Uncanny valley and the moon

By on August 26, 2010 10:32:48 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

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So here I am, minding my own business in my home computer room working on AI stuff for a future Elemental update when my wife comes in.

“Why aren’t you packed?” she asks.

“I’m packed,” I say, referring to my duffle bag with my iPad, laptop, and various computer books.

"We’re supposed to be leaving and all you have are gadgets and work books.”

“They’re not all work books.”

“Oh?” she asks. “Which of these isn’t?”

“Well, see ‘The Halls Below’, that’s not a computer book.” I respond.

“Isn’t a Penny Arcade book?” she demands.

“Well, sure, but it’s not a computer book.” I try to assure her.

“You’ve spent all afternoon and this evening on the computer instead of packing clothes, tooth brush, swimsuit, and other real people stuff?” she asks.

“Well, look, something came up.”

“Oh, tell me, husband.” she says.

“Well look at this, I can assassinate the AI’s sovereign with just a regular army.”

“So?”

This is where I, understandably, became shocked.

“So? So?!” I exclaim. “These are Channelers. Imbued by the Destiny to rebuild the world and I wiped one out with a bunch of guys with Lord hammers while my sovereignw as out on a quest. That’s an outrage.”

“Well there’s nothing you can do about that right now.”

“Ah, but I can! I wrote a function AIUnit::EvaluateAreaThreat(x,y,radius)! The guys have all these cool vectors where I can quickly determine what’s in an area quickly. It’s amazing stuff that I can use to make the AI wipe the floor with these bloody humans.” I explain.

“Vectors are just glorified arrays anyway,” my wife (CS major) says. “Besides, we are supposed to leave and we’re missing out on a beautiful full moon.”

“I saw it, you can tell it’s fake.”

“What? Fake? What are you talking about?” My wife says.

“It’s an uncanny  valley thing. I saw the moon earlier. They rendered it wrong. There’s clearly two light sources.”

“ARE YOU INSANE? Who is ‘they’?” my wife demands.

“I dunno who exactly. I don’t want to get into a blame game here. The model seems right, I think it’s just a lighting issue.”

“GET. OFF. THE. COMPUTER. NOW.”

See you guys in a week or so.

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August 26, 2010 10:41:22 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

lol that was funny.  Have a nice break froggy!  And tell your wife she's awesome!

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August 26, 2010 10:45:24 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Enjoy your Vacation, spend time with the Family and try to avoid email for a few days.

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August 26, 2010 10:46:16 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

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August 26, 2010 10:47:17 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Brilliant....

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August 26, 2010 10:49:13 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Have fun storming the castle on vacation!

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August 26, 2010 10:51:15 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

LoL you wife has Patience of Job.. now shoo... of with ye on yon vacation!

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August 26, 2010 10:52:31 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting ,
“GET. OFF. THE. COMPUTER. NOW.”

Too funny!  I think most gamers have heard those 5 words many a time from their significant other.

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August 26, 2010 10:57:23 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

lol .... it must be convenient (sometimes) for your wife to be a CS major.

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August 26, 2010 10:57:32 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Lol that is hilarious.

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August 26, 2010 11:00:28 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

made me lul.

Does this mean there won't be AI updates for 2+ weeks?

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August 26, 2010 11:02:19 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Made me laugh, especially at the poorly rendered moon part.

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August 26, 2010 11:05:26 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Thanks.  After today at work, I needed a laugh and this was funny! 

Have a great vacation.

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August 26, 2010 11:06:48 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

GET. OFF. THE. COMPUTER. NOW.”

QFT.

 

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August 26, 2010 11:13:24 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Sounds terrible. I would hate to go away from my computers. Poor things would get loney wouldn't they! Yes they would! *strokes case* Good girl!

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August 26, 2010 11:16:00 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting ,


“Ah, but I can! I wrote a function AIUnit::EvaluateAreaThreat(x,y,radius)!


“GET. OFF. THE. COMPUTER. NOW.”

 

I don't think that function is working properly yet...

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August 26, 2010 11:17:43 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Rofls! look out real world, just dont stare at the sun, the HDR on that thing is enormously overdone.

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August 26, 2010 11:21:35 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Aractain,
Sounds terrible. I would hate to go away from my computers. Poor things would get loney wouldn't they! Yes they would! *strokes case* Good girl!

lol

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August 26, 2010 11:24:59 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

lol

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August 26, 2010 11:36:00 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

They just never really understand, do they???

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August 26, 2010 11:47:22 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Awesome.

You enjoy your vacation.

I will enjoy your game!

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August 26, 2010 11:54:41 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Hope you did an apple vacation, free booze!

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August 27, 2010 12:00:49 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Aractain,
Sounds terrible. I would hate to go away from my computers. Poor things would get loney wouldn't they! Yes they would! *strokes case* Good girl!

 

I can assent to this. Going home from 2 weeks vacation in Montana tomorrow. My desktop (back at home) is feeling jealous because my desktop has been getting all the love.

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August 27, 2010 12:02:51 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Hah, enjoy your holiday! 

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August 27, 2010 12:24:42 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

lol that was random

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August 27, 2010 12:26:21 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Have a good vacation ^^

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