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So, it's confirmed: Doctor Who begins this Saturday, BBC 1, 7.15pm, repeated on BBC 3 the next day, at 7.05pm. And there's a kid-sized preview on Thursday at 5pm. ^_^

Fun little quiz: Fake or Foto? is a series of ten images. The challenge is to tell whether they're photographs of real objects, or CG renderings. (I wound up with 8/10. One I didn't "mind" getting wrong, whilst the other really surprised me) Not the best design, though - the "show me the answers" link doesn't note your responses against the answers, at least here, but groups the CG and real images; you may want to note down your responses before proceeding.

I particularly liked Fiat Homo, a demo rabitguy pointed out, available for OS X, Linux, and the Redmond Project.

Wonder if Urmel aus dem Eis will see an English dub? Coming out in August, apparently.

paka hosted what turned into an intelligent mini-debate on alternative fuels over here; well worth a look. [Edit: Ah, maybe not.. it's f-locked]

Okay, the Rat Advertising Trial is amusing. ^_^

Woohoo! akira114 keenly observed the poster and trailer for A Prairie Home Companion are now up. (Even if the "large" size is a rather modest 400x176) It's looking good. Coming on June 9, apparently, or eight days earlier in its natural home country of.. Italy?

Interesting.. ABC's going to be offering a two month trial of streaming complete episodes of "Lost," "Desperate Housewives," "Alias" and "Commander In Chief", streaming using Flash 8. Ad-supported, so they won't permit skipping over the adverts, but free, and available the day after broadcast. "The standard viewing size is 500x282 pixels (streamed at 400kbs), and the larger viewing size is 700x394 pixels (streamed 700 kbps)". No word as to whether they'll limit access to within the US.

Yay! Thanks to mycroftb, I finally have Nookington's. ^_^ (Despite Nintendo's half-assed WiFi! Egad..)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wow! I got a 10/10 on the first try for the CG test, 2/4 on the bonus round (and two more tries to get them all right). Problem with the last test is that some of the images are low quality jpeg, which makes judging the 'cleanliness' of the image difficult.
Hee! Good going. ^_^ (I'll refrain from noting here which I got wrong, lest I provide spoilers)

Hm. I'll have to return with a perfect score, and see what the second round's actually like. Certainly, without good quality images, the task's rather complicated. Still - I'd have to commend all the artists involved. Amazing how far the field of photorealistic CG's come in just the past 15 years, especially at the low end - whilst gaming has a long way to catch up, pre-rendered animations of similar quality are now perfectly feasible, with even the same tools available to home users just as readily as professionals. (And Fiat Homo would've once been at home on a Mind's Eye release, produced by some large corporation's research unit, or University)