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"Do you remember the most frightened you’ve ever been?"
"When I was 21 and I found out my girlfriend was pregnant."
"How’d things turn out?"
"Pretty damn well."
"He’s wonderful in bed."
"I’m not sure I’d recommend that a young person go into law."
"When I was starting out, it was more of a profession, and your worth was determined by the service you provided. Now it’s become more of a business, and your worth is determined by the fee you’re able to collect."
Jan. 7, 1960: In Rockaway, Queens, snow blanketed the decrepitude at the Arverne Urban Renewal Area, which was slated to be entirely rebuilt by 1969. In 1966, it was still waiting on some sign of progress when a grand jury took a bus trip there to investigate the deteriorating section. Bungalows were razed in 1969, but nothing new was built, and in 1971 the city was parking low-income residents in trailers there while those residents, mostly blacks and Puerto Ricans, waited for more permanent housing. Not until the Bloomberg era did Arverne begin to show signs of new life. Photo: Patrick F. Burns/The New York Times
In the 1960s, GE set out to create Hardiman, a mechanical exoskeleton that could give its user the ability to lift up to 1,500 pounds. Unfortunately, the suit’s size, weight, stability and power-supply issues prevented it from ever leaving the laboratory. Kevin Weir at flux machine recently re- animated the wearable tech to help us imagine what Hardiman might have been.
another fun GE thing
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"We met 48 years ago at a Halloween party."
"Do you remember the costumes you were wearing?"
"We were the only two not wearing costumes, actually."
"I have a special needs brother who just moved out of the house today. It’s the first time I’ve really been alone. And to be honest, I can’t say whether I’m sad or relieved."