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Real Name Jonah Dreyer   
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2016, 14:53 jdreyer
 
I found this post on Steam:

I have three pairs of glasses of different widths and have tested them with the Vive. They measure 130mm, 140mm and 150mm respectively in width.

The Vive is designed for glasses both in relation to the distance of the lens from one's face, and the design of the foam padding. The foam has cutouts on the left and right side which appear designed to accommodate the arms of glasses.

My 130mm glasses are the most comfortable. They appear to be narrower than the maximum usable width in the Vive. As a result, there is no noticeable pressure on the glasses' arms. In fact, wearing them with the Vive isn't any different than wearing them otherwise. The only ergonomic issue occurs when putting on or removing the Vive. I just have to be a little more careful doing so.

The 140mm glasses are at the borderline of comfort/discomfort. Their arms touch the interior sides of the foam. As a result, there is some pressure when wearing them in the Vive. It might be possible to alleviate this by removing a bit more of the foam. Loosening the headset also helps, but then results in a less secure overall fit.

The 150mm glasses are very uncomfortable. Because they are wider than the foam can reasonably accommodate, wearing them results on a distinct pressure on the face (both sides and the nose). Even moving the headset away from the face does not relieve this pressure.

Glasses up to ~135mm or so should be perfectly usable with the Vive. Anything larger and one would need to adjust the foam padding or the headset for comfort. Anything over 140mm is going to be tough to wear comfortably. At that point, contacts would be the better choice.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2016, 14:52 jdreyer
 
Shineyguy wrote on May 23, 2016, 14:44:
DangerDog wrote on May 23, 2016, 14:17:
VaranDragon wrote on May 23, 2016, 14:00:
Im short(or near)-sighted. I wonder if I would need to wear glasses, considering the RIFT's screen is actually pretty close to one's face anyway?

only way to find out is to try one on, I'm near-sighted and can use google cardboard without glasses just fine.

Yeah, stuff gets blurry for me a couple inches from my eyes, I think I'd likely be OK with an HMD without my glasses on. Sadly none of my friends plan on having one any time soon, and I don't either for that matter.

Do you live near a Best Buy? I heard you can try them there.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2016, 14:46 jdreyer
 
nin wrote on May 23, 2016, 13:54:
The Half Elf wrote on May 23, 2016, 13:44:
Hey Blue,

I know how photogenic you are (HAH!), Any chance we can get a headshot of you with your normal glasses and the small ones? Not that I have plans for a VR device in the near future it would be nice as a reference.

I'm still waiting for the squirrel cam!


Can't you just look out the van window?
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
16. Re: Sunday Metaverse HBO May 23, 2016, 14:41 jdreyer
 
Bub wrote on May 23, 2016, 07:25:
Imagine if you walked into your local supermarket and wanted to buy a box of your favorite cereal. But they won't sell you one box, they want you to sign up for a subscription, of one box a month, plus a shopping cart full of groceries you don't want, food you hate, and crappy quality junk food you would never buy on your own. All of this for 10 to 20 times what a single box of cereal would cost.

Cable companies steal and rob, so I don't have much sympathy when the circle comes around and bites them.
This post is problematic on a few levels.

1. To follow your analogy, it's perfectly fine to go to the back of the store and swipe a few boxes of cereal while they're unloading the truck and not looking. Thing is, you'd never have the stones to do that. And we wonder why content companies keep resorting to ridiculous bullshit like DRM and copyright infringement settlement letters.

2. Let's look at the cost that you claim, "All of this for 10 to 20 times what a single box of cereal would cost."
- Price of a season of GoT on disc: $43
- Price of a season of digital episodes: $39
- Price of HBO Now during the run of GoT: $45
HBO Now costs a few dollars more and lets you watch "live." And who knows, maybe you'll find a few other shows you like: Deadwood, The Wire, Boardwalk Empire, John Oliver, Rome, etc., all shows with massive critical and popular acclaim. Hard to imagine the only thing HBO offers that you enjoy is GoT.

3. "Cable companies steal and rob, so I don't have much sympathy when the circle comes around and bites them." You do understand that HBO is not a cable service provider like Comcast right? And that you don't need a cable subscription to order HBO Now? And I'm unaware the last time HBO stole from and robbed its customers. Links?
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
15. Re: Sunday Metaverse May 23, 2016, 14:13 jdreyer
 
Cpmartins wrote on May 23, 2016, 05:38:
jdreyer wrote on May 22, 2016, 20:06:
Do none of you have access to HBO Now where you live? If you like these shows so much why not pay for them?
I do, I live in Caldas Novas, 25 or so miles from any actual city. Brazil. No HBO here. Do you feel like an asshat now?
Anyways, just use a Russian proxy, Encrypted connection, impervious to any of this horseshit.

I don't feel like an asshat at at all, that's why I was asking. If HBO isn't making Now available in your region, that's on them. And while Beamer's BRD post has a point, HBO makes the BRDs available nearly a year later. While I don't condone piracy, I can hardly blame you. That's a long time to wait for a show that everyone is talking about and for which hearing spoilers could completely ruin it.

If you live in the USA, though, I don't understand why you wouldn't get HBO Now instead of pirating.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
18. Re: Sunday Tech Bits May 23, 2016, 13:51 jdreyer
 
Beamer wrote on May 23, 2016, 10:09:
I sometimes love the internet.

Oculus oversells its preorders and can't adequately deliver, and they're the devil.

NVIDIA cuts off its preorders to make sure that doesn't happen, and they're the devil.

LOL, nice observation.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
12. Re: Sunday Tech Bits May 23, 2016, 02:33 jdreyer
 
WaltC wrote on May 22, 2016, 20:45:
I'd love to know how pre-orders "sell out"...;) Perhaps they meant that people stopped pre-ordering them just a few minutes after they went on sale?...;) Marketing BS is always good for a laugh...

You may be confusing digital preorders with preorders of physical hardware. With digital media, infinite copies can be made basically instantly. Obviously with physical hardware this isn't the case. The initial run will have been quantified, so there's a limited amount they are committing to. That's what sold out. Of course they'll do another run, and more will be made available, but perhaps they weren't expecting such an overwhelming response and didn't prep enough for the initial output.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
3. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs May 23, 2016, 02:27 jdreyer
 
Wallshadows wrote on May 22, 2016, 16:15:
Probably damage control for the shit that's coming in Beyond and they realize the need of an actual Star Trek film to fall back on.

LOL. I liked JJ's first ST movie, but Into Darkness sucked. Suffered from much the same problems that The Force Awakens does. Watching the trailers for this newest one gives me even less hope.

Only bad results comes from squashing this labor of fan love. It in no way competes with Beyond and can only serve to keep ST fresh in the minds of its fans.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2016, 01:31 jdreyer
 
rudra wrote on May 22, 2016, 21:46:
but hey, if i can keep on contributing to your inordinate hypocrisy, its worth it... i like to fight the good fight

You're a legend in your own mind.

For each interesting post you make, you make five of these condescending, mean-spirited attacks. Would that those ratios were reversed. It's a shame you find such joy in demeaning others.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
6. Re: Sunday Metaverse May 22, 2016, 20:06 jdreyer
 
Do none of you have access to HBO Now where you live? If you like these shows so much why not pay for them?  
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17. Re: etc. May 22, 2016, 14:57 jdreyer
 
MisterBenn wrote on May 22, 2016, 12:09:
My guess is they're sitting on HL3 so it can be the honey pot, if they make a major play into a new market in future.

Me: Do not try and believe Half Life 3 exists. That's impossible. Instead... only try to realize the truth.
MisterBenn: What truth?
Me: There is no Half Life 3.
MisterBenn: There is no Half Life 3?
Me: Then you'll see, that it is not the reality that bends, it is only yourself.

Beatnik
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
3. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs May 22, 2016, 01:03 jdreyer
 
Kxmode wrote on May 21, 2016, 19:46:
I had a video taken down because it was a snippet of commercial for a drug with a minute long list of side effects including "sudden death". The drug company's marketing firm was very adamant about my theft of their property, and if I didn't want to see the inside of a court room I would 100% comply with their demands to take down the video.

Sounds like fair use to me. You could have gotten a lawyer to counter-sue with an anti-SLAPP case and to do all the work for you for 30% for the coool million you'd ask for damages.
 
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News Comments > Battleborn Double XP Weekend
12. Re: Battleborn Double XP Weekend May 22, 2016, 00:56 jdreyer
 
Caladell wrote on May 22, 2016, 00:38:
eRe4s3r wrote on May 21, 2016, 22:40:

...But I don't get where Battleborn is a MOBA..

It has a map with cores on both ends, lanes, in-match leveling, minions, etc. All which make up the MOBA gametype.

I tried the game during the demo weekend, but it just didn't click for me.

I've hated all the MOBAs I've tried, first person or otherwise. I'd rather play a proper RTS.
 
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12. Re: etc. May 21, 2016, 19:35 jdreyer
 
Ho man. I've been waiting years for a fruit ninja movie.  
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
1. Re: Saturday Tech Bits May 21, 2016, 13:44 jdreyer
 
Given that the mirrors hitting the tower is not a remote possibility you would think they would have insulated it.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue May 21, 2016, 03:30 jdreyer
 
Woundedmoon wrote on May 20, 2016, 18:50:
Now that you have a Rift consider one of my stands. I make them by hand
I started making them because I found it annoying just laying the thing on my desk. I also have no desire to put the thing back in the box every time I am done with it.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/290874491/oculus-rift-htc-vive-stand-slanted

That's cool, but won't it stretch the headband?
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black May 20, 2016, 19:57 jdreyer
 
The Half Elf wrote on May 20, 2016, 18:54:
jdreyer wrote on May 20, 2016, 18:34:
nin wrote on May 20, 2016, 18:12:
Dana Carvey takes on heckler as the church lady.

So polite, even when he's telling someone to STFU.


Wel, isn't that special.

Oh...look....is that a heckler or could it be.... . SATAN?!?

Dammit! You mada me LOL at work.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black May 20, 2016, 18:34 jdreyer
 
nin wrote on May 20, 2016, 18:12:
Dana Carvey takes on heckler as the church lady.

So polite, even when he's telling someone to STFU.


Wel, isn't that special.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
15. Re: Morning Metaverse May 20, 2016, 14:45 jdreyer
 
Drayth wrote on May 20, 2016, 11:02:
A feminist acquaintance of mine went and saw The Expendables with her husband and hated it. If she were to give it a rating on imdb, I'm pretty sure it would have been somewhere in the 1 to 3 ballpark.

Yes but would she bother? I think that Pigeon is on to something, that men and women might use online rating systems differently. I bet men are more likely to use and participate in online systems and women use them too but also use other ways of assessing what to watch like social media and watercooler chat.
 
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News Comments > Free Forge - Halo 5: Guardians Edition for Windows 10 Announced
11. Re: Free Forge - Halo 5: Guardians Edition for Windows 10 Announced May 20, 2016, 14:18 jdreyer
 
The Half Elf wrote on May 20, 2016, 12:25:



Who the fuck is in charge of PC gaming at Microsoft?
The bean counters obviously.
 
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