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  • čas přidán 20. 02. 2024
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    The internet has been abuzz with news of a potential room temperature (and pressure) superconductor and all the ways that it could change the world. Unfortunately, in pretty quick order the material called LK-99 has been proven to be not superconductive at all. Here’s a brief synopsis of how that went down, along with other questions in today’s Lightning Round video!
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  • @joescott
    @joescott  Před 6 měsíci +74

    Support the people of Maui here: www.charitynavigator.org/discover-charities/where-to-give/hawaii-fires-2023/
    And to help out with the Canada wildfires: www.globalgiving.org/projects/canada-wildfire-relief-fund/

    • @justaguy6100
      @justaguy6100 Před 6 měsíci +1

      Please don't concern yourself with giving some time between a wildly speculative claim being made in the world of "science" (it ain't all boyee) that allows your first take to be TRULY informed. It's what makes all of us truly trust you. I hope that's important enough to quell your envy of the popularity of Roganesque bombastic BS.

    • @Rekuzan
      @Rekuzan Před 6 měsíci +3

      DUDE, balance your audio better! You go from barely a whisper, requiring me to turn the volume all the way up, to screaming in my ear the very next moment!

    • @embrosak
      @embrosak Před 6 měsíci +2

      What's up with the audio levels lately? They are all over the place! Love your channel though. :-)

    • @douglasnpowell
      @douglasnpowell Před 6 měsíci +2

      Love your channel but just FYI, the video of the Canadian Fire is in BC specifically the Okanagan Valley but thanks for the thoughts and concerns

    • @justaguy6100
      @justaguy6100 Před 6 měsíci

      Ok, on a Windows 11 laptop with Chrome, I didn't experience any problems with sound levels. JS for those that had an issue.

  • @mienaikoe
    @mienaikoe Před 6 měsíci +1306

    Thank you for being the guy that waits a few weeks.

    • @MarsLonsen
      @MarsLonsen Před 6 měsíci +16

      It has always amazed me that most people aren't like this.

    • @fredashay
      @fredashay Před 6 měsíci +12

      Right! He doesn't want to end up in a Thunderf00t video...

    • @NickRoman
      @NickRoman Před 6 měsíci +2

      Yeah, I only watched one video about it and was reluctant because I figured that if it wasn't in one of my normal sources, it's probably a nothing burger, or an outright scam. Didn't want to waste my time with b.s., of which the Internet has a bountiful supply. If I watch a channel that turns out to be b.s., I can look forward to CZcams suggesting more b.s. in the future.

    • @jacobmars1902
      @jacobmars1902 Před 6 měsíci

      @@TheTiredHorizonshouldn’t lab people be encouraging people like thunder and calling out people like elon?

    • @I.____.....__...__
      @I.____.....__...__ Před 6 měsíci

      The content-farm "science" channels pumping out BS hype junk and milking any trending topic have become a plague upon YT and called out by several channels. CZcams needs a telephone-book directory type of thing like back in the early days of curated Internet à la CompuServe to guide people to good channels and then find others through those, à la PageRank.

  • @dbateman
    @dbateman Před 6 měsíci +405

    I think zombies are very popular in games because it lets the player defeat hordes of enemies and there doesn't need to be a plot justification for it. And there really is no grey moral area in ending their (un)lives, the zombies just want to eat/infect you and you kill them or die.

    • @chuckygobyebye
      @chuckygobyebye Před 6 měsíci +52

      I feel the same way. You can commit mass-murder, spree-killing without feeling bad about it. It's kind of not very nice to think about too hard.

    • @360.Tapestry
      @360.Tapestry Před 6 měsíci

      same for nazis... universally hated, so you can set them on fire or perform other gruesome acts and the audience will only cheer

    • @TonyHammitt
      @TonyHammitt Před 6 měsíci +42

      Also, they're pretty cheap to film. Wide crowd shots of zombies based on 10 minutes of makeup on 50 extras still looks pretty intimidating

    • @SullenSecret
      @SullenSecret Před 6 měsíci +9

      That's exactly why I don't like zombie games: I'm not interested in just killing tons of people for a while.

    • @sigmasquadleader
      @sigmasquadleader Před 6 měsíci +5

      Never played Project Zomboid huh? No pressure.

  • @bramverhees755
    @bramverhees755 Před 6 měsíci +239

    I unironically have massive respect for your 2nd reason (don’t like to talk about topics you feel you don’t sufficiently understand). If everyone would live by this, it would solve a good deal of today’s problems.

    • @paulhaynes8045
      @paulhaynes8045 Před 6 měsíci +14

      It would utterly destroy CZcams though...

    • @360.Tapestry
      @360.Tapestry Před 6 měsíci

      @@paulhaynes8045 funny. i only follow people on youtube who have a solid handle on their particular topic of interest. i can't speak for the rest of youtube, i guess

    • @critiqueofthegothgf
      @critiqueofthegothgf Před 5 měsíci

      science youtube would be in shambles. certain channels call every 'new invention' (im usin that very generously), the "biggest breakthrough that will change the world" and you find out it's just an expanded upon idea by some random start up that recieved investment money from some huge corporation and the invention works at 20% efficiency but only when the sun is tilted 90 degrees upside down and youre standing on one leg. @@paulhaynes8045

    • @zombiasnow15
      @zombiasnow15 Před 5 měsíci +2

      I think you are right!

    • @cpoteet8008
      @cpoteet8008 Před 5 měsíci +2

      Politicians would cease to exist in such a world

  • @360.Tapestry
    @360.Tapestry Před 6 měsíci +118

    i've always understood it as "flesh it out" to develop something and to "flush it out" to make someone or something in hiding to reveal itself. but i did see someone mix them up before, also

    • @MusikCassette
      @MusikCassette Před 5 měsíci +4

      and I thought it was flash it out.

    • @bobd2659
      @bobd2659 Před 5 měsíci +3

      Both are certainly valid phrases, sometimes in the same circumstances! I mean, depending on your view of what it is! I don't think Joe was saying one was wrong, and one was right, but rather 'flush' is used in the wrong place quite often... "Flush" it out is something you hear MORE for 'clearing' something in hiding (birds in a bush while hunting...), I've certainly used it (maybe ironically/sarcastically) for a BAD idea...often my own! lol

    • @pcenero
      @pcenero Před 5 měsíci

      Fleshing something out is when you want to make sure something has some meat on its bones.

    • @bclapp2483
      @bclapp2483 Před 4 měsíci

      Lol I always thought it was came from thresh it out. As in separating wheat from chaf

    • @gazza595
      @gazza595 Před 2 měsíci +1

      Flush it out definitely comes from the hunting term of "flushing out" i.e. to reveal hidden prey. Joe is wrong on that one. Similar to "Shake down" and "Fed up" both are really old terms from Falconry, when you lift a falcon to fly it will often shake itself down before taking off. And Fed Up is when the bird had enough to eat and is at it's target weight it simply will not fly to hunt.

  • @fredrick_jmaloot7427
    @fredrick_jmaloot7427 Před 6 měsíci +10

    My 2 fave eggcorns. One from my days working at an equipment rental shop is, esscavator. Seems like all 15k people in my town call an excavator an ( ess-ka-vator ). And one of my own that freaked me out when I just recently realized it. While trying to use it in a txt, not for love nor money could I get the spell check to help me spell what I’ve always believed was the word misconscrew. Good lord the irony…of learning the correct pronunciation of misconstrue at the ripe old age of 57.

  • @annalorree
    @annalorree Před 6 měsíci +705

    “Flush it out” is a term used in hunting. For example, “There’s a deer in that thicket, I’ll go in and try to flush it out”. It means to make something hidden appear.

    • @gordybishop2375
      @gordybishop2375 Před 6 měsíci +13


    • @richard6196
      @richard6196 Před 6 měsíci +44

      Still has that negative connotation, get it out in the open so we can kill it (and be rid of it if used in a military context).

    • @echoawoo7195
      @echoawoo7195 Před 6 měsíci +45

      The context he provided, though, is suppose to be flesh it out, as that idiom means, "to solve completely". But flesh it out is aggressive and a little serial killer-y, so it switched to flush it out in corporate language, despite to two distinct meanings.

    • @robloggia
      @robloggia Před 6 měsíci +27

      It's also something you may or may not have to do to your car's radiator, depending on which mechanic you ask

    • @zachj7953
      @zachj7953 Před 6 měsíci +13

      Just sitting here thinking if I've ever heard flush get used before... 🤔

  • @donwyattaz
    @donwyattaz Před 6 měsíci +15

    The shuttle boosters built by Morton Thiokol (Now Northrop Grumman) WERE limited in width due to the Railroad tunnels. They were built in Promontory Utah and there was no waterway that could be used in place of the trains. That is also why the new SLS boosters are still limited in width but have added another link to achieve the desired burn time.

    • @paulhaynes8045
      @paulhaynes8045 Před 6 měsíci +4

      But tunnel size still has nothing to do with the rail guage though. I'm a currently in Hungary and was recently in the US, both places that use the same guage as my native UK, but both of which have much bigger trains. Because their LOADING guage is much bigger (how big the train can be - hence how large tunnels and bridges, etc have to be).
      Whilst loading guages clearly are related to track gauge, the link is pretty flexible - US trains, for instances are wider than UK ones and a LOT higher.
      This difference in loading guages never really caused us any problems in the UK (although double-decker trains are not a thing at home), until the Chanel Tunnel was built. That was built to Continental loading guage, and so too was the high-speed line from it to London (otherwise Continental trains wouldn't have been able to use it). And now we are (gradually) expanding our high-speed 'system' (one line to London, and one from London to Birmingham - almost as bad as the US!), those new lines also have to be built to the larger loading guage. Which also means we can't adapt any of our existing system to real high-speed (over 150mph) because the really fast high-speed trains simply wouldn't fit through existing stations and tunnels.

    • @davidanderson2357
      @davidanderson2357 Před 5 měsíci +1

      @@paulhaynes8045 Not to be that guy, but it's spelled "gauge".

    • @zapfanzapfan
      @zapfanzapfan Před 5 měsíci

      Other rockets like Falcon 9 and Atlas etc are also that diameter to be transportable without too much hassle. Shuttle tank and Saturn V stages were sent by barge (3rd stage flown by Super Guppy I think). Similar issues in Russia, individual parts couldn't be bigger than the rail could handle. They also put their shuttle on the back of a plane.

    • @paulhaynes8045
      @paulhaynes8045 Před 5 měsíci +1

      @@zapfanzapfan not disagreeing with your basic point, but I think the F9 is transported entirely by road.
      Which would suggest that size restrictions based on transportation issues is a more general problem. You might, in theory, be able to transport bigger things by road than by train (at least in the US), but will the public and the authorities put up with the regular closing of roads, and other restrictions, that this entails?
      In other words, rockets are limited in size by transportation considerations in general, rather than by the specific problems of certain types of transport.
      The exception, of course, is the use of barges, but this is not only slow and weather dependent, but is only possible in very limited geographical situations.
      Development of the Starship has highlighted this situation (Musk doing his usual thing of doing something his way, without considering any possible drawbacks). And he has consequently painted himself into a number of corners, one of which being transportation of rockets.
      And, as far as I can see, he has only two solutions: locate production facilities (and launch sites?) where large barges can be used, or manufacture onsite.
      Both of these solutions raise serious problems, not just for Musk, but for anyone else following in his 'big rocket' footsteps.
      Personally, I am still far from convinced of the usefulness/viability of Starship, but it's possible that, even if Musk does get it to fly reliably and resolve the many problems with it (such as human rating), it will be the difficulties relating to it's sheer size that will ultimately make the project unviable (and not just because of transportation issues).

    • @zapfanzapfan
      @zapfanzapfan Před 5 měsíci

      @@paulhaynes8045 Yes, F9 is road transported but the clearance of tunnels and bridges over the roads put roughly the same constraints on the size of loads.
      And yes, larger loads can be accommodated, provided one can avoid tunnels and not drive under any bridges and traffic signs/lights/power lines are temporarily dismantled along the road. One of the Space Shuttles was towed through LA on the way to some museum.
      Elon first started building stuff for ITS (now starship) at a port near LA so the parts could be shipped by barge. Then he switched to steel and build where he would launch.
      Starship is still pretty small compared to ferries/tankers/oil rigs etc and if you want to read about a crazy large rocket, look up Seadragon that was proposed in the 1960s.

  • @briandonahue885
    @briandonahue885 Před 6 měsíci +61

    "which probably explains the slow growth of my channel." your channel might grow slowly but our brains grow quickly off your videos. Between you and Mr. Ballen Idk who's better at telling stories and making my gears spin. Keep it up sir, you're amazing.

    • @360.Tapestry
      @360.Tapestry Před 6 měsíci +12

      considering mr ballen mixes fiction with his stories without telling you, it might actually shrink your brain without you realizing it

    • @WhistleAndSnap
      @WhistleAndSnap Před 6 měsíci +6

      Yeah! Seconding that Kryptonite fella! Mr. Ballen spouts off nonsense about giants in Afghanistan getting shot up by US military men and then doesn't have the balls to say "actually these 'reports' are completely unsubstantiated and originated entirely on the internet, nor has anyone ever been able to come up with the SLIGHTEST scrap of supporting evidence for this wild occurance"
      I liked some of his stuff. He's a good storyteller. But don't kid yourself, the man's in this to entertain and make a nice dollaroo or two, NOT to educate people.

  • @maxm2639
    @maxm2639 Před 6 měsíci +17

    I'm sure someone else has said this, but It seemed to me that video games started using zombies as enemies in first person shooters in part because there wouldn't be so much fuss about shooting "real" people. In addition, video games have post-apocalyptic settings in which zombies show up as mutants, etc.

  • @fizzle7421
    @fizzle7421 Před 6 měsíci +9

    I subscribed today. That bit about the slow growth of your channel go me. I respect your decision and hate the idea that it's biting you in the bum. Thanks for the content, man.

    • @glowerworm
      @glowerworm Před 5 měsíci

      I don't get it. Man's got 1.7M subscribers. Where does he plan to grow to? Mr Beast levels?

  • @wbrandon78
    @wbrandon78 Před 6 měsíci +13

    Buddy, you are such a great content creator, and have such a great heart with a balanced point of view. I think your next growth to your career should be a news channel. I'd actually watch the news if it came from someone like you!

  • @crooker2
    @crooker2 Před 6 měsíci +38

    I have family in yellowknife who had to evacuate last week. Thanks for the shout out. Thoughts go out to Kelowna, BC residents as well.

    • @graham1034
      @graham1034 Před 6 měsíci +3

      I have family in Kelowna and the Shuswap area that have been evacuated. Really hoping their homes are lost.

    • @crooker2
      @crooker2 Před 6 měsíci +3

      @@graham1034 didn't like them very much?

    • @graham1034
      @graham1034 Před 6 měsíci +4

      @@crooker2 haha, oops. That's not the best typo. Should be "aren't"

    • @waspsandwich6548
      @waspsandwich6548 Před 6 měsíci +1

      ​@graham1034 Same, I have some family a bit east of Kelowna but the fires don't seem to have spread there yet. Just hope everything will be fine

    • @crooker2
      @crooker2 Před 6 měsíci +1

      @@graham1034 I figured so... But it was too good to pass up. :) Well wishes to your family.

  • @hershy1594
    @hershy1594 Před 6 měsíci +6

    Flush it out always made me think of a few different things. The toilet one, like you said, to flush out the bad stuff, using water to clean stuff, and using insect repellent to flush out insects. I have no idea if any of then were real uses, but it's just what it made me think of

    • @grn1
      @grn1 Před 5 měsíci

      The original use afaik is hunting. A hunter may take a shot or move in a way that causes their prey to come out of hiding so that same hunter or their partner can get a clear shot. When we flush a toilet we fill the toilet bowl with water to both trigger the flushing action and to wash away the (literal) crap. When we flush out a dear we put pressure on it to leave it's hiding spot. One could also flush out an answer by putting pressure on someone until they break down and say something (though such tactics often elicit false information since people just say what they think one wants them to say or what they feel they must say for their survival).

  • @andrewbenning5961
    @andrewbenning5961 Před 5 měsíci +2

    As a Yellowknife evacuee and long-time viewer of the channel, it was surreal hearing my home make an appearance. So far it's still there!!!

  • @-stefanv-5439
    @-stefanv-5439 Před 6 měsíci +4

    The razor dependency strategy is even called like that in business. "Razor and blade" used as a description for strategies like with those newer razors, but also nespresso coffemachines with the expensive capsules and so on...

  • @jeckart3d
    @jeckart3d Před 6 měsíci +1

    Yessssssss! FLESH it out! Also in the advertising field “outta the box” vs “outside the box”. “Outta the box” is a solution that is ready to go as soon as you take it out of the box. “Outside of the box” is novel thinking outside existing, accepted, confines.
    THANK YOU!!! 😂

    • @eternalstudent7461
      @eternalstudent7461 Před 5 měsíci

      It really does throw off the meaning, to use those terms interchangeably, plus it just sounds ignorant. Another I really dislike is "overtime" being used in place of " over time," and when people write that they want to be "apart" of something in which they want to participate. It's sad.

  • @GhostShapedSidewalk
    @GhostShapedSidewalk Před 6 měsíci +2

    Coming from IT consulting, we hear "flush it out" often. Its coopted meaning is basically akin to applying a process to a system in order to "flush out" unknowns. Kind of like taking a flame thrower to a gopher hole. It's very contextual in that regard.

  • @daniele4568
    @daniele4568 Před 6 měsíci +71

    I've often wondered why the "zombie apocalypse" appeals to so many people. My first instinct is the "survivor" fantasy. I do wonder though if some of it has to do with guilt-free killing? I know, that's dark.

    • @ecbrown6151
      @ecbrown6151 Před 6 měsíci +29

      That ain’t it, It’s the idea of a reset. No matter who you were, what you did, what job you held, a great catastrophe is a chance to start again. It’s an instantly level playing field where your status and prosperity isn’t determined by wealth or education.

    • @saintlusso2907
      @saintlusso2907 Před 6 měsíci +3

      @@ecbrown6151I feel like that can be accomplished in many other ways than just specifically zombie apocalypse. Why not nuclear armageddon? Alien invasion? Mass famine? There’s so much too chose from lol

    • @360.Tapestry
      @360.Tapestry Před 6 měsíci +1

      @@saintlusso2907 there's a lot to choose from.... and some writers do 🤷‍♂

    • @aneasteregg8171
      @aneasteregg8171 Před 6 měsíci +14

      Freedom from societal norms, social pressures. And seemingly much more managable and less awful to live through than something like a nuclear war.

    • @MazTheMeh16
      @MazTheMeh16 Před 6 měsíci +1

      Plenty of ppl kill guilty free already..

  • @bunkertons
    @bunkertons Před 6 měsíci +3

    Just wanted to say thank you for including Yellowknife in your shoutout. ❤

  • @Kevinjimtheone
    @Kevinjimtheone Před 6 měsíci +14

    Joe, that was truly impressive. That has to be one of the best ad transition I have ever seen. I started clapping to an ad transition, you legend.

    • @Overfloable
      @Overfloable Před 6 měsíci +1

      Now you mention it! So smooth. I actually went for it, ngl... went through 3 blades since Christmas. So that's 25 years with the added 100 blades. xD

  • @diyeana
    @diyeana Před 6 měsíci +4

    I once had someone correct me when I said, "flesh it out." It made me question my entire existence for a moment until I looked it up to confirm. 😂

  • @SpinningSalads
    @SpinningSalads Před 5 měsíci +2

    Joe Scott - King of transitions. If I was ever clean shaven, you betcha I’d be buying those razors. Love ya Joe & Team 💜

  • @EEVblog
    @EEVblog Před 6 měsíci +3

    The fanboy-ism on LK-99 was just incredible. I did a video early on laughing at the promo demo video on the companies website, it was obviously rubbish, but wow did I get hammered for doing that! It was like this sacred cow that must not be questioned.

  • @pgiatrakis
    @pgiatrakis Před 6 měsíci +57

    I had a friend in the 80s who was a PHD in ceramics and had repeatedly said that room temperature superconductors were real and existed but they could not replicate the samples. Very interesting stuff. The “IFs” come together more frequently than we expect. The results are often wonderful.
    Thanks Joe for your wonderful channel !!!!👍🙏🏽👌🏾♻️

    • @twocyclediesel1280
      @twocyclediesel1280 Před 5 měsíci +4

      Great comment but when you said PHD in ceramics I cracked up thinking of the old ladies at their ceramics class :)

    • @pgiatrakis
      @pgiatrakis Před 5 měsíci +1

      @@twocyclediesel1280 LOL

    • @TheInfiniteVoid
      @TheInfiniteVoid Před 5 měsíci +3

      the us navy has some room temp super conductors, has had them since 2017.

    • @firdaus99031
      @firdaus99031 Před 5 měsíci

      Pizza Hut Delivery

    • @serraramayfield9230
      @serraramayfield9230 Před 5 měsíci


  • @dorianjenneker
    @dorianjenneker Před 5 měsíci +1

    What an absolutely seamless transition into the Henson Shaving promotion! 👌🏽 you had me going for a good minute before I realised it was an advert. Appreciate the great content!

  • @kartavianmacrath7219
    @kartavianmacrath7219 Před 5 měsíci

    I think this is exactly what we needed. Talking about the LK-99, it sparked a level of interest in practical science again, and got my mind off the other things you mentioned that are happening. I love all music and it is rare for me to find a collection of noises made on purpose for the purpose of expressing. I love music from all over the world.

  • @leftcoastfunk
    @leftcoastfunk Před 6 měsíci +3

    Hey Joe! Always excited to see another upload from you! Anyway, I don't know what's up with your sound lately but I swear your last few videos seem to be quieter than pretty much any others I watch on YT. But it's just your speaking...when your intro sound comes on I'm deafened because I had turned the headphones up to hear you

  • @orinblank2056
    @orinblank2056 Před 6 měsíci +2

    I think another reason "flush it out" is used is because when making things, if you make them even it's called making them flush, like sanding or filing a protruding screw until it sits flush with the surface that it's on. Since "flesh it out" means to build up an idea until it has a form, I could see using flush as more of taking a bigger idea and essentially filing it down into a more clear goal. That being said, I still say "flesh it out"

  • @recentlydeleted
    @recentlydeleted Před 6 měsíci +100

    My biggest annoyance with egg-corns is that many of the "incorrect" ones are actually completely valid sayings, but they're just used in the wrong context

    • @UFO_PILOT
      @UFO_PILOT Před 6 měsíci +19

      Irregardless, they're still annoying.

    • @dukegosney6916
      @dukegosney6916 Před 6 měsíci +8

      Ive always said “play it by ear” instead of “play it by year”, meaning that ill figure it out as I go along rather than off a script. Made perfect sense to me until everyone started correcting me

    • @evangonzalez2245
      @evangonzalez2245 Před 6 měsíci +30

      ​@dukegosney6916 you've been saying/using it correctly, whoever has been telling you otherwise doesn't know what they're talking about.

    • @High_Alpha
      @High_Alpha Před 6 měsíci +27

      @@dukegosney6916 ear is the correct version... its a reference to playing music without needing a sheet "playing by ear". So to "play it by ear" is to go into something without a plan.

    • @davidanderson2357
      @davidanderson2357 Před 5 měsíci +10

      Years ago, a college instructor of mine used the expression "a hare's breath" in a written tutorial. I had to explain to him that it should be "a hair's breadth".

  • @4legdfishman
    @4legdfishman Před 6 měsíci +1

    I had high hopes for LK-99 until the peer reviews started rolling in. 😢
    I never once heard anyone use the term "flush it out" unless they were hunting.
    I just ordered my razor and blades! Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

  • @3ch1dna07
    @3ch1dna07 Před 6 měsíci +2

    Is it weird that this was a crazy talking point between my husband and our youngest son for weeks before the final results? They were so excited about "the possibilities."

    • @orangutantapioca1530
      @orangutantapioca1530 Před 6 měsíci

      It’s great to have excited discussions about science at home. Seems like a great way to encourage scientific curiosity in a child.

  • @daedalus5466
    @daedalus5466 Před 5 měsíci +1

    This week for school, I’ve been learning about peer reviews and the nature of science so I’m glad I watch the first part

  • @asahi43
    @asahi43 Před 5 měsíci +1

    You’re becoming such a great science communicator. Very clear and very responsible

  • @love22merritt
    @love22merritt Před 6 měsíci +1

    This is a great example of science! 🎉 We will rumble and stumble but still keep moving forward

  • @nickmatalski
    @nickmatalski Před 6 měsíci +8

    The picture of "Yellowknife" was actually Kelowna which also was evaluated but is in British Columbia.

  • @kelseyito9227
    @kelseyito9227 Před 6 měsíci +1

    I’ve always thought “Flush it out” was to make something flush (as in flush against something). So you’re trying to get rid of the space between so it lays perfectly

  • @Dagobah359
    @Dagobah359 Před 5 měsíci +2

    "Flush it out" could be interpreted in the hunting context, where there's a really good whatever you're after out there, and you just have to flush it out of its hiding spot. This probably explains the prevalence (non-detection of the error) of the eggcorn.

  • @nix-consulting
    @nix-consulting Před 5 měsíci +2

    The psychology of trends in horror films is interesting because it follows subconscious cues from social behaviours and fears of the time. Right now, there's an air of mindlessness. Mindless consumption, vacant staff on shops, teenagers wandering around gazing into their phones oblivious of their surroundings. These things bubble up and become the basis of creative content.

  • @benlime1235
    @benlime1235 Před 6 měsíci +2

    One of my pet peeves when it comes to 'flush it out' type sayings is, the proof of the pudding is in the eating - the proof isn't the pudding itself.

  • @alfredkugler3043
    @alfredkugler3043 Před 6 měsíci +3

    The thing about zombie stories is that they are easy. Nearly every horror antagonist needs a lot of thought to make believable. You can't make cookie cutter horror monsters and expect it to work.
    Unless you use zombies. Here it is not the single monster, but the implacable swarm that provides the horror.

  • @ddamindu
    @ddamindu Před 6 měsíci +29

    First thing came to my mind when I heard about LK-99 what I thought was too good to be true

    • @christopherbiomass7155
      @christopherbiomass7155 Před 6 měsíci +3

      The first thing that came to my mind is "Why is this turd being hyped TWENTY FOUR years after its 'discovery'?"
      i.e. they knew they had a turd when they discovered it, so did zero additional testing in the subsequent 24 years.

  • @TheAustonW
    @TheAustonW Před 6 měsíci +1

    I believe the context flushing out is hunting related where you would flush out birds. So to flush out would mean to expose or make known which still kinda conveys the same meaning if still different

  • @jasminecaulden1089
    @jasminecaulden1089 Před 6 měsíci

    As for fires in Canada, Kelowna BC also got hit and had a lot of people evacuated along with homes and businesses burned. It's still burning.

  • @Icehandicehand
    @Icehandicehand Před 6 měsíci +2

    I have a theory as to the rise in popularity of zombie films and fiction. The Universal monster movies starred vampires, werewolfs, mummies etc. in the twenties and thirties. In the nineties and the two thousands those “monsters” started to become more humanized, more sympathetic. They were monsters because of a cruel twist of fate or a curse. It became more difficult to portray them as pure evil as for example the Twilight movies. On the other hand the zombie was something no one would feel bad about destroying. The zombie was just a mindless killing and eating machine that needed to be eradicated.
    Thus allowing the audience to cheer for their destruction guilt free.

  • @katim2644
    @katim2644 Před 5 měsíci +2

    Thanks for letting me know egg corns are a thing. I hear them all the time and I didn't know they had a name. Closely related, I learned a word not long ago that I figured existed but wasn't positive. It refers to when a person uses a word, not quite the right word (hubby doe it all the time) but one that sounds close but has different meaning. (malapropism, malaprop, acyrologia) Oddly I heard it for the first time on a crime show when they were talking about a killer who was pretending to be smarter than he was on a dating interview tape. (Those things we did in the 80's when we were over 35 and we wanted to find a mate. The 80's version of mixing eHARMONY and INTERNET DATING.)

  • @streetscience8646
    @streetscience8646 Před 6 měsíci +2

    I think its great any time people get excited for scientific breakthroughs potential or actual

  • @crooker2
    @crooker2 Před 6 měsíci +8

    Probably THE smoothest sponsor integration into a CZcams video I've ever seen! Well done!

  • @alexcrouse
    @alexcrouse Před 5 měsíci

    New intro graphic is great! And the video quality looks FANTASTIC in this video!

  • @markchapman6800
    @markchapman6800 Před 5 měsíci +2

    The eggcorn that drives me crazy is when even supposedly professional writers talk about 'diffusing a situation' rather than 'defusing' it, i.e. scattering it widely rather than reducing the harm of it.

    • @eternalstudent7461
      @eternalstudent7461 Před 5 měsíci +1

      Good one. They also mix up elude and allude as though it's just fine to do that. I'm not fond of the lack of effective proofreading these days.

  • @TheOneWhoMightBe
    @TheOneWhoMightBe Před 5 měsíci

    Here in Oz we still use four main railway gauges.
    Narrow gauge (QLD, TAS, WA, SA) Standard (every state and territory except TAS), Wide (VIC), and ultra narrow (cane railways in QLD).

  • @TheJasonmassia
    @TheJasonmassia Před 5 měsíci

    Another great video Joe! I love some of the rabbit holes that you capture in a video.. Also, Awesome Maximillian model, I was beginning to wonder if I was the only geek that had seen "Black Hole".

  • @ogedeh
    @ogedeh Před 6 měsíci +8

    To flush out is a hunting term and it is commonly confused with flesh out, especially in the south

    • @alfonsolapulce2733
      @alfonsolapulce2733 Před 6 měsíci +2

      I've heard it used in a hunting context, but also if you own an RV you periodically need to "flush out" your water system to prevent nasties like Legionella.

  • @manekisushi2963
    @manekisushi2963 Před 3 měsíci +1

    I love the zombie question. I had the same one years ago and I got another take from my uncle who served in the military for decades. His interpretation of why the zombie has become such a hugely successful villain in entertainment media is because it's the perfect societal unifier and enemy. No matter how it comes about (virus, fungus, etc.), it affects every race, religion, gender, orientation, what have you in exactly the same way, so it enables all people from drastically different walks of life to come together to survive the most universal common enemy created by human fiction to date. It can't be reasoned with, it can't be bargained with, it can't be bribed, and it can't have prejudice or preference one way or the other towards humans, so you either unite and survive, or you fracture and die as a species. It may be old and overplayed in dozens of different ways at this point, but it's likely here to stay because of those reasons and the ones you also mentioned in the video. Just a thought I thought worth sharing. Love your videos, Joe! ❤✌👍

    • @chriskaprys
      @chriskaprys Před 2 měsíci

      That's an interesting take, thanks! I lived in Ireland for a good while, after living in six different states in the US, and I remember fondly the vein in societal interactions, especially among strangers, of the crappy weather being this common enemy that unified people and had a way of levelling status and humanising people. That's what your comment made me think of anyway.

  • @andym2612
    @andym2612 Před 6 měsíci +1

    "Ambient Pressure" there's a term I haven't heard before. I'm assuming it's 1000m/bar ie 1 Atmosphere.
    As with the railroad gauge issue, in Australia we still haven't been completely standardised. As of 2023 we are still using 3 different gauges throughout the entire country and the non standardisation was a result of each state individually deciding what gauge it would use before Federation occurred (The day Australia formed it's own separate government from English parliament). After Federation the realised how bad the planning was and it took us 94 years to get to today with 3 gauges.

    • @eternalstudent7461
      @eternalstudent7461 Před 5 měsíci

      I wondered if ambient pressure simply matched the actual surrounding environment? In which case the superconductor would need to have a range of pressure limitation, or no limitation at all?

  • @cthellis
    @cthellis Před 6 měsíci +1

    Funny thing is I have never, ever at all, heard “flush it out” used in place of “flesh it out,” which makes me wonder how common it is.
    “Whole nother” use is my personal gripe.

    • @klondike444
      @klondike444 Před 5 měsíci

      “Whole nother” is a deliberate misuse of words. I use it myself sometimes, and am perfectly aware of what I mean.

  • @holenjd3
    @holenjd3 Před 6 měsíci

    I have never heard of someone saying 'Flush it Out' and I am very thankful for this.

  • @robsquared2
    @robsquared2 Před 6 měsíci +80

    That would be a real power move. "We should flush this idea out" "Did you mean flesh it out?" "Nope."

    • @Allan_aka_RocKITEman
      @Allan_aka_RocKITEman Před 6 měsíci

      ​@@DontReadMyProfilePicture.57>>> TOO LATE...🤭

    • @360.Tapestry
      @360.Tapestry Před 6 měsíci +5

      need a button that plays the toilet flushing sound

    • @slync7129
      @slync7129 Před 6 měsíci +1

      Flush it out as in hunting.. flushing out the game, flush it out of cover

    • @360.Tapestry
      @360.Tapestry Před 6 měsíci +1

      @@slync7129 right. similar to smoking something out (with fire, of course)

    • @coconutsrule3831
      @coconutsrule3831 Před 6 měsíci +1

      ​@@360.TapestryA member of the muscular class?

  • @gocry6088
    @gocry6088 Před 6 měsíci

    I've never hear "flush it out" and I think the first time I encountered the saying was in writing, so, even if someone around me said "flush it out" I would've autocorrected in my brain. Always interesting to learn about something so ubiquitous for so many people that I've never noticed

  • @chrisgurney2467
    @chrisgurney2467 Před 6 měsíci

    On railway gauges: there are two gauges to consider, the gauge as a distance between the rails ( the 4 foot 8 and a half in standard) and the "Loading Gauge" the Loading gauge is what determines the size of tunnels, width of bridges and the height and size of railway station platforms, Loading gauge is what determines how big a commodity can be going through tunnels, and is different in many countries, there is a picture of two locomotives, one main line British and one US both on the Standard Rail Gauge but with different loading gauges at the 1939 World's Fair

  • @earlye
    @earlye Před 6 měsíci

    "Flush it out" is one of my many mondegreen pet peeves. Comes up sooooo often in software engineering. "Oh, that's an interesting feature idea. Let's synch up later to flush it out."

  • @juliao1255
    @juliao1255 Před 5 měsíci

    I enjoyed this episode and all the topics you mentioned. Your channel is awesome, and I can thank Covid shutdown for leading me to you, and a few other excellent content providers I "imbibe" on a regular basis. You got me going this time with the "egg-corn" thing. I feel compelled to say, the one I hate the most is "would of" instead of "would've or would have". It seems to have become the norm within the younger commenters' generation, and it drives me crazy! Okay, I'm clicking on your link now and "gonna" watch that one...

  • @michaelmerrell8540
    @michaelmerrell8540 Před 6 měsíci

    Limits on the dimensions of military equipment (and probably a lot of civilian heavy equipment) have an explicit relationship with rail car widths. So, while the shuttle booster might not have that link, it seems to be fairly common for some other things.

  • @adrianmoore2149
    @adrianmoore2149 Před 6 měsíci +6

    That picture of "Yellowknife" is actually a picture of "Kelowna" wildfire.

    • @ghensold
      @ghensold Před 6 měsíci

      Yeah that was a face palm. All Canadian cities are basically the same, right?
      Makes you wonder what else they get wrong in these videos.

    • @LoPhatKao
      @LoPhatKao Před 6 měsíci

      Save the ogopogo

  • @seanoneil8137
    @seanoneil8137 Před 5 měsíci

    About the razors at the end...
    I got one about a year ago, and it's AWESOME! Love it, love the feel, and I don't worry about how much it'll cost to replace the blade so do so as soon as I feel it going a little dull.
    Just make sure to clean them regularly, and take them apart when you clean them.

  • @philjones9356
    @philjones9356 Před 6 měsíci

    Just ordered my Henson shaver, thx for the 100 free blades, very much looking forward to it's arrival. As always I enjoyed your video.

    • @macmcleod1188
      @macmcleod1188 Před 6 měsíci

      Get the shaving cream. I use dollar shave myself but the cream is a night and day difference.

  • @MicJaguar
    @MicJaguar Před 5 měsíci +1

    I have been using the same razor blade cartridge razor for over a year because it's steel and hair is not and so it doesn't dull. My secret is to clean the blade with rubbing alcohol and a soft brizzle toothbrush after every use. So regardless of what type of brand, clean it and it will last a long time.

    • @eternalstudent7461
      @eternalstudent7461 Před 5 měsíci

      Very true! And I love the word brizzle 🙂 It's perfect!

  • @Angl0sax0nknight
    @Angl0sax0nknight Před 6 měsíci +1

    As a kid I was fooled about those hoverboards, NEVER AGAIN!

  • @bluewindsor93
    @bluewindsor93 Před 5 měsíci

    Hi from Yellowknife!!
    We thankfully haven't burned yet. Been an interesting couple weeks for us essential staff as well as the evacuees.

  • @TroyBrinson
    @TroyBrinson Před 6 měsíci +14

    So happy to hear you address the rail gage differentials in the early 19th century. My thumbs were cocked and ready to say the same thing.

    • @drewski-qu3co
      @drewski-qu3co Před 6 měsíci +2

      Rail guage standardization is still a huge problem. It why everything going to/from Ukraine has to be double handled as Ukraines tracks are on the soviet guage not the western guage.

    • @danield679
      @danield679 Před 6 měsíci +2

      Gauge 😉

    • @Ryanrivera95
      @Ryanrivera95 Před 6 měsíci +1

      Heh, Autist.

  • @curtishoffmann6956
    @curtishoffmann6956 Před 5 měsíci

    Interesting point about the Confederacy not standardizing their rail gauges right away. There was a similar problem with their telegraph lines. Many of the telegraph lines running through the South were owned by companies based in the North. So, the Union had thousands of miles of wires already in place they could use at the start of the war, while the Confederacy had to string all-new lines first. That made a big difference in how quickly the militaries could send encrypted messages to their Generals in the field, and the TYPES of encryption they could use.

  • @obiwanpez
    @obiwanpez Před 5 měsíci

    5:10 - “I know this temperature.” I had an experience like this while working with a special sum of Pascal-like triangles. I found a limit value out to as many decimal places as I could, then noticed that I knew the pattern of the numbers. Turns out it was 1+sqrt(3). Having played with the unit circle for so long, sqrt(3)/2 was a known pattern, and double that stood out like a sore thumb.

    • @obiwanpez
      @obiwanpez Před 5 měsíci

      Same mood as “I recognize The Lion by his paw.” ;)

  • @IstasPumaNevada
    @IstasPumaNevada Před 6 měsíci

    I think the picture you put up when mentioning Yellowknife is actually Kelowna, an area in BC, Canada much closer to the U.S. border which is also on fire and has had a ton of homes burned.

  • @mikedawg45
    @mikedawg45 Před 6 měsíci +1

    I've actually heard and used both "flesh it out" and "flush it out." I always understood the latter to be more akin to making something flush with something else; make it jive or sync up, if you will, with an existing process or procedure. Smooth out the rough edges. Make it flush.

  • @lostincyberspaceIII
    @lostincyberspaceIII Před 5 měsíci +1

    There was a new prepare that was put up recntly that lk99 might work but because of I quote "Key role of Defects" AKA they didn't follow procedure ridgedly.

  • @colmcoakley3916
    @colmcoakley3916 Před 6 měsíci +6

    What I'd like to know is what's going on with Graphene? That was meant to be a wonder material 5+ years ago but nothing seems to have come from it

  • @u574254
    @u574254 Před 6 měsíci

    Thanks Joe- I always appreciate the way you flush out new and interesting topics. Btw your camera is crooked 😂

  • @JesterAzazel
    @JesterAzazel Před 5 měsíci

    I feel this way a lot. Like when they say there's a fusion breakthrough, and they're producing more power than they're using, but then you look into it and they're just straight up leaving out several of the processes that use power. People blame the media, but I've seen scientists and engineers working on this stuff doing interviews and telling half-truths to keep people hyped about their project.

  • @tacobell2009
    @tacobell2009 Před 6 měsíci

    I once had a friend text me "baron mine" when they meant to say "bear in mind" 🤣

  • @bow-tiedengineer4453
    @bow-tiedengineer4453 Před 5 měsíci

    Isn't "flush something out" also a term for driving something out of hiding, like flushing a critter out of it's burrow?
    Also, a while back I found out that the standard gauge thing being based on roman roads was a complete load of bull right from the start. Standard gauge was originally based on a specific railway that used wooden rails, with an outside spacing of 5 feet, because they used 5 food wide wooden sleepers. The resulting inside spacing was 4'8", and when they switched to metal rails, they maintained that inside spacing, so they could reuse the existing wagons. The spacing was then widened by half an inch to reduce binding of the wheel flanges, and then that gauge was adopted as the standard by Stevenson, and was spread internationally with his locomotives. While the width of two horses thing probably has something to do with the rough size range of 4-5 feet than many early railways used, the specific size of 4'8.5" has very little to do with it.

  • @barefootalien
    @barefootalien Před 6 měsíci +1

    My most-hated eggcorn is "Could of." Because it's "could have", but then abbreviated to "could've", and then sometimes it seems like an entire generation has misheard that to "could of".

  • @jakeuren8688
    @jakeuren8688 Před 6 měsíci +20

    Cant tell you how much i needed a joe video today. On a Thursday?? What a treat😁

  • @vortigern4804
    @vortigern4804 Před 6 měsíci

    I've never heard that "flush it out" corruption before, totally shocked by that. Maybe I've misheard the mistake. "Step foot" is the only one that still really gets under my skin.

  • @richardbrooksshnee
    @richardbrooksshnee Před 5 měsíci +1

    "Flush it out" refers to using force to remove something. Such as a party of hunters walking through a forest or brush to force prey to flee.

  • @The-three-eyed-Prophet
    @The-three-eyed-Prophet Před 6 měsíci +1

    #Respect for you taking the time to understand something beofre you talk about it !!! ...

  • @paularicketts3906
    @paularicketts3906 Před 5 měsíci

    I agree with your comments on zombies completely. Especially with humanities desire for a restart. I used to work in the emergency management field and we've seen this desire people have in practice. My main reason for commenting though is, while the concept of zombies goes way back as you mentioned, I would like to add something. Back in 2011 the CDC did a preparedness campaign that used a "zombie apocalypse" as a backdrop for their preparedness month exercises. With that feeling of wanting a reset out there, and no one wanting to talk about it, this campaign gave people from all walks of life an outlet that made prepping an acceptable thing. It's just my opinion, but I believe this is when we really started seeing an increase in zombie related themes. Maybe as a way for us to all acknowledge a connection on a common feeling without actually saying it.

  • @blackoak4978
    @blackoak4978 Před 5 měsíci

    Yeah, when the news came out the hype was SO big that I ignored any articles about it until I saw some trusted sources comment on it.
    Once those sources started commenting on it it was clear this stuff was far from what we were hearing about from the hype. I put it into the "maybe something interesting comes out of studying it for a while" category

  • @hcellix
    @hcellix Před 6 měsíci +5

    Have not been a long subscriber but it only took a few shows to find out you have found your calling. I play piano and guitar and looked at music theory but my theory of what makes music sound good is what your relationship with your world and because it does. That's good enough for me. I wish I had some of your brain networking. One thing I don't know is why me and others can dream whole symphonies and hear each instrument. Just crazy...

  • @drakehennig6239
    @drakehennig6239 Před 6 měsíci +1

    Love the Lightning Round intro!
    Also, I love my Hanson shaver and have saved about $100 a year at least.

    • @orangutantapioca1530
      @orangutantapioca1530 Před 6 měsíci

      Yea, I love my Henson razor and don’t see any reason to ever switch to a different brand. I’ve just never had a shave nearly as smooth or as comfortable as I get everyday with Henson.
      For anyone who hasn’t tried it, you don’t have to live with razor burn! You don’t have to live with cuts and ingrown hairs! Well worth the cost to try out.

  • @timconder4909
    @timconder4909 Před 6 měsíci

    LOVE this channel! I wish I understood it
    …also not ready to revisit the mullet. Yeah. It’s going to happen anyway.
    Not kidding. Excellent channel👊

  • @magnetospin
    @magnetospin Před 6 měsíci +1

    I have a question about the blade. Regular razor blades are not supported all the way across because it needs to leave space for the cut off hair to go. If there's no space for the hair to go, it will just pile up and prevent a proper shave. How does this work in the Hensen blade?

  • @elrhyesseyhrle8958
    @elrhyesseyhrle8958 Před 6 měsíci +1

    Etymology is fascinating. We drive cars because we use to drive a team of horses or cattle. It means urge forward. You can be driven in your task or people with drive accomplish more. Less mechanical and more encourage.

    • @macmcleod1188
      @macmcleod1188 Před 6 měsíci

      I love etymology and I despise people who think synonyms are interchangeable and have identical meanings.

  • @mtndogrally
    @mtndogrally Před 6 měsíci +2

    Shaun of the Dead is the greatest zombie movie of all time. The social commentary hidden in plain sight in the comedy is off the charts.

  • @joanneC0
    @joanneC0 Před 6 měsíci +3

    The Canadian picture you showed in your much appreciated shout out to Yellowknife was actually Kelowna a second city with a major fire problem. No major probs but for the record.

  • @russellmillar7132
    @russellmillar7132 Před 6 měsíci

    I've been using Trac II blades since the 90s. They are available on line. No shaving cream or soap, just a little hot water.

  • @michellechappell4660
    @michellechappell4660 Před 6 měsíci

    Hi Joe, thanks for the well wishes for Yellowknife. However I notice that the footage you showed of “Yellowknife” during the voiceover is not actually of Yellowknife at all. I lived in Yellowknife for many years having only recently relocated, and I know the city very well… there’s no bridges over Great Slave Lake as seen in the footage you showed or buildings that look like that in Yellowknife.
    Perhaps it was footage of Kelowna BC which was also ordered to evacuate at around the same time as Yellowknife…
    Thanks for the awesome content, and for all you do. Love your channel!

  • @likebot.
    @likebot. Před 6 měsíci

    Love the Henson Shaving advert. I've heard of "Big Pharma", "Big Oil / Oul (in the Saouth)", "Big Ink", but this is the first time "Big Shaving" entered my geist!

  • @dougthomson5544
    @dougthomson5544 Před 4 měsíci

    Good stuff, Joe! Many thanks again.

  • @helenmurphree3434
    @helenmurphree3434 Před 6 měsíci

    Fires in the Spokane Washington area too and some home have been lost 😞

  • @robloggia
    @robloggia Před 6 měsíci +42

    One thing that I found odd about the whole lk99 hype was the number of times I heard some variation of "even if it is real it wouldn't really change anything".

    • @BRUHItsABunny
      @BRUHItsABunny Před 6 měsíci +13

      That's because ceramic magnets are really not very applicable
      They are often brittle and really easily degrade with thermal stress
      This kinda limits the places you could use it to very few
      Hover transportation, need it to be able to last on impact
      Nuclear fusion, need it to resist thermal stress
      Better electrical engines, both of the above + coiling ceramic is not economically feasible
      This is super oversimplified, Thunderf00t did a really good video on this

    • @PsRohrbaugh
      @PsRohrbaugh Před 6 měsíci +7

      Thunderf00t did a good video on this aspect. For things like MRIs, the superconductor needs to be drawn into thin wires without cracking. Meanwhile lk99 is a ceramic and extremely brittle. One small bump, one break anywhere in thousands of small windings, and the whole thing becomes scrap. As just ONE example of problems.

    • @robloggia
      @robloggia Před 6 měsíci +9

      @@PsRohrbaugh I saw Thunderf00t video too, and while I agree with all the points he made, it seems odd to me that such a unique property can be so confidently dismissed as having no applications, particularity when given to a group of humans who already think it's cool.

    • @hafor2846
      @hafor2846 Před 6 měsíci +11

      Every Thunderf00t video is like 5% somewhat dubious science followed by 2 hours of rambling.

    • @eldrago19
      @eldrago19 Před 6 měsíci +2

      Not immediately, but probably down the line it would lead to something that was useful.