Technology Climax.

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  1. A Y

    A Y Senior member

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    Why did I say water-cooled; I meant air-cooled.

    In that case, no one needs it. Air-cooled car engines belong with the dinosaurs.

    Why not a Chevy small block V8 instead? That thing's been around forever, and is an absolutely amazing engine: compact, powerful, efficient, simple. The latest version can be found in Corvettes, but it started out as a truck engine.

    --Andre
     


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    In that case, no one needs it. Air-cooled car engines belong with the dinosaurs.

    Why not a Chevy small block V8 instead? That thing's been around forever, and is an absolutely amazing engine: compact, powerful, efficient, simple. The latest version can be found in Corvettes, but it started out as a truck engine.

    --Andre


    When the big motor corporations make a car with a lot of power, oftentimes they turn to the truck division to handle that power (I'm reminded of the current S65 AMG and it's use of the insanely old MB 5-Speed automatic gearbox (used in some of its trucks), which is the only the that can handle 738 lb-ft of torque).

    Jon.
     


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    That would be incredibly weird if true. Why should it matter whether you read from a book or from a screen?

    I could sorta believe that. I've read bits of fiction online and I just don't feel immersed in the same way I do when I'm curled-up on the couch or in bed reading an actual book.

    I apologize. I thought it was about reading on a computer but it was the difference between watching television and reading a book (although computers are supposedly bad for your eyes).


    Click on "page 186" and this will explain what I was thinking about... It talks about how the visual cortex works...

    Unfortunately, I can't get the link to work (it works when I preview it but when I post it, it doesn't go to the appropriate place). If you search this book for "visual cortex" and then click on "page 186" it will describe how the process works.
     


  4. LabelKing

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    I don't think they were as tolerant of men wearing pink glasses and plaid shoes back then. [​IMG]

    The '60s was probably more tolerant of out-there clothing than today.
     


  5. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    When the big motor corporations make a car with a lot of power, oftentimes they turn to the truck division to handle that power (I'm reminded of the current S65 AMG and it's use of the insanely old MB 5-Speed automatic gearbox (used in some of its trucks), which is the only the that can handle 738 lb-ft of torque).

    Jon.


    I think the Mercedes-Benz automatic speedbox was a '30s Chrysler designer when they first used it in the '60s.
     


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    LK, based on the thread title I was hoping you had discovered some great advance in teledildonics out of Japan.
     


  7. LabelKing

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    LK, based on the thread title I was hoping you had discovered some great advance in teledildonics out of Japan.

    That's a secret.
     


  8. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    If such a thing was to be discovered... it would be by me... and I wouldn't tell anyone ...
     


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    I know this guy who collects turntables. His main source is Goodwill. He probably has about 1,000 of them, and tens of thousands of vinyl records. His wish is to get someone to sit down for three minutes to listen to one of his records.

    He is on to something. I think Vinyl will come back just like all things analog. Digital is crap.

    BTW I watched yesterday a horrible film by Antonioni called "Blow Up". The clothes in that movie were exactly what fashionistas wear today. Slim trousers, skinny ties, 2-button fitted blazers, cut-away shirts, chelsea boots. The film is made in 1966 . I never realised that we repeating the 60s minus the personal freedom and sex.
     


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    I thought it was about reading on a computer but it was the difference between watching television and reading a book (although computers are supposedly bad for your eyes).

    Computer screens are also much lower resolution than paper. Monitors are typically 72 DPI, while even the cheapest inkjet or laser printer will do at least 300 DPI. You'd need at least 4 very large monitors to match a piece of paper.

    Computers are also hampered by their own unique set of baggage. For example, many people use PowerPoint for presentations which significantly reduces available resolution with its various decorations and flair, and its inherent bias towards sales pitching.

    --Andre
     


  11. Rome

    Rome Mr. Chocolates Godiva

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    When speaking on the strictly consumer side of technology, yes I would have to agree with LK. Inundating proselytization with robust features and useless synergy while prostrating for the lobotomy that surly waits in the wings. It's a race to see how fast one can do nothing.

    I was excited about the Iphone coming out until I realized I never asked for one to be made in the first place, why was I excited to begin with?
     


  12. LabelKing

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    Perhaps you could manufacture the product a friend of mine and I dreamt up back in high school -- the precision tetrahedron. The concept was to make the most perfectly engineered tetrahedron in existence, which would be offered in various high-purity precious materials such as gold and platinum. A special xenon-filled chamber for display would be offered as an option.

    I was actually pondering manufacturing a wasp-killing pistol.
     


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    You can't improve on this:

    [​IMG]
     


  14. Augusto86

    Augusto86 Sean Penn's Mexican love child

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    69! Nice time , fewer drugs to learn! Ah well, that apart, medical technology has made immense strides in terms of modern medical therapy. I mean like, baloon angioplasty, newer drugs for cancer, medical imagin technologies etc.

    Im not learned enough to comment on other technologies but med science sure has progressed a long way since then

    Peace be


    Quick question - is balloon angioplasty the same thing as a stent?
     


  15. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    You can't improve on this: [​IMG]
    I could impove on it. It could be cordless and dimmable.
     


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