AI upscaling is amazing!

AI upscaling is fantastic, and it’s only a matter of time before a service that magics the DVDs you put in your PC, PS5 and lets you view them upscaled a while later.

Holy fuck look at this:

using Topaz Gigapixel AI upscales to this:

Now we are on less sure footing for making fun of those “Enhance” scenes from Blade Runner et al.

The Twilight Zone DVD framecap (ironically available on bluray anyway) changed from this:

To this:

Although, everyone will have weird teeth.
It will be like Westworld, where you need to look at the hands to see if they are a robot or not.

Officially “Living in the future”.

Fundraiser for unknown rappers getting shot

The implausibly named “Nipsey Hussle” was the most recent of such a long list of rappers shot dead that they have their own wiki list. It is unfortunate that they only get any press when someone puts a bullet in them. Every year I read a headline like “Rapper XXXTentacion shot dead in Florida, police say”, and I wonder who the fuck they were. This will continue to be the case until Eminem or Snoop Dog dies.

Let’s streamline the whole rapper career process and organise a “Fundraiser for unknown rappers getting shot” benefit gig. Every rapper who “sings” at the event, can sign a dated autograph, which can then be ebayed immediately after the inevitable shooting at the gig. Stick a few police around, so they might actually have a chance of catching someone (if they can tear themselves away from people saying bad words on Twitter).

The only other group of people who die to a collective bemused shoulder shrug are those that have lived so long, everyone has forgotten who they were by the time they die. Who will be so eloquent for Olivia de Havilland?

Consenting adults not allowed

*this* is illegal

“Dr Evil” is going in the pokey for 40 months for the victimless crime of chopping some idiots ear off.

Someone who agreed to it. Someone who paid money for it. Someone who probably makes terrible life decisions all the time.

Admittedly, I don’t particularly want to walk down the street (certainly not Wolverhampton)¬† and see someone with no ears, but tough shit for me. I’ll risk seeing nutters & Niki Lauda, it’s hardly a big ask.

The judge said “it was not in the public interest that a person could wound another for no good reason” – better not tell him about the sport of boxing I guess.

Fucking nanny state.