It used to have legs!
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That’s some Once-ler action right there.
There is something very satisfying about the way the chainsaw blade swings into action.
I want to play this game.
There are actually training sims for these things (c.f. http://www.catsimulators.com/products/track-feller-buncher/).. imagine you're paying a bit though. If you can find a nearby logging equipment expo, should be able to get some time on one.
I searched for this thing on youtube a while back, looking for a video to show my toddler, and found out that "Farm Simulator" includes a simulator for this. (I also found out that people like to post videos of themselves playing video games - go figure.)
I've found out that, now that I don't have time to play, I do enjoy watching videos of other people playing games from the comfort of my iPad.
Did we learn nothing from 'Fern Gully'?!
Sure we learned something. Forest protected by fairies = good, forest protected by blue-skinned cat people = travesty.
So now we know what jwz wants for his birthday.
Just the thing for a SOMA nature walk.
This is the video for all the people up in the State of Jefferson who think that getting rid of logging regulation will boost their economy. Logging brings exactly three jobs to town: one guy to drive the harvester, one guy to drive the truck, and one mechanic to fix them both. Those three guys could cut down every tree in the state within a decade.
there's also the one guy who comes in and plants new trees all in nice rows and then goes away for twenty years.
That used to be done by a bunch of hippies
I've seen this thing in action, in a real Finnish forest, and it was depressing. All those lovely pines and firs that had been there for 80-100 years being chopped to bits. I thought it would be fascinating as I like big machines that do their thing well but it wasn't. The operator sits in the warm comfortable cockpit and plays the forest like a game. I much rather walk in the forest, smell the trees, might gather some wood and make coffee over a fire but I'd rather leave the big trees alone.
There's a lot of footage of Richard Hammond (recently of Top Gear) learning how to use one of these in Crash Course Season 1 Episode 2 (that's the "pay BBC for it" link).
"Improved ergonomy rises productivity to new heights"