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Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" interpolated to 60fps 4k is freaking everyone out | Boing Boing

Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" interpolated to 60fps 4k is freaking everyone out | Boing Boing

I can't find the technical info for Rick Astley's 1987 "Never Gonna Give You Up", the classic rickroll, but it was probably shot at 24 frames per second on 16mm film or 30fps on betacam or whatever. Revideo used machine learning to interpolate it to a camcorder-slick 60 frames per second and upscale the resolution to 4k.It is smooth, crisp and glistening. Everyone hates it.

February 18, 2021
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The Reddit chart of compound pejoratives

The Reddit chart of compound pejoratives

Colin Morris noted that on Reddit, a certain form of compound pejoratives—two words such as "buttface", "shitlord", "douchebag"—are found in diverse yet formulaic proliferation. So it's time—with appropriate warnings about the presence of very offensive words—for some data science. I collected lists of around 70 prefixes and 70 suffixes (collectively, "affixes") that can be flexibly combined to form insulting compounds, based on a scan of Wiktionary's English derogatory terms category. The terms covered a wide range of domains, including: scatology (fart-, poop-) political epithets (lib-,...

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Technoporn: The Cobalt Qube

Technoporn: The Cobalt Qube

The Qube is Dead, Long Live The Qube!Those magical Cobalt boxes made it reasonable for small businesses to have in-house web, email and file servers, long before other modern no-brainers were available. Sleek-looking blue boxes of humming, user-friendly power, these — and their siblings from Cobalt's Raq series — opened a new world of possibility just when it was needed in the mid-to-late 1990s. Bought out by Sun, the entire line was put to death shortly thereafter, leaving a thriving and ravenous fan community in the lurch.The Inquirer has a on the top 5 overpriced tech acquisitions, and...

October 26, 2007
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