Hackaday
3 days
They must be identical for the hack to work: Uh ohh. Clearly, they are not the same. Repeating this experiment multiple times, even with different kinds of IR receivers, I have noticed that the error rate is extremely high and the bit patterns produced are absolutely not repeatable without the carrier. In this case we see two output toggles for every one input toggle. This, I suspect, is an artefact due to the demodulator not being happy with the out-of-band frequencies. Even though there is a strong correlation between the two signals, it is certainly not enough to fool a TV. I've tried pointing this IR LED to the three TV sets I have, none of them even budged. Can An Obstruction Produce Any Bit Pattern? The last thing to test is producing some kind of bit pattern using an obstruction. This is a bit redundant as the last test has shown, low frequency signals produce erroneous data at the receivers output anyways.
Mashable
10 days
Video games released in the U.S. typically tone down the sexy stuff, but Japan censors focus more on blood and gore. Which brings us to Resident Evil VII . Capcom's latest entry in the series trades blockbuster monster violence for more intimate scares in a rundown Louisiana bayou estate. The violently dysfunctional family that lives there wouldn't be out of place in one of Rob Zombie's "torture porn" movies. Which is to say: some of the game's gross-out horror is a bit too much for Japan. The Censored Gaming YouTube provides some examples of what's different in the above video, which trades severed heads for marked up photos and esophageal treasure-hunting for... uh... not that. Read more... More about Capcom , Resident Evil 7 , Gaming , and Entertainment
TYT YouTube
11 days
Trump’s handshake with Shinzo Abe might be the most awkward handshake of the week, but not of all time. John Iadarola, Ben Mankiewicz, Jimmy Dore, and Michael Shure, the hosts of The Young Turks, show you the most awkward handshake ever. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. https://www.tytnetwork.com/go “The President of these United States of America met with the Prime Minister of Japan on Friday. They discussed some stuff. Then, they shook hands. And that’s when things just got kind of objectively weird. The best part of the 19-second handshake was probably the end, when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe made a facial expression that was all like, “WHAAAAAAAAT. Was that?” And we were all like, “Uh, yeah. What was that?” Read more here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-handshake_us_589e1a10e4b094a129eafc3c Hosts: John Iadarola, Ben Mankiewicz, Jimmy Dore, Michael Shure Cast: John Iadarola, Ben Mankiewicz, Jimmy Dore, Michael Shure *** The Largest Online News Show in the World.
Collective Evolution
13 days
Really what we need is for congress to come in and say, give us the data.” ( 22 ) He then pointed to a specific CDC study he co-authored in 2004 that determined: “The evidence is now convincing that the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine does not cause autism or any particular subtypes of autism spectrum disorder.” ( 21 ) In regards to the 2004 study, he said: “ I regret that my co-authors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article. . . . I have had many discussions with Dr. Brian Hooker over the last 10 months regarding studies the CDC has carried out regarding vaccines and neurodevelopmental outcomes, including autism spectrum disorders. I share his belief that CDC decision-making and analyses should be transparent.” ( 24 ) In an attempt to right his wrongdoings, he stated: “It’s the lowest point in my career that I went along with that paper and uh, I went along with this, we didnt report significant findings.
Collective Evolution
15 days
We are the cause, and at the same time we are the solution. This is why we say change needs to come from within, and as more soldiers wake up to the truth about these wars, I have to believe that more of them will put down their weapons. Shooting For No Reason Brandon Bryan is not the only solider to speak out about this issue. Ethan McCord, a US soldier who served in Iraq, has revealed some disturbing truths about the life of a soldier in the Wikileaks video Collateral Damage. In the video above, Bryan describes how the civilians being killed are seemingly indiscriminately labelled as dangerous, even though clearly they are not. So we're looking at this thing, these people, and uh, it was like, almost instantaneous that someone was like, confirmed weapons ... you're cleared hot.' Ethan McCord expresses the same thing in the video below: If you feel threatened by anybody you're able to engage that person.
The Event Chronicle
15 days
And so I can’t say anything and I walk back there and, you know, I saw the ropes then real plain. What they’re doing hanging down from that ceiling? Then she tells me, “You go over there against the wall.” About that close from the wall and I have to stand sideways like this. Then she asks me to put up both of my thumbs and I did. And then she pulled one rope down and there’s a metal band fastened securely and she fastens that around the joint of my thumb. Then the other one comes down and fastens around this thumb. And there I’m standing like this, facing the wall and then, you know, she comes over here to the end and there’s a, uh, whatever you want to call it. She starts winding, and I start moving! And she’s taking me right up in the air. And, you know, when she gets me so just my toes are on the floor, just on my tiptoes, she fastens it.
Ars Technica
17 days
Enlarge / Uh, try not to let these guys grab you. It's impossible for a fan of From Software’s Dark Souls or Bloodborne to not see Nioh so clearly mimicking those gamesdistinct styles. But the franchises Nioh cribs from rely so deeply on repetition, muscle memory, and hundreds of total hours of perseverance that even the smallest changes in dodge timing or invincibility frames are incredibly obvious. And Nioh changes a whole lot more than dodge timing. One immediate difference Souls fans will notice after booting up the latest from Team Ninja ( Dead or Alive , Ninja Gaiden ) is that it's not set in some ashy, dying Western fantasy world. While the tutorial starts in the Tower of London circa 1600, it's less than an hour before you wash up on the shores of a very vibrant-looking Japan. Dont let the looks fool you, though—this locale is no less hostile than From Software's Lordran or Drangleic.
NPR News
17 days
"We totally understand it's going to be America First," a Dutch show said two weeks ago. "But can we just say The Netherlands Second?" Now they've got competition, as other countries join the fray. (Image credit: zondag met lubach/Screenshot by NPR)
Mashable
19 days
As we all know, animals at the Georgia Aquarium are very invested in football. So, to cheer on their hometown Atlanta Falcons, they made what could be the cutest hype video of all time. Just, uh... don't let Tom Brady see this. Alessia Cara's Lorde impression is absolutely royal Ride Elon Musk's Hyperloop in virtual reality No silly human, you may not take this cat's hard-earned money James Corden sings with Queen in glorious head-to-head battle Read more... More about Animals , Super Bowl 2017 , and Watercooler
TYT YouTube
21 days
Mashable
a month
The history of protest songs is the history of America itself, and history seems to be getting especially musical these days. Since Donald Trump announced his candidacy for President, artists from every background and genre have released songs and videos tackling the emotional atmosphere of the 2016 election. SEE ALSO: Madonna out-Madonna'd herself at the Women's March on Washington Everyone from indie darlings Father John Misty and Arcade Fire to hip-hop icons Run the Jewels and Pusha T have recorded politically charged songs to match the climate that inspired more than 3 million women to take to the streets Jan. 21. Some are subtle, some are, uh: Read more... More about Music , Trump , Protest , Watercooler , and Politics
NBA on TNT
a month
Our weekly NBA mess-ups and uh-ohs.
PCWorld
a month
When is GeForce Now not GeForce Now? When it’s GeForce Now for PCs. We should’ve seen this coming when the beastly Titan X was succeeded by, uh, the Titan X —a completely new graphics card with the same olname. Nvidia’s following in the footsteps of Apple by sticking with a single designation for its flagship products. But with GeForce Now, it’s wading into Microsoft’s frustrating territory by giving two very different services the exact same name. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
The Huffington Post
a month
The new "President" seems to be having problems getting...uh, Access to Hollywood and Broadway for top-flight inaugural performers. But wouldn't you know it? My calendar is practically empty! Here's my audition tape - see what you think. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
Mental Floss
a month
On May 5 of that year the Mexican army defeated the French army in the city of Puebla. Within five years the French no longer occupied Mexico. Mexican Independence Day is on September 16, by the way. It celebrates the start of the Mexican War of Independence against Spain in 1810. 10. NEW YEAR'S DAY IS THE MOST UNSAFE DAY TO DRIVE. A lot of people in the U.S. think that New Year's is the most risky time to drive because there are more inebriated drivers on the road, and of course you should always be safe on the road and never drink and drive, but roads are typically more dangerous during summer holidays like the 4th of July and Memorial Day. Thanks for watching Misconceptions on Mental_Floss video. If you have a topic for an upcoming Misconceptions episode that you would like to see, leave it in the comments. Also, apologies to the season of summer for giving it a bad rap in this video. And I'll see you next week. I'm gonna go, uh, I'm gonna go change.
Mashable
a month
We're sorry to say that this guy did not have a great day at work on Thursday. During Nintendo's press conference announcing its new console, the Nintendo Switch , one translator had a bit of trouble keeping up with the CEO of Grasshopper Manufacture Inc., Suda 51. There are some cringingly awkward pauses, long periods of silence, and plenty of uh's. He might've been thrown off by the CEO's startling entrance because, TBH, we were too. Fisherman trapped on ice floating downstream tries to keep his cool Get a sneak peek at the first ever hourlong 'Simpsons' episode The top films we can't wait to see in 2017 Get a first look at 'Snatchers,' a teen comedy with a sci-fi twist, before its Sundance debut Read more... More about Awkward , Fail , Translator , Nintendo Switch , and Viral Videos
Techradar
a month
Featured in the gameplay reveal was a multitude of new worlds to run, jump, and vault through with various aesthetics and styles, such as a lush forest setting to an urban jungle populated by what seems to be a more realistic, mundane world than that of the fantastical Mushroom Kingdom. Also, Marios trademark red cap seems to have become sentient, having grown a pair of eyes and gained the ability to fly out in place to offer Mario an extra surface to jump from. So, uh, theres that. Following a weak turnout of third-party support during the Wii U cycle, we wondered if Nintendo would be on their own for churn out software for their shiny new system. Thankfully, the company wasnt left alone on stage as industry leaders came out to pledge support for the Switch - to include representatives at Electronic Arts, who infamous began to snub the Wii U after the market started to decline.
Mashable
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Mashable
2 months
If you're like me, you grew up watching 8-year-old Kevin McCallister effortlessly thwart a violent home burglary after being forgotten and left behind by his vacation-bound family. Surprisingly, it was a heartwarming tale. However, if you're also like me, you also grew up wondering how Harry nonchalantly takes a crowbar to the chest and doesn't wake up in the morgue the next day. Or how Old Man Marley knocks the Wet Bandits unconscious with a metal shovel and they both manage to live on to appear in the sequel. Well there's some good news: you no longer have to live in blissful ignorance. YouTube user BitMassive has reimagined the film with blood and needless to say, it's uh...much shorter. Read more... More about Home Alone , Entertainment , Watercooler , and Videos
CNET Reviews
2 months
LG claims its new Gram laptops have up to 24 hours of battery life. Uh, no.
Core77
2 months
2016 has been quite the, uh, interesting year (to say the least)—so to commemorate this year full of fascinating and shocking news, over the next week we'll be looking at several different hot topics in design over the past year. Through our Year in Review series, we'll highlight some of our favorite ideas, stories, projects and moments that took place this year on Core77. To start things off, here's what you, our Core77 audience, deemed the most interesting and exciting news of 2016. 1. Ikea to Begin Selling a Chain-less Bicycle Ikea's bike venture that resulted in creating a chain-less bicycle had us all in awe this year and ready to give the maintenance-free product a test ride! 2. "McMansion Hell" Websites Tears the Architectural Style Apart Before this year, I'm sure we were all familiar with the concept of McMansions, but thankfully 2016 granted us with "McMansion Hell" , which hilariously breaks down everything that is wrong with the architecture going on in these monstrosities.
Core77
2 months
Adweek
2 months
Why do epic car chases always happen in slow motion? You wont get the answer to that, but the trope will at least be addressed in the latest amusing campaign for Smart car. Created by BBDO Berlin and directed by MJZs Perlorian Brothers, the ads tear a page out of the post-war Volkswagen playbook, positioning Smarts quirkiness as a feature, not a bug (pun!). Each spot kicks off with a car-based movie cliché, whose suspension of disbelief is broken when a Smart car pulls up alongside it. Epic, for example, takes on the classic car chase. As the pursuing cops are frozen mid-arc, a Smart driver pulls up and asks what their deal is. Epic car chases are always done in slow motion! one cop insists. Uh-huh, the Smart driver says, considering this. Thats a bit cliché. And unbound by the laws that bind his brothers in blue, he wheels off for a donut.
Digital Trends
2 months
You know that riff. A delicate guitar segues into a slashing riff, with monster bass and drums. Yes, it's Enter Sandman from Metallica. Oh, uh, and they're live at Gelson's market in Hollywood. The post Metallica rocks a Hollywood market on Billy on the Street' appeared first on Digital Trends .