Intel's Ronler Acres Plant


Silicon Forest

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Sammy's Linto

In response to my post about the Harley Davidson Sprint, Stu sent me this picture.
Sammy's Linto
Via Stu
Sammy is Sammy Miller, champion motorcycle racer. The Linto is a 500 cc Grand Prix racer from 1969. It used the top end from two single cylinder engines and grafted them onto a custom crankcase. It was a competitor. 

Linto Engine
Lots of pictures of this bike out on the net. I collected a few of them into one page. Only a handful of these bikes were made. At what point do all the bits from all the images outweigh the original machine?

Fiber Fix

Redneck Drives a Duct Tape Car off a Cliff!

I think this is a real ad, but it's just so far out there I had to share. It's so manly it almost makes me want to go out and buy some.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Big Eid ul Adha Animals
Got a comment on an old post. Comment didn't say much, but given the topic (hex arithmetic in Google spreadsheets), I wondered who it was. Silly me. It was spam for a Pakistani website. I think their text blurb says it best:
Buy Bakra, Dumba, Goat, Cow, bull, Camel for sacrifice at Eid ul Azha for qurbani in Pakistan from online bakra mandi. This time Eid-ul-Adha will be on 12th Septermber, 2016 on Friday. Muslims will sacrifice animals on 1st, 2nd or 3rd day of Eid Qurbani in the remembrance of great sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim Alaihis Salam. On this day, muslims sacrifice their animals and devide in poor people around them. This website provide you easy way to do qurbani even for Pakistani's living outside Pakistan in foreign countires like USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Europe, India, Japan, China, France, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Hong Kong etc. Overseas Pakistan can book their animal online and we can deliver animal to their provided address or nominated charities in Pakistan. We have VIP animals for sale from special bakra farm house at this speciall occassion of Eid. You can select animals after viewing pics or on the basis of weight. We congratulate all people of Pakistan from Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Rawalpindi, Multan, Gujranwala, Bahawalpur, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Sahiwal, Dera Ghazi Khan, Peshawar, DI Khan, Swat, Kohat, Malakand, Abbottabad, Mardan, Bannu, Sukkur, Hyderabad, Aga Khan, Larkana, AJK, Mirpur Khas, Quetta and other cities on this special day of Eid Qurbani 2016.
I always wondered what became of the bodies of those sacrificed to the gods. In ancient times I suspect they were left for the gods or their minions to do with as they saw fit, which was probably for the best, being as you don't wanna be messin' with gods, being as they are all godlike and shit.
    But once you have cities and some level of civilization, you probably don't want to leave dead bodies lying around. Maybe burn them or donate them to the poor. Perhaps that was what the novices did. While the upper echelon of the priests were making nice with the rich, their underlings were supplementing their meager earnings by shoveling the bodies out the back door onto meat wagons.
    Anyway, it looks the bodies of these sacrificial animals are going to the poor.

One Ad Leads to Another

Burberry Ad
Looking for the Gucci ad, this one caught my eye. That is all.


Gucci Street Sounds Ad
Standing in the checkout line at the grocery store and this picture catches my eye. I wonder what it is because there is no title other than the [street sounds] caption at the bottom. Could it be some kind of new music package? So I reach out and pick it up. It's a magazine, but by the size of it, it is more like a book. This is the back cover of the latest issue of Vogue magazine, someone put it in the rack backwards. It is at least an inch thick, must weigh a couple of pounds and it costs $10. I didn't buy it.

I snapped a photo while I was there but it came out a little distorted. Unless I am dead center, taking a somewhat accurate picture of a flat image seldom works out.

One OK Leads to Another

OK Go - Upside Down & Inside Out

Ever wonder how much time you get in zero-G from one of those parabolic plane rides? Well, now you know. Update: No, the weightless period is only twenty odd seconds long. The video was spliced together out of several weightless arcs.


Today seems to be a day for treadmills.

Linus Torvalds at his treadmill desk
Via Detroit Steve

OK Go - Here It Goes Again
Via LeeAnn