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Chump

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« on: 12-29-2001 13:28 »

Since a Wierd Scene thread for this episode was never created... i made one.

Stuff: The mayor said that the electromagnets would tear bender limb from limb when they were turned on, but his metal personal items were then attracted to the magnets. How did this happen when they were off?

Why don't the magnets tear themselves from the wall?

Why don't they attract each other?

Why aren't other metal things attracted when they are turned on?

Lastly: Zero isn't a number. Its a placeholder, so it wouldnt be generated.
RachTheAce31

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« Reply #1 on: 12-29-2001 15:32 »

I'm not really gonna question the magnets, but you've got a good point wih zero. Speaking of that scene, I remember reading a long discussion in a Chronicles episode capsule about bender and magnets (magnetic bow tie has no effect?). I'm just gonna assume for now that placing a magnet on or directing the force towards Bender's forehead (where the mother chip is) is the only way to scramble his circuits.
Drippy_taco

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« Reply #2 on: 12-29-2001 15:46 »
« Last Edit on: 12-29-2001 15:46 »

Stuff: The mayor said that the electromagnets would tear bender limb from limb when they were turned on, but his metal personal items were then attracted to the magnets. How did this happen when they were off?
- Electromagnets are just magnets until a current runs through them.  Even though there was no current, the magnets themselves still had enough force to draw in the personal items.

Why don't the magnets tear themselves from the wall?
- They could be anchored really well or what they are attached to could be reinforced.

Why don't they attract each other?
- Who says they don't?

Why aren't other metal things attracted when they are turned on?
- I did notice this.  The magnets had no effect on Santa's reindeer.  Oh well.  Wizard I guess.

Lastly: Zero isn't a number. Its a placeholder, so it wouldnt be generated.
- It could have very well been programmed into the countdown for the machine to think it as a number.
BlackCoke

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« Reply #3 on: 12-29-2001 18:23 »
« Last Edit on: 12-29-2001 18:23 »

Other weird things I thought about:

How did Santa keep a intergalactic space ship from lifting?

And why wasn't he able to break out of the ice when he was strong enough to hold the ship down?
Chump

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« Reply #4 on: 12-29-2001 18:43 »

Yeah, i thought that too. Just being strong doesn't keep him on the ground. The ship would still pick them up.

Drip: Electromagnets DO NOT attract when off. When off, they are just pieces of metal. If I'm mistaken, I'll have a word with my science teacher.
ShineyMetal@$$

Bending Unit
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« Reply #5 on: 12-29-2001 18:54 »

Regarding the electromagnets, they could slowly build up their magnetic pull. So at first, since there was just a bit of force, the things flew out of the mayors jacket (including an iron heh), but they didn't screw bender up too bad. Then it started to get worse, and he started singing folk songs since there was a huge ass magnetic current running through his motherchip.

The Robot Santa could have had anti-magnetic metal on his ship, keep in mind he's got very high tech stuff (anti-paradoxial head).
Shadowstar

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« Reply #6 on: 12-29-2001 21:00 »

I think Bender in the middle of the two electromagnets would interfier with them slamming together. Poor Bender. Also, I'm the newest poster for all 5 major folders! For probably two seconds.
FishyJoe

Honorary German
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« Reply #7 on: 01-01-2002 13:30 »

 
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Originally posted by Chump:
Yeah, i thought that too. Just being strong doesn't keep him on the ground. The ship would still pick them up.

Good question. Come to think of it, the same thing happened with Clamps in Bender Gets Made. Maybe there's a built in sensor on the PE ship...if someone is grabbing onto one of the rear fins, it automatically shuts down to avoid accidentally pulling people into outer space.

impact

Bending Unit
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« Reply #8 on: 01-01-2002 13:52 »

... or maybe all robots have little electromagnets/suction cups/grapling hooks on their feet...
Slavon

Bending Unit
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« Reply #9 on: 01-01-2002 13:57 »

I noticed another weird thing...

If evil Santa was created in 28xx (I can't remember the exact date), why people begin to defend themselves in 3001? Did Santa destroy the world every year? Isn't the 30th century technology strong enough to destroy the Santa's lair?
Shadowstar

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« Reply #10 on: 01-01-2002 15:43 »

Anyway, how did Santa, after hitching a ride to Earth of the PE ship, be able to get to his sleigh without being noticed?   confused
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #11 on: 01-01-2002 17:27 »

 
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Originally posted by Chump:
Drip: Electromagnets DO NOT attract when off. When off, they are just pieces of metal. If I'm mistaken, I'll have a word with my science teacher.

Electromagnets can be made from ordinary magnets having their magnetic potential "amplified" by a huge current. So when they are turned off, they go back to being ordinary small weakling magnets, but still have SOME power.

If I'm wrong, I'll have a word with my Wizard!


  big grin

MuscaDomestica

Professor
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« Reply #12 on: 01-21-2002 10:09 »

 
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Originally posted by *Slavon*:
If evil Santa was created in 28xx (I can't remember the exact date), why people begin to defend themselves in 3001? Did Santa destroy the world every year? Isn't the 30th century technology strong enough to destroy the Santa's lair?*

easy they have been fighting him for a while, remember the jolly seeking missle from the first x-mas episode?
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