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Bass Bass Knows the way the wind is flowing.
  • I finally tried Oculus Rift

    , spivonious wrote

    @Bass: So basically this is a device to make you fall over and feel sick? ;)

    While it's a neat novelty, I don't think this is the future of computing or entertainment.

    I think it's the closest thing we have to actually teleporting to a virtual reality. Even with the best graphics card, it's not the same thing on the rectangular screen. I was impressed despite the low resolution, if the resolution improves it's going to be very difficult to distinguish between virtual reality and the real world, sans the fact that you actually feel what I would assume is kinda like being paraplegic in the virtual world.

  • Satya speaking...

    , MasterPi wrote

    @Bass: Not really, but a quick google search produced a link about it. I think the actual keynote went more in depth.

    Interesting. I feel like that's a good example of the sort of applications of IoT that will likely be commonplace within the next decade or so. That Azure ML thing is a Microsoft technology I'll be keeping an eye on. :)

  • Satya speaking...

    , MasterPi wrote


    Well, I don't think the keynote really went too much into specifics in the context of the memo. Some things are pretty vague, but probably should be (what are they going to do in terms of productivity? Skype translator is good, but we already know about that). Still, the IoT demo was awesome.

    Sounds interesting. Do you have a direct link to that IoT demo?

  • Do you use Linux?

    I know this is a Microsoft forum, but I'm curious. Do you use Linux?

    • Professionally?
    • As a hobby?
    • Dual boot? Main OS?
    • What distro(s)?
    • What are your specific interests in Linux?

    I'll start. :)

    • Professionally? Yes! I've been making a living [partly] from leveraging Linux expertise for over five years.
    • As a hobby? Yes! I've been using Linux even longer, and tinkering with Linux is still a big hobby.
    • Dual boot? Main OS? It's the only OS I do work on, dual-boot Windows (for gaming, and to keep up with the Microsoft) and Linux at home.
    • What distro(s)? Ubuntu and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) mostly. Although I play around with MANY distros.
    • What are your specific interests in Linux? Very large systems design and applications that require very large systems. I'm sorry if that's vague. :) I'm also very passionate about FOSS development and open technological collaboration.
  • Satya speaking...

    , wastingtime​withforums wrote

    I can do all these things with Gentoo (together with WINE) too!

    I'm looking to main Gentoo for my next computer build, but it's an OS for people with more passion about systems construction then sense. :) I would not recommend it for anyone without significant previous experience with Linux systems.

    Ubuntu is a better choice for newcomers to Linux, and arguably it still contains all the power you need for "industrial" Linux use.

  • IBM, Red Hat, Microsoft (!!!) join Google's Kubernetes project

    Somewhat old news, but it's a pretty big deal. My personal suggestion is to read up on what they are trying to do here, because chances are, the next job you are going to be looking for will mention some of the technologies being used in Kubernetes, if not Kubernetes itself. :)

  • Satya speaking...

    , BitFlipper wrote

    I'm a big MS fan, I have all MS products (zero Apple/Google products), but I'm slowly getting to the conclusion that life is too short to wait around for MS to pull its head out. 

    I'm waiting for you with open arms, brother. Let me know if you need any help. :) 

  • KDE Plasma 5.0 released

    , DeathBy​VisualStudio wrote

    Yeah but can it run Crysis at max settings?

    Yes. :D

  • KDE Plasma 5.0 released

    This is a somewhat significant visual refresh of KDE Plasma. I figure it is something worth posting here, because some people might be wanting to follow these things.

    Background: Plasma is the desktop shell of KDE, a free-software desktop environment. Operating systems such as GNU/Linux have pluggable desktop environments. KDE is one such desktop environment and generally the one I prefer.


  • Google NativeClient demo that I liked


    That's really cool. But not entirely necessary. :)

    Fabrice Bellard of QEmu and FFmpeg fame actually wrote a PC emulator that runs entirely in JavaScript, it to, runs a full Linux kernel.