Technology is really Keen
Why is it that when you gather together a bunch of something that's boring, it suddenly becomes interesting? That's certainly the case with the calculators section of Vintage-Technology.info . Here is gathered all sorts of crap on calculators. There is even a section devoted just to the different types of LED displays. You young folk don't remember LED displays. They were pretty much a seventies-thing. Sadly, I remember them all. I guess that makes me old and a geek.
Required REading for the CPD?
Perhaps we should require Chicago's finest to take a gander at the Prisoner's Inventions pages. They might realize that people clever enough to MacGyver a sex doll from a couple of blankets and some saran wrap, or tattoo guns from batteries, tape, and something pointy, might, just might, be bright enough to figure out that how to climb out through an unsecured vent in the top of a paddy wagon.
It's a School. It's an asylum. Wait, you're both right!
This site consists of photos of abandoned schools and mental institutions. The asylum photos are a bit unnerving, but what's really frightening is when you realize that, without the captions, it's damn near impossible to tell the difference between the nuthouses and the schoolhouses. Perhaps that's because the asylums were—like schools—nurturing environments where people bettered themselves, but I suspect that the schools are like asylums, but without the lobotomies, ice enemas, or shock therapy.
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If you're squeamish pass this one right by. This is übergrisly. A 13 year-old boy was bitten on the hand by a rattler and this site documents, in lurid color, the 11 surgeries he had to have to restore function to his arm. 10 of those surgeries were in the first 10 days after the bite. These pictures look like something right out of a George Romero movie. They left me wondering though: if they could make this guy's flayed, necrotic arm look this good, what in the hell happened to Priscilla Presley? Did you see her on AI? Criminy! She, Joan, Dolly, and Kenny must share a plastic surgeon.