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(Ars Technica)   The Oculus Go headset has been unsupported since late last year, but in a surprise move, they will unlock all the headsets so they can be used by the community. Why did Facebook do something this cool? Two Words: John Carmack   (arstechnica.com) divider line
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2021-10-23 4:35:25 PM  
Still need a Facebook account for it to work I bet.
 
2021-10-23 4:38:33 PM  

cretinbob: Still need a Facebook account for it to work I bet.


Can you become infected with Facebook in 3D?  I bet that's even worse than the regular kind!
 
2021-10-23 6:51:18 PM  
The Go kind of sucked ass. So it will be interesting to see what people come up with for it. Dedicated porn-hub client maybe?
 
2021-10-23 7:11:47 PM  

cretinbob: Still need a Facebook account for it to work I bet.


FTA: Go hardware running the unlocked OS will no longer check for a Facebook signature at the kernel level
 
TWX
2021-10-23 8:06:06 PM  
Four words.  Owner class-action lawsuit.

Or does the hypenated pair make this technically three words?

/it's stupid to tie physical equipment solely to a cloud service
//even if some features do not continue to work, the end of the service should not spell the end of the use of the device
///if the device remains viable on a given operating system or computing platform then it should be able to be used
 
2021-10-23 9:07:34 PM  

TWX: Four words.  Owner class-action lawsuit.

Or does the hypenated pair make this technically three words?

/it's stupid to tie physical equipment solely to a cloud service
//even if some features do not continue to work, the end of the service should not spell the end of the use of the device
///if the device remains viable on a given operating system or computing platform then it should be able to be used


Well, that's sort of the point of this update. He was big about this with his idTech engines as well when he still had control over them. Glad he had enough clout to get Facebook to concede, I could see them fighting it pretty hard
 
2021-10-23 9:26:09 PM  
As an owner of the quest (next tech after the go) I'm Very pleased to see this.
When I bought into Oculus, it wasn't owned by Facebook. They bought the company after I bought the equipment. Since they have required a Facebook account, I hadn't used the quest.
If they exit the equipment with an open source OS, I would be delighted!

This should be how equipment gets obsoleted- open it to the modders and walk away. More people would buy in if they knew the equipment would live long after the corporate commitment.
 
2021-10-23 9:49:00 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: cretinbob: Still need a Facebook account for it to work I bet.

Can you become infected with Facebook in 3D?  I bet that's even worse than the regular kind!


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2021-10-23 10:06:02 PM  

monsatano: cretinbob: Still need a Facebook account for it to work I bet.

FTA: Go hardware running the unlocked OS will no longer check for a Facebook signature at the kernel level


They started requiring a Facebook account with the Oculus 2, not the Go anyway.
 
2021-10-23 10:11:07 PM  
Attack group Carmack was successful?

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2021-10-23 10:38:24 PM  

IgG4: The Go kind of sucked ass. So it will be interesting to see what people come up with for it. Dedicated porn-hub client maybe?


My buddy randomly got a couple Gos for free, so he gave me one and it has essentially just been a porn device for me. I'd love for it to be more and I'm very excited to see what I can do with it being unlocked, but it is very limited with what it can do.

Unfortunately, the battery life and a bit of discomfort after wearing it for a long period of time is a big disadvantage.
 
2021-10-23 11:30:55 PM  
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/ok, so its Romero, not Carmack.  sue me
 
2021-10-23 11:38:26 PM  
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2021-10-24 4:54:51 AM  
What does this have to do with lip gloss?
 
2021-10-24 7:09:09 AM  
It makes me sad that John Carmack is under Mark Zuckerberg.
 
2021-10-24 9:10:57 AM  

Obscure Login: it has essentially just been a porn device for me... bit of discomfort after wearing it for a long period of time is a big disadvantage.


It would seem these statements are mutually exclusive
 
2021-10-24 9:41:44 AM  
And in 5 years they will lock them with a new update while stealing all the things people made for them
 
2021-10-24 10:01:27 AM  
Buddy of mine is interested in use an Oculus-type set up to make 3D art from the inside of it. Which is pretty rad.
 
2021-10-24 11:08:53 AM  

Obscure Login: IgG4: The Go kind of sucked ass. So it will be interesting to see what people come up with for it. Dedicated porn-hub client maybe?

My buddy randomly got a couple Gos for free, so he gave me one and it has essentially just been a porn device for me. I'd love for it to be more and I'm very excited to see what I can do with it being unlocked, but it is very limited with what it can do.

Unfortunately, the battery life and a bit of discomfort after wearing it for a long period of time is a big disadvantage.


How much battery life do you really need for a porn device?
 
2021-10-24 11:43:39 AM  

dsmith42: Obscure Login: IgG4: The Go kind of sucked ass. So it will be interesting to see what people come up with for it. Dedicated porn-hub client maybe?

My buddy randomly got a couple Gos for free, so he gave me one and it has essentially just been a porn device for me. I'd love for it to be more and I'm very excited to see what I can do with it being unlocked, but it is very limited with what it can do.

Unfortunately, the battery life and a bit of discomfort after wearing it for a long period of time is a big disadvantage.

How much battery life do you really need for a porn device?


lol, I meant for doing anything else with it. It's perfect for porn.
 
2021-10-24 12:29:57 PM  
Obscure Login:

Unfortunately, the battery life and a bit of discomfort after wearing it for a long period of time is a big disadvantage.

Have you tried unzipping?
 
2021-10-24 12:57:14 PM  

BlackPete: Obscure Login:

Unfortunately, the battery life and a bit of discomfort after wearing it for a long period of time is a big disadvantage.

Have you tried unzipping?


Yes, but I don't think the rest of the congregation would approve.
 
2021-10-24 1:00:24 PM  
This isn't my friend's stuff, it's Jama Jurabaev doing 3d drawing, but it's pretty neat:


VR sketches
Youtube ZnbNgesfeJs


Boo, Fark won't let me post other of his videos, but look for 'How to create a vehicle in VR' and such, it's the earlier stuff on his yootoob.
 
2021-10-24 2:43:05 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: [lh3.googleusercontent.com image 341x512]


Reverse GIS gives me nothing. For research purposes only and not an apparently comely redhead who, given that some of you are perverts, may or may not be involved in a movie with adult material, please tell me what that is from so I have the opportunity to help prevent responsible members of society from being corrupted by possibly immoral deeds.
 
2021-10-24 2:47:04 PM  

WoodyHayes: Vlad_the_Inaner: [lh3.googleusercontent.com image 341x512]

Reverse GIS gives me nothing. For research purposes only and not an apparently comely redhead who, given that some of you are perverts, may or may not be involved in a movie with adult material, please tell me what that is from so I have the opportunity to help prevent responsible members of society from being corrupted by possibly immoral deeds.


Nevermind, found it. Duh.

I will proceed sometime within the next day or so with the research necessary to go about properly warning others about the dangers of Oculus. Thank you for bringing this filthy garbage to my attention.
 
2021-10-24 3:43:13 PM  

IgG4: The Go kind of sucked ass. So it will be interesting to see what people come up with for it. Dedicated porn-hub client maybe?


So, instead of "Oculus Go" it'll be called "Oculus Come?"
 
2021-10-24 4:26:12 PM  

WoodyHayes: WoodyHayes: Vlad_the_Inaner: [lh3.googleusercontent.com image 341x512]

Reverse GIS gives me nothing. For research purposes only and not an apparently comely redhead who, given that some of you are perverts, may or may not be involved in a movie with adult material, please tell me what that is from so I have the opportunity to help prevent responsible members of society from being corrupted by possibly immoral deeds.

Nevermind, found it. Duh.

I will proceed sometime within the next day or so with the research necessary to go about properly warning others about the dangers of Oculus. Thank you for bringing this filthy garbage to my attention.


Tell us what your research uncovered, I still don't know
 
2021-10-24 4:27:41 PM  

MetaDeth: WoodyHayes: WoodyHayes: Vlad_the_Inaner: [lh3.googleusercontent.com image 341x512]

Reverse GIS gives me nothing. For research purposes only and not an apparently comely redhead who, given that some of you are perverts, may or may not be involved in a movie with adult material, please tell me what that is from so I have the opportunity to help prevent responsible members of society from being corrupted by possibly immoral deeds.

Nevermind, found it. Duh.

I will proceed sometime within the next day or so with the research necessary to go about properly warning others about the dangers of Oculus. Thank you for bringing this filthy garbage to my attention.

Tell us what your research uncovered, I still don't know


Oh, just oculus wallpaper. Was hoping to see more...
 
2021-10-24 5:33:27 PM  
Still not buying related to Facebook.
 
2021-10-24 6:47:57 PM  

Obscure Login: Unfortunately, the battery life and a bit of discomfort after wearing it for a long period of time is a big disadvantage.


dsmith42: How much battery life do you really need for a porn device?


Gimme some pineapple juice and I can outlast the energizer bunny.
 
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