Last Supper gets 16bn pixel boost

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  1. freeridemusik

    freeridemusik Yep.

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    BBC NEWS | Europe | Last Supper gets 16bn pixel boost

    Pretty damn cool. Go technology.
  2. tweakmonkey

    tweakmonkey Webmaster Staff Member

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    That site must be getting hammered. It will not load for me. That's a huge picture, I want to see it.
  3. bigwill51534

    bigwill51534 Saint, Church of Ryanism

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    That is cool as hell! Amazing how the technology can be used to aid in protecting this amazing piece of history.

    ~Will Courtier~
  4. ninefivezero

    ninefivezero infinite resolution

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    Yah, I just tried as well, no go. Then again, that's about what I expected to happen.
  5. BrentN

    BrentN Banned

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    wow, that is some sick detail. You can zoom in to see all the individual cracks of the painting.
  6. Chris

    Chris Raptor Jesus

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    The story behind that painting is so sad. It's been ruined so many times, and been ruined while trying to be restored. Supposedly, the faces (shapes, etc.) look nothing like they originally did.
  7. Mr. Ali

    Mr. Ali Junior Member

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    anyone know what the size of that picture is? its got to be in the gigabytes.
  8. Chris

    Chris Raptor Jesus

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    Oh, easily. The painting itself is 15ft x almost 30ft. To see each individual flake and crack like that, it's easily a few gigabytes.
  9. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    You ever notice how the characters don't even look middle eastern?
  10. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    im not impressed at all by how much zoom there is..
    i was expecting to see in between the cracks almost at a microscopic level..

    waste of my time.
  11. randomtask

    randomtask Chimp.

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    holy shit this is cool, amazing detail. It is like google earth but a painting!

    edit: just read torx's post... are you being sarcastic or what?
  12. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    Now if GE was that good.......I'd use it for my OS! I wouldn't have time for winders. Hell, I can't wait untill there's enough cores on a die and huge assed ram to run Google earth with that kind of rez.