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Jay Lake
Date: 2007-03-20 15:22
Subject: Link salad - Cool things from the_flea_king and elsewhere
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Tags:cool, links, science, tech, weird
Steam powered robot

The $38 billion hard drive oopsie

Le ultimate hot dog (per scalzi, I think)

Fashionable hosiery of another era

The Watercube

Trabecular metal mimics the structure of bone tissue (per rosefox)

Photography for the blind

The city of Detroit imitates a Talking Heads song

Beauties of feature past
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User: willyumtx
Date: 2007-03-21 05:19 (UTC)
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That building is stunning.
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Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.: angry
User: slithytove
Date: 2007-03-21 07:02 (UTC)
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There was still hope, until the department discovered its third line of defense, backup tapes, were unreadable.

That seems to happen a lot. Tape backup is a lousy technology. I recall at least one study that showed a quarter or more of tape backups were not readable.
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