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Euclideon Teases Photorealistic Voxel-Based Game Engine

virgnarus Vaporware/Scam/SnakeOil/Etc. (134 comments)


They've shown up numerous times presenting this technology with an attempt to garner easy money. They already suckered in Australian government with a $2 million grant. They haven't really produced anything new and are just presenting the same polished demos without making efforts to tackle any of the issues inherent in such voxel-based engines.

about a month ago

Phablet Reviews: Before and After the iPhone 6

virgnarus Re:In fairness ... (277 comments)

I've found with my Note 3 with Otterbox case that I would either need to use the speaker function or have a bluetooth earpiece to call in a convenient manner. Putting the phone up to my ear is just embarrassing.

Of course, that's not what I got the Note 3 for, otherwise I would've stuck with my old dialpad phone. I got it for PDA functionality, for which it performs the task wonderfully.

about a month ago

Blizzard Wins Legal Battle Against WoW Bot Company

virgnarus Re: Bottable == boring IMO (285 comments)

Don't be deceived: it's a devious ploy to get you to snatch the knight for an easy kill, only to get baited into an ambush. I've been the victim of it once too many in Chessmaster.

1 year,8 days

Snowden Nominated For Freedom of Thought Prize

virgnarus Congratulations, Snowden! (212 comments)

We're having a celebration party in your honor! Come to the US Embassy in Paris for all the festivities!

P.S - There's cake!


about a year ago

The Game Made From NASA Satellite Data

virgnarus Oculus Rift support (32 comments)

The best thing about the game is their dedication to implement good Oculus Rift support, which is perfect for a game like this. Too many games haphazardly slap Rift support onto them and it becomes a mess trying to deal with menus designed for monitors being displayed on the Rift and other things that makes the Rift experience real poor. These devs, however, realize the obstacles with Rift support and are willing to put the extra effort into making it worthwhile.

about a year ago

NSA Broke Privacy Rules Thousands of Times Per Year, Audit Finds

virgnarus Re:3 frightening words (312 comments)

Is that the W3W tag for their building?

about a year ago

US, Germany To Enter No-Spying Agreement

virgnarus Re:yeah, right (209 comments)

Well, I did see that they shook hands over the agreement.

about a year ago

Radical New Icebreaker Will Travel Through the Ice Sideways

virgnarus So, (62 comments)

Nautical drifting?

about a year ago

Google Pressure Cookers and Backpacks: Get a Visit From the Feds

virgnarus Re:How'd the government know what they were Googli (923 comments)

You really need to ask this question? Or you just playing stewpit?

Honestly! Redundant questions like that really get me steamed up.

about a year ago

Snowden Granted One-Year Asylum In Russia

virgnarus Re:Attorney Bruce Fein quote (411 comments)

USGov: I can't break the law! I AM THE LAW! </stallone>

about a year ago


virgnarus Filter error: (52 comments)

Don't use so many caps. It's like YELLING.

about a year ago

Training Materials for NSA Spying Tool "XKeyScore" Revealed

virgnarus Re:Quote from another dead hero (347 comments)

I recommend you read more on it than just a single ad from someone. has some reviews from it. From that and other sources I've found that there's some heavy cronyism that takes place there. So unless you wanna relocate to Iceland for the job...

about a year ago

Epic Online Space Battle

virgnarus Re:Wow (296 comments)

Hobbes: If nobody makes you do it, it counts as fun.

about a year ago

Hollywood's Love of Analytics Couldn't Prevent Six Massive Blockbuster Flops

virgnarus Re:It's all the PIRATES' fault! (1029 comments)

Just wait until Oculus Rift comes out, as it'll render theaters completely obsolete.

about a year ago

Teenage League of Legends Player Jailed For Months For Facebook Joke

virgnarus Re:Ugh, this is disgusting. (743 comments)

The article doesn't mention it, but this is actually why he is in prison.

If that really were the case, Slashdot members would have a lot more prison stories to tell.

about a year ago

Oculus Rift Raises Another $16 Million

virgnarus Re:I was wondering that (104 comments)

What I'm interested in is whether this will expedite getting a consumer version out due to increased staffing for R&D and production, or delay it further by increasing features to be implemented into the final product. TBH, I'd be happy either way.

about a year ago



Ask Slashdot: The Search for the Modern PDA

virgnarus virgnarus writes  |  more than 2 years ago

virgnarus (1949790) writes "TL;DR: What are solid, comprehensive devices, apps, etc. for daily organizing/planning in a digital fashion? Bonus points for those involving handwriting.

The diagnosis: I, and others like me, have terrible memory. Daily tasks such as remembering conversations, scheduled events, etc., are plagued with difficulties from this unfortunate circumstance. We need constant reminders to refresh us on various activities and meetings, otherwise we are quickly distracted by the hectic hustle-n-bustle and the memories vanish.

The remedy: a digital organizer. Pen-and-paper has served well for a time, but when one's activities commonly rest on computers and other digital devices, it would be most relevant to incorporate daily planning and whatnot into the digital age as well.

That's where things have been rather awkward for me personally. PDAs have been surpassed by smartphones and tablets, items which unfortunately today are no longer advertised in their capacity to act as an auxiliary brain for someones daily routine — unlike their predecessors — but rather for entertainment functionality like media playback, and social components. So it's been fairly difficult to find a solution that is more akin to the Palm Pilots and other PDAs of yore then to a portable movie or mp3 player with internet.

I've also found that the search is more fragmented. Not only must you find the right tool, but now you have to search for the right app(s). Don't forget that many devices today no longer use a stylus, which to many individuals is still essential to quick note-taking. So now if that's the case then one has to look for a good reliable stylus as well.

I'm sure there's plenty others here at Slashdot that keep something at their side as a mental armor bearer, so what has been your trusty sidekick lately that you can recommend?"


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