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You can actually see the fringes due to diffraction on the inner and outer edge of -say- the sharp shadow projected by the corner of a house in a sunny day. And you can see the Airy discs of stars with optical telescopes where the opening is of course macroscopic when compared to the wavelength...
Let me throw a few numbers in :)
The first minimum in the light angular profile is given by the formula
d*sin(theta) = lambda
where d = size of the slit (let's say a tenth of a millimeter or 10E-4 m between my fingers), theta is the angle of the first minimum and lambda is the wavelength (let's say 500 nm= 5*10E-7 m ).
This gives us theta ~ sin(theta) = 5*10E-3.
It's a small angle, but it's the same order of magnitude or bigger than that d = 10E-4 m slit when seen from D = 10E-1 m (10cm) distance, which comes to d/D=10E-3. Thus I expect to see diffraction effects around that space.
Thank you for some worthwhile comments that went a long way to redeem incredibly silly WiiU threads.
I see magic thinking abound, instead of the will of rationally analyzing what the whole Wii/so-called-casual gaming phenomenon meant.
I'd think every sensible fan would like to understand the present and future in the light of what _really_ happened instead of what fans tell each other in an echo chamber.
Maybe that's not what some are after, though.
Thanks for the link to Asimov's piece :) I actually read it (in italian) back in the olden days when brontosaurs-mounted paper boys delivered real magazines instead of web pages... must have been '90 or '91. But I suffer from a diffferent kind of laziness, that made easier for me to write than to search for an apt link:)
Well, I have several. Story-wise, probably Planescape: Torment. Oldschool Fallout games and Ultima 6-7, as well. In more recent I loved FF XII for many reasons, and I played various grind-heavy jrpgs of which persona 3 and 4 and digital devil saga I found enjoyable. Older JRPGs: Vagrant Story, FF9, FF6, Xenogears. But I'm more of a PC gamer and as such I have limited experience with them.
I was lurking on the thread about the arizona slaughter and an older thread came up about Galileo's trial and a quarrel with ManusJustus. Everything I read on the subject points to very different evidences than what you stated. Can you provide the links to the thread or the original material you apparently quoted?