DeepNote GH Bot plays “Through the Fire and the Flames”

These are all the finalized components of DeepNote in action. In front of the screen is a metal, fully adjustable, sensor rack. It can mount onto any standard tripod, the sensor spacing can be adjusted for different teelevisions, and felt bumpers preotect the screen. To the right of the screen is the modified guitar, which is actually controlling the game. It is still fully functional, and can even be used in manual mode.

Using a program called TexMod, suggested by youtube user, al337h4x, we were able to remove the lightening bolts that strike after completing a star power phrase. They were interferring with the sensors. This was done to get the highest score possible, but DeepNote will of course still work without this modification, and it has been tested to work on both the PC and XBOX360 versions of the game.

More on Deep Note here.

(via Waxy)

Your guide to the WALL-E controversy

The AV Club takes a look at the most controversial film to come along since Birth of a Nation.

He’s cute. He’s cuddly. He has the power to make grown women weep with little more than a longing gaze. Like Jesus Christ and E.T. before him, Pixar’s WALL-E is an adorable, otherworldly creature of patience and pure love sent to save humanity from itself—so it’s only natural that people are clamoring for his blood. And perhaps it’s merely indicative of the easy access to self-expression afforded by blogs, but the backlash against WALL-E seems to be spiraling out of control lately. For all your cocktail party needs, I’ve compiled this handy list of four of the most popular complaints making the rounds about America’s new favorite robot.

First H-Bomb Test

And from Wikipedia:

Ivy Mike was the codename given to the first US test of a fusion device where a major part of the explosive yield came from fusion. It was detonated on November 1, 1952 by the United States at [show location on an interactive map] 11°40′15″N 162°11′53″E / 11.6709, 162.198 on Enewetak, an atoll in the Pacific Ocean, as part of Operation Ivy. The device was the first full test of the Teller-Ulam design, a staged fusion bomb, and is generally considered the first successful test of a hydrogen bomb. Due to its physical size and fusion fuel type (cryogenic liquid deuterium) the Mike device was not suitable for use as a thermonuclear weapon; it was intended as an extremely conservative experiment to validate the concepts used for multi-megaton detonations. A simplified and lightened bomb version (the EC-16) was prepared, and scheduled to be tested in operation Castle Yankee, as a backup in case the non-cryogenic “Shrimp” fusion device (tested in Castle Bravo) failed to work; that test was cancelled when the Bravo device was tested successfully, making the cryogenic designs obsolete.