NY Times: In Flight.
OK. The animations are just childish ... did we really need them? Why not use real video, if you feel the article needs that kind of embellishment?
Youtube: Jeff Beck & Jimmy Hall - Red House (4-25-15).
After 5. Crank it.
Extra points: Jeff does The Thrill is Gone as an encore the day after BB passed on.
CAR: Stirling Moss drives the Mille Miglia: 360-degree video.
Drag the video around. Kind of cool. Two viewpoints, left-front and right-rear.
Audio’s turrible, but Jeff Beck and ZZ Top doing “Rough Boy”.
May 2, 2015. If you’re a Beck fan, you know the song - according to Jeff himself - pulled him out of one of his ‘disappearing act’ periods and restored his faith that guitar still had a place in music. Thank goodness Billy whipped this one out when he did. Also - a slew of current tour videos are appearing on YT. I want to hear a decent recording of “A Change is Gonna Come”!!
OpenCulture: Carl Sagan Issues a Chilling Warning to America in His Last Interview (1996).
“We’ve arranged a society on science and technology in which nobody understands anything about science and technology, and this combustible mixture of ignorance and power sooner or later is going to blow up in our faces.” You tell ‘em, Carl.
fxguide: RenderMan: under the (new) varnish.
Always great results. When you know what you’re doing!
Telegraph.UK: Why do so many liberal parents hate Thomas the Tank Engine?
Are Thomas shows indoctrinating your children in Stalinist propoganda? A bit overwrought, to my ears ... but I haven’t watched an episode in many years.
Youtube: The Moon through a 61cm reflector.
Motionographer: The Fermi Paradox.
William Yan: Cartier-Bresson ‘tells how’. 1958.
Youtube: Fenati and Ajo clash in Moto3 warm-up.
Childish and dangerous. The guy in the blue punches the other’s engine kill switch at 0:30. He received a well-deserved penalty.
The New York Review of Books: ‘Nadja à Paris’ by Nadja Tesich.
SciAm: The Anti-Drone Drone.
Mashable: Ranger uses stun gun on park visitor flying drone in Hawaii national park.
Like a perfect storm of hot button issues.
EOSHD: Sony A7R II looks to feature 9K sensor / 56MP.
Aeon Video: What comes after religion?
“Do we know how to replace the benefits offered by religion?” The similarities between internet social media and religion come strongly to mind.
Apple Support: Pro Video Format 2.0.1 asks me to update it repeatedly ...
One of those days. I downloaded the Apple software update after reapplying the blasted update twice in the App Store, made sure it installed properly, and then just chose to ‘Hide this Update’ in the App Store, rather than purchase Pacifist. Posted this for others suffering this particular malady.
Vimeo: The Alchemist’s Letter.
Foreshadowing that goes nowhere, really; meticulously and beautifully created.
Youtube: The OceanMaker.
Mashable: Drone carrying bottle of radioactive material lands on Japanese PM’s office.
And the drone paranoia will turn to ‘11’ ...
Youtube: Spring at Kew Gardens - see the gardens come alive.
I’m dying laughing at the sound effects.
Foxtrot Alpha: This Amazing First Person View Shows Every Move It Takes To Fly A P-51.
The new Star Wars trailer dominates the ‘net today.
The first original film caught my imagination while I was graduating high school. My college buds and I, later that year, sat through like twelve consecutive showings. The two followups left me cold; similar to The Matrix trilogy, they never approached the promise of the first film (IMHO). [Going against the prevailing currents - I hear The Empire Strikes Back is now considered the best of the three.] I’ve not seen the second trilogy, nor have I ever heard an abiding reason to do so.
However, for those about ten years my junior, and even younger - wow, man. The level of enthusiasm is incredible for such basic little trailers. More power to you. Harrison Ford always stole the scenes, as far as I’m concerned ... and looks like he’ll be doing so again. Of course I’ll go watch these as they come out. This first one better knock our socks off.
DWB: Convert Video to GIF.
ffmpeg is your friend.
Digg: Jennicam And The Birth Of ‘Lifecasting’.
Another early web story most tech journalists remain unaware of. Even after weblogs got popular, many felt having a weblog alone was exposure enough. We’d point at Jennicam, and ask, “Would you ever do that?” “Hell no!” Yet here we are. Facebook. Twitter. Snapchat. Periscope. Anil’s comment at the coda is perfect. Thanks, Curt on G+.