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by Saylone
Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0941: "Depth Perception"
Replies: 214
Views: 169893

Re: 0941: "Depth Perception"

I've seen a diagram of a device like a telescope, but that spread each eye's view apart horizontally by about 8 feet using mirrors and lenses. It was a very old diagram and description, but supposedly it would allow you to see things a mile away with good detail. Sounds like what is called a stereo...
by Saylone
Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0941: "Depth Perception"
Replies: 214
Views: 169893

Re: 0941: "Depth Perception"

You missed the point. The wild distortion (due to the parallax effect) you showed there is only going to effect photos of objects that are relatively close. For things like clouds, where the parallax effect is extremely slight, the 3D effect should be more apparent. I thought the point was to get t...
by Saylone
Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0941: "Depth Perception"
Replies: 214
Views: 169893

Re: 0941: "Depth Perception"

So, anyone actually tried to do this? All you need is 2 photo cameras and a friend: http://orbides.1gb.ru/img/3d1_small.jpg Actually, no. You also need a larger distance (10 meters here), non-sunset lighting (causes colour mismatch, clouds don't look similar enough in R and GB for eyes to lock on to...
by Saylone
Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0726: "Seat Selection"
Replies: 112
Views: 27383

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

Am i the only one surprised to read in this thread about people having been using an imaginary program/terminal like one in the comic for real?
by Saylone
Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0721: "Flatland"
Replies: 125
Views: 50895

Re: "Flatland" Discussion

Want a 4D brain teaser?
What about the good old 4D maze ( http://www.urticator.net/maze/ )?
Also, hello all, been reading the strange comic for a while.

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