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How Long Until We Commonly Use Flying Cars?

visgoth Re:Never (606 comments)

Nope, not trolling. Look at the money squandered in Iraq and Afghanistan, vs how much is put toward things that would actually further humanity.

more than 3 years ago
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How Long Until We Commonly Use Flying Cars?

visgoth Re:Never (606 comments)

This depresses me like nothing else. We have the technology do do it, but it seems that the powers that be are more interested in slaughtering brown people.

more than 3 years ago
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Star Wars Films In 3D Due In 2012

visgoth Re:Ya (409 comments)

This is true, and Lucas has a LOT of money, so he could be doing some crazy stuff like generating depth maps for the 2d, live action elements. With enough money almost anything is possible, for all we know he's got some sweatshop in Asia full of children shackled to high end pcs, painting fake z-depth information... frame by frame.

more than 3 years ago
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Star Wars Films In 3D Due In 2012

visgoth Re:Ya (409 comments)

I saw the remake of Clash of the Titans in "3d" and it was put through a 2d to 3d conversion. The greedy producers had all the existing footage converted to stereo 3d, and the result was craptacular. At best stuff looked three dimensional the way looking into a viewmaster was "three dimensional". At worst it was causing me eyestrain and headaches, although the headaches could have been due to the total shitfest that the movie itself was. If a similar technique is being employed for the Star Wars re-re-re-release than its likely going to have the same strange viewmaster looking effect.

more than 3 years ago
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Don't Cross the LHC Stream! (Maybe)

visgoth Re:It's already happened once. (171 comments)

While not as spectacular as a proton beam to the face, doesn't botox do a similar job of paralyzing the face, and thus reducing wrinkle formation?

more than 3 years ago
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MIT Offers Picture-Centric Programming To the Masses With Sikuli

visgoth Re:MMO macro maker? (154 comments)

I've done a fair bit of mindless semi-afk mining during my time playing eve, and never had much trouble with suicide attackers, can flippers, or other such stuff. I'd imagine that taking the usual minimal precautions like parking in a dead end, low traffic system would work relatively well.

Depending on how robust sikuli is, it might be possible to make a mission running macro, which could be even safer than blasting rocks (with the right ship setup, and such). Barring that I'd likely use sikuli on a second account to automate monkey work. Things like post-mission looting/salvaging, hauling, etc. are wonderful candidates for macro abuse.

more than 4 years ago
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MIT Offers Picture-Centric Programming To the Masses With Sikuli

visgoth MMO macro maker? (154 comments)

This looks like a powerful tool for gold / isk / whatever farming. I'm tempted to resurrect my eve account and see if I can make an auto-miner script.

more than 4 years ago
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The Secret History of Star Wars

visgoth Re:nerd credentials? (569 comments)

Firm pizza dough?
Not bags of sand?

more than 5 years ago

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