I discovered the other day, to my astonishment, that I have a phone book.
I know. I’m just as shocked as you are. Apparently they still print these things! And give them out for free! Well, that part makes sense, I can’t imagine anyone paying for one, but prior to picking it up [...]
After a long day in the sun, I made the mistake last night of lying down on my insanely comfy couch to watch a little bit of racing. That didn’t go well. I woke up hours later in a rather uncomfortable position, and it took me longer than usual just to make it [...]
In all the old Godzilla movies, the eponymous villain tends to stomp around a lot, quite cranky indeed, wrecking shit and generally causing mayhem. And then he sets fire to all of it with his Amazing Fire Breath™. Now, let’s face it, that’s a pretty sweet trick he’s got there, but what if [...]
Both Techie and myself have found ourselves, by nature of our wildly different lines of work, in similar circumstances; we’ve both found ourselves with a great deal of time spent in vehicles, driving from one point to another, with nothing much to do but watch the painted lines go past. As a result, [...]
As little as 30 years ago, the kinds of day-to-day tools we use for ensuring our dirty pictures make it to our intended email recipient were the stuff of real-life spies’ wet dreams. A gamer-grade personal computer, similar to the Hackintosh I use to write these articles, has a theoretical peak performance as [...]
The charity trust that has successfully restored the last remaining Avro Vulcan has announced that 2013 will be the final year to see their craft fly. Despite investing millions of dollars into keeping the plane certified as airworthy, the costs just continue to climb too rapidly to keep up. As parts and equipment are no longer being produced, their stock of spare parts are quickly drying up. There have been several solutions presented, one of which involves a major retro-fit of the “shoulders” at the base of the wings to accommodate more modern engines, enabling new hydraulics, more capabilities, and lower maintenance costs.
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Back in the early days of AtomicToasters, I wrote about the old stereo cabinet that my grandparents had kept as a centre-point of their living room for decades. When they passed away, that piece suspiciously went missing, which made me quite sad. It was a stylish piece, in that 1950′s-retro way, and I [...]
Yesterday, on engineerd’s post about the coffee-bags he’s discovered — which look brilliant, if you ask me — commenter Plecostomus noted that, while that was some kinda cool, it was missing out on a certain level of technology that should appeal to all of us. After all, there are dozens of ways of [...]
Purists always say that the sound that comes from an old vinyl LP is warmer and more “genuine” than that which comes from a CD. Scientifically speaking, through a really good system, a good recording on a CD can sound absolutely identical to a performer singing live into a microphone, something which is [...]
Techie and I were talking about the march of technology in our lives, and the strange side-effects that have arisen as a result. A particular example has shown itself to us in the last few days, and we had each noticed it at around the same time. Both Techie and myself use iPhones, [...]