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Create Your Own Bullet Time Camera Rig With Raspberry Pi

BTWR Gap commercial (88 comments)

I remember seeing The Matrix in the theatres (or even the trailer) and, while Bullet Time was awesome, I thought "Neat! It's just like that Gap ad on tv!"

Gap Bullet Time 1998 ad

about 4 months ago

Microsoft Integrating Xbox One Advertising With Kinect To Profile Users For Ads

BTWR Re:It is better than buying used games (300 comments)

That's why I do most of my used game shopping from Amazon. Great prices and, overall, a great company that has given excellent customer support to me over the years (along with their subsidiaries, especially Woot).

about 9 months ago

Real Version of Homer Simpson's Dream Car Built

BTWR Love this episode (53 comments)

Herb: While you're here, I want you to make yourselves right at home. Anytime you're hungry, anytime day or night, Cook will make you anything you want.
Homer: Even pork chops?
Herb: Absolutely. We have a tennis court, a swimming pool, a screening room--
Homer: You mean, if I want pork chops, even in the middle of the night, your guy will fry 'em up?
Herb: Sure. That's what he's paid for. Now, if you need towels, laundry--
Homer: Wait!
Herb: Maids--
Homer: Wait, wait, wait, wait! Let me see if I've got this straight. It's Christmas day, 4:00 a.m., there's a rumble in my stomach--
Marge: Homer, please!
Herb: Your old man sure loves pork chops!
Bart: He sure does, Uncle Herb.

about 9 months ago

In a Security Test, 3-D Printed Gun Smuggled Into Israeli Parliament

BTWR Re:Security (280 comments)

From what history seems to show, Arabs controlled Palestinian lands from 1948-1967. Israel did not own the West Bank, Gaza or Jerusalem (nor were Jews allowed to visit Jerusalem). Seems you want to blame the Jews for that though.

about 9 months ago

Sony, Microsoft Squabble Over Console Features, But the Real Opponent Is Apple

BTWR Re:"console sales in the United States dropped 21% (315 comments)

To be fair, I scanned the entire comment section, assuming I'd be replying to this exact comment. That was the first thing I saw when I read the 21% drop. Glad I'm not the only one.

about 10 months ago

Sony, Microsoft Squabble Over Console Features, But the Real Opponent Is Apple

BTWR "console sales in the United States dropped 21%" (315 comments)

Isn't that because the current generation is 7 years old? You're actually shocked that fewer people are buying computers designed with 2005 technology?

about 10 months ago

Engineering the $325,000 Burger

BTWR Re:So... (353 comments)

I haven't eaten bacon in 21 years, and it still smells DELICIOUS.

about a year ago

EA Is the Game Company Disney Was Looking For

BTWR X-Wing or TIE Fighter game, please (254 comments)

That's all I want, not another Star Wars: Battlefront game. KOTOR was great, but I don't need another one. XW and TF were 2 of the greatest games ever made. X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter was a letdown and X-Wing Alliance, while good, wasn't as good as its predecessors.

about a year ago

New Console Always-Online Requirements and You

BTWR Re:So what are the exclusives... (435 comments)

Xbox 360 wasn't my favorite In terms of exclusives (although I did enjoy some of the XBL downloads). It was, however, hands down the best online experience of all 3 consoles. Wii was non-existent and XBL is far better than PSN. But that's just my opinion.

about a year ago

New Console Always-Online Requirements and You

BTWR Re:Hyperbole (435 comments)

The problem isn't the "always online" part necessarily. The problem is the fact that a game disc will be tied to a single console, effectively eliminating the secondary market for used games like ebay, amazon and Gamestop.

about a year ago

Omnidirectional Treadmill: The Ultimate FPS Input Device?

BTWR Re:FYI (292 comments)

Gatorade is far from the healthiest choice of beverages to be swilling down in large amounts

It's also snake-oil. Regular water is what plants crave.

You mean the wet stuff from the toilet?

about a year ago

Microsoft CFO Quits

BTWR And so we begin a new Slashdot tradition... (295 comments)

Every month or so on Slashdot, 1997-2003: Apple is dead!
Every month or so on Slashdot, 2005-2013: PC Gaming is dead!
Every month or so on Slashdot, 2008-2013: Console Gaming is dead!
Every month or so on Slashdot, 2013-?: Microsoft is dead!

It's been a while since we had a new one.

about a year ago

Windows: Not Doomed Yet

BTWR Re:nope (737 comments)

Along the way, there were numerous failings - Windows 3.0, Windows 95 (while successful, was buggy) Windows ME, Windows Vista.

Good post.So what you're saying is that every-other Windows release is successful. Sales-wise and review-wise you'd be correct. We shall see what happens with Windows 9

about a year ago

Explosions at the Boston Marathon

BTWR Re:/. has servers that stay up - that's why, nerds (1105 comments)

I agree. As someone living in NYC at the time, none of our cell phones worked and television was knocked out for a while (I think it was CBS that was still broadcasting because their antenna was on the Empire State Building.).

A largely text-only site like Slashdot is the best scenario for such situations.

1 year,2 days

Will the Supreme Court End Human Gene Patents?

BTWR This will get struck down (228 comments)

The masses don't know about this story yet. Once the Gay Marriage debate dies down a bit (or once the decision is released) and this becomes the next big court case, you will see overwhelming popular support for eliminating gene patents.

Then again, I supposed Citizens United is very unpopular too, and that seems to have passed...

1 year,3 days

Nintendo To Cancel Weather, News, and Other Built-In Wii Apps In June

BTWR Simple Solution (175 comments)

Someone in the hacking comminity will create a channel via Homebrewthat mimics the functions of these defunct channels. For news and weather, they will get the information from some free public RSS-type feed.

1 year,4 days

Nintendo To Cancel Weather, News, and Other Built-In Wii Apps In June

BTWR Re:How Much Does It Cost? (175 comments)

Lets say it costs 1 dollar.

That is 1 dollar less that they can use for something else.

If it costs $1 to keep this story off of Slashdot, engadget and joystiq then it's worth it. If it costs $10 million, not so much. That's why knowing the cost of this service would be helpful.

1 year,4 days

Nintendo To Cancel Weather, News, and Other Built-In Wii Apps In June

BTWR Re:did people really use them? (175 comments)

I had a surprisingly good time spinning the globe and looking at weather around the world, and zooming in and out and learning a little geography along the way. I spent a good amount of time with it, to be honest. That was the great thing about it -- it was just a really nice 3D-ish/VR-ish globe that you could zoom in and out of, like Google Maps.

I did the exact same thing. I used to zoom all the way out until you saw outer space and stars behind Earth, then I'd spin the globe around like Superman.

1 year,4 days

"Micro-Gig" Sites Undermining Workers Rights?

BTWR Re:Age old "issue" (426 comments)

I agree that people should be paid a living wage, but the problem is that a living wage in New York is very different than a living wage in India. Paying someone $100 for a week's worth of work may not buy food for your family of four, but it will in other parts of the world. I'm not saying that this is right, I'm just saying...

1 year,7 days



BTWR BTWR writes  |  more than 6 years ago

BTWR writes "IGN is reporting the rumor that Nintendo Power, the offical Nintendo Magazine is going to shut down. IGN reports: Nintendo of America was planning to move a significant chunk of its marketing and sales departments from Seattle to either San Francisco or New York, IGN has learned that the company may be planning to close or restructure its official Nintendo Power magazine. This would be a shame, as they became better since their restructuring last year. And, I owe Nintendo Power for giving me that free copy of Dragon Warrior all those years ago (not to mention the Zelda Collection too)."



Quick Question...

BTWR BTWR writes  |  more than 11 years ago Quick Question...

If the anti-war protesters say we're going to war for the Iraqi oil fields, then why didn't we take them in 1991 after the FIRST Gulf War? We obviously could have...


Stop calling Bush a Nazi!!!

BTWR BTWR writes  |  more than 11 years ago STOP comparing Bush to the Nazis! Like him, don't like him, call him stupid, illegitimate president, you can even believe lies like he planned 9/11 or other conspiracy theories. Think he's doing it for oil, revenge, money, whatever...

But DO NOT COMPARE HIM TO HITLER!!! Adolf Hitler is the worst criminal in history. PERIOD. Whatever you feel about George Bush, you CANNOT put him on the level of basically lining up 6 MILLION people and gassing and shooting them dead - men, women, babies, homosexuals, gypsies, elderly etc (actually, this analogy would make it that he lined up 15+ million, but only actually killed about 6). Whenever people do that, it pisses me off beyond belief. Argue WHATEVER side you want, but when you paint Bush next to Hitler, you're not elevating Bush to some Satan-like demon, you're lowering Hitler's unspeakable crimes to a level of some sort of partisan-driven or greed-driven crusade, instead of Adolf Hitler's plan of pure evil with the intent on physically changing the species-makeup of the Planet into his ideal human being. Bush may not be good in your eyes, he may be horrible in your eyes, but the worst criminal in History? Stop your damn propaganda.

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