The point of talking is beauty? What?
The sound of my voice is beautiful even when I say ugly things, so I'm not sure how to proceed.
Switch to singing Sigur Ros songs, Neb, or possibly giving dramatic readings of the Codex Seraphianianus.
How much of what I say is beaufitul?
"You're standing on my
Ooh! Another BIL story. I'd been dating Jammies for three years before the younger one spoke directly to me. His first words were "You're sitting on the remote."
It was three years before he wanted to change the channel.
I also hate sentiment, but I am fond of neb and HG.
"Open your mouth only if you want to communicate something that cannot be communicated by silence."
THAT'S WHAT HE SAID.
Question for engineering and physics types.
While wrapping Joey's xmas gifts, I commented that a pair of nun-chucks would deliver less force than a solid staff that was just as long as the two halves of the nun-chucks plus the chain, because the chain would absorb a lot of the energy of the blow.
Molly says that the nun-chucks would actually deliver more force than nun-chucks, because they would be traveling faster. She compared them to a whip, which is even more flexible, and has an end that winds up breaking the sound barrier.
I'm right, right?
Molly says that the nun-chucks would actually deliver more force than nun-chucks
Almost certainly incorrect!
How much nun could a nun-chuck chuck if a nun-chuck could chuck nuns?
How many nuns, essear.
You're going to get your balls crushed regardless.
For lunch, I had deviled eggs, brie, shrimp, and York peppermint patties. I'm trying to see if I can get gout.
Given the widespread development of the flail for threshing, I bet the bars-and-chain are more efficient in some way. Also, in my (comical) wing chun practices, it takes a lot of strength to swing a pole-arm very fast but it's not effortful at all to bruise yourself or a tree even with rattan nunchucks.
The chain gives the energy you put into it back, if you hit something, helpy-chalk.
Wait a minute, you're giving Joey nun-chucks for xmas? There's no way this ends well.
I can't speak for the physics of it, but with a cane if you know how to use it, you can get some serious speed up at the tip. They make an ominous whistling noise when delivered with the right whip-like motion.
It's worth clicking through if you've not seen canne de combat. It's amazingly fast and athletic.
14: Molly is correct, allowing for correcting your sentence. It's easy enough to do the experiments yourself though, only I suggest waiting until the ERs aren't so crowded.
We're giving Joey these soft foam nun chuck like things. Which Rob pointed out that he will nonetheless hit his sister with and they will then go in time out. But they will at least not hurt his sister. You have to be careful when searching for nun chucks on line that you get the toy and/or costume kind and not the martial arts kind.
Also, I'm right. Right?
You have to be careful when searching for nun chucks on line that you get the toy and/or costume kind and not the martial arts kind.
This summer I bought my brother's boys (five and four) short swords and little shields from here. There's only occasionally bouts of tears from getting cracked in the head, nuts, whatever.
Molly -- I think (a) you're right and (b) sister should get a wiffle naginata.
I'm with Molly on the nunchucks vs. staff issue. The whole point of nunchucks is to store energy before tolchoking your sister. A staff does not have the same capability, or at least to the same extent.
Now I'm realizing I don't understand how things work. How does the chain store energy? Is it like a spring? If you twirl the nun-chucks around multiple times, do they store more energy?
From the link in 26:
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That just seems to demand an awful lot of advanced planning.
I doubt you one can strike with nunchucks more than, say, twice standard club velocity. And even if that's not the case, it would have to be a very fast strike to make one chuck deliver the same impulse as a club held by a rigid arm. We need experimental evidence.
The energy stored by spinning is limited by your hand speed and the amount siphoned off by arm motion.
If you stop actively spinning them, I bet they don't continue for mor than a couple of revolutions.
A spring would be more complicated even. I think this is what is going on --
Imagine a staff vs a 2-section stick-rope-stick nunchaku. Same total mass, length. Grab each at one end, swing with a given speed.
This is hard with the staff because the far end has to be moving very fast, and accelerating a mass over a distance is work. If you put the same amount of force into the near end of the nunchaku, when you start, only the close end is moving fast; the loose stick is dragged along behind. Then when you snap the close end to where you want it, all that energy gets sent up the chain to the other stick, so when the other stick hits whatever it finally hits, it has concentrated most of the energy you put into the whole thing. Ow.
tl;dr -- Blowhards gonna blow.
31.last is right. Face-off between Molly and rob! Tourney of seven buffets! Use foam weapons!
...And put it on YouTube, it's a sad old earth.
My sense is that the free end of the nunchuck can be made to spin far faster than the end of a staff can be swung, since the velocity is built up over multiple revolutions. The staff, OTOH, must build up all it's velocity over merely the course of a half rotation or so. I suppose that a tricksy staff twirler could make multiple revolutions, but as I understand it we're talking about kids in the 4-9 year old range. Maybe get sister (whose name I have forgotten) a staff and let her train up; loose the kids on each other and see who ends up the worst concussion. For science.
34 is exactly the sort of explanation I was hoping for. Thanks.
Someone who was way less than beautiful than silence was the A-train conductor on the way home. I actually took a field recording because it was like that "Least Desired Song" thing, Human Voice Edition. Every possible thing that could be annoying about human speech was in evidence.
Le 38, c'est moi.
Clearly, the Okinawans would have been better off using lawn darts. Then they wouldn't be part of anyone's damned empire!
I'm with clew in 34: Absent the spinning tricks, nunchucks are really funny-looking whips.
Yes. I'm thinking fly casting, where the tip of the line moves (like a whip) at supersonic speeds if you're not careful. As clew says, the trick lies in what happens when you stop your hand movement, and all that energy makes its way out towards the tip. So. Has anyone built a nunchuck with a springy handle, top put some real snap into the "cast"?
And Happy Christmas one and all, hahaha
I think an actual spring would slow down the strike (as energy went into extending the spring) and then pull it without my control (as the spring retracted). Doesn't seem like an improvement for nunchucks. Might be for threshing; corn pounders sprung on saplings are a thing.
The building my lab is in has flails and winnowing-baskets in the decorations.