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-16 1. alga commented 12 years ago

Cool, but useless :S
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-18 2. Martimbrepost commented 12 years ago

I don't like commercials on Snotr
don't you :S
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-1 3. Hixe commented 12 years ago

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+12 4. HRSDK commented 12 years ago

@Martinbrepost, why not just focus on the creative process that have been involved and is being expressed in the video, rather than focusing on the fact that it is a commercial?
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+3 5. Rexxae commented 12 years ago

I remember seeing this in the 4th year of school.. long time no see :D
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+1 6. loadrunner commented 12 years ago

#1 that was the original animated commercial, they made it for real.
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+9 7. peacinu commented 12 years ago

#3 Have you paid attention at the beggining of the video, when it says "inspired by the Animusic"? Genius!
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+6 8. sartre commented 12 years ago

Wow! I remember watching the original video and thinking "this would be impossible in real life because you could never rely on the balls to bounce in such a predictable way---the slightest deviation would ruin the effect". I stand corrected!
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-2 9. alga commented 12 years ago

#6 Didnt impress me...
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+3 10. sacredmaniac commented 12 years ago

Oh god, i remember watching this as an animation and they made it real. Technology still impresses me and gives me hope. By the way #1 by your logic all the music instruments are pointless
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0 11. Guss commented 12 years ago

There are some genius who made 3d videos of impossible machines ... and other genius who made them for real ! :O
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-5 12. huldu commented 12 years ago

Imagine if they took all the money spent on creating that machine and sent it to starving children in Africa and post a video about that. That would be some real intel inside right there, but no. Of course not. Nobody cares about people on the other side of the planet.
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+6 13. Sizzlik (admin) commented 12 years ago

#12 Ever thought about that Intel does donate for charity events..but doesnt make a vid about they dont look like bragging about it? Did you ever see lots of videos about Bill gates/Steve Jobs donating? I dont think so..but they donate millions. And this machine was obviously made for a Tech fair..and the vid said its made of stuff thats already big money went into it to make it.
How about pixar makes less movies and give their companys produce less games and spend the money? Big companys always donate to charity they just dont make a big deal of it. And when they make a video about it people complain its a marketing strategy. (Example coke or redbull)
Before complaining about others were you dont know the facts for sure..start with yourself..pointing a finger is always easy..
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-4 14. sartre commented 12 years ago

Since you mention it, Sizzlik (#13), Intel has built a major plant on stolen land in Palestine. See for details. They *may* be a charitable organisation in other ways, but profiting from the land of dispossessed people isn't nice.
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+6 15. Sizzlik (admin) commented 12 years ago

#14 The last entry on that site is from 2002..and its called outsourcing. (Not a big fan of it either..but can be of benefit to both sides) I dont know about the "stolen land" part..but in this plants are people working from that area i it made new jobs there. What would be there if things were different? (I honestly dont know..and i dont mean this offensive in any way)
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-3 16. sartre commented 12 years ago

"What would be there if things were different?"

The original Palestinian villages would still be there, occupied by their rightful owners, in accordance with international law and guarantees given by Israel (and immediately broken) that those people would be "fully secure in their persons, abodes, property and personal effects".

Given that those villages were razed to the ground and their inhabitants driven out, I doubt very much that Intel is providing much employment to Palestinians there.
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+2 17. draxenn commented 12 years ago

#12 - when you understand that artisans are going to create whether there are starving people across the world, or they themselves are starving, you'll understand the world a bit better.
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-1 18. alga commented 12 years ago

#10 not all of them, just these...
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0 19. Threeme2189 commented 12 years ago

3 Operating systems. Linux, Unix and...?
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+4 20. sux2bu commented 12 years ago

#16 There never was a Palestinian people or a nation called Palestine. The Arabs invented the term after the fact. The so-called Palestinians lived mostly in Jordan and Syria. Yasser Arafat, the leader of the so-called “Palestinians,” was actually an Egyptian!

Back on March 31, 1977, the Dutch newspaper "Trouw" published an interview it had with Palestine Liberation Organization executive committee member Zahir Muhsein. This is what he had to say:

"The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct 'Palestinian people' to oppose Zionism."
Israel's claim to that land historically goes back thousands of years.
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-2 21. sartre commented 12 years ago

So one quote from one Arab in 1977 justifies the razing of a village 29 years earlier? :O
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+1 22. deragent commented 12 years ago

And back to the video: I claim partly fake, more precisely the music itself. To me it seems that those plastic pieces cannot make the sound you actually hear. Still good coordination though.
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+3 23. sux2bu commented 12 years ago

#21 That quote was from a representative of the ruling body of the PLO,a terrorist group,and he is expressing the view of the Palestinian authority.
Three-quarters of the land the Palestinians say was "theirs" is actually half of Jordan,but you don't see them sending rockets into Jordan,do you? They just want to destroy Israel because their book tells them that is required by their god. Silly stuff.
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+2 24. Sizzlik (admin) commented 12 years ago

#22 its not the plastic that makes the sound..those are just triggers. Like on a electric piano..the plastic keys arent the ones that make the sound there either ;) They just trigger a sound and an LED to light up =)
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-2 25. sartre commented 12 years ago

#23 even if true that this Zahir Muhsein *was* somehow representing official PLO policy (and there are grounds to believe that he wasn't since he was in conflict with other PLO factions according to Wiki) it's an irrelevant point in any case. It's a fact that the village was destroyed and the land was taken from its original owners (unless you subscribe to the notion that the land has always belonged to the Jewish tribes and that anyone else on that land is somehow squatting). It's also a fact that Intel built its plant on that land. I'll leave it there since this has been a long digression from the video.

Back on topic somewhat...

#24 Yup, Sizzlik, it looks like the best they were able to do under the circumstances. The original machine would have been impossible to replicate. I suspect that the machine plays the tune regardless of when and where the balls strike. But it's damn impressive even so.
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+1 26. sunnydaze4me commented 12 years ago

#14. Using an anti Israel website to make a point shows your affiliation with them.
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+1 27. TheIsingGuy commented 12 years ago

Blending Liberal arts and modern technology
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+1 28. sartre commented 11 years ago

No affiliation #26, I knew Intel had built the plant but I needed to Google up a reference to support it.