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by Dan Moren

Brian Barto should be nominated for some sort of award. He’s recreated the “hacking” effect from one of my favorite movies of all times, 1992’s Sneakers1 as a command line program.

Sneakers coding
Sneakers coding effect, as created by Brian Barto.

The program actually takes a little bit of command-line know-how to set up, but the results, as you can clearly see, are glorious. Anybody want to blackout New England?

[via Spencer on Twitter]


  1. Lex Friedman and I discussed Sneakers way back in 2014 on Not Playing with Lex and Dan.

[Read on Six Colors.]

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Seatec Astronomy strikes again!
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New York City
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The Simpsons pay homage to Disney

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In this Simpsons couch gag, the show pays homage to some classic Disney animation styles. Featured are Steamboat Willie, Cinderella, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Jungle Book and Fantasia. The animation was done by Eric Goldberg, who worked at Disney on films like Aladdin and Pocahontas.

Tags: Disney   Eric Goldberg   The Simpsons   TV   video
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digdoug
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In 20 years, someone's going to make a 'DVD set' of simpson couch gags. And it'll be awesome.
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I will buy it.
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Mini Museum: 4.5 Billion Years of History Right In Your Hand

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This post was sponsored by Mini Museum via Syndicate Ads.

Mini Museum

Holding bits of the Asteroid Belt or the remains of the Hindenburg in your hand may seem a little mind-blowing, but one company is making that possible for lovers of science and history around the world.

In a follow-up to one of 2014’s biggest Kickstarter surprises, Hans Fex and his Mini Museum team have released a new limited edition featuring 26 all-new specimens including fossilized Dinosaur Skin, 15th century Chain Mail, lava from Mount Fuji, and 19,551 year-old mammoth meat.

Drop by the Mini Museum website to learn more about this incredible collection and reserve one before they are gone!

  • ASTEROID BELT
  • MARTIAN ATMOSPHERE
  • LIBYAN DESERT GLASS
  • MT. FUJI LAVA
  • JAPANESE STAR SAND
  • DIMETRODON
  • AMMONITE
  • STEGOSAURUS
  • DINOSAUR SKIN
  • RAW EMERALD
  • HELL PIG
  • LA BREA TAR PIT
  • MAMMOTH MEAT
  • NEANDERTHAL HAND AXE
  • OASISAMERICA
  • BRONZE AGE DAGGER
  • MEDIEVAL CHAIN MAIL
  • SHIPWRECKED PIECES OF EIGHT
  • PETRIFIED LIGHTNING
  • HINDENBURG
  • GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE
  • OLYMPIC TORCH
  • ASTRONAUT MIX TAPE
  • FIRST SUPER COMPUTER
  • STAR WARS IV (Krayt Dragon)
  • MOON TREE

Mini Museum

Mini Museum

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digdoug
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I backed this 2014 kickstarter... and really should show it off to more people. I bet my nephews would enjoy it.
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The Gunslinger Guide to Sophia Loren #34

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“Popfold” Papercraft Figures

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Rather than linking to an item you can buy, today I’d like to mention a cool project that walks you through making adorable papercraft figures of your own. The site is called Cubefold — created by Australian designer and illustrator Calvin Nicholas Lin — and the particular section I’ll point your attention to is dubbed “Popfold”.

Here, you can download free PDF instructions to print, cut out, and assemble paper figures based on characters from Star Wars, video games, and more. Here’s what you’ll typically need:

  • Color printer (inkjet recommended)
  • Paper (he recommends A4, 120 – 160 gsm, Matte White)
  • Double-sided adhesive tape
  • Sharp scissors / cutting knife & metal ruler
  • (Optional) Scorer or dried ball-point pen for scoring

My favorite figures overall are the Stormtrooper, Totoro, and Optimus Prime.

Visit Cubefold

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digdoug
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A4 paper... Darn non american paper sizes that make sense.
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Condolence

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Abraham_Lincoln.jpg

A letter from Abraham Lincoln to Fanny McCullough of Bloomington, Ill., whose father had died leading a charge in Mississippi, Dec. 23, 1862:

Dear Fanny: It is with deep regret that I learn of the death of your brave and kind father, and especially that it is affecting your young heart beyond what is common in such cases. In this sad world of ours sorrow comes to all, and to the young it comes with bitterer agony because it takes them unawares. The older have learned ever to expect it. I am anxious to afford some alleviation of your present distress. Perfect relief is not possible, except with time. You cannot now realize that you will ever feel better. Is not this so? And yet it is a mistake. You are sure to be happy again. To know this, which is certainly true, will make you some less miserable now. I have had experience enough to know what I say, and you need only to believe it to feel better at once. The memory of your dear father, instead of an agony, will yet be a sad, sweet feeling in your heart of a purer and holier sort than you have known before.

Please present my kind regards to your afflicted mother.

Your sincere friend,

A. Lincoln

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