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Startdown: Do You Like My Hat?

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Stay cool, it’s summertime!

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Idiotic or Inspired?

Pigeons In S-P-A-C-E!

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As you will see, not actually space, but zero gravity, well, I suppose actually microgravity, or whatever, on the Vomit Comet. Or a Vomit Comet, probably there is more than one. The point being, if watching pigeons fly erratically while they float, accompanied by surprisingly well dressed bird handlers (especially considering that whole birds poop constantly thing), then hit the jump!

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Startdown: Put That 8-Track to Good Use!

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As a CB radio of course!

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Startup

Startdown: The Truth

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Those poor pixels!

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Startdown: Map of the Internet

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Circa 1973. I would want to have a lightning bolt connection. Because what’s faster than lightning?

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Startup

Startdown: Slides Rule

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Try explaining this picture to your kids! I mean, seriously, why aren’t they just using the projector to look at those slides?

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Startdown: Auf Das Deck

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I’m sure everything will be okay.

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Spaceheads

Shaky Saturday

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Since we find ourselves in the midst of the Apollo 11 Moon mission this weekend, it seems appropriate to start out with a video of a high tech vibrations analysis test on the Saturn V rocket! On October 14, 1966, a full Saturn V and Apollo spacecraft were stacked inside the Vehicle Assembly Building, and tested by being rocked back and forth. This was to check stability and measure stresses which might result from winds at the launch pad. Check it out after the jump!

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Startdown: Early Adopter

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Early versions of Glass were slightly less portable.

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Startdown: Thinkinator

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Now just stand very still…

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