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Monday, August 31, 2015

Windows Techs Need Our Credit Card Numbers (as if)

Everyday for a little over a week now, I've been getting a call from a "Windows" tech company regarding my Windows computer. Today it was some guy named Alex, with a hindi accent, who wanted my credit card number, etc. I just tell them I don't have a Windows computer and they hang right up.

This has been a thing now all summer I'm finding out. And my name is coming up on their "to-call" lists now it seems. It's weird that they call me everyday at 10:30am. I guess I'll be expecting another call tomorrow from them.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

These Dice Aren't That Bad on the Eyes

AKO makes dice. The quality is iffy though. And the colors are not standard. Standard, as in, a standard Traveller color scheme. So I made some virtual ones to play around with for apps I've updated to work with Mongoose Traveller 2nd Edition that's coming out soon.

Anyway, I didn't realize just how quick I would get used to reading the numbers off the faces after a roll. Now if only someone made these dices for realz.

Friday, August 21, 2015

NASA is Missing the Moon

NASA 360 talks about going to Mars. I think they're missing the Moon on this one, because an asteroid is no substitute for playing in space dirt. But if the whole purpose of a Mars trip is to just land a couple people there for a few hours and then head back to Earth, I can see why NASA is skipping over the Moon.

The Moon is only three days away. Habitat building on the Moon can give us the experience needed for building them on Mars.

As it stands now, the best NASA 360 can do is a 180 for its Mars trip.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

SCI-FI: AIs are Hand-Wavium Technology

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E0ot9iJm_k https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eedXpclrKCc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjAoBKagWQA

Friday, August 14, 2015

TECH: Ambient Audio Test

So, some of the sounds did not pick up on the mic all that great. But I have a good idea of what kind of sounds will work. Just have to mind the auto-level recording that the mic does.