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Comment: What will actually happen. (Score 1) 535

by genner (#46584665) Attached to: Facebook Buying Oculus VR For $2 Billion
A consumer version of the Rift will come out in our life time thanks to this.
Facebook will make their own version of second life instead of working on software we actually want to see.
The hardware won't be affected.
The indie crowd will grumble and then forget about this in a month or two.
Third parties will make decent games for it.

Overall this is a net win.

Comment: Re:That makes it worse (Score 1) 156

by genner (#46565967) Attached to: In the Unverified Digital World, Are Journalists and Bloggers Equal?

because I know that the journalists are, as I said, under pressure to run a story as soon as possible, and often play fast and loose with facts in a way bloggers cannot and still maintain readers.

You really think so?

Personally, I would think if what you said were true, we wouldn't have any vaccine deniers, Oprah would be penniless, & Rush Limbaugh would never have been famous at all. Really, how does Rush keep any viewers despite his wonderful record of lies, b.s., inaccuracies and hypocrisy?

No, they don't write, but they're of the same class as youtube bloggers. They are 2 of many that have proven the only thing you need to get readers or viewers, is a well-presented story. Facts be damned.

Bloggers just don't have the resources, the time, the inclination, the requirement, or the ability to do the kind of fact checking that mainstream media does. If a blogger spends 6 months intensely investigating a story, that is 180 blog posts they didn't write. The only thing that hurts bloggers total viewer #s is not posting regularly. While many outlets, *cough* cnn *cough*, have tried to follow the blogger money train in terms of story quality, and there have been scandals and honest mistakes in mainstream, they still have the power to produce quality, in-depth, reports. Bloggers don't. Just like individual code-whizes can produce some stunningly awesome apps, hacks, & snippets, but can't, in a 1000 years, just "whip up" a quality OS.

Do *some* bloggers do better and produce quality stuff? Sure. To me though, that only proves a million monkeys working together can eventually produce Shakespeare: 999,999 monkeys throwing shit + 1 Mojo Jojo.

Remind me again how did Linux come into existance?

Comment: Re:Summary of Thread (Score 1) 83

by genner (#46454579) Attached to: Stanford Bioengineer Develops a 50-cent Paper Microscope

1. It will never work. 2. Big fuckin deal. Made one myself over breakfast last week. 3. Biology is a worthless major. 4. At least 68 replies starting with the word "Actually" 5. This is proof there's no God. 6. Shut up teabagger 7. Fuck beta 8. I'm competing to be the world's biggest talking penis 9. Four PhDs? No wonder you're a dumbfuck 10. Someone dropped a bulldozer on your car? The problem is you.

Well that covers everything. Get the lights on the way out.

Comment: Re:Sure (Score 0) 500

by genner (#46349687) Attached to: Supreme Court Ruling Relaxes Warrant Requirements For Home Searches

All precedents are abused. So what. When they are abused, litigate them. As soon as some idiot cops somewhere says that Fidos "woof" is a nod of approval to enter, that suspect will take it to court, and it will be litigated.

There's nothing to litigate. The Supreme Court has ruled. There is no higher court to take it to,

Comment: Re:Don't understand sporting video games... (Score 1) 320

by genner (#46286971) Attached to: E-Sports Gender Gap: 90+% Male

I've never really understood the point of sporting video games. If you're playing a game, why wouldn't you fly a spaceship or kill aliens or build a railway or raid tombs or do something that you couldn't otherwise do in real life? Why play a soccer video game when you can just go outside and play soccer? (Exceptions, of course, for those people with physical disabilities. If you like soccer and don't have use of your legs I suppose it makes sense, but I also assume this is a small minority of players.)

Why play chess when you can join the army......

The more cordial the buyer's secretary, the greater the odds that the competition already has the order.