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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby John » Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:48 am

Colin B wrote:I see that a Japanese TV channel is to broadcast 2001 - A Space Odyssey followed by My Fair Lady in 8K !

Few TVs will be able to display them in their full glory !

Most of us haven't got 4K yet !

The super-high definition 8K pictures offer 16 times the resolution of HD TV !

Why have they picked on those two films ?

The answer is that they were filmed in 70mm, instead of the more common 35mm film stock !

This means there is greater detail available, something 8K was made for !

My understanding is that 8K is the ultimate picture quality, anything beyond that will be undetectable by the human eye...

I believe Windows are developing new eyes for humans. These will replace the regular eyes in front which will be reinserted at the back of the head. The new eyes will be able to see 24k, but the problem with them is that occasionally you will have to reboot them in order to get the full effect. Sometimes they will freeze, occasionally they will get a virus. They may not be compatible with other organs or senses you already have, so ears, noses, may need to be upgraded.

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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby Colin B » Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:50 am

John wrote:I believe Windows are developing new eyes for humans. These will replace the regular eyes in front which will be reinserted at the back of the head. The new eyes will be able to see 24k, but the problem with them is that occasionally you will have to reboot them in order to get the full effect. Sometimes they will freeze, occasionally they will get a virus. They may not be compatible with other organs or senses you already have, so ears, noses, may need to be upgraded.


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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby Suspicious Minds » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:43 am

John wrote:
Colin B wrote:I see that a Japanese TV channel is to broadcast 2001 - A Space Odyssey followed by My Fair Lady in 8K !

Few TVs will be able to display them in their full glory !

Most of us haven't got 4K yet !

The super-high definition 8K pictures offer 16 times the resolution of HD TV !

Why have they picked on those two films ?

The answer is that they were filmed in 70mm, instead of the more common 35mm film stock !

This means there is greater detail available, something 8K was made for !

My understanding is that 8K is the ultimate picture quality, anything beyond that will be undetectable by the human eye...

I believe Windows are developing new eyes for humans. These will replace the regular eyes in front which will be reinserted at the back of the head. The new eyes will be able to see 24k, but the problem with them is that occasionally you will have to reboot them in order to get the full effect. Sometimes they will freeze, occasionally they will get a virus. They may not be compatible with other organs or senses you already have, so ears, noses, may need to be upgraded.

:lol:
Don't take yourself too seriously ;-)

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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby Colin B » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:36 am

I've recently 'signed up' to an atheist blog.

Once a new member is accepted, they are automatically assigned an 'icon' as an avatar which appears alongside their posts.

Mine turned out to be shaped like a little swastika !

Swastika Icon [2].JPG


Isn't it illegal to display such a thing ?

I'm just waiting for the knock on the door...
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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby John » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:37 am

Colin B wrote:I've recently 'signed up' to an atheist blog.

Once a new member is accepted, they are automatically assigned an 'icon' as an avatar which appears alongside their posts.

Mine turned out to be shaped like a little swastika !

Swastika Icon [2].JPG

Isn't it illegal to display such a thing ?

I'm just waiting for the knock on the door...

Don't put it on here then....


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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby Mountain Mist » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:49 am

Colin B wrote:I've recently 'signed up' to an atheist blog.

Once a new member is accepted, they are automatically assigned an 'icon' as an avatar which appears alongside their posts.

Mine turned out to be shaped like a little swastika !

Swastika Icon [2].JPG

Isn't it illegal to display such a thing ?

I'm just waiting for the knock on the door...



Maybe "someone" is trying to tell you something, Colin ;)

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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby Colin B » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:35 am

Mountain Mist wrote:Maybe "someone" is trying to tell you something, Colin ;)


Somehow I doubt that.

It seems the 'system' creates & allots these avatars in a random fashion.

The site admin don't know me from Adam anyway...
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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby Pacer » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:12 pm

Colin B wrote:I see that a Japanese TV channel is to broadcast 2001 - A Space Odyssey followed by My Fair Lady in 8K !

Few TVs will be able to display them in their full glory !

Most of us haven't got 4K yet !

..

I didn't even bought a blue ray player so far.
And I don't want a HD TV set so far either.
I am not convinced with the new technology.
The quality jump from vhs to DVD was huge.
The rest.....and the new TV sets.....I am just not convinced.

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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby Colin B » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:41 pm

Colin B wrote:I see that a Japanese TV channel is to broadcast 2001 - A Space Odyssey followed by My Fair Lady in 8K !
Few TVs will be able to display them in their full glory !
Most of us haven't got 4K yet !..
Pacer wrote:I didn't even bought a blue ray player so far.
And I don't want a HD TV set so far either.
I am not convinced with the new technology.
The quality jump from vhs to DVD was huge.
The rest.....and the new TV sets.....I am just not convinced.



Like I said [in the bit of my post you omitted] - 8K marks the end-of-the-line as far as quality improvement goes.

When we've got TVs, players, recorders, discs, streams, downloads, YouTube & broadcasts in 8K there won't be anywhere else to go !

Might be a wise move to wait for it !
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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby Mountain Mist » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:39 pm

I mainly watch "TV" through Free TV on the internet, as there is nothing broadcast on Australian TV, ever, to my liking, I rarely bother to look.

Who wants to watch people eating insects, being made a fool of, or, competing with each other and being nasty? Seriously. Then, fake news, politicians, etc., nahhhh. I am not into watching sport, either, big yawn.

I am watching a new series, "Manifest" on Free TV at the moment, and really enjoying it.

https://www1.swatchseries.to/serie/manifest

All the old and new TV series, plus the good Netflix TV series are on these Free TV sites.

Plus, there are movie sites, too, Dailymotion is very good (plus there are other sites, too, Go Movies, 123 Movies).

https://www.dailymotion.com/au/feed

One just has to be careful of the deceptive popups and close them down really quickly (along with having good computer protection - ha!) :D

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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby Colin B » Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:41 pm

Further to my post about the 'Swastika' icon avatar I've been given on another forum, I've noticed an anomaly:

Swastika Icon [3].JPG
Swastika - Reduced - DSC01948.JPG


Take away the white background & the 'Swastika' shape disappears completely !

But, if you stare at it for long enough, it sometimes comes back !

Odd !
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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby John » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:54 pm

Colin B wrote:Further to my post about the 'Swastika' icon avatar I've been given on another forum, I've noticed an anomaly:

Swastika Icon [3].JPGSwastika - Reduced - DSC01948.JPG

Take away the white background & the 'Swastika' shape disappears completely !

But, if you stare at it for long enough, it sometimes comes back !

Odd !

It's rude to stare.

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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby Colin B » Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:53 pm

I'm not sure I understand some 'modern' things.

Take this, for example.

Ordered a legal reference book from Amazon with useful contacts, phone numbers etc.

Paid around £8 for it [including postage].

When received, it reads 'For US Citizens' [something the description didn't mention].

Useless for my needs.

Opened the Amazon UK site, looked up my order & it states that it's been delivered, but I have until 5th April to return it if not satisfied.

Clicked on the appropriate bit & it asked why I wanted to return it & I explained.

On hitting 'continue' it stated that it was processing the refund of my £8 but 'there was no need to return the item' !

What's that all about ?
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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby John » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:11 pm

Colin B wrote:I'm not sure I understand some 'modern' things.

Take this, for example.

Ordered a legal reference book from Amazon with useful contacts, phone numbers etc.

Paid around £8 for it [including postage].

When received, it reads 'For US Citizens' [something the description didn't mention].

Useless for my needs.

Opened the Amazon UK site, looked up my order & it states that it's been delivered, but I have until 5th April to return it if not satisfied.

Clicked on the appropriate bit & it asked why I wanted to return it & I explained.

On hitting 'continue' it stated that it was processing the refund of my £8 but 'there was no need to return the item' !

What's that all about ?

I've heard of this before. Not worth their while. Now, do you need a new TV? Give that a try.

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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby Colin B » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:13 pm

John wrote:I've heard of this before.
Not worth their while.
Now, do you need a new TV?
Give that a try.


Somehow I don't think the outcome would be the same !
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