The six-part limited series premiers tonight on HBO.
Monday, January 22, 2018
Sunday, January 21, 2018
Texas judge interrupts jury, says God told him defendant is not guilty - (uuuuh, I think it's time he was removed from the bench).
Some guy wrote a west wing pilot episode off the trump administration and it's pretty funny (Link to PDF download).
Danny McBride is in a new Crocodile Dundee movie that was shot in secret. - (shot in secret so nobody could stop this shitshow from happening).
British 15-year-old gained access to intelligence operations in Afghanistan and Iran by pretending to be head of CIA, court hears
Binghamton University researchers have been working on a self-healing concrete that uses a specific type of fungi as a healing agent. When the fungus is mixed with concrete, it lies dormant until cracks appear, when spores germinate, grow and precipitate calcium carbonate to heal the cracks. (neato)
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Friday, January 19, 2018
Passenger turned away from two flights after wearing 10 layers of clothing to avoid luggage fee (that has to be so hot. I would have passed out)
'John Wick 3' To Be Directed by Chad Stahelski (same writer, director, actor for all 3 films. Super excited for this. The first two are amazing)
Michael Wolff's 'Fire and Fury' to Become TV Series (name ideas have been suggested: The Worst Wing, Homeland: Mother Russia, Girth of a Nation. Seriously, this sounds like a bad idea. It is a format Trump can understand but may be too soon for a TV show).
Reddit Asks: What's your Home Owners Association horror story? (Great read, entertaining for sure, will ensure you never buy a home in an HOA)
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Monday, January 15, 2018
Sunday, January 14, 2018
The Ames room works by setting up a conflict between two things that our visual systems has learned to expect about the world around us:
Expectation #1 - Most human-made structures are composed of right angles
Expectation #2 - Most people are roughly the same size (and humans don't tend to change size over short time periods).
By making a room with a strange geometry that appears to be in line with Expectation #1, you can trick your visual system into abandoning Expectation #2.
Basically, your visual system says "Well, those folks are walking along a wall, and walls are usually flat, so since they are changing size on my retina, they must be changing size in real life."
In reality the people are changing size because they are getting farther away, but the room is set up to hide the changes in depth. Hence the illusion.
Worth noting though - This illusion only works when it is being viewed through a peephole. If you let people see the room with both eyes, or through a slit that allows them some side-to-side movement, the additional depth cues wreck the illusion. Basically, by giving your visual system more information about depth, you can see that Expectation #1 is being violated, which leads to you reinstate Expectation #2. (source)