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CCP Games Explains Why Virtual Reality First Person Shooters Still Don't Work

Alejux Games just need to be slower when in VR (154 comments)

It's not that FPS games don't work, it's just that they have to be designed differently in order to create presence, and provide a pleasant experience, something that running around and jumping like crazy will not do.

5 days ago
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MP Says 'Failed' Piracy Warnings Should Escalate To Fines & Jail

Alejux You wouldn't... (135 comments)

...steal a handbag. You wouldn’t steal a car. You wouldn’t steal a baby. You wouldn’t shoot a policeman. And then steal his helmet. You wouldn’t go to the toilet in his helmet. And then send it to the policeman’s grieving widow. And then steal it again!

about a month ago
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Dell Exec Calls HP's New 'Machine' Architecture 'Laughable'

Alejux I for one... (173 comments)

...am super excited to see what kind of algorithms and applications could benefit from this kind of architecture: artificial intelligence, computer vision, ray-tracing, etc...

about a month ago
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My Neighbor Totoro In Virtual Reality

Alejux Re:How boring. (45 comments)

Please, oh Anonymous Coward. Please dazzle us with your great creations in VR. We're all very interested to see what your great creative mind can achieve.

about 2 months ago
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Mathematical Model Suggests That Human Consciousness Is Noncomputable

Alejux If it's not computable... (426 comments)

Then it's magic. If the brain is formed by neurons that work within a certain logic and mathematical model, then it's computable.

about 2 months ago
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Stanford Getting Rid of $18 Billion Endowment of Coal Stock

Alejux $18.7 billion?! (208 comments)

How can a university have so much money?

Sorry, but it just seems wrong that institutions that are made to educate people and provide venues for scientific research, to become money hoarding corporations. How much research could they do with a fraction of that money?! The educational debt in the country continues to increase while all these universities hoard more and more wealth.

about 3 months ago
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Stanford Bioengineers Develop 'Neurocore' Chips 9,000 Times Faster Than a PC

Alejux Ray Tracing (209 comments)

I wonder if this kind of mass parallel computing architecture, can lead to more efficient ray tracing algorithms.

about 3 months ago
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Implant Injects DNA Into Ear, Improves Hearing

Alejux Re:use hearing protection now (34 comments)

"Once your hearing is damaged, it is not recoverable"

Isn't the whole point of the article to show us that that statement is wrong?

This is what regenerative medicine is all about. A decade or two from now, you'll see that a lot of the problems we face now with "irreversible" damage to the body and loss of tissue, will be treatable and made reversible by regenerative medicine. That includes damaged ears, ligaments, bones, skin, and a bunch of other tissues and organs.

about 2 months ago
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Samsung Claims Breakthrough In Graphene Chip Design

Alejux In the meantime... (88 comments)

Apple researchers develop new finger swapping technology for the next iOS!

about 3 months ago
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How interested are you in Virtual Reality tech?

Alejux Re:I would love to see this poll resurface... (202 comments)

Far from that. I think that VR gear has multiple purposes. But none of them involve people walking down the street with it.

about 4 months ago
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How interested are you in Virtual Reality tech?

Alejux Re:I would love to see this poll resurface... (202 comments)

Please elaborate what you mean by "in public". Do you expect people to walk down the streets or sit in restaurants wearing a VR headset? You do know what VR is, right?

about 4 months ago
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How interested are you in Virtual Reality tech?

Alejux Re:I would love to see this poll resurface... (202 comments)

Show me a HMD with 100 FOV, high resolution, low latency ( ~20ms ), with 1:1 6 DOF tracking, weighting less than 250 grams for $200 and I'll commit suicide for you pleasure. Hell, you wouldn't find something like that for a million dollars in the past. The technology just wasn't there.

about 4 months ago
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How interested are you in Virtual Reality tech?

Alejux I would love to see this poll resurface... (202 comments)

...3 years from now, and hear from the people who today think VR is a fad or just some gaming headgear. God, they'll feel stupid!

about 4 months ago
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Neil Young's "Righteous" Pono Music Startup Raises $1 Million With Kickstarter

Alejux Only young people... (413 comments)

Who never had LP's and good sound systems back in the day, don't realise how much CD's took away sound fidelity with it's 16 bit 44khz digital encodings. It's about time someone made a push towards increasing quality. Specially now that storage space is so cheap.

about 4 months ago
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PETA Abandons $1 Million Prize For Artificial Chicken

Alejux Re:Efficency? (191 comments)

First of all, what may be expensive now, could be much cheaper than actually raising chickens in a few decades. It's just a matter of perfecting the methods of mass production. Second of all, you missed the whole point of making artificial chickens, which is to avoid cruelty. 99% of the chickens consumed in the world are not happy chickens that roam around free in their pens, but rather they're raised their entire lives in little cubicles. This type of cruelty will no longer be needed if we're able to just grow their meat.

about 5 months ago
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Zero Point: The First 360-Degree Movie Made For the Oculus Rift

Alejux Re:More for Avegant Glyph then Oculus (53 comments)

You can't compare the Glyph, who lets you watch a screen floating in front of you, with the 110 FOV Rift, who places you virtually inside the content. Positional tracking in not that important if all you'll be doing is turning around this or that way, while seated at a chair. Can you imagine having a 360 3D live video being broadcast from a court seat in an NBA game, or a tennis or football match, with all the notions of scale and depth you get with real 3D? This will be a huge thing with sports and other content that benefits from the sense of presence you'll get.

Here's a link showing some people who are developing tech to stream live VR sports :

http://www.roadtovr.com/ces-20...

about 5 months ago
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Zero Point: The First 360-Degree Movie Made For the Oculus Rift

Alejux Re:7,500 units == sizable? (53 comments)

Between 50k-55k dev kits sold, actually.

about 5 months ago
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The Road To VR

Alejux Re:In the early 90s we all read the hype (61 comments)

And your point is? Are you saying that because it didn't become a success in the 90's it is a failed concept?

The card I have in my computer now, is many times more powerful than an $250k Silicon Graphics Onyx that you had back then. The displays you had back then were crap and had very low resolution. The latency you had in tracking was nauseating and full of errors. Not to mention the huge weight of the "helmet".

Compare that to:

- 1920x1080 resolution OLED with low persistency

- Low latency 1:1 positional tracking

- ~20ms motion to photon latency

- High end PC GPU's capable of rendering realistic graphics at real time >60fps

- ~200 grams of weight and comfortable as the average ski goggles

- $300 price tag

It is so tiresome hearing people who never tried the Rift say it's hype and a gimmick based on 20 year old attempts at the technology.

about 5 months ago
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Psychologists: Internet Trolls Are Narcissistic, Psychopathic, and Sadistic

Alejux It's what I always thought (293 comments)

For a long time I wondered what led people to leave gratuitously mean comments on Internet forums and bait people into getting into arguments for the fun of it. I always imagined that the Internet, due to it's protection of anonymity, just brought out all the negative aspects personalities (described in the article) that on regular social occasions they would never have the courage to display. The sad thing is, how big the number people like that is.

about 5 months ago

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