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Overview of Pixar in a Box

August 27, 2015
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Overview of Pixar in a Box

Overview of Pixar in a Box To see the full curriculum, go to www.pixarinabox.org. Learn how Pixar filmmakers use science, techn This was posted on Google+
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Dinosaur Pee?: Crash Course Kids #24.2

August 27, 2015
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Dinosaur Pee?: Crash Course Kids #24.2

Dinosaur Pee?: Crash Course Kids #24.2 Today we continue our exploration of the Water Cycle by drinking some dinosaur pee. Yep! Well, it’s This was posted on Google+
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Pick Locks With a Paperclip!

August 27, 2015
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Pick Locks With a Paperclip!

Pick Locks With a Paperclip! Thanks to the Longhorn Lockpicking Club for letting us pick their minds! Visit our friends at http:/ This was posted on Google+
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So You’ve Learned To Teleport

August 20, 2015
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So You’ve Learned To Teleport

So You’ve Learned To Teleport http://tomscott.com – http://twitter.com/tomscott – A guide for the newly empowered, courtesy of the This was posted on Google+
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Quick  Simple Device Build

August 20, 2015
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Quick  Simple Device Build +Adafruit Industries  parts + Adafruit box + duct tape + rechargable battery pack that was hanging about. Raspberian on a 32 gb sd +  2 external usb ports + charging cable, 7 inch screen, wifi, sdr and a few other bobs and nobs tossed in. Few hours work and futzing. Made...
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“It also looks like he doesn’t see a terminal very often He’s not a techie, he’s a moron….an arrogant…

August 18, 2015
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"It also looks like he doesn't see a terminal very often He's not a techie, he's a moron….an arrogant moron. The worst kind" Episode 1 ingested. Two thoughts…best use of MTA duct work and man what a focused marketing segment they are shooting for.  This was posted on Google+
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Make Art Be Art Learn Art

August 11, 2015
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Make Art Be Art Learn Art

Make Art Be Art Learn Art The +Denver Art Museum​ offers back packs with focused activities. Today's back pack, Living Like A Chinese Scholar. Several activities that have the participant interact with the exhibits, often creating items that they are in the middle of. Amazing, free and damn I wish they did these for...
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Currently at the +Denver Art Museum​ going through this exhibit. Not only some killer works but a back…

August 11, 2015
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Currently at the +Denver Art Museum​ going through this exhibit. Not only some killer works but a back…

Currently at the +Denver Art Museum​ going through this exhibit. Not only some killer works but a back story worthy of a novel. Audio tours on your own free vices, magnifying glasses provided..and you should use them. If in town run do not walk. Castiglione: Lost Genius Castiglione: Lost Genius—Masterworks on Paper from the Royal...
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Meet the Meats

August 11, 2015
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Meet the Meats

Meet the Meats Science: How to Slice Steak and Make Cheap Cuts Tender (with Your Knife) The way you slice steak can make all the difference. Here’s why. Cook’s Illustrated recipe for Pan This was posted on Google+
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The Day The Clown Cried…Again

August 8, 2015
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The Day The Clown Cried…Again

The Day The Clown Cried…Again  “It’s better than Citizen Kane or the worst piece of s— that anyone ever loaded on the projector,”  JL Jerry Lewis’ never-released Holocaust film ‘The Day the Clown Cried’ inches closer to a possible screening Lovers of film history and legendary movies — even ones supposedly so tasteless that...
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Broken

August 7, 2015
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Broken

Broken"I was a businessman. I give to everybody. When they call, I give. And you know what? When I need something from them, two years later, three years later, I call them, and they are there for me. And that’s a broken system.” DTrump Donald Trump Says He Can Buy Politicians, None of His...
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My Youth With A Wobble

August 7, 2015
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My Youth With A Wobble

My Youth With A WobbleMany hours of ZX81 usage like this until my Dad figured out a way to put on ribber feet and level both pieces as one unit. Worked a charm.  Wobbly RAM & ZX81 Drawbacks – Computerphile When your computer crashes and you lose everything it’s annoying at best – What...
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Nationalism

August 7, 2015
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Nationalism

Nationalism  A voice for national pride, Amos Yee.  NATIONAL DAY SUCKS! Why you should stop worrying and love the bomb. Blog: amosyee.wordpress.com Patreon: www.patreon.com This was posted on Google+
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The Frame Is A Playground…Play!

August 7, 2015
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The Frame Is A Playground…Play!

The Frame Is A Playground…Play! Edgar Wright – How to Do Visual Comedy If you love visual comedy, you gotta love Edgar Wright, one of the few filmmakers who is consistentl This was posted on Google+
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Field Microscope – Objectivity #30

August 4, 2015
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Field Microscope – Objectivity #30

Field Microscope – Objectivity #30 Brady and Keith construct a beautifully preserved field microscope thought to have belonged to natur This was posted on Google+
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Back To School Essentials

August 3, 2015
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Back To School Essentials

Back To School Essentials The first days back from summer break are always the hardest. Teach your kids this ice breaker and I bet they will have a much smoother time.  How To Do Psychic Surgery Spoiler alert, psychic surgery is a devious scam and this is how it’s done. Featured Episode: http:/ This...
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The Weirdest Bridge in Wales: The Newport Transporter Bridge

August 3, 2015
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The Weirdest Bridge in Wales: The Newport Transporter Bridge

The Weirdest Bridge in Wales: The Newport Transporter Bridge http://tomscott.com – http://twitter.com/tomscott – There are only a few transporter bridges still w This was posted on Google+
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Personal Security Issues

August 3, 2015
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Personal Security Issues

Personal Security Issues "It appears from the advisory that both the FTP and telnet ports (ports 20 and 23, respectively) were left open on the drug pumps, and will need to be closed. Also, port 8443 ships with a default login password, and the FDA advises hospitals to change it as soon as possible."...
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Bill Nye Reading Mean Tweets– The Bill Nye Film

August 1, 2015
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Bill Nye Reading Mean Tweets– The Bill Nye Film

Bill Nye Reading Mean Tweets– The Bill Nye Film Back us on Kickstarter bit.ly/billnyefilm This was posted on Google+
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Piper’s Pit – Jimmy Snuka – 1984

August 1, 2015
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Piper’s Pit – Jimmy Snuka – 1984

Piper’s Pit – Jimmy Snuka – 1984 The classic Piper’s pit when Roddy hits Jimmy Snuka with a coconut! This was posted on Google+
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How many chess games are possible?

July 30, 2015
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How many chess games are possible?

How many chess games are possible? Squarespace (10% off): http://squarespace.com/numberphile Dr James Grime talking about the Shannon N This was posted on Google+
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"Feel like a character in a William Gibson book because you're using a $10 Chinese logic analyzer"

July 29, 2015
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"Feel like a character in a William Gibson book because you're using a $10 Chinese logic analyzer"

"Feel like a character in a William Gibson book because you're using a $10 Chinese logic analyzer" Zachtronics not only makes great games like TIS-100 they also work up the methods for turning older tech into something wonderful. Firmly placed on the pile of Some Day.  The Programmable Typewriter When we moved into our...
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As told to me by many, I am truly full of hot air.

July 24, 2015
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As told to me by many, I am truly full of hot air.

As told to me by many, I am truly full of hot air. This is where body fat ends up when you lose weight Despite society’s obsession with weight loss, a study has revealed that, surprisingly, most health professionals don’t actually know what happens to fat when we “lose it”. The research conducted by...
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How Things Really Work

July 12, 2015
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How Things Really Work

How Things Really Work Bunnie H is amazing. Maker of the Chumby, an open source laptop and a score of other gadgets he is able to pick apart the ways things are put together and explain the real world sausage making in a manner  that never talks down and always educates. This article is...
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The Forrest

July 11, 2015
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The Forrest

The Forrest Still holds up today as the foundation book it has always been. Wave it around like your own little red book….Mims Mims Mims Forrest Mims Engineer’s Mini Notebook Formulas Tables Basic Circuits (Radio Shack Electronics) : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive Forrest Mims Engineer’s Mini Notebook Formulas Tables Basic Circuits...
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Keeping A Linux Kosher House with Gamers.

July 10, 2015
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Keeping A Linux Kosher House with Gamers.

Keeping A Linux Kosher House with Gamers. This is one take on how to keep your home net free of  boxes that die every third day and  are the time sink of upkeep but still be able to play games that are not ported to Linux or run well under Wine. This fella set...
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Datait

July 9, 2015
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Datait

Datait Years of Reddit comment data …bam.  Complete Public Reddit Comments Corpus : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive (Here is the original Reddit comment announcing this collection of data and what the processes were.) This is an archive of Reddit comments from October of… This was posted on Google+
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Declaration Updated

July 5, 2015
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Declaration Updated " You are an old man who thinks in terms of nations and peoples. There are no nations. There are no peoples. There are no Russians. There are no Arabs. There are no Third Worlds. There is no West. There is only one holistic system of systems. One vast and immane, interwoven,...
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Readit Myself

July 4, 2015
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Readit Myself Are we now ready to get federated/distributed forums going ….again. We are of an age and experience such that these sorts of issues should be far back in our rear veiw mirror. Instead most folks trade button bevel for communication. All dressed up and unable to go go go and mostly unaware....
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Providence

July 2, 2015
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Providence Hivemind Question Time. My Verizon contract will soon be dead and the options on my radar so far are Ting,Projectfi, Rebuplic and Blackphone. They each have pros and cons. Thoughts, additions, comments? This was posted on Google+
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900 Mhz Missing Link

July 2, 2015
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900 Mhz Missing Link

900 Mhz Missing Link (grab your old scanners ) This Online Anonymity Box Puts You a Mile Away From Your IP Address | WIRED It’s designed to use a radio connection to add a physical layer of obfuscation to an internet user’s location. This was posted on Google+
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Fishy Codes: Bletchley’s Other Secret – Computerphile

July 1, 2015
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Fishy Codes: Bletchley’s Other Secret – Computerphile

Fishy Codes: Bletchley’s Other Secret – Computerphile Hitler’s High Command didn’t use Enigma, they used a faster system called Lorenz, but when Allied fo This was posted on Google+
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Another Historically Black Church in South Carolina Burns – NBC News

July 1, 2015
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Another Historically Black Church in South Carolina Burns – NBC News

Another Historically Black Church in South Carolina Burns – NBC News Another black church in South Carolina went up in flames Tuesday night — 20 years after it was burned down by the KKK. This was posted on Google+
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A Walk Around Chernobyl

June 29, 2015
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A Walk Around Chernobyl

A Walk Around Chernobyl This is what a nuclear disaster area looks like. Check out Audible: http://bit.ly/AudibleVe Broadcas This was posted on Google+
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He She or It Cocktails…..

June 25, 2015
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He She or It Cocktails…..

He She or It Cocktails….. F. Scott Fitzgerald Conjugates “to Cocktail,” the Ultimate Jazz-Age Verb (1928) I regularly meet up with speaking partners who help me learn their languages in exchange for my helping them learn English. Even though they usually speak much better English already than I speak Korean, Spanish, Japanese, or what have you, I often...
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John Lydon: ‘Russell Brand’s revolution is idiotic’

June 21, 2015
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John Lydon: ‘Russell Brand’s revolution is idiotic’

John Lydon: ‘Russell Brand’s revolution is idiotic’ Former Sex Pistol John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten, tells Polly Toynbee that comedian Russell Brand’s c This was posted on Google+
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian and Theodora I – From Swineherd to Emperor

June 20, 2015
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian and Theodora I – From Swineherd to Emperor

Byzantine Empire: Justinian and Theodora I – From Swineherd to Emperor Byzantine Empire: Justinian and Theodora I – From Swineherd to Emperor – Extra History Support us on Patreon! http://bit.ly/EHPatreon Watch the Justinian and Theodora series! http://bit.l This was posted on Google+
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Letter From a Freedman to His Old Master

June 20, 2015
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Letter From a Freedman to His Old Master "We trust the good Maker has opened your eyes to the wrongs which you and your fathers have done to me and my fathers, in making us toil for you for generations without recompense. Here I draw my wages every Saturday night; but in Tennessee there...
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Editorial cartoon: Charleston shooting – Opinion – The Boston Globe

June 19, 2015
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Editorial cartoon: Charleston shooting – Opinion – The Boston Globe

Editorial cartoon: Charleston shooting – Opinion – The Boston Globe This was posted on Google+
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Kids first node. Now to see how he handles the Greeners wrexing it.

June 17, 2015
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Kids first node. Now to see how he handles the Greeners wrexing it.  Ingress – Game Reality The world around you is not what it seems. Our future is at stake and you must choose a side. Join my faction in Ingress – a global game of mystery, intrigue and conquest. This was...
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100+ Years of Communication

June 17, 2015
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100+ Years of Communication

100+ Years of Communication We found this while Ingresing…if your in the area go experience. http://www.lakewood.org/Heritagecenter/ This was posted on Google+
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Why the UK Election Results are the Worst in History.

June 16, 2015
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Why the UK Election Results are the Worst in History.

Why the UK Election Results are the Worst in History. Discuss this video: http://www.reddit.com/r/CGPGrey/comments/3a23po/why_the_uk_election_results_are_ This was posted on Google+
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Which Came First – Flowers or Bees?

June 15, 2015
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Which Came First – Flowers or Bees?

Which Came First – Flowers or Bees? Stop and smell the flowers… and watch this video Subscribe: http://bit.ly/iotbs_sub Twitter: @jtot This was posted on Google+
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“In Our Time…A moral theory that emphasises ends over means, Utilitarianism holds that a good act …

June 14, 2015
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"In Our Time…A moral theory that emphasises ends over means, Utilitarianism holds that a good act is one that increases pleasure in the world and decreases pain. The tradition flourished in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries with Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill, and has antecedents in ancient philosophy. According to Bentham, happiness is...
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The Sex Pistols’ 1976 Manchester “Gig That Changed the World,” and the Day the Punk Era Began

June 14, 2015
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The Sex Pistols’ 1976 Manchester “Gig That Changed the World,” and the Day the Punk Era Began

The Sex Pistols’ 1976 Manchester “Gig That Changed the World,” and the Day the Punk Era Began Johnny Rotten aka John Lydon’s closing words at the last Sex Pistols gig (watch it online) seemed apt this week when Virgin Bank announced their current line of credit cards would feature the band’s signature artwork. This was...
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My Library

June 13, 2015
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My Library

My LibraryI have many books, most digital. I consider this my dead tree collection that I pay from time to time to take possession of this volume or that. It was good to visit it this week.  This was posted on Google+
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First Loves

June 12, 2015
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First Loves

First Loves A few came before, many came after….this is the one that was my One. People’s Computer: Sinclair ZX81 – Computerphile 10% off at Squarespace: http://squarespace.com/computerphile Clive Sinclair had a vision, an elegant This was posted on Google+
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Coffee Rigs

June 12, 2015
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Coffee Rigs

Coffee RigsCase Study Coffee across from the central branch of Multnomah Library has several rigs for extracting the essences from the bean.  This was posted on Google+
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"I Am Bigger On The Outside…."

June 10, 2015
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"I Am Bigger On The Outside…."

"I Am Bigger On The Outside…."I had always wonder if I would fit into one of the tiny two seater car2gos. The answer was yes and with far far fewer problems than I thought. Leg room wise it was all good, as was head clearence. I did spill close to the center stick but...
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Paternoster Lifts: Dangerous, Obsolete and Quite …: https://youtu.be/YgJBD1wf-YQ

June 10, 2015
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Paternoster Lifts: Dangerous, Obsolete and Quite …: https://youtu.be/YgJBD1wf-YQ This was posted on Google+
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