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Glasses Purge 3rd D From Films

CmdrTaco posted more than 3 years ago | from the puke-reduction-engaged dept.

Movies 123

After watching in the theater and nearly losing my lunch, not from the low-brow hijinx, but instead from the motion sickness, I've already put my in for the De-3D Cinema Glasses that ThinkGeek started selling today. I'm pretty sure that 3D movies are conspiracy between the , Dramamine, and Film industries to drive up ticket prices and dinner, so I hope these work half as well as advertised. And please note that ThinkGeek and Slashdot share corporate so if you got a problem with that, complain a whole bunch in the comments while loading our banner ads.

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Missing Word Suggest (1)

nschubach (922175) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689100)

You're missing a "wordsuggest" around "complain a whole bunch in the comments while loading banner our banner ads."

Re:Missing Word Suggest (2)

nschubach (922175) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689110)

Oh sure... take it out. Make me look like a bigger fool on this day of fools!

Re:Missing Word Suggest (2)

The Grim Reefer2 (1195989) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689116)

You're missing a "wordsuggest" around "complain a whole bunch in the comments while loading banner our banner ads."

It must be April 1. That was actually fixed, and quickly even.

Re:Missing Word Suggest (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35689118)

You're missing a "wordsuggest" around "complain a whole bunch in the comments while loading banner our banner ads."

Just like you're missing out on the hilarity of nigger jokes cuz youre too uptight.

There is a three-story apartment building. A Mexican family lives in the first floor. A nigger family lives on the second floor. A white family lives on the third floor. At 2PM on a Monday a terrible tornado suddenly comes by and destroys the whole building. Which family survived?

The white family because the parents were at work and the kids were at school.

Re:Missing Word Suggest (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35689400)

The Mexican family was back home because of the shitty economy - there are no more construction jobs.

The Nigger family were at school and work - the Niggers have highly paid, secure Government jobs because the Government doesn't hire White people.

The White family was at home and got killed because: father was white and middle aged and therefore unemployable, the mother was white and out of work and therefore also unemployable (don't apply if you're unemployed), the kids were at home because they saw that their parents busted their ass and got an education and realized that in the end, it just doesn't matter - it's who you know and if you can't afford to rub elbows with the moneymen, you're fucked.

Commit suicide, it's the only way out of your student loans.

MBA degrees are worthless! Don't get them kids! They're not worth the time and money!

A Masters in Basket Weaving is worth more than an MBA!

Re:Missing Word Suggest (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35689162)

The word "dick" was also missing from the second choice.

These work everywhere? (0, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35689102)

I have glasses that make me see all the world in 3D, which can make me dizzy sometimes. Will these glasses fix that?

I love it (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35689106)

Slashdotters just love to bitch.

Now why the hell are you posting you advertising think geek products on slashdot! This isn't news it's an AD! /bitch

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD STOP (3, Insightful)

Jailbrekr (73837) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689114)

April Fools is fun, but only when the JOKES ARE FUNNY.

Re:FOR THE LOVE OF GOD STOP (0)

bemymonkey (1244086) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689132)

Slashdot's jokes, on the other hand... let's just say I'm sticking my head in the sand until this fateful day is over. See you for the aftermath!

Re:FOR THE LOVE OF GOD STOP (1)

harrkev (623093) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689252)

The funny thing is that these glasses could actually be made for the SAME cost as regular 3D movie glasses.

Regular movie glasses have two circularly-polarized lenses -- one clockwise and one counter-clockwise.

As you would expect, all that you have to do is make both lenses have the same polarization, and the 3D magically goes away.

Re:FOR THE LOVE OF GOD STOP (1)

barrtender (1930830) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689342)

Yeah, I saw this on thinkgeek earlier and thought "holy crap that's a good idea".

Re:FOR THE LOVE OF GOD STOP (2)

GameMaster (148118) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689520)

Not really. Most movies that run in 3d also have 2d showings at the same theater. It might be useful if your someone who gets sick watching 3d and you're stuck seeing the 3d version of a movie with a friend or friends but that probably isn't a large enough market to be worth it. When, and if, movie theaters ever convert over to 100% 3D, then this will become a much more viable product. I can see theaters having them on hand behind the counter for the small % of the population that can't handle 3D.

Re:FOR THE LOVE OF GOD STOP (1)

skids (119237) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689552)

you're stuck seeing the 3d version of a movie with a friend or friends but that probably isn't a large enough market to be worth it.

Spoken like a true slashdotter.

Re:FOR THE LOVE OF GOD STOP (1)

barrtender (1930830) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689632)

That's actually the case I was thinking about. I suppose I should have elaborated instead of just posting a 1 sentence comment that can't be edited.

Re:FOR THE LOVE OF GOD STOP (1)

Gutboy (587531) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689458)

Since I wear polarized lenses already, I only get to see 1/2 the movie. I should get a discount.

Re:FOR THE LOVE OF GOD STOP (1)

harrkev (623093) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689504)

Sunglasses are only linearly polarized -- never circularly polarized.

Re:FOR THE LOVE OF GOD STOP (2)

skids (119237) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689540)

Or just grab two pairs from the ticket guy, and pop the right lens out of one and tape it in the left side of the other.

Re:FOR THE LOVE OF GOD STOP (0)

Toe, The (545098) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689144)

I have 10 moderator points. Is there any way I can moderate all these stories down? And is there a special "just cut it out already" tag for today?

Re:FOR THE LOVE OF GOD STOP (1)

spire3661 (1038968) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689168)

will "fucknotmorequititalready" do?

Re:FOR THE LOVE OF GOD STOP (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35689188)

"so if you got a problem with that, complain a whole bunch in the comments while loading our banner ads."

I chuckled.

Hello people (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35689330)

I just poured a bowl of hot grits down my pants!

Re:FOR THE LOVE OF GOD STOP (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35689332)

I log on, skip the articles, and enjoy the rage. I look for the caps lock'd titles, because those are the best.

Re:FOR THE LOVE OF GOD STOP (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35689730)

Too bad it's a joke, I've been suggesting such glasses for quite some time now.

Re:FOR THE LOVE OF GOD STOP (1)

wsanders (114993) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689830)

The 2D glasses sound like something I might actually use. I mean, the theory is sound.

The fish lips flavored iPhone bumber is definitely useless. I prefer a padded case.

Re:FOR THE LOVE OF GOD STOP (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35689882)

Tell that to Google.

I want these (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35689130)

I can't tell if this is a joke or not but when I go out with friends - yes anonymous cowards have friends - and most of them want to see a movie in 3D I find myself putting on the glasses but covering one eye to avoid eyestrain.

Re:I want these (2)

yakatz (1176317) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689194)

You can vote for it to be real at http://www.thinkgeek.com/42.shtml [thinkgeek.com]

Re:I want these (1)

jdpars (1480913) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689316)

I voted. I hate 3D, and I'd love to see people taking these to the movies so they can see the content, not the gimmick.

Re:I want these (1)

Dynamoo (527749) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689428)

Damn right. I think there's actually a market, you could carry 'em alongside your TV-B-Gone.

Re:I want these (1)

GameMaster (148118) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689648)

Or you could, I don't know, just go to the 2d showing of the same movie and pay less money...

Re:I want these (4, Funny)

tomhudson (43916) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689222)

most of them want to see a movie in 3D I find myself putting on the glasses but covering one eye to avoid eyestrain.

So order the Double-D (DD) glasses. It turns every 3D movie into pr0n.

You'll still strain your eyes (etc.,), but I imagine you won't be complaining as much.

Re:I want these (1)

JimWise (1804930) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689242)

Maybe the "AprilFools" bit in the product link will help you figure out if this is a joke or not ;-) . Over the past few years ThinkGeek has turned several of their joke April Fools products into real products though due to demand, and I have a feeling that this one (along with the Star Wars Lightsaber Popsicles [thinkgeek.com] ) will follow the same path.

I can't tell if this is a joke or not but when I go out with friends - yes anonymous cowards have friends - and most of them want to see a movie in 3D I find myself putting on the glasses but covering one eye to avoid eyestrain.

Not actually hard (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35689140)

Pretty easy to make actually...just have both lenses polarized the same way and you'll only see one of the two perspectives the 3d gives you, thus making it 2d.

Or close one eye.

Adblockers (2)

Dartz-IRL (1640117) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689148)

Oh don't worry, I'm enjoying your comments from behind the safety of my adblockers.

Re:Adblockers (1)

ackthpt (218170) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689218)

Oh don't worry, I'm enjoying your comments from behind the safety of my adblockers.

If you were a subscriber you wouldn't have to put up with them.

However the AdBlockers Deluxe turn almost instantly black when I'm surfing the internet or checking email. I wonder what's going on elsewhere in the world.

Re:Adblockers (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35689416)

Gaining some karma helps too.

Re:Adblockers (2)

MORB (793798) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689598)

I'm enjoying the comments from behind my longer and bigger amount of karma that makes slashdot offers me the option to be rid of the ads intended for lesser beings.

Re:Adblockers (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689842)

leech.

Microedits have no save function. (2)

Technician (215283) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689154)

Micro edits are broken. I edited it on the home page and then loaded the story. The edits reverted back to the defaults.

If the studios would back off on camera action and zoom while in 3D the results would be much better. If a movie like The Sound of Music was shot using existing camera distances the 3 D would have been worth it except the opening helicopter shot.

The Lightsaber popsicles video is actually funny (1)

jfengel (409917) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689158)

There's nothing quite up to "tauntaun sleeping bag" brilliance, but ThinkGeek's AFJs are generally worth looking at:

http://www.thinkgeek.com/interests/looflirpa/ [thinkgeek.com]

And the video they did for the light saber popsicles is worth it for the "ice cream truck Vader" theme:

http://www.thinkgeek.com/interests/looflirpa/e8b8/ [thinkgeek.com]

Re:The Lightsaber popsicles video is actually funn (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35689270)

And they provide the "Ice Cream Truck Imperial March" as an mp3! Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet.

I'm sure the RIAA will shortly have it removed, though :-0

I'd Rather... (1)

CrazyDuke (529195) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689164)

Looking at the Think Geek site, I would just like to say: I'd rather be a smart ass than a dumb ass. And, unfortunately, being an ass seems to be a survival trait in this society.

Monocle version? (4, Funny)

mcmonkey (96054) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689170)

What about the folks who only have one eye?

Will there be a monocle version of the un-3-d-er?

Re:Monocle version? (1)

ackthpt (218170) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689234)

What about the folks who only have one eye?

Will there be a monocle version of the un-3-d-er?

Stackable monocles. You'll look like Ernst Blofeld, but with more flash eyewear.

and when my monocle popped right out it punched a hole in the screen. I say!

Re:Monocle version? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35689294)

If you only have one eye, then wearing regular 3D glasses will have the same double-vision-canceling effect as these glasses. Assuming you're a human who just lost an eye or is blind in one eye, and not some mutant freak with one giant eye in the center of your head like Leela.

Re:Monocle version? (1)

element-o.p. (939033) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689502)

And suddenly, there was a great whooshing sound [slashdot.org] over the AC's head...

Re:Monocle version? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35689878)

No but there is a 3D monocle http://us.toshiba.com/spectacle

I'd actually buy a pair (2)

Moof123 (1292134) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689178)

More than once we've run into log jams where I don't want a massive headache, but others in the crowd really have their hearts on seeing the lame hollywood flop in 3D. A simple set of either RH only or LH only polarized lenses would be great!

Re:I'd actually buy a pair (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35689250)

I *built* a pair. I only have one good eye, but sometimes new movies are only out in 3D (for a little while, anyway). So I took two pairs of glasses and hacked a pair of de-3d glasses.

Re:I'd actually buy a pair (2)

xded (1046894) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689288)

Go over at ThinkGeek and actually try to buy them. Even if it's an April fool, if they see enough interest they will turn them into an actual product (as happened before with the Tauntaun sleeping bag, iCADE, Personal Soundtrack T-Shirt, 8-bit Tie, etc...)

And there's no big science behind these glasses, so they should also land pretty quickly on-market.

So just green lenses.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35689180)

or possibly just red. That should do it... right?

The one day of the year Slashdot becomes useless (2, Interesting)

Digital Vomit (891734) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689190)

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Re:The one day of the year Slashdot becomes useles (1)

ColdWetDog (752185) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689224)

Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum vidutar

Re:The one day of the year Slashdot becomes useles (2)

jdpars (1480913) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689352)

This isn't real Latin. It's called Lorem Ipsum (the first two words) and it's a gibberish version of some stuff by Caesar. It's used in web development because it looks like English (same letter distribution and word length), but you can't actually read it.

Re:The one day of the year Slashdot becomes useles (1)

KiloByte (825081) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689570)

Cicero, actually.

Re:The one day of the year Slashdot becomes useles (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689854)

Don't spoil it. I love when peopel try to make something out of it to seem important.

Re:The one day of the year Slashdot becomes useles (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35689940)

My wife ran across these sites when looking up information about the origins of Lorem Ipsum for some of her students:
http://www.lipsum.com/

webtools.creatserv.com/frames/assets/PDF-File-Example.pdf

Interesting information. Sounds like it's from "Neque porro quisquam est qui dolorem ipsum quia dolor sit amet, consectetur, adipisci velit..."
Basically, a Latin professor (Richard McClintock, of Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia) looked up one of the more obscure Latin words in the traditional Lorem Ipsum text. He found it, and the rest of the passage, in sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 of "de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum" (The Extremes of Good and Evil) by Cicero.

Basically, it's been used as "filler" for centuries - from layouts in printing, ad design, and more recently by developers working in electronic media. Not because of any particular attachment to those particular words themselves, but because it's easy to use, simple to obtain, and traditional (the tradition probably grew out of the first two).

Re:The one day of the year Slashdot becomes useles (1)

Dr. Gamera (1548195) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689748)

Si te placet, "videtur"

Re:The one day of the year Slashdot becomes useles (1)

Brett Buck (811747) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689328)

Ditto!

Re:The one day of the year Slashdot becomes useles (1)

TheGratefulNet (143330) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689366)

as funny as that is, its even better while on rot13, man.

Slashdot is ALWAYS useless (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35689376)

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Re:The one day of the year Slashdot becomes useles (1)

wsanders (114993) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689840)

MOD PARENT UP!!!!

Re:The one day of the year Slashdot becomes useles (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689846)

haha, awesome. Plus you're going to get a lot of fake intellectuals.

Re:The one day of the year Slashdot becomes useles (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35689892)

Ardonpae emae?

I would have loved to have had these (1)

Low Ranked Craig (1327799) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689212)

Would have made Tron Legacy slightly less lame.

Re:I would have loved to have had these (1)

Capt.DrumkenBum (1173011) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689536)

Would have made Tron Legacy slightly less lame.

I will go even further. I think Tron Legacy could have been pretty OK without the 3D crap.
I am old enough that I saw the original Tron in the theater, when it first came out. It was awesome! Not really, but remembering it through my rose coloured, non 3D glasses it sure seems awesome.

Make your own (2)

SJHillman (1966756) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689246)

Easy to make your own using two pairs of 3d glasses: http://technabob.com/blog/2011/02/10/turn-3d-glasses-into-2d-glasses-how/ [technabob.com]

Re:Make your own (2)

mcmonkey (96054) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689304)

I love it!

Makes me want to break in to the local moving picture house, 'update' the 3-D glasses to be L-L or R-R, and break back out.

I wonder how any people will marvel at the visuals either due to the placebo effect or because they don't want to admit they don't see the '3-D'.

What ads? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35689262)

Slashdot has ads?

Don't bother (1)

SparkleMotion88 (1013083) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689274)

The glasses don't do anything about the plot or the characters, which are already 2-dimensional.

Sad (1)

mdielmann (514750) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689280)

The sad part is, there's no reason this couldn't be done. And except for the slightly dimmer screen (and the greater difficulty in seeing your fellow movie-goers, which is a good thing) you could have a relatively normal 2D viewing experience with your 3D-viewing friends. Of course, I already wear glasses, so it would be more normal for me than it would be for some others.

On a related note, if we got people into the idea of having their own damned 3D glasses, it would be a lot harder for theatres to insist on a $3 rental fee for disposable ones. Then they could stop showing 2D and 3D on different screens, and only rent out disposable glasses to people who need them...and stop making ridiculous profits on items they pretty much only repackage between uses.

Re:Sad (1)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689364)

You do realize you could get a "relatively normal 2d viewing experience" at a 3D movie simply by wearing the glasses and closing one eye, don't you?

Re:Sad (2)

Time_Ngler (564671) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689448)

I can't say I'm thrilled at the prospect of closing one eye for 2 hours +, though.

Re:Sad (1)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689906)

I'm even less thrilled by the prospect of paying $13.50 to watch a 3D movie in 2D.

And you can alternate eyes, you know...

Re:Sad (1)

mdielmann (514750) | more than 3 years ago | (#35690026)

Only a pirate would consider this normal. Do I have to sic the ninjas on you?

NPR Story (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35689292)

There was an NPR story, this AM, about a doctor that would surgically alter your eyes so that you didn't need 3d glasses at movies anymore. Of course, that means that you *do* need glasses for real-life. It wasn't until I was telling my wife about it, in amazement, that the penny dropped...

Re:NPR Story (1)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689354)

Uh, the announcement that this technology would be available on April 1, 2012 at the end of the NPR piece was a pretty obvious giveaway to those that hadn't gotten it yet...

Not an April Fool's joke. (2)

smcn (87571) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689312)

Re:Not an April Fool's joke. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35689668)

If you are too lazy to make your own, you can buy them here: http://www.berezin.com/3d/3dglasses.htm#No-D [berezin.com] I've never dealt with them but I know these glasses have existed for at least several months.

What i realy want ... (1)

Skelde (697341) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689314)

Is the USB Minecraft Nether Portal that woukld be awesome

Not only the jokes are unfunny (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35689334)

But they also repeat the same subject.

Speaking of 3D (4, Informative)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689338)

xkcd is now xk3d [xkcd.com]

I hope this doesn't go away (1)

Murdoc (210079) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689378)

I've noticed the "ihateaprilfools" tag a couple of times now, and I hope that /. doesn't take that too seriously. I for one (yeah, yeah) like them, even if they do vary in quality (everything does). I'd hate to see this go away because of a few nofunniks that frankly if they didn't like it so much, they can just avoid the site for a day. And the Ponies gag was pure gold, still my favorite! Especially since the site that inspired it (cute overlord) responded back by say how "cute" geeks were! LOL

Re:I hope this doesn't go away (1)

Duradin (1261418) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689500)

April Fools jokes poison the never-forgets-anything-except-the-date-it-appear web for months (if not years if the topic doesn't generate enough non-joke content to push the joke content off the first page).

Google should ignore anything indexed on or around April 1st unless you tell it to specifically allow them.

I want good 3D! (2)

camperdave (969942) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689398)

I want good 3D: Good Dialog
Good Drama
Good Dramatis Personae

In other words, memorable lines, engaging plot, and believable characters. Get those three down (along with good music) first. Then we'll talk.

Re:I want good 3D! (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689864)

UP!

April 1st? (1)

scharkalvin (72228) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689404)

This actually could be a real product, it IS technically possible. But who would want to pay extra to sit though a 3D movie to watch it in 2D?

Re:April 1st? (1)

Lunoria (1496339) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689662)

Because your friends don't want to see the 'lame' 2D version. Besides, this is /.. WE'd just download the 3D version to watch on our 2D monitors,

Re:April 1st? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35689760)

Someone who wants to see a movie with their friends but can't stand 3D.

Re:April 1st? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35689936)

People with friends.

Banner ads are for n00bs (1)

kheldan (1460303) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689418)

Adblock Plus/NoScript/FlashBlock master race checking in.
If you still see banner ads, you don't know SHIT about computers. XD

Today is... (1)

Mr.Fork (633378) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689422)

Ya'll know today is April 1st? Right?

Re:Today is... (1)

Quiet_Desperation (858215) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689788)

Of course.

No sane person would ever pay to see any Jackass movie, 3D or not.

April Fools or not (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35689434)

This would actually be useful, just have a pair of glasses that blink in unison to 1 set of the frames so it cancels out the other set.

It would be great the people who go to a friends house who loves to watch everything in 3D but you can't watch it cause it gives you headaches or just doesn't look right, he can throw on his set of glasses for 3d, you can throw on yours for 2d.

Good idea (1)

anethema (99553) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689472)

This is a April fools thing I;m assuming but I bet some people would really benefit from this. Both eyes with same polarization I assume.

A lot of people bitch about 3D and how it gives them headaches, and the movie only being avail in 3D. This would solve that.

While I'm sure its a joke, thinkgeek should actually sell these.

"3D" makes me ill (1)

kyrio (1091003) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689546)

it's not for most people.

Re:"3D" makes me ill (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689872)

You conclusion is that anything that makes you ill isn't for most people?

I really enjoy 3d.

Clipping 3D effects in the Z plane. (3, Insightful)

John.P.Jones (601028) | more than 3 years ago | (#35689618)

I wish they would only use stereoscopic 3D to simulate depth inside the frame not jump out so that the perceived depth of things further away was presented (depth > 0) but it didn't create the illusion of things (usually annoying things) jumping out of the screen (depth 0). Then the screen would be more like a window pane which is the right way to present 3d. This is what a real 'vector' display would be as opposed to a raster display (analogous to a vector field instead of a scalar field) in which each quantized pixel location determined not just a single color emitted in all directions but a quantized set of directions, each of which could be assigned an independent color. Of course the level of quantization necessary to achieve a realistic effect would probably make such a display impossible to build and the data stream necessary to feed that display would be immense (not to mention the technology needed to capture that data.)

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