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Re: What do you wish for Christmas?
« Reply #25 on: December 07, 2011, 02:01:11 am »
Wigs and hair dye :P

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Re: What do you wish for Christmas?
« Reply #26 on: December 07, 2011, 06:54:17 am »
To not actually have to work the 27th - 29th so I can actually spend some relaxing time back at home with the family.

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Re: What do you wish for Christmas?
« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2011, 11:20:54 am »
To not actually have to work the 27th - 29th so I can actually spend some relaxing time back at home with the family.

It's a pity you're not in England because you could have joined me on a trip on my birthday (it's on the 27th, believe it or not!).

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Re: What do you wish for Christmas?
« Reply #28 on: December 08, 2011, 01:09:31 am »
Skyrim...
A new T-Shirt, preferably the 20% cooler shirt I saw on the internet a while ago...
A gas mask, like, an actual one. I want to scare people with it by sneaking up on them and screaming like a zombie.
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Re: What do you wish for Christmas?
« Reply #29 on: December 15, 2011, 10:18:19 am »
***THIS!***

To clarify, no, I do not want a copy of Crypton Future Media's Hatsune Miku Character Vocal Series software.  Nor do I want a ticket to a Hatsune Miku concert.  I don't even want a Hatsune Miku CD.  No no, no Hatsune Miku stuff at all!  Honest!  I'm a mad scientist dang it!  I care not about such things!  What I DO want however, is that extremely cool holographic* projection system that they are using to project that little tart of a CG artificial J-Pop star with-- the duel high-lumen high-definition projector system, the huge transparent rear projection screen, all of the high-end computer and AV equipment powering it, all of that stuff!  That's the stuff that I want!!!  A fantastic holographic display setup like that just begs to have an interactive life-size CG Krystal or Renamon projected onto it!!!  It would be even better if I could project a detailed CG version of my own Foxee character on there!  And if you could add additional capabilities to the character, such as the natural language processing capabilities of a product such as IBM's Watson supercomputer or Apple's Siri, and the motion-tracking capabilities of Microsoft's Kinnect, and now you are starting to get yourself a very rudimentary furry-version of the AI construct "Cortana" from Halo!  Or in other words, a very compelling reason for me to never have to leave my underground computer-laden cave (a.k.a. "basement") ever again!  (Or at the very least, create for myself a much better companion than late night AM talk radio is when it comes to keeping me company as I work by myself in my cold, dark, and lonely computer cave into the wee hours of the night doing all of my mad-scientisty-type things.   :'( )

Naturally, this kind of equipment is massively cost prohibitive, so this is very much a wild crazy (or shall we say, "mad") fantasy gift.  I don't even think that the vile yuppie-spawn that live in the nearby evil encampment known as Hinsdale could afford this stuff, or someone from there would have rubbed it in my face already.  However, with a little bit of BoPET film and an old LCD screen and I may be able to construct a much crappier poor man's version of this.  We'll see.  I guess that means what I really want for Christmas is some BoPET film!   :D

...and maybe a couple APC Uninterrupted Power Supplies, some more 1U sliding rail sets and shelves for my server racks, a PIC Microcontroller embedded C programming development kit, a build-it yourself Doppler Radio Direction Finder kit, a book on Amateur Radio Astronomy, a book on programming webbots, spiders, and screen scrapers, a Commodore 128D 8-bit microcomputer, and the new Winnie the Pooh DVD.  Yeah, that should about do it!   :D


* Before some smartypants chimes in to correct me, yes I already know that the technology behind transparent rear projection screens is not truly holographic because it is only displaying a flat projected 2D image and not a reconstructed light field.  There is no need to lecture me about it.   :P
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Re: What do you wish for Christmas?
« Reply #30 on: December 15, 2011, 11:13:38 am »
Um i dunno the new zelda kirby and a 3ds
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Re: What do you wish for Christmas?
« Reply #31 on: December 15, 2011, 04:23:26 pm »
A whole bunch of Cold War/WWIII related books, like Team Yankee and Red Storm Rising, along with some other stuff. And an old Soviet Air force Ushanka because why not.
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Re: What do you wish for Christmas?
« Reply #32 on: December 15, 2011, 05:53:38 pm »
A whole bunch of Cold War/WWIII related books, like Team Yankee and Red Storm Rising, along with some other stuff. And an old Soviet Air force Ushanka because why not.

Red Storm Rising is a great book. I've read it twice. :)

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Re: What do you wish for Christmas?
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Re: What do you wish for Christmas?
« Reply #34 on: December 15, 2011, 10:54:05 pm »
A whole bunch of Cold War/WWIII related books, like Team Yankee and Red Storm Rising, along with some other stuff. And an old Soviet Air force Ushanka because why not.

Red Storm Rising is a great book. I've read it twice. :)
Yeah. 'Father used to have a copy, and after an afternoon of looking, we all gave up on it. He read it several times, and said the same thing.
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Re: What do you wish for Christmas?
« Reply #35 on: December 17, 2011, 09:35:43 pm »
***THIS!***

That is still amazing...

Nice, but.........I prefer flesh and blood REAL musical artists compared to CGI/SFX fake stuff.  :P That vid concert reminds me too much of the character Sharon Apple from the Macross Plus OVA anime.

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Re: What do you wish for Christmas?
« Reply #36 on: December 27, 2011, 04:14:11 am »
***THIS!***

That is still amazing...

Nice, but.........I prefer flesh and blood REAL musical artists compared to CGI/SFX fake stuff.  :P That vid concert reminds me too much of the character Sharon Apple from the Macross Plus OVA anime.

Kobuk, you missed what I was interested in in that YouTube video entirely-- what I said that I wanted in my post was the holographic display equipment that projected that Japanese virtual pop star-- I have no real affinity towards the virtual pop star (Hatsune Miku) or "her" music.  I just want to personally have the technological ability to project characters like that myself.  That is some really cool gear that SEGA, Yamaha, and Crypton Future Media Inc. are using to put on that stage show, and it would be extremely neat to have that kind of high-end equipment to project some interactive animated CGI female furry characters with!  In any case, I have been researching that kind of projection technology since I originally made my last post, and apparently you can make a scaled down version of a similar effect using a laptop computer and $20 worth of supplies from Walmart...  However, as you would probably imagine, the $20 version of the effect really does look only about as 0.001% as good as the $20,000 (or more) version of the effect that the live Japanese concert performance was using.  At least the Walmart version is affordable enough to play around with!  *Puts buying those supplies on his to-do list.*

Also, since you were ranting about preferring "flesh and blood real" things as opposed to "CGI/SFX fake stuff," I would have to say that I totally agree with you-- I would definitely prefer a real flesh-and-blood Krystal from Starfox or Renamon from Digimon instead of some holographic projected CGI version!  But female furries aren't flesh-and-blood creatures, so sadly CGI and holographic projections are the only way to go about producing them in this case!*

*Oh please oh please oh please may genetic engineering and cloning research someday make that last statement false!  *crosses fingers*