The 1751 Machine That Made Everything

Submitted by: Draculya 4 days ago in Misc


At the birth of the industrial revolution.
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Male 10,061
Noice.

I've got a wood-lathe I play around with. I could really get in trouble with a CNC metal lathe.
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Male 9,197
Truly a great video. One of the better YouTube videos I've seen in a long time. Thanks, Drac.
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Male 1,372
squrlz4ever Yep, I love videos like these. I've been joking about IAB some, but i do truly think IAB has changed. It really feels like IAB has matured and provides more serious content and less weird/silly stuff. 

I like the changes! This brainy stuff works for curing my boredom, but I suspect it might not work for others. Diversity is key, IMO. For example, I think there's little to no content that would appeal to younger demographics. 

How do you perceive IAB has changed? 
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Male 9,197
boredhuman Well, if we're speaking of changes over the past year, I'd say the biggest change is (no surprise here) the introduction of moderation. It's been a difficult slog these past 8 months, but the atmosphere on the boards has improved significantly, with less nastiness and fewer tit-for-tat insult exchanges that would seem to go on endlessly.

One consequence of the less hostile atmosphere is that users seem more willing to discuss difficult or sensitive subjects.

I like the thoughtful, intellectual videos like this one. I also think we need more short, fun videos. I've been so busy with the moderation tasks that I usually have little time to submit content anymore. I used to have a lot more fun on the site than I do now, alas.

We absolutely need to attract more younger IABers and more female IABers. Young women users are the first to go when a website's atmosphere becomes toxic and we lost most of them when things here were at their worst. I'm hoping now that the boards are generally more friendly, we can start to rebuild that demographic. It will take a higher proportion of lighthearted, fun content to really succeed there, in my opinion.
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Male 1,636
Nifty! Nice to see an inventor who not only made good money off his inventions but is recognized for them.
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