I think it could be done. As @QDefenestration says, motion blur would be visible with a normal camera. With a high enough frame rate, though, motion blur can be reduced to almost nothing (see The Hobbit in 48fps, for example). Then, you wouldn't want to simply remove every other frame, but you want to randomly… » 12/20/12 1:47pm 12/20/12 1:47pm

Here's me and the family as The Last Centurion, The Girl Who Waited, and The Oncoming Storm. The centurion costume is store-bought, but the rest of the items were all put together from individual pieces, some just normal clothes (for example, bowtie), a few prop pieces (such as the police vest or the sonic… » 10/09/12 6:10pm 10/09/12 6:10pm

Europa, while exciting, is much more difficult than Titan, considering we don't know the thickness of the ice shell we'd have to drill or melt through. The power requirements to get through the ice, and then the difficulties in communicating with the probe through the ice are quite high impediments. By comparison,… » 10/01/12 8:13am 10/01/12 8:13am

David Brin's society in his novel "Earth" was like this. Everyone recorded everything they saw, all the time. If I recall correctly, the technology was through glasses, as well. Big loss of privacy, but in return society gains an overturning of the balance of the rulers and the ruled - there are no longer watchers… » 5/10/12 9:41am 5/10/12 9:41am

In response to those wondering if something like this is decipherable, here's the story of a game created with a much more complicated message (very few binary images were involved, and they generally involved a hexagonal grid rather than a rectangular one). The game was for people to work together to translate this… » 2/19/12 7:40pm 2/19/12 7:40pm

@ditikos: Got it in one. When Rory asks the Doctor: "Do you have a room?" it is obvious that in all this time together they've probably very very rarely seen him outside of the console room, and never in some kind of personal room. The Doctor doesn't respond to the question and at the time he is hanging under the… » 5/15/11 5:32am 5/15/11 5:32am

@StickFigureNinja - Yep, this. It is more of a trend than an absolute rule. There's definitely the case of her next-to-last meeting with him (for her, the one right before Silence in the Library), but also having the diaries really helps when you're meeting out-of-order instead of in reverse-order. If they were… » 4/24/11 7:52am 4/24/11 7:52am

That's the one. They banned the sonic in the original series because it made solving technical problems too easy. They brought it back in the new series for PRECISELY the same reason. For good or for ill, the new show isn't supposed to have the same formula as the old show, and its priorities in story telling are a… » 4/14/11 10:03am 4/14/11 10:03am

Tripods was great. I have the whole thing (sadly only 2 of the 3 books were ever made) and rewatched it recently... much of it still holds up just fine, although there is a bit too much padding. Still great, though. The Tripod hunting call is still scary. » 11/03/10 8:10pm 11/03/10 8:10pm

Another interesting thing is that, under Special Relativity, FTL travel always implies time travel. A lot of people don't always get this because to explain it you have to understand Lorentz transformations. Since moving at any velocity changes your own axes on a spacetime diagram, it is possible to do all sorts of… » 11/03/10 9:58am 11/03/10 9:58am