[funsec] Finn Takes Gold at Mobe Throwing Contest

Drsolly drsollyp at drsolly.com
Mon Aug 28 14:59:11 CDT 2006


On Mon, 28 Aug 2006 Blanchard_Michael at emc.com wrote:

>  Wouldn't you get better distance throwing them like a Frisbee and not a
> dicus?  Not ever having thrown a discus, I really have no idea about
> their flight attributes....

It's not so much the flight characteritics, it's transferring as much 
energy as possible in the short time that you're hurling. A hard disk 
flies about as well as a brick, being pretty much the same shape.


> Michael P. Blanchard 
> Antivirus / Security Engineer, CISSP, GCIH, CCSA-NGX, MCSE
> Office of Information Security & Risk Management 
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org [mailto:funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org] On Behalf Of Drsolly
> Sent: Monday, August 28, 2006 2:00 PM
> To: Dude VanWinkle
> Cc: Funsec at Linuxbox. Org
> Subject: Re: [funsec] Finn Takes Gold at Mobe Throwing Contest
> 
> We used to have hard disk hurling contests. You throw them like a discus, 
> not a javelin.
> 
> On Mon, 28 Aug 2006, Dude VanWinkle wrote:
> 
> > http://www.informationweek.com/management/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=192300497&subSection=Global
> > 
> > This year's gold medal went to Finland's Lassi Etelatalo, who flung a
> > scrapped Nokia unit a forceful 89.00 metres. "I prepared by javelin
> > throwing, I haven't really practised throwing mobile phones,"
> > Etelatalo told Reuters.
> > 
> > ---------------------------
> > 
> > :-)
> > 
> > -JP<who thinks he would get the silver, as long as he got a sales call
> > right before the contest>
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