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Fantastic collection of SciFi artwork by Syd Mead
https://imgur.com/a/s9Oyr#0
I expect the SciFi buffs to be able to name at least 3 films his designs were used in :)
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Wow, an explanation of the death star computer graphics from star wars :)
 
First computer graphics in a feature film - a short animation of the Death Star rendered in USA and back-projected against live action in UK, for Star Wars (1977.)  Larry Cuba was the animator, and tells his story in this video, which starts with the scene in question:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMeSw00n3Ac
(He very nearly ran out of time to get the rendering done and the film shipped while the sound stage and actors were still available.)
There's a textual telling of the story over at
http://originaltrilogy.com/forum/topic.cfm/Animating-the-Death-Star-Trench-Circa-April-1978/topic/12830/
and more on the PDP-11/45 GRASS system at
https://www.evl.uic.edu/entry.php?id=1935
and the Vector General display at
https://design.osu.edu/carlson/history/ACCAD-overview/overview2.html
(All the other imagery in Star Wars was traditional - miniatures, cel animations, glass painting)
Participants: Daniel J. Sandin, Steve Heminover, Thomas A. DeFanti. In 1976, visiting artist and technologist Larry Cuba used the GRASS (Graphics Symbiosis System) language developed by EVL director Tom DeFanti during a residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago's Circle Graphics Habitat ...
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+Richard Karlson​ The 6502 was 1MHz and the 6502A was 2MHz clocked. I spent a lot of time with that CPU on my Commodore PET and BBC Model B microcomputers.
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Jasmine Robinson's excellent Charlie the Jointed Puppy printed in +colorFabb Filament Bronzefill on my modified +nop head Mendel 90 with an E3D V6 through a 0.25mm nozzle using a PRINTinZ print plate.

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:767995

I love this material, I just wish it was cheaper so I could do a full size bronze :)
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I did the version which is lying down. Obviously you need supports.
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Apparently its now illegal to rip your own CD's to use on your own MP3 player again thanks to BASCA who appear to be completely out of touch with any sort of reality.

via +Carl Draper 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/33566933/ripping-music-and-films-illegal-again-after-high-court-overturns-new-law
It's now illegal - again - to copy CDs or DVDs you've bought to put onto your MP3 player, your computer or other devices.
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+Matt Preston I've heard that the real money is made from concert tickets rather than music sales anyway these days?
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Wow this is very cool, I wonder if the CRT makes interference on the audio ;)

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[ErikaFluff] needed an amp for his Grado open cans. Rather than build yet another boring black box, he built what may be the most awesome headphone amp ever. [ErikaFluff] added a tiny CRT to the project, which displays the current audio waveform passing…
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Yep, I had one once :)
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This made me laugh :)
 
The illustration below is for COBOL.
C was the great all-arounder: compact, powerful, goes everywhere, and reliable in situations where your life depends on it. C++ is the new C — twice the power, twice the size, works in hostile environments, and if you try to use it without care and special training you will probably crash.
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Not sure what's more dangerous the 1960's self driving car or the lawnmower :)
The Associated Press archives reveal videos featuring self-driving cars, a robot lawnmower and the hovercraft.
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Roving accident, LOL yeah thats about right :)
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It looks like the hours of torture, modifying and fine tuning my printer to its absolute limits have paid off... This was printed all in one go first time including the ball joints. I'm quite pleased the paws came out, as you can see in the ruler photo they are really quite small.
 
Jasmine Robinson's excellent Charlie the Jointed Puppy printed in +colorFabb Filament Bronzefill on my modified +nop head Mendel 90 with an E3D V6 through a 0.25mm nozzle using a PRINTinZ print plate.

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:767995

I love this material, I just wish it was cheaper so I could do a full size bronze :)
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Yes that it does. I think you need to want to do it as a hobby otherwise you may just as well use Shapeways or a similar service.
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An excellent video showing the history of the earth and the extinction events. Its 15mins long so put it in your watch later for when you have time to sit and appreciate it :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3i_yBMqm1JA

via +James Lewis 
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Odroid have just released the new Octocore XU4 (2GB of RAM, USB3, etc) and it looks really good. It has the super high performance of the XU3 with a much lower cost of $74 meaning its much more accessible and pretty much a no brainer for those that wish to try a step up in performance from the Pi2.

If you are about to directly compare costs or say this is a competitor to the Raspberry Pi, don't; this is targeting a different market and it compliments the Pi it doesn't compete with it. The Raspberry Pi dominates the low cost market and is unbeatable in that respect, this board however is aimed at higher performance and hence costs more.

For those interested in what extra you get for your money, the Raspberry Pi2's has a 900MHz quad core CPU, 1GB of RAM and bus speeds which are limited by the ~20MB/s SD card interface and the USB2 ~30MB/s which shared between the network and all the USB sockets. This XU4 has a 2GHz Octocore CPU, 2GB of RAM and ~140MB/s eMMC storage (~35MB/s SD) and two ~150MB/s USB3 sockets. Depending on what you do that might be important (for example server applications).

I personally own both Raspberry Pi's and Odroids and they are both great :)
 
ODROID-XU4 is a new generation of computing device with more powerful, more energy-efficient hardware and a smaller form factor. Offering open source support, the board can run various flavors of Linux, including the latest Ubuntu 15.04 and Android 4.4 KitKat and 5.0 Lollipop. By implementing the eMMC 5.0, USB 3.0 and Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, the ODROID-XU4 boasts amazing data transfer speeds, a feature that is increasingly required to support advanced processing power on ARM devices. This allows users to truly experience an upgrade in computing, especially with faster booting, web browsing, networking, and 3D games.
is powered by ARM® big.LITTLE™ technology, the Heterogeneous Multi-Processing (HMP) solution. ODROID-XU4 is a new generation of computing device with more powerful, more energy-efficient hardware and a smaller form factor. Offering open source support, the board can run various flavors of Linux, ...
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Its a 32bit ARM platform so I guess its limited by that. I wonder if Hard Kernel will release a 64bit board one day, that would be awesome.
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One for the Snoopy fans, this is just awesome :)
The WWI flying ace and his Sopwith Camel take off at ComicCon
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