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#1 RStock

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 22:02

I figure we all need a good laugh every now and then. It's hard to believe this is an actual serious attempt, but it is.


F1 goes back to the future with turbo-charged 'teapot'

Editor's note: Art of Movement is CNN's monthly show exploring the latest innovations in art, culture, science and technology, through movement.


Just a few highlights...




While a standard engine is powered by a belt connected to the crankshaft, a turbo engine runs on its own exhaust steam, making it more energy efficient.

Turbo engines also tend to be slower taking off -- not ideal for F1 racing. But once in full flight, they maintain speed well, and today you'll often find turbo engines used in trains, trucks and construction equipment.

Indeed, throughout the 1980s, the powerful turbo was the F1 engine of choice, able to perform at high altitudes and grip onto steep angles.



:stoned: :drunk: :rotfl:


http://edition.cnn.c....html?hpt=hp_c5

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#2 VWV

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 22:35

I figure we all need a good laugh every now and then. It's hard to believe this is an actual serious attempt, but it is.




Just a few highlights...







:stoned: :drunk: :rotfl:


http://edition.cnn.c....html?hpt=hp_c5


:rotfl: You were not expecting a serious, accurate report from CNN were you????

#3 D-Type

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 22:44

And people write that they trust CNN reporting! :drunk:

What can the rest be like? :confused:

#4 Emery0323

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 06:53

And people write that they trust CNN reporting! :drunk:

What can the rest be like? :confused:


Some years ago, a technical project I worked on got a lot of business and tech-industry press coverage when the product was announced.
It was amusing to read all the garbled facts in the press coverage of the announcement - The journalists clearly didn't understand the subject
matter or what the terms meant.

Then I wondered - If they garbled the facts so much on a subject I know very well, how accurate is the reportage on subjects I don't know?

#5 Bloggsworth

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 07:53

Already being discussed here:

#6 Allan Lupton

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 08:30

Then I wondered - If they garbled the facts so much on a subject I know very well, how accurate is the reportage on subjects I don't know?

That used to be how my decision about which daily paper to buy was based. The Times' air correspondent (Arthur Narracott) knew his stuff and although the Torygraph's Teddy Donaldson had piloted a speed record flight he seemed to know (and write) about little else.


#7 BRG

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 18:04

I think this was a cut and paste job by the newsroom juniors and they used a Google translation of an original foreign language text. ANd the sub-editor was on his hols.

#8 Michael Ferner

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 19:29

Probably true, but then you would think anyone holding a "job" should have seen the inside of a classroom for at least a couple of years... what do they teach in school these days? "How to google"????

#9 Bloggsworth

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 21:21

Still haven't had a reply from CNN...

#10 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 21:22

I'm sure it will come, you're probably the only person to contact them.

#11 mariner

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 12:44

Sadly, editorial errors are not exclusive to instant news channels like CNN.

I had always regarded the New Scientist as very sound publication but one day I read an article about climaate change ( what else!) where the CO2 per vehicle km. quoted for US cars was, simply, stupid. Every car in the USA would have to be Cadillac Escalde for the data to be true.

I emailed the editor, no reply but ages later I noticed my email and , on a whim , resent it.

He came back nicely and promptly saying the article's author had gone off exploring in South America but he had caught up with her and asked her my question.

Result- she said " yes my data on US cars was wrong and overstated"

That shook my faith in even specialist magazines!

#12 BRG

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 19:59

Result- she said " yes my data on US cars was wrong and overstated"

That really reinforces my faith in all that climate change data in general.

#13 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 20:19

I'm sure it's just a massive conspiracy to hurt oil company profits.