Archive for date: October 28, 2005

More cleaning/enhancing of frames…

October 28, 2005 | General, My Projects | By: Mark VandeWettering

I was watching the previously mentioned MPEG of The Phantom of the Opera with an eye toward cleaning up it, and found that by and large, it really is dreadful. The transfer seems very poorly focussed, so getting any reasonable detail out of it seemed difficult. But, I thought I’d experiment anyway. I extracted five […]

Doom (2005)

October 28, 2005 | Movie Review | By: Mark VandeWettering

Last night there was not that much going on, Tivo showed nothing really worth watching, the baseball season is over, and Carmen and I needed something to do. What do you do when you don’t know what to do? Why, the movies of course! And yesterday’s movie was the movie version of the video game […]

An Interesting Optical Illusion

October 28, 2005 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

From Craig on our internal Pixar science mailing list: Mr Angry and Mrs Calm.

National Academy of Sciences and National Science Teachers Association Play Hardball

October 28, 2005 | Science | By: Mark VandeWettering

As the Kansas Board of Education review gut their science standards to appease creationists, the NAS and the NSTA have decided to revoke their permssion to use their copyrighted materials in the new proposed standard. Yeow. From their letter to the Kansas BOE: While there is much in the Kansas Science Education Standards that is […]