Babbage Analytical Engine to be built

Posted in SteamPunk, Technology on December 1st, 2010 by Dr. Warthan
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More accurately, IF blogger John Graham-Cumming can raise a mere $640,000 then the Charles Babbage Analytical Engine will be built in its entirety.  The Analytical Engine is superior to the Difference Engine (it can calculate Pi), and no one has ever fully built one before.

You got to love these crazy mad scientist types.  The engine itself is in effect a real computer complete with the mechanical equivalents of a CPU, memory, microcode, printer, and program cards.  If it actually works, it’ll be a triumph in engineering, and a testament to the genius of Charles Babbage.  So, if you want to help then visit Plan 28 and donate.

Who is Doctor Steel?

Posted in Art, Fashion, Humor, InterWebs, Music, SteamPunk on March 24th, 2010 by Dr. Warthan
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Allow me to introduce you to Doctor Phineas Waldolf Steel.  On the surface, Doctor Steel appears to be a humble mad scientist bent on world domination.  However, upon scratching that surface, what lies underneath reveals his true genius.  Though sufficiently and somewhat clinically described in Wikipedia and other media sources, the only way to truly understand Doctor Steel is to let him speak for himself, and you really should listen to him.

I’m in…  However, despite my clear and obvious motivations, I would like to continue discussing what makes Doctor Steel such an interesting individual.

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New Full Trailer for 9

Posted in Movie, SteamPunk on May 20th, 2009 by Dr. Warthan
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A more in-depth look at the upcoming must-see movie.

When did YouTube become such jerks about allowing thumbnails?

If 9 is unfamiliar to you, check my original post.