VR Company Co-Founder Spends an Entire Week in a VR Headset

An anonymous reader quotes PC Gamer: Not too long into a 168-hour VR marathon session, Jak Wilmot admits the monotony got to him. Wilmot, who is the co-founder of Disrupt VR, also says this experiment is “quite possibly the dumbest thing” he’s ever done. So, why do it? For science, of course. I can’t imagine immersing myself in a virtual world for a full week, nonstop night and day. Wilmot…

March 16, 2019
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Las Vegas Approves The Boring Company’s Underground Loop

The Boring Company’s tunnel project in Chicago is “in doubt” (according to the Chicago Tribune), while a project connecting Washington to Baltimore “is waylaid in the environmental-review process.” But it looks like Las Vegas will officially get a tunnel from Elon Musk, CNET reports, “perhaps within this year.” The billionaire’s Boring Company on Tuesday got the approval from the 14-member board of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA)…

March 16, 2019
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Qualcomm Promises Smartphones With 192 Megapixel Cameras

By the end of the year, Qualcomm promises to introduce smartphones with 64 or even 100-megapixel photosensors. The megapixel war could be revived! Qualcomm has recently updated the specifications of its mid-range / high-end chips, adding that these processors were able to support images up to 192 megapixels. Without going that far, the Snapdragon 660, […]

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March 16, 2019
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Is Amazon’s AWS Approaching ‘War’ for Control of Elasticsearch?

Long-time Slashdot reader jasenj1 and Striek both shared news of a growing open source controversy. “Amazon Web Services on Monday announced that it’s partnering with Netflix and Expedia to champion a new Open Distro for Elasticsearch due to concerns of proprietary code being mixed into the open source Elasticsearch project,” reports Datanami. “Elastic, the company behind Elasticsearch, responded by accusing Amazon of copying code, inserting bugs into the community code,…

March 16, 2019
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3-5 Degree Rise in Arctic Temperatures Called ‘Inevitable’

An anonymous reader quotes the Guardian: Sharp and potentially devastating temperature rises of 3C to 5C in the Arctic are now inevitable even if the world succeeds in cutting greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris agreement, research has found. Winter temperatures at the north pole are likely to rise by at least 3C above pre-industrial levels by mid-century, and there could be further rises to between 5C and…

March 16, 2019
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Linux Foundation Launches New Tools Supporting The Open Source Community

“The Linux Foundation is launching a new platform designed to sustain open-source communities,” reports SD Times: CommunityBridge was announced at this week’s Open Source Leadership Summit. The Linux Foundation plans to launch a number of tools to the open-source community throughout the next two years. The platform is currently being released with Community Bridge Funding to help developers raise and spend funding; CommunityBridge Security for potential vulnerabilities and fixes; and…

March 16, 2019
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Is Believing In Meritocracy Bad For You?

An anonymous reader quotes Fast Company: Although widely held, the belief that merit rather than luck determines success or failure in the world is demonstrably false. This is not least because merit itself is, in large part, the result of luck. Talent and the capacity for determined effort, sometimes called “grit,” depend a great deal on one’s genetic endowments and upbringing. This is to say nothing of the fortuitous circumstances…

March 16, 2019
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