Posts Tagged as: found-online

August 29, 2016

How neural networks create images

This is fascinating stuff.

According to Gene Kogan on Twitter: DGN “deep generator network” is a neural net that synthesizes realistic images by learning low-dimensional encoding over an image set and samples from it to activate neurons associated w/ a class, e.g. cheeseburger.

More examples here.

This is some seriously future shit.

July 16, 2015

Airplane Vs Zero Hour

Who knew? “AIRPLANE!” is actually a shot-for-shot remake of the 1957 film, Zero Hour.

March 3, 2015

Hantu Tinggi, or, The Creepiest Video I’ve Ever Seen

Hantu Tinggi is a Malaysian mythic demon with a similar vibe to Slender Man. Fine. Nothing too scary there. Every culture has its share of ghouls and goblins.

But this video is seriously one of the creepiest things I’ve ever seen.

Via Reddit.

January 23, 2015

Ridiculous Archer Video

Meet Lars Andersen. This guy’s talents are amazing. But there’s something about seeing him running around shooting those arrows that really cracks me up.

December 1, 2014

Dead Fly Art

So apparently this is a thing. The images below are from The Chive in 2009 and you can find more by simply Google image searching “dead fly art.”

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Happy Monday.

November 28, 2014

Making the 1980s HBO Intro

If you’ve ever seen 1980s HBO, you’ve seen this intro. Enjoy this fascinating (and extremely dated – I mean, they had to physically create a bronze HBO!) making-of.

As a young kid, seeing the camera go inside the “O” with the spinning lasers was one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen.

November 17, 2014

Dynamic Target Tracking Camera

This video gives new meaning to “keep your eye on the ball.”

October 22, 2014

Retina OSX on the Original Macintosh

I saw this great post about how tiny the original Macintosh screen was compared with the current (and enormous) Retina 5K iMac screen.

So I thought I’d take the opposite approach. Below are 1-to-1 pixel mockups of how Mac OSX Yosemite would have appeared on the original Macintosh’s 512×342 pixel screen.

Enjoy!

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September 23, 2014

Slow Flying Airplane That Hovers like a Helicopter

So apparently the Russian Antonov An-2 has such a slow stall speed, it can appear to hover like a helicopter. In this video it’s going around 20 MPH.

There are some reports of people even jumping out of one of these planes without a parachute, and not getting injured.

Just crazy.

Via Hacker News.

September 20, 2014

Bane Outtakes

This video is funny and well-done. But skip to 5:05 and the funny turns into some next-level shit.

July 14, 2014

Lemon Ninja

How is this guy not missing fingers?

Via kottke

May 13, 2014

Exploring an Abandoned German WW2 Bunker

I find this stuff fascinating. More good urban exploration at http://www.reddit.com/r/urbanexploration

February 20, 2014

The Cool To Do Drugs Pencil

This is an old story, but it still cracks me up. A classic tale of fail.

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February 12, 2014

Javascript “World” Simulation

This is brilliant. View the source to see what’s happening.

February 10, 2014

Creepy Texting Gag

This is an extremely simple yet fiendishly creepy gag to play on a friend. Via Jake Lambert on Twitter:

February 5, 2014

Manhattan’s best coffeehouses by subway stop

I came across this on Reddit. I can’t vouch for the validity, but it seems like a cool idea. Would love to see it extended to Brooklyn and Queens.

February 3, 2014

Mystery signal from a helicopter

This is one of the coolest/geekiest things I’ve ever seen.

After hearing digital interference in a YouTube video from a helicopter police chase, this hacker was able to figure out the helicopter’s flight path on Google Earth.

Here’s how she did it. Total badass.

Read the rest of her blog for some fun hacking adventures. This particular passage had me particularly entertained. While she was waiting to get some takeout food, the server handed her one of those papers that vibrates when your table is ready.

For this kind of situations I often carry my RTL2832U-based television receiver dongle with me (the so-called rtl-sdr). Luckily this was one of those days! I couldn’t help but tune in to 450.2500 MHz and see what’s going on there.

Gangster.

January 31, 2014

Where to Get the Best Nachos in NYC | Serious Eats : New York

I’m posting this for nothing else than my own personal reference.

Where to Get the Best Nachos in NYC | Serious Eats : New York.

Faceless Watch

I love this concept. A faceless watch that does nothing but vibrate once every 5 minutes.

Counting minutes with Durr, the watch without a face | The Verge.

January 30, 2014

Musicless Music Videos

I can’t explain why, but these musicless music videos really crack me up.

I guess they’re funny because they shine a light on the silliness of the music video genre.

January 27, 2014

Star Wars Wild West Action Figures

I’m not sure what I like more, the fact that someone re-imagined Star Wars as a Western (and actually made figurines!), or the fact that the Han Solo character’s last name is Solomon. Either way it’s pretty cool.

Via Reddit

January 15, 2014

How Does Zach King Upload His Videos to Vine?

Vine sensation Zach King has been getting a lot of press lately. And for good reason – his Vines are truly amazing.

I understand how these effects could be achieved by using After Effects and similar programs, but my question is how does he upload these pre-recorded videos to Vine? From my understanding Vine only allows you to upload video shot directly within the app.

Any thoughts? Leave a comment!

January 5, 2014

Testing Security Glass

I want this job.

January 3, 2014

Breaking Bad, House of Cards Style

Also of note, “Breaking Bad Opening Credits (The Wire Style)”

Via Reddit

December 18, 2013

The Best Yo Momma Jokes

This Reddit thread has a great collection of Yo Momma jokes. They’re all pretty typical, but this one really struck me with its ingenuity.

YO MOMMA SO UNFAMILIAR WITH THE GYM SHE CALL IT JAMES

Goof stuff.

Two More Awesome Physics Simulation Videos

I can’t get enough of this stuff.

November 20, 2013

Find The Invisible Cow

You need audio for this. Play this game and it’s impossible not to laugh.

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Amazing Fluid Particle Simulator

I just love things like this.

There are a ton more links to other simulations and visualizations in this Hacker News thread.

October 25, 2013

Incredible Robotic Dancing

This is some of the best “robotic” dancing I’ve ever seen. (Essential to watch with audio.)

Via Colossal

October 8, 2013

Great Parallax Website

This Danny Brown story by Complex Magazine is really well done.

This feels like the forefront of online publishing to me. My spidey-sense tells me that if it looks amazing and is very difficult to build, you’re doing it right; very similar to how painstaking it was to lay out a magazine in the 1950s.