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written by owen, Sat, 19th Dec 2009 at 8:03 pm
I was pretty stolid to it at first. From the outset it seemed like another gimick (widescreen) by the movie theaters trying to trick people in to coming to see thier over priced, poorly thoughtout, crappy regurgitated movies. I don't even understand why the movie tickets cost more - especially when you can't even keep the glasses and it requires no additional hardware for them to make a 3d movie.
However Digital 3D is something you definately need to see at least once. Does it make the movie anybetter? I would say mostly, no. Titanic would be not better a movie similarly a car would be no more sincere if it had popups figures.
At certain points it really does make the image more spectacular, especially when there are particles in front of the screen or when there is sort of transparent hologram. For other 90% of the time the 3D effects were just an annoying distraction that I was forcing my eyes to watch. Forcing them to constantly re-adjust as if I was watching a yo-yo go up and down at very close range, trying to guess when its going to stop. Whenever anything in 3D suddenly moved it would "ghost" like crazy, almost like my brain was droping frames, trying to keep up with what was going on. At certain points I would remove the glasses to relieve my eyes from the constant torture of trying to find something to focus on.
You get accustomed to it eventually and by 10 minutes into the movie you will have seen every trick in the 3D book. You should definitely see the movie Avatar. As for the future of Digital 3D? I don't know, I hear they are coming out with 3D compatible Tvs. I don't see why really, unless they want to blind everybody in the world.
written by owen, Sat, 30th May 2009 at 11:06 pm
I go to the supermarket alot, mostly because I only buy just the amount of things that I can survive on for like two weeks or so. I am not one of those people who keeps a long line of people waiting because they have bought so much stuff they could feed a small army or a very fat man. When these shopping cart people aren;t holding up the line, they are blocking up the isles and doubling parking their shopping karts. And if that isn't bad enough after you finally get what you want, you reach the cashier and guess who pops in front of you? Yup a shopping cart full of cheese tricks and a million other items. omfg. And to top it all off the first 2 credit cards that are used by the shopping cart fool are expired. How many credit cards can one person have?
Not only do they look silly but they are ignorant to the fact that pushing a shopping cart is not a form of exercise. Only reason I see you should be using a shopping cart is if you are; buying bags of feed or bulk sugar, carrying a small child that has the tendency to throw stuff, buying a cake or food for a party.
Tami commented: And what would i do with my 2 months grocery shopping items? I don't need any extra muscles. ... read more
written by owen, Thu, 29th Jan 2009 at 4:57 pm
I should have known that eventually the tons of dust that had accumulated over the years would have gotten the better of my 6 year old Dell computer. Either that or the rampant power fluctuations that are a result of the evil washing machine and evil refrigerator who have be conspiring to steal my attention for years. I brought it to work and they said that an irreplaceable chip on the motherboard had picked up a smoking habit and that even rehab could not be its saving grace. It was lost.
I could always get the motherboard replaced but it really doesn't make any sense to hack back together the computer's soul. The computer by todays standards is HUGE and had never failed to take a RAM or hard drive or disk upgrade that I thrust into its innards. Which maybe be difficult if not near impossible with today's micro compact computers. I've never been one to tinker with computer hardware in either case as you may have guessed from the obvious fact that I bought a DELL. But she took it well and we had some good times.
Back in the day it was a 1300 USD, 1.6 ghz, 256 mb of RAM - beast of a machine. Right about the time cream colored computers were going out of style. Black plastic sex. Now I'm having difficulty figuring out what to do with its rotting skull and bones. Oh cruel, cruel world.
It will probably be another month or so before I get a replacement. Another DELL of course and probably the abomination that is VISTA. Pity I can't wait until windows 7 comes out ( whatever good that'll do ). I could always start playing video games on the Wii again. Beyond Good and Evil is still yet unfinished - at least I have that.
So whenever your getting you next drink on, have one for the lost ones.
tristan commented: Get an iMac? It solves the Windows problem. ... read 14 more
written by owen, Tue, 18th Nov 2008 at 12:49 pm
Now that we at JTB have gone off somewhere(maybe to return again) I can voice my disgust at the recent redesign of VisitJamaica.com website without the fear of being fired or black listed. Now its not that the new website is bad, its just that it is a mere shadow of the previous website. And I'm not envious at the millions of dollars spent on it. I can imagine the tons of hours that were spent on that flash intro thing but not so much on the dept of the content of the website - I am by no means a "designer". But anyway I went off on a search for similar sites that I liked, a sorta faux internet vacation. If you want to go on your own internet vacation do a web search for "tourism site". I bring to you;
New Zealand - The best thing about this site is probably the movie in the heading (welcome to the youngest country on earth).
Bahamas - Now they may have more islands than us and more colors to choose from but you really only need one good island. no true?
Nassau Paradise Island - somehow related to the bahamas site. Oh yes its another island.
Hawaii - nice video stories
Maine - autumn?
Thailand - sometimes a busy site design is necessary shows that tings a gowan.
Singapore - white on red
Nova Scotia - Big pictures
Germany - white on gray. busy but at the same time clean. multi-lingual
Auckland - city of sails
I seemed to have liked a high percentage of websites with white backgrounds. High Quality Video also seem to add a extra something if it done well. And yes I would visit a country solely on its website as long as they speeck some English and are not currently being invaded by a foriegn country. With Japan being the exception because I need to be lost in translation.
written by owen, Wed, 03rd Sep 2008 at 10:10 am
First Impressions on "Chrome"
It has no windows 2000 version :(
The fonts isn't at good looking as safari ( can't figure out whether the engine is khtml or mozilla ).
But OMFG! OMFG! OMFG! OMFG! it hot like fire.
It stole everything that is good about safari and opera.
The simplicity of it is astonishing. No Plugins, no settings, no toolbars, no need for a searchbox, dynamic status bar (hover over a link and it appears), nice searchable history page (its almost like a webpage as opposed to app controls).
Its like if gmail was a browser.
Chrome + google may take over the world. Google has the internet by the round things.
I'd have to test it on my 1.6 256 win2000 machine at home to see how it works but so far my tests it seems to be flying on all cylinders.
Tami commented: Better than Firefox?
I think the new Mozilla is a waste of Porgrammer time. It isnt at all enticing but i cant seem to get back my FF. Gonna try out chrome and see where it takes me. ... read 4 more
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