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19 Jul 03:51

Japan Robot Restaurant: Totally Over-the-Top!

by Avi Abrams

Una razon mas para ir a Japon

Link - article by Juergen Horn & Michael Powell and Avi Abrams

"The Robot Restaurant" in Tokyo is probably the craziest restaurant in the entire world

We've wrote about dazzling "Decotora" electric light truck decoration, and today Juergen Horn and Michael Powell from Tokyo for 91 Days show us another totally over-the-top thing happening in Japan:

(image credit: Robot-Restaurant)

Japan at its most absurd and entertaining...

Giant robots dancing to electronic music? Laser shows and flashing LEDs? Lovely, shark-riding ladies fighting killer aliens? Bento boxes? It's hard to imagine that anything can offer a more uniquely Tokyo experience than the Robot Restaurant in East Shinjuku. With a stage show that stretches the definition of terms like “elaborate” and “bizarre”, the restaurant has quickly become one of the most popular venues in the city.

(images credit: Robot-Restaurant, Juergen Horn & Michael Powell)

We were dazzled by the Robot Restaurant from the moment we spotted it. The entire facade was illuminated in blinding LED lights and giant lady robots were roving about the foyer:

A band approximating Daft Punk’s style was rocking out behind the giant robots, and everything was flashing and loud and totally over-the-top. Sensory overload? Definitely, and we hadn’t even picked up our tickets yet. I suspected that the show was going to be more like sensory rape.

"It’s like the world’s most outrageous interior designers were given crayons, glue sticks, glitter and mescalin, and told to go crazy"

From the moment you enter the Robot Restaurant, you are going to be entertained... or perhaps fall into an epileptic fit. It's just sensory overload. No expense was spared, and no design idea was too crazy. Show up early enough to grab a pre-show drink in the upstairs lounge... because you've never seen a lounge like this. It’s like the world’s most outrageous interior designers were given crayons, glue sticks, glitter and mescalin, and told to go crazy. Everything is mirrored and shining:

(images credit: Juergen Horn & Michael Powell)

There is a robotic dinosaur on every table, which cutely rolls its eyes when you stroke its back:

(images credit: Juergen Horn & Michael Powell)

On the stage, a lady-band clad in metallic bikinis and angel wings is playing soft lounge music. The drinks are cheap and the vibe couldn’t be better. You and the people around you are in a place unlike anywhere any of you have ever been, and you’re all excited and nervous and giddily talkative. It’s bonding.

- Boxing robots. Women riding huge mechanical cows. An alien-eating shark robot, a neon-covered tank.... things which no sane human would ever possibly be able to predict

Now, however, it’s showtime. And the show is simply insane. You and your new friends head into the underground theater, take your seats, and await for the spectacle. Soon, the lights go out, the speakers switch on, and giant vehicles appear on either side of the narrow stage, ridden by ladies dressed as Amazonian war princesses from the year 3000:

They’re pounding on drums, rotating around the stage, screaming and dancing to the music, and you’re just... confused. What on Earth is happening? Singing, drumming, motorcycles, boxing robots, killer pandas, airplanes, massive cyborg ladies... It’s hilarious, ridiculous, impressive, overwhelming and pointless in equal measure:

(images credit: Juergen Horn & Michael Powell)

And that’s just Act One! By the end of the show, which stretches out across seven or eight acts, you’ll have perhaps seen boxing robots. Women riding huge mechanical cows. An alien-eating shark robot. Huge motorcycles and airplanes with pole-dancing lady passengers. A tank, I think. I think there was a tank. There was definitely a freedom-fighting panda. The shows change frequently, so you might see other things entirely, things which no sane human would ever possibly be able to predict:

(images credit: Robot-Restaurant)

We had fun from the moment we entered, and I’m still not sure my brain has been able to process everything we saw. As much as the crazy show, we loved watching the spectators sitting across from us. Without exception, they had their eyes wide open and huge smiles plastered across their faces. Just like us.

(images credit: Robot-Restaurant)

Here is the location of this fabulous place. Visit the restaurant's website to reserve a place. The Robot Restaurant is Tokyo at its most absurd and entertaining, and an absolute blast! No wonder it has already become a hit among visiting celebrities from Pharrell to Anthony Bourdain. Definitely not to be missed.

Article by Juergen Horn & Michael Powell from Tokyo for 91 Days and Avi Abrams, Dark Roasted Blend.



16 Jul 20:29

Joaquin Phoenix's Forehead Kinda Ruined the Dramatic Final Scene of 'Her'

It sees into your soul...

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12 Jul 13:00

Really? REALLY?

Really? REALLY?

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11 Jul 14:20

Morbid Cross-Sectional Cake Is a Delicious Anatomy Lesson

by Robert T. Gonzalez

Morbid Cross-Sectional Cake Is a Delicious Anatomy Lesson

This anatomical confection from Conjurer's Kitchen reveals what one of their intricately crafted cakes looks like on the inside.


07 Jul 17:30

The Nicest Dragon-Kite on the Beach

09 Jul 17:06

Surreal World: 14 Reality-Bending Mirror Art Installations

by Steph
[ By Steph in Art & Installation & Sound. ]

Mirror Art Hurwitz 1

Cabins vanish into the landscape like a mirage, tiny rooms filled with stars somehow go on forever and treetops float in mid-air in these reality-distorting illusions made using mirrors. With these art installations and sculptures, nothing is quite what it seems, requiring the viewer to closely examine where the real world begins and ends.

Infinity Mirrored Rooms by Yayoi Kusama

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Mirrored Art Infinity Rooms 2

Visitors waited up to three hours for their turn inside Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama‘s exhibit ‘Infinity Mirrored Room – The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away.’ One hundred multicolored LED lights pulsate at various speeds and patterns inside an entirely reflective room to give it the feel of outer space.

Reflective Illusions by Jonty Hurwitz

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Mirror Art Hurwitz 2

Mirror Art Hurwitz 3

Strange, abstracted objects appear to have no particular form when you gaze upon them directly, but place them in front of a mirror at just the right angle, and you’ll see what they really are. Artist Jonty Hurwitz scans animals and human body parts, distorts them digitally and fabricates them so that the original object is revealed when they’re placed in front of a cylindrical mirror.

Ghost Figures in the Woods by Rob Mulholland

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Translucent ghostly figures seem to lurk in the Scottish woods in this reflective illusion by artist Rob Mulholland. The fitters are actually silhouettes made of plexiglas, reflecting and distorting their surroundings so that they appear almost extra-dimensional.

Half-Invisible Desert Cabin by Phillip K Smith III

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Mirror Art Desert Cabin 2

A wooden cabin in the desert seems to half-disappear into the sky and sand in this project by Phillip K Smith III. The abandoned structure was modified with mirrored panels that reflect the surroundings for a partial vanishing effect. The framed faux windows slowly light up at night, so the cabin alternately appears to be “like a mirage or a hallucination” depending on the time of day.

Shattered Sunsets: Broken Mirror Photos of Evening Skies

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Look at the sunset in an entirely new way, through the shards of a broken mirror. The ‘Broken Mirror/Evening Sky‘ photo series by Bing Wright breaks the sky into fragments, making each image like a puzzle.

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07 Jul 19:20

Batman Rocks Out To Dethklok In Animated Music Video—And It's So Metal

by Lauren Davis

How do you pump up the testosterone on a song by Metalocalypse's Dethklok? Make Batman the lead singer and send him rocking with his iron buns and his backup band—made up of Red Hood, Nightwing, and Robin on the drums.


09 Jul 13:00

Gender Swapped Ezio Costume

by Amy Ratcliffe

ezio cosplay

When RPF user Mandi planned her Ezio costume, she wanted to show that it was possible to create a femme take on the character from Assassin’s Creed without showing lots of leg or chest. She spent three months working on the cosplay. It took her a while to decide on the proper materials and colors, but she finally gathered the fabrics and drew the belt insignia by hand. She created her own pattern for the tunic by using a plastic bag and masking tape, and she even sewed it together by hand. She also handpainted the intricate designs onto the skrt and tunic and weathered the fabric.

ezio in progress

handpainting Ezio

ezio belt

Read more and see more photos at The RPF.

05 Jul 04:00

Counting In Binary With One Hand #SaturdayMorningCartoons

by Rebecca Houlihan


Bit By Bit cartoon shows how to count in binary using only one hand. via Howtoons

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Each Saturday Morning here at Adafruit is Saturday Morning Cartoons! Be sure to check our cartoon and animated posts both nostalgic and new that inspire makers of all ages! You’ll find how-tos for young makers, approaches to learning about science and engineering, and all sorts of comic strip and animated Saturday Morning fun! Be sure to check out our Adafruit products featuring comic book art while you’re at it!

04 Jul 11:00

It Violates All of the OSHA Regulations, but This is Truly Heavy Metal Construction

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02 Jul 18:00

This Anti-Fapping Device Was a Hoax, but Twitter Users Fell for it Entirely

This Anti-Fapping Device Was a Hoax, but Twitter Users Fell for it Entirely

That Facebook group was recently taken down (only recently-joined copycat groups remain), but not before many fell for this Fap-Prevention Cross hook line and sinker.

Submitted by: (via Daily Dot)

Tagged: fap , for sale , prank , failbook
01 Jul 14:30

Scary Leviathan Cosplay

by Amy Ratcliffe

leviathan cosplay

Season eight of Supernatural featured monsters known as Leviathans. Their faces were actually just giant jaws, and when they opened their mouths they were frightening and gross. BtVSFigs forum user willowswalok thought it would be freaky to cosplay as a Leviathan for London Comic Con. He sculpted the mouth mask and teeth onto a mannequin head, made a mold, and cast the mask in latex. He painted it with skin tones (the texture looks natural!) and used a clear elastic strap to keep the mask on his head. The finishing touch was using black fabric on the interior of the mask so no one could see his face. I would have been creeped out if I came across this costume at a convention.

leviathan cosplay in progress

via BtVSFigs

30 Jun 01:32

Google’s Cardboard VR Headset

by Alan Parekh

Google's Cardboard VR Headset


If you are looking to do some VR on a budget the Google’s Cardboard VR Headset is sure to fit. Google gave them out to attendees of Google I/O. If you don’t have a ready to go cardboard kit from I/O you can make your own from the plans that Google has posted here. This free app allows you to experience the activities listed below.

“• Earth: Fly where your fancy takes you on Google Earth.
Tour Guide: Visit Versailles with a local guide.
YouTube: Watch popular YouTube videos on a massive screen.
Exhibit: Examine cultural artifacts from every angle.
Photo Sphere: Look around the photo spheres you’ve captured.
Street Vue: Drive through Paris on a summer day.
Windy Day: Follow the story (and the hat) in this interactive animated short from Spotlight Stories.”


27 Jun 13:00

These Deliciously Geektastic Cakes Look Amazing [Pics]

by Geeks are Sexy


Check out this deliciously geeky series of cake by Russian cake artist Jane Zubova of










[Source: - Unique handmade cakes by Jane Zubova]

24 Jun 17:00

Google Street Art: View Over 5,000 Past & Present Pictures

by Urbanist
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Using panoramic Street View technologies, Google is assembling an awesome collection of high-resolution images capturing over 100 works in 5,000 interactive photographs to date, including many famous pieces from all over the globe (include now-destroyed paintings and tags).

google street art view

street art google navigation culture center

Street artwork is often ephemeral, sometimes disappearing within a day of its creation, making this endeavor an ambitious attempt to document an art form frequently subject to being painted over by unhappy building owners or paid city workers. Art captured and presented here ranges from whole-wall exterior murals to floor-to-ceiling interior works, complete with online critiques, commentary and supplemental imagery.

street art google view

street art preservation project

The 5Pointz murals, for instance, were lost despite community protests, first painted over (presumably to lesson the blow of what was to come next) before the building they were on was destroyed entirely.

street art panoramic

street art sea of figures

street art 3d capture

All of this is part of a larger endeavor, the Google Cultural Institute, which provides access to famous art and architectural interiors from around the world. The street artwork subsection lets you sort by artist or artwork, collection or location.

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12 Jun 01:00

Loaves of Art: Classical Works Revealed in Slices of Glass

by Steph
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Loren Stump Sliced Glass Art 1

This loaf of colored glass may not look like much from the outside, but slice into it and you’ll find an incredible recreation of Leonardo da Vinci’s painting Virgin on the Rocks. Self-taught glass master Loren Stump has adapted a 4,000-year-old Middle Eastern technique to produce detailed images that are only seen when the glass ‘cane’ is cut into cross-sections.

Loren Stump Sliced Glass Art 3

Murrine may be centuries old, but typically consists of abstract or floral patterns, which are much easier to create. Stump creates his intricate images by layering hundreds of tiny glass rods in various colors and thicknesses, resulting in a ‘loaf’ that can sell for $5,000 per slice.

Loren Stump Sliced Glass Art 2

Loren Stump Sliced Glass Art 4

The artist also creates individual smaller-sized faces that are sliced into pendants for jewelry and also manipulates two-dimensional murrine slices into three-dimensional forms. Watch a demonstration in the video above.

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01 Jun 23:00



According to staff at Willis Tower, the cracked portion you see here was a part of the safety seal of the observation platform and not the glass itself. Still, that's the last thing you want to see when you're suspended that high in the air.

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02 Jun 21:29

Pack it Up, the Best Selfie Ever is on Top of Rio De Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer Statue

Pack it Up, the Best Selfie Ever is on Top of Rio De Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer Statue

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Tagged: brazil , selfie , BAMF
06 Jun 13:30

When Nothing Else is Clean, Sometimes You Just Have to Wear the Bear Suit

03 Jun 05:00

A sprawling mud mural by Yusuke Asai brings art into classrooms in India #ArtTuesday

by Jessica


Colossal has more incredible pictures of this beautiful mud mural.

The Wall Art Project is a non-profit organization based in Tokyo who organizes Wall Art Festival (WAF), an initiative to bring art into schools in places like India and Tibet. The Japanese artist Yusuke Asai, who paints with basically anything he can get his hands on (tape, pens, leaves, dust and mud…) was asked to travel to the Niranjana School in Bahar (east India) to create a mural on the walls of a classroom.

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Screenshot 4 2 14 11 48 AMEvery Tuesday is Art Tuesday here at Adafruit! Today we celebrate artists and makers from around the world who are designing innovative and creative works using technology, science, electronics and more. You can start your own career as an artist today with Adafruit’s conductive paints, art-related electronics kits, LEDs, wearables, 3D printers and more! Make your most imaginative designs come to life with our helpful tutorials from the Adafruit Learning System. And don’t forget to check in every Art Tuesday for more artistic inspiration here on the Adafruit Blog!
04 Jun 22:00

This is MOST DEFINITELY The Cake You are Looking For! [Pic]

by Geeks are Sexy


A fantastic-looking cake by Samantha Anderson from Toronto, Ontario-based bakery Cakes Cove. Now someone needs to have this cake encased in carbonite… somehow… because something that beautiful should be preserved for posterity!

This is the cake you are looking for. This life-sized, R2 unit boasts no rice crispy treats, and maximum cake for a deliciously large creation.



[Cakes Cove | Cakes Cove on Facebook | Via TN]

31 May 11:00

Tiny, Cute Kittehs Dressed as Fantasy and Sci-Fi Characters [PICS]

by Lauren Berkley

The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Doctor Who, and Game of Thrones all get the tiny, cute kitteh treatment.

Dany kitteh 1Dany kitteh 2DW kitteh 1DW kitteh 2

Gandalf kitteh 1Gandalf kitteh 2Jon Snow kitteh 1Jon Snow kitteh 2

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[via Dose]

29 May 22:20

It Took 30 Artists To Redo Ghost In The Shell's Opening In Live Action

by Charlie Jane Anders

It Took 30 Artists To Redo Ghost In The Shell's Opening In Live Action

The opening credits of Ghost in the Shell are a stunning visual masterpiece — so when a team of artists decided to create 39 live-action still frames recreating shots from the opening, this was a major undertaking.


27 May 10:19

Programación Distribuida y Mejora del Rendimiento

Book Cover
Titulo: Programación Distribuida y Mejora del Rendimiento
Autor: Casiano R. León
Publicacion: 2012
Editorial: Universidad de La Laguna
Num. Paginas: 672
Tamano: 2.22 Mbs (zip)
Idioma: Español

Categorias: Perl, Programación
Etiquetas: CGI, Perl, Programación, Programación distribuida, Servidores, Sockets, SSH

La programación distribuida es un paradigma de programación enfocado en desarrollar sistemas distribuidos, abiertos, escalables, transparentes y tolerantes a fallos. Este paradigma es el resultado natural del uso de las computadoras y las redes. Casi cualquier lenguaje de programación que tenga acceso al máximo al hardware del sistema puede manejar la programación distribuida, considerando una buena cantidad de tiempo y código. En este manual editado por la Universida de La Laguna se estudiarán, entre otros, los siguientes apartados: Ejecución de programas SSH: Secure Shell Fork y señales Pipes Eventos Open2 Pseudoterminales LWP CGI Hilos Sockets y Servidores Demonios y Daemons Las interioridades de Perl

28 May 17:29

Don't Pass Out Drunk, Or You'll Miss Meeting Dave Grohl

Don't Pass Out Drunk, Or You'll Miss Meeting Dave Grohl
These images are floating around Reddit at the moment, acting as a sort of cautionary tale for either falling asleep in public or drinking too much. Or both. Pictured is The Maccabees drummer Sam Doyle missing his chance to meet Dave Grohl and John Paul Jones.

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23 May 13:00

Incredible Tali’Zorah Costume

by Amy Ratcliffe


When I finish a costume, I often discover I’m not actually done with it. There are always improvements or changes I want to make, and I know I’m not alone in reevaulating my work. Cosplayer Nebulaluben made an excellent looking Tali’Zorah costume, but she decided she wanted to work on the mono suit to change a couple of details and make them better. She dissected the existing suit and cut the pieces apart on the seams. She replaced the middle areas with shiny black vinyl fabric that she painted hexagons on with spray paint (she printed a template).

After adding that detail, she worked on the tops of the sleeves to make them more accurate to what the character wears in Mass Effect. They were smooth, but they should be striated. She took a piece of shiny vinyl and scored it with many parallel lines, and she ended up with a neat, textured look that she attached to the rest of the sleeve.

She details the process at her site, and she has several photos showing the adjustments she made to the bodysuit.


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22 May 12:11

Elsa Rhae’s Incredible Face Paints [Pics]

by Geeks are Sexy


Makeup artist and video editor Elsa Rhae paints her face in her spare time to perfect her art, and the result is nothing short of amazing. Here are a few exemple of what she can do:






[Elsa Rhae Creations | Via]

14 May 17:00

Fairytale Hotels: 15 of the World’s Most Magical Lodgings

by Steph
[ By Steph in Boutique & Art Hotels & Travel. ]

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Waterfalls stream down the sides of mountain-shaped, moss-covered structures, while white horses gallivant in front of castles that look like they were ripped right out of a book of fairytales. These 15 hotels are among the most magical places to stay anywhere in the world, from ancient palaces in India to gleaming ice hotels in Quebec. While some are a peek at how the 1% live, others are surprisingly affordable.

Magic Mountain Hotel, Chile

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Magical Hotels Magic Mountain Lodge Chile

If elves took up residence in Hobbiton, this is what their homes would look like. The mountain-shaped structure is dotted with arched windows and obscured with lush greenery. Waterfalls stream down the sides to drench the moss, ferns and flowers. Located within the remote Huilo-Huilo Biological Reserve, the hotel requires an adventurous spirit to even access, but it’s well worth the effort. Nearly everything is constructed from locally, sustainably sourced wood.

Neemrana Fort Palace, India

Magical Hotels Neemrana

A 15th-century palace built into the hillside in India is now a five-star, 55-bedroom hotel with kingly views over the nearby village. Neemrana Fort Palace is full of authentic decor from periods throughout India’s history and contains displays that educate guests about the palace’s fascinating past. Though rooms here start at just £50 per night, guests are given the royal treatment, with options including poolside spa treatments and hot balloon rides over the valley.

Fairytale Hotel in Belgium

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Sleep in a surreal medieval-style chamber within a massive wooden Trojan Horse at Belgium’s La Balade des Gnomes Hotel. This bizarre retreat boasts ten unique rooms sculpted with the natural earthen building material known as cob to create all sorts of curved custom surfaces. The horse is just one of the hotel’s suites – others include a troll’s lair and a Macquarie Island room with a boat-shaped bed.

Crazy House Hotel, Dalat, Vietnam

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The aptly named Crazy House Hotel in Vietnam began as the private residence of architect Hang Viet Nga, who clearly let her imagination run wild in creating an organically shaped structure reminiscent of the Barcelona ouvre of Antoni Gaudi. Made from the base of a dead tree, the house is full of ladders leading into hidden nooks and through tight tunnels. Rooms cost as little as $22 USD per night.

Thorngrove Manor Hotel, Adelaide, Australia

Magical Hotels Thorngrove

The Thorngrove Manor Hotel could easily double as a princess castle at Disneyland, it’s so picturesque. Located in Adelaide, Australia, the castle-like structure looks centuries-old but was actually built in 1994 as part of a vineyard. Though all the rooms are together in one building, there are no common spaces, and couples staying there never need to see other guests.

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21 May 22:55

Learn Linux From Linus Himself

by samzenpus
An anonymous reader writes "The Linux Foundation has teamed up with MOOC provider edX to teach an introduction to Linux by none other than Linus Torvalds himself! Quoting the course description: 'This course explores the various tools and techniques commonly used by Linux programmers, system administrators and end users to achieve their day-to-day work in a Linux environment. It is designed for experienced computer users who have limited or no previous exposure to Linux, whether they are working in an individual or Enterprise environment.' The course begins on August 1st. In addition to the free version of the course, a verified track is available for students who want a credential with more weight (for a nominal price)."

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20 May 21:34

Watch Dogs Parkour in Real Life in [4K Video]

by Geeks are Sexy

From Devin Graham:

Super thanks to Ubisoft who makes the video game Watch Dogs. Super thanks to them for helping make this video happen! It was awesome working with them.

Video features Chris Romrell and Robert Bennett. Both are awesome.