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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Grant Imahara, an electrical engineer and roboticist who hosted the popular science show MythBusters and Netflix's White Rabbit Project, has died. He was 49.

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Dang! He was one of the cooler people on that show.
RIP sir.

#1 | Posted by a_monson at 2020-07-14 12:33 AM | Reply

Their moon landing hoax debunking was insulting. I'm also less impressed by explosions, otherwise, excellent concept.

#2 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2020-07-14 01:59 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

Moon landing hoaxers are insulting.

2020 just keeps piling it on.

#3 | Posted by jpw at 2020-07-14 02:03 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Sad...So young! Looked to be the picture
of health!

#4 | Posted by earthmuse at 2020-07-14 11:43 AM | Reply

Moon landing hoaxers are insulting.
2020 just keeps piling it on.
#3 | POSTED BY JPW AT 2020-07-14 02:03 AM | FLAG: | NEWSWORTHY 1

Yeah, I read that. But after being "addressed" so many times without serious and scientific methodologies or fairhandedness you do have to give it up to a ratings-crafted dull edge repeating the boring official doctrine to be the one show that actually gets under the skin. I guess that's why the topic is handled humorously rather than as a seriously alarming abuse of trust, we're supposed to believe the Mythbusters because.. they wear goggles and blowed ---- up! It's probably contractually obligated, "detonations every so many seconds".

The fact that the first landing is an indoor stage set, it's their dismissive nature, an obvious propaganda campaign and the total secrecy that will forever keep it understood as such. Rumsfeld and Kissinger thank you for your mindless devotion to what you are told to.:]

#5 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2020-07-14 12:00 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

The fact that the first landing is an indoor stage set, it's their dismissive nature, an obvious propaganda campaign and the total secrecy that will forever keep it understood as such. Rumsfeld and Kissinger thank you for your mindless devotion to what you are told to.:]

#5 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2020-07-14 12:00 PM | Reply | Flag:

[citation needed]

They are dismissive because your whole premise is farcical. You might as well go all-in and join on the aliens built the pyramids to store grain, the Earth is flat, the reptilians rule the planet, and global warming is a hoax conspiracy train. Or maybe the smokestacks on the moon with Bob.

Their dismissal of the "Moon landing is a hoax" was one of the few episodes where they were actually comfortably within their areas of expertise. Several of their other "busted" myths really weren't great science as they were using a few trials to try and replicate what would often have been an extremely low probability event. That episode, however, they focused on things that they actually know about - lighting, models, etc.

On topic, the brain aneurysm is one of those things that don't really depend on your overall health and are very difficult to detect in advance.

Sad to see him gone. While I enjoyed the final season where it went back to Adam and Jamie, I did miss the antics of the trio.

#6 | Posted by StatsPlease at 2020-07-14 12:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Yeah, you're not going to get much sympathy from me for poor treatment of the moon landing denier nonsense.

We have satellite images of landing sites showing LM descent stages, rover tracks, foot print tracks ect ect ect.

Unless that's all an elaborate ruse as well?

#7 | Posted by jpw at 2020-07-14 01:02 PM | Reply

from some mental kumquat above...

"The fact that the first landing is an indoor stage set,
it's their dismissive nature, an obvious propaganda campaign
and the total secrecy that will forever keep it understood as such.
Rumsfeld and Kissinger thank you for your mindless devotion to what
you are told to.:]"

Um...You do know that you can spot the moon lander as well as one
of the lunar buggies via powerful telescopes here on earth, right?

Or is that all just a planned for obfuscation of 'nannynanny -----------
wild conspiracy theories commence'!!

Mental -----------...

To quote Neil De'Grass Tyson...
"You all b*tches need some science!"

And we wonder why America is going down the tubes...

#8 | Posted by earthmuse at 2020-07-14 01:37 PM | Reply

"The fact that the first landingisan indoor stage set"

Let me make sure I have this right:
The first moon landing was faked, but the rest were real.
That it?

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-07-14 02:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

All crewed lunar landings took place between July 1969 and December 1972 as part of the Apollo program.

I wonder why we haven't been back to the moon since.

#10 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-07-14 02:14 PM | Reply

I wonder why we haven't been back to the moon since.

POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK

The set burned down lol

#11 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2020-07-14 02:28 PM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 1

#10 It cost a lot and it didn't really make any sense to keep going back.

(And people were starting to catch on that it's a hoax.)

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-07-14 02:29 PM | Reply

All telescopes sold is the US and abroad have a little rover and footprints painted on the lenses.

It's science... It may be science fiction but that's technically still a science.

#13 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2020-07-14 02:31 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

It cost a lot and it didn't really make any sense to keep going back.

Back in the 1960s and 70s, sure.

But, like all technology over time it improves and gets cheaper to produce.

As far as making sense, when did that ever a factor?

#14 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-07-14 02:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It only made sense as part of the Space Race because we had to show the world Capitalism is superior to Communism.

With no counterpoint to Capitalism, our country is now free to do the stuff that made Communism evil. Travel checkpoints and restrictions. Unaccountable police. Spying on citizens.

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-07-14 03:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

They are dismissive because your whole premise is farcical. You might as well go all-in and join on the aliens built the pyramids to store grain, the Earth is flat, the reptilians rule the planet, and global warming is a hoax conspiracy train. Or maybe the smokestacks on the moon with Bob.
Their dismissal of the "Moon landing is a hoax" was one of the few episodes where they were actually comfortably within their areas of expertise. Several of their other "busted" myths really weren't great science as they were using a few trials to try and replicate what would often have been an extremely low probability event. That episode, however, they focused on things that they actually know about -
lighting, models, etc.
On topic, the brain aneurysm is one of those things that don't really depend on your overall health and are very difficult to detect in advance.
Sad to see him gone. While I enjoyed the final season where it went back to Adam and Jamie, I did miss the antics of the trio.
#6 | POSTED BY STATSPLEASE AT 2020-07-14 12:26 PM

If you were actually interested you would study the topic, but that's not as important as repeating the lies we believe, right? I mean, obviously all conspiracy theories are equally valid, right? No need for discernment or critical analysis. Just the facts as provided. Good enough. So, the homeless population don't seem as impacted by Coronavisus. Is that because the sunlight is synthesizing a cleaner, more oxygen-capable blood? Are chemtrails attempts to mitigate these effects, in essence control the spread? Maybe the idea was to overwhelm the healthcare system with the homeless first, but that obviously has seriously backfired. Whatever it was, you need to get your Obamacare vaccine sooner than later. Injections are savings. Hey, do you eat beef and chicken? Are those hormones supposed to accelerate testicular cancer? Could that be helpful? Rubbing your balls in bleach aside, I've heard hydroxyharlequin kills 99.99% of all humor once the third one is confirmed.

I gave it an "excellent concept", what more could you want?

#16 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2020-07-14 04:23 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

lights, models, guest list.. Just do your best, darling.

from some mental kumquat above...

Yep, sounds like a Japanese translation from an anti-rape aerobics routine.

..
Um...You do know that you can spot the moon lander as well as one
of the lunar buggies via powerful telescopes here on earth, right?

Hasn't all of the original telemetry data been destroyed, models and equipment too. Let's just chalk it up to having some believability.

Or is that all just a planned for obfuscation of 'nannynanny -----------
wild conspiracy theories commence'!!
Mental -----------...
To quote Neil De'Grass Tyson...
"You all b*tches need some science!"
And we wonder why America is going down the tubes...
#8 | POSTED BY EARTHMUSE AT 2020-07-14 01:37 PM

What does Tyson have to say about people seeing UFO's? In interviews this would be a common question if he himself has witnessed anything as cathartic. Does ridicule of the inquisitive and witnesses to the extraordinary pay differently for a more informative opinion?

#17 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2020-07-14 04:55 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Hasn't all of the original telemetry data been destroyed, models and equipment too. Let's just chalk it up to having some believability.

That doesn't remotely address the part you quoted...

#18 | Posted by jpw at 2020-07-14 05:28 PM | Reply

"hydroxyharlequin" heheh

#19 | Posted by hamburglar at 2020-07-14 06:19 PM | Reply

Their moon landing hoax debunking was insulting. I'm also less impressed by explosions, otherwise, excellent concept.

#2 | Posted by redlightrobot

Moon landing hoax. Landing sites are visible from earth with a decent telescope. You and your ilk are part of what's wrong with the the US - and other countries. Please don't reproduce, or if you already have please do the right thing.

#20 | Posted by billy_boy at 2020-07-14 09:13 PM | Reply

So two have mentioned visibility with a decent scope.

Do you guys know what level or kind of scope?

I have a Newtonian scope but would that require a refraction scope?

#21 | Posted by jpw at 2020-07-14 10:42 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Do you guys know what level or kind of scope?

Nothing your average person would have. I'm sceptical that any terrestrial scope could see that close.

#22 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-07-14 10:47 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Apparently neither can the Hubble.

#23 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-07-14 10:50 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

It's fine...I'll look it up for you. This is all I'll post on this, because anyone who thinks the moon landings were faked is beyond stupid.

skyandtelescope.org

#24 | Posted by billy_boy at 2020-07-14 10:56 PM | Reply

From your article:

As you're well aware, no telescope on Earth can see the leftover descent stages of the Apollo Lunar Modules or anything else Apollo-related. Not even the Hubble Space Telescope can discern evidence of the Apollo landings. The laws of optics define its limits.

So there's that.

#25 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-07-14 11:02 PM | Reply

Google Moon is worth a look if you're not familiar with it:
www.google.com

#26 | Posted by YAV at 2020-07-14 11:21 PM | Reply

#25 | Posted by REDIAL

I was incorrect. Not the first time, and not the last time I'm sure.

#27 | Posted by billy_boy at 2020-07-15 12:23 AM | Reply

Their moon landing hoax debunking was insulting. I'm also less impressed by explosions, otherwise, excellent concept.
#2 | Posted by redlightrobot
Moon landing hoax. Landing sites are visible from earth with a decent telescope. You and your ilk are part of what's wrong with the the US - and other countries. Please don't reproduce, or if you already have please do the right thing.
#20 | POSTED BY BILLY_BOY AT 2020-07-14 09:13 PM

1969: Lunar Module docked with the Command Module 162,919 views

Start the video at 4 minutes. The "Eagle" looks like a model, moves like a model, the strangely lit moon looks like a model, etc.

Apollo11: Lunar Landing July 20, 1969 958,694 views Aug 31, 2007

Starting at 3:43 the landing itself is so absolutely laughable - from orbit to suddenly on the surface. Total farce.

#28 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2020-07-15 12:37 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

#28 | Posted by redlightrobot

I'd advise you to give it up, because you're embarrassing yourself. On the other hand you're amusing as hell, so please keep it up!

Weren't there smoke stacks and invisible glass structures on the moon? You tell me, oh wise one :)

#29 | Posted by billy_boy at 2020-07-15 12:48 AM | Reply

#28 | Posted by redlightrobot
I'd advise you to give it up, because you're embarrassing yourself. On the other hand you're amusing as hell, so please keep it up!
Weren't there smoke stacks and invisible glass structures on the moon? You tell me, oh wise one :)
#29 | POSTED BY BILLY_BOY AT 2020-07-15 12:48 AM

What I've posted is the data presented, merely without the NASA fanboyism.

Turn off the audio and watch it. Backwards, forwards, what moves with such sharp angular motion in space? ALIENS.

No, really, it looks like special effects to me.

The "invisible glass structures" are what again? Part of a special effect? Maybe an artifact from a projected screen technology?

Smoke stacks.. did that have anything to do with the Apollo 11 landing? Is there a Sizzlers in space already? It's probably a dispensary, dude.

#30 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2020-07-15 01:19 AM | Reply

Apparently neither can the Hubble.

#23 | POSTED BY REDIAL

Ok...so adding Hubble 6.0 to my Christmas list...

Oh well. Sounded too good to be true and apparently it was. *shrug*

Guess I'll have to stick to trying to find star clusters and nebulae!

#31 | Posted by jpw at 2020-07-15 01:45 AM | Reply

Bets that Billy_Boy is goatshart yapping at our heels?

#32 | Posted by jpw at 2020-07-15 01:48 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Hey Redlight, the Soviets, being best buddies, were in on the hoax as well. How do you explain that?

#33 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2020-07-15 04:24 AM | Reply

Hey Redlight, the Soviets, being best buddies, were in on the hoax as well. How do you explain that?
#33 | POSTED BY CRISISSTILLS AT 2020-07-15 04:24 AM

Finally, a reasonable question.

UFO-show in Norway sky welcomes Obama for Nobel Prize ceremony
829,897Aug 22, 2013 views Obama was presented with a special blue light technology display by Putin.

Lights Over Norway: UFO or Military Rocket?
483,911 views is allegedly a missile held in place. Spinning along with the blue spiral beam, it's alleged it's exhaust is the large white spiral at it's endpoint.

Mysterious Floating Lights Spotted In Norway appears to be another kind of test using similar projected energy technologies.

#34 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2020-07-15 01:51 PM | Reply

Obviously a global power is being witnessed. Naturally the exploration of the moon has been produced in such a way to continue this enterprise without alerting the general population. It's just obvious that the technology is here, has been mimicked and improved upon as the German Bell projects inform. The rocket program is a facade. They are unnecessary, ugly and deliberately so.

The moon presents the single most strategically important aspect of this dominating technology.

#35 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2020-07-15 02:04 PM | Reply

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