Zero Edge If you stared straight at a total eclipse with no protection you might burn the retina of your eyes. The burn would not be the same kind of burn you would receive from staring straight at the sun (which would be a filled circle) but instead would be a thin outline of a circle. I wonder if a person with this type of burn would have differing psychological traits than others. I wonder if they would be able to visually focus on things better than others considering they have a boundary circle permanently within their vision. I wonder if it changed the culture of peoples of ancient times if they happened stare at a total eclipse...
🐞 Lucian Marin I stared multiple times at the sun. I don't think the burn is permanent.
☕ David Antoine Looking directly at the sun is unsafe except during the brief total phase of a solar eclipse, when the moon entirely blocks the sun's apparent disk. You have to be careful not to look at the sun in any other circumstances. During a total solar eclipse maximum phase, you can even look at it with binoculars, it's incredible. But you have to be aware of the time and stop staring at it when the end of the total phase approaches. A "thin outline of a circle" burn would probably occur if you have the bad idea of looking at an annular eclipse during the max phase, with binoculars and no protection. Having eye burn damage suck. Zero uplift.
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🙂 Roy Why won't this sadness leave me?
🐞 Lucian Marin My cure for sadness is walking but I cannot walk these days.
🐞 Lucian Marin The zombie with arthritis walked 16 km today. Sports supplements like carnitine and creatine seems to help me better than anything else that flies around on groups and forums. FQs aren't antibiotics, they are chemotherapeutic agents. It's really hard to live with broken mitochondria and oxidative stress.
Zero Edge The human brain is so stupid sometimes.. Why even process pain when there is nothing that can be done for it? I get it.. its a signal to tell you something is wrong but there's a huge host of things you cannot do anything to remedy so the pain is a pointless notification. Wish we could program our brains to tune out useless notifications. Sorry bout all this bad stuff man. In the past since I don't like to take pain killers I did have some success overloading myself with stimuli (notifications) which made my brain ignore some of the pain.. Things like holding a full bladder, while maintaining other stimuli sensations.. random sorry
☕ David Antoine A relaxing and pretty special eclipse simulator that can show you eclipses in different part of the solar system with different combinations of planets versus satellites... There are other nifty little simulations to check out on this same website.
🐞 Lucian Marin David, why isn't this posted on ?
Zero Edge Modern company evolution = 1. geeks making things for geeks. 2. product becomes popular. 3. geeks making things for the masses. 4. mba's making things for the masses. 5. mbas sucking the company dry while pretending to be geeks.
🐞 Lucian Marin Somewhere in between: mbas firing or making geeks quit their job.
I revamped all things related to groups and hashtags. Hashtag is a reference to a group. You can post and reply inside a group. I need to code a way to automatically create a group when you use a new hashtag. I think the best way to describe Subreply is having Twitter and Reddit in one social network.
☕ David Antoine I was wondering, maybe use a different symbol or two hashtags for a group... Wouldn't it be better to have groups separated from simple hashtags? If anything, to use simple hashtags for a trending option based on it for example (if Subreply explodes in popularity one day, hopefully)... Not sure though, that's a stupid idea maybe...
🥝 Mr Anyone here have a vision pro? What are your thoughts so far ?
🐞 Lucian Marin I might buy Quest 4 instead of AVP 2, that's how I see things. A Vision Air might be interesting.
Zero Edge I've never liked the whole "monkeys on a typewriter" thing because technically it isn't true. An infinite amount of monkeys given an infinite amount of time would never write Shakespeare because no matter what, a monkey cannot type in perfect randomness, meaning no matter how many or how long it would never type Shakespeare. If you made a device and trained a monkey to type perfectly random.. yeah, sure.
🐞 Lucian Marin Can ChatGPT write Shakespeare? In a world of AI generated text, Subreply might be the only places where people actually think.
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I tried Samsung Galaxy S24 in the store today. The design is amazing, camera is terrible and the software experience is horrible. I will stick with my Pixel 5 for the moment. Pixel 9 renders look promising.
😀 Tom I liked my Pixel 5, but a Pixel 8 Pro upgrade was free for me. I initially missed the smaller form-factor of the 5, but I quickly adapted to the 8. Getting a TPU case with a built-in MagSafe-whatever and magnetic PopSocket is a great combo.
Zero Edge If you were standing behind God watching him judge would you be hoping for the person to be pardoned or for them to be condemned? John 8:1-11, Luke 15:7, Jonah 4, Luke 15:11-32, Matthew 20:13-16 | Sin is always harmful and we should always try our best to live a life apart from it. In the end God is the judge of man. Not you. For me, I would always be rooting for Luke 15:7. Always. In all circumstances. For all people.
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🐞 Lucian Marin I think Luke 3:8 is the most important part of the . People who are religious aren't better than people who are not. Good people are only does who are doing good things or the God's way.
Zero Edge Manipulators everywhere. Bending your reality with their lies so they can control you. Watch out!
🐞 Lucian Marin I hate "doctors" these days. I took FQ antibiotic because they made me believe I have an UTI which I didn't. Then they made me believe I have an autoimmune issue which I don't. My entire body is now destroyed by "doctors". They make you believe their lies.
🐞 Lucian Marin I was in hospital for 3 days. They didn't find a thing wrong with me. I still got joint paint after fluoroquinolone. After that I was fired. This is the worst year ever for me. It never ends.
🐞 Lucian Marin You must play this game.
☕ David Antoine Nice little game... Took me at least 5 min before solving the engine room problem, I didn't spotted the clues right away. I suck at games...
🦧 Simon Gray Finally watched the Barbie movie after it won the Oscar, in 1988. Recent remake strays very far from the source material, so I hear.
🐞 Lucian Marin Watch the remake too. It's better to have atomic blondes than atomic bombs.
Zero Edge For a while now whenever I do a project around the house I try to think of if I could envision a humanoid robot performing this task. A lot of times the answer is no. The human body has trillions of "sensors" such as nerves etc, that help us perform tasks. Robots of today have very few in comparison. You would think a robot that is at "95%" is good but the reality is that last 5% is going to be much much harder to achieve than the 95% before it. I think we are a long long away from a truly functional humanoid robot the way we see in movies. I think for most use cases a specialized robot is better than a humanoid robot.
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🐞 Lucian Marin Do we really need them? Even if we get humanoid robots, who will repair them? Will they repair themselves? What will be the cost? Will they be more cost effective than a human to eats and sleeps? Will they be able to communicate and create together like humans do?
🐞 Lucian Marin We don't longer have four seasons in Europe. It's six months of cold and six months of heat. It's not summer and winter, we need new names for the two seasons.
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☕ David Antoine June solstice and December solstice. Or North Solstice and South Solstice...