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381 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - The Blimp is Dead: Lon... · 0 replies · +1 points

I wonder if it uses parts from the defunct Airship Ventures Zepplin: http://www.airshipventures.com/

389 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - The Amtrak Dock Vertic... · 1 reply · +6 points

Another interesting concept is the suspended ferry: http://www.shorpy.com/node/9072

392 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - What Ever Became of...... · 1 reply · +2 points

I use RPN daily. I did switch away from my beloved HP 33s to a phone app the last time the batteries ran out.
For those of you with Android devices, I highly recommend: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk....
There is a menu option to switch between RPN and whatever that other system is called...

393 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - Shutdown: The Claw · 1 reply · +2 points

After world war II, some surplus tank chassis were used as bases for logging equipment such as the log skidder shown here.

394 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - Planes And Trains · 0 replies · +1 points

Looking at it from the sky https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Gisborne+Airport&a... there appears to be room for the train track to detour around the runway...

397 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - Monty Python Reunion · 2 replies · +6 points

Yes, it is.

401 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - Shutdown: Don't Back i... · 0 replies · +1 points

It's a standard sign in Europe (and possibly elsewhere).
It's a very sun bleached version of this sign:

Its shape and red border indicates a danger.

402 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - GOCE: Chicken Little's... · 0 replies · +6 points

Isn't the re-entry the ultimate proof that Earth does indeed posses gravity?

404 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - User Input: Too Quiet · 0 replies · +6 points

I came in to work early today after getting an Email late last night from a colleague in Asia. He had found a very odd behavior in our software right after he updated to the latest version...
So I get in and within five minutes I realize that this an old bug that was fixed a month ago. Somehow that fix did not propagate through our revision control system...
So I came in expecting a day long struggle to figure out this weird bug and it was all over in five minutes. It was too easy and now I have this weird feeling that something horrible is about to happen...

404 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - User Input: Keeping Time · 0 replies · +1 points

I've had three watches in my life:
- A cheap digital of unknown origin that I barely remember
- A somewhat better digital watch (with stopwatch function!). Again, I don't remember much about it except that I go it on my 16th birthday.
- A Certina DS automatic watch that I received for my 20th birthday. Technically, this my current watch. However, I stopped wearing it when I got my first cell phone...