Mythbusters at Maker Faire!

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Have you seen Mythbusters on the Discovery channel? Well, it's a tough job separating truth from urban legend, but the MythBusters are here to serve. Each week special-effects experts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman take on three myths and use modern-day science to show you what's real and what's fiction. I ran into them at Maker Faire for this behind the scenes interview.

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      Raymie

      Two of my favorite shows in one place.

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      Raymie

      Two of my favorite shows in one place.

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      Barry Hawkey

      Never heard that one.  You and Tina should test it out...do your own Mythbusters episode.

      Oh, and nice shirt, Laura.

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      Barry Hawkey

      Never heard that one.  You and Tina should test it out...do your own Mythbusters episode.

      Oh, and nice shirt, Laura.

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      Laura10
      I haveto admit I had only seen mythbusters a few times before interviewing them- but what a great idea for a show. If it wasnt a complete rip off I'd do my own mythbusters episode for 10. ooooh, maybe something about PC myths, like if you change ANYTHING in your registry your computer will die. hmmmmlight bulb goes off over head Smiley
       Who has more PC myths?

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      Christian Nilsson

      AWSOME!!
      the mythbusters rock, and so does 10!!!
      yeah yeah..
      *Jumps around house!!* Wii Wii Wii
      Wink

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      Christian Nilsson

      AWSOME!!
      the mythbusters rock, and so does 10!!!
      yeah yeah..
      *Jumps around house!!* Wii Wii Wii
      Wink

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      Bob Bachand

      cute?

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      Bob Bachand

      cute?

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      Chris Fisk

      Here's a myth for you that's VERY easy to bust: "Macintosh computers are better suited for graphics and are more powerful tools for video-editing, 2D image manipulation and 3D animation/rendering."

      Care to stop that one into the ground for us? Wink

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      Chris Fisk

      Here's a myth for you that's VERY easy to bust: "Macintosh computers are better suited for graphics and are more powerful tools for video-editing, 2D image manipulation and 3D animation/rendering."

      Care to stop that one into the ground for us? Wink

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      Rafael Nieves

      Mythbusters is be pimp, as they say in the hood.

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      Rafael Nieves

      Mythbusters is be pimp, as they say in the hood.

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      Rafael Nieves

      Bust or Confirm
      1. Liquid Cooling cools your processor well enough to provide a noticable difference in processing power over convention heatsink/fan
      2. That people somehow need 3+Ghz 2GB RAM to browse the net and play solitare
      3. CD-ROMs last a gajillion years if stored away
      4. Placing a cracked but still intact CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive will cause the CD-ROM to explode upon wind-up
      5. Placing a magnet on a hard drive will wipe the all info
      6. fully submerging a motherboard, or any component for that matter, under fresh water then letting it fully dry will not harm the components.
      7. You can make money off the precious metals found in computer components
      8. You actually get use the full downloading potential of your internet connection
      9.Staring at the light emmited by a optical mouse can blind you.
      10. LCD screens give off no more radiation than a piece of paper reflecting sunlight

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      Rafael Nieves

      Bust or Confirm
      1. Liquid Cooling cools your processor well enough to provide a noticable difference in processing power over convention heatsink/fan
      2. That people somehow need 3+Ghz 2GB RAM to browse the net and play solitare
      3. CD-ROMs last a gajillion years if stored away
      4. Placing a cracked but still intact CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive will cause the CD-ROM to explode upon wind-up
      5. Placing a magnet on a hard drive will wipe the all info
      6. fully submerging a motherboard, or any component for that matter, under fresh water then letting it fully dry will not harm the components.
      7. You can make money off the precious metals found in computer components
      8. You actually get use the full downloading potential of your internet connection
      9.Staring at the light emmited by a optical mouse can blind you.
      10. LCD screens give off no more radiation than a piece of paper reflecting sunlight

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      delusion_

      That's all I have to say about that.

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      delusion_

      That's all I have to say about that.

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      MarkN

      How about an entire show on the drastically dreaded and much maligned Starforce so-called "copy protection" and just how badly it affects PC systems? I've never had the displeasure but there sure is an awful lotta talk about it.

      Also, Laura, would there be any chance of a 10 version of "Host Challenges"? You once played for me on G4 when I was Cheeky Monkey there.

      Great shirt, too!

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      MarkN

      How about an entire show on the drastically dreaded and much maligned Starforce so-called "copy protection" and just how badly it affects PC systems? I've never had the displeasure but there sure is an awful lotta talk about it.

      Also, Laura, would there be any chance of a 10 version of "Host Challenges"? You once played for me on G4 when I was Cheeky Monkey there.

      Great shirt, too!

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      Matthew Mushall

      That would be a hard to bust objectively.  How about: Macintosh computers are more reliable and less likely to crash or fall victim to viruses than Windows based PCs.  Bear in mind, I use both platforms so I could give you a reasonable answer.

      btw...Laura's shirt is the bomb!  I need one of those to wear under my Air Force BD uniform! LOL!

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      Matthew Mushall

      That would be a hard to bust objectively.  How about: Macintosh computers are more reliable and less likely to crash or fall victim to viruses than Windows based PCs.  Bear in mind, I use both platforms so I could give you a reasonable answer.

      btw...Laura's shirt is the bomb!  I need one of those to wear under my Air Force BD uniform! LOL!

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      Bob Bachand

      that was sarcasm...

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      Bob Bachand

      that was sarcasm...

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      Laura10
      I lost my luggage on my flight and had to get up very early in the morning to attend Maker Faire but all the stores were closed so as I ran through the barron streets of san mateo in my filthy clothes from the plane ride the night before I found a man on the corner selling trinkets from a blanket sitting before him. He offered an "Annie" lunchbox, three silver rings, an "I heart Satan" shirt....and the one you see me wearing. Now, let's move on.
      Oh, and p.s. I got the rings too Smiley
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      Laura10
      aaaaah, cheeky monkey! I remember you Smiley

      We'll look into a host challengy thing. I always love to dump stuff on Tina's head Smiley
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      Bob Bachand

      Fair enough...

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      Bob Bachand

      Fair enough...

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      Rafael Nieves

      dude... Ebay it. It's gotten pimped now you can sell it, prolly for a pretty penny too.

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      Rafael Nieves

      dude... Ebay it. It's gotten pimped now you can sell it, prolly for a pretty penny too.

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      Mike Sampson

      I think I've seen every episode of this show 3 or 4 times but it's still awesome stuff. Great to watch while grinding Furbolg faction Smiley

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      Sampy
      I think I've seen every episode of this show 3 or 4 times but it's still awesome stuff. Great to watch while grinding Furbolg faction Smiley
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      delusion_

      Just giving you a hard time. Smiley

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      delusion_

      Just giving you a hard time. Smiley

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