Monthly Archive: December 2014

How Youtube converts 2D to 3D videos

How Youtube converts 2D to 3D videos

This is only a very brief explanation but its more than I had seen before: Official Blog: How we’re making even more 3D video available on YouTube.

Flying Magazine notes collateral damage caused by model aircraft bans

Flying Magazine notes collateral damage caused by model aircraft bans

Flying Magazine notes that many, many of today’s pilot’s developed their early interest in aviation through the model aircraft hobby. Increasingly draconian government regulations against “drones” threaten the entire model aircraft hobby, which in turn, threatens the future of the general aviation industry. At this time, the use of recreational model aircraft for personal – and any commercial use – is...

Using 3D viewing systems to restore binocular vision

Using 3D viewing systems to restore binocular vision

Diplopia is one such virtual reality game from San Francisco. The game, which is still in beta testing, is designed to help people with lazy eye amblyopia and crossed eye strabismus. It recently closed a $700,000 seed round, led by SOS Ventures. While many will tell you that playing video games are bad for your eyes, the founder, James Blaha,...

FAA: flying model aircraft inches above backyard patio may be illegal

FAA: flying model aircraft inches above backyard patio may be illegal

If you live within 5 miles of airport, flying a model aircraft – or a kite or helium balloon on a string– just inches off your patio deck – is a violation of Federal regulations says an FAA representative – and can incur a $10,000 fine: The Federal Government Thinks Your Backyard Is National Airspace And Toys Are Subject To FAA...

What people search for on Flickr? Naked

What people search for on Flickr? Naked

  I took at look at the search results on Flickr in terms of what leads to views of my photos. Last June I attended Seattle’s Fremont Solstice Festival which starts with a naked bike ride. The event does feature a large number of naked people in wildly painted bodies. #2 and #8 in the list likely came from people...

FAA seeks cancellation of Advisory Circular AC 91-57 concerning model aircraft

FAA seeks cancellation of Advisory Circular AC 91-57 concerning model aircraft

Cancellation Memo AC 91-57. The FAA says it is in process of developing a new advisory circular. Oddly, the FAA cites its authority to do this as the 2012 FAA reauthorization act, section 336 which actually says the FAA “may not promulgate any rule or regulation regarding a model aircraft, or an aircraft being developed as a model aircraft, if –”...