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Comment: Re:The guy who knows everything (Score 1) 227

by zAPPzAPP (#48807185) Attached to: Lawrence Krauss On Scientists As Celebrities: Good For Science?

To be fair, the topics they get to speak about are usually very basic, so if they are related to their fields at all, I guess they DO know those things.

For me, this is why I can't really stand watching them:
I have never seen them talk about anything really new, or interesting.
In every TV segment, they start off from zero and never get very far, or into much detail.
I guess as actual scientists they do have their own research projects, or at least interests in more advanced topics. It would be interesting to hear them talk about that once in while. Or in general focus more on the open questions where the current science is done.

Comment: Re:360 3D (Score 0) 26

by zAPPzAPP (#48400803) Attached to: Preview Jaunt's Made-for-VR 360 Degree, 3D Short Films

If you have a camera which can record 360, then there is no need for a second camera to get 3D, provided your camera's point of view moves around in a circle about the size of a human head.
While rotating a head 360 (do not try at home), there is no point of view which is exclusive to one eye. At some point your left eye will see the same thing your right eye saw a couple degrees of rotation earlier (or later).
So you should have all the visual information you need from a single 360 recording.

Comment: Re:Solution looking for a problem (Score 2, Insightful) 115

by zAPPzAPP (#47856049) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Robotics or Electronic Kits For Wounded Veterans?

They were mostly wounded while killing, trying to kill, or assissting in killing other people (you know... combat).
It is kind of a moot point discussing who the 'good guys' are in a war. However usually it is soldiers on both sides. A soldiers saving grace may be, that they are acting under orders and have limited choice in the matter.
However for the same reason I do not see a point why they should have a priviliged status.

All things conssidered they rank pretty low on my sympathy list.
Certainly much lower than a wounded cop for example, who was fighting actual criminals and certainly lower than people who were simply the victim of an accident or violence.

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