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Out of the Blue

Here's a little follow-up on discussions here of color vision deficiency since I brought up the fact that I am a "sufferer" myself. A Cure for Colorblindness? (by way of Ant and Slashdot) discusses a breakthrough that involves corrective lenses. This red/green enhancement comes at the expense of yellow/blue perception, so it's not without its issues (apparently it renders yellow traffic lights invisible), but it's an interesting bit of progress in an area where I never expected any. If nothing practical comes of this, I'd still be interested in experiencing this effect to see how the other half (or other 90%, technically) lives.

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11. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 6, 2013, 14:04 Creston
 
Bethesda has released an update to the Skyrim HD texture pack that now supports Dawnguard and Dragonborn too.

4.7GB download? Holy fucking shit, fellas...

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10. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 6, 2013, 13:00 Unknown Soldier
 
Blue wrote on Feb 6, 2013, 09:14:
This red/green enhancement comes at the expense of yellow/blue perception, so it's not without its issues (apparently it renders yellow traffic lights invisible), but it's an interesting bit of progress in an area where I never expected any.

As far as I can tell, this technology has been in use by a significant portion of the population since I started driving 20 years ago.
 
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 6, 2013, 11:55 Creston
 
The death star KS is hilarious. Especially the chicken wire part.

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8. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 6, 2013, 11:53 Creston
 
PHJF wrote on Feb 6, 2013, 09:50:
The gist being peanut butter contains slightly more calories/fat than Nutella, but also contains far more protein and far less sugar. So all you Nutella sympathizers can go cram it with your diabetes paste!

Well, of course it isn't HEALTHY! It's fucking spreadable CHOCOLATE!

It works like a champ on sandwiches. Hmmm, Nutella sandwiches. Of course, I'm Dutch, and the Dutch put everything on bread, so maybe I'm biased.

I like peanut butter well enough, the US version at least, but Nutella is fucking divine.

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7. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 6, 2013, 10:15 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Feb 6, 2013, 09:35:
Skyfall was great until the home alone portion of the film. I know they ran out of money but it was still a disappointment compared to the jet setting, bombastic build up to that point. For a movie with budget problems it sure had a long runtime too. I'd give it an 8/10.

Yeah, that portion sucked.

And its sucktitude was compounded by it delving into the backstory of Bond. I really don't want to know where he came from. Going into that removes so much of the mystery that makes him interesting.
 
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 6, 2013, 10:11 Cutter
 
I told you it isn't healty, just tasty.

And lulz for that Death Star KS. Nice one, Centurion, like it, like it!
 
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 6, 2013, 09:57 Orphic Resonance
 
you never had nutella? its not a big deal - its more like thick cake icing than peanut butter tho

dunno who told you its more "healthy" or whatever but anyone who has ever had it would know that isnt the case.. its loaded with sugar

they used to have a picture of that Kobe dude on the bottle, until he raped some girl.. took a while tho - for a few months it was like a "choose the spread that rapists enjoy most!!" ad campaign
 
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 6, 2013, 09:55 Verno
 
Nutella is weird, it tastes good but I can't really make it fit anywhere into my diet, the balance is all off. Peanut butter is one of the great snack fat sources so I usually go with that or some olive oil on my salad. On the east coast it ain't cheap either.  
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 6, 2013, 09:50 PHJF
 
So I ended up doing some snooping around about this Nutella stuff...

Nutella vs peanut butter which is better for you?
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Peanut butter, even the brands which contain added sugar and salt, is far better for you than Nutella, which is extremely high in sugar. In fact, Nutella's main ingredient is sugar, followed by fat.

It contains around 13 per cent hazelnuts, far less nut content than any peanut butter, which contains 80 to 90 per cent or more of peanuts.

Nutella also contains a little cocoa powder and skimmed milk powder, though not sufficient to allow the product to be called chocolate cream. It's marketed in some places as hazelnut cream, though it contains no cream.

Along with sugar-heavy breakfast cereals, Nutella is one of the least nutritionally-valuable products with a marketing base oriented towards children and, by progression, also bought as an adult snack.

Nutella is also very expensive per serving compared with, say, a bar of genuine hazelnut chocolate. You are paying hugely for advertising costs, to keep you brand-oriented towards the product.

The gist being peanut butter contains slightly more calories/fat than Nutella, but also contains far more protein and far less sugar. So all you Nutella sympathizers can go cram it with your diabetes paste!
 
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 6, 2013, 09:35 Verno
 
Skyfall was great until the home alone portion of the film. I know they ran out of money but it was still a disappointment compared to the jet setting, bombastic build up to that point. For a movie with budget problems it sure had a long runtime too. I'd give it an 8/10.  
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1. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 6, 2013, 09:25 nin
 
Kickstarter Open Source Death Star.

I believe someone pointed out it ends on April 1st.


Honest Trailers - Skyfall.

Love these. But Skyfall was a damn good movie.

edit: Extreme bonus points for the Lindsay Lohan cameo - ah-hahahahaha.

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