APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Comments and questions about the APOD on the main view screen.
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Re: APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Post by grumpier than thou » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:33 am

Gold Medal to tjerome, BMAONE23, Duke for their comments - sad that so few, myself included, are so unable to see the obvious. Nice, APOD, and thanks.

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Re: APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Post by AnalytiCanadian » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:50 am

Come on people - branch out a little bit! I love a good nebula as much as the next astronomy lover, but it's good for APOD to have a variety of pictures and topics. I'm not familiar with these types of arrays, and it certainly won't hurt me to read a bit about them. I'm sure tomorrow we'll be back to an awesome picture of something incredible in the universe!

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Re: APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Post by Chris Peterson » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:54 am

Everybody is going to find stuff they like or don't like. Days you are happy with APOD, days you aren't. I don't watch any videos on APOD. On video days, I just move on, figuring there will be something more to my taste. I don't let it ruin my day.

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Re: APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Post by ems57fcva » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:59 am

The trouble with this APOD is in the title: "Not for human eyes"! However, this web page exists for human eyes! So little wonder that is has frustrated and annoyed so many people.

To make matters worse, the solution to the puzzle is the QR code itself! IMO, making this is an "impractical joke".

On one level, it is cute. However, it is one thing for the Mars Rovers to engage in "belly watching" (or being focused on itself). It is another thing for this page to engage in it.

I for one must agree with the others who are reminding you that this is the ASTRONOMY picture of the day. You seem to get away from that focus at times. Do recall that the first reason that many of us make APOD our home page is because of the beautiful and intriguing pictures that you put up, along with the often scientifically enlightening commentary. Even the occasional meteorological picture tends to work out OK, if only because you are dealing with a planetary atmosphere (albeit the only one that we can study in excruciating detail). However, you have crossed the line into purely abstract technology here.

This is a good page and I do admit that you are entitled to have some fun with it. So while it is OK for you all to stray at times from pure astronomy, my polite advice is to not stray too far (again).

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Re: APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Post by Guest » Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:14 am

Duke wrote:Print out the QR code and put it somewhere where it might lead the public to our favorite Astro picture site. I think this is the meaning of today's APOD.
I think that's exactly the reason.

Thanks, APOD, for helping us help you promote astronomy!

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Re: APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Post by neufer » Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:26 am

Chris Peterson wrote:
Everybody is going to find stuff they like or don't like. Days you are happy with APOD, days you aren't. I don't watch any videos on APOD. On video days, I just move on, figuring there will be something more to my taste. I don't let it ruin my day.
Might I ask why?
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Re: APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Post by Delirium » Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:30 am

Oh boo hoo hoo. It's not a pretty picture, it's not another wallpaper to add. I have to do something with this!

Make of motivations what you will, be careful they might be your own.

Thanks APOD for once again expanding the universe and adding to the human conciousness.

P.S. You better make up for this tomorrow!!

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Re: APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Post by Steve D » Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:44 am

I see the connection with communicating with extraterrestrials. Still, I agree with those who found it disappointing.

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Re: APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Post by neufer » Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:51 am

Steve D wrote:
I see the connection with communicating with extraterrestrials.
Still, I agree with those who found it disappointing.
You do realize that half of those who found the APOD disappointing are, in fact, extraterrestrials.
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Re: APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Post by JJGravity » Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:52 am

To all of those who want their tax money back for todays APOD - it probably cost you .00005 cents. You spent more time and energy whining about it than it's worth to you monetarily. I think your whining should be taxed, even though that probably wouldn't shut you up.
Thanks to the APOD team for many years of daily refuge. I'm glad a miniscule portion of my tax money pays for this amazing site!

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Re: APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Post by Well.I.Never. » Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:58 am

What the? :( :evil: :(
Who let that one through? :( :evil: :(
Not nice. Not nice at all. :( :evil: :(

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Re: APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Post by geckzilla » Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:59 am

Heh, I wonder what miniscule percentage of NASA's budget actually is allotted to hosting APOD? I already know RJN and Jerry aren't paid for their work on APOD so that's really the only cost. A lot of people don't seem to realize that NASA's budget doesn't even amount to 1% of the whole federal budget. In fact, a graph of that figure might make a good APOD. Take that on your desktop!
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Re: APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Post by Chris Peterson » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:10 am

neufer wrote:
Chris Peterson wrote:Everybody is going to find stuff they like or don't like. Days you are happy with APOD, days you aren't. I don't watch any videos on APOD. On video days, I just move on, figuring there will be something more to my taste. I don't let it ruin my day.
Might I ask why?
A few reasons. I don't like Internet video in general. My Internet connectivity isn't usually adequate to produce good performance. I view APODs on different systems, and find the ability to view embedded video variable. Most of the APOD videos I simply dislike- boring content, poor resolution, uninteresting or bad music. Philosophically, I don't think APODs should be videos- those are all going to be dead links soon, whereas a static picture is pretty much forever. You don't have to go very far back in the archives to find video APODs that don't work anymore.

Not really the point, of course. I don't like videos, so I don't usually watch them. No big deal, nothing to get overly concerned about. Some of these nutters, you'd think their entire life revolved around APOD, and if there's a day they don't like, they go off the rails. I don't get that.
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Re: APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Post by a.king » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:15 am

To all the commentators who wrote some hateful words above: This is a big shame for all of you. regardless of being a very interesting post for APOD (that I really enjoyed), APOD is a free service of NASA. The directors of this website + NASA do not owe any individuals who wrote such resentful comments. If you like to be allured by some false-color deep-space images all 365 days a year, then you don't need to wait one day to get it! just search the web, and you'll get thousands in a second. I doubt if any of the above commentators is a scientist or professional astronomer.

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Re: APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Post by beriah101 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:20 am

Very Interesting!!!! I love this site.. :wink:

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Re: APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Post by Beyond » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:25 am

Ann wrote:
Beyond wrote:mtbdudex, in your picture -ring around the moon- what is that little green orb at about 4-o'clock??
I was wondering that too, although to me it looks blue-green.

Ann
When i first laid eyes on it, it looked light green and caught my attention. When i magnified it, it looked a little blueish also. But, being lazy, i thought i could just use the short version and save some electrons. But the way this thread is going, i could make this a very long explanation and my particle useage would go completely unnoticed.
Perhaps some of the disappointed folks in this thread might want to wander on over to the 'Open Space' forum and visit the 'I Didn't Know That' thread and read about the 'Crazy Ant' problem down south. If some of them are from down south, they just may see a little sunami of them coming over the hill in their direction one day soon. That would really get their minds off of APOD in a hurry.
Well, i guess I've used up enough extra particules for now, so I'll just exit stage :arrow:
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Re: APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Post by geckzilla » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:42 am

Lens flare, Beyond.
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Re: APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Post by Guest » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:44 am

owlice wrote:zerro, you REALLY need to go back and read your post about how much it costs you to create the images. The entire point of your post was that because YOU spend money on YOUR hobby, APOD should NOT have had a QR Code as today's image -- an image by an amateur astrophotographer should have been selected instead.
Then why was the QR code the APOD?
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Re: APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Post by thenalak » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:46 am

It is absurd that some many people overreacted in such a way. Honestly, calm down realize this service comes up with a picture plus an explanation every day. Tomorrow is a new day. Sun vs. comet tomorrow?! Sweet!

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Re: APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Post by neptunium » Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:00 am

The new image is going to come in exactly one minute upon entering this post, so I had better head back to the APOD website. Chao!

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Re: APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Post by Beyond » Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:03 am

geckzilla wrote:Lens flare, Beyond.
Thanks geckzilla. I was hoping for something more exotic, but that's the way it goes. :roll: I don't get to use this smilie, so i thought I'd throw it in here.
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Re: APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Post by EagleSoftware » Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:32 am

You people have way too much time on your hands if this upsets you that much. I see no problem with the posting. Get over it!!!

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Re: APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Post by ErikB » Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:36 am

Geez people, take an aspirin or something. So, its not a pretty picture from HST. I would get the idea you were afraid to learn or see something different. Oh, but wait.... that's what APOD is all about.

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Re: APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Post by stinman » Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:48 am

This was the first QR barcode I scanned with my new phone. What a disappointment. I was hoping for a cool hidden picture of a hidden plant or something.


Oh well. They really missed the boat with this one.

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Re: APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Post by stinman » Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:51 am

stinman wrote:This was the first QR barcode I scanned with my new phone. What a disappointment. I was hoping for a cool hidden picture of a hidden plant or something.


Oh well. They really missed the boat with this one.
That would be a picture of a hidden planet not a plant.