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  1. ProducerAndrew Porter

    Andrew Porter

    02/10/2016
    Percy Shaw and the best invention to come out of Halifax West Yorkshire!
    Percy Shaw and the best invention to come out of Halifax West Yorkshire!Our little town in West Yorkshire is renown for some well known brands such as the Halifax building society (now Lloyds banking group) Crossley Carpets once the largest carpet manufacturer in the world (now individual businesses) Mackintoshes...
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    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    03/10/2016 #15 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #4 I have cataracts in one eye and was told too early for surgery, as well. I also have impaired night vision. I wear glasses with transition lenses as well as progressive lenses. I'm not too keen on having the surgery.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    03/10/2016 #14 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #12 THAT Union army! haha! Here's an interesting thought. The grandfather of the President of the Confederacy was in the battle I mentioned. If he had died, which he very well could have, would the Civil War have happened? Send me your email via beBee email and I'll send to you.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    03/10/2016 #13 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #6 Ah cool share Franci! I wouldn't have thought of that.
    Andrew Porter
    02/10/2016 #12 Andrew Porter
    Not sure about that battle Pamela, I only know he was involved in the civil war...and yes I think your paper would make for a very interesting read thanks.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    02/10/2016 #11 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #9 Oh, that name sounds familiar, wonder if he was involved in the Battle of Guilford Courthouse! or or any of the Southern campaigns? Hmmm, gotta look that up. Now look what you did! You'll find records of Parliament meeting to discuss that fateful battle and say: Another such victory as this will destroy the British Army. That was the theme of the paper. They won, but paid a very high cost. I'll have to send you my paper. I think you'll like it.
    Andrew Porter
    02/10/2016 #10 Andrew Porter
    #5 Thanks for commenting and sharing Franci and I am pleased you enjoyed my little taste of Yorkshire history about this amazing invention.
    Andrew Porter
    02/10/2016 #9 Andrew Porter
    #8 It's nice to hear from someone who takes an interest in history Pamela, I think quite a bit of our history has developed a habit of been forgotten, hence my last 2 posts, when you mentioned the revolutionary war that also reminded me of another chap from Halifax who sailed to the US to join his family and ended up becoming a colonel in the union army his name was James Bintliff and he was born just a mile down the road from us, apparently his former home in Monroe, Wisconsin is on the National register of historic places!
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    02/10/2016 #8 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #3 Your entire country is steeped in history Andrew. When I was young I hated history and then in secondary school, I was going to fail a history class if I didn't do something. The teacher said she would raise my grade 1 letter for every two 10 page reports I turned in (the papers had to be good). I could pick my subjects. Since it was American history it of course tied back to Great Britain. I did 10 reports, thinking OH BOY I'll get an A! No such luck, the highest grade I could earn that way was a B. I took it! The positive to come out of it was I learned to love history, especially the Revolutionary War. The battle that led to the British General Cornwallis surrendering occurred about 2 miles from where I live. I wrote a paper on it in college and quite frankly the British came out of the research with more integrity and honor than the opposing Patriot General Greene. I went online into some of the British archives to get the whole story.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    02/10/2016 #7 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #4 Hah, 4 PM tomorrow Robert! optometrist appointment! I had laser surgery to relieve pressure and it went a bit awry and they didn't want to try it on the other eye so I have a bit of a vision imbalance. Two lenses. 4 different vision adjustments (bifocals). I'm both near sighted and far sighted. Darn I'm a mess LOL! It's not really that bad, but I do have to keep those annual appointments. The night vision thing I've always had. I've been checked for cataracts, nope. My pupils just don't seem to react fast or something. Hmmm, why does the phrase "fixed and dilated" suddenly come to mind...:-)
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    02/10/2016 #6 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    sharing in inventions
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    02/10/2016 #5 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Interesting bit of history Andrew and what a life-saving invention. Thank you for a good read.
    Robert Bacal
    02/10/2016 #4 Robert Bacal
    #2 @Pamela 🐝 Williams Just wondering if you've had your eyes checked recently. I have the same problem, and found out I have early cataracts, not enough for surgery YET, but enough to impair my night vision.
    Andrew Porter
    02/10/2016 #3 Andrew Porter
    #2 I remember seeing him driving around in his Rolls Royce when I was younger Pamela, he always wore a white hat yes i know quite a bit about my region it seems to be steeped in history, glad to here this invention is keeping you safe!
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    02/10/2016 #2 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Well now I know who to thank! I have difficulty driving at night, oncoming cars play havoc on my vision. Instead of looking up when at an oncoming car I use the reflectors to keep me between the lines. It's one reason I don't drive a lot at night outside of where the streets are lit, but sometimes my early morning commutes are in darkness. You either know a lot about your region or you're learning a lot doing research for these posts! Either way; it is interesting reading.
    Andrew Porter
    02/10/2016 #1 Andrew Porter
    @Pamela 🐝 Williams something from Yorkshire!
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    How cool does this look
    Adam Savage Meets Theo Jansen's Strandbeest!
    Adam Savage Meets Theo Jansen's Strandbeest! Dutch artist Theo Jansen brings his Strandbeest creatures to San Francisco to walk along our coast! Adam has been fascinated by these giant PVC-constructed...
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  3. William Rakow

    William Rakow

    13/06/2016
    This clock writes the time
    This clock writes the time Japanese student Kango Suzuki made a clock that writes the time every minute. He created the "Plock" for his senior thesis...
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    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    13/06/2016 #3 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    Just amazing @William Rakow! I was really surprised when I read that it consists of more than 400 hand-carved wooden pieces.
    Ken Boddie
    13/06/2016 #2 Ken Boddie
    I just love this clock, @William Rakow. Pity that pesky autocorrect keeps kicking in! 😥
    Wayne Yoshida
    13/06/2016 #1 Wayne Yoshida
    Thanks for sharing this @William Rakow. Very interesting and indeed crazy. This would be perfect at a Maker Faire event!
  4. William Rakow

    William Rakow

    05/06/2016
    Друзья! Помогите найти вот такую штуку. Может кто в России занимается? Благодарю за помощь)
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  5. William Rakow

    William Rakow

    02/06/2016
    Omron Table Tennis Robot at Hannover Fair 2016
    Omron Table Tennis Robot at Hannover Fair 2016 Omron robot playing table tennis. Remarkable reaction rate of the...
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  6. William Rakow

    William Rakow

    09/05/2016
    A handgun that can be folded up so it bears a striking resemblance to a smartphone is coming out later this year. The .380-caliber derringer, which will cost around $395, comes with two bullets loaded into two barrels. When folded into the locked position, the trigger and trigger guard are concealed by the grip, giving it the size, shape, and general appearance of a smartphone inside a case. It even comes with a clip, so it can be attached to a belt when folded.With one click of the safety it opens and is ready to fire.
    William Rakow
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    William Rakow

    05/05/2016
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  8. William Rakow

    William Rakow

    20/04/2016
    It's not a toy..Carpenter Amandeep from Patiala, India Builds Wooden Street Legal Car..Amazing workmanship.. I appreciate!!
    William Rakow
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    Jay Salazar
    20/04/2016 #1 Jay Salazar
    Cheers! Amazing invention.