My daughter immigrated to the USA in 2002. We made this image at her celebration dinner on 2014-09-25.
Our brain makes up most of what we see. It needs to change what-it-made-up, when we look at something new, but we rarely notice it doing that. This optical illusion (above) forces us to see that happen, by accelerating the rate of change. How much does our brains make up?
- Each of our eyes have a blind spot in the middle where the optic nerve enters.
- Our nose adds another blind spot.
- Only 2% of our field-of-vision is sharp, even for people with the best eyesight. Our cheapest camera lenses beat that. Why don't we notice this? In part because our eyes are usually moving, and we see a new 2% every time that they move.
- We can only think about a small part of what's in our field of vision at any moment.
Do we have better dynamic-range than our cameras?
- I can take a photo in the dark, and make it look like daytime after processing. My eyes can't do that.
- I can take a photo of the sun, even though my eyes can't look at it. (Don't follow my bad example. It can damage your sensor.)
- Claims about cameras dynamic-range are for one aperture. Our iris changes size; claims about our eyes' dynamic range are for all iris sizes (apertures).
- We lose color information in the dark, cameras don't.
- Our retina is behind an array of blood vessels. These blood vessels impede our vision. (Not all animals have this problem.)
I am always reminded of the above, when I read that cameras will never work as well as the human eye.
"Fast lane from L.A. to Tokyo"? There is more than one meaning to those words, and all of them are wrong.
Joan Baez, "Light years" is a measurement of distance, not time. Please fix your song, and while you are at it, call up Rob Halford, because he sings "Diamonds and Rust" too.
Neal Schon, Downtown is on the Detroit River, and south of that is Windsor Ontario. Instead of "Born and raised in South Detroit", how about, "There's no such place as South Detroit"? How about a map?
Chris Cornell, "The grass is always greener where the dogs are [shedding]" No it's not. Dog poo kills grass.
This is my child. The farther you are away from this image, the more it looks like she is smiling: just like the Mona Lisa.
I am not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV. I am not in law enforcement. I am not providing legal advice here. Just my non-lawyerly opinion.
You should also read Arrest Proof Yourself. You can try it out first (read the beginning) on Amazon.com.
Two things that only exist on TV:
- The police will not read you the Miranda Warning when you are first questioned. Anything that you do say is admissible up until that point. So they don't arrest you until after you have already implicated yourself. On TV they read it right away, in real life? No.
- "Pressing charges" is when you file a police report. On TV people get to say, "I am not pressing charges", but in real life, the moment that you report a potential crime, it's out of your hands. The D.A.'s office, arresting officer, and judge, all have discretion, but you might not be able to "take it back" like they do on TV.