Friday, October 28, 2011

The Beginning of The End

What's happening here? Dubstep? Oh noes!
Must be The Beginning of The End...

Click on the titel for better bass!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Epic VR setup

Amazing omnidirectional treadmill which allows you to walk and it uses paintball guns FFS! :)

UPDATE: The full video has been posted:

The hosts are kind of annoying but the setup is very impressive, though I see room for improvement. I'd try to make that gun more realistic by removing the onscreen gun because you're already carrying a gun, and also removing the small screen on the gun. Use the Kinect to see when you're looking through the scope and then change the view on the projected screen accordingly. Also I'd put the paintball gun stands outside the tent with small holes to shoot through. Maybe placing fans and heaters/coolers to simulate wind and temperature. Then you'd really feel the heat when you step outside into the sun.

How much would you pay if these systems became available in an arcade? I think I would pay around €10 per half hour, I doubt you can play much longer because you'd get tired.

Monday, October 24, 2011

OSX vs Ubuntu

The best reason to use Ubuntu instead of OS X is found in the OS version names!

Mac OS X:
Kodiak, Cheetah, Puma, Jaguar, Panther, Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion.

Warty Warthog, Hoary Hedgehog, Breezy Badger, Dapper Drake, Edgy Eft, Feisty Fawn, Gutsy Gibbon, Hardy Heron, Intrepid Ibex, Jaunty Jackalope, Karmic Koala, Lucid Lynx, Maverick Meerkat, Natty Narwhal, Oneiric Ocelot.

European map of Flickr and Twitter locations

According to source; 'Red dots are locations of Flickr pictures. Blue dots are locations of Twitter tweets. White dots are locations that have been posted to both.'
Apparently we Dutchies have a lot to say and don't really care much about our own privacy as we tend to preach. Or am I missing something here?

Amazing image manipulation, but still no enhance

This could be really useful for experimenting with the decoration of a room. I can already imagine IKEA allowing you to experiment with their furniture.

Saturday, October 08, 2011

But still no ENHANCE!

Edit: Repost, derp is on me!

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

The Dog is getting bigger

Annom previously posted about the extraordinary and biomimetic BigDog robot. They haven't been idle and Alpha Dog is the newest and much bigger version.

Especially watching it run was impressive, and of course its recovery from shoves.

The AlphaDog, as they’re calling it, was created to be basically the practical version of BigDog, which, while compelling and scary, was too loud and couldn’t carry enough stuff. AlphaDog, on the other hand, will carry 400 pounds of gear for 20 miles in a day, without needing to be refueled. -Article

Monday, October 03, 2011

Remote control 4wd + cows = fun!