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It just looks frigging creepy.
You seem upset. Perhaps if you actually stopped to analyse articles on their own merit instead of blindly believing that including the word “culture” gives them carte blanche to write about anything that crosses their mind. I like The Verge. But I am not afraid to call things out.
I doubt if its paid product placement, but by the same token I wonder what this has to do with gadgets and technology. I know the Verge is what they always wanted to do, and after giz, then Engadget, maybe the third time is the charm. But if you try to pander to too many audiences then you don’t specialise in anything and risk alienating your fans.
17 days ago
There was this article I think the New York Times did recently about how the fast food and snack industry do actual engineering to determine things like the chemicals to use that inhibit the feeling of fullness, the tensile strength for the perfect crunchy chip and the shade of green for a box of granola bars that would convey an “organic” feel when in fact it was loaded with like six cups of sugar.
So no, three years doesn’t surprise me in the least.
Clever,, but I don’t see how the machine could accurately differentiate between a change in angle over a lateral shift (ie the difference between movement and crouch commands) unless the belt came in two parts or something.
26 days ago on Run, walk, and jump with the Oculus Rift using Virtuix's 360-degree treadmill 1 reply 1 recommend
So in other words, a treadmill:
Wikipedia: A treadmill is a device for walking or running while staying in the same place.
Its like when the iPhone was first released, people insisted on calling it “an internet communications device” rather than “a phone with an inbuilt browser”
But can you crouch?
27 days ago on Run, walk, and jump with the Oculus Rift using Virtuix's 360-degree treadmill 2 replies 3 recommends
I don’t see what’s wrong with that.
27 days ago on Shooting threat at 4chan leads to arrest, closure of over 20 Dutch schools 1 reply 1 recommend
You could easily apply the same definitions to a lynching, a mob, or a riot. Those who participate are arguably identifiable, and can be held accountable, but it still happens, doesn’t it? Anonymity is the side effect of horrible behaviour, the root is, again, human nature.
There is a fine line to tread when it comes to instilling a “fear of social ramifications.” I dislike the way things are trending towards accountability through a single online identity, be it Google, Facebook, or The Next Big Thing. Anonymity allows opinions to be judged purely on their own, free from social status, background, or even the biases a name confers. Human nature is the price of freedom we should all willingly accept.
4chan is only as bad as the people who post on it, who, let’s face it, are people. If you are disgusted by it you need only realise that things like racism, homophobia, and discrimination are all human inventions.
27 days ago on Shooting threat at 4chan leads to arrest, closure of over 20 Dutch schools 2 replies 14 recommends
They’re not bad either. Honest assessment, pretty decent, but won’t set the world on fire. They make one of the few dual mode cord/Bluetooth mice on the market, so they at least cater to their niches.
Their recent designs are a bit tamer now. I own the Bluetooth model (orochi) which cones with almost no ornamentation aside from a scroll wheel light and a battery indicator, both of which can be deactivated.