I think that everyone has one trope in fiction that they can’t stand and just breaks immersion for them.
Mine in the Mafia super soldier.
You see, we have a capitalist system. People involved in organised crime are, on some level, losers. They are using their willingness to engage in violence to compensate for their failures in other areas.
The best mobster fiction implicitly acknowledges this. Tony Soprano could have never succeeded in legitimate business. Michael Corleone’s efforts to legitimize the family ultimately failed.
I just can’t accept that an invincible semi supernatural super soldier decided that the best way to support himself was to work for some low level mobsters in North Dakota. You need to explain that shit.
data-ng-animate isn’t documented, so it’s probably going to break in the future. If it does, use the Chrome “break on attribute changes” feature in chrome to inspect what’s happening and use appropriate new CSS.
This post is here to potentially save someone elses sanity.
MacOS 9 had a case insensitive file system that preserved case. So say you had ‘Foo.txt’. ‘vim foo.txt’ would open ‘Foo.txt’.
OS X, by default, still has this behaviour. You can create a case sensitive (CS) HFS+ partition if you want to, but it doesn’t ship with one.
This is important, because Mac installers occasionally fail on case sensitive filesystems. Trying to install X-Com from Steam on a CS drive left half the files in X-Com and the other half in X-COM.
In a subtle change, iOS is case sensitive.
So if you’re developing a Cordova / PhoneGap app, and refer to a file named “Foo.js” as “foo.js” it will work perfectly in browser. It will work perfectly in the simulator. It will fail on device.
Here’s another huge source of “fun”. Git won’t recognise case changes on a case insensitive file system without passing the correct options.
So you’ll change the case on one of your files, everything will work perfectly for you, and a linux user will check out your code and have files in different cases than you see on your local filesystem.
I caught the Toronto showing of Game of Thrones on IMAX last week. It was very impressive, I’m actually wondering how it was done…
GoT is shot using Arri Alexa cameras. Digital, 2880×1620.
So they couldn’t upsample to IMAX with a new film scan. I noticed that the VFX didn’t transition well. I could see compression artifacts on the opening sequence, and some of the digital effects were very obvious.
My best guess is that the IMAX crew had the raw 2880×1620 video, but the VFX were only ever rendered at 1080p.
So this is how I see things playing out. One hundred duck sized horses would be like fighting one hundred rabbits, only with and smaller legs and teeth. They really can’t do anything, and they’ll scatter after you stomp on one or two.
The horse sized duck is a creature of nightmares. It’d be like fighting an ostrich – which can disembowel you with one kick. Only larger, and with a penchant for rape. It would easily kill you. Then either eat or violate you.
Your only hope involves the way that scaling up a duck is done. A duck’s hollow bones couldn’t support a horse sized body. Its legs would shatter as soon as it tried to stand.