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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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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Ingress
« on: July 14, 2015, 09:43:06 pm »
I'm one gold short of L13 but I'll never grind that much AP. Fielding game is all about the skull-count. Only 1250AP for a million plus MU, I'll take no.1 slot on the cell leaderboard every time.

I concentrate on getting bang for my buck with fields so my actual Mind Controller is still silver. Planning on getting black Illuminator before Mind Controller goes gold.

The other bit I really dig is Translator. Glyph game is a wicked way to make sure you always have plenty kit when your daily farm is maybe 15-20 P7's. Because I came to the game late and the translator was already a thing, I'm still on track to earn black in that while my hacker is still bronze. So that's another goal I'm working on.


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as if more proof was needed  :lulz:

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The classic example being Henry Ford, who paid his line workers something like double the going rate. Why? So they could afford to buy a car.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Ingress
« on: July 14, 2015, 08:55:10 am »
I reckon I'll get L11 eventually but I doubt I'll be playing long enough to do 12, despite having enough badges. Oculus comes out next year. Planning on dropping off the face of the earth around then

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Ingress
« on: July 14, 2015, 06:53:04 am »
I'm a toad, my boyfriend's a Smurf, and we catch no end of hell from our crossfaction group for our interspecies relationship.

I'll bet! Not sure I'd ever be able to 100% trust a smurf who was sleeping with the enemy. Ops game makes you paranoid. "Is this hangout secure?" :lulz:


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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Ingress
« on: July 13, 2015, 10:19:12 pm »
So is everyone from pd aligned with the crap faction? :evil:

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Ingress
« on: July 13, 2015, 10:13:22 pm »
No shit. Best part was we shot for 02:00CP and thot maybe, if we're doing well, it'll make 07:00. Turns out Pahous. Head of the stirling amphibian scum. Had been on the lash saturday night with his cronies, after the FS event he and CreakyOstritch from our mob had organised in stirling. First one in scotland. Around 50 agents flying around the town, wintrading like mofo's and levelling up noobs. He woke up, so find himself swimming in 14 layers of smurfcum and belted out to b'burn on the bus, only to arrive at the scene of the crime 3 minutes past noon. 3CP at 200 kiloskulls a pop!

Didny hear much from him on comms after that.  :lulz:

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