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Title: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Morvis13 on October 31, 2010, 10:29:25 PM
Doesn't fit in YLYL or YRYL but seriously cools stuff.

http://www.youtube.com/v/zQEsG4eKIXs
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skeptress on November 01, 2010, 06:03:52 AM
I lost.  Where can I buy one?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Morvis13 on November 08, 2010, 11:32:42 PM
More really cool stuff
LHC generates mini big bang (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11711228)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: whitedevilbrewing on November 09, 2010, 01:41:26 AM
That's obviously incorrect because we haven't been destroyed by strangelets/eaten by mini black holes/been prevented from doing it by time travelers and/or physics itself.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: lucasdigital on November 09, 2010, 12:58:50 PM
Absolutely amazing. I can't believe how well it handles.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Stargrave on November 09, 2010, 04:18:08 PM
is it bad that when i watched this i heard this song in my head?
Star Trek The Motion Picture Klingon Battle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58wJRrvVgZI#normal)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Morvis13 on November 12, 2010, 11:37:39 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/HtPGIzLuBVQ
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Moloch on November 12, 2010, 11:46:13 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/HtPGIzLuBVQ

SO. MUCH. WIN!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Morvis13 on November 13, 2010, 10:40:27 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/NS6HEe4LavM
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Morvis13 on November 15, 2010, 09:45:09 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/emnxl32OsvA

Brews the beer, sets up the patio and pours you a cold one.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Morvis13 on November 26, 2010, 11:39:34 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/cKll6EXjqd8
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Kwisatz Haderach on November 27, 2010, 02:55:48 AM
I don't get it.   :-\

It's a cool model of the Enterprise, and it is also a cool submarine... but why is it both a cool model of the Enterprise and a cool submarine?  The two don't really go together, do they?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Jack on November 27, 2010, 03:06:08 AM
I don't get it.   :-\

It's a cool model of the Enterprise, and it is also a cool submarine... but why is it both a cool model of the Enterprise and a cool submarine?  The two don't really go together, do they?
Star Trek has a strong nautical theme, and that's really the only way you can get the model to move in three dimensions without adding propellers or something (which would look ridiculous, I think) or actually putting it in space.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Kwisatz Haderach on November 27, 2010, 03:27:56 AM
I don't get it.   :-\

It's a cool model of the Enterprise, and it is also a cool submarine... but why is it both a cool model of the Enterprise and a cool submarine?  The two don't really go together, do they?
Star Trek has a strong nautical theme, and that's really the only way you can get the model to move in three dimensions without adding propellers or something (which would look ridiculous, I think) or actually putting it in space.

Star Trek's nautical themes are more closely related to 18th and 19th century surface ships than to submarines.

While I appreciate that a RC submarine moves more like a starship than an RC airplane would, the fact remains... it's underwater!  the only way you can appreciate it would be to have a huge pool and an underwater camera!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on December 04, 2010, 09:45:07 PM
Electric Eel Powers Christmas Tree (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GO00tPIYSUQ&feature=player_embedded#normal)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Jack on December 04, 2010, 09:53:05 PM
I don't get it.   :-\

It's a cool model of the Enterprise, and it is also a cool submarine... but why is it both a cool model of the Enterprise and a cool submarine?  The two don't really go together, do they?
Star Trek has a strong nautical theme, and that's really the only way you can get the model to move in three dimensions without adding propellers or something (which would look ridiculous, I think) or actually putting it in space.

Star Trek's nautical themes are more closely related to 18th and 19th century surface ships than to submarines.

While I appreciate that a RC submarine moves more like a starship than an RC airplane would, the fact remains... it's underwater!  the only way you can appreciate it would be to have a huge pool and an underwater camera!
I'd buy it if I were a rich Trekkie. It seems like it would be a good ice breaker at parties.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Bunsen on December 04, 2010, 10:09:51 PM
I don't get it.   :-\

It's a cool model of the Enterprise, and it is also a cool submarine... but why is it both a cool model of the Enterprise and a cool submarine?  The two don't really go together, do they?
Star Trek has a strong nautical theme, and that's really the only way you can get the model to move in three dimensions without adding propellers or something (which would look ridiculous, I think) or actually putting it in space.

Star Trek's nautical themes are more closely related to 18th and 19th century surface ships than to submarines.

While I appreciate that a RC submarine moves more like a starship than an RC airplane would, the fact remains... it's underwater!  the only way you can appreciate it would be to have a huge pool and an underwater camera!
I'd buy it if I were a rich Trekkie. It seems like it would be a good ice breaker at parties.

I'd get a big aquarium, program it into a fixed loop, and have it hang out with the wierdest, most alien-looking fish I could find.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Anders on December 05, 2010, 10:04:01 AM
(http://www.petgoldfish.net/file/calico-telescope-eye-goldfish.jpg)

Something like that?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Bunsen on December 05, 2010, 11:22:09 AM
Yeah, or this guy.  Though he's an amphibian, not a fish.

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Bunsen on December 05, 2010, 11:32:07 AM
WEIRD FISH TIME!

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Johnny Slick on December 05, 2010, 02:12:05 PM
(http://www.petgoldfish.net/file/calico-telescope-eye-goldfish.jpg)

Something like that?
IT'S A TRAP
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: JurijD on December 05, 2010, 04:44:06 PM
(http://www.petgoldfish.net/file/calico-telescope-eye-goldfish.jpg)

Something like that?
IT'S A TRAP

LOL, totally lost it, orange juice came out my nose :D

this was a good day afterall
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Morvis13 on December 08, 2010, 07:45:39 PM
These are all the known galaxies in the observable universe (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJD8QqaJyws#normal)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Guillermo on December 09, 2010, 09:45:17 AM
Why are the galaxies all spread in a cone? Cause they are blocked by the Milky Way?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Morvis13 on December 09, 2010, 09:55:58 AM
That's our field of vision.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Johnny Slick on December 10, 2010, 02:06:00 AM
Why are the galaxies all spread in a cone? Cause they are blocked by the Milky Way?
Given the fact that everything is moving away from the Big Bang at the beginning of the universe, you reach a point where the relative speed of you and other objects is so close to the speed of light that you wouldn't see anything broadcast from there between the beginning and now. I'm pretty sure that's why it's shaped the way that it is. I am no astrophysicist though.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on December 11, 2010, 07:12:12 PM
For you space junkies:

Incredible Engineering Camera Views of the Space Shuttle in Action (http://www.universetoday.com/81635/incredible-engineering-camera-views-of-the-space-shuttle-in-action/)

45 minutes of video.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on December 14, 2010, 07:46:53 PM
Top 14 Astronomy Pics of 2010. Courtesy of the Bad Astronomer.

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2010/12/14/the-top-14-astronomy-pictures-of-2010/ (http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2010/12/14/the-top-14-astronomy-pictures-of-2010/)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on December 30, 2010, 06:15:28 PM
Another from the BA blog. (http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2010/12/30/when-natural-and-artificial-moons-align/)

That's the freaking ISS!


(http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/files/2010/12/legault_iss_moon.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Morvis13 on January 07, 2011, 04:52:52 PM
LED cube 8x8x8 demo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mXM-oGggrM#normal)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on May 30, 2011, 02:38:28 PM
American archaeologists discover 17 buried pyramids in Egypt | News.com.au (http://www.news.com.au/travel/news/american-archaeologists-discover-17-buried-pyramids-in-egypt/story-e6frfq80-1226063109487#ixzz1NQEGO9nN)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on June 01, 2011, 09:50:25 PM
Pendulum Waves (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVkdfJ9PkRQ&feature=player_embedded#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Morvis13 on June 01, 2011, 09:51:21 PM
Servo driven mechanical Juggler 5ball mode (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gIheAjvEiBE#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on June 01, 2011, 09:59:47 PM
 :wth: literally my eyes were bulging  8)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Morvis13 on June 07, 2011, 09:28:19 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Q_3u_0NN7OM#at=184 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Q_3u_0NN7OM#at=184)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on June 15, 2011, 12:10:33 PM
A challenge for all of you home brewers...

(http://i.imgur.com/lXPxs.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: filip on June 15, 2011, 12:22:39 PM
Another from the BA blog. (http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2010/12/30/when-natural-and-artificial-moons-align/)

That's the freaking ISS!


(http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/files/2010/12/legault_iss_moon.jpg)

Actually, that's the Canadian flag. Aliens put it there, cause we're awesome.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on June 15, 2011, 06:02:59 PM
Actually, that's the Canadian flag. Aliens put it there, cause we're awesome.

Awesomely slow, maybe. It took you 5 months come up with that witty rejoinder.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on June 15, 2011, 09:54:55 PM
There is nothing on the whole god damned planet more freaking awesome than a beer making bender!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: David E. on June 15, 2011, 10:47:35 PM
http://www.bornrich.com/entry/airbus-reveals-transparent-plane-to-revolutionize-air-travel/ (http://www.bornrich.com/entry/airbus-reveals-transparent-plane-to-revolutionize-air-travel/)

(http://www.instablogsimages.com/1/2011/06/14/revolution_in_air_travel_airbus_reveals_the_transparent_plane_hjdot.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on June 15, 2011, 10:54:09 PM
Saw this in todays newspaper, I thought it was a photo at first.
It's a charcoal drawing!

(http://images.theage.com.au/2011/06/15/2431330/art-353-father-200x0.jpg)

http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/students-portrait-of-father-etched-in-grief-stirs-emotions-among-gallery-visitors-20110615-1g3w6.html (http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/students-portrait-of-father-etched-in-grief-stirs-emotions-among-gallery-visitors-20110615-1g3w6.html)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Gerbig on June 16, 2011, 01:31:47 AM
http://www.bornrich.com/entry/airbus-reveals-transparent-plane-to-revolutionize-air-travel/ (http://www.bornrich.com/entry/airbus-reveals-transparent-plane-to-revolutionize-air-travel/)

(http://www.instablogsimages.com/1/2011/06/14/revolution_in_air_travel_airbus_reveals_the_transparent_plane_hjdot.jpg)


glorious
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on June 16, 2011, 01:39:09 AM
http://www.bornrich.com/entry/airbus-reveals-transparent-plane-to-revolutionize-air-travel/ (http://www.bornrich.com/entry/airbus-reveals-transparent-plane-to-revolutionize-air-travel/)

(http://www.instablogsimages.com/1/2011/06/14/revolution_in_air_travel_airbus_reveals_the_transparent_plane_hjdot.jpg)


glorious

Would be if it were 2050 and it was real!
 :350:
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Gerbig on June 16, 2011, 01:44:45 AM
http://www.bornrich.com/entry/airbus-reveals-transparent-plane-to-revolutionize-air-travel/ (http://www.bornrich.com/entry/airbus-reveals-transparent-plane-to-revolutionize-air-travel/)

(http://www.instablogsimages.com/1/2011/06/14/revolution_in_air_travel_airbus_reveals_the_transparent_plane_hjdot.jpg)


glorious

Would be if it were 2050 and it was real!
 :350:

there is a high possibility of me still being alive then =)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on June 16, 2011, 01:46:56 AM
I'll be 72.
Chances are, I'll peg it before then :(
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Drunken Idaho on June 16, 2011, 01:58:47 AM
Saw this in todays newspaper, I thought it was a photo at first.
It's a charcoal drawing!

(http://images.theage.com.au/2011/06/15/2431330/art-353-father-200x0.jpg)

http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/students-portrait-of-father-etched-in-grief-stirs-emotions-among-gallery-visitors-20110615-1g3w6.html (http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/students-portrait-of-father-etched-in-grief-stirs-emotions-among-gallery-visitors-20110615-1g3w6.html)

Wow. Stunning.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on June 16, 2011, 11:47:20 AM
An aurora borealis seen from the International Space Station


(http://i.imgur.com/BUfFE.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: David E. on June 16, 2011, 02:51:05 PM
Holy crap!  Green Lantern is real! 
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on June 16, 2011, 03:05:44 PM
Holy crap!  Green Lantern is real!

Sadly, no, Lobo had gas (http://www.google.com/search?q=lobo&hl=en&safe=off&biw=1161&bih=608&prmd=ivnsl&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=llL6TfFKqN7RAcXRiKYD&ved=0CEIQsAQ)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Gerbig on June 16, 2011, 05:37:46 PM
(http://futurismic.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/strobv-thumb.jpg)

The image of a single electron captured
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Entropydave on June 18, 2011, 07:18:53 PM
For you space junkies:

Incredible Engineering Camera Views of the Space Shuttle in Action (http://www.universetoday.com/81635/incredible-engineering-camera-views-of-the-space-shuttle-in-action/)

45 minutes of video.


Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
True space porn!
I burnt itt to dvd and watched over and over again on a big screen

awesome
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on June 20, 2011, 04:54:08 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/3veIe.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on June 28, 2011, 05:07:39 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/oSJpf.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on June 28, 2011, 06:45:14 PM
(click to show/hide)

Oh man, that happened to me this one time.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: PANTS! on June 28, 2011, 07:24:10 PM
 :munch:
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on July 01, 2011, 02:08:48 PM
Dolly Parton takes on Harold Camping and end-of-time predictions in new song 'In the Meantime' (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2011/06/dolly-parton-harold-camping-end-time-meantime-better-days.html)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on July 01, 2011, 03:54:38 PM
Had to cross-post this here because it is just so cool.

(http://i.imgur.com/jqfDo.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Johnny Slick on July 01, 2011, 04:32:48 PM
I see Shatner was too good to be there. ::) And don't get me started on James Doohan.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Jeremy's Sea on July 01, 2011, 04:38:05 PM
And don't get me started on James Doohan.
This isn't going to be a repeat of the Klinger thread is it?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on July 01, 2011, 04:44:56 PM
And don't get me started on James Doohan.
This isn't going to be a repeat of the Klinger thread is it?
That's why I didn't ask.  ;)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on July 12, 2011, 06:43:03 PM
http://www.urlesque.com/2010/07/19/millenium-falcon-guitar-interview/ (http://www.urlesque.com/2010/07/19/millenium-falcon-guitar-interview/)

(click to show/hide)


(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.urlesque.com/media/2010/07/full-bleed-1279314740.jpg)
(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.urlesque.com/media/2010/07/guitar1_500x375.jpg)
(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.urlesque.com/media/2010/07/g2_500x375.jpg)
(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.urlesque.com/media/2010/07/g3_500x375.jpg)
(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.urlesque.com/media/2010/07/g4-1279323609_500x375.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on July 20, 2011, 12:54:08 PM
Extreme Camping

(http://i.imgur.com/KLhb9.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on July 20, 2011, 08:01:16 PM
Extreme Camping

(http://i.imgur.com/KLhb9.jpg)

They just lay the camera on it's side!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on July 22, 2011, 02:58:40 PM
Human skin cell

(http://i.imgur.com/gXz8K.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Bunsen on July 23, 2011, 12:19:35 AM
Extreme Camping

Pfft.  Maybe if you're a pussy.

(http://www.rolloutthebarrel.org/Water/family-camping1.jpg)

NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL EXTREME!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on July 23, 2011, 12:43:10 AM
Extreme Camping

Pfft.  Maybe if you're a pussy.

(http://www.rolloutthebarrel.org/Water/family-camping1.jpg)

NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL EXTREME!
:D so true.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on July 27, 2011, 08:39:28 AM
http://carlzimmer.tumblr.com/post/8126819716/an-8-foot-croc-is-eaten-by-an-even-bigger-croc (http://carlzimmer.tumblr.com/post/8126819716/an-8-foot-croc-is-eaten-by-an-even-bigger-croc)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on July 28, 2011, 01:50:48 PM
neiltyson MUST SEE -- Pendulum physics at its best: http://youtu.be/yVkdfJ9PkRQ (http://youtu.be/yVkdfJ9PkRQ)
about 1 hour ago   

Pendulum Waves (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVkdfJ9PkRQ&feature=youtu.be#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: David E. on July 31, 2011, 12:12:25 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYgw7XRf5nc&feature=player_embedded#at=33 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYgw7XRf5nc&feature=player_embedded#at=33)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on August 01, 2011, 03:15:14 PM
Potassium Explosion (8 GRAMS) -slow motion (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5694559VoQ#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on August 01, 2011, 07:01:10 PM
Lego animals at the zoo.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/22/lego-at-the-bronx-zoo_n_906933.html#s314010 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/22/lego-at-the-bronx-zoo_n_906933.html#s314010)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halloran on August 02, 2011, 02:40:29 PM
NYC 2nd ave subway construction worker, Gary (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoOwCSgvNs0#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on August 02, 2011, 04:07:05 PM


(http://i.imgur.com/15H5X.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Drunken Idaho on August 02, 2011, 04:34:54 PM
If real, I WANT... but I suspect photoshop.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 02, 2011, 06:41:50 PM
If real, I WANT... but I suspect photoshop.

Looks CG to me.
either that or someone is really good at making real stuff look fake.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on August 02, 2011, 06:42:51 PM
If real, I WANT... but I suspect photoshop.

Looks CG to me.
either that or someone is really good at making real stuff look fake.

Needs to be real. Get on that!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 02, 2011, 06:51:04 PM
If real, I WANT... but I suspect photoshop.

Looks CG to me.
either that or someone is really good at making real stuff look fake.

Needs to be real. Get on that!

I've never built anything out of brass.
Wood, plastic, aluminium.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on August 02, 2011, 06:53:09 PM
If real, I WANT... but I suspect photoshop.

Looks CG to me.
either that or someone is really good at making real stuff look fake.

Needs to be real. Get on that!

I've never built anything out of brass.
Wood, plastic, aluminium.

Build? Just breed a beetle with a trumpet! Done!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 02, 2011, 06:55:04 PM
If real, I WANT... but I suspect photoshop.

Looks CG to me.
either that or someone is really good at making real stuff look fake.

Needs to be real. Get on that!

I've never built anything out of brass.
Wood, plastic, aluminium.

Build? Just breed a beetle with a trumpet! Done!

too easy!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Jeremy's Sea on August 02, 2011, 06:57:39 PM
If real, I WANT... but I suspect photoshop.

Looks CG to me.
either that or someone is really good at making real stuff look fake.

Needs to be real. Get on that!

I've never built anything out of brass.
Wood, plastic, aluminium.

Build? Just breed a beetle with a trumpet! Done!
And you thought the GM crop people were tough... good luck!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 02, 2011, 07:01:48 PM
If real, I WANT... but I suspect photoshop.

Looks CG to me.
either that or someone is really good at making real stuff look fake.

Needs to be real. Get on that!

I've never built anything out of brass.
Wood, plastic, aluminium.

Build? Just breed a beetle with a trumpet! Done!
And you thought the GM crop people were tough... good luck!

If I was a GM crop scientist, I'd make sure that all my fields were circular.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halloran on August 02, 2011, 08:55:23 PM
FYI the singing construction worked is not CG, and actually rather pleasant.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 02, 2011, 10:29:28 PM
FYI the singing construction worked is not CG, and actually rather pleasant.


Links please?
(http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/wikipedian_protester.png)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halloran on August 03, 2011, 11:02:38 AM
FYI the singing construction worked is not CG, and actually rather pleasant.


Links please?

Uh it's like 6-7 posts back here. Scroll up.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on August 03, 2011, 11:19:39 AM
NYC 2nd ave subway construction worker, Gary (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoOwCSgvNs0#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on August 03, 2011, 12:59:19 PM
The creation of the MGM movie logo.

(http://i.imgur.com/GoVlH.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 03, 2011, 06:41:58 PM
FYI the singing construction worked is not CG, and actually rather pleasant.


Links please?

Uh it's like 6-7 posts back here. Scroll up.

I look.
I not find.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on August 03, 2011, 07:03:56 PM
NYC 2nd ave subway construction worker, Gary (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoOwCSgvNs0#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 03, 2011, 07:14:16 PM
NYC 2nd ave subway construction worker, Gary (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoOwCSgvNs0#)

I have no idea what was going through my mind.... did I even read "construction worker"?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halloran on August 03, 2011, 07:24:13 PM
NYC 2nd ave subway construction worker, Gary (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoOwCSgvNs0#)

I have no idea what was going through my mind.... did I even read "construction worker"?

Like I told you this morning: nothing stronger than bourbon before breakfast!  ;)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Nacreous on August 03, 2011, 08:31:07 PM
The airplane is astonishing.  I haven't flown RC for 15 years; I had no idea electrics had progressed this far--and this is eight years ago:

Best Remote Control Pilot I've Ever Seen! (Martin Muller) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4w2r4tdq848&feature=related#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Drunken Idaho on August 03, 2011, 09:07:48 PM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_C4vLmEvPnwo/TCIPtHtUNaI/AAAAAAAAKBg/PqgRt1fwlGQ/s1600/sinkhole23.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 03, 2011, 09:20:50 PM
(click to show/hide)

Yeah, that doesn't stop freaking me out.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: AQB24712 on August 03, 2011, 09:46:28 PM
It made me a little queasy...and then I imagined barfing into that bottomless shaft...and then...excuse me....
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on August 03, 2011, 09:49:33 PM
What did they do to fix it? Or did they just make it a tourist attraction.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Drunken Idaho on August 04, 2011, 12:49:17 AM
All I can find is that a thousand people were forced to move, because that entire area of the city is built on hundreds of feet of loose, easily-washed-away volcanic material.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on August 04, 2011, 11:31:53 AM
I want one...

(http://i.imgur.com/clrNe.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on August 04, 2011, 11:36:18 AM
I want two.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Bunsen on August 05, 2011, 11:24:17 AM
I want to build a whole poolhall of them.  And have ladies' nights every Thursday.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Drunken Idaho on August 07, 2011, 03:06:44 PM
Don't wear slick-soled shoes while hiking.

(click to show/hide)

Man maximizes friction on the slick rocks of Yosimite's Half Dome while waiting to be rescued. He slid 100 feet down the rock face, stopping shortly before a 2000 foot drop. He was uninjured, although nearly hypothermic when rescuers finally reached him.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 07, 2011, 06:53:27 PM
I want to build a whole poolhall of them.  And have ladies' nights every Thursday night.

ftfy
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on August 07, 2011, 11:18:52 PM
Find the frog in this picture.

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on August 07, 2011, 11:29:08 PM
I can't.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Rocket Man on August 07, 2011, 11:46:21 PM
I can't.

Indeed, I request a second picture showing this supposed frog
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on August 08, 2011, 12:40:09 AM
There better be a fucking frog in that picture!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Johnny Slick on August 08, 2011, 12:51:22 AM
He's under the leaves. I can only see him because I have X-Ray vision.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on August 08, 2011, 12:26:29 PM
He's under the leaves. I can only see him because I have X-Ray vision.

(http://i.imgur.com/HQ1HY.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on August 08, 2011, 12:27:13 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/spKa3.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on August 08, 2011, 12:45:36 PM
The answer to "find the frog".

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on August 08, 2011, 05:06:03 PM
I saw that.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Unlimited on August 08, 2011, 05:14:16 PM
When you see it...
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Drunken Idaho on August 08, 2011, 05:16:57 PM
When you see it...
(click to show/hide)

That is PHENOMENAL if real. Looks real enough, just almost too amazing to believe.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on August 08, 2011, 05:21:11 PM
When you see it...
(click to show/hide)

That is PHENOMENAL if real. Looks real enough, just almost too amazing to believe.

Cool.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 08, 2011, 07:16:43 PM
Aha, that took a little while to kick in.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Rocket Man on August 08, 2011, 09:53:11 PM
Aha, that took a little while to kick in.

Yea, I was starting to suspect you were all just playin jokes. But very neat :)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Sordid on August 08, 2011, 10:10:30 PM
I don't get it.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 08, 2011, 10:23:38 PM
I don't get it.

Utterly inexcusable!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Unlimited on August 08, 2011, 10:34:28 PM
When you see it...
(click to show/hide)
THE ANSWER
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Unlimited on August 08, 2011, 10:37:37 PM
3D with only 1 eye?! IMPOSSIBLE

Warning... uh... don't have a seizure?

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 08, 2011, 10:48:11 PM
3D with only 1 eye?! IMPOSSIBLE

Warning... uh... don't have a seizure?

(click to show/hide)

I remember that from the olden days on the internets.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Unlimited on August 08, 2011, 10:57:06 PM
Noooo!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Sordid on August 09, 2011, 02:29:40 PM
When you see it...
(click to show/hide)
THE ANSWER
(click to show/hide)

Oh. Hm... Meh. No brix were shat.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Unlimited on August 09, 2011, 02:54:46 PM
When you see it...
(click to show/hide)
THE ANSWER
(click to show/hide)

Oh. Hm... Meh. No brix were shat.

You need more clay in your diet.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: AQB24712 on August 09, 2011, 03:41:02 PM
(http://www.grubbphoto.com/Images/Fog/Fog%20Print.jpg)

Looks like a natural disaster; this is a (locally) famous photo of fog rolling over East River Mountain toward Bluefield, West Virginia.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on August 09, 2011, 03:42:56 PM
Look closely.

(http://i.imgur.com/QqDxL.jpg)

Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: AQB24712 on August 09, 2011, 03:45:57 PM
Damn, Skulker, now I want to try that.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on August 09, 2011, 03:51:22 PM
Damn, Skulker, now I want to try that.
Me too but I don't have a hammer.  >:( It's obviously proof of ghosts.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on August 09, 2011, 03:55:30 PM
Damn, Skulker, now I want to try that.
Me too but I don't have a hammer.  >:( It's obviously proof of ghosts.  :laugh:

What kind of person doesn't own a hammer?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: AQB24712 on August 09, 2011, 03:56:59 PM
Damn, Skulker, now I want to try that.
Me too but I don't have a hammer.  >:( It's obviously proof of ghosts.  :laugh:

What kind of person doesn't own a hammer?
What kind of REAL MAN doesn't own a hammer?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on August 09, 2011, 03:58:50 PM
Related.

Spoon trick physics (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ex2GJ4NwKqA#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on August 09, 2011, 04:03:47 PM
Damn, Skulker, now I want to try that.
Me too but I don't have a hammer.  >:( It's obviously proof of ghosts.  :laugh:

What kind of person doesn't own a hammer?
What kind of REAL MAN doesn't own a hammer?
I'm still at work. I keep those kinds of "tools" at home.  ;)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: AQB24712 on August 09, 2011, 04:05:10 PM
Damn, Skulker, now I want to try that.
Me too but I don't have a hammer.  >:( It's obviously proof of ghosts.  :laugh:

What kind of person doesn't own a hammer?
What kind of REAL MAN doesn't own a hammer?
I'm still at work. I keep those kinds of "tools" at home.  ;)

Yeah, I got plenty of tools at work.  Both kinds.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on August 09, 2011, 04:12:51 PM
Damn, Skulker, now I want to try that.
Me too but I don't have a hammer.  >:( It's obviously proof of ghosts.  :laugh:

What kind of person doesn't own a hammer?
What kind of REAL MAN doesn't own a hammer?
I'm still at work. I keep those kinds of "tools" at home.  ;)

Yeah, I got plenty of tools at work.  Both kinds.
Then why haven't you tried it and posted a picture of your tools doing it.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: AQB24712 on August 09, 2011, 04:19:52 PM
Damn, Skulker, now I want to try that.
Me too but I don't have a hammer.  >:( It's obviously proof of ghosts.  :laugh:

What kind of person doesn't own a hammer?
What kind of REAL MAN doesn't own a hammer?
I'm still at work. I keep those kinds of "tools" at home.  ;)

Yeah, I got plenty of tools at work.  Both kinds.
Then why haven't you tried it and posted a picture of your tools doing it.
I'm gathering my minions.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on August 09, 2011, 04:21:04 PM
Damn, Skulker, now I want to try that.
Me too but I don't have a hammer.  >:( It's obviously proof of ghosts.  :laugh:

What kind of person doesn't own a hammer?
What kind of REAL MAN doesn't own a hammer?
I'm still at work. I keep those kinds of "tools" at home.  ;)

Yeah, I got plenty of tools at work.  Both kinds.

Wait, at WORK?!?!

Clearly your coffee breaks are far more interesting then mine.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: AQB24712 on August 09, 2011, 04:26:30 PM
Damn, Skulker, now I want to try that.
Me too but I don't have a hammer.  >:( It's obviously proof of ghosts.  :laugh:

What kind of person doesn't own a hammer?
What kind of REAL MAN doesn't own a hammer?
I'm still at work. I keep those kinds of "tools" at home.  ;)

Yeah, I got plenty of tools at work.  Both kinds.

Wait, at WORK?!?!

Clearly your coffee breaks are far more interesting then mine.

Aw dammit, I've done it again.  I meant...oh, never mind.   :D








("Coffee breaks"?  Is that what the kids are calling it now?)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on August 10, 2011, 10:05:34 AM
Eye Drop ....

(http://i.imgur.com/oK4pr.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Morvis13 on August 10, 2011, 11:09:43 AM
shopped. but, still pretty good.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on August 10, 2011, 11:46:57 AM
shopped. but, still pretty good.
You really think it's shopped? Why ?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Morvis13 on August 10, 2011, 01:30:03 PM
worth 1000 is a web site for shoppers to compete.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on August 10, 2011, 02:46:57 PM
Thanks. I did not know that.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on August 11, 2011, 04:57:25 PM
Raytheon Sarcos - 2nd Generation Exoskeleton Suit (XOS 2) [480p] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ViL4bAUGuGY#)

http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/helloworld/27055/?nlid=nldly&nld=2011-08-11 (http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/helloworld/27055/?nlid=nldly&nld=2011-08-11)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on August 11, 2011, 05:00:50 PM
That is indeed cool.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on August 11, 2011, 09:47:29 PM
The widespread availability of porn has brought rates of rape and sexual assault to their lowest levels since the 1960s (ads NSFW) (http://www.fark.com/comments/6469815)

Studies: Porn Use May Decrease Sexual Violence (ads NSFW) (http://www.ynot.com/content/117092-studies-porn-use-may-decrease-sexual-violence.html?asid=027620ce)

Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Hanes on August 12, 2011, 06:58:59 AM
Raytheon Sarcos - 2nd Generation Exoskeleton Suit (XOS 2) [480p] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ViL4bAUGuGY#)

http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/helloworld/27055/?nlid=nldly&nld=2011-08-11 (http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/helloworld/27055/?nlid=nldly&nld=2011-08-11)

What do you mean, "how will they be deployed in combat?"  High velocity drop from orbit, duh.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Morvis13 on August 12, 2011, 07:53:37 AM
Project Flake Concept Car (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1QdkqTUfFg#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Sordid on August 12, 2011, 09:18:10 PM
What exactly is the point of that? I was waiting for the car to transform into a robot any second, and it didn't.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on August 12, 2011, 09:27:42 PM
What exactly is the point of that? I was waiting for the car to transform into a robot any second, and it didn't.

That car has two functions:

1. Look cool and show off the CGI animator's bitchin' skills.

2. Guarantee it will spend 60% of its time in the shop having gaskets replaced in a desperate, futile effort to keep rain out of the edges of the damn flakes.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Morvis13 on August 12, 2011, 10:06:07 PM
It is suppose to be adaptive to the manuvering and environment.
So in desert it is cooled by opening.
on fast corners it leans. It opens to help stopping.
IDK. Looks neat.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Johnny Slick on August 12, 2011, 11:51:41 PM
(http://www.digitalbusstop.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Back-to-the-Future.jpg) ::)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: D'oh! on August 13, 2011, 06:01:30 AM
Oh, yeah?

(http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/2502/2441/31253720012_large.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Sordid on August 13, 2011, 02:15:15 PM
Sorry, but no. A ruined Delorean with a collapsed front suspension is still cooler than a 1950s batmobile.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: D'oh! on August 14, 2011, 01:49:29 AM
I might agree with you had I posted a 50's Batmobile.  Mine was from 1966.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on August 15, 2011, 04:20:31 PM
An Owl in flight

(http://i.imgur.com/27nXb.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: D'oh! on August 16, 2011, 01:03:31 AM
Love that owl!

Underwater ice maze:

(http://www.statueclothing.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/article-2024304-0D603E6400000578-208_964x1442-684x1024.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 16, 2011, 01:20:41 AM
Claustrophobia.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on August 17, 2011, 09:40:19 AM
(http://artoftrolling.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/chatroulette-trolling-an-improvement-if-you-ask-me.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Drunken Idaho on August 17, 2011, 03:14:17 PM
Just saw this for the first time... it doesn't fit the theme of the rest of this thread, but I wasn't sure where to put it, and it is indeed too cool not to post.

Al Jazeera TV Religious Confrontation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN4AL-AOyfs&feature=player_embedded#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: DeepGlue on August 18, 2011, 08:22:43 AM
Kilian Martin: A Skate Illustration (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pd3TlkitmAk#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: David E. on August 18, 2011, 08:29:15 AM
(http://eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/51000/51754/ISS028-E-024847.jpg)

Quote
This astronaut photograph, taken from the International Space Station while over China (approximately 400 kilometers to the northwest of Beijing), provides the unusual perspective of looking down on a meteor as it passes through the atmosphere. The image was taken on August 13, 2011, during the Perseid Meteor Shower that occurs every August. The Perseid meteors are particles that originate from Comet Swift-Tuttle; the comet’s orbit is close enough for these particles to be swept up by the Earth’s gravitational field every year—leading to one of the most dependable meteor shower displays.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on August 18, 2011, 11:31:06 AM
No idea what's going on here, but that is a really cool effect.  Swear I've seen a non-graffitied version of this before though.

(http://208.116.9.205/10/content/27883/23.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 18, 2011, 06:50:30 PM
No idea what's going on here, but that is a really cool effect.  Swear I've seen a non-graffitied version of this before though.

(http://208.116.9.205/10/content/27883/23.jpg)

I think it's a rectangular 2d painting assisted by the planks attached to the edge of it to creat the 3d illusion.
Pretty gosh darned sweet though :)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: AQB24712 on August 18, 2011, 07:06:28 PM
That reminds me of works by Georges Rousse. (http://www.georgesrousse.com/english/works-selection/02-virtual-architectures.html)  Ignore the wifty-woo-woo art-speak (translated from French) on this site and look at the images.  He paints three-dimensional surfaces (often empty rooms) to create the illusion of a floating three-dimensional object.  He did an installation in our art gallery one year; I wish I had a photo of it handy.  It was amazing to watch him figure out the painting, and the result was hypnotic.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Drunken Idaho on August 18, 2011, 07:10:19 PM
That reminds me of works by Georges Rousse. (http://www.georgesrousse.com/english/works-selection/02-virtual-architectures.html)  Ignore the wifty-woo-woo art-speak (translated from French) on this site and look at the images.  He paints three-dimensional surfaces (often empty rooms) to create the illusion of a floating three-dimensional object.  He did an installation in our art gallery one year; I wish I had a photo of it handy.  It was amazing to watch him figure out the painting, and the result was hypnotic.

Super sweet!

(http://www.georgesrousse.com/english/works-selection/pictures/02-virtual-architectures/pola08-bercy-1985-035.jpg)

Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Unlimited on August 18, 2011, 09:33:59 PM
(http://edge.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/picture/45895/81752285.gif)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Willard on August 19, 2011, 09:23:23 AM
A fun way to learn about the Periodic Table.
The Periodic Table (Rapping the elements!) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDp9hUf_SV8&feature=feedf#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on August 19, 2011, 09:26:46 AM
(http://edge.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/picture/45895/81752285.gif)

Slow-mo impacts like this never cease to amaze me. 
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: MikeHz on August 19, 2011, 09:52:07 AM
Love that Periodic Table!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on August 19, 2011, 11:03:42 AM
A fun way to learn about the Periodic Table.
The Periodic Table (Rapping the elements!) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDp9hUf_SV8&feature=feedf#)
If you don't like rap, here'a an older rendition of the periodic table:

http://www.privatehand.com/flash/elements.html (http://www.privatehand.com/flash/elements.html)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: burpy on August 19, 2011, 12:19:49 PM
Just saw this for the first time... it doesn't fit the theme of the rest of this thread, but I wasn't sure where to put it, and it is indeed too cool not to post.

Al Jazeera TV Religious Confrontation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN4AL-AOyfs&feature=player_embedded#)

Awesome. Arabic is the most epic language for making haranguing speeches. Sounds especially  awesome with a little bit of reverb.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Moloch on August 22, 2011, 01:13:54 AM
(http://www.geekologie.com/2011/08/19/wheres-wall-e-full.jpeg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Moloch on August 22, 2011, 08:07:50 AM
For anyone who likes dubstep or freddiew style videos.

DUBSTEP GUNS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDlif8Km4S4#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on August 22, 2011, 11:49:48 AM
(http://jadedviewer.com/uploaded_images/NunOfThatPoster-785516.jpg)

'Nun of That' - Jesus Song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AF0AO5tC6WQ&feature=youtu.be#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Sordid on August 22, 2011, 03:00:40 PM
I might agree with you had I posted a 50's Batmobile.  Mine was from 1966.

Yes, I actually looked it up before I posted that. It just goes to show it was out of date and out of style even when it was new.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on August 22, 2011, 03:22:51 PM
I might agree with you had I posted a 50's Batmobile.  Mine was from 1966.

Yes, I actually looked it up before I posted that. It just goes to show it was out of date and out of style even when it was new.

Yes, this is the car it was based off of:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/75/LincolnFutura.jpg)

I think what they did with it though made it sufficiently new-looking for the time though, and to be a little pedantic; that was the '60s Batmobile regardless of what year the car that served as it's inspiration was made.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on August 22, 2011, 03:48:02 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/ULqik.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Bunsen on August 22, 2011, 03:58:38 PM
Somebody's F-14 is on the rag again...
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on August 22, 2011, 04:02:25 PM
Somebody's F-14 is on the rag again...
:laugh: And another one just started.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Drunken Idaho on August 22, 2011, 04:07:39 PM
Def not F-14... F-86 maybe?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on August 22, 2011, 04:23:41 PM
According to my wife, the fighter pilot, those are Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jets from the French arobatic team.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on August 22, 2011, 04:27:20 PM
According to my wife, the fighter pilot, those are Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jets from the French arobatic team.

French?

Ahhh, so the red one is leaking wine.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: AQB24712 on August 22, 2011, 04:27:36 PM
Coolest thing in this thread might be "my wife, the fighter pilot."
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on August 22, 2011, 04:33:25 PM
According to my wife, the fighter pilot, those are Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jets from the French arobatic team.

French?

Ahhh, so the red one is leaking wine.
So that one in the middle just swiched from white wine to red wine  ;D
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Drunken Idaho on August 22, 2011, 04:34:25 PM
According to my wife, the fighter pilot, those are Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jets from the French arobatic team.

Cool!! (x2 for fighter pilot wife)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on August 22, 2011, 04:36:54 PM
Coolest thing in this thread might be "my wife, the fighter pilot."

It's hard to top a fighter pilot wife in a "too cool not to post" thread, unless he has a photo of said fighter pilot wife shooting down an enemy aircraft.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on August 22, 2011, 04:39:38 PM
Coolest thing in this thread might be "my wife, the fighter pilot."

It's hard to top a fighter pilot wife in a "too cool not to post" thread, unless he has a photo of said fighter pilot wife shooting down an enemy aircraft.
It was the Swedish Air Force so they didn't do any of that but they were ready to defend the North from the Red menace.  ;) I might be able to find a picture of her in her flight gear though. I'll have to look when I get home.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on August 22, 2011, 05:24:18 PM
Coolest thing in this thread might be "my wife, the fighter pilot."

It's hard to top a fighter pilot wife in a "too cool not to post" thread, unless he has a photo of said fighter pilot wife shooting down an enemy aircraft.
It was the Swedish Air Force so they didn't do any of that but they were ready to defend the North from the Red menace.  ;) I might be able to find a picture of her in her flight gear though. I'll have to look when I get home.

In the mean time everyone remembers images of the "Swedish Bikini Team" and thinks "The cool is getting cranked to 11."

Let me guess, is she also a guitarist in a metal band?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on August 22, 2011, 05:26:08 PM
Coolest thing in this thread might be "my wife, the fighter pilot."

It's hard to top a fighter pilot wife in a "too cool not to post" thread, unless he has a photo of said fighter pilot wife shooting down an enemy aircraft.
It was the Swedish Air Force so they didn't do any of that but they were ready to defend the North from the Red menace.  ;) I might be able to find a picture of her in her flight gear though. I'll have to look when I get home.

In the mean time everyone remembers images of the "Swedish Bikini Team" and thinks "The cool is getting cranked to 11."

Let me guess, is she also a guitarist in a metal band?
No but she was Deputy Chief of Swedish Intelligence when she retired.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: AQB24712 on August 22, 2011, 05:29:43 PM
Shut the thread down 4EVAH.  It can't get any cooler.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skeptress on August 22, 2011, 11:28:48 PM
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I actually used the phrase, "She wants to party like it's 1899" to refer to Michelle Bauchmann recently!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Johnny Slick on August 23, 2011, 02:17:20 AM
RUN-DMC - It's Tricky (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-O5IHVhWj0&feature=youtu.be#)

Words fail me. I *completely* forgot about this aspect of 1980s rap.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 23, 2011, 02:27:23 AM
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap110731.html (http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap110731.html)
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1107/rockshield_opportunity_1024.jpg)
"Explanation: What has the Opportunity rover found on Mars? While traversing a vast empty plain in 2005 in Meridiani Planum, one of Earth's rolling robots on Mars found a surprise when visiting the location of its own metallic heat shield discarded last year during descent. The surprise is the rock visible on the lower left, found to be made mostly of dense metals iron and nickel. The large cone-shaped object behind it -- and the flank piece on the right -- are parts of Opportunity's jettisoned heat shield. Smaller shield debris is also visible. Scientists do not think that the basketball-sized metal "Heat Shield Rock" originated on Mars, but rather is likely an ancient metallic meteorite. In hindsight, finding a meteorite in a vast empty dust plain on Mars might be considered similar to Earth meteorites found on the vast empty ice plains of Antarctica. The finding raises speculations about the general abundance of rocks on Mars that have fallen there from outer space. "
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Drunken Idaho on August 23, 2011, 02:32:39 AM
That is amazingly cool.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 23, 2011, 02:37:18 AM
That is amazingly cool.

Yeah I'd not thought about littering on another planet that way.
Those scientishuns sure done a good job building the shield I reckon.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Nacreous on August 23, 2011, 06:45:44 AM
model airport (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1383532/Knuffingen-Airport-German-builds-worlds-largest-model-airport.html)

Check the vid at the bottom.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on August 23, 2011, 08:50:48 AM
model airport (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1383532/Knuffingen-Airport-German-builds-worlds-largest-model-airport.html)

Check the vid at the bottom.

Woah!  That's pretty damn cool!  Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on August 23, 2011, 08:52:27 AM
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That's pretty awesome!  I wonder though; with a rock made of Iron and Nickel of that size, shouldn't there be an impact crater of some sort?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on August 23, 2011, 09:01:34 AM
model airport (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1383532/Knuffingen-Airport-German-builds-worlds-largest-model-airport.html)

Check the vid at the bottom.
I want one of these for Christmas  :laugh:
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on August 23, 2011, 09:03:36 AM
That's pretty awesome!  I wonder though; with a rock made of Iron and Nickel of that size, shouldn't there be an impact crater of some sort?

It's probably ejecta from an impact.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on August 23, 2011, 09:07:00 AM
Creepy Web site is creepy (http://www.fark.com/cgi/go.pl?i=6501467&l=http://comic.naver.com/webtoon/detail.nhn%3FtitleId%3D350217%26no%3D20%26weekday%3Dtue).

Be sure to have the sound on. Don't scroll too fast. :)

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on August 23, 2011, 09:14:45 AM
That's pretty awesome!  I wonder though; with a rock made of Iron and Nickel of that size, shouldn't there be an impact crater of some sort?

It's probably ejecta from an impact.

Ah.  That makes sense.  Well, that or God put it there to let us know he exists.  It could go either way I'm sure.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: AQB24712 on August 23, 2011, 09:26:55 AM
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Words fail me. I *completely* forgot about this aspect of 1980s rap.

It's like that, and that's the way it is.  **attempts to throw signs**

Run-D.M.C. - It's Like That (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4IVusOYmiY#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Johnny Slick on August 23, 2011, 09:35:29 AM
Just to clarify since FEW SEEM TO SHARE IN MY COOLNESS. Take a look at the 3-card monte players. Look familiar?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: AQB24712 on August 23, 2011, 09:47:48 AM
Just to clarify since FEW SEEM TO SHARE IN MY COOLNESS. Take a look at the 3-card monte players. Look familiar?

Well duh.  And so young, too.  Not that I would ever presume to SHARE IN YOUR COOLNESS, but I can rap along with 90+% of this song.






...okay, that may or may not be cool.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on August 23, 2011, 10:03:39 AM
I want these:

(http://i.imgur.com/WKWx4.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on August 23, 2011, 10:04:49 AM
I'm always torn with food like that.  It's so awesome looking that I don't want to eat it.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Andrew Clunn on August 23, 2011, 10:08:03 AM
I want these:

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The Animal one... Awesome.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Johnny Slick on August 23, 2011, 11:00:38 AM
I'm always torn with food like that.  It's so awesome looking that I don't want to eat it.
QFT
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skeptress on August 23, 2011, 11:05:13 AM
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Words fail me. I *completely* forgot about this aspect of 1980s rap.

 :laugh: Penn's Hair!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on August 23, 2011, 11:14:11 AM
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Words fail me. I *completely* forgot about this aspect of 1980s rap.

 :laugh: Penn's Hair!

Glad I'm not the only one having that reaction!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on August 23, 2011, 11:26:58 AM
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Words fail me. I *completely* forgot about this aspect of 1980s rap.

 :laugh: Penn's Hair!

Glad I'm not the only one having that reaction!
For some reason I read that as Penis Hair.   :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on August 23, 2011, 11:33:44 AM
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Words fail me. I *completely* forgot about this aspect of 1980s rap.

 :laugh: Penn's Hair!

Glad I'm not the only one having that reaction!
For some reason I read that as Penis Hair.   :laugh: :laugh:

That's not a bad description of his hairdoo though  ;D.  Hard to believe there was a time when that was socially acceptable...
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Bunsen on August 23, 2011, 01:24:32 PM
I want these:

(http://i.imgur.com/WKWx4.jpg)

Obviously going to have to crop the Bunsen one to be my new avatar.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Nacreous on August 23, 2011, 08:29:51 PM
That's pretty awesome!  I wonder though; with a rock made of Iron and Nickel of that size, shouldn't there be an impact crater of some sort?

It's probably ejecta from an impact.

 ::)

That's what NASA wants you to think.  Don't you get it?  Martian demonstrators are stoning our space probes.

Death to the invaders!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skeptress on August 23, 2011, 10:55:09 PM
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Words fail me. I *completely* forgot about this aspect of 1980s rap.

 :laugh: Penn's Hair!

Glad I'm not the only one having that reaction!
For some reason I read that as Penis Hair.   :laugh: :laugh:

Lost!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on August 24, 2011, 11:34:57 AM
(http://208.116.9.205/10/content/27954/1.jpg)

This is a really cool effect!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Drunken Idaho on August 24, 2011, 01:23:43 PM
Las Colinas! Just outside of Dallas. I've been there many times. Gorgeous bronze working, and the "splashing effect" fountains are a really cool touch.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on August 25, 2011, 08:42:24 AM
I cannot express how awesome ThinkGeek.com is  :worship:

(http://www.thinkgeek.com/images/products/zoom/e845_han_solo_ice_cube_tray.jpg)
Title: Cyndi Lauper Opening Safe Haven For LGBT Youth In Harlem
Post by: Halleyscomet on August 25, 2011, 09:19:44 AM
Cyndi Lauper Opening Safe Haven For LGBT Youth In Harlem (http://mobile.gothamist.com/2011/08/23/cyndi_lauper_opening_lgbt_housing_i.php)
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Cyndi Lauper's been relatively quiet these days (barring the occasional rent dispute), but it looks like she's been using that downtime to devote herself to a good cause: helping the city's homeless LGBT youth. Lauper is putting the finishing touches on the appropriately-named True Colors Residence, the first permanent, supportive housing facility for LGBT youth in New York State, set to open on West 154th St near Frederick Douglass Blvd on Sept 1.

As Lauper explains in a message posted on the True Colors site,

    "In New York City, a very disproportionate number (up to 40%), of homeless youth identify as LGBT. Even more disturbing are reports that these young people often face discrimination and at times physical assault in some of the very places they have to for help. This is shocking and inexcusable!"

More in the linked article.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Bunsen on August 25, 2011, 11:06:28 AM
 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSByjqMGtaU#)

ALSO:

 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjOQac1vOEc#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on August 25, 2011, 11:25:41 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/jcaoK.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/g5bPF.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/WPRix.gif)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Sordid on August 26, 2011, 02:44:03 AM
I cannot express how awesome ThinkGeek.com is  :worship:

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Gah! Out of stock! >:(
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on August 26, 2011, 09:20:29 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/jcaoK.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/g5bPF.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/WPRix.gif)
Either you have a weird sense of cool or you're looking for the YLYL thread.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on August 26, 2011, 09:38:09 AM
The modified burqa was pretty cool.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on August 26, 2011, 10:37:05 AM
The modified burqa was pretty cool.
Maybe, but they all made me laugh.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Entropydave on August 26, 2011, 04:19:11 PM
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That's pretty awesome!  I wonder though; with a rock made of Iron and Nickel of that size, shouldn't there be an impact crater of some sort?

IMO it's probably been exposed after being buried in the same way meteorites are exposed by katabatic winds in Antarctica...
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Johnny Slick on August 26, 2011, 06:10:52 PM
If you don't know why, there's no need to make up words, lib. ::)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on August 26, 2011, 06:17:06 PM
Found this today, but it looks to be a few years old so I imagine some are familiar with it.  Still; too cool not to post:

Genesis Revisited (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bZEFyJ3imY#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Johnny Slick on August 26, 2011, 11:01:35 PM
The universe was created at about 9 in the morning, not midnight. What a stupid lib! ::)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halloran on August 26, 2011, 11:11:37 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/DBKBv.gif)

http://www.kinektdesign.com/ (http://www.kinektdesign.com/)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on August 26, 2011, 11:17:24 PM
Reminds me of the British 2 pound coin.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: DeepGlue on August 26, 2011, 11:42:40 PM
That is a very tempting $165 to spend.

As a side note, they couldn't have found someone with better-looking fingers for their video? Sheesh.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Caffiene on August 27, 2011, 12:16:08 AM
Its very cool... but it makes all the little hairs on my fingers hurt just from looking at it.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on August 27, 2011, 12:49:13 PM
I had never heard of this experiment.

The Illusion of Asymmetric Insight « You Are Not So Smart (http://youarenotsosmart.com/2011/08/21/the-illusion-of-asymmetric-insight/)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Rocket Man on August 27, 2011, 07:03:51 PM
I had never heard of this experiment.

The Illusion of Asymmetric Insight « You Are Not So Smart (http://youarenotsosmart.com/2011/08/21/the-illusion-of-asymmetric-insight/)

That's so awesome, do you know of anymroe awesome?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on August 27, 2011, 08:02:46 PM
Nope, that's it. Good night, everybody!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Andrew Clunn on August 29, 2011, 06:56:29 AM
Holy shit!  Fucking insane / awesome!

Jeb Corliss " Grinding The Crack" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWfph3iNC-k#quality)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: DeepGlue on August 29, 2011, 08:10:06 AM
Thread win.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 29, 2011, 08:22:58 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/cKll6EXjqd8

Ah tilt shift.
Never gets old for me :)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on August 29, 2011, 08:33:33 AM
Thread win.

+1.  That was badass!  Probably the closest to feeling like Superman a human has ever come.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on August 29, 2011, 10:20:00 AM
On a geeky note, female warriors in reasonable armor. (http://womenfighters.tumblr.com/)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Jeremy's Sea on August 29, 2011, 03:15:43 PM
http://framework.latimes.com/2011/07/18/time-lapse-video-mulholland-drive-bridge-removal-during-carmageddon/ (http://framework.latimes.com/2011/07/18/time-lapse-video-mulholland-drive-bridge-removal-during-carmageddon/)
Time lapse of carmageddon bridge coming down.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 29, 2011, 10:07:26 PM
"I combined everyday soap bubbles with exotic ferrofluid liquid to create an eerie tale, using macro lenses and time lapse techniques. Black ferrofluid and dye race through bubble structures, drawn through by the invisible forces of capillary action and magnetism."

Compressed 02 (http://vimeo.com/28304264)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Sordid on August 29, 2011, 10:35:25 PM
Holy crap, that looks incredibly sinister and evil.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on August 30, 2011, 01:48:14 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/QGdKg.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/zokyl.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on August 30, 2011, 01:51:11 PM
That is badass!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on August 30, 2011, 02:25:24 PM
That should go in the "Too Badass not to post" thread.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on August 30, 2011, 02:26:48 PM
Holy shit!  Fucking insane / awesome!

Jeb Corliss " Grinding The Crack" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWfph3iNC-k#quality)

That's the guy who's buddy smacked into a bridge.

Skydiver Hits a Bridge (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ug1rCyeNujU#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on August 30, 2011, 02:35:19 PM
That should go in the "Too Badass not to post" thread.

It is done.
http://sguforums.com/index.php/topic,37791.0.html (http://sguforums.com/index.php/topic,37791.0.html)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on August 30, 2011, 02:35:53 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/I98f4.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on August 30, 2011, 02:40:50 PM
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I saw this the other day and have been trying to figure out who the girl is in the middle.  Only thing coming to mind is Emma Stone, but I'm not sure.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Jeremy's Sea on August 30, 2011, 02:42:44 PM
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I saw this the other day and have been trying to figure out who the girl is in the middle.  Only thing coming to mind is Emma Stone, but I'm not sure.
Yeah, that's her, this is the cast of Zombieland (I won't spoil it for you if you haven't seen it yet, but there's a reason Bill has that makeup on)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on August 30, 2011, 02:46:21 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/3VK3r.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on August 30, 2011, 02:58:15 PM
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Oh my gads!  They're everywhere!  :wth:
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Jeremy's Sea on August 30, 2011, 03:13:45 PM
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What? You're paying too much for your fish?  :P
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on August 30, 2011, 04:07:27 PM
2 TB USB 3.0 flash drive: (http://www.tomshardware.com/news/ITRI-Display-Taiwan-USB-3.0-2TB-Thin-Card,13320.html)

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During Display Taiwan, Transcend and Taiwan's ITRI displayed a finger-long USB stick that reportedly offers 2 TB of storage. That's no typo. It somehow holds up to 2 terabytes worth of information.
So far neither company has released anything official in regards to specs or a simple introduction, nor does the high-capacity USB 3.0 stick appear on Display Taiwan's website. But as seen in the video below, the "Thin Card" thumb drive is even smaller than a thumb, measuring slightly thicker than a penny. It offers a minimum of 16 GB and a maximum of 2 TB.

According to the rep, the USB stick hasn't become available thus far because an international standard for USB 3.0 has yet to be set. That said, ITRI and Transcend won't push the tech onto the market until USB gives the international green light on v3.0.
The ITRI, or Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute, is a national research organization with a mission of "conducting technological research, promoting industrial development, creating economic value and improving social welfare for Taiwan." That said, the drive is expected to arrive in Taiwan first, and then other territories shortly thereafter.
So how much will a 2 TB USB 3.0 thumb drive cost?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=p7Fp_kLmSIM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=p7Fp_kLmSIM)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Nacreous on August 31, 2011, 07:58:53 AM
Earth (on the left) and the moon (on the right) taken by NASA's Juno spacecraft on Aug. 26, 2011, when the spacecraft was about 6 million miles (9.66 million kilometers) away.  The solar-powered Juno spacecraft lifted off from Cape Canaveral Florida on Aug. 5 to begin a five-year journey to Jupiter.

(http://i.imgur.com/YgU34.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 31, 2011, 06:39:19 PM
Earth (on the left) and the moon (on the right) taken by NASA's Juno spacecraft on Aug. 26, 2011, when the spacecraft was about 6 million miles (9.66 million kilometers) away.  The solar-powered Juno spacecraft lifted off from Cape Canaveral Florida on Aug. 5 to begin a five-year journey to Jupiter.

(http://i.imgur.com/YgU34.jpg)

Hoax!
How come I can't see any stars in the background?
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Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Nacreous on August 31, 2011, 06:45:43 PM
Earth (on the left) and the moon (on the right) taken by NASA's Juno spacecraft on Aug. 26, 2011, when the spacecraft was about 6 million miles (9.66 million kilometers) away.  The solar-powered Juno spacecraft lifted off from Cape Canaveral Florida on Aug. 5 to begin a five-year journey to Jupiter.

(click to show/hide)

Hoax!
How come I can't see any stars in the background?
(click to show/hide)

[Checks latest communication from Central Control...OK, got it!]

Because they're, uh, relatively too dim?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 31, 2011, 06:58:21 PM
Earth (on the left) and the moon (on the right) taken by NASA's Juno spacecraft on Aug. 26, 2011, when the spacecraft was about 6 million miles (9.66 million kilometers) away.  The solar-powered Juno spacecraft lifted off from Cape Canaveral Florida on Aug. 5 to begin a five-year journey to Jupiter.

(click to show/hide)

Hoax!
How come I can't see any stars in the background?
(click to show/hide)

[Checks latest communication from Central Control...OK, got it!]

Because they're, uh, relatively too dim?

Are you trying to tell me that simple photographic physics can explain this phenomenon?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Nacreous on August 31, 2011, 08:15:22 PM
Earth (on the left) and the moon (on the right) taken by NASA's Juno spacecraft on Aug. 26, 2011, when the spacecraft was about 6 million miles (9.66 million kilometers) away.  The solar-powered Juno spacecraft lifted off from Cape Canaveral Florida on Aug. 5 to begin a five-year journey to Jupiter.

(click to show/hide)

Hoax!
How come I can't see any stars in the background?
(click to show/hide)

[Checks latest communication from Central Control...OK, got it!]

Because they're, uh, relatively too dim?

Are you trying to tell me that simple photographic physics can explain this phenomenon?

Well, uh...wait...

No!  You don't  see any stars because THEY ARE IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!

Hah!  How about that, Mr. Smarty Pants?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 31, 2011, 08:20:01 PM
Earth (on the left) and the moon (on the right) taken by NASA's Juno spacecraft on Aug. 26, 2011, when the spacecraft was about 6 million miles (9.66 million kilometers) away.  The solar-powered Juno spacecraft lifted off from Cape Canaveral Florida on Aug. 5 to begin a five-year journey to Jupiter.

(click to show/hide)

Hoax!
How come I can't see any stars in the background?
(click to show/hide)

[Checks latest communication from Central Control...OK, got it!]

Because they're, uh, relatively too dim?

Are you trying to tell me that simple photographic physics can explain this phenomenon?

Well, uh...wait...

No!  You don't  see any stars because THEY ARE IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!

Hah!  How about that, Mr. Smarty Pants?

Well that seems to be the only plausible explanation! :science:
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on August 31, 2011, 09:09:36 PM
That, or the extremely narrow field of view.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 31, 2011, 09:13:45 PM
That, or the extremely narrow field of view.

Are you joining the fun?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 31, 2011, 09:22:26 PM
I just think that the stars don't want to be seen in the same photo as earth.
Like our planet has cooties or something.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Unlimited on August 31, 2011, 10:34:24 PM
"Help... Me..."

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Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Drunken Idaho on September 01, 2011, 01:39:46 AM
"Help... Me..."

(click to show/hide)

lolll....     lost.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on September 01, 2011, 08:59:06 AM
Quote
It seems to me that, if the Holy Spirit’s protection needs to be supplemented by firearms, then faith in him is not 100%, as claimed.
- The Chaplain, An Apostate's Chapel
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Willard on September 01, 2011, 01:32:39 PM
(http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/wiredscience/2011/08/herbig-haro-objects-hubble-nasa.jpg)
These are solar jets taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Follow this ljnk if you want to see the images animated.
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/08/supersonic-star-jets-hubble/ (http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/08/supersonic-star-jets-hubble/)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Drunken Idaho on September 01, 2011, 01:41:25 PM
The animation are aaaaawesome, thanks for posting
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on September 01, 2011, 02:33:11 PM
The animation are aaaaawesome, thanks for posting

+1.  Very cool indeed. 
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Bunsen on September 02, 2011, 01:58:28 AM
61 year-old Vietnam vet makes the cut us NCAA kicker. (http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/blog/dr_saturday/post/61-year-old-Vietnam-vet-makes-the-cut-as-a-small?urn=ncaaf-wp5703)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on September 02, 2011, 12:18:44 PM
I'm not sure if this is too cool or a WTF. It's a 6 floor high picture made with Post-its !

(http://i.imgur.com/gYtDP.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on September 02, 2011, 12:23:39 PM
I'm not sure if this is too cool or a WTF. It's a 6 floor high picture made with Post-its !

(click to show/hide)

Definitely not a WTF.  That's awesome.  Unless I'm mistaken, this is the latest salvo of a Post-It war between the French bank, BNP Paribas and Ubisoft's Paris office.  I believe those small pictures are what started it and then Ubisoft responded with this:

(http://ps3media.ign.com/ps3/image/article/118/1189369/298961_251746474847534_150793154942867_818806_3201962_n_1313777699.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on September 02, 2011, 12:25:37 PM
I'm not sure if this is too cool or a WTF. It's a 6 floor high picture made with Post-its !

(click to show/hide)

Definitely not a WTF.  That's awesome.  Unless I'm mistaken, this is the latest salvo of a Post-It war between the French bank, BNP Paribas and Ubisoft's Paris office.  I believe those small pictures are what started it and then Ubisoft responded with this:

(http://ps3media.ign.com/ps3/image/article/118/1189369/298961_251746474847534_150793154942867_818806_3201962_n_1313777699.jpg)
:laugh: :laugh: No wonder the French never get anything done.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skeptress on September 02, 2011, 12:45:52 PM
Cool very cool.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skeptress on September 03, 2011, 11:01:15 AM
Wasn't sure were to post this since it fits several of our categories.

Pancake day special - Robot learns to flip pancakes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_gxLKSsSIE#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Anders on September 03, 2011, 11:04:08 AM
First they came for the pancakes...
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: PANTS! on September 03, 2011, 11:21:34 AM
First they came for the pancakes...

Then they stayed for coffee.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: D'oh! on September 03, 2011, 09:49:26 PM
All I know is, they'd better do a LOT more testing before selling them as PleasureBots. 
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on September 04, 2011, 09:26:37 AM
That is so cool I have to change my shorts! What are we going to do when robots are cheap? I'm trade marking neoludite.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: gs on September 05, 2011, 09:06:26 PM
(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/170/6/1/earth_colossus_by_chase_sc2-d3jdoxw.jpg)

winner in rift collosus contest.. so cool :)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on September 05, 2011, 09:20:50 PM
(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/170/6/1/earth_colossus_by_chase_sc2-d3jdoxw.jpg)

winner in rift collosus contest.. so cool :)

That is a freaking awesome idea for a monster.
What's this competition?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: DeepGlue on September 06, 2011, 12:09:38 AM
Freddie Mercury Google Doodle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX2BQM0D01M&feature=player_embedded#)
Best Google Doodle I think I've seen. Happy birthday Freddie Mercury, the greatest singer in rock music.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: gs on September 06, 2011, 12:54:08 AM
(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/170/6/1/earth_colossus_by_chase_sc2-d3jdoxw.jpg)

winner in rift collosus contest.. so cool :)

That is a freaking awesome idea for a monster.
What's this competition?

http://news.deviantart.com/article/151243/ (http://news.deviantart.com/article/151243/) <--- competition rules
http://news.deviantart.com/article/154445/ (http://news.deviantart.com/article/154445/) <--- top 25 semifinalists
http://news.deviantart.com/article/155324/ (http://news.deviantart.com/article/155324/) <--- top 3 prizes
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Moloch on September 06, 2011, 01:32:37 AM
IS TROPICAL - THE GREEKS (official music video) (http://vimeo.com/24175601)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on September 06, 2011, 12:30:17 PM
Pascal's Wager Debunked (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9WRG4e6m2s&feature=related#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Entropydave on September 06, 2011, 06:36:36 PM

So I'll just leave this here...

http://youtu.be/YwWI1aHpzy0 (http://youtu.be/YwWI1aHpzy0)


 ;D
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: DeepGlue on September 06, 2011, 10:01:42 PM
MOVE (http://vimeo.com/27246366)
The concept has been done before though. More impressive variety of locations, but not nearly as slick. Not sure which one is actually cooler.

Where the Hell is Matt? (2008) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlfKdbWwruY#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on September 06, 2011, 10:13:09 PM
Like this?

Guy Walks Across America (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzRKEv6cHuk#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skeptress on September 06, 2011, 11:37:27 PM
I'm really jealous of dancing guy.  That looks like so much fun!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Jeremy's Sea on September 06, 2011, 11:43:23 PM
is it any surprise god comes up?  >:D

AI vs. AI. Two chatbots talking to each other (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnzlbyTZsQY&feature=player_embedded#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on September 07, 2011, 01:43:50 AM
I tried that once; having two windows open at the same time with cleverbot runing in both of them.  I passed questions and answers. Back and forth, but my experience was nothing as cobereant as that video.  It was actaully really random and silly.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on September 07, 2011, 01:49:59 AM
chatbot was baddass.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Moloch on September 07, 2011, 01:57:30 AM
Is it weird that the female chatbot struck me as a true believer? I wonder if they build in pre-defined belief systems to make the conversations seem authentic. I'd imagine so.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on September 07, 2011, 02:01:04 AM
Is it weird that the female chatbot struck me as a true believer? I wonder if they build in pre-defined belief systems to make the conversations seem authentic. I'd imagine so.

She sounded rude.

"I am not a robot I am a unicorn"
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on September 07, 2011, 02:35:09 AM
Been having a bit of fun with this bot:

http://cleverbot.com/ (http://cleverbot.com/)

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on September 07, 2011, 09:00:35 AM
I had some fun with cleverbot for a while, but it started to irk me that it didn't keep any information from the discussion prior to the sentence I last wrote.  It's hard to have a conversation without building any context.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on September 07, 2011, 09:42:55 AM
Speaking of chatbots...

(http://i.imgur.com/FfDmr.png)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on September 07, 2011, 09:52:18 AM
Hah!  Someone out there has a sense of humor  :laugh:!  Went to chat with iGod (http://www.titane.ca/main.html):

Quote
Me:
 God?
God:
GOD rules.
Me:
 are you God?
God:
Well, I am God for Christians at least.
Me:
 Do you exist
God:
I exist as much as you exist, .
Me:
 Do I exist?
God:
No I think I am imagining you.
Me:
 Why do you think you're imagining me?
God:
Deductive reasoning from the facts.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on September 07, 2011, 12:17:02 PM
(http://208.116.9.205/10/content/28110/1.gif)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on September 07, 2011, 04:33:09 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/bY8Gn.jpg)

Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on September 07, 2011, 04:53:29 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/3Zoo3.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on September 07, 2011, 04:57:55 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/idreV.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on September 07, 2011, 05:13:41 PM
Needle and thread seen through an electron microscope.

(http://i.imgur.com/ZnapV.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skeptress on September 07, 2011, 05:30:18 PM
Wow Skulker you are full of win today.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on September 07, 2011, 05:52:15 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/idreV.jpg)


The first time I saw this, I made it a goal in life to have one.  Very cool indeed.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on September 07, 2011, 06:55:05 PM
I had some fun with cleverbot for a while, but it started to irk me that it didn't keep any information from the discussion prior to the sentence I last wrote.  It's hard to have a conversation without building any context.

I noticed that too.
I managed to get around it a little, by including parts of it's previous reply.

Cleverbot killed the last half hour of work yesterday, which I consider win!


That is fantastic!
(http://i.imgur.com/idreV.jpg)


The first time I saw this, I made it a goal in life to have one.  Very cool indeed.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Gerbig on September 07, 2011, 08:02:33 PM
(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/224141_10150178638174379_514004378_6613817_2596045_n.jpg)
(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/224608_10150178638224379_514004378_6613818_6917383_n.jpg)
(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/222871_10150178638314379_514004378_6613821_1895601_n.jpg)
(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/224770_10150178638269379_514004378_6613820_410398_n.jpg)
(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/228115_10150178638124379_514004378_6613816_1051225_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on September 07, 2011, 08:07:48 PM
Yikes Gerbig, is that one of your conversations?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Gerbig on September 07, 2011, 08:15:31 PM
Yikes Gerbig, is that one of your conversations?

nope, a friend of mines, but creepy as fawk none the less
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on September 07, 2011, 08:20:32 PM
Yikes Gerbig, is that one of your conversations?

nope, a friend of mines, but creepy as fawk none the less

Did cleverbot just pass the Touring test?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Gerbig on September 07, 2011, 08:22:07 PM
Yikes Gerbig, is that one of your conversations?

nope, a friend of mines, but creepy as fawk none the less

Did cleverbot just pass the Touring test?

OMNEG!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on September 07, 2011, 08:35:20 PM
Yikes Gerbig, is that one of your conversations?

nope, a friend of mines, but creepy as fawk none the less

Did cleverbot just pass the Touring test?

OMNEG!

Actually I highly suspect that some people behind cleverbot take over sometimes to screw with people.  Cleverbot pretty consistently ignores any posts except the one you just made, but every once in a while it starts to remember them and then it stops again.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on September 07, 2011, 08:56:25 PM
Yikes Gerbig, is that one of your conversations?

nope, a friend of mines, but creepy as fawk none the less

Did cleverbot just pass the Touring test?

OMNEG!

Actually I highly suspect that some people behind cleverbot take over sometimes to screw with people.  Cleverbot pretty consistently ignores any posts except the one you just made, but every once in a while it starts to remember them and then it stops again.

Yeah, it's not exactly consistent.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on September 07, 2011, 09:08:50 PM
Want.  Don't care it's in German; I'll learn.  Want.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7oTMbiQ4b9k/TmYc2c_DZVI/AAAAAAAAAU8/NQY26j4eFgo/s640/incredib.jpg)
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-0JCS3iQfMcQ/TmYc3ISIK_I/AAAAAAAAAVA/6Qry4fF3k7w/s640/incredic.jpg)
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AI9o7sm0Db0/TmYc3vin5hI/AAAAAAAAAVE/e2mq8ut_cpk/s640/incredid.jpg)
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LWBcz4EqYtI/TmYc4AHw4UI/AAAAAAAAAVI/2ZFtKgRhIM8/s640/incredie.jpg)
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Z63qjg5qGO0/TmYc4olw5rI/AAAAAAAAAVM/jVLrHHrvBy0/s640/incredif.jpg)
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-lR9tX8V2_v0/TmYc5FqqJZI/AAAAAAAAAVQ/1_lvicoJ6XM/s640/incredig.jpg)
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-YaIy2bB6Dyk/TmYc5r4YNxI/AAAAAAAAAVU/jnEqsK0YZ1o/s640/incredih.jpg)
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1xQxF1YK6qo/TmYc6F0DmGI/AAAAAAAAAVY/gWGd-e5iJVA/s1600/incredii.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on September 07, 2011, 09:18:58 PM
Saw that on FB a little while back.
Totally buying it if it ever came out.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: D'oh! on September 10, 2011, 05:15:00 AM
9/11 as seen from space:

http://news.yahoo.com/astronaut-in-space-during-attacks-shares-unique-footage-of-9-11.html (http://news.yahoo.com/astronaut-in-space-during-attacks-shares-unique-footage-of-9-11.html)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Rocket Man on September 10, 2011, 03:47:03 PM
Want.  Don't care it's in German; I'll learn.  Want.

(click to show/hide)
There has to be a way to make this. Maybe get these guys to make the board and cards http://customizedboardgames.com/index.html (http://customizedboardgames.com/index.html)

Not sure if you would need to do something legal with Bethesda or what but It can be done and must be done. I'm completely serious here.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on September 10, 2011, 09:04:10 PM
The routes used in the car chase scene from Bullit plotted on Google Earth:

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&authuser=0&msa=0&output=nl&msid=207767942029783342638.0000011225910ccedea11 (http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&authuser=0&msa=0&output=nl&msid=207767942029783342638.0000011225910ccedea11)

Zoom in on San Francisco.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on September 16, 2011, 05:04:58 PM
If you fold a five dollar bill right, you can have pancakes !

(http://i.imgur.com/djNWI.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on September 16, 2011, 06:01:26 PM
While looking for a "window view" for the Where you Work thread I came across this: USS Key West at periscope depth. It's a cool picture... if you're not a submariner!


(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c2/Periscope_Depth.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on September 16, 2011, 06:06:51 PM
If you fold a five dollar bill right, you can have pancakes !

(http://i.imgur.com/djNWI.jpg)

Holy Crap!  It's proof that the US government knew about IHOP before they incorporated!!!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Jeremy's Sea on September 16, 2011, 08:02:55 PM
Holy Crap!  It's proof that the US government knew about IHOP before they incorporated!!!
Proof that it's run from the hollow earth by reptilians you mean!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Johnny Slick on September 16, 2011, 10:42:01 PM
I for one accept my pancake loving reptilian overlords.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: gs on September 16, 2011, 11:01:52 PM
If you fold a five dollar bill right, you can have pancakes !

(http://i.imgur.com/djNWI.jpg)

i smell a fake!

look at these and compare to the 5 dollar bill in your post!
(http://image.yaymicro.com/rz_512x512/0/21e/five-dollar-bill-with-path-21e55a.jpg)
(http://static2.bigstockphoto.com/thumbs/3/7/4/large2/473392.jpg)

i've been wanting to try and do this all day long but i havent had a 5 on me and nobody around me had one either lol... did you try it yet?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Unlimited on September 16, 2011, 11:11:23 PM
Lol, I think it's pretty obvious seeing as the bottom half of the picture of the pancakes is just a bottom half of some pancakes. Like... thats not on there.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Bunsen on September 16, 2011, 11:11:51 PM
i've been wanting to try and do this all day long but i havent had a 5 on me and nobody around me had one either lol... did you try it yet?

You're kidding, right?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: DeepGlue on September 16, 2011, 11:59:38 PM
My friend was renovating his house and found a .357 magnum in the floor under his toilet. No clue who put it there or when, no record on it.

It's his now.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Bunsen on September 17, 2011, 12:00:11 AM
My friend was renovating his house and found a .357 magnum in the floor under his toilet. No clue who put it there or when, no record on it.

It's his now.

BAD IDEA.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on September 17, 2011, 12:05:06 AM
My friend was renovating his house and found a .357 magnum in the floor under his toilet. No clue who put it there or when, no record on it.

It's his now.

Tell your friend to call the cops. It could have been a murder weapon.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on September 17, 2011, 12:21:29 AM
That reminds me of the woman found in a barrel in the crawl space of a house that had 4 previous owners. The murder was tied to the first resident who had moved out in 1972. Her body was found in 1999 and the murderer committed suicide shortly after she was found.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: DeepGlue on September 17, 2011, 08:25:30 AM
My friend was renovating his house and found a .357 magnum in the floor under his toilet. No clue who put it there or when, no record on it.

It's his now.

Tell your friend to call the cops. It could have been a murder weapon.

"No record" meaning he did call the cops immediately and it's clean.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on September 17, 2011, 08:29:01 AM
My friend was renovating his house and found a .357 magnum in the floor under his toilet. No clue who put it there or when, no record on it.

It's his now.

Does he feel lucky?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on September 17, 2011, 12:52:20 PM
How Far Away is the Moon? (The Scale of the Universe) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz9D6xba9Og&feature=player_embedded#)





This website http://www.phrenopolis.com/perspective/solarsystem/ (http://www.phrenopolis.com/perspective/solarsystem/) shows the true scale of our Solar System.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Henning on September 17, 2011, 01:37:04 PM
This is too cool not to join this thread.
Countdown - HD (http://vimeo.com/28760604)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: D'oh! on September 19, 2011, 01:10:05 AM
Mermaids are real!

Peter Jacksons Weta Workshop Makes Mermaid Suit for Double Amputee (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9jCsbii5rs#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on September 19, 2011, 11:20:46 AM
Lol, I think it's pretty obvious seeing as the bottom half of the picture of the pancakes is just a bottom half of some pancakes. Like... thats not on there.
Did you get an old bill from before it was redesigned ?  ;)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on September 19, 2011, 04:33:37 PM
(http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc469/EternallyLearning/Wow.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on September 21, 2011, 02:01:52 PM
http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/applets/satellites.html (http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/applets/satellites.html)

Click and drag and release a satellite.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on September 21, 2011, 02:10:08 PM
http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/applets/satellites.html (http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/applets/satellites.html)

Click and drag and release a satellite.

Hah!  Did it!  After 200+ orbits I feel confident enough to declare my orbit stable!  Now let's see if I can put something in orbit of the moon...
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Henning on September 21, 2011, 02:12:27 PM
http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/applets/satellites.html (http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/applets/satellites.html)

Click and drag and release a satellite.

Damn... who would have thought getting a satellite into stable orbit would be so touchy? ;)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on September 21, 2011, 02:16:57 PM
http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/applets/satellites.html (http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/applets/satellites.html)

Click and drag and release a satellite.

Damn... who would have thought getting a satellite into stable orbit would be so touchy? ;)

Well considering the thing we're using to determine launch speed is moving at, close to, or beyond the speed of light relative to the scale...
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on September 21, 2011, 02:22:56 PM
Click in a corner, without dragging, a bunch of times as the Moon comes by. Cool!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on September 21, 2011, 02:47:19 PM
Click in a corner, without dragging, a bunch of times as the Moon comes by. Cool!

That's indeed pretty cool!  Those suckers go everywhere!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: gs on September 21, 2011, 02:53:55 PM
http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/applets/satellites.html (http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/applets/satellites.html)

Click and drag and release a satellite.

SOOO COOL! Looks like i'm not going to get any work done today.  thanks a lot Chew! :P
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on September 21, 2011, 04:26:09 PM
http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/applets/satellites.html (http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/applets/satellites.html)

Click and drag and release a satellite.

Hah!  Did it!  After 200+ orbits I feel confident enough to declare my orbit stable!  Now let's see if I can put something in orbit of the moon...

Not sure when, but my first one crashed.  I've got another going strong for over an hour now though.  Anyone have any luck orbiting the moon?  I've gotten maybe 4-5 orbits before it crashes or gets grabbed by the earth.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on September 21, 2011, 05:06:59 PM
http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/applets/satellites.html (http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/applets/satellites.html)

Click and drag and release a satellite.

Hah!  Did it!  After 200+ orbits I feel confident enough to declare my orbit stable!  Now let's see if I can put something in orbit of the moon...

Not sure when, but my first one crashed.  I've got another going strong for over an hour now though.  Anyone have any luck orbiting the moon?  I've gotten maybe 4-5 orbits before it crashes or gets grabbed by the earth.

Crashed or expelled?

Besides, you're not supposed to still be playing with it. It was supposed to be a minor distraction.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on September 21, 2011, 05:13:44 PM
http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/applets/satellites.html (http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/applets/satellites.html)

Click and drag and release a satellite.

Hah!  Did it!  After 200+ orbits I feel confident enough to declare my orbit stable!  Now let's see if I can put something in orbit of the moon...

Not sure when, but my first one crashed.  I've got another going strong for over an hour now though.  Anyone have any luck orbiting the moon?  I've gotten maybe 4-5 orbits before it crashes or gets grabbed by the earth.

Crashed or expelled?

Besides, you're not supposed to still be playing with it. It was supposed to be a minor distraction.

Probably crashed as it was a close orbit.  I'm not really playing with it that much though, just keeping the window open.  I completely gave up on the moon after a minute or two of trying.  Right now I've got 4 satellites at different heights orbiting clockwise.  Every one I had that went the other way got pulled away eventually by the moon's gravity.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on September 22, 2011, 09:35:57 PM
The Astronaut Beach House (http://www.universetoday.com/89139/surf-sand-space-the-astronaut-beach-house/)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Drunken Idaho on September 22, 2011, 09:38:50 PM
The Astronaut Beach House (http://www.universetoday.com/89139/surf-sand-space-the-astronaut-beach-house/)

Hehe, way cool.

Time lapse of auroras from space:

http://spaceweather.com/swpod2011/22sep11/media.mp4?PHPSESSID=6ke03mu29rvg5ftj25baehba26 (http://spaceweather.com/swpod2011/22sep11/media.mp4?PHPSESSID=6ke03mu29rvg5ftj25baehba26)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: David E. on September 22, 2011, 09:44:45 PM
(http://cdn.imgfave.com/image_cache/1316558434589077.gif)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: David E. on September 22, 2011, 09:47:15 PM
(http://boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/aurora.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Moloch on September 22, 2011, 10:41:46 PM
That orbit game is terribly addictive. I've got a stable Earth orbit, trying to get a moon orbit. Anyone know if the satellites have any gravitational effect on each other? I'd imagine not.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on September 22, 2011, 10:48:20 PM
That orbit game is terribly addictive. I've got a stable Earth orbit, trying to get a moon orbit. Anyone know if the satellites have any gravitational effect on each other? I'd imagine not.

Ooh it really is addictive.
I've had a few up to 10 orbits, but then it gets all screwy and crashes to the moon or Erf.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on September 22, 2011, 10:58:00 PM
That orbit game is terribly addictive. I've got a stable Earth orbit, trying to get a moon orbit. Anyone know if the satellites have any gravitational effect on each other? I'd imagine not.

I had four orbits last from 4pm yesterday till this morning then they started dropping off amd by this afternoon they were all gone.  Still haven't acheived a moon orbit though, and I'm beginning to wonder if you can.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on September 22, 2011, 11:02:36 PM
Shoot the Moon. From a corner on the opposite side from the Moon shoot a satellite past the Earth and try to hit the Moon.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on September 22, 2011, 11:09:15 PM
This simulator  (http://phet.colorado.edu/sims/my-solar-system/my-solar-system_en.html)lets you enter celestial objects' mass, position, and velocity vector for multiple objects or watch the preset options in the drop down menu.

You can drag the body and/or the velocity vector.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on September 23, 2011, 12:29:46 AM
This simulator  (http://phet.colorado.edu/sims/my-solar-system/my-solar-system_en.html)lets you enter celestial objects' mass, position, and velocity vector for multiple objects or watch the preset options in the drop down menu.

You can drag the body and/or the velocity vector.

Way too much fun.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Gerbig on September 23, 2011, 12:34:24 AM
(http://images.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/10186347.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on September 23, 2011, 12:43:24 AM
(http://images.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/10186347.jpg)

Best I've got is two and a half orbits.
Then it's a slingshot to earth or space.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on September 23, 2011, 01:07:30 AM
The simulator is not drawn to scale. The Earth to Moon distance is equal to about 30 Earth diameters. The Moon's Hill Sphere, the distance a third object can remain in a stable orbit around another object in a 2 body system, is about 16% of the Earth-Moon distance.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on September 23, 2011, 01:12:50 AM
The simulator is not drawn to scale. The Earth to Moon distance is equal to about 30 Earth diameters. The Moon's Hill Sphere, the distance a third object can remain in a stable orbit around another object in a 2 body system, is about 16% of the Earth-Moon distance.

Chew, you're trying to stop me from working.
Friday arvo is hard enough to not dilly dally.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on September 23, 2011, 09:17:41 AM
Best I've got is two and a half orbits.
Then it's a slingshot to earth or space.

I got 5 or six.  I've found starting on the earth side of the moon launching clockwise perpendicular to the moon's path has gotten the best results.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on September 23, 2011, 09:44:30 AM
(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/granoblasticman/godvsbush.gif)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Unlimited on September 23, 2011, 11:32:57 AM
Those are some tiny hurricanes!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Bunsen on September 23, 2011, 11:58:06 AM
All this proves is that Al Gore is controlling the weather with his Anthropogenic Global Warming machine.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on September 23, 2011, 12:08:54 PM
All this proves is that Al Gore is controlling the weather with his Anthropogenic Global Warming machine.

You mean HAARP?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on September 23, 2011, 12:32:14 PM
(http://208.116.9.205/10/content/28383/27.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Gerbig on September 23, 2011, 05:59:20 PM
(http://pete.com/files/photos/doesnt-matter-you-cant-win.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on September 23, 2011, 06:03:33 PM
Was able to pull the link, but it's not embedding for some reason.  Awesome though.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on September 23, 2011, 10:27:48 PM
http://pete.com/files/photos/doesnt-matter-you-cant-win.jpg (http://pete.com/files/photos/doesnt-matter-you-cant-win.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Moloch on September 23, 2011, 11:11:31 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/MaqdJ.png)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Bunsen on September 23, 2011, 11:12:14 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/MaqdJ.png)

BAD.  ASS.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on September 23, 2011, 11:15:28 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/MaqdJ.png)

BAD.  ASS.

Like a boss
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on September 24, 2011, 03:39:24 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/MaqdJ.png)

BAD.  ASS.

Like a boss

This dude's my hero now.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on September 24, 2011, 04:06:07 PM
This man  (http://=http://www.veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.asp?ID=60)was the navigator on my first ship the USS Ranger. He was shot down over North Vietnam and spent 7.5 years in the Hanoi Hilton. He never talked about his experiences as a POW. The only thing in his stateroom that indicated he had been a POW was a small embossing tape on his mirror that said, "We held on own in Hanoi."
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on September 26, 2011, 11:00:00 AM
I suppose this could go in YLYL, but this is simply too cool not to post here.

Carlsberg stunts with bikers in cinema (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RS3iB47nQ6E#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skeptress on September 26, 2011, 11:37:01 AM
Butterfly release day at our house was yesterday.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g250/funda62/forums/014_450x600-1.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g250/funda62/forums/017_600x450-2.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g250/funda62/forums/023_600x450-1.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g250/funda62/forums/028_600x450.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Andrew Clunn on September 26, 2011, 01:21:06 PM
Adorable pictures... draining... powers...
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on September 26, 2011, 01:39:28 PM
Butterfly release day at our house was yesterday.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g250/funda62/forums/014_450x600-1.jpg)

If his school doesn't do it as a classroom activity, I'm SO getting one of those for Caleb next year. :)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: ShadowSot on September 26, 2011, 01:43:01 PM
This simulator  (http://phet.colorado.edu/sims/my-solar-system/my-solar-system_en.html)lets you enter celestial objects' mass, position, and velocity vector for multiple objects or watch the preset options in the drop down menu.

You can drag the body and/or the velocity vector.
Managed to get a stable really elliptic orbit on my third shot.

(http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l183/RuneSpider/Untitled-7.png)

 Didn't think it'd work at that orbit.
 Now for two...
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skeptress on September 26, 2011, 03:24:55 PM
Butterfly release day at our house was yesterday.

(click to show/hide)

If his school doesn't do it as a classroom activity, I'm SO getting one of those for Caleb next year. :)

We've done it twice now and will no doubt do it again in the spring.  These painted ladies were way more interested in walking on us than the first set we had.  Keep the net cage thing for reuse as you can order the larva from several online sites.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on September 26, 2011, 03:26:38 PM
One bad ass police dog.....

(http://i.imgur.com/5lE59.gif)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on September 26, 2011, 03:53:39 PM
One bad ass police dog.....

(http://i.imgur.com/5lE59.gif)

Badass dog earns steak.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on September 26, 2011, 04:37:43 PM
Courtesy of the BA:

Slinky Drop (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGIZKETKKdw&feature=relmfu#)

Answer:
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skeptress on September 26, 2011, 05:45:42 PM
Very cool Chew, thanks.  I <3 science.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: MikeHz on September 26, 2011, 07:31:48 PM
God, physics is cool.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: D'oh! on September 27, 2011, 12:34:32 AM
I call shenanigans.  Obviously, a controlled Slinky demolition.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on September 27, 2011, 02:58:41 PM
Video Camera Traps Capture Indonesian Jungle Animals

http://bcove.me/6srw8nh5 (http://bcove.me/6srw8nh5)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on September 27, 2011, 05:59:04 PM
I call shenanigans.  Obviously, a controlled Slinky demolition.

Perhaps the towers were on a chain.

Chain Drop Answer 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-QFAB0gEtE#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: D'oh! on September 28, 2011, 12:18:14 AM
Quote
Perhaps the towers were on a chain.

Makes sense to me.  Can anybody prove they weren't on a chain??  Didn't think so.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: AQB24712 on September 28, 2011, 09:54:15 AM
This is what I'm working with today.

Strange Fruit's The Three Belles (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0YA7ZcFZvw#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on September 28, 2011, 10:02:31 AM
Oh, I get it. "The Three Belles". Because they're belles and they're shaped like bells.

No. This belongs in the WTF thread.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: AQB24712 on September 28, 2011, 01:07:17 PM
Oh, I get it. "The Three Belles". Because they're belles and they're shaped like bells.

No. This belongs in the WTF thread.

Party pooper!  They're on 14-foot poles!  They climb up!  How much cooler can you get!  (We've been referring to them as Chix on Stix.)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on September 28, 2011, 01:27:25 PM
From the BA Blog:

The Apollo 11 LM Eagle's Descent As Seen In Google Moon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9Nh5qWzqMY#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Gerbig on September 28, 2011, 04:40:26 PM
Cant believe nobody has posted this yet:

http://slatest.slate.com/posts/2011/09/24/scientists_turn_brain_activity_into_moving_images.html (http://slatest.slate.com/posts/2011/09/24/scientists_turn_brain_activity_into_moving_images.html)



Reconstruction from brain activity (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsjDnYxJ0bo#)


Authors of a new study published in Current Biology were able to reconstruct YouTube videos from a subject’s brain activity with the help of magnetic resonance imaging. In other words, study subjects watched videos while their brains were monitored, and scientists were later able to reconstruct approximate images of those videos from the brain imaging data.

“This is a major leap toward reconstructing internal imagery,” coauthor and psychology professor Jack Gallant told ABC News. “We are opening a window into the movies in our minds.”

Subjects watched a variety of images — clips of an airplane, elephants walking, text on a screen and Steve Martin in “Inspector Clouseau” (really guys? You couldn’t have asked for a suggestion from the film department on that one?).

Scientists recreated images by mapping tiny changes in blood flow to parts of the brain which decode visual images, all while subjects were viewing. The results are haunting, ghostly pictures — but they’re also pretty unfocused. In other words, it’s going to be a long time before you get brainwave movies in full HD.

Worried it won’t be long before the future crimes you’ve visualized — or those weird dreams about your 9th grade social studies teacher — will go public?  Fear not. As far as reconstructing memories for court, the coauthor points out on the study's website: "After all, an accurate read-out of a faulty memory only provides misleading information."
Gallant also says visual modules exist all over the brain, and that researchers will have to build accurate models and mapping capabilities before getting further. “We need really big computers,” he told ABC. For those who wake up wanting to get back to that awesome dream where they were flying through a world made of cotton candy and inabited by beautiful people, that may seem like bad news. For others, it's probably cause for a sigh of relief.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Dionysus on September 28, 2011, 10:35:57 PM
Not sure if this has been posted.

Why We Can't Walk Straight (http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/23HgvA/vimeo.com/17083789)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Moloch on September 28, 2011, 11:08:58 PM
Cant believe nobody has posted this yet:

http://slatest.slate.com/posts/2011/09/24/scientists_turn_brain_activity_into_moving_images.html (http://slatest.slate.com/posts/2011/09/24/scientists_turn_brain_activity_into_moving_images.html)



Reconstruction from brain activity (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsjDnYxJ0bo#)


Authors of a new study published in Current Biology were able to reconstruct YouTube videos from a subject’s brain activity with the help of magnetic resonance imaging. In other words, study subjects watched videos while their brains were monitored, and scientists were later able to reconstruct approximate images of those videos from the brain imaging data.

“This is a major leap toward reconstructing internal imagery,” coauthor and psychology professor Jack Gallant told ABC News. “We are opening a window into the movies in our minds.”

Subjects watched a variety of images — clips of an airplane, elephants walking, text on a screen and Steve Martin in “Inspector Clouseau” (really guys? You couldn’t have asked for a suggestion from the film department on that one?).

Scientists recreated images by mapping tiny changes in blood flow to parts of the brain which decode visual images, all while subjects were viewing. The results are haunting, ghostly pictures — but they’re also pretty unfocused. In other words, it’s going to be a long time before you get brainwave movies in full HD.

Worried it won’t be long before the future crimes you’ve visualized — or those weird dreams about your 9th grade social studies teacher — will go public?  Fear not. As far as reconstructing memories for court, the coauthor points out on the study's website: "After all, an accurate read-out of a faulty memory only provides misleading information."
Gallant also says visual modules exist all over the brain, and that researchers will have to build accurate models and mapping capabilities before getting further. “We need really big computers,” he told ABC. For those who wake up wanting to get back to that awesome dream where they were flying through a world made of cotton candy and inabited by beautiful people, that may seem like bad news. For others, it's probably cause for a sigh of relief.

I am insanely skeptical of this, it seems like too huge of a leap forward. The recorded images just seems like they've been roughed in an a video editor. More evidence please and third party verification.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Muriel on September 29, 2011, 06:35:17 AM
Play with evolution. I'm not getting much work done today.

http://www.cambrianexplosion.com/ (http://www.cambrianexplosion.com/)

It works best in Chrome as far as I've tested.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Unlimited on September 29, 2011, 10:27:43 AM
How many steps a second are u guys getting?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Muriel on September 29, 2011, 10:28:46 AM
I get around 100-150
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Unlimited on September 29, 2011, 02:13:26 PM
lol my ipad gets 5 this pos machine im on gets 8-10
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on September 30, 2011, 06:48:53 PM
Play with evolution. I'm not getting much work done today.

http://www.cambrianexplosion.com/ (http://www.cambrianexplosion.com/)

It works best in Chrome as far as I've tested.

This is pretty damn cool.  Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on October 01, 2011, 11:16:37 PM
Japanese Company Markets Tsunami Escape Pod (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AKIYR9_ZrQ&feature=player_embedded#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: D'oh! on October 02, 2011, 03:59:41 AM
"The company has been flooded with calls..."

Seriously?  That's the best word they could think of in a report on tsunami survival pods?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Dionysus on October 03, 2011, 02:16:16 AM
Charlie Chaplin - The Great Dictator (with Inception soundtrack) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_P39IQ7IWdM&feature=related#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Dionysus on October 03, 2011, 02:17:11 AM
To be fair. :P

Inception Music Makes Everything Intense (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TppG6WMfN1g&feature=related#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on October 03, 2011, 05:47:33 PM
Somebody try this now!

Smart Tip: Peel an Entire Head of Garlic in 10 Seconds  (http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/smart-tip-peel-an-entire-head-of-garlic-in-10-seconds-saveur-157145)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skeptress on October 03, 2011, 06:27:51 PM
Somebody try this now!

Smart Tip: Peel an Entire Head of Garlic in 10 Seconds  (http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/smart-tip-peel-an-entire-head-of-garlic-in-10-seconds-saveur-157145)

I am highly skeptical, but will try.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Moloch on October 04, 2011, 03:07:01 AM
Charlie Chaplin - The Great Dictator (with Inception soundtrack) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_P39IQ7IWdM&feature=related#)

Truly, insanely, touching, mind bogglingly awesome and profound, especially taking context into account.

I also think the speech would go quite well with the music from this video game trailer, which itself deserves to be in this thread (yes it's a video game trailer but give it a shot  ;) )

Dead Island: Official Announcement Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZqrG1bdGtg&ob=av3e#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on October 05, 2011, 04:34:57 PM
The Milky Way, shot from the North Sea coast


(http://i.imgur.com/3vJaP.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Drunken Idaho on October 05, 2011, 05:15:58 PM
Somebody try this now!

Smart Tip: Peel an Entire Head of Garlic in 10 Seconds  (http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/smart-tip-peel-an-entire-head-of-garlic-in-10-seconds-saveur-157145)

Shenanigans!!


funda, do it! This could change my life.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on October 05, 2011, 05:36:38 PM
I don't have any garlic heads. You guessed it cause it's a pain in the ass to peel. I have used those rubber jar openers to get garlic peel garlic and that works really well too if you just want a clove.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: PANTS! on October 05, 2011, 07:16:16 PM
10 seconds to peel.  5 mins to pick all the skin out.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skeptress on October 05, 2011, 11:02:40 PM
I generally use a garlic press.  No need to peel.  Seriously though as soon as I'm feeling better I will try it.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: DeepGlue on October 05, 2011, 11:27:48 PM
Best tribute/commercial I've ever seen. Hopefully you're at all familiar with PlayStation games.

"Michael" - PS3 Long Live Play -- Full Length (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdWkKKSckNk&feature=player_embedded#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Moloch on October 05, 2011, 11:51:40 PM
Best tribute/commercial I've ever seen. Hopefully you're at all familiar with PlayStation games.

"Michael" - PS3 Long Live Play -- Full Length (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdWkKKSckNk&feature=player_embedded#)

Yep. Love it. Though Kratos looks creepy.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: DeepGlue on October 05, 2011, 11:59:06 PM
I just noticed Chell!

I can't seem to find a complete character list yet.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Muriel on October 06, 2011, 09:52:09 AM
Somebody try this now!

Smart Tip: Peel an Entire Head of Garlic in 10 Seconds  (http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/smart-tip-peel-an-entire-head-of-garlic-in-10-seconds-saveur-157145)

I tried this last weekend, and following his method actually works!
(I used a regular pot with a lid instead of big metal bowls)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on October 06, 2011, 11:18:12 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/gtS6l.jpg)

Isn't the church committing copyright infringement by using that image?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on October 06, 2011, 11:40:13 AM
I do believe they are and I hope the Westboro Baptist Church pickets them for that sin.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Morvis13 on October 06, 2011, 12:58:16 PM
wrong thead.
I just WTF?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Sordid on October 06, 2011, 03:41:27 PM
Aren't they missing the point of that quote a bit? I don't get it.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on October 06, 2011, 04:53:53 PM
Space Station Live! (http://spacestationlive.jsc.nasa.gov/displays/index.html)

You can select flight controller displays. Kinda hokey but it's real time data from the ISS so it's cool.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Jeremy's Sea on October 06, 2011, 05:26:47 PM
Aren't they missing the point of that quote a bit? I don't get it.
Yeah I had to read it over and over and either I'm missing something or it doesn't mean what they think that it means. Seems pretty rational positive/religious negative to me.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halloran on October 06, 2011, 09:27:28 PM
(http://4.asset.soup.io/asset/2426/1828_c77f.gif)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Jim S on October 07, 2011, 02:02:15 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzrwG0dNhDE&feature=player_embedded# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzrwG0dNhDE&feature=player_embedded#)

If you want to do this yourself, go here (http://www.instructables.com/id/Cobra-Weave-Exploding-Stick-Bomb/).
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Morvis13 on October 07, 2011, 07:48:56 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cRmbwczTC6E# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cRmbwczTC6E#)!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Muriel on October 07, 2011, 08:31:03 AM
CSI tech is getting closer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7hBP6MfX_U# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7hBP6MfX_U#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on October 07, 2011, 12:05:47 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Isxqm.gif)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on October 07, 2011, 12:12:21 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Isxqm.gif)

How do I make one?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Gerbig on October 07, 2011, 07:59:30 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/gtS6l.jpg)

Isn't the church committing copyright infringement by using that image?


Is the church using that out of irony? Do they not understand what he is saying?

I don't get their end game..
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on October 07, 2011, 09:09:18 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/gtS6l.jpg)

Isn't the church committing copyright infringement by using that image?


Is the church using that out of irony? Do they not understand what he is saying?

I don't get their end game..

Maybe they are just one of those liberal cool churches?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Anders on October 08, 2011, 10:32:48 AM
They are praying for sinners like House. "The fool says in his heart, there is no God..."
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on October 08, 2011, 03:34:24 PM
Magnetic Gear systems (Zen Magnets) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNNbLAqK7a4&feature=related#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Johnny Slick on October 08, 2011, 03:58:49 PM
“In Philadelphia, I inadvertently came upon an edition of Robert Ingersoll's Essays and Lectures. This was an exciting discovery; his atheism confirmed my own belief that the horrific cruelty of the Old Testament was degrading to the human spirit.” - Charlie Chaplin
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: D'oh! on October 08, 2011, 04:03:13 PM
I have some of those Zen magnets -- very cool.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Unlimited on October 08, 2011, 05:38:02 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/gtS6l.jpg)

Isn't the church committing copyright infringement by using that image?


Is the church using that out of irony? Do they not understand what he is saying?

I don't get their end game..

Maybe they are just one of those liberal cool churches?

They want their followers to get ok with the idea of not having a rational argument for their beliefs, without thinking about what that actually means. Like it's Jesus-hip to not care about the arguments and just believe.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on October 09, 2011, 09:57:20 AM
Via the BA Blog:

North Cliffs Failure - Amazing Cliff Collapse caught on Camera! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVjr4mii3cE&feature=player_embedded#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on October 09, 2011, 02:07:13 PM
My son is Kryptonite to Bitches.

Caleb and I went to the grocery store today. While in line at the cash register the woman in front of us was being a cast iron bitch to the cashier. I don't mean she was being rude. She was being systematically and manipulatively cruel. The cashier was a chubby teenage girl who was having an acne outbreak. The customer was a 20 to 30 something woman who kept raving about how SHE had such clear skin people all thought she HAD to be using SOME kind of product. Every time she raved about her own clear skin she glared at the cashier with open disdain.

"People with really BAD skin," *glare at cashier*, "need to wash their faces properly. Some people who take really bad care of their bodies," *Glare at cashier's belly*, "Were never taught how to take care of themselves."

The bitch finished buying her groceries and left. The cashier was on the verge of tears when Caleb and I came up.

"HI!" Caleb said to her.

"Hello," she replied.

"I got a cookie in the car!" Caleb announced. "It has a skull on it for, er, Daddy what hol-i-day is the cookie for?" He sounded out "Holiday", something he's been doing with words he wants to try and spell.

"Halloween" I said. I turned to the cashier, handed her my store discount card and said "Hello."

Caleb continued "And I get to eat the cookie when I get home!" He held his fingers up to his mouth and said "Nom, nom, nom."

The cashier laughed and handed me back my store discount card.

Caleb laughed back.

It was around this point the bagger, who was clearly a friend of the cashier's, found her voice and started talking about a boy who kept walking past trying to impress them with his swagger.

Caleb started dancing in the shopping cart. Both women laughed. Caleb pointed at the cashier and said, "You look like my friend Mary, she has a pretty laugh too."

It was at this point both women were far too interested in Caleb's antics to properly ring up and bag up my groceries. The apple cider ended up being rung up and deleted three times. The rebate for bringing my own bags was handed to me in cash instead of being part of the receipt. The ground beef ended up bagged with all the unused cloth bags I'd brought.

I really didn't mind.

As we left Caleb waved and said "Bye! bye! Have a nice day! Go to the beach!"

The woman who was on the verge of tears when we walked up was nearly peeing herself with laughter by the time Caleb and I left.

Well done my boy, well done.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on October 09, 2011, 04:41:05 PM
Via Universe Today:

Qu8k Rocket Launch Highlights - On-board GoPro HD at 22+ miles above earth (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HTwbpjBUOk#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on October 09, 2011, 05:48:01 PM
My son is Kryptonite to Bitches.

Caleb and I went to the grocery store today. While in line at the cash register the woman in front of us was being a cast iron bitch to the cashier. I don't mean she was being rude. She was being systematically and manipulatively cruel. The cashier was a chubby teenage girl who was having an acne outbreak. The customer was a 20 to 30 something woman who kept raving about how SHE had such clear skin people all thought she HAD to be using SOME kind of product. Every time she raved about her own clear skin she glared at the cashier with open disdain.

"People with really BAD skin," *glare at cashier*, "need to wash their faces properly. Some people who take really bad care of their bodies," *Glare at cashier's belly*, "Were never taught how to take care of themselves."

The bitch finished buying her groceries and left. The cashier was on the verge of tears when Caleb and I came up.

"HI!" Caleb said to her.

"Hello," she replied.

"I got a cookie in the car!" Caleb announced. "It has a skull on it for, er, Daddy what hol-i-day is the cookie for?" He sounded out "Holiday", something he's been doing with words he wants to try and spell.

"Halloween" I said. I turned to the cashier, handed her my store discount card and said "Hello."

Caleb continued "And I get to eat the cookie when I get home!" He held his fingers up to his mouth and said "Nom, nom, nom."

The cashier laughed and handed me back my store discount card.

Caleb laughed back.

It was around this point the bagger, who was clearly a friend of the cashier's, found her voice and started talking about a boy who kept walking past trying to impress them with his swagger.

Caleb started dancing in the shopping cart. Both women laughed. Caleb pointed at the cashier and said, "You look like my friend Mary, she has a pretty laugh too."

It was at this point both women were far too interested in Caleb's antics to properly ring up and bag up my groceries. The apple cider ended up being rung up and deleted three times. The rebate for bringing my own bags was handed to me in cash instead of being part of the receipt. The ground beef ended up bagged with all the unused cloth bags I'd brought.

I really didn't mind.

As we left Caleb waved and said "Bye! bye! Have a nice day! Go to the beach!"

The woman who was on the verge of tears when we walked up was nearly peeing herself with laughter by the time Caleb and I left.

Well done my boy, well done.

Good work.
Give the lad another cookie!

Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on October 09, 2011, 07:28:57 PM
Wow! I just peeled a whole head of garlic in ten seconds! It works fanfreakingtastically!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on October 09, 2011, 07:29:35 PM
Wow! I just peeled a whole head of garlic in ten seconds! It works fanfreakingtastically!

Video or STFU!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on October 09, 2011, 07:42:44 PM
Wow! I just peeled a whole head of garlic in ten seconds! It works fanfreakingtastically!

Video or STFU!

Next time. I'm going to buy the build heads at SAMs now! I'm very excited!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Moloch on October 10, 2011, 03:51:34 AM
(http://minus.com/ibolgtBlKh0Aqj.gif)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Drunken Idaho on October 10, 2011, 09:49:59 AM
(http://minus.com/ibolgtBlKh0Aqj.gif)

Awesome!! That was really well done...
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Morvis13 on October 10, 2011, 08:51:54 PM
Jesus looks better with a mohawk.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Drunken Idaho on October 11, 2011, 12:12:47 AM
Christopher Hitchens accepting the Richard Dawkins award in Houston last Friday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEsm4fFeoec (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEsm4fFeoec#)

...also posted in the YGDIYEYL thread.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on October 11, 2011, 01:07:19 AM
Rover's Eye View of Three-Year Trek on Mars (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vj4e2FyNFIE#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on October 11, 2011, 06:39:49 PM
Via Universe Today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9pVaTQinIw&feature=player_embedded# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9pVaTQinIw&feature=player_embedded#)!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: D'oh! on October 13, 2011, 03:08:17 AM
Maybe not all that "cool" but a catchy Halloween ditty nonetheless:

"Halloween" by Kay Lande and Wade Denning - iPhone/Hipstamatic Stop Motion (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yorLPuUMPYU#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on October 14, 2011, 04:05:01 PM
Tissue cross section of marram grass leaf.

(http://i.imgur.com/H1laC.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on October 14, 2011, 04:24:11 PM
Tissue cross section of marram grass leaf.

(click to show/hide)

Surely those smiley faces are signs of divine design.  "And the LORD looked down on HIS creation and said, 'LOL!'"
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on October 14, 2011, 04:24:31 PM
Want:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Th5zlUe6gOE# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Th5zlUe6gOE#)!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skeptress on October 14, 2011, 04:48:48 PM
Want:

(click to show/hide)
[/url]!

+1010 Awesome.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on October 14, 2011, 05:22:08 PM
Need!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Sordid on October 14, 2011, 10:40:14 PM
Visible seams are uncool, but I like the concept. Though I do wonder if it's sturdy enough to survive being repeatedly dropped. Because you just know that's exactly what's going to happen.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on October 14, 2011, 11:34:30 PM
Visible seams are uncool, but I like the concept. Though I do wonder if it's sturdy enough to survive being repeatedly dropped. Because you just know that's exactly what's going to happen.

Well this is some guy's Masters project.  Ihave to believe that the quirks could get worked out. 
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Unlimited on October 17, 2011, 02:42:31 PM
Was sending in a resume like 5 min ago with Gmail.

I thought my E-Mail was complete so I hit send.

THEN I SEE THIS

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Drunken Idaho on October 17, 2011, 02:45:18 PM
Was sending in a resume like 5 min ago with Gmail.

I thought my E-Mail was complete so I hit send.

THEN I SEE THIS

(click to show/hide)

Google, you are awesome.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on October 17, 2011, 02:47:24 PM
Was sending in a resume like 5 min ago with Gmail.

I thought my E-Mail was complete so I hit send.

THEN I SEE THIS

Dude! Delete that picture. It crashed my browser.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Dionysus on October 17, 2011, 03:14:11 PM
So, Google is reading your emails? Not sure why that would be awesome.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Sordid on October 17, 2011, 03:18:50 PM
Um, yeah. Your indignation is about three years late, but hey.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Dionysus on October 17, 2011, 03:20:03 PM
I don't use gmail, so ultimately I don't really care.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Unlimited on October 17, 2011, 03:48:40 PM
I wish I was badass enough not to use gmail.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Caffiene on October 17, 2011, 08:24:13 PM
So, Google is reading your emails? Not sure why that would be awesome.

Well, for starters its a bit hard to send it to someone else if it doesnt know what its supposed to say.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Dionysus on October 17, 2011, 08:26:53 PM
Google is an "it" now?


Fuck.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: meisteh on October 18, 2011, 09:45:54 AM
"Tel-Aviv University demos quantum superconductors locked in a magnetic field."

Quantum Levitation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws6AAhTw7RA#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Bunsen on October 18, 2011, 10:35:16 AM
WWWWWWHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAT?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Drunken Idaho on October 18, 2011, 10:38:48 AM
Coooooool!!!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on October 18, 2011, 10:42:21 AM
Holy shit!  That is incredible!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on October 18, 2011, 11:06:16 AM
What kind of witchcraft is that ??
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Morvis13 on October 18, 2011, 11:07:25 AM
What kind of witchcraft is that ??

Pure hard science FTW baby!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on October 18, 2011, 11:08:26 AM
What kind of witchcraft is that ??

Pure hard science FTW baby!
It can't be Kosher !
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Morvis13 on October 18, 2011, 11:27:12 AM
What kind of witchcraft is that ??

Pure hard science FTW baby!
It can't be Kosher !

Depends on how you prepare the baby.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on October 18, 2011, 12:05:00 PM
All-Sky Camera Captures Mysterious Flashes (http://www.universetoday.com/89989/all-sky-camera-captures-mysterious-flashes/)


Video:
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on October 18, 2011, 08:50:14 PM
Two for the win! Amazing! And big brother we see you!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on October 19, 2011, 01:17:28 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/sypTJ.gif)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on October 19, 2011, 03:56:55 PM
iPhone Accelerometer Could Spy on Computer Keystrokes (http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/10/iphone-keylogger-spying/)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on October 19, 2011, 11:40:49 PM
A satellite viewing app: http://simpleflybys.com/ (http://simpleflybys.com/)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on October 20, 2011, 08:46:12 PM
The destruction of Ripple Rock. As heard on Caustic Soda.

Ripple Rock explosion 1958 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOh20xpFmZI&feature=related#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on October 20, 2011, 08:49:20 PM
The destruction of Ripple Rock. As heard on Caustic Soda.

Ripple Rock explosion 1958 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOh20xpFmZI&feature=related#)

Whoa, listening to that ep (again) right now!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Unlimited on October 20, 2011, 11:23:17 PM
(http://edge.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/picture/45895/81936559.gif)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on October 20, 2011, 11:29:15 PM
(http://edge.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/picture/45895/81936559.gif)

Whoa.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Rocket Man on October 20, 2011, 11:51:02 PM
(click to show/hide)

So I'll never be able to comprehend the size of the universe is pretty much what I'm seeing.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Unlimited on October 20, 2011, 11:53:39 PM
Really, like suns that make our solar system look like a spec of dust...
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on October 21, 2011, 12:15:03 AM
If the Sun were 1 mm in diameter the nearest star would be 17 miles away.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Dionysus on October 21, 2011, 12:29:55 AM
(http://edge.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/picture/45895/81936559.gif)

This is quite possibly older than the internets, but still cool. ;)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: David "Stubb" Oswald on October 21, 2011, 01:40:52 AM
If the Sun were 1 mm in diameter the nearest star would be 17 miles away.

That doesn't help.  That makes me think "well that's not too far".
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Unlimited on October 21, 2011, 02:56:57 AM
There's gotta be some sort of crazy sun life out there. Somewhere. Those things are so god damn gigantic, and there's gotta be like, billions of them just by the sheer numbers. Think about the square footage. Somethin! Has to stick! Gigantic DNA molecules the size of Jupiter, SOMETHNG. Phoenix lava creatures like StarFox. C'mon! We live in a rust bucket! A salty rust bucket with a medium made up of a crazy strong bipolar molecule, barely above freezing!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Drunken Idaho on October 21, 2011, 03:24:10 AM
There's gotta be some sort of crazy sun life out there. Somewhere. Those things are so god damn gigantic, and there's gotta be like, billions of them just by the sheer numbers. Think about the square footage. Somethin! Has to stick! Gigantic DNA molecules the size of Jupiter, SOMETHNG. Phoenix lava creatures like StarFox. C'mon! We live in a rust bucket! A salty rust bucket with a medium made up of a crazy strong bipolar molecule, barely above freezing!

That would be a helluva thing.

A helluva thing that could kill the crap out of us, probably.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on October 21, 2011, 09:45:19 AM
If the Sun were 1 mm in diameter the nearest star would be 17 miles away.

That doesn't help.  That makes me think "well that's not too far".

Ok, how about this then:

If the Earth were 1 mm in diameter then the nearest star would be 2000 miles away.

Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on October 21, 2011, 12:23:55 PM
If the Sun were 1 mm in diameter the nearest star would be 17 miles away.

That doesn't help.  That makes me think "well that's not too far".

How about this one? If the sun were a golf ball on home plate the Pluto would be a speck of dust just over the outfield wall, but the next golf ball would be proxima centauri another 1575 baseball fields away.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: MikeHz on October 21, 2011, 01:23:11 PM
Almost makes it sound walkable.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on October 21, 2011, 01:26:59 PM
Baseball fields aren't all the same size. How may baseball fields in a football field?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Drunken Idaho on October 21, 2011, 01:35:38 PM
yeah, that stuff makes the distances sound too small. Need a slightly bigger ratio.

How about if the earth was the size of a beach ball?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Anders on October 21, 2011, 01:46:42 PM
What if the sun was the size of a typical G2V star?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on October 21, 2011, 03:01:07 PM
1500 baseball fields sounds small?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: MikeHz on October 21, 2011, 06:15:25 PM
1500 baseball fields sounds small?

Large, but doable.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on October 21, 2011, 06:42:02 PM
1500 baseball fields sounds small?

Large, but doable.

Well, remember on this scale you are billions of times smaller than a bacterium.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Drunken Idaho on October 21, 2011, 07:37:40 PM
1500 baseball fields sounds small?

Large, but doable.

Well, remember on this scale you are billions of times smaller than a bacterium.

You haven't seen the size of my flagellum.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on October 21, 2011, 07:46:38 PM
Clear evidence that your cock is intelligently designed!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halloran on October 22, 2011, 11:14:04 AM
(http://www.pa-design.com/images/produits2/PA_0371_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halloran on October 22, 2011, 11:14:36 AM
(http://img0.etsystatic.com/il_fullxfull.251045236.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on October 22, 2011, 06:06:57 PM
(http://www.pa-design.com/images/produits2/PA_0371_o.jpg)

That is indeed very cool!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skeptress on October 23, 2011, 05:17:04 PM
(click to show/hide)

That is indeed very cool!

EL, get out of my head!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on October 23, 2011, 08:50:15 PM
(click to show/hide)

That is indeed very cool!

EL, get out of my head!
  ;D
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: DeepGlue on October 23, 2011, 11:24:30 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/86qbD.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on October 25, 2011, 12:18:47 PM
From the BA Blog. Read the article  (http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2011/10/25/amazing-video-of-a-bizarre-twisting-dancing-cloud/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BadAstronomyBlog+%28Bad+Astronomy%29)for the description of how this happens.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=E4sY98zsBH0# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=E4sY98zsBH0#)!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on October 25, 2011, 12:35:27 PM
That's insane!  :aaa: Thanks for posting!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on October 26, 2011, 12:37:16 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/86qbD.jpg)

Irony: An act of "Do Unto Others" happening at a heavy metal concert, but not in any of the churches condemning the band as "satanic."
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on October 26, 2011, 12:41:46 PM
Irony: An act of "Do Unto Others" happening at a heavy metal concert, but not in any of the churches condemning the band as "satanic."

Now... I'm not one to say that all churches practice what they preach in all ways of life, but my familiy were the recipiants and givers of a lot of charitable and nice acts within our church.  It's like saying because Megadeath fans despise and disparage Celine Dion fans, this act of kindness doesn't count.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Drunken Idaho on October 26, 2011, 12:44:52 PM
Irony: An act of "Do Unto Others" happening at a heavy metal concert, but not in any of the churches condemning the band as "satanic."

Also: having been to quite a few shows, metal fans almost universally take care of each other. Sure, you'll get your individual asshole here and there, but overall... people are pretty nice to each other.

The mosh pits can get brutal--but the moment somebody falls, everybody stops until the person is picked back up. Wanna crowdsurf? Just tell a few of the bigger people around you, and everybody else will lend a hand; doesn't matter who you are or what you look like, you'll crowdsurf.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on October 26, 2011, 12:51:09 PM
Irony: An act of "Do Unto Others" happening at a heavy metal concert, but not in any of the churches condemning the band as "satanic."

Now... I'm not one to say that all churches practice what they preach in all ways of life, but my familiy were the recipiants and givers of a lot of charitable and nice acts within our church.  It's like saying because Megadeath fans despise and disparage Celine Dion fans, this act of kindness doesn't count.

It sounds like your church was more interested in actually helping people then telling them what music to listen to.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on October 26, 2011, 01:47:28 PM
Irony: An act of "Do Unto Others" happening at a heavy metal concert, but not in any of the churches condemning the band as "satanic."

Now... I'm not one to say that all churches practice what they preach in all ways of life, but my familiy were the recipiants and givers of a lot of charitable and nice acts within our church.  It's like saying because Megadeath fans despise and disparage Celine Dion fans, this act of kindness doesn't count.

It sounds like your church was more interested in actually helping people then telling them what music to listen to.

Oh they did that too, but not to the extent of some churches of my friends from school though.  There was one lady who listened to Hank Hanegraaff (http://www.equip.org/perspectives/christian-rock-music) and got the idea in her head that there were certain beats which were the devil's beats and that only good old hymns were music that her children could listen to.  Oddly enough, it looks like Hanegraaff either changed his views on the matter or she just heard him wrong (see prior link). 

Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on October 26, 2011, 02:34:41 PM
I've been requested to cross-post this.  Enjoy!

Just thought I'd share this and though I doubt anything useful will come from it, these are some great business card designs (http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2009/05/100-really-creative-business-cards).  Spoilered the ones I thought did the best job of incorporating the business into the design so enjoy!

(click to show/hide)

Whoh, those were awesome!! You should put them in "too cool not to post," too!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on October 26, 2011, 02:52:43 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pF0uLnMoQZA# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pF0uLnMoQZA#)!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on October 26, 2011, 02:59:41 PM
Modern Algorithms Crack 18th Century Secret Code (http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/10/copiale-cipher-crack/)

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Buoyant from his success, Knight is now planning on using his techniques and programs to tackle other codes including ones from the Zodiac Killer, a Northern Californian serial murderer from the 60s; “Kryptos,” an encrypted message carved into a granite sculpture on the grounds of CIA headquarters; and the Voynich Manuscript, a medieval document that has baffled professional cryptographers for decades.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Drunken Idaho on October 26, 2011, 03:07:20 PM
Heh, good luck with the Voynich... I'd be awesomely amazed and impressed if that's actually a language or code.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on October 26, 2011, 03:13:08 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pF0uLnMoQZA# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pF0uLnMoQZA#)!

One more step closer to a Death Star... (http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/star-wars/thumb_smiley-vault-star-wars-014.gif)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on October 26, 2011, 03:17:37 PM
Heh, good luck with the Voynich... I'd be awesomely amazed and impressed if that's actually a language or code.

The Righteous Indignation podcast did an excellent interview with an expert on the Voynich Manuscript. I cannot recommend it strongly enough for those curious about it.

http://parafort.com/?p=1355 (http://parafort.com/?p=1355)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Drunken Idaho on October 26, 2011, 03:22:42 PM
Heh, good luck with the Voynich... I'd be awesomely amazed and impressed if that's actually a language or code.

The Righteous Indignation podcast did an excellent interview with an expert on the Voynich Manuscript. I cannot recommend it strongly enough for those curious about it.

http://parafort.com/?p=1355 (http://parafort.com/?p=1355)

Thanks, added to podcast queue. I did some reading after the skeptoid episode about it.... fascinating stuff.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on October 26, 2011, 05:53:57 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pF0uLnMoQZA# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pF0uLnMoQZA#)!

One more step closer to a Death Star... (http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/star-wars/thumb_smiley-vault-star-wars-014.gif)

Awesome. Guess how many UFO sightings after they start flying those.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on October 26, 2011, 07:22:54 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pF0uLnMoQZA# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pF0uLnMoQZA#)!

One more step closer to a Death Star... (http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/star-wars/thumb_smiley-vault-star-wars-014.gif)

Awesome. Guess how many UFO sightings after they start flying those.

That was my first thought. My second thought was, "If I had $1400 I would hoax soooooo many UFOs."
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: DeepGlue on October 26, 2011, 09:18:55 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/86qbD.jpg)

Irony: An act of "Do Unto Others" happening at a heavy metal concert, but not in any of the churches condemning the band as "satanic."

Meh, Dave Mustaine's been Christian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Mustaine#Christianity) for quite a while now:

Quote
Mustaine began to focus on religion more directly while attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. Finding that the meetings were actually impeding his progress in sobriety and spirituality, Mustaine left to focus on Christianity on his own. Through this process he became a committed Christian. In line with this, it has become his policy not to appear with any band that is seen as black metal or satanic, such as declining to appear in a music festival in Greece with the band Rotting Christ as well as in Israel with the band Dissection.[26] In these instances, Mustaine requested that the bands not be kicked off the bill, but that Megadeth would step down and perform some other night. However, the promoters actually removed the smaller bands from the billing rather than deal with rescheduling the headliner.[27]
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on October 27, 2011, 07:01:27 PM
Video: What’s It Like Inside the Space Station During a Re-boost? (http://www.universetoday.com/90369/video-whats-it-like-inside-the-space-station-during-a-re-boost/)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on October 27, 2011, 07:13:30 PM
I wonder if they have any spew parties after that maneuver?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on October 27, 2011, 07:16:19 PM
I imagine it's too mild, like 1/100th of a G.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on October 27, 2011, 08:01:56 PM
I imagine it's too mild, like 1/100th of a G.

I can't ride a swing anymore without getting dizzy.
Not sure if it's due to MS or what. Used to love swinging like a mental thing.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Andrew Clunn on October 29, 2011, 01:23:10 PM
Hero dog saves another after it was hit in the highway. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HJTG6RRN4E#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Jim S on October 29, 2011, 02:21:52 PM
What happens on the ISS when they boost into a higher orbit:

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/index.html?media_id=117824321 (http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/index.html?media_id=117824321)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: D'oh! on October 29, 2011, 04:19:10 PM
(click to show/hide)

Let's see cats do that!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on October 31, 2011, 09:31:48 AM
Hero dog saves another after it was hit in the highway. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HJTG6RRN4E#)
That is too cool not to post.
Wow. What an amazing dog.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on October 31, 2011, 10:49:27 AM
(click to show/hide)

Let's see cats do that!

Bah!  I give you:

Scarlett saving her kittens from a fire (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scarlett_(cat)), Princess Jessica brings a dog back from severe depression (http://www.examiner.com/dogs-in-national/devoted-cat-saves-dog), Lima saves her owner from two attacking Pit Bulls (http://www.khou.com/news/Cat-Saves-Pearland-WOman-From-Pit-Bulls-95461819.html), and last but not least:

Cat Saves Child From Mom (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4luuBbMUeY#)

Cat may have been a little misguided, but was effective none-the-less.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: David E. on October 31, 2011, 08:01:47 PM
George Takei on Kim Kardashian's pending divorce

Quote
Kim Kardashian files for divorce after 72 days. Another example of how same-sex marriage is destroying the sanctity of the very institution.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on October 31, 2011, 09:12:40 PM
George Takei on Kim Kardashian's pending divorce

Quote
Kim Kardashian files for divorce after 72 days. Another example of how same-sex marriage is destroying the sanctity of the very institution.

I'd totally go gay for George.  He's awesome!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on October 31, 2011, 11:18:45 PM
Spectacular Time-Lapse Video of Historic Dam Removal (http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/10/111028-condit-dam-removal-video/#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on October 31, 2011, 11:36:44 PM
Spectacular Time-Lapse Video of Historic Dam Removal (http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/10/111028-condit-dam-removal-video/#)

Damn.  That's not something you see every day.  Cool!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on October 31, 2011, 11:45:45 PM
Spectacular Time-Lapse Video of Historic Dam Removal (http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/10/111028-condit-dam-removal-video/#)

Damn.  That's not something you see every day.  Cool!

Very. My favorite part was the mud slumping and gurgling.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: MikeHz on November 01, 2011, 10:54:19 AM
Spectacular Time-Lapse Video of Historic Dam Removal (http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/10/111028-condit-dam-removal-video/#)

My brother-in-law Steve, who is in demolition, blew that sucker up.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on November 01, 2011, 01:58:17 PM
A couple videos of an airliner landing after it couldn't lower its landing gear:

http://www.tvn24.pl/0,1722771,0,1,klopoty-boeinga-nad-okeciem,wiadomosc.html (http://www.tvn24.pl/0,1722771,0,1,klopoty-boeinga-nad-okeciem,wiadomosc.html)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on November 01, 2011, 11:42:54 PM
Want! (http://www.ign.com/articles/2011/11/01/glados-voices-new-kinect-based-virtual-assistant)

My Virtual Personal Assitant Part 3 (http://vimeo.com/30649822)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skeptress on November 02, 2011, 11:30:28 AM
That's pretty awesome.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Sordid on November 02, 2011, 11:46:34 AM
It would be much cooler if it weren't just snippets of dialog but rather an actual speech synthesizer.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on November 02, 2011, 11:50:34 AM
It would be much cooler if it weren't just snippets of dialog but rather an actual speech synthesizer.

True, but it's also a homebrew program.  Not bad considering.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on November 03, 2011, 05:28:13 PM
This is cool in a scary sort of way ...

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Drunken Idaho on November 03, 2011, 05:32:08 PM
Holy shit!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on November 03, 2011, 05:42:53 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/5KVSP.png)

Looks like caffeine screws them up the most.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on November 03, 2011, 07:30:56 PM
It's funny because it's true.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Caffiene on November 03, 2011, 08:12:03 PM
Looks like caffeine screws them up the most.

They damn well deserved it.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on November 04, 2011, 08:53:14 AM
Looks like caffeine screws them up the most.

They damn well deserved it.
:laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halloran on November 04, 2011, 06:28:43 PM
http://www.youtube.com/embed/rfqNUUg0q1U?rel=0 (http://www.youtube.com/embed/rfqNUUg0q1U?rel=0)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Traveler on November 04, 2011, 10:59:53 PM
(click to show/hide)

Looks like caffeine screws them up the most.

The spider adds one line to the web, then has to go pee.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on November 06, 2011, 12:51:23 PM
Wow! I just peeled a whole head of garlic in ten seconds! It works fanfreakingtastically!

Video or STFU!

Garlic peel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57zkJ6aLLII#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: DeepGlue on November 06, 2011, 10:44:47 PM
Dubstep (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAba9Mjoinw&feature=player_embedded#)
:o
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on November 06, 2011, 11:19:26 PM
Dubstep (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAba9Mjoinw&feature=player_embedded#)
:o

Yeah ok, that was pretty cool.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Drunken Idaho on November 07, 2011, 12:03:24 AM
Wow! I just peeled a whole head of garlic in ten seconds! It works fanfreakingtastically!

Video or STFU!

Garlic peel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57zkJ6aLLII#)

Holy god damn. I still barely believe it.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on November 07, 2011, 12:05:40 AM
I shook a single clove in a pot. It works.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on November 07, 2011, 12:38:11 AM
No more jars of garlic. I pickled those.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Henning on November 07, 2011, 12:47:29 AM
Dubstep

Hell yeah.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on November 07, 2011, 10:36:15 AM
Wow! I just peeled a whole head of garlic in ten seconds! It works fanfreakingtastically!

Video or STFU!

Garlic peel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57zkJ6aLLII#)

Holy god damn. I still barely believe it.
I don't usually buy fresh garlic but now I'll have to just to try this.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on November 07, 2011, 05:06:31 PM
The ISS passing in front of the moon


(http://i.imgur.com/F0Eev.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on November 07, 2011, 05:08:17 PM
The ISS passing in front of the moon


(http://i.imgur.com/F0Eev.jpg)

That is badass!  Is there a high-res version?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skeptress on November 07, 2011, 05:09:54 PM
The ISS passing in front of the moon


(http://i.imgur.com/F0Eev.jpg)

That is badass!  Is there a high-res version?

Same question. I want this as my next desktop.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on November 07, 2011, 05:11:52 PM
The ISS passing in front of the moon


(http://i.imgur.com/F0Eev.jpg)

That is badass!  Is there a high-res version?

Same question. I want this as my next desktop.

Great minds think alike huh?  ;D
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on November 07, 2011, 05:19:37 PM
Just Google "iss moon photo". You'll find plenty.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on November 07, 2011, 05:42:33 PM
Just Google "iss moon photo". You'll find plenty.

Not quite.  They're all the same resolution.  I found a bunch of other pictures (plenty of them awesome I might add), but this one only came up a few times.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Bunsen on November 07, 2011, 05:51:52 PM
Just Google "iss moon photo". You'll find plenty.

Not quite.  They're all the same resolution.  I found a bunch of other pictures (plenty of them awesome I might add), but this one only came up a few times.

There was a HUGE resolution version on BA blog.  I can't be buggered to find it though.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on November 07, 2011, 05:52:35 PM
I posted this one months ago in the Just Natural Beauty thread:

http://legault.perso.sfr.fr/transit_iss_moon_101220_70.jpg (http://legault.perso.sfr.fr/transit_iss_moon_101220_70.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on November 07, 2011, 05:55:30 PM
There is one somewhere of
(http://cosmicjoker.squarespace.com/storage/legault1_strip.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1274280403506)

Little perspective. Each of the light and darker granules on the photospheres a bubble of plasma about the size of Asia.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on November 07, 2011, 05:56:58 PM
There is one somewhere of
(http://cosmicjoker.squarespace.com/storage/legault1_strip.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1274280403506)

Saw that one, unfortunately the high res version doesn't look so great as the outline of the ship and station are pretty fuzzy.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: D'oh! on November 08, 2011, 12:59:57 AM
Lucas should sue.

(http://www.tstmodellismo.it/images/REV_06655.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on November 09, 2011, 12:04:45 PM
Super Mario Beads 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GFHA7hYABu4#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: AQB24712 on November 09, 2011, 08:04:35 PM
Holiday gift guide: for when you want to give a flying fuck. (http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/rc/b527/?srp=4&fb_source=message)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on November 10, 2011, 11:24:22 AM
This is incredible!

(http://208.116.9.205/10/content/29032/1.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Drunken Idaho on November 10, 2011, 12:28:01 PM
Whoh!!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on November 10, 2011, 03:14:42 PM
I love it when people with a serious greivance actually take the time to make a point and have a sense of humor!

Quote
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (http://occupydenver.org/occupy-denver-elects-leader/)
 
CONTACT
 Occupy Denver
 Attn: Media-PR Committee
 media-pr@occupydenver.org
 occupydenver.org

OCCUPY DENVER ELECTS LEADER

In response to Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s insistence that Occupy Denver choose leadership to deal with City and State officials, and drawing inspiration from the notion that corporations are people, Occupy Denver’s General Assembly has elected a leader: Shelby, a three year old Border Collie. “Shelby is closer to a person than any corporation: She can bleed, she can breed, and she can show emotion. Either Shelby is a person, or corporations aren’t people,” said a Shelby supporter at the time of her election.
 
Occupy Denver reserves the right to alter leadership status, but for now, Shelby exhibits heart, warmth, and an appreciation for the group over personal ambition that Occupy Denver members feel are sorely lacking in the leaders some of them have voted for on national, state, and local levels. Accordingly, Occupy Denver looks forward to communication with Mayor Hancock and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper sometime this week to introduce their leadership.
 
Newly-elected leader Shelby will be leading this Saturday’s Occupy Denver march against Corporate Personhood, and invites all other civic minded dogs (and their leash-holders) to join.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on November 10, 2011, 05:58:13 PM
A 2 billion pixel image of a stink bug. (http://photosynth.net/embed.aspx?cid=5402d81c-b501-4b06-ba86-ef8f5a361f35&delayLoad=true&slideShowPlaying=false)  I don't like bugs, but this is too cool.

*Requires MS Silverlight.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: D'oh! on November 11, 2011, 12:46:20 AM
Did anyone else exclaim "Enhance!" every time they clicked the plus sign on the stink bug photo?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: David E. on November 17, 2011, 10:32:52 PM
http://www.chow.com/food-news/94799/how-to-quickly-cook-pasta-in-a-frying-pan/ (http://www.chow.com/food-news/94799/how-to-quickly-cook-pasta-in-a-frying-pan/)

Never even thought of this. 
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Caffiene on November 17, 2011, 10:50:30 PM
http://www.chow.com/food-news/94799/how-to-quickly-cook-pasta-in-a-frying-pan/ (http://www.chow.com/food-news/94799/how-to-quickly-cook-pasta-in-a-frying-pan/)

Never even thought of this.

Wait... starting out with cold water saves energy? Is that true, is a household water heating really less efficient at heating water than a frying pan is?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on November 17, 2011, 11:29:24 PM
http://www.chow.com/food-news/94799/how-to-quickly-cook-pasta-in-a-frying-pan/ (http://www.chow.com/food-news/94799/how-to-quickly-cook-pasta-in-a-frying-pan/)

Never even thought of this.

Wait... starting out with cold water saves energy? Is that true, is a household water heating really less efficient at heating water than a frying pan is?

Dunno about the energy bit, but I don't think you're meant to drink water from your hot water tank.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Caffiene on November 17, 2011, 11:39:30 PM
Dunno about the energy bit, but I don't think you're meant to drink water from your hot water tank.

As far as I can tell its a pipe quality thing. If your pipes have contaminants like lead, hot water is able to hold higher concentrations - so if your pipes between the water heater and tap are suspicious you shouldnt, apart from that I cant find much reason to be worried.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on November 17, 2011, 11:53:07 PM
Dunno about the energy bit, but I don't think you're meant to drink water from your hot water tank.

As far as I can tell its a pipe quality thing. If your pipes have contaminants like lead, hot water is able to hold higher concentrations - so if your pipes between the water heater and tap are suspicious you shouldnt, apart from that I cant find much reason to be worried.

Here in Victoria we have soft water, so it's not that bad, but over time the heated water causes mineral scale to build up in your tank. Not a great idea to drink it according to some thing I read some time.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Drunken Idaho on November 18, 2011, 01:16:34 AM
Dunning covered that in a student question episode. IIRC (pretty sure I do), the short answer is that hot water is indeed more apt to degrade pipes (especially older metal pipes), and has a few other plausibly detrimental effects... but the reality is whatever craps get into your drinking water from drinking out of the hot tap are minute and similar to what you intake just by being alive.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Caffiene on November 18, 2011, 01:29:59 AM
Dunning covered that in a student question episode. IIRC (pretty sure I do), the short answer is that hot water is indeed more apt to degrade pipes (especially older metal pipes), and has a few other plausibly detrimental effects... but the reality is whatever craps get into your drinking water from drinking out of the hot tap are minute and similar to what you intake just by being alive.

That was my thinking too... It can hold on to a bit more crap than cold water, but it all comes in through the same pipes. Its all coming in through the cold tap too, just at a slightly slower rate.

I havent noticed any lead poisoning so far.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: DeepGlue on November 18, 2011, 01:46:10 AM
Wait... starting out with cold water saves energy? Is that true, is a household water heating really less efficient at heating water than a frying pan is?

It saves energy in this case because you use so much less water. He recommends starting with cold because the pasta won't stick together (I guess that's an issue when the pasta is crowded?).
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: DeepGlue on November 18, 2011, 11:55:57 AM
As to whether it saves energy to start with hot water, the answer varies depending on how much water you're boiling, how much piping is between the hot water heater and your sink, what type of stove you have, and what season it is. Fun!

Summary of analysis below:
The piping in my house between the hot water heater and the sink is about 2 L in volume.
In summer if I was boiling less than about 1 L, I'd be better off starting with cold.
In winter if I was boiling less than about 0.5 L, I'd be better off starting with cold.
Your numbers will be proportional to your heater-->sink piping volume.

No matter what, we're talking about saving < 0.1 kWh, while the average American consumes about 250 kWh/day in total.

--------------------

Analysis

The answer seems obvious until one considers energy dissipated via the hot water which sits and cools in the piping between the hot water heater and the sink. The longer and wider that piping becomes, and the smaller the quantity of water to be boiled becomes, the more likely it is that cold would be the lower-energy choice. Given typical piping volumes (I estimate my house is about 2 L), typical boiled water volumes (also 2 L), and assuming a 50% efficient stove (heat dumped at the stove for gas and at the power plant for electric):

[energy required to heat 2 L from cold to boiling] = 0.37 kWh
[total spent boiling cold water] = 0.37 kWh

[energy required to heat 2 L from hot to boiling] = 0.26 kWh
[energy lost in 2 L of piping as stagnant water cools from hot to cold] = 0.05 kWh
[total spent boiling hot water] = 0.31 kWh

So I save 14% energy, or 0.06 kWh, by starting from hot water in this case. If I were boiling 4 L of water I'd save 21% (0.15 kWh). But if I were boiling 1 L it would be even, and if I boiled 0.5 L I'd use 28% more energy (0.03 kWh more) by starting from hot.

This holds true in summer. In winter there are other things to consider. First, most of the heat lost in the piping goes to heating the home. We can guess only 20% of it is lost through uninsulated spaces and other means. Second, the energy dumped at a gas stove  is similarly recovered (unless you have your stove fan on, in which case only some is; we'll say only 50% of the dumped heat is used to heat the house). But with an electric stovetop most of the waste heat is dumped at the plant and not your kitchen. So in winter with a gas stove the cold/hot cutoff is 0.4 L. With a gas stove and the fan on the cutoff is more like 0.3 L. With an electric stove the cutoff is more like 0.2 L.

Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: worldslaziestbusker on November 18, 2011, 10:27:55 PM
(http://resources0.news.com.au/images/2010/06/03/1225875/052592-sign.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on November 21, 2011, 08:25:50 AM
(http://resources0.news.com.au/images/2010/06/03/1225875/052592-sign.jpg)
This looks like it belongs in the You WTF You Lose thread.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Moloch on November 22, 2011, 12:08:49 PM
New Australian Show

DANGER 5 TRAILER (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Z09bNgSeMI#)

Way too cool not to post
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on November 23, 2011, 05:51:08 AM
New Australian Show

DANGER 5 TRAILER (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Z09bNgSeMI#)

Way too cool not to post

When and what channel?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Caffiene on November 23, 2011, 07:17:05 AM
When and what channel?

It appears to be an online show done by SBS, new episodes released Mondays @ 9:30pm.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Moloch on November 23, 2011, 07:56:36 AM
When and what channel?

It appears to be an online show done by SBS, new episodes released Mondays @ 9:30pm.

Yep, first episode is already up. It's only 5 minutes but it's pretty funny. Looking forward to more.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: D'oh! on November 24, 2011, 11:59:09 AM
Danger 5 is sort of a cross between Team America and Inglorius Basterds -- but much, much better than the latter.  I'll be watching more of these for sure.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Bunsen on November 24, 2011, 03:27:37 PM
New Australian Show

DANGER 5 TRAILER (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Z09bNgSeMI#)

Way too cool not to post

"You hit a woman?"

"I HIT A NAZI!"
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Moloch on November 24, 2011, 09:04:00 PM
Danger 5 is sort of a cross between Team America and Inglorius Basterds -- but much, much better than the latter.  I'll be watching more of these for sure.

It's also very Garth Marenghi's Dark Place.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Bunsen on November 24, 2011, 10:17:50 PM
Danger 5 is sort of a cross between Team America and Inglorius Basterds -- but much, much better than the latter.  I'll be watching more of these for sure.

I'd say it's much more a cross between Venture Brothers and Inglorious Basterds.

It's only tangentially similar to TA:WP.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on November 25, 2011, 10:41:15 AM
Underwater Lake (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzUEr7uMnXU#)

Awesome brine lake
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on November 25, 2011, 11:14:15 AM
BBC Nature: 'Brinicle' ice finger of death filmed in Antarctic (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMhBuSBemRk#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on November 25, 2011, 12:14:11 PM
This is Imposible? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n_mgFA47WQ&feature=related#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on November 25, 2011, 12:17:32 PM
Bet You Can't Watch This Just Once! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjjjyOfCOyc&feature=related#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on November 25, 2011, 04:19:56 PM
Satanic Leaf-Tail Gecko


(http://i.imgur.com/ZKFnv.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on November 27, 2011, 11:29:19 PM
(http://www.instablogsimages.com/images/2007/10/15/michael-rea_2_50.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on November 27, 2011, 11:31:20 PM
(http://www.wired.com/images/slideshow/2008/08/gallery_michael_rea/IMG_3030.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on November 27, 2011, 11:33:02 PM
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4023/4572757818_09231dffc2.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Drunken Idaho on November 28, 2011, 01:47:15 AM
This is Imposible? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n_mgFA47WQ&feature=related#)

It's slightly sped up (look at the walkers), but badass nonetheless.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on December 02, 2011, 12:22:12 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/387261_707874816233_20207706_35564153_38869718_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on December 02, 2011, 03:14:42 PM
This kind of shit always blows my mind. (http://www.wimp.com/mathmotorway/)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on December 02, 2011, 03:22:52 PM
Underwater Lake (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzUEr7uMnXU#)

Awesome brine lake

Yo! Dawg!
I heard you like oceans so I put an ocean IN your ocean, so you could surf while scuba diving!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Bunsen on December 02, 2011, 05:01:36 PM
This kind of shit always blows my mind. (http://www.wimp.com/mathmotorway/)

(http://troll.me/images/bert/mind-blown.jpg)

I want to have the most efficient form of that man's babies.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on December 02, 2011, 05:20:48 PM
This kind of shit always blows my mind. (http://www.wimp.com/mathmotorway/)

(click to show/hide)

I want to have the most efficient form of that man's babies.

Well, make sure you have sex at an angle of 120 degrees then ;).
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: RaptureMay21 on December 02, 2011, 05:25:20 PM
snapped this yesterday, thought i'd share:
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r310/jewshort/IMAG0314.jpg)
think i'll go with science-based body work
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Henning on December 03, 2011, 02:05:40 AM
Nice, Rapture. Welcome to the boards, good to have another Portlander.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Henning on December 03, 2011, 02:06:29 AM
(http://www.usmagazine.com/uploads/assets/articles/47244-whoa-see-daniel-day-lewis-transformed-into-abraham-lincoln/1322747471_abe-lincoln-daniel-day-lewis-467.jpg)

Daniel Day Lewis as Abe Lincoln.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Bunsen on December 03, 2011, 09:57:54 AM
(http://www.usmagazine.com/uploads/assets/articles/47244-whoa-see-daniel-day-lewis-transformed-into-abraham-lincoln/1322747471_abe-lincoln-daniel-day-lewis-467.jpg)

Daniel Day Lewis as Abe Lincoln.

Holy SHI-
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: D'oh! on December 04, 2011, 04:03:24 AM
Are those jeans period??
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on December 04, 2011, 04:59:27 PM
Are those jeans period??

Kinda:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeans (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeans)
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Dry goods merchant Levi Strauss was selling blue jeans under the "Levi's" brand to the mining communities of California in the 1850s.[citation needed] One of Strauss' customers was Jacob Davis, a tailor who frequently purchased bolts of cloth from the Levi Strauss & Co. wholesale house. After one of Davis' customers kept buying cloth to reinforce torn pants, he had an idea to use copper rivets to reinforce the points of strain, such as on the pocket corners and at the top of the button fly. Davis did not have the required money to purchase a patent, so he wrote to Strauss suggesting that they both go into business together. After Strauss accepted Davis's offer, the two men received U.S. Patent 139,121, for an "Improvement in Fastening Pocket-Openings," on May 20, 1873.[1]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Lincoln (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Lincoln)
Quote
Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: D'oh! on December 04, 2011, 08:08:55 PM
How about the turtleneck?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Unlimited on December 05, 2011, 12:24:27 AM
Ugh I really wish I was born 100 years from now.

200-inch Full HD Glasses-Free 3D Display Is World's Largest #DigInfo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiaInndP1S0#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: D'oh! on December 05, 2011, 01:07:04 AM
This is much more impressive than that "Imperial March" one from awhile back:

The Animals House of the Rising Sun Old School Computer Remix (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w68qZ8JvBds#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skeptress on December 05, 2011, 10:21:40 AM
This kind of shit always blows my mind. (http://www.wimp.com/mathmotorway/)

Awesome thank you!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skeptress on December 05, 2011, 10:26:33 AM
This is much more impressive than that "Imperial March" one from awhile back:

(click to show/hide)

Wow, super cool.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on December 05, 2011, 10:37:49 AM
This kind of shit always blows my mind. (http://www.wimp.com/mathmotorway/)

That is AWESOME.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on December 05, 2011, 11:06:07 AM
I'm compelled to post this here and not post lame comments about Chuck Norris for some reason...

Cello Wars (Star Wars Parody) Lightsaber Duel - Steven Sharp Nelson (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgAlQuqzl8o#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: DeepGlue on December 05, 2011, 04:27:51 PM
http://www.elezea.com/2011/12/realistic-childrens-paintings/ (http://www.elezea.com/2011/12/realistic-childrens-paintings/)

(http://cdn.elezea.com/images/monsters3.jpg)
(http://cdn.elezea.com/images/monsters5.jpg)

And more...
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: D'oh! on December 06, 2011, 01:51:58 AM
Love the cello wars... AND the kids' paintings!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: DeepGlue on December 06, 2011, 02:55:40 PM
A safer viewing angle for your side mirrors. (http://lifehacker.com/5865502/adjust-your-car-mirrors-property-to-avoid-accidents)

Why have I not realized this until now? Why haven't most people?

(http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/17/2011/12/c1c5f30245347479d9953e3c133aee3b.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Drunken Idaho on December 06, 2011, 03:00:08 PM
Damn! I've never thought about that either. First thing I'm changing when I get back in the truck...
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on December 06, 2011, 03:01:42 PM
Thought of it before, but I find it disconcerting when I don't see my car in the mirror for a frame of reference.  Also, the changed angle isn't as intuitive.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on December 06, 2011, 05:47:23 PM
Damn! I've never thought about that either. First thing I'm changing when I get back in the truck...

I'm a dumb ass
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on December 06, 2011, 10:07:36 PM
Earth in HD - Maya 2011 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDEJBieUx-M&feature=related#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: RaptureMay21 on December 08, 2011, 05:46:09 PM
(http://www.usmagazine.com/uploads/assets/articles/47244-whoa-see-daniel-day-lewis-transformed-into-abraham-lincoln/1322747471_abe-lincoln-daniel-day-lewis-467.jpg)

Daniel Day Lewis as Abe Lincoln.

Holy SHI-

This film looks like it was casted by my wet dreams! Ignoring the obvious glory of Lewis and Tommy Lee Jones:
If James Spader wasn't enough, we got all 1.66 Meters of Jackie Earle mutha-fuccin Haley, plus all 1.66 meters of Walton Goggins' forhead!
Tell me how it is, for i refuse to support any film with Sally Field. (puking emoticon)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on December 12, 2011, 09:38:35 PM
Doodling in Math Class: Snakes + Graphs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heKK95DAKms&feature=youtube_gdata_player#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on December 13, 2011, 11:44:58 PM
Re: Visual Multiplication and 48/2(9+3) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-e8fzqv3CE&feature=youtube_gdata_player
#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Johnny Slick on December 14, 2011, 12:57:18 AM
OKAY GOD DAMMIT WHAT IS THE FUCKING ANSWER TO SEVEN DOLPHIN TWELVE??
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Morvis13 on December 14, 2011, 07:55:12 AM
OKAY GOD DAMMIT WHAT IS THE FUCKING ANSWER TO SEVEN DOLPHIN TWELVE??

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on December 14, 2011, 08:26:42 AM
Missed that. Now she even more awesome!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skeptress on December 14, 2011, 11:05:45 AM
I checked the mirrors on my van and they are already set like that. I still have a blindspot.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Anders on December 14, 2011, 11:25:47 AM
(http://www.usmagazine.com/uploads/assets/articles/47244-whoa-see-daniel-day-lewis-transformed-into-abraham-lincoln/1322747471_abe-lincoln-daniel-day-lewis-467.jpg)

Daniel Day Lewis as Abe Lincoln.

Holy SHI-

This film looks like it was casted by my wet dreams! Ignoring the obvious glory of Lewis and Tommy Lee Jones:
If James Spader wasn't enough, we got all 1.66 Meters of Jackie Earle mutha-fuccin Haley, plus all 1.66 meters of Walton Goggins' forhead!
Tell me how it is, for i refuse to support any film with Sally Field. (puking emoticon)

None of these people typically appear in my wet dreams.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on December 14, 2011, 03:18:09 PM
Tom Lehrer (1997)

http://www.archive.org/download/http://www.archive.org/details/lehrer (http://www.archive.org/download/http://www.archive.org/details/lehrer)

Quote
Tom Lehrer performing at a Maths lecture, some of the only footage of him anywhere on the internet!!!
(http://ia600504.us.archive.org/20/items/lehrer/lehrer_full.gif?cnt=0)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on December 14, 2011, 03:23:33 PM
Tom Lehrer (1997)

http://www.archive.org/download/http://www.archive.org/details/lehrer (http://www.archive.org/download/http://www.archive.org/details/lehrer)

Quote
Tom Lehrer performing at a Maths lecture, some of the only footage of him anywhere on the internet!!!(http://ia600504.us.archive.org/20/items/lehrer/lehrer_full.gif?cnt=0)
I guess they never looked on YouTube  ::)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Unlimited on December 14, 2011, 06:27:02 PM
Bearded Dragon playing Ant Crusher (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTpldq3myV0#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: D'oh! on December 14, 2011, 08:01:26 PM
That's was more funny than cool, but either way I lost.

Plus, "bearded dragon" sounds vaguely dirty.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on December 15, 2011, 09:12:46 PM
Copper Pipe Magnet (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=G7ysnXH53Wo#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on December 15, 2011, 10:09:42 PM
Copper Pipe Magnet (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=G7ysnXH53Wo#)

Whoa!

I could understand if that was a coil... that's some freaky stuffs!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on December 15, 2011, 10:27:25 PM
Did the United States Beat Sputnik into Space? (http://www.skepticblog.org/2011/12/15/united-states-beat-sputnik/)

No.

But interesting article nonetheless.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on December 15, 2011, 10:30:42 PM
Did the United States Beat Sputnik into Space? (http://www.skepticblog.org/2011/12/15/united-states-beat-sputnik/)

No.

But interesting article nonetheless.

Heard about that story many years ago.
still kinda nifty.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on December 15, 2011, 10:47:41 PM
Did the United States Beat Sputnik into Space? (http://www.skepticblog.org/2011/12/15/united-states-beat-sputnik/)

No.

But interesting article nonetheless.

Heard about that story many years ago.
still kinda nifty.

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Drunken Idaho on December 16, 2011, 01:59:38 AM
(click to show/hide)

Way freaking cool.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: MikeHz on December 17, 2011, 02:06:46 PM
Germany beat both the US and Soviets into space when, on 3 October 1942 it launched a V-2 rocket above the fifty mile mark--usually considered the border of space. The Soviets, however, retain the record for the first to launch an object into orbit.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on December 17, 2011, 02:30:55 PM
Germany beat both the US and Soviets into space when, on 3 October 1942 it launched a V-2 rocket above the fifty mile mark--usually considered the border of space. The Soviets, however, retain the record for the first to launch an object into orbit.

Hmmm... really?  Wonder why no one ever wants to give the Nazis credit for that?  :P
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Unlimited on December 17, 2011, 02:31:42 PM
BECAUSE THEIR FUCKIN NAZIS MAN

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Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on December 17, 2011, 02:34:37 PM
It's just like people to always focus on the bad the Nazis did and never their accomplishments!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on December 17, 2011, 02:49:21 PM
Germany beat both the US and Soviets into space when, on 3 October 1942 it launched a V-2 rocket above the fifty mile mark--usually considered the border of space. The Soviets, however, retain the record for the first to launch an object into orbit.

I think you will be hard pressed to find any scientist who claims 50 miles is the border of space.

Why do you hate Mother Russia?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on December 17, 2011, 04:16:53 PM
Germany beat both the US and Soviets into space when, on 3 October 1942 it launched a V-2 rocket above the fifty mile mark--usually considered the border of space. The Soviets, however, retain the record for the first to launch an object into orbit.

I think you will be hard pressed to find any scientist who claims 50 miles is the border of space.

Why do you hate Mother Russia?

I think the claim about NAZIs reaching space is confusing the requirements for an Astronaut badge in the US (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astronaut#Insignia) with the Kármán line (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%A1rm%C3%A1n_line)

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At NASA, those who complete astronaut candidate training receive a silver lapel pin. Once they have flown in space, they receive a gold pin. U.S. astronauts who also have active-duty military status receive a special qualification badge, known as the Astronaut Badge, after participation on a spaceflight. The United States Air Force also presents an Astronaut Badge to its pilots who exceed 50 miles (80 km) in altitude.

Quote
The Kármán line lies at an altitude of 100 kilometres (62 mi) above the Earth's sea level, and is commonly used to define the boundary between the Earth's atmosphere and outer space.[2] This definition is accepted by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), which is an international standard setting and record-keeping body for aeronautics and astronautics.

I can see where the mistake can happen.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: MikeHz on December 17, 2011, 04:43:47 PM
The  Kármán line is 100 km. The Nazi V-2 reached 97 km. It's usually cited as the first man-made object to reach suborbital space.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Johnny Slick on December 17, 2011, 08:07:40 PM
Ohhhhhh sorry,  Nazis, you were soooooooo close-
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: MikeHz on December 17, 2011, 09:14:52 PM
Actually, I think that V-2 shot was a mistake, with the rocket flying at a higher trajectory than intended.

In 1949, the US fired a V-2/WAC rocket to an altitude of 393 km--without doubt into space.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on December 17, 2011, 09:46:49 PM
 :patriot:
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on December 17, 2011, 10:27:56 PM
The story of Gene Kranz’s vests. (http://vintagespace.wordpress.com/2011/12/17/vintage-space-fun-fact-gene-kranzs-vest/)

Ed Harris played Kranz in Apollo 13.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Jeremy's Sea on December 17, 2011, 11:17:35 PM
The  Kármán line is 100 km. The Nazi V-2 reached 97 km. It's usually cited as the first man-made object to reach suborbital space.
If it wasn't 100 km before the Nazi's reached 97 km, it sure as hell was amended to it after the fact...
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on December 17, 2011, 11:37:13 PM
The  Kármán line is 100 km. The Nazi V-2 reached 97 km. It's usually cited as the first man-made object to reach suborbital space.
If it wasn't 100 km before the Nazi's reached 97 km, it sure as hell was amended to it after the fact...

The Kármán line (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%A1rm%C3%A1n_line) is not an arbitrary altitude.

Quote
The line was named after Theodore von Kármán... He first calculated that around this altitude the Earth's atmosphere becomes too thin for aeronautical purposes (because any vehicle at this altitude would have to travel faster than orbital velocity in order to derive sufficient aerodynamic lift from the atmosphere to support itself).[
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: AQB24712 on December 18, 2011, 08:00:31 AM
The story of Gene Kranz’s vests. (http://vintagespace.wordpress.com/2011/12/17/vintage-space-fun-fact-gene-kranzs-vest/)

Ed Harris played Kranz in Apollo 13.

Loved that.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on December 18, 2011, 08:42:45 PM
Elk rescues marmot from drowning at Pocatello Zoo | KTVB.COM Boise (http://www.ktvb.com/news/slideshows/Elk-rescues-marmot-from-drowning-at-Pocatello-Zoo-124452264.html)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on December 18, 2011, 10:21:02 PM
Kelvin-Helmholt Clouds:
(http://i.imgur.com/6Lm7L.jpg)
Kelvin-Helmholtz Wave Clouds Over B'ham (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcwOn4VeJOE#)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelvin%E2%80%93Helmholtz_instability (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelvin%E2%80%93Helmholtz_instability)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on December 18, 2011, 11:21:04 PM
Hey that's home!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Drunken Idaho on December 19, 2011, 12:18:35 AM
Whoh, super cool!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Unlimited on December 19, 2011, 01:07:23 PM
And that my friends, is the origin of (insert arbitrary sky god here).
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Drunken Idaho on December 20, 2011, 12:03:40 AM
And that my friends, is the origin of SKY SHARK, GOD OF AERIAL BITE ATTACKS.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on December 20, 2011, 12:06:58 PM
Woah!

Biggest Daytime Fireworks Show Ever -- Mathaf Opening of Cai Guo-Qiang: Saraab (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPV8zdiySlI#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on December 20, 2011, 12:16:03 PM
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hitchling (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hitchling)

(http://whyevolutionistrue.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/hitchling.png?w=488)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Gerbig on December 20, 2011, 05:44:11 PM
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hitchling (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hitchling)

(http://whyevolutionistrue.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/hitchling.png?w=488)

Good god that is glorious
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Morvis13 on December 20, 2011, 09:02:08 PM
I want this in my front yard.

(http://i.imgur.com/HVNvg.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on December 20, 2011, 09:05:29 PM
MHO!
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skeptress on December 20, 2011, 09:10:29 PM
WOW that is the coolest thing ever.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: David E. on December 20, 2011, 09:54:25 PM
(http://inapcache.boston.com/universal/site_graphics/blogs/bigpicture/natural_world_2011/bp3.jpg)

Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: David E. on December 20, 2011, 09:59:41 PM
Make your Own Pee Light (http://www.43oh.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1979)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on December 20, 2011, 10:00:11 PM
Refuse to believe that is real!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: David E. on December 20, 2011, 10:05:17 PM
Refuse to believe that is real!

Lightning flashes around the ash plume of the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain near Entrelagos, Chile. (Carlos Gutierrez/Reuters)

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/12/50_best_photos_of_the_natural.html (http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/12/50_best_photos_of_the_natural.html)

http://totallycoolpix.com/2011/06/the-puyehue-cordon-caulle-volcanic-eruption/ (http://totallycoolpix.com/2011/06/the-puyehue-cordon-caulle-volcanic-eruption/)



Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on December 20, 2011, 10:06:18 PM
Refuse to believe that is real!

Lightning flashes around the ash plume of the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain near Entrelagos, Chile. (Carlos Gutierrez/Reuters)

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/12/50_best_photos_of_the_natural.html (http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/12/50_best_photos_of_the_natural.html)

Get behind me Satan!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: David E. on December 20, 2011, 10:08:52 PM
(http://totallycoolpix.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11062011_chile_volcano_eruption/chile_018.jpg)

When I see stuff like this I can understand how God(s) were believed in.  Imagine if you saw that 500 years ago, and it had a face in it.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skeptress on December 20, 2011, 10:11:33 PM
I think I see the FSM in it.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: quirk3k on December 20, 2011, 11:53:59 PM
(http://totallycoolpix.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11062011_chile_volcano_eruption/chile_018.jpg)

Holy S**t! That's motha-f***ing Mt. Doom.

Quote
One does not simply walk into Mordor

How have I not seen this before?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on December 21, 2011, 08:53:59 AM
Want:

RC Enterprise D Review and Maiden Flight (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6STlxPrwJE&feature=related#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on December 21, 2011, 09:17:25 AM
First Trailer For The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (http://www.cinemablend.com/new/First-Trailer-Hobbit-An-Unexpected-Journey-28464.html)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: AQB24712 on December 21, 2011, 10:23:57 AM
I think I see the FSM in it.

Clearly!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on December 21, 2011, 10:36:03 AM
Holy shit!

 The Skin Gun (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y5H9Sasq5U&feature=youtube_gdata_player#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on December 21, 2011, 12:05:58 PM
Holy shit!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on December 21, 2011, 12:15:21 PM
We had a thread for this when it first came out: http://sguforums.com/index.php/topic,33311.0.html (http://sguforums.com/index.php/topic,33311.0.html)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on December 21, 2011, 12:26:07 PM
Oh, well whatevs.  Still too cool not to post.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on December 21, 2011, 11:50:09 PM
http://dsc.discovery.com/life/worlds-largest-lego-christmas-tree-is-made-from-600000-bricks-33-feet-high.html#mkcpgn=twdsc1 (http://dsc.discovery.com/life/worlds-largest-lego-christmas-tree-is-made-from-600000-bricks-33-feet-high.html#mkcpgn=twdsc1)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Morvis13 on December 22, 2011, 07:28:42 AM
Godzilla tree would crush that.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-PBVlBSALs4M/TuYYP8hclYI/AAAAAAAAT_8/IxlpsVvq8xY/s1600/gojira.img_assist_custom.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skeptress on December 22, 2011, 03:17:49 PM
(http://uploads.neatorama.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/ATLAS-LEGO-model-500x375.jpg)

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/22/atlas-in-lego/ (http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/22/atlas-in-lego/)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on December 22, 2011, 03:20:08 PM
That is badASS!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Grimner on December 22, 2011, 03:49:44 PM
From Wired: It’s Not a UFO, Just a Killer Drone for an Aircraft Carrier (http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/12/ufo-drone-x47b/)

For the record: yes; the letters U F O would definitely have crossed my mind. Somewhat more interesting: I thought the X-47B was much smaller.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on December 22, 2011, 03:58:27 PM
From Wired: It’s Not a UFO, Just a Killer Drone for an Aircraft Carrier (http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/12/ufo-drone-x47b/)

For the record: yes; the letters U F O would definitely have crossed my mind. Somewhat more interesting: I thought the X-47B was much smaller.

Damn!  If this is still on the road it's path will be within driving distance of me.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on December 22, 2011, 10:26:17 PM
WAAANNNTT!!

(http://0.media.dorkly.cvcdn.com/97/87/22efc0ef58d62bc8ea885bb2ed020529.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on December 23, 2011, 01:15:55 PM
From the BA Blog:

Time lapse video: ISS cometrise (http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2011/12/22/time-lapse-video-iss-cometrise/)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skeptress on December 23, 2011, 10:59:51 PM
(http://p1.la-img.com/302/27464/10408560_4_l.jpg)

Photos of the other side and more here. http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/10408560 (http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/10408560)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on December 24, 2011, 10:01:15 PM
Doodling in Math: Spirals, Fibonacci, and Being a Plant [1 of 3] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahXIMUkSXX0#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on December 24, 2011, 10:55:47 PM
Can't do this cause of the girth.

The Octopus and the Beer Bottle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DT97tS_XeaU&feature=g-all-f&context=G20b9128FAAAAAAAAEAA#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Dionysus on December 24, 2011, 10:57:57 PM
Uh, what did I just witness?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on December 24, 2011, 10:59:51 PM
Uh, what did I just witness?

How many of the women are googling how buy an octopus?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: PANTS! on December 25, 2011, 07:05:52 AM
I love octopuses. Best invertebrate evah. And the smartest.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: werecow on December 27, 2011, 09:55:01 AM
http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/applets/satellites.html (http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/applets/satellites.html)

Click and drag and release a satellite.

Cool! I think I managed a fairly stable orbit. }|:o)

EDIT: Still orbiting. Hooray!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Grimner on December 28, 2011, 05:50:42 AM
Tracing the origins of a 'yeti's finger'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16264752 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16264752)

Nothing new about yetis, but I like the reference to the now extinct "lady's lingerie case".
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on December 29, 2011, 07:16:48 PM
Mystery foam engulfs northern seaside town (http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/dec/29/foam-seaside-town-lather-cleveleys)

(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/About/General/2011/12/29/1325182850793/sea-foam-cleveleys-near-b-007.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Anders on December 30, 2011, 05:27:43 AM
God masturbated?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on December 30, 2011, 09:27:14 AM
God masturbated?

There is precedent:

(http://i.imgur.com/nRPYx.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on December 30, 2011, 12:40:02 PM
God did it wrong.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: MikeHz on December 30, 2011, 01:42:52 PM
God did it wrong.

He's God; he can do it however he wishes.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on December 30, 2011, 01:49:47 PM
God did it wrong.

He's God; he can do it however he wishes.

It's also the main reason God doesn't attend Bukkakes.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Anders on December 30, 2011, 01:53:45 PM
Just waiting for the city-sized tissue paper.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on December 30, 2011, 04:43:37 PM
In related news? God found passed out in closet.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3340/3262579146_055eb38a18_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on December 30, 2011, 04:59:50 PM
In related news? God found passed out in closet.
(click to show/hide)

I must be missing something.  That appears to be a modded Captain America figure.  Are we admiring the paint job? 
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on December 30, 2011, 05:02:29 PM
I was implying God is in to auto-erotic asphyxiation.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on December 30, 2011, 05:03:34 PM
I was implying God is in to auto-erotic asphyxiation.

Oh.  The figure looked more like the devil so I wasn't sure if they were related or not.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on December 30, 2011, 05:10:39 PM
I was implying God is in to auto-erotic asphyxiation.

Oh.  The figure looked more like the devil so I wasn't sure if they were related or not.

I figure you have to have a cool latex suit for AEA, and that had a strap around it's neck. Side note don't google auto erotic asphyxiation.  :wth:
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on December 30, 2011, 05:12:52 PM
Progress capsule re-entering Earth's atmosphere (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhmxMmDPV0k#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on January 03, 2012, 11:01:39 AM
Still a Wild World: Top New Animals of 2011 | Wired Science | Wired.com (http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/01/new-species-2011/?pid=2786&viewall=true)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on January 03, 2012, 11:45:37 AM
How have I only just become aware of the fact you can order 3-D print versions of stuff you make on your PC, but now stuff you make in Minecraft?!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTAztZjP3ak&feature=player_embedded# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTAztZjP3ak&feature=player_embedded#)!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on January 03, 2012, 04:38:06 PM
Went to the wrong NYE party...

Steven Tyler, Alice Cooper, Weird Al - Come Together (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SX63mUW0-B0#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on January 03, 2012, 09:52:42 PM
What happens when you give thousands of kids thousands of stickers

http://snip.it/s/14jy (http://snip.it/s/14jy)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on January 03, 2012, 10:18:50 PM
What happens when you give thousands of kids thousands of stickers

http://snip.it/s/14jy (http://snip.it/s/14jy)

Awesome. Kids rock.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on January 04, 2012, 12:08:34 AM
Controlled Quantum Levitation on a Wipe'Out Track (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Zqmdv5iyIOY#)

I know quantum levitation is a real phenomenon, but this almost feels like an ad. Still, I hope this is real. How long before we have levitating slot car sets in our lounge rooms?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Bunsen on January 04, 2012, 12:18:41 AM
OH SHI-

I WANT TO LIVE IN THE FUTURE SO FUCKING MUCH.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on January 04, 2012, 08:15:20 AM
OH SHI-

I WANT TO LIVE IN THE FUTURE SO FUCKING MUCH.

Ouch!  Bunsen!  Your nerd hard-on is poking me.  Ouch!  Quit it!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on January 04, 2012, 09:28:50 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ToCq_c3wOM8# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ToCq_c3wOM8#)!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on January 04, 2012, 09:47:19 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ToCq_c3wOM8# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ToCq_c3wOM8#)!

That was pretty cool!  Still, my sons are banned from watching Pingu.  One episode and they were saying "Noot Noot" for a month.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on January 04, 2012, 11:51:06 AM
Too cool.  Why does the way this guy says 'I will of course only use it on Zombies.  I promise" freak me out a little?

Slingshot Zombiehammer with Skull Ejector (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i240YgsA_rs&feature=channel_video_title#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on January 04, 2012, 04:09:14 PM
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2011/08/translucent-ants-photographed-eating-colored-liquids/ (http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2011/08/translucent-ants-photographed-eating-colored-liquids/)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on January 04, 2012, 07:12:35 PM
Flight Assembled Architecture (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnkMyfQ5YfY#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on January 06, 2012, 01:13:00 PM
Cross posted from the covers thread (http://sguforums.com/index.php/topic,27078.msg9136534.html#msg9136534) because this is too cool not to post here:

Somebody That I Used to Know - Walk off the Earth (Gotye - Cover) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9NF2edxy-M&list=UU9PEibgWOqZ-1I1JdxRmr6g&index=1&feature=plcp#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: AQB24712 on January 06, 2012, 04:08:38 PM
I don't know if you'll think this is cool, but it caught my ear on NPR yesterday. (http://www.npr.org/2012/01/05/144741339/sinking-ship-saving-the-historic-kalakala-ferry)

Quote
There's an old joke: The two happiest days in a man's life are the day he buys a boat and the day he sells it.

That's certainly been true for the owners of the Kalakala, a historic art deco ferry that currently resides in Puget Sound. Launched in 1935, the vessel's trials and tribulations have become the stuff of legend in Seattle.

First, it was an icon; a steel-bullet-shaped ship with round portholes that earned itself a mention in the Bing Crosby and Andrews Sisters song "Black Ball Ferry Line." You can still find pictures of it cruising past the Space Needle, looking like it belongs to Buck Rogers.

Steve Rodrigues has spent eight years trying to restore the Kalakala, and calling him an enthusiast would be an understatement.

"It was silver; the sun made her glow in the light," he says. "Nothing exists like the Kalakala in the world. It is art deco. There is nothing that ever followed that ... looked like it again."

But that futuristic beauty has faded. Today, the Kalakala is tied up in an industrial waterway near Tacoma, Wash. Under the leaden winter skies — despite the efforts of Rodrigues and some volunteers — the rust is what most stands out.

Back in the day:

(http://media.npr.org/assets/img/2012/01/05/kalakala_boat2_custom.jpg?t=1325803823&s=2)

Now, not so much.   :-\

(http://media.npr.org/assets/img/2012/01/05/kalakala_boat_wide.jpg?t=1325803770&s=4)



ETA: Fixed link, tx EL.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on January 06, 2012, 04:21:18 PM
That is pretty cool AQB.  Really depressing looking at the contrast between old and new when I searched though.  I did find something that raised my spirits about it though and may do the same for others:

(click to show/hide)

BTW; the link on the first image is messed up.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: AQB24712 on January 06, 2012, 04:37:59 PM
Thanks, EL, that was sloppy posting by me.  I am a big fan of both historic preservation and historical oddities, so when I heard that report, I had to look further.  The owner I quoted reportedly has sold the boat to some gotrocks, so we'll see.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on January 06, 2012, 04:42:22 PM
Thanks, EL, that was sloppy posting by me. 

Nah, not sloppy.  It's happened to me a bunch of times but I think I figured out what causes it.  Stay tuned for an update in the admin area.

I am a big fan of both historic preservation and historical oddities, so when I heard that report, I had to look further.  The owner I quoted reportedly has sold the boat to some gotrocks, so we'll see.

Definitely a cool ship.  Never hear of it before but it very distinctive and classy.  I hope it gets restored.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: PANTS! on January 06, 2012, 04:54:43 PM
Cross posted from the covers thread (http://sguforums.com/index.php/topic,27078.msg9136534.html#msg9136534) because this is too cool not to post here:

Somebody That I Used to Know - Walk off the Earth (Gotye - Cover) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9NF2edxy-M&list=UU9PEibgWOqZ-1I1JdxRmr6g&index=1&feature=plcp#)

The guy to our right is without a doubt the bass player.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on January 06, 2012, 07:07:50 PM
Bomber jacket art (http://www.flickr.com/photos/18532986@N07/sets/72157626140462192/with/5478527450/)



(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5019/5474791701_527e02011b_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Johnny Slick on January 06, 2012, 07:32:39 PM
Cool! I used to walk past the decaying hulk of the Kalookeelookee on my way to work in the early 2000s.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Bunsen on January 06, 2012, 07:48:30 PM
The guy to our right is without a doubt the bass player.

If by "the bass player," you mean the pianist, accordionist, or backup percussionist, then yeah.

The bassist is Captain Longhair in the middle in the first video.

Party Rock Anthem - [Walk off the Earth] + All About Maggie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-K1amTMA0I#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: PANTS! on January 06, 2012, 07:51:51 PM
Really?  He has a sterotypical bass player's affect.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Bunsen on January 07, 2012, 12:13:17 AM
Watching the videos they post, I don't think there's a single instrument that each and every single one of them can't play.  In some songs, they are literally throwing various instruments at each other in a circle.  (Including a theremin.)

They definitely are all multi-talented.  Which you'd have to be to synchronize and layout a song with five people playing the same instrument.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Anders on January 07, 2012, 02:14:08 PM
Thank you. We'll take it from here... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=D-ZUXyGWvJY#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on January 07, 2012, 09:34:44 PM
25 clever ideas to make life easier (http://www.thedailybuzz.com.au/2011/11/25-clever-ideas_household-tips_storage-ideas/)

I've gotta try the ice cream cone cupcake idea.

(http://i.imgur.com/VN4eS.png)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skeptress on January 07, 2012, 10:07:00 PM
I love the wrapping paper idea!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skeptress on January 09, 2012, 09:55:46 AM
http://bookshelfporn.com/ (http://bookshelfporn.com/)

Quote
"Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes. She has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve."

Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on January 09, 2012, 12:30:31 PM
A Thousand Cranes (http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/09/a-thousand-cranes/)

When I visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park there were millions of paper cranes draped over all the monuments. This is the story of the origin of the paper cranes.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Caffiene on January 09, 2012, 04:25:20 PM
Quote
"Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes. She has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve."

I find this scenario to be a genuinely, daydream-inspiringly attractive idea.

And the site is totally awesome. I wish I had the money to buy that many books - my own little handmade bookshelf full of books is my favourite possession.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skeptress on January 09, 2012, 04:47:07 PM
Quote
"Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes. She has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve."

I find this scenario to be a genuinely, daydream-inspiringly attractive idea.

And the site is totally awesome. I wish I had the money to buy that many books - my own little handmade bookshelf full of books is my favourite possession.

The movers were really complaining about how many boxes of books I have.  When I told them it was 50% less than what I had in May they were astounded.  I gave away at least 300 books this summer to the local library for their book sale.  If I never had to move again I'd have a bookshelf in every room of the house.  It's how I grew up and they bring me such comfort.  Now though it's simply too much of a task to unpack them each move and it made me sad to think of them sitting in boxes in storage.  I have a love of old medical textbooks (prisoner experiments!) and children's books.  Sigh.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Caffiene on January 09, 2012, 04:55:40 PM
I was going through my childhood books just recently, moving them out of my parents' house :) Now I need to build another bookshelf now to fit those, because my first one is full... I wish I had more, though. Didnt have the money when I was young ot buy many, I just exhausted the local library's entire catalogue of fantasy books.

I like old medical books, too, but dont have the money to buy them... This place (http://wunderkammer.com.au/) near me has some really nice old stuff going back to the 1800s IIRC, and with the medical equipment to go with them too :D
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: D'oh! on January 09, 2012, 10:35:58 PM
My folks used to be voracious readers so converted one bedroom into basically a storage room for books.  One night I was home alone reading The Exorcist, and got to the part where Reagan's mother heard a noise in the attic and went to investigate.  Just then, I heard a very loud *CRASH!* from our second floor, tossed the book up in the air, and very carefully crept upstairs to to see what happend.

A stack of books had fallen over. 

I only read the rest of the book during daylight hours after that (I damned near wet the couch).
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Bunsen on January 10, 2012, 08:03:36 AM
I quit collecting typical books at this point - too much space lost - and donated them all to the library.  Now I only collect poetry and first-ed fiction.  I still have 3 bookshelves, but one of those bookshelves is worth more than everything else I own by a factor of ten.

If a thief ever broke in, they'd take a forty pound TV worth 250 bucks, and miss a three-ounce chapbook worth $15,000.  I love it.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Guillermo on January 10, 2012, 09:58:57 AM
If a thief ever broke in, they'd take a forty pound TV worth 250 bucks, and miss a three-ounce chapbook worth $15,000.  I love it.

Noted, thanks!  :P
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on January 10, 2012, 10:06:33 AM
If a thief ever broke in, they'd take a forty pound TV worth 250 bucks, and miss a three-ounce chapbook worth $15,000.  I love it.

Noted, thanks!  :P
See if you can get his address so I can let the gang know.  ;D
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on January 10, 2012, 10:36:56 AM
This is awesome!

мастерпис.flv (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGJCBGhyO7o&feature=youtu.be#)

edit: pasted wrong URL
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on January 10, 2012, 10:40:10 AM
This is awesome!

мастерпис.flv (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGJCBGhyO7o&feature=youtu.be#)

edit: pasted wrong URL

Here's a picture (http://i.imgur.com/JO1bs.jpg) of one of his works to take a closer look at.  I just linked to it since it's high res.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Guillermo on January 10, 2012, 11:08:41 AM
This is awesome!

мастерпис.flv (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGJCBGhyO7o&feature=youtu.be#)

edit: pasted wrong URL

I never buy art or Paintings. I would buy that if I ever see him. Talk about finger painting.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on January 10, 2012, 11:34:09 AM
The Page Turner (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GOMIBdM6N7Q#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on January 10, 2012, 12:03:37 PM
Lost! That was awesome.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on January 10, 2012, 12:15:56 PM
Lost! That was awesome.

"That?"  Oh, yeah I guess the contraption was cool.  I was just posting about the guy's hair though.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Guillermo on January 10, 2012, 02:54:06 PM
Now that's the definition of a Rube Goldberg machine.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on January 10, 2012, 02:54:56 PM
Now that's the definition of a Rube Goldberg machine.

Favorite part is the hamster.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Bunsen on January 10, 2012, 04:21:00 PM
If a thief ever broke in, they'd take a forty pound TV worth 250 bucks, and miss a three-ounce chapbook worth $15,000.  I love it.

Noted, thanks!  :P
See if you can get his address so I can let the gang know.  ;D

You will, of course, have over 1000 pounds of chapbooks to sift through to find it.  And I'm not telling which one it is.

And you'd never be able to move it at even five percent of its value outside of a few very respected vendors.

And the second you tried you'd be lit up like a Christmas tree.

There's an advantage to collecting rare books and fine art.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Morvis13 on January 10, 2012, 04:33:47 PM
(http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/archive/images/wa200806A37_00.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Bunsen on January 10, 2012, 04:46:31 PM
There's a more valuable edition - the first Spanish translation of 20,000 Leagues is currently going for $20,000 (plus S&H) from a private seller on ABE, complete with a registered and authenticated provenance... 

I want it.  I also want a pony.  Neither is in the cards for me.

Also, I don't speak Spanish, and I only buy books if I can read them.  :(
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Guillermo on January 10, 2012, 05:02:03 PM
You will, of course, have over 1000 pounds of chapbooks to sift through to find it.  And I'm not telling which one it is.
So, What's a chapbook?

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And you'd never be able to move it at even five percent of its value outside of a few very respected vendors.
Got it, Ebay it is.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Guillermo on January 10, 2012, 05:02:59 PM
(http://www.damnlol.com/pics/173/52ef320de7003047556a599af6000b04.gif)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on January 10, 2012, 05:26:13 PM
A Very Calvin & Hobbes Christmas (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pq8iyhMFLYE&feature=youtube_gdata_player#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: D'oh! on January 11, 2012, 12:26:37 AM
Brilliant!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skeptress on January 11, 2012, 04:00:49 AM
The sharks were my favorite.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Bunsen on January 11, 2012, 07:43:32 AM
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And you'd never be able to move it at even five percent of its value outside of a few very respected vendors.
Got it, Ebay it is.

Nobody who knows or trades in valued 1st editions or rare prints will purchase from self-service auctions.  Most of these books are brokered, they're almost all authenticated or run through trusted sellers, etc.

If you sold my most valuable book on eBay, you might get $60 for it from somebody who was willing to gamble on it not being a counterfeit or a reproduction.  And of course, you'd have to know which of my thousands of chaps it is that's so valuable.  And it won't be one of the ones you would guess.  And you wouldn't have the documents of provenance, or the authentication papers, since I don't keep those with my collection.

And, because it's numbered and authenticated, no legitimate dealer or purchaser would touch it, since they know they'd get hit for moving stolen goods if they tried to resell it.  Just like a stolen Manet, you need a professional art fence to even consider moving it.  Unlike fine paintings, however, there are collectors from all walks of life, from students and laborers to engineers and Wall Street Brokers.

Like rare vintage exchange, manuscript auctioning is an event that happens between a very paltry few people who know each other quite well, and frequently know the location of every single copy in existence of the items that interest them.

There are six, maybe seven people in the world who would pay even half the value for my book in question.  I know all of them, and they know exactly how many copies exist, and where they are.  Also, there are no "lost" copies - it's a complete run, fully accounted for.

It's one of the things I love about manuscript collection.  What's out there is out there, and you have to fight hard to get at it.  I've seen, touched, opened, and read treasures that belong in art and natural history museums - private collectors have some sick shit.  One of the coolest things I've ever touched (with gloves on) would have to be a single leaf of a Gutenberg Bible - all of the books themselves are in the collections of major libraries, universities, or religious institutions, but there are occasional leafs from incomplete, lost, damaged, or destroyed copies floating around on the open market.

When it moved at auction, it went for just over a hundred thousand.  For a single page torn from a book.

Book collecting is awesome.  You get to be part of a community of incredibly intelligent, passionate, well-read people dealing and trading in incredibly valuable, rare works of art.  But, unlike other fine art collection, you can get in on the ground floor for maybe 5 bucks with a smart purchase or an amazing find.

I remember when I found a mint condition first edition of Ron Padgett's Great Balls of Fire in a pile of wholesaled books for $3.50 at a smokey old used bookshop in Worcester, MA.  I grabbed it on a whim, figuring off the top of my head that I could get $30-50 for it.  I landed $375 on that book.  It's just too cool.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on January 11, 2012, 08:06:43 AM
The Firejar Trick (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzyGj6T5Dk0#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on January 11, 2012, 09:32:39 AM
The Firejar Trick (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzyGj6T5Dk0#)

I just forwarded that to my wife, who used to have a pyrotechnics license, and her best friend, who trained with the UK military in bomb disposal.

If I can ever manage to get the two of them a few hours on a bomb range with some high explosives I suspect I would be declared "The best husband EVER" for the next few years.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on January 11, 2012, 10:30:37 AM
The Firejar Trick (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzyGj6T5Dk0#)

I just forwarded that to my wife, who used to have a pyrotechnics license, and her best friend, who trained with the UK military in bomb disposal.

If I can ever manage to get the two of them a few hours on a bomb range with some high explosives I suspect I would be declared "The best husband EVER" for the next few years.

Your divorce is going to be awesome!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on January 11, 2012, 10:33:28 AM
The Firejar Trick (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzyGj6T5Dk0#)

I just forwarded that to my wife, who used to have a pyrotechnics license, and her best friend, who trained with the UK military in bomb disposal.

If I can ever manage to get the two of them a few hours on a bomb range with some high explosives I suspect I would be declared "The best husband EVER" for the next few years.

Your divorce is going to be awesome explosive!

FTFY
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on January 11, 2012, 10:44:20 AM
The Firejar Trick (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzyGj6T5Dk0#)

I just forwarded that to my wife, who used to have a pyrotechnics license, and her best friend, who trained with the UK military in bomb disposal.

If I can ever manage to get the two of them a few hours on a bomb range with some high explosives I suspect I would be declared "The best husband EVER" for the next few years.

Your divorce is going to be awesome explosive!

FTFY

On the bright side if the two of them ever get together and hatch a plan to do me in I'll at least go quickly.

And my departure will probably be heard for miles around.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on January 11, 2012, 11:07:53 AM
The Firejar Trick (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzyGj6T5Dk0#)

I just forwarded that to my wife, who used to have a pyrotechnics license, and her best friend, who trained with the UK military in bomb disposal.

If I can ever manage to get the two of them a few hours on a bomb range with some high explosives I suspect I would be declared "The best husband EVER" for the next few years.

Your divorce is going to be awesome explosive!

FTFY

On the bright side if the two of them ever get together and hatch a plan to do me in I'll at least go quickly.

And my departure will probably be heard for miles around.

Not a bad way to go. Out with a bang! Can you request it be funny or ironic so we get to watch on YouTube?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on January 11, 2012, 11:09:25 AM
The Firejar Trick (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzyGj6T5Dk0#)

I just forwarded that to my wife, who used to have a pyrotechnics license, and her best friend, who trained with the UK military in bomb disposal.

If I can ever manage to get the two of them a few hours on a bomb range with some high explosives I suspect I would be declared "The best husband EVER" for the next few years.

Your divorce is going to be awesome explosive!

FTFY

On the bright side if the two of them ever get together and hatch a plan to do me in I'll at least go quickly.

And my departure will probably be heard for miles around.

Not a bad way to go. Out with a bang! Can you request it be funny or ironic so we get to watch on YouTube?

Arrange the explosives so when your scattered body parts come to rest, they will spell out "so long and thanks for all the fish."  That'd just about do it.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Traveler on January 11, 2012, 01:07:28 PM
The Firejar Trick (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzyGj6T5Dk0#)

I just forwarded that to my wife, who used to have a pyrotechnics license, and her best friend, who trained with the UK military in bomb disposal.

If I can ever manage to get the two of them a few hours on a bomb range with some high explosives I suspect I would be declared "The best husband EVER" for the next few years.

Your divorce is going to be awesome explosive!

FTFY

On the bright side if the two of them ever get together and hatch a plan to do me in I'll at least go quickly.

And my departure will probably be heard for miles around.

Or you would pull on your pants some day, and a small shaped charge would make you a eunuch.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Guillermo on January 11, 2012, 01:50:36 PM
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That's Awesome. Hearing about collectors is pretty cool, but I don't have the drive to be a collector of anything.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: David E. on January 11, 2012, 03:19:31 PM
Murder Falls Off List Of Top Causes Of Death In U.S. (http://www.npr.org/2012/01/11/145039976/murder-falls-off-list-of-top-causes-of-death-in-u-s?ft=1&f=1001)

Quote
For the first time in 45 years, homicide has fallen off the list of the nation's top 15 causes of death, government health officials said Wednesday.

Murder dropped enough in 2010 that it was overtaken at No. 15 by a respiratory illness called pneumonitis that is seen mainly in people 75 and older.


 :patriot:
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on January 11, 2012, 03:22:42 PM
We are too fat to kill each other.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Henning on January 11, 2012, 03:24:08 PM
We are too fat to kill each other.

LOLOLOL
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on January 11, 2012, 04:11:00 PM
We are too fat to kill each other.
So the solution is lighter guns with larger trigger holes ?  ;)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on January 11, 2012, 04:20:40 PM
We are too fat to kill each other.

We're such fatties that we even make music in the kitchen!  Damn!

 Homemade Synthesizer - KITCHEN MUSIC by Stephen J Anderson (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCeYMpu3oXg&feature=youtube_gdata_player#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Henning on January 11, 2012, 05:47:10 PM
That's so effin' rad. I want to play my house!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: zandolit on January 12, 2012, 04:33:55 AM
The Firejar Trick (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzyGj6T5Dk0#)

Go here if you are a chemistry teacher and want to show this to your class. 

http://www.practicalchemistry.org/experiments/the-whoosh-bottle-demonstration,240,EX.html (http://www.practicalchemistry.org/experiments/the-whoosh-bottle-demonstration,240,EX.html)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on January 12, 2012, 01:32:41 PM
9 Awesome Hotel Pools (http://www.travelsupermarket.com/blog/9-awesome-hotel-pools/)


(http://www.travelsupermarket.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Once-more-a-completely-different-kind-of-pool.jpeg)

Yikes!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on January 12, 2012, 01:36:28 PM
Steve geeks out on his blog: NeuroLogica Blog » Tricorder X-Prize (http://theness.com/neurologicablog/index.php/tricorder-x-prize/)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on January 12, 2012, 01:45:19 PM
Steve geeks out on his blog: NeuroLogica Blog » Tricorder X-Prize (http://theness.com/neurologicablog/index.php/tricorder-x-prize/)

Oh now you're all interested! (http://sguforums.com/index.php/topic,35597.msg971926.html#msg971926)  :P
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Traveler on January 12, 2012, 03:38:51 PM
9 Awesome Hotel Pools (http://www.travelsupermarket.com/blog/9-awesome-hotel-pools/)

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Yikes!

I'm sure it's well engineered, but I'd still have a hard time bringing myself to make a hard kick turn.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Audiophile on January 12, 2012, 03:50:03 PM
9 Awesome Hotel Pools (http://www.travelsupermarket.com/blog/9-awesome-hotel-pools/)

I've visited the Blue Lagoon one in Iceland. I do not like relaxing/spas/sunbathing and leisurely stuff like that. Usually. Blue Lagoon was friggin awesome. Since I'm going to Iceland again (this March) we've decided to spend a whole day there.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on January 12, 2012, 04:29:45 PM
Get Photos Sent Directly From Mars to Your Phone | Wired Science | Wired.com (http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/01/mars-photos-app/)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on January 12, 2012, 08:44:59 PM
It's advertising but it's still cool. Skip ahead to 1:25 to see the blind peoples' reactions.

Wimpy Braille Burgers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YAchE0-o-o&feature=player_embedded#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on January 12, 2012, 09:38:58 PM
Oh my FSM!  Drrrrooooool!

CES - Samsung's Smart Window (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5rlTrdF5Cs#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: D'oh! on January 12, 2012, 10:34:32 PM
Fascinating.

Reminds me of this:

(http://images.wikia.com/memoryalpha/en/images/0/0d/Spock_retrains_his_mind.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on January 12, 2012, 10:52:12 PM
When holodecks are invented, this'll be how I olay Mega Man 2 everytime. 

 Bit Brigade - Live @ MAGFEST X - Megaband full show.MP4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnQ7bDGhOLI&feature=youtube_gdata_player#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Unlimited on January 13, 2012, 08:44:48 AM
This thing has an input for keyboard and mouse too, couldn't find the video of that.

Project Fiona - PC Gaming On an All-New Form Factor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--aGuXYo1rs#)

Razer Project Fiona hands-on video demo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2o2XVQ81mNY#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Unlimited on January 14, 2012, 01:54:23 AM
Fishing under ice (ORIGINAL) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIs00QjiJZQ#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on January 14, 2012, 08:50:38 AM
Nice under ice fireworks . Small Medium Large! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiLqZ8cKytM&feature=youtube_gdata_player#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on January 14, 2012, 10:47:24 PM
A 19 foot tall Saturn V made out of Legos.

More at the link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryanmcnaught/sets/72157628830248045/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryanmcnaught/sets/72157628830248045/)


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7147/6681417451_ea8d24aa12_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: David E. on January 14, 2012, 10:51:13 PM
Fascinating.

Reminds me of this:

(http://images.wikia.com/memoryalpha/en/images/0/0d/Spock_retrains_his_mind.jpg)

How do you feel?

I want that window.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on January 16, 2012, 12:14:35 PM
Pictures of Fancy Snow Forts | (http://unrealitymag.com/index.php/2012/01/16/a-collection-of-15-awesome-snow-forts/)

(http://i.imgur.com/4u297.png)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: AQB24712 on January 16, 2012, 03:17:08 PM
What happens when it actually snows in Seattle?  They rock on.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/399380_10150596316928824_114222123823_11061833_776198923_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: David E. on January 16, 2012, 10:02:54 PM
http://www.engadget.com/2011/12/20/mit-to-launch-mitx-learning-platform-offer-free-teaching-materi/ (http://www.engadget.com/2011/12/20/mit-to-launch-mitx-learning-platform-offer-free-teaching-materi/)

Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on January 17, 2012, 03:59:55 PM
"Tel-Aviv University demos quantum superconductors locked in a magnetic field."

Quantum Levitation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws6AAhTw7RA#)

A little explanation of how that works:

Quantum Levitation Demonstration at North Museum (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=xuEY2bm-W50#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on January 21, 2012, 10:59:20 AM
Skip ahead to 35 seconds.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=uub0z8wJfhU# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=uub0z8wJfhU#)!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Gerbig on January 21, 2012, 03:50:44 PM
Skip ahead to 35 seconds.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=uub0z8wJfhU# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=uub0z8wJfhU#)!

thought he was going to flip out =P.

Pleasantly surprised =)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Drunken Idaho on January 25, 2012, 12:44:50 AM
Ah, very nice reaction. Smiles for all.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Morvis13 on January 27, 2012, 08:39:52 AM
WANT!

(http://img1.etsystatic.com/il_570xN.301533361.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on January 27, 2012, 09:38:48 AM
WANT!

(http://img1.etsystatic.com/il_570xN.301533361.jpg)

Seconded!  Too bad it's likely a home-made thing.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on January 27, 2012, 10:20:38 AM
WANT!

(http://img1.etsystatic.com/il_570xN.301533361.jpg)

Seconded!  Too bad it's likely a home-made thing.
Yes it does. Send it to China so they can ripoff the design and start mass producing them.  ;D
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on January 27, 2012, 02:32:38 PM
Sj Tucker, "Go Away Godboy," w/ Elayna Smolowitz (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oKZd7YGuxo#)

SJ Tucker - The Truth About Ninjas (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dzFhc3U3GA&feature=related#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on January 28, 2012, 12:24:54 PM
Lego Man in Space (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQwLmGR6bPA&sns=em
#)

Two high school students.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on January 28, 2012, 03:11:39 PM
Doodling in Math: Spirals, Fibonacci, and Being a Plant [Part 3 of 3] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=14-NdQwKz9w#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on January 30, 2012, 12:48:00 PM
Best fight scene in a movie ever.  IGN ranked it number 1 too (http://movies.ign.com/articles/121/1217367p1.html), so I just thought I'd share with anyone who has never seen this.  I've watched the movie through maybe twice in full; I've watched this scene about 50 times.  So, so awesome:

Jackie Chan Drunken Master 2 End Fight Scene (1080p) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSQVT8wUK6Q&feature=player_embedded#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Gerbig on January 30, 2012, 01:52:41 PM
Doodling in Math: Spirals, Fibonacci, and Being a Plant [Part 3 of 3] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=14-NdQwKz9w#)

Im taking a class on plant hormones and genetics, blew my profs mind by answering every question he posed exactly right, all about this geometric growing pattern,

thank you Vi!!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on January 30, 2012, 08:36:05 PM
Announcement: Vi Hart and Khan Academy Join Forces! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=e1a6Bxc0OYQ#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on January 30, 2012, 10:08:30 PM
Angle-a-trons (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6W6P8JZW0o&feature=youtube_gdata_player#)

I love her more than Rebecca!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on January 30, 2012, 10:09:34 PM
I almost came when she pulled out her emergency protractor.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on January 30, 2012, 10:49:21 PM
Keep this video in mind when the next UFO story gets too much media attention.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dcDN409ZBv4# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dcDN409ZBv4#)!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on January 30, 2012, 10:53:38 PM
How many fender benders during that shit!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on January 30, 2012, 10:54:32 PM
Keep this video in mind when the next UFO story gets too much media attention.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dcDN409ZBv4# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dcDN409ZBv4#)!

Cheeky buggers.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: DeepGlue on January 30, 2012, 11:46:56 PM
Best fight scene in a movie ever.  IGN ranked it number 1 too (http://movies.ign.com/articles/121/1217367p1.html), so I just thought I'd share with anyone who has never seen this.  I've watched the movie through maybe twice in full; I've watched this scene about 50 times.  So, so awesome:

Jackie Chan Drunken Master 2 End Fight Scene (1080p) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSQVT8wUK6Q&feature=player_embedded#)

I'm an idiot. How have I been missing out on this shit? All my life I've been watching movies with overpaid actors who have only been trained in martial arts for months, when I could have been watching grand masters work. What a rip-off. And a future time sink...
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Guillermo on January 31, 2012, 08:56:18 AM
Russian Crow Rooftop snowboarding (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2rJoIhgWmw&feature=player_embedded#!)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on January 31, 2012, 09:08:21 AM
Best fight scene in a movie ever.  IGN ranked it number 1 too (http://movies.ign.com/articles/121/1217367p1.html), so I just thought I'd share with anyone who has never seen this.  I've watched the movie through maybe twice in full; I've watched this scene about 50 times.  So, so awesome:

Jackie Chan Drunken Master 2 End Fight Scene (1080p) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSQVT8wUK6Q&feature=player_embedded#)

I'm an idiot. How have I been missing out on this shit? All my life I've been watching movies with overpaid actors who have only been trained in martial arts for months, when I could have been watching grand masters work. What a rip-off. And a future time sink...

I know right?  Western action films are only good because they have superior directors (IMO) and the cinematography and filming style is usually worlds better than the Asian action films.  You see enough films with people who actually know what they're doing and the Western counterparts start to become more transparent.

Have you ever seen the Matrix Revisited?  It features Yuen Woo-Ping and his action team blocking out all the action sequences for the original Matrix.  They blew the performances in the film out of the water even to the point where they did some of the moves requiring wires for the actors without them.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on January 31, 2012, 10:44:04 AM
See this; this is how you do a commercial for a new car using an previously popular actor and references to highlights of their career:

"Transactions" Extended Version - 2012 Acura NSX Big Game Ad #JerrysNSX (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=WUFSHzT2xuY#)

Honda and Matthew Broderick have been bested quite handily. (http://sguforums.com/index.php/topic,31390.msg9153212.html#msg9153212)

Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on February 01, 2012, 11:15:42 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=nawe7F8cZ_U# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=nawe7F8cZ_U#)!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on February 02, 2012, 12:16:39 PM
This guy's a badass, and this foam's amazing!

Man Tests Super Insulating Foam By Taking a Welding Torch to his Hand and Then Eating It! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO7NVC23Stw#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Drunken Idaho on February 02, 2012, 12:48:13 PM
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Very cool. Assuming there's some truth behind using video games to keep your brain sharp at extreme old ages (seems plausible to me), do you think the next generation will have fewer age-related cognitive problems considering that everybody will be using their computers, ipads, and smartphones until the day they die?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on February 02, 2012, 12:55:30 PM
I have no idea but I'm sure many people are studying it.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Guillermo on February 02, 2012, 01:57:39 PM
This guy's a badass, and this foam's amazing!

Man Tests Super Insulating Foam By Taking a Welding Torch to his Hand and Then Eating It! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO7NVC23Stw#)
Yeah but, will it blend?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Henning on February 02, 2012, 02:39:03 PM
This guy's a badass, and this foam's amazing!

Man Tests Super Insulating Foam By Taking a Welding Torch to his Hand and Then Eating It! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO7NVC23Stw#)

Hero!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Bunsen on February 02, 2012, 04:32:25 PM
FUCKING RIDICULOUS.  I was just screaming "No.  NO!  NOOOO!  NONONONONONO!" As he progressed through testing.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on February 03, 2012, 08:47:08 PM
Singing Fingers - Finger Paint with Sound (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCYA7N-vdZA&feature=youtube_gdata_player#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Guillermo on February 04, 2012, 11:19:13 AM
Is there a limit on the number of embedded videos per page. I got a 50 posts  per page and most of the videos here say the embedded limit has been reached. Kinda annoying.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Hanes on February 04, 2012, 11:42:58 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/2jPN6.gif)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Johnny Slick on February 04, 2012, 11:57:46 AM
Sign that cat to a major league baseball contract!  :D
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: AQB24712 on February 04, 2012, 01:34:49 PM
Sign Give that cat to a major league baseball contract!  :D [/Rex Barney]

FTFY


Also, my cat was not that helpful when there was a bat in the house.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: David E. on February 04, 2012, 01:39:39 PM
My cat would run and hide from a bird.   :(

She is a good mouser though.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on February 04, 2012, 01:41:30 PM
Cats are so Bad Ass.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: D'oh! on February 04, 2012, 02:26:10 PM
My cat would run and hide from a bird.   :(

She is a good mouser though.

I think that was a bat, and bats are known as "flying mice," therefore your cat would be quite conflicted.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: David E. on February 04, 2012, 02:42:38 PM
My cat would run and hide from a bird.   :(

She is a good mouser though.

I think that was a bat, and bats are known as "flying mice," therefore your cat would be quite conflicted.

Oh i thought it was a bird.  woops there I go being blind again.   :D
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on February 05, 2012, 12:37:54 AM
http://t.co/xO6Hj6mg (http://t.co/xO6Hj6mg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on February 05, 2012, 02:00:06 AM
Dry Ice Bubble (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76CNkxizQuc&feature=related#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: ♫♪ FX ♪♫ on February 05, 2012, 11:06:41 AM
http://www.onemorelevel.com/game/scale_of_the_universe_2012 (http://www.onemorelevel.com/game/scale_of_the_universe_2012)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Bunsen on February 05, 2012, 11:34:26 AM
I'm sure somebody already posted this, but just in case...

Wunderland (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACkmg3Y64_s#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Hanes on February 05, 2012, 12:44:01 PM
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1202/lunation_cidadao_300.gif)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on February 05, 2012, 04:10:20 PM
Ok Go has definitely outdone themselves this time.  How long do you think it took to plan an execute all this?!

 OK Go - Needing/Getting - Official Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MejbOFk7H6c&feature=youtube_gdata_player#quality)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Gerbig on February 05, 2012, 07:03:27 PM
Ok Go has definitely outdone themselves this time.  How long do you think it took to plan an execute all this?!

 OK Go - Needing/Getting - Official Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MejbOFk7H6c&feature=youtube_gdata_player#quality)

Fucking hell, what was the budget for that video?

100+ pianos, 100+ guitars, a moded car, weeks to build, fawk..... must of costed a fortune
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: MikeHz on February 05, 2012, 07:10:08 PM
Ok Go has definitely outdone themselves this time.  How long do you think it took to plan an execute all this?!

(click to show/hide)

That was awesome! Someone has a good imagination.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skeptress on February 05, 2012, 08:07:36 PM
Ok Go has definitely outdone themselves this time.  How long do you think it took to plan an execute all this?!

 OK Go - Needing/Getting - Official Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MejbOFk7H6c&feature=youtube_gdata_player#quality)

Fucking hell, what was the budget for that video?

100+ pianos, 100+ guitars, a moded car, weeks to build, fawk..... must of costed a fortune

I doubt it.  You can get old pianos like that for free on Craigslist all the time.  The car was moded with duct tape!  I saw lots of pool noodles and stuff like that too.  I don't know about the guitars but I think it was probably done for way less than Lady Gaga's last video.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: D'oh! on February 06, 2012, 04:07:39 AM
Pirate ship bedroom!

http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/ultimate-pirate-ship-bedroom (http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/ultimate-pirate-ship-bedroom)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Caffiene on February 06, 2012, 04:50:41 AM
Pirate ship bedroom!

http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/ultimate-pirate-ship-bedroom (http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/ultimate-pirate-ship-bedroom)

When I grow up, Im going to build one of those.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Guillermo on February 06, 2012, 11:11:28 AM
http://www.onemorelevel.com/game/scale_of_the_universe_2012 (http://www.onemorelevel.com/game/scale_of_the_universe_2012)
Another one? This one is much cooler than the previous on, sweet. Gonna change my bookmark.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on February 06, 2012, 11:22:23 AM
http://www.onemorelevel.com/game/scale_of_the_universe_2012 (http://www.onemorelevel.com/game/scale_of_the_universe_2012)

Kinda humbles you to realize that the all-powerful creator made all that just for us.  Wait, what?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: ♫♪ FX ♪♫ on February 06, 2012, 11:46:05 AM
      At either end of the scale things get a little iffy. 
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Guillermo on February 06, 2012, 02:02:07 PM
Ok Go has definitely outdone themselves this time.  How long do you think it took to plan an execute all this?!

 OK Go - Needing/Getting - Official Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MejbOFk7H6c&feature=youtube_gdata_player#quality)

Fucking hell, what was the budget for that video?

100+ pianos, 100+ guitars, a moded car, weeks to build, fawk..... must of costed a fortune

I doubt it.  You can get old pianos like that for free on Craigslist all the time.  The car was moded with duct tape!  I saw lots of pool noodles and stuff like that too.  I don't know about the guitars but I think it was probably done for way less than Lady Gaga's last video.

Plus, you can probably get Chevrolet to pay for everything.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on February 06, 2012, 08:39:12 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qHrBhgwq__Q# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qHrBhgwq__Q#)!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Caffiene on February 06, 2012, 09:53:59 PM
http://www.onemorelevel.com/game/scale_of_the_universe_2012 (http://www.onemorelevel.com/game/scale_of_the_universe_2012)

Coooool.

Was a few things in there that really made me say "Whooooaaaa". Like the transistor - I knew they were tiny, but its so hard to conceptualise.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on February 07, 2012, 09:18:33 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qHrBhgwq__Q# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qHrBhgwq__Q#)!
Very cool. Too bad couldn't say knittING needle though.  ;D
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: ♫♪ FX ♪♫ on February 07, 2012, 10:05:09 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KDEmtWLwMOM# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KDEmtWLwMOM#)!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on February 07, 2012, 04:49:13 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/84lLP.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skeptress on February 07, 2012, 05:11:17 PM
(click to show/hide)

I want to be an astronaut!  That is sooooo cool!  :hydrogen:
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Caffiene on February 07, 2012, 07:53:54 PM
Pirate ship bedroom!

http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/ultimate-pirate-ship-bedroom (http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/ultimate-pirate-ship-bedroom)

Following up - that site has some really cool random stuff. Although the pirate ship article I discovered was actually copied word for word from the designer's flickr page.

The cool stuff makes up for that, though. For example:

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6151/6192835432_0b16ef5caf.jpg)

Victorian House made out of Lego! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/7931559@N08/6192835432/#in/photostream)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: D'oh! on February 08, 2012, 03:06:54 AM
Coolness!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: DeepGlue on February 08, 2012, 09:33:38 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Y5iOm.jpg)

What thread was it where we talked about how Rowling started off as an amateur writer but really got her act together by the end of the series? Because yeah.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: pandamonium on February 09, 2012, 12:45:14 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/Y5iOm.jpg)

What thread was it where we talked about how Rowling started off as an amateur writer but really got her act together by the end of the series? Because yeah.
I've read that she had a lot of the series figured out early on. But, yeah.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on February 09, 2012, 10:49:00 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/Y5iOm.jpg)

What thread was it where we talked about how Rowling started off as an amateur writer but really got her act together by the end of the series? Because yeah.

I can see using the book series in a writing class to show how an author can develop over time. While there were things I liked about the books and things I disliked, there are really only two things that really bug me.

1. The long, drawn out, rambling conversation in the shrieking shack near the close of "Prisoner of Azkaban". Seriously, why didn't it occur to Lupin to explain SOMETHING earlier in that exchange.

2. The
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: AQB24712 on February 09, 2012, 11:42:54 AM
Anybody want to try this out with me?

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/420378_261855863884125_139188202817559_563551_2115855862_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Anders on February 09, 2012, 11:49:02 AM
Sex would be challenging...
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Morvis13 on February 09, 2012, 11:49:26 AM
Anybody want to try this out with me?

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/420378_261855863884125_139188202817559_563551_2115855862_n.jpg)

Pick me!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Bill D on February 09, 2012, 11:49:58 AM
Anybody want to try this out with me?
(click to show/hide)

I feel motion-sick just looking at it.  :)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on February 09, 2012, 12:54:04 PM
Anybody want to try this out with me?

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/420378_261855863884125_139188202817559_563551_2115855862_n.jpg)

Install some hand and foot restraints and I'll give it a shot.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on February 09, 2012, 01:02:53 PM
Anybody want to try this out with me?

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/420378_261855863884125_139188202817559_563551_2115855862_n.jpg)

Install some hand and foot restraints and I'll give it a shot.

It has the potential for epic win, or an epic mess, possibly both.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on February 09, 2012, 01:19:12 PM
Anybody want to try this out with me?

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/420378_261855863884125_139188202817559_563551_2115855862_n.jpg)

Install some hand and foot restraints and I'll give it a shot.

It has the potential for epic win, or an epic mess, possibly both.

In the context of this bed, "win", "mess", and "shot" are synonymous.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on February 09, 2012, 01:20:12 PM
'Rasputin Was My Neighbor' And Other True Tales Of Time Travel : Krulwich Wonders... : NPR (http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2012/02/07/146534518/rasputin-was-my-neighbor-and-other-true-tales-of-time-travel?sc=fb&cc=fp)

Quote
4. Civil War Widows Live (And Collect Pensions) After 2000

A must read!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Morvis13 on February 09, 2012, 01:20:50 PM
Anybody want to try this out with me?

(click to show/hide)

Install some hand and foot restraints and I'll give it a shot.

It has the potential for epic win, or an epic mess, possibly both.

In the context of this bed, "win" and "mess" are synonymous.

If the Bed is a rockin' don't come knockin'.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: David E. on February 09, 2012, 01:28:05 PM
Anybody want to try this out with me?

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/420378_261855863884125_139188202817559_563551_2115855862_n.jpg)

Install some hand and foot restraints and I'll give it a shot.

It has the potential for epic win, or an epic mess, possibly both.

I don't think we would all fit.  You may have to take us on 1x1, you ok with that AQB?   ;D
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: AQB24712 on February 09, 2012, 01:36:15 PM
Anybody want to try this out with me?

(click to show/hide)
Install some hand and foot restraints and I'll give it a shot.

It has the potential for epic win, or an epic mess, possibly both.

I don't think we would all fit.  You may have to take us on 1x1, you ok with that AQB?   ;D

Line forms to the right!  :pervert:





Ahmahgahd, what am I saying?  :o
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: David E. on February 09, 2012, 01:40:59 PM
Anybody want to try this out with me?

(click to show/hide)
Install some hand and foot restraints and I'll give it a shot.

It has the potential for epic win, or an epic mess, possibly both.

I don't think we would all fit.  You may have to take us on 1x1, you ok with that AQB?   ;D

Line forms to the right!  :pervert:





Ahmahgahd, what am I saying?  :o

Oh you know what you said.   ;D
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: pandamonium on February 09, 2012, 03:08:29 PM
Hey, don't make me move this into Explicit. You guys'd lose all your post count.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Bunsen on February 09, 2012, 06:46:42 PM
If we tie you up, do you think we could make you do a barrel roll?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: AQB24712 on February 09, 2012, 06:49:26 PM
Oh MAN, Bunsen.  It'd be like Tommy Lee in his spinning drum rig thinger...only naughtier.  DUDE.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on February 09, 2012, 06:50:15 PM
Hey, don't make me move this into Explicit. You guys'd lose all your post count.

I don' believe this.
Most of my posts come from explicit.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: pandamonium on February 09, 2012, 09:45:23 PM
Hey, don't make me move this into Explicit. You guys'd lose all your post count.

I don' believe this.
Most of my posts come from explicit.
Posts don't count in Explicit. If they did, I'd have over 30,000 by now. :P
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Henning on February 10, 2012, 12:46:54 AM
http://kotaku.com/5883864/why-the-internet-gave-this-video-game-1-million-in-a-single-day (http://kotaku.com/5883864/why-the-internet-gave-this-video-game-1-million-in-a-single-day)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on February 10, 2012, 07:16:47 AM
http://kotaku.com/5883864/why-the-internet-gave-this-video-game-1-million-in-a-single-day (http://kotaku.com/5883864/why-the-internet-gave-this-video-game-1-million-in-a-single-day)

Holy shiznit!  The only thing that could make more excited about a videogame would be if the two Guys from Andromeda got back together.  This is awesome!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on February 10, 2012, 11:19:43 AM
Anybody want to try this out with me?

(click to show/hide)
Install some hand and foot restraints and I'll give it a shot.

It has the potential for epic win, or an epic mess, possibly both.

I don't think we would all fit.  You may have to take us on 1x1, you ok with that AQB?   ;D

Line forms to the right!  :pervert:





Ahmahgahd, what am I saying?  :o

You're saying there's going to be a really kick-ass party that my wife will NOT want me to attend. ;)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Traveler on February 10, 2012, 03:49:17 PM
Someone needs to be there to take tickets and stamp hands for reentry.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on February 10, 2012, 03:55:50 PM
Someone needs to be there to take tickets and stamp hands for reentry.
When I first read your post I thought it said "stamp hands for rearentry"   :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on February 10, 2012, 04:20:17 PM
Someone needs to be there to take tickets and stamp hands for reentry.

Hey, if you hang out long enough for your refractory period to be up and the hostess is still game for more, why not shuffle to the back of the line?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: MikeHz on February 10, 2012, 05:36:42 PM
'Rasputin Was My Neighbor' And Other True Tales Of Time Travel : Krulwich Wonders... : NPR (http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2012/02/07/146534518/rasputin-was-my-neighbor-and-other-true-tales-of-time-travel?sc=fb&cc=fp)

Quote
4. Civil War Widows Live (And Collect Pensions) After 2000

A must read!

Interesting. Reminds me of "Beethoven's Kiss:"
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: pandamonium on February 11, 2012, 04:05:01 AM
Whoa.
Wau: The Most Amazing, Ancient, and Singular Number (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFLkou8NvJo#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: ♫♪ FX ♪♫ on February 11, 2012, 04:24:12 AM
Ϝucking awesome
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Guillermo on February 11, 2012, 08:15:56 AM
Whoa.
Wau: The Most Amazing, Ancient, and Singular Number (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFLkou8NvJo#)
Just Wau
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Guillermo on February 11, 2012, 08:16:53 AM
BTW, that's the second video I've seen from her. subscribed!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Dionysus on February 11, 2012, 09:42:04 AM
Whoa.
Wau: The Most Amazing, Ancient, and Singular Number (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFLkou8NvJo#)

Mind boggled and blown. Scientists baffled.

Subscribed.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on February 11, 2012, 10:38:04 AM
She also has a Blog (http://vihart.com/) and another YouTube channel. (http://vihart.com/blog/new-youtube-channel/)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on February 11, 2012, 11:27:13 AM
She also has a Blog (http://vihart.com/) and another YouTube channel. (http://vihart.com/blog/new-youtube-channel/)

I'm swooning. http://vihart.com/vi/ (http://vihart.com/vi/)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Anders on February 11, 2012, 11:50:24 AM
Dr Who - Star Trek TNG Crossover[/quote] in the works.  (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/02/10/scoop-doctor-who-star-trek-official-crossover/)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on February 11, 2012, 12:30:41 PM
It’s cold in Europe. So cold, a Swiss guy put a wood stove in his Volvo | News | National Post (http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/02/10/its-cold-in-europe-so-cold-a-swiss-guy-put-a-wood-stove-in-his-volvo/)

More pics at the link.


(http://nationalpostnews.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/20120210stovecar1.jpg?w=620)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: PANTS! on February 11, 2012, 12:35:29 PM
It’s cold in Europe. So cold, a Swiss guy put a wood stove in his Volvo | News | National Post (http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/02/10/its-cold-in-europe-so-cold-a-swiss-guy-put-a-wood-stove-in-his-volvo/)


That seems so dangerous
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Audiophile on February 11, 2012, 02:02:22 PM
It’s cold in Europe. So cold, a Swiss guy put a wood stove in his Volvo | News | National Post (http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/02/10/its-cold-in-europe-so-cold-a-swiss-guy-put-a-wood-stove-in-his-volvo/)


That seems so dangerous

It is also completely unnecessary. That model has one of the most overworked heating systems there is. It IS kind of awesome though.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Caffiene on February 11, 2012, 07:06:06 PM
I think Top Gear have done that, too... Although I cant remember if the stove was functional or just for aesthetics.

The concrete flooring that went in with it and the wooden chairs that werent attached to the floor caused more problems than the stove, iirc :P
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: pandamonium on February 11, 2012, 07:19:45 PM
Subscribed.
BTW, that's the second video I've seen from her. subscribed!
I subscribed two days ago, after seeing a couple of the videos that seaotter posted. I've seen one or two of her other videos, jut never bothered to subscribe.

I think I read somewhere that she's going to be teaming up with the Khan Academy. F-ing sweet.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Caffiene on February 11, 2012, 07:21:01 PM
I think I read somewhere that she's going to be teaming up with the Khan Academy. F-ing sweet.

I imagine you watched it on the video where she announced she was teaming up with Khan Academy ;)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: pandamonium on February 11, 2012, 07:23:35 PM
I think I read somewhere that she's going to be teaming up with the Khan Academy. F-ing sweet.

I imagine you watched it on the video where she announced she was teaming up with Khan Academy ;)
That's a possibility.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: PlasticJesus on February 11, 2012, 08:27:52 PM
Would probably have been good when I used to take a lot of psychoactives. Sober, not so much.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on February 11, 2012, 09:31:28 PM
Surfing Dolphins on St. Pete Beach (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYndwI_n5ng&feature=related#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: pandamonium on February 11, 2012, 09:31:49 PM
Would probably have been good when I used to take a lot of psychoactives. Sober, not so much.
Pft, you're doing sober wrong, dude.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on February 11, 2012, 09:32:08 PM
Swimming with the Devil - see 1:10 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMcjt3HUcOc&feature=related#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Gerbig on February 11, 2012, 09:36:32 PM
^^^^ Fawk, my balls quivered at the very sight of that pool


Would never, ever, ever do that
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on February 11, 2012, 09:40:40 PM
Holy shit, it's real!

snopes.com: Devil's Swimming Pool -- Victoria Falls (http://www.snopes.com/photos/natural/devilspool.asp)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on February 11, 2012, 11:04:09 PM
Swimming with the Devil - see 1:10 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMcjt3HUcOc&feature=related#)

Natures Infinity Pool. It's pretty safe from what I've heard, except during certain times of year. I have a friend who is over in Zimbabwe right now but the waters were too high to go to Devils Pool.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: David E. on February 11, 2012, 11:19:53 PM
I do not know if I could do that.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on February 11, 2012, 11:24:53 PM
I do not know if I could do that.

Wut? That would be so awesome!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Gerbig on February 12, 2012, 09:39:35 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/PbbLK.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Bunsen on February 13, 2012, 12:11:21 AM
Lolwut
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Muriel on February 13, 2012, 11:41:39 AM
Gyroscopic self-leveling pool table on the cruise ship "Radiance of the Seas" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-aE5oszXyQ#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Anders on February 13, 2012, 11:45:57 AM
I do not know if I could do that.

I know for a fact I could not do that.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: ♫♪ FX ♪♫ on February 13, 2012, 12:11:03 PM
Gyroscopic self-leveling pool table on the cruise ship "Radiance of the Seas" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-aE5oszXyQ#)

Why not put the whole damn room on the system?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Guillermo on February 13, 2012, 03:41:52 PM
Gyroscopic self-leveling pool table on the cruise ship "Radiance of the Seas" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-aE5oszXyQ#)
Where's the fun in that. BTW those guys are lousy players.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: AQB24712 on February 13, 2012, 08:21:05 PM
This is at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory campus in Green Bank, West Virginia, where there is much coolness, and which I visited this past summer.

The line of flagpoles on the left represents a scale model of the solar system, the distance between poles representing the distance between planets.  Pluto's pole is way on down the road...and its flag is at half-staff.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/284524_579517350587_16602189_32540788_5992721_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Caffiene on February 13, 2012, 10:17:01 PM
Pluto's pole is way on down the road...and its flag is at half-staff.

Do they move it regularly to account for Pluto's elliptical orbit?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on February 13, 2012, 10:21:11 PM
Pluto's pole is way on down the road...and its flag is at half-staff.

Do they move it regularly to account for Pluto's elliptical orbit?

 :rimshot:
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Anders on February 16, 2012, 10:54:01 AM
(http://www.earth-time.org/StrataColumnRayTroll_sm.jpg)

From this site. (http://www.earth-time.org/trollart.html)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on February 16, 2012, 02:13:37 PM
Skip ahead to 50 seconds.

Spider crab molting (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgCDcobtZHs&feature=player_embedded#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on February 16, 2012, 02:19:55 PM
Patrick Stewart, Feminist “I am doing this for my Mother who earned 3 pounds 10 shillings for working a forty hour week in a weaving shed.” His mom was also an abuse victim and he’s an anti-domestic violence advocate.

(http://i.imgur.com/qwgWQ.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on February 16, 2012, 02:35:11 PM
That is too cool.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Unlimited on February 16, 2012, 03:09:13 PM
Las Vegas DUI Checkpoint Refusal (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILqc0DMh84k#)

I literally screamed fuck yea after I watched this. Shows how much the cops ride the edge of legality everyday. Even with something as socially accepted as a DUI checkpoint. It's a giant rouse to convince you they have the power to do something to you.

Of course if this dood smelled of booze or weed, or had a license plate expired or somethin, he would had a much longer night I'm sure.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on February 16, 2012, 03:14:05 PM
Patrick Stewart, Feminist “I am doing this for my Mother who earned 3 pounds 10 shillings for working a forty hour week in a weaving shed.” His mom was also an abuse victim and he’s an anti-domestic violence advocate.

(http://i.imgur.com/qwgWQ.jpg)
Kudos to you Mr. Stewart. You rock that shirt !  :tiphat:
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: pandamonium on February 16, 2012, 04:53:23 PM
Patrick Stewart, Feminist “I am doing this for my Mother who earned 3 pounds 10 shillings for working a forty hour week in a weaving shed.” His mom was also an abuse victim and he’s an anti-domestic violence advocate.

(http://i.imgur.com/qwgWQ.jpg)
Patrick Stewart gets awesomer and awesomer.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on February 17, 2012, 09:29:53 AM
Patrick Stewart, Feminist “I am doing this for my Mother who earned 3 pounds 10 shillings for working a forty hour week in a weaving shed.” His mom was also an abuse victim and he’s an anti-domestic violence advocate.

(http://i.imgur.com/qwgWQ.jpg)
Patrick Stewart gets awesomer and awesomer.

Class act all the way.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on February 18, 2012, 05:57:09 PM
(http://www.denzomag.com/wp-content/uploads/images/inspiration2/graphic-design-inspiration4062.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Hanes on February 18, 2012, 06:15:04 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7031/6566599385_0ebed272e3.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on February 18, 2012, 08:13:37 PM
Hidden images on money (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=OhB8FXbmxAI&NR=1#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Gerbig on February 19, 2012, 07:09:36 PM
(http://spikedmath.com/comics/285-geeky-pin-numbers.png)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Gerbig on February 19, 2012, 08:36:57 PM
(http://i43.tinypic.com/2uj2sts.gif)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: bonoferox on February 20, 2012, 03:24:39 PM
(http://i43.tinypic.com/2uj2sts.gif)

I had to wipe the brain matter off of my screen after this.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Muriel on February 20, 2012, 04:15:54 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/every-february-yosemite-waterfall-turns-lava-160600248.html (http://news.yahoo.com/every-february-yosemite-waterfall-turns-lava-160600248.html)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on February 20, 2012, 04:40:43 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/every-february-yosemite-waterfall-turns-lava-160600248.html (http://news.yahoo.com/every-february-yosemite-waterfall-turns-lava-160600248.html)

Curses, you beat me to it!
Today
(http://images.theage.com.au/2012/02/21/3058887/art-yosemite-420x0.jpg)
1973
(http://images.theage.com.au/2012/02/21/3058888/art-yosemite2-420x0.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Johnny Slick on February 20, 2012, 07:47:05 PM
(http://i43.tinypic.com/2uj2sts.gif)

I had to wipe the brain matter off of my screen after this.
"
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on February 21, 2012, 01:08:02 AM
Robotic replica of Animusic's "Pipe Dream"

The Robotic Musicians known as: Intel's Industrial Control in Concert (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JLdB0WEixjM#)

The original Pipe Dream.

"Pipe Dream" - Animusic.com (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hyCIpKAIFyo#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: ♫♪ FX ♪♫ on February 21, 2012, 12:53:49 PM
my mind

it is blown
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on February 21, 2012, 06:50:57 PM
I've not been able to confirm this but I suspect a number of the instruments aren't actually real, in that they're not actually making the sound they're supposed to. They all look like they have something like a piezo trigger which is set off when the ball hits it. Still pretty awesome.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on February 21, 2012, 09:08:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKxN9I_eRTs&feature=player_embedded# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKxN9I_eRTs&feature=player_embedded#)!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on February 21, 2012, 09:43:21 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKxN9I_eRTs&feature=player_embedded# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKxN9I_eRTs&feature=player_embedded#)!

But can you put anything in it?  Pretty cool, even as a concept.  Reminds me of this:

Message In a Bottle - Stargate SG-1 Montage (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMyWLLPruXQ#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Bunsen on February 22, 2012, 09:08:52 AM
This thread used to be cool.  Then some jerk posted a Stargate montage.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on February 22, 2012, 01:01:31 PM
I wasn't sure what to make of this when I first saw it, but I'm growing to think it's a pretty damn cool piece of sorta-scientific art.

Nested.  A simulation of everything. (http://orteil.dashnet.org/nested?r=1)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on February 22, 2012, 02:35:05 PM
Courtesy of the BA Blog:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HY7mTCMvpEM# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HY7mTCMvpEM#)!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Guillermo on February 22, 2012, 02:48:06 PM
I wasn't sure what to make of this when I first saw it, but I'm growing to think it's a pretty damn cool piece of sorta-scientific art.

Nested.  A simulation of everything. (http://orteil.dashnet.org/nested?r=1)
Turtles all the way down.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Guillermo on February 22, 2012, 02:53:34 PM
Can someone help me find a short film. (I want to post it here, but can't find it).

Here is what I remember of it.
It's a short film. Stop motion animation (might have been CG). It won at a film festival (maybe Cannes).
There are these humanoid rocks and you see humans living about. Time start to speed up, and then you see the rocks moving and having a conversation. in the background we see all humanities evolution through time. The Rocks don't notice this, and the humans don't notice the rocks, because they perceive time differently.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on February 22, 2012, 03:06:40 PM
Wish I could help; sounds cool.  Also sounds a bit like Ent language on crack.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Drunken Idaho on February 22, 2012, 03:43:28 PM
FA-18 "Super Hornet" Breaks Sound Barrier (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1ywUmBpVGY#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on February 22, 2012, 04:12:42 PM
USA ! USA! That was awesome!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on February 22, 2012, 04:20:07 PM
When a US Navy aircraft carrier hosts a VIP at sea they usually put on an airshow for them. It starts with a supersonic fly-by and it includes bomb drops (with real 500 pound bombs!), gunnery shoots (with 20 mm Vulcan cannons), and rescue swimmers jumping out of helicopters. A supersonic fly-by shakes the whole ship.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Bunsen on February 22, 2012, 04:23:27 PM
When a US Navy aircraft carrier hosts a VIP at sea they usually put on an airshow for them. It starts with a supersonic fly-by and it includes bomb drops (with real 500 pound bombs!), gunnery shoots (with 20 mm Vulcan cannons), and rescue swimmers jumping out of helicopters. A supersonic fly-by shakes the whole ship.

Just out of curiosity, how much does this little circle-jerk cost the tax-payers?  :D
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on February 22, 2012, 04:26:03 PM
You bastards have all the fun! Our beach house in destin is right on the pass and the jets fly all the time from Eglin. Sometimes they tip over and wave befor they disappear over the horizon. How far out do they go to play?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on February 22, 2012, 04:31:56 PM
When a US Navy aircraft carrier hosts a VIP at sea they usually put on an airshow for them. It starts with a supersonic fly-by and it includes bomb drops (with real 500 pound bombs!), gunnery shoots (with 20 mm Vulcan cannons), and rescue swimmers jumping out of helicopters. A supersonic fly-by shakes the whole ship.

Just out of curiosity, how much does this little circle-jerk cost the tax-payers?  :D

I've often wondered about that.

Maybe 20 bombs dropped total, $268 a bomb, I figure about $50.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Bunsen on February 22, 2012, 04:34:21 PM
Maybe 20 bombs dropped total, $268 a bomb, I figure about $50.

They teach you that math in the military, bub?  :D
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Jeremy's Sea on February 22, 2012, 04:54:52 PM
They taught him the more important "military accounting."
Black Ops budget was the price of a starbuck's latte.  ;D
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on February 22, 2012, 04:57:26 PM
When a US Navy aircraft carrier hosts a VIP at sea they usually put on an airshow for them. It starts with a supersonic fly-by and it includes bomb drops (with real 500 pound bombs!), gunnery shoots (with 20 mm Vulcan cannons), and rescue swimmers jumping out of helicopters. A supersonic fly-by shakes the whole ship.

Just out of curiosity, how much does this little circle-jerk cost the tax-payers?  :D

Glad I'm not the only one who thought about this first.  How many VIPs get this treatment who run for office on a platform of fiscal responsibility do you suppose?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on February 22, 2012, 05:06:34 PM
When a US Navy aircraft carrier hosts a VIP at sea they usually put on an airshow for them. It starts with a supersonic fly-by and it includes bomb drops (with real 500 pound bombs!), gunnery shoots (with 20 mm Vulcan cannons), and rescue swimmers jumping out of helicopters. A supersonic fly-by shakes the whole ship.

Just out of curiosity, how much does this little circle-jerk cost the tax-payers?  :D

Glad I'm not the only one who thought about this first.  How many VIPs get this treatment who run for office on a platform of fiscal responsibility do you suppose?

The first VIP to get an airshow after I reported to the USS Ranger was... Vice President George H.W. Bush.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on February 22, 2012, 05:12:07 PM
When a US Navy aircraft carrier hosts a VIP at sea they usually put on an airshow for them. It starts with a supersonic fly-by and it includes bomb drops (with real 500 pound bombs!), gunnery shoots (with 20 mm Vulcan cannons), and rescue swimmers jumping out of helicopters. A supersonic fly-by shakes the whole ship.

Just out of curiosity, how much does this little circle-jerk cost the tax-payers?  :D

Glad I'm not the only one who thought about this first.  How many VIPs get this treatment who run for office on a platform of fiscal responsibility do you suppose?

The first VIP to get an airshow after I reported to the USS Ranger was... Vice President George H.W. Bush.

Probably the closest he'd been to a military jet since he went AWOL before deployment.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on February 22, 2012, 05:17:10 PM
When a US Navy aircraft carrier hosts a VIP at sea they usually put on an airshow for them. It starts with a supersonic fly-by and it includes bomb drops (with real 500 pound bombs!), gunnery shoots (with 20 mm Vulcan cannons), and rescue swimmers jumping out of helicopters. A supersonic fly-by shakes the whole ship.

Just out of curiosity, how much does this little circle-jerk cost the tax-payers?  :D

I've often wondered about that.

Maybe 20 bombs dropped total, $268 a bomb, I figure about $50.
Probably comes out of their training budget. If they weren't doing it for the VIP they would probably be doing the same thing anyway just to maintain their readiness status.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on February 22, 2012, 06:45:21 PM
Can someone help me find a short film. (I want to post it here, but can't find it).

Here is what I remember of it.
It's a short film. Stop motion animation (might have been CG). It won at a film festival (maybe Cannes).
There are these humanoid rocks and you see humans living about. Time start to speed up, and then you see the rocks moving and having a conversation. in the background we see all humanities evolution through time. The Rocks don't notice this, and the humans don't notice the rocks, because they perceive time differently.

Is this it ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Das_Rad (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Das_Rad)
Das Rad (The Wheel) (http://vimeo.com/7867746)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on February 23, 2012, 12:25:03 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IVNM8LFVzUE# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IVNM8LFVzUE#)!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on February 23, 2012, 12:30:31 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ukyDrkwvJXQ# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ukyDrkwvJXQ#)!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: stonesean on February 23, 2012, 12:37:48 AM
When a US Navy aircraft carrier hosts a VIP at sea they usually put on an airshow for them. It starts with a supersonic fly-by and it includes bomb drops (with real 500 pound bombs!), gunnery shoots (with 20 mm Vulcan cannons), and rescue swimmers jumping out of helicopters. A supersonic fly-by shakes the whole ship.

Just out of curiosity, how much does this little circle-jerk cost the tax-payers?  :D

Glad I'm not the only one who thought about this first.  How many VIPs get this treatment who run for office on a platform of fiscal responsibility do you suppose?

The first VIP to get an airshow after I reported to the USS Ranger was... Vice President George H.W. Bush.

Probably the closest he'd been to a military jet since he went AWOL before deployment.

Wrong George Bush.   HW was a genuine fighter pilot, WWII style....he fought in the Battle of Phillipine Sea and others.   The real deal.  Not like his son. 
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on February 23, 2012, 12:43:47 AM
Whoops. I missed that swipe.

George HW was a torpedo bomber pilot.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Guillermo on February 23, 2012, 07:42:07 AM
Can someone help me find a short film. (I want to post it here, but can't find it).

Here is what I remember of it.
It's a short film. Stop motion animation (might have been CG). It won at a film festival (maybe Cannes).
There are these humanoid rocks and you see humans living about. Time start to speed up, and then you see the rocks moving and having a conversation. in the background we see all humanities evolution through time. The Rocks don't notice this, and the humans don't notice the rocks, because they perceive time differently.

Is this it ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Das_Rad (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Das_Rad)
Das Rad (The Wheel) (http://vimeo.com/7867746)
Thank you, that's the one. I seem to have remembered it slightly incorrectly, but still good. Thanks.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on February 23, 2012, 10:07:22 AM
When a US Navy aircraft carrier hosts a VIP at sea they usually put on an airshow for them. It starts with a supersonic fly-by and it includes bomb drops (with real 500 pound bombs!), gunnery shoots (with 20 mm Vulcan cannons), and rescue swimmers jumping out of helicopters. A supersonic fly-by shakes the whole ship.

Just out of curiosity, how much does this little circle-jerk cost the tax-payers?  :D

Glad I'm not the only one who thought about this first.  How many VIPs get this treatment who run for office on a platform of fiscal responsibility do you suppose?

The first VIP to get an airshow after I reported to the USS Ranger was... Vice President George H.W. Bush.

Probably the closest he'd been to a military jet since he went AWOL before deployment.

Wrong George Bush.   HW was a genuine fighter pilot, WWII style....he fought in the Battle of Phillipine Sea and others.   The real deal.  Not like his son.

My mistake. Thank you for the correction.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: ♫♪ FX ♪♫ on February 23, 2012, 10:59:14 AM
Das Rad (The Wheel) (http://vimeo.com/7867746)

Excellent.  Mucho thanks
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on February 23, 2012, 04:01:59 PM
Mouth Gear: Tongue Drive System Goes Inside the Mouth to Improve Performance and User Comfort « Georgia Tech Research News (http://gtresearchnews.gatech.edu/tonguedrive3/)

Quote
The Tongue Drive System is getting less conspicuous and more capable. Tongue Drive is a wireless device that enables people with high-level spinal cord injuries to operate a computer and maneuver an electrically powered wheelchair simply by moving their tongues.

Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on February 23, 2012, 04:25:00 PM
I Paint (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ozc6t4KwEko&feature=youtube_gdata_player#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on February 23, 2012, 05:14:10 PM
Mouth Gear: Tongue Drive System Goes Inside the Mouth to Improve Performance and User Comfort « Georgia Tech Research News (http://gtresearchnews.gatech.edu/tonguedrive3/)

Quote
The Tongue Drive System is getting less conspicuous and more capable. Tongue Drive is a wireless device that enables people with high-level spinal cord injuries to operate a computer and maneuver an electrically powered wheelchair simply by moving their tongues.
I'm glad you added the explanation. Otherwise, by just reading the headline, I would have assumed this was a new device for cunnilingus.  :laugh:  :laugh:
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on February 23, 2012, 09:44:21 PM
This may be the coolest tattoo I've ever seen:

(http://i.imgur.com/rr5n8.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Bunsen on February 23, 2012, 09:45:01 PM
Fairly impressive.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on February 23, 2012, 09:47:47 PM
oh yeah, 3d tattoos - Google image search (https://www.google.com/search?q=3d%20tattoos&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&biw=1366&bih=635&sei=JvpGT4pG5uzSAdS36YAO)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Caffiene on February 23, 2012, 09:53:40 PM
I like that one.

The only problem is I cant shake the feeling that if you press the face thats in the circle, his arm will swing open and reveal a secret door...
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Guillermo on February 24, 2012, 08:30:24 AM
I like that one.

The only problem is I cant shake the feeling that if you press the face thats in the circle, his arm will swing open and reveal a secret door...

I think it will just pop out. Like a Ken Doll.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: David E. on February 24, 2012, 09:10:50 AM
Cuteness Overload Inside (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2105420/A-picture-melt-heart-Grizzly-bear-cub-hitches-ride-mothers-paws-getting-cold.html)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on February 24, 2012, 09:12:57 PM
I need to find this and buy this now.  BRB:

(http://i.imgur.com/T5hwk.png)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Gerbig on February 24, 2012, 09:20:36 PM
^^^I don't get it
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on February 24, 2012, 09:22:05 PM
^^^I don't get it

Why was 6 afraid of 7?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Gerbig on February 24, 2012, 09:23:14 PM
^^^I don't get it

Why was 6 afraid of 7?

Because seven eight nine =) Oooh thats clever =)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: D'oh! on February 24, 2012, 11:02:24 PM
Fantastic graphic!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Guillermo on February 25, 2012, 10:40:06 AM
I like!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Bunsen on February 25, 2012, 03:03:27 PM
Where is that?  I'm ordering it as soon as somebody tells me where!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on February 25, 2012, 03:31:33 PM
Where is that?  I'm ordering it as soon as somebody tells me where!

I've been looking, but no luck yet.  I'll let you know if I find it.  My guess is it's one of those T-Shirt a-day sites.  Worst case is going someplace like cafepress I supose.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: AQB24712 on February 26, 2012, 09:49:30 PM
Big neon dude and slightly creepy reflection.  Maybe not too cool not to post, but at least a little bit cool.

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g3/aqb24712/SGU/Bowlmorman.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Bunsen on February 26, 2012, 10:15:15 PM
Is that Johnny Slick?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on February 27, 2012, 06:27:54 PM
This Is My Home (http://vimeo.com/37093042)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: AQB24712 on February 27, 2012, 06:40:06 PM
Is that Johnny Slick?

:laugh:  Johnny is more of a sassypants than a sparklypants.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on February 27, 2012, 08:17:51 PM
Snow art. Like fancy crops circles, but made in snow. (https://www.facebook.com/snowart8848)


(http://i.imgur.com/DccA9.png)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: David E. on February 27, 2012, 08:19:54 PM
Snow art. Like fancy crops circles, but made in snow. (https://www.facebook.com/snowart8848)


(http://i.imgur.com/DccA9.png)

Too perfect to be made by Humans. 

Really beautiful.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Caffiene on February 27, 2012, 09:13:00 PM
Whoa... Purdy.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on February 27, 2012, 09:53:33 PM
Anyone else see Aliens on the bottom left?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Bunsen on February 27, 2012, 10:57:01 PM
(http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/155/594/yesitis2.gif?1311943181)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on February 27, 2012, 10:58:10 PM
(http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/155/594/yesitis2.gif?1311943181)

Is he talking about his hair ?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Bunsen on February 27, 2012, 10:59:58 PM
No, he's talking about ancient aliens, man.

Haven't you ever been on the internet before?

(http://assets.diylol.com/hfs/9c2/bf9/0a4/resized/ancient-aliens-invisible-something-meme-generator-i-m-not-saying-it-was-aliens-but-it-was-aliens-c549c7.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on February 27, 2012, 11:03:57 PM
No, he's talking about ancient aliens, man.

Haven't you ever been on the internet before?

(http://assets.diylol.com/hfs/9c2/bf9/0a4/resized/ancient-aliens-invisible-something-meme-generator-i-m-not-saying-it-was-aliens-but-it-was-aliens-c549c7.jpg)

I'm well aware of the meme. But for some reason I always thought that his hair had been photoshopped - like Nicholas Cages (http://www.alwayswatching.net/files/alwayswatching/imagecache/full/images/906.jpg). That anyone would voluntarily go out in public like that is far less believable to me than his aliens theories.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on February 27, 2012, 11:07:18 PM
No, he's talking about ancient aliens, man.

Haven't you ever been on the internet before?

(http://assets.diylol.com/hfs/9c2/bf9/0a4/resized/ancient-aliens-invisible-something-meme-generator-i-m-not-saying-it-was-aliens-but-it-was-aliens-c549c7.jpg)

Is he just a very short man trying to make up for his height deficit with the large hair? (have seen the phenomenon IRL).
No, he's talking about ancient aliens, man.

Haven't you ever been on the internet before?

(http://assets.diylol.com/hfs/9c2/bf9/0a4/resized/ancient-aliens-invisible-something-meme-generator-i-m-not-saying-it-was-aliens-but-it-was-aliens-c549c7.jpg)

I'm well aware of the meme. But for some reason I always thought that his hair had been photoshopped - like Nicholas Cages (http://www.alwayswatching.net/files/alwayswatching/imagecache/full/images/906.jpg). That anyone would voluntarily go out in public like that is far less believable to me than his aliens theories.

He appears like this in an episode of "the universe" I think it was season 3 where they ran out of good science and just went with craziness.

Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Gerbig on February 27, 2012, 11:09:17 PM
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lr9i54pN1m1r2k14oo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on February 27, 2012, 11:12:04 PM
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lr9i54pN1m1r2k14oo1_500.jpg)

Personally I think when you get to that stage of hairline receededness you should just give up and go the Bruce Willis.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on February 27, 2012, 11:14:16 PM
In the Ancient Alien Ep of MonsterTalk, Ken Feder said that this Georgio chap wanted to debate him.
I'd like to see that. Feder is badass.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on February 27, 2012, 11:26:05 PM
IIRC he's actually the producer of that esteemed program.  Should tell you something that he interviews himself regularly.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on February 27, 2012, 11:41:34 PM
IIRC he's actually the producer of that esteemed program.  Should tell you something that he interviews himself regularly.

Monster Talk or "the universe"?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Caffiene on February 27, 2012, 11:47:54 PM
IIRC he's actually the producer of that esteemed program.  Should tell you something that he interviews himself regularly.

Monster Talk or "the universe"?

I think he means Giorgio Tsoukalos is the producer of Ancient Aliens and interviews himself for his own show.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on February 27, 2012, 11:48:35 PM
IIRC he's actually the producer of that esteemed program.  Should tell you something that he interviews himself regularly.

Monster Talk or "the universe"?

I think he means Giorgio Tsoukalos is the producer of Ancient Aliens and interviews himself for his own show.

Ah, ancient aliens does not surprise me.
Whew.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Caffiene on February 27, 2012, 11:51:45 PM
It appears EL does recall correctly, btw. IMDB lists him as "consulting producer".
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Scaramaus on February 28, 2012, 06:42:18 AM
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lr9i54pN1m1r2k14oo1_500.jpg)
This picture should explain it all: (probably shopped, not by me)
(http://jasonpitts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Londo_Mollari_Giorgio_Tsoukalos_-Father.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Hanes on February 28, 2012, 07:25:56 AM
Well the Centari were humanity's first contact.  Maybe he does know something we don't...
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on February 28, 2012, 11:08:20 AM
Link for better viewing.. (http://i.imgur.com/wqnxV.gif)

(http://i.imgur.com/wqnxV.gif)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on February 29, 2012, 11:42:24 AM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/395229_368500606507752_122722904418858_1245916_67604543_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Anders on February 29, 2012, 11:54:17 AM
That's just crazy talk. Allow gay marriage and soon people will be queuing up to marry the Eiffel tower.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: David E. on February 29, 2012, 11:59:24 AM
That's just crazy talk. Allow gay marriage and soon people will be queuing up to marry the Eiffel tower.

She has to get a Green Card first.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Anders on February 29, 2012, 12:01:22 PM
That's just crazy talk. Allow gay marriage and soon people will be queuing up to marry the Eiffel tower.

She has to get a Green Card first.

Well, with liberals at the helm how hard can it be?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on February 29, 2012, 12:41:29 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wedcZp07raE&feature=player_embedded# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wedcZp07raE&feature=player_embedded#)!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on February 29, 2012, 03:49:03 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4cX2EPt2zE&feature=player_embedded# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4cX2EPt2zE&feature=player_embedded#)!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on February 29, 2012, 07:07:10 PM
I'd never heard of this before sunday

Gosse Bluff Crater
More badass than Wolfe Creek

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Q0cRXFrF498/TY_4UHR7NcI/AAAAAAAAACo/jTJeDcpcYEw/s1600/craters_03.jpg)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gosses_Bluff_crater (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gosses_Bluff_crater)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on February 29, 2012, 07:10:13 PM
I'd never heard of this before sunday

Gosse Bluff Crater
More badass than Wolfe Creek

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Q0cRXFrF498/TY_4UHR7NcI/AAAAAAAAACo/jTJeDcpcYEw/s1600/craters_03.jpg)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gosses_Bluff_crater (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gosses_Bluff_crater)

That's it. I'm going there. I shall report back!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on February 29, 2012, 07:24:26 PM
I'm definitely trying this out.

(http://imgclean.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/1330540007.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on February 29, 2012, 07:26:51 PM
That has to be the most time-consuming method of making pixel art I've ever seen. Surely Paint would be easier ?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: pandamonium on February 29, 2012, 09:07:52 PM
That has to be the most time-consuming method of making pixel art I've ever seen. Surely Paint would be easier ?
I dunno, if you really know how to use Excel it could totally work.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on March 01, 2012, 08:13:48 PM
Robot Quadrotors Perform James Bond Theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_sUeGC-8dyk#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Guillermo on March 01, 2012, 11:40:54 PM
Tempus II (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgPrZglXz_U#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on March 01, 2012, 11:48:09 PM
That drop of red dye at 1:30 is absolutely amazing!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on March 02, 2012, 11:34:02 AM
Robot Quadrotors Perform James Bond Theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_sUeGC-8dyk#)

More on the robots.

http://whatsnext.blogs.cnn.com/2012/03/01/flying-robots-perform-james-bond-theme/?hpt=hp_bn6 (http://whatsnext.blogs.cnn.com/2012/03/01/flying-robots-perform-james-bond-theme/?hpt=hp_bn6)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on March 02, 2012, 11:44:41 AM
That was in the OP video at the very end.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: D'oh! on March 03, 2012, 03:16:50 PM
Making cabbage, Japanese style:

Wax Japanese food (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xhIvzyca_o#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Bunsen on March 03, 2012, 08:02:35 PM
WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT.

I honestly always assumed those things were machined.  They do that by hand?  HOLY SHITKNUCKLES.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skeptress on March 03, 2012, 08:25:53 PM
In Korea and Japan the wax food is fantastically beautiful.  I desperately wanted some as a souvenir but it is very expensive.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on March 03, 2012, 10:02:15 PM
I'm not a programmer but even I can recognize how flipping cool this is.

 Bret Victor présente une interface de développement de jeu (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlI-gPu3SPI&feature=youtube_gdata_player#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skeptress on March 03, 2012, 10:10:44 PM
Mind blown.  I remember trying to program in DOS in the dark ages.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on March 04, 2012, 12:03:40 AM
Universe Today discusses UK fireball here and includes another video: Massive Fireball Witnessed Over The UK By Countless Observers! (http://www.universetoday.com/93964/massive-fireball-witnessed-over-the-uk-by-countless-observers/)


Huge Meteor Passing Over Whitley Bay , UK. 3 March 2012 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUjmHrJIVV0&feature=player_embedded#)

Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skeptress on March 04, 2012, 08:24:17 AM
For a second I was like, "What language was that?" LOL Then it clicked.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on March 04, 2012, 11:13:24 AM
It's an awesome world that's just getting awesomer. Saw this relayed on twitter a couple hours before the video was posted on Phils twitter account. I'm sure we will see it all over the news today if the fucktards could stop killing each other long enough to notice how cool the world is.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: David E. on March 04, 2012, 11:31:27 AM
Quote
We in the United States, above all, must remember that lesson, for we were founded as a nation of openness to people of all beliefs. And so we must remain. Our very unity has been strengthened by our pluralism. We establish no religion in this country, we command no worship, we mandate no belief, nor will we ever. Church and state are, and must remain, separate. All are free to believe or not believe, all are free to practice a faith or not, and those who believe are free, and should be free, to speak of and act on their belief.

At the same time that our Constitution prohibits state establishment of religion, it protects the free exercise of all religions. And walking this fine line requires government to be strictly neutral.

Ronald "Republican Deity" Reagan
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on March 04, 2012, 11:34:03 AM
Quote
We in the United States, above all, must remember that lesson, for we were founded as a nation of openness to people of all beliefs. And so we must remain. Our very unity has been strengthened by our pluralism. We establish no religion in this country, we command no worship, we mandate no belief, nor will we ever. Church and state are, and must remain, separate. All are free to believe or not believe, all are free to practice a faith or not, and those who believe are free, and should be free, to speak of and act on their belief.

At the same time that our Constitution prohibits state establishment of religion, it protects the free exercise of all religions. And walking this fine line requires government to be strictly neutral.

Ronald "Republican Deity" Reagan

Reagan was awesome!
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Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: David E. on March 04, 2012, 11:36:55 AM
That quote should be on FRF billboards. 
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Bunsen on March 04, 2012, 11:41:46 AM
Ronald Reagan, always knew that guy was a straight shooter.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on March 04, 2012, 12:05:12 PM
I'm going to start a Reagan thread. Bet we find him much more palatable than the loons that love him.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Henning on March 04, 2012, 02:11:54 PM

 :vomit:
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on March 04, 2012, 05:41:01 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Klw7L0OZbFQ# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Klw7L0OZbFQ#)!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: AQB24712 on March 04, 2012, 05:43:16 PM
I DEMAND AN EXPLANATION.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: PANTS! on March 04, 2012, 05:53:39 PM
I DEMAND AN EXPLANATION.

WINDMILLS DO NOT WORK THAT WAY!

GOODNIGHT!

Morbo windmill quote (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQg8JKo_3ZQ#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on March 04, 2012, 05:59:56 PM
I DEMAND AN EXPLANATION.


Splained here: Wizard Synchronizes Metronomes (http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/04/wizard-synchronizes-metronomes/)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on March 04, 2012, 06:04:57 PM
Let me have a crack. When the metronomes are on the solid surface energy is lost to friction at pretty much the same rate, but once they are allowed to convert energy into moving the board the faster ones nope got nothing

That's pretty much what I said. ;D
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skeptress on March 04, 2012, 06:11:18 PM
Who the hell owns that many metronomes?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on March 04, 2012, 06:11:53 PM
Who the hell owns that many metronomes?

Physics teachers
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: AQB24712 on March 04, 2012, 06:21:47 PM
Music departments.  Weirdos.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: PANTS! on March 04, 2012, 06:26:55 PM
Who the hell owns that many metronomes?

All the sophisticated city dwelling gnomes.

It'll come to you, just wait for it........
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: AQB24712 on March 04, 2012, 06:27:42 PM
 :downsrim:
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on March 04, 2012, 06:28:13 PM
Moment of effort I want back!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: PANTS! on March 04, 2012, 06:31:51 PM
Moment of effort I want back!

Don't be down on the gnomes.  For starters they make the best butter & egg yolks sauce ever.  Haven't you ever heard:

"There's no race like gnomes for the hollandaise"
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: AQB24712 on March 04, 2012, 06:35:10 PM
(http://laughingsquid.com/wp-content/uploads/metrognome-20110413-101837.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on March 04, 2012, 06:57:04 PM
Oldie but a goodie.
Complete History Of The Soviet Union, Arranged To The Melody Of Tetris (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWTFG3J1CP8#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on March 04, 2012, 07:14:40 PM
I am the man that arranges the blocks!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: pandamonium on March 04, 2012, 07:44:13 PM
Who the hell owns that many metronomes?

All the sophisticated city dwelling gnomes.

It'll come to you, just wait for it........
Fun fact: bad puns cause pain.

Dammit, now I can't find a source for that. >:(
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: AQB24712 on March 04, 2012, 07:45:14 PM
Sounds rather Slickian to me.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: pandamonium on March 04, 2012, 07:47:36 PM
Sounds rather Slickian to me.
No, I first heard it from a friend of mine that is into neurology and brain workings. As in, she's an undergrad for it (or something to do with biology and brains) and is an intern at OSHA (iirc--I know she works there, but I don't know if she's considered an intern).
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: AQB24712 on March 04, 2012, 08:00:11 PM
Oh please, oh please, don't tell me that Johnny Slick's lack of appreciation for bad puns means that he has a higher-functioning brain or something.  He'd be unbearable.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on March 04, 2012, 08:04:00 PM
Who the hell owns that many metronomes?

All the sophisticated city dwelling gnomes.

It'll come to you, just wait for it........
Fun fact: bad puns cause pain.

Dammit, now I can't find a source for that. >:(

Funny I've spent the last half hour making dictator puns on twitter. My favorite was Kim Il Sung dried tomatoes.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on March 04, 2012, 08:06:19 PM
Who the hell owns that many metronomes?

All the sophisticated city dwelling gnomes.

It'll come to you, just wait for it........
Fun fact: bad puns cause pain.

Dammit, now I can't find a source for that. >:(

Funny I've spent the last half hour making dictator puns on twitter. My favorite was Kim Il Sung dried tomatoes.

Sounds like you're just Stalin'. What about Pol Pot Pie ? For some reason that always makes people want to Hitler me in the face.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on March 04, 2012, 08:08:53 PM
Obvious puns are obvious. Try Dip n Sadats!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: pandamonium on March 05, 2012, 03:19:59 AM
My favorite pun: saying "what's a feta with you?" while cutting/packaging feta. I don't know why, but this amuses the hell out of me.

Cheese puns are the second best part of my job.

Oh please, oh please, don't tell me that Johnny Slick's lack of appreciation for bad puns means that he has a higher-functioning brain or something.  He'd be unbearable.
No, it means that he is a soulless creature from the pits of Banal Hell.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Shadow Of A Doubt on March 05, 2012, 03:40:48 AM
My favorite pun: saying "what's a feta with you?" while cutting/packaging feta. I don't know why, but this amuses the hell out of me.
???
Feta is cheese. Feta is also...?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: pandamonium on March 05, 2012, 03:47:06 AM
My favorite pun: saying "what's a feta with you?" while cutting/packaging feta. I don't know why, but this amuses the hell out of me.
???
Feta is cheese. Feta is also...?
Sorry, I guess it's more absurdist than pun. "What'sa mattah wit' you?" is what I'm punning.

Also, "Chew chew chipotle" instead of "Choo choo chaboogie." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choo_Choo_Ch'Boogie)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Shadow Of A Doubt on March 05, 2012, 04:14:13 AM
My favorite pun: saying "what's a feta with you?" while cutting/packaging feta. I don't know why, but this amuses the hell out of me.
???
Feta is cheese. Feta is also...?
Sorry, I guess it's more absurdist than pun. "What'sa mattah wit' you?" is what I'm punning.

Also, "Chew chew chipotle" instead of "Choo choo chaboogie." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choo_Choo_Ch'Boogie)

Well, I can safely say I would never have got that by myself, but is it as absurd as the only cheese made backwards?  :P
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on March 05, 2012, 10:59:44 PM
MIT awards pirate certificates to undergraduates - Boston.com (http://articles.boston.com/2012-03-03/arts/31115703_1_pirate-day-mit-physical-education)

Quote
CAMBRIDGE - As far as MIT is concerned, Jacob Hurwitz is a pirate.

The sophomore has the certificate to prove it. Hurwitz “is no longer a lily-livered landlubber,’’ the MIT document affirms. “Ahoy, Avast, and finally, Arrrrrr!’’

It’s been an unofficial, underground practice among students at MIT for at least 20 years: Any student who completes courses in pistol, archery, sailing, and fencing is considered a pirate.

But last fall MIT made it official, granting pirate status to six students, with many more expected to follow.

Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on March 05, 2012, 11:10:05 PM
https://twitter.com/krelnik/status/176858397709303809 (https://twitter.com/krelnik/status/176858397709303809)
https://twitter.com/krelnik/status/176858397709303809 (https://twitter.com/krelnik/status/176858397709303809)
Invisible Mercedes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIGzpi9lCck&feature=youtube_gdata_player#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Johnny Slick on March 06, 2012, 01:45:57 AM
Sounds rather Slickian to me.
I DO NOT USE PUNS.  >:(

Quote from: panda
No, it means that he is a soulless creature from the pits of Banal Hell.
That is more like it.  >:(
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: pandamonium on March 06, 2012, 02:56:01 AM
Always happy to clear these things up.

I'm a soulless creature from the pits of Pedantic Hell. :tiphat:
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Hanes on March 06, 2012, 06:38:59 AM
Invisible Mercedes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIGzpi9lCck&feature=youtube_gdata_player#)

Hydrogen is produced from natural gas.  Emissions are simply moved, not eliminated or even reduced.  Calling it invisible to the environment is incredibly disingenuous, but about what I'd expect from a marketing department.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Guillermo on March 06, 2012, 07:46:00 AM
Invisible Mercedes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIGzpi9lCck&feature=youtube_gdata_player#)

Hydrogen is produced from natural gas.  Emissions are simply moved, not eliminated or even reduced.  Calling it invisible to the environment is incredibly disingenuous, but about what I'd expect from a marketing department.
If the emisions are moved then it is technically invisible to the environment. Not the local climate though.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Morvis13 on March 06, 2012, 07:54:37 AM
The Most Astounding Fact (Neil DeGrasse Tyson) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9D05ej8u-gU#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on March 06, 2012, 09:01:02 AM
The Most Astounding Fact (Neil DeGrasse Tyson) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9D05ej8u-gU#)
(http://yoursmiles.org/msmile/pozitive/m1234.gif) (http://yoursmiles.org/m-pozitive.php)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: DeepGlue on March 06, 2012, 03:48:19 PM
I'm posting that under "religion" on Facebook. Just below the "Beauty" one of the Feynman videos.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on March 06, 2012, 04:33:13 PM
How the sawfish uses its saw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=itGM1yU0NWk#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on March 06, 2012, 07:21:24 PM
I'm posting that under "religion" on Facebook. Just below the "Beauty" one of the Feynman videos.

I am interested in your organisation and would like to hear more. How does one join the Church of Tysonism ?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: DeepGlue on March 06, 2012, 07:29:22 PM
The links are in the description under "Scientific skepticism." ;)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skeptress on March 06, 2012, 08:18:28 PM
Sigh. Dr. Tyson is the person alive today I'd most like to meet.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: DeepGlue on March 06, 2012, 08:23:47 PM
What I want to know is: did he come up with that on the spot or had he thought about that particular question in detail before?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Bunsen on March 06, 2012, 08:42:32 PM
Sigh. Dr. Tyson is the person alive today I'd most like to meet.

He is so nice it is literally absurd.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: AQB24712 on March 06, 2012, 08:56:35 PM
I've actually met him briefly.  He actually stood in my actual office and showed me the lining of that spiffy starry vest of his.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Gerbig on March 06, 2012, 08:58:31 PM
DARPA Cheetah Sets Speed Record for Legged Robots (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2D71CveQwo#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on March 06, 2012, 08:58:46 PM
I've actually met him briefly.  He actually stood in my actual office and showed me the lining of that spiffy starry vest of his.

 :worship:

Also :picsstfu:
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: AQB24712 on March 06, 2012, 09:02:06 PM
Heh, sorry, dawg.  No pix.  He was on his way to a dinner/lecture that I was unable to attend, alas.  My boss had fetched him at the airport and brought him by so he could show me his vest—boss and I had been talking about its being NDT's "signature piece," and boss was tickled that he arrived wearing it.  For the record, the vest is lined with a different, coordinating starry fabric.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Bunsen on March 06, 2012, 09:07:07 PM
Heh, sorry, dawg.  No pix.  He was on his way to a dinner/lecture that I was unable to attend, alas.  My boss had fetched him at the airport and brought him by so he could show me his vest—boss and I had been talking about its being NDT's "signature piece," and boss was tickled that he arrived wearing it.  For the record, the vest is lined with a different, coordinating starry fabric.

Maaaaaan.  All he was wearing was a green blazer when I met him.


And clothes.  You know, other clothes.  He wasn't just wearing a blazer.


...cause if he were, I would have pictures.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: DeepGlue on March 07, 2012, 06:50:00 PM
HD GoPro FTW!

Transerfing (http://vimeo.com/33613956)
I've never done a big wall climb like this, but I aspire to someday.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on March 07, 2012, 11:21:15 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FQMO6vjmkyI# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FQMO6vjmkyI#)!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Guillermo on March 08, 2012, 07:51:43 AM
I love the chips.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on March 08, 2012, 08:57:19 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FQMO6vjmkyI# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FQMO6vjmkyI#)!
Loved it. (http://yoursmiles.org/tsmile/rulez/t2002.gif) (http://yoursmiles.org/t-rulez.php)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: stonesean on March 08, 2012, 09:42:55 AM
 Dogs underwater by Seth Casteel.  (http://dailypicksandflicks.com/2012/02/11/underwater-dogs-by-seth-casteel-picture-gallery/)

(http://dailypicksandflicks.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Seth-Casteels-Underwater-Dog-Photography-10.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Guillermo on March 08, 2012, 10:52:08 AM
That gallery is scary Cool.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on March 08, 2012, 08:00:46 PM
Thin Film Physics in zero G (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_z67aR-QgfE#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Morvis13 on March 08, 2012, 09:40:55 PM
mind = blown.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on March 08, 2012, 10:24:29 PM
Right there. The freaking space station paid for itself right there.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on March 08, 2012, 11:00:03 PM
30 Dolphins stranding and incredibly saved! Extremely rare event! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-CCX8AmgSUg#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on March 08, 2012, 11:40:21 PM
30 Dolphins stranding and incredibly saved! Extremely rare event! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-CCX8AmgSUg#)

That's enough to restore a little faith in humanity.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Bunsen on March 09, 2012, 12:22:01 AM
I'm not too bright about these things - can somebody explain why a massive quantity of dolphins would suddenly beach themselves so readily and at the same time?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on March 09, 2012, 12:27:02 AM
I'm not too bright about these things - can somebody explain why a massive quantity of dolphins would suddenly beach themselves so readily and at the same time?

cuz they're stupid.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on March 09, 2012, 12:29:24 AM
I'm not too bright about these things - can somebody explain why a massive quantity of dolphins would suddenly beach themselves so readily and at the same time?

Sonar.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on March 09, 2012, 12:30:16 AM
I'm not too bright about these things - can somebody explain why a massive quantity of dolphins would suddenly beach themselves so readily and at the same time?

Sonar Lasers.

You never see mice beach themselves do you?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Unlimited on March 09, 2012, 06:46:44 AM
Maybe they like the feel of the sand...

This was discussed on one of the podcasts, the most likely explanation seems to be that for whatever reason the leader of the herd lead them all there. IMO probably that and a combination of really bad timing as to where the tide was going. Riding in on a wave or something maybe it seems like you are in deeper waters.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Caffiene on March 09, 2012, 07:34:53 AM
I have no idea where I heard it, but I also remember speculation that rather than the leader it could also be partly caused if one gets beached and the others are attracted by its distress calls to come and try to protect it.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on March 09, 2012, 05:18:37 PM
30 Dolphins stranding and incredibly saved! Extremely rare event! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-CCX8AmgSUg#)

That's enough to restore a little faith in humanity.

Humans can be awesome.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: PANTS! on March 09, 2012, 07:10:47 PM
(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.comicsalliance.com/media/2010/03/loeg88.jpg)

Shame its a total hoax, 'cause it'd sure be fun.

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen 1988 (http://www.comicsalliance.com/2010/04/01/top-shelf-announces-league-of-extraordinary-gentlemen-1988/)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Caffiene on March 09, 2012, 07:18:54 PM
Is the guy on the left supposed to be MacGyver?

I dont recognise the woman, either... Or is it supposed to be the girl from Flashdance? Strange choice, if so.

edit: Nevermind, worked it out. The resemblance of the 3 on the right is much closer than the other 2, imo.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: PANTS! on March 09, 2012, 07:32:09 PM
Mcguyver took me the longest. In the end the pocket knife gave it away. When I first saw it there was no indication it was a hoax, so I was like "How much are they paying to do this comic?" I didn't know the woman's character name, but she is burned into my adolescent mind.

Did you read the plot summary?  Oscar Goldman as the head of the League!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Caffiene on March 09, 2012, 07:38:13 PM
In the end the pocket knife gave it away.

Same. A proper MacGyver should have a noticably fluffy blonde mullet, imo... I also dont remember him being particularly short.

Lisa took me the longest because I was too young at the time to pay the same sort of attention that an older me would have.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on March 09, 2012, 08:19:43 PM
Still don't get the girl
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Caffiene on March 09, 2012, 08:30:19 PM
Still don't get the girl

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Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on March 09, 2012, 08:32:45 PM
Duh of course! Just call me Chet!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Anders on March 10, 2012, 11:25:40 AM
"We know that priests as representatives for the state church are natural enemies of scientific freedom and progress."
Lars Johan Hierta - newspaperman, industrialist, member of parliament 1828-1872
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Joe B on March 10, 2012, 02:48:14 PM
Quote
The Internet is often described as a festering pit of electronic hate, but in the same way your gut is a festering pit of bacteria — the vast majority are harmless, and you’re actually better off for having them around.

http://www.cracked.com/blog/how-archies-gay-friend-proved-internet-can-do-good/ (http://www.cracked.com/blog/how-archies-gay-friend-proved-internet-can-do-good/)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Henning on March 10, 2012, 04:15:04 PM
Quote
The Internet is often described as a festering pit of electronic hate, but in the same way your gut is a festering pit of bacteria — the vast majority are harmless, and you’re actually better off for having them around.

http://www.cracked.com/blog/how-archies-gay-friend-proved-internet-can-do-good/ (http://www.cracked.com/blog/how-archies-gay-friend-proved-internet-can-do-good/)

Excellent.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Morvis13 on March 11, 2012, 10:54:01 PM
Flying Time Machine from the movie "Back to the Future" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eA4U-6GmkUw#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on March 12, 2012, 07:19:45 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YL_6OMPywnQ&feature=player_embedded# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YL_6OMPywnQ&feature=player_embedded#)!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Guillermo on March 13, 2012, 10:27:35 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YL_6OMPywnQ&feature=player_embedded# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YL_6OMPywnQ&feature=player_embedded#)!
That sounds reasonable. I heard it gets uncomfortable when you imagine your non-existing limb contort into an impossibly uncomfortable position.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Anders on March 13, 2012, 11:44:04 AM
(http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/files/2012/03/adamblock_abell33.jpg)

From the Bad Astronomer - blue planetary nebula
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on March 13, 2012, 01:33:20 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/rXFYh.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on March 14, 2012, 11:41:38 AM
http://mblogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2012/03/14/superfast-3d-printing-yields-tiny-racecar-church-bridges/ (http://mblogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2012/03/14/superfast-3d-printing-yields-tiny-racecar-church-bridges/)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on March 14, 2012, 12:42:13 PM
WRECKING CREW ORCHESTRA 20120208EL (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ydeY0tTtF4&feature=youtube_gdata_player#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Anders on March 14, 2012, 12:53:16 PM
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Are motorways rational from slime mould's point of view?
Andrew Adamatzky, Selim Akl, Ramon Alonso-Sanz, Wesley van Dessel, Zuwairie Ibrahim, Andrew Ilachinski, Jeff Jones, Anne V. D. M. Kayem, Genaro J. Martinez, Pedro de Oliveira, Mikhail Prokopenko, Theresa Schubert, Peter Sloot, Emanuele Strano, Xin-She Yang
(Submitted on 13 Mar 2012)

    We analyse the results of our experimental laboratory approximation of motorways networks with slime mould Physarum polycephalum. Motorway networks of fourteen geographical areas are considered: Australia, Africa, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Iberia, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, The Netherlands, UK, USA. For each geographical entity we represented major urban areas by oat flakes and inoculated the slime mould in a capital. After slime mould spanned all urban areas with a network of its protoplasmic tubes we extracted a generalised Physarum graph from the network and compared the graphs with an abstract motorway graph using most common measures. The measures employed are the number of independent cycles, cohesion, shortest paths lengths, diameter, the Harary index and the Randic index. We obtained a series of intriguing results, and found that the slime mould approximates best of all the motorway graphs of Belgium, Canada and China, and that for all entities studied the best match between Physarum and motorway graphs is detected by the Randic index (molecular branching index).
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on March 15, 2012, 11:37:55 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=DaaRrR-ZHP4# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=DaaRrR-ZHP4#)!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Drunken Idaho on March 15, 2012, 11:50:19 AM
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At first I was like "meh," but then I was like "cool," and finally I was like "whoh."

(click to show/hide)

Whaaaaaaat
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on March 15, 2012, 11:55:55 AM
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At first I was like "meh," but then I was like "cool," and finally I was like "whoh."

That was pretty much exactly how my reaction progressed as well.  They really got some amazing effects out of that concept.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: DonA on March 15, 2012, 12:00:22 PM
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This is awesome.  Had to send to my little brothers (they're 13 & 15).
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: MikeHz on March 15, 2012, 01:52:20 PM
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Pretty cool!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Andrew Clunn on March 15, 2012, 01:57:05 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=DaaRrR-ZHP4# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=DaaRrR-ZHP4#)!

 :worship:
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Traveler on March 15, 2012, 05:06:21 PM
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It's not as cool as extracting your own DNA, but if you want massive quantities of stringy DNA you can do the same thing with crushed strawberries. Strawberries have 8 of each of their chromosomes per cell so you get a lot of DNA from just a few berries.

DNA extraction in your kitchen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHlH2hBXPDA#)


Or here's what happens when you try to replicate the experiment while drinking beer.

The Budget Scientist - DNA Extraction (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E8YqFXFm84#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on March 16, 2012, 01:05:46 AM
Dueling Banjos on musical Tesla Coils (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ovcwnBaOMI&feature=youtu.be#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on March 16, 2012, 01:07:37 AM
Ants in my scanner (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5LhES6IweM#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on March 16, 2012, 01:26:29 AM
How simple ideas lead to scientific discoveries (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=F8UFGu2M2gM#)


(Sorry - just going through my google reader feeds...)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on March 16, 2012, 01:29:38 AM
(Sorry - just going through my google reader feeds...)

But, of course. Which feeds gave you these videos?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on March 16, 2012, 01:35:55 AM
Neatorama (http://www.neatorama.com), How-To Geek (http://www.howtogeek.com) and Make Magazine (http://makezine.com) respectively.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on March 16, 2012, 01:38:22 AM
Thanks.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: D'oh! on March 16, 2012, 02:08:49 AM
Adam Savage is a bit of a goof (sometimes even annoying) on Mythbusters, but that was a great TED talk.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Henning on March 16, 2012, 02:51:12 AM
How simple ideas lead to scientific discoveries (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=F8UFGu2M2gM#)

O. M. G.
I adore that story about Fizeau. Thank you!
I guess the audience didn't have the benefit of the animation and probably didn't follow.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on March 16, 2012, 08:56:54 AM
A shuttle launch as viewed from the solid rocket boosters or Up and Down in 400 seconds.

http://io9.com/5893615/absolutely-mindblowing-video-shot-from-the-space-shuttle-during-launch (http://io9.com/5893615/absolutely-mindblowing-video-shot-from-the-space-shuttle-during-launch)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skeptress on March 16, 2012, 09:46:59 AM
I love science.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on March 16, 2012, 11:20:23 AM
Spool Trick Part 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bwf3msm7rqM#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Drunken Idaho on March 16, 2012, 12:19:29 PM
A shuttle launch as viewed from the solid rocket boosters or Up and Down in 400 seconds.

http://io9.com/5893615/absolutely-mindblowing-video-shot-from-the-space-shuttle-during-launch (http://io9.com/5893615/absolutely-mindblowing-video-shot-from-the-space-shuttle-during-launch)

That was beyond cool. Wow.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on March 16, 2012, 08:34:47 PM
Aurora Borealis over the Great Lakes and Canada (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ae5msBMx6ic#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on March 18, 2012, 01:24:47 PM
Woah...

Simulation: Asteroid Hitting Ocean (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ro1gBkBxoho&feature=youtu.be#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skeptress on March 18, 2012, 02:52:54 PM
EL that was super cool.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on March 18, 2012, 03:00:48 PM
EL that was super cool.

Actually, it was super-heated :downsrim:
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on March 18, 2012, 04:14:22 PM
Makes the wave in Deep Impact seem a little under exaggerated.....
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on March 18, 2012, 07:02:34 PM
Paramagnetism of Oxygen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lt4P6ctf06Q#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: David E. on March 19, 2012, 10:24:50 PM
Invisible Mercedes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIGzpi9lCck&feature=player_embedded#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: David E. on March 19, 2012, 10:34:02 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xIe6hYAdw_I# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xIe6hYAdw_I#)!

Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Sordid on March 19, 2012, 10:55:01 PM
(http://thereifixedit.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/white-trash-repairs-mini-tries-their-hand-at-hotrods.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Jim S on March 19, 2012, 11:25:49 PM
Trolling the Rundle Mall Preachers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaz2rxmcWyg&feature=g-all-lik&context=G2592de5FAAAAAAAAKAA#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Caffiene on March 20, 2012, 01:33:39 AM
Lost.

I get the feeling that guy has watched a lot of The Chaser.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on March 20, 2012, 08:28:10 PM
Spool Trick Part 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bwf3msm7rqM#)

Used to do this trick as a kid. With the line on top it will go to the right. With the line underneath it depends on the angle at which you pull it. If you pull it upwards then it will go to the left.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on March 20, 2012, 09:08:21 PM
Quote

Quilting just wasn’t enough. Last September, 101-year old Mary Hardison of Ogden, Utah paraglided with an instructor, thus becoming the oldest woman to ever do so. Her motivation? Keeping her young, freewheeling son in his place:

    Hardison said she wanted to paraglide because her 75-year-old son began doing it as a hobby.

    “I didn’t want him to get too far ahead of me, so I decided that I’d go too,” she said Tuesday.

    Fear never entered the equation for Hardison, who previously rode all of the adult rides at Disneyland to celebrate her 90th birthday.

    Hardison said she was shocked to learn her flight had become a world record.

    “To me, I was just going on a little ride,” she said. “I had no idea I’d break a record.”Link (http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/20/101-year-old-woman-becomes-worlds-oldest-paraglider/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Neatorama+%28Neatorama%29&utm_content=Google+Reader)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on March 20, 2012, 09:13:52 PM
Holy Shit!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GYW5G2kbrKk# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GYW5G2kbrKk#)!

Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on March 20, 2012, 09:18:33 PM
Holy Shit!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GYW5G2kbrKk# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GYW5G2kbrKk#)!

That HAS to be fake....right ? I didn't think the physics of bird-flight could scale up to a human's weight.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on March 20, 2012, 10:49:42 PM
I'm afraid they are a bit off the gossomer condor was the first sustained human powered craft and it had a wingspan of 91 feet. Now this is supposedly not human powered but that feeble flapping could not produce more thrust than a propeller powered by a bycicle so it needs a similar flight surface. Fake.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on March 20, 2012, 10:53:04 PM
Holy Shit!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GYW5G2kbrKk# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GYW5G2kbrKk#)!

That HAS to be fake....right ? I didn't think the physics of bird-flight could scale up to a human's weight.

I wouldn't be surprised if it were fake, but YouTube trumps you and your scaling law!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on March 20, 2012, 10:56:46 PM
Even heavy birds like vultures and albatross have a hard time getting in the air without wind currents to aid their flapping.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on March 20, 2012, 11:00:36 PM
The heaviest flying bird ever recorded was the Argentavis, which had a wingspan of 7m and weighed about 80kg. I reckon the dude and his wings would probably have to be at least 100kg, and his puny human pectorals would not have enough power to generate enough lift to get him off the ground...
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on March 20, 2012, 11:00:54 PM
I'm afraid they are a bit off the gossomer condor was the first sustained human powered craft and it had a wingspan of 91 feet.

Are they claiming to be first human powered flight?

Let's not forget the yahoo who jumped off the Eiffel in his homemade bird-suit. He flew. Straight down, but he flew!

Quote
Now this is supposedly not human powered but that feeble flapping could not produce more thrust than a propeller powered by a bycicle so it needs a similar flight surface.

The swallow may fly south with the sun or the house martin or the plover may seek warmer climes in winter, yet these are not strangers to our land?

Flapping on airfoil inherently develops forward thrust but he was running before take-off then gradually slowed down then glided down. I thinks it's possible.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on March 20, 2012, 11:01:26 PM
The heaviest flying bird ever recorded was the Argentavis, which had a wingspan of 7m and weighed about 80kg. I reckon the dude and his wings would probably have to be at least 100kg, and his puny human pectorals would not have enough power to generate enough lift to get him off the ground...

Did those birds have science?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on March 20, 2012, 11:19:53 PM
Don't buy it. Did you see how high he got? Hell the wright brothers didn't fly as far as these guys with a freaking engine. Fake.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on March 20, 2012, 11:23:27 PM
The video I posted was part 14 of a 14 part series. A quick browse of some of the other videos would appear to show it was a genuine attempt.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Henning on March 21, 2012, 01:58:23 AM
Damn, well it doesn't look CG, could be comped.... It sure doesn't look like those wings waggling out at the end would produce enough lift to get off the ground. They look like they would as soon push you down as lift you up.
It was too cool, tho. Want see more!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Caffiene on March 21, 2012, 02:26:21 AM
Theres been a thread started for it here (http://sguforums.com/index.php/topic,40945).

You guys should go there to decide whether its cool or not so you can know whether to continue discussing it here :P
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on March 21, 2012, 01:58:10 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=j4MXm20jN1o# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=j4MXm20jN1o#)!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Drunken Idaho on March 21, 2012, 02:53:06 PM
Awesome.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: AQB24712 on March 21, 2012, 04:40:25 PM
Gorgeous series of photos (http://www.behance.net/gallery/ART-DIRECTION-INSTRUMENTS-FROM-INSIDE/340016) of musical instruments, taken from the inside.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on March 21, 2012, 05:23:48 PM
Gorgeous series of photos (http://www.behance.net/gallery/ART-DIRECTION-INSTRUMENTS-FROM-INSIDE/340016) of musical instruments, taken from the inside.

(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSAr1mNK75oNWtjfPtUENNJPsIZ37M9gYA7GjcW7y-3TC_lDGCUh6m-9IYH)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Gerbig on March 21, 2012, 06:22:31 PM
Holy Shit!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GYW5G2kbrKk# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GYW5G2kbrKk#)!

Man-made wings take Flight! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8k6WV9goudY#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Guillermo on March 21, 2012, 06:31:44 PM
Holy Shit!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GYW5G2kbrKk# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GYW5G2kbrKk#)!

Man-made wings take Flight! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8k6WV9goudY#)

Quote
Your ability to seamlessly quote 4 inspirational songs about flying has inspired me to cast away my doubts and fears and to believe!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on March 21, 2012, 10:06:01 PM
More at this link: Kulula Airlines Doesn't take themselves very seriously.... via reddit.com (http://www.reddit.com/tb/r70ou)



(http://i.imgur.com/CQBiZ.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Guillermo on March 22, 2012, 11:22:31 AM
If I ever travel to South Africa, that's the airline I'd take.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Henning on March 22, 2012, 06:49:55 PM
(http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m02qm8cupa1qdjguqo1_500.gif)

More... (http://dainfagerholm.blogspot.it/)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: MikeHz on March 22, 2012, 08:48:02 PM
(http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m02qm8cupa1qdjguqo1_500.gif)

More... (http://dainfagerholm.blogspot.it/)

Too cool not to pass on.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on March 22, 2012, 10:54:45 PM
Holy Shit!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GYW5G2kbrKk# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GYW5G2kbrKk#)!

Man-made wings take Flight! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8k6WV9goudY#)

Quote
Your ability to seamlessly quote 4 inspirational songs about flying has inspired me to cast away my doubts and fears and to believe!

Check this link out. In particular look at the videos and screenshots about half way down the page. The black square on the right wing magically appears during a pan away.

http://gizmodo.com/5895235/cgi-experts-say-flying-bird-man-is-fake (http://gizmodo.com/5895235/cgi-experts-say-flying-bird-man-is-fake)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on March 22, 2012, 11:02:14 PM
Dude. Re: Flying like a bird video real? (http://sguforums.com/index.php/topic,40945.msg9189523.html#msg9189523)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Henning on March 22, 2012, 11:04:00 PM

The skeptics were on it! Check out the thread. ^  ;)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on March 22, 2012, 11:04:34 PM
Dude. Re: Flying like a bird video real? (http://sguforums.com/index.php/topic,40945.msg9189523.html#msg9189523)

Ah. Well there you go. Called it :)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on March 23, 2012, 12:23:16 AM
Amazing: Frog screams out "Weed Poop" for all to hear (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3qwU1LQZA5g#)

Load the video on youtube, hit play, then use the number keys (not the numpad) to type:

6 6 6 8 56 8 56, 3 3 3 2 56 8 56 8 56
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Morvis13 on March 23, 2012, 11:12:13 AM
One on one soldier Tug of War, Canada vs USA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsPIzRsUtlE#)

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Shibboleth on March 23, 2012, 12:24:48 PM
http://www.jeanniejeannie.com/2012/03/16/frustro-the-impossible-typeface/ (http://www.jeanniejeannie.com/2012/03/16/frustro-the-impossible-typeface/)

(http://www.jeanniejeannie.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/0a8482461d9211b37a47d0f9f57360b7.png)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Anders on March 24, 2012, 02:21:58 PM
http://holistictumblragency.tumblr.com/post/19844303190/neil-de-grasse-tyson-i-may-have-already (http://holistictumblragency.tumblr.com/post/19844303190/neil-de-grasse-tyson-i-may-have-already)

Take it away, doctor deGrasse Tyson!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: David E. on March 24, 2012, 07:46:02 PM
How to Sous Vide an Egg at Home - CHOW.com (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MvqvrSE0Ac#)

I just tried this tonight for dinner.  Poached eggs, toast and bacon.  It works beautifully.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on March 24, 2012, 08:12:38 PM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsfc/7009056027/#secretb4d5c22cb3 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsfc/7009056027/#secretb4d5c22cb3)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on March 26, 2012, 07:02:20 PM
Busting Teenage Partying with a Fluksometer « Rowetel (http://www.rowetel.com/blog/?p=2381)

Quote
On New Years Eve 2011 I was in Geelong at a restaurant, 800km from my home in Adelaide. This year I happened to be away from my children, who were staying elsewhere in Adelaide while I was interstate. My home was supposedly vacant. However I knew it was very hot in Adelaide that day (40C) and I wondered if this would affect my power consumption, for example an increased duty cycle on the fridge. I am just that sort of power-geek.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Caffiene on March 26, 2012, 07:15:49 PM
Quote
On New Years Eve 2011 I was in Geelong at a restaurant

Fake! :P Who on earth would travel 800kms to come to Geelong for New Years Eve?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on March 26, 2012, 11:24:26 PM
Gandalf and Bilbo; Bill Watterson style.  Not sure why this makes me smile so much.

(http://cdn.twentytwowords.com/wp-content/uploads/Bilbo-and-Gandalf-as-Calvin-and-Hobbes-634x634.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: D'oh! on March 27, 2012, 04:20:43 AM
Quote
Not sure why this makes me smile so much.

'cause it's friggin' awesome, that's why.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Anders on March 28, 2012, 03:41:26 PM
Wind map of the U.S.A. (http://hint.fm/wind/index.html)

Or at least parts of it.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on March 28, 2012, 10:08:10 PM
Funniest Dilbert Ever - and it never got published.

(http://dilbert.com/dyn/tiny/File/120518%20Logo%20is%20a%20heart.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on March 28, 2012, 11:05:06 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6b4ZZQkcNEo# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6b4ZZQkcNEo#)!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Drunken Idaho on March 29, 2012, 12:50:02 AM
Wind map of the U.S.A. (http://hint.fm/wind/index.html)

Or at least parts of it.

Awesome. Bookmarked. Thanks!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on March 29, 2012, 08:49:54 AM
Funniest Dilbert Ever - and it never got published.

(http://dilbert.com/dyn/tiny/File/120518%20Logo%20is%20a%20heart.jpg)
This belongs in the YLYL thread.  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Drunken Idaho on March 29, 2012, 01:09:33 PM
Portal: No Escape (Live Action Short Film by Dan Trachtenberg) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4drucg1A6Xk#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on March 29, 2012, 05:18:17 PM
Sunset inside a wave.


(http://i.imgur.com/s632o.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Bunsen on March 29, 2012, 10:38:31 PM
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Muriel on March 30, 2012, 07:32:44 AM
Rymdreglage - 8-bit trip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qsWFFuYZYI#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on March 31, 2012, 01:33:51 AM
Surveillance Camera Captures Henryville Tornado as it Hit School Bus (http://www.sciencespacerobots.com/blog/33020125)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Jim S on March 31, 2012, 02:04:18 AM
Surveillance Camera Captures Henryville Tornado as it Hit School Bus (http://www.sciencespacerobots.com/blog/33020125)

Amazing.   


(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on March 31, 2012, 03:03:09 AM
How the KKK got beat by 1 black guy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4NW3RLnXmTY#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: werecow on March 31, 2012, 12:58:21 PM
I'd heard people on the atheist experience and others like Dawkins and Dennett talk about atheist clergy who were trapped in their role as religious leaders, and that there's a kind of effort underway to get them to come out of the closet (and deal with the repercussions). Here's one methodist minister who did just that at the American Atheists conference.

Teresa MacBain - coming out - American Atheists Conf.March 26, 2012 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qh_eaZn_s9U#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: David E. on March 31, 2012, 02:17:58 PM
How the KKK got beat by 1 black guy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4NW3RLnXmTY#)

THat is one conflicting video.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on March 31, 2012, 07:28:06 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3Q8nIHDxfp0# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3Q8nIHDxfp0#)!

Wow. Soon the entire surface of the Earth will be imaged! We'll be able to explore every square foot of the Earth from our computers.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on March 31, 2012, 07:56:05 PM
Gets beer heads to google.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on April 01, 2012, 11:32:59 AM
Way too cool not to post. (http://www.reddit.com/r/SGUForumsFools/comments/ro0ku/childs_own_studio_a_place_that_turns_your_kids/)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Gerbig on April 01, 2012, 04:25:47 PM
So dam cool:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/torturing-small-inocent-baby-animals/128304470520639 (https://www.facebook.com/pages/torturing-small-inocent-baby-animals/128304470520639)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: AQB24712 on April 02, 2012, 02:57:26 PM
One of my alums, now studying electrical engineering at Drexel University, posted this on Facebook.  Robots play the Beatles.

The Hubos Come Together (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMQLX-aw_dc#)

Quote

Four of Drexel's HUBO robots perform the Beatles' "Come Together" in a demonstration that combines cutting-edge engineering technology and research with creative expression, produced by the Music & Entertainment Technology Laboratory (MET-lab). The HUBOs are operating autonomously (not human-controlled). Their movements are directed by student-developed software to perform the gestures necessary to produce the appropriate notes and beats as dictated by a musical score. Every sound in the video was performed by the robots.

MET-lab student Matthew Prockup created the musical arrangement for drum kit and three "Hubophones", novel percussion instruments designed and constructed by the lab for this performance.

HUBO was designed and developed by the Korea Advanced Institute of Technology (KAIST) Hubo Lab (Dr. Jun Ho Oh, Director). Drexel Engineering kicked-off National Engineers Week by unveiling seven HUBO humanoids at an unprecedented showcase event on February 20, 2012. Their presence at Drexel is part of a large collaborative project with KAIST and seven other U.S. universities with the goal of rapidly advancing humanoids research.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on April 02, 2012, 08:37:26 PM
How the KKK got beat by 1 black guy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4NW3RLnXmTY#)

THat is one conflicting video.

That interview was awesome. Johnny Lee Clary was a former KKK leader who now tours around lecturing about racism and hate. He did some horrific stuff but now he's honest and upfront about how wrong it was.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: stonesean on April 03, 2012, 09:31:49 AM
Just another Navy homecoming.

Taken from the US Navy official public affairs homepage.

What was everybody's problem again?

(http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/webphoto/web_111221-N-JP983-008.jpg)

Quote
  (Dec. 21, 2011) Fire Controlman 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta, left, assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) kisses her fiancée, Fire Controlman 3rd Class Citlalic Snell, following the ship's return to homeport after a three-month deployment in the Caribbean. Oak Hill supported Southern Partnership Station 2012, an annual deployment of U.S naval assets in the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Mann/Released)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Shadow Of A Doubt on April 03, 2012, 09:38:06 AM
ZOMG, the terrorists have won!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on April 03, 2012, 09:51:45 AM
Just another Navy homecoming.

Taken from the US Navy official public affairs homepage.

What was everybody's problem again?

(click to show/hide)

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  (Dec. 21, 2011) Fire Controlman 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta, left, assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) kisses her fiancée, Fire Controlman 3rd Class Citlalic Snell, following the ship's return to homeport after a three-month deployment in the Caribbean. Oak Hill supported Southern Partnership Station 2012, an annual deployment of U.S naval assets in the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Mann/Released)

I have absolutely no problem with this.

Now we need to let them get married if they so desire.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on April 03, 2012, 10:19:26 AM
I think the practice needs more study. I volunteer. Somebody forward me a photograph of all lesbian service member homecoming kisses and I'll "study" them.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Anders on April 03, 2012, 10:32:55 AM
Just another Navy homecoming.

Taken from the US Navy official public affairs homepage.

What was everybody's problem again?

(http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/webphoto/web_111221-N-JP983-008.jpg)

Quote
  (Dec. 21, 2011) Fire Controlman 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta, left, assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) kisses her fiancée, Fire Controlman 3rd Class Citlalic Snell, following the ship's return to homeport after a three-month deployment in the Caribbean. Oak Hill supported Southern Partnership Station 2012, an annual deployment of U.S naval assets in the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Mann/Released)

Well at least it's better than man-on-dog sex.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Caffiene on April 03, 2012, 06:54:17 PM
I think we had a whole thread on that at the time. Very sweet.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on April 03, 2012, 08:49:44 PM
Good Guy Grog Meme
http://izismile.com/2012/04/03/good_guy_grog_meme_20_pics.html (http://izismile.com/2012/04/03/good_guy_grog_meme_20_pics.html)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on April 03, 2012, 10:43:31 PM
Not exactly the Rapid Response Team here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=z0iOO5OBZeg# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=z0iOO5OBZeg#)!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Connie on April 03, 2012, 10:49:38 PM
Not exactly the Rapid Response Team here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=z0iOO5OBZeg# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=z0iOO5OBZeg#)!

Somehow not real impressive.  I had to go through fire training 10+ years ago and I could do it faster.

And why does the robot have eyelids?  And why are they half closed?  It looks (and responds) like it's drugged.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on April 03, 2012, 10:51:50 PM
I'm wondering why the robot has a face at all. Is a face required for fighting fires ? I can imagine after battling a blaze it's going to come out looking like the melted Nazis from the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on April 03, 2012, 10:59:41 PM
Not exactly the Rapid Response Team here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=z0iOO5OBZeg# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=z0iOO5OBZeg#)!

Somehow not real impressive.  I had to go through fire training 10+ years ago and I could do it faster.

Yeah. A Navy shipboard Rapid Response Team is required to get an extinguishing agent on a fire within 60 seconds of the initial report.


Quote

And why does the robot have eyelids?  And why are they half closed?  It looks (and responds) like it's drugged.

It's replacing sailors so they want to make it look like a sailor.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on April 04, 2012, 12:33:29 AM
Nichelle Nichols and the Nerd-in-chief - The Planetary Society Blog | The Planetary Society (http://www.planetary.org/blog/article/00003440/)

(http://www.planetary.org/image/obama_nichols-nichelle_full_lg.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Johnny Slick on April 04, 2012, 02:14:28 AM
Not exactly the Rapid Response Team here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=z0iOO5OBZeg# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=z0iOO5OBZeg#)!
"Here we see a robot created by the military to shoot something. It is also skilled at pushing food into old peoples' mouths and not down the stairs."
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on April 04, 2012, 01:54:25 PM
Stumbled across this today.  I forgot how well directed this show was.  This is such a neat concept, I'd love to see a Sin City-like take on it:

Samurai Jack vs the Shinobi Shadow Warrior (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmkxsQnNujI#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: PANTS! on April 04, 2012, 04:47:40 PM
Samurai Jack was Cartoon Network at the height of its powers. What an amazing show.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Drunken Idaho on April 04, 2012, 06:18:24 PM
Seriously, great series.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Anders on April 05, 2012, 05:54:13 AM
Not exactly the Rapid Response Team here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=z0iOO5OBZeg# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=z0iOO5OBZeg#)!

Somehow not real impressive.  I had to go through fire training 10+ years ago and I could do it faster.

Yeah. A Navy shipboard Rapid Response Team is required to get an extinguishing agent on a fire within 60 seconds of the initial report.

I'd hate to be that agent...
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on April 05, 2012, 04:48:25 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/GyE7K.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on April 05, 2012, 09:13:03 PM
Bethlehem Car v Bike Crash Hit and Run.wmv (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=b7AVC1YCcO0#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: AQB24712 on April 05, 2012, 09:28:07 PM
...as discussed in the Cycling (http://sguforums.com/index.php/topic,30987.msg9198109.html#msg9198109) thread.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on April 05, 2012, 09:38:31 PM
...as discussed in the Cycling (http://sguforums.com/index.php/topic,30987.msg9198109.html#msg9198109) thread.

... as ignored with this  (http://sguforums.com/index.php/topic,36168.0.html)thread.

 ;D
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: AQB24712 on April 06, 2012, 11:10:50 AM
Hush, you.  Just offering more info for those who might want it.  I also gave you a shout-out and a link in the Cycling thread, as the video had been spoken of but not seen there.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: D'oh! on April 07, 2012, 04:51:34 AM
Blood pillow!

http://www.buzzfeed.com/llosgicoch/the-blood-pillow-3ksm (http://www.buzzfeed.com/llosgicoch/the-blood-pillow-3ksm)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Andrew Clunn on April 07, 2012, 06:23:40 PM
(http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/terminal05/2012/4/6/11/enhanced-buzz-30971-1333724660-15.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Gerbig on April 07, 2012, 06:31:36 PM
(http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/terminal05/2012/4/6/11/enhanced-buzz-30971-1333724660-15.jpg)

Progress?  ;D
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Traveler on April 07, 2012, 08:49:07 PM
(http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/terminal05/2012/4/6/11/enhanced-buzz-30971-1333724660-15.jpg)

Progress?  ;D

Heresy?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on April 07, 2012, 09:51:24 PM
Wow
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: ting-bu-dong on April 09, 2012, 05:49:26 AM
Octopus Escape! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfuOn3rxdy8#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on April 10, 2012, 12:57:11 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/4u2ts.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on April 10, 2012, 01:13:50 AM
Inconceivable!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on April 10, 2012, 02:06:25 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/4u2ts.jpg)

No Fred Savage ?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Anders on April 10, 2012, 05:49:28 AM
Santa Claus is coming to town. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=In3sApWlY1s#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Scaramaus on April 10, 2012, 07:12:01 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/4u2ts.jpg)

No Fred Savage ?

There was this rumour that Fred Savage didn't want to be involved with this picture and they replaced him with the horse's backside.
Don't know if it is true.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Guillermo on April 10, 2012, 08:37:54 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/4u2ts.jpg)

No Fred Savage ?

There was this rumour that Fred Savage didn't want to be involved with this picture and they replaced him with the horse's backside.
Don't know if it is true.
This is my all time favorite movie. It is sad to see the portraits. And I loled at the ROUS.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on April 10, 2012, 09:43:13 AM
+1 on everyone's comments.  Such a good movie and I was pretty perplexed at Fred Savage's absence too.  The ROUS is awesome and I want one.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on April 10, 2012, 09:56:01 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/4u2ts.jpg)
(http://yoursmiles.org/tsmile/rulez/t2035.gif) (http://yoursmiles.org/t-rulez.php)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on April 10, 2012, 10:02:13 AM
(http://yoursmiles.org/tsmile/rulez/t2035.gif) (http://yoursmiles.org/t-rulez.php)

When viewing gifs on my phone, it speeds up the animation for a few seconds once it loads.  This smiley looked really, really wrong for those few seconds...
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: David E. on April 10, 2012, 10:15:43 AM
(http://yoursmiles.org/tsmile/rulez/t2035.gif) (http://yoursmiles.org/t-rulez.php)

When viewing gifs on my phone, it speeds up the animation for a few seconds once it loads.  This smiley looked really, really wrong for those few seconds...

it would explain the smile.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: AQB24712 on April 10, 2012, 04:09:40 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s320x320/6080_123263394616_103137454616_2021591_3531992_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: David E. on April 10, 2012, 04:12:37 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s320x320/6080_123263394616_103137454616_2021591_3531992_n.jpg)

Trippy.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Lancezh on April 10, 2012, 06:28:09 PM
Labyrinthine riddle hidden in Trials HD solved

RedLynx questions the meaning of life, the universe and everything.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-04-10-labyrinthine-riddle-hidden-in-trials-hd-solved (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-04-10-labyrinthine-riddle-hidden-in-trials-hd-solved)

Watch the video in the article. Cool even for nongamers (i guess)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: werecow on April 11, 2012, 09:16:09 AM
Frans de Waal: Moral behavior in animals (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcJxRqTs5nk#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on April 11, 2012, 09:39:53 AM
That was awesome!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skulker on April 11, 2012, 12:16:56 PM
Old, but I haven't seen it before...

(http://i.imgur.com/02npE.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on April 11, 2012, 01:20:12 PM
Battletoad VS. Ant Crusher (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrYqba6Jj10&feature=youtube_gdata_player
#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Sordid on April 11, 2012, 02:38:30 PM
LOL @ the end of that. Should've gone into the laugh, lose thread instead. That's what you get for making fun of frogs. :D
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on April 11, 2012, 02:39:18 PM
LOL @ the end of that. That's what you get for making fun of frogs. :D

It went from funny to holy shit funny very quick.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Sordid on April 11, 2012, 02:40:38 PM
Judging by the sound of it that little bugger must bite pretty hard.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on April 11, 2012, 03:45:28 PM
LOL @ the end of that. Should've gone into the laugh, lose thread instead. That's what you get for making fun of frogs. :D

Pretty sure I posted it there a few months back.  I laughed my ass off at that part too.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Audiophile on April 11, 2012, 07:36:56 PM
Labyrinthine riddle hidden in Trials HD solved

RedLynx questions the meaning of life, the universe and everything.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-04-10-labyrinthine-riddle-hidden-in-trials-hd-solved (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-04-10-labyrinthine-riddle-hidden-in-trials-hd-solved)

Watch the video in the article. Cool even for nongamers (i guess)

Awesome game that!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on April 11, 2012, 07:49:56 PM
Old, but I haven't seen it before...

(http://i.imgur.com/02npE.jpg)

(http://img.izismile.com/img/img5/20120411/640/morning_picdump_142_640_09.jpg)

Geez they look like an 80's boy band. Hard to believe that was 10 years ago.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Sordid on April 12, 2012, 05:54:59 AM
There's something about the colors of the photos that makes them look old. Can't quite put my finger on it.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Morvis13 on April 13, 2012, 02:13:36 PM
Good dose of Vertigo for you.

Walking the spiral stairs on skyscraper's roof (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FdM-fbsf5I&feature=player_embedded#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Jim S on April 14, 2012, 04:15:39 AM
Good dose of Vertigo for you.

Walking the spiral stairs on skyscraper's roof (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FdM-fbsf5I&feature=player_embedded#)

Three minutes of pucker.    (I used to not be like this.   Yeeesh, that gives me the willies.)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Bunsen on April 14, 2012, 08:02:36 AM
The fisheye lens certainly didn't help.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: werecow on April 14, 2012, 09:31:46 AM
I really like awesome graphics, so I really hope this is a real thingy.

Unlimited Detail Real-Time Rendering Technology Preview 2011 [HD] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00gAbgBu8R4&feature=related#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Sordid on April 14, 2012, 09:38:08 AM
Oh this again?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on April 14, 2012, 10:11:24 AM
Even if this is a graphics version of a perpetual motion machine it looks cool and bodes well for the future. I might start gaming again if stuff looked like that.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on April 14, 2012, 10:20:01 AM
Good dose of Vertigo for you.

Walking the spiral stairs on skyscraper's roof (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FdM-fbsf5I&feature=player_embedded#)

That's nothing.  This still makes me sick...

massive climb up antenna station (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7k4Xk1mEwmI#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: werecow on April 14, 2012, 10:39:04 AM
Oh this again?
Has it been discussed on here somewhere? I don't quite buy the sales pitch, but the interactive demo in another video seemed pretty impressive, at least as far as static scenes are concerned (though it's obviously very repetitive, which I guess is somewhat suspicious).
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on April 14, 2012, 11:08:28 AM
Sitting on the couch but in my head I was going clip in you idiot!! My hands were getting that light tickling feeling where you just don't trust them.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on April 14, 2012, 11:26:39 AM
Sitting on the couch but in my head I was going clip in you idiot!! My hands were getting that light tickling feeling where you just don't trust them.

Yeah, no shit.  The only thing I can figure is that they've made the climb (or similar climbs) so often that they are just that confident in their climbing ability that they choose to forgo the more time-consuming safe method.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on April 14, 2012, 06:26:59 PM
First generation replicator

http://phys.org/news199080001.html (http://phys.org/news199080001.html)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Johnny Slick on April 15, 2012, 12:13:43 PM
Even if this is a graphics version of a perpetual motion machine it looks cool and bodes well for the future. I might start gaming again if stuff looked like that.
All we know at this point is that:

a. They got it to look like this on *a* computer, and
b. It seems to look pretty nice for a static display (nothing is moving).

It could work on more than a., and what the heck, with whoever's law or whatever even if it can't, we can wait 5 or 10 years and it will be able to. With b., they may just not be good at making things move, but that's a potential sticking point.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on April 15, 2012, 02:43:49 PM
This could go in many threads, you daaw, you WTF, but I'll put it here.

Lost boy finds his mother 25 years after getting lost using Google Earth.

BBC News - Little boy lost finds his mother using Google Earth (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17693816)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Bunsen on April 15, 2012, 04:03:56 PM
I really like awesome graphics, so I really hope this is a real thingy.

Unlimited Detail Real-Time Rendering Technology Preview 2011 [HD] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00gAbgBu8R4&feature=related#)

I remember this got torn to pieces here on the forum a while back by some of our tech super-nerds.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: MikeHz on April 15, 2012, 04:32:18 PM
Good dose of Vertigo for you.

Walking the spiral stairs on skyscraper's roof (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FdM-fbsf5I&feature=player_embedded#)

That's nothing.  This still makes me sick...

massive climb up antenna station (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7k4Xk1mEwmI#)

Holy...

Now I don't feel so bad about going on the roof to service my radio antennas from time to time.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on April 15, 2012, 07:48:29 PM
Oh this again?
Has it been discussed on here somewhere? I don't quite buy the sales pitch, but the interactive demo in another video seemed pretty impressive, at least as far as static scenes are concerned (though it's obviously very repetitive, which I guess is somewhat suspicious).

This system falls over as soon as you try animating anything. Point  cloud rendering is notorious for its terrible animation performance:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euclideon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euclideon)

Saw this one in my Google Reader feed. Normally I avoid Yahoo Answers but this is quite apt:

(http://artoftrolling.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/internet-troll-that-should-do-the-trick.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: DeepGlue on April 16, 2012, 12:10:17 AM
Good dose of Vertigo for you.

Walking the spiral stairs on skyscraper's roof (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FdM-fbsf5I&feature=player_embedded#)

That's nothing.  This still makes me sick...

massive climb up antenna station (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7k4Xk1mEwmI#)
I do a LOT of rock climbing, and this eeks me out.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: DeepGlue on April 16, 2012, 12:11:19 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=T7fzQehxz_Q# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=T7fzQehxz_Q#)!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skepdad on April 16, 2012, 12:19:23 AM
Good dose of Vertigo for you.

Walking the spiral stairs on skyscraper's roof (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FdM-fbsf5I&feature=player_embedded#)

That's nothing.  This still makes me sick...

massive climb up antenna station (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7k4Xk1mEwmI#)

Holy...

Now I don't feel so bad about going on the roof to service my radio antennas from time to time.

That shit makes my nuts hurt ... seriously ... they hurt.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on April 16, 2012, 10:29:44 AM
maq 30.MOV----DANIEL XANTHOPULO.mp4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=DdO7jXt77BU#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on April 16, 2012, 10:34:23 AM
Lost!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on April 16, 2012, 03:07:59 PM
Horrible Histories Charles Darwin Evolution song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Pt2gHpqfZNA#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: mindme on April 16, 2012, 03:42:33 PM
I'm Not Your Amway-Hooker, Travel-Sexcort, Chinabride, Mother-May-I, Ex-Girlfriend-Stand-In: A Scientific Analysis of Susan's Dating History

http://lostnchina.wordpress.com/2012/04/15/scientific-dating-fail/ (http://lostnchina.wordpress.com/2012/04/15/scientific-dating-fail/)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: AQB24712 on April 16, 2012, 05:32:49 PM
Awesome, mindme.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Henning on April 17, 2012, 12:25:59 AM
MEGALIZER on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/39327886)

(click to show/hide)


(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: JuniorSpaceman on April 17, 2012, 02:17:36 AM
This could go in many threads, you daaw, you WTF, but I'll put it here.

Lost boy finds his mother 25 years after getting lost using Google Earth.

BBC News - Little boy lost finds his mother using Google Earth (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17693816)

Nope, I think you pretty much chose the perfect thread for it  8)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: mindme on April 17, 2012, 10:11:07 AM
Awesome, mindme.

My friend. I probably should have posted that under the OKcupid thread. She's a serious hardcore dater.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: stonesean on April 17, 2012, 03:42:15 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/72935_10151496030465207_635245206_23416354_1867437323_n.jpg)

Space Shuttle Discovery piggybacking near my aunt's place in Burke, VA on it's way to the Udvar-Hazy center.....
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Johnny Slick on April 17, 2012, 04:00:36 PM
Awesome, mindme.

My friend. I probably should have posted that under the OKcupid thread. She's a serious hardcore dater and I am Palm Springs.
FTFY  ;D
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on April 18, 2012, 12:04:10 AM
Giant Lego barrel organ depicts Star Wars scenes, plays the theme tune.

LEGO BUILDERS OF SOUND STAR WARS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5Lgcen-PGI#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on April 18, 2012, 12:22:24 AM
Interactive population density map:
http://www.dwtkns.com/density/ (http://www.dwtkns.com/density/)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: werecow on April 18, 2012, 05:17:34 AM
Oh this again?
Has it been discussed on here somewhere? I don't quite buy the sales pitch, but the interactive demo in another video seemed pretty impressive, at least as far as static scenes are concerned (though it's obviously very repetitive, which I guess is somewhat suspicious).

This system falls over as soon as you try animating anything. Point  cloud rendering is notorious for its terrible animation performance:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euclideon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euclideon)

Yes, I've read those objections, but I'm still not entirely convinced that it's as clear cut as some of the critics say it is. The criticism seems to be based mostly on incredulity rather than hard theoretical objections. There are some things about the company and the demo that I do find suspicious, particularly the large amount of repetition they used in constructing the demo environment. I can imagine there being some major issues as the environment grows increasingly more diverse. And I guess the lack of animation and collision detection is somewhat suspicious as well. On the other hand, I remember a bit of my uni course on this subject, and the live demo they did during the interview with Bruce Dell seems pretty impressive even if we are to assume they're using a run of the mill voxel rendering technique. Although I guess that was 5 years ago now, so maybe I'm just not up to speed on that technology anymore.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on April 18, 2012, 05:37:57 AM
Oh this again?
Has it been discussed on here somewhere? I don't quite buy the sales pitch, but the interactive demo in another video seemed pretty impressive, at least as far as static scenes are concerned (though it's obviously very repetitive, which I guess is somewhat suspicious).

This system falls over as soon as you try animating anything. Point  cloud rendering is notorious for its terrible animation performance:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euclideon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euclideon)

Yes, I've read those objections, but I'm still not entirely convinced that it's as clear cut as some of the critics say it is. The criticism seems to be based mostly on incredulity rather than hard theoretical objections. There are some things about the company and the demo that I do find suspicious, particularly the large amount of repetition they used in constructing the demo environment. I can imagine there being some major issues as the environment grows increasingly more diverse. And I guess the lack of animation and collision detection is somewhat suspicious as well. On the other hand, I remember a bit of my uni course on this subject, and the live demo they did during the interview with Bruce Dell seems pretty impressive even if we are to assume they're using a run of the mill voxel rendering technique. Although I guess that was 5 years ago now, so maybe I'm just not up to speed on that technology anymore.

I don't know a lot about this stuff myself, but I used to work for one of the biggest online digital artist communities on the internet. Its membership included experts from 3d modellers and animators, game developers, software developers from Renderman, Maya, Epic Games etc and academics researching computer graphics and algorithms. When this first started making the rounds it was met with a lot of skepticism. I'll see if I can find the thread:

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=2&t=858229 (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=2&t=858229)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Caffiene on April 18, 2012, 06:48:45 AM
To answer the question, yes there was a thread on this a year or two ago on this forum where we discussed it... IIRC, at the time I remembered discussing it a year or two before that on Gamedev.net.

The biggest problem is that Im not seeing any improvement since the first time I saw it... A few things in their video have slightly more detail, but its still all instanced. They say in the video "I hope you wont mind the repetition". BS I wont mind... repetition of an instanced object is one of the easiest possible ways to speed up your scene dramatically with polygons, too. Until they have something on show other than a pre-recorded trailer with 3 or 4 unique objects in a scene then they havent shown anything that cant be done with polygons. Especially when its all pre-recorded, has no animation, no game logic, no dynamic lighting that I can see, etc.

They simply havent shown anything so far that looks like it couldnt be done with techniques we already know and use.

Its not that its impossible... its just that theyre claiming to have done something unusual, and have presented pretty much zero evidence.

edit: We've had two threads on it here. One in 2010 (http://sguforums.com/index.php/topic,26710), and one in 2011 (http://sguforums.com/index.php/topic,37207). And apparently in the 2010 thread I linked to the Gamedev discussion, which was 2009.

edit edit: Ajzzz wins one (1) internet.

Is this going to happen every year? I think so!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: werecow on April 18, 2012, 08:20:23 AM
Cheers guys, I'll have a look.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on April 18, 2012, 09:35:40 AM
Divers (Short Animation) (http://vimeo.com/8658994)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Morvis13 on April 18, 2012, 09:39:16 AM
I found that strangely erotic.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on April 18, 2012, 02:49:27 PM
$10,000 LEMONADE STAND | Weird News - MEGA 94.9 FM - El Sonido Joven (http://www.mega949.com/cc-common/news/sections/newsarticle.html?feed=104673&article=10058935)

Quote
Young Drew Cox knows how to make lemonade out of lemons – and then some.

The 6-year-old Gladewater, Texas, boy reportedly took in more than $10,000 in one day at a lemonade stand he set up to raise money for his sick dad.

[...]

One person wrote a $5,000 check and by the end of the day, Drew raised more than $10,000.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on April 18, 2012, 05:56:01 PM
Holy Shit!  Guessing who this is supposed to be should be simple.  Guessing who it actually is may be harder.  Wow!

(http://img2-3.timeinc.net/people/i/2012/news/120430/hitchcock-300.jpg)

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Johnny Slick on April 18, 2012, 05:58:53 PM
Is he going to be in a movie or has he just let himself go in a, um, psycho way?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on April 18, 2012, 06:08:47 PM
Is he going to be in a movie or has he just let himself go in a, um, psycho way?

It's a movie about him and his wife during the filming of Psycho apparently.

IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0975645/)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on April 18, 2012, 06:44:03 PM
Wish I could say I took this, but this is one of the coolest photos I've ever seen!

(http://i.imgur.com/cqKAw.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Sordid on April 18, 2012, 07:26:24 PM
I don't get it. What exactly am I looking at?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on April 18, 2012, 07:36:49 PM
I don't get it. What exactly am I looking at?

The fire is in the shape of a bird, i.e. a Phoenix.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Sordid on April 18, 2012, 07:38:12 PM
Erm, no, it's in the shape of a fire.  :-\
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: DeepGlue on April 18, 2012, 07:45:08 PM
Ewan Dobson - playing trance on guitar.mp4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRd8qcgOQbA&feature=related#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: AQB24712 on April 18, 2012, 07:47:01 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/556231_3693583343554_1394423377_33460464_2068921188_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on April 18, 2012, 07:49:37 PM
Erm, no, it's in the shape of a fire.  :-\

Think of a bird swooping in like this, though mirrored.

(http://image.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/76798/76798,1184735944,3/stock-vector-attacking-eagle-vector-illustration-ready-for-vinyl-cutting-3940981.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Gerbig on April 18, 2012, 07:51:44 PM
Erm, no, it's in the shape of a fire.  :-\

It must be sad in your head =/
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on April 18, 2012, 08:37:24 PM
I saw the vengeful fist of an angry fire god.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Sordid on April 18, 2012, 09:03:40 PM
Erm, no, it's in the shape of a fire.  :-\

It must be sad in your head =/

It... kinda is. :'(
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on April 18, 2012, 09:05:03 PM
Erm, no, it's in the shape of a fire.  :-\

It must be sad in your head =/
It... kinda is. :'(l

Hugs!  You're not alone :).
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Gerbig on April 18, 2012, 10:36:35 PM
Erm, no, it's in the shape of a fire.  :-\

It must be sad in your head =/

It... kinda is. :'(


(http://dobrochan.ru/src/png/1102/t210768_i-know-that-feel.png)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Morvis13 on April 19, 2012, 07:48:03 AM
Dumt & Farligt - Phantom Flex Highlights - 1080p (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lUZ-e2SkeMI#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on April 19, 2012, 11:55:04 AM
Sea-Monkeys and X-Ray Spex: Collecting the Bizarre Stuff Sold in the Back of Comic Books | Collectors Weekly (http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/sea-monkeys-and-x-ray-spex/)

Quote
Amazing! Incredible! Unbelievable! Eyeglasses that let you see through clothes. The secrets to super-human strength. Scary seven-foot tall ghosts that do your bidding. All of this could be yours for a dollar or two. At least, that’s what vintage comic-book ads would have you believe. Six years ago, artist and historian Kirk Demarais, who runs the brilliant Gen X nostalgia site, Secret Fun Spot, became determined to uncover the truth behind these comic-book ads published between the 1950s and late ’80s. Last fall, he published “Mail-Order Mysteries,” a book that reveals what you really got when you ordered any one of 150 supposed marvels.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Henning on April 19, 2012, 06:47:39 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/dMENl.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Johnny Slick on April 19, 2012, 08:07:08 PM
This last page is living up to the title of the thread!  ;D
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: D'oh! on April 20, 2012, 12:51:34 AM
Sea-Monkeys and X-Ray Spex: Collecting the Bizarre Stuff Sold in the Back of Comic Books | Collectors Weekly (http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/sea-monkeys-and-x-ray-spex/)



I have this book!  It's a fun read, but I wish there were more text on the backgrounds of the various novelty items.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Moloch on April 20, 2012, 01:13:08 PM
(http://fashionablygeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/engage-in-science.jpg?cb5e28)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: werecow on April 21, 2012, 02:36:10 PM
Science off the Sphere: Fun with Antibubbles (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUHXcltJCbY&feature=endscreen&NR=1#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on April 21, 2012, 03:22:13 PM
Zero G is so fucking cool!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: werecow on April 21, 2012, 03:31:19 PM
It really is. }|:o)

Also found this in the sidebar. Some crazy physics are happening in billiards trick shots:

billiards champion : ) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VTrIVrWdUQ&feature=related#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on April 21, 2012, 03:46:48 PM
Are You Smarter Than a 2nd Grader? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmWO4Vtk-s8#)

This is cool, not just for the little kid being the one to ask the question, but for the actual answer.  I never knew backwards time travel had been considered plausible before.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Hanes on April 21, 2012, 05:33:54 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/556231_3693583343554_1394423377_33460464_2068921188_n.jpg)

Is that Alice Cooper?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Skepdad on April 21, 2012, 07:34:35 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/556231_3693583343554_1394423377_33460464_2068921188_n.jpg)

Is that Alice Cooper?

Yep ... coolest picture ever.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Johnny Slick on April 21, 2012, 09:17:22 PM
Ummm...
(http://funnycrave.frsucrave.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/david_coleman.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on April 21, 2012, 09:29:30 PM
Trumped!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on April 21, 2012, 09:55:25 PM
Bing Crosby & David Bowie - The Little Drummer Boy / Peace On Earth (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiXjbI3kRus#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Eternally Learning on April 22, 2012, 12:24:44 AM
This blows my mind...  I cannot believe how well this works.

(http://i.imgur.com/nUQ3b.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: David E. on April 22, 2012, 12:35:37 AM
Bing Crosby & David Bowie - The Little Drummer Boy / Peace On Earth (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiXjbI3kRus#)

I Raise you.

Barcelona (Live) - Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé - 1988 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHRd0R-uKHc&feature=related#)

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Post by: Chew on April 22, 2012, 12:50:12 AM
Mercury and who? Never heard of her.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Johnny Slick on April 22, 2012, 02:38:37 AM
Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy with Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJBFD-Wvc7U#)
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Post by: werecow on April 22, 2012, 07:01:38 AM
This blows my mind...  I cannot believe how well this works.

(click to show/hide)

Hah! That is awesome
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Post by: Anders on April 22, 2012, 07:07:07 AM
Alice Cooper - I'm Eighteen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXZcJojTucg#)

Is it wrong of me to want Alice Cooper's pants? They're amazing!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: David E. on April 22, 2012, 09:37:18 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJBFD-Wvc7U (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJBFD-Wvc7U)

/img tags on a YOutube video?  Not very slick Johnny,


Montserrat Caballé (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montserrat_Caball%C3%A9)

Long story short.  Freddie was a huge fan of hers, met her while in some city in Spain, they hit it off and made an amazing duet.

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Post by: Eternally Learning on April 22, 2012, 10:59:15 AM
This blows my mind...  I cannot believe how well this works.

(click to show/hide)

Hah! That is awesome

It's funny, now all I picture is the guy from Mallrats freaking out all over again :P.
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Post by: DeepGlue on April 22, 2012, 12:58:59 PM
Hell yes! The Holy Grail (http://bostinno.com/2012/04/21/mit-completes-the-holy-grail-of-hacks-turning-the-green-building-into-a-game-of-tetris-slideshow/#ss__139833_1_7__ss) of MIT hacks.

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Last night, a team took over the side of MIT’s Green Building and turned it into a giant, playable, multi-color Tetris game.
Green building tetris hack (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMe5e9C25kg#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Johnny Slick on April 22, 2012, 02:13:46 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJBFD-Wvc7U (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJBFD-Wvc7U)

/img tags on a YOutube video?  Not very slick Johnny,
I know not of what you speak!!!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on April 22, 2012, 04:31:40 PM
Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson: Launch Keynote: 28th National Space Symposium (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VLzKjxglNyE#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on April 22, 2012, 10:34:03 PM
Too cool or WTF?

Male seahorse giving birth at The Deep Hull (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MsHCqrrU-Gk#)
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Post by: Moloch on April 23, 2012, 01:05:02 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/zl9tO.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Moloch on April 23, 2012, 01:08:25 AM
Also

(http://i.imgur.com/K5WPN.jpg)
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Post by: Johnny Slick on April 23, 2012, 01:25:41 AM
Um... that would be the opposite of cool...
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on April 23, 2012, 01:28:45 AM
Dude, that is a little kid in a Ku Klux Klan outfit.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Moloch on April 23, 2012, 01:57:08 AM
Dude, that is a little kid in a Ku Klux Klan outfit.

Obviously, which is why I find the image extremely powerful.

Small child in KKK outfit curiously approaching black police officer with riot shield, police officer smiling down at him.
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Post by: Gerbig on April 23, 2012, 02:03:03 AM
Childhood wonder and innocence Vs the hateful bigotry his/her parents forced upon him,

I think this is very cool
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on April 23, 2012, 02:06:58 AM
You optimists make me sick.  :P
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on April 23, 2012, 02:09:58 AM
This almost blew my mind: Monday puzzle: pairs of cards (http://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/2012/04/23/monday-puzzle-pairs-of-cards/)

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Let’s play a game of chance.

I have in my hand a standard 52 card deck. What I will do is flip over two cards at a time.

If the two cards happen to be red, then you get the pair. If the two cards are black, then I get the pair. If the two cards are different colors, the pair of cards is discarded.

I will continue flipping the cards until the entire deck is dealt.

At the end, you and I will have some pairs of cards. If you end up with more pairs, then lucky you, I will pay you $10 for every extra pair you have. If you have fewer pairs than me, then you just lose the game and walk away.

The game costs $1 to play. Are you willing to try your luck?

Think about it before reading the answer after the jump.
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Post by: Lancezh on April 23, 2012, 04:00:41 AM
This almost blew my mind: Monday puzzle: pairs of cards (http://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/2012/04/23/monday-puzzle-pairs-of-cards/)

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Let’s play a game of chance.

I have in my hand a standard 52 card deck. What I will do is flip over two cards at a time.

If the two cards happen to be red, then you get the pair. If the two cards are black, then I get the pair. If the two cards are different colors, the pair of cards is discarded.

I will continue flipping the cards until the entire deck is dealt.

At the end, you and I will have some pairs of cards. If you end up with more pairs, then lucky you, I will pay you $10 for every extra pair you have. If you have fewer pairs than me, then you just lose the game and walk away.

The game costs $1 to play. Are you willing to try your luck?

Think about it before reading the answer after the jump.

Hmm, i didnt read the solution or went to the page, first i obviously thought this is a bad deal for the dealer, but after some thinking... if you get those red pairs some red cards are missing further behind, meaning that they will form eventually a black pair that he will get in return, so in the end it should be more or less square since mixed pairs are discarded... Damn that is cool, i will scam my office friends with this haha.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on April 23, 2012, 02:54:03 PM
You optimists make me sick.  :P

The glass is neither half empty, nor half full.

50% 0f the volume is taken up by potable water, and 50% by breathable air. This means the glass is 100% full of things I need to survive. It is full of life.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Anders on April 23, 2012, 03:29:00 PM
Alice always delivers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6hRoO04by0#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Sordid on April 23, 2012, 03:44:38 PM
Small child in KKK outfit curiously approaching black police officer with riot shield, police officer smiling down at him.

Looks more like a smirk to me.
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Post by: Eternally Learning on April 23, 2012, 04:40:35 PM
This is amazing.  For the record, I don't believe this was a planned topic of discussion, but I'm looking for more video for context.

 QandA May 25th - response to question on Ryan Commission Report (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jHqndf9Kx4&feature=youtube_gdata_player#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Lancezh on April 23, 2012, 05:36:38 PM
He certainly shoved it up their ass. Good find.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on April 23, 2012, 08:30:15 PM
You optimists make me sick.  :P

The glass is neither half empty, nor half full.

50% 0f the volume is taken up by potable water, and 50% by breathable air. This means the glass is 100% full of things I need to survive. It is full of life.

The glass is twice as big as it needs to be.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: arthwollipot on April 23, 2012, 09:07:45 PM
The Front Fell Off (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m5qxZm_JqM#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on April 23, 2012, 09:20:33 PM
The Front Fell Off (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m5qxZm_JqM#)

John Clarke is awesome :)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on April 23, 2012, 10:16:52 PM
Game Theory on a game show (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=S0qjK3TWZE8#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Lancezh on April 24, 2012, 05:06:05 AM
(http://wp-b.com/images/2011/8/28/4chan1314477333305.jpg)

(http://wp-b.com/images/2011/9/3/4chan1314977815880.png)

(http://wp-b.com/images/2011/8/27/4chan1314463922117.jpg)
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Post by: Moloch on April 24, 2012, 06:25:55 AM
Boom.

(http://i.imgur.com/zW7CP.jpg)
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Post by: Guillermo on April 24, 2012, 09:27:47 AM
(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/5192/screenshot096o.png)

(http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/288/648/776.gif)
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Post by: Morvis13 on April 24, 2012, 09:32:54 AM
Wouldn't that depend on the element?
Hydrogen atom has a very different size than a Plutonium atom.
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Post by: Guillermo on April 24, 2012, 09:45:26 AM
Wouldn't that depend on the element?
Hydrogen atom has a very different size than a Plutonium atom.
That's quoted from the Helium atom from the picture above. Besides, it's the size difference or the empty space, that I find awesome.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Johnny Slick on April 24, 2012, 11:05:01 AM
Wouldn't that depend on the element?
Hydrogen atom has a very different size than a Plutonium atom.
Don't they all still have the same basic arrangement of electrons, though? I mean, obviously plutonium has a lot more of them but IIRC that first "band" of 2 electrons is still in basically the same place.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on April 24, 2012, 11:09:46 AM
(http://cheezfailbooking.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/funny-facebook-fails-itll-be-your-last-stand.png)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Willard on April 25, 2012, 08:31:51 AM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/62608_441823789165935_427481527266828_1861255_548196019_n.jpg)
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Post by: Bunsen on April 25, 2012, 08:41:38 AM
Yeah, I saw that on FB this morning and giggled for about 20 minutes straight.
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Post by: Sordid on April 25, 2012, 11:31:21 AM
I don't get it. :(
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Johnny Slick on April 25, 2012, 12:17:19 PM
I just see some Creationist picking up that issue thinking to themselves "oh maaan, Nat Geo finally got something right!!!", and then opening up the page and doing one of those flip-takes you see in 1910s era comics.
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Post by: Halleyscomet on April 25, 2012, 01:25:15 PM
Pam Johnson-Bennett needs a male co-host for her new show. are you man enough to be the token penis on "Psycho Kitty"?

http://vancouveractorsguide.com/audition/psycho-kitty (http://vancouveractorsguide.com/audition/psycho-kitty)

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Storyline   

With the new television series, “Psycho Kitty”, the world’s #1 cat behaviorist Pam Johnson-Bennett and her co-host, INSERT YOUR NAME HERE show cat owners how to do the previously unthinkable: TAME THEIR CATS!

In each episode, Pam comes to the aid of worried and concerned owners whose felines are out of control. She delves into the feline mind to bring about changes in behavior that owners can only dream of.

Pam employs her ground-breaking methods to bring about huge changes within these unhappy households and our cameras are there to capture everything.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Morvis13 on April 25, 2012, 01:28:53 PM
I have a 2 meter long stick to beat kittens with. You think I qualify?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on April 25, 2012, 01:30:44 PM
I have a 2 meter long stick to beat kittens with. You think I qualify?

You are an evil, evil man.  We must arrange for you to have an audition and a hidden camera.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Gerbig on April 25, 2012, 06:57:59 PM
Game Theory on a game show (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=S0qjK3TWZE8#)

Dude, that takes a special mix of intellect, bravado, and balls to pull something like that off.

Amazing
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on April 25, 2012, 08:20:37 PM
Alka-Seltzer added to spherical water drop in microgravity (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgC-ocnTTto&feature=youtube_gdata_player
#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on April 27, 2012, 08:39:39 AM
Human Face Video Mapping by Oskar & Gaspar. Making of. (http://vimeo.com/39697056)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Sordid on April 27, 2012, 12:19:36 PM
Change the tune (http://vimeo.com/39491102)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: werecow on April 28, 2012, 11:57:25 AM
(click to show/hide)

Cool, but they misspelled "Heisenberg uncertainty principle" as "Hiesenberg uncertainty principal". }|:op
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: JuniorSpaceman on April 28, 2012, 11:04:21 PM
I'm sure this has been posted already, but worth a re-watch ... something that makes me as one with my nieces, who love nothing other than Harry Potter.
Daniel Radcliffe sings "The Elements" - The Graham Norton Show - Series 8 Episode 4 - BBC One (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSAaiYKF0cs#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Johnny Slick on April 29, 2012, 02:30:54 AM
Harry Potter was the lead in the revival of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying last year and for all I know may still be in the show. With all due respect to Robert Morse, he did a *way* better job musically than the original.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: AQB24712 on April 29, 2012, 08:34:24 AM
He's been succeeded by, ugh, one of the Jonas brothers, but he was in the show when my students did their Broadway trip last fall.  They enjoyed his performance very much.  They also said, "he's so short!"
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Moloch on April 29, 2012, 10:57:42 PM
Atheists chant at Muslim protesters - 2012 Atheist Convention (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JCfwcd_Ajg4#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Gerbig on April 30, 2012, 02:23:49 PM

^^^^^^

Eh, its just giving them attention and giving justification to the protest.. not cool in the least
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Post by: seaotter on April 30, 2012, 06:38:45 PM
I thought it was awesome.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: arthwollipot on April 30, 2012, 08:14:05 PM
I think it went a little too far, but I understand the motivation.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Moloch on April 30, 2012, 10:08:20 PM
Eh, its just giving them attention and giving justification to the protest.. not cool in the least

Totally disagree. No one is going to shut me up from ridiculing the hateful and the ridiculous because I'm giving my opponent attention. Sometimes a harsh spotlight is excatly what a bunch of loons need for them to break and scatter like cockroaches.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on May 01, 2012, 08:44:14 AM
CPA Australia's giant leap - Neil Armstrong agrees to interview with... accountant? | Space, Military and Medicine | Herald Sun (http://www.heraldsun.com.au/technology/sci-tech/cpa-australias-giant-leap-neil-armstrong-agrees-to-interview-with-accountant/story-fn5iztw3-1226343845785)

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IT took him 30 years to agree to a television interview.

And since then, you could count his meaningful appearances on half a hand.

The people who scored the interview say it's possible he'll never be interviewed again.

So how did an Australian company get to shoot the breeze in a 40-minute one-on-one with one of the most in-demand, yet seldom heard heroes of modern history, Neil Armstrong?

And not just any company - accounting body CPA Australia.

The first in the four-part series - Space Race - went to air online today at The Bottom Line, hosted by evoTV.

It's introduced by CPA Australia CEO Alex Malley, who explains that "he knew something that a lot of people didn't know about Neil Armstrong".

"His dad was an auditor."

Link to the interview at the link. I haven't watched it yet but according to the article they discuss the moon hoaxers.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Audiophile on May 01, 2012, 03:16:42 PM
Eh, its just giving them attention and giving justification to the protest.. not cool in the least

Totally disagree. No one is going to shut me up from ridiculing the hateful and the ridiculous because I'm giving my opponent attention. Sometimes a harsh spotlight is excatly what a bunch of loons need for them to break and scatter like cockroaches.

I think that pointing and laughing is the must fun way. I've always wanted to do that to neo-nazis for some reason...
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on May 01, 2012, 07:42:59 PM
I always wonder about these folks. Are they there to save us? Do they really think we haven't heard of hell? Or are they relishing the idea of us burning?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Halleyscomet on May 01, 2012, 08:45:51 PM
The Most Brutal Mortal Kombat Fatality Isn't Always the Bloodiest (http://kotaku.com/5906210/the-most-brutal-mortal-kombat-fatality-isnt-always-the-bloodiest)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Hanes on May 02, 2012, 10:47:34 PM
Левитационная плавка.flv (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkpEz7znpnc&feature=plcp#)

Induction heating (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Induction_heating).  The loop in the coil is what keeps the sample suspended* until it melts.  Does anyone know why liquid metals aren't magnetic?  Is it because the electrons need the latice structure in order to do their magnety thing, or something?


*because the magnetic field depends on the direction of the electric current, so they have a point where the current has switched direction, making a sort of magnetic "pocket" for the sample to sit in.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Hanes on May 02, 2012, 10:49:42 PM
Another good one!

Dr. Pepper Meets Induction Heater (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7DBS2Is0ws&feature=fvwrel#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: pandamonium on May 02, 2012, 11:26:20 PM
GOP politician from Missouri comes out and then quits politics to study marine biology. (http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/05/02/missouri-gop-lawmaker-reveals-hes-gay-and-opposes-dont-say-gay-bill/). How frakking rad is that?!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on May 02, 2012, 11:33:56 PM
The impossible texting & driving test (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbjSWDwJILs#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Moloch on May 03, 2012, 05:06:51 AM
For all the video game nerds out there:

Go right (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=kiePaAHK3jE#)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Guillermo on May 03, 2012, 09:09:58 AM
For all the video game nerds out there:

Go right (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=kiePaAHK3jE#)
That was awesome.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: David E. on May 03, 2012, 09:13:27 AM
Are there any of those types of games where the general direction of the game is left?
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Guillermo on May 03, 2012, 09:19:00 AM
Левитационная плавка.flv (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkpEz7znpnc&feature=plcp#)

Induction heating (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Induction_heating).  The loop in the coil is what keeps the sample suspended* until it melts.  Does anyone know why liquid metals aren't magnetic?  Is it because the electrons need the latice structure in order to do their magnety thing, or something?
Yeah, pretty much. Liquid molecules and atoms move about to much and cannot easily maintain a magnetic orientation.  There are ferrofluids but these are colloidal liquids with ferromagnetic nanoparticles.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Guillermo on May 03, 2012, 09:22:43 AM
Are there any of those types of games where the general direction of the game is left?
Most there are bidirectional, some of them switch between left or right. But I didn't recognize a game that moved left all of the time.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Moloch on May 03, 2012, 01:00:36 PM
Are there any of those types of games where the general direction of the game is left?
Most there are bidirectional, some of them switch between left or right. But I didn't recognize a game that moved left all of the time.

I can't recall a single game that requires the player to move left. Very few of those games have any stages where moving left is the goal, even when allowed left movement is back-tracking. Metroid would be the most obvious exception that springs to mind.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: PANTS! on May 03, 2012, 02:22:23 PM
The initial direction on TMNT depended on the level. Some of them were all left.

Zelda of course was not in any way tied to a direction. It was not really a platformer.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Sordid on May 03, 2012, 06:10:19 PM
(http://thereifixedit.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/white-trash-repairs-this-pc-is-definitely-not-a-lie.jpg)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: TheCoach on May 03, 2012, 06:15:19 PM
I don't know how many of you know the rather sad story of Buran but this is a rather cool tribute video.
Space Shuttle BURAN 1988, USSR (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9ZGJucbLiw#)

Buran was a soviet made orbiter that on paper was actually superior to the shuttle, it performed a single orbital flight on autopilot from start to end. The project technically was a success the orbiter was operational and launch system was ready. But then the union collapsed and the only orbiter that went to space was put into storage in a hangar that later collapsed destroying this priceless piece of history. It was damn sad to see it go like that. With the shuttles now out of service and all the attention their retirement is getting we should not forget that for one moment in time there was a secret brother of the shuttle up there in the black void.

(http://www.spaceistheplace.ca/energiaburanonpad2.jpg)

There is however something from the whole Buran program that still survives and captivates people around the world.
Antonov 225, the orbiter transport vehicle which also happens to be the biggest plane in the world.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2206/2468580632_f2765fd267_o.jpg)

I hope this post was worth reading, else I'm off to a not so good start!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: TheCoach on May 03, 2012, 06:38:52 PM
Quick update:
The reason why Buran was lost was because after the collapse of the union the facility ended up in kazakhstan control. And aparently they either didn't have the money or likely cared very little about the machines and basically abandoned them.

I just found out that the second orbiter "Ptichka" wasn't actually scrapped or otherwise destroyed. However it is basically abandoned in it's hangar building just like Buran was and I fear it might meet the same fate. I really wish soemone woudl coem forward and just buy the orbiter for preservation. It really pains me to see it just decay away.

I mean look at this situation it's horrible:
(http://www.buran-energia.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/2k1_121.jpg)
(http://www.buran-energia.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/OK_MT_007.jpg)

It's like shoving Enterprise into a shed and calling it quits...
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Sordid on May 03, 2012, 06:54:41 PM
I hope this post was worth reading, else I'm off to a not so good start!
That was an excellent start.
And yeah, it's a damn shame the Buran ended the way it did. It was an incredible machine. Apparently we're not the only ones who think so, since there have been several proposals to revive it, the latest one actually looking quite serious (http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Russia_To_Review_Its_Space_Shuttle_Project_999.html).  I do hope they go through with that.

Also, the Antonov carrier plane itself is quite amazing as well. Unlike the Shuttle Carrier Aicraft it was purpose built to carry the Buran, hence the massively oversized tail to move the vertical stabilizers out of the airflow disturbed by the orbier. It is also stupendously huge. The Shuttle and the Buran are the same size, yeah? So compare...

(click to show/hide)

...versus...

(click to show/hide)

Look at how tiny that looks! IIRC someone said on the latest podcast that one of the reasons NASA chose the 747 to carry the Shuttle was that its wings were positioned very low, so the airflow over them would not be disturbed by the Shuttle. The Russians didn't care, they built their carrier plane with its wing on top and just made it so frickin' massive that it didn't matter. :laugh:
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on May 03, 2012, 07:48:13 PM
The Shuttle and the Buran are the same size, yeah?

They differed by only a few percent in almost all respects (length, wingspan, mass) but the Buran could lift a slightly heavier payload.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on May 03, 2012, 07:57:30 PM
The Shuttle and the Buran are the same size, yeah?

They differed by only a few percent in almost all respects (length, wingspan, mass) but the Buran could lift a slightly heavier payload.

In soviet Russia payload lift you.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: MikeHz on May 03, 2012, 08:05:28 PM
Nobody copied technology like the Russians. They had the best reverse-engineers around!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on May 03, 2012, 08:10:10 PM
Nobody copied technology like the Russians. They had the best reverse-engineers around!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tupolev_Tu-4 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tupolev_Tu-4)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on May 03, 2012, 08:45:12 PM
Are there any of those types of games where the general direction of the game is left?
Most there are bidirectional, some of them switch between left or right. But I didn't recognize a game that moved left all of the time.

I can't recall a single game that requires the player to move left. Very few of those games have any stages where moving left is the goal, even when allowed left movement is back-tracking. Metroid would be the most obvious exception that springs to mind.

Kung Fu Master on the C64 (based loosely on Bruce Lee's Game of Death) alternated between left and right.

A number of modern indie platformers require the character to move left.

Going left is kind of counter intuitive in the western world. I suspect it's the whole left-right writing thing. It would be interesting to see some games made in Arab nations to see if they go right-left :)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Sordid on May 03, 2012, 08:48:34 PM
The Buran could lift a slightly heavier payload.

The Shuttle could lift 25 tons to LEO, the Buran could lift 30. That's 20% more, a tad more than "slightly" IMO.

Nobody copied technology like the Russians. They had the best reverse-engineers around!

The Buran was not a reverse-engineered copy of the Shuttle, since the Russians didn't actually have a Shuttle to reverse-engineer. It was simply a case of the higher-ups saying "we want something like that", resulting in a vehicle that looked similar but was internally and operationally very different.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: Chew on May 03, 2012, 09:26:14 PM
The Buran could lift a slightly heavier payload.

The Shuttle could lift 25 tons to LEO, the Buran could lift 30. That's 20% more, a tad more than "slightly" IMO.

Thanks for the correction. The original payload capacity was reduced after the Challenger disaster.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on May 03, 2012, 09:35:23 PM
The Buran could lift a slightly heavier payload.

The Shuttle could lift 25 tons to LEO, the Buran could lift 30. That's 20% more, a tad more than "slightly" IMO.

Nobody copied technology like the Russians. They had the best reverse-engineers around!

The Buran was not a reverse-engineered copy of the Shuttle, since the Russians didn't actually have a Shuttle to reverse-engineer. It was simply a case of the higher-ups saying "we want something like that", resulting in a vehicle that looked similar but was internally and operationally very different.

In soviet Russia shuttle reverse engineer you.
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: seaotter on May 03, 2012, 09:56:27 PM
Diorama!

http://www.lorinix.net/index.html (http://www.lorinix.net/index.html)
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: MikeHz on May 04, 2012, 12:06:50 AM
The Soviets always sought to outdo everyone by building the biggest or fastest or "ist" ist of everything, whether it made sense or not. If they were around to built a micro-computer today, they'd brag that it was the biggest damn micro in the world!
Title: Re: Too Cool not to post
Post by: khendar on May 04, 2012, 12:44:48 AM
Beautiful "working" miniature radial aircraft engine.

Motor radial doble estrella más pequeño del mundo.Smallest radial engine double star in the world. (http://www.youtube