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Imagine the whole world watching you stand around doing diddly squat on the taxpayer’s dollar. Well, that’s basically what NASA have done by inviting us all into the lab to watch them build the new Mars Rover.

It’s almost a step down from watching the council. At least when the council are laying pipes / relaying roads there’s one chap working and everybody else discussing how it should be done with a brew in hand.

Is it any wonder they’re all dressed in laboratory burqhas with barely enough room to squint through. I’d be ashamed to stand around too if I was doing as little as this lot as well.

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Share/Bookmark We all know that first week back after Christmas and New Year can be a lonely and desperate time. Just ask Jasper. Many’s the time he can be seen skulking in the steel racks for hours on end when it’s quiet with nary a peep out of him. I sincerely hope he’s not up […]

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Share/BookmarkConsidering quite a few sheet metal shops are experiencing a bit of downtime at the moment, we could all do one of two things: 1. Work our nuts off trying to find extra work in order to keep the wolves from the door. or, 2. See what tunes we can get out of our workshops’ […]

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Share/Bookmark Large Hadron Collider We all know this is some feat of engineering. However, it’s extremely difficult to get a scale of the project. Not only is it impossible to imagine the sizes of particles whizzing around at beyond breakneck speeds, but it’s even more difficult to get an idea of how bloody big the […]

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Share/BookmarkI always get mightily confuddled by various steel grades and types. Oh, I have the basics from 304 to 316 down pat, but when our Steve at Steel Strip mentioned to me that he’d started selling small quantities of spring steel I had to scurry off to Wikipedia to find out what spring steel actually […]

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Share/BookmarkI’m awfully fond of the idea of a Doomsday Ark: IF civilisation is wiped out on Earth, salvation may come from space. Plans are being drawn up for a “Doomsday ark” on the moon containing the essentials of life and civilisation, to be activated in the event of earth being devastated by a giant asteroid […]

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Salt N’ Pepa Bolted Together

Posted on 19, Dec

Share/BookmarkDesperate to find out what should be coming to ITV 2 at some low-point in your not-too-distant future? I bet you are: On “The Salt ‘N Pepa Show,” VH1 will follow the ladies as they attempt to reunite on and off the stage in this funny, often touching reality series. They soon discover however, that […]

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