Even the Crappiest of Computers Can Handle ASCII Fluid Simulations

The incredibly lifelike computer simulations of snow and water seen in effects-heavy Hollywood blockbusters—and even video games—require a significant amount of computing power. It's not uncommon for a single frame of a movie to require days to render, and these days visual effect studios have more computing power… » 11/28/13 5:30pm 11/28/13 5:30pm

Real-Time ASCII Art That Hangs On Your Wall

Until internet speeds were fast enough to make it feasible to share jpegs or GIFs, ASCII art—images created from text—served as a decent substitute. And while they seem antiquated now, the folks at Teehan+Lax Labs have breathed new life into the artform with this wonderful real-time display that uses simple segmented… » 11/25/13 5:40pm 11/25/13 5:40pm