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Posted by diegoeskryptic [send private reply] at April 11, 2002, 03:48:51 PM I dont know if this has been brought up already, but is it possible to create some type of chat room for this site?
Posted by metamorphic [send private reply] at April 11, 2002, 04:36:08 PM We use IRC, which is a chat room. To get in download an IRC client (such as mIRC for win) or click the link on the main page to use a java client to connect
Posted by taubz [send private reply] at April 11, 2002, 04:46:25 PM Please read the main page of TPU more carefully. (An indication, Psion, that my reorganized layout might be better.....)
Posted by RedX [send private reply] at April 11, 2002, 05:22:14 PM I doubt a new layout would stop this. I think you'll need something like 10.000V shocks to make people read the first page before asking. Maybe we should give this a name, like readingbeforeasking-inability, NRTFMS (Not reading the fucking manual syndrome) or Search engine allergy since this seems to be epidemic.
I haven't seen a forum or newsgroup that hadn't people with this.
Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at April 11, 2002, 06:16:09 PM a 10 volt shock would hurt a cat dumbass
Posted by RedX [send private reply] at April 11, 2002, 06:56:48 PM First: I don't want to know how you figured out 10V would hurt a cat.
Secondly: a human is not a cat.
3th: What does a cat have to do with someone not reading what he should read, before asking questions?
4th Ever heard of a Teaser? If not, look it up. They use high-voltages there. Do you really think they would use expensive high-voltage components if they could do the same thing with 10V?
5th the effects of electricity depends on a lot more than just the voltages.
6th Don't call me a dumbass.
Posted by gian [send private reply] at April 11, 2002, 08:57:36 PM An electric fence discharges 10,000V, but only for something in the millisecond range.
Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at April 11, 2002, 09:34:45 PM I said would NOT hurt a cat, someone is editing my stuff again, and I was making fun of the way you use decimal places for commas. ten thousand in america is written as 10,000 not 10.000, 10.000 is ten
Posted by vikram_1982 [send private reply] at April 12, 2002, 05:16:01 AM Hey Codered, do u mind giving the dictionary of all those lovely words u use like dumbass, jackass ..... to me. They kinda rhyme well, and I want to write a poem 4 u using these words. I will also be glad to post it in the general forum of tpu.(Just Kiddin dude.... :) )
By the way, Diego, not many are online at any given time on the chat room, so u are better off posting ur messages right here.
Posted by vikram_1982 [send private reply] at April 12, 2002, 05:22:49 AM By the way, the Forum hails Codered for Crossing the 100 barrier (of messages) for the month.
Posted by RedX [send private reply] at April 12, 2002, 06:00:47 AM It's not my fauld the US has to be different from Europe.
I think at the time when these conventions were written down, both the American and European representatives were pranksters.
The way we note numbers: 10.000,99
But do you write your numbers with several 0's behinde the decimal point? I'll use scientfic notions then. Is 10E4 V clear?
Posted by taubz [send private reply] at April 12, 2002, 09:46:30 AM I think I'll start deleting posts that act inappropriately to others, such as calling other people names unnecessarily (eg dumbass). CodeRed, if you're going to post, post nicely please.
Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at April 12, 2002, 10:36:24 AM it was used with affection taubz
Posted by Linux_Penguin [send private reply] at April 12, 2002, 04:28:19 PM Well isn't it 3rd every where, not 3th? And a comma would be more correct because it constitutes a short pause whereas a period is a stop. So saying 10.009,001 would be more correct because of the 'pause' and the 'stop'. But since you were raised with it I most likely sound like the complete idiot here (and possibly to many others because there is no doubt a flaw in my argument.)
Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at April 12, 2002, 04:59:45 PM Since a comma is a pause and period is a stop would it not make more sense to use the comma to group digits and the period to seperate the whole from the fraction (the key word being SEPERATE)
Posted by RedX [send private reply] at April 12, 2002, 05:56:51 PM Know what? I'll solve this matter: I'll get an army, conquere the US. make them use my standard and then reinstate the president. Then I can spend my militairy forces on other planetary isues I want to change. Like making those Muslim-men wear those veils instead of the women (what were they thinking?). Then I'll make everybody learn Dutch instead of whatever language they use (This would make communicating a lot easier). And finaly I'll lock up all those president/kings/whatever who decided they want to wage war to protect their egos (It's about time someone introduces them to computer games: all the advantages of war, none of the disadvantages).
I think that would make the world a better place.
Perhaps I don't even need an army: If I declare war on the US, they send carriers and start scouting for my army, and when they can't find it, they'll think I have such advanced
cloaking technology, they wouldn't have any other option than to surrender. At least that worked for Ren and Stimpy.
Posted by Linux_Penguin [send private reply] at April 15, 2002, 08:49:57 PM Mmmhmmmmmm... cloaking? They'll track you're ass down and make you an image for the masses, yet another example -- don't screw with the feds-- type thing.
Posted by RedX [send private reply] at April 16, 2002, 02:18:23 PM The whole point of cloaking tech it not being able to be detected.
Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at April 16, 2002, 04:45:56 PM The American military already has technology to make soldiers invisible. If anyone cares I'll explain how using the small amount of information I was able to obtain from the source who leaked it.
Posted by gian [send private reply] at April 16, 2002, 10:04:03 PM * gian giggles in a seth kinda way.
Posted by RedX [send private reply] at April 17, 2002, 07:33:18 AM We have developed a enormously powerfull devastating weapon: The civil servant. You sent one in the enemy's camp and within seconds every piece of paper will be messes up, lost or delayed. It's so effective, that after we used it in Atlantis no one every found it back.
We also developed a suit that protects against nuclear weapons, however the 16ton solid lead suit is still a bit unconfortable.
And breakthrough in camoflage was the tree-suit. However it should not be used in urban regios. Trees in the middle of a road seem to attract enemy fire.
Also our satelite based laser weapon is very effective,
but I don't think that that village we melted was the target, so if anyone is missing a village, look for the big black spot.
Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at April 17, 2002, 01:39:47 PM You see, they wear this suit that is made up of miniture cameras and video displays, they alternate in a checkerboard type pattern. The video being taken in from the cameras on one side of the person are sent to and displayed on the little video screen directly opposite the camera. This way you are practically seing right through the person. As far as I know this is a long way from perfect, you can still see a silouette and a blur when they are moving, and at very close range it is practically worthless, but it still blows away conventional camoflauge. You ever seen the alien movies? I think it was one of those that had a nearly invisible alien in the woods and all you could see was a slight distortion, almost like heat waves rising from a hot road. People wearing this suit look very similiar to that.
Posted by AngelOD [send private reply] at April 17, 2002, 03:04:59 PM *laugh* I'm often amazed by our (the users') ability to go from one issue, to another that has absolutely nothing to do with the original one, often passing other unrelated issues on the way. :D
Also, discussing what's correct, the '10.000,00' or '10,000.00' is pointless, as it's country specific, and there's nothing either of us can do about it. I often use the English notation, despite living in Denmark (Europe, you cretins! :P ), though I use the European notation when it's for use in this country. Both makes sense to me, though if you look at it with pauses, the English/American notation is probably the more correct one. :)
Posted by RedX [send private reply] at April 17, 2002, 03:45:15 PM Some time ago I read about that. But they only mentioned this tech used on airplanes.
Posted by vikram_1982 [send private reply] at April 18, 2002, 06:13:38 AM Interesting. But, what so u mean by "they alternate in a checkerboard type pattern.
Posted by AngelOD [send private reply] at April 18, 2002, 07:43:06 AM That's actually quite simple (I think).. I think it's sorta like this (CodeRed, please explain further if I'm mistaken :)
X=Camera and O=Display
And so on, and so forth. The technology is actually quite obvious, yet genious. I hadn't even thought about it, yet it seems so logical now. :)
Posted by taubz [send private reply] at April 18, 2002, 09:52:32 AM If that was it, then the person would appear to be darker then the environment around him because the "density" of visual displays is only 1/2. Furthermore, it would be no better than standard camoflauge-colored clothes if you don't look at the person straight-on.
Posted by vikram_1982 [send private reply] at April 18, 2002, 11:14:59 AM ok, I dont know whether this sounds silly, but what about the display on the soldiers head(the hair part). Will it display images from cameras embedded on the soldier's feet, so as to render him invisible from overhead attacks????
If that is true (display from the soldiers feet) wont it look awkward when another soldier(on the ground) sees images of the ground on the other person'd hair????
Forgive me if i am sounding silly , Mr.Iain McCoy.
Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at April 18, 2002, 12:44:17 PM That is the silouette problem... The cameras cannot possibly account for every viewing angle, but I have seen video of this and believe me it is a hell of a lot better than camoflauge
Posted by AngelOD [send private reply] at April 18, 2002, 01:11:21 PM But did I understand it correctly, or..? :)
Posted by RedX [send private reply] at April 18, 2002, 01:59:14 PM I can think of a way to make those soldier light up like a chrismas tree: Those small CMOS-cameras show IR-light as bright white light. (If you have a dig. camera, take a picture from a remote control when a button is pressed to see it)
Get a powerfull IR-source and you can light up every soldier around.
Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at April 18, 2002, 03:32:30 PM Yeah angel, thats the idea.
RedX... Shhh... the FBI will be at your door if you give countermeasures to the enemy
Posted by RedX [send private reply] at April 18, 2002, 04:05:55 PM Considered the fact I'm not a US-citizen and how Bush is going lately I'm probably also considered to be the enemy.
Posted by vikram_1982 [send private reply] at April 18, 2002, 09:03:49 PM Just one small thing. The video display is capable only of 2Dimensional images. So, won't yhe enemy be able to perceive the variations in depth, given that the entire background will be in 3D???
Posted by vikram_1982 [send private reply] at April 18, 2002, 09:07:22 PM Even if the enemy is not able to correctly identify what's going on, it will make him feel that something is 'funny' because things would not seem normal.
btw, Mr. Hollman, could u give me ur source of this info. Is it out on any website. I would like to know more on this. Seems to be interesting.
Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at April 18, 2002, 10:37:43 PM Vikram, I was bullshitting that whole secret source thing, it just sounded cool like I had connections or something. I saw it on the discovery channel, an american television station.
Posted by vikram_1982 [send private reply] at April 19, 2002, 01:38:56 AM Aah, Codered, upto ur old tricks again eh!!!! :)
okay, I guess I'll just have to wait till Discovery replays the story.
Posted by RedX [send private reply] at April 19, 2002, 12:12:38 PM They have the outside world already in 3D?! Cool! I just have to check that out one of these days.
Serious, A photo isn't 3D, nor is a TV image, your brain fills in the 3th dimension stuff. It creates an illusion.
So the image isn't true 3D, it just looks like that.
Also if you would walk through a forrest and someone would stand against a tree, wearing tree colors and doesn't move. You would probably not see him. As soon as he moves, you'll spot him. That just the way our brain handles the data comming from our eyes. Cammoflage only has to foul the brain by makeing the person look like he's a part of the tree.
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