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  1. unfortunately, unlike with the NRA, the anti-choice movement doesn't have a headquarters whose doorstep I can spontaneously decide to banana on

    about 4 days ago from web in context
  2. @scribus Wallet ?

    about 3 days ago from web in context
  3. TIL how most adults deal with finances in a 4 step program

    1 : Never check bank balance
    2: Pretend everything is fine
    3: Live in constant state of fear
    4: Repeat

    I like my own model better. ( run monthly )
    10 : if income it bigger than expenses, go to end
    20 : if expences are bigger than income try to fix it, go to end

    about 4 days ago from web in context
  4. @mrmattimation I think the choice to not have a doorstep was a deliberate one.

    about 4 days ago from web in context
  5. @ponfive It has been 20 years since there was a sonic movie, so a team of production companies got together to make a new one, this time going for the full CGI bonanzafest that we pretty much have in all modern 201X movies of nowadays.

    And even though there were some 'leaks' of sonics design the studio responsible chose to went ahead with the trailer despite all of the negative backlash about the leaks. Soon the leaks were shown to be really truthfull when the official trailer was released and fans exploded with anger about how dumb it all looks. For instance Sonic looks WAY more like a human toddler than what he kinda is supposed to look like. ( Big shoes, big head, white gloves )

    As such the director team told the graphics department "HEY ! FIX IT !" ... Now let us hope the story will have a statisfying conclusion when the movie releases in November.

    about 5 days ago from web in context
  6. @adiwan Oh, ehh. That sounds a lot like people who never even held a controller and make them design their own controller. That or play Sekiro, not sure which is the more hilarious thing to imagine.

    I am afraid that without going into any details I can not imagine how hard it is to deliver on such a weird thing.

    Though I would have probably given up a long time ago and instead just tried to make a miniature replica and let people 'do the thing' on that thing.

    Or... maybe... try to use this thing somehow ? http://rainbowdash.net/url/874441

    about 5 days ago from web in context
  7. I just want to share this, mostly because of the video that is attached to it. http://rainbowdash.net/url/874440

    about 5 days ago from web
  8. @drinkingpony Simple: I program a program such that people can gain knowledge of a procedure with this program. They interact (although very crudely) with the program and will be guided at each step of the procedure with a narrated text and helpful highlighting of objects. A VR training has the advantage that it can be trained everywhere (where VR headsets are available) and it doesn't disturb the production line. In the case of the robot arm entering the working area of the robot arm shuts it off completely and the production halts.
    Why is the industry worse: They don't know what they want and if they say what they want it's usually worse. HEY LET'S GAMIFY IT! >Just a simple highscore list sorted by completion time in its "hardest" difficulty (no guidance with highlighted objects or narration). But what kills me is that they want to use the hard coded steps from the guided difficulties instead of offering more interaction freedom (all objects can be picked up and dropped everywhere)

    about 5 days ago from web in context
  9. @drinkingpony Worse: Industry. This training is about maintenance of a part of a robot arm. In order not to interrupt production VR trainings are created to train off site. My desire to quit and create a game increased rapidly.

    about 6 days ago from web in context
  10. @adiwan I am afraid that I am having a hard time to put 1 and 2 together here.

    about 6 days ago from web in context
  11. @microsbm I was looking at http://rainbowdash.net/url/874428 and http://rainbowdash.net/url/874429 .

    But right now I am at the stage where people really want me to fix it WITHOUT spending any money and also WITHOUT going down on the featureset. That is not really possible, Though I guess I could use an HDMI audio extractor with 5.1 channels off of Aliexpress.

    Can you feel my eyeballs tumbling at top speed here ? I really do not want to do the latter.

    about 6 days ago from web in context
  12. @scribus People like to be edgy, especially when anonymous. Heck the number of people that I 'raped' in online multiplayer games is probably astronomical. ... And then I learned what the word actually meant.

    about 6 days ago from web in context
  13. @adiwan ... Your VR training program ? Are you making a video game for uni or something ?

    about 6 days ago from web in context
  14. I'm extremely frustrated. I have to dumb down my VR training program a lot more than I already have. I'm told that people shouldn't be allowed to drop grabbed items. I mean WTF! They take out all the fun of flinging items around. Also all the dynamic things I've built in should be gone. "Only activate the items that are immediately needed at the moment of the procedure!".

    about 6 days ago from web in context
  15. @scribus Yeah! They don't know what VR is all about. All they care about is: The workers who have to train with this should not kiwi up in any way possible. It's design by committee.

    about 6 days ago from web in context
  16. So aparently I am looking for a new amplifier with at least one HDMI port for the beamer (Projector) online at 03:22 in the middle of the night because something broke at work and I know noone even remembers the impedance of the speakers which are in that room currently NOR if there is any money to replace the broken amplifier system.

    I should go to bed instead. Screw this, probably gonna get yelled at tomorrow anyway.

    about 7 days ago from web in context
  17. @drinkingpony My soundbar doesn't speak to me. However I'm intrigued to look into Google Home.

    about 7 days ago from web in context
  18. @drinkingpony LG SK8. I bought that one because I have a LG TV and it sounds OK. I'm not an audiophile but it's completely alright. Better than the thin TV's squeaky speakers. It's a 2.1 system and it is sufficient for me. A surround system would be nice but laying down the cables and finding a place for the rear speakers is too much hassle for me.

    about 7 days ago from web in context
  19. I have to think of http://rainbowdash.net/url/874422 RN. Worst part is that there are worse voices and devices who do that.

    about 7 days ago from web in context
  20. @adiwan Remote ? Remote Control ? for a TV soundbar ? May I know the model ? I might buy one.

    about 7 days ago from web in context
  21. @scribus Only for the first second but it was very clear to me that bluetooth was the weakpoint.

    about 7 days ago from web in context
  22. @drinkingpony No. I just deactivated bluetooth pairing through a rather obscure sequence of button presses on the remote.

    about 7 days ago from web in context
  23. @adiwan Soldering iron solution ?

    about 7 days ago from web in context
  24. @scribus ... Intentionally ? I mean the underside of my shoes get awfully sticky at such places, and sometimes you just want to make sure the noizemakers stop by kicking the noizemakers.

    "I swear I did not know it was a child, I thought it was someone with Dwarfism. Why would you take someone of about 12 to the Wolf of Wall Street ?"

    Heheh, my imagination is running overtime now.

    about 7 days ago from web in context
  25. Someone took over my TV soundbar. I operate it via optical cable and I didn't think that bluetooth would be on all the time. A person blasted bad music (hip hop) through my speakers. I had to turn it quickly off and look into the manual how to lock the bluetooth functionality.

    about 7 days ago from web in context
  26. @adiwan and gummy bears, and coca cola lids, and taffee, and cookies, and cupcakes, and sushi, and soft pretzels, and banana & Peanutbutter, and yoghurt, and ( melted ) ice cream, and Starmix, Heck I once exited the cinema with almost a complete pizza stuck under there.

    ... I am no longer fans of such places...

    about 8 days ago from web in context
  27. @drinkingpony Next time look under your shoes for sticky popcorn.

    about 8 days ago from web in context
  28. @scribus A very compelling argument but I'm not that guy who throws around stuff and makes the jobs of the movie theater personnel worse.

    about 8 days ago from web in context
  29. @adiwan Are you referring to the theater experience that for no properly explainable reason whenever I go to such places I always get home a few CM taller ?

    about 8 days ago from web in context
  30. @drinkingpony I use a "hot air blower" kind of popcorn machine because I don't like greasy or oily popcorn and a laser is not yet in my possession. Some day I build myself a CNC router with the option to put a 40W laser on it

    about 8 days ago from web in context

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