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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Apollo 11 Guidance Computer Restored

Being that we are all celebrating the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, I found this to be one of the more interesting things happening from a geek's perspective. Head on over to the YouTube channel "CuriousMarc" where he's gotten his hands on and restored the Apollo 11 Guidance Computer!

Also, if you've not already done so... check out the website "Apollo 11 in Real-time" where you can experience the mission as if it were happening at this moment.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Minelab continues to tease new metal detector

Back in May Minelab teased a new metal detector named Vanquish. While nothing but the video was released, and much has been speculated, we still know nothing about the new machine specs, price or availability.

Last week another video surfaced, this one longer but still a teaser, that again seems to be taking aim at Garrett another big company in the space.

Why the US refuses to go metric

The Verge provides us with 3 reasons why the United States has been a hold out regarding the adoption of the metric system.

Having experienced the transition to metric by Canada in the 1970's I can tell you it's not that scary, but I'll be honest I still convert in my head. I have also never referred to my height in meters or my weight in kilograms.