#geeknights | Logs for 2016-10-11

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[06:03:28] <Aria> Hi
[06:03:44] <Bronz|work> Yo.
[06:03:44] <Aria> Did you call?
[06:03:59] <Bronz|work> Call?
[06:04:02] <Bronz|work> Call you?
[06:04:02] <Bronz|work> No.
[06:04:11] <Aria> Missed call from IBM..
[06:04:41] <Aria> From a different building though...
[06:04:53] <Bronz|work> Weird.
[06:05:07] <Bronz|work> This early? Or yesterday?
[06:05:13] <Aria> Just now
[06:05:21] <Aria> Got out of bed for it
[06:06:36] <Bronz|work> I have no clue
[06:06:40] <Aria> Well alright. Good morning
[06:29:10] <Bronz|work> Hello.
[06:47:54] <Bronz|work> So, how goes?
[06:48:23] <Aria> Fine
[07:22:44] <Aria> Am hungry
[07:22:47] <Aria> Will try food
[07:23:22] <Aria> Should I pre order touch?
[07:23:25] <Aria> They will sell out
[07:23:56] <Bronz|work> Hmm... probably?
[07:25:00] <Aria> The Vive lighthouses are 160 euro...
[07:25:06] <Aria> Those things cost like 10 to make
[07:26:16] <Aria> It's 650 euro to buy all the things required to play Vive stuff with a Rift
[07:27:08] <Aria> Also they're charging 45 euro for a USB/HDMI cable combo
[07:28:28] <Aria> Also its closer to 600, I was thinking wrong
[07:29:09] <Aria> But still. That is unreasonable. You are much better off buying the entire package for 200 more and then getting a second headset
[07:33:48] <Aria> Remind me to pre order this when you're home. Having some sort of problem now
[07:38:50] <Bronz|work> It's probably other people trying to pre-order.
[07:39:05] <Aria> Check your phone please
[07:39:49] <Bronz|work> Too late, I already did.
[07:57:30] <Aria> Cameras are not for sale until Oct 31
[07:57:41] <Aria> Also Camera and Touch ship Dec 6
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[07:58:02] <Bronz|work> Hrmm...
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[08:02:43] <Aria> Witcher + DLC edition is for sale now. 50 euro
[08:02:52] <Bronz|work> That's a price
[08:04:28] <Aria> Its a lower price than game + DLC separately
[08:04:48] <Aria> But also like, waiting for the +DLC edition wasn't very hard/a very long wait
[08:06:26] <Aria> There is a Final Fantasy 15 pinball game?
[08:06:46] <Aria> I can't tell if this is a mini game in the game or a separate product
[08:07:33] <Aria> Its both I guess. Minigame in the game, and available stand alone on platforms that don't have the full game (Windows, Android, iOS)
[08:13:38] <Bronz|work> How food?
[08:15:04] <Aria> I just got some cereal. Will report back after eating it
[08:15:08] <Aria> I cut myself on the milk.
[08:15:17] <Aria> Well priked
[08:20:38] <Bronz|work> ...
[08:20:42] <Bronz|work> Huh.
[09:02:51] <Aria> Riot looks like a cool chat client. It looks like Slack/Discord, but its using Matrix
[09:04:29] <Aria> Matrix is a decentralized chatting thing
[09:10:39] <Bronz|work> Decentralized makes sense for chatting.
[10:07:26] <Bronz|work> Ok, moving my PC, cya later
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[10:45:41] <Aria> There is a website dedicated to explaining XKCD
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[11:26:44] <Aria> Hi
[11:27:23] <Apsup> helloo
[11:37:26] <Aria> I want VR locomotion accessories.
[11:37:52] <Aria> Walking mats and exercise bikes and the like
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[11:48:12] <Bronz|work> HELLO
[11:48:15] <Bronz|work> I'm back.
[11:48:36] <Apsup> welcome back.
[11:51:14] <Bronz|work> Thanks.
[11:55:07] <Aria> Hololens is 5000 euro
[11:55:19] <Aria> That's a lot of money
[11:55:40] <Bronz|work> It's not for consumers, they say
[11:55:55] <Aria> Isn't Hololens at the moment kinda bad on top of that?
[11:57:30] <Aria> The trailer purely focuses on how hard it was to make and how its barely hanging together by duct tape
[11:59:17] <Bronz|work> Supposedly, the viewing angle is very bad, and also, the screen is very dim.
[12:01:48] <Bronz|work> Star citizen looks pretty good: https://gfycat.com
[12:05:50] <Aria> That looks cool
[12:06:04] <Aria> Also #pcmasterrace in the tags
[12:09:51] <Bronz|work> 'course!
[12:35:04] <Aria> I didn't see any USB bikes, but I've found two different conversion kits for regular bikes
[12:35:40] <Aria> I'd rather want a conversion kit for an exercise bike though, since though usually don't have muddy wheels =P
[12:35:54] <Aria> those usually* not though
[12:47:29] <Aria> I found something shittier than the Vimeo video player. The Vimeo embedded video player
[12:50:28] <Bronz|work> =O
[13:05:40] <Aria> This Kat VR thing seems really cool
[13:06:07] <Aria> Wish I had backed it on Kickstarter, since you could get one for 400, and I assume they cost 700 if you wanna just buy one
[13:07:28] <Aria> Um... they sell them for 8000 euro on their site
[13:07:33] <Aria> Thats very different from 400 USD
[13:09:01] <Aria> Ok the 8000 euro thing is their arcade solution. So its a lot nice than the home unit, and also you get a computer, a monitor/keyboard/mouse and a Vive
[13:09:51] <Aria> It's a lot nicer than the home unit, but could still totally fit in your house. It's probably smaller than the minimum space for a Vive
[13:10:15] <Aria> 2.8x2.2 (So less than 3x3)
[13:10:48] <Bronz|work> Oh, it's like the omni, but there's no fence.
[13:10:51] <Bronz|work> How does that work?
[13:11:08] <Aria> Hydraulics I assume
[13:11:16] <Aria> Oh but its also 2.8 tall... Not sure if that fits in your house...
[13:17:59] <Bronz|work> Ah, hmm, that could be an issue.
[13:24:43] <Bronz|work> Ever since I moved/upgraded my PC, it seems kind of sluggish?
[13:24:53] <Bronz|work> Specifically, it seems hardware acceleration was turned off?
[13:24:57] <Bronz|work> Everythign is tearing, etc.
[13:25:26] <Aria> That's not right
[13:25:36] <Aria> Do you have discrete graphics?
[13:26:05] <Aria> Also just try rebooting
[13:27:51] <Aria> There is this other Omni competitor called Infinadeck. It's huge. Massive. And every consecutive demo it just keeps getting bigger and bigger. In the last video you had to walk up three stair steps to get on top
[13:31:19] <Bronz|work> After my upgrade, it rebooted twice already.
[14:06:52] <Aria> Vivecraft seems to have every obvious feature
[14:07:09] <Aria> Such as teleport, and scaling the world down to walk faster, and then back to full scale
[14:08:07] <Aria> But its the Java version, so yknow, 9fps...
[14:08:53] <Bronz|work> That's real cool
[14:12:24] <Apsup> huh, Youtube just forgot how full screen works.
[14:12:45] <Apsup> Having the taskbar on top of fullscreen video is not optimal.
[14:13:05] <Aria> Oh yeah that's a thing
[14:13:12] <Aria> Mine rolled back after a day
[14:20:15] <Aria> I didn't know this, but they apparently doubled the framerate of VR games yesterday
[14:20:35] <Bronz|work> That's cool.
[14:21:04] <Bronz|work> Norm talked about it though.
[14:21:31] <Aria> Yeah but 1) I didn't know it was out and 2) I figured it was a fallback for when you drop frames
[14:22:06] <Aria> But all games now run at 45 native frames and 45 interpolated frames
[14:22:27] <Aria> And then the old stuff will still still interpolate away dropped frames the same way it did before
[14:22:54] <Aria> Of course, Vivecraft won't have this because it uses SteamVR
[14:29:31] <Bronz|work> ok, time to leave
[14:29:32] <Bronz|work> Cya.
[14:32:34] <Aria> One of the big LoL teams is named Samsung Galaxy
[14:33:07] <Apsup> gee, I wonder who sponsors those guys.
[14:42:40] <Aria> I feel like at that point you are hurting the team. Who wants to root for Samsung Galaxy? It's just disappointing when they win
[14:43:33] <Aria> If its "Samsung <League-something>s" then that's fine
[14:44:24] <Aria> "Samsung present: Galaxy Explorers"
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