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Mankindís Greatest Tech Achievements
« on: June 14, 2013, 12:19:48 AM »

Mankindís Greatest Technical Achievements
 
What are mankindís greatest technical achievements over the course of history?
Forget the invention of fire or the wheel.  Think bigger.
 
  • Maybe the 400,000 scientists and the largest non-warfare budget of all time in putting men on the Moon.
  • Possibly the vast technical challenges in finding the Higgs Boson, if they ever get a full Five Sigma confirmation.
  • Otto Frederick  Rohwedder, who never got a Nobel Prize for his invention of Sliced Bread, commonly agreed as a key milestone in world history.  ie:  Has there been a ďgreatest thingĒ since then?
However, IMO, the greatest technical challenge mankind has still to find an effective solution for how to fully waterproof the hulls of model boats.  When discovered it could instantly make lakeside large syringes obsolete.
 
I hope to see it in my lifetime.  We live in exciting times !
 
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Re: Mankindís Greatest Tech Achievements
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2013, 01:17:51 AM »

That'll be the day...no more...tilt, suck, squirt, or just turn the boat upside down and watch the gallons poor out her  {-)
 
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tilt, suck, squirt...watch the gallons poor out her  {-)
Just realised, that sounds rather rude. :embarrassed:
 
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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2013, 09:01:37 AM »

That'll be the day...no more...tilt, suck, squirt, or just turn the boat upside down and watch the gallons poor out her  {-)
  Just realised, that sounds rather rude. :embarrassed:
 
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2 things spring to mind


1.... the World wide web
2.... Now this can be considered on of the greatest or one of the worst depending on your point of view.. The mobile phone
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Re: Mankindís Greatest Tech Achievements
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2013, 09:15:40 AM »


PC & Laptop
Keyboard
Mouse
Flat screens
Digital cameras
Reliable cars.....

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Re: Mankindís Greatest Tech Achievements
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2013, 09:16:09 AM »

1.... the World wide web

The World Wide Web has certainly become a pivitol instrument for solving model boat problems  O0     Perhaps we should nominate Martin to the Nobel Committee?
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Re: Mankindís Greatest Tech Achievements
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2013, 09:19:11 AM »

Its a no contest :o :o :o :o
Obvious answer, the ability to communicate  O0 O0 as all else could not and did not happen without it. %) %) %)
 
 
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Re: Mankindís Greatest Tech Achievements
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2013, 09:50:35 AM »

Tools, baht them nothing else is achievable. From a simple heavy lump to break things with to pointy tools to poke things with. Tools and their usage separate the species.
 
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Re: Mankindís Greatest Tech Achievements
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2013, 12:19:38 PM »


True,

 I'll like to therefore nominate The Hammer, aka, Glasgow wrench, aka, Dockyard Adjuster, aka, the Birmingham precision instrument!
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Re: Mankindís Greatest Tech Achievements
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2013, 12:23:04 PM »

you all got it totally wrong..........the greatest masterpiece of invention for me was the person who first devised the method for putting the tops on pork pies to keep the jelly inside..................Now that takes first price in my mind..........anyday of the week. {-) {-) {-)
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Re: Mankindís Greatest Tech Achievements
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2013, 12:26:47 PM »

Corkscrew. Without one of these life isn't worth a damn.
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« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2013, 12:30:39 PM »

Corkscrew. Without one of these life isn't worth a damn.
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 O0 O0 O0 O0 {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) ...........mmmmm, now, pork pies and a good claret.............now that's decadence      %) %) %) %)
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Re: Mankindís Greatest Tech Achievements
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2013, 01:07:36 PM »

Soft toilet paper...there would be a lot of people walking strangely without it.
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Re: Mankindís Greatest Tech Achievements
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2013, 01:23:19 PM »

Agree with Dave, the corkscrew is a great invention!
but there is better than Bordeaux..................;

But the greatest invention this is my wife! :-))
It replaces all the machines and when I disconnect the battery it makes more noise       O0
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Re: Mankindís Greatest Tech Achievements
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2013, 01:29:30 PM »


True,

 I'll like to therefore nominate The Hammer, aka, Glasgow wrench, aka, Dockyard Adjuster, aka, the Birmingham precision instrument!



I read somewhere there is soon to be a range of hammers released called the Jeremy Clarkson signature series
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