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Charles R. (Bob) Hitz              Bob’s Posting 27                    Jan. 30, 2015

Captain Tom Dunatov, one of the last NOAA civilian masters of the NOAA fleet, passed away on Friday December 5, 2014. 1,084 more words

Pacific Fishing History Project

Jaquet-Droz Automata

The automata of  Pierre Jaquet-Droz are complex mechanical devices that prefigure the mechanical computers that were to come the following centuries. These delightful little robots performed music, writing, and drawing. 50 more words

History Of Technology

Deep wells: water as a non-renewable resource

By contrast, deep wells have several putative advantages over qanats. First, deep wells are not limited by slope or soil conditions and can be located at sites convenient to transportation networks, populations centers, and markets.

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Charles R. (Bob) Hitz    Bob’s Posting 26           Jan. 16, 2015

When I checked out Bernie Skud’s blog at <skudbe.net>, in the upper left hand corner I found my drawing of a Pacific halibut which brought back memories of a wish from my college days. 629 more words

Pacific Fishing History Project

Telegraphs, Electromagnetic Polkas and the Vienna New Year’s Day Concert

When I was a teenager growing up in a tiny border town in Romania, we used to look forward to the first day of the year, when the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra would play its traditional New Year’s Day Concert. 806 more words

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Apparatus for Church

An 1883 article in Scientific American narrated how a New Jersey clergyman’s deaf wife was finally able to hear her husband’s sermons in church with the aid of an apparatus. 207 more words


Techno Bio

Growing Up in the Digital Age: truly a 90’s kid

Seven generations of mobile telephones (1990-2005)

Born on the edge of the technology boom, where the World Wide Web  just came into play, cell-phones were still the size of bricks, and my television still received airwaves through antennas. 588 more words