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    I also thought it some paint or oil with a brush/broom of some sort, but then again it could be just Coke :)
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    Definitively not what you're thinking! Care to hazard a guess?

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    cool vid, was shown at STW2013.. did not want to make a new thread, so here it is:

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    another cool vid:

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    Ninety-four is:

    The atomic number of plutonium, an actinide. The designation of American Interstate 94, a freeway that runs from Montana to Michigan. STS-94 Space Shuttle Columbia launched July 1, 1997 The code for international direct dial phone calls to Sri Lanka. Part of the model number of AN-94, a Russian assault rifle. M-94, a piece of cryptographic equipment used by the United States army in use from 1922-1943. The number of Haydn's Surprise Symphony (Symphony No. 94). Used as a nonsense number in various contexts by the British satire magazine Private Eye. Most commonly, spoof articles end halfway through an intriguing sentence with "(continued p. 94)". The magazine never extends to 94 pages: this was originally a reference to the enormous size of some Sunday newspapers. Each February, Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago hosts Hustle Up the Hancock, a race up 94 floors of the John Hancock Center in Chicago to raise more than $1 million for lung disease research and programs." The 94th Fighter Squadron is a squadron of the United States Air Force, currently part of the 1st Operations Group of the 1st Fighter Wing, and stationed at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia The 94th Infantry Division was a unit of the United States Army in World War II, activated: September 15, 1942. Saab 94 was the model number Saab unofficially used for the first generation Saab Sonett Form I-94 is the form used to declare to US Customs Officers by international travelers the items in their possession, purpose of visit, etc... The number of the French department Val-de-Marne The lifespan by year number of The Kingdom of Great Britain
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marrin View Post
    93 is the twenty-eighth distinct semiprime [1] and the ninth of the form (3.q). [2] It is the first number in the third triplet of consecutive semiprimes, 93, 94, and 95. [3] Since its two prime factors, 3 and 31 are both Gaussian primes, this means that 93 is a Blum integer. [4]

    93 is a repdigit in base 5 (333). [5] It is a lucky number [6] a cake number, [7]

    and an idoneal number. [8]

    There are 93 different cyclic Gilbreath permutations on 11 elements, [9]

    and therefore there are 93 different real periodic points of order 11 on the[10]

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    Quote Originally Posted by starscream1017 View Post
    except you're no.94!! lol
    :)

    I was 93 as i was posting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marrin View Post
    :)

    I was 93 as i was posting

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    Dang! And all that research went out of the window...

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    98 bottles stranding on the wall
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    Smart watches: Casio set to confront G-Shock of the new

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    Kazuo Kashio, president of Casio: 'Suddenly, everyone’s discovered the wrist. We’ve known for a long time it’s prime real estate. We’re prepared.’ Photo: Ko Sasaki/The New York Times

    Clunky? Perhaps. Geeky? Absolutely. But for three decades Casio Computer's G-Shock line of digital watches has dominated a small, yet lucrative, market.

    The geeky-watch niche is drawing interest from some of the biggest names in technology. Apple trademarked "iWatch" in several countries this year, which has fuelled speculation that it is working on a wristwatch that would link with a smartphone. Samsung Electronics is expected to unveil a watch in early September that can make phone calls, play video games and send emails.

    Last month, Sony revamped its Smartwatch, which communicates with smartphones and lets users play games or check Facebook by tapping their wrists. And a flurry of startups, like Pebble, are coming out with timepieces that claim to redefine what goes on the wrist.

    "Suddenly, everyone's discovered the wrist," Kazuo Kashio, Casio's 84-year-old chief executive, said in an interview at the company's Tokyo headquarters. "We've known for a long time it's prime real estate. We're prepared."

    The spike in interest in wearable computing devices is shaking up the digital watch industry, catapulting a sleepy business to the cutting edge of personal technology. In the process, established digital watchmakers like Casio are finding that they must contend with new competitors.

    But that is nothing new for Casio, a company with $US3.06 billion in annual revenue that also makes compact cameras, musical instruments and calculators. For instance, the introduction of the smartphone, which has a better camera in every iteration, has knocked the makers of compact cameras for a loop.

    Minolta exited cameras in 2006, selling its camera technology to Sony. This year, Olympus and Fujifilm each said they would drop lower-end models after plunging sales. Even heavyweights like Canon and Nikon have seen sales fall in their point-and-shoot models.

    Shipments of digital cameras fell 43 per cent in the first half of 2013 from a year earlier, according to the Camera and Imaging Products Association.

    Casio has taken a beating, too. Last year, it broke even, but analysts say its focus on lower-end, thin cameras means it will continue to lose market share. This makes the company's watch business even more important.

    Sales in digital watches account for 85 per cent of Casio's operating profit of approximately $US206 million. But in a report earlier this year, analysts for Credit Suisse said the advantage would increasingly tilt towards companies that focus on connectivity, apps and user interfaces.

    Moreover, the emerging role of the smartphone as a hub that keeps gadgets like smartwatches connected gives a distinct advantage to Apple and Google, which dominate the smartphone universe, those analysts said.

    "Wearables are rapidly evolving from single-function, hard-to-connect, dumb devices to what we believe will increasingly become multifunction, always-connected, smart/aware devices," they said.

    The market for such technology - including smartwatches, fitness monitors, shoes and headsets - could jump tenfold to as much as $US50 billion in the next two to three years, the report said.

    Citizen, Casio and other Japanese manufacturers developed calculator watches in the late 1970s, but they never took off. Casio soon emerged as a leading digital watchmaker, adding dictionaries, blood pressure sensors, a touch screen and gesture control by the late 1980s.

    But after disappointing sales of many of those models - Kashio said the company was ahead of its time - Casio instead turned its attention to making the weatherproof, shatterproof G-Shock watches. The G-Shock has since won a following thanks to its retro look, low price, durability and technophile cachet.

    Other watchmakers also struggled. Fossil has worked with Sony Ericsson, Microsoft and Palm to develop high-tech watches, including a 2005 personal organiser watch that came with a tiny stylus.

    In 2004, Microsoft introduced the Spot watch, which would display news, weather and stock quotes via radio waves. Swatch teamed with Microsoft on the Paparazzi. Both companies have since discontinued those efforts with little to show for them.

    "Until now, smartwatches haven't quite been able to find their raison d'etre," said Kuninori So, vice president of the Tokyo-based technology consultancy, ROA Holdings. "If Apple comes out with a revolutionary smartwatch with a beautifully easy to use interface, that could change."

    Casio continues to aggressively market new products. Last year, it introduced a watch that uses Bluetooth to let wearers see incoming calls and messages. And it is working on a host of models, including one that will let joggers post details of their runs online, Kashio said.

    Casio contends that it has an advantage because wearable devices like watches, which might accidentally be slammed into a wall or dunked into water, require far more ruggedness and durability than tech companies are used to. Casio executives say another advantage is the longer battery life of its watches. Casio says its watches will run for two years on a single lithium coin battery; rival models need recharging every few days. Experts agree that battery life could be important because users are not used to charging watches frequently.

    "Casio has done a pretty good job in anticipating the market," said Serkan Toto, an independent Tokyo-based technology analyst. "But if Apple or Samsung come into this market with better functionality, better design and a better operating system, that would be trouble."

    Casio is no pushover. Founded by the four Kashio brothers in the ashes of World War II, it is a rare consumer electronics company with roots in computing that has stayed above the wave of commoditisation that swamped so many of its peers.

    Its profit margins of close to 20 per cent on its G-shock, Baby-G and other rugged digital watches are the envy of the electronics industry here.

    More recently, a weaker yen has been a tail wind for the company. Analysts at Morgan Stanley MUFG expect net profit at Casio to jump almost 30 per cent this year to 16.9 billion yen, thanks to brisk G-Shock sales.

    The founding brothers - the surviving two of whom still lead the company - are themselves the stuff of Japanese management lore. The eldest, Toshio, was the family's management guru; the second-eldest, Tadao, was behind many of the early inventions, including the first all-electric calculator. The third brother, Kazuo, is the outgoing salesman, and Yukio, the baby of the family and a trained engineer, is in charge of production.

    In an interview, Yukio Kashio pointed out that the company has won product wars before. In the 1960s and 1970s, about 40 companies in Japan jostled for dominance in what is remembered here as the "calculator wars". But Casio muscled all but archrival Sharp out of the market.

    "Those were simpler times," Kashio said. "Still, I don't think anyone is as passionate about counting numbers, or time, as we are."

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