Want. Very. Badly. It can be yours for $2,100 from this Esty dealer, who says:
I bought this record player because the time to buy something you have never seen is when you see it. And I am a huge Warhol fan. At the time, I could find no information on this. A friend was able to find this old advertising for it in an old Speigel catalog. In searching the internet, there are only 2 of these known. There is one in Indianapolis that a guy has from his youth- a present from his grandmother. The other one is in the Banana Museum in California. I even wrote to the Warhol Foundation to find out if there was any kind of affiliation, but they had never heard anything about this and had no record. They came up with the same information I did. Mine is not perfect, it shows wear and I cannot determine if the black markings on this have been redone or if they are original- looking at the picture in the ad, it is still hard to tell, but they look rough to me. I still love this. It runs properly at all 3 speeds, but it will need a needle. The cord is in good condition and the case locks as it should. The ad touts that this will play in any position, even upside-down, but I would not suggest such a thing, as it cannot be good for your records.
In the opening round of the 2016 Waste Management Phoenix Open, LDRIC the golf robot gets a hole-in-one on the par-3 16th hole.
I, for one, welcome our new robotic overlords. Wouldn’t have been awesome if the robot jumped up and down with human emotion, freaking out the engineers?
A 3 hour and 20 minute ad shows you how to save money, energy, and time with EnOcean.
This is a fun map created by Playboy showing The Most Popular Fictional Characters From Every State. Who knew Barbie is from New York?
Even at the best of times, going to a club is a place full of loud music, rowdy people, spilled drinks and ‘I LOVE THIS SONG’ moments after Midnight. That’s why it’s so addictive, right? But I would actually try this: Teledisko is a full-service discotheque in a tiny, refurbished phone booth. You can select your own music, and then you and your group can do inside. There’s a stereo, a mirror ball, strobe lights, and a fog machine. And for your memories forever, the booth even has a built-in camera that prints out photos of your party when you’re done.
Released in 1952, the de Havilland Comet was the world’s first commercial jetliner. But engineers did not know at that point that a forgotten feature – square windows – would be a disastrous design.
We often learn the most from our failures, this is particularly true for advancements in the field of engineering. Unfortunately for the engineers in the aviation industry, the prices to pay for failure are high. The flip-side of this unforgiving industry, is that it consistently provides learning opportunities for engineers, because failure is not an option when peoples lives are at risk.
One of the greatest examples of this occurred during the development of cabin pressurisation. The problems caused by cabin pressurisation didn’t develop until the introduction of the first commercial jet powered aircraft, The De Havilland Comet. It entered service in 1952 and initially proved to be a massive success, but just one year into service catastrophe struck. Three Comets suffered fatal mid-flight disintegrations and the entire fleet was grounded until the cause was identified.
The root of the problem was double-edged. The introduction of jet engines required planes to fly even higher in order to make the fuel hungry engines economically viable (less drag in the upper atmosphere means less fuel is needed). As a plane increases in altitude the external atmospheric pressure lowers to a greater extent than the internal cabin pressure. This creates a pressure differential that causes the fuselage to expand ever so slightly. Engineers accounted for this, but the effects of repeated pressure cycles over time were not well known at the time. Over thousands of cycles and metal begins to fatigue and cracks can form at high stress locations.
The effects of stress concentration were also not well understood at the time. Stress concentration occurs when the flow of stress is interrupted. Square windows, in contrast to modern oval windows, provide a significant barrier to the smooth flow of stress. Because of this stress peaks at the sharp corner of the window, and this is exactly where investigators determined the origin of failure to be.
These combined phenomenon proved to be fatal. Today all airliners feature oval windows to avoid this stress concentration and comprehensive fatigue testing is required before a plane can be approved by the FAA. We often learn the most from our failures, this is particularly true for advancements in the field of engineering. These are now two basic concepts that every materials engineer is taught, these events allowed us to further our understanding of materials and prevent further failures.
Go into any bookstore, and you’ll be amazed at the amount of different colouring books are on display – for kids and adults. Sugoi Books has released a new, unofficial Drake coloring book, while you’re waiting for your hotline to bling. Did I use that right?
This year has started off badly, with the deaths of Lemmy from Motorhead and David Bowie, both of cancer. In “Ace of Space“, Los Angeles musician and composer Andy Rehfeldt has created a striking tribute to two late music legends by mashing together the Motörhead anthem “Ace of Spades” with the iconic “Space Oddity” by David Bowie.