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the end of the world looks pretty
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DEyncourt wrote:
Pariah wrote:
TOS wrote: o my aching brain

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So...what am I seeing? I don't understand. :der:

Here is a video which also explains how the illusion works.

Here's an even better one.
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DEyncourt wrote: Tweet of a collection of images taken by Rosetta near its comet.

According to a later tweet: these pictures were taken over 25 minutes. It shows the debris from gas jets plus stars in the background.

The Bad Astronomer explains. He also includes a second video made by the same person who made the first one, but it is stabilized on the stars in the background.

In both of the shown videos at the link--original and star-stabilized--the short video is repeated twice at "original" speed, then repeated twice slowed down, then repeated twice slowed down even more.
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"Rescued Octopus came back to thank us!"

This incident happened somewhere on the Red Sea.
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BTW: the reason why I always link back to a tweet rather than try to post a Twitter graphic--animated or not--here is that when I have done this all -I- see is:

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Perhaps this is due to my (overly paranoid?) suspicion of JavaScripting. :shrug:
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DEyncourt wrote: BTW: the reason why I always link back to a tweet rather than try to post a Twitter graphic--animated or not--here is that when I have done this all -I- see is:

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Perhaps this is due to my (overly paranoid?) suspicion of JavaScripting. :shrug:


to post twitter images, you first need to get them to open in a new tab, then you can get the proper url. But with a gif you can't because twitter turns it into a video, but it still says "gif" on it, and that's a lie, I hate that.

Only imgur gifvs you can turn back to a real gif just by removing the v at the end.
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DEyncourt wrote: "Rescued Octopus came back to thank us!"

This incident happened somewhere on the Red Sea.


it's always fun to anthropomorphize
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ukimalefu wrote:
DEyncourt wrote: BTW: the reason why I always link back to a tweet rather than try to post a Twitter graphic--animated or not--here is that when I have done this all -I- see is:

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Perhaps this is due to my (overly paranoid?) suspicion of JavaScripting. :shrug:


to post twitter images, you first need to get them to open in a new tab, then you can get the proper url.
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Um, nope. That doesn't work for me.

I CAN cntl-click on that word "Image" (well, if it really a link. That one I posted above is only that word) and view it.
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is that the long-rumoured ghoul whale from fallout 4?
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So nature did that. It's called Crocoite.
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Can this be real? I didn't know those sings were that BIG.
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yeah they're fricking huge
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Elephant seal?
That's a female, then. The males are bigger.
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DukeofNuke wrote: Elephant seal?
That's a female, then. The males are bigger.


Maybe a juvenile male? I'm pretty sure that's "competitive male" behavior, but dude thinks the car's a potential rival.

You know how guys can get.
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I edited my previous post to include a youtube video. check it out.
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dv wrote:
DukeofNuke wrote: Elephant seal?
That's a female, then. The males are bigger.


Maybe a juvenile male? I'm pretty sure that's "competitive male" behavior, but dude thinks the car's a potential rival.

You know how guys can get.


Well it is a little truck ;)

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here we go again

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you broke my brain
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Forced perspective trick. That's all.
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the important thing is that i broke uki's brain
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looks a bit close ... did they fly inside the exclusion zone?
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TOS wrote: looks a bit close ... did they fly inside the exclusion zone?

Almost certainly not. If they had then Vandenberg would have aborted the launch at least until the offending aircraft was escorted out.
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oh, seaweed is becoming mobile?

good for them
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ukimalefu wrote: Image
If I could do that I'd probably do that, too.
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University of Manchester "[s]cientists train spider to jump on demand".

Basically to understand the mechanics that jumping spiders used to see if engineers could use that knowledge in the development of micro-robots. Nearly all of the spiders they tried to train failed to understand what the scientists wanted, but they finally came across Kim who was willing to jump without requiring prey--which likely would have changed Kim's behavior from "just" jumping to attack--on the other platform.

Kim's particular spider species lives only for a year so she had died before the completion of this video which was why they were able to get a CT scan of Kim's body.
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We trained Norman on Reddit


why!?
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