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12 Sep 01:00

Mirage Muralist: Street Artist Bends Surfaces Using Illusion

by Urbanist
[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ]

street art subtractive wall

With works often requiring second looks or sanity checks, artist Pejac bends reality in his use of paint and other materials to create sublime art from walls, streets, sidewalks and gutters.

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His newest works in Paris, shown above and below, play with our sense of surface and depth, revealing a hidden world beyond the wall in each case. If the close-up scene looks familiar, you may recognize it as The Luncheon on the Grass by Manet.

street door silhouette drawing

street art door illusion

Likewise implying something secret is this silhouette of a door – at a glance, it is hard to tell what part is a real crack in the concrete and which pieces are simply painted on top.

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In previous projects, he has also played with the arts of subtraction and illusion in other clever ways – letting the world, for instance, slowly melt, drip and trickle toward the drain.

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Some of these works are quite time-intensive and incredibly detail-sensitive, like this final piece in which the artist carefully chipped away at the white paint on a brick wall to selectively reveal the red surface below it.


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18 Sep 16:52

GEEKGASM: The Batmobile is Hidden Under the New Millennium Falcon! [Video]

by Geeks are Sexy

Star Wars + Batman = WIN!

According to a Youtuber commentator:

For those who are confused as to why the Batmobile is on there, it’s because Zack Snyder and JJ Abrams have this Star Wars/Batman crossover twitter game going on. Check out Zack’s twitter to see his entries.

Here’s what Zack Snyder recently tweeted:

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[Bad Robot]

18 Sep 04:03

DRB Feel-Good Issue #22

by Avi Abrams
"FEEL-GOOD SHOT" #22
Link - by Avi Abrams


Some joyful stuff to brighten up your day

Welcome to the new issue of Dark Roasted Blend's "Feel-Good" series: mostly bright and sweet collection of images designed to propel you along your day with a smile on your face and a spring in your gait.

A monster black hole lurking inside one of the tiniest galaxies known


(artist's concept: NASA, ESA, and D. Coe and G. Bacon (STScI), via)

"Astronomers have found an unlikely object in an improbable place: a monster black hole lurking inside one of the tiniest galaxies known. The dwarf galaxy containing the black hole is the densest galaxy ever seen, cramming 140 million stars within a diameter of about 300 light-years (just 1/500th of our Milky Way galaxy's diameter). However, the black hole inside the galaxy is five times the mass of the black hole at the center of our Milky Way. This suggests that the dwarf galaxy may actually be the stripped remnant of a larger galaxy that was torn apart during a close encounter with a more massive galaxy. The finding implies that there are many other compact galaxies in the universe that contain supermassive black holes." - full story

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STUNNING ART

War of the Worlds? Awesome steampunk art featuring Arc de Triomphe, by Korean concept artist Jae-Cheol Park:


(image via)


"Observatorium II: The Orrey Room" by Dennis Allain, great steampunk environment, all the way back from 2007:


(image via)


Stunning, inspirational image:


(original unknown)


Truly epic science fiction art:


(original unknown)

(left: space art by John Berkey)


Great "KamAz" suit, by Russian 3D artist Alex Vasin:



(images via)


Psychedelic Cat artwork, original unknown:




William Turner's Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, c1825-8, watercolour on paper; National Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide -




Surreal photography by Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison, see more here:


(image credit: Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison)

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Mixed fresh links for today:

Unique Deep-Sea Species Captured on Camera - [wow video]
Stunning Baatara Gorge Waterfall info - [wow nature]
iPod Classic is gone... here are some thoughts - [insightful article]
Building Spiral Turbines, ca 1930 - [retro pics]
Miniature Smaug Dragons! info - [wow nature]
Ten Most Expensive Cars - [compilation]
Beautiful fore edge painting on a book - [cool gif]
Soothing: Bunny Takes a Shower - [fun video]
Incredible Blind-Folded Rubik's Cube Solving - [wow video]
Anti-littering Vigilante on a Bike - [fun video]
Ferrets playing in packing peanuts - [fun video]
Rush Hour to the Max! - [wow video]

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FEEL-GOOD MUSIC

The Madd - "Good Evening Girl" (neo-Merseybeat pop, Dutch 2009)
King Crimson - "Song Of The Seagulls" (amazing melody from this prog group, 1967)
Stelvio Cipriani - "Belo Orizonte: Sei Morto Mi Chiamano Alleluja" from "Testa t' Ammazzo, Croce" movie (western, 1971)
The Spotnicks - "Last Date", "Western Guitar" (surf instrumentals from Sweden, 1962)
Judee Sill - "Lady-O", "The Archetypal Man" (rare baroque pop UK gems, 1966-1971)
Ennio Morricone - "Liberta" from "Il Mercenario" (epic instrumental, 1968)
The Cascades - "Shy Girl" (cute pop song from 1963)
Robert Pregadio - "Un Pomeriggio di Sole" from "La Settima Donna" movie (pretty cool funk, 1978)
Candy Flip - "Strawberry Fields Forever (New Version)" (1991 psych pop)
Rondo Veneziano - "Misteriosa Venezia" (baroque pop, Italy 1988)
The New Colony Six - "Hold Me With Your Eyes" (1968, sunshine pop)
Nico Fidenco - "A Picture of Love" from "Emanuelle Perche" movie 1977
The Phoenix Trolley - "When Charley's Doing His Thing" (UK pop psych, 1967)
Pino Donaggio - "Nella Chiesa" theme from "Don Camillo" movie (instrumental 1984)
The Candy Dates - "Show Me How To Live" (great Merseybeat, 1965)
Bruno Nicolai - "Canto d'inverno" from "Girasole" (awesome melody, 1969)
Franco Campanino - Theme from "Napoli si ribella - A Man Called Magnum" (instrumental, 1977)
The Wondermints - "Darling" (awesome power pop, 1999)
Jean Michel Jarre - "Les chants magnétiques, pt. 2" (absolutely awesome space synth, 1981)
Splitsville - "Forever" (power pop, 1991)
Georges Delerue - "Danielle Theme" from "Le Point De Mire" (beautiful theme from 1977)
The Kinks - "Till the End Of the Day" (rocking garage-like Merseybeat, 1965)
Fancy - "Flames of Love" (legendary Italo-disco, 1989)
Paul McCartney & Wings - "One More Kiss" (cute love song, 1972)


Dave Brubeck "Blue Rondo a la Turk" jazz 1959:


(image credit: Zev Hoover)


The photo above is by 15 y.o. photographer Zev Hoover (FiddleOak), his Flickr stream is well worth visiting!



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FEEL-GOOD CARS

Really classy chocolate truck: beautiful promo vehicle Bernard 110 Chocolat Menier:




1956 Pontiac Club de Mer concept car:




AA Patrol car made from a Mini, seen in Scotland:


(original unknown)

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FEEL-GOOD GIRLS

BEAUTIFUL ACTRESSES: Deborah Walley, Rita Moreno, Leslie Caron, Barbara Rush, Jean Seberg, Anne Francis, Joey Heatherton, Grace Kelly, and others (see info under images):


Deborah Walley


Hayley Mills

Annie Girardot


Wenche Myhre


left: Leslie Caron

Barbara Rush

Jean Seberg

Rita Moreno


Anne Francis

Jane Fonda in "Barbarella"

left: Banff, Alberta in 1959

Joey Heatherton


Grace Kelly, Natalie Wood

Giorgia Moll in Sears catalogue! and Sandra Milo

Sue Lyon


Francoise Hardy

Jane Fonda


(right image: anime character from Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet)


Can you guess who this is? -


Zooey Deschanel

RUSSIAN ACTRESSES:

Marina Neelova:



Russian movie "Klyuchi ot Neba" (Keys from the Sky):




Girl soldiers from the 1972 Soviet movie "A Zori Zdes Tikhie" (The Dawns Here Are Quiet) - Ekaterina Markova, Evgenia Simonova:




Tamara Syomina:




Anastasiya Vertinskaya:




Mila Berlinskaya in 1974 Russian movie "Bolshoe Kosmicheskoe Puteshestvie" (Great Space Adventure):




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GREAT PHOTOGRAPHY & HAPPY PICS

Aerial view of farms in Northern Saudi Arabia:


(image credit: Brendan Smialowski/Pool/AFP via)


Rest your eyes on this one - very harmonious, peaceful composition:


(original unknown)


The cutest hedgehog Darcy - photos by Shota Tsukamoto, Tokyo, see more here:




Robots vs. Humans!




Steampunk headphones:




Howl's Moving Castle? - No, the Neverwas Haul at 2010 Burning Man (read more):




Until next time! Keep the sunshine, folks.


READ THE PREVIOUS ISSUE HERE ->


17 Sep 22:00

How to Make Even Batman Smile [Comic]

by Geeks are Sexy
13 Sep 11:06

This Chewbacca Dog is an Adorable Furball [Pic]

by Geeks are Sexy

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Reddit user ejara80 writes:

My friend’s dog won 3rd place on a Petco Star Wars contest.

For those who are wondering, this little fellah is a Brussels Griffon, a breed of toy dog named for their city of origin: Brussels, Belgium.

[Source: Reddit | Via]

13 Aug 09:27

Android Toolkit – Must Have Apps for your Android Phone

by Amit Agarwal

Best Android Apps

This is a list of some of the best Android apps for your phone that will help you be more efficient and productive.

  • My Tracks — Record you path, speed and distance as you walk or drive.
  • Fing — Find out which devices are connected to your Wi-Fi networks.
  • File Wrangler — An easy to use but powerful file management app for your Android.
  • Any.Do — Easily manage your tasks and to-do lists with Google Tasks sync.
  • Focal — A full featured camera app for even older Android phones.
  • HomeStyler — Snap a picture of a room, place furniture and visualize the interior design in 3D.
  • Splashtop — Access your Windows or Mac computer from any Android phone or tablet on the same network.
  • Cogi — Record your college lectures or the conversations happening in meetings.
  • Photo Grid — Quickly create collages and photo walls in different layouts.
  • News 360 — A smart news reader that aggregates news stories and blogs around your topics of interest.
  • SchematicMind — Visualize ideas and brainstorm with mind maps on your phone.
  • Repix — Remix your photos and turn them into piece of art using brushes and other tools.
  • Clean Master — Speed up your slow Android phone and also recover precious disk space.
  • Reader — Read PDF files on your Android, the app can open password protected files too.
  • TeamViewer — Remotely access your Windows or Mac computers from any Android phone.
  • Keep — Create notes, to-do lists, voice memos and photo notes with searchable text.
  • Ustream — Broadcast any event live from your phone or tablet – anytime, anywhere.
  • tTorrent — Download torrents directly to your Android phone or tablet.
  • RingtoneMaker — Create custom ringtones using segments from one or more audio files.
  • WiFi Manager — Discover Wi-Fi networks around you and connect to the best network.
  • Timely — A beautiful alarm clock that automatically syncs with your other devices.
  • InstaFontMaker — Create custom fonts in TrueType format with your own handwriting.
  • TrueCaller — Identify calls from unknown numbers and block SMS from spam numbers.
  • LapseIt — Create stop-motion videos with background music on your phone.
  • FoxFi — Turn your phone into a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot and share your data connection.
  • Shush — It remembers to unmute your phone after a certain period.
  • Avast — Secure your Android device against theft, viruses and phishing attacks.
  • AVG AntiVirus — Protect your device from viruses, malware and fake apps.
  • MyScript — An advanced calculator that even recognizes your handwriting.
  • DU BatterySaver — The app solves your battery problems and extend the device’s battery life.
  • BatteryGuru — The app extends battery performance by monitoring your usage.
  • SuperBeam — The easiest and faster way to share files between two Android device.
  • SmartCam — It turns your mobile phone into a webcam for your computer.
  • Droid TimeLapse — Record high quality time lapse videos on your Android device without any complicated settings.
  • Tape-a-talk — A simple voice recorder app that can record voice notes and audio even when the screen is off.
  • Calculator — A simple yet advanced calculator with a beautiful halo interface and free of any ads.
  • Viber — You can send free messages as well as make free calls to other Viber users over 3G or WiFi.
  • Line — Send unlimited messages and make free calls from your Android phone over VoIP.
  • Screenshots — You can capture screenshots of your Android device with keys or action triggers.
  • Expensify — Travelling on business? The app make it easy to file expense reports.
  • Contacts+ — A contact manager app for Android that display rich profiles for your contacts.
  • Glympse — Remember Google Latitude? This is worthy alternative that shows where your friends are.
  • HelloText — If you aren’t too happy with the built-in SMS app of your phone, Hello is a good alternative.
  • AntennaPod — A simple podcast client for Android that allows automatic downloads for episodes.
  • Easy Backup — Backup your SMS, MMS and call records to the external SD card.
  • BackupPro — Backup your phone and easily move your data and media file to another device.
  • Podax — A basic podcast client for Android with widgets for the home screen.
  • WiFi Analyzer — Analyze your Wifi and expand the reach of your wireless router.
  • Veetle — You can easily broadcast and watch live video on your Android phone or tablet.
  • Easy Alarm — Set any YouTube songs as your wake-up alarm.
  • PocketCasts — The best podcasting app for your Android phone. Period.
  • MightyText — Send and receive SMS text messages from your desktop computer.
  • Shifu — The app knows when you have free time and suggest pending task that you may work upon.
  • Llama — Silence your phone at work or let it go quiet when its time for bed.
  • AirDroid — With AirDroid, you can transfer files to and from your Android device wirelessly without needing any USB cables.
  • Smart Voice — Record high-quality audio while skipping the silent portion from the audio.
  • Pixlr — A versatile photo editor from Autodesk that is absolutely free.
  • µTorrent — Torrent downloader from the team that invented the popular BitTorrent protocol.
  • Aviary — A suite of photo editing tools that will make your photos stand out.
  • MX Player — This is the best video player for Android that lets you watch any of your videos without conversion.
  • Readability — Send web pages to your Kindle for reading later in a clutter free environment.
  • RingDroid — Create your own ringtones and alarms sounds from songs or your own voice.
  • SoundHound — Recognize music playing around you with a single tap or by entering words from the lyrics.
  • Subsonic — Stream music from the desktop and listen on your phone or tablet anywhere, anytime.
  • Poweramp — The most advanced music player for Android with clean and beautiful interface.
  • Saavn Music — Unlimited access to Bollywood and Indian regional music and radio on your Android device.
  • PushBullet — Send web links, text notes and even push files from computer to your phone.
  • Flipboard — Read news and updates from your favourite source in a beautiful, magazine style layout.
  • TuneIn Radio — Listen to live radio stations and podcasts from all over the world.
  • Jango Radio — A personalized online radio service that plays the best music by artists you love.
  • Shazam — Tap the Shazam button to instantly recognize music playing around you.

This story, Android Toolkit – Must Have Apps for your Android Phone, was originally published at Digital Inspiration on 13/08/2014 under Android, Internet
02 Sep 11:25

Amazing Riddler Body Paint [Pic]

by Geeks are Sexy

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[Source: MadZane | Via]

02 Sep 21:07

Obras de arte cortando papel

by Tío Tosca

Puede que el origami sea el arte relacionado con papel más famoso de Japón, pero el kamikiri tampoco se le queda atrás. Kamikiri significa literalmente “cortando papel” y se basa en crear una figura como resultado de cortar con mucha paciencia y arte una hoja de papel, tan sencillo como eso y tan chungo de llevar a cabo, amigos.

El artista Akira Nagaya de Chiba domina el arte del corte papelero y muchos de sus diseños están basados en la cultura tradicional japonesa, vamos, que son de corte antiguo (badabumChass):

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Últimamente le ha dado por hacer conocidos personajes de anime, seguro que conocéis a la mayoría:

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Jodé, y yo que cuando cojo las tijeras no soy capaz ni de cortar un cuadrado decente…



25 Aug 17:00

Batman Meets ‘True Detective’ [VIDEO]

by Lauren Berkley

It’s only a (very well-done) opening titles sequence by Josh Newman, but given how obsessed I was with True Detective this past season and how much I love Batman, I would watch the every-loving heck out of this!

[via YouTube]

28 Aug 18:00

You Can’t Have Your Groot and Eat it Too [Pic]

by Geeks are Sexy

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This incredibly realistic-looking Groot cake was made by Tattooed Bakers using edible bark covering a chocolate cake. Om nom nom nom.

[Source: Tattooed Bakers | Via TN]

28 Aug 01:00

Robotic Printer Creates Artist’s Portrait Using His Blood

by Steph
[ By Steph in Art & Drawing & Digital. ]

Robotic Blood Printer 1

Blood streams from Ted Lawson‘s arm into a CNC printer, which uses it like ink or paint to robotically create the Brooklyn-based artist’s image. ‘Ghost in the Machine’ is a life-sized nude self-portrait rendered in just about the most graphic way possible, the whole process captured on video as an alarming amount of blood is applied to a blank white surface.

Robotic Blood Painting 2

Visibly drained by the process, Lawson sits beside the machine as it works, replenishing himself with juice as his blood streams out in little squiggles. At first, the image is abstract, slowly coming together as the robot follows the guidelines of the illustration.

Robotic Blood Painting 3

“I’m generally not into doing selfies, particularly nude ones, but when I came up with the idea to connect my blood directly to the robot (CNC machine), it just made too much sense to not try one as a full nude self-portrait,” Lawson told the Associated Press.

Robotic Blood Painting 4

“In this series I’m really just trying to make a good drawing, which requires a lot of process and spontaneity to achieve. I do consider these works to be drawings and not prints, in that I allow the robot to make certain mistakes or leave in certain glitches on purpose.”

Robotic Blood Painting 5

The final print will be on display at the Joseph Gross Gallery in New York City from September 11th through October 4th as part of Lawson’s solo exhibition, “The Map Is Not the Territory.”


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27 Aug 12:44

Electromagnetic Warfare Is Here

by adafruit

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Electromagnetic Warfare Is Here – IEEE Spectrum.

In the 2001 action movie Ocean’s Eleven, criminals use an electromagnetic weapon to black out a portion of Las Vegas. Very futuristic, you may say, but the threat is real and growing.

The problem is growing because the technology available to attackers has improved even as the technology being attacked has become more vulnerable. Our infrastructure increasingly depends on closely integrated, high-speed electronic systems operating at low internal voltages. That means they can be laid low by short, sharp pulses high in voltage but low in energy—output that can now be generated by a machine the size of a suitcase, batteries included.

Electromagnetic (EM) attacks are not only possible—they are happening. One may be under way as you read this. Even so, you would probably never hear of it: These stories are typically hushed up, for the sake of security or the victims’ reputation. Occasionally, though, an incident comes to light.

23 Aug 06:32

Matsuris y la fertilidad, mikoshis penetrando santuarios

by Kirai

“Héctor, ¡no me importa lo que diga la Wikipedia! Para mi los mikoshis representan la masculinidad y los santuarios la feminidad” me dijo Taka con una sonrisa después de engullir el ultimo trago de su Sapporo de medio litro.

Taka se había pasado desde las seis de la mañana hasta las tres de la tarde llevando un mikoshi al hombro junto con otros hombres de la localidad. Pero en vez de estar cansado el matsuri le había dado energía para discutir.

“Aquí dice que por lo general en los matsuris se pide a los kamis 神 (Dioses/espíritus) que llueva mucho para tener buenas cosechas” le respondí con escepticismo.

“Por supuesto. Por eso hemos llevado los mikoshis por todos los caminos que rodean los campos de arroz fertilizándolos. Pero… cómo te lo podría explicar… Conforme yo lo veo, la fertilidad en la agricultura, en la naturaleza y en los seres humanos van ligadas de la mano.”

A continuación se sacó un iPhone del bolsillo y me enseñó esta foto que habían sacado por la mañana a su grupo con un mikoshi al hombro:

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“Ahí estamos nosotros empujando el mikoshi hacia dentro del santuario.” me dijo acercando la pantalla a mis ojos.

“Ya veo, si que tiene algo sexual.” le respondí riendo.

“Fíjate en los caracteres que forman la palabra santuario.” me dijo mientras con un bolígrafo escribía 神宮 jinja (santuario sintoísta) en un post-it “El primer carácter es el de kami 神 y el segundo palacio 宮”

“Ya veo…”

“Y ahora lo comparamos con la palabra útero, shikyu 子宮”

“¡Vaya! Literalmente sería palacio 宮 de los niños 子” le respondí con entusiasmo.

“Ves, los caracteres de la palabra santuario nos dicen que representa el órgano sexual femenino.” dijo mientras abría una segunda lata de Sapporo. “Es más, mira, así es como se ve un santuario desde arriba”

Taka se esmera dibujando un santuario mientras yo busco en google maps. El resultado de su dibujo y el mapa de un santuario que encontré en google maps se parecían bastante:

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“Ves, el centro del honden es el útero y las dos salas del fondo son las trompas de falopio” me soltó Taka todo convencido dibujando flechas enfatizando las supuestas trompas de falopio.

“¿En serio? Esto se empieza a parecer a una novela de Dan Brown.” le contesté volviendo otra vez a mi modo escéptico.

“¡Que sí!” dijo Taka riendo y dándole a la cerveza y concluyendo: “Piénsalo, los matsuris son actos sexuales, actos de reproducción. Los hombres llevamos los mikoshi a hombros meneándolos hacia arriba y hacia abajo de forma rítmica. Cuando hemos llegado esta mañana a la entrada del santuario, a la entrada de la mujer, lo hemos empujado hacia dentro penetrando hasta el palacio de los niños 子宮.” da otro trago a la cerveza analizando mi cara de casi convencido. “No es nada raro todo lo que te cuento, en el pasado el sexo era algo sagrado, algo que podía crear seres humanos y se celebraba en comunidad, no como ahora que se ha convertido en algo tabú y sucio.” terminó Taka levantando la voz emocionado.

“¡Vale, vale! Me has convencido.” le dije dándole una palmada en el hombro “Así como me lo has contado me hace ver los matsuris desde una perspectiva algo diferente. ¡Te has pasado el día moviendo un miembro sexual gigante Taka!”

Muchas risas.

Después de terminar su segunda cerveza fuimos dando un paseo hasta la plaza del pueblo donde continuaban las celebraciones. Compramos unos yakitoris en un yatai (Tenderetes de comida ambulante). Comenzaron a llegar carrozas de cada uno de los grupos del matsuri local. A estas horas del día la ceremonia “oficial” del matsuri ya había terminado. Todo mucho más relajado que por la mañana cuando tienen que llevar los mikoshi a hombros. Me encantó ver a gente de todas las edades pasándolo bien juntos, es algo difícil de ver en el centro de Tokio entre semana, incluso los niños se subían a las carrozas a tocar los taikos.

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22 Aug 23:00

Back To The Future: Future Vs Reality

by JLister

We’re a year short of officially reaching “the future” but an anonymous Reddit user took this look at how effectively the make-up department forecast how the actors would look a generation later.

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22 Aug 18:10

Addams Family House In Color [Pic]

by JLister

This isn’t Ted Turner mucking about with old movies again. Instead it’s a set photograph by the late Richard Fish, the subject of a new exhibition at the Oviatt Library at the University of California in Los Angeles.

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[Via: Us Vs Them]

12 Aug 13:00

How to remove file metadata on Linux

 xmodulo: A typical data file often has associated "metadata" which is descriptive information about the file, represented in the form of a set of name-value pairs.

20 Aug 18:10

Working Hard Drive Comes To Minecraft

by JLister

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A Minecraft user has created a working hard drive in Minecraft — albeit with a capacity of 1 kilobyte.

The drive, created by Reddit user “Smellystring”, works on a simple binary system. Instead of using magnets or transistor cells to store the data, it uses blocks that can be either solid or opaque. Reading from the disc involves beaming a redstone signal, which is roughly the Minecraft equivalent of an electrical current and will pass through the solid blocks but not the opaque ones. The drive uses solid blocks to represent 1 in binary code and opaque blocks for 0s. A virtual control room lets you “press” buttons to read from or write to the drive and even access a specific position on the drive.

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Check out the full pictures and description.

20 Aug 20:40

Some Compliments Aren’t From Far Far Away [Pic]

by JLister

Reddit user hilwise found this posted to their door:

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[Via: Nerd Approved]

12 Aug 17:00

Artist Erdal Enci clones himself to create elaborate choreographed GIFs #ArtTuesday

by Jessica

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Via Colossal.

It’s been over a year since we last checked in with video artist Erdal Inci (previously) who clones multiple recordings of himself moving through public spaces resulting in these bizarre looping performances. Inci often carries lights or other objects which lend a sense of choreography to each video, and at times the exposure eliminates him from the scene or makes him appear shadowlike in the background. Here are a few of our favorites over the last few months but you can see more on his website and at a higher resolution on Vimeo.

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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!
10 Aug 11:01

Various Fords [Pic]

by Geeks are Sexy

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The only one missing? Indiana Jones as Ford Explorer.

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10 Aug 11:03

Google Plus Love + Follow Us! [Comic]

by Geeks are Sexy

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That’s pretty much what Google did when they asked people to have a Google plus account to comment on Youtube.

OH, and don’t forget, FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE PLUS.

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06 Aug 12:00

Magnificent Groot (Guardians of the Galaxy) Pendant [Pic]

by Geeks are Sexy

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From artist Danica Asurdzic:

Groot pendant made of copper wire and gemstones. I’ve used blue sheen labradorite for his eyes, and for the back (flying rocket, inspired by Milano colors – blue, orange and white) I used clear quartz points, orange carnelian from Botswana, blue obsidian – as a “magnifying glass” – for the tiny white opal behind it (you can see opal rainbow colors shining through)…

Pendant has a “tunnel” for the chain in the middle, so it can be flipped and worn both sides without taking it off.

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06 Aug 04:00

The Unseen’s latest collection features gemstones that map brain activity #WearableWednesday

by Jessica

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We’ve covered the Unseen‘s gorgeous pieces before and their latest is the coolest yet.

For Swarovski; T H E U N S E E N has exemplified an understanding of the hidden properties of the Gem stone, together with Emerging future technologies. A glimpse into the bespoke relationship between the Swarovski Gem stone and the world of material science. Research during the Vicenza workshop resulted in a collaborative head piece, Crafted from Lab grown SWAROVSKI Spinel stones, enhanced with T H E U N S E E N Magick.

Over 4000 Black Spinel were chosen and cloned for their material composition; being similar to that found in the human bone.

This parallel makes the gemstone compatible with the human, enabling each stone when worn to act as a conduction insulator, absorbing energy loss from the head.

T H E U N S E E N Magick, enables the Spinel to visualise this energy loss with a colour change gradient, through black > orange > red > green > blue > purple. Using the Swarovski stone ensured precise regularity across the stones.

We discovered the pattern formation in the colour of each stones evolves throughout the day; this fluctuates over areas of the brain in use. When worn the headpiece becomes a reflection of the inner human thought.

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Flora breadboard is Every Wednesday is Wearable Wednesday here at Adafruit! We’re bringing you the blinkiest, most fashionable, innovative, and useful wearables from around the web and in our own original projects featuring our wearable Arduino-compatible platform, FLORA. Be sure to post up your wearables projects in the forums or send us a link and you might be featured here on Wearable Wednesday!

05 Aug 12:30

Princess Thor [Pic]

by Geeks are Sexy

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In case you haven’t heard, Thor is now female.

[Source: Team Pwnicorn]

31 Jul 15:00

Tor Network May Have Been Compromised

by JLister
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The Tor Project says an attack on the network earlier this year may have left user identities exposed for up to five months.

At the moment those behind Tor say they are uncertain exactly what the consequences of the attack, which ran from January 30 to July 4, are for users.

The Tor Project says it believes the attack was the work of a pair of security researchers who’d been scheduled to give a talk at the Black Hat hacking conference but cancelled on legal advice.

Tor, short for the Onion Router, works by routing traffic through a chain of connections of participants computers and servers, with fresh encryption at each stage. The idea is that even if one “hop” is compromised, there’ll still be many anonymous layers between the end user and the destination.

The service lets users browse sites anonymously, including many that are part of the so-called “dark web” and can’t be accessed through links on ordinary websites and search engines. It’s used by people who want to communicate anonymously for both legal and illegal purposes.

Exactly how the attack worked is still uncertain, but the principle appears to be comparing traffic logs of entry relays (the original user’s connection) and exit relays (the final connection between an encryption point and the destination) and looking at both the size of the data and the timings to find a match.

In theory such an attack could allow an attacker to link the destination with the IP address of the original user. Because every connection takes a random route, it would be down to luck whether such an attack would identify a specific visitor to a specific site. However, it also appears the attackers took control of around six percent of entry guards, a set of points in the process designed to further randomize connections and make tracking harder.

31 Jul 01:00

Guerrilla Lace: Prettied-Up Urban Surfaces in Poland

by Steph
[ By Steph in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ]

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Urban sidewalks, sewer grates and dingy underpasses aren’t exactly the most likely places to find beautiful large-scale ornamental lace, but for artist NeSpoon Polska, that’s exactly where it belongs. The Polish artist creates both spray-painted street art and crocheted installations for interactive displays in all sorts of public spaces, from street lamps to abandoned houses.

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Calling it ‘illegal city decor’ and ‘public jewelry,’ Polska wanders around Warsaw, swiftly painting parking meters, utility boxes, blank signs and other blank (and often ugly) urban surfaces. Some, like a giant mural taking up almost the entire side of a three-story building, are created with permission.

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“Jewelry makes people look pretty, my public jewelry has the same goal, make public places look better. I would like people who discover, here and there, my small applications, to smile and just simply feel better,” says the artist.


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23 Jul 13:00

Wicked Calne Ca Cosplay

by Amy Ratcliffe

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Calne Ca appears in Vocaloid; she’s a mechanized skeleton with the shape of Hatsune Miku. She looks like a cyborg. Whatever she is, cosplayer Yuriros did a stunning job creating a real life version of the character. Every piece of the cosplay moves, and I can’t imagine how she was able to walk around with all of the pieces. While Yuriros hasn’t shared any information about the build that I can find, sometimes costumes are incredible enough that they deserve to be seen by as many people as possible.

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19 Jul 03:51

Japan Robot Restaurant: Totally Over-the-Top!

by Avi Abrams
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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:



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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:


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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.




Showtime!
- 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:





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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:





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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.



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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.


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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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