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06 Dec 2012 11:17 AM   |   14008 clicks   |   Atlanta Journal Constitution
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SnarfVader     
I saw what you did there, Subby.

06 Dec 2012 09:19 AM
Fear_and_Loathing    [TotalFark]  
That article was both informative and cutting edge.

06 Dec 2012 11:01 AM
Abe Vigoda's Ghost    [TotalFark]  
Rodriguez was transported to North Fulton Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, according to police. His passenger was transported to jail for being Hispanic.

06 Dec 2012 11:18 AM
illegal.tender     
Subby, you genuinely made me LOL.

06 Dec 2012 11:19 AM
jelloslug     
Investigators hope the serial number from the saw blade will help them find the person responsible.

I guess they will just punch the number in the national saw blade registration database and then nab that perp.

06 Dec 2012 11:22 AM
Smeggy Smurf     

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Rodriguez was transported to North Fulton Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, according to police. His passenger was transported to jail for being Hispanic.


Yeah being hispanic had everything to do with having an outstanding warrant. Racist much?

06 Dec 2012 11:22 AM
Gunz_drawn     
I saw this before.

/see ?

06 Dec 2012 11:24 AM
Rapmaster2000     
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Wanted for questioning...

06 Dec 2012 11:26 AM
iggyskuz     
if only they ban saws and none of this would had happen.

06 Dec 2012 11:27 AM
Gunz_drawn     

jelloslug: Investigators hope the serial number from the saw blade will help them find the person responsible.

I guess they will just punch the number in the national saw blade registration database and then nab that perp.


I work at the National Saw Blade Registration office in Saw Grass, and no, we can't do that.

06 Dec 2012 11:28 AM
Abe Vigoda's Ghost    [TotalFark]  

Smeggy Smurf: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Rodriguez was transported to North Fulton Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, according to police. His passenger was transported to jail for being Hispanic.

Yeah being hispanic had everything to do with having an outstanding warrant. Racist much?


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06 Dec 2012 11:29 AM
TheGreatGazoo     
At least he wasn't transferred to North Fulton Hospital after being shot. The doctors there would probably just shrug and put a band aid on it.

06 Dec 2012 11:30 AM
fappomatic     
Still not as dangerous as a Daisy Red Ryder BB gun.

06 Dec 2012 11:32 AM
swankywanky     
285 on any side of the perimeter = Thunderdome

this just helps prove that point a little bit more

06 Dec 2012 11:32 AM
probesport     
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06 Dec 2012 11:32 AM
Incog_Neeto     
Welcome to Obama's America, dog's and cat's living together and then throwing saw blades through your windshield.

06 Dec 2012 11:36 AM
cgraves67     

iggyskuz: if only they ban saws and none of this would had happen.


They already have. Our factory has several band saws.

06 Dec 2012 11:37 AM
PsyLord     
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Death doesn't like to be cheated...

06 Dec 2012 11:37 AM
SkylineRecords     
I was expecting some sort of dildoed see-saw.

06 Dec 2012 11:40 AM
Another Government Employee     
He was transported to North Fulton Hospital (10 miles away) for not having insurance. There are three large hospitals at the next exit that divert the non insured constantly.

06 Dec 2012 11:40 AM
iggyskuz     
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06 Dec 2012 11:43 AM
bucket_pup     
Look to see if there is a billboard nearby.

I had my windshield "dinged" in Salt Lake City by some piece of debris and seeing where the object hit my windshield and the fact that there was no car within 100 yards in front of me, I immediately pulled off the freeway and made my way back up along the side street next to the interstate. Up on a billboard was a couple of asshole sign installers that looked down at me like I was some kind of alien. I asked them why they were throwing objects on the freeway and they gave me the "I-don't-have-any-idea-what-you-are-ta lking-about!" story. I looked down and found several conduit nuts that had raised spokes. The spokes fit the dings in the windshield perfectly. I told them I was calling the police and giving them all the information I had.

/// I never found out what happened to them.

06 Dec 2012 11:44 AM
Trilithon     
If we had greater saw blade laws in this country the windshield would still be intact.

06 Dec 2012 11:48 AM
RedPhoenix122    [TotalFark]  

Another Government Employee: He was transported to North Fulton Hospital (10 miles away) for not having insurance. There are three large hospitals at the next exit that divert the non insured constantly.


Damn Obamacare!

06 Dec 2012 11:49 AM
JohnCarter     
So saw blades have serial numbers? Seriously? Are we sure that's not just a product or SKU number?

But let's go with the fantasy that is does have a serial number. They would be able to trace to a manufacturer, probably due to the name printed on the blade. Then you maybe could tie to a store, but that's about it.

06 Dec 2012 11:54 AM
theresnothinglft     

probesport: [lh5.googleusercontent.com image 462x248]


To be honest if the magnets in use were that powerful it wouldn't even work to begin with. If we assume that the saw blades are magnetized opposite of the magnet collars then the saw blades would probably fail to launch from their launcher. That and it would be impossible for our heroes (Will Smith and Kevin Kline) to actually have been placed together in the trap without them either coming together completely like they did later in the scene or flying apart rather hilariously.

Also if the blades managed to make it out of the launcher without sticking to it they would ultimately be repelled and crash assuming Will and Kevin could manage to stay together. The saw blades might even crash into the train tracks or some other nearby ferrous object.

/yes i know I ruined the magic and lets face it half the crap in that movie wouldn't actually be possible anyway

06 Dec 2012 11:57 AM
Loaf's Tray     

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Smeggy Smurf: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Rodriguez was transported to North Fulton Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, according to police. His passenger was transported to jail for being Hispanic.

Yeah being hispanic had everything to do with having an outstanding warrant. Racist much?

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The passenger's name was "Kendrick Love", sounds more redneck-white-trash than anything to me...so whatever point you're making is missing me, too...

06 Dec 2012 12:02 PM
The Larch     

Another Government Employee: He was transported to North Fulton Hospital (10 miles away) for not having insurance. There are three large hospitals at the next exit that divert the non insured constantly.


The guy had a heavy sawblade chop up his face and arm, and was sitting in a van full of blood. How the hell did they determine if he had insurance? Do the paramedics demand an insurance card from injured people at an accident scene before they choose a hospital?

06 Dec 2012 12:08 PM
Crewmannumber6     
My spider sense tells me this may have been thrown from an overpass, which is a scary thought. Also, saw blades have serial numbers?

06 Dec 2012 12:10 PM
Rawr882     
Ugh, I have started fearing work trucks with loose crap in the back. A few weeks ago, a pry bar fell off the back of a truck and almost bounced through my windshield, but I braked just in time, prompting the person behind me to swerve, run over it, and turn it into a projectile yet again toward someone behind them. The bastards didn't even notice.

06 Dec 2012 12:29 PM
StrangeQ     

theresnothinglft: probesport: [lh5.googleusercontent.com image 462x248]

To be honest if the magnets in use were that powerful it wouldn't even work to begin with. If we assume that the saw blades are magnetized opposite of the magnet collars then the saw blades would probably fail to launch from their launcher. That and it would be impossible for our heroes (Will Smith and Kevin Kline) to actually have been placed together in the trap without them either coming together completely like they did later in the scene or flying apart rather hilariously.

Also if the blades managed to make it out of the launcher without sticking to it they would ultimately be repelled and crash assuming Will and Kevin could manage to stay together. The saw blades might even crash into the train tracks or some other nearby ferrous object.

/yes i know I ruined the magic and lets face it half the crap in that movie wouldn't actually be possible anyway


Eh...there's a far better explaination than having to get into that much detail. Simply: magnetic fields do not work that way. The bit where they run apart and are pulled back together acts as if magnets act like rubber bands where the further you stretch them the more they pull back together, which is of course completely opposite to how they work in reality. Also, if they were powerful enough to pull them together from that distance, they never would have been able to separate themselves to begin with. Take a couple coaster sized rare earth magnets and stick them together and then try to pull them back apart. Hell, just do that with a couple thimble sized ones and see what happens.

06 Dec 2012 12:36 PM
piercedgeek     

Rawr882: Ugh, I have started fearing work trucks with loose crap in the back. A few weeks ago, a pry bar fell off the back of a truck and almost bounced through my windshield, but I braked just in time, prompting the person behind me to swerve, run over it, and turn it into a projectile yet again toward someone behind them. The bastards didn't even notice.


Worse yet, they'll get where they're going, reach for it and go "damnit who stole our prybar?!"

Yeah... lock your shiat up, both to avoid theft, and involuntary manslaughter.

06 Dec 2012 12:38 PM
Smeggy Smurf     

Rawr882: Ugh, I have started fearing work trucks with loose crap in the back. A few weeks ago, a pry bar fell off the back of a truck and almost bounced through my windshield, but I braked just in time, prompting the person behind me to swerve, run over it, and turn it into a projectile yet again toward someone behind them. The bastards didn't even notice.


Be thankful it's not Russia. It would have been a tire

06 Dec 2012 12:43 PM
offmymeds     

JohnCarter: So saw blades have serial numbers? Seriously? Are we sure that's not just a product or SKU number?

But let's go with the fantasy that is does have a serial number. They would be able to trace to a manufacturer, probably due to the name printed on the blade. Then you maybe could tie to a store, but that's about it.


They might be able to determine what kind of saw was used from the blade's model number and from that determine the serial number of the tool, but beyond that...nada.

06 Dec 2012 01:01 PM
theresnothinglft     

StrangeQ: theresnothinglft: probesport: [lh5.googleusercontent.com image 462x248]

To be honest if the magnets in use were that powerful it wouldn't even work to begin with. If we assume that the saw blades are magnetized opposite of the magnet collars then the saw blades would probably fail to launch from their launcher. That and it would be impossible for our heroes (Will Smith and Kevin Kline) to actually have been placed together in the trap without them either coming together completely like they did later in the scene or flying apart rather hilariously.

Also if the blades managed to make it out of the launcher without sticking to it they would ultimately be repelled and crash assuming Will and Kevin could manage to stay together. The saw blades might even crash into the train tracks or some other nearby ferrous object.

/yes i know I ruined the magic and lets face it half the crap in that movie wouldn't actually be possible anyway

Eh...there's a far better explaination than having to get into that much detail. Simply: magnetic fields do not work that way. The bit where they run apart and are pulled back together acts as if magnets act like rubber bands where the further you stretch them the more they pull back together, which is of course completely opposite to how they work in reality. Also, if they were powerful enough to pull them together from that distance, they never would have been able to separate themselves to begin with. Take a couple coaster sized rare earth magnets and stick them together and then try to pull them back apart. Hell, just do that with a couple thimble sized ones and see what happens.


Yes the simplest explanation works too I guess ;P

06 Dec 2012 01:09 PM
Eirik     
Something like this happened to a neighbor of mine back in the mid-80's. He was driving in the fast lane of the 405 in LA when a large hook (about the size of a large mans spread-out hand) came though the windshield and hit him right in the face. He said that he was able to keep it together to get pulled off the side of the road before he passed out. He remembered shutting off his car, and then he woke up a couple days later at the hospital. His sinuses were caved in and he was in bad shape, but he pulle though pretty good.

06 Dec 2012 01:15 PM
shazbotuh     

Gunz_drawn: I saw this before.

/see ?


I see what you saw


/wince

06 Dec 2012 01:50 PM
buckler     
Dr. Gordon Freeman is wanted for questioning.

06 Dec 2012 02:12 PM
JackieRabbit     

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Rodriguez was transported to North Fulton Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, according to police. His passenger was transported to jail for being Hispanic.


If you don't know Atlanta... This happened on I-285 westbound, north side near Roswell Rd. North Fulton Hospital is in Alpharetta a few miles north of Roswell -- 12 miles away. Yet Northside Hospital, which has a very good ER, is about three miles away. Why'd they take him all the way to Alpharetta?

06 Dec 2012 02:23 PM
caddisfly     
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Am I the only Farker who is a fan of Repairman Jack? Dropping stuff off overpasses is how the saga began. Great books for Farkers who still have an attention span.

06 Dec 2012 02:43 PM
MythDragon     
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I've been wondering what happened to my Zero Point Energy Field Manipulator. I lost it a couple of months back.

06 Dec 2012 05:04 PM
PsyLord     
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/miss playing that game

06 Dec 2012 05:46 PM
kg2095     
How does a relatively light weight item like a saw blade smash a car windshield? When I was a kid I used to throw bricks at the windshields of dumped cars - they just bounced off.

06 Dec 2012 06:11 PM
That damn fedora     

JohnCarter: So saw blades have serial numbers? Seriously? Are we sure that's not just a product or SKU number?

But let's go with the fantasy that is does have a serial number. They would be able to trace to a manufacturer, probably due to the name printed on the blade. Then you maybe could tie to a store, but that's about it.


The serial number bit kinda raised a brow with me, too, but yeah, thinking it was more along the line of a model or part number.

/subs
//first green

06 Dec 2012 10:07 PM
saturn badger    [TotalFark]  

JohnCarter: So saw blades have serial numbers? Seriously? Are we sure that's not just a product or SKU number?

But let's go with the fantasy that is does have a serial number. They would be able to trace to a manufacturer, probably due to the name printed on the blade. Then you maybe could tie to a store, but that's about it.


I paid cash for it.

06 Dec 2012 11:17 PM
saturn badger    [TotalFark]  

offmymeds: JohnCarter: So saw blades have serial numbers? Seriously? Are we sure that's not just a product or SKU number?

But let's go with the fantasy that is does have a serial number. They would be able to trace to a manufacturer, probably due to the name printed on the blade. Then you maybe could tie to a store, but that's about it.

They might be able to determine what kind of saw was used from the blade's model number and from that determine the serial number of the tool, but beyond that...nada.


You're kidding, right? At least I hope you are.

Ever hear of universal saw blades? Like the ones you use that fit may saws?

06 Dec 2012 11:21 PM
Loaf's Tray     

kg2095: How does a relatively light weight item like a saw blade smash a car windshield? When I was a kid I used to throw bricks at the windshields of dumped cars - they just bounced off.


The car was flying down the freeway when it got hit - even ignoring whatever velocity the blade may have had in the car's direction (which could have been considerable if it were kicked off the roadway by another vehicle), the net force is the same as if the blade had been fired at a stationary vehicle at whatever speed the car was traveling. Plus the tip of a saw blade has a much smaller surface area than the side of a brick, which concentrates the impact in one spot, so the safety glass is punctured more easily.

07 Dec 2012 08:21 AM
offmymeds     

saturn badger: offmymeds: JohnCarter: So saw blades have serial numbers? Seriously? Are we sure that's not just a product or SKU number?

But let's go with the fantasy that is does have a serial number. They would be able to trace to a manufacturer, probably due to the name printed on the blade. Then you maybe could tie to a store, but that's about it.

They might be able to determine what kind of saw was used from the blade's model number and from that determine the serial number of the tool, but beyond that...nada.

You're kidding, right? At least I hope you are.

Ever hear of universal saw blades? Like the ones you use that fit may saws?


Nope, I didn't know that. Thanks for that bit of info though.

/not a power tool guy

07 Dec 2012 11:53 AM
saturn badger    [TotalFark]  

offmymeds: saturn badger: offmymeds: JohnCarter: So saw blades have serial numbers? Seriously? Are we sure that's not just a product or SKU number?

But let's go with the fantasy that is does have a serial number. They would be able to trace to a manufacturer, probably due to the name printed on the blade. Then you maybe could tie to a store, but that's about it.

They might be able to determine what kind of saw was used from the blade's model number and from that determine the serial number of the tool, but beyond that...nada.

You're kidding, right? At least I hope you are.

Ever hear of universal saw blades? Like the ones you use that fit may saws?

Nope, I didn't know that. Thanks for that bit of info though.

/not a power tool guy


When you buy a blade they have a hole that fits most saws. You can punch that out for saws that use a diamond shaped hole. I have never seen a saw blade that fits a specific model of saw though they may exist. Never seen one with a serial number. It doesn't work that way.

07 Dec 2012 10:52 PM
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