About Harmy’s Star Wars: Despecialized Edition v2.5

This is an amazing amount of work and heart that went into this remastering. Now the new generation of people can experience Star Wars the way we did! Can’t wait to spend my weekend watching this!

http://originaltrilogy.com/forum/topic.cfm/Harmys-STAR-WARS-Despecialized-Edition-HD-V25-MKV-IS-OUT-NOW/topic/12713/page/481/

#NeverForget

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Multi Player Tuscany with the Oculus Rift.

Hilarious video!

#OculusVR

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The man who was the inspiration for Will Ferrell’s character Ricky Bobby in Talladega Nights.

If you ain’t first, you’re last.

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Conversnitch, a device they built for less than $100 that resembles a lightbulb or lamp and surreptitiously listens in on nearby conversations and posts snippets of transcribed audio to Twitter.

Good article on wired.

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I can’t believe you made it! #IFeelOld

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Hello once again Interwebs,

It’s time for another Bernie Update! If you’ve been to my homepage, you know that I am a Software Development Engineer for Amazon in Orange County. Well, that is going to change. I’ve accepted an offer from Oculus VR! My time at Amazon was an amazing experience. Being able to say I help build the Amazon Appstore and launch the Kindle Fire first in the US then in multiple countries was a great opportunity, and one that not many developers get to experience. I was lucky enough to be part of that. Now I’m hooked on the drug of launching technology that changes the world, which is why I’m going to Oculus VR and the HQ is located here in Irvine, CA. My start date is March 17th… I have a few days off and if I haven’t seen my family/friends we should catch up while I have some free time.

If you don’t know what the Oculus Rift is… here is the older low-rez version:

Here is the high rez verison:

And of course it can be used for more than just games.

I couldn’t be more excited to start this next journey in my career. And once I get my own Rift, you can all come over and play with it!

Ready? Questions? … 3, 2, 1, Go!

-Bernie

Hello once again Interwebs,

It’s time for another Bernie Update! If you’ve been to my homepage, you know that I am a Software Development Engineer for Amazon in Orange County. Well, that is going to change. I’ve accepted an offer from Oculus VR! My time at Amazon was an amazing experience. Being able to say I help build the Amazon Appstore and launch the Kindle Fire first in the US then in multiple countries was a great opportunity, and one that not many developers get to experience. I was lucky enough to be part of that. Now I’m hooked on the drug of launching technology that changes the world, which is why I’m going to Oculus VR and the HQ is located here in Irvine, CA. My start date is March 17th… I have a few days off and if I haven’t seen my family/friends we should catch up while I have some free time.

If you don’t know what the Oculus Rift is… here is the older low-rez version:

Here is the high rez verison:

And of course it can be used for more than just games.

I couldn’t be more excited to start this next journey in my career. And once I get my own Rift, you can all come over and play with it!

Ready? Questions? … 3, 2, 1, Go!

-Bernie

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Upgrade your Apple hardware NOW!

This site will help you test whether your computer is vulnerable to #gotofail (Open it in Safari).

To find a full description of the #gotofail bug, click here for agl’s writeup of the bug.

This is serious… If you are using a Mac running 10.7 or later, an iPhone 4 or later, or an iPad 2 or later, you have to upgrade your OS, right now.

Upgrade your Apple hardware NOW!

This site will help you test whether your computer is vulnerable to #gotofail (Open it in Safari).

To find a full description of the #gotofail bug, click here for agl’s writeup of the bug.

This is serious… If you are using a Mac running 10.7 or later, an iPhone 4 or later, or an iPad 2 or later, you have to upgrade your OS, right now.

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Salted Password Hashing - Doing it Right

A while ago, I wrote about how to store password safely.

Well, I found a better article explaining it. I know I’ve been guilt of reusing salt, but this makes a good point on why not to do that and how to fix it.

To Store a Password

  1. Generate a long random salt using a CSPRNG.
  2. Prepend the salt to the password and hash it with a standard cryptographic hash function such as SHA256 (Or bcrypt).
  3. Save both the salt and the hash in the user’s database record.

For the cryptographic hash function, bcrypt uses a technique known as key stretching, so use it!

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Say hello to Project Tango!

Giving mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion.

First thing that needs to be built are the “Pups” from Prometheus, you know, those laser scanner things (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxmJT5xT5rQ).

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Top Gear tests the McLaren P1 (Top Gear Season 21 Ep.2)

#Want

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The Screen Savers - Ultimate Gaming Machine 1.0

I used to watch them when I was in highschool :) and I drooled over this system. Haha, the ultimate machine to immerse yourself into a VR gaming. Man… we have come far.

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"Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes" Co-op Oculus Rift + Razer Hydra Game

A demonstration of a game where you talk a guy through defusing a bomb he sees in virtual reality. Funnier than I thought it would be.

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Vertical Video Syndrome - A PSA

Argh, I hate it when videos are shot this way… almost as much as I hate it when people touch my display. I’m so jealous that iPhone users have this app - Horizon - Shoot & share horizontal videos. Hmm, maybe I should make one for Android.

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