Startup

Startup: Morgan Freeman Was Wrong

Apparently, penguins do fly. Samuel L Jackson has already had it with them.

 

User Input

User Input: Uncontrollable Distrust

“Excuse me, sir. Are you aware you have the Ask.com toolbar installed? You’re going to have to come with us.”

We’ve established previously that our own engineerd™ has a bizarre significant distrust of certain flying vehicles, specifically anything powered by Volkswagen and held aloft by black magic. Techie, meanwhile, has an irrational suspicion […]

Airborne Awesomosity, Moments in History

Scientific American Reports Wright Brother’s First Flight

In their final issue for 1903, Scientific American had the following report:

A Successful Experiment with a Motor-Driven Aeroplane. On December 17 the Messrs. Orvllle and Wilbur Wright made some successful experiments at Kitty Hawk, N. C., with an aeroplane propelled by a 16- horsepower, four-cylinder, gasoline motor, and weigh- ing complete more […]

Airborne Awesomosity

“Arguably the Most Unstable Aircraft Man Had Ever Flown”

And possibly the ugliest, to boot. Looking more like an origami beluga whale than an aircraft, Tacit Blue was one of the most bizarre technology demonstrators ever to take flight, but proved the technologies it pioneered.

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Spaceheads, The Style of Technology

Airplanes Are Dying To Get Here

airplane graveyard. mojave, ca. 1997.

It’s the week before Christmas. If you’re at work you probably aren’t really into it. So, as a service to you, I will help you be distracted. Enjoy this fantastic set on Flickr from eyetwist of the Mojave aircraft boneyard. Continue reading Airplanes Are Dying To Get Here

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