Experiment #10: Umbrella
Sir Patrick Stewart gives you a masterclass on how to do a take, double take, triple take and finally a quadruple take.
"The first three were based on truth,…on spontaneous, naturalistic acting. This, the quadruple take, is in a different category altogether."
Instructables user nonnef created this awesome TARDIS Transformer and a transforming K-9 companion. He began by constructing a model out of clay and then moved on to 3D modeling before creating the final piece using a Replicator2 3D printer.
"If you’re going to print one of these for yourself, be prepared for a very long print. [Nonnef] says the latest version took about 30 hours on his RepRap with a .35 mm nozzle. In the end nearly the entire Transformer came directly from a 3D printer, the only additional parts needed being a pen spring and a small screw. Paint is, of course, optional.”
This is totally awesome.
When the National League and American League teams take the field at Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game on Tuesday, the game, as they say in the marketing campaigns, will count; the league whose team wins gains home field advantage in the World Series.
But among fans, MLB struggles to keep the game relevant. Once considered the best among the American sports beauty pageants, the All-Star Game’s TV ratings have steadily declined over the years, from an all-time high of 28.5 in 1970 to 9.5 for its fateful 2002 game (more on that later) to an all-time low of 6.8 last year.
Why? What went wrong with baseball’s mid-summer classic?
Read more. [Image: AP / Wilfredo Lee]
… it’s not about having the data, but about the ideas and computational follow-through needed to make use of it …John Kleinberg, WHAT’S THE QUESTION ABOUT YOUR FIELD THAT YOU DREAD BEING ASKED? | Edge.org (via jakehofman)
Titles I have seriously considered this morning.
Best-selling author bashes away at writer’s block.