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Messages - Naavi

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this is awesome. Sorry Utumno, but so hilarious you SAW vae's pic on the wall. You guys should both wear your hoodies on the same day.

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General Discussion / Re: Bitcoin, Markets, etc...
« on: Today at 01:51:04 AM »
well, i got out at 1344 on Gemini. you guys can watch as i either die in agony or made a good bet.

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General Discussion / Re: Bitcoin, Markets, etc...
« on: Today at 12:24:59 AM »
I think im going to gamble and sell my stash of BTC tonight. try to buy in later. so scary.

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General Discussion / Re: Bitcoin, Markets, etc...
« on: April 22, 2017, 09:59:26 AM »
Bitcoin kinda sucks as a currency. Not sure if it will ever be useful for instant transactions unless someone builds a second layer on the blockchain that is less secure less anonymous but instant.

Otherwise, I have severely enjoyed the fact that I purchased bitcoin in the $200s.

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I feel like i should get paid to go fly on an airplane. fucking hate that shit. especially with a 1 year old.

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General Discussion / Re: Sony VB770
« on: April 10, 2017, 09:15:34 AM »
Agrul: color sensor pixels all have red green or blue microlenses, one on each pixel. These lenses are inefficient and cause the quantum efficiency to drop to 20% of the light gathering potential. If you use scientific filters that are larger and cover all pixels and use Kodak sensors you can go up to 80% QE. But scientific filters are so big that they cover the entire sensor and require mechanical filter swapping and so need at least 3 pictures combined to make a color photo.

Czer: the sensor takes great photos, it's a cutting edge camera for sure, just not in high ISO. It definitely shoots better in dark then canon and Nikon.

My whole point was just that we need insanely high resolution sensors to bin 4 of those pixels to make up for the low quantum efficiency. The 50 megapixel cameras are doing that and getting results like that video, I just want to see what 300 megapixel would look like.

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General Discussion / Re: Sony VB770
« on: April 09, 2017, 09:39:33 PM »
that's not all it is, no.

Yes, its binning (high ISO). Sony is infamous for getting very high usable ISO on their sensors. But they are noisy as fuuck. Kodak still makes the cleanest sensors on the market. Some newer CMOS sensors are competing but they are still disgusting looking for the most part. Every amazing amateur terrestrially shot image of deep space (think really dark) uses a Kodak 8-16MP sensor in low ISO mode(unbinned) for luminance filters, some people BIN Red, Green, and Blue filtered light.

on a side note, pretty sure you are being facetious.

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Spamalot / Re: Aro's Diary Chronicles: chapter 11
« on: April 09, 2017, 09:30:45 PM »
My brother has a pit bull thats 9 or 10 years old. Hes by far the best dog i have ever taken care of. He recently started having seizures as well. its completely heart breaking. Also to read your story about another pit bull having the same issues..man.

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General Discussion / Re: Sony VB770
« on: April 09, 2017, 09:03:36 PM »
all it is: high resolution.

Divide resolution into quarters, eighths, sixteenths, assign 4,8,16 pixels to collect the photons and then digitally process the 4,8,16 light receptors into 1 screen pixel.
Its called Binning in astrophotography. or ISO on DSLRs. It looks great on ur Iphonez and shitty youtube videos but its worthless for pictures.. unless you make a 300-400MP camera. The lenses and other equipment are all the same. just a bigger/denser imaging sensor.

I cant wait until the day where video/imaging is all 100% image composition and light contrasts.

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General Discussion / Re: I really hope this is good... (Valerian)
« on: April 09, 2017, 08:55:10 PM »
I will say the sky roller blades were super gay. whoever wrote that shit needs to go back to cool school.

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General Discussion / Re: I really hope this is good... (Valerian)
« on: April 09, 2017, 01:06:06 PM »
I welcome all science fiction movies. dont care. i even enjoyed jupiter ascending.

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Where does playing online video games fall on that spectrum?

Naavi is living the dream. Can we pls hang out + play w/ ur $15000 astronomy gear if I go visit Wimberley?

Wimberley is like 40 minutes away i think. I would gladly host you, but i only open that bad boy up 1 or 2 nights a month when its a new moon and there is no clouds at fuckin all. Every person who has ever shown interest in it becomes extremely bored when i start the 2-3 hour process of even beginning to capture images lol. i have completely extinguished the spark of curiosity of local kids. Its like camping Pyzjin.

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Synth's Book Club / We are Legion, We are Bob
« on: April 08, 2017, 01:46:55 AM »
Dude is like set for life, his company just went public to great success, hes going to be rolling in it. life is going to be gravy.
walks into street gets hit by a bus.

He has cryogenic insurance that will freeze and preserve his brain in the case of unrecoverable death or whatnot.

When he finally comes around, its been hundreds of years and humanity is bonkers. Hes revived to be an AI for a space probe thats being sent off to possibly inhabitable worlds in different solar systems. But hes not the only one, all of the continents/enemies of his country and sending AI's too. It basically becomes a hilarious book of making copies of himself and colonizing (with machines) worlds and fighting off other AI's. Its super smart, funny, and an enjoyable read.

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Synth's Book Club / Hard Luck Hank SciFi
« on: April 08, 2017, 01:41:57 AM »
Pretty funny book series. Very easy read and enjoyable. Not deep, but has lots of humor.
Set on a run down space station on the edge of the human universe. Mostly known for being a hub of illicit activity since space police dont patrol out that far.
Hank is a mutant from the days of government experiments to combat an alien race, tons of mutants around, some more useful than others. Hank just gets thicker and heavier and has a fungi tunic basically. Guns dont really work on him, really not much does. But hes kind of a doofus and is really slow.

good books. audible book is greaaatt

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Man, hobbies.

I have sunk a fortune into astronomy gear. have a $15,000 camera that i picked up used for $2000. from Saudi Arabia haha, had the government call me and question me on the import of that.
about 5 or 6k in all the other stuff.

bought the oculus rift, so i spend more on stupid games than i should. shits starting to get realllll. love this fucking device.

bought a nintendo switch and zelda'd my ass off everytime i take a shit since.

our house is a real hell hole so thats taking in enough that i believe it will bankrupt me.

Also, fuckin Audible. I spend a fortune there. Its the only thing i dont pirate.

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General Discussion / Re: Bitcoin, Markets, etc...
« on: March 20, 2017, 09:46:13 PM »
gemini is decent, in a winklevoss kind of way. i bought all mine on coinbase but they suspended my account recently because i wouldn't send them all kinds of crazy personal information. They wanted a linkedin profile lol. I havent bought in a few months either. and ive never sold on coinbase. IRS is going apeshit on them im pretty sure. I wish there was a nice secure swiss bitcoin exchange or something ha.

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General Discussion / Re: Bitcoin, Markets, etc...
« on: March 20, 2017, 07:17:50 PM »
ive been hodling bitcoin for a couple of years now. I've bought from the low $200's and even some as high as $800. Its been a wild ride. I stopped speculating on a daily basis a while back as it was bad for my health. Now i dont even check its price all that often. Its been a wild ride.

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General Discussion / Re: Nintendo Switch
« on: March 04, 2017, 11:23:21 AM »
I caved aand drove to toys r us yesterday morning. No line walked in and bought it. Love zelda. Got about 4 hours in when my kid went to sleep. System is pretty dope. No other games out really. It's basically a zelda box. First game I've played in a long time I wasn't instantly bored with.

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General Discussion / Re: Verizon.
« on: February 17, 2017, 10:39:35 AM »
40$ a month unlimited data. Is there a catch? Is that for prepaid too?

My T-Mobile prepaid deal is $30 a month, with a 5GB soft cap. The Verizon deal sounds kinda better.

I mean its like 20$ a line once you have the service. we have 4 lines at the moment, pay like 80$ for the unlimited plan then 20$ for each phone line. so in contrast adding a line for home internet costs 20$. adding two would be 40$.

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General Discussion / Re: Verizon.
« on: February 16, 2017, 08:42:46 PM »
yeah 22GB @ full speed, throttled if their tower is in any way "saturated".

i guess ill find out soon what they mean.


It should be illegal for them to advertise unlimited data.

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General Discussion / Verizon.
« on: February 16, 2017, 07:03:09 PM »
i just dont know what to think these days. one day they tell me one thing. the next they tell me another.

at least with this new plan i can double shotgun with double MIMO antennas(or just MIMO antenna i think) and theoretically get in the 40Mbps range for about $40 a month. (when tied in with my other lines)

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General Discussion / Re: New Dune Movie?
« on: February 01, 2017, 07:19:48 PM »
Also I love how goddamn long it is. I love long things.  ;)

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General Discussion / Re: New Dune Movie?
« on: February 01, 2017, 07:09:57 PM »
I watched the sci-fi channel version on mushrooms and then immediately watched it again. It was like magical.

Dune is my favorite book. The og dune movie is pretty badass. I think they did a great job with it. I love how the inner monologue is spread through it too instead of the typical Hollywood style of butchering shit and leaving out 90% of the meat. I think it would be hard for anyone to improve on the old movie unless they copied it's style and updated the special effects.

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General Discussion / Re: Thank You President Trump!!! You are the best!!!
« on: February 01, 2017, 07:04:51 PM »
Last time I went to taco Bell they had raised all the menu prices. Like they decided to use quality ingredients.i this k they just increased their menu prices.

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I live in an area where their map doesnt hit. its mostly at&t/tmobile kind of coverage from what i can tell. but im definitely in a black zone for them. verizon is legit the only carrier that has service where i'm at. it sucks.

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But seriously. I have avoided all of the updates and have a perfectly functioning maybe-about-to-melt-my-nightstand-at-night phone.
They said they were going to cut service to them on January 27th.
Also fuck those guys. I wish any other goddamn service provider have service out where i live.

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Tech Heads / Re: 4K HDTV's as Monitors
« on: January 23, 2017, 05:27:11 PM »
I've been curious myself. I've loved having dual monitors but would be cool to get 1 large monitor and be able to leave SLI on max graphics instead of gimping one card to run the other monitor (probably explaining that wrong.)

Mainly I want like a 40" 4k curved screen. But my monitors are 27" i think and only got them a year or so ago for 170$ each. Be a big waste to buy a new one anytime soon. My last monitor lasted me like 8 years lol.

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Synth's Book Club / Re: neuromancer
« on: January 11, 2017, 02:47:25 AM »
I think its a good book but its so dry and dated feeling. Like i cant read scifi now unless its russian mmorpg lit now. I need the stats and level ups

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General Discussion / Re: Old white man stock gambling thread
« on: January 11, 2017, 02:35:49 AM »
I dont know how old u guys are.. but since last year ive pretty much moved everything into bitcoin.
Ive kind of been buying in steadily since the $280 range. overall im about 30% up in green.
Ive got about half into hashnest PACMIC5 which is sort of similar to a bank CD.
about a quarter into hashnest cloud mining and then the rest i just speculate with in exchanges (coinbase GDAX and Gemini Trust)
I cant say its the most smooth move but its definitely been profitable. and its fun. plus, fuck banks.

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General Discussion / Re: 2016 Gamescon Star Citizen Demo
« on: December 25, 2016, 10:13:00 AM »
2.5 is plenty fun for me. bugs only happen to me every so often, and its basically got the feel of a really big FPS game with insane vehicles. i love being able to hide out and wait for people trying to run missions. People fly around in groups so its not easy to sneak attack but sometimes it leads to epic battles. no matter what, this game is going to be great. because it already is.

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