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Diesen Strand gibt es nicht

Wieder was in der KI-Reihe nichtexistenter Dinge – diesmal computergenerierte Strände. Aus 25 Millionen Fotos von Stränden generiert der Algorithmus neue Fotos.
This beach does not exist

The video shows the learning process of the network. The learning progress is measured in kimg (kilo images). The network was trained for 25,000 kimg (until it had seen 25,000,000 images).

(via kfm)

Mahler #6, 8-Bit

Früher hatte ich hier schon den Sacre.

(via Michael auf FB)

Ventilator-Bass

By attaching a disk with holes to the fan, it converts blinks of lights to electric signals and generates sound from a bass amplifier. Different numbers of holes can generate a musical scale, and turning on/off of the power makes it roar.

(via kfm)

Triller

Der Ausbau der Berliner S- und U-Bahnen seit 1902

#Heimatgeschichte

The history of Berlin’s rapid transit system, U-Bahn (Untergrundbahn, „underground railway“) and S-Bahn (Stadtschnellbahn, „city rapid railway“), from 1902 to 2021 is shown in this animation.

Notes:
The nomenclature, line colours, and routes of the services, especially for S-Bahn, have constantly changed throughout history. The video only highlights major opening, suspension of the tracks in service and does not show minor name changes, route changes, etc. I did try to capture the route and name changes of the lines as much as possible, but the video may not accurately represent the actual routes of the lines at that time as there are not enough records of these changes. Hence, these changes only happen in the background and are not shown as a separate event.
For the colours, the lines are shown in the colours that are used today unless they were previously part of a different line. (For e.g. current Line U4 was initially green as it was part of Line B, then changed to blue as it was designated as a separate Line 4 in 1966, then changed again to yellow for better visibility. In this video, the colour only changes in 1966 from green to yellow.)

Im Bett Klavier spielen

How the oil industry accidentally created autotune

Wenn man genauer hinhört, merkt man’s.

Dr. Andy Hildebrand invented the original Antares Autotune software („Autotune“ is one of those proprietary eponyms like Kleenex or Jacuzzi; other pitch correction softwares don’t call themselves autotune, but people often still refer to them as such, and they use the same basic principles). A classic flutist by training, Dr. Hildebrand ended up working for Exxon Production Research for a while. It was there that he helped to develop a software to process data from reflection seismology—that is, using seismic waves to determine whether or not there might be any oil or other substances worth drilling/fracking/mining for.

(via BoingBoing)

Die Geschichte der Mini-Schallplatte

This Techmoan video looks into a little-known record format from the 1960s, the under-4″ 45 RPM flexi-disc known as a Hip Pocket Record or a Pocket Disc. The format was an attempt at targeting the growing young teen market but it never gained a sustainable consumer base.

(via BoingBoing)

Gitarre aus Skelett des Onkels

Für Death Metal.

The skeleton belonged to my beloved Uncle Filip who passed in the 90’s, through a series of events his remains were repatriated to the US from Greece and ended up in my possession. He was a metal head and guitar player in life, and now he continues to shred in death.

The Secret of Synchronization

(via swissmiss)