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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #153345 on: October 24, 2020, 02:41:46 pm »

If those paranormal shows are correct it could also be a ghost trying to get some energy to communicate.
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« Reply #153346 on: October 24, 2020, 10:42:09 pm »

I was looking at a checkerboard pattern to test if there's any downscaling method that can reverse the 125% scaling on screenshots due to my settings. There are none that will give back the original. I conclude that non-integer scaling is the devil.

I appear to have stumbled across an optical illusion in the process, at least for me. It's sensitive to viewing distance, and I'm not sure if it works on anything that isn't exactly my laptop's monitor paired with my eyes. It should look like the horizontal borders between "white" and "black" (light grey and dark grey, actually) are curving up and down slightly.  If I turn off the grid, the illusion disappears.

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« Reply #153347 on: October 24, 2020, 10:54:03 pm »

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« Reply #153348 on: October 24, 2020, 11:19:26 pm »

why would you scale them in the first are you using the software as some kind of magnifying glass before saving? it gets never boring with you dooes it  :D

Windows 10 scaling, man. For readability, smaller screens (less than 17" for 1080p?) will automatically scale everything up by some amount. In my case (1080p, 15.6"), it defaults to 125% scaling. I prefer it like this; 100% scaling is barely readable for me with my glasses on.

The odd thing is that if you use Print Screen to screenshot (which I just prefer over Snipping Tool because I can go in and do pixel-perfect cropping), it scales it up from 1536 × 864 (1080p divided by 1.25) to 1920 × 1080, with all the blur that results from such a scaling. Things that look real sharp on my end look a bit blurry once I get the screenshot. This is why I put the width parameter in the [img] tag in screenshots to prevent scaling from screwing things up.

What I was testing is if there's any resampling method that would take this blurred 125% scaled image, then produces a perfect reproduction of the original at 100% scaling. There is none, as I said. I was using a checkerboard (1 pixel tall, 2 pixel wide) because that was an easy thing to work with. Here's the one I was using, for reference.

I copied the original, and I did a screenshot. That optical illusion came to me when I downscaled the screenshot down to its original size using Lanczos resampling, and zoomed in on it with Paint.net. I realized that the grid lines didn't look quite straight despite them being very straight.
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« Reply #153349 on: October 24, 2020, 11:30:52 pm »

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« Reply #153350 on: October 27, 2020, 03:33:21 am »

I saw this motivational thing on a slide for my Calculus class: "Math teaches that there is every reason to believe that every problem has a solution". I call bullshit, and I cite Godel's First Incompleteness Theorem: "No consistent system of axioms whose theorems can be listed by an effective procedure (i.e., an algorithm) is capable of proving all truths about the arithmetic of natural numbers." Even something as simple as the natural numbers with addition and multiplication (the Peano axioms) has statements within it which cannot be proven to be either true or false.

There exist problems that cannot ever have solutions, even within the idealistic confines of math. Get out of here with your motivational bullshit.
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« Reply #153351 on: October 27, 2020, 04:08:32 am »

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« Reply #153352 on: October 27, 2020, 10:56:51 am »

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Apparently the answer is iπ/ln(10), or ~1.364i.
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« Reply #153353 on: October 27, 2020, 11:01:44 am »

I really did not expect imaginary numbers in the exponent. But yeah, according to google, 10^1.3641i is indeed almost -1.
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« Reply #153354 on: October 30, 2020, 07:48:58 pm »

My mother just learned she's allergic to onions, garlic, avocados, lemons, and oranges via allergy skin tests. Not allergic to limes, apparently.¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Reading his name would trigger it. Thinking of him would trigger it. No other circumstances would trigger it- it was strictly related to the concept of Bill Clinton entering the conscious mind.

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« Reply #153355 on: October 30, 2020, 08:30:04 pm »

My mother just learned she's allergic to onions, garlic, avocados, lemons, and oranges via allergy skin tests. Not allergic to limes, apparently.¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Did she neevr eat one of those in her life?
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #153356 on: October 30, 2020, 10:19:17 pm »

Maybe just mildly allergic or somethin', it's friggin' hard to avoid onion or garlic in most culinary traditions I'm aware of.
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« Reply #153357 on: October 31, 2020, 02:38:31 am »

I know audiophools (the kind of audiophile that buys $1000 cables for a digital output) are incredibly gullible, but... there exist audiophile SATA cables.

A fucking SATA cable. How the fuck does that work?! If the bits going through the cables were getting so corrupted your music sounds wrong, the OS wouldn't let you access the drive in the first place because it thinks there's something desperately wrong going on. If that was the boot drive, the OS would've crashed in the first few seconds of loading.

What next, audiophile M.2 drives? A rebadged *insert crappy drive here, ideally SATA-speed and DRAMless to maximize profit margins* drive, but with an RF shield? Gotta keep all that nasty interference out, right?

Things that go between an M.2 slot and an M.2 SSD that enhance and expand the soundscape of any music going through it? I bet you could make a PCB to pass through all the M.2 contacts, glue on a 555 timer and some tiny surface-mount stuff, paint on some convincing PCB traces, and they'd think that angels are singing the music into their ears with that thing installed.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #153358 on: October 31, 2020, 08:20:11 am »

Audiophile mousepads! Audiophile screens that no, do not have blasters or jacks connectors incorporated.
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« Reply #153359 on: October 31, 2020, 08:25:32 am »

I mean, no joke I could see a large screen built with acoustics in mind. Less so for personal home use, but like DJ/large venue stuff? That actually kinda' makes sense, y'know? Audiophile screen could be a legit thing. Not so much a peripheral incorporation thing as shape and material made to facilitate acoustics.
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