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To be a huge hit, he "Apes" sequel should jump on quite a few years. It needs to be set in a post-apocalyptic world where there are only pockets of human survivors of the virus, and large communities of apes running the world in a crude way (Mad Max style?) alongside the remaining humans. If they set it too close to the original, in a "normal" world, it will simply lose the audience's goodwill before it even gets released, and will universally be panned.
High speed photography and video seem to be hot right now. Every day I see new collections of photographs making the rounds on Twitter. Just like with any trend that becomes popular, the competition is fierce, and we are getting very picky about what impresses us when it comes to this photography technique. We’ve featured several articles about high speed splash photography with slow motion pictures of water and paint. I remember earlier this month I wrote about a very captivating video featuring falling gelatin cubes in an article called Stunning Slow Motion Video: Gelatin Cubes Jiggle Your Brain . When I saw these photographs on Flickr, I instantly knew I had to share them with you.
<img class=" wp-image-105461" title="Lego Rebrick GeekDad" src="http://www.wired.com/geekdad/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/post_rebrick.jpg" alt="Lego Rebrick GeekDad" width="309" height="434" /> Photo: Brickscientist Proud to share your Lego building skills, but your Facebook “friends” can’t seem to press Like or tweet about it? Well, you might simply be addressing the wrong crowd!
Cinemagraphs are a really compelling take on the traditional animated GIF, only showing motion in a portion of the frame to focus on a specific movement. This results in a very compelling looped animation and we're going to show you how to make one right now. To give credit where credit is due, the cinemagraph began with Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg on their tumblog From Me to You . (More on the history of Cinemagraphs here .) They've created some pretty amazing stuff, like the example on the left, so be sure to check out their work for inspiration.
Winner of the 2001 Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists award for Best Archival Webpage . Whenever people ask me who my favorite science fiction artist is, I always say Frank R. Paul. Most sci-fi art simply washes over me, like so much water in an ocean. But every once in a while, I come across something so marvelous, so different that I have to stop and say, WOW. Whatever else I'm doing becomes irrelevant and I stare at that image until it burns into my consciousness.
January 13th, 2012 By Nat Ives Advertising Age Newsweek is planning an issue marking the return of “Mad Men” this March by adopting the magazine’s 1960s design throughout—all the way, it hopes, to the ads. Tina Brown, editor of Newsweek and The Daily Beast, said she thought of the idea while talking with Matthew Weiner, creator and executive producer of “Mad Men,” about ways to treat its season-five premiere on March 25, nearly a year and a half after season four concluded.
Nordling here. Now that Benicio Del Toro is out, the part is open for the unnamed villain of J.J. Abram's STAR TREK 2. Whether or not the character is Khan is unknown at this time - personally, if they're just going to rehash what we got in WRATH OF KHAN I don't see the point; we already got the best possible TREK movie from that story - but the part still stands open, whatever it is. And that part apparently calls for a Latin actor to fill it.
Complete your collection of Think Different posters with the quote that launched it all. This Here's To The Crazy Ones Letterpress Poster ($100-$200) contains the full quote from the iconic 1997 Apple commercial, the majority of which has been attributed to our late hero Steve Jobs, who even tried on the narrator hat himself before bowing to Richard Dreyfuss in the version that actually aired. Each poster is handcrafted, measuring 10" by 26", printed on 100% cotton, handmade Arches 140# paper, and is limited to just 500 prints — so if you want one, you'd best get to ordering. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
To continue my journey through the world of Star Wars and the search for all the cool and geeky gadgets, I’ve finally come to the awesomeness of the Death Star, the empire’s destructive weapon and ultimate fear factor tool. We saw the Death Star in the first movies, but we’ve never really gotten a closer look at what it inhabits and what it is capable of. Maybe that’s the reason why we marvel over it so much. It’s a mystical mystery that sort of never wears off. It’s very similar to the whole Star Wars concept itself really. What we do not understand, we tend to keep in our heads pondering until one day we get the facts about it.
I am a huge Latte drinker when I get around to it. I have this fully tricked out machine at home, which I have had for several years, and when the mood strikes me, it’s my best friend for several days. I don’t like coffee in general, but when it comes to latte, I can drink gallons of it. I think the high concentration of milk in it is the driving force behind my cravings. It just suits me and my job well to drink a lot of latte, however odd that may sound.
We’ve all been there before. It’s 3 p.m. at the office, and you’re positively famished. The snack machine is empty, and the only piece of food in sight is a bagel hard enough to bust windshields. You’ve snapped three plastic butter knives trying to slice the thing in half, and there’s no way it will fit in the toaster whole. Then you remember the office lightsaber. Ten seconds later, you’re spreading cream cheese, and the low-blood-sugar monster has retreated.
One of the more intriguing lines in the prequels was Obi-Wan's line "Well, if droids could think, there'd be none of us here" in Attack of the Clones . So clearly droids aren't seen as sentient, per se, although they might exhibit signs of autonomy and emotion. Consciousness would be an emergent phenomenon, not intended by the designers or manufacturers. If you really wanted to strip away all the wonder and magic, you could say that the Star Wars universe was set in a post-singularity galaxy, hence all the magical powers and way faster-than-light technology (midichlorians = nano, obviously). Sort of like one of Vinge's Fast Zones from A Fire Upon The Deep , where most of the laws regarding thought and physics have been relaxed, or suspended altogether. 1/08/12 12:08pm <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
If you have been awake at all lately, you probably have not missed the new box release of the Star Wars series on Blu-ray, right? Well, if you have, then you must have either been insanely busy or you just don’t give a rat’s ass. It’s pretty much everywhere these days.
Everyone knows the ongoing question, does size matter? If you think this is going to be about “that” topic, I am afraid you are checking out the wrong post. This is about something entirely different, but as usual, there is an underlying point here.
Most of what we know about ancient cultures is based on their technology. We know what they ate based on the grains that are mashed into their stoneware and what they did for fun based on the absence of video games in their little mud huts. Similarly, we can tell a great deal about modern douchebags by the apps that they're apparently spending money on. These are apps that could only be used by a very specific type of person. If you're a regular person, your regular-person shield (otherwise known as common human decency) will repel you from apps like ... #8.