Tuesday, August 17, 2021

The Great Automation Scam

So I keep reading about automated trucks on the road.  Sure helps with stock numbers I'm sure.  Uber quit there automated trucks department, probably a smart move on their part.  Better for them to focus on things that are real and actually exist.

Lots of companies claim they have these trucks.  But they do not.  They are liars.  Probably looking for a buyer.  They'll probably sell there "automated trucking company" for billions of dollars and cause the next big stock crash just like the 90's dot com bust.  Billions of dollars wasted on tech that just isn't feasible.  Sure would make some people rich but truckers wont be out of the business.  Since all the hype about automation, most young people would never get into trucking so there will be a great shortage of truckers.  This will cause a huge stalled out economy.  The stalled economy will hurt the stock market and everything else with it.

People will be scratching there stupid heads wondering why things aren't looking so great.  Well, it's because automation is a hyped train that set to blow up.  The lies, the liars, and the stooges that help them, will all be culpable. 

Monday, August 16, 2021

Predictions on Crypto

 One main thought I have about Crypto is that the government will continue printing money and so inflation will continue as well. Crypto will also deflate, or at least not inflate, so crypto will keep making huge gains whilst fiat keeps falling backwards. 

The government has made too many promises to voters so they must print massive money piles. There is no other way to fulfill all those promises. 

By the end of Biden’s presidency, there will be huge price increases in all goods and services, and inflation will be the big topic in main stream news. Crypto will be priced much higher than it is today and so there will be a lot of talk about just using Crypto as currency instead of fiat. 

This will keep the bull run with Crypto and anyone holding Crypto now will be mega rich. 

So my prediction is hold your coins. 

Sunday, June 16, 2019

How To Make Pixel Graphics With Blender

This is a quick guide on how to make pixel like graphics with Blender.  We can use the Blender Render, or the Cycles render.  Both are good.

You want to make pixel graphics but maybe you're really bad at drawing.  So you can use Blender and render out at a low resolution to get that pixel quality look that you desperately want.  Blender can do what you want.

Blender Render Pixel Graphics

You can use Blender Render for your pixel artwork.

First select Blender Render.

Then set your resolution to a low setting.

Then uncheck the "Anti-Aliasing" box so that there is no more edge blurring.  We can't have any edge blurring for pixel graphics to look correct.

Then we want to render it to see if it's the desired result. 

Viola!!!! Just what we wanted.  How about that? Blender can also do pixel graphics for your next project.  Whether for games, or just for fun, pixel graphics are totally doable with blender.  You can also check the transparent button to make the background disappear.

Cycles Render For Pixel Graphics

We follow the same steps above except we can't uncheck the "Anti-Aliasing" button.  We have to change the "Gaussian" blur.  You can also check the transparent button to make the background disappear.  

The lower the number, the less blur there is.  All this number does is cause a blur effect that is similar to anti-aliasing.  Just something we don't want when creating pixel graphics.  

Wrap Up

In my experience with pixel graphics in blender, Blender Render is just fine when doing renders like these.  The cycles engine just has a lot of overhead that might not produce desirable results.  

Monday, July 16, 2018

Comicbookgirl19 Quits Her Show On YouTube

This is a channel that I've watched for some time now.  It has high production quality.  It's funny.  I always enjoyed watching it.  But the main protagonist, comic-girl herself, is calling it quits.  In her final episode, number 117, she cites the many YouTube changes and lack of income as the main reason she's quitting.

This comes as a shock to me because I had thought she was pulling in some serious cash.  Just taking a look at her patreon, she has over nineteen hundred patrons.  She also pushes all her merchandise on her show, like her book clubs, and her yearly calendars.  This must be a very expensive show if she isn't even breaking even.

She never went into specifics and said she'll continue with content on Twitch, but only as herself without the wacky robot and friends.  So technically she's still doing a show, but severely downsized.  She also mentioned doing nude work in the future to pay off last year's government taxes.  That'll be something to look forward to.

I feel like this is more about being burnt out and having too many spinning plates while juggling knives and jumping through rings of fire.  But we might never know what this is all really about.  Maybe the YouTube changes that are coming, like channel money subscriptions, and channel promotional merchandising, would bring her back.

Sad Mallow

Warhol Censorship In The Mallow Universe

I was thinking a lot about my last video where I talked about censorship.  I wanted to create some art that would express some of the ideas I presented.  So I did this image. 

Pictures of Mallows with tape over their mouth.  And each image has a color variation.  These images are put on big size prints inside a museum on a wall. 

The idea is that there are many variations on opinion.  And there are many variations on censorship.  Censorship can come in many different forms.  Like taking ad revenue away, or burning books in a bonfire.  Each color represents something different. 

The wide open space of the museum offers a significant space for discussion of these ideas, and how all these ideas can be lost because there's so many ideas out in the world.  There's just not enough time to discuss them all.  And we become lost in a crowd of faces. 

And even that itself becomes a form of censorship.  That we have too much art, and too much to discuss and think about, that all the ideas become lost on us, and we lose out on things we might like. 

Maybe one day we can have a perfect world in which we get everything that we want, and nothing that we don't.  But even then, censorship still exists.  Perhaps, censorship is a good thing.  Maybe it'll lead to a better future? 

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Censorship: What To Do About It

Hello and welcome!

So there's a lot of talk about censorship especially on sites like Twitter and YouTube.  There's a lot of different types of people getting their videos demonetized, or removed entirely.  Some people are just out right banned from social media.

None of this is actually new.  Censorship has always been something that those with power do to those they don't like.  There's always excuses for it, like trying to make the world a better place, or protecting children.  But the real reason is that it's just fundamental disagreement.  Let's just say that you like mixing ketchup in scrambled eggs, and someone else hates that.  They make it illegal for you to mix the two, saying that it's a public health crises and children will be put in danger.

What do you do about it?  Well you have to use allegory and metaphor.  That's right, it's that simple.  To avoid all censorship, at least most of it, do not say what you want to say directly.  Instead, you need to say something that is indirect and obfuscated so that only those who are privy would understand.

In all my time creating art, I have been , and have witnessed others, subjected to censorship.  The people censoring are always the dumbest people on the planet.  These people are not bright in the slightest and should have no place dictating what people are allowed to say and do.  But for some cruel reason, the universe has made it possible for these dimwits to control the artistic, creative, and political lives of other people.

Because these people are so stupid, all you have to do is hide your actual message in allegory or metaphor.  Don't directly say or do what you want.  Instead, obfuscate your message so the stupid people trying to censor you have no idea what is happening.  But everyone who isn't a moron will know exactly what it is you are saying.  So you win.  Game over for the censors.

Prophetic Video About The Future Of Mixed Reality

So much to contemplate about the future of mixed reality devices taking over our...reality.  This video seems to sum up a lot of fears that many have thought about.

It's really cool how somebody runs up to her and cuts her hand, but we can't see the perpetrator because he is blotted out from view.  Think of all the evil an organization can do when they have henchmen who aren't visible. 

But what about just turning all this technology off?  Would it be implanted into our eyeballs, or our brains?  What if none of it can be turned off and we become slaves to it?  And how would we really know if the technology is turned off?  What if we think it's turned off, but it's just showing us what ever the master wants?