[GODZILLA: BATTLE ROYALE (NEW GODZILLA FAN FILM INTRO)] (Viewer #344,373)
Archive for the ‘Videos’ Category
[How to a Create Chocolate out of Nothing] (Viewer #110,412)
Hint: with the video paused, click at 5 seconds and at 28 seconds, see if you notice a change.
Full explanation here. (Might want to turn down the volume. That music’s kind of annoying).
Also, if you try it with a Hershey Bar, the problem is a little more obvious.
[Diggy Diggy Hole] (Viewer #3,223,830)
[How a Chemist Lights a Barbecue] (Viewer #109,664)
[What is NOT Random?] (Viewer #507,981)
[US Marines testing Ultra Heavy Lift Amphibious Connector UHAC at RIMPAC 2014] (Viewer #263,631)
This is just the half-scale model.
The full scale version will be designed to carry a payload of 200 tons at a cruising speed of 23 mph (37 kmh). This means that it is set to boost the payload capacity of the current LCAC vehicles by three times. When on the shore and in tank-mode, it will be able to drive over 3 m (10 ft) high obstacles.
“The full-scale model should be able to carry at least three tanks and a HMMVW (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle),” Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Perera, the Warfighting Lab’s Infantry Weapons Project officer, said in a statement.
Although the current UHAC prototype is not armoured or armed, the plan is to cover it with armour plating and load it with .50 caliber machine guns for protection.
It’s a little like the wood grain video, but after two pieces of wood, they move on to other objects. I liked the AC power supply transformer best.
[Verschleif 4k] (Viewer #160,054)
From the comments, this appears to be the English translation of the description:
“With an edge sander, half a millimeter is sanded off each work piece (wood, walnut, transformer, skull or analogue camera) and photographed. About 650 photos are made into a short film, which contrasts the inner structure of nature and technology.”
I enjoyed this video because it makes me feel not alone in my grammarian-based peevery.
["Weird Al" Yankovic - Word Crimes] (Viewer #6,124,017)
[The Three Stooges Are The A-Team!] (Viewer #3,931)
[Why You Are Still Alive - The Immune System Explained] (Viewer #355,749)
[Star Wars: Battle of Hoth - Homemade Shot for Shot] (Viewer #116,199)
I found myself fascinated and delighted watching this video, because I love watching people who are good at what they do, doing that thing very well.
[Bye Bye Old Red Oak] (Viewer #121)
It saddens me that OoaLTC’s web site is… a bit unimaginative… so I’m posting this so the internet can see just what kind of work they do. These guys seem deserving of some good press.
Remember Peggy Joseph? Sure you do.
Well, she’s using different words now.
The question is not who “will she vote for in 2016?”, it’s “who will she vote for in 2014?”
I didn’t mind making fun of her in 2008, or in the years since. But she seems to be wising up. So, maybe there’s hope — real hope — after all.
But, if I stop making fun of Peggy Joseph, that doesn’t mean I’ll stop making fun of Barack Obama and others who still drink his Kool-Aid. None of us should.
Do you have a funny story of someone who was Peggy Joseph then and is still that way? Share it. We could all use a good laugh.
Probably won’t appeal to everyone, but I enjoyed this:
From the artist’s description:
To create this strata-cut animation, I planed down a block of wood one layer at a time, photographing it at each pass. The painstaking process revealed a hidden life and motion in the seemingly static grain of the wood, even as the wood itself was reduced to a mound of sawdust.
[Cutting Down An Enormous Tree With Perfect Precision] (Viewer #8,441)
Any idiot can cut a tree down. A skilled woodcutter can choose the general direction in which it falls. But a master lumberjack can move a tree with surgical precision.
Scott of Scott’s Tree Service in Randle, Washington is such a lumberjack.
The roofs of the two buildings were about 4 feet apart. The tree had to fall through the middle of this narrow channel. Arranging this drop required precise planning:
“This is not a “Lucky Shot”. This had been planned and the ground prepared out there in the distance so the tree would not fish tail or twist when it hit the ground. The tree was perfectly straight and limb balanced. The falling cuts were gunned to the exact spot half way between the buildings. An appropriate face cut was used.”
More backstory at Neatorama.
Outside of the obvious objection of “how am I supposed to open a locked car door with this thing?”, I can’t help thinking I’d like to have a few of these hanging in my closet for some of my more finicky clothing items.
[HANGtight - The Coat Hanger Reinvented] (Viewer #175)
Sadly, right now it’s still just a Kickstarter project, and one which doesn’t look like it’s on track to hit its goal. I assume part of the problem is that it’s being funded in Australian dollars, which is tough, since Australia’s only got about 300 people in the whole country, not counting koala bears.