Tomorrow Daily 101: A Wikigalaxy full of 'stars,' Britain's first sci-fi film restored and moreOn today's show, we check out a website that visualizes 100,000 Wikipedia articles as a galaxy of "stars," a detailed restoration of Britain's first full-length science fiction film, and a do-it-yourself exoplanet detector made without high-powered telescopes.
One today's show, 100,000 Wikipedia articles just got a whole lot more visual thanks to a cool new website. Britain's first sci fi film has been restored and re-released, and we're gonna tell you have you can see it. And a very clever enthusiast has figured out how to use a DSLR camera. To see exoplanets. Oh, cool. Yeah, that's pretty awesome. I wanna see exoplanets. It's Tomorrow Daily. [MUSIC] Greetings, citizens of the internet. [LAUGH] Welcome to Tomorrow Daily, the best geek talk show in the known universe. I'm your host Ashley Esqueda, joining me as always, Khail Anonymous. Real quick before we get to the stories, every single time there's that break, that little intro break with the music. Ashley always says a joke and I have to do my hardest not to like, laugh when we come back. Yeah. I wanted to say your face is an exoplanet [LAUGH] but I thought that would be kind of mean and weird. Yeah. Dad jokes. All right, so. Yeah. but, enough of that. Let's hit the headlines. [NOISE]. [MUSIC] Okay, so I came across this website, and I thought it was really cool what they did with it. So this, there are 4.6 million English entries in Wikipedia. Mm-hm. There's four, four, there's over 4.6 million. Hm. And this French computer science student named Owen Cornec launched this website called WikiGalaxy. And what it is, is it's a visual representation, check out this video, of Wikipedia. Or at least 100,000 Wikipedia articles. What? As if it were space. So here's, that's what it looks like. That's the visualization of 100,000 Wikipedia articles that you can navigate through as if you're flying through space. Whoa. It is really, really cool. And so yeah, it's it's kind of a three dimensional. You can do like kinda these fly throughs. And when you click on a particular star that's a topic. So you a star, it says. It's a topic. And so you click on it and on the website you get to see the Wikipedia article on the left and then there's related articles on the right. And, the really cool part that I like is that, once you click on a few different things, you know how sometimes you fall into the black-hole of Wikipedia? Yes. Just like you fall into the black-hole of YouTube. Now it's literal. Yeah, and so now it's literal, you could actually like. Fall into a black-hole of Wikipedia online and the really neat part is you can click on your history and it will show it to you like it was a constellation. Like it connects all of the dots that you were checking out. [LAUGH] That's amazing. I [UNKNOWN] really just awesome. And so, there's only 100,000 Wikipedia articles in there right now. Yeah. But he said it's in beta, but when it goes gold, so when it launches officially, it's gonna have every, he wants to have every Wikipedia article in there. Is he looking for money? I, I don't know what end game is here. Okay. I think it's just a really cool, I mean he's, he is a computer science student and I think this is just a really great, cool product that he's launching. I don't know that he would be able to monetize it cuz Wikipedia also doesn't, they don't make any money as donations Yeah they don't. run. So They're poor. [COUGH] Two questions for you. 'Kay. First one, have you tried it? Yeah. Okay. I tried it this morning. Well and, what are your results? I just randomly like zoomed in and clicked on the first thing I saw. And it was like gambling. And then, and then on the right I saw. It was, you know, Black Jack and Poker and there was all these different types of gambling. And then there was also like, loan sharking and like just, you know, random things that are related. Oh, okay. And then when you click on those, it takes you to the nearest, like they're, they're clustered pretty close together. And then, they also have like sort of, kind of sections of the Wicca Galaxy that are. Set up to where it's like, oh here is this collection of things Huh. that all kind of go together. It's really neat. I mean it's really fun to check out and play with if you have time. Second question. 'Kay. Does Tomorrow Daily have a Wikipedia page? I don't believe so, no. We don't have a Reddit either in case anybody was feeling creative or festive this holiday season. Well, I mean it's not like I don't, I don't, we don't have Wikipedia pages. We have to invent something. That's true, well, and also, I mean. Listen you guys. Like we're not we're not weirdo self promoters. And we know the rules of Reddit. Yeah it's going too far. Like we can absolutely cannot start our own Reddit. Yeah no you can't. This is against the rules of Reddit. But if anybody else wanted to because you loved the show so much I mean I would visit. Think about it. You can be the king of Tomorrow Daily the, the Reddit page. The mayor. Just like Foursquare, you check in so many times you're the Mayor of the Tomorrow Daily Reddit. Yeah. And that where you can post your phonetography. Yeah, your phonetography, you can post links, article ideas. This has, this has got to stop. It's got to stop. I dig it. I mean it's all hypothetical of course. Let me tell you about methods from Mars. Okay. I wanna hear about this. This is this is the story that I have for you today. Okay. Message for Mars is Message to Mars sorry- It's a letter. It's a letter that I got. No I think it's a message from Mars. Nope wrong address. No it's Message from Mars. Sorry the lower third says Message to Mars. Is the oldest British full-length sci-fi movie. Ooh. From 1913. Now. Wow, look at that. The story here is that they've restored it and released it for free. So you can watch this. They restored it from two shorter editions and one that was tinted. So it's, it's pretty impressive that they're able to restore it. Wow. And the story is that it's kind of like A Christmas Carol. It's about a martian exiled to Earth with the mission to change the heart of a selfish man. This is according to the British Film Institute. He's the ghost of martian past, yeah. [LAUGH] Yeah. so, the BFI National Archive and, and Dragon Digital worked together to restore the movie from- Lookit. Mm. From the two shorter films and a longer one. Look at these old, look at these reflections. I know. It's amazing. It's, if anything, if you're, if you're a Sci-Fi fan it's always great to see how they, what they thought of Sci-Fi in the past. Yeah. Well there's- Because there's always social commentary. Space travel. There's like a- Uh-huh. There's all kinds of transference, there's all kinds of like, really, for the time, like very radical concepts of what Martians would be like. Like I just think that's really neat. Yeah, and do you remember the one what was it Mission to the Moon or whatever, where the, the. The spaceship landed in his eye? That was when we faked the moon landing. Oh yeah. I forgot the, that, that was a good one. That was a good, Kubrick. Kubrick directed. That's a good one. I like the extended addition. Yeah [LAUGH. But anyway- Extended edition. So if you're, if youre in the UK, you can, go to the website and check that out for free, give us a review if you do, on you know, somewhere. A comment or- Yeah, cuz here's the thing guys, we can't see it. We, cuz we cannot see it over here. There's no,- We're not allowed. We don't have the like regions, there's region restrictions. So. So we can't see it but that's not how it is. I'm sure It's like trying to watch Dr. Who on the internet via BBC like you can't Yeah. Unless you're in the UK. Like sorry mate. I think that's Australian. I know. I know. I guess Australian. Oy, no, no, no. Yeah. I think we were just discussing our love of British accents. Oh no. Yeah. [CROSSTALK] so hard about it. We don't, we said British children sound smarter than us already. Right? Yeah, yeah. But yeah I'm sure some, some you know, motivated characters on the Internet probably already figured out a way around the region. Yeah. I would love to see it. Yeah. It looks, it looks charming. But yeah I was dying to see it. So if you see it let us know. Yeah. It's like an hour long. And I, and I apologize for my. Terrible, terrible impression. You know what that's what you get here on Tomorrow Daily. Terrible impressions and Don't, don't write that down. sarcasm. Don't remember that. And geek stuff. Okay. It's great. Third story. Let me tell you about this guy. So in the spirit of DIY we were discussing yesterday. Oh yeah. This guy also got really creative. His name is David Schneider and he wrote up this really great how to on creating an exoplanet detector that does not require a high-powered telescope or a research-grade detector. Which is- DIY yeah. Pretty great. And he actually he, he posted this whole video on IEEE Spectrum which is great. And he's explaining how we detect exoplanets which is. We look at a star, and then a lotta times an exoplanet will cross directly in front of that star. And that's how we know it's there, because the light from the star gets dimmer. And then, that's how we sort of know that something has crossed around. And if it's you know, cyclical, if it's in orbit, then we know it's probably an exoplanet. So, kind of neat. So this guy took his Canon Rebel XS DSLR, which is not exactly. A super high powered DSLR, kind of older camera. He picked up a 300 millimeter Nikon telephoto lens on eBay for about a hundred bucks. Like a little less than a hundred bucks, an adapter for the lens for 17 bucks, and instead of buying an expensive star tracker, which is what he's showing right now is what he ended up building. Which is kind of this it's kind of barn doors, that sort of change shape. And he built this with some plywood and some other hardware like gears from an inkjet printer, a driver board, an Arduino, and like a few other things. And so it keeps up with, so here is, that's without tracking. And then that's with, so you could see obviously, like you have to be able to track the movement of our planet so that you can get clear pictures of the stars. So then what he did was he specifically there's a star the one that they're showing right now which is eight, Star HD189733. We already know there's an exoplanet that crosses in front of that star and so he wanted to see if he could actually. Detect that exoplanet with this rig that he set up. So here is his calculations here. And you can see there's a dip in brightness so, on the side you can see relative magnitude, it does dip ex, almost exactly what you would detect. I think it was 28 to, like the, the difference is in brightness. Is almost What do you know? exactly what the actual difference is officially from things like high powered telescopes. So yeah he, he built it himself. He was inspired. He saw somebody else do something similar and said gosh what if I took my DSLR and started looking for exoplanets. It's pretty awesome. Yeah that's pretty cool. But he Is he like a teacher or something? You know, I'm not sure. But he's he's just like I mean from what I saw in the video, he's just, he's super enthusiastic about you know star gazing and he really wanted to see it just if he could do it. Which I always like. I like this like I'm gonna do this to see if I can. Yeah. I recommend you check out the video cuz he explains it really well what an exoplanet is. Yeah, yeah. So He does. He he really like, and he walks you through the entire build in like, Did you see him screwing around with the pumpkins [CROSSTALK] Exoplanet. When this pumpkin goes around. No he's great. It is. It's awesome. The teacher. I should mention we forgot our hashtag of the day. What is that. Which is really good when our question of the day. Our hashtag of the day is TDScifi. TDScifi, okay. And the question is if you could like remaster or even reboot a sci-fi movie before 1980 what would it be? You're gonna have to let me think of that one. You go. You gotta think about it? Yeah. I would say I would want to see, I'm a sucker for like 1950s B like sci-fi movies. Yeah. So I'd have to say like Attack of the 50 Foot Woman. Okay. I'd have to go with like that. That's pretty good. That's pretty good. Or Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. Or, I just really think that would be great. It's just restored not being remade? I don't, I don't wanna go with reboot. I wanna say like restored into like 4K. Like, if, if Okay. we could just restore. Annie's old WiFi like what would it be? Metropolis. Oo. That's a really good one. It might be. Can I. Because they just like restored it or whatever. Yeah. I think they did. I mean like I, okay. I, I would go with a remake. Like a classic. I would go with a remake but like Indy. Yeah. Okay. It's indie remake so the, it's not like screwed up by the machine. Yeah, by the man. You know, like, by the big studios. I wouldn't wanna ruin it. I don't wanna give it to the man to ruin it. Let's do it. Let's do it. Yeah. Make it indie, but put like, make it mumble core. All right. Mumble core Mumble Core Metropolis, that's what we're getting out of this show today. We're gonna take a quick break. We'll be right back. We have a. A pretty delightful new set of new releases this week and then, your user feedback. So don't click away. It's Tomorrow Daily. [NOISE] [MUSIC] Welcome back. Welcome back to the show. We have returned. You know I feel really bad for that TIE fighter that crashed into the highway in Germany. What a tragedy. Probably have insurance. yeah, that's true. I guess the Empire's probably pretty well insured. Mm-mm. Yeah, but that, probably that guy's probably gonna get force choked or something. But man, what, what a great dashcam video. It's just so real, so good. [LAUGH]. anyway, there, every Tuesday. Khail and I like to talk about all the cool new stuff that you should be checking out. So, let's- But not this Tuesday. No, this Tuesday. Okay. All right. Let's check out our new releases. [MUSIC] I love this show so much. okay. So let's talk about Elite Dangerous. This is finally out. This is, is available today for PC. And this is sandbox MMO, it was actually a Kickstarter. Oh, really? They crowdfunded like a million and a half British pounds for this game, so they made a lot of money. And it took about two years of development. It's very, kind of open world sandbox space, exploration. I believe, if I'm not mistaken, I could be wrong, that this is the game that I played while I was at E3 on Oculus Rift. So this, it's, oh, the, the one that everybody played that was in, you're in a fighter pilot. Yeah. It was like a dogfight, based off I think this is the game I played. It looks very, very familiar and I wanna say this is the game I played, and, yeah. What is the gameplay in this trailer? Well, so, this is the game. Like that's what it looks like. And apparently, like, so I've heard and I, please correct me if I'm wrong. But I, I believe if I read this correctly, you can actually, if you have the video capability and all of the hardware that can support, you can play this game in 16k. Oh. Like it's like a crazy, you can play with like a big grid of screens and play. Really high def. Wow. But anyway, yeah. There's like a whole bunch of star systems, lots of exploration. Yeah. It's a very kind of open sandbox game. You kind of might your own content out of it. So I think a lot of people are really excited about this and, Star Citizen, which I know. My husband is like mega excited about. Yeah he geeked out with [UNKNOWN] yeah. He never stops talking about it. Yeah he's, he's- He talks about it? [LAUGH] Every day I have to hear about Star Citizen. [LAUGH] And I mean it's really exciting. All right. And he I mean space, space games good space games are really hard to find especially ones that are kinda like this where you're dog fighting and doing a lot of cool stuff. So I think that this looks awesome and ,. You can finally check it out. It's officially, 1.0. So it's, this is like their official release. You can go- Oh, well that's a big congrats then. Yeah. You can go pick it up. So that's pretty cool. And then also, Loadout, which came out earlier this year on PC, is now available for PS4. And I believe Playstation Plus gets a special like, God of War almost looking, like, skin that you can use. But anyway, this game is super gory. Oh, yeah. And insane and you- You blast holes through people's, and stuff, right? Yeah. And you like, make crazy guns. Like all of it is about like gun customization and these like, wacky characters. Like there's a scene in this trailer that has like, somebody get their arm blown off and it's just like, gushing blood like in the Addams Family. Oh, yeah. [INAUDIBLE] the Shakespeare thing and it's just like it's just bleeding everywhere. I love that weapons. Crafting, that sounds really cool. Yeah, like this is a really fascinating game that just looks fun. Like it looks funny and fun and it kind of you know, it puts the fun in funeral I guess. Like Looney Tunes directed by Quentin Tarantino. Uh-huh look at this, PewDiePie says hottest game in the universe. I don't know what that means. I don't know. It doesn't mean anything Pewdiepie. I don't know what that means. But it sounds exciting. And it was in all caps, so obviously he meant it. [LAUGH] What's up bros? He was serious. [LAUGH] So yeah. So it looks really fun. So if you have a PS4 you can check out Loadout. And then of course the big movie release this week is The Hobbit, The Battle. Of the five armies which is a lot of the. I'm going to see it tonight. Are you? It is a lot of the. It's a lot of the. The, the hobbit, the battle of the five armies. Yeah so this is the. I'm going to see it tonight, IMAX 3D, 60 frames per second. 60 fps. It's still pretty good. Also they give you a massage while you're watching it. Like that's full bore. No they don't. That's not true. I'm lying. I'm, I'm so excited for this thing to finally end! I think a lot of people feel that way. Like I don't. I just want it to end. [LAUGH] People are all like, it's just when is it gonna be over? Like I just, this is exhausting. I'm, I'm excited. About the finally. I've been excited about the finally since the first one started, The Hobbit. Within the first five minutes I'm like, Oh, I can't wait for the last one. [LAUGH] That's really depressing, but also, Well, I'm excited. I think, I think that maybe you're not alone. I think maybe you're not alone. But that's in theaters starting tomorrow. Officially. Tonight at 7 PM. Yeah. Well, for you. For L.A. Mister, mister cool L.A., Hollywood premiere invite man. But yeah, those are your new releases this week, so make sure you check out some of that stuff if you're so inclined. And on that note, we gotta talk about. Our user feedback. [MUSIC] So I have to apologize. Oh, that's not a good start. I didn't get to, I didn't get to the TD Pyro tweets that you guys, set up last Tuesday. Yeah, that was me. That was me and you.>> A week ago, a week ago. So I decided to do that and TD DIY today. Oh. So, TD Pyro, we asked you guys what you'd wanna shoot, well you and Logan asked what you'd wanna shoot. Out of air, if you had- Logan said [INAUDIBLE] out of air. Okay. That was pretty good, that was pretty good. Yeah. We're air vendors, really. And then, so we had Mohammed write to us and say, I'm surprised Khail didn't say he wants to shoot pizza from his arms. [LAUGH] Look at the, look at. And I love that it's like pizza, no pizza, pizza box, pizza slice. Wow! It's perfect. It's- Good find. I like that I like that, that is exactly what those Sony icons mean. That's what those symbols mean. I'm s, I'm sorry Mohammad, I let you down. And more, more importantly I let pizza down. You did. You let down pizza. Ryan wrote to us and said, I would want the ability to dispense fresh coffee out of my wrist to help me survive finals! I think a lot of people agree with you with this. It's like finals week for a bunch of bunch of people including [UNKNOWN] Yeah. Nice. And then yeah. Finals. Whoa. Yeah we don't I don't agree. I'm glad [UNKNOWN] and I were just saying we're glad we're out of that. Yeah no finals for me. Glad we're old people who've finished that business. And then you can open a Starbucks afterwards. Yeah. And dispense the coffee. Make a couple extra. Extra bucks, Yeah. those were pretty good. Need a few, maybe. our, our friends at Ellusionists, the creators of PYRO Fire Shooter- What? said thanks for the feature, guys. Wait until you see what we're up to next. Uh-oh. So now I'm a little frightened, but excited. Oh. Did, we talked nicely about it, right? We did, of course. No, they were very excited. Okay. I mean, we always talk nicely about everything, but- No, they were really excited we featured it. Okay. Yeah. Euclid wrote to us and said, I want slime, EMP. E, EMP or acid, love the show by the way. I think EMP is short Woah. For empanadas. I'm gonna guess. Oh. But I, it might be electromagnetic pulse. Yeah, yeah, this guy is like setting up a home alone scenario. Yeah. You know. Love it, [INAUDIBLE] the sticky bandit. They're dangerous people. Oh man! I forgot them. That was pretty good. The Wet Bandits and the Sticky Bandits. It was the Sticky Bandits. It was both. Because they had sticky hands when they put it on It was the Wet Bandits in the first Home Alone. And in the second one in New York it was the Sticky Bandits. Really? Yeah. Wow. Cuz remember? He lost he lost left the faucets on and he' like, we're the Wet Bandits. For the first one? Right. Right. I like Home Alone way too much. I guess so. And then Joshua wrote to us and said, a glove that can shoot lasers! [LAUGH] That one I really like. It's just lasers. Yeah. So was your TD Pyro tweets. And then, TD DYI we asked you guys what you could make with household items. Oh no. And you guys came up, okay, as we say, you guys are way smarter than us. These are really good. I said a learning chamber and you said. I said, I said a Samus handcannon. Oh. With like, you know, like, rubber band shooter. Oh, Okay. All right. Like a rubber band gun. Pin wrote to us via email and said, low orbit satellite launch platform use 4 sets of helium filled heavy duty garbage bag, bags attached to four corners of a large [LAUGH] steel cabinet door from which to launch a large model rocket whose payload is a smart phone with a web can app. Rocket launcher is triggered by a pressure gauge used as an altimeter to measure platform height. You guys are so much smarter than us, it's very upsetting. Maybe we should go take finals. Do you feel like we maybe should go back to school? Yeah. I think, I think Pin should send us, a mortar board, like the thing you wear on your head, cuz he schooled us. Yeah. I, we literally just got schooled hard. Rick wrote us and said I would make my own Iron Throne from Game of Thrones and. Spoons, Forks and Kitchen Knives. Yeah! Nice. I like that. Be a stainless steel throne. Mm-hm. Instead of the iron throne. And then Andrew wrote us an email and said, hey Tomorrow Daily team. This is someone who actually made something. Oh really? Hey Tomorrow Daily team. I've attached a few snapshots of my articulated arm iPad mount. I've been meaning to post this somewhere just because of how often I use it. Is both the ultimate tool of laziness, solves the sore arms of holding a tablet while in bed, and the greatest tool for productivity. Great for photography, wireless tethering, et cetera, while in the kitchen, or working in a hospital or lab. There are lots of applications. All of the components I used to make it are available as separate products on Amazon and it just locks together. He put that together. Wow. He,. But he also made the the learning chamber, too. That's, all of the learning chamber [CROSSTALK]. Now he says, PS, keep up the great content and presentation. This is the closest thing to a learning pod without going overboard. [LAUGH] And I don't know if he means our show, or that really cool iPad holder. But like. I'm into it either way.>> Yeah. I dig it.>> By the way, [CROSSTALK] also much respect for your meticulously clean room. Yeah. Like that was so, all the whites were white. And there was nothing on the counter.>> It's so crisp.>> Yeah, you had the like fresh water. Are you at a hotel? Is that a hotel? [LAUGH] He's like listen, I need to go rent a hotel room for an evening just so I can give him relations with. It's beautiful. Yeah I know. [LAUGH] Shout out to [UNKNOWN]. Yeah nice, nice one. Nice. Making it really amazing. So you guys are kind of the best. And I just really loved that round of user feedback. But- Smarter than us as always. Yes. Always. And now it's time for our last piece of user feedback, which is our Phontograph for the day [MUSIC] So this comes from Glenn K., and he says I like new perspectives, That explains why I like your show. I often snap perspective shots just to see things in a different way. I uploaded two new photos to my folder dedicated just to Tamara Deleon box. Whoa. The first shot is winter needles, that's on the left. Barry Logan's got it in full screen. I had a coffee and bagel in my hands, but I saw the frosty needles in a tree and I just took the photos one-hand. I didn't check the shot until later and was more than happy when I saw how well it came out. Looks really nice. Look at that. That is really cool. He says the second shot, 3D Vase, was just Vase, 3D Vase. 3D Vase, yeah. Get it right. Was just me putting my phone into a 3D printed vase and taking a shot. I love how the light catches the layers of the filament. I work at a university library and coordinate art and 3D printing as part of my job and I try to show how 3D printing can be used for artistic purposes. As well as the science and design we usually use it for. No manipulation of the photos, iPhone 6. He mu- Cheers. Must have loved, yesterday's episode with the dresses. Yeah, with the dress. Yeah. I was really, I thought about that too. I was like, oh man, like, the dress was like, exactly up your alley. Yeah. Glenn was all about it, yeah. Yeah. I mean, not that you're gonna wear it Glenn, but I mean, maybe you'd buy it for a nice lady that you know, is what I'm saying. Hey, whatever Glenn wants to do is fine. Like, I know, I wanna wear that dress. That's true. But anyway- I think we all do. Yeah, we all definitely do. I really think we all do,. I like the, I like that Glenn. Like admittedly is all about perspective shots. Yeah. That's pretty cool. No that's really cool. I [UNKNOWN] that and I, I was like he sent us those pictures and I thought they were really neat. If you guys wanna have your picture considered for Phonetography you can email us firstname.lastname@example.org. Send us a link to your picture. Tell us a little story about it. What you shot shot your picture with. And, all that jazz. And if you wanna send in your user feedback, your hashtag of the day, you can do that too. If you absolutely hate email, that's cool, cuz we use social media, and you can find us at Tomorrow Daily on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, or Tomorrow Daily TV over on Google Plus. And YouTube exists, so- It does. - and we upload this video there too. We do. And, and I go and I respond there. Somebody said, respond to me, Cale, and I meant to do it and I. Didn't do it. But you, but you did read it So this is it, this is in an audio response if you're listening, so that's They probably gave up, for sure Better? But anyway You got a shout out on the show even though Kel did not use your name or has any idea who you are. I didn't use your name, what, that you exist. So that's, that's cool. Anyway, sorry,. And also on iTunes, don't forget to follow us there. And, rate and review. Yeah, great, review us. Cuz we like that, and it makes us feel good on the inside. But it also really helps like, the show. It helps the visibility of the show. And the more people we get listening and watching the show. Well, just really, the happier everybody is, because this show is meant to make you happy. That's what it is. And if you wanna find us on social media and run around on the internet like miscreants, as we do, you can find us on Twitter @AshleyEsqueda. And @KelAnonymous. Yeah, it's pretty easy but until then, we're gonna be back tomorrow with a brand new slate of cool, awesome, weird geek stuff, future tech. Gaming. Keep it going. All, all the good stuff. Pizza. Pizza but until then, be good, humans. We'll see you guys next time. Bye. [MUSIC]