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Comment: Slashdot links to Discovery (Score 0) 53

by Khyber (#48639767) Attached to: NASA Video Shows What It's Like To Reenter the Earth's Atmosphere

One of the WORST places for any sort of real information given their 'reality' shows, especially on this site, and fucking Slashdot links to it.

ABANDON SHIP. Timothy, Samzenpus, and the others are fucking bought out wholesale and have ZERO credibility in ANYTHING any longer.

Comment: Re:cowardice (Score 1) 515

by Khyber (#48636571) Attached to: FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

"Police suspected all along that Todd might not be telling the truth, starting with the fact that the 'B' was backward, Bryant said.

'We have robbers here in Pittsburgh, but they don't generally mutilate someone's face like that,' Bryant said. 'They just take the money and run.'"

Thank you, AC. I forgot this little statement existed.

I'd mod up if possible.

Comment: Re:cowardice (Score 3, Interesting) 515

by Khyber (#48631539) Attached to: FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

"even as some members have harassed and sent death threats to female gaming developers and critics."

And OF COURSE Slashdot will conveniently leave out the fact the FBI is getting involved because it's the people against the Gamer Gate people that have been FAKING death threats.

Go fucking figure Slashdot's poor editing (or more likely intentional FUD) would give THE WRONG IMPRESSION.

GamerGaters can prove the threats against them were external. Anti-GG have been faking threats to themselves.

Slashdot is devolving into a geek version of Fox News. Instantly spotted as soon as DICE started taking over.

Comment: video demo? (Score 2) 63

by v1 (#48630031) Attached to: Ars Reviews Skype Translator

how can you possibly not link to an a/v demo or review of this, in the thread OR in the review???

I went looking on youtube and found a metric crapton of copies of the MS demo. I don't want to watch the publisher's demo, of course it's going to be flawless. (and quite possibly rigged) They've successfully flooded the actual honest review demos into oblivion on youtube. Anyone got a link to a review with A/V test?


Brain Stimulation For Entertainment? 88

Posted by Soulskill
from the volunteer-your-neighbors-as-guinea-pigs dept.
An anonymous reader writes: Transcranial magnetic stimulation has been used for years to diagnose and treat neural disorders such as stroke, Alzheimer's, and depression. Soon the medical technique could be applied to virtual reality and entertainment. Neuroscientist Jeffrey Zacks writes, "it's quite likely that some kind of electromagnetic brain stimulation for entertainment will become practical in the not-too-distant future." Imagine an interactive movie where special effects are enhanced by zapping parts of the brain from outside to make the action more vivid. Before brain stimulation makes it to the masses, however, it has plenty of technical and safety hurdles to overcome.

Comment: Re:Joke? They're real! (Score 0) 100

by Khyber (#48609795) Attached to: The Joker Behind the Signetics 25120 Write-Only Memory Chip Hoax

I think you failed basic semiconductor electronics. ROMs are lithographically etched with the code hard-wired in the design. Back then, the only way to erase was to expose the semiconductor ROM chip to UV light to destroy the chip. That's why they came with clear windows with a sticker over them. Remove sticker, zap with UV for a few seconds, dead ROM.

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