Oh Wow: Disney Releases A 3 Hour 18 Minute Supercut Of Everything Coming To Its Streaming Service

October 16, 2019

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This is an almost 3 hour 18 minute supercut of all the movie and TV series titles ("basically everything") that will be available through the Disney+ streaming service in the US when it's rolled out on November 12th. I'd be lying if I told you I watched the whole thing. Or even a tenth of it. Or a hundredth. As a matter of fact I didn't watch any of it, and it could just be a bootleg of Fast And Furious 6 filmed in the theater for all I know.

Keep going for the video while my girlfriend sees the post and texts me excitedly to ask if I'll buy the service for her as an early Christmas present. I'll agree, then forget to and get docked major boyfriend points.

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Humanlike Robotic Hand Solves Rubik's Cube

October 16, 2019

This is a video from the folks at OpenAI of their Dactyl dextrous robotic hand and AI software that can successfully solve a Rubik's Cube placed in its palm. In their own words while I pull a classic "Up high, down low, too slow!' on this fool:

Since May 2017, we've been trying to train a human-like robotic hand to solve the Rubik's Cube. We set this goal because we believe that successfully training such a robotic hand to do complex manipulation tasks lays the foundation for general-purpose robots. We solved the Rubik's Cube in simulation in July 2017. But as of July 2018, we could only manipulate a block on the robot. Now, we've reached our initial goal.

The future, ladies and gentlemen! Just think of all the-- "Pleasure bots." That's not what I was going to say. "What were you going to say?" Now you made me forget. "Pleasure bots?" No. "Pleasure bots?" No! "Pleasure bots?" Pleasure bots.

Keep going for the video while I take a cold shower, but only because I didn't pay my electric bill.

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A Video Comparison Of Video Game Map Sizes

October 16, 2019

This is a video created by RED SIDE visually comparing the sizes of various large video game maps (previously: another take on the same idea). It begins with the 2.75km² map of Assassins Creed: Unity, and ends with not showing a 31,700,000,000,000,000,000,000km² map of No Many's Sky. Before that is the 4,096,000,000km² map of Minecraft, and before that the 161,600km² map of The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall. I learned a lot by watching it. But mostly, it's not the size of your map that matters, it's how you populate what you've got. "Was that a sexual euphemism?" I certainly hope not, because I've never felt less sexy about anything I've ever written.

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I Am Into This: Space Shuttle Launch Lamps With Illuminated Exhaust Clouds

October 15, 2019

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These are the 3-D printed Space Shuttle Lamps available from the SpaceXFanstore (among other places, possible for cheaper, do your research). The lamp is available in slanted trajectory and straight-up varieties, and in 21-centimeter (8-inch, $37) or 28-centimeter (11-inch, $54) sizes, and are powered via a USB rechargeable battery, so a cord doesn't get in the way of you and your space dreams. Plus, based on their shape, I'd imagine they'd make pretty dece-- "They're not sex toys." Well not with that attitude they're not.

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That's Cool: Creature Clutches, Clutch Bags With Eyeballs And Teeth

October 15, 2019

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These are some examples of the Creature Clutches handmade by Breanne Cremean (aka The Geeky Seamstress, aka The Geekstress) and available through her Etsy shop. Prices range from $65 - $80 depending on the style, and make the perfect accessory for toting around your smaller potion and spell ingredients. "You think I'm a witch?" You aren't? I just thought because of well, you know... "My nose?!" Well it wasn't the lack of a bubbling cauldron, I'll tell you that.

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Stroodles, Biodegradable Drinking Straws Made From Pasta

October 15, 2019

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These are Stroodles: vegan, flavorless, edible biodegradable drinking straws made out of pasta. Simple enough. They'll allegedly stay rigid for at least an hour in a cold drink, and won't wind up in the nose of some poor sea turtle. A pack of a hundred costs £13 (~$17). Alternatively, buy a pasta extruder and make your own at home. Or go to the grocery store and buy a box of penne pasta like I just did. "Those are pretty short straws, GW." It's cool, I only drink shots anyways.

Thanks to Andrea, who agrees somebody should make hot dog straws.

To Infinity And Beyond!: Surprise 2-Liter Soda Bottle Rocket

October 15, 2019

Note: Language, and loud.

This is a super short video from a group of bros with complete disregard for anyone's car hanging around a dorm room window and tossing a 2-liter soda bottle out to the parking lot below. I'm not sure if they were hoping it would explode or what, but it takes a bounce before lifting off like a rocket. Man, it's weird to think this is hands-down the best thing that's going to happen to them all semester. Now go pick that bottle up before the Planeteers come fly that solar-powered jet of theirs up all your asses.

Keep going for the video. Also, listening to it at 1/4 speed is funny, particularly the first two guys (it sounds like the beginning of a adult video!).

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Wrong Turn: Two Idiots Driving A Golf Cart On The Highway

October 15, 2019

This is a video from the Palmetto Expressway (Florida State Road 826) in Miami, Florida of two maniacs driving a golf cart on the road, presumably because they took a wrong turn at the 11th green. As far as good ideas go, this isn't one. Just because your golf cart has rims doesn't mean you can drive it on the expressway. Did they think those speakers on the back are actually jet boosters? *writing ticket* Next time think before you act so stupid. *hands ticket to cart driver* "This is a mini golf score card." Yeah well I'm not a real cop either if you can believe it.

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