History AwesomeButImpractical / RealLife

19th Oct '17 5:28:18 AM Z3n1th
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** The GunsAkimbo style. Sure, [[RuleOfCool you look badass pulling it off]], but having a gun in either hand makes aiming and reloading impossible. Carrying two pistols in a hypothetical action movie scene, it is better fire them one at a time, switching to the second pistol when the first one is empty to delay the need to reload one.

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** The GunsAkimbo style. Sure, [[RuleOfCool you look badass pulling it off]], but having a gun in either each hand makes aiming and reloading impossible. Carrying two pistols in a hypothetical action movie scene, it is better fire them one at a time, switching to the second pistol when the first one is empty to delay the need to reload one.
19th Oct '17 4:49:12 AM Z3n1th
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** In fact, Japanese cities themselves. It kind of defies imagination to find that the population almost the size of a Russian one willingly confines itself on a barely 30% of the whole suitable land. It is actually very few large cities outside of the Pacific Industrial Belt that stretches from Hakodate to Kitakyushu, and the Sea of Japan cost is in fact very sparsely populated -- you can drive for hours and not see anything except the actual wilderness and some token farmland.

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** In fact, Japanese cities themselves. It kind of defies imagination to find that the population almost the size of a Russian one willingly confines itself on a barely 30% of the whole suitable land. It is actually very few large cities outside of the Pacific Industrial Belt that stretches from Hakodate to Kitakyushu, and the Sea of Japan cost coast is in fact very sparsely populated -- you can drive for hours and not see anything except the actual wilderness and some token farmland.
19th Oct '17 4:38:20 AM Z3n1th
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** [[http://blstb.msn.com/i/5C/CDD927B1EF33E77109D75255C5DB.jpg 8-bit]] [[SuperMarioBros Mario]] [[http://craphound.com/images/mariogoombamice.jpg computer mice]]. They're nifty and look nice, but they're also large, clunky, and uncomfortable.

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** [[http://blstb.msn.com/i/5C/CDD927B1EF33E77109D75255C5DB.jpg 8-bit]] 8-bit [[SuperMarioBros Mario]] [[http://craphound.com/images/mariogoombamice.jpg computer mice]]. They're nifty and look nice, but they're also large, clunky, and uncomfortable.
19th Oct '17 4:28:31 AM Z3n1th
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* The Japanese equivalent is ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C5%8Ds%C5%8Dzoku bosozoku]]'', meaning wildly customized and flashy automobiles and motorcycles - to the point they can be completely undriveable outside the main roads.

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* The Japanese equivalent is ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C5%8Ds%C5%8Dzoku org/wiki/Bōsōzoku bosozoku]]'', meaning wildly customized and flashy automobiles and motorcycles - to the point they can be completely undriveable outside the main roads.
15th Oct '17 8:30:00 PM karstovich2
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* Considering that most commercially viable forms of nuclear energy only utilize the U235, which is about 0.7% percent of naturally occurring Uranium and the vast majority of the 99.3% U238 are rather expensive waste,[[labelnote: nuclear Physics and economic background]]While U235 splits into several parts when hit by a neutron and releases neutrons fast enough to split further U235 in the process the neutrons released by splitting U238 can't split further U238. However, in any nuclear reactor a small amount of U238 is more or less by chance turned into usable isotopes of Plutonium which can either be used for nuclear bombs or fuel other types of nuclear reactor. For that, the Plutonium and leftover U235 would have to be separated from the waste, for which there are a grand total of two large scale factories in the world (trying to build one has cost more than one government reelection). Another option is modifying the process to produce more Plutonium which is done in so called "breeder" reactors. However, due to the fact that Plutonium is ''very'' poisonous and can be used for nuclear bombs there are understandable political hurdles to large scale Plutonium production. To add insult to injury at current Uranium prices neither breeder reactors nor "recycling" spent fuel are economically efficient[[/labelnote]] technologies that do something useful with the U238 sound rather tempting. However, due to myriad political and economic factors none of those processes has found widespread adoption even though the technological details are mostly figured out. The same goes even more for Thorium, which is three times more common than Uranium, but has to be "bred" first to make useful fuel out of it making it prohibitively expensive at current Uranium prices.

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* Considering that most commercially viable forms of nuclear energy only utilize the U235, which is about 0.7% percent of naturally occurring Uranium uranium and the vast majority of the 99.3% U238 are rather expensive waste,[[labelnote: nuclear Physics physics and economic background]]While U235 splits into several parts when hit by a neutron and releases neutrons fast enough to split further U235 in the process the neutrons released by splitting U238 can't split further U238. However, in any nuclear reactor a small amount of U238 is more or less by chance turned into usable isotopes of Plutonium plutonium which can either be used for nuclear bombs or fuel other types of nuclear reactor. For that, the Plutonium plutonium and leftover U235 would have to be separated from the waste, for which there are a grand total of two large scale factories in the world (trying to build one has cost more than one government reelection). Another option is modifying the process to produce more Plutonium plutonium which is done in so called "breeder" reactors. However, due to the fact that Plutonium plutonium is ''very'' poisonous and can be used for nuclear bombs there are understandable political hurdles to large scale Plutonium plutonium production. To add insult to injury at current Uranium uranium prices neither breeder reactors nor "recycling" spent fuel are economically efficient[[/labelnote]] technologies that do something useful with the U238 sound rather tempting. However, due to myriad political and economic factors none of those processes has found widespread adoption even though the technological details are mostly figured out. The same goes even more for Thorium, thorium, which is three times more common than Uranium, uranium, but has to be "bred" first to make useful fuel out of it making it prohibitively expensive at current Uranium prices.uranium prices. That said, the fact that thorium is safer than all kinds of uranium (thorium reactors generate no byproducts that can be used for bombs, and the most-likely thorium reactor, the liquid-fluoride thorium reactor, is a low-pressure reactor that creates a fairly minimal risk of meltdown or other failure) means that research into it is pretty active. It doesn't hurt that one country with very high and growing energy needs--India--is sitting on one of the world's largest supplies of thorium, but has little uranium to speak of.
12th Oct '17 11:18:55 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* Polyphasic sleeping. The idea is that instead of sleeping for 8 hours a night to get yourself well-rested, you instead take a 20-minute nap every four hours to the same effect, while needing to sleep less every day (six naps over 24 hours for a total of two hours of sleep every day). First, you need to be able to do the scheduled naps on command, and it's likely that you'll end up ''trying'' to sleep and [[CentipedesDilemma be unable to as a result]]. Second, there's the matter of having enough control over your daily schedule to have time for these naps, with things like school and work making it very difficult if not outright impossible to be allowed to take the necessary time off.
10th Oct '17 9:17:36 PM Caps-luna
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** Ultra high capacity magazines in general run into this trope in the civilian market, regardless of shape. Unless you are using a belt fed system, which is rare in the civilian market, that ammo needs a spring that can move all that ammo. The bigger the magazine the bigger the difference between the spring force of the first and last bullet. This causes Ultra high capacity magazines to have loading errors much more frequently than lower capacity magazines. And that's not even considering the weight the magazine has when its full.

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** Ultra high capacity magazines in general run into this trope in the civilian market, regardless of shape. Unless you are using a belt fed system, which is rare in the civilian market, that ammo needs a spring that can move all that ammo.weight. The bigger the magazine the bigger the difference between the spring force of the first and last bullet. This causes Ultra high capacity magazines to have loading errors much more frequently than lower capacity magazines. And that's not even considering the weight the magazine has when its full.
6th Oct '17 11:38:36 PM KeithM
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* Curved-screen televisions. They take up more depth than regular flatscreens, they don't provide any real benefit for viewing, and unless you're right in front of the middle of it, they slightly cut down how much of the screen you can see.
6th Oct '17 10:54:50 PM Taxi-Pizzatime
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This being said, none of this applies if everyone else is also exceeding the speed limit; remember, safety is going at the speed of traffic, not necessarily the posted speed limit. On some roads, the actual speed of traffic may be well above the posted limit. If another car is driving well above even the flow of said traffic - [[DriversLikeCrazy perhaps weaving in and out of traffic]] - then this very likely qualifies for this trope.

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This being said, none of this applies if everyone else is also exceeding the speed limit; remember, safety is going at the speed of traffic, not necessarily the posted speed limit. On some roads, the actual speed of traffic may be well above the posted limit. If another car is driving well above even the flow of said traffic - [[DriversLikeCrazy [[DrivesLikeCrazy perhaps weaving in and out of traffic]] - then this very likely qualifies for this trope.
6th Oct '17 10:54:22 PM Taxi-Pizzatime
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This being said, none of this applies if everyone else is also exceeding the speed limit; remember, safety is going at the speed of traffic, not necessarily the posted speed limit. On some roads, the actual speed of traffic may be well above the posted limit. If another car is driving well above even the flow of said traffic - perhaps weaving in and out of traffic - then that likely qualifies for this trope.

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This being said, none of this applies if everyone else is also exceeding the speed limit; remember, safety is going at the speed of traffic, not necessarily the posted speed limit. On some roads, the actual speed of traffic may be well above the posted limit. If another car is driving well above even the flow of said traffic - [[DriversLikeCrazy perhaps weaving in and out of traffic traffic]] - then that this very likely qualifies for this trope.
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