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Tag Archives: GIFs

Ball Shattering Glass At 10 Million Frames Per Second

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There really isn’t much to say about the above, other than “Holy Crap!” The world is full of the infinitely small, infinitely big, and the ridiculously fast. For the latter, there are instruments like the HyperVision HPV-X Camera of Shimadzu. Shooting at a leisurely 10 million frames per second, the above animation apparently spans around 0.000024872s-0.000072s, depending on the actual playback fps (which we’re not sure about).

VIA [ Gizmodo ]

This Is Why You Want To Take A Bus

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We’re not trying to be sanctimonious. Drive your gas guzzler all you want; it’s un-American of you not to. It’s un-American not to exercise your right to be inefficient, if that’s what you’re into. Really. But if you’ve been feeling lately like you’ve been kicked square in the environment, take a look at the above GIF. It does a pretty good job of illustrating just why it is that public transport is great. Specifically, busses are great.

On that note, here’s our tiny rant on taxis. We don’t understand reserved lanes for taxis. They exist presumably because taxis are a form of “public transport”, contributing to a cleaner environment. Right? At least that’s why we think they exist. But we’d like to propose that they do not save the environment at all. Not any more than using your own car anyway, if you’re alone in that taxi. Because while your car is parked at home not polluting, you’re sitting in a car that only exists to transport you. In other words, the pollution from your car is replaced by the pollution from the taxi. So what’s the point?

Or are we missing something?

In any case, neat GIF!

VIA [ Sploid ]

‘Face to GIF’ Web App Turns Your Selfies Into Animated GIFs

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Non-animated selfies are so yesterday. You can still be as vain as you want to be but add a little bit of fun and a whole lot of action by creating a GIF selfie instead. It normally involves a multi-step process to make GIFs, but Horia Dragomir has made it easier for everyone with her web app that’s aptly called ‘Face to GIF.’

The app accesses your web cam and turns the recorded video stream into a GIF. Quick, easy, and painless. After that, you can make edits or just send the GIF directly off to Imgur.

Start making your own GIFs here.

VIA [ Dvice ]

So Uh… Don’t Microwave A Cellphone

So this is as old as the world (as can be seen from the top notch brick cellphone in question) but still kind of fun to watch. Yeah… don’t put cellphones in a microwave.

Kthnksbye.

[ YouTube ] VIA [ LikeCool ]

Meet Feline Baumgartner

We’re sure you’ve heard: Felix Baumgartner jumped from 128,000ft. Little did you know, this little fella was in there with him.

Tears of laughter were had.

VIA [ LikeCool ]