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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by nicole » 12 Mar 2018, 14:21

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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Painboy » 12 Mar 2018, 16:24

[pedant]Most of the high framerate movies aren't 60fps they're 48fps[/pedant]

There is one place I found them more tolerable is with 3D. One of the issues with current 3D tech is that you are only getting half the picture in each eye.* With only 24 fps this can greatly darken the picture and often produces headaches for a lot of people given the eye strain. The 48 fps therefor doesn't usually inflict the headache inducing eye strain of the 24 fps. I still think the motion looks odd on the high frame rate stuff but it does handle 3D a lot better.

I'm curious if anyone has tried just doubling the frames of a 3D 24 fps movie and play it at a 48 fps speed.


*Not strictly true but descriptive enough for now.

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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Eric the .5b » 12 Mar 2018, 16:30

Huh. I'm used to seeing/hearing "internal" as often as "interior" for that.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by thoreau » 16 Oct 2018, 11:35

Mo wrote:2017 is weird and it has given us Woke Max Boot.
I'm not 100% certain that it's really him, but Ahmadinejad is apparently tweeting some woke stuff.

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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by thoreau » 16 Oct 2018, 11:48

Seriously, whoever this is, he's an amazing troll.

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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by thoreau » 16 Oct 2018, 12:27

And he just got Warren's vote.

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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by JD » 16 Oct 2018, 13:03

Ahmadinejad's just sore because the rial's in freefall against the dollar.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Mo » 16 Oct 2018, 14:25

Here’s the thing I don’t get about AZ senate. How the fuck are the people who were right about Iraq the bad guys?
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by thoreau » 16 Oct 2018, 14:27

Mo wrote:
16 Oct 2018, 14:25
Here’s the thing I don’t get about AZ senate. How the fuck are the people who were right about Iraq the bad guys?
Because they didn't want to fight the mooselimbs.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Jennifer » 16 Oct 2018, 14:47

Mo wrote:
16 Oct 2018, 14:25
Here’s the thing I don’t get about AZ senate. How the fuck are the people who were right about Iraq the bad guys?
They were right for the wrong reasons, whereas those who supported the war were wrong for the right reasons.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by thoreau » 16 Oct 2018, 15:12

MeMegan explained all of this ten years ago. We were wrong to be right and she was right to be wrong.

https://www.theatlantic.com/business/ar ... tion/3080/
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Shem » 16 Oct 2018, 15:55

thoreau wrote:
16 Oct 2018, 15:12
MeMegan explained all of this ten years ago. We were wrong to be right and she was right to be wrong.

https://www.theatlantic.com/business/ar ... tion/3080/
This is exactly why I approved that guy with three bankruptcies for a small business loan. Who knows more about failure than a guy who's done it?
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Post by Jennifer » 16 Oct 2018, 16:07

What's especially useful is that if you're wrong for the right reasons, you need not engage in any self-reflection or wonder if you can or should do better next time. Conversely, if you're right for the wrong reasons you DO need to learn from your mistakes and resolve to do better. Which means that the next time the US government talks about wanting to preemptively invade a much smaller nation and/or put [more] torturers on its payroll, those of us who opposed such actions last time are the ones who need to learn some humility and not be so quick to criticize what our government is doing. And that's why Kyrsten Sinema is/was the bad guy for being opposed to Iraq War II.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by JD » 16 Oct 2018, 17:00

Shem wrote:
16 Oct 2018, 15:55
This is exactly why I approved that guy with three bankruptcies for a small business loan. Who knows more about failure than a guy who's done it?
Not sure if joking or not, but apparently this is not that different from how some venture capitalists think. If you started a company and it crashed and burned, at least you know something about running a company and maybe something about how to do it better next time.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Andrew » 16 Oct 2018, 18:13

Mo wrote:
16 Oct 2018, 14:25
Here’s the thing I don’t get about AZ senate. How the fuck are the people who were right about Iraq the bad guys?
I assume this is rhetorical since you're aware it's Arizona.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Shem » 16 Oct 2018, 18:49

JD wrote:
16 Oct 2018, 17:00
Shem wrote:
16 Oct 2018, 15:55
This is exactly why I approved that guy with three bankruptcies for a small business loan. Who knows more about failure than a guy who's done it?
Not sure if joking or not, but apparently this is not that different from how some venture capitalists think. If you started a company and it crashed and burned, at least you know something about running a company and maybe something about how to do it better next time.
Hence the line about "small business loan." CEO and NFL head coach are the only jobs where a decade of catastrophic failure makes you more qualified than some rando with a degree in a related field.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Aresen » 16 Oct 2018, 19:21

Shem wrote:
16 Oct 2018, 18:49
JD wrote:
16 Oct 2018, 17:00
Shem wrote:
16 Oct 2018, 15:55
This is exactly why I approved that guy with three bankruptcies for a small business loan. Who knows more about failure than a guy who's done it?
Not sure if joking or not, but apparently this is not that different from how some venture capitalists think. If you started a company and it crashed and burned, at least you know something about running a company and maybe something about how to do it better next time.
Hence the line about "small business loan." CEO and NFL head coach are the only jobs where a decade of catastrophic failure makes you more qualified than some rando with a degree in a related field.
One of the wonders of the corporate world is the ability of clusterfuck executives to continually 'fail upward' into more and more lucrative positions.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by thoreau » 16 Oct 2018, 19:35

University administrators routinely "fail upward." At the rate my Dean is fucking up, she might be rewarded with the Presidency of Harvard.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Mo » 17 Oct 2018, 04:39

Andrew wrote:
16 Oct 2018, 18:13
Mo wrote:
16 Oct 2018, 14:25
Here’s the thing I don’t get about AZ senate. How the fuck are the people who were right about Iraq the bad guys?
I assume this is rhetorical since you're aware it's Arizona.
It would be one thing if it was limited to only Arizona media and voters, rather than national "thought leaders".
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by thoreau » 17 Oct 2018, 11:02

Mo, those of us who opposed the invasion of Iraq were not serious thinkers. We were the clown shoes brigade, not engaging in any deep thought about geopolitics and fourth generation warfare. The serious thinkers all supported this. Better to be seriously wrong than stupidly right.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Kolohe » 17 Oct 2018, 13:06

Mo wrote:
16 Oct 2018, 14:25
Here’s the thing I don’t get about AZ senate. How the fuck are the people who were right about Iraq the bad guys?
It's mostly the fact that the pro-Iraq person is a legit feminist trailblazing airplane operating war hero, and this is Arizona.

Half of Arizona's existence as a state has consisted of having a flyboy in the Senate. Now they'll probably get a flygirl because it's the 21st century after all.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by JasonL » 17 Oct 2018, 13:15

In coaching and in business decisions and probably in public policy as well, I am a believer in giving the most weight to the quality of reasoning and process of executing plans over a series of decisions that mattered and much less weight to outcomes. This is the Joe Flacco is not better than Dan Marino analysis.

If we are debating an important policy like say healthcare and one guy is just saying 'Socialism always fails!!!!!' that guy isn't serious. If the other side is just "single payer works everywhere!" that isn't serious either. "Here's where we are, here's what doctors are being paid, here's the global norm for comparable services, here's total investment in new stuff, here's what it looks like in price capped places - I value innovation over universality so I think the tradeoffs should be A, B C." That's serious. If that guy tries something and it doesn't work, we can implicate how the tradeoffs worked or failure to see another variable or something, but we would not want to say "socialism fails" guy was right.

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Re: Observations of the Random sort

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JasonL wrote:
17 Oct 2018, 13:15
In coaching and in business decisions and probably in public policy as well, I am a believer in giving the most weight to the quality of reasoning and process of executing plans over a series of decisions that mattered and much less weight to outcomes. This is the Joe Flacco is not better than Dan Marino analysis.

If we are debating an important policy like say healthcare and one guy is just saying 'Socialism always fails!!!!!' that guy isn't serious. If the other side is just "single payer works everywhere!" that isn't serious either. "Here's where we are, here's what doctors are being paid, here's the global norm for comparable services, here's total investment in new stuff, here's what it looks like in price capped places - I value innovation over universality so I think the tradeoffs should be A, B C." That's serious. If that guy tries something and it doesn't work, we can implicate how the tradeoffs worked or failure to see another variable or something, but we would not want to say "socialism fails" guy was right.
By the time you got through that, half the audience would be asleep and the rest would be drunk.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by JasonL » 17 Oct 2018, 15:46

That observation, more than any particular other thing, is why my perspective is slowly shifting to dooom from my general belief in progress and long run triumph of a set of conditions we know basically work. What is definitely the case - the neoliberal consensus has produced the greatest prosperity to the greatest number of people in comparison to any other broad set of political and economic institutions and it isn't even close.

What is also the case, and what I did not see coming really - the degree to which wealth produced by the system disincentivizes people to care about what is actually true. You only have to care if the stakes are high in a way you can imagine your condition being way worse if you "get it wrong". I'd guess no more than say 10% of Americans are actually in that condition now. In the state of affairs where you can't really imagine the whole thing being much worse no matter what you do - you are free to indulge all of your nonsense. This is the overarching meta theory behind my White Moms Will End Us All thesis. Nobody actually gives even a half a shit what is true. It's all aesthetics.

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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Jennifer » 17 Oct 2018, 15:51

JasonL wrote:
17 Oct 2018, 13:15
In coaching and in business decisions and probably in public policy as well, I am a believer in giving the most weight to the quality of reasoning and process of executing plans over a series of decisions that mattered and much less weight to outcomes. This is the Joe Flacco is not better than Dan Marino analysis.

If we are debating an important policy like say healthcare and one guy is just saying 'Socialism always fails!!!!!' that guy isn't serious. If the other side is just "single payer works everywhere!" that isn't serious either. "Here's where we are, here's what doctors are being paid, here's the global norm for comparable services, here's total investment in new stuff, here's what it looks like in price capped places - I value innovation over universality so I think the tradeoffs should be A, B C." That's serious. If that guy tries something and it doesn't work, we can implicate how the tradeoffs worked or failure to see another variable or something, but we would not want to say "socialism fails" guy was right.
So what tradeoffs or variables did the wrong-for-the-right-reasons "We should definitely invade Iraq" people fail to see?
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