ECS LIVA Mini PC Kit

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014 in Link, News | No Comments

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Apparently ECS LIVA Mini PC Kit is a very small PC that can run Windows 8.1, for under $200. Sounds like a posh version of a Raspberry Pi. Would make an awesome PLEX client for my set up at home.

TechPowerUp reviewed the product, you should check out their conclusion on their review.

Want to Find Nerdy Day Trips? Look No Further!

Posted by on May 20, 2014 in News | No Comments

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There has many a time when I couldn’t think of anything to do during a weekend. I’ve personally googled ‘things to do in…’ too many times. But I stumbled upon this little gem… a site showing nerdy day trips. Brilliant!

Your Face Changes In Different Lighting

Posted by on Apr 25, 2014 in Clips | No Comments

This is a small collection of clips taken from a music video called Sparkles and Wine by Opale. The different angled lighting clearly demonstrates how dramatically your face changes, even the colour changes the mood of the look as well. It’s an amazing few clips in my opinion. I thought it would be a good little share.

I have embedded the original music video below:

Astronauts Are Mentally Changed After Being In Space

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in Article, Link | No Comments

The video was created by a group called Planetary Collective who, to paraphrase their site a bit, area group of filmmakers working with cosmologists, ecologists, and philosophers to highlight big questions.

To summaries the video, when Astronauts go to space they have a overview of the whole planet. Once it happens they have this profound feeling of being connect to the planet and how it is protecting us from the void of space, noting that if the planet becomes, as the video puts it, sick we become sick. This phenomenon is be dubbed the Overview effect.

It’s quite a long video, but it is worth a watch.

Vimeo Link: vimeo.com/55073825

Restored 1960s NASA Photos

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in Link | No Comments

NASA had released restored photos of the first 1950s space program, Mercury, and the second 1960s program, Gemini. The photographs have captured some of the amazing steps that lead to the 1969 moon landing, such as the first every space walk, first rendezvous of spacecrafts and the first ever docking. Have a look through the photos as the quality is outstanding, just download the original 4410×4600 pixel size and admire the detail. Click on the image bellow to see what I mean!

Gemini VI-A and it’s first rendezvous.

 

Here are some photos of Astronaut Ed White on his Gemini 4 spacewalk, making him the first man to do a space walk. He was photographed by his co-pilot Jim McDivitt. Unfortunately Ed White died in a rehearsal of the launch countdown procedure for the Apollo program.

Wired.co.uk had done an article about the same link.

Amazing Snowflake Photos Done Right

Posted by on Jan 10, 2014 in Image, Link | No Comments

Amazing Snowflake Photos Done Right

An email went around work today and had this link attached within it. It explains how the Russian photographer, Alexey Kljatov, creates amazing snowflake photos. He basically botchs together his Helios lens to his Canon A650, allowing him to do marco photos on snowflakes. Here are some examples taken from the blog in question.

6 Insane Discoveries That Science Can’t Explain

Posted by on Jan 6, 2014 in News | No Comments

I stumbled upon this awesome article a while ago. It doesn’t just give you the 6 discoveries but it explains why it can’t be explained and why it is such a mystery. Personal favourite: The Antikythera Mechanism.

 http://www.cracked.com/article_16871_6-insane-discoveries-that-science-cant-explain.html

 

Stan Lee is The Man

Posted by on Dec 29, 2013 in Clips | No Comments

Stan Lee + 5 Second Films = Awesome…

Water just got interesting…

Posted by on Oct 16, 2013 in Clips | No Comments

On the 22nd of Apirl 2013 YouTube channel Zogrim published this little video.

SteamOS

Posted by on Sep 24, 2013 in Article | No Comments

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http://store.steampowered.com/livingroom/SteamOS/

Ever Wanted to Know What it is Like to Be An Eagle?

Posted by on Sep 24, 2013 in Clips | No Comments

It seems like someone strapped on a GoPro to an Eagle and got it to fly around, what a silly idea! Who has ever wondered what it was like to fly like a bird? It’s not like there are songs suggesting that very thing! Anyway, check out the video, it truly amazing. I wouldn’t be surprised if we start seeing that kind of footage on the ol’ telebox.