Machine of the Day

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Attila!

I’m going to buy it and conquer Asia and Europe.

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You got it backwards, Attila. The whole idea of scorched earth is to keep you from invading.

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More precisely, to make you leave.

Well, at least people would know where I passed by because nothing would grow (in a while) after me.

Could be a demoralizing strategy. Take away the scorched earth option

Nah, I have a lot of free time.

On the less practical side:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRJlVJz6fC4

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The Great Eastern, the ship that laid the first functioning transatlantic telegraph cable (1866):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGfY4Zzq2fI

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Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s SS Great Britain (1845-1886):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xsr73Lp4SMk

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Bicycle (well, sort of) of the day. Those guys drink beer while pedaling on the street. I’m not sure who’s on the steering. I find hard to believe that this is legal… but apparently it is a thing in several countries in Europe.

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