top Comcast Employees Change Customer Names To 'Dummy' and Other Insults
Dodged that bullet.
top Simple Hack Enables VR Mode For Oculus Rift In Alien: Isolation
Everyone has different tolerances for this sort of thing but some people may be
literally too terrified to play this game in VR.
top 60,000 Oculus Rift DK2 Orders, 20,000+ Units Shipped, New Orders Ship In October
DK2 rocks for any game with a cockpit -- space sims, driving sims, and some Mech Warrior like games.
FPS'... no so much. It's real easy to get queasy (for me anyway, YMMV). I'm hoping this becomes less of an issue over time but since there are other experiences out there that really excel with the Rift I'm not too concerned.
Oculus also has to come up with an standardize input system to enable more complex experiences. Something that is also positionally tracked (like the headset it) would be ideal since once you have your headset and headphones on fishing around for your mouse/keyboard or game controller is a pain.
top Today In Year-based Computer Errors: Draft Notices Sent To Men Born In the 1800s
During George W. Bush's first term, prior to the invasion of Iraq, Charles Rangel introduced a bill to reinstate the draft. While Rangel probably should have retired a few years ago I think this was a good move even if it amounted to nothing...
The New York Democrat told reporters his goal is two-fold: to jolt Americans into realizing the import of a possible unilateral strike against Iraq, which he opposes, and "to make it clear that if there were a war, there would be more equitable representation of people making sacrifices." "I truly believe that those who make the decision and those who support the United States going into war would feel more readily the pain that's involved, the sacrifice that's involved, if they thought that the fighting force would include the affluent and those who historically have avoided this great responsibility," Rangel said.
top Sony Announces Virtual Reality Headset For PS4
Carmack confirms PS4 is capable of VR resolution and framerate...
I still think the PC will make a better platform but to each there own.
top Blowing Up a Pointless Job Interview
I'm not sure who gave you that reason but it's not the one I heard.
The triangular covers were first built by the Nashua Foundry in the 1920s or 1930s at the suggestion of an engineer named Walter Ellis, who thought the triangular shape would rattle less than traditional circles. The triangles are aligned to point in the direction of flow for the underlying sewer line, a valuable piece of information for sewer workers hunting down problems.
Culture & Air Crashes Analysis Badly Flawed
More on this topic here:
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2013/0712/Asiana-flight-214-Was-the-pilot-training-program-to-blame about a year and a half ago
top N. Carolina May Ban Tesla Sales To Prevent "Unfair Competition"
The law will change pretty quick when they realize that they are not getting sales tax revenue on $100k cars.
That would be a great point but many (most?) states collect sales tax when the vehicle is registered, not upon sale.
about a year and a half ago
top The Data Crunchers Who Helped Win The Election
Actually, I thought Rove was one of the pioneers on this. Wasn't he in direct mail marketing before he took up politics?
top U.S. Election Day In Progress: What's Been Your Experience?
Voted this morning... Lots of people, parking lot nearly full, many booths taken, but no hassles (presented my ID) or lines.
top Seafood Raised on Animal Feces Approved for Consumers
True... Bat fish eat turtle poo:
But the bat fish evolved to do this. Dumping significant amounts of pig feces into a fish farm sounds like a good way to cause problems.
top Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset Blows Past Kickstarter Goal
I'm not sure your cynicism is warranted. Skepticism, sure. But given that there's already a AAA title available (Doom 3) and that what's promised is only a "dev kit" I think the chances for success are high.
top Man Physically Assaulted At McDonald's For Wearing Digital Eye Glasses
Weezul must have had a bad experience. His sample size is woefully inadequate to make such sweeping generalizations about Boston but at least three times in this thread he's made such remarks.
For the record, Boston is not in the top 20 U.S. cities when it comes to violent crime:
top Hackers Steal Keyless BMW In Under 3 Minutes
34% of MINIs are sold with a manual transmission. 50% in New England.
top Hackers Steal Keyless BMW In Under 3 Minutes
It may depend on the model of the MINI. The Clubman is at the bottom of the list of stolen cars:
The fact that many MINIs have manual transmissions may have something to do with it. Seeing a stick shift might be enough to deter the average punk joy rider.
top HP To Cut 30,000 Jobs
Peter Gibbons: You're gonna lay off Samir and Michael?
Bob Slydell: Oh yeah, we're gonna bring in some entry-level graduates, farm some work out to Singapore, that's the usual deal. Bob Porter: Standard operating procedure.
top Company Designs "Big Brother Chip"
Get ready for the "bite my shiny tinfoil ass" Futurama jokes.
Eye of Tiger Composer Sues Gingrich To Stop Campaign From Using Song
Yep, these guys have short memories...
I liked Charlie's court mandated apology though:
top How Steve Jobs Solved the Innovator's Dilemma
"I'm not a driven businessman, but a driven artist. I never think about money. Beautiful things make money. "
-- Lord Acton
top Evangelical Scientists Debate Creation Story
It's pretty funny, actually. They take their smartest creationists, put them in a room together, and tell them to think about it for a while. The result? "Yeah, this can't actually be true."
What, exactly, did they think would happen?
They'd learn that "God is Dead". It's true. I saw it on TV.
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