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Scott Manley
Internet Rocket Scientist, Gamer, Astronomer, Dad, Scotsman. Makes videos about science and video games.... at the same time!
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Scott Manley 3h
It was more the Colin's previous movie crashed at the box office and the execs felt it was safer to return to JJ, who had his own ideas (giving every Star Destroyer a planet killer).
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Scott Manley 4h
Replying to @baerinho @skepteis
Then you probably don't have enough photons to get a usable signal.
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Scott Manley 4h
Replying to @MarkAsh78 @olssonm
The Colin Trevorrow script.
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whitequark 5h
so i just discovered how the US-Taiwan relationship works. 22 USC §3303 in short: you can't refer to Taiwan as a "country" because of PRC, so instead of that the US legally redefined the term "country" to mean "country, or Taiwan" lawyers monkey-patching language.
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Scott Manley 4h
Nah, for dinosaurs you have to be 65million light years away, so you'd need a lens 10 parsecs across.
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Scott Manley 4h
Replying to @skepteis
The fundamental limit is the resolution of the telescope depends on its size to get 1m resolution at 4500 ly would require an primary mirror 173AU across - larger than the solar system.
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Scott Manley 4h
Yes and they all do worse than the current generation of deep learning driven systems.
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Scott Manley 4h
Let's say this is overstating things.
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Scott Manley 5h
Replying to @LEALIVANNICE
But he met Obi wan - so he’s 2 degrees of separation from Anakin.
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Scott Manley 5h
Replying to @0198E1
SSSHHHHH spoilers (yes it was *really* cool to see her)
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Scott Manley 5h
WTF apparently people are excited enough to get this trending, but too lazy to actually spell the name correctly.
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Scott Manley 5h
Replying to @zatricky
That was an intentional choice by Lucas, a tribute to The Hidden Fortress I believe.
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Scott Manley 6h
Replying to @pwnOrbitals
Only talking about the Movie/TV content, the canonicity of books and other media is somewhat open to question.
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Scott Manley 6h
Replying to @galagachamp
ssh just asking me that might be considered a spoiler by people who haven’t been paying attention.
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Scott Manley 6h
Replying to @SwiftOnSecurity
I learned all about Lew Allen’s solid steel balls.
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Scott Manley 6h
Star Wars offers a galaxy wide conflict, and yet outside of The Mandalorian it’s hard to name a character who doesn’t know someone who met Vader/Anakin. 6 degrees of separation? It’s a struggle to find someone 3 degrees removed from Anakin (or his favorite droids).
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Scott Manley 7h
Replying to @thekage75
No, because knowing something is theoretically possible is different from having the time to do this.
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Scott Manley 8h
Replying to @usacomp2k3 @topazlabs
Only academic papers that attempt to create superesolution images from slow pans across objects.
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Scott Manley 8h
Replying to @DJSnM
It also doesn't look good when there's a lot of atmospheric turbulence, it sharpens edges and makes the wobbling more obvious. Clearly someone needs to invent AI tech to remove atmospheric turbulence.
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Scott Manley 8h
I'm messing around with AI upscaling tech and it looks like we're still at the stage where it's operating on single frames without depending on data in adjacent frames. It's not magic, but it's a nice upgrade from less context aware scaling algorithms.
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