The book of inspiration

August 9, 2019

Samsung GearVR 4K

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Yesterday, Samsung announced its new device, Note 10. It will not have an audio port, it will not have a 4K screen, and it will not do VR.

Samsung seems to have stopped talking about and even selling the GearVR device.

Is this a repeat of google chrome apps or adobe flash?

Facebook Oculus seems to have hidden mentions of GearVR.

As such, will there be a GearVR 4K? Or will the tech be hidden, made comercially unavailable instead?

The general morale among the masses, mindless consumers seems to be entertainment centric, having no interest of the VR tech itself.

 

Oh and, .net will become .net core, and android attempts to distance from java to kotlin. Crazy times.

 

I am kinda fed up with having to consume news about Google’s discontinued products.

 

Soon all that will remain in that space will be Google Cardboard and those are just gimmicks for getting 3D images and low quality VR from an Android phone, and it remains alive only because it costs basically nothing for Google to keep it working.

VR innovation overall is still going on, mostly in Oculus’ camp with the latest 6DOF wireless HMDs (namely the Quest). The other PC players seem to be stuck in 2014, with heavy, complex tethered HMDs that seems as if they will remain a niche market for the foreseeable future.
I hate the “all or nothing” attitude that companies are taking with VR right now.

The main problem is they’re trying to have people play in a 3D environment, i.e. moving and walking around in the virtual space, instead of just having a “sit-down” setup for: first person shooters with a keyboard+mouse or gamepad, driving/racing games, roller coasters, etc. The same games we play today but using a VR headset with head tracking instead of a regular display, giving you a more immersive and natural view of the game world.

A “walking” VR setup requires a whole room, or at the very least a big empty floor area, dedicated to the session. You risk bumping into things, people, pets, etc. And right now there’s a bunch of wires always in the way, etc… It’s too much.

Also, I played Arizona Sunshine a few years ago (yeah okay, only once), and having to point and click at the ground in order to move almost made it less immersive than playing Left 4 Dead 2 on a regular computer.

Putting headset trackers on your desk on each side of the monitor isn’t asking as much. Wires become less of an issue. And without special controllers you stop flaying your arms around, there’s no arms/hands tracking to do… it simplifies the setup and lowers the costs by a lot. Don’t put speakers in the damn thing, most people already own headphones. A less complicated and cheaper setup would mean easier cross-platform support along with cross-brand standards, along with more users, which in turn would mean more supported games.

 

August 7, 2019

Samsung Galaxy S7 USB port failure

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So another samsung devices has faulted. This time, the USB port seem to have failed on its own. This device was in service for one single year.

Samsung you suck.

WordPress you suck too for messing with the interface.

December 28, 2018

HDR

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December 1, 2018

Google Hangouts Bites The Dust

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Back in the day we used to have skype, IRC, ICQ, messenger.

Google Hangouts To Be Shut Down By 2020?

Scott Johnston@happyinwater

2/ So while that will result in the eventual shut down of Hangouts classic (as we now call it), it doesn’t imply we are ending support for the use case supported by the product: messaging and meetings.

September 24, 2018

Inteno Router DG301A-R1 Refuses Wifi Connections

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No errors in router logs, pc logs, nor on android?

Restarting the damn router is not fixing the issue?

Win10 fails with message: checking network requirements.

Radio Rate 144Mbps via mode 802.11g seems to work again?

November 15, 2017

Samsung SSD 840 faults and dissapears

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And just like that its gone. What was on it? Can it be replaced?

Where is the Samsung Disk Copy software? Data Migration

October 29, 2017

S7 USB tethering error

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No longer works.

You can tap the setting. But. It will revert back. Sometimes reporting USB tethering error.

On windows a new SAMSUNG Mobile USB Remote NDIS Network Device #2 appears. But no connection seems to be made?

September 17, 2017

S7 has green vertical line on screen

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Whats that about? Screen glitching out on its own? Turn it off and then what?

On boot its there again. Line fades away if only blue is displayed.

9 days later. Another line apperas. S7 edge has 2 green lines. Will it become a paperweight?

 

 

 

The green line you are seeing is the digitizer….if it were pixels it would be in only one square on the screen. The layers between the lid and the digitizer will sometimes get stuck together in a spot that has been touched…once it is stuck together it forms the green lines all the way down the length of the screen
Playing some games where you have to repeatedly touch or hold the screen can add to this issue…there is no fix other than replacing the digitizer…sorry for the bad news

Open your phone keypad and type: *#0*#
After you have typed in the code, the service menu opens automatically. In the top row you will find three different tiles: Red, Green, Blue
Tap all three tiles (separately) and check on the display with the eye whether a pixel errors exist. A pixel error occurs as a dark spot.

Its a hardware fault with AMOLED panel. It needs replacement. Otherwise display goes dead after some time.

 

reddit.com

August 29, 2017

S7 audio jack loose

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The S7 edge audio cable does not want to stay in. It still works if it isn’t touched. Device buyback value is 230EUR.

Drove a wire into it to clean it. Stopped working for a moment. Now somewhat operational. Yikes.

August 21, 2017

Note 2 Screen Busted

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After a fall from a table the screen is busted from one corner. No cracks. Just bleeding blue and black. DEAD.

 

 

July 25, 2017

Flash For Browsers Discontinued

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Back in 2007 flash was the new cool thing. The ultimate media element within HTML applications. A pre compiled and packaged module of an application. In 2011 flash was enabled on the new flagship Samsung Galaxy S1, with FM radio and sdcard. Today, Adobe confirmed, their one man support team still working on it, will no longer be needed as of 2020.

Cannot trust vaporware can we.

With the news today regarding Flash Player, I’m sure many of you have questions regarding AIR and its future roadmap. Let me start by saying that today’s announcement was not about AIR, and instead focuses entirely on Flash Player and the browser plugin environment. Adobe remains committed to AIR and we believe it continues to be a great desktop and mobile development platform.

February 26, 2017

Oculus Developer NDA

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ELECTRONIC NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT
PLEASE READ THIS ELECTRONIC NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT (“NDA”) CAREFULLY. IT CONTAINS IMPORTANT TERMS THAT AFFECT YOU AND YOUR OBLIGATIONS WITH RESPECT TO OCULUS CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION.
BY CLICKING ON THE “I AGREE” BUTTON, YOU REPRESENT THAT (1) YOU HAVE READ AND AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS NDA (SUBJECT TO SECTION 9), AND (2) YOU HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO BIND THE IDENTIFIED ORGANIZATION TO THESE TERMS.
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ANY OF THE TERMS OF THIS NDA, THEN DO NOT CLICK THE “I AGREE” BUTTON.
This NDA is made between you (“You” or “Your”) and Oculus VR, LLC, located at 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025 (“Oculus”). Oculus desires to protect and preserve the confidential nature of information and materials that may be disclosed or made available to You by Oculus pursuant to the terms in this NDA.

  1. Definition. As used herein, “Confidential Information” shall mean any and all non-public information or materials that Oculus provides to You that it is either (i) identified in writing as confidential at the time of disclosure (or, if disclosed verbally, is identified as confidential in writing within thirty (30) days of the disclosure) or (b) would reasonably be understood, given the nature of the information or the circumstances surrounding its disclosure, to be confidential. For avoidance of doubt, Confidential Information includes, but is not limited to: (i) information relating to Oculus’ business plans, analyses, forecasts, predictions or projections; intellectual property, software, hardware, prototypes, technology, technical information, business models, pricing, and pricing strategies; marketing ideas, data (including sales data), sales projections, financing plans, valuations, capitalization, budgets, and other financial information; and (ii) third-party information that Oculus is authorized to disclose to You.
  2. Obligations. Except as expressly permitted pursuant to this NDA, You agree to not disclose to any third party any Confidential Information. You further agree to not use any Confidential Information for any purpose other than in connection with your submission to the Oculus application store (“Limited Purpose”). You shall immediately notify Oculus upon the discovery of any loss or unauthorized use or disclosure of any Confidential Information. The obligations of this section shall continue in full force and effect with respect to any and all Confidential Information that remains confidential and not publicly known. This NDA shall not terminate except upon all Confidential Information becoming publicly known.
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  10. Miscellaneous. This NDA shall be governed by the laws of California without reference to conflict of laws principles. In the event of a dispute relating to this Agreement, the parties hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state courts located in San Mateo County, California and the United States federal court located in San Francisco County. You acknowledge that disclosure or use of Confidential Information in violation of this NDA could cause irreparable harm to Oculus for which monetary damages may be difficult to ascertain. You therefore agree that Oculus shall have the right, in addition to its other rights and remedies, to seek injunctive relief for any violation of this NDA. This NDA may not be amended without Oculus’ express written agreement and then only to the extent as amended in such writing. If a provision of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable under any applicable law, such invalid or unenforceable provision shall not affect any other provision of this NDA that can be given effect without the invalid provision. Further, any such invalid or unenforceable provision or portion thereof shall be deemed, without further action on the part of the parties hereto, modified, amended or limited to the extent necessary to render the same valid and enforceable. You will not assign or transfer any rights or obligations under this NDA. Any such assignment shall be void. Subject to the foregoing, this NDA shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties and their respective, permitted assigns. You shall not export any Confidential Information in any manner contrary to the export regulations of the United States.

January 23, 2017

WMI

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Windows Management Instrumentation ADAP failed to connect to namespace \\.\root\cimv2 with the following error 0x800706bf

The day 2008 R2 decided to stop telling the cpu id.

WBEMTEST.EXE

Can we reboot server?

shutdown -t 0 -r -f

January 18, 2017

Visual Studio Community 2017 RC is ransomware

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This prerelease has ended.

requires asymmetric silent counter strike by skynet

We discovered an issue this morning with Visual Studio 2017 RC licenses expiring early. We identified the root cause of this temporary issue and a fix has been deployed on the backend. Visual Studio 2017 RC should no longer block with a license expiration. If VS still reports an expired license click “Check for an updated license” on the dialog that appears to refresh VS’ license.

In addition, I have also gone ahead and cleaned up this thread. As mentioned before, we absolutely appreciate all of your help to get visibility quickly.

January 15, 2017

fE Scanlines

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for immediae release:

fE Scanlines.

In 2017 there still is no 360 4K 60fps video from beyond low earth orbit.

Attempts to find any earth curvature, for all intents and purposes, have failed.

The sky is percieved to show spherical rotation, where the moon runs on fixed scanline tracks. Each track, a scanline, has a distinct offset and is limited in the north by the Tropic of Cancer.

Need reference content from artic 24h sun.

Resistance has not yet breached to the edge.

January 9, 2017

Your subscription will be terminated

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Who is really making those so-called ‘smarter’ decisions? The contours of our future society are starting to show more starkly. This is to be a society with a gigantic gap between the ‘data-haves’ (governments and large corporations) and the ‘data-have nots’ (citizens). The ‘data-haves,’ parties such as Google, Amazon or IBM, capitalize the data streams, which we all can’t help but create wherever we go. Based on analyses of that data (to which we as citizens have no access) new policies are made and algorithms are written which are supposed to optimize our world, but which can also drastically restrict it.

December 17, 2016

microsd for S7

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Need to upgrade from 32GB to 64GB or better, to be able to host 360 content.

It need be class 10 and U3.

 

December 14, 2016

TP-LINK Wireless USB Adapter Failure

Filed under: tech — zproxy @ 2:02 am

You plug it in. No lights. No connectivity.

802.11n NIC

Disable, enable did not help.

Reboot did not help.

WLAN Extensibility Module has failed to start.

Module Path: C:\Windows\system32\Rtlihvs.dll
Error Code: 126

Time to look up in accounting when the device was bought.

Device Manager, uninstall driver. Reinsert device. And it blinks!

IPv4 address needs be reinserted

November 18, 2016

ISP HTTP hijacking

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Your device connects to a known HTTP service. The response redirects it to a private unsolicited upgrade UI.

Basically they deny service, and hijack the service for their benefit.

The only workaround is to not use HTTP 80 and go thru VPN, proxy or tor?

ERR_CONNECTION_RESET

While performing multiple probes, the outgoing port 80 will be denied service.

November 17, 2016

Vile and Disgusting Media

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There is a program in Mexico that is produced by MTV called “Ridiculous”. And the program is nothing but three idiots laughing at footage of people receiving what have to be life ending injuries. And I am strongly suspicious it has satanic roots. Figure this: For an example of what this program airs – there was one scene where someone driving a front end scoop loader had the scoop full of water and went to dump it on someone, but miscalculated and slammed the bulldozer scoop down on the guy’s head and obviously broke his neck or back. We are supposed to laugh at that? Another scene showed a guy cutting a large tree, which fell wrong, hit him and sent him flying through the air from about 20 feet off the ground. Gee. Funny. Other scenes show people getting head injuries, or other serious injuries – where it is obvious they were hospitalized or dead. And we’re supposed to laugh. I think I know what that type of programming actually is

Let’s say a large number of the people we are supposed to laugh at really did get life destroying injuries or killed – and there are millions of people watching that are supposed to be laughing at that – it would equal a huge, evil, borderline demonic ceremony where suffering and disaster are laughed at and enjoyed for fun. It would strengthen evil in this world. And after seeing the advertisements for the latest episodes I started to think that really is what it could be.

October 28, 2016

Forensic Lunch

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target for spectrum analysis

 

x-hacker:If you’re reading this, you should visit automattic.com/jobs and apply to join the fun, mention this header.

October 12, 2016

Its an Illusion by John Harris

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October 6, 2016

Phantom Cameras

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October 3, 2016

Mavic Pro

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September 21, 2016

Digital Forensics

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September 12, 2016

Analemma

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Analemmas are not really caused. They are just a record of speed changes. The sun accelerates decelerates during it’s 1 year cycle and if you take a picture from a fixed location exactly every 24:00:00 hours then accelerations and decelerations show as a deviance in what would otherwise be a straight line north and south. The north and south variance is due to the north south movement of the sun over the year. All objects have analemmas.

I’m assuming you are understanding it from a FE perspective. The reason why the analemma makes this shape with a bigger lobe on the southern side is because the sun has to speed up to maintain position when it’s circling outwards towards December 21st. What it is doing is accelerating but it actually over compensates or over accelerates which is why it arrives early for those period of days. It has a longer acceleration period when going south and has a longer deceleration period when heading back north. It would be like if you were driving on a highway that had speed signs every 10 miles going from 50mph to 70mph so you would accelerate to get to 70 but you would over compensate and hit 71 or 72 and when you saw the 50mph sign your would let off the gas but too much so you would hit 48 or 49mph. There are only 4 days in the year that the sun makes a rotation that is exactly 24:00:00 and that is where it is in the center of the analemma axis. It’s around the days June 12, August 31, December 24, April 14th.

 

September 3, 2016

Offline Internet

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August 24, 2016

Identity by picture

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Whatif instead of a password, a internet service will ask you to upload a unique picture, and grant access based upon value of that unique picture.

We lost this fight.

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So what can people do to change this?

Nothing.

Nothing?

No, I think we are at that point. I think it’s really important people understand this. We lost this fight. Just admit defeat and make sure next time you understand why you lost this fight and make sure it doesn’t happen again when we try and win the war.

Well, I think the focus needs to be that the internet is exactly the same as society. People might realize that it’s not a really good idea to have all of our data and files on Google, Facebook and company servers. All of these things need to be communicated al the way to the political top, of course. But stop treating internet like it’s a different thing and start focusing on what you actually want your society to look like. We have to fix society, before we can fix the internet. That’s the only thing.

August 23, 2016

Asus Zenbook SDCARD reader failure

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Is it too hard for the system operating the hardwar to diagnose the fault in hardware and ask for a replacement unit from the vendor?

The device F:\ (location (unknown)) is offline due to a user-mode device crash.  Windows will no longer attempt to restart this device because the maximum restart limit has been reached.  Disconnecting the device and reconnecting it, or disabling it and re-enabling it from the device manager, will reset this limit and allow the device to be accessed again.  Please contact the device manufacturer for more information about this problem.

The device F:\ (location (unknown)) is offline due to a user-mode driver crash.  Windows will attempt to restart the device 1 more times.  Please contact the device manufacturer for more information about this problem.

A problem has occurred with one or more user-mode drivers and the hosting process has been terminated.  This may temporarily interrupt your ability to access the devices.

The device, \Device\Harddisk1\DR2, has a bad block.

The program explorer.exe version 6.1.7601.17567 stopped interacting with Windows and was closed. To see if more information about the problem is available, check the problem history in the Action Center control panel.

Encrypted volume check: Volume information on F: cannot be read.

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