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2013-03-05 09:25:04 AM
WANT.
 
2013-03-05 09:35:25 AM
That's the greatest pool teaching aid in the WORLD!
 
2013-03-05 09:35:37 AM
meh, there are some variables in the felt and the cushion that effect the angles that are probably not taken into account by his algorithm, not to mention english, but it's a nice science project.
 
2013-03-05 09:36:32 AM
Real world application on what virtual pool was doing for years. That would help the novice, but it doesn't take into account how to use english or how to properly block shots.
 
2013-03-05 09:46:22 AM
Quantum Leap did it.

i175.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-05 09:51:18 AM
Now if they just had a pool cue with a decent tip.
 
2013-03-05 09:51:30 AM
There's only one video that ever needs to be posted in any thread about cue sports, and it's Ronnie O'Sullivan making a 147 snooker break in 5 minutes and 20 seconds:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btmB-p_0QFg

I have absolutely no farking idea why subby's video of a guy sinking the white and then potting an easy red was greenlit. I'm assuming there's some kind of mental disconnect.
 
2013-03-05 10:17:33 AM

Trapper439: There's only one video that ever needs to be posted in any thread about cue sports, and it's Ronnie O'Sullivan making a 147 snooker break in 5 minutes and 20 seconds:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btmB-p_0QFg

I have absolutely no farking idea why subby's video of a guy sinking the white and then potting an easy red was greenlit. I'm assuming there's some kind of mental disconnect.


The video wasn't about "a guy sinking the white and then potting an easy red". It was about a computer accurately plotting the path of the balls on the table in real time. It's an amazing advancement, and has the potential to get a lot more people interested in billiards.

mental disconnect is right....
 
2013-03-05 10:24:54 AM
There is no reason that one couldn't measure english if the system knows where the tip of the cue is in its z axis as well.  And if the program knew that information, there is no reason it couldn't calibrate the felt.
 
2013-03-05 10:29:42 AM
Speaking as an excellent pool player - because I am - this appears to be a great idea for helping people learn to play.  But, the one thing that most people don't learn quickly enough is how to keep the stick as straight as possible in order to avoid accidental English.  There is also the pesky thing of knowing how to not only make a shot, but getting the cue ball to place well for your next shot.

It is really cool, though.
 
2013-03-05 10:37:39 AM

Mattyb710: Trapper439: There's only one video that ever needs to be posted in any thread about cue sports, and it's Ronnie O'Sullivan making a 147 snooker break in 5 minutes and 20 seconds:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btmB-p_0QFg

I have absolutely no farking idea why subby's video of a guy sinking the white and then potting an easy red was greenlit. I'm assuming there's some kind of mental disconnect.

The video wasn't about "a guy sinking the white and then potting an easy red". It was about a computer accurately plotting the path of the balls on the table in real time. It's an amazing advancement, and has the potential to get a lot more people interested in billiards.

mental disconnect is right....


I'm pretty sure that plotting the path of balls on a table was well within the mathematical abilities of not just the ancient Greeks, but also the ancient Sumerians.

Maybe I'm just not getting it, but I think that our species had a decent handle on this kind of shiat about 6000 years ago...
 
2013-03-05 10:38:26 AM
Neat. But I'd rather have the angle of the ball I'm trying to make in the pocket rather than the cue ball. This would certainly help though.
 
2013-03-05 10:47:56 AM

pjbreeze: Now if they just had a pool cue with a decent tip.


That thing clunked like a biatch.....
 
2013-03-05 10:49:52 AM

Trapper439: Mattyb710: Trapper439: There's only one video that ever needs to be posted in any thread about cue sports, and it's Ronnie O'Sullivan making a 147 snooker break in 5 minutes and 20 seconds:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btmB-p_0QFg

I have absolutely no farking idea why subby's video of a guy sinking the white and then potting an easy red was greenlit. I'm assuming there's some kind of mental disconnect.

The video wasn't about "a guy sinking the white and then potting an easy red". It was about a computer accurately plotting the path of the balls on the table in real time. It's an amazing advancement, and has the potential to get a lot more people interested in billiards.

mental disconnect is right....

I'm pretty sure that plotting the path of balls on a table was well within the mathematical abilities of not just the ancient Greeks, but also the ancient Sumerians.

Maybe I'm just not getting it, but I think that our species had a decent handle on this kind of shiat about 6000 years ago...


Really? Ancient Greeks used computers and lasers to instantly plot the path of the balls on a billiards table based on how the player has the cue positioned?
You really are dense.

I know you just wanted to post a video that very few people will understand, let alone appreciate in order to feel superior in some way. Good job on that.

ChrisDe: Neat. But I'd rather have the angle of the ball I'm trying to make in the pocket rather than the cue ball. This would certainly help though.


The second shot the guy takes shows the direction the ball he is aiming at will travel. It doesn't account for any sort of spin on the balls, at all, but it still has the potential to be a great beginner learning tool.
 
2013-03-05 11:00:23 AM
subby's mom has been felt on a pool table every weekend for the last 40 years.
 
2013-03-05 11:05:14 AM
ChrisDe: Neat. But I'd rather have the angle of the ball I'm trying to make in the pocket rather than the cue ball. This would certainly help though.

The second shot the guy takes shows the direction the ball he is aiming at will travel. It doesn't account for any sort of spin on the balls, at all, but it still has the potential to be a great beginner learning tool.


Ah, thanks. I didn't play it till the end.
 
2013-03-05 11:13:23 AM
25.media.tumblr.com

How I learned :P
 
2013-03-05 11:17:39 AM

Trapper439: There's only one video that ever needs to be posted in any thread about cue sports, and it's Ronnie O'Sullivan making a 147 snooker break in 5 minutes and 20 seconds:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btmB-p_0QFg

I have absolutely no farking idea why subby's video of a guy sinking the white and then potting an easy red was greenlit. I'm assuming there's some kind of mental disconnect.


I prefer this rack:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvsVUbrwkyk
 
2013-03-05 11:24:07 AM

Trapper439: What in the name of flying fark is complicated about the trajectory of a billiard ball? There is no simpler equation in all of physics.



It's completely straightforward if you could play in a vacuum on surfaces with zero friction and the cushions were infinitely hard and did not compress.  But in the real world it is a little more subtle.

The best thing about this system is that it shows the pure angles, and then you can hit the shots at different speeds and with different english and see how the balls do not follow the beams every time.
 
2013-03-05 11:50:35 AM

ManateeGag: Quantum Leap did it.

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That's the first thing I thought of too. I've wanted this ever since I saw that episode.
 
2013-03-05 12:44:15 PM

ManateeGag: Quantum Leap did it.

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Came for Quantum Leap, leaving satisfied.
 
2013-03-05 12:51:12 PM

durbnpoisn: There is also the pesky thing of knowing how to not only make a shot, but getting the cue ball to place well for your next shot.


This.  I'd hardly call myself an excellent player (I have my moments but I'm too inconsistent) but making the shot is only half the game.  The other half is leaving yourself something to work with for your next shot, or barring that trying not to leave anything for your opponent to work with.

I also feel compelled to point out that the video is labeled 'project snooker' but that is most definitely not a snooker table. Or snooker balls.
 
2013-03-05 01:30:54 PM
I guess I can add "snooker troll" to my list of unique species discovered on fark.com
 
2013-03-05 01:42:51 PM
That's great, but can he recreate the running of the Kentucky Derby, or the great bus disaster of 1939?

media.screened.com
 
2013-03-05 01:49:41 PM
Came for Donald Duck in Mathemagicland.  Thank you Almandot! Leaving satisfied.
 
2013-03-05 03:13:40 PM
CSB  Was shooting some pool w/ friends at a local watering hole when this guy puts some quarters for the next game.  We're not dicks so we start talking and turns out he's from England and once he got on the table he proceeded to absolutely school us.  Having wasted enough time and money in bars we could play but this English guy was by far the best player I've ever seen IRL.  The only time we would get a shot after he got going was when he was f*cked over by the table.  It had a slight rise in one corner and his soft touch was sometimes too soft.  Other than that he was untouchable.  So be wary of any English man who keeps a pig farm or wants to play pool.
 
2013-03-05 07:07:26 PM

EyeballKid: That's great, but can he recreate the running of the Kentucky Derby, or the great bus disaster of 1939?

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you're awesome.
 
2013-03-05 10:25:03 PM

Life_is_a_carnivore: pjbreeze: Now if they just had a pool cue with a decent tip.

That thing clunked like a biatch.....


I see I wasn't the only one to notice that.  Carry on.
 
2013-03-05 11:27:46 PM
 
GTP
2013-03-05 11:32:11 PM

almandot: [25.media.tumblr.com image 500x358]

How I learned :P


This.  I learned to use the diamonds from Donald too.
 
2013-03-05 11:57:44 PM
I hate to admit I've seen the movie, but that reminds me of Jackie Mason's high-tech laser-guided putter from Caddyshack II.
 
2013-03-06 12:56:00 AM

Pvt Joker: Can it map out this shot? http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=9SEaSW1jtnQ# t =72s


Wow, I had forgotten about that movie.
 
2013-03-06 06:39:24 AM

Pvt Joker: Can it map out this shot? http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=9SEaSW1jtnQ# t =72s


Oh man, that was my favorite movie when I was a kid. I'm only 23, but my great-aunt had it on video and I'd watch it with my cousins every summer.
 
2013-03-06 09:07:59 AM
It's funny, I've never been particularly good at pool. But like after about 5 or 6? That's when I REALLY begin to suck at it.
 
2013-03-06 12:00:48 PM

almandot: [25.media.tumblr.com image 500x358]

How I learned :P


YAY. Mathmagicland reference!

also, neat.
 
2013-03-06 07:39:01 PM

TexanBoy: Pvt Joker: Can it map out this shot? http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=9SEaSW1jtnQ# t =72s

Oh man, that was my favorite movie when I was a kid. I'm only 23, but my great-aunt had it on video and I'd watch it with my cousins every summer.


Yours too? I remember having to convince friends to watch it when I was about 9 at my birthday party (the girls wanted to watch something with 'cute boys' in it) but I seem to remember everyone laughing their way through it. Doubt I've seen that movie since then, though.
 
2013-03-07 12:21:26 AM
i.imgur.com
 
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