This baby is so sexy!
Here’s a brief intro by Ars Technica.
Check out the specs:
Configurations Standard Viewable Image Size 30 inches Diagonal Size 30 inches Display Type Active Matrix - TFT LCD Depth 7.87 inches Height 18.49 inches compressed 22 inches extended Width 27.16 inches Weight (no stand) 25.07 lbs. Horizontal Viewing Angle ± 178° (typical) Vertical Viewing Angle ± 178° (typical) Color Support 16.7 million colors Contrast Ratio 700:1 Response Time 11 ms (grey-to-grey) Brightness 400 cd/m2 Resolution 2560x1600 (max) Pixel Pitch (Dot Pitch) 0.250 mm Ports DVI-D (dual link) with HDCP USB 2.0 (4) 9-in-2 Media Card Reader Power Consumption 147W to 177W (max) w/USB and sound bar Less than 1W switched off
How REAL Can A Game Be? (from deadlock) – Bowdeni from Xbox360–forums has posted some photograph-comparisons of the game PRG3 [Project Gotham Racing 3] and the real scenes in Japan. … Let me tell you if you can’t tell which is the real scene and which is a screenshot from the game – The upper one is real. Maybe the full-size image can help you to identify better – just give them a click. I should say… the photographer must has been intentionally taking these photos.
Floor Screen (Nintendo) (from deadlock) – This is a special set that Nintendo displayed in E3 2005 for Zelda. This is a prison and what’s incredible from the video is the interaction that it has with the people. It is worth it and I’m keeping it. I tried my best to translate the spanish text from Google, but this floor screen is neat! Seems it detects shadows and stuff. Wish I could play with it.
Ctrl+Alt+Del – Dorkemon (from Artemyst) – Funny strip: I am woman, hear me roar.
Cutest Bunny Alive (from Artemyst) – I wouldn’t say cutest, but it’s darn cute! Beward of the adult advertisements though.
Eagles used to prey on our ancestors-scientists – The answer to a scientific “who-done-it?” has revealed a chilling fact: We used to be bird food. Scientists announced on Thursday they had definitive proof that the “Taung child”, a 2-million year old apeman skull famed as one of the most dramatic human evolutionary finds, was killed and eaten by an eagle.
Do you like eggs and green ham? – Taiwan, home to the world’s first transgenic glowing fish, has successfully bred fluorescent green pigs that researchers hope will boost the island’s stem cell research, a professor said Thursday. Haha. I wonder what green eggs and ham taste like.
Crash test dummies won’t need to be lonely anymore – The first uniquely female dummy for use in car safety tests is being developed in Sweden, researchers said Wednesday.
Torture Debate (from Microsft newsgroup) – Kobert Report debates on if human torture should be allowed. Pretty funny.
After mishap, Schwarzenegger to get bike licence – I’m pretty sure you’ve heard of Arnold getting into the motorcycle accident and needing 15 stitches, but did you know he did not have a motorcycle license?!?! He didn’t even have it during the time he made Terminator 2!
Town May Make Carrying Condoms Mandatory – – A western Colombian city councilman wants to require everyone in town 14 or older to carry a condom to prevent pregnancy and disease, outraging local priests.
Boy, 11, OK After Truck Runs Over His Head – An 11-year-old boy had a lingering headache two days after a pickup truck ran over his head. “All I remember about it was that when the truck ran over my head, I could hear my bones crack,” Cameron Schuette said Tuesday. All I’ve gotta say is that it’s a miracle.
The Bureaucrat in Your Shower (from deadlock) – Somehow, these days, it seems nearly impossible to recreate this in your new home. You go to the hardware store to find dozens and dozens of choices of shower heads. They have 3, 5, 7, even 9 settings from spray to massage to rainfall. Some have long necks. Some you can hold in your hand. Some are huge like the lid to a pot and promise buckets of rainfall. The options seem endless. But you buy and buy, and in the end, they disappoint. It’s just water, and it never seems like enough. Why? As with most things in life that fall short of their promise, the government is involved. There are local regulations. Here is one example of a government regulation on the matter, from the Santa Cruz City Water Conservation Office: “If you purchased and installed a new showerhead in the last ten years, it will be a 2.5 gpm [gallons-per-minute] model, since all showerheads sold in California were low consumption models beginning in 1992.” I want a Zoe showerhead now!
Tablet Mac draws bidders on eBay (from /.) – Tired of waiting for Apple’s long-rumoured tablet Mac to ship? Then US-based hardware mod project site, ThePlaceforitAll.com, may have the answer. It today offered the first of 100 12in iBooks re-tooled as a tablet, complete with stylus and touch-sensitive screen. iTab, the iBook Evolved -The iTab is built by taking Apple’s excellent 12″ iBook laptop, taking the screen off, applying a touchscreen, then flipping the screen around and fastening it on. The whole thing is finished off by putting the leftover screen backing over the top of the iTab, giving it the “rounded white edges.” The image above is a very close approximation of what iTab should look like when constructed. The iTab is not built yet. We will build them as they are sold. And they are going on sell today! We are selling them one at a time, through eBay auctions.
The GeigerPod (from /.) – a pretty cool iPod mod where they retrofitted it with a Geiger counter.
CS 248 2005 Video Game Competition (from /.) – The final project for CS248 was to write a 3D video game. To help inspire our students to delve deeply into the wonderful world of graphics, we also held a public competition, with a panel of expert judges selecting the best game. There were 7 finalists. The winning group won a trip to Siggraph 2006, while second place won a free dinner for two at Il Fornaio in Palo Alto. We also had a “wackiest, most creative” prize consisting of an Xbox 360, generously donated by Microsoft. All finalists also won video games donated by Electronic Arts. Another site that was posted was Experimental Gameplay Project. A really cool site with tons of interesting games people created and submitted. Check it out.