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#1 Posted by shouldice (10 posts) -
#2 Posted by Linkster7 (1025 posts) -

Well I know what I'm watching tonight.

#3 Posted by Demoskinos (14822 posts) -

Cool I'll have to take a look at this when I get home.

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#4 Posted by RonGalaxy (3165 posts) -

I'm scared

#5 Edited by MikkaQ (10288 posts) -

The second line filled up, awesome!

Edit: Now it's gone...

#6 Posted by Jay_Ray (1098 posts) -

All the time, it was... We finally really did it.

You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!

#7 Posted by bjorno (1416 posts) -

coooooooool

#8 Edited by Sydlanel (278 posts) -

This is awesome.. but.. for the sake of conversation

theres a bit of an issue with the fact that this is monochrome 8 x 8... mainly because if I see gravel, a constellation, hardcore sex scene, kthulu's end of the word schematics, Jesus' end of the world schematics, the palm of my hand, a plank of wood, a closeup of a feather... in monochrome 32x32 maybe.... but probably I still wouldn't be able to tell the difference. should have gone 60 fps, 256x 256 and with 265 levels of grey ( or 8 ) ... that way we would never ever finish .. ever.. ever.. a many splendid thing.

That said.. we will probably get to read "ass" and "poo" in pixel font... and it will all be worth it.

In any case, it is greatly fantastically magnificent/dumb thing you have done here.. and I salute you

#9 Edited by AMyggen (3025 posts) -

Stuff like this is why I love this community!

#10 Posted by HatKing (5944 posts) -

I saw how the world ends. Man, did Eliot have that wrong.

#11 Posted by BeachThunder (11927 posts) -

I'm waiting for this:

#12 Edited by slyspider (1225 posts) -

This needs to be pinned, way awesome duder

#13 Posted by Bicycle_Repairman (162 posts) -

They say that if you watch the Vinco PANOPTITRON after midnight.. You get to see your soulmate.

#14 Edited by Ley_Lines (252 posts) -

They say that if you watch the Vinco PANOPTITRON after midnight.. You get to see your soulmate.

I hope Charlie senpai notices me

#15 Posted by Brightside (49 posts) -

At some point we're going to see a game of Pong... awesome!

#16 Edited by Sweep (8858 posts) -

Yeah. This is going on the frontpage.

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#17 Edited by Dalai (7028 posts) -

Goddammit I blinked! Gonna have to start over.

#18 Posted by Snail (8604 posts) -

Eventually it'll make a Mario.

#19 Posted by TooWalrus (13195 posts) -

Heh, I love that an 8x8 grid with only two colors will still take 19 billion years.

#20 Edited by Humanity (9206 posts) -

The Vinco brand is always innovating in the field of technology no one really needs.

Great job and nice font choice!

#21 Edited by TheManWithNoPlan (5476 posts) -

Wow

#22 Posted by csl316 (8646 posts) -

Man, I feel so small compared to this project's immensity.

#23 Posted by Xanadu (347 posts) -

I love how the bombcast has become a vehicle for stupid ideas to come into fruition in the best/stupidest way possible. Also, nice work duder, good job!

#24 Posted by JeanLuc (3583 posts) -

I love this dumbass site and it's community!

#25 Edited by ShaggE (6452 posts) -

Popped in just in time to see it say "OL". Booyah!

#26 Posted by Original_Hank (112 posts) -

Another quality Vinco product.

#27 Edited by Humanity (9206 posts) -

Also the PROBE TEAM mini game you made is pretty neat.

EDIT: Would be cool if they integrated this somehow into the main site so it's continuously ticking away in the background.

#28 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10995 posts) -

This is fantastic!

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#29 Posted by fisk0 (4097 posts) -

8x8 is maybe on the low side to get any recognizable images, but still, it's a great effort, and I'm sure we'll get to see a few random letters in the next couple of billion years.

#30 Posted by TruthTellah (9000 posts) -

This should be its own channel on Twitch.

#31 Posted by Marino (4693 posts) -

@shouldice: You're now on the front page of this here website.

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#32 Edited by RonGalaxy (3165 posts) -

I think this will peak when a picture of Jesus forms, causing devout Christians to overrun the site, seeking religious guidance from Vinny

#33 Edited by AMyggen (3025 posts) -

This is so good that it has been pinned twice on the front page!

#34 Posted by shouldice (10 posts) -

Wow, thanks everyone! <3

#35 Posted by themangalist (1735 posts) -

ohhh i can't wait when the hd remaster version comes out!

#36 Posted by DeadpanCakes (884 posts) -

._.

#37 Posted by ThunderSlash (1720 posts) -

Well this is pretty hilarious. Soon I will know everything!

#38 Posted by packs217 (93 posts) -

Nice, duder!

#39 Posted by Giganteus (185 posts) -

Waiting.

#40 Posted by SgtSphynx (1383 posts) -

It said HI for a fraction of a second. Also...

Waiting.

Shouldn't that be Watiting?

#41 Posted by your_name_here (14 posts) -

Damn, I was working on something similar, but this blows what I was doing out of the water in terms of presentation quality.

#43 Posted by Tajasaurus (859 posts) -

Yo, this is really rad

#44 Posted by Tajasaurus (859 posts) -

Yo, this is really rad

#45 Edited by crithon (3186 posts) -

freaking crazy man, I LOVE IT!

#46 Posted by Sinusoidal (1474 posts) -

I advise listening to John Cage's Organ²/ASLSP: As SLow aS Possible while watching. Preferably the 639 year-long version currently being performed in Germany. They really suit each other.

#47 Posted by Sackmanjones (4701 posts) -

Does anyone care to explain this idea more in depth? From what I get, since pixels are combing at an insane rate it will just randomly create images and eventually make every image imaginable. Is that right or is my feeble mind just not able to comprehend this idea!?

#49 Edited by Sinusoidal (1474 posts) -

@sackmanjones said:

Does anyone care to explain this idea more in depth? From what I get, since pixels are combing at an insane rate it will just randomly create images and eventually make every image imaginable. Is that right or is my feeble mind just not able to comprehend this idea!?

Yeah, it's just systematically going through every possible combination of 8*8 black and white pixels. One per 1/30th of a second.

#50 Posted by MB (12384 posts) -
@fisk0 said:

8x8 is maybe on the low side to get any recognizable images...

Check this out - if 8x8 black & white pixels represents a 64-bit binary number...

That's 2^64 permutations of pixels...or 18 billion billion different combinations. If you were to store each one of these images as a binary, it would be something like...140 million terabytes of data. Unless I got my mental math completely wrong, I'm sure someone will correct me if I did!

I don't even want to attempt thinking about the math for how long these permutations would take to display at 30 frames per second, but its probably millions of years. If we did a 1920x1080 pixel display with RGB color, I think the sun would burn out AND we would have another Big Bang before we got through them all.

It's sort of like the Infinite Monkey Theorem.

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