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  1. @mrmattimation And that might be the number one reason why most non American Democrats and pretty much all non American's look at your DNC election and shake their head in disgust.

    What is even more of a letdown, you just gatekeep your opinions.

    That is even worse than me saying "As an European I am by group-think required to tell you that you have a big head, because ALL Americans have a big head"

    about a day ago from web in context
  2. @mrmattimation I would love to see those things from your perspective, I really do.

    What things ? well those 3 outburst of political stuff you put out there without any context ? I mean, hey, I do not ever see Kamala Harris waving a "Yes We Can" banner, same for Bill Clinton. Or Gabbard ever selling out his campaign to the Clintons, or... well no iea who Booker and Beto are actually.

    Point is, without any qualifier I can go "All those idiots I saw reminded me of Christian Bale, one way or an other"

    But feel free to swap out Christian Bale with Nannie Doss, or Dennis Rader, or even Charles Manson.

    I hope you see what I did there to make my point.

    Bonus : Argumentum Ad Absurdum : "Borderlands 3 is like the new Dark Souls"

    about 2 days ago from web in context
  3. @adiwan Well he is a programmer alright, but also a minecraft nut.

    I just checked and there is actually some dust on his Hololens, cus he has it on display in his bookcase.

    Then again he also has various occulus things and pretty much spends his time with all out of the box thingies.

    about 3 days ago from web in context
  4. No wonder my stepper motors were super hot. The voltage reference was out of whack. They were about 1.3V instead of 0.84V.

    about 3 days ago from web
  5. @drinkingpony Haha. How comes? I only know someone I studied with and was super enthusiastic about the Hololens and bought it for himself for playing around (as in programming with it). I'd say he was a sane guy and quite intelligent so I think that was a purchase with more promise for the future. As for non-programmers it'd be definitely insane.

    about 3 days ago from web in context
  6. @adiwan [> No sane person buys a Hololens for oneself. <]

    HAH ! Knew it ! I know someone who owes me a party favour now...

    Well I guess that solves all of my questions.

    about 3 days ago from web in context
  7. @scribus stereoscopy ? Whatever it is called, there is still a movie being projected onto a screen, the screen is flat. But when you look at that with them "3D glasses" the illusion of 3D was made.

    So at that point it becomes more marketing friendly to say "3D movie" than to say "stereooptic movie that allows for the illusion that things are not just projected onto a screen but seemingly come out of it"

    I mean. Did you think that that one Shrek ride at universal studio would have been nearly as famous if it advertised with "stereoptic movie that feels like things are crawling out of the screen but we are also going to splash some water in your face so people think they are really there" instead of 4D ?

    Marketing terms man, they are the bane of my existance. 4K for instance, or UHD. What is that ? Is it 4096 x 2160 ? or 3996 X 2160 ? or 4096 x 1716 ? Or hell, is it what apple said it was and is it 4096 x 2304 ? Or just WQUXGA wrapped in a marketing term ?

    about 3 days ago from web in context
  8. I'm soooo glad I made the 3d printer board upgrade with better stepper drivers. It is so silent now that the fans are making the greatest noise. I'm so mad that I didn't do much earlier. To be honest the "ideal" board was recently released that fits into the existing enclosure and I got that. So my anger is very much no deal. I just could have had a significantly better sleep on some prints. A few times the motor noises made it hard to get to sleep and the printer and me were separated by two doors.

    about 3 days ago from web
  9. @drinkingpony No sane person buys a Hololens for oneself. The Hololens 1 is a tech demo for itself. Limited interaction opportunities (a single hand gesture or a button on a remote) (it has bluetooth but there is no standard input device) and a very limited field of view, and it is hugely expensive. The Hololens 2 fixes a lot of problems by almost doubling the field of view and offering full hand tracking within the field of view. It has to be determined how good it performs and if it is affordable at all. So far the industry shows more interest in these products than normal mortal consumers. I don't think that it will change anytime soon.

    about 3 days ago from web in context
  10. @adiwan Ofcourse there isn't, I would be surprised if there was. Still I remember the tech demo.

    **does a quick search**

    Ah found it :) http://rainbowdash.net/url/875175

    Wait, hold the phone, 2015 ? Cue a long ass slidewhisle downwards for my dissapointment. Wow...

    about 4 days ago from web in context
  11. @scribus You said it, stereopticon... stereoptics... it certainly is how 3D works. Everything you said is correct.

    But you still do not see in 3D. You see in stereoptics, or whatever fancy name you want to give it.

    about 4 days ago from web in context
  12. DuckTales Season 2 was quite enjoyable. The last few episodes were very crammed.

    about 4 days ago from web
  13. @drinkingpony AFAIK there is no public version for download.

    about 4 days ago from web in context
  14. @adiwan You can minecraft on a table now ?

    about 4 days ago from web in context
  15. I got a Hololens from work for a mini project.

    about 4 days ago from web in context
  16. @mrmattimation I watched the first 10 minutes of the "great future democratic president puppetshow d'extraordinaire" and pretty much fell asleep, after all it was midnight where I was when the candidates walked on stage.

    Please tell me that Julian Castro going after Biden was one of the more interesting/memorable takeaways from that thing so I can just go watch a supercut somewhere or something.

    about 4 days ago from web in context
  17. @drinkingpony Also I think I can always re-muddy the issue back to its original topic using... Well... Porn actually.

    How do you know your favorite 3D goggle porn feauting that woman you really like does not either have proportionate dwarfism and really small boobs or proportionate gigantism and really big boobs ?

    Yeah, you need 3D boobs for that... I meant vision...

    about 5 days ago from web in context
  18. @scribus Nonono. Our brain just gets 2 images, both 2d, together with the information of how much the iris has to focus, that gives our brain the illusion that something is far away or near ( because you combine it with knowledge of how things usually are. Which can really work to your detriment in things like http://rainbowdash.net/url/875173 or https://youtu.be/A4QcyW-qTUg?t=31 )

    Optical tricks were actually used in Lord of the Rings quite a bit so they wouldn't have to make use of vertically challenged people much.

    But... That is not 3D ! That is just using 2D information filtered through both memories and something you could phraise as 'biological trigonometry'

    3D vision would actually be something like looking around a tree, while not moving your head.

    So some would call what we have to be 2,5 D ( since we can sense distance with 2D input ). However then video games raise their head and go "EXCUSE ME !!! I am 2,5 D !!!" and muddy the whole issue.

    about 5 days ago from web in context
  19. @scribus But you do not get 3D with 2 camera's ?

    Or 4 for that matter, or whatever other number you throw at it. As long as they are side by side on the same flat surface, it will never capture 3D.

    about 5 days ago from web in context
  20. How to explain a basic biology principle to a millennial : [ image ]

    It actually worked... **actual facepalm**

    "So is Apple going to have 4 camera's in 2 stages ?"

    **internal screaming** http://rainbowdash.net/url/875172

    about 5 days ago from web in context
  21. I had an awesome dream. It involves riding on a godzilla's back and knocking UFO's back into orbit, untill I found a minigun on his back, and it became easy mode.

    Then I woke up because someone was drilling a hole.


    about 10 days ago from web
  22. "I think I solved the problem of people not watching enough cartoons and watching too much anime" someone over at Netflix said.

    "We'll just call EVERYTHING anime that is even remotely animated"

    Then Netflix got an angry phone call by someone from Cartoon Network.

    "Stop stealing our idea's !" and the phone was violently hung up...

    about 12 days ago from web in context
  23. @scribus And then there are struggles about which revision is actually the official one: the "old" or the "new" testament.

    about 5 days ago from web in context
  24. @mrmattimation Pretty sure you could leave abridged versions like that and "Well, we won our independence from Great Britain by refusing to pay taxes and throw their tea into the sea" to unsavory types like Alex Jones.

    about 6 days ago from web in context
  25. @mrmattimation And here I was thinking that I kinda might be a stone cold bastard for saying that 9/11 is only of importance if you are American ( or knew someone close to you whom died that day )

    But here you are, turning that dial to 11.

    Do I even dare to guess on what American Federal Holiday you would the same logic of [> Do whatever you gotta do. But everyone else moved on <] on and axe ?

    about 6 days ago from web in context
  26. @adiwan Hmm, now that is not always true.

    Sometimes you just receive NOTHING.

    about 6 days ago from web in context
  27. @drinkingpony You buy cheap, you receive cheap.

    about 6 days ago from web in context
  28. Oh wow you can get a 3D printer for less than 100 Euro now.

    ( 4 minutes later ) Oh... https://youtu.be/3ViN6ajW9Eg ... sad

    I do not know what I was expecting.

    about 6 days ago from web in context
  29. @scribus Suspicious ? of waffles ?

    Wait a minute, there was supposed to be a waffle there, now there are 4 "?" 's

    Unicode 12 is a lie... Though it probably would have worked better if I posted Pie instead of Waffle

    about 8 days ago from web in context
  30. @scribus "Give me what we want or else it gets the hose again" - [ Mark Zuckerberg Cranial Hive # ( lower America region, I think ).

    Well, at least in my headcanon

    about 7 days ago from web in context


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