Game Tech: How BioShock Infinite's Lighting Works
yeah I dunno why even write an article about it.
and bioshock infinite.. ..isn't that infinite at all. the lighting didn't really add anything to it.
like, how is the lighting different from bioshock1?? if i is calculated differently it sure as fuck doesn't change anything gameplay wise nor even graphically...
Merlin's Magic: The Inside Story of the First Mobile Game
this predates game&watch.
not sure if really otherwise the first, but first electronic mobile gaming system that sold well in the usa I think at least.
New Attack Hijacks DNS Traffic From 300,000 Routers
The encrypted tunnel is created on submit, that is, you can have a login form on an http page and still submit encrypted via SSL if the forms action sends data via https.
but that's not the point.
Apple Closes OpenNI the Open Source Kinect Framework
why would you develop an app that uses usb device(possible) connected to an iDevice to to perform 3d scanning? why the fuck wouldn't you..
Oil From the Exxon Valdez Spill Still Lingers On Alaska Beaches
if you punished them for 30 billion dollars then you would have the 30 billion dollars for the cleanup and if it was too much the remaining tankers and oil refineries sold to highest bidder so I don't really see the downside there..
Ask Slashdot: Do You Still Trust Bitcoin?
"The guarentee on bank deposits is $250K per person per institution."
hmm go to cypros and tell people that. I was vague with the number because I wasn't being specific about any government.
Rolls Royce Developing Drone Cargo Ships
why bother when you can pay 5 million to goons who go and whack the pirates back into the sea(since they have no hostages...).
Ask Slashdot: Do You Still Trust Bitcoin?
*We can be sure traditional banks won't be hacked because they are regulated by the government appointed banking regulator.* ..actually we can't be sure about that.
do I trust bitcoin? yes(to be what it is).
do I trust exchanges? no.
(and guarantees by government are usually only up to 30-50 000 dollars worth anyways)
but would I trust even the shoddy fly by night exchanges more than say the government of venezuela ? heck yea...
Apple Urges Arizona Governor To Veto Anti-Gay Legislation
just claim that being gay is a religion then too. but the constitution really not having anything to do with this.. it's just a paper, a very old paper that has been modified many times in the past. ignorance like that is chilling, thinking that you can't add it to the constitution.
and one thing about everyone who claims that being being gay is a choice: they are at least bi-sexual if they _really_ believe that when they wake up every morning they can make the choice if they've attracted to dicks or pussy.
US War Machine Downsizing?
USA "defense" budget is 90% welfare and employment program. you would be just as safe if it was put into a welfare&jobs program intended for building bridges and roads(but that's a job that needs more education than being a soldier, really, if you think about it).
WhatsApp Founder Used Unchangable Airline Ticket To Pressure Facebook
the threat wasn't about flying away to some random location but flying to barca to meet some other possible investors....
Most Alarming: IETF Draft Proposes "Trusted Proxy" In HTTP/2.0
..why the fuck not just connect to the proxy over an encrypted pipe?!?
Microsoft Confirms Windows 8.1 Spring Update, To Focus On Non-touch Devices
8.1 start button is just a link to the start screen.
if they really want to follow up on the ui designers bullshit line that they want to have the "power user"(someone who uses desktop, lol) interface as well.. then they have to get off their ass and do a proper start menu built in.
I use win8.1, I've seen the start screen maybe 2 weeks ago last time.. and then I was installing some unsigned drivers(for sanguinololu, and yeah.. you have to go through one step in metro to do that.. which makes no sense if you believe that the ui guys reddit comments weren't just total damage control grade A bullshit).
FFmpeg's VP9 Decoder Faster Than Google's
...yeah but when did you run out of cpu when decoding stuff last time? (counting on that you didn't do it on a raspberry..)
however, since this is sw we're talking about it's entirely plausable that googles version looks crappier too....
Internet Shutdown Adds To Venezuela's Woes
venezuelan government just does what it did last time.
but yeah of course it's USA's fault that the people are using dollars since the domestic currency is so fucked.
obama really doesn't have to care either way..
WhatsApp: 2nd Biggest Tech Acquisition of All Time
actually whatsapp had a monetization model, which is exactly why this buy is with such huge money.
the problem is that the monetization model was only good for 450 million per year in revenues, provided the same customers stay for next year(dollar / year activation).
but still that's a whole lot more than instagram.. but it still defies _any_ finance sensibilities to pay so much for that kind of revenues on such a volatile field.
BSD Real-Time Operating System NuttX Makes Its 100th Release: NuttX 6.33
look man, being 8 bit or 32bit in precision has damn all fucking nothing to do with being real time or not.
however.. I have a computer analogy here.
x86 running dos runs real time. thus, it'll run every time the same speed(ok ok hd might have return in inexactly the same time but still, you could just create a simple bat that set the time to 0:00:0 and ran the game, resulting in the game copy protection asking the same question every time...).
being rtos is not about being faster, not about higher precision, but about having predictable timing, enabling you to run things with it that have to happen at certain time, like running fuel injection or whatever.
Ask Slashdot: Should I Get Google Glass?
well, if it was 50 bucks maybe I would use it one hour per week.
now it's 1500 and marketed with "oh so exclusive".
but it ain't exclusive. it'st just 1500 bucks and practically anyone who wants can have it for that.
Drive-by Android Malware Exploits Unpatchable Vulnerability
switch to a different web browser...
only fix, really. and make sure it doesn't use the built in webkit renderer.
Why Your Phone Gets OTA Updates But Your Car Doesn't
*nearly all new cars don't have a device that receives data is absurd.*
nearly all new cars _globally_ lack such a mechanism for receiving data that could be feasible used for OTA updates.
sure, it would cost just 40 bucks per car to add the hardware necessary, but the cellular plan contracts etc would make it complicated for car manufacturers, so they only do it for luxury cars(which are friggin NOT "most" cars)
gun crime vs. gun control
wtf has this to do with slashdot?
gazillion idiot posts in a second. NONE of wich were unbiased, and riddled with serious thought holes.
israel has low gun crime ratio? wtf, the country is in (half) state of war ffs. oh yeh, legit shooting isn't gun crime and legit rocket strikes from another side of the fence isn't gun crime either.
guns don't kill people, idiots with guns thinking they can protect people kill people.
guns are fun. ON A FREAKING SHOOTING ALLEY. that i must admit.
yes. i'm developing my theory and practice of karmawhoring.
seriously, there should be a howto to karmawhoring.. though.. it could end up pretty short. following just about 3 rules one could easily expand his karma to excellent in ~3 weeks.
hmm. karmawhoring robot could end up intresting..
aw i guess i'll have to try to finish my google linkfarm detector/filter searcher..