Kirby sez, "Von W. Johnson's Slide Show of images of Epcot while it was under construction in 1981-82. (The page title needs to be updated as it is now 25 years since the earliest of these images was taken!) Von was manufacturing scheduler for the China, Germany and Japan pavilions and took some fantastic shots of the park while it was being built. The second image is interesting as it is the standard view every visitor has from the parking lot, but of a partly built Spaceship Earth. The first 42 images are of Epcot under construction. The rest are from the MAPO offices (now known as Imagineering) (in Glendale CA, I presume) on Epcot Opening day."
I was there the month Epcot Center opened and man, was it in trouble. It seemed like nothing works. I got stuck at the top of Spaceship Earth (the giant golf-ball) for the better part of an hour (after waiting several hours to board) and eventually we were all led off via a backstage staircase.
This gadget does exactly as promised: it looks like a thumbdrive (sort of) and fries the circuitry of any computer it’s plugged into. It’s made from camera flash parts, is charged with a standard AA battery, and delivers a 300V zap of DC destruction to the port for all your USB-murdering needs. Note that this […]
The Cobham catalog, exposed by The Intercept, features countless pages of surveillance gadgets sold to U.S. police to spy on American citizens: tiny black boxes with a big interest in you. In the creepily bland feature lists and nerdy product names is a whisper of a dark future; perhaps darker than anyone can imagine.
This image depicts the most commonly-found stylesheet colors on the web’s top sites—Paul Hebert did an amazing amount of analysis and this is just one of the intriguing visualizations he came up with. Most of these are obvious staples, especially HTML red and blue, though it’s interesting how far the blue “cluster” is from the […]
The Pocket Tripod PRO had massive Kickstarter success in 2013, raising almost $85,000 in a single month. But this isn’t just another case of pre-release product hype. This ingenious little device folds out from a credit-card-shaped plastic slab into a sturdy stand with a surprisingly wide range of motion. In portrait orientation, your phone slides […]
Loot Crate is a totally different kind of subscription service that mails subscribers monthly boxes filled with curated geek, pop culture, and gamer paraphernalia. Its cult following awaits a box every month filled with everything from bobble heads to T-shirts to special edition collectibles. But nothing gets Loot Crate fans as excited as the limited […]
The ARMOR-X Mini Flexible Phone Tripod is a smartphone tripod that is designed with flexible legs to rest on virtually any type of surface. Other tripods have proved useless unless I conveniently have a flat surface in front of me, which is why this particular tripod was appealing enough to try out. The ARMOR-X is compact and easy […]