Oct 24, 2006

bits and bobs

Slow-mo video of the wheels on drag racing cars. It's amazing how much deformation occurs and the type of deformation (crumpling like paper). Site has NSFW images but nothing too racy.

Amazing picture of a snowflake taken with an electron microscope. The snowflake is actually clear but looks opaque because electrons don't pass through water the way light does.

Maybe my coder friends can tell me what's going on here. Perform the following,

1. Highlight the JavaScript below.
2. Ctrl + C
3. Alt + D
4. Ctrl + V
5. Press Enter

javascript:R=0; x1=.1; y1=.05; x2=.25; y2=.24; x3=1.6; y3=.24; x4=300; y4=200; x5=300; y5=200; DI=document.getElementsByTagName("img"); DIL=DI.length; function A(){for(i=0; i-DIL; i++){DIS=DI[ i ].style; DIS.position='absolute'; DIS.left=(Math.sin(R*x1+i*x2+x3)*x4+x5)+"px"; DIS.top=(Math.cos(R*y1+i*y2+y3)*y4+y5)+"px"}R++}setInterval('A()',5); void(0);

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is a bit of javascript that runs through the objects on the page looking for the images and then moves them around the page by changing the absolute positioning.

The alt-D selects the address bar where the javascript in interpreted. Note, this only works in Firefox and IE6. IE7 security blocks this script from running.

- TonC