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Kinect Hack Builds 3D Maps of the Real World

pRtkL xLr8r Game Map Makers Rejoice... (70 comments)

Wouldn't it be great - tweak this with GPS data or something similar, and then find some building that you think would be great for your multiplayer game. Simply walk around the building with a laptop and a Kinect, and after a few sweeps the software models the interior which you could use to import into your map editor...

more than 3 years ago

Hackers Dual-Boot Chrome OS With Ubuntu Linux on CR-48

pRtkL xLr8r Google, take this is a sign... (148 comments)

I think it's rather telling about a product when it's not even out yet and people are already trying to circumvent it's OS because it doesn't do what's desired...

about 4 years ago

Toyota Acceleration and Embedded System Bugs

pRtkL xLr8r Re:Boeing versus Airbus (499 comments)

You see? We give the machines a small amount of AI and they rise against us, even in such primitive states. God forbid we ever give one a fully functional AI brain...it'll be Skynet all over again...which never happened, but still could again...err...

more than 4 years ago

Game Endings Going Out of Style?

pRtkL xLr8r Telegraphing the ending in real time (190 comments)

I have to say, COD: Modern Warfare had one of the most satisfying endings I've ever played through. Part of it was the fact that you knew you were near the end when you were playing it - it wasn't an abrupt "Mission Accomplished: Game Over!"

more than 4 years ago

Angry AT&T Customers May Disrupt Service

pRtkL xLr8r Re:Should be (572 comments)

No, sorry...TW sucks and I am actually more than happy now that I dropped them and am receiving OTA HD which is not only free but better quality than TW's, as well as what other shows I need off the Internet. I got a letter from a collection agency a mere two months after the last bill was unpaid -- if I didn't hate them before, I do now even more -- which I didn't think was possible. The only way I can hate them more now is if I found out the CEO of TW anally raped my grandmother...

about 5 years ago

14-Year-Old Wins International Programming Contest

pRtkL xLr8r Big. Fucking. Deal. (141 comments)

Don't know how this is news. Anyone who concentrates on something hard enough will get it eventually, age doesn't matter. It seems silly to people in America maybe because kids now are too interested in jacking their brains into Xbox Live and their iPhones. I used to be heavy into that stuff as well... but then I got a social life and found out early on that life is way too short to waste your life completely on it. Do it for fun or for your job, but if you eat, live and breathe it, it will destroy you. Oh and having sex became priority number one...

more than 5 years ago

A Hypothesis On Segway Hate

pRtkL xLr8r Self-importance = low self-esteem (487 comments)

The guy with a Mac sitting at Starbucks blogging about his new car. The dude at the bar with a bluetooth headset in his ear while he's not even on the phone. They guy tooling down the street with a Segway to get to the Apple store for the new iPhone. They all fit into the category of 'look at me, I'm important, please take notice of this so I can feel better about myself.'

The kid with the netbook directly jacking into the school server to change his grades. The Navy Seal with the headset and mic relaying position information. They dude on the skateboard doing an ollie over some trash while trying to get to work on time. They're all doing something functional, and look pretty damn cool doing it.

more than 5 years ago

Huge Unidentified Organic Blob Floating Around Alaska

pRtkL xLr8r It's Sarah Palin... (424 comments)

...Someone in the Republican party threw water on her, she melted, and that's what's left...

more than 5 years ago

MIT Develops Camera-Like Fabric

pRtkL xLr8r Re:I can see it now... (78 comments)

Hmmm...I was thinking more in the way of underwear...

more than 5 years ago

GPS-Based System For Driving Tax Being Field Tested

pRtkL xLr8r Hackers will find a way around it,plain and simple (891 comments)

Just put a new tax on car owners. If you own 1 car, you are taxed very lightly. If you own say 3 cars, the tax starts getting heavier...tax the bastards that have a fleet of cars in a warehouse somewhere (and I'm not talking about dealerships).

more than 5 years ago

Remote Kill Flags Surface In Kindle

pRtkL xLr8r Re:They asked for it (630 comments)

People will NOT obey an unjust law. When corporations declare that they sold you a license instead of a product and start turning off access to what the customer paid for...well, you reap what you sow. There are not enough lawyers out there to sue everyone who downloads. Ask the RIAA if you don't believe me.

Ask anyone who lived during the Prohibition era as well...

more than 5 years ago

Time For Voice-Mail To Throw In the Towel

pRtkL xLr8r Re:Not anytime soon (393 comments)

I completely agree. How many times have you gotten a voice mail from either a bad connection or bad background noise and had to listen to it 20 times as well as call up half the cast of CSI to help you decipher it? Do they really think a computer is going to be able to get that right when it doesn't even understand what a 'Barack Obama' is?

more than 5 years ago

New Pattern Found In Prime Numbers

pRtkL xLr8r Re:Other bases? (509 comments)

Bad as in "same matter can't occupy the same space" from a time-paradox-kinda-bad I think...

more than 5 years ago

One Broken Router Takes Out Half the Internet?

pRtkL xLr8r Belkin = Broken (412 comments)

So all terrorists have to do is buy a bunch of Belkin routers and set them up as per normal?

more than 5 years ago

MS To Offer Free Windows 7 Upgrade To Vista Users

pRtkL xLr8r Exclusive Steve Balmer Email: (417 comments)

Whatever it takes! Do what you have to! I don't care if you have to give away the next 3 incarnations of our operating system for free -- WE WILL NOT LET LINUX GET A FOOTHOLD!!!

more than 5 years ago

New Law Will Require Camera Phones To "Click"

pRtkL xLr8r Just camera phones huh... (1235 comments)

So if I have a small digital camera that is NOT part of a cell phone, and it doesn't make a clicking noise, that's ok? So the next bill will include digital cameras? So then every digital camera must then be outfitted with sound capabilities just for this reason alone? Am I the only one taking crazy pills here or what???

more than 5 years ago

Japanese Scientists Claim To Reconstruct Images From Brain Data

pRtkL xLr8r Nightmare recursion (276 comments)

I have a feeling that if someone were record one of their nightmares and then watch it when awake, the conscious brain wouldn't be able to cope with what the subconscious brain can. Watching it would give you nightmares. And the cycle begins...

about 6 years ago

Eight-Armed Animal Preceded Dinosaurs

pRtkL xLr8r We had these in high school (211 comments)

So big whoop. They were like 25 cents in gumball machines. You'd throw them at windows and they'd slowly crawl down. Can't wait til someone unearths a gummy bracelet or a Swatch watch...

more than 6 years ago


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