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Unicycle-Motorcycle-Segway-Hybrid
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4/29/2008   Post a comment
This little scamp looks to be mega-cool and uber-uncomfortable, but what's comfort when you have "cool"?
All-in-one Victorian (Steampunk) computer
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4/28/2008   Post a comment
Not content with his old water-cooled computer, our old friend Jake von Slatt has just created the most amazing All-in-One Victorian machine.
The Leningrad Cowboys
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4/25/2008   Post a comment
Now, here's something you don't see very often ... this video nearly blew my socks off!
My computer woes (Part Deux)
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4/25/2008   Post a comment
In which we discover what happened to the back-up image for my machine
An engineer's guide to cats
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4/24/2008   Post a comment
None of the cats or engineers were mistreated in the making of this film.
A cryptic message about cryptography
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4/24/2008   Post a comment
Can you help (a) decoding this message from a visitor and (b) providing an answer to his cryptographic comundrum?
RepRap " Self-replicating machine
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4/23/2008   Post a comment
Here's a novel idea... an open-source DIY (do-it-yourself) rapid prototyping machine that can manufacture a significant fraction of its own parts.
Are you going to Stockholm, Sweden?
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4/21/2008   Post a comment
If you happen to be planning a trip to Stockholm in Sweden, I happen to know the perfect place to stay.
Don't talk to me about #$%* computers!
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4/17/2008   Post a comment
I've been bursting with ESC news to share, but I've been having computer woes you would not believe.
ESC is the place to be!
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4/15/2008   Post a comment
It's now 6:00 am on day #2 of ESC as I pen these words, and my head is spinning with all of the exciting things that are going on.
Will I C U at ESC?
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4/14/2008   Post a comment
It's 5:30 a.m. on day #1 of ESC as I pen these words.
Unbelievable Reunion!
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4/11/2008   Post a comment
This video shows the reaction of a full-grown lion on being reunited with a woman who saved him as a baby.
The ABC of invertebrates
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4/9/2008   Post a comment
From Moonsnails and Nudibranchs, to frontotemporal dementia, to Maurice Ravel and his Bolero (via 10 and Bo Derek), to...
Walking (rolling) on the moon
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4/8/2008   Post a comment
The amateur moon rover team - of which I find myself a member - will be demonstrating its prototype Moon Lander and Robot Rover at ESC next week.
From Gummy Bears to Astronomy via Cryptography
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4/3/2008   Post a comment
Boldly going behind the beyond, behind which no man has boldly gone behind, beyond, before.
Do you know any simple geometry-based puzzles?
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4/2/2008   Post a comment
I'm looking for some simple geometry-based conundrums - possibly based on real-world examples such as problems involving ladders leaning against walls and suchlike.
Free 411 calls (not a joke)
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4/1/2008   1 comment
Why pay your cell company $1.00 or more for a 411 call when you can get this information for free?


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