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|Video 2000 demonstration tape|
Actually, the probable reason Video 2000 lost the battle to VHS was that Philips did not allow pornography on their machine. Although as we all know, pornography was not the reason for any family man's decision process...
|OUYA: FIRST IMPRESSIONS|
On a related note (kickstarter hype), i got my Oculus Rift last week. Overall it is works pretty well, but the resolution is WAY too low.
Playing is possible (tried TF2 for a while), but not competitively, main issue being resolution. Second issue is the relatively low panel pixel switch, leading to motion blur.
However, The immersion is phenomenal. You only see your screen, in a very wide angle, nothing else will disturb you. It is truly a break from reality, and i can see such a device being of some therapeutic use.
Seeing the Rift issues that block the Rift is the LCD panel used, and such panels are now being developed in a very high pace due to Apple's Retina push, I am very optimistic. The panel's motion blur can probably be compensated pretty well with overdrive circuitry.
The Kickstarter version however, is not very usable. I think a single 1080p panel would not be high res enough even for competitive use, seeing the current 720p sucks deeply. If they could produce an OLED 2560x1440 pixel panel for this thing it would be killer - instant pixel refresh, "infinite" contrast. I would spend over $1000 right now for that device. Lawnmower Man, here we come..
|How I Got Burned |
And still he did not replace the battery in his smoke detector.
|The Prodigy - Phoenix Festival 1996|
Yes this is absolutely shit to watch.
However, Liam Howlett, the man behind this act, is a skilled DJ. Check the Dirtchamber Sessions for proof.
|Gabrielle Chana - The Movie|
Ok first I wanted to one star this crappy video exploiting this poor mentally ill woman.. Then I noticed she created/posted it herself......
Evil enough. Still I hope the trolls leave her alone and she gets some help, this is just sad sad sad.
|This Is The Last Damn Likker Run I'm Ever Gonna Make|
He committed suicide by CO poisoning, rtfa
|Pussy Riot: Opposition saints or spawn of Satan?|
five stars for the discussions here
|New fuel efficient vehicle spotted in Russia |
So.. is this guy trying to collect insurance money?
|Dutch blackface girl group|
Growing up with these rituals i can confirm they are pretty innocent. As i recall they are supposed to be the helpers of Sinterklaas (Dutch Santa), so truly they are slaves. Also Sinterklaas arrives by boat, so it is pretty much a slave ship.
The "Pieten" are not really depicted in a bad light (or as being stupid), but if you've been naughty they might put you in a bag and take you bad to spain.
The Netherlands has a relatively large black community mainly due to it's colony days, but everyone seems to take this custom very lightly with very little protest.
Still, after the mid 80s i remember they changed the rhetoric; The Pieten were no longer black because they were black slaves from Africa, no, they now were black because of going through the soot in the chimney. This is why in most modern TV depictions you will see the black paint being applied imperfectly, to make it "non-blackface".
|Baby Ryan Gosling dances to C&C Music Factory in a mormon talent competition|
fuck you america!
|Baby born without brain brain turns 2|
Damn thanks for that post..!
|Krispy Kreme - fight for your dreams|
I am pretty sure this guy is some kind of performance artist trying to become a viral sensation. And he is succeeding with flying stars, great job!
|Introducing the Source Filmmaker |
Thats very cool stuff.. Did they also include a way to do proper lipsynch ? The good synching is what takes the Valve stuff to a new level..
|500 LED Extreme flashlight |
LEDs rarely burn out, it is probably bad soldering which got dislodged due to car vibration. You can try heating up the joints with a soldering iron to reflow the joints, or even using a heat gun on the area.
|500 LED Extreme flashlight |
yeah forgot to mention; signalling (turn, brake, etc) and daytime running lights are no problem, but true headlight stuff is currently too much.
|500 LED Extreme flashlight |
Now i dont want to shit on this thing, but with recent development it is possible to have a light with just a few LEDs to be as bright as this thing (with appropriate cooling).
With 5 or so recent Cree XM-L or T6 emitters and as little as four 18650 cells (which are actually the same battery cells as used in laptops). These toys are available for around $100 at sites like dealextreme.
The only issue with high power LEDs is the cooling requirements. They burn out at temperatures of something around/below 200c, this makes them currently unfeasible for car headlights, because the sinking is just too expensive/heavy when compared to xenon emitters.
Also cool: Because LEDs can be switched at insane speeds, invisible to the eye, there is even talk about using them as lighting and "wifi" replacement at the same time, see here:
This is actually pretty well done.
I guess it's logical that you get a shit site when everyone gets to vote on stuff, you get some kind of greyish result without identity or "sharp" bits (i dont mean edgy).
On a site like this you might have less stuff that entertains you right away to soothe that urge, or even speaks to your interest, but at least you get stuff that one person is very vocal or passionate about. Maybe you can get the same when you look at the direct feeds of Reddit, but because of the horrible taste the site leaves in my mouth it is not as impactful and I always approach with a negative skepticism.
I guess there's something about small "elitist" communities after all. Thanks to you guys for keeping this site alive, I didn't expect it to last this long, esp after the decline of the other sites.
|Let's Pizza: A pizza vending machine|
Since napkins are provided.
P.s.: We have one of these in our train station. Never saw anyone use it though...
|Killer Instinct Booth at 1995's E3.|
On a related note, The Best Gamers is no more :( it was my best meta video game entertainment next to Giantbomb.. Play It Load!!!
|Anything Is Possible When You Have A Geek For A Girlfriend |