Do you remember?
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Do you remember?

Do you remember the 21st night of September? From Wikipedia: Using a chord progression written by Earth, Wind & Fire guitarist Al McKay, vocalist Maurice White and songwriter Allee Willis wrote the [1978] song over one month. Willis was initially bothered by the gibberish “ba-dee-ya” lyric White used through the …

Watch these 3D jellyfish holograms created with fans
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Watch these 3D jellyfish holograms created with fans

Bioluminescent jellyfish are just the start of what can be displayed with a hologram fan. YouTuber KLGadget shows how they work. I saw a GIWOX hologram fan like the one above at a trade show last year. They are pretty cool in person and will probably pop up more and …

Microsoft buys game giant Bethesda for $7.5bn
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Microsoft buys game giant Bethesda for $7.5bn

Microsoft is reportedly buying game publisher Zenimax/Bethesda, custodians of a huge stable of popular games and studios, for a whopping $7.5bn. Bloomberg News’ Dina Bass and Jason Schreier describes it as the most expensive game deal ever, “an industry-shaking acquisition that will give Xbox ownership of Fallout, The Elder Scrolls, …

Arizona cops set dog on compliant arrestee
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Arizona cops set dog on compliant arrestee

In this footage, officers from the Prescott Valley Police Department in Arizona play “Simon Says” with a compliant arrestee on his knees. He follows all their pointless orders to the letter, but they set a dog on him anyway. The police department says the dog was ordered to attack him …

Arduino-powered solenoid carriage for computer typists who want to feel alive again
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Arduino-powered solenoid carriage for computer typists who want to feel alive again

“This is the most useless thing I have ever made”, writes Teenenggr, the creator of this Arduino-powered typewriter carriage for computer keyboards. The carriage uses solenoids to create the physical sensation of typing on a typewriter, and is extremely loud. There is even a bell. The code and parts list …

'Shoot/Don't Shoot,' the groovy 70s hunting safety film
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‘Shoot/Don’t Shoot,’ the groovy 70s hunting safety film

The North American Association of Hunter Safety Coordinators created Shoot/Don’t Shoot, a series of vignettes that pause and ask viewers if it’s safe to shoot a hunting rifle in that situation. This was part of our middle school hunting safety class, and the look and vibe of this film feels …

Check out this cool Japanese slit animation
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Check out this cool Japanese slit animation

Slit animation, also called moire animation or scanimation, tricks our brains into perceiving motion because of gestalt laws of perceptual organization. Here is an example of falling petals and a scene from the 2004 manga Mai-chan’s Daily Life. That channel has a few other examples from slitanimation.com and other free …

Behold the sound of a large electric motor spinning up
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Behold the sound of a large electric motor spinning up

This General Electric motor slowly spinning up is a treat for the ears, and TigerTek has a channel full of that sort of thing. This type of engine, surely familiar to train commuters in more muffled form, is said to have inspired the creators of Star Trek in the same …

Whippit-huffing driver leaps rising drawbridge
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Whippit-huffing driver leaps rising drawbridge

Sadly, there were no cameras running on the Detroit drawbridge which an allegedly whippit-huffing driver flew over Saturday as it rose. The operator hit the emergency stop on the bridge as it was rising because he realized the driver of the vehicle wasn’t stopping. WXYZ Detroit reports the driver is …

Perhaps an ethereal hillside harpist can bring some peace
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Perhaps an ethereal hillside harpist can bring some peace

Active Child (previously) took his harp to a hillside copse and performed a live set that might remind you that there are still beautiful things in the world. In addition to “In Another Life,” he’s also released “Color Me” and “Cruel World.” Image: YouTube / Active Child Read More Continue …