Jump to content


how about posts of not funny but very offbeat interesting


  • Please log in to reply
157 replies to this topic

#151 OFFLINE   crp

crp

    Board Bigwig

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,966 posts

Posted 21 January 2017 - 10:46 PM

http://www.scienceal...ally-looks-like

Posted Image
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. ~C. S. Lewis

#152 OFFLINE   abarbarian

abarbarian

    Thread Kahuna

  • Forum MVP
  • 5,014 posts

Posted 28 January 2017 - 05:45 PM

This Artist Tied One Knot for Every Day of 2016. The Results Are Gorgeous


Posted Image

:breakfast:
Install ARCH
You'll never need to install it again
"I did and I'm really happy"

Posted Image~~~~~~~~~~~~~Posted Image

#153 OFFLINE   abarbarian

abarbarian

    Thread Kahuna

  • Forum MVP
  • 5,014 posts

Posted 29 January 2017 - 02:46 PM

"The Ashley Book of Knots" by Clifford W. Ashley


Quote

This book and a piece of cord will open a new and challenging world of practical adventure to readers of all ages. It provides great information on every practical knot - what it looks like, who uses it, where it comes from, and how to tie it.

Through this attractive, well-organized archive of more than 3,900 different knots - presented through 7,000 illustrations - the art of knot tying lives on, both as a historical reference and a reservoir of handy knowledge. This should be a unique and permanent addition to any library.

Quote

Mr. Ashley, a prominent marine artist, is at his best here. He has devoted eleven years to writing this book, and it is based on forty years of looking for, trying out, and thinking up new knots. His drawings abound in humor and the text is full of colorful anecdotes.

I came across this book way back in the 70's when a friend made me a fancy knotted thingy. The pub I used in Ambleside in the 90's had a big brass bell for calling time screwed to the wall at the bar and the clanger had a white rope hanging down with a delightful Turks Head (I think) knot at the end which was a popular topic of conversation with new visitors.
If anyone has a copy they do not want I would be most happy to take it of their hands.

More information here at the Gutenberg site,

http://self.gutenber...y_Book_of_Knots

It is available for free from archive.org legally in a variety of formats for download as well as via torrent.

https://archive.org/...hleyBookOfKnots

:pirate:
Install ARCH
You'll never need to install it again
"I did and I'm really happy"

Posted Image~~~~~~~~~~~~~Posted Image

#154 OFFLINE   crp

crp

    Board Bigwig

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,966 posts

Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:25 PM

I dunno , which story has more impact?

http://www.techtimes...hake-better.htm

https://www.technolo...lsy/?set=603665
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. ~C. S. Lewis

#155 OFFLINE   mac

mac

    Thread Head

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 716 posts

Posted 18 February 2017 - 12:39 PM

View Postcrp, on 17 February 2017 - 08:25 PM, said:

I'll cast my vote for the second. Amazing stuff!
Mac
"Long ago, when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks,
it was called witchcraft. Today it's called golf." -- Will Rogers (1879-1935)

#156 OFFLINE   crp

crp

    Board Bigwig

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,966 posts

Posted 01 March 2017 - 02:10 AM

another story of too many choices lead to nothing
http://blog.dilbert....atch-television
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. ~C. S. Lewis

#157 OFFLINE   Capt.Crow

Capt.Crow

    Multithreader

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,235 posts

Posted 01 March 2017 - 06:22 PM

I got so sick and tired of all the drivel and canned laughter on TV that I kicked it into touch about ten years ago.I ripped down the aerial and threw it into the recycle scrap.
Now I keep up with the news on NPR and BBC4 .This way it's possible to actually do many other creative things while my eyes are free and the ears are engaged with other forms of entertainment . Besides the ears are not able to hold tools or do anything more than listen and waggle a bit when the jaw muscles are clenched in a certain way .
If I really need to watch any show all that's needed is google ,yahoo or bing and there you are . No fuss no time wasted ,everything at your fingertips .
Way to go for me. :yes:
Linux counter no . 393441

#158 OFFLINE   crp

crp

    Board Bigwig

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,966 posts

Posted 02 March 2017 - 04:01 AM

woops, all those science papers made wrong .
http://www.sciencema...d-more-40-years
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. ~C. S. Lewis




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users