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(Firehouse)   Not every day a National Historic Landmark is used to fight a fire at a site listed in the National Register of Historic Places   (firehouse.com ) divider line
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2373 clicks; posted to Business » on 30 May 2013 at 1:55 PM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-05-30 02:17:29 PM  
Something like this happened during 9/11. The John J. Harvey was called back into service to pump water for the fire engines until the water mains were restored.

http://www.fireboat.org/911.php
 
2013-05-30 03:07:28 PM  
The grain elevators in my town are so tall that if the roof of one caught fire, I think we would just watch it.   No way to get water that high
 
2013-05-30 03:14:43 PM  
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2013-05-30 03:40:43 PM  
 userserve-ak.last.fm
 
2013-05-30 03:44:08 PM  
Wow, a 113-year-old ship still successfully doing what it was built for. Meanwhile my three-week-old 'made in China' printer is already jamming.
 
2013-05-30 08:34:33 PM  

enik: Wow, a 113-year-old ship still successfully doing what it was built for. Meanwhile my three-week-old 'made in China' printer is already jamming.


Heavy industrial machinery made of large, solid pieces of metal can do that. Look at the ages of ships in the US Navy, or some of the stuff in our Air Force- we expect to be retiring B-52s built in the 50's in 2040 or so.

Tiny precision mechanics made of plastic, on the other hand? A little more difficult. Your printer is probably five times as mechanically complex as that boat, and in a much smaller form. And yes, made of cheaper materials. Which is why it doesn't cost $1,000.
 
2013-05-31 03:44:27 AM  
I really really need to go to bed, read 'places' as 'phalluses' in headline

/and clicked link anyways
 
2013-05-31 08:21:02 AM  
Good thing I drank that six-pack, so my National Historic Landmark was able to put that fire out.
 
2013-05-31 04:59:11 PM  
And the Cotter is ready to resume duties as World's Largest Squirt Gun next Dyngus Day
 
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