The Mystery of the Supranational Rabbit (porsupah) wrote,
The Mystery of the Supranational Rabbit
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Apparently, some iPlayer users accessing the service on particular TVs are now being offered the option to preview Ultra HD HDR test footage, including a four minute segment from Planet Earth II. Personally, I'd really enjoy seeing some high framerate tests, too - even interpolation of 25 or 30fps material, performed well, can make quite a substantial difference, especially in action sequences.

Robocop's designer is now working on a four meter high robot, which the manufacturer expects to sell for around $8m each. (Of course, it's from Asia - South Korea)

Here's some encouragement for webcam owners to set a password: The Insecam Project, making a large database of unsecured webcams available and searchable by country, manufacturer, and more.

There are bunnies! Around my usual circuit, that is. ^_^ Over October, November, and December, I'd seen very few around - perhaps one rather bored individual in one spot, and that'd be it. On Thursday, though - no bunucopia, but there were one or two at all of the spots, including maybe four at my main spot. =:D No amazing shots to show for it, I'm afraid, but I'm nonetheless delighted to see some actual activity again.


Autostraddle has a particularly good obituary for Carrie Fisher. It's not merely a recitation of her roles, but what she brought to them, and her life outside film, including being a vociferous advocate of mental health and eliminating the stigma still associated with it. It (almost) concludes with the quite perfect line: "Remember the white dress I wore all through that film? George came up to me the first day of filming, took one look at the dress, and said: "You can't wear a bra under that dress." "OK, I'll bite," I said. "Why?" and he said "Because.. there's no underwear in space." He said it with such conviction. Like he had been to space and looked around and he didn't see any bras or panties anywhere. He explained. "You go into space and you become weightless. Then your body expands but your bra doesn't, so you get strangled by your own underwear." I think that this would make for a fantastic obituary. I tell my younger friends that no matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra."

Dreams are always rather wonderfully odd things, but I'm wondering quite what led to me dreaming of being on a runaway narrowboat. ^_^; (I was cogent enough to realise there wasn't much of a problem as long as we were on the level, but I wasn't sure what to do when we hit a lock) Coming soon as a major motion picture!
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