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Old 04-10-2011, 03:29 PM   #801
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aw the owl.

(I didnt have to watch to know it)
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huh. I completely forgot about that owl.

It's kind of sad how the firms such as Triple-I, Robert Abel, Digital Productions, Magi and Computer Image, who did such incredible, groundbreaking work, have all simply vanished to history.

Ancient History time.

One of the first (if not the absolute first) computers to be used for what we now recognize as CGI was actually an analog machine.

Behold, the mighty Scanimate:



Hell of a good history lesson on it here: http://scanimate.zfx.com/









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pardon my shitty phone camera, but it's a Lexus LF-A driving on 270.
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cool car, but for the money I rather have a GT-R.
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A run through the trivia section on Wargames on IMDB gives an interesting insight to what computer graphics were in 1982:

Graphics on the large NORAD war room screens were rendered in advance by an HP 9845C desktop computer running BASIC. In 1982 the 9845C was comprised of a base with built-in keyboard and a 14" color monitor that mounted on top. Cost of a 9845C was about $90,000 (inflation-adjusted) and the entire "desktop" computer weighed about 100 pounds. The computer's resolution was not good enough to project on a large screen or to be filmed from directly, so a high-resolution monochromatic display was connected. The images were filmed from the display, one frame at a time, one color at a time, using filters for red, green, and blue. The process took about 1 minute per frame of film.

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Old 04-10-2011, 05:29 PM   #806
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cool car, but for the money I rather have a GT-R.
It's more the fact that there will be only 500 of these made.

I'd rather have a Carrera GT myself. Open air fun etc etc.
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pardon my shitty phone camera, but it's a Lexus LF-A driving on 270.

Holy ******* shitballs. I am impressed.


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It's more the fact that there will be only 500 of these made.

I'd rather have a Carrera GT myself. Open air fun etc etc.

Carreras are common in our area (DC not Baltimore duh). It's like the honda corolla everywhere else.
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It's like the honda corolla everywhere else.
Hmmm.
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Holy ******* shitballs. I am impressed.





Carreras are common in our area (DC not Baltimore duh). It's like the honda corolla everywhere else.
Well he did say carrera GT. Completely different from the normal Carrera.
See illustrations for details.
Carrera GT

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And since only 1270 carrera GTs where made I doubt they are common as corollas in your area.
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Google Maps must update their satellite views fairly often. It was somewhat recently that I moved the '92 to that spot.

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Google Maps must update their satellite views fairly often. It was somewhat recently that I moved the '92 to that spot.

Probably depends on the area. I just checked my house, the satellite image is at least a year old based on plant growth.
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I thought that only Chuck Norris could catch fish this way:

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pardon my shitty phone camera, but it's a Lexus LF-A driving on 270.
HAHAHA I know exactly where this pic was taken. This is like 5 miles from my dads house. I used to drive that road every morning and evening for 3 years.
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I thought that only Chuck Norris could catch fish this way:

I know nothing about fishing, why are they bleeding almost instantly when the land in the boat, do they break something?
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Don't you think you would start bleeding if you jumped into a boat and started smashing your head against it?

I think it's most likely coming from their gills.

I've had this happen before, but not in such quantity.
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Deadly in recreational lakes.
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On my way home...
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Don't feel bad for those carp. They are a non-native species that are destroying the natural balance of the rivers and lakes they are infesting. A few decades they escaped from a farm. Mass killing of them is a good thing and is promoted. Personally, I'd be standing on the boat with a baseball bat.
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