×

Announcing: Slashdot Deals - Explore geek apps, games, gadgets and more. (what is this?)

Thank you!

We are sorry to see you leave - Beta is different and we value the time you took to try it out. Before you decide to go, please take a look at some value-adds for Beta and learn more about it. Thank you for reading Slashdot, and for making the site better!

Comments

top

US/UK Will Stage 'Cyber-Attack War Games' As Pressure Against Encryption Mounts

jasper_amsterdam Ender (77 comments)

"Games", right? Can't NOT think of Ender's Game here.

about a week ago
top

Ars: Samsung Gear VR Is Today's Best Virtual Reality

jasper_amsterdam Re:Dizziness (74 comments)

Or the other way around, like moving your head when your VR doesn't do head tracking.

about two weeks ago
top

Ars: Samsung Gear VR Is Today's Best Virtual Reality

jasper_amsterdam Re:Dizziness (74 comments)

Having used the DK2 both without positional tracking as well as with, I can confirm that just the tracking can make all the difference: it made me about as sick as using the DK1 did (obviously, this effect is minimal if you don't move your head around).

about two weeks ago
top

Ars: Samsung Gear VR Is Today's Best Virtual Reality

jasper_amsterdam Head tracking (74 comments)

I have experienced the Oculus DK 1 and am now in posession of a DK2. While I haven't tried the Gear VR, I think the reviewers treat the lack of positional tracking very very mildly. To me, the sense of disorientation in the DK1 is so huge, and having used the DK2 without positional tracknig as well as with, I can confirm just the tracking can make all the difference. Sure, you can say 'just don't move your head', but then you might as well say 'just don't look around' and use a standard 3D screen. Full positional head tracking is a key element of VR, and Oculus was absolutely right to move in that direction with the DK2.

about two weeks ago
top

Wireless Keylogger Masquerades as USB Phone Charger

jasper_amsterdam Re:And this is good why? (150 comments)

Did anyone else read 'snorting coke and chip crumbs' the first time 'round?

about two weeks ago
top

Study Shows How Humans Can Echolocate

jasper_amsterdam Re:Give me a ping... (136 comments)

Only the first 3 times I reread it, trying to make sense of it.

about 2 months ago
top

Ask Slashdot: What Games Are You Playing?

jasper_amsterdam Re:Crusader kings II (669 comments)

Yeah, I also went from xcom to ck2. And in both I can't stop myself from save/load cheating. =( In xcom I went iron man, but that's not supported for ck2 with DLCs. Guess I'll have to learn self-discipline (but not enough to stop playing)

about a year ago
top

Ask Slashdot: What Games Are You Playing?

jasper_amsterdam Blood Bowl and Crusader Kings 2 (669 comments)

For my multi-player itch it's still Blood Bowl, and has been so for years now (played high-quality low-graphics for free on the donation-based site fumbbl.com ), and my latest single-player addiction is the deep feudal dynasty simulator crusader kings 2.

about a year ago
top

Ask Slashdot: How Do I Request Someone To Send Me a Public Key?

jasper_amsterdam Re:just be straight up (399 comments)

Good point, the public key being public is key.

about a year and a half ago
top

Ask Slashdot: How Do I Request Someone To Send Me a Public Key?

jasper_amsterdam just be straight up (399 comments)

Ask the secretary 'could you please ask your IT department for your' and then use any term, since they'll know.

about a year and a half ago
top

The Downside of Warp Drives: Annihilating Whole Star Systems When You Arrive

jasper_amsterdam Skyrocket (235 comments)

That's exactly what I was thinking. Now that it's suddenly a planetbuster with free ammo, chances of it getting built just skyrocketed! =P

more than 2 years ago
top

Publisher of Free Textbooks Says It Will Now Charge For Them, Instead

jasper_amsterdam Re:Off topic - looking for help (156 comments)

Thanks for the info, will take the snide in stride. =D

more than 2 years ago
top

Publisher of Free Textbooks Says It Will Now Charge For Them, Instead

jasper_amsterdam Off topic - looking for help (156 comments)

Hi /. Sorry for the off topic but I'm looking for help from the /. community and have no idea how to reach the hive other than comments. A long time ago (2 years?) there was a post on a tool that would automatically install the most recent version of a bunch of shareware and freeware without clicking through all the muck. I didn't save the link and despite some googling haven't been able to retrieve it. It seems like a tool that would save hours when installing a new system (if safe). Does someone remember the link or can someone with better search-fu find it? Thanks! Jasper

more than 2 years ago
top

Chrome Extension Adds Facebook, Twitter To Google+

jasper_amsterdam Re:Transitioning Is Easy (71 comments)

Until I succeed in transporting my friends, I will appreciate the integration.

more than 3 years ago
top

Chrome Extension Adds Facebook, Twitter To Google+

jasper_amsterdam Re:How long till Facebook break it? (71 comments)

I'm not sure they can do that. If they have an API for (mobile) apps to integrate friends streams and such, I doubt they could specifically interrupt this (unless they use the lawyers to do so. Then again, Google has been for opening data where fb has been for shutting it up, so the best thing would be to do the same, and integrate G+ into your fb stream (but that would be accepting them as equals).

more than 3 years ago
top

How Many Solar Powered Devices Do You Own?

jasper_amsterdam Re:About this "plants" thing (334 comments)

I think increasing the price of fossil is also dersirable. If only we had a global tax system.

more than 3 years ago

Submissions

top

Netflix develops Oculus interface (among other hacks)

jasper_amsterdam jasper_amsterdam writes  |  about 5 months ago

jasper_amsterdam (788332) writes "At the 'Netflix hack day', several cool hacks were developed, including (menu) support for the Oculus Rift, support for Netflix controlling background lighting, and a console interface. Cool stuff, but I should note there isn't necessarily any intention of implementating these. Netflix' tech blog has a report."
top

NASA has big news on the search for alien life?

jasper_amsterdam jasper_amsterdam writes  |  more than 4 years ago

jasper_amsterdam (788332) writes "According to this post , NASA is scheduled to hold a press conference on December 2nd at 2 PM (EST). "to discuss an astrobiology finding that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life." Many of the people on the list are related to the Mars missions. Have they really found something big? Or are they just trying to increase their importance following recent cuts?"
Link to Original Source
top

30.000 neuroscientists gather in San Diego

jasper_amsterdam jasper_amsterdam writes  |  more than 4 years ago

jasper_amsterdam (788332) writes "Starting today, the Society of Neuroscience annual conference is happening in San Diego. 30.000 brain geeks have flocked to the city to discuss and explore the brain. You can follow reports on the meeting over at the 'official neuroblogs' . Of particular interest to the slashdot crowd may be the 'Novel Methods and Technology Development' tag."
Link to Original Source
top

Chrome shows off html 5 in nostalgic music video

jasper_amsterdam jasper_amsterdam writes  |  more than 4 years ago

jasper_amsterdam (788332) writes "The google blog mentions a cool project showing off html5 (The large number of browser windows is intentional). It's an interactive music video for the new single 'We used to wait' by Arcade Fire. The nostalgic song is accompanied by street view animations featuring the neighborhood where you grew up, along with several other cool animations responding to both the music and the cursor. The project is currently only supported by Chrome because of html5 requirements.
Chrome experiments has some more info about the techniques used, and the story is also covered at cnet."

Link to Original Source
top

research proves: women secretly desire hairy geeks

jasper_amsterdam jasper_amsterdam writes  |  more than 4 years ago

jasper_amsterdam (788332) writes "The daily mail has a story about a study looking into women's preference for men. More specifically, about how women say they want one kind of man, but really want another. From the article: "Most women claim to be attracted to tall, dark and handsome men, but a new study has revealed that facial stubble and a geeky personality are their biggest secret turn-ons. Despite complaining that it looks unkempt and feels rough to touch, the unshaven look on a man is actually a turn-on for 41 per cent of women. A slightly geeky personality came second, proving that women really do like a guy who knows their stuff when it comes to technology. A hairy chest was voted third, followed by a man who loves to read or cries at a soppy film.""
Link to Original Source
top

Dutch Christian presentor renounces creation &

jasper_amsterdam jasper_amsterdam writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Jasper Winkel (788332) writes "Trouw (Dutch newspaper) reports (google's horrible translation here) that the foremost face of Dutch Christian television, Andries Knevel, signed a document on a show which aired (link leads to Dutch TV content) last tuesday. In this document, Knevel states he 'used to believe in creation in 6 days, he until recently believed in intelligent design, but now revokes these statements and regrets leading his children and his viewers in this way.' The same programme aired footage related to evolution from an episode of David Attenborough's 'the Life of Mammals' which had been censored in 2007 by the same broadcast company (EO). Knevel is a presenter and the former director of this EO, and is an example to many Dutch Christians. Not surprisingly, his statement has caused some commotion (again, links lead to Dutch TV content). The EO has officially distanced (translation here) itself from Knevel's statements, but is now unwilling itself to make a statement one way or the other, for fear of losing either their orthodox or their more modern members."

Journals

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?