Harry R. Schwartz

Code writer, sometime Internet enthusiast, attractive nuisance.

The author at the Palais du Luxembourg in Paris, November 2022. hacker news gitlab sourcehut pinboard librarything 1B41 8F2C 23DE DD9C 807E A74F 841B 3DAE 25AE 721B


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Hero of Alexandria was a Greek mathematician, engineer, and scientist in the first century AD. He developed a whole bunch of nifty inventions, including the first vending machine, the syringe, the force pump, and a windmill-operated organ. He also built the aeolipile, a device which consisted of a small tank of water with directed nozzles. This was essentially the first jet engine, as this video demonstrates:

As soon as I get a functional kiln installed out in the shop I’m making one of these things.

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