Quixotic Quantum Quandary

Q³: SFSIWI Edition

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Welcome all to a special Quandary-Free Stuff mashup! While perusing the Craigslist yesterday, I came across what you see here (slightly less cropped of course). When I read the ad title, I did not expect to see this. And if I were to have see the picture without explanation I am pretty I would not have identified it successfully. We’ll see if I manage to acquire said item, because I certainly will try!

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Covet Thy Neighbours' Swag

Sometimes Free Stuff Isn’t Worth It

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It is really quite amazing the sheen variety of goods that someone can acquire and then not be able to get rid of, and decide to hand out free. Here at AT, we like to start our Sunday mornings out taking a look at such free items from online classifieds like the Craigslist, especially that stuff that is bits of obscure technology. But especially items that are just completely out there that you never would have expected, and our big winner found just such a thing. Or well, things, whatever, hit the jump and check it out!

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Quixotic Quantum Quandary

Q³: Long Time No See

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Here it is! Quixotic Quantum Quandary!! It has been awhile, but hopefully you all remember how to play–I show you some poorly framed images of some strange tech-ish piece, and you all identity it in the comments!

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Covet Thy Neighbours' Swag

Sometimes Free Stuff Isn’t Worth It

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It is time again to take a look at some of the glorious free old-tech swag available on the webs! Go onto your favorite local online or print classifieds, or just drive down the street in the evening after garage sale time, and see what sort of quality merchandise is being given away free. Then share woth all of us in the comments!

Last week was a little slow, so I thought today I would share a few things that have recently come up in my neck of the woods!

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Covet Thy Neighbours' Swag

Sometimes Free Stuff Isn’t Worth It

Welcome to our weekly look at the best bits of tech (or not) the internet has to offer up for the price of free! Congratulations are in order for last week’s big winner, mkep819, for some excellent bundles of twine! I am not entirely sure about the ethics of having an elderly family […]

Covet Thy Neighbours' Swag

Sometimes Free Stuff Isn’t Worth It

It is Sunday, and not only that, it is Mothers Day, and you know what that means–SFSIWI time! You mom is always telling you it isn’t the amount of money you spent or the gift you buy, right? It is the thought that counts! And what better thought than to tell mom you were […]

Deconstructing Technology

Technology Flow

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Technology comes and goes, and sometimes a product or tool or super-mega-future bomber lasts only a few years before it gets eclipsed by the next big thing. Last week, in a sort of round about discussion* about post ideas and spam, skitter and I kicked around the idea of new technology as a rebuttal of existing technology, with the initial thought a focus on changes from bombers to ICBMs. Then it occurred to me, there is also the opportunity to refute the argument entirely, and say the more things change, the more they stay the same. Are the strategic long range B-2s of today really all that different than the strategic long range B-36s of yore? Evolution of technology of revolution? Let us know your thoughts, perhaps we can stimulate a little weekend discussion! To help get those intemperate thoughts in the right frame of reference, hit the just an enjoy some classic Convair B-36 Peacemaker footage from the classic film Strategic Air Command!

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Covet Thy Neighbours' Swag

Sometimes Free Stuff Isn’t Worth It

The other day at work, in our lounge type area, I happened to catch a commercial on tv that I hadn’t seen in years. Apparently NuFinish still makes car products, and they also are apparently still showing the same commercials I remember with the guy in the junkyard polishing some 80’s Taurus or […]

Quixotic Quantum Quandary

Q³: For Sell

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Yard sales are always entertaining for me, and better even are the ones that have some sort of random mystery object. This, well, these, thingys that you see hear, came from the yard sale I mentioned last Quandary time, nearly a month ago. I was too busy haggling over that possibly overpriced Q-Jet to ask what these are, but I did manage to snap a few pictures!

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Covet Thy Neighbours' Swag

Sometimes Free Stuff Isn’t Worth It

It’s Easter Sunday today, and I hope everyone is having a glorious morning! Perhaps you have been up since before dawn, trying to catch that rascally rabbit before he eggs up your lawn. Perhaps you are simply looking forward to buying cut rate Cadbury eggs tomorrow morning at the grocery store. Either way, […]

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