We see something like this frequently, except in our house it ends with hissing, growling, and cats chasing each other around.
How Paul Atreides became “Johnny Big Balls of Dune.”
Researchers at MIT, Microsoft, and Adobe have developed an algorithm that can reconstruct an audio signal from minute vibrations of objects in a video recording, including recovering intelligible speech from the vibrations of a potato-chip bag photographed 15 feet away through soundproof glass.
The researchers also successfully extracted audio from video of aluminum foil, the surface of a glass of water, and the leaves of a potted plant.
I wonder whether the technique might become sensitive enough to capture sound from old silent movies, newsreels, and home movies.
“I call it first-person toy porn,” says David B. Williams, an Internet video executive who discovered the channel through his 3-1/2 year old twins. “I think it works because it’s Christmas morning every minute.”
This is the dumbest music video in the world.
I so, so love it.
I watched it for work.
Do you watch movies and episodes of TV dramas all in one go? Or do you watch a few minutes at a time?
I try to watch all in one go, which has kept me away from programming like House of Cards, Her, and the True Grit remake. I’d like to see all of those, but I haven’t found big blocks of time to watch.
Minnie thinks the design on the bottom of her water bowl is something she can get out of there, so she can eat it or play with it.
Cory Doctorow says: “Today’s jam is for everyone with imposter’s syndrome (including me).”
Really a very nicely done video. Poignant and sharp. Like an old-time silent movie — a whole story told in a couple of minutes, mostly visually, and with very few words. Charlie Chaplin would have approved. Well, except he wouldn’t have known what the heck Facebook is.
My initial reason for posting this was as a joke. But I’ve had it running for a couple of minutes in background. Not on purpose Just because I haven’t gotten around to closing the tab. And it’s calming. I like it.
There’s no such thing as authenticity, but you should try to be authentic anyway.
“It’s theater all the way down.”
It turns your iPad into a manual typewriter.
This would be very practical for business travel.
To Sammy, toilet paper is evil deliciousness.