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Walking in Waterloo Region
There are a few cases of buttons that have had the wrong faceplate installed.
You never know, so you may as well press it while you wait.
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I always press because I like the tactile “ka-PUCK” that these new buttons make with virtually no movement of the button. Makes me grin every time.
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(06-14-2018, 05:15 AM)Canard Wrote: I always press because I like the tactile “ka-PUCK” that these new buttons make with virtually no movement of the button. Makes me grin every time.

There is a niceness about that sound. Have you noticed that they also vibrate while chirping? I was impressed the first time I noticed. There seems to be a lot going on in the design of these interfaces.
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Yaaaaas!

But the ka-PUCK is brilliant. It’s like the button doesn’t physically move. I haven’t decided yet if it’s just a big capacitive prox or what.
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Like the new trackpads in macbooks! In order to reduce mechanical components, *clicking* the trackpad really just activates a vibration motor inside the laptop to mimmick a mechanical click, while the trackpad itself doesnt move. Virtually indistiguishable Smile
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Also iPhone home buttons.
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(06-14-2018, 11:10 AM)Canard Wrote: Yaaaaas!

But the ka-PUCK is brilliant. It’s like the button doesn’t physically move. I haven’t decided yet if it’s just a big capacitive prox or what.

I was in Eindhoven in 2000. My master's advisor described the beg buttons as being "observationally equivalent to NIL". Those ones really didn't do anything when you touched them. These are so much better. There's no harm in pressing the button, and it is indeed fun.
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It actually doesn't go "ka-PUCK"... I just realized again today that they actually infinitely drill deep into the pole the more you push them - you press, and it goes "ka..." and then when you release nothing happens. MAYBE I DONT LIKE THAT ANYMORE I DONT KNOW
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(06-14-2018, 01:41 PM)GtwoK Wrote: Like the new trackpads in macbooks! In order to reduce mechanical components, *clicking* the trackpad really just activates a vibration motor inside the laptop to mimmick a mechanical click, while the trackpad itself doesnt move. Virtually indistiguishable Smile

I'm not so sure that removing a switch and adding a motor reduces mechanical complexity …
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Technically GtwoK didn't said anything about complexity, only that the number of components was reduced. The vibrations are used to provide other force feedback for other interactions as well. Mostly just deep pushes/force clicks, but there's a bit of extra sensitivity in the touch pad to enable features like in quicktime, where if you're clicking on the seek commands you can adjust your pressure to adjust the speed. More fine-tuned interactions and feedback than a straightforward binary switch.
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A good CTV piece with Brian Doucet on the poor state of pedestrian infrastructure in the region, especially crossings. https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/advocate-wa...-1.3982094

Apropos of nothing, when I played the video I got a pe-roll ad for a large-body pickup truck. Uh huh.
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A crossing guard was hit this morning on Westmount at Greenbrook. Serious but non-life-threatening injuries, thankfully, and no students were involved.

https://www.therecord.com/news-story/868...kitchener/
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One hopes that someone's driving days have come to an end ...
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