Thursday, August 28, 2008

Mars: 2020: Springtime

Animation created for a contest using Carrara Studio software. Contest theme was Mars in the year 2020 in the springtime. At the time I created it there was much talk in the news about previous Mars probes that had failed.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Blu-Ray vs. Standard DVD

Friday, August 08, 2008

"NORA: Practice Makes Purr-fect" - Check the sequel too.

Sequel is also up. Don't miss it! This is not a trick that was taught to Nora. She began sitting at the piano at about one-year-old. She's three now. She plays only when the mood strikes her, which is usually several time a times a day for short periods.

Droste Effect - a set on Flickr

Josh Sommers: "Images created using the Escher Droste effect formula. Created using Mathmap and the GIMP."

Very, very weird photography...

Web site design flaws make banking riskier - Security- reports: "Many U.S. banks are unwittingly training their online customers to take risks with their passwords and other sensitive account information, leaving them more vulnerable to fraud, new research shows."

Something to aware when you use online banks. You have to be careful when you input your account information.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

$12 Indian 'TV computer' a knockoff of '80s Nintendo system, not Apple II

ComputerWorld reports: "Can a 20-year-old gaming console be the way to offer truly low-cost computing to Third World students?

An international group of designers and graduate students believe it is, saying that they believe they can modernize a 'TV computer,' available for $12 on the street in India, by adding Internet access and other features while keeping the price affordable."

Computing in third world countries is going old school. I have to admit that this is a good idea, but they really need to make sure that they standardize the hardware and software platform.

Otherwise you just end up with a lot of competing standards, and everyone will be frustrated because people might not have the right hardware or OS to run the software they want.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Cool Zooming Art

Check out this cool web page. Its a flash application that you can use your mouse to zoom in and out of the picture.
Note: It might take a few moments to load

FASTRA - Low-Cost Supercomputer

This is a shorter version of a video where Dr. K. Joost Batenburg at the University of Antwerp in Belgium takes you to the ASTRA-lab where he demonstrates tomographical reconstructions on a FASTRA workstation.

FASTRA is a low-cost supercomputer with standard gaming hardware. The system consists of four dual-GPU NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 graphics cards, it costs less than $6,000 (or 4000 Euro) to build. Using NVIDIA's CUDA technology this machine delivers roughly the same performance as a supercomputer cluster consisting of hundreds of PCs!

More information.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Incredible Machine

Time shrinked from 16 to 10 min. with a remix of Chicanes Offshore. Machine was made 1987 in Switzerland by Fischli and Weiss.

Pilot pulls record-setting 9.6Gs in Red Bull Air Race

Mike Mangold's winning run at the 2007 Red Bull Air Race in Istanbul.

IMHO: This guy does some amazing flying...