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ChaosFish 2007-09-17 21:45


Originally Posted by Darkflame (Post 328792)
Google, by comparison, seems to take the pashions of its leaders, and dedicate the resources of the company itself to pursueing it.
They might get some PR as a side-effect, but I truely believe that this practice of "corporate philanthropic" is a very good and nobel thing.

You could say the same thing about the Hanso Foundation, back at the day ;)

Darkflame 2007-09-18 00:44

oh, I still do.
Hanso is a source of goodness in this world.

Not like Widmore corp...

Echomote 2007-09-19 21:23

USB 3.0

Darkflame 2007-09-20 09:00

Good, but I dont see why we cant just use Network cable to connect everything to everything else these days.

Echomote 2007-09-20 17:55


Originally Posted by Darkflame (Post 329101)
Good, but I dont see why we cant just use Network cable to connect everything to everything else these days.

yeah, that would make more sense -
*same speed
*makes shared network drives/printers easy
*no drivers for each seperate device
*quite a lot of people already have a 1gb/s card (my laptop does)

Maybe it's just more expensive?

ethernet doesn't give power to devices.

ChaosFish 2007-09-20 22:32

Scientists found a new (extinct) species of humans, and named it "Hobbit" (link 2)

Kobold 2007-09-20 22:34

Well, they're either too big fans, bored or just can't think of proper names. :p

Echomote 2007-09-20 23:22


Originally Posted by ChaosFish (Post 329231)

Saw that on TV ages ago...

They only found 1 IIRC

Jasiek 2007-09-20 23:27

They say in the articles there's like twelve of them or eleven or shit.

Anyway, as long as I'm concerned, the Neanderthals are Orcs, the Gigantopithecus are "giants" etc. We all lived together at some point, and that's where all the legends came from. Must've been a magical world once.

Darkflame 2007-09-21 11:39

Dinosaur bones probably gave us the legions of dragons.

Jasiek 2007-09-23 18:16

Worlds first private space-port.

ChaosFish 2007-09-23 18:21


Originally Posted by Jasiek (Post 329663)


That's amazingly awesomely AMAZiNG. And Awesome.

I can't wait to be in space.

I think I'm gonna live in a space station someday, someplace with a nice view of the stars. And no gravity. I loathe gravity.

Echomote 2007-09-23 19:45

Indeed, gravity is a killer.

Darkflame 2007-09-23 22:53

Lack of gravity is a killer too, mind. (weak bones).
Probably less then earth is good within reason, but not none at all.

Id like good-old 9.8 when I want to sleep.

Darkflame 2007-09-23 23:01


Originally Posted by Jasiek (Post 329663)

Dubia is planning one too, I hear.
Richard Brason is also looking for spots in England.

Not sure what will truely be "first". (by which I mean, really operating rather then just one off tests)

Darkflame 2007-09-24 19:06


By putting on a virtual reality mask, holding a stylus in one hand and a tracking device in the other, an artist can draw 3D objects in the air with unprecedented precision. This new system is called “Drawing on Air,” and researchers have designed the interface to be intuitive and provide the necessary control for artists to illustrate complicated artistic, scientific, and medical subjects.

Yay! More Augmented Reality :)
Our future gets closer and closer.

ChaosFish 2007-09-24 19:14

That's so cool! I always wanted to do that. Guess soon enough I'll be able to :D

Jasiek 2007-09-24 19:32

Heh, untill it can be coupled with a real holographic display, my interest in "augmented reality" will remain small. Merging the border of "real" with the "unreal" is not something I would like to see done without clear borders.

As a work tool? Awesome |)

ChaosFish 2007-09-24 19:33

You can keep it on 70% opacity. Sounds good enough?

Jasiek 2007-09-24 19:35

Well, actually... no. I'd like it to say out of my head :p, hence the holographic display - I would love to have sculptures shaped with a wave of my hand etc. tough. As long as they are "real" to some extent, not an illusion in my head, or only for my eyes.

ChaosFish 2007-09-24 19:38

What's the big difference? The main difference is, AR is a lot less expensive to make.

Jasiek 2007-09-24 19:52

The big difference is, I wouldn't have the mental comfort of being 100% sure where the border is.

Imagine, let's say, that you have a chip, that imprints the augmented reality into what you perceive as reality, and someone places a virus in your head, that creates a scenario in wich you find an ill treated animal, care for it, nurse it to health etc. and then the virus makes it die horribly, and then shows you in some very direct and cruel way, that it was a fantasy - how would that make you feel? It would be like mental terrorism.

There's no way something like that could happen when you know exactly where the border is, and I think I wouldn't participate in a social experiment like the fool implementation of the augmented reality, simply becouse of my own mental comfort.

And furthermore, life brings enough mental problems, to create new ones, like not knowing what is real anymore.

Of course it's a long way to that, and as long as it's a stationary pair of goggles, or a holographic display, used for art rather then normal life activities - I don't mind it, and even would really like to try it out.

Of course I would prefer to have it a hologram, so that I could set up my creation somewhere, for every human/animal/whatever to see and hear. Couse art should be widespread, for all to see, and not just restricted to those owning a pair of stereo goggles or some brain implants or whatever.

ChaosFish 2007-09-24 20:12

But holograms also aren't real.

Jasiek 2007-09-24 20:42

What do you mean? They will be a visible 3dimensional object that you can see becouse it has some sort of a substance (you don't consider a rainbow not real right? And it's just an optic "illusion") , not something created in your head, or in some goggles.

ChaosFish 2007-09-24 20:55

I still don't understand your phobia :p

AR seems like a natural progression of display technology. It can actually enhance your senses if you use it the right way. (By senses I mean, sensing the real world around you)

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