miercuri, decembrie 30, 2009

Greenscreen



Se pare ca este mai usor sa faci greenscreening decat sa pui oamenii sa mearga pe afara.

Detroit in secolul 21



Orasul care a fost supranumit Parisul Americii.

Galerie completa: http://io9.com/5435724/the-grandiose-decay-of-abandoned-detroit/gallery/

marți, decembrie 29, 2009

A tiny home



96 sq feet= 8.92 mp

Model boat


Inspired by playing with model kits as a child, Michael Johansson decided to transform the real boat into a model of itself.


Sursa: http://www.toxel.com/tech/2009/12/22/life-size-model-kit-boat/

Diamante



Articolul arata cum cartelul diamantelor controleaza pretul lor desi diamantele nu mai sunt rare in zilele noastre. "Nebunia" diamantelor este rezultatul unor campanii publicitare de peste 50 de ani care au urmarit stabilirea traditiei diamantelor in folclor. Chiar daca articolul e lung merita citite primele 4 pagini cel putin.


Tot articolul: http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/198202/diamond/ NB: Articolul e scris prin '87

Cifrele terorismului

duminică, decembrie 27, 2009

Bagaje vs Elefant


Watch CBS News Videos Online

Acum 40 de ani


(click pt mai mare)

Asa arata Kabul (Afganistan) acum 40 de ani. Intre timp razboiul prelungit si furtul au distrus toata vegetatia si terenul tarii. Mai exista doar 2% din copacii care existau acum 40 de ani din cauza traficului ilegal cu cherestea catre Pakistan.

sâmbătă, decembrie 26, 2009

joi, decembrie 24, 2009

miercuri, decembrie 23, 2009

marți, decembrie 22, 2009

Ce taxi e bun?


http://www.ataxi.ro/taxi/bucuresti
Am descoperit acest site care arata preturile, numerele de telefon si reviewurile multor companii de taxi din Romania. Sunt organizate pe orase deci este util si in afara Bucurestiului.

In fata guvernului

luni, decembrie 21, 2009

duminică, decembrie 20, 2009

Gorilla Portraits



Yesterday we went to the North Carolina Zoo, the third largest zoo in the U.S.A. We got there early in the day when the gorillas were just waking up.

I remembered something I learned in my primate social behavior class. I approached the glass with a submissive posture, looking down at the ground and backing up with my hand out.
The gorilla loved it. He had never seen a human act like a polite ape before. He came right up to the glass and posed for me while I did this half-hour portrait from just two feet away. It was like sketching someone on a subway. I tried to just glance at him discreetly out of the corner of my eye.


Tot articolul: http://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/2008/03/gorilla-portraits.html

Panorame video

sâmbătă, decembrie 19, 2009

Alte ciudatenii deasupra Rusiei


The identity of the shape has not been confirmed. Russian reports ruled out a UFO but police refused to comment

Articol: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/ufo/6837200/UFO-pyramid-reported-over-Kremlin.html

Dupa evenimentele dubioase de acum cateva saptamani in care era implicata Rusia acum au loc alte evenimente ciudate. Rusii fac ceva... important.

joi, decembrie 17, 2009

autocompletely.com - wisdom of the hivemind



In caz ca nu stiati google sugereaza searchuri in functie de ce cauta alti oameni cel mai des. This is how I lose faith in humanity.

Recomand sa incercati la google.com:
romania is
why are romanian
why is romania
de ce


Mai multe: http://autocompletely.com/

Universul cunoscut



Fullscreen si HD obligatoriu

La soare te poti uita


No, these photographs weren't taken by an astrophysicist or whipped up in a special-effects lab. Photographer Larry Alvarez takes these pictures of the sun in his backyard using a camera, a telescope, and some homemade gear. With some tips from Alvarez, you can build your own solar telescope camera, too.


Galerie: http://io9.com/325082/solar-eruptions-captured-by-diy-astronomer

miercuri, decembrie 16, 2009

Biroul Zen


This is my workspace. I built the Shelf myself with a tray inset and planted some wheat grass for a nice color. The shelf is also light from beneath for a nice ambient glow at night. I love the dual monitor setup and mounted the 23" HD Cinema display with a VESA wall mount. I also built the desk from a door, attached it to the wall with a cleat and and attached two legs from EQ3. I'm still in school and have lots of group projects, so the large desk is perfect for two people. All in all I love having this workspace in my bedroom. Suggestions welcome. Let me know what you think!


Sursa: http://www.flickr.com/photos/43939148@N02/

Fotograf dedicat



This is the terrifying moment a British photographer cheated death as an out-of-control drag racing car careered towards him out of control.

Andy Willsheer kept snapping even as the 250mph car spun towards the crash barrier at Pomona Raceway in California.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1234929/Cheating-death-The-moment-British-photographer-narrowly-escapes-crushed-runaway-drag-race-car.html

marți, decembrie 15, 2009

luni, decembrie 14, 2009

A stroke of insight

Cumpara carti mai ieftine de pe Amazon



Above you see a (partial) screenshot for the first result if you search for harry potter and have selected the Netherlands as your country. For every result CheapRiver.com shows a table with the prices of the book in United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France and Canada.

The lowest prices are indicated with a green background. Here you see that the cheapest is to buy the Harry Potter Box set in the US to have it delivered to the Netherlands it only cost (on Dec 13 2009) 37.26€ while in the UK it'll cost you 51.03€, Germany 58.99€, France 63.77€ and in Canada this version of the Harry Potter Box is not available. So you see that the cheapest option is more than 40% cheaper than the most expensive one.


Adresa: http://www.cheapriver.com/

duminică, decembrie 13, 2009

Ai mai slabit un pic

(click pt mai mare - Usor scarbos)


Si credeam ca eu am slabit mult


Update! Am gasit sursa: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDGHuuEn_FI
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31845266/ns/today-today_relationships/
. Il cheama David Elmore Smith

Blur studios - acei oameni minunati si trailerele lor


Aici avem cel mai nou trailer cinematic Mass Effect 2.
V-ati intrebat cine face aceste trailere si secvente CGI din jocuri? Se pare ca e vorba de un singur studio: http://www.blur.com/

sâmbătă, decembrie 12, 2009

Old fashion advertising

Spiralele de pe cer

In ultimele zile au aparut pe cerul tarilor nordice niste spirale ciudate.

Varianta oficiala este ca prima a fost cauzata de un test esuat al unei rachete rusesti.
A mai fost una:

Sunt convins ca sunt niste teste dar chiar sa esueze doua rachete exact la fel? Ce motoare testeaza rusii?

Un moment de liniste

Skywalker Ranch from Philip Bloom on Vimeo.


Filmat cu un Canon 5D si un Canon 7D.

sâmbătă, noiembrie 28, 2009

vineri, noiembrie 27, 2009

joi, noiembrie 26, 2009

miercuri, noiembrie 25, 2009

Being broke

Problema cu bancile


Bonus:

luni, noiembrie 23, 2009

Living in Hong Kong


This is a project of Michael Wolf, called “A room of everyone’s own."
Hong Kong is ranked 4th in the list of the countries with the highest density.

Galerie completa: http://acidcow.com/pics/5638-living-in-hong-kong-100-pics.html

Otel ruginit


Materialul acela la care ne zgaiam noi cu atata interes si ziceam "Oare cum fac?" se numeste COR-TEN.


Mai multe: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weathering_steel

23 de ani in "coma"


A car crash victim diagnosed as being in a coma for the past 23 years has been conscious the whole time.
Rom Houben was paralysed but had no way of letting doctors know that he could hear every word they were saying.
'I dreamed myself away,' said Mr Houben, now 46, who doctors thought was in a persistent vegatative state.
'I screamed, but there was nothing to hear,' added Mr Houben.
Doctors used a range of coma tests before reluctantly concluding that his consciousness was 'extinct'.
But three years ago, new hi-tech scans showed his brain was still functioning almost completely normally.


Articol: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1230092/Patient-trapped-23-year-coma-conscious-along.html

duminică, noiembrie 22, 2009

Bear Hockey



Asa pentru ziua alegerilor.

sâmbătă, noiembrie 21, 2009

Masinaria Terra



Priviti cum respira amazonul

vineri, noiembrie 20, 2009

Ce nu stiai ca poti sa faci in Photoshop

Am doua articole care se incadreaza in categoria asta:
Folosirea avansata "Crop" : http://www.projectwoman.com/2009/11/five-secrets-of-photoshop-crop-tool.html
Folosirea "Liquify" pentru a corecta structura: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REll3OCahcI
EDIT: Au mai aparut si in comentarii linkuri. Do see them.

Shiny suds

joi, noiembrie 19, 2009

Fruntasii europei

hiroki tanabe: O project



this is a small commercial building situated on a busy corner in tokyo. hiroki tanabe
chamfered the building, to encourage people to be drawn close to it and explore inside.
the shapes of chamfered corners differ from the odd-numbered floors to the even-numbered
floors.


http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/9/view/8229/hiroki-tanabe-o-project.html

The science room



Ati avut vreodata nevoie sa organizati un laborator si nu stiati cum? Aveti chef de vreun experiment? N-ati facut ore de la laborator la liceu desi vroiati?

http://blog.makezine.com/science_room/ (se vor mai adauga articole - nu e complet ghidul)

The Machine Stops



Acum exact 100 de ani a fost publicata prima poveste care pune problema defectarii internetului intr-o lume dependenta de el. O puteti citi aici: http://www.plexus.org/forster/index.html

Scroll Clock

Acesta este cel mai tare website clock pe care l-ai vazut.


LINK:http://toki-woki.net/p/scroll-clock/

miercuri, noiembrie 18, 2009

marți, noiembrie 17, 2009

Top Gear - episodul cu Romania






Va dati seama ca o sa se umple Transfagaraseanul dupa asta.

Amusement Park Maps



Stiti hartile alea ale parcurilor care ne placeau cand eram mici? Cineva a adunat o multime si le-a pus online.

Galerie: http://www.themeparkbrochures.net/mainmaps.html

luni, noiembrie 16, 2009

The cost of being Batman


After bringing up in this thread the fact that the tech Batman uses is not in the realm of science fiction anymore I started thinking: just how expensive would all these toys be?

The calculation below is a result of this train of thought. It covers only the Batsuit and the usual gadgets not the Batmobile, Batwing or the Batcave.

Update: A few people have asked so I'll make this clear. All these are things you can buy right now or develop rather simply given a little financial backing. Most are off the shelf but some of them can't be bought by civilians without authorization.
The second thing I'd like to clear up is that I made these calculations myself. I'm not an economist I'm an engineer. I did it by searching through google for sources.



$




*Suit*




Kevlar Nomex Body armor 3000



K-N gloves
150



K-N kneepads
150



K-N elbowpads
150



head armor
500



K-N pants
1000



K-N extra pads
550



Carbon fibre reinforcements 1500










Total armor
7000










Miniature multiband radio comunicator 2000



Retinal projection system 10000



Shape memory polymer cape 40000



Carbon fibre helmet
300



Other blades and misc
3000



Gas mask (advanced)
1000










Total suit
63300











*Gadgets*









# pcs Total
Atlas rope ascender
15000
1 15000
TPLS Grappling hook launcher (special forces silenced) 50000
1 50000 (exagerated price because batman needs a small version)
Portable spectrometer
30000
1 30000
GPS Tracking device
100
3 300
Ultrasonic bat attractor 200
1 200
Batarang (normal)
1
20 20
Batarang (exploding)
10
3 30
Batarang (electronic)
5
5 25
Batarang (remote control) 25
2 50
Smoke/Flash bomb
2
10 20
Knockout gas
5
5 25
Tear gas
5
5 25
USB memory stick
300
1 300 (you didn't think in this day and age batman doesn't have a hardware encrypted memory stick do you?)
Fingerprint scanner kit
200
1 200
Blacklight kit
200
1 200
Long range microphone 300
1 300
Laser microphone
200
1 200
Lockpick (automatic)
500
1 500
Hearbeat detector
5000
1 5000
Motion detector
30
3 90
Periscope
40
1 40
Nightvision camera
1000
1 1000 (not included in suit because of the big size this way he can use it to without risking his head and have it on his HUD)
Thermal camera
15000
1 15000 (same as above - high price includes an IR tele lens)







Total gadgets
118123

118525














Total Batman equipment


181825 USD



I'm sure I missed something so I can round it to 200000USD. Before you go to empty your bank account and become a superhero keep in mind that some of this stuff gets used every time he goes out. Armor probably needs to be replaced every week. That's 7000USD/week operating cost from the start. Batarangs, trackers, gas... all those are disposable and cost money. I estimate the operating costs must be around 10000USD/week not counting any Batmobile. Shredded that memory polymer cape? New one costs 40k!

On top of that some of this equipment must be bought by the thousand (like Alfred says in Batman Begins). Some of this equipment is restricted to military and law enforcement. If Waynetech wasn't a military contractor Batman wouldn't have access to some of this stuff.

In other words it's possible but even a milionare would have trouble supporting these costs on a regular basis. Strictly the realm of multi-bilionares.