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Category: Engineering

J.E. may be the only one who appreciates this

I was reading Atlas Obscura this afternoon, and they talked about a beautiful clock in Glastonbury. A deeply embedded memory of this surfaced:

It was 25 years ago, around this time that I first saw that clock. 25 years ago, exactly, I was in Norwich packing up to start my Navy Dumb training. Now to get some Toasted Tea biscuits for Jerod.

Thanks, Shotts…

Every time I think of Coca-Cola, I think of The Blinks.

I'd Like to Buy the World...

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I do find this article fascinating, however, and am reminded how surrounded we are my technological marvels.  Collective miracles, since no one person holds the key to delivering a can of Coke.  There’s also a part of me that wonders if all this effort is worth it, too.  And what pittance I pay for a Coke…it seems like it is “worth” more — even if I’ve come to expect it cheaper than water, in some cases.

Tob-sequitur

Gears

I declare this the king of Goldberg machines:  http://baynhamtyers.com/contraptionII.html

Cocaine + Corn=
http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/article.html?in_article_id=54522&in_page_id=2

Our childhood dreams are a reality: http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/transportation/4217989.html

The little red spot: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/technology/technology.html?in_article_id=452130&in_page_id=1965

J.E.’s next clock: http://technabob.com/blog/2007/06/18/modern-flip-clock-updates-an-old-standard/

The new Transformers movie is already obsolete: http://slog.thestranger.com/2007/06/more_than_meets_the_eye

Nature already had it figured out: http://www.sycamorefan.com/fan/feature/features.html

500 kV Disconnect Switch Wednesday

Stand back. This is what 500,000 volts looks like when it’s angry.

Engineering Wednesday

Thanks for the Rolomite post Toby! In my opinion the blog over-represents nostalgia and doppelgangers to the exclusion of engineering and science.

Here is my offering: The Fletcher Capstan Table.

[quicktime width=”320″ height=”260″]http://www.dbfletcher.com/files/dbfletcher_capstan_schwartz.mov[/quicktime]

Viva la Rolomite!

History is darkened by forgetting discoveries like this: http://www.boingboing.net/2006/12/07/forgotten_invention_.html

Here’s more:
http://www.rexresearch.com/wilkes/1wilkes.htm

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