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1268 No. 1268 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
When will VR be good enough for us to (sort of) be with our waifus?
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>> No. 1425 [Edit]
>>1407
That's why I'm looking into advanced cardboard stuff until I get enough money to buy Vive/until they get out of beta. Still, not as advanced as GearVR, since phone+headset costs almost like Oculus.

I wonder what smartphone should I get having the cardboard VR in mind. Being a hikky I don't think it's a good idea investing a lot into a mobile device I would barely use for its primary tasks. At the same time I think that if I spend money at least I should get something that will be good for a while from now on.
Can't decide between LG G3 D855 and Nexus 5x, first one is cheaper, has better screen for VR and generally seems to pack a lot for its price, but is outdated, especially in terms of OS. The second has little memory on board (16 gb, won't even hold a movie in 3D), no card slot to compensate for that, low density 1080p screen, but it's the purest Android experience I can get and it looks quite neat (not that I'm going to show off to anyone, but I want to enjoy the looks of a device just as much as its functionality).
>> No. 1426 [Edit]
>>1425
I've tried out a google cardboard style headset with my smartphone. I even bought a vr-one and managed to make it work with my phone. Wasn't that great of an experience. It's neat but far from ideal. For one the image quality is pretty shit. my phone has a 1920 x 1080 screen but images were extremely pixelated because of how much you're zooming into it while having it take up your full range of view. It was less pixelated with the cardboard style headset but that's only because it wouldn't take up the full range of view and instead was like looking at a floating screen in front of you. Another issue is framrates and connectivity. Because you can't stream large amounts of data over wifi all that well you can expect -very- low frame rates. Even with a usb cable connected I'd have to drop settings extremely low just to get more than 10fps, and by low I mean like animated gifs you see that are so low in quality they look like color blobs. It depends on the kinda content you're trying to stream too. I've got a pretty decent PC and my phone isn't that bad, but that didn't seem to really matter, but Simplistic low demand games seemed to work 'okay' though. The most smooth experiences I had were the ones using content that was being played off the phone itself not streamed. Even then the pixelated image and possibly other factors made it tiring to use for extended periods. I tried using a virtual cinema to watch an episode of yuruyuri and I was only able to make it half way in before needing to stop because of head and eye pain. At this point I'm hoping I can get a job so I can buy a HTC. Using my phone gave me a nice idea of what VR can be like, but it's a very basic and rudimentary experience.
>> No. 1456 [Edit]
I fapped to Miku and Haku in VR two days ago using this: http://vrporn.com/waifu-sex-simulator-vr-1-4 It's based on MMD, using MMD models and animation, so it's like being in a MMD scene or video. I wasn't using cardboard or phone based VR, and I felt like I was really there with the character, so yes >>1268 VR is already good enough to at least let you feel like you're in the same physical space as your waifu.

Because the anime characters are life-scale in VR, the first thing I noticed was that the character's proportions were a bit unrealistic. Miku, or at least the Miku model in "Shy Miku", had really long legs, really small shoulders, and a small and skinny waist. Later on, when I got more used to the program and explored other scenes, the best part is getting really close to the character. That was definitely the most exciting part, getting close, and feeling that Miku is physically close while fapping to her.
>> No. 1457 [Edit]
>>1456
Although it seems like this is still in the early stages, I am watching it with extreme interest.

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1365 No. 1365 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What's your current uptime? Longest?

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>> No. 1371 [Edit]
>>1370
How do you keep from restarting due to updates?
>> No. 1372 [Edit]
>>1371
I just changed the settings for the updates is all. I have it download the updates but don't install them until I say so. It's right in the control panel.
Mostly why I haven't upgraded to 10 yet, because that option isn't there anymore, and I don't want to "break" the system by disabling the update service entirely. It's kind of a petty reason but that combined with my laziness and apathy is enough to prevent me from upgrading.
>> No. 1394 [Edit]
Is it really good for the computer to be on for that long?

That being said I'm at 1 day 6 hours.
>> No. 1395 [Edit]
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>>1394
No idea, but I've been keeping mine on for years, with plenty of power failures to make sure I don't keep my uptime. If it impacts it's lifetime at all, I'm sure it's very minimal. Just make sure you have good cooling.
I'd think the thing it would impact most is the hard drive, if anything. But of course that depends on what your machine is doing while idle.

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47 No. 47 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Technology-related, so I guess it goes here.

As some of you probably know by know, Steve Jobs died yesterday, October 5th. What road do you think Apple will take from now on?

I'm hoping for some modern successors to discontinued products from back in the day, such as the Apple III, or heck, even one of these compact Macintosh types (as seen in the picture). Though I have no idea what a modern version of those might even look like. Certainly not a box with a CRT screen on it.
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>> No. 62 [Edit]
>>1105
Is it because your country is unusually smart and/or informed, or were they all just tricked into another product?
>> No. 63 [Edit]
>>1106
Simply poor, so everyone uses PCs with pirated software.
>> No. 64 [Edit]
 
this video tells alot about apples main shitty defense league of userbase.
>> No. 1400 [Edit]
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1400
What a weird problem...
Setting the date to 1 January 1970 will brick your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

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1298 No. 1298 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
So I've heard with watercolor systems that the non-conductive liquids out there can eventually become conductive over time as the liquid will pick up minerals in the pipes and components they pass over. making them essentially pointless.
My question is, would this not also apply to mineral oil systems? Is it not possible to wake up one day after a few years and find your fish tank pc to be completely fried?
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>> No. 1305 [Edit]
>>1304
>I think the whole concept is retarded.
What's retarded about dunking your computer in a fish tank full of oil?
>> No. 1312 [Edit]
>>1305

it may be surprising to you, but the oil will protect the computer's innards from corrosion in addition to the massive heat dissipation.
you also don't need to clean dust bunnies out of the fans and heat sinks regularly.
>> No. 1313 [Edit]
>>1312
It will also lubricate inside your CPU, reducing drag when electrons flow through the pipes. Faster electrons = faster computer.
>> No. 1399 [Edit]
>>1298
Use distilled water?

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Here we talk about torrents particulaly how uTorrent is shit.

Lately it seems like my torrent downloads have corrupted packets (if thats the right term for it). What happens is my download gets to 100%, but then when I restart the torrent program it checks for corrupt packets and restarts the download from 90% or so. I have to close and restart the program 2-3 times to fix all the corrupted packets or else I get problems like programs not installing properly or not being able to extract rars/zips/7z file properly. Anyone else get this problem?
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>> No. 1347 [Edit]
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I just learned about Tixati and fell in love.
>> No. 1348 [Edit]
You know, one thing I miss about ĀµTorrent is that torrents would have an error state for when the target directory couldn't be found (usually because the hardware was unplugged). In the clients I've used since though, the torrents simply reset to 0% after failing to find resume data, meaning when I do re-connect the hardware, they try to re-download what's already there. Does anyone know a way around this?
>> No. 1349 [Edit]
>>1348
I thought most clients would just sync the progress with the .part file and carry on from there.
>> No. 1378 [Edit]
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>>1348

look for a verify/recheck option in a right-click menu (or equivalent for non-windows systems). That will work for one-off type events.

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1239 No. 1239 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
why do people pay 8 million dollars for some aluminium garbage to browse shitbook with?
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>> No. 1295 [Edit]
i use macs exclusively because they are superior to all other tech but mainly because i am a massive ABe fanboy and maybe one day he will come over and we can talk about macs together or something.
>> No. 1296 [Edit]
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btw the navi this board is named after is a thinly disguised mac
>> No. 1351 [Edit]
tachibana labs is loosely based on apple, but obviously allows a lot more room for modification
>> No. 1356 [Edit]
The majority of people use it as a status symbol. After that; it's fast, it's ubiquitous, it's identical, it matches the drapes.
To them a computer goes no further than a Facebook/email machine and a household fixture.

>>1296
>>1351
God uses CoplandOS

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1198 No. 1198 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
This might sound strange but I've noticed that I can almost feel when I have something copied to my clipboard. It's like it goes past simply remembering having something in there. Do you ever get that?
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>> No. 1243 [Edit]
Nah, I usually forget what I have saved to it and usually forget that I even have something there unless it's one of those moments where I get curious and just Ctr+V on some space to see what's on/in it.

Either way, I'd prefer to have something else as a super power rather than knowing if I had something saved in my clipboard.
>> No. 1322 [Edit]
>>1198
I feel I could accidentally paste something somewhere I don't want to, so I copy random letters into the clipboard so that doesn't happen. Most often I copy "re" into it.
>> No. 1323 [Edit]
[Usubeniya (Usubeni Sakurako)] Homuhomu ni Buta o Miru youna Me de Mikudasarete Fumarete Ashikoki sareru Hon (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
>> No. 1328 [Edit]
That nagging feeling you get in the back of your mind and in your right arm? Yeah, I get it too, I'm guessing that my memory has become used to compartmentalizing that useless bit of information. At the very least it's helpful to have around at times. I would call it Phantom Clipboard Syndrome if it weren't for the fact that there is usually something in my clipboard when I get that feeling.

>>1323
I'll find use for that later, thanks.

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1049 No. 1049 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What anti-virus do you use?

I was a long time Kaspersky user but I grew tired of having to buy/search for keys so I could have updates, not to mention their software kept getting heavier and slower. I switched to Avira Antivir recently and I can't complain so far, although I don't know how good the detection rates are but it seems to do well on the tests I read. I also miss that registry blocker Kaspersky had, so you know when any kind of program is fiddling with your registry.
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>> No. 1067 [Edit]
"Common Sense" can't protect you when security flaws exist. Anyone who thinks so doesn't understand how computers work.

And anti-virus software can't protect you either. Generally speaking you are always at risk.
>> No. 1068 [Edit]
I don't use any anti-virus. I do use Linux mostly, but I dual-boot Win7 and I believe that, as long I keep my box up to date and keep a decent firewall (my iptables rules only allow torrents as incoming traffic), I'm as secure as it gets. I've been thinking about installing snort recently, but that's just me being paranoid.
>> No. 1223 [Edit]
ESET NOD32, I get the keys / user name & password from facebook pages.
>> No. 1234 [Edit]
>>1049
Heh, I made this thread in 2011. It's funny how things change but also a bit embarrassing reading stuff you wrote.

I haven't used an antivirus for a few years now. It slows down your computer and you're not much safer with it, maybe it's because I actually learned how to use computers. It also bothers me how they constantly sweep your drive and god knows what data they send through the internet to their developers.

Frankly, if you care about privacy it's better to not use one and instead secure your browser with stuff like uBlock or NoScript. Having Malwarebytes installed on the side (but not running) is nice for a once a month check up.

https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock
https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/releases

uBlock makes Adblock Plus/Ghostery and all that other stuff deprecated with a smaller memory footprint. /shilling over

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943 No. 943 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
This is random, but I just stumbled upon this site after Googling an old game I once played as a kid: 'Warpath'. The developer is apparently working on a sequel, Warpath 20th century and I saw screenshots which looked like the game was from 1997. The whole thing is depressing somehow, especially this page: http://www.synthetic-reality.com/history.htm
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>>1257
Yeah I agree, actually Cave Story is my favourite game (then again the spriting in it is pretty decent).

I downloaded the beta for Warpath 20th century and I actually had some fun with it. My first game was bewildering but by the second I got the hang of it. It soon got pretty repetitive though. Planets are too hard to kill using lazers or missiles, so you have to buy lots of neutron bombs. But those are really expensive, so you have to go through the grind of mining resources from uninhabited planets. It was probably 1.5-2 hours of fun.
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Somehow I feel this is how most of us are going to end up- fat and married with a fat son and having a fun time making media thats lame by other's standards and cracking lame jokes.
>> No. 949 [Edit]
I want to have a beer with this guy
>> No. 1218 [Edit]
>>948
>the galaxy is your oyster
top kek

oh my, why are games like this so perfect and full of.. authenticity?

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992 No. 992 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/04/us-science-higgs-idUSBRE86008K20120704

Exciting stuff! Though on the off-chance that this doesn't mean I'll be driving a rocket-powered time machine by this time next year, I will be sorely disappointed.
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>> No. 998 [Edit]
It's funny how this thing (LHC) cost well over 10 billion US dollars. Meanwhile, the economies and political systems across Europe are crumbling into pieces.

This better be worth it.
>> No. 999 [Edit]
10 billion US dollars is nothing compared to the money wasted on fighting a pointless war we can't afford.
but since when did the united states or it's people stop buying shit while in massive debt?
>> No. 1000 [Edit]
Shit I'd much rather that money spent on scientific research than dumb things like giving free money to leeches or fighting wars.
>> No. 1001 [Edit]
>>2095
The short answer is yes. Its worth it

Economies rise and fall regardless if you fund science, you have better staying power if you do invest in future technology though. The countries that don't will fade

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2 No. 2 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Daily reminder that Plan 9front is the strongest operating system.
>> No. 417 [Edit]
how is this daily?
>> No. 991 [Edit]
>>417
Daily reminder because after reading this post you're now going to remember it every day, you dumb bakaman
Especially when you're at the toilet.

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