Everyone knows being a drummer kind of sucks. You sit in the back and watch the singer take all the credit. The guitar player's always stealing your lady (unless you're Mick Fleetwood
). Your gear is HEAVY and, most importantly,…
Ural has a new model on North American shores, the "Ural-T
" (Model IMZ-8.1037), with the air-cooled four-stroke flat twin cylinder engine making 40HP you've come to know and tolerate. But of course it retains Ural's trademark feature, those…
Before Chernobyl, Russian engineers deployed autonomous nuclear power plants
to remote locations, many of which rode on self-powered tank treads. [via Red Ferret
Sergei Frolov curated a gallery of vintage Soviet calculators
, including several like this beauty that use nixie tubes for the readout. Don't miss the cloned owlculator
, Chinese Casio knock-offs
, strange mice
, a kid's calculator without a
Spotted in Ekaterinburg, Russia: a keyboard layout of concrete stepping stones. Doubtlessly all the strange Cyrillic characters have been rubbed off by the skipping feet of vodka-swigging hooligans.
Spotted: Literal Keyboard Stepping Stones
magazine takes a look back at the long and tumultuous gestation of the Optimus Maximus keyboard, the $1,500 keyboard from Art Lebedev with tiny OLED screens embedded under each hard-to-push keycaps.
And the notion that it’s really not all
It's a fact: all the best hardware modders come from Russia. Perhaps its a genetic imprint left behind by 70 years of Stalinism forced everyone to cludge together a solution from flotsam pieces of state-branded tech, everyone in Russia seems…