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ChaosFish 2007-10-06 20:39

It's "content aware", it resizes the whole image while keeping the important details unresized.

Darkflame 2007-10-07 01:57

Indeed.

More precisely, it looks for areas of low contrast in the image...that is, seams along which "not much happens", it then either removes these seams first if your shrinking, or dubbles these seams up more if you are enlarging.

For instance, virtual resizes often removes the sky if its bland.

Buildings, often remove empty walls, but leave windows. (which looks funny if you take it too extremes :p)

LBAWinOwns 2007-10-07 18:56

Gimp seems to keep text fully readable after resize too, which straight resize doesn't.

But I assume this one is way more advanced, seeing it is a lot slower.

Darkflame 2007-10-09 16:23

Wonderfull video of world statistics;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZgL4Ybjt3w

Really slams home the message of our exponetial prograss as a species.
This stuff gives me goosebumps (the good kind).

LBAWinOwns 2007-10-09 17:49

That was really scary...

That was kinda annoying to watch something with overlapping Japanese subtitles when there is a plain English version...

Darkflame 2007-10-09 18:34

1 Attachment(s)
sorry, wasnt aware there was a clean one.

I think one of the most important frames is this;
http://forum.magicball.net/attachmen...1&d=1191944313

Technology is increaseing exponetialy.
And, more importantly, its reaching more people faster then ever before.

Homeless 2007-10-10 17:46

Quote:

Originally Posted by Darkflame (Post 331830)
sorry, wasnt aware there was a clean one.

I think one of the most important frames is this;
http://forum.magicball.net/attachmen...1&d=1191944313

Technology is increaseing exponetialy.
And, more importantly, its reaching more people faster then ever before.

Indeed, that frame says it all. A wonderful presentation, I must add.

Jasiek 2007-10-20 19:29

THe self repairing chair

:p

Echomote 2007-10-20 21:44

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jasiek (Post 333255)

More of a gimmik than for any actual use. It only works because the parts broken off are always the same - if a leg was split in two it'd be screwed. Besides, a chair that doesn't self destruct in the first place would be a lot cheaper and probably have a much longer life. :rolleyes:

Darkflame 2007-10-21 21:18

cool, but yes, not that practical.

Those modular blocks would be better for more use's.

Echomote 2007-10-22 00:45

Heh, you can just imagine in the future lego bricks that do the same thing, and make your entire model for you.

Darkflame 2007-10-22 09:55

Well, you'd build in the AR reality, and the virtual lego blocks would fill it in as you build.
(or, rather, straight after, that way you can build the inside/outside as you wished without worrying about assembling order).

Of course, wouldnt be as fun as proper lego, but would be nice and practical to actualy make functional stuff.

Darkflame 2007-10-22 10:07

Interesting;
http://divergeddesigns.blogspot.com/...-odd-idea.html

Totaly impractical and inferior to proper AR, but it shows nicely the "world is a sticky-note" concept.

Rocky 2007-10-22 11:20

Theres a new wheel.. This is amazing!
http://www.bofunk.com/media/images/wheel.jpg
Its not really a new wheel :P

Darkflame 2007-10-22 14:36

I dont like the colour, it will never catch on.

Echomote 2007-10-23 06:02

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rocky (Post 333647)
Theres a new wheel.. This is amazing!
http://www.bofunk.com/media/images/wheel.jpg
Its not really a new wheel :P

You also seemed to have discovered a fantastic file format with great resolution at the same time!

Darkflame 2007-10-23 13:36

My cave wall dosnt support it!

Jasiek 2007-10-31 14:40

Space diving

This is going to be soooo insane :D.



Star Trek like shields to protect space vessles from solar flares.

Darkflame 2007-10-31 15:42

Space diving is actualy quite a sensible idea.
If we get the technology to safely servive falling from terminal violocity, it will be extremely usefull.

ChaosFish 2007-10-31 17:20

Space diving! I definitely want to do that.

Echomote 2007-10-31 19:04

That's not a bad way to die at all...

So aslong as its cheap sounds like a must-do in my lifetime.

Jasiek 2007-11-03 02:12

All Twelve Sagan Cosmos movies
Darkflame, would be cool if you could somehow have these on your "channel" couse they take a very long time to load for me during the day.

Darkflame 2007-11-03 14:13

Id happly put them on, but I think they are still in copyright.
Seeing as I got in trouble once over a 1960's movie, I'm being very carefull, I got too much to lose :p

Jasiek 2007-11-03 14:38

Oh, yeah right, forgot about that.

Anyway, 1986 is public domain now or so I heard :p.

Darkflame 2007-11-03 20:29

unfortuntely not.
Thanks to disney, it keeps being retroactively extended.
Its more like 1940, stupidly. (allthough somehow King Kong, 1933 is also in copyright)

70 years was the original concept in the US, allthough it varies a lot.

Sometimes things get into public domain despite all this, however.
All sorts of crazy legal stuff, but I think if a company that holds rights to something goes bankrupt without another company buying rights of them, it falls into the public.

blah.
Personaly I think copyright laws should be simple
a) The lifetime of the creator, no more.
b) The copyright only applies if the material is avaiable to buy legaly in some form. I dont see anything wrong moraly with making stuff avaible if it cant even be bought anyway.

Sadly, however, I have to go by the rules of Stage6/Veoh, which, in turn, do what their laywers tell them.


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