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(io9)   A collection of strange snapshots of police and emergency services from the past. Come for the camelbulance, stay for the Girling First Aid Motor Fire Engine   (io9.com) divider line 16
    More: Amusing, X-ray, police motorcycle, snapshots, collections, radio, fire trucks  
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2661 clicks; posted to Geek » on 26 Sep 2013 at 7:46 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-09-26 07:56:27 AM  
Is it just me, or does that wireless German police officer look like you know who?
 
2013-09-26 07:59:43 AM  
Why does a camel ambulance have spare tires?
 
2013-09-26 08:09:28 AM  

nekom: Why does a camel ambulance have spare tires?


I'm guessing it carries a cart ready for assembly to pull injured or dead.

What I want to know is can you rock a drowning or suffocation victim back to life? Article lacks some details but interesting anyway.
 
2013-09-26 08:16:49 AM  
Lead horse, "Hurry! That wagon on fire is gaining on us!"
 
2013-09-26 08:28:50 AM  
Raider_dad:What I want to know is can you rock a drowning or suffocation victim back to life? Article lacks some details but interesting anyway.

That was one of the techniques used before CPR was invented. The other was to raise and lower the person's arms to expand and contract the chest. In hindsight it's kind of shocking it took so long to invent modern cpr.
 
2013-09-26 08:35:55 AM  
I want one:

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And I came up with a caption for this one:

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"I'm sorry, miss, but this suit is too revealing.  You'll have to take it off.  Slowly."
 
2013-09-26 08:46:18 AM  
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2013-09-26 08:55:11 AM  
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Have you seen my mummy?

aegis: Is it just me, or does that wireless German police officer look like you know who?


HIS NAME IS VOLDEMORT! Fear of the name increases fear of the thing itself!
 
2013-09-26 09:36:07 AM  
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The more things change, the more they stay the same
 
2013-09-26 09:39:34 AM  
Then there is this:

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Yep, that is what it is, and man I want one.
 
2013-09-26 10:02:44 AM  
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Mike! Mike Mike Mike Mike! Guess what day it is?!
 
2013-09-26 10:10:07 AM  
Remember that in 100 years all of our current high tech gadgetry will look just as silly and useless.
 
2013-09-26 10:12:08 AM  
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2013-09-26 12:06:33 PM  

Egoy3k: Remember that in 100 years all of our current high tech gadgetry will look just as silly and useless.


I wouldn't say AS silly.  Look at computer graphics.  About 20 years ago we had jaggy polygons, and today we have near photo-realistic images.But, within the past few years, it is getting harder to "perceive" improvements in graphics.

I think it is the same way with technology in general.  Its not a linear line in terms of concepts and designs.  As we reach infinity, it will be harder to differentiate the changes in technology over time.

/my 2 cents
 
2013-09-26 03:38:56 PM  

Burr: I wouldn't say AS silly. Look at computer graphics. About 20 years ago we had jaggy polygons, and today we have near photo-realistic images.But, within the past few years, it is getting harder to "perceive" improvements in graphics.


Try playing or watching older but not too old games or movies and you'll notice that the graphics are not nearly as awesome as you thought they were when you first saw them and the flaws are very obvious when you compare them to contemporary graphics.  There is a marked difference in graphics between now and as recently as 2 years ago if you go and look.

That said I do agree with you for the most part but just imagine how silly our arguments over the colors of the new iPhone will seem when we have communications devices implanted in our brains.
 
2013-09-27 08:51:50 AM  
 
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