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    • CommentAuthor___________
    • CommentTimeJan 24th 2008 edited
     (620.1)
    before that new fangled invention, radar, there existed the wonderful invention of early warning listening devices (!), the sound mirror. I have a thing for sound, noises and so on and always found these fascinating. but i thought Professor Mayer's topophone would amuse and delight you. and you have to see the combat cutlery on the museum of retro technology
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      CommentAuthorVespers
    • CommentTimeJan 24th 2008 edited
     (620.2)
    Ah-HAH. That link to 'Professor Mayer's topophone' etc DOES have a picture of those tuba-things the Japanese used. Damn, those are cool. Crazy, crazy looking things.

    I also want those flintlock cutlery. I would train myself to flip them around in my fingers and fire at those foolish enough to insult me at the dinner table.

    Edit: Also, that wall at the bottom of the page? Impressive.
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    amazing.

    also, that website is amazing.

    i now want a monowheel

    • CommentAuthoramp
    • CommentTimeJan 25th 2008
     (620.4)
    Professor Mayer's Topophone does indeed amuse and delight me, though I must say I'm partial to the RRH myself.
    The compressed air amplification stuff is fantastic. The ear piercing, horn amplified cello! The twin gramophone with crossfader valve!!
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeJan 25th 2008
     (620.5)
    That Japanese tuba device is fantastic, it's the sort of thing you'd expect to see in a Japanese role playing videogame.
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    the french hexagonal devices are fantastic looking. I think I know what my next second life creations will be. monowheels in Cormac anyone ?
    • CommentAuthorDohickey
    • CommentTimeJan 29th 2008
     (620.7)
    Why does the mono wheel have a giant pringle crisp stuck in it?
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      CommentAuthorhyim
    • CommentTimeJan 29th 2008
     (620.8)
    for sustenance, i believe.
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    i thought it was a quaver
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    Monowheels aren't always a good idea.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtfBRA8xCGE
    • CommentAuthorDohickey
    • CommentTimeJan 31st 2008
     (620.11)
    Frenchbloke I do believe a quaver is far more curley than said pringle.
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    surely it'd need to be curly to fit in the confines of a dynosphere ? the pringle, being more a processed potato snack, would splinter.