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Kinect's AI Breakthrough Explained

Game_Ender Re:Sounds like vision, all right (97 comments)

Yep, it's not exactly an AI break through but it's really cool to see a practical application of machine learning in the consumer arena.

more than 3 years ago

Breaking Into the Super Collider

Game_Ender Re:Politicians, not physicists - wrong (168 comments)

You do realize that Americans engineered many parts of the LHC right? Including some of the accelerator magnets and parts of the detectors? This has nothing to do with nationality, probably just technological advancement that happened in the 10-15 years between projects.

more than 3 years ago

Google Won't Pull Checkpoint Evasion App

Game_Ender Re:freedom of speech does actually have its limits (343 comments)

The app just collects publicly posted information about DUI checkpoints. It could be easily replicated in a for pay website which uses the browser API to grab GPS coordinates and fetch the relevant information. What happens then, are we going to come up with a mobile application website list?

more than 3 years ago

Kinect Hack Builds 3D Maps of the Real World

Game_Ender Re:This is trivial (70 comments)

His point is that the research field has been doing this (3D reconstruction with range sensors) for years, so long in fact they have created nice open source solutions for it. The tech news sphere, and most hobbyist it seams, are completely ignorant of this.

more than 3 years ago

Kinect Hack Builds 3D Maps of the Real World

Game_Ender Re:This is trivial (70 comments)

Not only is it trivial, it doesn't even run any optimizations passes over the resulting point cloud in order to reduce error and produce nice surfaces. This process is very similar to the work done here except the resulting solution will be quicker because you already have some decent depth information for the points.

more than 3 years ago

EPIC Files Lawsuit To Suspend Airport Body Scanner Use

Game_Ender Re:Huh? (559 comments)

It's not a body cavity search.

more than 3 years ago

Why Are We Losing Vertical Pixels?

Game_Ender Re:Solution (1140 comments)

No, midrange laptops use to come with 1400x1050 displays, I have one and it rocks. All of these displays that are only 900 high including uber expensive macbook pros are lame.

more than 3 years ago

Robot Snake Can Climb Trees

Game_Ender Re:I see nothing snake-like here.. (90 comments)

It is fully capable of snake like gates, but since it can grip and move a little different then a snake they are experimenting with other gates to see what is effective. If rolling up the tree is optimal for their snake like robot why not do it?

more than 3 years ago

The Best Near-Term Future of Space Exploration?

Game_Ender Re:What happened? (444 comments)

You, me, and pretty much every other engineer in existence shares this feeling. At its peak during Apollo NASA funding was 8 times the current $17 billion rate and I think it was worth it. You want more scientists and engineers here in the US, land a man on Mars. By the time we do it, I am pretty sure the world wide audience will be billions of people, easily toping the 15% who watched the Apollo landings.

more than 3 years ago

Kepler Spacecraft Finds System With Multiple Planets Transiting the Star

Game_Ender Re:Exoplanets vs. inter-stellar travel (136 comments)

It's also possible our "conventional" science and industrial means will extend to the point at which can build ships large enough and with enough fuel to make the journey's the hard way: sublight travel. Either putting people in suspended animation, having people that live for 100's of years, creating a self sustaining colony on the ship while it travels, etc. Heck, even with our current tech we could do this, it would just require a tremendous fraction of the earth's resources, mainly because its so hard to get into orbit.

more than 3 years ago

How Big Is Your Primary Display?

Game_Ender Re:Size is not as important as resolution (375 comments)

What kind of work do you do on that machine? I have that exact screen size and resolution and I have used ones that are 1024x768 and there is basically no room for anything. With 1400x1050 I can have two code windows side by side, or a large interface from something like GIMP or OO up at the same time as a document. 1024x768 feels like living in a small, small box, never seeing enough information to get any work done.

Probably doesn't help I have dual 1680x1050 displays at both work and home

more than 3 years ago

Black Hole Emits a 1,000-Light-Year-Wide Gas Bubble

Game_Ender Puppeteers Need to Change Course (145 comments)

Quick! Someone tell the puppeteers, before they run into *another* exploding galaxy.

about 4 years ago

Gizmodo Not Welcome at 2010 WWDC

Game_Ender Re:Gizmodo Alternative? (395 comments)

Engadget. It's the classier, more popular version of Gizmodo.

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Windows 3.0 Is 20 Years Today

Game_Ender Re:leading the GUI (307 comments)

What about the Mac in 1984, with its mouse driven GUI? Even Windows 7 borrows quite a bit from Mac OS X.

more than 3 years ago

MechWarrior 4 Free Release Now Available

Game_Ender Earthsiege 2Another Oldie but Goodie (151 comments)

I always liked Earthsiege 2 because I felt it was even more focused on building your mech, and piloting it. Much less like a shooters with robot, and more like a "Mech Sim". Also as the campaign progressed you assembled you built new stronger mechs from the scrap captured, it was sweet.

more than 4 years ago

HotelChatter's Annual Hotel Wi-Fi Report 2010

Game_Ender Most Expensive Hotels Price Gouge on the Wi-Fi (157 comments)

The most expensive hotels, are the ones most likely to have for-pay wifi. At rates of like $10-$15 an order of magnitude more expensive then a wireless or landline connection for your house. Does anyone know a good pre-pade type 3G data provider?

more than 4 years ago

The 4G iPhone's Finder Reportedly Located

Game_Ender Sold Stolen Property to Highest Bidder (404 comments)

This guy shopped around stolen property to find the highest bidder after making a feeble attempt to "return" it. I don't have much sympathy for whatever happens to the guy.

more than 4 years ago



Game_Ender Game_Ender writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Game_Ender (815505) writes "The OGRE Team is proud to announce the release of OGRE 1.4.0, codenamed 'Eihort'. OGRE is an open-source, cross-platform real-time 3D rendering engine including all the latest features you would expect, and this version introduces such things as SSE/SIMD support, more advanced lighting and shadowing techniques, threaded loading and much more. Full details can be obtained from the official announcement and change log."


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