirkelicious commented 6 years ago on video Inside the world's quietest room

#15 1dB=10^(-5)N/mm^2

I once worked in such a room. The thing I noticed was a weird sensation of increased pressure on your ears.
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+2 630. kirkelicious commented 7 years ago on video Experiment shows how warm and cold water interact.

#7 I didn't really have a point. Just thought it was interesting.
#9 Thanks for the elaborated reply.
I hope i didn't spark an anti-islamic debate, because islam is as silly as the next religion.
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-7 631. kirkelicious commented 7 years ago on video Experiment shows how warm and cold water interact.

# 3 Fun fact: According to Quran, 25:53 sweet and saltwater dont mix.
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0 632. kirkelicious commented 7 years ago on video Inglewood Police Chase Jan 13, 2013

#4 to upload it on youtube, where the same video already exists in HD. DUH!
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+1 633. kirkelicious commented 7 years ago on video NYC Subway Beatboxer

#6 The Ladies seem like total c$%ts, but they are depressed because they have noticed the guy suffering from VVS.
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+8 634. kirkelicious commented 7 years ago on video Clever Cat

Thats why you dont play Cups and Ball with tin- or glasscups.
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+2 635. kirkelicious commented 7 years ago on video How Malian Troops Train

Now do a rocket launcher!
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+2 636. kirkelicious commented 7 years ago on video Top 10 Bike Fails Loading Unloading

Nice, the 15 top 10 loading fails...
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+3 637. kirkelicious commented 7 years ago on video Dog Running With Shoes

These shoes are meant to protect the paws against damage, e.g. by road salt.
Although the dog seems to feel very odd, his bodylanguage does not show signs of real distress.
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+2 638. kirkelicious commented 7 years ago on video Rotate Your Owl

where do you get straightjackets for owls?
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+7 639. kirkelicious commented 7 years ago on video VX Nerve Gas

#6 there is a simulation at the beginning of the clip.
Apparently you start praying and then collaps.
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+6 640. kirkelicious commented 7 years ago on video Speech 101 Prank

The funniest part is the necklace at 2:00.
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+34 641. kirkelicious commented 7 years ago on video Ancient Archery

say "Lars Anderson" one more time. i dare you!
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0 642. kirkelicious commented 7 years ago on video Elevator prank

I am pretty shure, that i could tell the difference between a moving elevator and a fake one. so, if my ability to detect acceleration isnt a special gift, i suppose this one is staged.
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0 643. kirkelicious commented 7 years ago on video The Athlete Machine - Red Bull Kluge

#12 you "heard" wrongly.

Current price of shugar: 0.42 USD per kg
shugar content in one can: 0.027 kg
price of shugar alone: 1.134 cents
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0 644. kirkelicious commented 7 years ago on video Dolphin-man breaches clear of the water

Look, It´s Seaman!
*chuckle*

#2 it is called bionics
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-2 645. kirkelicious commented 7 years ago on video 'Street Workout' On The High Bar

wow! the spectators are having a blast... not!
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+6 646. kirkelicious commented 7 years ago on video Underwater Missile Launch

Can somebody explain whats the point of first dumping the missile into the water. Is it safety?
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-1 647. kirkelicious commented 7 years ago on video A Different Kind of Boss

An economic model, that depends on people putting caps on bottles by hand for twenty years to meet the needs of society, has some serious flaws. Automation should be a good thing.
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+3 648. kirkelicious commented 7 years ago on video Dog welcomes Soldier home

#8 thank you so much for clarifying that.
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+1 649. kirkelicious commented 7 years ago on video Mad dog

The dogs bodylanguage actually is showing defensive behaviour, not agression. That does not mean that it would not bite you if you'd come too close. It is however perfectly clear to everybody, that the dog does not want anyone close. Ergo, not dangerous if you dont push him too far.
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+2 650. kirkelicious commented 8 years ago on video Drugwar

I am always sceptical when a remmedy is advertised to have miraculous properties, especially when the proponents offer only anecdotal evidence.
I think the demonisation of the plant is completely over the top, as is its glorification. Lets face it: THC abuse can trigger a psychosis, as i have witnessed myself in several cases, including one suicide.(#6)
However, everybody should be able to choose for himself if he is willing to take that risk, not the government.
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-3 651. kirkelicious commented 8 years ago on video Best Local News Bloopers of 2011

#8 #10 that could be a hint that Fox-News is much viewed and recorded. Which would be depressing.
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0 652. kirkelicious commented 8 years ago on video Full Earth-rise

I don´t believe we have the capacity of messing up the planet so badly, that it would not look nice anymore when viewed from the moon. Like Carlin said: "The planet is fine!...The people are f...ed."
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+1 653. kirkelicious commented 8 years ago on video Who SCREAMS louder? Azarenka vs Wozniacki

#8 a jet plane taking of reaches about 150 decibels in 25 meters distance, whitch is about 100 times the sound pressure.

i hate myself for beeing such a smartass...
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-3 654. kirkelicious commented 8 years ago on video True Love and Affection - Narayanan Krishnan

#7 the concept of karma is what created a society, that lets people live in these conditions in the first place.
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-4 655. kirkelicious commented 8 years ago on video Impressive Gay Marriage Speech

#6 could you please share the sources you base your claims on?
i am especialy interested in the "gays-in-s&g-theory".
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+4 656. kirkelicious commented 8 years ago on video Who defends the rights of animals?

It is like factory farming...
only with sunlight.