November 17th, 2005

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Wow!!! I want! This guy has taken a 2-d camera and put layers of micro lenses over the digiral sensor. The microlenses also measure measure the light. The end result is the camera records a 3-d image that you can adgust the depth of field in post processing. But, if you could use edge detection algorithms on it as you pan through the depths, you could use it to make digital 3-d models for ray-tracing or stereo imaging.

http://graphics.stanford.edu/~renng/

One other digital camera dream I have... I wish digital cameras would also have IR and UV sensors in addition to the RGB ones. Then you could have a raw image format with the extended light range record and adjust which ranges are visable in the final image. You could have the flexability to tune the colors with out static reliance on filters with set values.
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WTS?!?!?! [What The Shatner]

From IMDB:

Shatner Wants To Sell Kidney Stone
William Shatner is hoping to persuade medics who removed his kidney stone to hand it over so he can sell it on auction site eBay. The actor, who played Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek, claims the stone will become "the ultimate piece of Star Trek memorabilia." Shatner plans to give the proceeds of the sale to charity, but he has to cut through eBay red tape first - the website's rules are strict about the sale of body parts. The 74-year-old actor was taken from the set of his hit TV show Boston Legal last month, suffering from what was initially reported to be chronic back pain. But Shatner has since revealed he had a kidney stone, which he successfully passed after experiencing excruciating pain.


Thanks to Louis for the link.
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entropyerika provides us with Things to say on Thanksgiving:

  1. Talk about a huge breast!
  2. Tying the legs together keeps the inside moist.
  3. It's Cool Whip time!
  4. If I don't undo my pants, I'll burst!
  5. That's one terrific spread!
  6. I'm in the mood for a little dark meat.
  7. Are you ready for seconds yet?
  8. It's a little dry, do you still want to eat it?
  9. Just wait your turn, you'll get some!
  10. Don't play with your meat.
  11. Just spread the legs open and stuff it in.
  12. Do you think you'll be able to handle all these people at once?
  13. I didn't expect everyone to come at once!
  14. You still have a little bit on your chin.
  15. How long will it take after you stick it in?
  16. You'll know it's ready when it pops up.
  17. Wow, I didn't think I could handle all of that!
  18. That's the biggest one I've ever seen!