Nov. 21st, 2014

Hooray for Friday!

Who’s with me?

Let’s check the videos…

» Buffalo Lake Effect

Buffalo Lake Effect
“A time-lapse view of Lake Erie during the lake-effect snow storm of November 18, 2014. This was taken from my office window in the Guaranty Building where I work as an intellectual property attorney at Hodgson Russ”
This made the rounds but it’s maybe the very best example of how “lake effect” snow is formed. Beautiful. Scary.

» Lenny Kravitz – Fly Away (lyrics)

Lenny Kravitz - Fly Away (lyrics)
This is a satirical “lyric video” that was actually edited together by the very talented (and funny) Neil Cicierega.
I lol’d.

» NY77 The Coolest Year In Hell

NY77 The Coolest Year In Hell
A documentary about the burgeouning punk rock scene in the late 70s in NYC. Some great stuff in here.

» (2/4) Synthesis: A machine that uses gears, springs and levers to add sines and cosines

(2/4) Synthesis: A machine that uses gears, springs and levers to add sines and cosines
“This series on Albert Michelson’s Harmonic Analyzer celebrates a nineteenth century mechanical computer that performed Fourier analysis by using gears, springs and levers to calculate with sines and cosines – an astonishing feat in an age before electronic computers.”
For those of you who want an extended look at this device, there is acomplete playlist of several videos that describe several mathematical functions this machine can do. I find it fascinating.

Bonus Video:

» A squirrel nabbed my GoPro and carried it up a tree (and then dropped it)

A squirrel nabbed my GoPro and carried it up a tree (and then dropped it)
[self explanatory]
I love any indepth interaction between animals and GoPro cameras.
And just wait until those cameras get smaller (but retain resolution.)

Have a great weekend everybody.

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