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Antikythera mechanism

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Harte
58 minutes ago, Hanslune said:

The bladder has a capacity of six to 18 liters.

Link to source there are also very small images there if you click on them will give rather dramatic close up images of an elephants dissected organs.

http://wildpro.twycrosszoo.org/S/0MProboscidae/Elephantidae/elephas/Elephas_maximus/06EleMaxAMDetail.htm

 

Think I'll pass on that.

Maybe later, unless they include recipes.

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Awlsew
1 minute ago, Piney said:

Oil seeps. The stuff was highly flammable. 

The biggest mystery of them all IMO. It had to have been condensate. 

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Awlsew
5 minutes ago, Harte said:

Er...

That's not floating.

Harte

No, but filled with helium or hydrogen..plausible.

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Awlsew
7 minutes ago, Piney said:

Not very accurate ones. 

 

I had to Google this, which shows my age. :lol:

My oldest son played Magic the Gathering. :yes:

Ha! I got the idea from a Gojira album.

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Awlsew
7 minutes ago, Awlsew said:

The biggest mystery of them all IMO. It had to have been condensate. 

Worthy of another topic...

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Piney
6 minutes ago, Awlsew said:

The biggest mystery of them all IMO. It had to have been condensate. 

Read. Including the links to other articles. :yes:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petroleum_seep

 

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Piney
12 minutes ago, Harte said:

Maybe later, unless they include recipes.

Trunk soup with toes floating in it....yum.....:yes:

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Awlsew
3 minutes ago, Piney said:

Trunk soup with toes floating in it....yum.....:yes:

The sharpest part of an axe is the toe. 

 

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Piney
5 minutes ago, Awlsew said:

The sharpest part of an axe is the toe. 

You realize your talking to a Indian logger and carver don't you? 

The whole "chainsaw theme" should give it away. :whistle: 

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Awlsew
3 minutes ago, Piney said:

You realize your talking to a Indian logger and carver don't you? 

The whole "chainsaw theme" should give it away. :whistle: 

Ok. The green backgroud was suggesting CGI and pacing 'the chain'. 

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Piney
1 minute ago, Awlsew said:

Ok. The green backgroud was suggesting CGI and pacing 'the chain'. 

Well, I'm more than certain I don't look like a cute and fluffy murderous bunny. 

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Awlsew
19 minutes ago, Piney said:

Well, I'm more than certain I don't look like a cute and fluffy murderous bunny. 

Murder is not involved when one paces the chain ;)

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Harte
51 minutes ago, Awlsew said:

No, but filled with helium or hydrogen..plausible.

Actually, no it's not plausible. WAY too heavy. There are bouyancy calculators online that will show you this.

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Awlsew
Just now, Harte said:

Actually, no it's not plausible. WAY too heavy. There are bouyancy calculators online that will show you this.

Harte

A modified whale carcass and helium would not have been capable of making a balloon? No bones, just the outter tough blubber and skin.

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Hanslune
14 minutes ago, Awlsew said:

A modified whale carcass and helium would not have been capable of making a balloon? No bones, just the outter tough blubber and skin.

Helium and hydrogen tend to escape most materials. Gold beater's skin was the only thing they might have had that would contained the gas but then they didn't know that. Said skin was used in most airships of the 19th and early 20th century

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Goldbeater's skin is the processed outer membrane of the intestine of an animal, typically an ox, valued for its strength against tearing. The term derives from its traditional use as durable layers interleaved between sheets of gold stock during the process of making gold leaf by goldbeating, as a batch process producing many "leaves" at the same time. In the early modern production of airships, application of its high strength-to-weight ratio and reliability were crucial for building at least the largest examples.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldbeater's_skin

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Awlsew
4 minutes ago, Hanslune said:

Helium and hydrogen tend to escape most materials. Gold beater's skin was the only thing they might have had that would contained the gas but then they didn't know that. Said skin was used in most airships of the 19th and early 20th century

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldbeater's_skin

Whale skin does hold gas. If the weak spots were sewed up to prevent leakage..

 

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Awlsew

Besides, Gojira wrote a song about it, it has to be true. :yes:

 

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Awlsew

Just speculation of course.

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stereologist
On 8/10/2019 at 9:18 PM, Earl.Of.Trumps said:

That's a great point. I'd love to see it. Remember when they made a scaled up version of the small egyptian airplane and it FLEW!  link

It's not an airplane. It's a fish. Calling it an Egyptian airplane is laughable.

I see I am late to the party and that was covered pages back.

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stereologist

There was a Nova episode in which they looked at the Antikythera device. Using hand tools a person on the show makes a gear with the prime number of teeth. They also showed an interesting portion of the mechanism which modeled the 19year cycle of the Moon. It was pointed out that the device not only predicted lunar eclipses but assigned a color to them.

 

The video shows the x-rays of the machine and discusses ideas and corrections made to the research into what i t did.

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Sir Wearer of Hats
4 hours ago, Piney said:

Plague number 3 was swarms of flies/gnats. Plague number 6 was a pox.

But any Rabbinical Scholar or Israeli archaeologist will tell you Moses was fictional, like Atlantis.

DON’T SAY THE “A” WORD!!!

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Sir Wearer of Hats
3 hours ago, Awlsew said:

Well it depends on the level of decay. Humans have always been quite inventive. A whale carcass does explode, but it does not disintegrate. Besides, you folks brought up the notion of animal 'parts' for a balloon. I am just saying the only animal part viable for a ballon would be a  whale.

How do you propose to stop the decomposition?

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Piney
11 minutes ago, Sir Wearer of Hats said:

DON’T SAY THE “A” WORD!!!

Australia? :huh:

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Sir Wearer of Hats
3 hours ago, Piney said:

Australia? :huh:

Given how our government’s behaving, we’re more the A Hole.

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Pettytalk
48 minutes ago, Sir Wearer of Hats said:

Given how our government’s behaving, we’re more the A Hole.

You get a big F for your going down that rabbit's big hole.

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