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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Unlimited Protest Fail Thread
« on: December 11, 2014, 09:41:36 pm »
I think if they'd pulled this stunt somewhere that wouldn't cause outrage, we'd never have heard about it. Well played Greenpeace, you've learned the first rule of marketing - there's no such thing as bad publicity

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: December 11, 2014, 10:46:15 am »
Do we have a best guess at the percentage of the US population whose brains are dictated by Fox news?

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Seen it before and I'm pretty sure it's a caption generated by a deep learning net

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Theoretical physics? :lulz:

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I'm part of the jet-set nowadays.

I have Belgian dollars, Norwegian teeth and something that looks like an ear in my wallet at the moment.

Perfect! I could really use change of a lamb's scrotum

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Cop Rant
« on: December 08, 2014, 04:35:11 pm »
As an aside, I'm wondering just how much influence Dirty Harry, Martin Riggs, John McClane and an army of lookalikes had on informing the pro-cop sentiments. Hell, I'm wondering how much it bolstered the cop-cop mentality. Has there ever been a Hollywood cop who wasn't a sociopathic death machine?

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It's hard to tell with youtube (cos they rape your quality as a default) but it looks like your source file may be suffering from pretty heavy compression. Lots of artifacts in the sky and when there's a lot happening onscreen. It takes a lot longer to upload larger, less compressed files but at least if you do that, youtube will scale down, whereas obviously it won't work if you give them less than their working level.

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You're totally not getting how this conspiracy thing works, dude. Scientific understanding is inserted in subjects, in highly selective (and often completely fictitious) doses.  :lulz:

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Most Wanted, #8 of ?
« on: December 07, 2014, 04:55:43 pm »
Best wanted thread yet. OP and subsequent slandery  :lulz:

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I hesitate to post this (because... yeah, dude isn't making a great impression...)

But didn't we used to have the 50 post suggestion? The guy isn't obnoxiously spamming, he's just taking the humor from the PD and assuming that's what PD.com is still about.

I mean, its not, and that should be fairly obvious - but that's what the 50 post thing was about, giving people time to realize that themselves. Because it tends to be better to come to that realization yourself than have it rammed down your throat. There is a reason people come in all 'zany' and so on, and they haven't all turned out to be useless after they've had some time to realize they ain't getting laughs.

It was only ever a suggestion.  And if the guy can be talked out of mindlessly jacking off to his own angst, he might have something to say.

50 posts will merely give him the time to entrench himself, to dig his heels in and screech at everyone for failing to find his "zaniness" amusing or informative.

the real reasoning behind fiddy comes to light  :evil:

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High Weirdness / Re: P3nT's deranged visions of the future
« on: December 07, 2014, 03:05:44 pm »
So there's a new info/media/networking revolution/paradigm in the pipeline. You might have heard about it already. First Virtual Reality (VR) then full blown Augmented Reality (AR) Now you might be aware of what these are, on paper. If not AR, then surely VR? Instead of looking at a screen, you have little tiny stereoscopic screens, stuck in front of your eyeballs. When you move your head, the view shifts to simulate the position of those two balls of jelly in space.

So you can probably vaguely intuit the kind of - feeling you are there - thing as some kind of 3d, TV or Cinema deal, right? They're calling it "presence" and that's as good a way of describing it as I can think of. So, the thing is, this thing might be "Virtual" but it's also "Reality" in the sense that much of your mental processing equipment accepts it as such and models and experiences it as such. When the bigscreen TV ads proclaimed in the nineties and noughts, "You'll feel like you're there" and then nobody ever actually did. Well now you will.

This is going to be bigger than TV and radio and the invention of books, added together and multiplied by the invention of human language. Seriously! VR will change the whole way that human beings generate and consume media. I can only imagine the kind of format these experiences will evolve into. With books there was novels and history and science and, later on, magazines and comics. TV began with cinema and newsreel and evolved into chat shows and documentaries and reality and a ton of other stuff, itself a progression of it's predecessor - radio.

VR will be a massive shift, no doubt with a major impact on humanity but it's really just the curtain raiser for AR. If VR is a wholly artificial representation of reality, AR is a digital upgrade to the reality we already have. A reality free from the resolution limitations of it's virtual cousin. AR will take what we already have and give us magical sight, in spectra that our human eyes are not equipped to process. Instant communication with networked and IRL integration. Telepresence avatars overlaid on your view of real space. Subtitles appearing under the faces of johnny foreigner when they talk to you.

A couple of decades from now, people will reminisce about how reality used to be when it was just plain jelly-vision. It'll be one of those "music used to be a twelve inch vinyl frisbee" or "phones had a dial you turned with your finger" kinda conversations.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Whirlpool Memes
« on: December 07, 2014, 02:17:11 pm »
Whirlpool is closed due to AIDS

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The whole "power corrupts" thing seems cliche'd and overstated but I can't help thinking there seems to come a point in these wankers lives where they realise they're untouchable and can even rape and murder little kids for a laugh. Just when I'm almost coming to terms with the notion that there may be some redeeming features in the notion of humans governing others, I'm reminded that, no, it's just too fucking dangerous.

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