Archive for September, 2014

September 29, 2014

Mining Bitcoin with Pencil and Paper

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.

September 23, 2014

Real-time Digital Modeling of a Face

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.

Slow Flying Airplane That Hovers like a Helicopter

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.

Just crazy.

Via Hacker News.

September 20, 2014

Bane Outtakes

This video is funny and well-done. But skip to 5:05 and the funny turns into some next-level shit.

September 19, 2014

Can Eye Axe Ewe Equestrian

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I made this with icons from my one of my favorite online resources, The Noun Project.

Credits:

Can designed by Deuk from the Noun Project
Eye designed by Edward Boatman from the Noun Project
Axe designed by George T Hayes from the Noun Project
Sheep designed by Unrecognized MJ from the Noun Project
Jockey designed by Jerry Wang from the Noun Project

September 11, 2014

iPhone 6 Size Comparison

Watch the whole thing.

World Trade Center Floorplans

Because of today’s significance (and because it will be my future office in a few months!) I was reading up on the new One World Trade Center. It’s got a pretty interesting tapering shape, so I thought it would be fun to do an “MRI” style flythrough of some of the floorplans I could find online.

Slide your mouse from left to right across the images below to see a fun little animation.

September 8, 2014

Poorly Drawn Comic

This scene popped into my head and I felt compelled to make a poorly drawn comic about it. Enjoy!

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