Jump to content


Toggle shoutbox Squawkbox Open the Shoutbox in a popup

Please don't post Youtube videos in the chat box. The forums software auto embeds them. 

@  Rycochet : (17 January 2020 - 06:15 PM)

I both love and hate that the Alien franchise seems to have had more luck finding a niche as a line of children's toys than it has at producing worthwhile films.

@  Donocropolis : (17 January 2020 - 06:35 AM)

I've seen them on the shelves at Walmart. They're pretty great looking retro Aliens toys. https://www.walmart....-Vary/934039489

@  fourteenwings : (17 January 2020 - 01:11 AM)

IIRC somebody on here mentioned an unbranded Alien toy a couple of weeks ago? It seems like it was actually part of a collection for the Alien movie series by Lanard. Mattel's making some stuff too.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 January 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Is it really a worse name than say, HMS Spanker?

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 January 2020 - 02:36 PM)

'Boaty McBoatface' was a actual thing?! Wow.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 January 2020 - 02:00 PM)

Might be worth bringing back this thread.

@  ThunderWear : (14 January 2020 - 01:53 PM)

Of course I had the idea to download all the pdfs like a week too late. Anyone got an archive?

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 January 2020 - 12:48 PM)

The Collector Club is dead. Seems like it all came down shortly after New Year

@  ThunderWear : (13 January 2020 - 11:06 PM)

I can't get to the collector club website. anyone else? I was literally going to download all the fiction to finish reading.

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 January 2020 - 04:50 AM)

News today is all 'there's a CHANCE it would snow in July' and 'dogs COULD bite back'.

@  Benbot : (12 January 2020 - 10:05 PM)

Holy crap, do many people get hurt by them?

@  wonko the sane? : (12 January 2020 - 02:11 PM)

Even in fallout, they never carpet bombed with nukes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 January 2020 - 12:43 PM)

I hope the stockpiled nuclear weapons of the US and Russia are accounted for then.

@  Nevermore : (12 January 2020 - 12:22 PM)

Geez. 1760 (!) bombs from World War II that had not detonated and were still armed have been found. That's only the numbers for the federal state of Germany I live in, and only for the first three quarters of 2019. For all of 2018, the total number was 2811 (!!) bombs.

@  CVReynolds : (11 January 2020 - 11:05 PM)

I've been wanting a Tarantulas that turns into a more realistic tarantula for a long time. Maybe Takara will someday do a Masterpiece, which would be neat. But I really want to see a modernized look like in the IDW comics.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 January 2020 - 09:43 PM)

We need more Waspinators.. and rattraps.

@  Ashley : (11 January 2020 - 07:09 PM)

I'm on board with that

@  Dekafox : (11 January 2020 - 06:17 PM)

What I'm hearing is we need Cyberverse Waspinator

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 January 2020 - 01:27 AM)

He's appeared across more branding changes than Waspinator, so maybe it's more the other way around.

@  Ashley : (10 January 2020 - 12:01 AM)

is C3PO the Waspinator of Star Wars? he'll live forever, because it's funny for him to suffer

@  Sabrblade : (09 January 2020 - 11:52 PM)

He's still waiting for them to be funny.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 January 2020 - 10:35 PM)

Why?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 04:02 PM)

I've been watching South Park, Family Guy and The Simpsons with a straight face for a decade now.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

If that's what it takes to get you to take the medication, sure.

@  Bass X0 : (09 January 2020 - 01:52 PM)

If I go crazy, will you still call me Superman?

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 11:37 AM)

I mean, it is easier to protect HDDs, and you can retransfer the data over and over forever?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 January 2020 - 10:45 AM)

Not in this comparison. He's making his own files, so they're (presumably) not restricted by DRM, so he can copy them as many times as he wants. It's potentially more reliable in the long term than hoping the specific copies you originally bought never accrue any damage for the rest of your life.

@  Echowarrior : (09 January 2020 - 10:44 AM)

I prefer physical copies too. Easier to protect something physical and tangible.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 09:55 AM)

I prefer having physical copies.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 January 2020 - 08:56 AM)

I have plenty of physical media I turn into digital media for my plex server. Just finished ripping Ultra Seven

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Isn't the general consensus that we're supposed to be over physical media anyways?

@  Paladin : (09 January 2020 - 08:17 AM)

i still don't own a Blu-Ray player.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 January 2020 - 07:35 AM)

My current TV works just fine. I don't see a need to upgrade. And by the time I do, the Next Big Thing will probably be out anyway.

@  Benbot : (09 January 2020 - 03:58 AM)

Me neither. I'm no rebel, though. I'm just poor.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 03:38 AM)

I haven't gone 4K yet, I'm a rebel.

@  Ashley : (07 January 2020 - 11:50 PM)

the comic theme is amazing

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Sounds like Victor Caroli but I’m not sure.

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 02:35 PM)

Should I recognise the narrator of the Mutant Hunt trailer?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 January 2020 - 04:30 AM)

I got me Titans Return Blaster, now watch them unveil Earthrise Blaster and Generations Perceptor, a retool of Titans Blaster.

@  ThunderWear : (06 January 2020 - 10:22 PM)

I recently switched to to the comic theme here at the Allspark and I'm so happy I just want to look at it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (06 January 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Can you not take so many lines to say anything?

@  fourteenwings : (06 January 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Iunno, maybe people having unique pronunciations of things re:how they understand language makes the world a more colourful place, rather than one where we correct every seemingly grievous error?

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:12 AM)

Others insist on "Michael Yackson".

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:01 AM)

Because the very combination of those sounds is unknown to them, and thus they avoid it as if it were contagious.

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:00 AM)

For example, the English "J" sound consists of sounds that exist in German: Basically, it's just a "d" sound followed by a very soft "sh". Yet there are many Germans who insist on calling the late King of Pop "Michael Checkson".

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 05:58 AM)

I'm talking about names that should pe easily pronouncable if you just bothered to pay attention to how it's done correctly instead of insisting on "I speak X language and this is how I prounounce it!"

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 05:57 AM)

I'm not even talking about foreign names that have sounds that don't exist in the speaker's language.

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 05:56 AM)

Something that really irks me is when people are persistently ignorant about the correct pronunciation of foreign names, especially when it's people they either admire or frequently interact with on a daily basis.

@  Agamus : (05 January 2020 - 09:22 PM)

wait this isn't the search bar

@  Agamus : (05 January 2020 - 09:22 PM)

hard-to-find-media


Photo
- - - - -

Accidental Colorblindness Cure in Berkeley Lab

Berkeley colorblindness cure medicine

This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
13 replies to this topic

#1 The Doctor Who

The Doctor Who

    Mummy...?

  • Supporter
  • 18278 posts

Posted 26 February 2015 - 07:20 PM

So, apparently, these glasses, originally intended as protective wear for doctors can help people who are colorblind to see "normally".

 

To quote the article:

 

“The glasses work by selectively removing certain wavelengths between the red and green cones that allow them to be in essence pushed apart again,” said Don McPherson, EnChroma’s VP of products.

Full Article Here

 

As a colorblind person, this is kind of weird to me.  On the one hand, if this works for more types of colorblindness, this could help me and countless others to see "normally".  

 

On the other hand... I'm not severely colorblind and I'm totally used to seeing the world through my own slightly defective eyes, I wonder how much I really want to have my colorblindness fixed.

 

Then again... they're just glasses, so why not? Would make color mixing easier, I imagine.


nzo8WYb.png


#2 Maruten

Maruten
  • Staff
  • 7347 posts

Posted 26 February 2015 - 07:26 PM

I clicked through fearing some sort of wacky brain surgery... this is probably better. 

 

I've seen how many arguments the Norms with their fancy no-colourblindness vision get into. I'm pretty confident that easing my deuteranopia wouldn't make much difference to my life. 


WsuGTl1.jpg


#3 Rust

Rust

    Slightly Off

  • Supporter
  • 46721 posts

Posted 26 February 2015 - 07:38 PM

Huh...neat.



#4 Dissever

Dissever

    WHOO WHOO Spring!

  • Validating
  • 4843 posts

Posted 26 February 2015 - 08:57 PM

The original article was missing some details, so I did some digging around. These glasses were designed to protect doctors performing procedures using lasers. The lens have a coating of 100 layers that are machined in such a way that the intermediate wavelengths of light are cut out, providing more vivid, less muted colors. It sounds like a highly advanced application of polarizing lens techology. Very cool, what a neat application of an existing technology.

http://optometrytime...dness?page=full

And from the horse's mouth...
http://enchroma.com/...rks/#technology
********************************* ->?<- *********************************
I DO ART (SOMETIMES!!) Transformers and dragons, oh my! http://heatherbeast.deviantart.com
********************************* ->?<- *********************************





#5 The Doctor Who

The Doctor Who

    Mummy...?

  • Supporter
  • 18278 posts

Posted 26 February 2015 - 09:49 PM

Awesome!  Thanks for the additional information!

 

The only thing I wonder about is how universally this would work.  I mean, colorblindness is very individual.  Mine is mild and I can still see reds and greens, but often have trouble with purples and browns.  Some people have it worse than others.  I wonder if we could eventually see prescription colorblindness shades like some people have prescription reading glasses.


nzo8WYb.png


#6 Dissever

Dissever

    WHOO WHOO Spring!

  • Validating
  • 4843 posts

Posted 26 February 2015 - 10:07 PM

The company's FAQ says it treats the type of color blindness seen in 80 percent of those with the anomalous trichromacy version of the condition.
********************************* ->?<- *********************************
I DO ART (SOMETIMES!!) Transformers and dragons, oh my! http://heatherbeast.deviantart.com
********************************* ->?<- *********************************





#7 Kalidor

Kalidor

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  • Owner
  • 59947 posts

Posted 27 February 2015 - 09:08 PM

I've determined that I'm ever so slightly colorblind in one eye. Not even sure which one is the defective one and which one is normal. It's only noticeable outside on extremely sunny days

#8 The Doctor Who

The Doctor Who

    Mummy...?

  • Supporter
  • 18278 posts

Posted 27 February 2015 - 11:03 PM

Huh. I've never heard of colorblindness in one eye.

 

At least it isn't very noticeable.


nzo8WYb.png


#9 Esser-Z

Esser-Z

    I'm never going down at the hands of the likes of you

  • Citizen
  • 32946 posts

Posted 01 March 2015 - 08:38 PM

This is pretty sweet. I love news like this. Good things!



#10 Sciflyer

Sciflyer

    Tomorrow's Harvest

  • Citizen
  • 3525 posts

Posted 02 March 2015 - 05:38 PM

As someone who is cripplingly colorblind, this is good news!  Oh, the horror of early grade-school days and trying to tell the difference between various shades of unwrapped, blue and purple crayons!


Edited by Sciflyer, 02 March 2015 - 05:41 PM.


#11 Maruten

Maruten
  • Staff
  • 7347 posts

Posted 02 March 2015 - 08:00 PM

As someone who is cripplingly colorblind, this is good news!  Oh, the horror of early grade-school days and trying to tell the difference between various shades of unwrapped, blue and purple crayons!


This is the story of my life too. If I had a dollar for every time someone learned I was colourblind and then starting incessantly asking me what colour things were, like I was a trained monkey performing some sort of trick... -.-

Eventually I realised that even people with no colourblindness have trouble agreeing on the line between some colours (particularly blue and purple) and I sort of got over the whole thing.

If my childhood experience is typical, I suspect there are a lot of people out there who choke when it comes to colour identification not just because of colourblindness but moreso because they lack confidence after years of being treated like a freak.

WsuGTl1.jpg


#12 Kalidor

Kalidor

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  • Owner
  • 59947 posts

Posted 02 March 2015 - 08:04 PM

Huh. I've never heard of colorblindness in one eye.
 
At least it isn't very noticeable.



I'll simulate in Photoshop what I see.

#13 Esser-Z

Esser-Z

    I'm never going down at the hands of the likes of you

  • Citizen
  • 32946 posts

Posted 02 March 2015 - 09:21 PM

Hey! Maybe we can finally show Cheets that SHOCKBLAST IS PURPLE GOSH DARN IT



#14 D Buster Prime

D Buster Prime

    Timeout. Do I convert?

  • Retired Staff
  • 26131 posts

Posted 02 March 2015 - 10:14 PM

*insert joke about white-gold/blue-black dress here*

VOTE FOR SIDEWAYS:

He's on your side...except when he isn't!

Z7ACRD0.jpg

Spoiler