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Chris Katko
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January 2002
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OH GOD. IS THAT STALIN?!

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bamccaig
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July 2006
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I never noticed until now, but there's also a picnic table in the picture, too! >:(

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Chris Katko
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January 2002
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IS THAT... CHAIRMAN MAO?

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Eric Johnson
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January 2013
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Whoa, bambams is there as well! :o

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Chris Katko
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January 2002
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[doh. double post.]

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Neil Roy
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April 2002
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LMFAO, too funny. ;D (Note to self: they know too much, eliminate them!)

Edgar Reynaldo
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Eric Johnson
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January 2013
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I used GIMP to apply my circles. 8-)

Neil Roy
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April 2002
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I've been GIMP'd! I don't know whether to be proud or ashamed.

Edgar Reynaldo
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bamccaig
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July 2006
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Eric Johnson
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January 2013
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bamccaig said:

I also used GIMP, but I barely know how to make it exit. >:(

Try the power button.

bamccaig
Member #7,536
July 2006
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That worked, and it also made my computer quiet! But it also made it unresponsive. I'll submit a bug report once I get to another computer.

Chris Katko
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January 2002
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I tried looking at that last photo but then some douchebag instant headshot me from behind a wall.

Damn hackers.

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Bruce Perry
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April 2000

bamccaig's circle is not AA

From where I'm sitting, it looks as if bambams's circle is AA, as is Neil's. The original top-right face is not AA but has suffered JPEG degradation, and the picnic table circle is not AA and not degraded. So, ignoring JPEG, there are two of each type of circle and I'm afraid I can't even explain what you saw by assuming your double negative was accidental...?

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bamccaig
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Edgar Reynaldo
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Bruce Perry
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April 2000

I see. My point that there are two circles of each type still stands though - I guess you thought the JPEG degradation on the top right circle was anti-aliasing ;)

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Neil Roy
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April 2002
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My circle is not AA, I used a rather old version of Photoshop. I really should use GIMP more often.

Chris Katko
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January 2002
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Reminds me of this:

video

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Neil Roy
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April 2002
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I read up on how JPEG compression works and I was quite impressed.

Chris Katko
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January 2002
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It's actually pretty cool. Wavelets can be used for all kinds of stuff. It really opened my eyes to how we represent stuff using the most "obvious", standard, representation. But there's tons of ways to represent stuff.

Instead of a height map of air pressure on a grid, you could, say, represent the pressure at position X with an equation. Maybe it wouldn't help, maybe it would, I don't know. It's a bit of a contrived example. But it's cool stuff.

One experiment I did with air pressure simulation on a tile map was to have "generators" (a pressure leak, an air pump, etc) that spawned walkers, and walkers walked the grid except where walls blocked them. Each generator spawned new walkers ever X frames and they "grew" or "surged" out from the generators and updated tiles as they went along. If one generator met another generator's output, they could either average the results of both, or weigh them based on the age. The further out you were from a generator, the older the results would be which simulated pressure waves a bit.

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Not sure if this helps visualize, but here's a test app running with each color representing a different "generation" of walkers. With a generator on the bottom right, and a generator on the top left.

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Eric Johnson
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January 2013
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So my old GPU has been collecting dust in a drawer since I upgraded back in May. I listed the old GPU on a "buy, sell, trade" group on Facebook yesterday, and I'm going to meet a guy in a couple of hours to sell it. I hope he doesn't kill me. :o

Gideon Weems
Member #3,925
October 2003

I try to buy used with pretty much every non-perishable, but computer parts are the main exception. I suppose it's because they wear down and break in ways that cannot be easily detected, so why take that chance? I hope you are not killed, either. Clearly, this man is a lunatic.

That said, I would be more likely to buy a used graphics card than I would a used HDD (ignoring educational purposes).

Eric Johnson
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January 2013
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I have bad news and good news...

The bad news is that I'm still alive. :( The good news is that I was asking $65 and he gave me $70 instead. :D The guy showed up on time, was polite, and everything just went really smoothly.

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