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Heinz Zemanek Passes At 94

Recent /. Posts - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 11:01pm
Knuckles writes Austrian computer pioneer Heinz Zemanek, the first person to build a fully transistorized computer on the European mainland, died in Vienna, aged 94 (link in German). Officially named Binär dezimaler Volltransistor-Rechenautomat (binary-decimal fully transistorized computing automaton), but known as "Mailüfterl", the computer was built in 1955 and in 1958 calculated 5073548261 to be a prime number in 66 minutes. Its power was comparable to a small tube computer of the time, and it measured 4 by 2.5 by 0.5 meters. "Mailüfterl" means "may breeze" in Viennese German and was a play on US computers of the time, like MIT's Whirlwind. 'Even if it cannot match the rapid calculation speed of American models called "Whirlwind" or "Typhoon", it will be enough for a "Wiener Mailüfterl"' (Viennese may breeze), said Zemanek. Mailüfterl contained 3,000 transistors, 5,000 diodes, 1,000 assembly platelets, 100,000 solder joints, 15,000 resistors, 5,000 capacitors and 20,000 meters switching wire. It was built as an underground project at and without financial support from the technical university of Vienna, were Zemanek was an assistant professor at the time. In 1961, Zemanek and his team moved to IBM, who built them their own lab in Vienna. In 1976, Zemanek became an IBM Fellow and stayed at IBM until his retirement in 1985. He was crucial in the creation of the formal definition of the programming language PL/I. The definition language used was VDL (Vienna Definition Language), a direct predecessor of VDM Specification Language (VDM-SL). He remained a professor in Vienna and held regular lectures until 2006.

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War (Theme from Cannon Fodder)

Ant's Vimeo Likes - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 8:56pm

Original music video from Cannon Fodder by Sensible Software (1993)
Starring Jon Hare, Chris Yates, Stoo Cambridge, Chris Chapman, Jools Jameson and Richard Joseph
Edited by Wes Dunton

'War' written by Jon Hare and Richard Joseph, vocals by Jon Hare

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Flowers opening timelapse

Ant's Vimeo Likes - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 1:51pm

After 9 months and 50,000 shots (only using 5.000 for the final video), my first flowers timelapse has finished. After a long work looking for flowers that would open fast, here is a list of the flowers that have been part of the timelapse: Lillium, hibiscus, carnations, orchids, dandelions, lilies, daisies, alstroemeria, peonies and nigella damask.

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Music of Roger Subirana - Point of no return
Después de 9 meses y 50.000 fotografías (de las cuales solo han formado parte del vídeo final unas 5.000), mi primer timelapse de flores ha terminado de formarse. Tras un largo trabajo buscando flores que abriesen rápido, aquí esta la lista de flores que han formado parte del timelapse: Lillium, hibiscus, clavelinas, orquídeas, dientes de león, lirios, margaritas, alstroemerias, peonías y nigella de damasco.

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Cast: David de los Santos Gil

Tags: flores, timelapse, floreciendo, flowers, photography, abriéndose, opening, lillium, flower, open, beautiful, video, spring, primavera, nature, naturaleza, planta and plants

Futurama Planet Express ship

Ant's Vimeo Likes - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 5:58am

Futurama Planet Express ship (turntable)
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Cast: seccovan

Tags: 3d, 3dsmax, Futurama, Planet Express ship and Fan art

Futurama 3d (test shot)

Ant's Vimeo Likes - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 5:57am

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Music: Alan Silvestri - "Forrest Gump Suite" (fragment)
Software: 3dsmax, Nuke, Photoshop, After Effects
Tools : Multiscatter plugin, Ghost Town script, Poly FX script

Cast: seccovan

Tags: 3d, 3dsmax, Futurama, Planet Express ship and Fan art

Time Travel Lover

Ant's Vimeo Likes - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 8:42pm

// presented by partizan films (
// directed by bo mirosseni (
// written by elisha yaffe (
// starring stephanie hunt, craig anton, and elisha yaffe
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// produced by josh goldstein & tova dann
// executive producers georges bermann & sheila stepanek
// cinematography by jon peter (
// edited by sammi cohen (
// VFX by ingenuity engine (
// make up & hair by angie johnson (
// production design by drew cookson (
// score by dan gross (

Cast: Elisha Yaffe, Bo Mirosseni, Partizan, Jon Peter, Sammi Cohen, Ingenuity Engine, tova dann, Drew Cookson, Dan Gross, Stephanie Hunt and Yvonne Angelo

Tags: time travel, love, lovers, sad, comedy, sci-fi, partizan, georges bermann, sheila stepanek, tova dann, josh goldstein, stephanie hunt, elisha yaffe, craig anton, bo mirosseni and ingenuity engine

Knight Rider - BTS

Ant's Vimeo Likes - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 11:46am

Knight Rider - BTS - A behind the scenes look at the television series Knight Rider with interviews from cast and crew including Glen Larson and David Hasselhoff.

Cast: Harry Dix

Tags: glen larson, knight rider, KITT, action, 80s, tv series, us, david hasselhoff, michael knight, devon and behind the scenes

From Jet to Jet- Being the USAF Thunderbirds Official Photographer

Ant's Vimeo Likes - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 6:02am

This is the story of Sergeant Larry Reid Jr., United States Air Force Photojournalist, and how his job is one of the most incredible stories I have ever had the pleasure of telling.

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Cast: Jaron Schneider

Tags: Aerial, United States Air Force, F16, GoPro, Canon, Video, Cinema, Thunderbirds and USAF

HNN "je pars". Directed by Hugo Arcier.

Ant's Vimeo Likes - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 8:06pm

HNN "Je pars" (Gregg Anthe / Emmanuelle Desmonts-Roudgé)

Official music video. Directed by Hugo Arcier. 2014.

LP 12" "L'île Nue" (La Forme Lente) available worldwide. Distributed by The Wool-E-Shop (BE) :
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Cast: Hugo Arcier

Tags: HNN, je pars, hugo arcier, 3D, computer graphics, images de synthèse, body and corps

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