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260 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - May 28, 1906 - San Fra... · 0 replies · +6 points

But all of my spare change has been going to the mooses and the Emmas just to keep things as-is....

266 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - May 28, 1906 - San Fra... · 0 replies · +9 points

I've never been able to confirm this beyond oral tradition, but the story in my hometown of Gardiner, OR, is that we produced some of the lumber that went into rebuilding the city. In turn we ended up with shiploads of quake debris that had been used as ballast and that this material became fill for a couple of local bridges.

268 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - May 9th, 1980 - Skyway... · 0 replies · +6 points

I'm glad I didn't have the job of "guy who gets to prep the Buick for retrieval."

My father was a member of a bridge crew for the Oregon Department of Transportation for a few years and had to deal with some unfortunate situations, but this is stunning.

271 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - Unified Theory of Raci... · 0 replies · +12 points

That's because Lindbergh didn't rely on Windows.

272 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - Unified Theory of Raci... · 4 replies · +8 points

Starting at 1:23 in the video: "There were even areas where you could drive horizontally across the entire map and come out again where you began on the other side."

Ah. The virtual world was a tube but not yet a series of them.

276 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - Home Movies, Now In Th... · 0 replies · +5 points

I had a slightly different brush with "home movies, now in theaters" a while back:

when, at the end of the one-night-only showing of "Magical Mystery Tour" the Cinerama's screen jumped to what was quite clearly the menu for a standard home-release DVD. The effect was momentarily disorienting in that setting, but we all got a chuckle out of it.

279 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - Shutdown: Ad Birds · 1 reply · +5 points

Venetian Old Style.

279 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - Startup: Killing Them ... · 0 replies · +2 points

After the inevitable discovery occurs, mention to your co-worker that 8-tracks can't be rewound.

279 weeks ago @ Hooniverse - The News for February ... · 0 replies · +3 points

My automotive news is the addition of an American Microcar to the fleet:

Even rarer than the vehicle itself is the manual which accompanied it:

Despite the name, I'd be hard pressed to defend the assertion that the American Microcar is a microcar. It is, however, street-legal. Now I just need a motorcycle helmet.

280 weeks ago @ Hooniverse - The Tata Nano Debacle · 1 reply · +3 points

No, I was already covered on the question of tadpole-configuration three-wheelers. The delta-configuration American Microcar adds balance. So to speak.