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One last shot at the geometry
Posted By: Claude ErreraDate: 9/30/01 6:27 a.m.

In Response To: Re: Let's overanalyze the image itself (ReconN)

Man, it's amazing what people are reading into this shot. :)

Okay, here's where I have a problem. Folks seem to think that the translucent screen (with all the numbers on it) and the stone below it are connected. They're using this assumption to decide which side of the glass Cortana is on. I really, really think they're not.

If you look at recent video footage (say, the Staten/O'Donnell discussion video), you'll see that that brownish stone stuff is what the walls of the PoA look like. So what you're seeing at the bottom is what's below the window, at the back of the picture.

"But wait!" you cry. "It's not the same stuff as that checkered wall above - the stuff behind the glass itself!"

The GLASS has an embedded grid pattern on it - you're seeing THAT overlaying the wall, making the stuff BEHIND the wall look different from the bottom stuff.

The screen itself is free-standing - the blue border at the bottom is just how light reflects through the thickness. You're on one side of the glass... most of the numbers and shapes are on the glass itself... and Cortana is behind it, talking to you. (She's a friggin' AI - it shouldn't be hard for her to read inverted text - think of her as a weathergirl, pointing out that new low front moving in.) The small diagram behind her hip is on the back wall, next to the window - far enough back that you can't see it through her body.

The only part I can't understand, with this analysis, are those two screens at the bottom. They're tilted, presumably for easy reading. However, the text at the top is readable, not reversed... which means they're tilted DOWN. Is this whole thing way over your head?

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That's definatly Cortana in that screenshotStill Thinking 9/29/01 10:10 a.m.
     Straight from "TRON"Vincent Giard 9/29/01 10:44 a.m.
           Re: Straight from "TRON"Uriel 9/29/01 11:04 a.m.
                 Cortana Looks Sexier than Konoko *NM*REB 9/29/01 11:42 p.m.
                       Pfft, hell no *NM* *NM*fatboy18 9/30/01 8:21 a.m.
                             Pfft, Hell YES! *NM*REB 9/30/01 9:18 a.m.
                                   Konoko SO is sexier! ntRincewind MoG 9/30/01 2:34 p.m.
                                         nither of them are sexy, dammit!Still Thinking 9/30/01 3:47 p.m.
                                               Cortana is Sexy. Period! *NM*REB 9/30/01 6:54 p.m.
                                                     Cortana in the Tron outfit does it for me *NM* *NM*Rahmeve 9/30/01 7:33 p.m.
                                                           Maybe we should do a poll...7revor Smith 9/30/01 7:52 p.m.
                                                                 Only In Your Dreams *NM*REB 9/30/01 8:53 p.m.
                                                                       I dunno, they're kinda equal to me...Cpt. Sqweky 9/30/01 11:06 p.m.
                                                                             Re: I dunno, they're kinda equal to me...Johannes Gunnar 9/30/01 11:42 p.m.
                                                                                   Aieee! Someone kill this thread!7revor Smith 10/1/01 6:15 a.m.
                                                                                         aieee 2004 exam. *NM*sanjeev saxena 10/29/03 1:49 a.m.
                                                                                               Re: aieee 2004 exam.Andrew Nagy 10/30/03 3:36 p.m.
                                                                                   Exactly *NM*Still Thinking 10/1/01 12:35 p.m.
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                                                                                         No Way, Kill This Thread! (Konoko is sexier!)7revor Smith 10/1/01 9:04 p.m.
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                                                                                                           Guh...7revor Smith 10/2/01 5:35 a.m.
                                                                                                           Re: Oh Come onCpt. Sqweky 10/2/01 11:06 a.m.
                                                                                               Yup, Konoko is _definately_ sexier!Vid Boi 10/2/01 5:39 a.m.
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                                                                                                                 You're crazy. And Konoko is WAAY sexier! *NM*Vid Boi 10/2/01 1:29 p.m.
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                                                                                                                             A WINNAR IZ U! *NM*Rincewind MoG 10/2/01 4:39 p.m.
                                                                                                                       E.Y.O.S.A.C.O.Y.P! *NM*REB 10/2/01 5:51 p.m.
                                                                                                                             Re: E.Y.O.S.A.C.O.Y.P!Andrew Nagy 10/4/01 3:07 p.m.
                                                                                                                                   Re: E.Y.O.S.A.C.O.Y.P!REB 10/4/01 3:54 p.m.
                                                                                                                                         Re: E.Y.O.S.A.C.O.Y.P!ReconN 10/4/01 5:45 p.m.
                                                                                                                                               Re: E.Y.O.S.A.C.O.Y.P!REB 10/4/01 9:10 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                     Re: E.Y.O.S.A.C.O.Y.P!ReconN 10/5/01 7:53 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                           Re: E.Y.O.S.A.C.O.Y.P!REB 10/5/01 5:51 p.m.
                                                                                                                 Re: Electric Blue SEXIER than Acid Batharchon 10/2/01 10:29 p.m.
                                                                                         Re: No Way, Cortana is Sexier!Johannes Gunnar 10/2/01 11:35 a.m.
                                                                                               Re: No Way, Cortana is Sexier!REB 10/2/01 7:29 p.m.
                                                                                                     *jab* Ouch! Now cut that out...7revor Smith 10/2/01 8:50 p.m.
                                                     Re: Cortana is Sexy. Period!Martin Antell 10/1/01 3:34 a.m.
           Re: Straight from "TRON"ReconN 9/29/01 11:22 a.m.
     Re: That's definatly Cortana in that screenshotJohannes Gunnar 9/29/01 10:54 a.m.
           Re: That's definatly Cortana in that screenshotUriel 9/29/01 11:08 a.m.
                 Re: That's definatly Cortana in that screenshotJohannes Gunnar 9/29/01 12:16 p.m.
     Let's overanalyze the image itselfReconN 9/29/01 12:43 p.m.
           Re: Let's overanalyze the image itselfReconN 9/29/01 12:48 p.m.
                 Re: Let's overanalyze the image itselfJohannes Gunnar 9/29/01 12:56 p.m.
                 Re: Let's overanalyze the image itselfReconN 9/29/01 12:56 p.m.
           Re: Let's overanalyze the image itselfReconN 9/29/01 1:06 p.m.
                 Re: Let's overanalyze the image itselfJohannes Gunnar 9/29/01 1:48 p.m.
                       Re: Let's overanalyze the image itselfJohannes Gunnar 9/29/01 1:57 p.m.
                             Re: Let's overanalyze the image itselfReconN 9/29/01 2:56 p.m.
                                   Re: Let's overanalyze the image itselfJohannes Gunnar 9/29/01 3:06 p.m.
                                         Re: Let's overanalyze the image itselfDispatcher 9/29/01 7:19 p.m.
                                               Re: Let's overanalyze the image itselfReconN 9/29/01 8:15 p.m.
                                                     Re: Let's overanalyze the image itselfDispatcher 9/29/01 9:41 p.m.
                                                           Re: Let's overanalyze the image itselfReconN 9/29/01 9:55 p.m.
                                                                 Image and imagination.Dispatcher 9/29/01 11:23 p.m.
                                                                       Re: Image and imagination.Johannes Gunnar 9/30/01 1:34 a.m.
                                                                       Re: Image and imagination.ReconN 9/30/01 9:24 a.m.
                                                     One last shot at the geometryClaude Errera 9/30/01 6:27 a.m.
                                                           Re: One not-quite last shot at the geometryDispatcher 9/30/01 8:07 a.m.
                                                                 Re: One not-quite last shot at the geometryToolboi 9/30/01 8:14 a.m.
                                                           Re: One last shot at the geometryReconN 9/30/01 9:15 a.m.
           Re: Let's overanalyze the image itselfReconN 9/30/01 9:46 a.m.
                 Re: Let's overanalyze the image itselfFatWalker 9/30/01 2:19 p.m.
                       Re: Let's overanalyze the image itselfClaude Errera 9/30/01 3:06 p.m.
                             Re: Let's overanalyze the image itselfReconN 9/30/01 4:16 p.m.
                                   Re: Let's overanalyze the image itselfReconN 9/30/01 5:30 p.m.
                                         Let's REALLY overanalyze this pictureSmasher 9/30/01 9:09 p.m.
                                               Re: Let's REALLY overanalyze this pictureReconN 9/30/01 9:16 p.m.
                                                     Re: Let's REALLY overanalyze this pictureReconN 9/30/01 9:21 p.m.
                                                           Re: Let's REALLY overanalyze this pictureSmasher 9/30/01 10:05 p.m.
                                                                 Re: Let's REALLY overanalyze this pictureReconN 10/1/01 11:03 a.m.
                                                           Re: Let's REALLY overanalyze this pictureGary Kamchungry 10/3/01 10:21 p.m.
                                         Re: Let's overanalyze the image itselfFatWalker 10/1/01 1:24 a.m.
                                               Re: Let's overanalyze the image itselfReconN 10/1/01 11:00 a.m.



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