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News Comments > Out of the Blue
62. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2015, 01:36 1badmf
 
descender wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 18:00:
Did anyone even bother reading the Wired article that clearly explains why people can see it as different colors? It also explains why one person might see it as different colors at different times.

The white balance of the image is off, so your brain has trouble separating the reflecting light from the illuminating light. This is how your brain figures out colors.

The picture of it that looks ambiguous was simply taken with bad white balance settings, and then you are viewing it with completely different white balance settings. Your brain simply doesn't know how to interpret it.

It's extremely likely people who only see it as blue/black in this image have their color temp set "too blue" on their monitor. Blue != white.

The dress is in fact not white, so... come on brain!

doesn't explain the fact that while at work, four of us said white/gold and four said blue/black, all of us looking at the same picture on the same phone.
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Homeworld Remastered Collection
20. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Homeworld Remastered Collection Feb 25, 2015, 18:30 1badmf
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 25, 2015, 18:27:
Krovven wrote on Feb 25, 2015, 18:11:
It's a rock-paper-scissors format for the units. Mousing over the units in the Build menu tells you exactly what each unit is strong against and weak against.

Also, IIRC there's kind of a DPS-tank mechanic where you put assault frigates in the front to soak up damage and keep the weak but devastating ion frigates in the rear to destroy enemy cap ships.

ok fine you guys talked me into it quit twisting my arm jeez!
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Homeworld Remastered Collection
10. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Homeworld Remastered Collection Feb 25, 2015, 17:30 1badmf
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 25, 2015, 17:15:
It looks good, although probably not as good as if they'd re-done the entire thing from scratch. I ran through the tutorials just now, and it plays just like I remember. Have to make dinner and take care of the kids right now, but I'll be playing more later.

having never played this, is it an epic experience? or does the story fizzle to something predictable and boring? i watched scott manley's playthrough and it seems promising.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 25, 2015, 17:25 1badmf
 
that's what i assumed from yesterday. like i said, miraculous right? i can't imagine how that's even physically possible, especially for the battery. Scope have you opened it up and looked inside the battery compartment?

also: so it wasn't, a dildo, blue? XD
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 24, 2015, 17:58 1badmf
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 13:10:
HorrorScope wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 12:19:
I have a few wall lights that are battery powered, they are spotlights for reading.

One won't shut off and when I mean that, I mean ever. The power button does nothing. I'll assume physically removing the batter will do the trick.

But I'm talking like 4 years now it has been on, the others I've replaced the batteries a couple/few times and I shut them off when done, as they'd probably only last a couple days being on non-stop.

However I have this one, not sure how the chemical reaction happened within it, but its a miracle. I now call it the Light that looks over me and is as good a sign as I need that everlasting light does exist.

Wha?

Can you post a pic, or a vid to youtube?

yeah. both a light AND a battery lasting 4 years? that's like, literally miraculous.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 23, 2015, 06:03 1badmf
 
yeah that really was an inhuman comment. dude sounds like a stereotypical SJW - lashing out at the du jour cause without once considering what the actual truth is.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 22, 2015, 18:44 1badmf
 
Cyanotetyphas wrote on Feb 22, 2015, 17:08:
Although Cutter is being confrontational about it, he's right. Imitation Game isn't a very good film and is blatantly manipulative. Cucumber-batch is good and there probably could be a good on-message film about this but the movie we got uses kid gloves to such an extreme degree (for instance Turing is never shown or depicted in a relationship with another man) that it ends up being a version of The Help. The Enigma code and how it weaves into the end of WWII is fascinating on many levels but this movie uses them as window dressing.

Cutter I also agree with what you said about Budapest. That ugly undercurrent is what makes this one of Wes' best.

agree. IG is one of those films that will be looked back upon by history as a 'wtf' nominee, even moreso if it wins. a well produced movie with excellent performances that blinds voters to how unremarkable it really is. doesn't help that large parts of it were poetically licensed out of reality.

keira knightly's character was actually an incredibly plain looking woman. turing never had anything approaching asperger's, which miraculously disappears halfway through the film anyway. and in a film about the tragedy of a gay hero, they never cover any of his love affairs with men nor the how and why of his actual death.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 19, 2015, 18:05 1badmf
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 19, 2015, 16:46:
Is there anyone who wouldn't rather see Neil doing his followup to District 9 already?! Yeah, yeah, we all like Aliens and Predators, but at least D9 was exciting and new. I want to see what happens. I love the way the film ended but hate that rhere's been no followup. Fuck do I care about more chest-bursting aliens. Been there, done that, got the T-shirt numerous times already.

seconded! i always imagined district 9 was something like how chewie and han became buddies. i sorta hope district 10 or whatev is more like a space adventure where they buddy up to save our podunk little planet.
 
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News Comments > DX12: 900% FPS Increase Over DX11 Claimed
54. Re: DX12: 900% FPS Increase Over DX11 Claimed Feb 19, 2015, 04:26 1badmf
 
if they had a sense of humor at all they might as well have just claimed OVER 9000% INCREASE!!!!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 19, 2015, 02:02 1badmf
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 18, 2015, 21:32:
You are right, Nin. WAY too many people get pets without any thought into what effort will be required to care for the pet.

Dogs are cool, but I have no desire to "clean up" after one of them. Not too mention the issue with them needing to go out when there's snow on the ground and/or its zero degrees out.


out of idle curiosity, what's a largish breed that's basically a lazy bum and is otherwise low maintenace (low shedding, no slobbering, etc).
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
10. Re: Evening Interviews Feb 18, 2015, 04:02 1badmf
 
yeah they call it antisocial personality disorder. needlessly complex name for exactly the same thing - characterized by low empathy and high selfishness. not sure why the switch, except that the new label recognizes more of a spectrum of empathy rather than on or off.  
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
9. Re: Evening Interviews Feb 18, 2015, 03:57 1badmf
 
with any other hehavioral problem i would agree with you, but there's a saying in psychology - you can't grow a conscience. sociopaths are born, and to a much lesser extent bred. at 16 his brain development should be 'nearly done', as should his sense of morality. we're not talking about a little boy here, but a young adult.

to make matters worse, it seems he's still at the extremely low end of the empathy spectrum. at several points it's clear he has no clue about the negative effects of his actions on others, just that they amuse him. if at 16 he doesn't realize that swatting and doxxing are cruel actions, i doubt he ever will. source - i asked my friend about this, who's getting her ph.D in child psychology from harvard.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
6. Re: Evening Interviews Feb 18, 2015, 01:40 1badmf
 
yeah but never because he could potentially ruin someone else's life. always about himself. classic sociopath.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 17, 2015, 18:12 1badmf
 
BobBob wrote on Feb 17, 2015, 12:49:
Blue wrote on Feb 17, 2015, 12:40:
The weather is much nicer in San Diego... you really need to move out of that hellhole and get to someplace really nice.

Actually, where I am the climate is considered better than San Diego. Thumbsup

there's a slight shower in the forecast! run for the hills! RUUUN FOOOR THE HIIIIILLS! RUN FOOOOOR YOUR LIIIIIIIFE! IEEEEEEEEEE! (yes that was an iron maiden joke =D)
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Feb 15, 2015, 19:12 1badmf
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 15, 2015, 19:02:
Cottillard Joins "Assassin's Creed" Film.

So the film is set in France?

just a guess, but i rather suspect the crusader kingdoms. they were mostly french speaking nobility anyway.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 11, 2015, 17:41 1badmf
 
Creston wrote on Feb 11, 2015, 12:52:
1badmf wrote on Feb 11, 2015, 12:44:
in my new genesis coupe =DDDD

Ooooh, you got it? How is it?

so much fun. i got the 2.0 turbo. 'only' 274 hp compared to the 348 of the 3.8, but slightly better mpg. and it makes a really nice exhaust noise. not the gurgle-gurgle of a big v8 that i was never a fan of, but that low constant rumble like distant thunder. needless to say, nobody beats me off the line at the onramp meter light anymore =D
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 11, 2015, 12:46 1badmf
 
PropheT wrote on Feb 11, 2015, 12:39:
BobBob wrote on Feb 11, 2015, 11:13:
No worries. The future is here. After a few are built and perfected across the coast-line, the rest of the country will be asking us for water

That plant is going to be lucky to even be successful, much less to put it in a position to build a few more and have other areas buying water from California. Even if it works perfectly, which is unlikely, it's going to supply only 7% of the water for that county.

in the long run we need a solution that's better than natural sources because that supply remains steady more or less while population only increses. it may be cost prohibitive now, but eventually it'll be necessary. better to get a head start now than wait until we completely desertify the state.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 11, 2015, 12:44 1badmf
 
Creston wrote on Feb 11, 2015, 11:51:
BobBob wrote on Feb 11, 2015, 10:45:
Bit too hot here. Hitting the low 80's, even at the beach, due to the Santa Ana winds Should subside by Friday for the 3 day weekend. Thumbsup

I was wondering how long it'd be before you'd post. :p

*Looks outside* In the 60s here today. Nice and sunny. (sorry, all you snowed-in blues'ers! I couldn't resist.)

haha welcome to the weather snob club good sir. have a seat, order a drink to fend off the heat XD

i was gonna post a video of me driving to work the other day too, all bright and warm at sunset, blasting some smashing pumpkins (mayonaise) in my new genesis coupe =DDDD but i see you and bob got it covered.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 5, 2015, 18:04 1badmf
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 5, 2015, 13:33:
When it comes to jogging, less is more, study argues.

Surprised at that finding. It will be interesting to see future studies that look at the effect to see if it holds up.

i've always suspected that was the case cuz i've heard lots of stories of long distance runners developing degenerative conditions. it's a high impact activity after all, both to your joints and to your cardiovascular system. then again, maybe i'm just rationalizing my recent streak of lazing out of hitting the gym XD
 
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News Comments > Underworld Ascendant Kickstarter
31. Re: Underworld Ascendant Kickstarter Feb 5, 2015, 07:36 1badmf
 
Qbex . wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 23:10:
Team of Looking Glass veterans -need to know no more- take my money!

amen to that bro. couldn't back fast enough. looking glass veterans can take my money any day.
 
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