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Frames per second (fps) and motion blur (click on the link above to test them)
"Motion blur is a natural effect when you film the world in discrete time intervals. When a film is recorded at 25 frames per second, each frame has an exposure time of up to 40 milliseconds (1/25 seconds). All the changes in the scene over that entire 40 milliseconds will blend into the final frame. Without motion blur, animation will appear to jump and will not look fluid."
When the frame rate of a movie is too low, your mind will no longer be convinced that the contents of the movie are continuous, and the movie will appear to jump (also called strobing).
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The blue ball there makes me think of the old 3D demo on the Atari.
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Wow. Thanks for all your happy birthdays and all that shit. I'm truly flattered.

Here you can see Caspar David Friedich's The Abbey in the Oak Forest (1810)
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thanks wesly, I'm going to bed, tomorrow I have to fix a lot of things... sigh
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Escobar: Paradise Lost (2014)
A story set amid drug cartels in Colombia. I think it's a bit naive or something, the acting is stiff, but the movie very entertaining.

Bellow: A movie's frame showing a guy who sells melons. Melons are a delicious fruit packed with vitamins that are said to have many health benefits:
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well, then maybe something is improving +Frederick Wright 
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Dalriada - Kingdom of the Scots (4th to 9th centuries AD)
"The first settlers from the Irish tribe of Dal Riata in County Antrim arrived in Argyll around 400 AD."
"The Scots spread over the islands of Islay, Jura and Arran off Argyll and beyond Dunollie (at present-day Oban) in the north."
"In the 6th century, conflicts broke out between the Picts and the Scots."
"King Aidan of Dalriada attempted to extend the boundaries of his realm to the east across central Scotland but the Northumbrian King Aethelfrith defeated him at the battle of Degsastan around 603."
"In the 8th century, between 731 and 736, the Pictish King Oengus I (from whom Angus gets its name) drove into Dalriada, dividing the territory into two. The stronghold of Dunadd was captured and by 741 Dalriada was under the control of King Oengus."
"In 768, the Pictish King Kenneth was defeated by Aed Find of Dalriada at Fortrui which was near Perth, showing that the Scots were driving east again. But at the turn of the century King Constantine, who was descended from a Pictish princess and a king of Dalriada, held sway over both areas."
"At this time, the Vikings from Scandinavia were making their presence felt, particularly in the west - the land of Dalriada. In 839, a combined force of Picts and Scots were defeated by the Vikings in a battle in Fortrui, with many of the royal household killed."
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Skellig Michael (an islet dedicated to St Michael, the dragon slayer)
"A fascinating matter about Skellig Michael is that it is the westernmost sacred site along a long line of ancient pilgrimage places running from western Ireland through France, Italy and Greece, and then onto Mt. Carmel in the Palestine."
"Legendary accounts of Skellig indicate its importance in pagan times. The mythical early invaders of Ireland, the Tuatha de Danaan, tell of Milesius whose son Irr was buried on Skellig around 1400 BC."
"The first known historical reference to the island comes from the end of the 5th century when the King of Munster, pursued by the King of Cashel, fled to Skellig. Another early mention of Skellig is found in the Annals of Innisfallen from 823 AD, which says: “Skellig was plundered by the heathen and Eitgal (the abbot) was carried off and he died of hunger on their hands.” From the early 9th century the Vikings repeatedly pillaged the monastery, killing many of its inhabitants. The monks endured, however, and legends tell that in 993 AD, the Viking Olav Trygvasson, who later became the king of Norway and introduced Christianity to that country, was baptized by a hermit on Skellig Michael. The site was finally abandoned sometime in the 13th century and many of the monks moved to the monastery of Ballinskelligs on the mainland."
Skellig Michael, a small island off the southwest coast of Ireland, was associated with the pagan Tuatha de Danaan, a Celtic monastery and St. Fionan....
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Very interesting +Xabier Ostale . Thank you.
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This may be useful. Although I would take a tad more radical approach to personal information.
"You should be in control of your personal info. But these days, just by using the Internet you “agree” to unfair terms that allow thousands of companies, governments, and cybercriminals to invisibly access your Internet activity. Disconnect reduces your exposure to many threats, including malware, identity theft, and tracking of your search, browsing and app activity. Our software also makes your Internet faster and reduces bandwidth consumption, by blocking tracking requests. We strive to give you the Internet on your terms: private, secure and fair."
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It seems to help. Portals are thick with cookies. My ighome page has more a hundred attempted trackers (most through the Twitter gadget though).
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A Roman goddess of the sewers, who was associated with the goddess of love, Venus. The Romans understood her not as a goddess of filth and dirt, but as a goddess of cleanliness and purification instead.

A small circular shrine with two draped female statues (dedicated to Venus and Cloacina) was set up in the Roman forum.

In the image, a denarius from 42 BC, with Concordia and Cloacina:!mussidius-longus-concordiacloacina/c1m3f
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Love and sewers, what a charming relationship..  :D
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Nighty night x
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The geopolitical Greek expansion from 8th to 6th centuries BC can give an idea why ancient Greek culture is so important for a better understanding of the roots of Western culture.
Greek Colonization
"By 500 BC these new territories would eventually account for 40% of all Greeks in the Hellenic World."
In the first half of the first millennium BCE, Greek city-states, most of which were maritime powers, began to look beyond Greece for land and resources, and so they founded colonies across the Mediterranean...
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well, there is much archaeological evidence, actual sites in much of the cities founded by the Greeks +Feng Weiwen, it would be foolish to not take them into account. Btw. who are the "you guys"?
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Ranulph Hidgen's World Map (1342)
"More or less elaborate diagram-maps, in the tradition of the early medieval world maps, were still being produced in the 14th and 15th centuries. One of them, in various versions, appears in copies of a compendious and immensely popular universal Latin history book, the Polychronicon, written in the mid-14th century by Ranulf Higden, a Benedictine monk at Chester (ca. 1299-1363). That he was English may be significant given the English associations of the group of world maps that include the Ebstorf and Hereford maps. As a testimony to its popularity, some 150 manuscript copies of the Polychronicon have survived and are illustrated by a world map, all having similar geographical content, although their individual form and shape vary considerably. On some the map is circular, on some a pointed oval (vesica piscis [fish bladder] or mandorla type), and on some it is a rounded oval. The circular Higden maps are thought to be simplifications of the earlier oval maps, and they certainly appear in later manuscripts. The cities of Rome and Jerusalem are always prominent, but are rarely placed in the center of the map."
"Higden uses red lines to separate specified geographic areas. The few mountains that are displayed are colored green like the oceans. The water areas are shown in green (except for the Red Sea shown in red). Islands are shown as blocks of text throughout the sea or ocean."
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859 - Viking attacked Spain & burned the mosques of Sevilla and Algeciras
A 3 year long viking raid began. Hastein and Bjorn Ironside (both sons of Ragnar Lodbrok) led 62 dragon ships south to explore the Mediterranean area.
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What bad?
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Either bullies, or thugs, or scheming gossipers, or professional liars, or heartless charming smilers, or banksters... there are many, anywhere.
This Charming Psychopath: How to Spot Social Predators Before They Attack
You shouldn't live in denial and attend the red flags of psychopathic/sociopathic behavior.
They are very very easy to detect. Stop being duped and fooled and just realize what they are up to.

In this link:

"You or someone you know may have the desire to help a sociopath “recover”. Here’s something to remember: YOU CAN’T. The very nature of the disorder prevents it. A sociopath does not understand that they need to change because they are hurting people. A sociopath can be a pathological liar, have several addictions and/or have many troubled marriages and relationships. Each of these problems may be treated as a single problem in a regular person’s life but when combined together they become simply the symptoms of sociopathy. There is nothing that another human being can do to counsel a sociopath."
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Two separate social workers. Two.
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The Earth is oblate spheroid
I'm Xabier, I don't know what can I say here about me, so ask me and I will answer if I want.
I don't like lava-lamps at all.
I don't believe in any religion...
I don't!!! anything in general and in particular
and I do many things otherwise
I like drinking water and sleeping and walking and breathing
I like sex with a story lol
I make many mistakes, what I try to avoid, but it's normal
I'm learning how to whistle
and I don't use vinegar but lemon in my salads
Now, you know a lot about me...
(I forgot to say that I have superpowers because I like cuddles and guys)


+Politics (I'm very leftist)
+Science and technology
+++++Making friends
+++Sharing casual conversations
+++++Many other things
++++Simple things

Sometimes I swear and cuss, but because I'm practicing with English slang... lol
And I'm very leftist.

ENGLISH SPEAKERS, please, and kind people (grumpy are nice too lol)

Bragging rights
I've met Earthlings
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