Nonlaser things that I think GFers will find interesting

I hope this link will work for those interested;

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For all the miniaturists, here are some tiny books!

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Those are so adorable!

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I guess technically this is off topic because it’s laser based, but it’s definitely interesting!

Using lasers to divert lightning strikes, crazy.

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-023-00080-7

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ChatGPT + Wolfram Alpha… combine different engines for different functions.

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That was some serious flying!

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Oh that’s something else! Teenager me wants one.

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I’m wondering how well those induction plates would do for melting metals. In order to melt stainless steel for casting induction melting was required so oxidizing would not happen.

Man makes a storage chest for his kids…toys. (Cute scene at the end with the kids and the chest.)

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https://google-research.github.io/seanet/musiclm/examples/

They’re coming for the musicians now (eventually)! Some compelling examples of capturing the essence. I particularly liked club sounds from various decades.

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Some precedent for that as a style choice, e.g. Cocteau Twins.

Of course, you have seen the Drake generator:

Thanks for sharing! My bonus child (my son’s best friend) has built his own beautiful boat among other things. I see him building things like this for his future children.

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That self locking hasp seems like a dangerous feature. I say this by experience as my son locked himself into a travel trunk and gave us a scare.

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With enough places for air to move it becomes just a feature?

I was thinking the same thing, but the kids didn’t seem to have any issues with it.

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I was looking at the boy jumping out and running over to the other box. In my mind, I was seeing him just push that hasp. That must have been one of the deleted scenes.

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I went back and watched it again. I think the sister was just hiding, she didn’t appear to be stuck.

I would think it would be a bigger issue on the new box. It has a longer latch loop.

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The father was behind the camera the whole time of course so it would only point out the problem.

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