History AwesomeButImpractical / RealLife

19th Apr '17 11:12:45 PM OminousNominousNom
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** Too be fair, the only things that made the spacecraft impractical were legal issues. From an engineering perspective, it was perfectly reasonable, even if it did sound a little over the top.
17th Apr '17 6:39:09 PM danlansdowne
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** Perhaps the [[DethroningMomentOfSuck crowning touch]] is the stadium's integration with the Pie-IX Metro station. Being able to walk from Metro to the lower level of the stadium is surely appreciated on rainy days. Less appreciated is the Metro line's position ''directly beneath'' the stadium. This means the stadium is simultaneously too expensive to use and too expensive to demolish because it can't be imploded without destroying the Metro tunnels in the process.

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** Perhaps the [[DethroningMomentOfSuck crowning touch]] is the stadium's integration with the Pie-IX Metro station. Being able to walk from Metro to the lower level of the stadium is surely appreciated on rainy days. Less appreciated is the Metro line's position ''directly beneath'' the stadium. This means renders the stadium is simultaneously too expensive to use and too expensive to demolish because it can't be imploded without destroying the Metro tunnels in the process.
17th Apr '17 6:37:49 PM danlansdowne
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** Can be an aversion if the user has arthritis or other joint issues that make using a ballpoint uncomfortable.



* UsefulNotes/{{Montreal}}'s Olympic Stadium. Designed to be the world's first retractable roof stadium and the showpiece of the 1976 Summer Olympics, the stadium wasn't fully completed in time for the Games, due to a construction workers' strike. The inclined tower designed to support the roof wasn't completed until over a decade after the Olympics. When the roof was finally installed, it was intended to work like a giant umbrella, with the roof going up into the tower; however, this presented some design flaws. Despite being made of Kevlar[[note]]the same material bulletproof vests are made from[[/note]], the roof was prone to tearing in high winds (and couldn't be operated when wind speed was above 25 mph (40 km/h)) and would often leak water. After ten years, the "retractable" roof was replaced with a fixed roof; however, problems persisted as the stadium is rendered unusable during the winter after the new roof collapsed in its first winter of use after heavy snowfall. After construction delays, mounting interest payments, and failed attempts to fix its design flaws, the Olympic Stadium cost the city of Montreal and the Quebec provincial government over C$1.5 billion, a debt that wasn't fully paid off until ''three decades'' after the Olympics.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Montreal}}'s Olympic Stadium. Designed to be the world's first retractable roof stadium and the showpiece of the 1976 Summer Olympics, the stadium wasn't fully completed in time for the Games, due to a construction workers' strike. The inclined tower designed to support the roof wasn't completed until over a decade after the Olympics. When the roof was finally installed, it was intended to work like a giant umbrella, with the roof going up into the tower; however, this presented some design flaws. Despite being made of Kevlar[[note]]the same material bulletproof vests are made from[[/note]], the roof was prone to tearing in high winds (and couldn't be operated when wind speed was above 25 mph (40 km/h)) and would often leak water. After ten years, the "retractable" roof was replaced with a fixed roof; however, problems persisted as the stadium is rendered unusable during the winter after the new roof collapsed in its first winter of use after heavy snowfall. After construction delays, mounting interest payments, and failed attempts to fix its design flaws, the Olympic Stadium cost the city of Montreal and the Quebec provincial government over C$1.5 billion, a debt that wasn't fully paid off until ''three decades'' after the Olympics. And it still suffers from structural problems and accoustics so bad that you can't hear anything on the loudspeaker unless you are sitting directly beneath it.
** Perhaps the [[DethroningMomentOfSuck crowning touch]] is the stadium's integration with the Pie-IX Metro station. Being able to walk from Metro to the lower level of the stadium is surely appreciated on rainy days. Less appreciated is the Metro line's position ''directly beneath'' the stadium. This means the stadium is simultaneously too expensive to use and too expensive to demolish because it can't be imploded without destroying the Metro tunnels in the process.
14th Apr '17 7:37:21 PM DoctorNemesis
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* Most forms of pornography tend to fall here, as the depictions of sex within tend to emphasise what looks good and heightens the sexual fantasy of the viewer over the practical mechanics of sexual intercourse. As many performers have discussed, "porn sex" is shot to look exotic and exciting but actually tends to be rather awkward and uncomfortable for the people involved and often requires lengthy (and at times rather gross) preparation to be safe and hygienic for those involved. Consequently, it tends to be less useful for the purposes of enjoyable love-making than straightforward "vanilla" sex would be.

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* Most forms of pornography tend to fall here, as the depictions of sex within tend to emphasise what looks good and heightens the sexual fantasy of the viewer over the practical mechanics of sexual intercourse. As many performers have discussed, "porn sex" is shot to look exotic and exciting but actually tends to be rather awkward and uncomfortable for the people involved and often requires and, depending on the act in question, may require lengthy (and at times rather gross) preparation to be safe and hygienic for those involved. Consequently, it tends to be less useful for the purposes of enjoyable love-making than straightforward "vanilla" sex would be.
14th Apr '17 7:35:51 PM DoctorNemesis
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* Most forms of pornography tend to fall here, as the depictions of sex within tend to emphasise what looks good and heightens the sexual fantasy of the viewer over the practical mechanics of sexual intercourse. As many performers have discussed, "porn sex" tends to be rather awkward and uncomfortable for the people involved and less useful for the purposes of enjoyable love-making than straightforward "vanilla" sex would be.

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* Most forms of pornography tend to fall here, as the depictions of sex within tend to emphasise what looks good and heightens the sexual fantasy of the viewer over the practical mechanics of sexual intercourse. As many performers have discussed, "porn sex" is shot to look exotic and exciting but actually tends to be rather awkward and uncomfortable for the people involved and often requires lengthy (and at times rather gross) preparation to be safe and hygienic for those involved. Consequently, it tends to be less useful for the purposes of enjoyable love-making than straightforward "vanilla" sex would be.
14th Apr '17 7:27:11 PM DoctorNemesis
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* Most forms of pornography tend to fall here, as the depictions of sex within tend to emphasise what looks good and heightens the sexual fantasy of the viewer over the practical mechanics of sexual intercourse. As many performers have discussed, "porn sex" tends to be rather awkward and uncomfortable for the people involved and less practical for the purposes of enjoyable love-making than straightforward "vanilla" sex would be.

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* Most forms of pornography tend to fall here, as the depictions of sex within tend to emphasise what looks good and heightens the sexual fantasy of the viewer over the practical mechanics of sexual intercourse. As many performers have discussed, "porn sex" tends to be rather awkward and uncomfortable for the people involved and less practical useful for the purposes of enjoyable love-making than straightforward "vanilla" sex would be.
14th Apr '17 7:23:35 PM DoctorNemesis
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* Most forms of pornography tend to fall here, as the depictions of sex within tend to emphasise what looks good and heightens the sexual fantasy of the viewer over the practical mechanics of sexual intercourse. As discussed by WebOriginal/{{Cracked}}
[[http://www.cracked.com/video_20356_4-surprising-downsides-to-being-adult-film-actor.html here (NSFW)]], "porn sex" tends to be rather awkward and uncomfortable for the performers and less practical for the purposes of enjoyable love-making than straightforward "vanilla" sex would be.

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* Most forms of pornography tend to fall here, as the depictions of sex within tend to emphasise what looks good and heightens the sexual fantasy of the viewer over the practical mechanics of sexual intercourse. As discussed by WebOriginal/{{Cracked}}
[[http://www.cracked.com/video_20356_4-surprising-downsides-to-being-adult-film-actor.html here (NSFW)]],
many performers have discussed, "porn sex" tends to be rather awkward and uncomfortable for the performers people involved and less practical for the purposes of enjoyable love-making than straightforward "vanilla" sex would be.
14th Apr '17 7:20:56 PM DoctorNemesis
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* Most forms of pornography tend to fall here, as the depictions of sex within tend to emphasise what looks good and heightens the sexual fantasy of the viewer over the practical mechanics of sexual intercourse. As discussed by WebOriginal/{{Cracked}}
[[http://www.cracked.com/video_20356_4-surprising-downsides-to-being-adult-film-actor.html here (NSFW)]], "porn sex" tends to be rather awkward and uncomfortable for the performers and less practical for the purposes of enjoyable love-making than straightforward "vanilla" sex would be.
14th Apr '17 2:20:49 PM Jhonny
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** The smallest nuclear-powered vehicles ever actually tried, were ''strategic bombers'' made by the US and USSR in TheSixties. While both indeed flew with active reactors, none actually was ''powered'' by it (the reactors were idling, and the flghts were more to test the shielding). As soon as practical [=ICBMs=] arrivedm, both projects were dropped.

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** The smallest nuclear-powered vehicles ever actually tried, were ''strategic bombers'' made by the US and USSR in TheSixties. While both indeed flew with active reactors, none actually was ''powered'' by it (the reactors were idling, and the flghts flights were more to test the shielding). As soon as practical [=ICBMs=] arrivedm, arrived, both projects were dropped.



*** Those same rules apply to American military jets, of course. Amongst various noise complaints, sonic booms can also shatter windows if done at low enough altitudes, as once infamously happened during a flyover at an Air Force Academy graduation. Noise problems aside, most planes ''capable'' of supersonic flight tend to lose all semblance of fuel economy at those speeds, making that capability an example in and of itself except for some specific circumstances.

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*** Those same rules apply to American military jets, of course. Amongst Among various noise complaints, sonic booms can also shatter windows if done at low enough altitudes, as once infamously happened during a flyover at an Air Force Academy graduation. Noise problems aside, most planes ''capable'' of supersonic flight tend to lose all semblance of fuel economy at those speeds, making that capability an example in and of itself except for some specific circumstances.
14th Apr '17 9:29:01 AM DoctorNemesis
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In a discussion about Ferraris and this trope on the TV show ''Series/{{Castle}}'', the titular millionaire mystery writer points out that no matter how cool they look and how fast they ''can'' go, such cars are ultimately no faster than any other car on the street when they're stuck in rush-hour traffic.

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In Furthermore, in a discussion about Ferraris and this trope on the TV show ''Series/{{Castle}}'', the titular millionaire mystery writer points out that no matter how cool they look and how fast they ''can'' go, such cars are ultimately no faster than any other car vehicle on the street when they're stuck in rush-hour traffic.
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