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3621 clicks; posted to Geek » on 18 Aug 2014 at 4:09 PM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-08-18 01:50:30 PM  
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2014-08-18 02:20:45 PM  

i.ytimg.com


Your eyes can deceive you. Don't trust them.

 
2014-08-18 03:13:57 PM  
Should have slipped "Ferguson" into the headline for maximum clicks.
 
2014-08-18 03:28:16 PM  
I believe in the My Flag, My Gun and My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
 
2014-08-18 03:41:22 PM  
My eyes.  I've never trusted my brain.
 
2014-08-18 04:18:41 PM  
My brain's an arsehole trying to get me killed, my eyes look out for me.
 
2014-08-18 04:18:50 PM  

HawgWild: [i.ytimg.com image 381x214]
Your eyes can deceive you. Don't trust them.


Your ears are sniveling cowards. Slice them off.

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2014-08-18 04:25:18 PM  
When I see a Fark headline about a "hottie", my brain says don't click, but my eyes want me to look anyhow.
 
2014-08-18 04:26:20 PM  
"When I backed up, it looked to be about the size of a clementine."

How pretentious do you have to be to use "clementine?"
 
2014-08-18 04:26:48 PM  
When I looked at the paper up close, the after-image of the white circle appeared roughly the same size it is on screen. When I backed up, it looked to be about the size of a clementine. When I looked at the wall, it was dinner-plate size.

That's one of the most retarded examples/explanations for that effect I've ever seen... While the photoreceptor cells affected by the original image are determined by the size of the original image AND its distance from the eye, the resulting effect is determined exclusively by the projection cone that area of cells make when reversed through the pupil. 2° is 2°, whether it's projected onto the back of your hand or the side of a building. Not "OMGZORRS the spot changed size!" so much as "2° encompasses 1" of the back of my hand, and 30" of the side of that building".
 
2014-08-18 04:27:07 PM  

ABQGOD: "When I backed up, it looked to be about the size of a clementine."

How pretentious do you have to be to use "clementine?"



Oh my darlin', you have  no idea.
 
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2014-08-18 04:34:56 PM  

LoneVVolf: When I looked at the paper up close, the after-image of the white circle appeared roughly the same size it is on screen. When I backed up, it looked to be about the size of a clementine. When I looked at the wall, it was dinner-plate size.

That's one of the most retarded examples/explanations for that effect I've ever seen... While the photoreceptor cells affected by the original image are determined by the size of the original image AND its distance from the eye, the resulting effect is determined exclusively by the projection cone that area of cells make when reversed through the pupil. 2° is 2°, whether it's projected onto the back of your hand or the side of a building. Not "OMGZORRS the spot changed size!" so much as "2° encompasses 1" of the back of my hand, and 30" of the side of that building".


It's the same reasoning to claims back in the late 90's for TV goggles to advertise "It's like watching a 60 inch TV!!"  when it's really a 1.5 inch LCD 2 inches from your eye.
 
2014-08-18 04:36:10 PM  
Neither. When doing math, the numbers seem to "dance" around and not be in the places I remembered they were when I look back, meaning I have to start over, and that's just at 7th grade math on Khan Academy. No clue what the fark my brain is doing there but it's not helping.
 
2014-08-18 04:49:58 PM  

ABQGOD: How pretentious do you have to be to use "clementine?"


What kind of yokel thinks "clementines" are pretentious?
 
2014-08-18 04:55:57 PM  

Dr Dreidel: HawgWild: [i.ytimg.com image 381x214]
Your eyes can deceive you. Don't trust them.

Your ears are sniveling cowards. Slice them off.

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that was the first thing that popped into my head when I read Hawg's post.
 
2014-08-18 05:14:02 PM  
Ok, Brain, I don't like you and you don't like me, so let's get to solving this problem so I can go back to killing you with beer.

/Mmmm ... beer
 
2014-08-18 06:03:42 PM  
Same kind of thing happens to me when i take photos with an SLR camera body (or any with a viewfiner).

say, taking a picture of a bird in a tree, or a full moon, your mind is focused on what it deems important (the bird, the moon, etc) and it seems like to you you got a pretty nice shot, but then when you view the photo after development (or get to a PC screen), what you thought would be this great photo of a special object is only taking up like 2% of the image.

Your brain make something it thought was important seem larger to you, but the camera dosent give a shiat, it just shows your its real proportions.

Its like tunnel vision, and i have to be mindful of it when taking my shots.
 
2014-08-18 06:18:53 PM  

LucklessWonder: ABQGOD: "When I backed up, it looked to be about the size of a clementine."

How pretentious do you have to be to use "clementine?"


Oh my darlin', you have  no idea.


Oh well done

/you old prick
 
2014-08-18 09:35:46 PM  
I only listen to my penis.
 
2014-08-19 05:51:32 AM  
www.wheresourmoney.org
 
2014-08-19 11:58:11 AM  
DNRTFA

Neither, both are lying soma'biatches.

I trust my epidermis, it is highly tuned to detect real/fake, too cold and you're touching lava.
 
2014-08-19 01:38:18 PM  

i.imgur.com

 
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