In 1948 the Chicago Tribune was so confident of election results that they printed the newspaper the night before and went to bed early.
Hey, maybe I‘m jumping the gun here, but the New York Times has Trump at >95% right now and that can’t be easy for them of all people.
This is a C1166 Pulse Tetrode made by English Electric, who also made transistors. Good for switching 17 500 volts at 15 amps. But only for 1 microsecond every 1 millisecond (1T4 and AA battery for scale).
The filament alone needs almost 60 watts (9 amps at 6.3 volts).
Quite useless unless one wants to build a glowbug radar or something. But quite marvelous in a way.
Back in 1935, Charles Garrett built a carburetor that allowed a standard car engine to run on water.
I wonder what they’re going to do about these fellows making fuel from water using solar power?
I’m trying to register on the Old Mutual website.
Using a password with lower case letters and numbers:
OK, let’s up the security on the password generator and use a password with upper case and punctuation:
That’s a first.
From OMNI magazine, somewhere in the eighties. Recently rediscovered and scanned.
Playing catch up. The following two funnies from Kevin.