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Even with the extra money, she's only brought to the edge of the poverty line. If the minimum wage had been linked to inflation, it would be over $10 per hour today. But, I am more in the mood for music and dance than politics, and so I present this:
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Multiple circular saws. Helicopter. Trees. Power lines.
What could go wrong?
(Actually, these guys are professionals, and they seem to know what they're doing. Still, it's hair-raising to watch)
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His comment about the effort needed to maintain his things giving him more appreciation is well put. The early 20th century was before we had so much planned obsolescence and consumer-mindedness. Looking at the luggage carried for a long steamship journey, one is struck by how little was carried along.
The trouble is, I kept expecting him to come across a dead man with a knife in his back, or some other artifact of a Ms. Marple visit!
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These are shears that are used to create fake scallops from boneless pork rectums (inverted).

The Difference Between Biology, Chemistry and Physics XL
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My favorite PR makeover of the Galactic Empire of Star Wars is the fan video TROOPS.
They're just working people trying to keep order in the vast galaxy.
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yeah, that part is a bit hard to believe. I don't know how they could have stored music on x-rays on a kitchen-table basis. The article doesn't seem to say anything about the process, but I'd be interested to know how it was accomplished. There's a Japanese company that made a wonderful plastic cup phonograph that cut a groove using a needle, but I'd think that such audio-cutting into an X-ray sheet would be really poor quality, since they had access to reel-to-reel tape.
http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/gadgetlab/edicup-tm.jpg
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Thank you. I recently read about this in an article about the ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor); a fusion energy research project. The project has booked time on the Mare Nostrum, and I was fascinated by the name and the location of this computer. The photo is a beautiful and haunting juxtaposition of old and new.
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Proverbs 26:26-27
(26)Though his hatred covers itself with guile, His wickedness will be revealed before the assembly. (27)He who digs a pit will fall into it, And he who rolls a stone, it will come back on him.
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Neil Degrasse Tyson told them that they had the globe spinning the wrong direction. It was harder to re-mount the motor than it was to turn the globe over.
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The same process is used to create 'baby' carrots. The man who developed this product died in 2005
http://www.nysun.com/obituaries/mike-yurosek-82-farmer-who-invented-baby-carrots/16046/
Until then, broken or misshapen carrots were of very low value. They could be used for carrot juice or animal fodder or pre-cut carrots for freezing or canning. Yurosek combined an automatic cutter and potato peeling machine to cut and then abrade carrot pieces into the familiar 'baby' shapes we see today.
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So, the Japanese are self-regulating and orderly. The Germans also want to be orderly, but feel that they must install an orderly infrastructure to act as a framework (for efficiency?). Americans and Aussies are (sorry, I hope not to offend) pretty similar. EXCEPT that Americans may travel in single-sex groups occasionally. Some Americans also kinda-sorta try to get their ducks in a row, but don't want to be too rigid about it, since they're on vacation. The French are unruly, but some attempt to set themselves as an example, vainly hoping that the others will get a clue.
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