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Daily News Stuff 2 December 2023

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  • This is a real photo taken with a real iPhone.  (Apple Insider)

    This is an artifact of Apple's computational photography, where the camera takes multiple photos and stitches them together.  Or maybe it's a side-effect of a rolling shutter, something that affects other models of digital camera.  Or maybe it's a fake.

    Or maybe mirrors are portals to another dimension.


  • Tech startup Prophetic has announced the Halo, a $2000 device that triggers lucid dreams through focused beams of ultrasound.  (Fortune)  (archive site)

    The company says that this will allow programmers to write code in their sleep.

    Which is the least implausible part of this story, because getting developers to work 24/7 is the dream of the entire tech industry.

    Frankly, anyone who buys one of these paperweights deserves to lose their money.


  • After a surge in sales when everyone was locked in their homes during the Wuhan Bat Soup Death Plague, followed by a slump when nothing much happened, PC sales are growing again except they're not, this is a forecast, and it's shit.  (Tom's Hardware)

    Canalys says that the two drivers of growth will be AI and Arm, with AI powered PCs making up 19% of the market in 2024, and Arm taking 30% of the market in 2026.

    Coughbullshitcough.


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1 It's not a real photograph, it's a computer generated image.  Just because your biPhone does it without user intervention doesn't make it any more a real photograph than anything else buggered up with a computer.  If she could manage that trick with a film camera and not have to spend all week merging multiple images mantually in a darkroom, I'd be impressed.

Posted by: normal at Saturday, December 02 2023 10:53 PM (bg2DR)

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If she could manage that trick with a film camera and not have to spend all week merging multiple images manually in a darkroom, I'd be impressed.
I'd paint over every mirror in my house.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sunday, December 03 2023 04:17 PM (PiXy!)

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Apple pies are delicious. But never mind apple pies. What colour is a green orange?




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