The <marquee> tag causes text to scroll as if on a marquee.
The <marquis> tag takes over all the user's screen real estate and then makes them pay rent to use it.
The use of low-key to mean "very" makes me wonder how many other shifts in the meaning of words comes from young people's deliberate use of words to mean their opposite.
As opposed to simple idiocy as in the case of "I could care less."
@rain Yeah, it's a challenge. My two most successful open source contributions to date each came from filling a specific need that I had. One was integrating ODE (physics engine) with Soya3d (Python 3d game engine) because I wanted physics. The other was a Python wrapper for Dan Bernstein's libnacl, because none existed at the time. It got linked from the nacl front page and I started getting PRs even though I had no idea anyone had ever noticed it.
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I have no idea if sound is nearly as capable of producing a sense of immersion for an optically blind person as the combination of optical vision and (much crappier) sound is for an optically sighted person. I imagine touch becomes far more important.
Such a sound system would have plenty of a market for optically sighted people as well. Imagine a horror game that could make you feel buried alive even with your eyes closed.
Since we're pretty good at doing 3d audio these days, there's no reason we couldn't use a headset with a mic to produce realistic echoes and thus "sonar VR". I would think it would be far less computationally demanding than optical VR. And it wouldn't produce VR sickness.
This is sort of a subtoot but it's offtopic and I didn't want to threadjack. Someone was asking about making braille labels intelligible on tactile visualizations. That got me thinking about other ways to convey visual information to the blind.
As it turns out, humans are perfectly capable of teaching themselves to use sonar, generally by making clicks with their tongue and listening to the echos. There are a growing number of blind people who do this. ...
@jaybeanstalk @RobinHood Spent a half hour talking to my 7 year old about climate change this morning. I am not sure he's ever listened to me talk about anything for 30 minutes straight before. Maybe I'll suggest he learn to grow weed for the apocalypse as an alternative to his own desire to master & accumulate weaponry.
One very bad thing about scientific papers being behind paywalls is that (competing) pseudoscience isn’t behind paywalls, so it’s easier to find misinformation online than to find facts.
On NextDoor, all loud noises are gunshots.