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Old 03-23-2020, 02:45 AM   #2241
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Reminds of an episode of some spooky TV series. A cutthroat actor cheats his way into some odd casting for Hamlet. The twist being that it was all done by the cliched escaped lunatics from the asylum who wanted proper authenticity. The role was for of course Yorik.
Alas, poor Yorick!
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Old 03-24-2020, 06:54 PM   #2242
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Reminds of an episode of some spooky TV series. A cutthroat actor cheats his way into some odd casting for Hamlet. The twist being that it was all done by the cliched escaped lunatics from the asylum who wanted proper authenticity. The role was for of course Yorik.
I remember that one, it was on Tales from the Crypt. Looking it up, appears to be Season 3 Episode 5, “Top Billing.”
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Old 03-25-2020, 08:55 AM   #2243
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The times, they are a-changing.

US Boy Scouts can earn merit badges for robotics, space exploration and game design.

Any takers?
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Old 03-29-2020, 12:50 AM   #2244
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The times, they are a-changing.

US Boy Scouts can earn merit badges for robotics, space exploration and game design.

Any takers?
Game design is newer, but I got my Space Exploration merit badge in the mid-90s.
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Old 03-31-2020, 10:14 PM   #2245
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Okay, we are in the Future.

This maniac on YouTube has built a 100-watt handheld laser pistol that can ignite wood and burn holes in glass and metal. He built this in his private workshop.

So this demonstration means the sci-fi laser rifles and pistols of the 1960's and 70's fiction are possible NOW if one were to use actual high-end materials and resources. And might be available on the open market in five to ten years. (Assuming they aren't outlawed.)

Cool.
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Old 04-01-2020, 03:10 AM   #2246
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But... but lasers are TL 10!
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Old 04-01-2020, 03:21 AM   #2247
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Okay, we are in the Future.

This maniac on YouTube
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I'm going to just hack at this lump of aluminium until it fits into the housing...
That's truth in advertising.
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Old 04-01-2020, 05:04 AM   #2248
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How to steal the Moon... with SCIENCE!

Some people deal with quarantine by becoming supervillains.
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Old 04-01-2020, 08:37 AM   #2249
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I remember that one, it was on Tales from the Crypt. Looking it up, appears to be Season 3 Episode 5, “Top Billing.”
That's it! Oh, my. That is even cheesier than I remember. lol
So many of those horror anthologies blur together in my head.
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If you’re the Navy and you want to force another ship to go where you want it to go, make sure your ship is actually stronger...

Or you might end up sinking your own ship.
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