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  1. Kamala Harris is this cycle’s Hillary Clinton, but everyone wants her to be this cycle’s Obama

    about a day ago from web
    • @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 22 hours ago in context
    • @drinkingpony I think you have to be an American Democrat to understand why I hate American Democrats the way I do.

      about 20 hours ago in context
    • @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 2 hours ago in context
  2. I got a Hololens from work for a mini project.

    about 3 days ago from web
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    • @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 2 days ago in context
    • @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 2 days ago in context
    • @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 2 days ago in context
  3. 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 2 days ago from web
    • 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**

      about 4 days ago from web
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      • @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 3 days ago in context
      • @drinkingpony OK... When you pay extra to see Avatar or TRON Legacy with the fancy glasses in a theater, what is it called?

        about 3 days ago in context
      • @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 2 days ago in context
    • 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 2 days ago from web
      • DuckTales Season 2 was quite enjoyable. The last few episodes were very crammed.

        about 3 days ago from web
        • julian castro somehow managed to make himself look like an asshole by going after joe biden, that is an extraordinary achievement

          about 3 days ago from web
          • @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 3 days ago in context
        • I really feel like the whole suite of Abrahamic faiths are just siblings battling over Grandpa's will.

          about 4 days ago from web
        • I’m not, like, gonna sit my daughter down and tell her that she got school off today because a building she never saw in a city she never lived in got blown up two decades before she was born.

          about 5 days ago from web
        • Somebody emailed me a petition today make 9/11 into a federal holiday, and like, I’m all for another excuse to be making holiday overtime, but like, as of today you have this situation where you have legal adults who were not yet born when 9/11 happened. I don’t even remember it, I was 4 when it happened. A lot of us have kids of our own now, and it’s likely that they won’t even be taught about 9/11 in history classes like I was, except as a precursory event to a larger Middle East conflict that dominated Bush’s second term. If you lost loved ones or lived in New York or DC, or worked for the government at the time, then yeah. Mourn. Memorialize. Do whatever you gotta do. But everyone else moved on. It doesn’t need to be a federal holiday.

          about 5 days ago from web
        • Oh wow you can get a 3D printer for less than 100 Euro now.

          ( 4 minutes later ) Oh... ... sad

          I do not know what I was expecting.

          about 5 days ago from web
        • Facebook is intentionally jacking with their interface because they hate their users, prove me wrong

          about 6 days ago from web
        • I have to try something.


          If you can not see it then

          A : You are one

          B : Whatever thing you use to view this does not support Unicode 12

          about 8 days ago from web
        • So it is about 04:00 local time...

          I just woke up ALL of the sleeping crew because I got into a laugh-stupor because this one series, movies, games, & story critic said the following words

          "And all Sansa had to do for it was to stand around like a diuretic giraffe"

          Still definatly my most favorite thing to watch and/or listen to when on a night shift.

          Please do not watch unless if you know that this youtuber is intentionally trying to be funny by cursing in a weird way; are offended by heavy & weird usage of vocabulary; can not handle extreme uses of the F word, C word, D word, N word, A word, B word & A-Z word; are pregnant; are easily offended; still have not watched Game of Thrones S8E5 and are planning to do so; or if 220 minute long video's about an episode that does in no way be THAT long scare you... Long Man Bad !

          about 8 days ago from web
          • 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 9 days ago from web
            • My life fuel is out of stock! I mean a mate tea lemonade is nowhere to obtain. Well... There are only useless flavor variants with pomegranate and ice tea.

              about 9 days ago from web
            • oh PLEASE let this one be relevant by the time the cartoon comes out

              about 10 days ago from web
            • News from my customs hostage: My package has arrived after a ransom exchange of 6.80€

              about 10 days ago from web
            • Westworld has been de-recommended to me for : Blowing all of their creative load in the first season and making a mockery of established characters where they either need to suddenly be super smart or super dumb depending on deus-ex-machina levels of "FCKRLLY?"

              Well, the more you know. If someone disagrees, let me know, because it was on my backlog.

              about 10 days ago from web
              • @drinkingpony I've only ever watched the film.

                about 10 days ago in context
              • @scribus The 1973 Westworld and the 2016 Westworld have nothing in common.

                Well, except for maybe the six-shooter.

                the 2016 version is kind of about ( and I am going to banana off everyone who really knows what it is about ) some theme park where you get to live out your wildest dreams within a few set parameters, such as the wild west. Which is fine and dandy untill some people start to do some less than conventional things to the droids that are supposed to live there.

                I guess that means someone wants to rob trains and shoot people.

                Then the droids thing themselves become a plot point somehow, so I guess they get their memories tangled up or some other super AI doomsday scenario.

                about 10 days ago in context
            • I've decided to soon-ish™ upgrade my PC. It won't be as thorough as I wanted but it'll be a first step. I'll get "only" a new CPU, mainboard, RAM, and SSD. The graphics card will be replaced later.

              about 10 days ago from web
            • Nickname can not be less than 3 characters long, what is this ? I am trying to make a post.

              about 10 days ago from web
              • "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 11 days ago from web
              • "...Jesus' brother, Steve," says Steven Colbert. "He turned water into IPA." So, evil twin, then?

                about 11 days ago from web
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                about 11 days ago from web
              • August 16th: Package held by customs
                Long wait and continuous pressing of refresh
                September 5th: Package held by customs

                about 11 days ago from web
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                • @thismightbeauser In theory I could claim my money back because I paid with PayPal and order it again. I'd still have to wait a long time but I'd not spend money on top of the loss. It's just a 120€ expensive video converter to convert my NES/SNES/N64/MegaDrive to HDMI.

                  about 11 days ago in context
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                • @adiwan Almost seems easier to maintain a CRT instead

                  about 11 days ago in context
                • @scribus All I can manage is to have two small 14'' CRT TVs. Everything else is too big and bulky. The composite/s-video to HDMI converter I bought is so far one of the best in that price range that can handle oddball resolutions that these old consoles produce. I have a cheap 15€ piece of crap that created results that were nearly unrecognizable after upscaling (at a lot of places seemingly inverted colors). 240p is almost nowhere supported by any TV manufacturer nowadays. It'll interpreted as 480i and it shows unfavorable interlacing artifacts. Blowing that up bilinearly to full-HD it gets to a blurry mess.

                  about 11 days ago in context
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              • Go home google adsense, you are drunk. I do not even speak German. At least not any better than a 4 year old

                Oh great, now I remember Jay Exci talking about why the game is so trash

                Mostly because... it is, and then this happened to it

                Trust me it is about 20 minutes in total to watch and I highly recommend it if you EVER saw that episode and thought anything other than "AHHH ! ADVERTISEMENTS ! GET THE CLEANSINGPOWDER !!"

                about 11 days ago from web
                • Today at work, when nobody was there (I was at 6AM in my office), I watched the last MLP:FiM episodes. Now I don't know what to do. Quit the fandom? Stomp my feet on the ground and demand for more episodes like a millenial cry-baby? Continue like nothing happened?

                  about 12 days ago from web
                • The Steven Universe movie was awful.

                  about 13 days ago from web
                • I feel that chronologically we are at the peak maximum time where most people will not understand the "BoNeStOrM !!!" or "You speak of justice? Of cowardice? I will show you the justice of the grave... and the true meaning of fear." or even "Good news, everyone! I think I perfected a plague that will destroy all life on Azeroth!". But actually we are at the maximum times between "Mortal insects! You dare trespass into my domain? Your arrogance will be purged in living flame!" oh and also "I AM DEATHWING, THE DESTROYER, THE END OF ALL THINGS, INEVITABLE, INDOMITABLE; I AM THE CATACLYSM!" I guess.

                  Classic WoW is really toying around with my passage of time. Since it should be OBVIOUS that outside of Illidan himself not one boss is remembered or in the meme-lexicanum anymore. Well maybe except for Bloodlord Mandokir since he actually screams "DING !" as he levels up.

                  ... I just scratched open some REALLY old painfull memories... Ding !

                  about 13 days ago from web
                  • Watched COCO (Disney). It was OK. Great visuals but the story didn't appeal to me.

                    about 15 days ago from web