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Re: Cool Stuff

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Re: Cool Stuff

Postby gorzuate » Fri Jul 04, 2008 7:32 am

This is an amazing piece of software (check this out you audio geeks):
http://assets.celemony.com/mac/Preview_DNA_mac_low.mov
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Re: Cool Stuff

Postby prophile » Sat Jul 05, 2008 9:27 pm

gorzuate wrote:This is an amazing piece of software (check this out you audio geeks):
http://assets.celemony.com/mac/Preview_DNA_mac_low.mov


Melodyne is an amazing bit of kit.
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Re: Cool Stuff

Postby Jetryl » Sun Jul 06, 2008 6:38 am

prophile wrote:
gorzuate wrote:This is an amazing piece of software (check this out you audio geeks):
http://assets.celemony.com/mac/Preview_DNA_mac_low.mov


Melodyne is an amazing bit of kit.


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Re: Cool Stuff

Postby Jetryl » Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:10 am

http://www.goosh.org/

The unofficial google shell.
It's like a terminal in a web page, except it's for doing web stuff.
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Re: Cool Stuff

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Re: Cool Stuff

Postby Jetryl » Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:35 pm

"Using Photographs to Enhance Videos of a Static Scene"

http://grail.cs.washington.edu/projects ... cement.htm
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Re: Cool Stuff

Postby Jetryl » Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:01 pm

Image search for similar images: :twitch:
http://tineye.com/
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Re: Cool Stuff

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Postby gorzuate » Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:14 am

Jetryl wrote:Crayon Physics (game): :twitch:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=QsTqspnvAaI


Now that's nifty :cool:
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Re: Cool Stuff

Postby Jetryl » Sun Sep 07, 2008 3:15 am

An sikh martial art named Gatka - mostly weapon based.

Cool stuff, although occasionally not so photogenic; I'm sure it's effective, but it does look a little silly at times. Which most martial arts do unless the practicioner is a damned wizard - I've seen enough eye-scarringly-clumsy demonstrations of fencing, taekwondo and karate to last a lifetime. I'm guessing that the first several minutes of what look like guys ... dancing, is practice of footwork. :heh:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2ZzYuDT ... re=related


If you're wondering what the hell sikhs are, for a really short description, they're basically a small ethnic group that evolved out of a holy warrior caste (like the knights templar or something). Besides having their own distinct religion (sikhism), they're noted for religious restrictions on dress, and trimming of beards/hair (kinda like hasidic jews, or amish, or buddhist monks). (They usually have uncut hair which is kept under a turban, hence they always wear turbans.)
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Re: Cool Stuff

Postby Roots » Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:45 pm

Google posted their old January 2001 search database a few days ago. Its kind of fun to use it to search for something, and then use modern google to search for the same thing and see how the results are different.

Searching for "Allacrost" produced no results in 2001. The name did not exist! Searching for Allacrost now brings up about 22,000 results. I think that's pretty freaking cool that a word I invented in June 2004 has penetrated search results like this :D


http://www.google.com/search2001.html
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Re: Cool Stuff

Postby Brian » Fri Oct 17, 2008 10:53 pm

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Re: Cool Stuff

Postby Roots » Wed Oct 29, 2008 7:49 pm

Check out this deal:

http://www.slickdeals.net/permadeal/148 ... -Jacket-10


I'm wondering if I should just go buy 10 of these and not have to worry about Christmas presents this year :eyespin:
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Re: Cool Stuff

Postby Roots » Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:48 pm

http://www.kroah.com/log/linux/ols_2006_keynote.html

I found a really good presentation (slides plus written speech) about the Linux kernel when I was doing a search for insight into driver development today. Its pretty interesting. The two biggest insights I gained from it were:


1) Supporting backwards compatibility for older APIs (like Microsoft does) is a very bad idea for several reasons like security.

2) Reasons why putting proprietary code into the Linux kernel is a recipe for disaster (and a team of lawyers even agreed that proprietary kernel modules are illegal!)
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Re: Cool Stuff

Postby Roots » Mon Dec 15, 2008 11:02 pm

History of the video games industry
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... l=en&emb=1



I've been watching this today while I work and its very interesting. It talks about pong, atari, and how teenagers who designed video games in the 70s and 80s became instant millionaires. Pretty cool stuff.
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