Category Archives: FUNNIES/RANTS

Waste of Titanium?

Tri-V Titanium Flashlight

Do you have conglomerate Titanium and need it disintegrated into chips? Call this guy and he’ll turn your cash-dense Ti billet chunk into a completely impractical yet strangely arousing flashlight. $3,300? I’ll buy another car, thank you.

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Engineering Quotes

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While not necessarily said by engineers, these certainly can be enjoyed by such. “The first instance of novel principle is invariably defeated by the developed example of established practice.” -Lawrence Pomeroy Ever have a great idea materialize in your head that is just too good to NOT think about? You churn the idea over and over… developing it further. You spend hours thinking the idea through, and you start to feel a little pride in your ability of creating such … READ MORE

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Little Eddie’s First Chemistry Lecture

Laughing Old Man

Little Eddie sat in the front row, excited for his first day of chemistry class. Mrs. Malone began the lecture with one of the fundamental laws of chemistry: the law of Conservation of Mass. According to Mrs. Malone, that law states that in an isolated system mass can not be created nor destroyed. Confused, Eddie raised his hand and blurted out, “but Mrs. Malone, my Dad works in mass production.”

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Atlanta Hartsfield Airport Robot Voice

Cylon Speak and Spell

Up until the mid ’90s, the inter-concourse tram at Atlanta Hartsfield airport used a ridiculous computer voice synthesizer to make announcements to passengers of the tram. I’m not up on my voice synth history, but the voice sounded like late ’70s technology… like a Cylon mated with a Speak-and-Spell. It was hard to understand, so its use in a major international airport was somewhat odd. Of course, I do have many-a-fond memories of riding that tram imprinted in my fatty … READ MORE

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CAD model of ED-209 from Robocop!

ED209 CAD model

GO DOWNLOAD THIS CAD MODEL. YOU HAVE 20 SECONDS TO COMPLY. Certainly one of the best things to come out of the 80′s was the movie Robocop. Paul Verhoeven (Total Recall, Starship Troopers) delivers a classic Jesus-Christ-Science-Fiction flick about a cop in future Detroit crucified by shotgun fire to be resurrected as a cyborg cop who forces peace and order on a chaotic society with an iron fist… er, maybe it’s plastic. What a movie! Indeed Robocop is still fun … READ MORE

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