From Tom Scott:
There’s a reason music videos look strange. I could just talk about framerate, cuts and continuity… or I could get an actual music video director. And a leaf blower.
The original Han Solo, Harrison Ford, replaces Alden Ehrenreich in the latest movie in the franchise – Solo: A Star Wars Story. Using footage and stills of a pre 1977 Harrison Ford, I tried to make the most convincing young Solo I could, with the peak (in my opinion) being the final scene.
Bill Gates reflects on six important moments from his life and career, from teaching students to program in high school to his relationships with Melinda Gates, Warren Buffett, and Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, who passed away on October 15.
This video was recorded on August 31, prior to Mr. Allen’s passing, and had previously been scheduled for release this week. Bill Gates and WIRED dedicate this video to him.
Bill Gates released the following statement about his friend and colleague:
“I am heartbroken by the passing of one of my oldest and dearest friends, Paul Allen. From our early days together at Lakeside School, through our partnership in the creation of Microsoft, to some of our joint philanthropic projects over the years, Paul was a true partner and dear friend. Personal computing would not have existed without him.
“But Paul wasn’t content with starting one company. He channeled his intellect and compassion into a second act focused on improving people’s lives and strengthening communities in Seattle and around the world. He was fond of saying, ‘If it has the potential to do good, then we should do it.’ That’s the kind of person he was.
“Paul loved life and those around him, and we all cherished him in return. He deserved much more time, but his contributions to the world of technology and philanthropy will live on for generations to come. I will miss him tremendously.”
–Bill Gates, Co-Founder of Microsoft and Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Sure, geeky garden gnomes are awesome, but since we’re in October, we thought these horror movie versions would be a little more appropriate for Halloween month!
Casper and Sadie Revenant are artists that create adorable garden nightmares: They’re just like regular garden gnomes, but these ones were created with a famous horror movie in mind. Check out the rest below, and if you like them, consider purchasing one right here.
Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana: A Visual History is an upcoming full-color hardcover book (released next week) about the game’s entire 40+ year history. It features over 700 pieces of original art, unpublished draft material, one-of-a-kind imagery and rare sketches of some of the game’s most seminal material. It also contains 40+ interviews with some of the games most important designers and artists. For those interested, there is also a deluxe special edition that includes 10 posters along with a few other bonuses!
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