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Scientists Developing Remote-Control Cyborg Moths

Alejux Finally! (27 comments)

I was starting to wonder when they would get to it...

5 days ago

60,000 Oculus Rift DK2 Orders, 20,000+ Units Shipped, New Orders Ship In October

Alejux Re: It's a Samsung Note (67 comments)

The key word is positional. Makes the world of difference.

about two weeks ago

60,000 Oculus Rift DK2 Orders, 20,000+ Units Shipped, New Orders Ship In October

Alejux Re:It's a Samsung Note (67 comments)

So the flawless ultra low latency positional head tracking, the low-persistent display and the SDK with time warping and all other optimizations that will likely come from Oculus mean nothing, right? Good luck with your Durovis Dive and your Cardboard box HMD.

about two weeks ago

How to Maintain Lab Safety While Making Viruses Deadlier

Alejux Re:Kill the researcher (218 comments)

This is NOT a fcking biological warfare research! For fucksake, read about the research! It's about understanding why the Spanish Flu was so deadly. This research helped us identify the genes which made that disease so deadly in the first place, so we have a better fighting chance to prevent other similar diseases from killing millions of people like that one did.

about two weeks ago

How to Maintain Lab Safety While Making Viruses Deadlier

Alejux Re:Safest approach (218 comments)

The best way to protect the human race from future occurrences of deadly pathogens, such as ebola and Spanish flu, is to study them and understand why they are so deadly so we can find ways we can counteract them if similar epidemics occur in the future.

about two weeks ago

How to Maintain Lab Safety While Making Viruses Deadlier

Alejux Re:The solution is quite simple... (218 comments)

No one made the Spanish Flu, yet it appeared and killed millions of people. This type of study, while dangerous if not done safely, will help protect us from future occurrences of similar types of virus. The best way we can protect ourselves from an enemy, if to understand them. This is much needed research.

about two weeks ago

2D To 3D Object Manipulation Software Lends Depth to Photographs

Alejux What sorcery is this?! (76 comments)

I ask you!

about three weeks ago

iFixit Takes Apart the Oculus Rift DK2, Finds Galaxy Note 3 Display Inside

Alejux Re:Surprise? (57 comments)

The CV1 may be another beast all together. With FB's backing, they'll have enough resources to order custom panels from Samsung, instead of having to rely on Samsung's mobile phone products.

about a month ago

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.

about a month ago

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 2 months ago

Dell Exec Calls HP's New 'Machine' Architecture 'Laughable'

Alejux I for one... (173 comments) 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 2 months ago

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 3 months ago

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 4 months ago

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 4 months ago

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 4 months ago

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 4 months ago

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 5 months ago

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 5 months ago


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