Category Archives: history

What happened to America Online?

The story of AOL from birth to collapse, by way of the Apple Link and endless free disks and CDs. Join me in LGR Tech Tales, looking at stories of technological inspiration, failure, and everything in-between. [21:04] Video link.

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Rumble in the Jungle eyewitnesses

These guys were actually at the Rumble in the Jungle back when Ali fought Foreman. Nice video bullshit.

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Audi’s four rings explained

The carmakers Audi, DKW, Horch in Saxony and the automobile division of Wanderer Werke merge to form Auto Union AG, based in Chemnitz. The company chooses four interlocking rings as its logo. Four reasons for BMW fans to hate Audis … Continue reading

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Honey Hole auto graveyard

I found this place today. Another “Hot Rod Heaven”. Everything needs lots of work, but that is what it’s all about. Wandering around some guy’s back yard. Amazing. [8:40]

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What happened to AOL?

The story of AOL from birth to collapse, by way of the Apple Link and endless free disks and CDs. [21:04] Video link.

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Look at this ’63 T-Bird

The third generation Thunderbird for 1961-1963 was very futuristic and unlike anything else on the road. The tonneau cover, which hides the rear seats, is rare today as it was an expensive option. But it’s availability completes the 61-63 T-bird … Continue reading

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For the love of the AMX

The AMC AMX is a rare muscle car that’s often overlooked. Compared to other more popular muscle cars, it’s lighter and smaller, giving it a performance advantage. Light, rare, and overlooked, it deserved a story. [6:23]

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Kevin Mitnick – I Am Rebel

Kevin Mitnick, the nation’s first dark-side hacker, who used his “social engineering” skills to send the FBI on a cat-and-mouse chase and eventually became the government’s greatest tool in understanding computer security. The legendary Lewis De Payne is also featured … Continue reading

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1999: the worst Super Bowl

In 1999, our society was a cultural wasteland, just waiting for the end of the 20th century. On January 31st 1999, Super Bowl 33 was played between the Denver Broncos and the Atlanta Falcons and it – like basically everything … Continue reading

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Mustang Sport Wagon

The mythical Mustang wagon. It has persisted since the earliest days of the Mustang, and even Ford had proposals on the drawing board. [4:16]

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Jelling stones

The Jelling Stones, thousand-year-old Viking runestones, sit in the town of Jelling in Denmark. They tell the tale of Harald Bluetooth: one of the first kings of Denmark. Here’s why his name is on your phone.

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Concorde takeoff

The Concorde Supersonic Transport operated from 1969 to 2003. It suffered from complaints from sonic booms heard at ground level and could only be afforded by the wealthy. It was fast. It was majestic. (Source)

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AFL ad from 1994

Aussie Football, rugby. Some athletes find it truly amazing.

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Vintage 1919 oil engine startup

1919 Blackstone hot bulb 26HP stationary engine start up. Beautiful original engine running for the first time in 49 years on the 1st of January 2014. This engine spent its working life driving a saw mill in County Kildare, and … Continue reading

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Leno’s Stanley Steamer

Jay takes his steam-powered 1906 Stanley Steamer, the oldest in his garage, for a spin.

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Red Green Show – Episode 1

How it all began The men at the lodge build a huge outboard motor out of a V8 engine. Red demonstrates the belt sander. Harold discusses sex education and Bill teaches canoeing. [24:11] Link.

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