Monthly Archives: January 2016

Babbage’s Difference Engine at Computer History Museum

Today was the last chance to see Babbage’s Difference Engine at the CHM in Mountain View before the owner makes it private again. The Computer History Museum has certainly matured into a world-class museum over the years. The docent talked … Continue reading

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Thomas Inch Dumbbell Links

Thomas Inch was a strongman/circus performer in the early 1900’s. He is best remembered for creating a series of dumbbells with almost 2.5″ thick handles, the largest weighing 172 pounds (the “Inch”.) He would demonstrate an Inch lift, then offer … Continue reading

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