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Re: Cool Techie Geeky Stuff...
« Reply #105 on: January 13, 2013, 04:45:09 pm »
No idea... The one technology I avoid.
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« Reply #106 on: January 15, 2013, 01:06:11 pm »
Same here I have never really been a fan of Apple Products I don't know why. I just don't like any of their products.
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« Reply #107 on: January 20, 2013, 08:55:42 am »
Just Twenty-Nine Dominoes Could Knock Down the Empire State Building

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The domino effect—a cascade, a chain reaction, the propagating consequence of cause and effect—is a familiar metaphor, invoked when people want to convey that an action will have far-reaching effects. As it is usually envisioned, “the domino effect” is a series of similar-sized blocks tumbling down in turn. But in a 1983 study, University of British Columbia physicist Lorne Whitehead demonstrated the true power of the domino effect. As showcased by University of Toronto professor Stephen Morris, dominoes can actually knock down things about one-and-a-half times their size. Starting from a domino just five millimeters tall, says Morris, it would take just 29 progressively-larger dominoes to wipe out the Empire State Building.

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« Reply #108 on: January 21, 2013, 01:31:17 pm »
Which do you like more Android or Apple?
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« Reply #109 on: February 12, 2013, 03:25:54 pm »
Behind the scenes look at Cedar Point's new rollercoaster being built

Well this is new...

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« Reply #110 on: February 12, 2013, 04:13:51 pm »
'Battle of Terra' Director Creates Fascinating UFO Video You Need to See to Believe


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We’ve seen a lot of fake UFO encounters over the past few years – digital film tools have made it easier than ever to craft impressive extraterrestrial crafts and “capture” them on video (we’ve come a long way from the days when guys would use their Super 8 camera and a pie tin on a fishing line to simulate a UFO visit, that’s for sure), but Aristomenis Tsirbas’ UFO Over Santa Clarita is in a class all by itself.

At first glance, the 38-second clip looks like a lot of other faux alien encounters. A guy’s driving along in his car, futzing around with his cell phone, when he spots a giant alien craft in the sky overhead. He films it (complete with shaky-cam effects and dodgy focus) for a few seconds and then an even bigger mother ship appears before the film cuts out. Pretty standard stuff.

However, what sets Tsirbas’ video apart from all the other videos out there is that it's not just utilizing CG for the alien ships – everything in the video was created with computers. The car, the phone, the sky, the clouds – none of it physically existed. That’s really impressive.

Tsirbas, who directed the CG film The Battle for Terra, has long been a champion of CGI effects. While film purists often decry the move toward computer-generated imagery and away from practical FX work (guys like me…), Tsirbas set out to prove that you could actually create something entirely out of CG and make it look convincing. We think he hit his goal – in fact, the actual mundane items are far more interesting to us than the UFOs…

The filmmaker explains his ambitions in a chat with Wired:

“The point of the video was to prove that CGI can look natural and convincing. Everybody assumes the background and car are real, and that the UFOs are probably fake, especially the over-the-top mothership at the end. The general reaction is disbelief, so I usually have to prove it by showing a wireframe of the entire shot to prove that nothing is real.”





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Tsirbas goes on to add that making the car and the surrounding environment was actually much more challenging than creating the UFOS – and took up the bulk of the clip’s four-month production schedule.

“Without a doubt the ‘real’ stuff was the toughest because everybody knows what an actual car driving down a desert should look like. The digital versions either worked or they didn’t. Getting it ‘mostly’ right wasn’t good enough. We had to nail the car and desert perfectly, otherwise the gag wouldn’t work.”

We’d say that he essentially nailed it – because even on repeated viewings it’s not obvious that the entire clip is CG. Kudos on that, Mr. Tsirbas.

Now that he’s revealed the full extent of the hoax (and hopefully convinced some folks that CG isn’t quite as evil and soulless as some of them think it is), the director and CG whiz is back at work on some “secret projects at Blur Studios” and writing his next screenplay.

Check out UFO Over Santa Clarita below and let us know what you think.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFHSV4sMw6U
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Re: Cool Techie Geeky Stuff...
« Reply #111 on: February 15, 2013, 08:08:48 am »
See The Scientific Accident That May Change The World (Or At Least Your Battery Life)

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« Reply #112 on: March 06, 2013, 10:36:44 am »
Microsoft's 3D Technology Turns Heads at TechFest

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Goavmxj8Nao

Interesting. The quick rendering is what I'm most impressed by. It's almost instantaneous.
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Re: Cool Techie Geeky Stuff...
« Reply #113 on: March 15, 2013, 03:50:48 pm »
This is What Happens When You Run Water Through a 24hz Sine Wave





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What!? How is this even possible? Because science, my friends. Brusspup’s (previously) latest video explores what happens when a stream of water is exposed to an audio speaker producing a loud 24hz sine wave. If I understand correctly the camera frame rate has been adjusted to the match the vibration of the air (so, 24fps) thus creating … magic zigzagging water. Or something. Here’s a little more detail:

    Run the rubber hose down past the speaker so that the hose touches the speaker. Leave about 1 or 2 inches of the hose hanging past the bottom of the speaker. Secure the hose to the speaker with tape or whatever works best for you. The goal is to make sure the hose is touching the actual speaker so that when the speaker produces sound (vibrates) it will vibrate the hose.

    Set up your camera and switch it to 24 fps. The higher the shutter speed the better the results. But also keep in the mind that the higher your shutter speed, the more light you need. Run an audio cable from your computer to the speaker. Set your tone generating software to 24hz and hit play. Turn on the water. Now look through the camera and watch the magic begin. If you want the water to look like it’s moving backward set the frequency to 23hz. If you want to look like it’s moving forward in slow motion set it to 25hz.

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« Reply #114 on: March 15, 2013, 04:03:08 pm »
OK, Techie meets sexy.... very sexy

Burlesque superstar Dita Von Teese goes Metropolis in this 3D-printed dress

In this incredible 3D printed dress, burlesque performer Dita Von Teese looks like a cross between the beautiful robot and the art nouveau buildings from 1920s scifi movie Metropolis. Not surprisingly, one of the dress' designers was an architect.




Here's the Metropolis robot. Note the shoulders.

And here's the iconic citiscape from the same film. Both the robot this central building feature the high shoulders and nipped waist look of Von Teese's dress. No, really — look at that building's shape and texture. This dress is surprisingly similar.


The fluidity of the joints is all 3D-printed, layer upon layer of fine powdered nylon within the preheated chamber, based on information by the CAD file. The laser ‘sinters' the nylon into form, a process known as select laser sintering, or SLS. It's an articulated fabric built into the 3D print itself. It's something that's never been done. What Francis and Shapeways have achieved here is truly remarkable."


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« Reply #115 on: March 16, 2013, 03:45:42 pm »
 It's been awhile since I've heard about about Dita. It's like she dropped off the face of the Earth. Very cool gimmick with the dress.
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« Reply #116 on: March 17, 2013, 04:55:02 am »
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Interesting. The quick rendering is what I'm most impressed by. It's almost instantaneous.

That is going to definitely propel some technologies into hyperdrive.

Should I even ask if the interviewer was a woman?
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« Reply #117 on: March 17, 2013, 05:03:30 am »
Should I even ask if the interviewer was a woman?

You're not the only one asking..........
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« Reply #118 on: March 19, 2013, 09:17:19 am »
FlexGlass™

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FlexGlass is a new rear projection screen material that reportedly offers all of the benefits of the best rigid optical panels with the added benefit of custom and curve capabilities that can only be achieved with a flexible screen material. Allegedly delivering unmatched edge-blend capability, zero hotspot, very wide viewing angles, and the ability to be rolled on a 2-foot core to significantly reduce freight and jobsite handling issues, FlexGlass is an ideal choice for multiple-projector, edge blending, and short throw projector applications.

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« Reply #119 on: March 24, 2013, 08:29:39 am »
Yes, this is geeky.... on a large scale

Time-Lapse Shows World’s Largest Ship Being Built in 50,000 Photos


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