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    These reviews are pretty great, explaining the "bad physics" of modern movies:

    http://www.intuitor.com/moviephysics/

    Click on "Movie Reviews" on the left hand side.

    Example review: Spiderman

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    the Matrix thing would kinda make sense if they were using the humans as CPUs or sumfin, 'cause DNA supposedly has much greater number-crunching potential than silicon. but merely as power supplies for silicon computers? not very plausible.

    even going by the DNA computer theory, it wouldn't make sense to use humans... they'd use an organic matter specially designed for computing. but i guess you could say that the science is secondary, and it's just a pretense for dudes in sunglasses and trenchcoats to kick & shoot each other in slow motion.

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    Originally posted by 3RA1N1AC@8 August 2004 - 23:44
    the Matrix thing would kinda make sense if they were using the humans as CPUs or sumfin, 'cause DNA supposedly has much greater number-crunching potential than silicon. but merely as power supplies for silicon computers? not very plausible.

    even going by the DNA computer theory, it wouldn't make sense to use humans... they'd use an organic matter specially designed for computing. but i guess you could say that the science is secondary, and it's just a pretense for dudes in sunglasses and trenchcoats to kick & shoot each other in slow motion.

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    http://www.intuitor.com/moviephysics/mpmain.html#mac10

    First, let us point out that the thirty-round magazine in a Mac 10 will be expended in a mere 1.8 seconds of sustained fire! If our shooter blazes away steadily for a total of only 3 minutes, his or her Mac 10 will spit out around 3000 chunks of lead at roughly 15 grams a piece. This amounts to 45 kilograms or a little less than 100 pounds of lead. And that doesn't account for the weight of the 3000 cartridge cases or 100 empty magazines scattered on the ground.
    heheheheh. who'd have thunk? Dirty Harry is a scientist!
    I know what you're thinking, punk.* You're thinkin', "Did he fire six shots or only five?"
    or he at least has a better grip on basic mathematics than the average action director does.

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    i can only imagine how smart the guys that write those things up are.

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    hey! i used this for my physics project in school last year.

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    For us Monthy Python fans: some guy calculated the average flight speed of a swallow!


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    Anyone who's watched the HULK will know how far removed from science movies can go, did you see the distances the hulk could leap? and what the hell did his father turn into at the end?
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    Originally posted by Gurahl@9 August 2004 - 21:17


    For us Monthy Python fans: some guy calculated the average flight speed of a swallow!

    Someone has too much time on their hands.

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    Originally posted by Gurahl@9 August 2004 - 12:17


    For us Monthy Python fans: some guy calculated the average flight speed of a swallow!

    omg, that's freakin hilarious, wat's the capital of assuria

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