Though I saw it all around
Never thought I could be affected
Thought that we'd be the last to go
It is so strange the way things turn

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Linkee-poo lays it bet on 45

Jim Hines is making with the funny again. Inverse correlation between coffee consumed and days left. Bwahaha.

Josh Palmatier is giving away books. Also, his pseudonymously published "Well of Sorrows" is now in paperback. Go and high thee hence to a bookery.

Making books (circa 1950s). Lots of linotype/drum printing neppary. Makes me damn glad to have direct to plate technology. This is from when printing was expensive, notice all the people. Just crazy. But once you do it that way, boy do you understand the process and how to impose pages. At the time, that was state of the art automation. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

And we've got the biggest balls of them all. Way to go, Cleveland. We'll have the biggest wind turbine, EVAR! Used to have the Huletts, and now we'll have this. (Pointed to by Dan)

Fuel cells really are the future for transportation (and home generation for when the wind don't blow and the sun don't shine). However, they're pretty damn expensive because they require platinum to work the magic of stealing/borrowing electrons to create the circuit. But maybe no for much longer. If that carbon-iron-cobalt catalyst proves out, that's a game changer. I still want my jet pack. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

Ohio, exporting the crazy since 1803. (Kane is from one of Ohio's home grown anarchists sovereign citizens movements - yes, we have several)

“Dr Price,” she wrote to her brother, “thinks Thousands of Boyles Clarks and Newtons have Probably been lost to the world, and lived and died in Ignorance and meanness, merely for want of being Placed in favourable Situations, and Injoying Proper Advantages.” Part of why I'm a Liberal/Progressive. Just a little history lesson for those who wish to worship the past. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

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