paintball masterpiece

September 7, 2008

Dr. Phil Plait, the Bad Astronomer, posted a video from NVIDIA’s NVISION show where the Mythbusters made a computer that could paint a rough duplicate of the Mona Lisa in .8 seconds with a large series of paint ball guns. This is nothing short of spectacular.

Supposedly, this is all part of a demonstration on how GPUs are better than CPUs because they can do more faster. Something about a parallel processor, which I guess means that its running more operations on different “stations” or in different systems at once towards a single project. I’m assuming by the demonstration, where a CPU flies, a GPU teleports.

Anyway, here is the video:



  1. That’s pretty darn cool.

  2. Sometimes I think I have the coolest job in the world. Other times, like this, I am proved wrong.

  3. Pretty friggen sweet.

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