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Metacell posted:
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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?


yes please
ukimalefu want, but shouldn't, may anyway
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ukimalefu want, but shouldn't, may anyway
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dv
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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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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 posted:
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.
jkahless posted:
Kirk posted:
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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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 posted:
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?
dv
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We have a couch.
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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 posted:
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
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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THANKS OBAMA.
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