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It’s time for the Reuters Manufacturing Summit: Chicago – CEOs and other executives in the manufacturing industry will visit the Reuters bureaus in Chicago to participate in the annual Reuters Manufacturing Summit on February 25-28. During closed on-the-record sessions, summit speakers will discuss the outlook for the manufacturing sector. Exclusive stories from the summit will […]

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It looks like one of my favourite steel buildings in the history of building stuff out of steel has had a bit of a makeover. The Atomium in Brussels has had a bit of a spit and a polish. Atomium post-renovation But it ain’t the only one. According to a recent Euro Inox email, the […]

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Ever since moving to my apartment here in Wheeling I’ve had intermittent internet service at best and a downright lousy connection at worst. It doesn’t flitter like a wonky fluorescent tube as much as completely disappear in one solid chunk for most of the day. I wouldn’t care to hazard a guess as to how […]

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Copper Anti-Fettling Device

Posted on 1, Feb

EXTREMELY RARE ANTI MASTURBATION DEVICE DATING FROM c1880. THE COPPER SHAPED DEVICE WAS ATTACHED TO A BELT AND WORN BY BOYS AS A MEANS OF PREVENTING NOCTURNAL EMISSIONS. VERY MUCH AN INDICATION OF SOCIETIES VIEWS ON ONANISM IN THE 19TH CENTURY. THIS IS THE FIRST EXAMPLE WE HAVE OFFERED FOR SALE IN 24 YEARS. THE […]

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These are heady days in America. After eight years of an illiterate hick pretending to be President, we have the excitement of a woman and a black guy duking it out. But, that’s hardly news, is it? As riveting as the current state of affairs truly is, you have to go a long way to […]

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Gruelling Growlers

Posted on 23, Jan

Every time I visit the mother-in-law, or she comes to visit me, there’s a conversation about meat pies. It’s not me who starts the conversation either, I’ll have you know. If I’d married some working class heroine from some lovely part of Preston I’d maybe understand it, but my mother-in-law is a fairly well-to-do surgeon’s […]

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Not knowing a cotton-picking thing about CAD I’m throwing this one out there in case anybody might find it useful. From the press release: CAD Schroer, long serious about offering engineering solutions that support flexible systems strategies, released the commercial version of MEDUSA4 3.0.1 in Autumn 2007. Now MEDUSA4 Personal users can benefit from additional […]

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