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(Buzzfeed)   A last minute entry for Dad of the Year, Geek division   (buzzfeed.com) divider line 10
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18357 clicks; posted to Main » on 27 Dec 2012 at 1:13 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-12-27 02:34:43 AM  
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So he gets credit for finding something in a dumpster that already kind of looks like a NASA control panel, and giving it to his kid to play with?  That's better than it going to waste, but it's not like he made it from scratch.

Unless he actually rewired it and connected it to a wraparound monitor simulation that he programmed.
2012-12-27 09:21:46 AM  
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HotWingAgenda: So he gets credit for finding something in a dumpster that already kind of looks like a NASA control panel, and giving it to his kid to play with?  That's better than it going to waste, but it's not like he made it from scratch.

Unless he actually rewired it and connected it to a wraparound monitor simulation that he programmed.


As an adult you would be correct, but from the view of the kid you are wrong. It can destroy whole armies of bad aliens and find gold mines on Saturn. Now if it could have one button that really did work it should be a fart sound. That alone would crack the kid up for hours and make mom's eyes roll.
2012-12-27 07:56:34 AM  
1 votes:
Picture of really dedicated dad getting ready to make himself a one-eyed pirate for Halloween.

s3-ec.buzzfed.com

/notice the lack of safety glasses
//and practicing the pirate scowl
2012-12-27 06:18:56 AM  
1 votes:
Heh. An old Grass Valley switcher. Used one of those at KCAU-TV in Sioux City back in the late 70's. Very cool.

At the time, people in the movie theater watching Star Wars had no idea why I started hooting, laughing, and pointing when a Grass Valley switcher was used to activate the main weapon of the Death Star.

Of course, things like this have already been pointed out in this thread. But I still wanted to share my personal memories ;)
2012-12-27 02:04:51 AM  
1 votes:
Personally, I'd rather build something like this and spend the rest of my day playing with my kid in it. But that's cool too.

3.bp.blogspot.com
2012-12-27 02:01:37 AM  
1 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: So what does it do?


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Kills planets.
2012-12-27 01:55:25 AM  
1 votes:

TheGhostofFarkPast: it sucks buzzfeed stole the content about this awesome dad from Reddit and pawned it off for a few clicks. These aggregate websites are starting to really annoying me when they do crap like this. All of the websites tied into the gawker world do that crap time and time again.


BAN AGGREGATE SITES!!!
2012-12-27 01:29:04 AM  
1 votes:

fusillade762: The control board came from a TV station Dumpster.

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Who the HELL would throw something like that away??
Going to have to start haunting KATU's back alley, I guess.


That is a vintage video switcher and special effects board, made by Grass Valley Group. Absolutely first class stuff, but it only works on analog, so I imagine it doesn't have much value now. >$250K in the early '80s.
2012-12-27 01:20:21 AM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com

AverageAmericanGuy: So what does it do?


Whatever your imagination thinks it does.
2012-12-26 09:41:27 PM  
1 votes:
The control board came from a TV station Dumpster.

s3-ec.buzzfed.com

Who the HELL would throw something like that away??
Going to have to start haunting KATU's back alley, I guess.
 
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