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Re: The TR Internet Videos Thread

Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:32 pm

It's got a long road ahead of it if it wants to equal the majesty of the greatest (IMO) sci-fi scene ever committed to film.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoAzpa1x7jU
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Re: The TR Internet Videos Thread

Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:55 pm

The last USAF flight of the mighty F-4 Phantom (the Greek AF still flies them).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rT_gLtwAjBs

When I first moved to my current locale, the VTANG flew the Phantom. VTANG is tasked with CONUS air defense, so they practice often. When a 4-ship flight practiced a combat launch, most of Chittenden County put down whatever it was doing for the next couple of minutes until the thunder had abated. The F-4 is man's triumph of sheer thrust over aerodynamics.

In the school year of 1971-1972, I had the pleasure of living in the Montgomery, AL area due to Dad's (USAF Reserve) required attendance at the staff college at the AFB there. The high point of the stay was family day at the base, with the Thunderbirds flying a full show in Phantoms. Glorious noise.
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Re: The TR Internet Videos Thread

Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:00 pm

Somehow, Mercedes-Benz got the Coen brothers to make a Super Bowl ad for their latest hyper-roadster. I wish I could afford this level of midlife crisis.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvHFM8c7cPM

Wish I could also steal a scene like Peter Fonda. And yes, Steppenwolf is involved.
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Re: The TR Internet Videos Thread

Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:08 am

Oh dear. I know this is a few years old now, but Weird Al taking on CSN's Suite Judy Blue Eyes and turning it into a rant on corporatism ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyV_UG60dD4

Just watch for yourselves.
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Re: The TR Internet Videos Thread

Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:19 am

Bingo!

http://www.****.net

(I work with a guy who used to bring a copy of that web page up on his laptop in meetings. But only if he was sitting where the presenter could not see it, of course...)

Edit: Aargh! Word filter is mangling the URL. Well, you'll have to manually substitute the correct URL. Think "synonym for bovine excrement" bingo.
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Re: The TR Internet Videos Thread

Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:02 am

There are ways around the word filter.
www.bull%73hitbingo.net
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Re: The TR Internet Videos Thread

Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:20 pm

JustAnEngineer wrote:
There are ways around the word filter.
http://www.bull%73hitbingo.net

Chrome told me wrote:
Bad Request

Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand.
Additionally, a 400 Bad Request error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.


If you replace the %73 with an S it works, but this isn't exactly a workaround. :lol:
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Re: The TR Internet Videos Thread

Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:00 pm

derFunkenstein wrote:
Chrome told me wrote:
Bad Request


The link works flawlessly in Firefox and in Edge.  Chrome appears to be broken.
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Re: The TR Internet Videos Thread

Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:56 am

JustAnEngineer wrote:
derFunkenstein wrote:
Chrome told me wrote:
Bad Request

The link works flawlessly in Firefox and in Edge.  Chrome appears to be broken.

Works in Chrome for me. Not sure what you problem is, derFunk!
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Re: The TR Internet Videos Thread

Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:57 am

Now it's working in Chrome for me, too. I must have mistaken coincidence for causation (that it worked when I corrected the URL and failed a handful of times when I didn't must have been a coincidence)
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Re: The TR Internet Videos Thread

Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:03 pm

Captain Ned wrote:
Somehow, Mercedes-Benz got the Coen brothers to make a Super Bowl ad for their latest hyper-roadster. I wish I could afford this level of midlife crisis.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvHFM8c7cPM

Wish I could also steal a scene like Peter Fonda. And yes, Steppenwolf is involved.


Just waiting for my daughter to get through college. Looks like it will cost just about what her schooling will. Never been a huge fan of MB styling though. Kinda have my eye on a Jag F-type.

I actually thought that was one of the better commercials too.

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Re: The TR Internet Videos Thread

Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:11 pm

The Oroville Dam's concrete spillway has broken about 2/3 of the way down, apparently due to poor maintenance.  The erosion is happening far enough down that it doesn't threaten the dam, but it's sure putting a lot of mud into the Thermolito basin and Feather river in this video.  Additional erosion will happen as water is now flowing over the earthen emergency spillway (which has never been used before since the dam was constructed in 1968).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dBPk2cpcyk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bephol1Ormg

P.S.:  Now the water is running over the parking lot next to the emergency spillway and eroding dangerously close to the dam, forcing them to open up the flow to the damaged normal spillway to lower the lake level below the overflow.  188,000 people have been evacuated from the banks of the river below the dam.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQSUJGzjmAI
https://www.yahoo.com/news/mass-evacuat ... 24417.html
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Re: The TR Internet Videos Thread

Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:25 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceuU1UQuwVU

A Lancaster and a Mosquito (the only flight-worthy one on the planet), escorted by braces of Spitfires and Hurricanes. Ten Merlins in one small space. Haven't see so much WWII RAF since the Queen Mother passed away.
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Re: The TR Internet Videos Thread

Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:18 am

A 1/10 scale Saturn V launch. Scale means it's still 36 feet tall.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E4-60ZsaPo
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Re: The TR Internet Videos Thread

Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:25 pm

Blade Runner 2049 Trailer #2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZOaI_Fn5o4

Please dear Bob, please don't suck.

A few interesting tidbits in the visuals:

Atari
Pan Am
Nexus 08 Alpha Prototype
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Re: The TR Internet Videos Thread

Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:31 pm

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A 1/10 scale Saturn V launch. Scale means it's still 36 feet tall.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E4-60ZsaPo

Would not want to be wherever that thing landed.
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Re: The TR Internet Videos Thread

Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:35 pm

One has to admire SpaceX's sense of humor. Here's a vid of all of the Falcon landing failures, set to a VERY appropriate piece of music. Not sure the younger gerbils will catch the significance of the music, though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvim4rsNHkQ

EDIT: Didn't catch it until prompted by others, but the non-dated comments tie directly into the theme music.
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Re: The TR Internet Videos Thread

Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:51 am

In honor of Cassini I watched a few shows on it. NOVA's Death Dive to Saturn vid was pretty good and focused on the people and stories behind the spacecraft and some of the latest discoveries, such as that Saturn's magnetic field is weakening.

If ya enjoy science/astronomy shows The Planet's is a good series hosted by Astronaut Mike Massimino. Episode 4 focuses specifically on what we know to date about Planet 9 and the current three theories on what type of planet it would be given we know it has 10x earth's mass.

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