Engadget: Fan uses AI to remaster ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ in HD. “Unfortunately, you’re highly unlikely to see an official remaster of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Its special effects were shot on video rather than added to film, making an already daunting remastering process that much more difficult — and since it’s not a tentpole show like The Next Generation, CBS might not consider it worth the effort. Machine learning might make it easier for fans to fill the gap, however.”
Lifehacker: Rediscover Random Netflix Episodes With This Web App. “Shufflix is a web app that randomizes a number of popular shows on Netflix, and offers a suggestion for what you should watch right now. For instance, clicking on Friends suggests that I watch Season 6, Episode 22: The One Where Paul’s the Man.” The tool doesn’t cover all series on Netflix, but apparently a bunch of them. I really need to watch an episode of Friends one day. Or Seinfeld.
Now available — an enormous online archive of music related to My Little Pony. 600 GB is a lot, yeah? As I understand it, this is music related to and inspired by My Little Pony. (All I know about My Little Pony is that Tara Strong is one of the voices, so if I’m getting this wrong please correct me in the comments.) From the Equestria DAily article link: “The dedicated archivist ponies of the Pony Music Archive have completed a massive bundle of all the pony music that they could find in the best possible quality, resulting in more than 600 GB of music! The archive will be maintained with the new music coming out from now on, too.”
WIVB: The Buffalo Library has a new digital collection of News 4 content. “The Buffalo Library has a new digital collection now available to the public featuring close to four decades of local television news segments and documentaries seen right here on Channel 4.”
MakeUseOf: How to Record and Stream Live TV With Raspberry Pi . “Watching live TV seems old school in the Netflix era, but you can’t always find every show or movie you want on a streaming service. The alternative is paying out for cable or satellite TV, and who wants to do that? Thankfully, if you’re in a country with terrestrial TV broadcasting, you can cut the cord and record live TV to a network DVR with Tvheadend instead, running on a Raspberry Pi. Here’s how you do it.”
TIME: The New Game of Thrones Emojis Are Perfect for Throwing Shade at Your Enemies. “Leading up the April premiere of Game of Thrones season 8, Twitter has launched a new batch of custom Game of Thrones emojis for all of the characters that could still sit on the Iron Throne. The social media site released its new Game of Thrones emojis simultaneously with HBO’s most recent Game of Thrones character posters on Thursday.”
The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) recently did an AMA on Reddit. “From 12pm – 4pm Eastern on February 13, 2019, historians asked us about how we collect, preserve and provide access to the collection, as well as questions about the content of the archive, and of course how scholars might collaborate with us to use the archive for research or in their teaching (we love hearing ideas!)”