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  • HerbieBug commented on Adam Savage's One Day Builds: LEGO Sisyphus Automata

    Just checking out Jason's site now. He's got a lot of neat things on there. This useless machine is great:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xCd55oSgO4

  • HerbieBug commented on Adam Savage's One Day Builds: LEGO Sisyphus Automata

    WANT! Lego, you give Jason Allemann money and you make this an official set. I buy!

  • HerbieBug commented on Adam Savage and Simone Giertz Make a Popcorn Machine

    Oh hey, I didn't realize Simone is going to be a fixture on future Tested stuff. That's great. Welcome!

  • HerbieBug commented on Adam Savage and Simone Giertz Make a Popcorn Machine

    ... wut?

  • HerbieBug commented on Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Hellboy Sword!

    @l3eaudacious:


    Yeah that stuff works great for wrapping things. Strong and designed to be stretched when you wrap it. Also comes in faux leather if ya wanna swing that way.

  • HerbieBug commented on Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Puppy Car Seat!

    @RedGold said:

    'Nap' is the word for the directional attribute that some fabrics have, including corduroy.

    Yeah and a lot of fabric has that type of thing in ways you don't expect if you haven't used it before. For example, I tried sewing some winter neck gators and toques a couple years ago and found out that fleece has a peculiar directional property. Fleece only stretches along one axis and it is not at all stretchy the other way. Imagine my surprise when my neckwarmer stretched vertically -top hole to bottom hole- and not horizontally so you can stretch it around your head to pull it on. In other words, my tube of fleece stretched in to a longer tube instead of the desired wider tube.

  • HerbieBug commented on Studying How We Type with Finger Tracking

    Interesting. I took typing in highschool but never applied the rules of home row and so on. I just sort of learned by doing over many years. No home row. No particular placement of hands that I am aware of, yet i can type fairly quickly without seeing the keyboard no problem. I call myself a modified hunt and pecker. Only use thumb, index, and middle fingers.

  • HerbieBug commented on Meet Finn!

    @Sanj: Seconded! Jersey puppet needs Jersey accent.

  • HerbieBug commented on Adam Savage Inspects the Spacesuit from The Martian!

    Smooth shill at the end there. Well done. haha.

    Really looking forward to future videos on this project. Looks like it will be quite an elaborate build.

  • HerbieBug commented on The Man Who Lives in an Airplane

    @Malchom: Check the faq on his site linked in the blurb above. He wrote a whole section on various ways you could go about it.

  • HerbieBug commented on The Man Who Lives in an Airplane

    Okay i want to know how much it cost to have that thing moved out on to this guy's property. I can ballpark the jet itself but that moving expense had to be immense.

    edit-- just looked at his site. and here we are. Yep, moving the thing and mounting it on the property was more expensive than the plane. :p

    I paid $100K for my aircraft, but that was in 1999. The costs of staging site rent, wing and tail removal, moving, and other logistics totaled very roughly another $120K. So the project total thus far is very roughly $220K.

  • HerbieBug commented on Tested's Walking Tour of DesignerCon 2015

    Oh man. I would have had a hard time getting out of there without going broke buying everything.

    Nice camera work on this video by the way. That smooth steady 1080/60 is gorgeous.

  • HerbieBug commented on The Robot-Arm Prosthetic Controlled by Thought

    Yes! The dystopian cyborg future is happening!

  • HerbieBug commented on One Day Build: Adam Savage's Ultimate Duck Army

    Yay knot talk! I went a little nuts learning all sorts of knots a couple years ago. After a while I just retained the easiest and most useful. Bestest knots that everyone can find a purpose for (aside from the ones everybody already knows like the square and the shoelace):

    Slip knot tied mountaineering style (loop and pull through). This one would have been quicker in video to tie duck feets. Also there is a technique to make it much faster to untie. See vid:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipOCj2WEhv0

    Bowline. Check this video by a shipwright:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozskWrDM-F4

    Clinch knot for fishing line.

    Trucker's Hitch, dual slipknot style (no extra wraps)

    Clove hitch

  • HerbieBug commented on Stunts - 3/31/2015

    Adam you made Norm blush with your lewd australian story. :D

  • HerbieBug commented on Adam Savage's Navy Mark IV Helmet

    That is rad as hell. Holy crap.

  • DecoyX mentioned you in Testing Adam Savage's New Dissection Microscope

    @HerbieBug: I am sure Adam has friends with more powerful microscopes, Tested should make a video of that! :D

  • kallekilponen mentioned you in Living With Glass: A Trip, A Conversation, and A Party

    @HerbieBug said:

    Ohfergodsakes Will, your daughter is the cutest baby ever. >.<

    That said, I can totally see the family resemblance.

  • norman mentioned you in Tested at NASA: How Astronauts Put on Space Suits

    @HerbieBug: that's why i asked about the cotton!

  • thatlad mentioned you in The Journey of a Shipped Package
    @HerbieBug:  that would be great
  • AllanIceman mentioned you in Donkey Kong Hacked to Swap Mario and Princess

    @HerbieBug said:

    Ha! This is great.

    Kinda want to play this.

  • will mentioned you in Does anyone else find it ironic that this is "Jamie and Adam Tested"?
    @HerbieBug:  if you're logged in, you can put Norm or me in the logo, you know!
  • gpbmike mentioned you in Show and Tell: The Best Rubber Band Gun Ever

    @HerbieBug: quarter-auto?

  • will mentioned you in Quick Look at the New Able Kone Coffee Filter

    @HerbieBug: You need roughly half-gram precision.

  • tobbe217 mentioned you in Episode 142 - OCTOBERKAST Announced! - 10/04/2012

    @HerbieBug: thanx dude

  • Dr_Robocop mentioned you in Surprising Complexity Lurks Within a Simple Airline Bag Tag

    @HerbieBug: Princeton used the same material too, and I also, in frustration, failed miserably in my attempt to rip the parking ticket up!

  • KneelBeforeZott mentioned you in Acoustic Levitation Used to Test Pharmaceuticals

    @HerbieBug:

    Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have discovered a way to use sound waves to levitate individual droplets of solutions containing different pharmaceuticals. The acoustic levitator uses two small speakers to generate sound waves at frequencies slightly above the audible range – roughly 22 kilohertz. When the top and bottom speakers are precisely aligned, they create two sets of sound waves that perfectly interfere with each other, setting up a phenomenon known as a standing wave. At certain points along a standing wave, known as nodes, there is no net transfer of energy at all. Because the acoustic pressure from the sound waves is sufficient to cancel the effect of gravity, light objects are able to levitate when placed at the nodes.
  • japan2themax mentioned you in Another Day, Another Amazing Boston Dynamics DARPA Robot

    @HerbieBug: Yeah, I had the same feeling when I saw ASIMO doing its thing in Tokyo - is there a kid somehow in there?...no, wait...

  • Big_Daddy_Afro mentioned you in This is Only a Test #138 - Whitta Fever - 9/6/2012

    @HerbieBug said:

    Challenge for next podcast! No talking about cellular phones.

    BUT IT'S ALL i WANT TO LISTEN TO!!

  • AaronChance mentioned you in Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project #11 - Summer Reading List - 9/4/2012

    @HerbieBug: I'd recommend The Little Sister. Aside from a few soft spots in the middle, it's a fantastic book with plenty of twists and turns right to the end.

  • jeffallton mentioned you in Jamie Hyneman On Welding in His Workshop

    @HerbieBug said:

    @jeffallton said:

    Who else would watch a tour of everything in all those boxes?

    Is there a bin in the set marked "spare berets"?

    I hope his closet looks just like Monk's: ~ seven sets of the exact same clothing.

  • kim_a mentioned you in Jamie Hyneman On Welding in His Workshop

    @HerbieBug: There are boxes that say "raw meat" and "dark matter".

  • japan2themax mentioned you in Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project #10 - Space - 8/28/2012

    @HerbieBug: yes, its certainly a good argument for cooler ways of teaching, for both teacher and student. Further to what I mentioned initially, the scary dudes I had shouldn't have even been teachers.

  • will mentioned you in Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project #10 - Space - 8/28/2012

    @HerbieBug: Honestly, I think the person who remained in the capsule while the other two guys went down to the Moon had the hardest job of all. If something happened, he was all by himself farther from Earth than anyone had ever been before. He would have had to fly the capsule back to Earth alone.

    Even when everything went perfectly, those minutes when he was on the far side of the moon and out of communication with Earth had to be the loneliest anyone's ever felt, with the possible exception of Jim Cameron at the bottom of Challenger Deeps.

  • BlatantNinja23 mentioned you in Wich one is a better console?

    @HerbieBug said:

    @BlatantNinja23 said:

    @HerbieBug: it's insane to me that game updates still can take like half an hour for me on the ps3.

    I picked up a new copy of Gran Turismo 5 a couple months back. Yeeeeeeeeah. Multiple 1 gig + patches.

    that's the other thing..... multiple patches, why does that still exist? and why when you download a new game is it not just the updated version? it's just weird and annoyingly time consuming.

  • BlatantNinja23 mentioned you in Wich one is a better console?

    @HerbieBug: it's insane to me that game updates still can take like half an hour for me on the ps3.