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Geek Hat competition at Design West 2013

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DR.PAUL
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DR.PAUL   11/24/2012 7:35:51 AM
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very good useful article

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ost0   11/16/2012 9:13:14 AM
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The hat Steve Carell is wearing obiously needs some bit of the brain removed to fit. Maybe its interconnected with his biotronics and actually makes him a robocom :p

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BeALert   11/16/2012 6:15:41 AM
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I've never seen a Greek wearing a hat anything like these.

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Paul A. Clayton   11/15/2012 10:16:33 PM
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Re-viewing the episode (a friend has all the episodes of the original series), the Time Helmet has a small 'box' on each side from which extend backward three slender rods which seem to burn somewhat like sparklers (though they are larger than the fireworks I encountered as a child). It also had a barber pole that rotated, a dial to set the destination, two rods that extended upward (each having a short cross bar near the top) and were connected by a couple of wires, and a helical wire that formed a tall arch above the helmet (but below the two rods). (http://www.twilightzonemuseum.com/show/images/3onceupon.jpg shows it [inactive] in the lower right corner of the picture.) The episode is perhaps most distinctive in starring Buster Keaton and having the 1890s sections shown as silent film (with intertitles). Yes, activating a Time Helmet indoors would be frowned upon.

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Rcurl   11/13/2012 6:33:16 PM
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I think I remember that episode! Didn't it have sparklers on top? The pyrotechnics were very effective, but I think these days it would bring the wrath of the Fire Marshall down upon you if used in a public place.

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Max The Magnificent   11/12/2012 4:54:15 PM
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Wow -- now that is a hat....

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sudo   11/12/2012 6:07:25 AM
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Max, if you want sparks, nothing says sparks better than Jacob's ladder. That is, if you are comfortable having a few kV's that close to your brain. You could end up like the guy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest! My ultimate geek hat would be this one: http://robertlongo.com/work/view/1119/5557 (Or, you can just search for Johnny Mnemonic's helmet.)

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Paul A. Clayton   11/9/2012 9:29:27 PM
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I am reminded of the time helmet in the Twilight Zone episode "Once Upon a Time"; though it was somewhat simpler as I recall, it did release sparks.

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Max The Magnificent   11/9/2012 8:51:07 PM
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Are you sure you aren't "taking the pith"? (grin)

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betajet   11/9/2012 8:48:50 PM
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I suppose it's useful to wear a hat that makes your competitors die laughing. I have two hats I use when faced with particularly difficult technical challenges. If the challenge involves detective work, I put on an authentic deerstalker, which makes its wearer feel like Sherlock Holmes. If the challenge involves exploration, it's time for the pith helmet. Traditional, yes, but effective.

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