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Author Topic: NewScientist - Computer paints rainbow smoke with 17 million colours  (Read 1004 times)
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« on: March 05, 2014, 09:37:32 PM »

There was a programming competition to program as simple as possible simple software that will use every color in RGB exactly once. NewScientist covered the winner of that competition here:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25167#.UxeJmPl5PpF

Here is a video of the process: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/JBk6McexwKg&rel=1&fs=1&hd=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/JBk6McexwKg&rel=1&fs=1&hd=1</a>

Basically, the winner has accidentally found a beautiful variation of what looks like diffusion-style images.
There is a vague description of how it works in the above article.

Here is a full-sized image of the result:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-2km3zePZhd_Uv6IABUP029ZIJwepNPNlffoQ1CnW9MDguZ3bZ8gQFy4QrSLiU0cAj_wIzTd2DU

though apparently, not everybody can view this link - I showed it to somebody who said it was Error 403 - Forbidden.
So here is an alternate link of it:

http://puu.sh/7kbai.png

It's 2056▓ px, so rather big.

EDIT: The actual competition is, as I could have guessed right away, from Code Golf Stack Exchange:
http://codegolf.stackexchange.com/questions/22144/images-with-all-colors
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2014, 08:13:24 AM »

Beautiful fluff!
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