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Sony To Sell 3D Head-Mounted Display

ginbot462 Re:Gyro inside? (153 comments)

I should have emphasized some points on instrumentation in a flight sim. Display only (e.g. no input from the user) is fine when you just want to read it (radar alt, airspeed, attitude/adi, etc). However, maps, radios, or multifunction displays require you to touch/mouse the bezel buttons, knobs, etc. This applies to both commercial or military. You can alleviate this by having controls on the grips, but there will be things that are not typically reachable from the cyclic or throttle/collective in the real aircraft. So, you can bend the realism and put in there so that you can change it while your helmet is on - or just ignore it. That's why the helmet is more of a niche device and not typically used for training - but would be ok for gaming.

more than 2 years ago
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Sony To Sell 3D Head-Mounted Display

ginbot462 Re:Gyro inside? (153 comments)

People have done this for a while. Sadly, the effect isn't that great - you lack your peripheral vision - which is what you hope to add from say a single/dual monitor simplistic setup. So for straight up flying it is interesting but doesn't add anything much. Not to say it would have some niche used; it is interesting to look around your cockpit to SEE where displays/instruments/circuit breakers will be. The act of using those displays would be disconcerting if not impossible - grip/throttle/collective buttons/hats would be fine however. I could see it for recon to scout for people/landing zones - but again you would run into the limits in the cockpit interaction.

more than 2 years ago
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German Ban On Doom Finally Lifted

ginbot462 Re:Doom wasn't the first (176 comments)

No one played that. Course only a few people played Ultima Underworld (mostly Ultima fans).

more than 2 years ago
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German Ban On Doom Finally Lifted

ginbot462 Re:I still call them Doom clones (176 comments)

Worth mentioning Ultima Underworld which inspired System Shock. It is a great game itself.

more than 2 years ago
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German Ban On Doom Finally Lifted

ginbot462 Re:I still call them Doom clones (176 comments)

Hey why not call them Ultima Underworld clones (and that game(s) STILL does things better .. you can write on the maps for starters!). Que somebody pointing an older game till we go to Sega's Missile to Macala to "Me throw rock at you face" (Gameplay = 2. Graphics = 10. Replay = 1).

more than 2 years ago
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German Ban On Doom Finally Lifted

ginbot462 Nothing? (176 comments)

Now you can jump.

more than 2 years ago
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Measles Resurgent Due To Fear of Vaccination

ginbot462 Re:Car analogy time (668 comments)

2 friends of my sister's in highschool got in a wreck (a light post in this - but same premise), Neither was wearing the seatbelt, and I wish I remembered the details, one survived (no lasting injuries either) and one died (he flew threw the windshield). I remember her saying if they had worn seatbelts it might have been switched.

more than 2 years ago
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One Final Manufacturing Run of Touchpads

ginbot462 How do you make money doing this? (221 comments)

Reminds me of that SNL Change Bank commerical:

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Paul McElroy: A lot of people don't realize that change is a two-way street. You can come in with sixteen quarters, eight dimes, and four nickels - we can give you a five-dollar bill. Or we can give you five singles. Or two singles, eight quarters, and ten dimes. You'd be amazed at the variety of the options you have.

Customer #3: I was driving through Pennsylvania on the tollway, and to save time I was using the exact-change lanes. I had just run out of quarters, and I was getting a bit nervous when I spotted a sign for a Citiwide branch at the next exit. Let me tell you, it was a pretty good feeling.

Paul McElroy: I have had people come in with wrinkled ten-dollar bills to exchange for new crisp bills to put in birthday cards. We can handle special requests like that, usually in the same day.

Customer #4: I'd just returned from a business trip to London, and all the cash I had was a five-pound note. Citiwide wasn't able to convert it to dollars, but they did give me four guineas, two crowns, four shillings, and ten pence.

Paul McElroy: All the time, our customers ask us, "How do you make money doing this?" The answer is simple: Volume. That's what we do.

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft 'Ribbonizes' Windows 8 File Manager

ginbot462 Re:Paging Darth Vader (951 comments)

I'm worried our future generations won't know the proper hate for the prequels. All should watch the Plinket reviews.

more than 2 years ago
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Google Explores Re-Ranking Search Results Using +1 Button Data

ginbot462 Re:"Proposed", not "plans to" (126 comments)

My exact sentiment. You would either "play nice" or not play at all until it goes live. Even then ... you might wait for the PUBLIC to gain confidence, then launch what ever human/computer methodology to pump up your desired links.

more than 2 years ago
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Like a Redstone Cowboy

ginbot462 Re:Cheating : Minecraft :: Art :: RealLife (166 comments)

>> Fortunately it's usually pretty easy to tell

Glad to know. Reminds me of people doing time runs in games (course this makes more sense as emulators can mess up timing); the pieces should be viewed the lens of the process (e.g. Anne Frank's diary is inseparable from it). Hell, art forgeries can gain their own fame if good enough:

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

"I thought Raul Julia was Puerto Rican. I didn't know he was ... Cuban!" - mst3k, Overdrawn at the Memory Bank

more than 2 years ago
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Delivering Medicine By UAV

ginbot462 Re:What's the kid on a bike going to do now? (87 comments)

Points for most even handed comment in thread so far (except mine of course :). The problems with this isn't technology but people (they are always getting in the way!). UAVs could serve a niche use, but the benefits of using locals (where applicable) can't be over emphasized. Teach a man to fish and all that.

Love the Coca-Cola distribution system. Talk about thinking inside the crate.

Schizo doesn't count as even handed? Who said that?

more than 2 years ago
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Delivering Medicine By UAV

ginbot462 Re:Anti-aids drugs (87 comments)

>> These high tech devices will be stolen by the bucket load.

If these "high tech devices" were just parachuted modules, that wouldn't be the issue. This thing, well yeah. Parachuted supplies might be spotted. If technique is used long enough, you might have people watching out for them. Then stealing them before the intended recipient or shaking them down. If THAT became a problem, the people needing it wouldn't want these drops drawing attention them because they don't want to be curb stomped by some thug.

>> Google for copper theft and that even happens in the west.

Alabama =? National Champions ... Roll tide I guess...
http://blog.al.com/wire/2011/08/alabama_leads_the_nation_in_th.html

So bad, they park police next to the utility trucks now.

more than 2 years ago
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Delivering Medicine By UAV

ginbot462 Re:This won't fly... (87 comments)

The bigger concern wouldn't be flying UAVs in bad conditions as GP mentioned, but protecting the supplies from drop to receipt. Honestly, snow storms would help for lot of medical supplies (e.g. penicillin) - too bad the places that could benefit the most are in hot/arid/desert conditions.

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Delivering Medicine By UAV

ginbot462 Re:This won't fly... (87 comments)

This submission is lacking, but not for the reasons given. These are not the first people to do this - and really it is just combo thing anyways (i.e. airdrops + UAVs) like smartphones so it's all about execution and detail.

I agree talking about storms is misleading, but if not talking geomagnetic, solar, or severe thunder storms it shouldn't be issue for radio communication at the proper frequency range. If you can, you're better off waiting for conditions to clear. If the supplies had to be flown, you could mitigate some problems by flying above the cloud.

The signal should be encrypted, but physically intercepting aid is ALWAYS a problem. Probably not a big deal in this case though. 1. Not as much supplies, so not as much motivation to intercept. 2. These would probably not be Predator sized UAVs, so difficult to detect. 3. Hitting a small target at a high altitude with conventional guns? This is real life.

Spot

more than 2 years ago

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The Prerapture Party Almost Here

ginbot462 ginbot462 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ginbot462 (626023) writes "Maybe hoping to get the jump on some of the 2012 crowd, a Christian group united by their Family Radio patronage are about to approach their scheduled doomsday: this coming Saturday, May 21 2011. CNN has been following them around, but apparently on the appointed date, they won't be able to be with the team leader Fred Store because "they needed that time to focus on their relationship with God"."
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April Fools Test

ginbot462 ginbot462 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ginbot462 (626023) writes "

PB8 noted that Google Googol Gilgamesh Gesus has been following all the kinect hacking innovation stealing time-wasting projects that have been floating around the net, and decided to use motion moron sandwich CowboyNeal detection along with a rich visual vocabulary including common gestures and American Sign Language to accelerate your gmail time. This is going to require a bit of a change in my email composition since normally I use those gestures middle-fingers thumb-bites hair-pulls to vent frustration.

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Harry Coover, Super Glue Inventor, Passed Away

ginbot462 ginbot462 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ginbot462 (626023) writes "Harry Coover, Super Glue inventor, dead at 94,.

I just read some sad news on CNN — Super Glue inventor Harry Coover was found dead in his Tennessee home this Sunday. There weren't any more details. I'm sure everyone in the Slashdot community will miss him — even if you didn't enjoy his work, there's no denying his contributions to popular culture. Truly an American icon.

Just used some yesterday."

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Quote.

ginbot462 ginbot462 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Note to self...

The world is in constant flux; you change with it or you die. Those are your choices. Those are your ONLY choices. - jd (1658)

http://ask.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=2093312&cid=35889620

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Pathfinding Algorithms

ginbot462 ginbot462 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

I usually don't write these things, as they are mostly self-indulgent. But, this one especially so and a offtopic reply to innocuous question to boot.

----------------- Original Comment -------------------------

>> If I asked 4,000 people whether they planned to buy a second Bible in the next 90 days -- for their children -- I bet a lot of people would answer yes

> Why?

---------------- Incoherent Reply ---------------------------

He's asking people in Alabama.

And yes, I am insensitive clod that lives in Alabama. A lifer with a bizarre mix of Eastern Mysticism, Western Philosophy, Cynical Collegiate Education (read as doing it for the Paper which garners ease of getting more paper), and a Cradle Catholic (guess what, Catholics are a split and diverse as Linux distributions if not more so). Feel free to find specific points in this post to mention and not see the entirety. It is your job. (NOTE: Your refers not to the parent but some unspecified forum dweller. Consider this more of an offtopic rant than flamebait)

In short, I am just a node, dude. One with highly suspect PGP protocol between common information input mechanisms.

But you asked why (to try Bud Dry)? I would say people would like to portray their First Life Avatar as something other than it is depending on the other Avatar they are interacting with. I've heard, but not confirmed, The Third planet is sure that theyâ(TM)re being watched by an Eye in the Sky that canâ(TM)t be stopped. When you get to the promise land you're gonna shake that eyes hand.
So, they would respond "Yes" because there is some book recording their deeds and they sure as Hell must give a resounding Positive.

I say it's all about perspective. God, if existing as some sort of outside whole entity would know I would be the cynical questioning type. So, if I judge him to be a Judge, then he should have known to begin with. For instance, I would try to make peace between family for the sake of the whole. But, I will not lose (hey loose would work too!) my ego in the process. After all, why have it if You don't need my perspective and nodal decisions. My voice in the choir raises high when it should .. and I take a piss break when I don't care for the song. And yes, there are plenty of redundancies to handle server loads.

Now, would I buy a bible for my daughter? Understanding this question comes after watching Kong Fu Panda then Gigi (yeccch... this is suppose to make people believe in God?) back to back with her ... I'll do what my dad did, give her the tools (whatever source they may be; though some sources are more poisoned than others) ... she creates what she needs. That is why she is here. Not to regurgitate what I or someone supposedly said 2000, 6000, 10K years ago.

Other Humans are out link to other information. But, they are a breed very susceptible to man-in-the-middle attacks.

Example: Is Jesus saving me? Or was he just some radical Rabbi against the Sadducees, a group working in part at least with the MAN (i.e. Romans).

Don't take that as anti-Semitic. It was just an internal Jewish thing. Not a perfect analogy: but think of America's killing of Timothy McVeigh. Who was right with what Jewish side? And why 2000 years later should I care? Why didn't Jesus mention he was going to die on the cross to the Apostles (you think that might come up at some point ... ) . Why is the rebuilding of the Temple meant to Christians to mean creating of a new religion on just not a re-org thing? Was he Jeremiah or the Dragon Reborn?

Without original documentation from the YouTubes of ~30 AD CE RGB DRM citizens, I cannot provide an answer nor trust any answer given. So, he is just some dude. That lived then died ⦠maybe. Wow, I feel complete now.

So I say Fuck It. What answer gives me my free Big Mac (don't worry Hindu's, it's actually a chemically isolated gelatin from some form of Genetically Modified soy) with Ergot Sauce? My parents told me it's yes? Well, then yes.

Sometimes the info we are searching for is hidden in weird places, like the woman giving you a smile at the right time or a simple thank you after an emotionally exhausting game of esoteric scrabble.

Chemicals upon chemicals, some antagonists, some repressing while the other uptake. No answer will satisfy, but a local biological mix can for a short period of time.

No animals were harmed in this ramble. And remember, All-In-One, It Slices, It Dices, It Defrags.

Why indeed.

"Eli eli lama sabachthani"
"You were right. --Your loving father."

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