Well I say "read carefull" but it turns out that http://htcvr.com/ now only says "coming soon", yesterday it showed a lot more.
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If you read carefully you'll see it's more a competitor to the Rift than to GearVR. Meaning it's a stand-alone unit (no need for a mobile phone), tethered (although the controllers, whatever they will be seem to be wireless. Also, no batteries.) and need a powerful PC to get the most out of it.
The refresh rate on the displays (plural, one for each eye) is 90Hz so latency for that part at least should be really good.
Head tracking seems to use kinect-like lasers, cameras and other sensors, not much detail there yet.
But they mention something like a total of over 70 sensors.
They also mention that you can freely walk around in an area of 15x15ft (4.5x4.5m) when using something called Valve's Base Stations.
Michael Abrash relegated to "one guy blogging"
And he now works for Oculus!
And seeing the reactions so far not much is going to change about this shit. Disappointingly few people are even willing to entertain the possibility that the story might actually be true. Only coming up with excuses, bogus counter-examples ("I'm a guy who knows some women and I've never seen this happen") or just outright hatred and scorn. Way to go guys!
I don't know, should we find it *what* exactly, you didn't really state that. Surprising? No, it's not, that's indeed the survival instinct taking over. In general your breathing is not conscious, although we have conscious control unlike for example your heart. But in general it's not possible for example to hold your breath until you are dead. There are some ways to hold your breath until you pass out, but the moment you do you start breathing again. (All this AFAIK)
Ehm no, giving a vaccine to a sick person is going to do fuck all, except maybe making them even sicker.
No, that's not a good example at all. Live exists, we're here so we know that. The proposition that life might exist on other planets can be made but right now we don't have any way to test that besides going out there and look for it. But still we can hypothesize that based on our current understanding of the universe it's likely but such and such an amount. (An amount which in recent years has only been going up now we see that planets are much more common than previously thought)
Homeopathy is exactly the opposite around. All our understanding of the universe says it can't work. And all the (proper) experiments that have been done don't show any evidence for it working. So there is a "lack of evidence".
But in the same way there is a lack of evidence for unicorns and the flying spaghetti monster.
We have a lack of evidence for the existence of unicorns and strangely enough scientists don't give a rats ass about trying to "prove" that (you can't prove non-existence after all), it's just too ridiculous. For scientists homeopathy fits that same category as unicorns. The only reason *any* research is done at all is because there just so many damn **** that believe in it. So they try to come up with ways to prove that unicorns don't exist and believers (because in the end that's what they are) just keep coming up with stranger and stranger reasons for why they're failing (your virgin was too old/too young or it wasn't a proper full moon, or, or)
Ehm, no, I want the next map to load as fast as possible so the others won't start the next round without me, I *definitely* use my SSD for my games.
Also: gameS, if all of them start asking almost 50GB even my 500GB HDD will quickly fill up
Ehm sorry? I would definitely *not* pay another $100 dollars on the off chance that *if* my plane crashes (very very unlikely) my remains will *perhaps* get found a little bit sooner. Really, I'm dead already, I won't care. And my family isn't going to pay that $100 either. "Hey you want to pay $100 for my flight so you can rest assured that if I die you'll know exactly where?". I'm sure they'll be thrilled.
The plane won't be any *safer* for that $100, not one bit.
Exactly, I know in The Netherlands you're in big trouble as a school if you even *open* the packaged exams before they are going to be distributed to the pupils.
Well besides the fact that when you get a leak somewhere with a tank you still have time left (hopefully) to get to safety (depending on the size of the leak). A problem with the gills results in having no air whatsoever instantly. Dunno, I think I prefer tried and true technology in this case
I have this with the Amazon store from within the Kindle app. It's completely useless compared to the desktop website. Even things as simple as turning the author's name into a link to their other works just isn't there. And that's just a simple link, so it can't be because they need to make it work for simple devices. So they only reason I can come up with is that they simply don't care.
- an emphasis upon readability and a strong bias toward omission or elimination of potentially-harmful constructs,
- an extremely powerful type system combining subtype and parametric polymorphism with declaration-site variance, including first-class union and intersection types, and using principal types for local type inference and flow-dependent typing,
- a unique treatment of function and tuple types, enabling powerful abstractions,
- first-class constructs for defining modules and dependencies between modules,
- a very flexible syntax including comprehensions and support for expressing tree-like structures, and
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*You* might find it unacceptable, but most people I showed it to (non-gamers all of them) find it a really nice experience. Yes, they notice the low resolution and some of them even mention the screen door effect. Most of them even get nauseous. And still, what they *really* want is something to do! Ok, nice demos, but *now what*?
You seem to forget they made really nice and hugely popular games when all they had was 4-color 640x480 monitors.
Of course I want higher resolution VR without screen door, but only because it will allow us to do so much more with it.
The *only* real obstacle I see is what was mentioned before: the motion sickness. If we can't get that down to more acceptable levels I wonder how many people will feel like going through the "training" to get accostumed to it...