Technology is a Sacrifice
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Igarashi Design - 18 June 2010

By admin (when...  18/06/2010 @ 11:20:24, Where Technology, linked 5031 times)

Concept vehicles are often a bit hit and miss: either you're left wondering who would be stupid enough to considered driving or riding something that looks like bowl of fruit, or you find yourself salivating and planning to change your lifestyle to something a little more healthy just to up the odds of living long enough to at least see one of the futuristic beasties. Now I like helicopters, and bikes, so this work by† Igarashi Design falls into the latter category. The helicopter above looks like something you would use to travel from Bladerunner into Akira, and is almost enough to make me go vegan.



By admin (when...  20/02/2010 @ 10:21:12, Where technology, linked 1129 times)

This sexy looking beast was as high tech as photography could get back in 1975. A Kodak researcher created what was the world's first digital camera: an unholy and unnatural combination of spare parts and bleeding edge digital technology in a monster that would have left Frankenstein himself feeling slightly nauseous.
With its futuristic and unheard of CCD image sensor it took a mere 23 seconds to record a crude 100 line black and white, which it then saved for posterity onto cassette tape.
Although the camera was semi-portable, you needed a suitcase-sized computer to admire your tasteful photographs on a TV screen.
Needless to say, few of those who actually saw this device felt that digital photography was ever going to catch on.


19th Century Deep-Sea Diving Suit

By admin (when...  23/09/2009 @ 10:47:42, Where technology, linked 936 times)

This amazing, deep sea diving suit dates back to 1882, and if you want to take some pictures of it then you have to go to the National Maritime Museum in Paris. Looks as amazing as it must have been hell to wear and use. They don't get much more steampunk than this one. Looking at how complex the elbow and shoulder joints are in order to allow the wearer some free movement one is struck just how amazing the human body is. I'll never look at my elbow in the same way.

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One for the freedom fighters

By admin (when...  11/07/2009 @ 23:44:37, Where technology, linked 974 times)
So, France is passing this new law dedicated to protecting big industries' criminal incomes, and by punishing small individuals (go figure). IF there is any sharing of any kind from your ISP then you can be busted, fined, and cut off. So a group of hackers have come up with a special little router that sniffs out nearby wi-fi networks. Then it cracks the passwords, and then comes the clever bit, it randomly choses connections and creates a new network and voila, you get your connection, and the ISP is your neighbour's. Apparently you could even monitor and intercept your neighbour's internet use, but that isn't what this is for. It simply opens up a variable that means your ISP doesn't mean you used that connection. Suddenly people have a legal loophole. Now, I agree, this could mean that bad people could do bad things and get away with it, but if establishment decides to use draconian powers to screw relatively innocent people, then this is their fault. They should concentrate on catching the bad guys, if they really exist, instead of sucking up to big industry. None of this is the way to help the artist, just the industry.

Tesla Coils

By admin (when...  10/07/2009 @ 19:22:39, Where technology, linked 939 times)
Yeah, that's cool. Nice version of the Dr Who theme with Tesla coils.


By admin (when...  18/06/2009 @ 11:21:51, Where technology, linked 1069 times)

Great article by an ex-pilot of the world's fastest jet-powered plane: the Blackbird. Which began in the late 1950s as a Mach 3 high-altitude interceptor and strike platform.

'You might want to pull it back,' Walter suggested. It was then that I noticed I still had the throttles full forward. The plane was flying a mile every 1.6 seconds, well above our Mach 3.2 limit. It was the fastest we would ever fly.

Major Brian Shul.


Doing some home repairs?

By admin (when...  11/06/2009 @ 11:27:48, Where technology, linked 1211 times)

"This manual looks at the evolution and design of the mighty Saturn V rocket, the Command and Service Modules, and the Lunar Module. It describes the space suits worn by the crew and their special life support and communications systems."
I don't need it, but I'd love to have one, maybe I should get my dad one for xmas...

For gigging computer users

By admin (when...  01/05/2009 @ 09:56:09, Where technology, linked 741 times)
This would be a handy little beasty. dontcha think?


The "More Beautiful" button

By admin (when...  18/08/2008 @ 13:39:11, Where technology, linked 710 times)
This impressive programme appears to be able to take people and make them look better. Changing proportions, correcting asymmetry, and some other tricks means the programme can "deform" our face to make it satisfy a number of conditions to match what humans consider "attractive". The results are quite impressive.

and then it stops working

By admin (when...  06/07/2008 @ 00:17:43, Where technology, linked 976 times)
when it rains, it pours. I'm sure I've done it before, I have a sense of deja vý that is giving me a headache...
So I bought an asus eee a few weeks back...
.. Lugging about my big portable was causing my spine to curve in the wrong direction, and a sub 1 KG pc sounded just nice to me. I'll talk more about it the future, but for now I'll just say that it's very nice indeed. I'm using the standard Linux, but modified it some to do what I need. Even make some music with it, it's nice to cut back on the tech now and then...
So the big portable is now really just music, and photoshop. But photoshop started to muck about. My computer is a little old for CS 2, so I went back to photoshop 7. In an attempt to clean things out a little, I went through my 3,000+ fonts and started cancelling the crap. In doing so I deleted a few system fonts, which led to a total failure to start up. After attempting a repair, I reinstalled windows xp, but luckily for me managed to keep my old files, so I saved the music... Had to reinstall ableton, and many vsti's but i have backups of everything so it's just been 3 or 4 days downtime. It would have screwed up launching and Generator, but I've saved everything.
One thing I am doing now though is saving all the music files again, exporting all the audio and putting it on the back up hard drive and on dvd too. Paranoia. Technology works, until it stops.
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