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The Chinese Typewriter

As you can see, the [Chinese] typewriter is extremely complicated and cumbersome. The main tray — which is like a typesetter's font of lead type — has about two thousand of the most frequent characters. Two thousand characters are not nearly enough for literary and scholarly purposes, so there are also a number of supplementary trays from which less frequent characters may be retrieved when necessary. What is even more intimidating about a Chinese typewriter is that the characters as seen by the typist are backwards and upside down! [more inside]
posted by Trurl on Feb 27, 2012 - 43 comments

But Not All the Live-Long Day

Working on the railroad; 5.17 flash video that is strangely hypnotic.
posted by bwg on May 27, 2011 - 37 comments

Big Machines Dancing!

"Pretty Big Dig": Small advertisement will play before video. A dance film by Anne Troake that gently illustrates the assimilation of technology. Also, a shorter clip with commentary by Anne Troake.
posted by Fizz on Mar 23, 2011 - 4 comments

Bang & Olufsen

Bang & Olufsen product archive, articles, pictures, and museum.
posted by Joe Beese on Jan 11, 2011 - 26 comments

Glock 21 Torture Test

How much abuse can a Glock 21 take? A lot.
posted by Joe Beese on Nov 20, 2010 - 62 comments

Old dangerous playground equipment.

Slides used to be dangerous..... After climbing up those sandy, metal crosstrax steps you got to the top and stared down at that steep ride below. The slide was burning hot to the touch, a stovetop set to high all day under the summer sun, just waiting to greet the underside of your legs with first-degree burns as you enjoyed the ride
posted by bluesky43 on Jul 21, 2008 - 170 comments

Child Labor Travesty or Pap Smear? You Decide!

While other children their age spend their days in school, forming friendships and worrying over their grades, these two young ragamuffins spend long nights camped out in front of hot night spots they won't be able to legally enter themselves for at least half a decade. Please open your hearts, ladies and gentlemen, to the littlest paparazzi. [more inside]
posted by maryh on Oct 8, 2007 - 29 comments

Who's got my bore snake?

Kit Up! is a site where current and former soldiers report the one thing they absolutely could not have done without in their military life. Whether hitchhiking the galaxy or fighting the enemy, don't forget your towel. And don't even think about going door kicking without your Silly String.
posted by Turtles all the way down on Feb 15, 2007 - 12 comments

Oh My God I Threw Out All This Stuff And I Was Like WEEE!

The WEEE Man is a huge 3 ton figure standing 7 metres high and is composed entirely of WEEE (Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment)--from washing machines to mobile phones and electronic toys. The WEEE Man represents the amount of waste a single person in the UK is likely to produce in a lifetime. Measure your own footprint here.
posted by fandango_matt on Apr 28, 2005 - 13 comments

Packing Heat

Backpacking Stove collection from Japan. Amazing variety with pictures and heat ratings.
posted by Mitheral on Aug 18, 2004 - 4 comments

Clandestine Radios

U.S. Clandestine Radio Equipment catalogs "facts, observations, anecdotes, and stories about clandestine radio equipment as used by the United States." Includes a section on "mystery" equipment.
posted by monju_bosatsu on Jun 1, 2004 - 4 comments

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