• @CitizenKong
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    1153 months ago

    Wow, a calendar that automatically shortens the description of the month when you’re further away, fancy!

    • @x4740N
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      3 months ago

      That might actually be possible in the fire if flexible e-paper becomes a thing, just need to figure put where to put the electronics

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      You could also just set up a regular e-paper / e-ink display in a frame as well and have it display a calender and just integrate the electronics into the frame

      • Dojan
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        123 months ago

        Couldn’t you possibly do it with prisms? Like those holographic cards and such that show different things from different angles.

        • @rowinxavier
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          73 months ago

          Yeah, the way they work is based on your eyes seeing two slightly different images because of the difference in their angle to the prisms. By having one image, the full name of the month, shown through the widely diverging angle made when you are closer and a second image, the short version, shown when the diverging angle is more acute you could have the two options visible. Everything in between would be a bit of a crapshoot though, with a muddy mix of both. Your brain likes to figure out images that can make sense, but text can be very weird and in situations like this it would probably be very muddy and more distracting than cool.

          • kamenLady.
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            53 months ago

            Or the reason for being cool for some. It really depends on your viewpoint, both of them.

      • @makyo
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        63 months ago

        That kind of thing will all be doable and everywhere when/if AR is as widespread as smart phones are.

  • @[email protected]
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    83 months ago

    Why had this become such a common joke/small talk these day? This felt like a phenomenon back in 2020/2021, but now I’m just so numb to time flying by fast.

    • @[email protected]
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      103 months ago

      I stopped paying attention. Anytime I actually check the date, it’s like a little surprise.

      “Oh, it’s 2023 now, that’s interesting. And it’s December. Cool. Cool cool cool cool cool.”

    • @[email protected]
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      163 months ago

      At first the person thought it was an earlier month, and upon looking at a calendar they realize that they also thought it was an earlier year.