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Author Topic: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O  (Read 5656869 times)

Mathel

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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #134220 on: January 31, 2018, 02:43:15 pm »

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The blue circle gun is something that no one in SW ever seems to remember, I'm always happy when it comes back in any form.

There's also Darth Vader blocking a blaster bolt with his hand.  Really cool moment but no one ever talks about it and its not in any of the games that I know of.

Magnets can't be "set" to affect humans without affecting other things; a magnet powerful enough to knock someone out (if such a thing is even possible) would probably do any number of horrible things to the gun, the surroundings, and the target.  In addition to requiring enough power your blaster could double as a generator.  On the other hand, the US military has a weapon that vaguely resembles a blaster, and its considered a less-lethal weapon for riot control.  Operating based on pain rather than electricity, which would explain why people avoid using the stun setting.
Heh, humans are not even magnetic. The only way to affect them with magnets is to induce a strong enough change in magnetic field to electrocute them, as they are conductive.

Sadly, humans are much less conductive than most metals. This would lead massive current through any metal it hits, heating it.

So imagine, if your target is wearing metal armor. They get cooked. Also any droids or computers you manage to hit.

So yes, it is possible to stun someone with magnets by tazing them. And yes, you would heat any metal nearby. You would also kill them, if they happened to have any metal inside of them. (Such as a metal knee.)
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« Reply #134221 on: January 31, 2018, 03:03:49 pm »

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There's also Darth Vader blocking a blaster bolt with his hand.  Really cool moment but no one ever talks about it and its not in any of the games that I know of.
He does it again in Rogue one.
I kind of thought Kylo Renīs blaster freeze was a callback to this
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #134222 on: January 31, 2018, 03:17:38 pm »

It is in "empire strikes back" for the original NES.  you fight the dark force phantom Vader on dagobah, and he totally ninjas the blaster like a boss.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #134223 on: January 31, 2018, 03:52:00 pm »

Someone dropped a couple neonazi propaganda rags in our bookdrops as if they expected us to put them out with the newspapers. In addition to the disgustingly predictable and predictably disgusting articles ("Saving White Civilization: Getting Parasites Off Our Back") there were also the befuddling ("Hitler Did Not Want Jewish WWII") and downright arcane ("China Calls Bluff of NY-DC Axis"). And, of course, an exhortation to buy gold now because fiat money can't be trusted.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #134224 on: January 31, 2018, 03:52:24 pm »

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There's also Darth Vader blocking a blaster bolt with his hand.  Really cool moment but no one ever talks about it and its not in any of the games that I know of.
He does it again in Rogue one.
I kind of thought Kylo Renīs blaster freeze was a callback to this

Pretty much this
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« Reply #134225 on: January 31, 2018, 03:53:13 pm »

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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #134226 on: January 31, 2018, 04:04:03 pm »

Yeah, vertical image flip. You can even do that in MS Paint.

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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #134227 on: January 31, 2018, 05:30:58 pm »

I had a conversation with a doctor today and... Strangely enough part of the conversation was over my apparently higher than average bandwidth usage.

He wasn't upset about it or anything, just seemed to be making sure it wasn't something else? Maybe downloading an entire booru with grabber while I was here wasn't the best idea anyway.
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« Reply #134228 on: January 31, 2018, 06:29:01 pm »

... mostly I just wonder why the doc was aware of your bandwidth consumption to begin with. Or I did, until I remembered you're in the hospital and probably nomming their line. Then it made sense!

Now I'm kinda' curious how often that's a discussion they have with inpatient folks. Also vaguely interested in what it takes to actually make them upset. There's obvious guesses, but they gotta' have some oddball stories tucked away somewhere. Hospitals always do, and one but hopes gerbils aren't involved that time.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #134229 on: January 31, 2018, 07:03:12 pm »

The high speed line is for brain scans, not rocket-riding magical girls
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« Reply #134230 on: January 31, 2018, 07:54:13 pm »

Unless said brain scan is to find the rocket-riding magical girls hiding inside all of our minds.
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« Reply #134231 on: January 31, 2018, 08:04:44 pm »

The high speed line is for brain scans, not rocket-riding magical girls

Did you say rocket sled riding magical girls?
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« Reply #134232 on: January 31, 2018, 08:12:11 pm »

That counts as obscure? Wizardry VII, isn't it?
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« Reply #134233 on: January 31, 2018, 09:54:33 pm »

Everyone I mention it to has no idea about it. That makes it fairly obscure.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #134234 on: January 31, 2018, 10:12:43 pm »

You say itís called wizardry but there are no wizards in that party. Mages donít count.

Also, why is there a priest if thereís a bishop?

Also also, itís obviously Japan Ďcause thereís a ninja. And a samurai. You suck at anecdotal evidence.
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