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Welcome to Red Slime, the personal journal of Orange Claymore. This site contains work I have done over the years, audio and video. Things i like to do are as followed; skateboarding, computers, video games, listening to bad music, guns and creating music (check noise section). I also pass live feeds of interesting and related topics. Explore and have fun.

UPDATE: The new 404_Error band archive site and my old project, bland officer, is now active on the Noise page!

Manakamana Captures the Entire Country of Nepal in Just One Cable Car

Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez’ Manakamana isn’t a film for everyone. Labeled as experimental, it comes with the territory that this isn’t your average doc with an identifiable beginning, middle, and end. Instead Manakamana is something you’ve never seen before, and that’s why it’s worth watching.

You could look at this documentary as a two hour-long experience, but it’s actually split up into eleven 10-minute segments. Why ten minutes? Because that’s the amount of time it takes for cable cars to travel to the ancient Nepalese temple Manakamana. It’s also the exact amount of time the directors could film their subjects with 16mm film. Convenient.

In these vignettes, you are inside these temple-bound bubbles and face-to-face with one person, group of people, or collection of goats for ten uninterrupted minutes. Sometimes, characters sit in silence, staring at the surrounding scenery, and others are tourists taking selfies, eager to get to the temple. In my experience, I found the film a lot more enjoyable piece by piece, watching one segment on its own and then returning later (sometimes days later) to watch another.

This documentary is the very embodiment of experimental, and that can be hit or miss for a lot of people. For example, I can love this film and in the next moment completely miss the point of films like Leviathan, which was also developed by the Sensory Ethnography Lab at Harvard University.

It’s a polarizing film and a challenge to be sure. Critics love its simplicity, but I’ve also heard the film described as a “borefest.” Either way, you can make your own decision as you can now watch Manakamana on Netflix. [Netflix]

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PlayStation Now’s creator explains how game streaming came to Sony

PlayStation Now at CES 2014

With the PlayStation Now beta just opening to a larger chunk of the gaming population, you might be wondering how the streaming service came to Sony in the first place. Why did Gaikai drop its entire PC audience to join a console maker? Thankfully for you, Gaikai chief David Perry has just shed light on that transition in an interview with GameInformer. Simply put, streaming on computers was becoming a nightmare for Perry’s team before the 2012 acquisition. The sheer number of compatibility problems was “massively reducing” the number of titles Gaikai could support, and the software required increasingly elaborate tricks (such as image recognition) just to run at all. The company wanted to escape these headaches by going to a platform with standardized elements like controllers and copy protection. When Sony came knocking, it quickly became clear that the PlayStation was a good match — it solved many challenges in one fell swoop.

Perry is more than willing to talk about game streaming’s present and future as well. He notes that the PlayStation Now test run has been going smoothly, and that it exists primarily to give his crew freedom to experiment with new techniques before Now is ready for primetime. It won’t just be a matter of refinement in the future, though. Besides introducing social features like Share Play, Perry is hoping to expand device and game support; he has already promised streaming for older PlayStation releases. He’d ideally support “every game ever,” so long as the technology allowed it. In the long run, he also sees the cloud enabling software that isn’t possible when you’re limited by the processing power of a box in your living room. “You could just completely let [developers] go wild and free,” he says. That’s not likely to happen soon, but it’s good to know that streaming could improve the quality of the games you play, not just how you play them.

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Hackaday Links: September 21, 2014


Obviously the best way to show you’ve pwned a piece of hardware is to run Doom on it. This time around it’s not just a hardware hack but a security hack. [Michael Jordan] demonstrates a network vulnerability on a Canon printer by making it run Doom. [Thanks to all who sent this tip to us]

Fans of the photo-resist method of PCB etching will appreciate this Bromograph built from an old all-in-one-printer. When gutted, the body of the printer makes a nice enclosure for four UV Lamps. The treated copper clad goes face-down on the scanner glass with the printed transparency between the two. [Michele's] early testing shows really great results.

[Tom] sent in a link to this video biography of the rLab hackerspace. It shows off the space and its members but also tells the story of a tight-knit community. We enjoyed hearing that almost everything in the space is salvaged and repaired; a great way to acquire equipment on a tight budget while also building the skills of the members.

The bulbs in projectors can be quite expensive to replace. This hack adds an RC filter to the bulb and claims to greatly extend its life. Does this really work and why isn’t it built into the projector?

[Steve Maher] built a GRBL board that is the same form-factor as a DB25 connector housing. It’s basically an Arduino derivative that includes a USB connection, a separate jack for STOP and CYCLE START switches. If you’re not familiar, GRBL is an open source project that lets your drive parallel-port-based hardware with a machine that doesn’t have a parallel port.

Finally, have you heard of the ZofzPCB program before? It’s a way to visualize your gerber files in order to perform a final sanity check before sending your deign off for fabrication. [Thanks Boldport]

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The Only iPhone 6 Unboxing Video You’ll Actually Want to See

What is it with unboxing videos? At best, they’re poorly-focused movies of disembodied hands fumbling with packaging. At worst, they’re a platform for some jerk to brag about his new gadget. Trust me—this is the only iPhone 6 unboxing video that won’t make you retch.

For the rest of this week’s top comedy videos, head on over to SplitSider. Now for the news!

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A Professional Spot Welder Made out of a Microwave Transformer

MOT Spot Welder

Spot welders are one of the very few pieces of metal working equipment that are actually very much cheaper to build yourself than to buy commercially. In fact, between salvaging a transformer out of an old microwave and buying some of the other components, it’s doable for under $100USD in most cases.

We’ve shared this hack quite a few times before, but [Albert van Dalen] has really taken the cake on creating a very detailed and extensive guide to not only building his, but how to properly use it for various purposes.

[Albert] designed it in a way that allows it to be configured in both opposed and series electrode positions which means besides being able to spot weld sheet metal together, you can also spot weld battery tabs while on cells!

He’s also used an Arduino to allow for precise timing of current application, and created an adjustable force guide to provide pressure during the weld — a feature usually only seen on the commercial units. His blog has tons of information on it, so if you’re interested in building your own, check it out!

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6 Tips For Getting Started With Google Now

6 Tips For Getting Started With Google Now

Are you still tracking your own packages, flights, and deliveries while tapping on your mobile device’s screen like a caveman? Not when we’re done, you won’t be. Here are seven simple steps you can take to turn Google Now into your personal digital secretary.

Android users may already be well-familiar with Google Now’s powers, but if you’re not—or if you’re stuck with Siri or Cortana as your personal assistant—it’s worth a refresher. It mines data scraped from a combination of user-shared information, browsing history, location, and time to deliver relevant information, reminders, and content exactly when its algorithms think you need it. This isn’t a mobile Big Brother in your pocket, though; the information it uses is mostly just related data from your Google account, like it pulling information from your calendar to remind you that you’re about to be late for an appointment.

You can find a full list of available cards here. But below are some of the ones we use the most.

Set Some Ground Rules

6 Tips For Getting Started With Google Now

Before you can start having your phone finish sentences for you, you’ll need to do a bit of basic setup.

  1. If you’re on iOS, download the Google app from the App Store on your phone or tablet. Your Android device will have it pre-installed.
  2. Once you’ve opened the app, scroll to the bottom of the screen, past all the cards, and tap the magic wand icon in the center of that bottom row to pop the Customize Google Now menu. In iOS, tap on the three dots in the lower righthand corner, and select Settings.
  3. In Customize Google Now/Settings, you can select your favorite sports, teams, and events; any stocks that you follow, designate your home and work addresses; select your cable and VOD providers, and even your preferred method of transit—driving, public transportation, walking, or biking. Fill in everything that you want to, what you share is of course up to you but the system works better the more you tell it about yourself.
  4. Save out of that menu and go back to the main Google Now screen. That’s about as far as you can go on iOS, but on Android, you can now head back to the bottom of the page and now tap on the three dots in the lower righthand corner. Select Settings.
  5. In Settings, you can turn the Google Now feature on and off entirely from that top toggle-box. Tablet Search allows you to select which apps can return results for your on-device searches, such as Google Music, Chrome, and Crunchyroll. Voice allows you to turn your tablet into a hands-free device: with OK Google Detection, you can turn on voice commands from any home or lock screen (not just the google search page), train the device to listen for your voice, block offensive words, and even assign a bluetooth headset. The Accounts and Privacy menu (as well as Notifications) is pretty self explanatory, though turn off Commute Sharing if you don’t want to broadcast your physical whereabouts to your Google+ circles.

Note that while Google Now exists on iOS, the feature set varies slightly compared to what you get in Android, but most of the below should be available on both—and whatever’s not likely will be soon.

It’s OK to Talk to Your Computer

6 Tips For Getting Started With Google Now

Years of entering keywords and search terms has trained us to ask for information in a staccato fashion, spitting out the five most relevant words. Well, no more. Once you have voice commands activated, you’ll be able to once again ask questions like a regular human except, you know, to a tablet. Instead of typing in “obama number of presidency” you can simply say “OK Google (to activate the function), Barack Obama is which number president?” for it to tell you “44.” What’s really cool is that Google can also understand conversational context so after it tells you 44, you can immediately follow up with “And who was president before him?” and Google will totally understand that you’re asking about George W Bush.

Google Now also understands relationships. In Android, fire up the app, and say “call Mom.” The app will ask you who that is and allow you to select them from your contact list and establish a “relationship” within Google Now. They can also be added manually to individual Contacts on your list.

From now on, you can assign relationships to specific contacts so you’ll only need to say “call mom” or “text brother” not their full names. This relationship tag also includes options for the rest of your family members, friends, co-workers, supervisors, and significant others.

Watch TV With Your Phone, Not Just On Your Phone

6 Tips For Getting Started With Google Now

A modern equivalent of VH1′s old Pop Up Video, Google Now can perform some pretty sweet tricks while you’re busy melting into the couch. If your device is on the same network as the smart TV, just tell Google Now “Listen to TV” to receive trivia and programming information about what you’re watching. Similarly, you can shove your phone in front of a speaker after saying ”
What am I listening to?” and Google will both ID the song, and provide a link to purchase it. If only you could train it to get you a beer as well.

Show Me The Pictures

Do people really love looking at pictures of your vacation as much as you think they do? Of course, don’t be silly. And with Google Now, you can pull your pictures up and share them out faster than ever before.

So long as you have your Google+ account linked up, you can ask Now to display them based on the photos’ location and time. Commands like “Show me all of my photos from Kalamazoo” or “Show me all of my photos from last Thursday” will pull any photos from Google+ that meet that criteria.

Also cool, the “take a photo” and “record video” commands can also save valuable seconds when pulling your phone out to capture a passing scene or record your local police force bludgeoning yet another brown citizen.

Local Reminders

6 Tips For Getting Started With Google Now

Google Now also does well to leverage the functionality of its sister apps, such as Google Keep’s location-based reminder feature. As we discussed last week, all you need to do is set a reminder using the “Okay, Google … set a reminder for” command and saying where you need the task to be completed. “Set a reminder to buy milk” becomes “Set a reminder to buy milk the next time I’m at Safeway” and the system will automatically pop a reminder the next time the device’s GPS determines your near one.

So not only do you no longer need to remember exactly what you need to buy, you don’t even really need to know where to buy it. Just wander around your neighborhood until you get a notification.

6 Tips For Getting Started With Google Now

Find Your Car

And if you have trouble even remembering where you put that confounded vehicle, don’t worry—Now knows. If you’ve selected “Drive” as your preferred method of travel in the Magic Wand section above, Google Now will issue you a parking card noting where you car is every time you get out of it. Now relies on your phone’s accelerometer to guesstimate when you exit a vehicle and isn’t perfect, so don’t be surprised if it pops a parking card the next time you get off a bus or out of your buddy’s ride. Sometimes that happens the moment your heel hits the curb, sometimes it’s as much as 15 minutes after you park; it depends on the GPS readings and Google’s own algorithms. Still it’s better than hunting a parking garage level by level for your lost car.

Let Your Location Be Known

It’s not just your car’s location that you can keep tabs on; you yourself can just as easily track and be tracked by your friends and family using Google Now’s Location Sharing feature
. You know, it you’re into that sort of thing.

This service can be toggled on and off
through the Google+ App’s Settings menu and allows the user to broadcast their current location to specific people and Google+ circles. Handy if you want to quietly keep tabs on your kids during their bus ride home from school. It also works the other way round with a Now feature known as Commute Sharing. It lets friends and family track where you are on your morning and evening commutes (or really just wherever you are at the moment). They will receive Now notifications if you happen to be stuck in traffic, caught on a disabled street car, or stranded on an elevated monorail—whatever the transit issue, Google Now will let your and your’s know about it. Simply select “Let them see your commute updates” from the Now Settings menu.

These are just a few of the many commands, cards, tips, and tricks that can help Google Now make you life easier. If you have any techniques that you don’t see listed here, let us know in the discussion below!

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The 10 phones that fueled the big-screen revolution

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It’s safe to say that Steve Jobs was off the mark when he declared that no one would buy big smartphones — they’ve become popular enough that Apple itself is now making large iPhones. But how did these supersized devices escape their niche status to become the must-haves they are today? The transformation didn’t happen overnight. It took a succession of ever-bigger phones to spark the public imagination and prove that huge screens were here to stay. We’ve rounded up 10 of the most important examples — head on over to our gallery see how enormous became the new normal.

The smartphones that fueled the big-screen revolution

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PSP Lithium Hack Could Be Called the Franken-Cell


You assume that you’ll be able to get parts forever… after all: The Internet. But what if you can’t justify paying the price for them? [Cristi C.] was in this situation, not wanting to fork over $30+ for a replacement PSP battery. The handheld gaming rig itself was just discontinued this year but supposedly the batteries have been out of production for some time. What you see above is the controller board from an original battery, with the cell from a camera battery.

The key is protection. The chemistry in Lithium cells of several types brings a working voltage of around 3.7V. Swapping the cells — even if they are different capacities — should work as protection circuits generally measure current, voltage, and sometimes temperature as they charge in order to know when the cell is full. With this in mind [Christi] cracked open a used Canon NB-6L type battery and grabbed the prismatic cell as a replacement for the pouch cell in the Sony S110 case (PDF). The Canon cell is enclosed in a metal case and is just a bit smaller than the pouch was. This means with careful work it fit back inside the original plastic enclosure.

On a somewhat related note, be careful when sourcing brand-x batteries. Some manufacturers implement checks for OEM equipment but there are ways around that.

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This Is the Best Movie for Food Porn

Before Ang Li made big blockbuster movies with CGI tigers and swordsmen flying on wires, he made small family dramas, the most mouthwatering of which is Eat Drink Man Woman.

In the movie’s opening scene—famous among food porn connoisseurs—Mr. Chu prepares a sumptuous Sunday dinner for his three grown daughters. You don’t find the bright lights of a Food Network studio kitchen or the cold, scientific precision of El Bulli. It’s inside a cramped, dark kitchen that Mr. Chu turns out a homemade but feast-worthy meal.

Eat Drink Man Woman revels in our intimate relationship with food, both physical—here’s Mr. Chu blowing into a duck to crisp up its skin, there he is finding a fish with his bare hands—and emotional. He pours his heart out into these dinners for his daughters, who are slowly drifting away, as all children do when they grow up.

A fellow foodie has uploaded all the food scenes on YouTube, but do yourself a favor and watch the entire movie. And since it’s just about dinnertime, why not share your own favorite food movies. [Amazon, iTunes]

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Watch out: eBay vulnerability leads to phishing log-in page

Thinking about picking up a used iPhone on eBay? Shop carefully, friends: it’s apparently phishing season. The BBC is reporting some auction listings are redirecting to counterfeit eBay login pages — fronts for phishing scams designed to steal customer usernames and credit card information. The good news is that eBay isn’t technically hacked. The online marketplace allows sellers to use scripting to gussy up item listings. Cross-site scripting is generally not allowed, but these scammers are doing it anyway.

“Cross site scripting is not allowed on eBay and we have a range of security features designed to detect and then remove listings containing malicious code,” eBay told Engadget. Even so, the BBC says it was able to identify 64 malicious listings from the last 15 days. All those auctions have been removed, of course, and eBay says it is actively seeking out and removing these kinds of listings. Still, better safe than sorry: if eBay is asking you to log in at an erroneous time, double check your address bar to make sure you haven’t been mysteriously redirected.

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