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1943: Olive McDonald Brands The Casting Of A 3-inch Mortar-Bomb

FLASHBACK to May 5th 1943:

Olive McDonald, branding the casing of a 3-inch mortar-bomb, at a factory somewhere in England, on May 4, 1943.

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Posted: 9th, March 2014 | In: Flashback, Photojournalism, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


1960: ‘Girls’ Take Stretch Breaks At Tokyo’s Sony Factory

FLASHBACK to August 30, 1960:

Young girls at Japanese radio manufacturing plant in Tokyo, stretch in unison to the beat of a man blowing the whistle. The stretch break takes place twice a day and, according to company officials, raises

Posted: 9th, March 2014 | In: Flashback, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Delhi Police Unable To Investigate Cases Because They Forget Password To Files

POLICE in Delhi did not reply to any of the 667 complaints sent their way because they forgot the password to their computer.  One officer said the oversight was “a technical problem”.

So, nothing to do with human stupidity …

Posted: 6th, March 2014 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In 1942 The Nazis Trained Malaria Carrying Mosquitoes At Dachau To Attack The Enemy

 

IN Jan 1942, the Nazis opened an entomological laboratory in the Dachau concentration camp. One aim was to combat the parasites living on soldiers. One other aim was to see if mosquitoes could be trained to attack enemy soldiers …

Posted: 4th, March 2014 | In: Flashback, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


1972: Jennie Jaconello From Weybridge Relaxes In A Peter Banks Stereo Chair

FLASHBACK to February 5 1972: the Stereo Chair.

Jennie Jaconello from Weybridge relaxes in a Stereo Chair on show at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London, Feb. 5, 1972. The chair designed by Peter Banks is the theme of the

Posted: 4th, March 2014 | In: Flashback, Photojournalism, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Stem Cell Billionaire Peter Nygard Says He’s Getting Younger

WANT to live forever? One stem cells billionaire claims he is getting younger.

Bahamas resident Peter Nygard says he is receiving stem cell therapy and that a study from the University of Miami suggests he is getting younger, the Bahamas

Posted: 3rd, March 2014 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Whole Foods, The Paleo Diet And The New-Kosher Vitamineral Earth Are Creationism For Stupid Liberals

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ORGANIC food and whole foods are a big marketing con for the gullible who think they know better than the rest of them. Right? Michael Schulson muses on those right-on liberals who “get riled up about creationists and climate-change …

Posted: 3rd, March 2014 | In: Technology, The Consumer | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


November 30, 1962: The International Communications Fair’s Spy Van

FLASHBACK to November 30, 1962:

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This mobile communications laboratory designed for demonstrating, checking and testing equipment, is demonstrated by Peter Robins, president of electronics communications, Inc., Mount Vernon, N.Y., which developed the traveling lab, at the International Communications Fair

Posted: 2nd, March 2014 | In: Flashback, Photojournalism, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Whining About Google’s Racist Doodles, A Seriously First World Problem

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THERE are indeed things wrong with this world and it behoves us all to pay attention and try to make the world a better place by solving such problems. However, whining about what Google puts in its front page as …

Posted: 28th, February 2014 | In: Money, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Confessions Of A Google Glass Pervert And Other Hate Crimes

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ARE you planning to wear Google Glasses? If you are, let it not go unsaid that you have found a way to look even sadder than the knobs smoking electronic cigarettes that light up at the end. You’ve turned …

Posted: 26th, February 2014 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


1810: Friedrich Kauffman of Dresden’s First Robot In History

FLASHBACK to April, 30, 1950:  An elderly Bavarian inspects what is said to be the first robot in history, a soldier with an automatic bellows that blows a trumpet, made in 1810 by Friedrich Kauffman of Dresden. The robot is …

Posted: 24th, February 2014 | In: Flashback, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Now You Can Lick Steve Jobs’ Arse!

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THIS is, of course, the moment that all Apple fanboys have been waiting for, the opportunity to get up close and personal with their now departed icon. The ability, even, to give his arse a good licking:

While

Posted: 21st, February 2014 | In: Money, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Paying $19 Billion For WhatsApp Will Kill Facebook

THIS will sound a little contrary, but bear with me: the purchase of WhatsApp by Facebook for $19 billion contains the seeds of what’s going to kill Facebook in the end. For it’s a sign that it’s both relatively easy …

Posted: 20th, February 2014 | In: Money, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Map: The World’s Most Dangerous Places To Drive (UK 3 Times Safer Than USA)

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WHERE is the world’s most dangerous place to drive a car? No need to guess. The University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Initiative keep a tally of worldwide driving fatalities.

Avoid Namibia, Thailand and Iran. Rip up the tarmac …

Posted: 18th, February 2014 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


New Lungs, iWatch Heart Attack Predictors Are Parts of Human Cyborgization

 

THIS all sounds good: Apple Wants The iWatch To Predict Heart Attacks. “What if your wristwatch could tell you that you were about to have a heart attack? You’d be able to chew some aspirin to prevent it. You’d …

Posted: 18th, February 2014 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Evidence That Cannabis Can Fight AIDS

CAN cannabis counter AIDS – and not just the cachexia, nausea, and neuropathic pain:

The changes that THC produces in the gut a process formally known as “microbial translocation,” isn’t as complicated as it sounds. During HIV infection, one of

Posted: 18th, February 2014 | In: News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Anders Behring Breivik Vows To Commit Suicide By Playstation 3

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ANDERS Behring, the Norwegian who murdered 77 in 2011, is suffering. The Playstation 2 in his cell is out of date. He writes in a letter to the prison that such an antiquated machine is akin to “torture”.  Video …

Posted: 15th, February 2014 | In: News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Radiohead Release Mildly Diverting Music App, Probably Dubbed ‘Revolutionary’

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RADIOHEAD, sulkiest of the sulky, a band so pious that they’ve had their blood replaced with sour grape juice, have released a new thing. They’ve not bothered with vinyl or CD or even a download which pretends to be free. …

Posted: 13th, February 2014 | In: Music, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


1980s Video Game Hell: 5 Cartridges of Shame

ONCE the Atari 2600 hit its stride in ’81, there was simply no stopping the tsunami of video game offerings. The transition from coin operated arcade games to systems you could play in your living room can’t be overstated – …

Posted: 11th, February 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Technology, The Consumer | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tainted Love Played By 13 Floppy Disc Drives and One Hard Disk Drive

RETRO tunes on retro machines:  Ed Cobb’s Tainted Love played by 13 Floppy Disc Drives and one Hard Disk Drive. Stand down the kazoo orchestra:

Posted: 9th, February 2014 | In: Music, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0