Uncle Flair Prints Car Mola – WIRed #118

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It’s time for Episode 118 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses a kit that teaches architectural structures, a 3D printed cars takes a test drive, the fate of the games from the Atari Landfill, and the Nature Boy takes on Uncle Grandpa! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “Uncle Flair Prints Car Mola – WIRed #118”

City of Alamogordo to Auction off 800 Atari Cartridges

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Apparently digging up these copies of the much-maligned game was much easier than trying to get out of the pits in the ACTUAL E.T. game on the Atari 2600. Those things were practically impossible to get out of!

Anyway, that landfill was the spot in which Atari dumped truckloads of merchandise around midnight in 1983 after Atari’s game E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial tanked in a tough market, contributing to the Video Game Crash of 1983. Since that midnight disposal, there was much speculation and rumors regarding both the location of the landfill chockfull of Atari paraphernalia and whether or not the landfill even existed. After Microsoft paid to dig up the location for a documentary on the history of video gaming, the dig occurred and the 800+ games (along with Atari catalogs and promotional materials) were found! Now, they’re up for auction. Continue reading “City of Alamogordo to Auction off 800 Atari Cartridges”

PractitioNERD ReNERDsance: SocialMonsters.org take ‘A Look at US Homes’

shutterstock_66460345David J and the gang over at SocialMonster.org passed along this interesting article/graphic on American residential architecture from Massachusetts to New Mexico, taking a look into the melting pot of architectural styles that found their places in regions of the United States. Check out the entire article/graphic after the break! Continue reading “PractitioNERD ReNERDsance: SocialMonsters.org take ‘A Look at US Homes’”

Still Kicking: Five of the Oldest Man-Made Structures Still Being Used

When it comes to making a pointless argument about which of the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World is the best, it’s really NO CONTEST; the Great Pyramids of Giza are the only ones left standing, so it wins…..I guess. . However, there are plenty of other ancient structures that were not included in that “Wonders of the World” list as well, and many of them have been around for at least over 1,000 years.  Plus, these five buildings are still being used. Here are five of the many still-standing ancient structures that are great and amazing feats in human engineering! Continue reading “Still Kicking: Five of the Oldest Man-Made Structures Still Being Used”