Exclusive: Vintage Radio Shack

Posted in Technology on December 16th, 2009 by Dr. Warthan
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Having been exiled to California for the last 4 years, I returned home to Arizona and was quite surprised to find a significant change to my local friendly neighborhood Radio Shack.  This one is a Vintage Radio Shack.

vintage radio shack 1

Not just the usual collection of soldering tools, batteries, and home electronics; this one features a wide and varied array of restored and reconditioned vintage electronics.  The owner has a serious hobby, and is constantly working to bring yesterday’s glory back to life.

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Pre-ClockPunk Clock

Posted in ClockPunk, Technology on December 15th, 2009 by Dr. Warthan
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Just how did they keep time before the invention of gears and springs?  You may be thinking sundials and hour-glasses, but you’d be wrong.  Here’s a video on how it was actually done.

This is just plain cool, no matter who you are. I can only imagine the amount of video editing involved. It’s quite the insane project, but it puts a smile on the face.  Of course, the real question is: Who would buy this?  And does it have to be an old man?  Can we have one with Strippers?

Via: GEEK

A Worthy MP3 Player

Posted in Music, Technology on December 15th, 2009 by Dr. Warthan
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Finally, something I would actually buy.  Much as I love MP3 players, they’re all too damn tiny.  These MintCube MP3 players are only 2-in x 2-in x 2in; small enough to be portable, but big enough to use on my desk.  The VU meter is cool, as long as it’s actually a real dBm meter.

MintCube

Via: GIZMODO

AtomicPunk PC Concept

Posted in AtomicPunk, Technology on December 15th, 2009 by Dr. Warthan
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I’m not sure it’s real, but it’s a cool concept.  The design is based on a 1954 TV, and some other old fashioned elements.  I’m just glad it runs Windows 7.

Philco_PC

Via: Yanko