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Umarell

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  • 8 hours ago

  • @paganel
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Umarell


@marcodiego 5 hours

Replying to @paganel 🎙

Actually watching construction in Italy may seem very interesting. Where else in the world can you watch buildings from 300 A.D. close to classical and gothic architecture combined with modern engineering techniques?

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@indifferentalex 5 hours

Replying to @paganel 🎙

You can also buy a 3d printed desktop Umarell here: https://www.superstuff.it/prodotto/umarell/?lang=en

Fun!

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@snvzz 6 hours

Replying to @paganel 🎙

I find the concept amazing.

Personally, I stay away from construction sites. Besides dangerous, they're loud and dusty.

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@DoreenMichele 6 hours

Replying to @paganel 🎙

In 2015, the city of Riccione, approximately 130 kilometres (80 miles) southeast of Bologna, allocated an €11,000 budget to pay a wage to umarells to oversee worksites in the city – counting the number of trucks in and out to ensure materials were delivered/removed according to the receipts, and guarding against theft when the site was otherwise unattended.

This is brilliant. We should do more stuff like this -- acknowledge that it adds value, slip the person a few bucks.

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@slig 6 hours

Replying to @paganel 🎙

Seinfeld did this bit back in the 90's https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbPqWI90maA

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@chewyshine 6 hours

Replying to @paganel 🎙

Old school youtube...like letsdig18 and dirt perfect

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@eric4smith 5 hours

Replying to @paganel 🎙

Not surprising.

If you're a guy, you're gonna be watching people doing work or creating things.

If you're a gal, you're gonna be watching more relationship/people oriented content.

All over the world, men are fascinated with these kinds of activities. I've seen men being fascinated by these things in every country and continent I've ever been on. I guess in Riccione, its more of a tradition to stand a look every day.

I'm a programmer, but I'm watching videos about

Construction, road painting, lawn care, truck driving, metalwork and CNC, factories, farming -- yeah, some relationship stuff too. But in general, that's the differences in genders when it comes to this stuff.

No one should be surprised.

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@adeltoso 7 hours

Replying to @paganel 🎙

I'm left wondering, why is this here? Why was it translated in English, even.

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