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From the latest Blowfish Weekly Update:

If you're the manufacturer of a new sports bra, what's the best way to let people know about your product? If you answered "realistic computer generated nude bodies with user-assignable breast sizes and activity levels," you probably work for the UK company Shock Absorber. The Flash-based "Bounceometer" allows you to choose cup sizes from A to FF, and activity levels from "yoga" to "horseriding." You then see how computer-generated breasts fare — as unsupported nude, supported by normal bra, and supported by their sports bra. You can even turn on "wire frame" mode to see exactly how the parts of the body move around! Great fun for all, except the poor computer generated women who will inevitably end up needing computer generated surgery.

(Yes, I am aware that this was mentioned on BoingBoing last week.)


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Mar. 9th, 2006 08:27 pm (UTC)

It's also a little troubling, mainly because the nude woman looks like she's had her entire torso split open and sewn back together.

Gotta say, though, it appears that I'm just as fine nude as with either bra option. My size be JIGGLY.
Mar. 9th, 2006 09:59 pm (UTC)
I keep marveling at the model's hourglass figure. My waist is much less defined.

I am pretty sure mine don't jiggle as much as the model's do nude, but their version of my size looks pretty generous. I keep watching it and wanting to shout "Gallipoli!". Darn that Mel Gibson.
Mar. 9th, 2006 09:16 pm (UTC)
Pretty cool but I'm wondering how realistic it is for larger sizes. It seems like the physics model is the same for all of them and only the dimensions have been changed. Larger breasts would move differently wouldn't they?
Mar. 9th, 2006 10:22 pm (UTC)
yes. the model should be getting beaten across the face in the FF model running
Mar. 9th, 2006 09:30 pm (UTC)
I am resisting the urge to check myslef out in motion in front of the mirror and see how I match up.

Mar. 9th, 2006 09:41 pm (UTC)
I already did something like that. I told Vogon that I didn't think mine moved that much with moderate activity. He grinned at me and said "yes they do!".

I guess that means it's time for me to go hunting for some comfy sports bras, because I've given up on finding everyday bras in my size sans underwire and almost all the brassieres I own right now are fancy not-everyday ones. (I hit a 75% off final clearance sale at Frederick's last year and stocked up on all sorts of crazy things, including that blue velvet dress I wore for New Year's. Can you believe it was $5 after all the markdown?)
Mar. 9th, 2006 09:50 pm (UTC)
Reason #346 why smaller is better, even if only asthetically on a computer model.
Mar. 9th, 2006 10:05 pm (UTC)
I love not needing to wear a bra most of the time.

I love being able to buy boys' ribbed undershirts for way less than ladies' ones and adding any decoration to them myself.

I get a kick out of flashing Vogon and distracting the heck out of him during TV commercials. ("Hey, let me know when you have a minute." [time passes] "Okay, what's up?" [flash, giggle, wander off])

But mostly I'm really glad for good genetics, because if I came out of breastfeeding at the size they were when my milk came in, I would be really sad.
Mar. 9th, 2006 10:16 pm (UTC)
heheheh, Vogon's a lucky man!

Flashing is always welcome
Mar. 9th, 2006 09:54 pm (UTC)
oh, love your icon!

LoL...that's funny about your moderate activity movement moment with V. It's nice to be noticed, isn't it? :-)

That dress is a beautiful bargain! I love sales like that... It's hard to find a bra that fits me too - but I do like underwires. (?) I'm a 32 B, which is hard to find. I usually have to just modify 34 B's by adding hooks. V's Secret has started carrying more 32B's, but I haven't had much luck at Frederick's....so I just add the hooks on.

HA HA more than you ever wanted to know about me. :-)
Mar. 9th, 2006 10:32 pm (UTC)
That was my vintage purse icon. In real life it has a gold-tone clasp I'm not so wild about, but I can fix a multitude of complaints with photo-editing software. (:

Wacoal and Lily of France have nice bras in 32B. (That tidbit is courtesy of cathouse_blues, who once worked as a lingerie fitter.) I found a bunch of 32B pieces at Frederick's clearance, but I buy both A and B since my cup size has been in flux for awhile.

In my LJ past, I've talked about my bra size changing, female health issues (behind a cut, but several are public) and all sorts of potential TMI moments.
Mar. 10th, 2006 02:19 am (UTC)
So yeah, I'm a pig. I've been looking at this for half an hour.
Mar. 10th, 2006 02:43 am (UTC)
I had it open for hours.
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