if you set up a computer program to listen for a keystroke, delay for a short amount of time, and then flash the screen, a human that presses the keys will eventually stop perceiving that delay
then if you remove the delay, the human will believe that the computer is anticipating their keystrokes
human senses are garbage
a fun fact
every time you dart your eyes around, not only does your brain automatically erase the data of "that smeared blur i saw for a moment", it also takes what you see when your eyes stop moving and retroactively inserts it as a memory for that moment. that's why if you look at your watch, it seems to take longer for the second hand to tick the first time
human senses are garbage
there are some comics i'm proud of cuz i still think they're funny and you dont really need much knowledge of the game for them
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I have multiple bills to pay & a very short time frame in which to pay them. I'm on disability payments, which, although I do get more than if I was on another payment, doesn't cover it in the slightest...
My electricity bill is just under "AU"$450 (my electricity company fucked me over, basically), my phone bill of "AU"$80, & a weeks rent ("AU"$240). If y'all could donate to my PayPal (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/HMNemulator), or at least boost, that'd be great. :^]
covid-19, worry, uni
and yes, I am casually trying to see how things are going. I'm gradually getting more terrified as I get closer to uni starting because I'm worried we'll enter lockdown after I've already had to move there and then it'll be a logistical nightmare to get back.
(I'm quite pessimistic given how bad the stats have been the past few weeks )
Spoiler: The Outer Worlds Peril On Gorgon; media (Kotaku)
... I see Kotaku paid so little attention they didn't notice that in what they call the "good" ending, Minnie and Olivia are working on a *cure*, not the drug...
It's almost like you're supposed to pay attention to dialogue in a dialogue-driven game in order to appreciate the ending...
At least they noticed there were 3 endings, unlike the earlier coverage.
Spoiler: The Outer Worlds Peril On Gorgon
I find it funny how everything about the DLC so far suggests there's 2 endings and is all "omg the persuasions don't give a diplomatic end!!!" but like... I'm currently ending it diplomatically because fun fact: skill checks aren't the way to go. Knowledge > Charisma.
Anyway, I love this DLC. It's good.
In other news, I really wish Mastodon had proper Markdown support. RIP.
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