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« Reply #350 on: September 27, 2014, 07:58:17 AM »


Who at Microsoft keeps using eye-bleeding colors? What's with the Spoiled-Apricot brown?

I so miss 1998-2003's movies when computing was supposed to be cool. Seriously, that could be a fun project for someone - re-map Win ___ 's ugly design into sliding stylish TV/Movie type UI's. The buttons would map 1-1, but you could have your choice of skins, say: Transformers, Matrix, Johnny Mnemonic, and Species 8472!

One variant could have the start menu be triggered from the middle of the screen, and then it flowers outward like a firework blast. Or maybe a Stargate.

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« Reply #351 on: September 28, 2014, 12:34:44 AM »



When We First Met - The Guardians of the Galaxy
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« Reply #352 on: September 28, 2014, 11:49:27 AM »

CLOAKING!!!

This is wicked cool:

http://www.rochester.edu/...us-range-of-angles-70592/

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‘Cloaking’ device uses ordinary lenses to hide objects across range of angles

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To build your own Rochester Cloak, follow these simple steps:

lens diagram

For their demonstration cloak, the researchers used 50mm achromatic doublets with focal lengths f1 = 200mm and f2 = 75mm
  • Purchase 2 sets of 2 lenses with different focal lengths f1 and f2 (4 lenses total, 2 with f1 focal length, and 2 with f2 focal length)
  • Separate the first 2 lenses by the sum of their focal lengths (So f1 lens is the first lens, f2 is the 2nd lens, and they are separated by t1= f1+ f2).
  • Do the same in Step 2 for the other two lenses.
  • Separate the two sets by t2=2 f2 (f1+ f2) / (f1— f2) apart, so that the two f2 lenses are t2 apart.


NOTES:

  • Achromatic lenses provide best image quality.
  • Fresnel lenses can be used to reduce the total length (2t1+t2)
  • Smaller total length should reduce edge effects and increase the range of angles.
  • For an easier, but less ideal, cloak, you can try the 3 lens cloak in the paper.

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<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EB6WYo6d-s" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EB6WYo6d-s</a>

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« Reply #353 on: October 01, 2014, 03:30:41 AM »

This is why you want to live in a house, and not an apartment. NSFL
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« Reply #354 on: October 01, 2014, 11:16:18 AM »



Google heavily tips Android Lollipop for new OS title  News  TechRadar

Are you a sucker for lollipops?
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« Reply #355 on: October 01, 2014, 02:42:36 PM »



Parents sign away first born children for free wi-fi

We may need a thread for not-so-silly posts.
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« Reply #356 on: October 01, 2014, 02:46:26 PM »



App teaches kindergarteners to code

This one has a cute video at least.
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