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Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

Cool flying automobile

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It’s a gyrocopter. My father built one and flew around over my home town.

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13 April 2014 at 3:43 pm

Fire tornado

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A wildfire in Australia.

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4 April 2014 at 3:23 pm

Posted in Video

This you’ve got to see: mesmerizing

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From Weburbanist, which provides the backstory as well. Stick with it all the way through: ends with a bang.

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3 April 2014 at 8:15 pm

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Kitten cuteness and a nice story

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Apparently the dog is very timid and shy, too afraid of other dogs to have companionship.

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31 March 2014 at 8:58 pm

Posted in Cats, Video

Timely rescue from a burning building

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27 March 2014 at 10:57 am

Posted in Daily life, Video

Badminton as it should be played

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A good volley:

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26 March 2014 at 3:09 pm

Posted in Games, Video

A couple of blasts from the past

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Early mainframe computers (the IBM 1401, for example) were not so much fun as a modern laptop, but they did have their moments.

For example, the IBM 1401 emitted enough in the way of electromagnetic waves from the CPU at work, that you could hear music of a sort if you tuned a radio to the right frequency:

And the IBM 1403 printer had the type mounted on a rapidly moving loop of chain. When the hammers impacted the type to print, the resulting vibration of the chain could be heard, and it took little time for programmers to figure out how to make music by printing the right combination of characters. I first encountered it in Iowa City when Mr. Beetner had the printer play the Iowa Fight Song the Friday before a football game. (The next upgrade put the type on separate pieces that pushed each other around a track: a “print train” instead of a “print chain,” and thus the music died.)

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23 March 2014 at 5:30 pm

Edward Snowden on how to take back the Internet

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19 March 2014 at 2:17 pm

A wonderful vindication of a scientific theory

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For an explanation of the comments and the story behind the video, see this post.

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18 March 2014 at 6:33 pm

Posted in Science, Video

Late for St. Patrick’s Day

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All day yesterday I struggled to remember the name of the black singer—R&B, Doo-wop, Soul, etc.—who did such a fantastic rendition of “Danny Boy.” This morning I finally remembered: Mr. Entertainment, Jackie Wilson, who was felled in his prime at age 40 by a heart attack on stage. He lived 9 more years in a coma, finally dying in January 1984. Take a listen:

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18 March 2014 at 11:36 am

Posted in Music, Video

Two dogs share an ice-cream cone

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5 March 2014 at 9:25 am

Posted in Daily life, Video

A great recipe-generator by IBM

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27 February 2014 at 11:34 am

Posted in Food, Software, Video

You know those videos of imploding buildings? That’s what happens to Napolitano’s argument.

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Watch the video in this post at Salon. (I don’t know how to embed Comedy Central videos in WordPress.)

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25 February 2014 at 10:55 am

Posted in GOP, Video

And, speaking of showbiz, remember this…

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23 February 2014 at 8:31 am

Posted in Video

The Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B

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I think it has aged surprisingly well:

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20 February 2014 at 6:27 pm

Posted in Jazz, Video

Knife- and straight-razor-making video

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Brian Patrick Fortune passes along this video:

At the Vimeo link:

Chris Goldmann grew up in South Africa’s veldt, hunting and fishing. He joined the South African Air Force and quickly became the preeminent ‘chopper-jock’, and in an illustrious career went on to become President Nelson Mandela’s pilot. Chris explores his adventures through his passion for knife-craft, his beautiful blades and handles are the distillation of a life’s passions. This is the story of a modern day man-of-action in his own words.

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13 January 2014 at 11:58 am

Posted in Business, Shaving, Video

Everyday tasks done more efficiently

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Take a look. It’s an NPR article with a few videos and a link to a longer list. I prefer the title I use to their title: 30-Something Everyday Tasks You Might Be Doing ‘Wrong’. That title seems to imply: “You stupid klutz.” Here’s one on peeling an egg:

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12 January 2014 at 10:08 am

Posted in Daily life, Video

Nice big kitties

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The guy in the video has written a book:  Part of the Pride: My Life Among the Big Cats of Africa. The book even has a promotional video.

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12 January 2014 at 9:40 am

Posted in Books, Cats, Video

A lesson about history for the History Channel

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31 December 2013 at 12:53 pm

Posted in Video

Modern-day driving test

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30 December 2013 at 8:47 pm

Posted in Daily life, Video

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