|Buckminster Fuller Archive
||This is a very long video from 1975 by Buckminster Fuller and it covers many different topics.
It's worth listening to people like this mainly to understand how they
I love free form discussions like this. Clearly the man is a
genius based upon what I've seen so far. I wish my mind worked
|Diesel, the Modern Power
|This is a delightful little book from 1936 about how diesel engines work and some of their applications such as in locomotives.
|Computer Chronicles episodes
used to watch this show on my local PBS station every week in the 80's
and 90's. Hosted by Stewart Cheifet, Gary Kildall, and
others. Strictly factual no nonsense television for educated
people. Not surprising we don't see this kind of stuff on TV
|Net Cafe episodes
show hosted by Stewart Cheifet in the 90's and 00's, mainly focusing on
Internet topics when the Internet was starting to become popular with
the early public adopters. Also hosted by cutie Jane Wither and
Andrew DeVries which both seem to have no Internet presence
nowadays. And I'm not putting them down for that since they were
early adopters and probably value their personal privacy. The
90's shows are the most interesting in my opinion since regular folks
were still using the Internet in mostly non-commercial ways.
|Lots of historical computer documents. Also see their main website which contains more stuff including software.
|Arcade Manual Archive
explanitory. An archive of old arcade machine manuals.
Still relevant today even if you don't own the machines, for example if
you need to know DIP switch settings for MAME.
|BBS Documentary interviews
|I love these interviews. These are some of the extended interviews from Jason Scott's BBS Documentary
movie. It's a wonderful trip back in time. Hands down the
best documentary I've ever seen if only because the idea was so unique
and it brings back a rush of old memories and nostalgia.
|Old computer magazines
|A multitude of old computer magazines. There's so much content here that it's not even worth trying
to explain it. Basically, think back to the 70's and 80's and the
computer magazines you used to rarely see in special book stores or
newsstands, or that some rich geek friend of yours had; you should be
able to find that magazine here.
|Shareware CD archive
is a rather interesting one. It consists of ISOs of old CDROM
collections of shareware and files such as GIFs and other multimedia
files. In the old days I vaguely recall seeing these once in a
while and thinking about how it was like finding a treasure
chest. 550+ MB of stuff!! OMG!!
is a local archive of the entire geocities dump that was grabbed before
Yahoo shut it down. There are other ways to browse this archive
online rather than downloading this.
|Sir Isaac Newton's seminal work on classical physics. There's also an updated version here which was updated to use contemporary English.
Isasc Newton's seminal work on light. The version I'm linking to
here is the Project Gutenberg HTML version converted into contemporary
English and includes the illustrations.
|Shortwave Numbers Stations
|Here is a collection of numbers
stations on shortwave. Apparently this was a 4 CD collection
released by Irdial called The Conet Project. This is the
best available comprehensive collection of shortwave numbers
|Shortwave Pirate Recordings
|Here is an 11 GB collection of shortwave radio pirate station recordings from the 90's up to 2011. There is another collection here, and if you do a search for "shortwave pirate" you can find even more from various contributors.
|The World Gone Mad
|A delightful movie from 1933
that dramatizes corporate greed and corruption. It's an
interesting look to the beginnings of the global military-industrial
complex that exists today.
|Operation Castle: Commander's Report
video produced by the US
Government on the Operation Castle series of nuclear test blasts.
The Castle series produced the largest yield nuclear weapons ever
the US government. Nuclear fusion of lighter elements releases
large amounts of energy due to the mass loss, and also produces
neutrons which has the effect of boosting the fission process.
That is why they call them
"Hydrogen bombs" and they easily produced 10 MT or more.
|Operation Castle: Military Effects
|Another Operation Castle
video. Nice films of the fireball and an overview of the
destruction that was wreaked on the local environment.