Tech Stuff 75

This is a sort of search and discover newsletter of my findings of things that may relate to technology in one way or another. It might be the latest gosh wow tech, it might be something as old of humanity. It might relate to science large or small. It might be art for art’s sake. Or somebody just doing something funky. Because I think that technology is just the representation of human creativity and breaking boundaries. So I’m certainly not going to place boundaries here except that it won’t be the same old, same old. So almost no gadgets or yacking about the latest phone or whatever, unless of course it involves taking them apart or destroying them in unusual ways. Or putting them to work in imaginative ways that most people won’t even think of. So buckle up, it’s going to be a fun ride.

This week, the oldest DOS, an incredible old machine shop that still operates, NBC’s biggest flop, the roundest object and more.

The oldest DOS.

The Oldest Known Surviving PC Operating System


Steam engine rebuilding shop.

 


The semiconductor fab in a garage.

The Fab Lab Next Door: DIY Semiconductors


Keith Rucker visits an incredible old machine shop that still operates.


World’s roundest object.


Frank Lloyd Wright house for sale.

https://www.simplemost.com/original-frank-lloyd-wright-minnesota-house-sale/


Forgotten weapon has the Greener harpoon gun, the harpoon gun used in Jaws.


When NBC tried to beat the “Love Boat,” with a train.

http://www.core77.com/posts/30641/Americas-Failed-1979-Supertrain

http://nbc_supertrain.tripod.com/

It was a flop.



Making J57 engines, not at Pratt, but at Ford.


Giant 3D Printer.

http://www.fabbaloo.com/blog/2017/6/13/the-bp475-large-format-desktop-3d-printer-made-with-carbon-fiber


Tank Chats looks at the oldest Sherman.



Video of the week: furniture factory.

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