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2012-05-03 07:23:15 PM
Sounds like a headache waiting to happen.
 
2012-05-03 07:24:17 PM
Who the fark wants a bunch of fusable metal alloy in their eye?

Oh. Soldier.
 
2012-05-03 07:37:04 PM
Some are way too nearsighted for this to have a prayer in either hot or cold places of working ....
 
2012-05-03 08:50:29 PM
so we've got drone riggers, megacorps that are above the law and now...smartgun links. all we need is Echo Mirage and a couple/few dragons and we got ourselves an awakening!
 
2012-05-03 09:03:07 PM

Weaver95: so we've got drone riggers, megacorps that are above the law and now...smartgun links. all we need is Echo Mirage and a couple/few dragons and we got ourselves an awakening!


What do you think is gonna happen on 12/21/12? The Mayans were predicting a new age and magic will return to the world.

/Shadowrun wasn't just an RPG but a prophecy
 
2012-05-03 09:06:09 PM
Well cool. Between this and the asteroid mining it is starting to feel like the future. I still want my jet pack.
 
2012-05-03 09:09:39 PM

Nefarious: Shadowrun wasn't just an RPG but a prophecy


I hope not.

Not unless I get to redo my origins and pick money as the A slot.
 
2012-05-03 09:15:53 PM

doglover: Nefarious: Shadowrun wasn't just an RPG but a prophecy

I hope not.

Not unless I get to redo my origins and pick money as the A slot.


i'm torn between being a human technomancer or a vampire hermetic mage.
 
2012-05-03 09:19:20 PM

Weaver95: doglover: Nefarious: Shadowrun wasn't just an RPG but a prophecy

I hope not.

Not unless I get to redo my origins and pick money as the A slot.

i'm torn between being a human technomancer or a vampire hermetic mage.


I dunno. I had a mage and all I did was the jedi mind trick over and over and over again. We tried other things, lots of them, but in the end every single situation became jedi mind tricks.
 
2012-05-03 09:21:53 PM

doglover: Weaver95: doglover: Nefarious: Shadowrun wasn't just an RPG but a prophecy

I hope not.

Not unless I get to redo my origins and pick money as the A slot.

i'm torn between being a human technomancer or a vampire hermetic mage.

I dunno. I had a mage and all I did was the jedi mind trick over and over and over again. We tried other things, lots of them, but in the end every single situation became jedi mind tricks.


your mage was doing it wrong.
 
2012-05-03 09:36:51 PM

Weaver95: doglover: Weaver95: doglover: Nefarious: Shadowrun wasn't just an RPG but a prophecy

I hope not.

Not unless I get to redo my origins and pick money as the A slot.

i'm torn between being a human technomancer or a vampire hermetic mage.

I dunno. I had a mage and all I did was the jedi mind trick over and over and over again. We tried other things, lots of them, but in the end every single situation became jedi mind tricks.

your mage was doing it wrong.


No, we did everything right. But the dice don't lie. Our street sammy couldn't hit jack. Our sniper missed critical. Our troll went down. The fire spells I loved didn't kill adepts. But every single time I used that mind trick, sixes far as the eye could see.
 
2012-05-03 10:47:57 PM
I'd love to have this for my running workouts and races. I'd take a heads up of pace, elevation, HR and possible a slight map overlay - would give me even more of an edge then a Garmin or iphone.
 
2012-05-03 11:16:38 PM
Who is that woman
 
das
2012-05-03 11:21:52 PM
Dodododododododododododododoodooo
 
2012-05-03 11:30:53 PM

EvilEgg: Well cool. Between this and the asteroid mining it is starting to feel like the future. I still want my jet pack.


Why you would just crash it into a mountain.....

The military gets all the cool toys, I help pay for them so I should at least get to try them out, dammit..........
 
2012-05-03 11:33:15 PM

doglover: Weaver95: doglover: Weaver95: doglover: Nefarious: Shadowrun wasn't just an RPG but a prophecy

I hope not.

Not unless I get to redo my origins and pick money as the A slot.

i'm torn between being a human technomancer or a vampire hermetic mage.

I dunno. I had a mage and all I did was the jedi mind trick over and over and over again. We tried other things, lots of them, but in the end every single situation became jedi mind tricks.

your mage was doing it wrong.

No, we did everything right. But the dice don't lie. Our street sammy couldn't hit jack. Our sniper missed critical. Our troll went down. The fire spells I loved didn't kill adepts. But every single time I used that mind trick, sixes far as the eye could see.


Sounds like my periodic game. The technancer and hacker get fried all of the time and the pseudo-rigger can't hit shiat, but the two adepts working the mental/social powers consistently roll sixes when doing their thing.
 
2012-05-03 11:36:26 PM
image.guardian.co.uk

Approves
 
2012-05-03 11:39:43 PM

Solon Isonomia: Sounds like my periodic game. The technancer and hacker get fried all of the time and the pseudo-rigger can't hit shiat, but the two adepts working the mental/social powers consistently roll sixes when doing their thing.


Our Technomancer couldn't hit shiat but always succeed in hacking. Once he called down an Aries Orbital Cannon on a gang stronghold in the barrens. The remnants just stared as they drove off.
/I was the GM and I allowed it as I like big boom.
/And he burned some edge to do so.
 
2012-05-03 11:41:54 PM
Still banking on these....

img.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-03 11:45:11 PM
Pretty sure the military already has these, or something very close to them, if this is being announced publicly.

I recall hearing rumors of these being used during the OBL raid. Seems that it would be so useful to the military, they'd push for their development.
 
2012-05-03 11:55:59 PM
Looking forward to voting for Dunklezahn in the next election
 
2012-05-03 11:56:45 PM
No farking way would I put something like this in my eye. I wouldn't even leave regular contacts in my eyes overnight.

/except when I got drunk and forgot
 
2012-05-03 11:56:46 PM

grinding_journalist: Pretty sure the military already has these, or something very close to them, if this is being announced publicly.

I recall hearing rumors of these being used during the OBL raid. Seems that it would be so useful to the military, they'd push for their development.


A few years back Wired ran an article on Darpa that included this, thermal gloves, human hibernation and a half dozen other wiz-bang future things in the works.
I too figured its stuff that they were already using when they announced it back then.
By now they must be ready to announce Darpa's IPO.

/Government tracking chip inserted in my brain? No thanks.
/MP3 player, camera, internet and video game chip in my brain? Hells yea!
 
2012-05-03 11:58:50 PM

grinding_journalist: Pretty sure the military already has these, or something very close to them, if this is being announced publicly.

I recall hearing rumors of these being used during the OBL raid. Seems that it would be so useful to the military, they'd push for their development.


What is the old line? "Military technology is 5-10 years ahead of civilian technology?"

It makes sense, almost every modern invention that makes our lives so much easier were invented through some sort of military funded research.
 
2012-05-04 12:00:52 AM

Nefarious:

/Shadowrun wasn't just an RPG but a prophecy


It is running a bit late. Dec. 24th, 2011 a couple things were supposed to happen. Hundreds on a bullet train in Japan witness the first appearance of the great dragon, Ryumyo at Mt. Fuji. And Daniel Howling Coyote, of the later Great Ghost Dance, leads his followers out of the Texas Re-education Center
 
2012-05-04 12:04:09 AM
I would have loved a pair of those when I was in school... test would have been easy... google search
 
2012-05-04 12:18:04 AM

drjekel_mrhyde: Who is that woman


Byline:
Ballet dancer turned defense specialist Allison Barrie has travelled around the world covering the military, terrorism, weapons advancements and life on the front line. You can reach her at war­games[nospam-﹫-backwards]sw­enxof­*co­m or follow her on Twitter @Allison_Barrie.
 
2012-05-04 12:39:14 AM

steamingpile: grinding_journalist: Pretty sure the military already has these, or something very close to them, if this is being announced publicly.

I recall hearing rumors of these being used during the OBL raid. Seems that it would be so useful to the military, they'd push for their development.

What is the old line? "Military technology is 5-10 years ahead of civilian technology?"

It makes sense, almost every modern invention that makes our lives so much easier were invented through some sort of military funded research.


As someone who did engineering work for the military, I have to say that commercial products were way ahead of us for the most part. We built some great stuff, but designing for a military environment is a slow process because it's designed by a small team, has to be tougher than hell, and in many cases designed so that even people who barely got out of high school can use it. Any time we could get away with it, we used commercial stuff, because producing that same functionality in a mil-environment item would have taken us a long time. About the only things that were more advanced than civilian were items that had little use in the civilian world, such as an automated sniper rifle that could fire itself when the designated target was centered in the sights. That one was kind of cool.
 
2012-05-04 12:55:42 AM

jjorsett: About the only things that were more advanced than civilian were items that had little use in the civilian world, such as an automated sniper rifle that could fire itself when the designated target was centered in the sights. That one was kind of cool.


It might not work as well, but I could build something like that using off the shelf hardware... A DSLR with a telephoto lens feeding into a laptop running casino security style facial recognition. Mount that like a scope, then take a cue from Mythbusters and use a vending machine servo to pull the trigger.

The hard part would be to build an aiming rig and getting windage right, which is where the military contract would run into six figures quickly.

Anyhow. The military likes gear that can take a pounding, hence the popularity of Panasonic Toughbooks.
 
2012-05-04 12:59:19 AM
Too bad it'll be wasted on military purposes - the most pathetic cause of human existence.
 
2012-05-04 01:07:23 AM

Harry_Seldon: Still banking on these....

[img.photobucket.com image 518x351]


They don't work as advertised.
 
2012-05-04 01:22:55 AM

jjorsett: As someone who did engineering work for the military, I have to say that commercial products were way ahead of us for the most part. We built some great stuff, but designing for a military environment is a slow process because it's designed by a small team, has to be tougher than hell, and in many cases designed so that even people who barely got out of high school can use it. Any time we could get away with it, we used commercial stuff, because producing that same functionality in a mil-environment item would have taken us a long time. About the only things that were more advanced than civilian were items that had little use in the civilian world, such as an automated sniper rifle that could fire itself when the designated target was centered in the sights. That one was kind of cool.


Well I mean the stuff only select few know about, like the stories of the engineer from raytheon who invented microwave ovens from experimenting with radar sets.

I get the "has to be tough" element, I used to work for motorola and some of the testing we did on military grade phones/radios/etc.... were farking torture sessions, if I ever saw a military grade item in a pawn shop I would snatch it up since I knew it would never break unless it took a direct hit by a bullet or nuclear warhead.
 
2012-05-04 01:38:57 AM

Nefarious: Weaver95: so we've got drone riggers, megacorps that are above the law and now...smartgun links. all we need is Echo Mirage and a couple/few dragons and we got ourselves an awakening!

What do you think is gonna happen on 12/21/12? The Mayans were predicting a new age and magic will return to the world.

/Shadowrun wasn't just an RPG but a prophecy


Rifts. Palladium has a better system
 
2012-05-04 01:39:45 AM

Weaver95: so we've got drone riggers, megacorps that are above the law and now...smartgun links. all we need is Echo Mirage and a couple/few dragons and we got ourselves an awakening!


I want my datajack.

Also, where the hell are our holodecks?
 
2012-05-04 01:43:41 AM
This does have some distinct downsides.

I'm reminded of when the Air Academy was exploring putting a heads up-style display in airplane cockpits. They installed the simulator so that all the gauges and such were on the windshield. The pilot's performance was compared to pilots who did not receive this HUD.

What they found was that when they did this, the pilots would crash into a plane sitting on the runway in clear and open view. Because the pilots were so intent on the visual eye candy, they didn't actually pay attention to the actual details that was in front of them. It sort of melted into the background. because they had to look PAST all that other junk.
 
2012-05-04 01:49:44 AM
Fox news article that ends with a question mark. SUPER SOLIDER VISION COMING?


you know what, I DON'T farkING KNOW, YOU TELL ME, YOU'RE THE NEWS, YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO TELL ME ABOUT THIS shiat, NOT ASK ME ABOUT IT
 
2012-05-04 01:55:13 AM

way south: A few years back Wired ran an article on Darpa that included this, thermal gloves, human hibernation and a half dozen other wiz-bang future things in the works.
I too figured its stuff that they were already using when they announced it back then.


Meh. Sometimes. Not usually, though. SOME of the RFQs are obviously asscoverage of an existing system that skipped the bid system in its first incarnation, while most are not.

At any rate, the first things you look for are - how do you spot other countries' contact lens data links and either feed them bogus data or turn them flat black at inopportune times...


/Government tracking chip inserted in my brain? No thanks.


They don't make them.
 
2012-05-04 01:55:28 AM

ourbigdumbmouth: Nefarious: Weaver95: so we've got drone riggers, megacorps that are above the law and now...smartgun links. all we need is Echo Mirage and a couple/few dragons and we got ourselves an awakening!

What do you think is gonna happen on 12/21/12? The Mayans were predicting a new age and magic will return to the world.

/Shadowrun wasn't just an RPG but a prophecy

Rifts. Palladium has a better system


Rifts has an interesting setting and the ability to play characters with differing power levels is good, but its rule system sucks.
 
2012-05-04 02:18:05 AM

Lackofname: What they found was that when they did this, the pilots would crash into a plane sitting on the runway in clear and open view. Because the pilots were so intent on the visual eye candy, they didn't actually pay attention to the actual details that was in front of them. It sort of melted into the background. because they had to look PAST all that other junk.


The solution to this seems incredibly simple to me:

Build the HUD based off video games (any FPS would probably do - they give you the data on the peripherals and leave the center clear)
- OR -
Make the HUD in a transparent outline style and then use video games to train the soldiers how to see past the HUD and take in the "real world" information.

Was the movie Fire Birds accurate at all? You'd think the military would have some experience in training soldiers how to deal with this sort of thing.
 
2012-05-04 02:25:21 AM
I'll be first in line to become a cyborg, mutant, or mutant cyborg.

Come on future, this is some bullshiat, get here already.
 
2012-05-04 02:29:38 AM

jjorsett: ...such as an automated sniper rifle that could fire itself when the designated target was centered in the sights. That one was kind of cool.


We bid on a system that would lock onto a target and take out muscle tremor, heartbeat and breathing. You put the cursor on the target and let go of the button, at that point it would float the barrel on transducers and try to keep the image motionless by moving the barrel in tiny increments. Didn't get it.
 
2012-05-04 02:35:25 AM
We need a WANT tag.
 
2012-05-04 02:42:57 AM
i47.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-04 02:53:04 AM

Peki: Lackofname: What they found was that when they did this, the pilots would crash into a plane sitting on the runway in clear and open view. Because the pilots were so intent on the visual eye candy, they didn't actually pay attention to the actual details that was in front of them. It sort of melted into the background. because they had to look PAST all that other junk.

The solution to this seems incredibly simple to me:

Build the HUD based off video games (any FPS would probably do - they give you the data on the peripherals and leave the center clear)
- OR -
Make the HUD in a transparent outline style and then use video games to train the soldiers how to see past the HUD and take in the "real world" information.


I think it might not be as easy as creating a game like HUD. In a monitor setup you get the best of both worlds, because when you are focusing on the action in front of you, there is almost nothing to distract or hinder your focus point...when you want to actually view HUD info you have to quickly glare at the edges of the monitor (where most HUD elements are housed) then once you get your info fix, you divert focus back to the center where the action is.

That type of HUD setup on a contact lens will clearly not work that way, since the info needs to be readable and accessible to your focal center. If you look down for instance guess what, you'll be like a dog chasing his tail. In order to get the simplicity and usefulness of game like HUD's, this contact lens system will have to be smart enough to instantly offset information according to what direction your eyes are pivoting towards....So when you look down , where you'd expect the info to be, the system will have to automatically give you the sense that the HUD info are now at the center of your focal point, as you would expect on a monitor.... yup I think this is the way it would have to be done, and it will have to be nearly flawless in it's HUD repositioning, as to not induce nausea.
 
2012-05-04 03:00:53 AM
This is an awesome time to be alive, my friends. Technology is on speed - make better tech to make better tech faster, to make better tech faster.

God I wish I was younger, so I could see more of this wondrous shiat.
 
2012-05-04 03:42:56 AM
This is where my farking tax dollars are going. Goddamn you idiots
 
2012-05-04 03:47:56 AM

moothemagiccow: This is where my farking tax dollars are going. Goddamn you idiots


Actually, your tax dollars are specifically earmarked for Cadillac driving welfare queens, and teen sex abstinence ads.
 
2012-05-04 05:41:28 AM
I see what you did there.com
 
2012-05-04 06:50:48 AM
US GI: *BOOM* Headshot!

Bad Guy: "Friggin' wall hackers...."
 
2012-05-04 07:43:36 AM

moothemagiccow: This is where my farking tax dollars are going. Goddamn you idiots


Yep, every single penny the federal government gets from you in taxes goes towards this specific project.
 
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