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Author Topic: Lost technologies, and other stuff they ued to have and we dont have now.  (Read 700 times)
Snr. Officer
England England

« on: December 17, 2014, 03:20:53 pm »

There are things which were once used which are no more, and I think it could well be that our lives could be improved if we were to start using these things again. I will give an example:

Who in these days of transcontinental travel has not felt claustrophobic confined in one of these modern tin plate jets. Think how much of a relief it could be to get out and stretch your legs, maybe have a bit of a smoke, or find other pleasures of the great out doors. Well did you know Sikorsky the great pre first world war airline designer had solved this problem, His aeroplanes had promenade decks.

Rogue Ætherlord
Canada Canada

Student in Techno-Shamanism and Lyncanthrope

« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2014, 10:40:53 pm »

That a recipes for being swept away by winds.

The word pagan came from paganus , who mean peasant . Its was a way to significate than christianism was the religion of the elite and paganism the one of the savage worker class.

''Trickster shows us how we trick OURSELVES. Her rampant curiosity backfires, but, then, something NEW is discovered (though usually not what She expected)! This is where creativity comes from—experiment, do something different, maybe even something forbidden, and voila! A breakthrough occurs! Ha! Ha! We are released! The world is created anew! Do something backwards, break your own traditions, the barrier breaks; destroy the world as you know it, let the new in.''
Extract of the Dreamflesh article ''Path of The Sacred Clown''
Zeppelin Captain
United States United States

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.

« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2014, 11:46:39 pm »

That a recipes for being swept away by winds.

It would make a much more interesting obituary than "died in his sleep at 88 years of age."

This is a forum with a number of Victorian inventions:  Not all of them are technically "lost" but most do not exist in the same form today. 


Snr. Officer
England England

« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2014, 11:49:59 pm »

If you look closely at the first picture, you can see there was a little knee high fence around the promenade deck, and this was a Russian plane so we must presume they were used to dealing with a few passengers that had had a few vodkas, it worked then do we have to get all 'health and safety' about this and spoil what could be a great experience? Those two men in the photo on the deck I think must be having a great time!

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