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Can't fault Dark Knight, right enough.

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It was the gravity that was raising the water. Lifting two feet of water 200 feet in the air. Aside from the fact that there wasn't enough water on the planet to make a wave that big the gravitational force that was holding up a gazillion tons of water but, at the same time, wasn't affecting the characters , robot or spaceship would, presumably have cancelled out most of the friction effect caused by the sea bed.

Maybe I'm off here. Maybe it was totally realistic but everything about it just stuck me as - get the fuck out of here  :eek:

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They made a huge deal about hiring a nobel prize winning physicist to consult on the physics then had a fucking breaking wave bearing down on them on a planet covered entirely in water. I was this close to standing up and screaming "What's it fucking breaking on?" in the middle of the cinema

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Ingress
« on: July 19, 2015, 09:21:17 am »
Last night's shenanigans. Operation: Dougie's Double Trouble. 9 layers, 3 covering Glasgow and 6 over Edinburgh. 5,716,888MU, two platinum illuminator badges. 20 agents. Biggest op I've been involved in yet. Totally stoked we got it done!


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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Ingress
« on: July 17, 2015, 12:26:23 pm »
My default is looking like a complete fool in public or in private but it's the limitedness I'm against. Even MS 1st gen hololense aint going to cut it, with what amounts to a small screen sized window in the middle of your field of view. I want my digital imagery seamlessly overlaid on my IRL, 20/20 or GTFO.

I'd rather wait 5-10 years than make do with a half assed solution right now. I was like that with laptops and I was like that with mobiles. I'll make an exception with Oculus VR cos I've tried the prototype and it's good enough. 1st quarter 2016 is when I drop of the face of the earth for a couple of months

It's not really an either-or. I want to play fun games that have me running around outside now AND in 5-10 years.

Defo. I'm just as happy playing with older, more mature platforms while the new stuff is going through it's clunky/crappy phase. Something like Ingress but with some decent combat mechanics and base management would suit me fine in the short term. The non-ar bits of that Clandestine vid look great I could just do without the whole half arsed Ar display part.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Ingress
« on: July 16, 2015, 02:53:48 pm »
Defo. the good thing with AR/VR is the starting point is already based on current gen GPU's, so gfx wise we're talking 1280p per eye, full pixel shading aniostropic dof whatever the fuckery. The GFX rendering quality is state of the art. Cracks appear around the viewing angle which, in first gen iteration, is somewhere around the 100-120o mark. What this means is no peripheral vision, kinda like you're looking down a tube.

I've seen it. It's not pretty but, IMO, it's something I can live with. Same as I could live with 8 bit gfx back in manic miner days. The head tracking and the refresh are seamless. 90fps is enough to fool the clunky, 10 million year old gpu I have in my head. The billion year old reptilian modules are convinced they're actually there. I can have fun with this shit.

AR can wait. I dunno enough about how lightfield works other than - "something... something... it pings photons into your eyeballs exactly the same way IRL does..." so I dunno if it suffers from narrow FOV issues but I think it'll make more of a difference with AR because the effect is overlaid on 180o eyeball-vision. So you're seeing picure in picture which is a lot harder to believe than a little tunnel vision.

As a replacement mobile display, coupled with a decent NLP assistant, I'll be an early adopter but I can't see me playing many games on it. Basically just save me the hassle of taking my mobile out my pocket.


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Am I the only one who's thinking - "I want to jam a clove of garlic through the cryoslicer then watch it liquidise in the pan, like in Goodfellas"?

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Ingress
« on: July 16, 2015, 11:54:18 am »
Glass has been quietly promoted to standalone department in google, it was previously under x-labs experimental projects. After google acquired magic leap speculation is rife that glass 2.0 might be a lightfield display, in which case - holy fuck, prepare to be amazeballs! Meanwhile MS is launching hololense next year as an untethered unit (all the processing is onboard) but the display size is apparently pretty shit. Windows 10 has hololense support built in. Meta have been plodding away with regular community circlejerks and the like but, out of the three, it's looking more and more like they'll be arriving late to the party.

All in, 1st gen AR looks like it's going to be pretty shitty unless glass2/lightfield makes an appearance. As yet glass is in stealth with nothing but speculation on what they're releasing next.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Ingress
« on: July 16, 2015, 09:22:34 am »
My default is looking like a complete fool in public or in private but it's the limitedness I'm against. Even MS 1st gen hololense aint going to cut it, with what amounts to a small screen sized window in the middle of your field of view. I want my digital imagery seamlessly overlaid on my IRL, 20/20 or GTFO.

I'd rather wait 5-10 years than make do with a half assed solution right now. I was like that with laptops and I was like that with mobiles. I'll make an exception with Oculus VR cos I've tried the prototype and it's good enough. 1st quarter 2016 is when I drop of the face of the earth for a couple of months

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Or Kill Me / Re: Children of the Strange Times
« on: July 15, 2015, 12:47:08 pm »
Children have always been better at adapting to changes in the world than their parents. Probably at least part of the reason we're programmed to die after we've had them. Wasn't as noticable thousands of years ago when fuck all much changed from one century to the next. We hunted, we gathered, we slept in caves but, lately, the world is capable of becoming a completely different thing in the space of a couple of years. If it keeps going like this, sooner or later only babies are going to be able to function.

They'll just lie there, in their crib, calmly ordering a drone delivery of mushy apple sauce, online using a genetically engineered wifi organ while the rest of us walk around in a complete fucking future shocked daze. :lulz:

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Ingress
« on: July 15, 2015, 11:00:21 am »
Not sure I really fancy waving my phone about trying to see what's going on but once hololense or magic leap release 2nd or 3rd generation wearables, this is the kind of shit I'll be playing. Every time I think about that I have a spontaneous nerd-gasm  :oops:

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You had me at "Self Transforming Machine Elves"  :lulz:

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Ingress
« on: July 14, 2015, 10:10:37 pm »
Defo a group game. We've got a pretty good setup here in forth valley. Three 8's on my manor, keeping it blue, 5 guys across the river in alloa and a couple in stirling. The local toads are alright as well but only one of them is worth a fuck on comms and he's been away on holiday for the last fortnight. Further afield we've got good connections in Glasgow and Edinburgh and one of our team makes regular visits to perth and inverness so we're hooked into uk ops and some of us (not me - I need to prove myself first and do trial by burning knives or some shit) have connections with global ops.

Game is a perfect fit for me. I'm a video game geek but I like being outdoors and now they've turned outdoors into the map for a video game. I'm already having wet dreams about where this is headed once the Visor display platform matures a bit.

You seen Clandestine Anomaly?

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    User: What's that white fluffy thing in the sky?

    Deep Dream: Doggie!

    User: Close enough. What's that big bright circle?

    Deep Dream: Doggie!

    User: Fine, whatever. What about this green stuff on the ground?

    Deep Dream: Doggie!

I remember being part of this safari, somewhere else, about half a dozen years ago or something

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