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"A 'landline' phone, you say?"

Tech writers and their secret shame - outdated gear.
posted by Chrysostom on May 24, 2013 - 121 comments

Fixie Nascar

The Mini Drome is one of the smallest cycling tracks in the world. Fixed gear cyclists ride the 51 foot velodrome(Velodromes are typically 1 kilometer in length) without any brakes. The Mini Drome is pretty much a fixed gear version of Nascar.
posted by rageagainsttherobots on Apr 10, 2013 - 24 comments

Two words: Dolphin Jetpack!

Introducing the Zapata Flyboard, which is being described as a "dolphin jetpack." Designed by Franky Zapata, the French jet-skiing champion and founder of Zapata Racing, Gizmag says of the $6,600 leisure product: "Aquaman meets Iron Man." [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Dec 21, 2011 - 33 comments

A specialized type of planetary gear.

Behold the Moebius Gear. Includes a description of the entire process from modeling to fabrication for your reading pleasure.
posted by boo_radley on Apr 7, 2011 - 28 comments

Put Your Camera to Work

Vimeo Video School is a fun place for anyone to learn how to make better videos. Start by browsing the Vimeo Lessons, or find specific video tutorials created by other members.
posted by netbros on Dec 20, 2010 - 4 comments

Steve Durnin's D-Drive

Steve Durnin's D-Drive is a fascinating new infinitely-variable transmission that doesn't use friction components or a clutch of any kind. Video of a prototype with detailed explanations is included.
posted by odinsdream on May 15, 2010 - 44 comments

Men's Fashion and Style

Valet — An online lifestyle publication focused on the latest and best in fashion, culture and gear for men. Includes the two-part survey The Female Perspective, A Modern Guide to Dating from the Minds of 150 Opinionated Ladies.
posted by netbros on Jan 13, 2010 - 120 comments

Planetary gear

5?
posted by twoleftfeet on Sep 20, 2009 - 23 comments

Now you know why you can't kill Vamp.

Driving Off the Map by James Clinton Howell is a formal analysis of Metal Gear Solid 2. If you played this game — even if you didn't like it (especially if you didn't like it) — you need to read this to learn what you actually played. If you've never played Metal Gear Solid, it's still an excellent example of serious video game scholarship.
posted by cthuljew on Dec 8, 2008 - 37 comments

Wankel all day long

Two-dimensional Flash animations of gears, linkages, pumps, turbines and other mechanisms.
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Jul 12, 2008 - 17 comments

Is It Wrong to Lust Over an Optimus Keyboard? Yes.

The best thing about WIRED Magazine's 15th Anniversary celebration is it's not all self-congratulatory. Of course, any media entity involved in the rapidly-changing but well-archived internet is going to sometimes do silly things that we all can see - forever. In one area, at least, WIRED is owning up to its bad judgment with the Lamest (their word) Gear Ever Highlighted in their 'Fetish' Feature. 1993-1995. 1996-1998. 1999-2006. It's not that there are less lame items in recent years; they're just waiting for history to confirm what smart readers saw all along. My favorites - and why some of them may not be so lame: [more inside]
posted by wendell on May 25, 2008 - 43 comments

This one goes to... uh... 69

The G1000 Fucking Fucker. There is nothing like the G-1000. Not even vaguely. It is arcane and radical. It is 100% vacuum tubes, from input to output. It contains 100% new-old-stock (NOS) tubes. Types never seen in guitar amps. Artwork on the amp's front panel by Dave Lovelace, of "Retarded Animal Babies" infamy. Check out the hi-res picture for all the explicit functional details. [NSFW] I'm guessing it has a pretty good dirty channel. [more inside]
posted by psmealey on Jan 18, 2008 - 50 comments

Fixed Gear Gallery

Fixed Gear Gallery.
posted by hama7 on Oct 7, 2006 - 55 comments

Richard Hammond

Richard Hammond, much loved daredevil top gear and brainiac presenter, is seriously ill in hospital after trying to break the UK land speed record.
posted by handee on Sep 21, 2006 - 72 comments

A Very Big Speaker

HornMassive.
posted by bigmusic on Aug 28, 2006 - 26 comments

Thunderwear

Has your local supplier of ninja stars dried up? Want to set your truck up with armor plating, oil slick, and caltrops but not sure where to go? Been wondering where to go to get something to eat the paint off your boss' Benz?

Well then! Brandon Enterprises has got you covered!
posted by kavasa on Oct 12, 2004 - 4 comments

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