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(Fox News)   Be sure to tell family members not to throw away original blueprints to iconic structures, especially the ones worth $250,000   (foxnews.com) divider line
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2020-03-07 12:41:52 AM  
250,000? One art, please.
 
2020-03-07 12:45:55 AM  
They're actually blueline prints, not blueprints, strictly speaking.

/gen-x archinerd
 
2020-03-07 12:49:24 AM  
I heard the auction house is renting some surface to air missiles.
 
2020-03-07 12:57:24 AM  
I wonder how much that pawn shop guy lowballed the obvious crackhead who fished them out of the trash?
 
2020-03-07 12:59:23 AM  
I once threw away blueprints to an ionic structure that were worth a Nobel prize in attempted chemistry.
 
2020-03-07 1:04:00 AM  
and they'll throw in a couple of these
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2020-03-07 1:10:07 AM  
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2020-03-07 1:13:01 AM  
meh.  looks like a couple Excel spreadshhets...
 
2020-03-07 2:24:42 AM  
"Twitter has updated its hate speech policies to cover tweets that make dehumanizing remarks, which are remarks that treat "others as less than human," on the basis of age, disability, or disease."

This is sure to make some redhats very upset.
 
2020-03-07 2:29:31 AM  
And this is where you realize that there is no way an aluminum plane could have brought down that structure the way it did.

/runs.
 
2020-03-07 2:34:00 AM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: "Twitter has updated its hate speech policies to cover tweets that make dehumanizing remarks, which are remarks that treat "others as less than human," on the basis of age, disability, or disease."

This is sure to make some redhats very upset.


Maybe. Be we can talk about your mother later.
 
2020-03-07 2:35:23 AM  

crinz83: and they'll throw in a couple of these
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2020-03-07 2:35:27 AM  

Resident Muslim: And this is where you realize that there is no way an aluminum plane could have brought down that structure the way it did.

/runs.


You would say that
 
2020-03-07 3:09:54 AM  
I almost threw out some telemetry strips from the Discoverer launches when I cleaned out my grandpa's garage.  (Actually, some may have been thrown out.  I don't remember seeing any before that day but I might not have noticed.)  I unrolled one after I'd tossed a few in the bag, did some Googling, and grabbed them back out of the bag.  I don't know if they have any monetary value but they're certainly a part of history.  I'm pretty sure the stains are mouse pee.

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2020-03-07 3:36:39 AM  
Amy Lee Solomon said "oops."
 
2020-03-07 4:01:16 AM  

Resident Muslim: And this is where you realize that there is no way an aluminum plane could have brought down that structure the way it did.

/runs.


On the contrary, those plans show how it was done.
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2020-03-07 4:21:54 AM  

jtown: I almost threw out some telemetry strips from the Discoverer launches when I cleaned out my grandpa's garage.  (Actually, some may have been thrown out.  I don't remember seeing any before that day but I might not have noticed.)  I unrolled one after I'd tossed a few in the bag, did some Googling, and grabbed them back out of the bag.  I don't know if they have any monetary value but they're certainly a part of history.  I'm pretty sure the stains are mouse pee.

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Some Discoverer satellites were swapped out at the last minute in secret with Corona spy satellites.

Kid of sad that an artifact of the early space age has rodent piss on it.
 
2020-03-07 5:40:31 AM  
Many Bothans died to bring us those....
 
2020-03-07 6:47:23 AM  
Dang. Wonder how much I can get for the original patent application for the buggy whip?
 
2020-03-07 7:41:28 AM  
The notes at the bottom were interesting:

"Use steel beams so that jet fuel cannot melt them."
 
2020-03-07 8:43:55 AM  
If you buy them and take them to a frame shop to have them matted, please don't freak out when they pull out a box cutter.

Don't start waterboarding Canadian children, kidnapping random brown folks and shipping them to a tourture camp in Cuba, dont invade every camel republic that is defenseless, and don't start stealing peoples stuff with no warrants again.

It's just a box cutter.
 
2020-03-07 9:50:20 AM  
I'd guess most tall buildings are worth a bit more than $250,000.
 
2020-03-07 11:05:46 AM  
Do we really have to link to Fox News and give them clicks and revenue?

This story is their reportage and not available anywhere else?
 
2020-03-07 12:00:27 PM  
The missing LaRue?

/obscure?
 
2020-03-07 1:01:11 PM  
But what if terrorist get a hold  of them? They might find a way to bring them down.
 
2020-03-07 2:03:26 PM  
"How to Build a Fugly Building".

You might think you're saving money, but I think it'd be worth it to build a brand new design.
 
2020-03-07 3:10:26 PM  

Mr. Shabooboo: Many Bothans died to bring us those....


Never forget

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2020-03-07 3:32:42 PM  
No need to worry. The original plans are safely stored on Scarif.
 
2020-03-07 5:35:43 PM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: jtown: I almost threw out some telemetry strips from the Discoverer launches when I cleaned out my grandpa's garage.  (Actually, some may have been thrown out.  I don't remember seeing any before that day but I might not have noticed.)  I unrolled one after I'd tossed a few in the bag, did some Googling, and grabbed them back out of the bag.  I don't know if they have any monetary value but they're certainly a part of history.  I'm pretty sure the stains are mouse pee.

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Some Discoverer satellites were swapped out at the last minute in secret with Corona spy satellites.

Kid of sad that an artifact of the early space age has rodent piss on it.


That wasn't really a secret so much as the whole point.  But they didn't put the secret, expensive payload on there until they were reasonably sure they could get the package into orbit and later recover it.  They didn't manage that until the 13th launch.  Then they put the camera up.

One of the truest and funniest things my grandpa said about the early space program was, "We learned a lot from every explosion."
 
2020-03-07 7:13:08 PM  
Imagine how pissed Vader would have been if they'd left the blueprints for the Death Star on the Death Star itself. That level of do not throw away.
 
2020-03-08 5:35:59 AM  
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2020-03-08 8:14:19 AM  
1. I collect what are called "pattern books," architectural plans aka houses-by-mail. Our home in Normal, IL was a Sears House from the 1917 catalog, #119, built by my grandfather in 1919.I have thousands of books/magazines/brochures/ephemera originals dating from 1872. My collection emphasizes residential/mixed-use & mobile/modular but some commercial/industrial. Yes, even I know it's boring but I will spend hours studying them. Hubby calls it my plans porn. When we are out-&-about, I often identify houses from my collectin that have been built. The major difference between my collection and that of someone who collects Playboys is that people want to see their collections. I'd wanted to be an architect since pre-K when I would build with my American Building Bricks circa 1960. I also have a collection of metal doll houses (not interested in the furniture, just the structures).

2. We bought this house as our last home in 2014. It is a 1991 tract-home (in fact, it was the model/office of the subdivision and I have the sales plans brochure. We remodeled it after moving in (waiting a year to see what we really needed) and upon completion, a set of plans, my drawings and am extra brochure were placed in a plans-tube and tucked under the insulation in the Christmas Attic (Hubby likes Christmas and we needed a safe space to store it all, reached by a folding ladder in his walk-in closet, it's 8' x 12'). Someday, either when this house is pulled down or in a subsequent remodel, the plans will be found.

3. I have been telling people I like old pattern books (mags/brochures/etc), preferably pre-1980 but no one believes a good present for me is an old book/etc. There is some kind of belief that a present must be new, no matter what someone collects. Since the Bush Housing Crash in 2008 (reminder: Obama took office in 2009), plans publishers have reduced down to a handful. In the last 5 years, I have received 5 copies of the same plans catalog, "580 Best-Selling Homes." Sigh. I don't donate them to libraries (book museums) because parents think line drawings of houses and plans are coloring books for brats. CAD students use on-line sources, so they don't want them. I don't want them destroyed but still trying to find a good use for them. When I learn a kid wants to study architecture, I'll give hie/her one as a present of encouragement, but no one seems interested in that field here in the Central Valley of California. My collection is slated for a university school of architectural history along with my monographs on mail-order homes and mobile homes as sources for rural housing.

4. The drugs that keep my cancers in remission make me chatty and I fear if Hubby hears more about my collection the plans won't be the only things stuffed away in the attic.
 
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