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Comment: Never happened (Score 5, Informative) 209

by gfody (#42371365) Attached to: Mozilla Brings Back Firefox 64-Bit For Windows Nightly Builds
I've been using 64bit nightly since the idea of dropping the builds was mentioned in bz. There was a big debate and a bunch of tech news sites picked up the story and now the latest is that they're being "restored". But the 64bit nightly builds never stopped! I'm sure this story is just to get everyone to STFU about it already.

Comment: The problem is bad acting (Score 1) 607

by gfody (#39830047) Attached to: <em>Hobbit</em> Film Underwhelms At 48 Frames Per Second
Actors are pretty good at delivering convincing dialogue but there are a million subtle things that we sense subconsciously in every little movement. This information is mostly missing in 24fps so our minds fill it in with something appropriate - basically our subconscious gives the actors the benefit of the doubt and we see convincing movements. But when their actual movements are accurately captured and played back for us our subconscious sees every subtle thing and it ruins the effect. We can sense that they're just acting and it feels like they're just reading lines.

That's my theory I just made up but it doesn't explain why we get the same feeling when TV's add interpolated frames to double the frame rate.

"Now this is a totally brain damaged algorithm. Gag me with a smurfette." -- P. Buhr, Computer Science 354