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17 Klein Bottles become 1 - ft. Cliff Stoll and the glasswork of Lucas Clarke

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    cfabbro
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    Obligatory comment (copied from last time I made it):

    Obligatory comment (copied from last time I made it):

    Cliff Stoll is a madman (in the best way)... he's obsessed with Klein bottles, and the warehouse he has of them set up under his house is amazing. :)

    4 votes
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      bhrgunatha
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      Yes. I remember his book The Cuckoo's Egg as a thoroughly entertaining page turner, but haven't re-read it in years. I read that and The Soul of a New Machine together over a week sick in bed and...

      Yes.

      I remember his book The Cuckoo's Egg as a thoroughly entertaining page turner, but haven't re-read it in years.

      I read that and The Soul of a New Machine together over a week sick in bed and I'd recommend them both.

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      1. gpl
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        The Cuckoo's Egg is on my short list of books to read, but I also wanted to chime in and say The Soul of a New Machine is absolutely amazing and holds up really well.

        The Cuckoo's Egg is on my short list of books to read, but I also wanted to chime in and say The Soul of a New Machine is absolutely amazing and holds up really well.

        2 votes
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    arp242
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    I bought a Klein Bottle from Cliff years ago. His entire website and ordering process is hilarious, and when I got the package it was covered with handwritten jokes (some in Dutch!) Also came with...

    I bought a Klein Bottle from Cliff years ago. His entire website and ordering process is hilarious, and when I got the package it was covered with handwritten jokes (some in Dutch!) Also came with a pretty funny "instruction manual".

    Unfortunately I don't have it any more as I've been travelling a lot and it's not really the kind of thing you can take with you around the world. I think my ex-girlfriend has it.

    4 votes
    1. asoftbird
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      l feel incredibly compelled to get one now. I saw they take Paypal payments which is convenient for us non-credit card owning Europeans. As you mentioned, the website is a gem filled with jokes,...

      l feel incredibly compelled to get one now. I saw they take Paypal payments which is convenient for us non-credit card owning Europeans.

      As you mentioned, the website is a gem filled with jokes, linked for convenience: https://www.kleinbottle.com/index.htm

      1 vote
  3. cfabbro
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    Another new related video (which explains why Cliff's fingers were dyed blue) was just posted today: How to Fill a Klein Bottle - Numberphile And I figured posting it as a comment rather than make...

    Another new related video (which explains why Cliff's fingers were dyed blue) was just posted today:
    How to Fill a Klein Bottle - Numberphile

    And I figured posting it as a comment rather than make a totally new topic for it made the most sense. :)