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Author Topic: The small random questions thread [WAAAAAAAAAAluigi]  (Read 318494 times)

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Re: The small random questions thread [WAAAAAAAAAAluigi]
« Reply #5340 on: November 25, 2019, 07:52:16 am »

Perhaps they tried to translate the (sometimes not so great) chinese subtitles on a chinese disc?
That happens some times with "zero day" fansubs.
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Re: The small random questions thread [WAAAAAAAAAAluigi]
« Reply #5341 on: November 25, 2019, 07:52:50 am »

I don't know I've seen some pretty shit subtitles on shows recently, some of them are like they just smack the keyboard randomly a few time and called it good, or they're just littered with misspelled words, or they skip huge portions of dialog.
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Re: The small random questions thread [WAAAAAAAAAAluigi]
« Reply #5342 on: November 25, 2019, 07:57:36 am »

Skipped dialog I have DEFINITELY seen.  I can somewhat muddle through what was ACTUALLY said, (and sometimes I suspect they "fail" (ahem) to translate it because it would make US Censors sad pandas to have that kind of thing spelled out for them. LOL) but sometimes it's so intimately Japanese that I cant catch it.
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Re: The small random questions thread [WAAAAAAAAAAluigi]
« Reply #5343 on: November 25, 2019, 08:14:31 am »

I've also seen where they translated things differently because they wouldn't make sense to anyone outside of Japan.
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Re: The small random questions thread [WAAAAAAAAAAluigi]
« Reply #5344 on: November 25, 2019, 10:41:54 am »

The awful Swedish translation of A Song of Ice and Fire had some really, really awful translations. Like translating Wildlings, the people, to "(wandering-)raiders", the occupation. Or even worse, translating "shadowcat" to "puma". Yes, literally puma. They translated a compound word consisting of two English words to a word that, while used in Swedish for cougars, have absolutely no connection to the Swedish language (and probably comes there from Spanish or even originally Indian languages) and which's real life counterpart has no apparent thematic connections to what GRR Martin was describing -- which clearly wasn't a fucking cougar or he would probably have called it a fucking cougar. And they didn't even neutralise it to the Swedish term meaning "mountain lion" which at least would begin to mirror the name being in English to the English reader, let alone try to directly translate it to Swedish directly (like "skuggkatt" or "skugglo" or something). No, they went with "puma".

It's so bad it really upsets me.
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Re: The small random questions thread [WAAAAAAAAAAluigi]
« Reply #5345 on: November 25, 2019, 10:56:31 am »

That's nothing compared to the icelandic Dracula.... it's not even the same book

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Re: The small random questions thread [WAAAAAAAAAAluigi]
« Reply #5346 on: November 25, 2019, 11:26:13 am »

The American English dub of the Ghost Stories anime is, however, by far the best and most accurate version. Even more than the original Japanese!

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Re: The small random questions thread [WAAAAAAAAAAluigi]
« Reply #5347 on: November 25, 2019, 12:25:14 pm »

No solid explanation why there isn't such a creature but here are a couple of thoughs on the subject.

1) Boyancy would mess with the construction, at least until the stage it can be effectively anchored in the reefs.

2) Even if we were to assume silk like properties, most fish might be to large/strong to be captured in a web of "normal" thickness. Making a thicker web might be too energy consuming and it will make it easier to spot.

3) Due to their hydrodynamic forms it might be way too easy for most fish to push through the gaps in the web. Kind of like a needle going through fabric.

Yeah, I was coming up with "the fluid the ocean is made of is somewhat more dense than the fluid air is." In addition to #1 above, it would probably take more time and energy to "jump" from one anchor point to the next while securing the web, allowing for more imperfections.
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Re: The small random questions thread [WAAAAAAAAAAluigi]
« Reply #5348 on: November 25, 2019, 11:36:04 pm »

A while ago, I heard that Samsung were using the front camera as a substitute for the light sensor on phones that didn't have light sensors.
How do you determine the brightness of something using a camera?
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Re: The small random questions thread [WAAAAAAAAAAluigi]
« Reply #5349 on: November 26, 2019, 08:13:54 am »

No clue :P

Like, I know they do -- cameras have to take in light to make pictures or record to begin with -- and I know plenty cameras these days have a thing where they (by default, anyway) automatically adjust stuff based on light level, so clearly whatever mechanism is needed is in the device in question. But the actual mechanics involved in doing so and how they're being applied to a camera specifically rather than a more dedicated light sensor, I got no idea. Probably comparing relative color brightness to other stuff they're taking in and going from there, but I don't actually know, so...

Google suggests it's something called TTL (through the lens) Metering for most cameras nowadays. Something about measuring the light as it comes in to determine brightness levels.
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Re: The small random questions thread [WAAAAAAAAAAluigi]
« Reply #5350 on: November 26, 2019, 08:56:33 am »

A while ago, I heard that Samsung were using the front camera as a substitute for the light sensor on phones that didn't have light sensors.
How do you determine the brightness of something using a camera?

Knowing Samsung? Poorly.

Non-joke answer? Measure the amount of light that hits the lens through a known aperture size in a given amount of time. Because there's no film being exposed, it's just a color sensors or whatever. (I know something about cameras, and very little about electronics outside of practical knowledge from using them).
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Re: The small random questions thread [WAAAAAAAAAAluigi]
« Reply #5351 on: November 26, 2019, 07:20:03 pm »

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How do you determine the brightness of something using a camera?

Uhh. Kinda seems obvious. A camera is nothing but light sensors. Pixel information is literally nothing but brightness values. Take a picture and average out the levels of brightness of all the pixels and you have brightness sensor.
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Re: The small random questions thread [WAAAAAAAAAAluigi]
« Reply #5352 on: November 26, 2019, 11:53:45 pm »

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How do you determine the brightness of something using a camera?

Uhh. Kinda seems obvious. A camera is nothing but light sensors. Pixel information is literally nothing but brightness values. Take a picture and average out the levels of brightness of all the pixels and you have brightness sensor.
That works well enough to find relative brightness, assuming you keep the apeture, ISO and shutter speed constant. I don't have a clue how I'd do it if those parameters change, though.

Maybe I should rephrase my question: How do you determine absolute brightness, in units like candela/lux, with a camera?
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Re: The small random questions thread [WAAAAAAAAAAluigi]
« Reply #5353 on: November 27, 2019, 02:19:17 am »

Use a known candle to calibrate the sensor.  Use a light source that is not visible to human eyes, like IR.

Alternatively-- programmatically control the aperature, and shut it as tight as it will go. Open the aperature by fixed and controlled increments until there is enough exposure data to produce a luminance curve. Compute against aperature size and factory programmed ccd sensitivity metrics. That should give you a ballpark raw lux.
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Re: The small random questions thread [WAAAAAAAAAAluigi]
« Reply #5354 on: November 27, 2019, 03:38:46 am »

My friend's a light eater, so for lunch he usually just eats lux and bagels.
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