DNA Lounge: Wherein the Snarkatron has been resurrected.

Joshua and Jeff, a pair of our loyal Death Guild regulars, took the Snarkatron home and fixed it! There was no Curse of the Sign this time around. That went a little bit like this, and a little bit like this:

But we also worked out how to get it to display images instead of just text! Witness the new hotness:

I'd actually known this was theoretically possible since the beginning, but never tried it because I didn't think anything would be legible at all, due to the low resolution (160×28) combined with the large gutters between characters and lines. Guess I was wrong!

You have to do it in a completely crazy way: it doesn't have the ability to take a bitmap, but you can upload a new font. So you have to break up your image into 5x7 tiles. And you only get 96 of them, so you have to re-use duplicates and hope that the image isn't complicated enough that it needs more. Colors are per tile, not per pixel, and brightness is global, so no multi-color images or dithering tricks, either.

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"One is supposed to put their penis into the hole lined with teeth."

I'm just gonna let Violet field this one:

From: Violet Blue
Subject: my new nightmare can be yours now too

I'm a dick for sending you this, but at least I don't have to suffer alone.

Here's the skeleton head for the base of a sex robot in production by Realbotix, the V2 which is called "Nova"

One is supposed to put their penis into the hole lined with teeth.

Let me ruin sex for you some more. Here's a video of the head making facial expressions without makeup:

Found via The Early Makings of a Talking Sex Robot.

If you must inflict this on the public, I don't mind if you screencap/quote this email. I almost feel like people should be warned about the coming storm of vagina dentata roombatas, certain to hoover up everyone's interest to sex once they see how the sausage is ground (in their impending nightmares, of course), so I might post about it outside my Sex News roundup later today.

Gotta go stash weapons around the house now, BRB.

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Long Live the New Flesh

I'm glad to see PETA finally doing something worthwhile by giving us the body-horror that Cronenberg has been slacking on!

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