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Comment: Easy (Score 1) 68

by nospam007 (#47572935) Attached to: Student Uses Oculus Rift and Kinect To Create Body Swap Illusion

"... the body they see does the same (those electrical stimulators mildly shock muscles to force a friend to mirror the user's movements). It's an imperfect system, but a fascinating example of the power of virtual reality. What else might we use VR systems for?"

Are you kidding? Brainwashing!

My guess is strapping somebody on a bench with an OR and giving him violent electroshocks to the testicles each time they see a Qur'an or a half-moon in their virtual reality and an electric orgasm if they see ham and ribs, is the first thing SOME people are going to do.

Comment: Re:Strength (Score 1) 61

by nospam007 (#47560707) Attached to: 3-D Printing Comes To Amazon

"A poorly calibrated fused filament unit will produce stringy junk that delaminates if you look at it funny. A well calibrated one will achieve something reasonably close to what the plastic it is using is actually capable of. "

Fortunately Amazon can spend more than 2000 dollars on these printers so in essence, they can print _anything_, guns included if they did choose so.

Often statistics are used as a drunken man uses lampposts -- for support rather than illumination.