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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1075 on: December 17, 2015, 12:46:09 AM »
Here's a game where you need to figure out a pattern:

http://www.borrett.i...mputing/petals-j.htm

Pedal around the rose.

Don't cheat.
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1078 on: December 19, 2015, 10:09:56 PM »
The best way to prove somebody incompetent is to make up stuff and then point out that it’s idiotic

Hahaah! Hey, it works. I've done exactly that. The best part is the reveal where you point out that you just pulled it all out of your butt. :D

10 Times TV Shows Predicted The Future - YouTube

I was waiting for #1 there. Should've figured that they'd leave the killer for last.
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1083 on: December 24, 2015, 08:23:09 PM »
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The social skills of a thermonuclear device

Kinda a placeholder tag / memo from me here, after glancing at 2 weeks worth of the Interesting Stuff thread, this one had a strange name and it's not "silly humor" (War Games! "Would you like to play a game?") but some likely useful short discussions of topics I could use quick tips on.



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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1084 on: December 25, 2015, 12:42:08 AM »
Interesting or silly? Not sure where to post this, but this vlogger uses what you might call a sword to open his mail. :)

Mostly of interest to geeks & nerds.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1085 on: December 25, 2015, 04:22:54 AM »
The social skills of a thermonuclear device

Some of this series of blog threads makes me sad.

I'm learning I'm quirky with a quirky setup, but I do try to figure partial stuff out when I ask stuff.

So brusque answers are tough enough on me, as is RTFM types of things. I usually at least poke at the incomprehensible thingie, otherwise I might have found my own workaround.

The fundamental clash of ReadDocs vs AskPerson is the Docs are linear and the user has no idea what his problem is, and likely won't know 13 pages later. Person (if user guessed well) might very well know, and is weighing "whose time is more important and why". No easy answers and "every group of people is part of cultures".

But then this one caught my eye:
(Paraphrased)

"I'm a good speller. When I want to show impatience, I purposely type fast and intentionally leave the spelling errors in."
 
That level of mind game is something I'm not equipped to handle in any fashion, which usually starts with me having no idea I'm making someone blow their top. Then they do, then they won't talk to me, then I can't fix it.
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1086 on: December 30, 2015, 01:56:41 PM »



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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1090 on: December 31, 2015, 01:00:44 PM »

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« Reply #1091 on: January 01, 2016, 01:59:26 AM »
Woman stuffed $1.9 million in purse over 15 years.jpgInteresting "stuff"

Woman stuffed $1.9 million in purse over 15 years

Seems a bit harsh considering the outright criminality going on in banking today that costs billions or trillions, which goes unpunished. 
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1092 on: January 01, 2016, 08:02:42 PM »
Why Your Roku Remote Has a Useless Rdio Button.jpgInteresting "stuff"

Why Your Roku Remote Has a Useless Rdio Butto

It's not exactly useless.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1093 on: January 03, 2016, 07:39:02 PM »
Bubble-Level-Google-Search.pngInteresting "stuff"

Bubble/Spirit Level easter egg on your phone - no app required

Now I can tell if my selfies are straight!

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« Reply #1094 on: January 03, 2016, 08:55:17 PM »


Real Burning Lightsaber - YouTube

Damn... I want one of those!

Better yet, I'd like to BUILD one of those!~

;D

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1096 on: January 05, 2016, 12:43:11 PM »

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1097 on: January 07, 2016, 01:48:58 PM »
Photography Without
   a Lens? Future of
Images May Lie in Data


nytimes article on various advances in photography:
cameras using glass sphere lenses; cameras with multiple sensors; cameras that generate electricity; and finally, cameras without any lens.

20151222-lens-camera-1-blog480.jpg

"[A] gigapixel camera phototype uses five sensors to capture light from a glass sphere. Because researchers know the exact way light diffracts through the glass, they can reconstruct an image from the five sensors using an algorithm.Credit Columbia Vision Laboratory/Columbia University"

via imaging-resource
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1098 on: January 07, 2016, 03:22:56 PM »
One of the first movies that got me into Sci-Fi in a big way wasn't Star Wars - but the Last Starfighter.

Two interesting articles (the second is more sad than interesting)

The Last Starfighter Was Ahead of Its Time, and That's Its Biggest Problem

Steven Spielberg Couldn’t Even Get the Rights to Remake ‘The Last Starfighter’


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