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    Quote Originally Posted by gurpreet.dhal View Post
    wow nasa has pretty out dated instruments
    Remember the 1st shuttle flight was in 1981.
    Back then home computers were the Apple II, the commodore PET and the TRS80. IBM just introduced the PC. While we can upgrade and replace our computers fairly easily, it is a lot harder for NASA. They have to make sure any new instruments are compatible with everything else and with no chance of failure.
    You will find the same situation in older nuclear power plants, worse in older water and waste treatment plants (a lot less money than NASA for upgrades). Things are often identical to when they were built 50 years ago. I still remember a TV station checking out the subway system for Y2K readiness. The big board was still using incandescent pilot lights to indicate where the trains were!

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    Older computer components are very tough and very cheap; if you look up early 80's computer components on EBay, you'll notice that some of them include NASA in the description or title, as the sellers know their potential customers.

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    The first 3D video form the International Space Station. Needs red/blue anaglyph glassed to view in 3D.

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    Default Bet you can't solder like this gal!!

    I was browsing youtube trying to come up with a inexpensive solder fume extractor/filter system I could build, and even looking at some commercial products but then I came across this video...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Zqhoj77TuY

    ...all I could think was "damn, I don't want her making my flashlights!"

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    Hahaha, obviously that's just to demonstrate making a bunch of smoke, but pretty darn hilarious. Big blobs of solder all over the board, shorting out all the legs on an IC, funny stuff.
    Looks like my first guitar cord I made 30 years ago.
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    Aw come on.... I think were ALL guilty of poor solder work JUST like that at some point. That looks like my first RC battery pack, and the first time I tried soldering a ground wire to a volume pot on my guitar.

    obviously thy are just trying to show the product in a worst case.
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    Not a video but cool none the less. I hope it works for your area.
    http://www.flightradar24.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    Not a video but cool none the less. I hope it works for your area.
    http://www.flightradar24.com/
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    Just popped that open and there's a flight from Vegas to Honolulu going over my house
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    Not a video but cool none the less. I hope it works for your area.
    http://www.flightradar24.com/
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    Wow, this is cool. Thanks!

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    Be aware ...... it does not show all planes in the air ... or all airports .

    Only shows planes with certain transponders .

    Details are given in left column (info links)

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    Never noticed this interesting thread until now.

    Let me contribute with another beer-video from some time ago:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neoUi...3B063F81FEA127
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    Two AI ChatBots Attempt To Have A Conversation With Each Other

    Cornell Creative Machines Lab wanted to see what would happend if two Cleverbot AI ChatBots had a conversation with each other.

    This is really quite hilarious but when I stopped laughing and started to think it through to where this technology is heading it suddenly seemed kinda' scary. What happens when there are two Skynets or "garden variety" AIs who can't seem to agree on anything, especially if one of them becomes a bit self righteous and has a poor attitude? Imagine if you will, the AI running the air traffic control system getting into a personal snit with another AI running some other major infrastructure.


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    We've found the source of that flapping sound coming from your air conditioning

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    Not a video but cool none the less. I hope it works for your area.
    http://www.flightradar24.com/
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    That's funny. My best friend who came over from Sweden had told me earlier (beginning of August 2011) about flightradar. It's incredible to see how the sky seems to be filled with airplanes. About 5 to 6 years ago Schiphol Airport changed the routes that planes have to follow and since then one of the main arrival routes goes right over my house. Especially at night you can see them coming from kilometers away from Rotterdam - over The Hague - to Schiphol Amsterdam.

    I also noticed that you hardly see any planes flying over the the seas and oceans, although they must be there. Probably that info is not important, of Flightradar24 offers that in a pro-account...
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    A whale listening to mariachi music...







    but can a whale dance to dubstep like this?



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    Default Man - a rocketman !!!

    Sorry its not in english. He is a finnish rocketman - and look he is really flying . Wish he did it night time with a proper flashlight.

    http://www.iltalehti.fi/nettitv/?31795704

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    Quote Originally Posted by olav View Post
    Sorry its not in english. He is a finnish rocketman - and look he is really flying . Wish he did it night time with a proper flashlight.

    http://www.iltalehti.fi/nettitv/?31795704
    I just had a look at it. It's fantastic. He is really flying like an air jet. I'd poo my pants being that guy.
    Do you happen to know where in Finland this was?
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    Astonishing shape shifting cephalopods! I've generally thought of the term "shape shifter" as something from the realm of science fiction and horror films but these critters are the real deal.


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    Default Interesting Video Finds Part 3

    Fascinating trip (time lapse) around the globe looking down from the International Space Station.



    Edit: Further interesting info about this video can be found here and at the creator James Drake's blog, Infinity Imagined including a better, larger version of this video.
    Last edited by EZO; 09-21-2011 at 09:03 AM. Reason: added some links

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    What's really cool about that is the flashes of lightning and the vast pools of sodium streetlights.

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    Two talented young musicians collaborate over the internet to record their version of SNL's closing "Waltz in A." Lenny Pickett would be proud.
    Last edited by PhotonWrangler; 12-17-2011 at 10:58 AM. Reason: Corrected link to point to collaboration version of tune

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    29 year old woman receives hearing implant and is moved to tears when she hears for the first time, including hearing her own voice.
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    Police van gets t-boned by car, rolls over, passenger is ejected and was inches away from getting crushed by tumbling van. Everyone survives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotonWrangler
    Police van gets t-boned by car, rolls over, passenger is ejected and was inches away from getting crushed by tumbling van. Everyone survives.
    Best part of the video is for sure the song. Brilliant cover. Really missed this thread thanks photonwrangler for bumping it up. Glad to see your still bringing good videos our way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotonWrangler View Post
    What's really cool about that is the flashes of lightning and the vast pools of sodium streetlights.
    Those were cool.
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    Norm, thanks for the FlightRadar24 link.

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    A white cat and a black cat have a fight.The black cat has allies you won't believe!


    http://youtu.be/56acFwvHnMA
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    I couldn't begin to explain it, but the technology is certainly cool.


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    Wow, that was cool. Thanks Empath.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bh_qn...e_gdata_player. Awesome table!!! Came across this when I was wondering around you tube.

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