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1 hour ago, Zonny said:

That is absolutely fascinating. Makes me wonder what kind of minds were able to create such a complex piece of equipment in the 1800s. 

They didn't have TV and the internet, so they had a lot more time to think about stuff... :)

Wasn't it Edison who said that the way he came up with ideas was just thinking about them all the time?

Those jets of molten lead are cool. Well, maybe cool's the wrong word.

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BTW, there IS one important, and charming, attribute in our internet world which pays homage to the days of the Linotype, and we see it every day. Anyone know what it is? :)

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22 minutes ago, railfancwb said:

Antimony... is that alloyed with the lead to add hardness?

Yes, and tin. The hardcore guys have their own favorites, but 2% tin, 6% antimony and 92% lead is what I've seen a lot.

And the thing I was referring to is ".html" for "HyperText Markup Language"  or HoTMetaL. I think there's even an html editor called HoTMetaL.

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Antimony makes a nice effect in aerial shells if you're into firework making.  :D

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On 10/25/2020 at 7:36 PM, Historian said:

Oh, my Dagwood

just sayin. Someone looks like she has a hankerin for a spankerin.

I saw that and pointed it out to my wife.  She got the strangest smile.................

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20 minutes ago, janice6 said:

I saw that and pointed it out to my wife.  She got the strangest smile.................

anyone notice @Janice Reappears 4 days after that smile?

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1 minute ago, holyjohnson said:

anyone notice @Janice Reappears 4 days after that smile?

If you don't ask questions, you never find out!

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That is absolutely fascinating. Makes me wonder what kind of minds were able to create such a complex piece of equipment in the 1800s. 

Someone who thought it worth the effort to get the word out.


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