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Characters of fairy tales of Old Russia, Episode of II

1 year, 6 months ago


Some time ago on this resource the first part of pictures from my project "Fairy Tales of Old Russia" was published. If you did not read article, I would advise to make it as there the complete information about the project is provided — as it was born, and for what purpose. Since then there were many events, I drew many pictures, conducted the mass of researches and decided on accurate information of the project: "drawing room mythology" in pure form (because I sit in a house office, I think out new game mythology and I draw). Once again I will remind that this project not for children, but adults it should not take too seriously.

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Skating rink in the gym: the version second improved and added

1 year, 6 months ago


Last December, shortly before New Year, in the gym of Mail.Ru Group this skating rink was for the first time arranged. Employees in every possible way approved this invention, the skating rink enjoyed wide popularity. Therefore we decided to construct this year it again, but this time decided to improve it a little.

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New year in Sisadminye or As most to collect the geek indicator of a holiday

1 year, 6 months ago


Stanislav Mushinsky, technical support specialist of Mail.Ru Group

Hi everyone! Today I will tell how from improvised materials to collect what it is possible to call the indicator of New Year's mood.

This idea at me appeared after the friend showed the Russia map found in the Internet created from motherboards. Big cities on it were highlighted by diodes, and the monitor in the middle was located. As far as I remember, the card played a role of an advertizing logo. Having admired implementation, I for fun told that it is possible to create something similar with little effort and from make-shifts. And then the joke became reality.

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Opening of a popular scientific lecture hall of Set Up on December 5

1 year, 6 months ago


On December 5 at the Moscow office of Mail.Ru Group start of a popular scientific lecture hall of Set Up will take place. An opportunity to intelligibly explain difficult scientific things is the cornerstone of idea. Opening will take place in a format of a scientific festival which will combine in itself(himself) a zone of lectures (where everyone will be able to ask the questions to experts), a zone of master classes, and also an exhibition of gadgets.

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Top of vulnerabilities in a year

1 year, 6 months ago


 On November 30 the International day of information protection was celebrated. The holiday appeared nearly 30 years ago — in 1988 when the first mass epidemic of "worm" of Morris was recorded.

We carry out Mitapa on safety regularly, and today we are able to afford to do without the next announcement (just you monitor events in the blog). To hype up all who are anyway connected with information protection and the top of the main vulnerabilities of 2015 will help to remind of IB-protection methods.

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Fight against cold. We are warmed by means of gadgets

1 year, 7 months ago


You see what was established weather: dense cumulus clouds, snow, strong fog — it is a high time for a depression. The speech not about that stylish decadence when you dream of a bear three-months dream, and of the most this, meteorological phenomenon: a depression call area of rather weak atmospheric pressure.

At the end of November and in the first decade of December many cyclones, and it only the beginning of the long snow period are expected. For the period of long cold weather it is good to stock up with devices which will not allow to freeze. Let's tell about the most important "warm" gadgets.

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As we erased a reality edge

1 year, 7 months ago


On the 17 anniversary of the company we decided to break space and time, having erased at office an edge between reality and fiction. For this purpose it would be possible to shake a few fundamentals of fundamental physics and to create, for example, a microscopic black hole … Fortunately, the positive idea — to make drawings with 3D - effect won. You could see the similar images executed by crayons or spray paints on city streets, on asphalt. But nobody wanted to stack asphalt where people therefore the task became complicated a little work. And in this post you learn how it was solved: just created four 3D-Art-prints which were located in different corners of the main office of Mail.Ru Group in Moscow.

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7 sweaters for IT specialists

1 year, 7 months ago

Source. The penguin in the seventh sweater of all photographs.

Sneeeeg. We love snow, we want a lot of snow that snowdrifts knee-deep that snow was everywhere — on roofs of machines, on houses, on trees, and went on ourselves that it went, and did not come to an end. Because we have many winter and rather gikovsky things for a meeting of fierce cold, white walkers and a north.

Someone considers that the modern geek is not associated with a sweater and a beard in any way? It is a stereotype on a stereotype! There is nothing shameful in cool and hi-tech warm clothes. A sweater with a wrapped up collar, a fleece marching sweater, a multi-colored sweater with a hood, a prickly sweater with an odnorogy deer, a cashmere sweater, figurno a knitted sweater. All of them will suit you! It is enough to add several gadgets which turn normal clothes in the geek accessory.


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Characters of fairy tales of Old Russia

1 year, 7 months ago


If you regularly read our blog, then for certain remember a post about creation of a sobachenka, the character of the mobile game "Evolution". The art director of the Novel Amokrus project Papsuyev drew it (and wrote a post). However, as well as all talented people, Roman creates not only at work, but also in free time — as a hobby. Once the idea to redraw all the famous characters of the Russian fairy tales and bylinas in a modern game fantasy style came to its mind. As a result the whole series of the remarkable pencil drawings executed with great attention to parts turned out. The novel was not guided by characters of any specific game, images turned out collective. However, it is better to see hundred times, than to read once.

Welcome under kat, his story waits for you there (also you watch the second part). It is a lot of pictures inside!

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This attractive post-apocalypse

1 year, 7 months ago

© Anton Kokarev

It was necessary to wait for an output of Fallout 4 not for long. A great number of fans worldwide already to holes zasmotret game teasers, what was seen parts are discussed at forums, and with a new force dispute between adherents of oldskulny "correct" Fallout'ov 1/2 and those to whom wanderings on a heathland in the third part of game pleased ran high. But both camps of the gamers, as well as many people never playing in any Fallout, thirst for fine — to a post-apocalypse, to the world lying in ruins integrates. Possibly, at psychologists will be in cushions of steam of the theories explaining why the subject of the destroyed world in which a mankind remaining balance survives is so interesting to a wide people at large. But we will not be engaged in amateur psychoanalysis, and better in anticipation of an output of new Fallout'a we will read books and we will watch movies in which action is developed at the time of a post-apocalypse.

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