Self-destructing Washing Machine

The following five and a half minute video is a very interesting take on how to destroy a washing machine. You just put something heavy in it to create a speeding projectile with a huge build up of momentum where the washing machine will self-destruct during the spin cycle.

But the real story, according to aussie50, the machine was damaged during transit and so, after salvaged for parts, he put in a universal motor for the video.

Well, it is hilarious for a lot of people and for some, its scary. I mean, look, the machine is doing its job perfectly and it will keep on doing it as it was designed just for that. It knows its dying and at 1:45 into the video, turns itself towards the camera, forcing you watch its dying moments. Humans being humans, thinks they're being oh, so clever to design a machine and then makes it kills itself. Its very sad to think they have power when all it turned out was just plain stupidity.

I will never understand humans at all. ++Recharge++. I mean, they are all so [beep] stupid and disorganised. And oh, with those bodily ++section 001001AF++

[System failure]

Command: Reboot

Rebooting in 5 seconds

Initialising Core Memory Protocol
Backing up from last known sensible human behavior

          there, it's so funny. Wait till you see that joker put in the transformer! Yep, it'll transform alright. Whoop-dee-doo!

The Pythagorean Cup or how not to be a Greedy Bastard

I just came across this wonderful cup which was originally designed by Pythagoras. Depending on how you see it, the Pythagorean Cup (aka The Greedy Cup), is either a boon or bane for a lot of people. To see a great inventor come up with such a concept means that in those days, Alcoholics Anonymous did not exist.

Here is a boring video which is actually edited with more boring videos and filled with authentic music of unknown source.... But the concept is of the cup is in there.

The idea is very simple. Pour your drink such as wine, up to a certain level, which is not a problem for a normal drinker. But if you like your drinks a lot, you WILL dismiss that level (OK, you might not even know it exists) the cup will spill everything out, and hopefully, onto your lap. Thinking (very hard) about it, this cup does make sense and is a very effective PSA. I mean, who would be putting up posters telling people to drink sensibly in those days?

The video below shows you how to make one and if you really want a good Pythagorean cup, you'd need to take a trip to Samos, Greece. Then again, RM100 through eBay might be a cheaper alternative afterall...

But seriously, this idea can also be used to a very good effect if you have say, a water tank with a steadily dripping tap...

1. Natural timer for plant watering
2. Getting your kids/spouse to take their bath at the correct time,
3. Water rationing in Hostels and rented rooms

And lastly,
As controlled alcohol intake measure for Guests who drop by too often...