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28 Sep 20:00

Okay, so Maybe This Kid DOES Lift

24 Sep 20:19

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Dogs Who Look Like Other Things [imgur]

Previously: Bears Doing Human Things

26 Sep 22:30

How in the World Are These Street Performers Making Their Hats Levitate?

27 Sep 00:00

This is the Daily Show Skit That Got One Direction Fans in a Frenzy On Twitter

The clip above aired Thursday night on The Daily Show, a relatively innocuous joke about the fanaticism of a vocal group of fans of the boy band. Fans, however, took it as an insult against One Direction member Zayn Malik - who is of Pakistani descent. By Friday, angry fans had hashtags globally trending on Twitter:

Not seen here? #ZaynDefenseSquad, #ZayneSavesNotKills, and other smaller hashtags throughout the day - which our friends at Know Your Meme have kindly gathered up! Meanwhile, the Washington Post reports that over 114,000 tweets have been tallied under the popular hashtags.
The moral of the story, as always, is to never underestimate the power of teenage girls on social media.

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24 Sep 23:57

Seus jogos desbancando os conspiracionistas

by Alan Mussoi

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Pra quem não está familiarizado (existe alguém?) com a Teoria de Conspiração do Falso Pouso do Homem na Lua, essa foto é frequentemente usada para alegar a fraude porque como a Lua não tem atmosfera, segundo os conspiracionistas a luz não se espalharia e não seria possível ver Aldrin na sombra do Módulo Lunar. E, claro, porque não vemos estrelas na foto.

A explicação é a de que a luz do Sol chega até Aldrin pela reflexão com o solo lunar e outros objetos na superfície da Lua. Para as estrelas, a explicação é que devido a luminosidade na Lua, as máquinas precisavam usar um tempo de exposição baixo, o que não permitia detectar a luz das estrelas. Explicações honestas que satisfazem a grande parcela das pessoas sensatas.

Pra quem não está familiarizado (existe alguém?) com as unidades de processamento gráfico, a NVIDIA está lançando a nova geração de placas de vídeo com uma arquitetura de hardware que eles convenientemente chamaram de Maxwell, onde uma das novidades é o suporte para um algoritmo de Iluminação Global.

É complicado modelar a luz. No mundo real um objeto não é somente iluminado diretamente. A luz refletida de outros objetos ao redor também tem algum efeito. E é isso que os modelos de Iluminação Global tentam reproduzir. A promessa é de levar os jogos a uma nova geração de gráficos, graças ao nível de realismo que uma simulação mais precisa dos fenômenos da luz pode trazer.

Iluminação Local (esq.) X Iluminação Global

Iluminação Local (esq.) X Iluminação Global

Para provar o potencial de suas novas unidades gráficas, a NVIDIA resolveu simular a famosa foto do ínicio do post. Como, de fato, a luz se comportaria na Lua, naquela situação.

O cenário lunar foi virtualmente construído, do solo ao Buzz Aldrin nas escadas do módulo. Mas o desafio aqui era utilizar o suporte de iluminação global da placa e não somente recriar o cenário da foto. Pra funcionar era necessário utilizar uma única fonte de luz, simulando o Sol e seu reflexo nos elementos do cenário de forma apropriada. Foi necessário pesquisar os tipos de materiais usados no módulo, o quanto a Lua reflete a luz e até mesmo qual a luminosidade emitida pelo Sol.

O primeiro resultado mostrou que havia luz suficiente em Aldrin para que ele pudesse ser visto, mas ainda não era exatamente como na foto.

Foi então que o pessoal da NVIDIA percebeu que estavam esquecendo de alguém. O fotógrafo oficial do Mar da Tranquilidade, ele mesmo, o primeiro, Neil Armstrong.

Vestindo uma roupa que reflete 80% da luz incidente, Armstrong é praticamente uma segunda fonte de luz. Dez por cento da luz que incide em Aldrin vem do reflexo de Armstrong.

Simulação (esq.) X Realidade

Simulação (esq.) X Realidade

Com o modelo, agora, funcionando, a alegação das estrelas também foi testada. Aumentaram o tempo de exposição da câmera e conforme o que já se esperava: até se vê as estrelas, mas a luminosidade da superfície da Lua fica tão intensa que é possível ver apenas um grande clarão.

A NVIDIA demonstrou a capacidade de seu equipamento, e ainda nos deu mais uma dica de como as coisas aconteceram. Provavelmente nenhum conspiracionista mudará sua opinião por conta disso, mas talvez aprendam sobre o comportamento da luz enquanto estiverem jogando.

Confira com mais detalhes todo o processo no vídeo (em inglês):

Referências:

– http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/maxwells-voxel-global-illumination-technology-introduces-gamers-to-the-next-generation-of-graphics

– http://game24.nvidia.com/maxwell/

25 Sep 00:42

Tiny Detectives with Kate Mara and Ellen Page

by chris_singel
Tiny Detectives with Kate Mara and Ellen Page

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The internet was unhappy with the casting of 'True Detective' season 2, so the creators have started from scratch with an entirely new show.
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25 Sep 04:30

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PUPPY NO

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The more I watch this, the funnier it gets. Look at the worried dog behind them. Ahahaha “son!”

26 Sep 12:56

Casal amoroso – um conto baseado em um acontecimento real

by Igor Santos

- A gente precisa sair mais de casa.
– Por que? O gás está vazando?
– Não, a gente vive enfurnado. Vamos sair?
– Dessas roupas?
– Não, sair de casa.
– Você que ir dançar?
– Só se for dançar deitada.
– E se a gente sair para comer?
– Para eu voltar comida?
– Melhor que ser gozada em casa.
– Que tal um pastel?
– De cabelo? Quero.
– Aff. Você tem fome não?
– Tenho fome de justiça!
– E sede de vingança?
– Não, eu bem que tomaria uma Fanta agora.
– Ou uma Soda boa? Só se for agora.
– Ou se for daqui.
– E se for da rua?
– Concordo. Vamos ficar em casa.


25 Sep 11:00

Has a Dancer Ever Been so in Sync With Their Music?

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Tagged: BAMF , dancing , Music , Video , g rated , win
25 Sep 12:00

Super Concerned Citizen is Highly Offended That Someone Would Dare Fly a Mexican Flag in America

Igor Santos

Aí chegou em casa e ligou na Fox.

You're right, this is America, which means the other lady has the freedom to fly whichever flag she chooses. B*tch.

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Tagged: flags , mexico , Video , mexican flag
25 Sep 18:29

Fox News Pundits Reach a New Low, Call The United Arab Emirates' First Woman Pilot "b00bs on the Ground."

Igor Santos

Já começa DO
PIOR
JEITO.

Cable news: Where the tone shifts from self-congratulatory militaristic back-patting to low-hanging misogyny fruit in the blink of an eye.

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Tagged: news , fox news , facepalm , Video , politics
25 Sep 23:00

Another Fantastic Athlete Loses Their Ability to Procreate

25 Sep 15:30

The Silent Night of the Living Dead Nativity Set

The Silent Night of the Living Dead Nativity Set

You can kickstart this ghastly thing here!

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Tagged: christmas , Nativity , zombie , win
24 Sep 13:30

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THE TIGER MADE MY HEART MELT

24 Sep 02:19

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I believe that every american should at least watch this monologue from The Newsroom

22 Sep 18:28

1402 – Magia e Lógica

by Carlos Ruas

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21 Sep 22:40

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22 Sep 11:10

Como acariciar uma gata / How to pet a cat

by uoleo
Igor Santos

Gata adora na barriga. Ainda não consigo mexer nas patas dela, though.

Especialmente na barriga. Gatos adoram carinho na barriga. Go for the belly. Cats love a good belly rub.
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18 Sep 22:30

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18 Sep 22:32

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12 Sep 20:00

Kickass Kid of the Day: This Kid is Maybe a Reading Level or Two Above the Curve

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Tagged: Kickass Kid , Video , reading , g rated , win
15 Sep 20:33

Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror to return for a Christmas special on Channel 4

Charlie Brooker’s Emmy-winning drama Black Mirror is returning with a feature-length Christmas special called Yuletide.

Three interwoven stories will come together in the new film which Channel 4 says is “the most mind-bending Black Mirror yet”. The drama has not yet been cast.

Brooker said: "I always enjoy a good ghost story at Christmas, and I'm a sucker for the Amicus’ compendium horror movies of the 70s. Our aim is to create the Black Mirror equivalent of that."

Phil Clarke, Channel 4’s head of comedy, added: “I’m delighted that we have a Black Mirror Special this Christmas. Charlie Brooker has penned a dystopian future festive tale, that intertwines three stories to deliver a dramatic and thrilling twist. It’s satirical, comic, disturbing, and thought provoking. Not to be missed.”

The anthology show, which is ironically made by the channel's comedy department, began life in 2011 and has already aired two series of three episodes each.

Brooker has written most of them, including all of series two, but the episode The Entire History of You from series one was written by Peep Show writer Jesse Armstrong.

Black Mirror explores the sinister and troubling side of technology in self-contained stories with different cast members.

In series one, t The National Anthem concerned a fictional Prime Minister played by Rory Kinnear who was forced to have sex with a pig in order to save the life of an (also fictional) member of the royal family.

In series two, the episode Be Right Back saw Hayley Attwell play a grieving girlfriend who buys a robot to take the place of her dead boyfriend.

In February, RadioTimes.com broke the news that a single episode of Black Mirror was planned for this year – and with the festive timing it appears C4 has got it in under the wire just in time.

12 Sep 18:30

BAMF of the Day: This Crossfit Routine is a Cut Above the Rest

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Tagged: CrossFit , gym , workout , Video , g rated , win
14 Sep 11:00

A Classic Scene in Classic Bricks

A Classic Scene in Classic Bricks

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12 Sep 17:17

Goths and metalheads, is your heart black enough for the Indonesian Ayam Cemani Chicken?

Goths and metalheads, is your heart black enough for the Indonesian Ayam Cemani Chicken?

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The Ayam Cemani Chicken is notable for a couple of things. First of all, partially due to its rarity, especially outside of its native Indonesia, one Ayam Cemani will run you about $2,500. Second, it is clearly the chicken of Our Dark Lord and Savior Satan! The birds exhibit the genetic condition “fibromelanosis,” which renders them totally black—we’re talking feathers, skin, organs, bones, the works. Only their blood is red, albeit a very dark shade.

Frankly, I think such a cool-looking evil luxury animal could be a perfect mascot for some underwordly music subculture. Sure, chickens are not usually associated with the darkness, but stranger pairings have been made—Leather Nun doing ABBA’s “Gimme Gimme Gimme,” for example, is pretty delicious! And if you’re vegetarian, it could make a very suitable avian familiar. Check out the video below for some decidedly unholy clucking—I assume if you play the video backwards you can hear the voice of Beezlebub.
 

Yum?
 

Hail Satan.
 

Gaze into the blackness of its soul
 

 
Via Geekologie

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11 Sep 03:14

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11 Sep 20:33

Woman in her twenties discovers that she was born without a cerebellum

A woman living in China’s Shandong Province got a bit of a surprise recently when doctors at the Chinese PLA General Hospital told her that her brain was missing one of the most important centers for motor control: the cerebellum. She had initially checked herself into the hospital because of a bad case of dizziness and nausea, New Scientist reports.

Only nine other such cases in the world, and most died early on

The cerebellum is a small portion of the brain located at the back of the skull. But don’t be fooled by its size; it actually contains half of the brain’s neurons. And, unsurprisingly, having a missing cerebellum — cerebrospinal fluid was found in its place — caused quite a few problems for this woman over the course of her life. For one thing, her speech was slurred until age six, and she only began to walk at age seven. Moreover, she has had trouble maintaining her balance her entire life.

There have only been nine other such cases in the world and most died early on, so the fact that this woman has made it to adulthood – and is doing reasonably well — is pretty astounding. Doctors will undoubtedly want to study her further to find out how her brain adapted to the exclusion so quickly (it’s likely that the cortex took over for the missing mass). The results of her initial examination, however, are already available in the journal Brain.


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10 Sep 22:30

This Printer Catches the Paper For You

09 Sep 15:14

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08 Sep 00:15

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