How Green Screen Worked Before Computers

How Green Screen Worked Before Computers

http://tomscott.com - http://twitter.com/tomscott - For those of us who grew up in the age of CGI, green screen is just "a thing that computers do". But how did effects like this work before the age of pixels? With the help of some suitably shiny graphics, here's a quick summary. Thank you to Matt Gray - http://mattg.co.uk - http://twitter.com/unnamedculprit - for sterling work getting the camera and lighting right!

Why Computers Can't Count Sometimes

Why Computers Can't Count Sometimes

Sometimes, numbers on sites like YouTube and Twitter jump up and down; subscriber counts lag, like-counts bounce all over the place. Why is it so hard for computers to count? To answer that, we need to talk about threading, eventual consistency, and caching. Thanks to my proofreading team, and to Tomek on camera! The Cambridge Centre for Computing History: http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/ I'm at http://tomscott.com on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at http://facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo

american gil - enyay pee pee del feen

american gil - enyay pee pee del feen

serie de ruido pop #01

The Drink With A Human Toe In It

The Drink With A Human Toe In It

In Dawson City, a small mining town in the Yukon, sits the Downtown Hotel. Inside there is a tradition that tourists have been trying out for decades: the Sourtoe Cocktail. Thanks to everyone at the Downtown Hotel! More about them: https://dawsoncity.ca/attraction/sourtoe-cocktail-club/ Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) I'm at http://tomscott.com on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at http://facebook.com/tomscott and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo

ENYAY

ENYAY

"we don't judge"

laurwhore and enyay

laurwhore and enyay

grey goose is bombie

[HoVeR] Jaws + Faint + Enyay = High School Talent Show Performance (Rude Boy by Zeds Dead)

[HoVeR] Jaws + Faint + Enyay = High School Talent Show Performance (Rude Boy by Zeds Dead)

Now including our third member of the team::: ENYAY!!! He's been with us since the start but hasn't been able to do light shows with us until the Encore High School 2nd Annual Talent Show, 2011. We are very happy to do this, unfortunately we did not win 1st place and grab the $100, however, we did take top 5, so we're pretty happy about that :) Use coupon code "Jawz" at emazinglights.com for 2 free Dotz microlights! Use coupon code "Faint" at emazinglights.com for a pair of white gloves! Jaws's YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/JawsLightShow Faint's YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/BlackCrestWolfPack Enyay's YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheStupidxmonkey

Juan Pujol Garcia and Thirtynineitude: Citation Needed 8x03

Juan Pujol Garcia and Thirtynineitude: Citation Needed 8x03

Our traditional Wartime Badass Episode this week, albeit a wartime badass whose weapon included expense reports. BONUS MATERIAL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFFoDDhl9DA FULL PLAYLIST: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL96C35uN7xGIo2odDuuPeYtb7BtQ1kBhp WEB SITE and MORE AUDIO EPISODES: http://techdif.co.uk Featuring: Matt Gray: http://mattg.co.uk - @unnamedculprit Gary Brannan: @garybrannan and Chris Joel, who doesn't do this social media nonsense More from us: http://techdif.co.uk Directed by Grant Stevens Edited by Elliot Gough: http://www.youtube.com/ElliotExplicit Audio mix by Haerther Productions: https://haerther.net I'm at http://tomscott.com on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at http://facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo

Britain's Largest Battery Is Actually A Lake

Britain's Largest Battery Is Actually A Lake

Dinorwig Power Station, otherwise known as Electric Mountain, is a pumped-storage hydro station in Llanberis, Wales. And yes: it's Britain's largest battery. Here's how it works, and why some of the things you think you know about TV pickups might not be so true any more. Thanks to all the Engie team! More about them: http://home.engie.co.uk Public tours of Electric Mountain are closed until mid-2019, but you can find details here: http://electricmountain.co.uk/ Camera op: Ryan Priestnall Editor: Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) I'm at http://tomscott.com on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at http://facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo

What's The Longest Word You Can Write With Seven-Segment Displays?

What's The Longest Word You Can Write With Seven-Segment Displays?

That's right, we're kicking Season 2 of the Basics off with a technical episode about a somewhat-obsolete technology! IT'S PARTY TIME. Wait, no, not party time. IT'S CODE TIME. Close enough. Let's talk about seven-segment displays, and about the longest word you can write with them. Public domain list of English words: https://github.com/dwyl/english-words Thanks to my proofreading team, and to Tomek on camera! The Cambridge Centre for Computing History: http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/ BONUS LINK: Genius regex crossword puzzle: https://regexcrossword.com/ I'm at http://tomscott.com on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at http://facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo

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