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7/30/10-

Memorial for Lost Cosmonauts #3

"The October 1959 edition of Ogonyok carried an article 'Flights to High Altitudes' illustrating three men testing life support equipment. Among them was a comrade Belokonyov. An Associated Press journalist concluded that these men were likely cosmonauts in training. In March 1965 the newspaper Corriere della Sera published the results of sensational radio intercepts of the Judica-Cordiglia brothers at Torre Bert, Italy. Among these were those from an alleged November 1962 flight which they associated with Belokonyov. They claimed to have heard the words of two men and a woman in desperate conversation: 'Conditions growing worse why don't you answer?... we are going slower... the world will never know about us...'" *



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7/28/10-

google put out a new version of image search a few days ago. its totally better than the way it used to be, but just like before you have to do this whole song and dance:
search--> thumbnails--> click through to another thumbnail--> click to actual image

i always used the google image ripper greasemonkey script, which returned the full sized images as results, and not 3 layers of clickthroughs. anyway, the script is broken as of this last update.
but! there is way around this. do an image search, pop this:
&sout=1
at the end of the url, and yer back to the old skool image search. which means the script works again, and you get full sized images returned as search results.

this is some firefox specific shit btw




7/27/10-



shipwreck the cat


7/26/10-




this is a gif showing how photoshop corrupts an image after rotating it 1000 times (each frame is the image after 10 rotations)

the version on wikipedia is much much cooler looking:
JPEG_Generarion_Loss_rotating_90_(stitch_of_0,100,200,500,900,2000_times).png


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7/23/10-

Memorial for Lost Cosmonauts #2

"The attached 'RealAudio' files [i've converted them to .mp3s here] are actual recordings of the last moments of this hero's life. His failing heartbeat can be heard, as it was recorded by the Judica-Cordiglia brothers. A leading cardiologist of the time, Prof. Dogliotti, confirmed that the heartbeats are those of a dying person. The breathing sounds are, literally, the last gasps of the cosmonaut, already unconscious." *




7/22/10-

Memorial for Lost Cosmonauts #1

five...four...three ...two...one...one
two...three...four...five...
come in... come in... come in...
LISTEN...LISTEN! ...COME IN!
COME IN... COME IN... TALK TO ME!
TALK TO ME!... I AM HOT!... I AM HOT!
WHAT?... FORTYFIVE?... WHAT?...
FORTYFIVE?... FIFTY?...
YES...YES...YES... BREATHING...
BREATHING... OXYGEN...
OXYGEN... I AM HOT... (THIS)
ISN'T THIS DANGEROUS?... IT'S ALL...
ISN'T THIS DANGEROUS?... IT'S ALL...
YES...YES...YES... HOW IS THIS?
WHAT?... TALK TO ME!... HOW SHOULD I
TRANSMIT? YES...YES...YES...
WHAT? OUR TRANSMISSION BEGINS NOW...
FORTYONE... THIS WAY... OUR
TRANSMISSION BEGINS NOW...
FORTYONE... THIS WAY... OUR
TRANSMISSION BEGINS NOW...
FORTYONE... YES... I FEEL HOT...
I FEEL HOT... IT'S ALL... IT'S HOT...
I FEEL HOT... I FEEL HOT... I FEEL HOT...
... I CAN SEE A FLAME!... WHAT?...
I CAN SEE A FLAME!... I CAN SEE A
FLAME!...
I FEEL HOT... I FEEL HOT... THIRTYTWO...
THIRTYTWO... FORTYONE... FORTYONE
AM I GOING TO CRASH?... YES...YES... I FEEL HOT!...
I FEEL HOT!... I WILL REENTER!... I WILL REENTER...
I AM LISTENING!... I FEEL HOT!... *



7/21/10-



tiling international space station background, for all of your space needs

here it is tiled


7/20/10-

i've been going through all the siggraph papers for 2010 and bookmarking the ones that i think are the coolest.
check them out here:
http://delicious.com/jbaij/siggraph


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