Bookmarks for December 10th through December 11th

by danhon

This is an auto-posted collection of public links I’ve either posted to, or favourites from Twitter, my Instapaper bookmarks and my public links posted to Pinboard.in for December 10th from 13:09 to 22:47:

  • People are emailing trees | MetaFilter
  • We played Die, the Jumanji-like game fueling Kieron Gillen’s new comic – Polygon
  • The Cymascope – Science and Cymatics – – The CymaScope is a new type of scientific instrument that makes sound visible. Its development began in 2002, with a prototype that featured a thin, circular, P.V.C. membrane; later we used latex. Fine particulate matter was used as the revealing media. However, it was soon discovered that far greater detail could be obtained by imprinting sonic vibrations on the surface of ultra pure water. The surface tension of water has high flexibility and fast response to imposed vibrations, even with transients as short-lived as a few milliseconds. Therefore, water is able to translate many of the sinusoidal periodicities–in a given sound sample–into physical sinusoidal structures on the water's surface. Current limits to imprinting sound on water occur in the higher harmonics and are due mainly to there being insufficient energy available in this area of the audio spectrum to cause excursions of the surface tension membrane.
  • [v 0 .95] Doom Neural Upscale 2X – WADs & Mods – Doomworld – Using AI NeuralNetworks (A lot of Nividia's texture tools super resolution and a little bit of Topaz's AI gigaPixel), all textures and sprites have been upscaled 8x (with tons of AI artefacts), then downscaled to a final 2X to restore a pixel art look.
  • Visual Basic 6 and unit testing – Stack Overflow