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

Mysticeti try a game that has you in a cockpit (67 comments)

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.

about 5 months ago

Today In Year-based Computer Errors: Draft Notices Sent To Men Born In the 1800s

Mysticeti Not necessarily "crack pot" (205 comments)

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.

about 7 months ago

Sony Announces Virtual Reality Headset For PS4

Mysticeti Re: Yep. (112 comments)

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.

about 10 months ago

Blowing Up a Pointless Job Interview

Mysticeti Re:Tame and lame (692 comments)

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.

1 year,11 days

N. Carolina May Ban Tesla Sales To Prevent "Unfair Competition"

Mysticeti Re:And we don't need the man in the middle indeed. (555 comments)

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

The Data Crunchers Who Helped Win The Election

Mysticeti Re:What Axelrod can do, Rove can do as well (208 comments)

Actually, I thought Rove was one of the pioneers on this. Wasn't he in direct mail marketing before he took up politics?

more than 2 years ago

U.S. Election Day In Progress: What's Been Your Experience?

Mysticeti NH - Paper ballot - busy but efficient - no lines (821 comments)

Voted this morning... Lots of people, parking lot nearly full, many booths taken, but no hassles (presented my ID) or lines.

more than 2 years ago

Man Physically Assaulted At McDonald's For Wearing Digital Eye Glasses

Mysticeti Re:Not in this particular case (1198 comments)

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: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_cities_by_crime_rate

more than 2 years ago

HP To Cut 30,000 Jobs

Mysticeti Uh oh, looks like the Bobs are gonna visit HP. (291 comments)

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.

more than 2 years ago

How Steve Jobs Solved the Innovator's Dilemma

Mysticeti Steve may have learned this from Lord Acton (424 comments)

"I'm not a driven businessman, but a driven artist. I never think about money. Beautiful things make money. "
-- Lord Acton

more than 3 years ago

Evangelical Scientists Debate Creation Story

Mysticeti Re:v_v (1014 comments)

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.


more than 3 years ago


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