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Soda Machine Hack Most modern vending machines have little computers inside. A tiny screen usually displays some information. Although relatively little known, pressing a certain combinations of buttons can control the settings. For instance, you can check the internal temperature, view the amount of money inside, empty change, or dump certain beverages. It will generally only work on new machines which is pictured on the right side. Press the buttons [4] [2] [3] [1] one after another.

Current - StumbleUpon Some of the best street art has humor built into it. In the case of French street artist, OaKoAk, they take what the city gives to them and creates a witty street piece. Who hasn't wanted to turn a tile doorstep into a piano, or a sewer cover into a Viking's shield? Light as a Growth Regulator: Controlling Plant Biology with Narrow-bandwidth Solid-state Lighting Systems + Author Affiliations Abstract In the mission of plant husbandry, light is a critical yet passive entity. Miegakure: A puzzle-platforming game in four dimensions Miegakure is a platform game where you navigate a four-dimensional world to perform miraculous feats and solve puzzles. Miegakure is a puzzle-platforming game that lets you explore and interact with a four-dimensional world. The fourth dimension in this game works just like the first three: it is a mathematical generalization. Your ability to move in the fourth dimensions in addition to the usual three allows you to perform miraculous feats like seeing inside closed buildings, walking through walls, stealing objects from closed containers, binding two separate rings without breaking them, etc... These actual consequences of the mathematical formulation of 4D space have been thought about for more than a century (in the 1884 novella Flatland for example) but it is the first time anyone can actually perform them, thanks to the video game medium. Our world is three-dimensional: width, depth, and height.

7 Tutorials on How to Draw the Human Anatomy / Body / Figure 39 Comments | July 1, 2008 Here are 7 tutorials I’ve found on the net, some better than others. If you know if any other good ones, please share in the comments! “Figure Drawing for All It’s Worth” by Andrew Loomis (PDF, 24MB) One of the quintessential books by Hogarth on drawing the human figure: a must have! Big Guide to Drawing the Body by Cedarseed on deviantArt

A Helmet That Slows Down Time, Without The Drugs Last week, NPR’s Adam Frank introduced us to a scientist who is suggesting that human reality is actually just a complex piece of software. German interaction designer Lorenz Potthast, meanwhile, is writing software that lets humans alter their own reality. Potthast is the creator of the Decelerator Helmet, an experimental device that slows down the wearer’s surroundings, significantly changing the way they experience time. The project, he explains, responds to “the increasingly hectic, overstimulated and restless environment” of modern life. The helmet is his way to slow it down, turning life into an “omnipresent” controlled by a hand-held remote. Escher for Real The work of M.C. Escher needs no introduction. We have all learned to appreciate the impossibilities that this master of illusion's artwork presents to the layman's eye. Nevertheless, it may come as a surprise for some, but many of the so-called 'impossible' drawings of M. C.

Create a Pencil Drawing of a Face In this demo, I create a charcoal pencil drawing a face. If you haven't drawn a face successfully already, you may want to brush up on basics of drawing a human head before working through this page. I always say that knowing how the human head is structured sets you more at ease when drawing people. The woman I will be drawing is turning away from us toward her right side. Color Psychology by David Johnson Like death and taxes, there is no escaping color. It is ubiquitous. Yet what does it all mean? Lackadaisy Expressions Boy, I didn't know what I was getting myself into when I started this. I've had requests for some sort of expressions tutorial dating back a while now, so I figured, "Sure! I can explain expression drawing...and it'll be way better than all those tutorials out there that are nothing but charts of generic expressions. Yeah!

Lucid Dreaming Frequently Asked Questions Answered by The Lucidity Institute Version 2.4 © Lucidity Institute (contact us) This FAQ is a brief introduction to lucid dreaming: what it is, how to do it, and what can be done with it. There are several excellent sources of information on lucid dreaming, the most reliable and extensive of which is the Lucidity Institute website ( Other sources are listed below. Stephen LaBerge presents workshops, and training programs for learning lucid dreaming. Participating with a group focused together on developing the skills necessary for lucid dreaming is the most efficient and effective way of achieving or improving your frequency of lucid dreaming (and it's a lot of fun). - StumbleUpon Silvia Pavarini, Italywebsite: Monsieur Qui, Pariswebsite: Stella im Hultberg, USAwebsite: art scrap blog