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Metacell wrote:
TOS wrote: how much for a bar of soap, a razor and a bra?

You want to pay for all the tools the man got subjugating us at the most instinctive levels, hey?


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RIP, Byte.

I've gone back and read some of their stuff - much of it published before I was born. Wow. Just... wow. And to think they ended up getting folded into Information Week.
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That would be really hard to type on that keyboard! Love the little floppy diskette. It does sort of foreshadow the modern SD cards, though...
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wearable tech, baby
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of course byte couldn't compare to ...

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Ah, I remember Omni. My great uncle - the weird one that lived in Central America for a while and had a pet monkey, kept gold and jade in small jars, and smoked real Cuban cigars, used to have a subscription.

Of course, by the time I met him, he was already old and decrepit from years of hard living, and simply wasted his remaining years smoking filterless cigarettes in his apartment. However, I still remember his stories - and those Omni magazines.
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Needed more centerfolds.
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user wrote: Needed more centerfolds.


Omni was nerd porn. It had absurd erotic literature in every issue. However, what it usually didn't have was actual porn. You had to use your imagination.
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they were fab, always trying to delve way deeper than mere tech talk

omni was nietzsche compared to gizmodo (for instance)
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I remember reading Omni. When I was in high school one of my teachers had so so many Omni magazines stacked up. It was an elective classroom, and I think I took classes in that classroom during four semesters, sitting next to the magazines most of the time. I would read the magazines during my spare time in the class.
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I may have had a subscription once.
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Kirk wrote: We've a train yard bigger than that just north of the LA harbor area. They stage all their trains there ahead of shipping it further afield. I know we ship a lot of coal to Japan, so maybe it is our yard.

<edit> Nah, that doesn't look like either of the two at the Los Angeles & Long Beach Harbor areas.
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Yep. For one thing, those are mostly container terminals. I think I see maybe one berth for loading coal.
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jkahless wrote:
Kirk wrote: We've a train yard bigger than that just north of the LA harbor area. They stage all their trains there ahead of shipping it further afield. I know we ship a lot of coal to Japan, so maybe it is our yard.

<edit> Nah, that doesn't look like either of the two at the Los Angeles & Long Beach Harbor areas.
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Yep. For one thing, those are mostly container terminals. I think I see maybe one berth for loading coal.

I worked the docks briefly. There's at least one terminal exclusively for coal and coke. We shipped to Japan. Though yeah, LA/Long Beach is mostly where the countries on the Pacific rim offload their goods for rail transport across the western US.
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user wrote: I may have had a subscription once.

I did, for about three years. OMNI was like a cross between Popular Science and Heavy Metal magazines.

This was my favorite cover:
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I'm pretty sure there's more than one terminal for coke in LA.
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agedgruel wrote: I'm pretty sure there's more than one terminal for coke in LA.


Usually carried on boats like this. :evil:

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That's a lot of rope-pulling to start.
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I bet it's a PIA to sync eight throttles
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juice wins this page
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/me takes a victory line... err.. lap
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You moving to Minnesota matt?
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OMNI magazine was awesome. I had a deal with the librarians at my school where they'd let me have issues when they became 6 months old. I got Transworlds that way too. It was like a free delayed subscription.
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behold the sun

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proposal for long island railroad hub in queens, featuring "flexible skin"

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3-d printed cast, featuring ultrasonic pulses, promises 40% faster healing

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TOS wrote: proposal for long island railroad hub in queens, featuring "flexible skin"

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LOL

That would be interesting.

A little on the gigantic side though. I lived just below where the lower right corner of that photo is--

Planes pass right over that on their decent to LaGuardia, and depending on the weather conditions, would be low enough to hit that thing. (many times I swore the planes were coming right at me).
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yeah, i think it's way too big and grandiose to get approved
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It looks like someone has been making plans based on what they saw NY as being in The Fifth Element, and they are trying to jumpstart its beginnings. :D
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awesome
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THANKS OBAMA.
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