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« Reply #137820 on: September 15, 2018, 01:35:56 am »

I really hate clickbait headlines. There was just a news story with this tag:

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POLICE were sure they knew the identity of the man ... but they didnít have enough evidence to convict him ó until an expert noticed something about his hands.

Which sounds like you're going to get some interesting quirky bit of detective work. What the actual story was was that the culprits hands were visible in an incriminating video - and the "expert" mentioned was a forensic photography expert brought in especially to compare his hands to the video. Of course they fucking "noticed something about his hands" - they noticed that they were the same hands as in the crime-scene video.

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« Reply #137821 on: September 15, 2018, 04:14:42 am »

A friend of mine is playing a mobile game.  the english version of a mobile game he has been playing in Japanese for a year now, but it got an english release so now he's 'playing' both.

I use 'playing' in quotes because for the english version he's doing nothing but rerolling, which is apparently playing to a certain point where you get a free roll on a lootbox for a character.  He tells me he is rerolling until he gets 2 specific characters from his free rerolls.  Those characters both have a 3% chance of happening.  I ran the figures using half remembered statistics math, and it comes to something like a 0.09% chance of that actually happening each reroll.  I told him this, making sure to specify that that was not 9% but less than a tenth of 1% and he's still doing it. 

So not only is he spending all his time NOT playing a game on the minuscule chance he'll get crazy lucky, he's doing it on a game he already has (and he has both those characters already in the JP version) WTF.

FGO is a motherfucker.
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« Reply #137822 on: September 15, 2018, 04:52:45 am »

There was some dude at the train station just now screeching (I assume) into a handsfree phone about "they can't prove anything" and "surveillance cameras", but the real WTF is how much he sounded like the Man From Another Place.
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« Reply #137823 on: September 15, 2018, 06:26:06 pm »

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« Reply #137824 on: September 15, 2018, 06:30:59 pm »

I vaguely remember some trick for that. I think if you shift right click the taskbar icon for the window you can bring up the move command, and then use the arrow keys to move it back onscreen.

Edit:  Seems to be an old fix, fitting since last time I did big computer work windows 7 had just come out.   On newer windows shift right click and choosing cascade or side by side will bring it back too.

EDIT2: And the game my friend is playing is Star Ocean Amnesis.  From a quick google that looks just as bothersome though :)
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« Reply #137825 on: September 15, 2018, 06:34:37 pm »

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« Reply #137826 on: September 16, 2018, 03:57:39 pm »

alt+space, then press m.
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« Reply #137827 on: September 16, 2018, 04:07:48 pm »

I learned about the alt+arrow key hotkey to orient the screen after one of the dogs walked across the keyboard and flipped my display upside-down.

He also once managed to shunt the video output to a projector that didn't exist, thereby turning the screen completely blank and unresponsive.

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« Reply #137828 on: September 16, 2018, 07:03:20 pm »

Are you sure your dog isn't a technowizard trapped in a dog's body?
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« Reply #137829 on: September 16, 2018, 07:45:52 pm »

Vertigo. Why is this a biological thing... seriously, what evolutionary advantage is this? Is it actually to cause those of us that get sinus infections to plummet to our doom because we didn't resist the illness?
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« Reply #137830 on: September 16, 2018, 08:05:55 pm »

It's a flaw of how our bodies keep balanced rather than a desired trait. Stuff goes wrong in your inner ear and since that's where the apparatus for determining your sense of balance is it makes you dizzy.

Thing is that there's not really a better way for us to orient ourselves than what amounts to two organic spirit levels on either side of our head even though it's vulnerable to some failures.

Like bipedalism, terrible thing really, does a horrible amount of damage to the spine, but it's also really useful so we're stuck with it.
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« Reply #137831 on: September 16, 2018, 08:08:18 pm »

Complicated machinery develops some complicated bugs.
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« Reply #137832 on: September 16, 2018, 08:25:21 pm »

More like shitty quality control heuristics and brute force reiteration development makes for buggy machinery, heh. Wetware's development cycle's only saving graces have been billions of years of operation and the ability to get away with untold trillions of failures. Literally all the corpses isn't something just about anything else could get away with, ha.
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« Reply #137833 on: September 16, 2018, 11:17:52 pm »

Hey, at least I don't fall over from light nudges like those DARPA robots.
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« Reply #137834 on: September 17, 2018, 12:14:01 am »

Vertigo. Why is this a biological thing... seriously, what evolutionary advantage is this? Is it actually to cause those of us that get sinus infections to plummet to our doom because we didn't resist the illness?
Couldn't you say that it makes you go...

Down with the sickness?
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