Remarkable Songbird Video

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  1. BrianW

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    Okay, I know I promised everyone here that I'd never start another sucky thread, but this is just too remarkable to keep to myself. This video was brought to my attention by the Bad Astronomer. It's a video of David Attenborough with the Lyrebird.

    You can watch it here.

    Yes, it's for real.
     
  2. Sam Posten

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    Um, there is no way in hell I am gonna click on that "Run this Active X window." PROCEED WITH EXTREME CAUTION!!!!!

    Sam
     
  3. Edwin-S

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    That's amazing. Especially its ability to mimic, with fidelity, manmade sounds like camera shutters, motor drives, and chainsaws.
     
  4. MarkHastings

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    That was a segment on the Life of Birds DVD. Definitely a great watch.
     
  5. BrianW

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    I'm sorry, Sam. I run Linux, not Windows, so I had no idea that site had any Active-X component whatsoever. Had I known, I would not have linked to it.

    However, I was able to view the video just fine in Linux (using MPlayer), so Active-X is apparently not required to view the video. Can you not get to the video with Active-X turned off?

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    And the chainsaw mimic even included the sounds of springing guy wires and the crackling wood of falling trees. Unbelievable.
     
  6. Sam Posten

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    Correct, you cannot, and it doesnt look like a real reputable site.

    Sam

    Will throw in a knoppix disk later and take a look BTW
     
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    No friggin way. That can't be real.
     
  8. ChristopherG

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    That was pretty amazing!! I was able to watch without accepting the Active X control. I think anyway, I just closed the dialog box asking to accept an Active X control....?

    Anyway - really cool!
     

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