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MythBusters On Millisecond Mona Lisas And Maoist Media Management

Topics: Popular Media | Add A CommentBy admin | August 31, 2008

And…are the MythBusters Milquetoasts?

In the video at left from NVIDIA’s NVISION 2008 (a geekfest promoting video card maker NVIDIA) Jamie & Adam of MythBusters demonstrate how to paint a Mona Lisa in 80 milliseconds. If you plan to try this at home, keep in mind you’ll need an 1100 barrel paintball gun. On a more serious note: in this clip from the convention, Adam Savage explains how the lawyers of American Express and the other major credit cards effectively censored Discovery Channel to prevent them from EVER talking about credit card RFID. This, in spite of the fact that it’s a fairly well known fact that not only are credit cards intrinsically less-than-secure, they’re even less secure when you’re able to hack the new RFID feature. But who cares what these MythBuster guys say anyway. Aren’t these the guys who claim the moon landings actually happened? As an afterthought, I have to wonder (given that these guys live in the Bay Area) just how “green” that Mona Lisa stunt was. Of more interest to others though – also because they live in the Bay Area – appears to be the question Are the MythBusters Gay?