Posts Tagged ‘amazing’

gross contraptions

June 14, 2012

the whole “good things come in small packages” thing is relatively recent [1877], and it’s only in the last 40 years or so that we could really say the same thing about technology. i’ve been sitting on a few great blog posts for the last while now that really show off some of these bigger, and awesome machines that we (as humanity) came up with:

Punch Tape Programmable Metal Mill from 1952

The Machines That Made The Jet Age

Early Russian Hydraulic Computer

Analog Tide Computers and the D-Day Invasion


but then again, some machines haven’t gotten much smaller…

Gorgeous 1940s Lathe Restoration

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bamf climbing

May 29, 2012

i’ve realized that i’ve found some RIDICULOUS links about some incredible climbers to share.  despite the frustratingly low frequency with which i utilize my membership at hangar 18, i have a developed a deep love and respect for climbing and those who do it well.  collected here are three generations of climbers that will make your jaw drop.  Hat tips to Eric, Yael, and my Grandpa.

Tiny Hand Over Hand:
Ashima Shiraishi, 11, Conquers Difficult Bouldering Climbs