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      < WereKitten and Chrizum are now friends.
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      < WereKitten posted something on SvennoJ's wall

      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.

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      Interesting. You're right I can see the fringes with 1 eye when pinching my fingers together. The effect is much more pronounced when I keep my glasses on, plenty more optical distortion there.

      Ray-tracing is going to be fun to play with. Still a long way to go before a sun lit pool looks realistic. Halocline effects should also be possible with ray-tracing. Liquids, gasses, sunlight, so far to go still to render true realistic visuals.

      on 17 March 2013

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      < WereKitten posted something on Mummelmann's wall

      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.

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      There's a lot of wishful thinking tied to the 8th generation, people are overly positive about the prospects of their favourite console and often overly negative about the prospects of the competing consoles. In my mind, the 8th generation will be a turning point; it will be the first generation that sees no growth or even shrinkage, there is just no way to sustain such an incredibly large and diverse gaming market that we see emerging today, especially with the associated costs of keeping it all afloat, it calls for consumers to spend an absurd amount of money on average.

      Thank you for your kind words though, I like writing challenging posts, challenging both to formulate and counter, that is. www.vgchartz.com/includes/smiley.gif" border="0">

      on 27 February 2013

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      Just saw your reply. I was tempted to post in the forum but decided not to the following:
      I'm really beginning to think Nintendo (through vigourous market testing that all companies do) knew the WiiU would be a bust even before launch. But were too committed to do anything but launch. This would explain the scarce marketing WiiU got compared to Wii or 3DS. If Nintendo are already focused on replacing WiiU ASAP (and likely the soft-selling outside of Japan 3DS) then it's understandable that they wouldn't consider a price cut, and wouldn't try to artifically boost sales. It's fait accompli. Not saying they've abandoned it completely. Games will come out (even vertual Boy got 29 titles) and Nintendo will look to build hype prior to holiday season with some big games but I suspect Zelda and poss. Smash Bros might get held back to launch a new system.
      On the other hand PS3 had similar issues but Sony knew that sales would go up when the price dropped (and it had a loooong way to drop) and PS3 was 'future proof' and was going to be relevant for a long time. WiiU certainly will drop in price, but is undercut by comparible PS3/360 in price and will not be especially cheaper than PS4/720 most likely. And it already feels like old tech without any wiimote hook like Wii had.
      If my gut is right, All of WiiU's best games will be out 2013, after that the well will be dry as all games are pushed to the new system which - with the combined mobile/console software development and shunted WiiU/3DS games will have the best game line up of 1st party titles ever. Out Holiday 2014 or early 15. Spec comparible to but less than PS4/720. Price competitive with a much better 'hook' than the gamepad.
      Thoughts? Am I crazy smart or just plain crazy?

      on 27 February 2013

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      I think its pretty clear by now that Nintendo aren't at all fully invested, itellectually, commercially or otherwise, in the Wii U project, you might very well be onto something there, Gamerace!

      I think they're counting on riding the 3DS until fall and then launch some games for Wii U, and keep launching just enough to keep afloat, all the while trying to extend the Wii U's time on the market without trying to lower the price too much or too often. They are bound to be aware of two things; one being that dedicated handhelds are going away and two being that they won't be able to compete properly on the gadget and tech market, they simply don't have the pedigree, experience or connections to pull it off. They have tp pull a rabbit out of the hat for next gen!

      on 01 March 2013

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      < WereKitten posted something on Final-Fan's wall

      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:)

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      < WereKitten posted something on Runa216's wall

      You might be tired of hearing it, but some more kudos for the discussion about FFXIII. The game boreshocked me enough that I find unpleasant to even complain about its many faults in threads - thus the appreciation when someone else do.

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      < WereKitten posted something on Xxain's wall

      I really, _really_ think that your avatar is not appropriate for the environment in which it's used

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      < WereKitten posted something on makingmusic476's wall

      Was that a "mmmh, nier!" as when you eat into a good pie or "hmm, nier..." as in "I don't know what to make of you, son"? I quite liked it :)

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      < WereKitten posted something on hikaruchan's wall

      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.

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      < WereKitten posted something on makingmusic476's wall

      Well, thanks. I aim for the informative and plain. Also, usually boring :) Welcome to my shortish list, anyway.

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      < WereKitten posted something on Squilliam's wall

      You eat in the wrong restaurants

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      < WereKitten posted something on Kasz216's wall

      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?

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