Friday, July 30, 2010

Canon Rebel T2i - Audio Hack (Disable AGC)



So a big annoyance to 7D and T2i owners is when there is no audio, the automatic gain control kicks in and raises the noise floor.  This dude in the video figured out that you can just feed a pure tone into the left or right channel and this will effectively keep the Automatic Gain Control from kicking in.....  This is super hilarious because almost every argument for 5d mark ii (other than the full frame/better low light etc) is this 'manual audio control' ability.  So $3000 for a 5d mark ii, $1500 for a 7D, and then $900 for a T2i.... since the T2i and the 7D apparently have almost the same Sensor.... (all the reviews i have seen seem to show that 7D video is effectively the same as the T2i video) it's interesting to note that you can get rid of the annoyances that the 'manual audio control' gets you... with this simple hack....
thumbs up to the guy who made this video.... clever observation and experimentation...

So I read on a post somewhere else that someone said this wouldn't work because the T2i only records mono.... well apparently it records mono if you use the built in mic... but when I plugged in an external input... it totally recorded left and right channels separately....  here is a shot of the audio off the T2i from final cut..



So the next question is to find out if there if I can find my ipod mini that I lost somewhere in my car to use as a tone generator.... alternatively if you got the levels right... you could use a 555 timer with the appropriate output voltage range...  but honestly.... his ipod shuffle solution is probably the least ghetto and most elegant.

T2i + iPod shuffle 1G (cheap but small version) + Prime value EF 50mm f/1.8 lens FTW

      
















Here is a dude with a nice example of actually showing the 'disable' in real time.. pretty cool

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

OLD SPICE EPIC VIDEOS

You have to watch this epic video playlist... ALL THE OLD SPICE RESPONSE VIDEOS

Also here is a great video remix...

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Anderson Silva as Michael Jackson

SUPER GHETTO DIY giant beauty dish


There are alot of DIY beauty dishes on the interwebs.... this is perhaps the cheapest.
I give you khappucino's SUPER POOR MAN's Beauty Dish Mod


Step 1. reflective umbrella (i'm poor and all i have is a shoot through but you get the idea)
Step 2. paper plates mounted on umbrella shaft behind the flash head to remove center hot spot
Step 3. step back and look at the majesty. 


Reflective Umbrella = Efficient yet you get a hotspot
Add plate... and you have a reflective umbrella with the hotspot blocked out....

Now you have something that at resembles a gigantic beauty dish...  (2 cent hot spot remover)

Dolphin Escape

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Totally Sweet Cold Steel SPARTAN Kopis knife



THIS IS MADNESSS!!! NO... This is Cold Steel!!!!  Great Anti Zombie / Anti Pirate knife =p




Monday, July 12, 2010

Kafka style - Rising Youtube Comet



So this girl Jenna just got ~1.5 Million views on youtube in just 2 days.... this has to be some sort of record....

LOL - Ichiro Attack



HAHA I saw this on boston.barstoolsports.com

Saturday, July 10, 2010

OMG.... Oil Leak Might be on top of VOLCANO



I found this and Fark.com and almost fell out of my chair...

Oil Leak may be on top of VOLCANO....

Excerpt:


Mississippi Canyon Block 252 in the Gulf of Mexico is a deep core monster. Seismic studies done (link has vanished since last week)  in 2003  showed huge pockets of methane gas under volcanic pressure; up to 100,000 psi. Pressures that high are beyond human technology and we have no way to control them. There is evidence to suggest that BP should never have been allowed to poke a hole in it. A 1997 MMS report explains the reasons in detail.
After reading the MMS report, it is obvious that BP knew the risks of tapping the Macondo field were huge. But the financial rewards were too tempting; the Macondo reservoir holds the second largest deposit of natural gas and oil on the planet. And there is scientific evidence to suggest (See video below)  that it is virtually bottomless, through deep channels to the largest reservoir in the world - near the Yucatan peninsula. To an oil company, Macondo is the black gold dream they would sell their souls for.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Photoshoot with Iphone



I found this video off of strobist.com. Pro fashion photographer does a photoshoot using hot lights and an iphone 3gs.... totally sweet.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Share Carwin: Classy Loss

Here is an interesting post fight chat with Carwin:

Check it out here.

Excerpts:

“Brock was a good guy through this entire fight,” Carwin wrote. “He did not talk a bunch of smack and he fought like a warrior. He did what he needed to do to keep his belt, and that is what being a champion is all about. I am going to have to claw my way back to the top, but I wouldn't want it any other way. I know I belong with the very best; all I need to do is prove it again.”

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Why people get granted/denied Security Clearances

I saw this on metafilter.com and thought I'd share...
Check it out http://www.dod.mil/dodgc/doha/industrial/2010.html

Here are some EPIC examples:  (btw I don't recall having a family member involved in running a pornography website as a question on the EPSQ form...)

Applicant failed to advise his employer and the Government that his wife maintains two pornography websites, which include hardcore pornography. This decision places him in a position to be exploited, coerced or forced to provide classified information. He has not mitigated the government's security concerns. Clearance is denied.

Applicant is 35 years old and employed as a Program Manager and Consultant for a defense contractor. His history of excessive alcohol abuse to the point of intoxication continued off and on from February 2000 until at least December 2005, and resulted in three alcohol related arrests and related misconduct. Since then, the Applicant has significantly reduced his drinking and has had no further encounters with law enforcement. There is sufficient evidence of rehabilitation. Clearance is granted.


Applicant misused his former employer's company van and was involved in an accident while drunk in December 2007. He complied with all subsequent court and alcohol treatment requirements, and demonstrated rehabilitation and mitigation of resulting security concerns. Eligibility for access to classified information is granted.


Applicant is 34 years old and employed as an Administrative Assistant by a defense contractor. The Applicant's history of delinquent indebtedness, caused by a separation, divorce, and being a single mother, has been resolved by a good faith effort to resolve her indebtedness. Her deliberate attempt to conceal her financial indebtedness on her 2006 and 2007, security clearance applications has not been mitigated by sufficient evidence of reform and rehabilitation. Clearance is denied.


In 2007, Applicant wrongfully obtained an access badge, which allowed him access to the United States Embassy in Baghdad. He was also aware another person had obtained a similar access badge. Applicant has rebutted or mitigated the government's security concerns under personal conduct. Clearance is granted.


Applicant accumulated a significant amount of debt after he divorced in 2000 and lost personal property in Hurricane Katrina in 2005. To date, he failed to provide evidence that he has taken any steps to resolve or pay his debts, including a 2001 tax lien. He failed to mitigate the security concerns raised under the financial considerations guideline. Clearance is denied.


A former honor student and exemplary teen, Applicant moved from cigarettes to marijuana to other vices between his final high school years and college. He hit his nadir toward the end of college. He struggled to regain his faith and overcome his vices. On February 14, 2008, he quit using drugs. Since then, he has matured, regained his faith, become active in his church, involved in community outreach for troubled youth, mended relationships, excelled at work, and successfully built a strong network of mentors to help him maintain his current spiritual, personal, and professional course. Applicant mitigated drug involvement trustworthiness concerns. He has no intention of ever using drugs again. Eligibility for a trustworthiness determination granted.


Applicant accrued significant delinquent debt between 1998 and 2006 because his live-in girlfriend was forging his checks and running up his credit cards. She has a history of larcenous conduct and they have not been together for over three years. Applicant has paid or resolved all but two of the debts alleged and he is not likely to experience such circumstances in the future. Clearance is granted.

Tribute To Chicken Song



Man this is the best ever.... I love chicken!!!!!!!! I think people are crazy if they don't like chicken... this kid is awesome.

Below is the 'Complete Encyclopedia of Chickens' if you actually for some reason want to know more about chicken. All you ever wanted to know about chicken.

Friday, July 2, 2010

LOLZ - Reporter messes with Machida and Shogun



LOL!!! at 3:33 "Watch out I don't wanna hurt ya... I can take two of you guys... Wham! and Wham! LOL"