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Old 08-06-2021, 07:39 PM
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Old 08-08-2021, 02:18 AM
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Ashens presents weird 1970s greeting cards.


I wasn't born yet in the '70s, but I have older family members who bought books in that era that serve as excellent cultural snapshots. Plus I'm a mild history buff who tries to keep track of the evolution of pop culture in the twentieth century. And of course I've watched my share of Brady Bunch and Three's Company reruns.



Anyway, the fashions of that day look positively uncomfortable. I've had to wear my fair share of corduroy back in the day, but those photos look worse.
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Old 08-09-2021, 01:27 AM
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Making a machine that will bend wire in such a way that you can make miniature "chain link fencing".


As a craftsman I'm an amateur and definitely lean more towards woodworking. My metalworking skills leave much to be desired. You should see some of my disasters from shop class.
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All written. Season 2 starts shooting in a matter of days!

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Old 08-11-2021, 08:22 PM
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I don't know how many of you have heard of the ASIMO series of walking robots. I saw one of the earlier models do a demo show back in college. Honda stopped the whole project in 2018 because it wasn't profitable. Plus, y'know, it wasn't actually leading to artificial intelligence, the robots were essentially remote-controlled all the time.


Anyway, here are some clips of robots falling off stairs. I shudder to think of the repair costs, and they probably had to replace the gyroscope after every fall.



And the amazing thing that I learned today is that Garrison Keillor once narrated a Honda commercial featuring ASIMO.
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Clips from the most popular song from each month in the 1980s.


I was surprised at how many of these I recognized. I was just a kid then, but I may have mentioned that I have two older sisters who were teenagers then. Plus I've seen more than a few Disney TV specials that made AMVs with these songs and cartoon clips.



The same thing, only the 1990s.


I never heard a lot more of these. As the decade ended I was in high school so things got more familiar. I had a few classes where most sessions were just work time with the radio in the background.



The 2000s.


In college now, so lots of radio listening during the commute. As the decade goes on I know fewer of these.



The 2010s.


Yikes. What can I say?
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Old 08-11-2021, 11:32 PM
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The 1987 version of The Secret Garden


I think this is the youngest I've ever seen Colin Firth. Secret Garden is one classic that I prefer to read rather than watch, I don't think there's been a movie yet that really does it justice. As I've mentioned elsewhere, some stories depend on the internal transformation of the main character, and it's hard to convey that in film.
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Box art for the TNG computer game The Transinium Challenge


It's amazing how good the art is on some characters yet awful on others. Data in particular looks more like Spiner's stunt double than Spiner himself.


Meaniningless side question: Do you like the extra braid on the Season One uniforms? Personally I never really liked it, it didn't seem to serve a purpose.
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Lego in Real Life


This guy makes stop motion videos of himself cooking things, only the food turns into Lego bricks as soon as a kitchen tool touches it. He clearly puts a lot of effort into these.
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Is Spock responsible for Wolf 359?


The argument runs thusly: Spock's efforts at peace, especially with the Klingons, led to a Starfleet that was "not a military organization" and was thus unprepared for the Borg.



An interesting argument, but I don't buy it for a second. The more interesting argument is the counter-argument. If Starfleet had stayed militaristic would they have made it out to the Farpoint area, and thus stayed off the Q's radar? No Q means no Borg (forget the Raven and Seven's parents, that whole plot point was ludicrous from the get-go), at least for several more decades.
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Someone turns a bunch of brass keys into a "gold bar".


While it's nice to see tools in operation that I don't get to see very often, I must admit that I'm too afraid of injury to be around stuff that hot.
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Old 08-19-2021, 01:55 AM
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Nostalgia Critic covers Atlantis The Lost Empire.


This movie is still a guilty pleasure for me. I freely admit that the creators tried to cram WAY too much into this movie and it backfired on them. In retrospect this should've been a longer epic like Ten Commandments or the other roadshow films.



As for the aborted show that turned into Milo's Return, it never would've worked. There's only so many ways that you can say "this culture is based on ancient Atlantean tech" in the early 20th century. And introducing other sources of magictech just raises further questions.
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Someone made a Star Trek themed Sudoku


Of course it's hard to approximate the shape of a Cochrane delta when you're limited to 45 degree increments for slopes.


The puzzle was made because today would've been Gene's 100th birthday.
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LGR does reviews of old and unusual computer equipment, among other things.


A monitor that fits into a 5.25" drive bay tower.


It's meant for server towers and other places where you don't need a full-size monitor.
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Facebook meme-Did Gracie absorb Starfleet security codes from Spock during their mind meld?


1. It's been three months, I doubt Spock's codes are still current.
2. Gracie can hardly manipulate a console even if she could reach one. What is she gonna do, transmit them to another Vulcan to act as her proxy?
3. Don't Starfleet security codes still need a palmprint and/or voiceprint to activate anything?
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Old 08-26-2021, 06:29 PM
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Vintage ice cream maker restoration


I've never made my own ice cream, but I've read enough books where people use machines like this to feel nostalgic. Plus Dave Barry once joked that today's kids would never have the patience to sit through this entire process.
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How did the Phoenix get to warp without dilithium?


A bad title, as he discusses the alternative materials and the possibility that Earth has dilithium in the first place.



My bigger problem is how Certifiably Ingame acts like dilithium is the only possible regulator of matter/antimatter engines and then dismisses it. I'd be okay with the notion that an engine only designed to get barely past Warp One could get by without dilithium since the matter/antimatter streams would be small enough to allow regulation by other means.



For that matter, for ages SF writers have theorized ships powered not by continual propellants, but by periodic "kicks" with nuclear devices. The Phoenix never had to go very far, just break the Warp One barrier and generate an accompanying subspace disturbance for the Vulcans to notice.
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