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Because it's Friday: Death of a washing machine

What happens when you jury-rig a washing machine to keep running even if the door is open, set it to high spin, and throw in a few kilos of scrap metal? Watch and see (some mildly NSFW language):   You may be glad to know that the machine in question was a "power surge victim with a leaky drum unit", so no useful appliances were harmed in the making of this video. I was also glad to see at the end of the video that self-described Aussie Mad Hobbyist, Ed Jones, was standing by the power cutoff the whole time. You wouldn't want to be too close to that thing while it's running!  That's all for this week. See you back here on Monday, and have a great weekend!

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David Smith is Vice President of Marketing and Community at Revolution Analytics. He has a long history with the R and statistics communities. After graduating with a degree in Statistics from the University of Adelaide, South Australia, he spent four years researching statistical methodology at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom, where he also developed a number of packages for the S-PLUS statistical modeling environment. He continued his association with S-PLUS at Insightful (now TIBCO Spotfire) overseeing the product management of S-PLUS and other statistical and data mining products.<

David smith is the co-author (with Bill Venables) of the popular tutorial manual, An Introduction to R, and one of the originating developers of the ESS: Emacs Speaks Statistics project. Today, he leads marketing for REvolution R, supports R communities worldwide, and is responsible for the Revolutions blog. Prior to joining Revolution Analytics, he served as vice president of product management at Zynchros, Inc. Follow him on twitter at @RevoDavid