“In a full world, making anything at all is a responsibility”

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This is an ambivalent post. This is beautiful: When I say beauty, I don’t mean aesthetically. It’s a functional beauty, born of lightness and efficiency. The America’s Cup boats are cracking forty knots (or 75 kilometres per hour in sensible units), using nothing more than wind and carbon fibre. As an engineer, I’m proud to …

Our house in the Dominion Post

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“Your Weekend” section, this Saturday the eleventh of May: Cheers to Lou, Cliff, Duncan, and everyone involved.

Car alarms of doom

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You know that moment, immediately after an earthquake or explosion, when all the car alarms go off? Hold that thought… In the UK in 2005, about three hundred tonnes of petrol spilt from an overflowing tank at the Buncefield fuel storage site. Most of that formed a vapour cloud in the still air and a …

We put a slack rope up in the lounge

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…as you do, if you’re us.