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422 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - Commercial Advertising... · 0 replies · +1 points

My grandpa was a UNIVAC tech after he got out of the Merchant Marines. He had TONS of vacuum tubes in his garage. And one that was as big as a 2-liter Coke bottle.

423 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - Beechcraft Starship: C... · 0 replies · +1 points

Actually seen two of these in the flesh... at museums. One at the Museum of Flight in Seattle and another at Evergreen in Oregon. Truly beautiful planes.

432 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - XP-67 Moonbat · 2 replies · +2 points

Love love love these posts. How about a post on pusher-prop planes from WWII? Like the Kyushu J7W, which was just a prototype, but was unbelievably awesome:

438 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - Did You Feel That? · 2 replies · +5 points

I didn't notice a thing... but today I can levitate, move objects with my mind, and shoot fire out of my nostrils. And oh yeah, I'm blue.

443 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - User Input: Mr. Fusion · 1 reply · +1 points

Oh, got it! I need to read up more on Th reactors.

Sent from my iPhone

444 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - User Input: Mr. Fusion · 3 replies · +3 points

Thorium is def. the way to go. Too bad the reaction can breed U-233. That scares a lot of people. Doesn't scare me. Not as much as wars over oil and oil sales funding extremist groups worldwide.

/rant

Anyway.

The Ford Nucleon, featuring EXTREME forward control. For when normal forward control just isn't forward enough.

444 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - Startup: Necessary Con... · 0 replies · +1 points

I grew up near Travis AFB in California. Late at night I'd get woken up by a kind of WOMP......... WOMP.........WOMP..........WOMP........WOMP

Wonder if it was an SR-71 that had stopped to refuel.

444 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - Making OXCART · 1 reply · +1 points

Wow, after all that time, money, and effort, the planes only flew for three years? I thought they were using SR-71s all through the Cold War.

445 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - First Person View flyi... · 1 reply · +1 points

You can pick up a Parrot AR.Drone for about 300 bucks.
http://www.amazon.com/Parrot-AR-Drone-Quadricopte...

It has a camera that streams video to iOS or Android devices.

447 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - There's No Replacement... · 9 replies · +2 points

It looks like it's way cooler than that . . . the steam drives the propellers directly!
http://www.naval-technology.com/projects/nimitz/

I love Nimitz-class carriers.