If you’ve ever seen 1980s HBO, you’ve seen this intro. Enjoy this fascinating (and extremely dated – I mean, they had to physically create a bronze HBO!) making-of.
As a young kid, seeing the camera go inside the “O” with the spinning lasers was one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen.
This video gives new meaning to “keep your eye on the ball.”
I’ve been literally watching One World Trade Center take shape since construction started. So today when I got the chance to spend a few moments in the building for the first time, I excitedly snapped a few photos with my phone.
The lobby is huge and gorgeous. It smells like a mixture of “new car smell” and fresh paint.
Security was very nice but not very subtle. When I entered from the street a few large (but kind) men slowly descended upon me and guided me to the main security desk.
Once past security I was in the elevator bank. The elevator buttons are presented on a touch screen, and you’re only shown the floors relevant to you.
Inside, the elevators don’t have many buttons.
Welcome to New York. Welcome to New York.
From inside the building, the only subtle reminder you’re in such an iconic piece of architecture (besides the view) are the gradually sloping corners, which are a cross section of the building’s overall unique geometry.
Not a bad view.
This guy cracks me up. He takes absurdist comedy to new heights in his Vine videos.
Also notable, “The Shrek is Real.”
“Three gooood terminators.” Instant classic.
I saw this great post about how tiny the original Macintosh screen was compared with the current (and enormous) Retina 5K iMac screen.
So I thought I’d take the opposite approach. Below are 1-to-1 pixel mockups of how Mac OSX Yosemite would have appeared on the original Macintosh’s 512×342 pixel screen.
This is a pretty cool example of manually doing some of the math behind Bitcoin.
It’s interesting that SHA-256, the most advanced cryptographic hash function, really just works by reducing numbers to 1s and 0s, then scrambling them up.
At first this video doesn’t seem too special, but skip to 1:48 to see what’s possible.
We’re officially *that* much closer to not being able to believe our eyes anymore.
So apparently the Russian Antonov An-2 has such a slow stall speed, it can appear to hover like a helicopter. In this video it’s going around 20 MPH.
There are some reports of people even jumping out of one of these planes without a parachute, and not getting injured.
Via Hacker News.