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XyZspineZyX
09-24-2003, 06:33 AM
Omg, you guys would not believe what I did this evening. There has got to be someone out there that had a similar experience. Please share because I feel like a moron right now.

During one of those long bomber runs in the rain, the batteries in my map light died. I was lost, so here at midnight, figured I'd just go downstairs to White Hen Pantry and pick up some triple A's.
Aboard the elevator was a cute MD. I noticed she kept staring at me, I thought she may be hitting on me so I politely said: "hey". She completely ignored me and stomped off ahead of me when the doors opened on the first floor.
At the check out counter the lady gave me a "double take". When I returned I saw some people I knew from the building and said: "hey guys" they said "hi" but whispered and laughed as they walked away.
The doorman (who I've known for 3 years) acted as if he's never seen me before. I thought to myself: "what the heck is going on tonight, everyone's goofy". Well, back in the apartment while installing my new batteries, I noticed my mouse curser moving without my hand on the mouse. "Ah man! I'm such an idiot, I forgot that damn dot on my forehead".


-The Chad

XyZspineZyX
09-24-2003, 06:33 AM
Omg, you guys would not believe what I did this evening. There has got to be someone out there that had a similar experience. Please share because I feel like a moron right now.

During one of those long bomber runs in the rain, the batteries in my map light died. I was lost, so here at midnight, figured I'd just go downstairs to White Hen Pantry and pick up some triple A's.
Aboard the elevator was a cute MD. I noticed she kept staring at me, I thought she may be hitting on me so I politely said: "hey". She completely ignored me and stomped off ahead of me when the doors opened on the first floor.
At the check out counter the lady gave me a "double take". When I returned I saw some people I knew from the building and said: "hey guys" they said "hi" but whispered and laughed as they walked away.
The doorman (who I've known for 3 years) acted as if he's never seen me before. I thought to myself: "what the heck is going on tonight, everyone's goofy". Well, back in the apartment while installing my new batteries, I noticed my mouse curser moving without my hand on the mouse. "Ah man! I'm such an idiot, I forgot that damn dot on my forehead".


-The Chad

XyZspineZyX
09-24-2003, 06:40 AM
I also have a reflective dot on my head. They call it a bald. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
09-24-2003, 06:44 AM
got it on a devices that attached to a hat i dont wear out side./i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
09-24-2003, 06:47 AM
ChicagoChad wrote:
- Omg, you guys would not believe what I did this
- evening. There has got to be someone out there that
- had a similar experience. Please share because I
- feel like a moron right now.
-
- During one of those long bomber runs in the rain,
- the batteries in my map light died. I was lost, so
- here at midnight, figured I'd just go downstairs to
- White Hen Pantry and pick up some triple A's.
- Aboard the elevator was a cute MD. I noticed she
- kept staring at me, I thought she may be hitting on
- me so I politely said: "hey". She completely ignored
- me and stomped off ahead of me when the doors opened
- on the first floor.
- At the check out counter the lady gave me a "double
- take". When I returned I saw some people I knew from
- the building and said: "hey guys" they said "hi" but
- whispered and laughed as they walked away.
- The doorman (who I've known for 3 years) acted as if
- he's never seen me before. I thought to myself:
- "what the heck is going on tonight, everyone's
- goofy". Well, back in the apartment while installing
- my new batteries, I noticed my mouse curser moving
- without my hand on the mouse. "Ah man! I'm such an
- idiot, I forgot that damn dot on my forehead".
-

/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif LOL! Poor you....


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XyZspineZyX
09-24-2003, 07:20 AM
I tried the hat-trick, although it tracked well when turning your head more than 45 degrees, it was too sensitive. The bill of hat would exaggerate fine head movements, thus making it hard to hold the screen still. 90-degree head movement is not needed for checking 6, look at edge of monitor or lean a little if necessary.

-The Chad

XyZspineZyX
09-24-2003, 07:34 AM
i tend to take off the headset with the reflectors and leave the trackir runnning

this is fine most of the time but occasionally you pick up something reflective (like a bottle of coke) and find the mouse moving around by itself

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XyZspineZyX
09-24-2003, 07:36 AM
fine head movment ? im sure you were on enhansed mode . with dead zone...right?

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Cpt.LoneRanger
09-24-2003, 08:05 AM
ROFLOL!

THAT's a cool story /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

OMG, my TrackIR is on it's way. I'll check the mirror everytime I leave the room /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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T_O_A_D
09-24-2003, 10:21 AM
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XyZspineZyX
09-24-2003, 10:45 AM
I attatched my dot to a sweat band (like Tennis players wear), its easy to put on and take off and not uncomfortable or distracting to wear.

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eskimo-FHmod
09-24-2003, 11:03 AM
no, didnt happen to me because i dont have trackir but yesterday, in a conversation with someone i acctually said LOL.

mate, i cant look at myself in the mirror any more i am so ashamed.

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XyZspineZyX
09-24-2003, 01:05 PM
Hi Chad,

My sympathy is with you.

But I've found the solution, I play in shorts t shirt an no shoes and have fixed a tracking light to
a leather flying helmet (as positive rather than reflective works better with my setup).

My wife dies of laughter when I come down to the fridge - but theres little risk of me making it onto the street and all the way down to the 7-11 as the fridge wont hold that many beers.

If you want to be 100% safe leave out the shorts - i'm sure that'll do the trick

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XyZspineZyX
09-26-2003, 07:43 AM
C'mon boys...

XyZspineZyX
09-26-2003, 07:51 AM
eskimo-FHmod wrote:
- no, didnt happen to me because i dont have trackir
- but yesterday, in a conversation with someone i
- acctually said LOL.
-
- mate, i cant look at myself in the mirror any more i
- am so ashamed.


That's what I'm talking about. LOL has lost it's meaning. Just a flippant expression long since overused.


And as far as these trackIR types, I think they should put a red dot on their virtual pilots forehead as well, so we can have something to aim at.

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XyZspineZyX
09-26-2003, 08:57 AM
RayBanJockey wrote:
-
- And as far as these trackIR types, I think they
- should put a red dot on their virtual pilots
- forehead as well, so we can have something to aim
- at.

You need a trigger-happy rear-gunner to have the least chance of hitting me./i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Rgds

XyZspineZyX
09-26-2003, 09:12 AM
ChicagoChad wrote:
- I noticed my mouse curser moving without my hand
- on the mouse.

You do not run in enhanced mode. So if you fly FB, press F8 now to enter enhanced mode.
(If you have older drivers you have to press F8 each time you start the software)

HTH, and nice story - W75

XyZspineZyX
09-26-2003, 10:15 AM
Microphone boom on a headset is a good place for dots. You don't use more than 4 or 5 dots creating a permanent reflecting cluster.

Plus, if you try and walk out of the room with it in place, the lead is going to yank your head off.

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SSS

XyZspineZyX
09-26-2003, 12:40 PM
I'm ashamed to admit that I went to the pub with mine on the other day.

The barlady noticed it, said: "erm there's something funny on your head."

How the hell do you explain that one?!

I wasn't about to say "Oh it's a reflective dot to pick up my head movements so I can look around my virtual cockpit."

I don't think it would go down too well in my local, so I just told them it was my girlfriend fooling around.

Tata, OJ

XyZspineZyX
09-26-2003, 01:11 PM
I have actaully done it twice. I went to the corner store to get a 6 pack and forgot it was on but the worst was the other morning I stopped at the Mcdonalds drive through to get some breakfast and the lady at the second window said "do you know you have a dot on your head?" of course I acted suprised, like I didnt know what it was lol!!!

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XyZspineZyX
09-27-2003, 05:33 AM
Can't you like park that dot on the tip of a hat or something? As far as the too much movement thing; I'd guess that is due to placing the dot on the end of the visor of a ball cap or something. Turn the cap around and place it closer to your head so it only turns at the same rate of inches per second as your head!

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Message Edited on 09/26/0311:37PM by LuckyBoy1

XyZspineZyX
09-27-2003, 07:15 AM
oh man, that is hilarious.

Don't worry , when my 10 year had friends over, I used to have the end of a ballpoint pen cap that I stuck a dot on and taped the cap to the brim of a hat.

what a geek.

well, the kids popped in to see the game, as they love games. The one looks at me all funny like and this big smile comes out - priceless.


Do what I did, break down and buy the naturalpoint hat - reflector is built in and is less embarrasing to my son's friends as well :P



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XyZspineZyX
09-27-2003, 07:38 AM
i forgot mine a few times back when i first got tir, once i put it on my mike boom there were no more embarrassing outings with the dot on my head.

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XyZspineZyX
09-27-2003, 01:19 PM
Well that's nothing,

you have to see how my wife looks at me when I enter the living room with th edots on my forehead (I use 5 dots)...

XyZspineZyX
09-27-2003, 01:47 PM
LoL. I've not done that, but I may have "beaten" it. I was getting ready for church and was in a rush because I overslept. You guessed it: scewered myself pretty good shaving, so I quickly grabbed a bit of TP and rushed out. When I got home, I noticed a couple of squares of TP dangling off my face. Thankfully, I had sat in the back of the church.