Why does it always feel like the comments and posts that add 'im not a native speaker' are always grammatically immaculate but then its the 'native' speaker who's fucking shit up
Well. There is a window with two pieces of glass separated by an air medium, it is done for better thermal insulation at northern climate. Light passes through the first glass at an angle then reflects from the second glass, returns to the first glass again and then reflects from the inner boundary of a first glass and eventually comes to eyes/camera with a shift to the right. And since the pillar background is dimmer you can see that image. Sorry if it is not intelligible, I am not a native speaker.
This is how humanity can see through physical objects. All we have to do is replicate this.
Native speakers take it for granted so they don't notice their errors. Non-native speakers expect to make mistakes so they pay closer attention.
I've never been so confused
Here's a diagram of what's happening:
The light is being shifted because it's a reflection of a reflection. Nothing in being projected onto the pillar.
This is true. I'm actually watching family Guy instead of what I type
It's a glitch. We've found proof of the simulation.
Whoops, you missed a period at the end of that sentence, pal! If you had been paying attention instead of watching Family Guy - note how Family Guy is capitalized - you'd have caught that error. :)
Still can't talk to girls though.
The square is OP, the circle is the pillar, and the blue lines are the glass.
Hey heck off got!I duz English great when I pay a tenchion. C
Still can't see people naked though.
I'm stoned and this freaked me the fuck out.
I'm sure if you're a dick about it people will understand it better. Keep trying that.
hey its me... ur dictionary
Here's an explanation of what I think OP is getting at: http://imgur.com/a/ke3Na
The dotted red line is what it looks like, the solid is what's going on.
the what did what now
That makes it so much easier to understand.
In addition to what u/Siarles said, often, Native speakers use phonetic more than grammar. For example: there/their, you've known the difference in meaning for as long as you could talk, but learned they were written down differently only a few years later. Your brain likes shortcuts, so if speed is an issue, or you don't focus enough, you'll type down the first that comes to mind. Non-native speakers usually think what they want to type in their native language first then translate it while typing it down, resulting in them using the correct word more often than not. As a native French speaker, I can tell you it's true for that too and I'm sure for all other languages out there.
Oh! I get it! Also I feel highly flattered that you would take the time to make that diagram based on a comment I made. The world needs more people like you, cubicApocalypse.
Side note: OP has very clear windows
If that's only mildly interesting to you, we should be friends.
Ah. Gross! Get thesaurus away from me
This is one of the most helpful things anyone on Reddit has ever done
Non-natives write in more of a formal manor
Speak for yourself, I don't have a fucking mansion to type from, even if it is informal.
Thank you for making the diagram!
That won't ever happen buddy :(
I still don't get it. Is the pillar see-through?
My brain wants the entire reflection to be there.
What about my a dick
I can always be more wrong. Care to explain a bit more than just saying I'm wrong?
Not only is he being a dick, but he's also completely wrong, and ironically doesn't understand how mirrors work. A mirror won't project an image of what it's reflecting.
What's actually happening is there are two layers of glass. Light is reflecting off the inner window, then again off the outer window, sending it back in its original direction. The two windows are basically acting as a periscope.
What the fuck? How are people this bad at explaining it? What are the big arrows? Which direction is the sun? Is this inside the building or outside? You seem to be going on about how an image of an arrow wouldn't be flipped, but no one's saying that it would be flipped. My best guess is that the light is getting bent by the first layer of glass and reflected back out at an angle and back to the viewer at an angle such that the light appears to come from the column.
I think his comment has something to do with his username, so just ignore him. As a native Swiss German speaker I have to agree with your statement above on how we non-native English speakers have an easier time spelling a word correctly since we learned how it's written and pronounced at the same time in school.
My vocabulary isn't so good. What's another word for thesaurus?
You can do the same with two slightly separate viewpoints which can mix and process information in real time allowing you to see even if an object is blocking either one. We call them eyes.
Might as well give up then.
The cloak of invisibility
TIL: pillars now come with an opacity option.
Have you ever tried to learn a second language? I assure you you become very self aware of mistakes, even obsessive. Native speakers don't expect to make mistakes that would render their phrases incomprehensible, whereas us second language learners do
I thought you were just a dick in /sub/planetcoaster.