Monthly Archives: March 2014
So one of the biggest stories in technology in the last year or so has just happened. A small company called Oculus wanted to make an attempt at a Virtual Reality (VR) headset, nothing new here various IT companies have been trying to make VR a commercial success for more than 20 years. What was new was the mode of funding and the ultimate purchaser. Kickstarter,( which was normally used by small player to get some money to record a CD, write a book, or produce a small gadget) was used to acquire 1.2 million USD for Oculus development version VR headset (AKA goggles). One of the biggest kickstarter projects ever. From all the hype generated the dying dinosaur Facebook smells the blood in the water and buys Oculus for 2 billion dollars. Depite the Kickstarted backers getting the prototype VR headset as promised, a lot of backers were really angry, they felt that they were supporting an independent company not making a R&D donation to the oh so creepy Facebook.
What does this mean?
Kickstarter has had its day, people will no longer want to donate to companies unless it really a forward purchase. Other companies like Kickstarter are emerging and now and will offer a shareholding in new companies.
Crowd funding will become crowd micro investing.
Oculus will be associated with the creepy surveillance of Facebook.
Facebook will probably ruin the potential Oculus like some many previous failed attempts to make people use VR. Farmville in 3D really has very little extra appeal.
It’s no surprise that this happened when corporations got their hands on free money
Sony have similar VR project , but have none of this baggage and may just be more successful because of the negative publicity gathered by the aforementioned rogues.
Don’t believe it?
Its 3/4 of the way down this page:
Make them take you to court and get a conviction, which is harder for them than you think.
Looks like this government has finally achieved what the previous one was unable to: mobilise a lot of people to protest. By conservative accounts about 20 000 protesters descended on the the city yesterday, still about 10 000 short of a MCC football crowd , but not a bad effort for a town that is known for it’s complacency in political matters. Now, if they only understood that it doesn’t matter which party is in power…still, we have to thank Phony Tony for doing such a great job as Enemy Number One! Maybe there can be a revolution now after all?
Why have an illegal referendum, when you can make a mockery of democratic process at the same time?
Victorian government votes for anti protest laws.
This is a move to further erode and criminalize dissent and marginalize political thought.
But do you?
The following politicians voted to remove your right to protest.
Hon Mr Bruce Atkinson : Nunawading (03) 9877 7188
Mrs Andrea Coote : Port Melbourne (03) 9681 9555
Ms Georgie Crozier : Caulfield (03) 9555 4101
Hon Richard Dalla-Riva :Vermont South (03) 9803 0592
Hon David Davis : Surrey Hills (03) 9888 6244
Mr Damian Drum : Bendigo (03) 5443 6277
Mr Andrew Elsbury : Werribee (03) 8742 3226
Mr Bernie Finn : Sunshine (03) 9312 1212
Hon Matthew Guy : Melbourne (03) 8392 6075
Hon Peter Hall : Traralgon (03) 5174 7066
Mr David Koch : Geelong (03) 5222 1941
Mrs Jan Kronberg : Ringwood (03) 9870 8284
Hon Wendy Lovell : Shepparton (03) 5821 0055
Mrs Amanda Millar : Woodend (03) 5427 2444
Mr Edward O’Donohue : Melbourne (03) 8684 0900
Mr Craig Ondarchie : South Morang (03) 9422 0099
Mrs Inga Peulich : Chelsea (03) 9772 1366
Mr Simon Ramsay : Ballarat (03) 5332 9443
Hon Gordon Rich-Phillips : Dandenong (03) 9794 7667
Mr Andrew Ronalds : Sale (03) 5143 1038
their email addresses:
Do not ever vote for these people, they think of you as nothing more that dumb beasts to be used and abused for their pleasure. Your only legal way to get political change is to contact them directly, which we suggest you do each and every day. You’ll soon see they really couldn’t care less about what you want, and any illusion of democracy you have will soon be gone.
Protest is now illegal, if you disagree with government policy you will be punished.
A very interesting analysis of the current Ukraine/Russian conflict.
Originally posted on Euromaidan PR:
Russia is playing out it’s Endgame right before our eyes. When they are finished, Russia will be the masters of the entire continent, from Vladivostok to Dublin ,as well as the masters of the EU. From the Scandinavian North to the Southern reaches of the Mediterranean, Russia. Will. Rule. And they will accomplish this without firing a shot. Or, but only a few token shots which will satisfy citizens of the West that ‘at least we tried.’
Now, how is it that this could take place? It strains the credibility to imagine that any normal Russian would consider allowing their ‘Rossiya’ to bow down and become servants to Brussels!If you know anything about the Russian character, you will understand that what I’m saying here not only is true, but it makes perfect sense. Read on and you will see and understand that what is happening in…
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For ease of translation:
According to the map, this is the imaginary line which marks the property boundary between the oligarchs who own us.
So now we have to try to kill each other to change this line.
Of course neither of us have anything to gain from this and we risk death.
We would have to be insane to do that.