Lots of people remember the Cray-1A
. And how could you not, it was a supercomputer with built-in seats
. But Chris Fenton has done more than just reminisce, he he built his own 1/10 scale Cray-1A
. It's not just a model, it actually runs Cray software. The only problem is there doesn't seem to be much Cray software on the net, so if you have some let him know.
posted by tommasz
on Aug 31, 2010 -
An AWESOME collection
of sci-fi illustrations by the prolific Shigeru Komatsuzaki (1915-2001), whose fantastic work appeared on plastic model kit boxes and in magazines and picture books in the 1960s to 1970s.
via [more inside]
posted by Monkeymoo
on Jul 5, 2010 -
Black Friday is almost upon us and in less then a month it'll be Christmastime, and you're still wondering if you'll get your jetpack, hoverboard, or time machine? Well you're in luck, because you can get started with a new old DeLorean!
It's the return of the DeLorean
The DeLorean DMC-12
was the creation of John DeLorean
John DeLorean never cared to fit the mold of a typical Detroit auto executive. He was a young, free-spirited maverick that revolutionized the auto industry as the major force behind America’s first muscle car– the Pontiac GTO.... As the young DeLorean’s star rose, he supposedly walked away from his $650,000 salary at GM and decided to go it on his own.
Although nowadays his car may be considered a modern marvel
unfortunately his motor company was a huge failure
. Delorean died
in March of 2005 (prev
) but not before he started plans for a new car.
Also, you may need to ask some questions
and keep up on all the news
after you buy your 24k Gold DeLorean
. [more inside]
posted by P.o.B.
on Nov 25, 2009 -
Building and flying free flight model airplanes is a pastime so obscure it doesn't even register on the geek heirarchy. But in the period between Lindberg's flight across the Atlantic until the start of the Second World War, thousands
of boys (and some girls) around
succumbed to the allure of rubber, lube
, and dope
. [more inside]
posted by gamera
on Aug 6, 2009 -
is an open source real-time animation software, designed to create animations, interactive background projections for concerts, theatre and dance performances.
posted by Blazecock Pileon
on Dec 8, 2008 -
meticulously catalogs radio controlled and flywheel powered cars made by East German (DDR) toy makers such as Presu, Elmes, MSW, Anker, Piko, Gevo, Plasticart and Sommermeyer.
posted by riffola
on Jan 7, 2008 -
Elyse Sewell (some language NSFW)
, the nerdy, smart-mouthed, pre-med athiest who lost the first season of Tyra Banks' America's Next Top Model ("ANTM") to Adrianne Curry
, has since arguably achieved
more success as a model than any actual ANTM winner. Her blog
is the only internet site I'm aware of that provides mordant commentary on very strange modeling jobs,
odd local food variants
, dating a Shin (bus
), and the heretofore sadly underexplored existentialist moments
of modeling. (ANTM previously.)
posted by onlyconnect
on Feb 28, 2007 -
Bryanboy: Le Superstar Fabuleux.
Apparently Derek Zoolander was based on a real person; and he blogs. "Adventures of the new-moneyed classess bitch from hell. Vulgarity is the new discreet. Trash is the new exclusivity. Third world has never been this *burp* chic. You just have to scroll down as in down!"
posted by XQUZYPHYR
on Nov 18, 2005 -
NSFW- Model vs. Photographer
"First, I really thought that the shots would be funny. Second, it was about the only truly creative idea I had ever had. While I've often seen photographers do nude self portraits, I had never seen a male photographer try to adopt the same poses as his female models. Third, what better way to blunt the criticism that most nude art degrades women? I'm saying that I'm perfectly willing to do anything that I ask my models to do. And I really think that the more feminine the pose, the funnier the shots become."
posted by nadawi
on Jul 27, 2005 -
Work getting you down? Feel assaulted by schedules, bosses, unreasonable demands? In an imperialist mood? Order your KuK Atelier
cardmodel helmets today! Für Vergrößerung klicken!
[All content in German, but don't let that stop you!]
posted by mwhybark
on Oct 13, 2004 -
allows you to construct basic shapes using lines, joints, and "muscles" and adjust the settings (gravity, and I'm guessing that f
stand for force
but I could be wrong) to create "living" creatures.
posted by sillygwailo
on Jan 4, 2002 -
If you want to try playing with little planets or images of them, try visiting these websites...
Webearth -- builds a LIVE vrml model of the Earth as it is right now. It draws from current composite satellite photos. Or you can play with a VRML Moon, Venus, Mars or Jupiter, if you'd prefer. (Note: this site does require a VRML 2.0 compatible plug-in, like Parallel Graphics Cortona VRML Viewer.)
posted by crunchland
on Jan 24, 2001 -
Here's an oldie, but a goodie... Same concept, just not live. Earth and Moon Viewer uses various static composite satellite images from many different points of view, and it lets you zoom in and out ... (to a certain extent).
Webwide World lets you zoom in on an earth-like planet... not quite the same thrill, but the images the site produces are beautifully gem-like. And the planet it produces is huge. You'll be able explore islands off the coasts of islands off the coasts of islands.
And for more satellite image zooming pleasure, you can't beat Microsoft's Terra Server.