Posts Tagged as: found-online

August 29, 2016

How neural networks create images

This is fascinating stuff.

According to Gene Kogan on Twitter: DGN “deep generator network” is a neural net that synthesizes realistic images by learning low-dimensional encoding over an image set and samples from it to activate neurons associated w/ a class, e.g. cheeseburger.

More examples here.

This is some seriously future shit.

August 30, 2015

Ben Cahn Messes With Randy Mancuso

Randy Mancuso is a talented Vine star and Ben Cahn is great at messing with him. Check out Randy’s original videos, and Ben’s audio-modified versions. The level of precision in Cahn’s mockeries is commendable.

Enjoy more on Randy’s Vine account, and Ben’s Vine account.

July 16, 2015

Airplane Vs Zero Hour

Who knew? “AIRPLANE!” is actually a shot-for-shot remake of the 1957 film, Zero Hour.

March 3, 2015

Hantu Tinggi, or, The Creepiest Video I’ve Ever Seen

Hantu Tinggi is a Malaysian mythic demon with a similar vibe to Slender Man. Fine. Nothing too scary there. Every culture has its share of ghouls and goblins.

But this video is seriously one of the creepiest things I’ve ever seen.

Via Reddit.

January 23, 2015

Ridiculous Archer Video

Meet Lars Andersen. This guy’s talents are amazing. But there’s something about seeing him running around shooting those arrows that really cracks me up.

December 1, 2014

Dead Fly Art

So apparently this is a thing. The images below are from The Chive in 2009 and you can find more by simply Google image searching “dead fly art.”

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Happy Monday.

November 28, 2014

Making the 1980s HBO Intro

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.

November 17, 2014

Dynamic Target Tracking Camera

This video gives new meaning to “keep your eye on the ball.”

October 22, 2014

Retina OSX on the Original Macintosh

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.

Enjoy!

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September 23, 2014

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.