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For those who are missing context, West Indies beat England in the final of the T20 Cricket world cup on Sunday. England were looking favorites to win, WI needed 19 runs off the last 6 balls, Ben bowled 4 back to back deliveries, each of which got hit for a 6 (analogous to a home run). The media have been giving him a tough time since then, and his mom decided to call a radio station to tell them to stop.
For those who are missing context, West Indies beat England in the final of the T20 Cricket world cup on Sunday. England were looking favorites to win, WI needed 19 runs off the last 6 balls, Ben bowled 4 back to back deliveries, each of which got hit for a 6 (analogous to a home run).
Zero sympathy. If I had my way he'd be dragged behind horses through every English county wearing sackcloth and ashes before being chained to a wall in the Tower to let the ravens pick his eyes out! There is no shame nor act of contrition which even begins to atone for that abomination! And I say that having had a couple of days to calm down a bit!
The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively that the Discovery-owned cable network has greenlighted a reality competition series titled Search for the Next MythBusters, which comes on the heels of the series finale for the original show in early March. MythBusters, which ran for 14 seasons, featured Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman using science to put various myths and rumors to the test.
Search will focus on finding an “all-new generation of myth-busting science superstars with mind-blowing build skills and nerves of steel.” It will involve both social media and stunts as it tests a cast of hopefuls on their skills as they compete in various challenges.
“When I got to the network, and we clearly identified MythBustersas a franchise and something that was important to Science Channel and Discovery, and it was such a beloved show, I didn’t want to let it go,” says Marc Etkind, who became general manager of Science Channel in September after having served in the same role at sibling network Destination America. “So we looked really closely at what would be the best way to keep it going and invigorate it and thought, ‘Let’s host a worldwide search for the next MythBusters.
So, if you're looking for a job and you've got a really big shed ...
Dang!, looking for a Job, wrong country (mind you Mythbusters was run by an Ozzie!) & no shed . Mind you I found out how to correctly use some tools from the show and interview (and also what happens when you use them incorrectly!). If you are a fan check out www.tested.com for a similar vein and Adam Savage... Also who knew they use barge glue for making sneakers.
Not really. Several of their tests sort of ignored problems.
- cell phone gas explosion - did not even try to be realistic vapor concentration (although I do not believe a cell phone would be an ignition source)
- marching to bring down bridge - full size boots on miniature bridge (they indicated busted, however engineering says otherwise)
One of the great strengths was the willingness to listen to and act upon the comments of fans post broadcast. When fans smelled a rat myths were often revisited using new and improved methods. Both of those you mention were in fact revisited. The bridge collapse verdict was changed to plausible, the cellphone verdict was validated.
You've got a machine sitting there that purposely creates 4, 6, 8 sparks on a regular basis, and it doesn't result in an explosion. I'm to believe a sealed cellphone with little-to-no intermittent electrical contacts will do it?
On the other hand, I'm willing to believe some of the older gas pumps could be reset by unfortunate overlap of radio frequencies between their communicating with inside the station and the cell phone making a connection.
We won't sit down.
We won't shut up.
We won't go quietly away.
Translation: "I tried to make them do stoopider, more dangerous, and less meaningful stuff, but they told me to ^^^^ off, so now I need to find a bunch of idiots who'll do *Jackass* stuff with a veneer of science!"
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
There's a roundabout at the top of Hayling Island, the usual one you get under the flyover part of a motorway in the UK which has a little wooded area underneath the bypass bit. Last week the Council trimmed this wooded part back a bit and you can now see a collection of 5-6 tents in the middle. Sometimes at night, you can see their campfires. According to the local Facebook page they've been there a couple of years and the assumption is that they are immigrants. Apparently there are some other tents on the verge of the motorway leading to Chichester as well.
My question is, is this happening around the rest of the Country too? Have you seen Roundabout people? Are they there and you don't know? I'm just amazed there's a small community living on a busy roundabout i've used at least twice a day for the last two years and I didn't have a scooby.