Enter pi to seven digits precision
Why, oh why do people take pictures in portrait orientation? You see these daily on the news, YouTube, or AFV.
I think smartphones should make it hard to take these pictures. Every camera app should pop up a message, "You are in portrait orientation. Landscape is almost always better. Enter seven digits of pi to continue in portrait orientation if you are sure that is what you want to do."
April 17th, 2017 12:20am
Rubbish. It depends on the subject.
April 17th, 2017 1:49am
Sometimes portrait orientation makes sense.
April 17th, 2017 2:04am
Almost every smartphone is used in portrait orientation because even the software usually won't rotate the basic Android desktop sideways. So the pictures that people take with their phones look stupid to anyone who understands real photography, but it's a side effect of most phones being used vertically.
April 17th, 2017 3:43am
Portrait orientation makes sense for y'know...
April 17th, 2017 3:50am
1. It's easier and more natural for your hand to hold your phone in that orientation, it's uncomfortable to do it sideways with one hand. So either you have shaky landscape footage or you have to use two hands.
2. As soon as you tilt it sideways everybody knows you are filming them. But in portrait orientation you can act casual and pretend you are looking up something on your phone.
April 17th, 2017 6:11am
I recognize that there are appropriate times for portrait mode. I account for that by letting people enter pi. Can't you folks read or think?
April 17th, 2017 9:47am
We can. But entering the digits of pi is a stupid idea.
How about letting the user decide the orientation? it's their photo.
April 17th, 2017 10:36am
You've demonstrated one of the traits. Go for two?
April 17th, 2017 11:06am
Makes note: never buy camera from Legion.
> We can. But entering the digits of pi is a stupid idea.
It's not. Society needs to be protected from these photos and videos that are framed with blurry mirror images on both sides.
April 17th, 2017 11:17am
And from porn.
April 17th, 2017 12:00pm
If you don't like pi then I can adjust the software to accept Euler's number, Avagadro's number, or the Fibbinochi sequence.
You can't say I'm unreasonable.
April 17th, 2017 4:54pm
April 17th, 2017 5:05pm
The idea being to restrict certain types of picture taking to really intelligent or geeky members of the public.
Works for me. Fuck the mundanes.
April 17th, 2017 5:23pm
Have fun typing 7 digits of pi on the smartphone when you want to take a photo quickly.
April 17th, 2017 5:35pm
PS. Remembering the digits of pi has little to do with intelligence ;-)
April 17th, 2017 5:35pm
Well, yeah. But what I meant is:
Intelligent: knows the 7 leading digits because of coursework or actual on the job experience.
Geeky: not necessarily intelligent, but believes that knowing the leading digits of these constants is an important calling card.
April 17th, 2017 6:19pm
Good thing you're not a clueless elitist.
April 17th, 2017 6:32pm
What does elitism have to do with it?
April 17th, 2017 7:41pm
And to be honest, 99% who "use" the value of pi in their work or research probably almost never have to write it out in a decimal form. Computer programers will reference a constant like Math.PI or similar, physicists use it as a symbol in an equation, engineers have it defined in their HP programmable calculator. Only teachers and number theory researchers actually investigating the number pi itself will need to look at its digits.
April 17th, 2017 7:47pm
Remembering the digits of pi has little to do with any point I was trying to make.
April 18th, 2017 5:45am
Dude, no shame in dropping a clearly flawed idea.
April 18th, 2017 6:04am