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The Tek 0019: Quantum Teleportation, Google Asteroid Mining, Steam for Non-Games

This week: Nasa's future plans, quantum teleportation, asteroid mining, and the the winner of the Kana gaming mouse.

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Nerd Culture/ Science/ The Internet

Quantum teleportation across a 97km lake
http://arstechnica.com/science/2012/08/open-air-quantum-teleportation-pe...

Hover Bike
http://nextbigfuture.com/2012/08/hover-bike-prototypes-available-for.html

Space Submarine
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/118903-NASA-Developing-Space-B...

Google-Backed Asteroid Mining Venture
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-06/google-backed-asteroid-mining-v...

Google Computer Controlled Cars - 300k miles, no accidents
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/08/googles-self-drivi...

Order a TV, get an assault Rifle!
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/08/tv-amazon-assault-rifle/?utm_so...

No FB account? You are suspicions
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2012/08/06/beware-tech-abandoner...

FB and online gambling
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/facebook-bets-big-online-gambling-updates/

MS and NYC - city monitoring system
http://www.technolog.msnbc.msn.com/technology/technolog/nyc-microsoft-an...

 

Hardware and Software

Intel phasing out some sandy bridge cpu's... watch for sales!
http://www.technolog.msnbc.msn.com/technology/technolog/nyc-microsoft-an...

Acer on Surface
http://mashable.com/2012/08/07/acer-microsoft-surface-hurt-industr/

Samsung buying AMD?
http://teksyndicate.com/news/2012/08/09/rumor-samsung-or-qualcomm-buy-amd

Gaming

Steam for Non-Games:
http://teksyndicate.com/news/2012/08/08/steam-start-hosting-non-game-sof...

GES Source 4.2 is out!
http://teksyndicate.com/forum/pc-gaming/goldeneye-source-v42-release/123152

Ouya kickstarter is over:
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2012/08/after-8-6-million-kickstart-ouya-n...

Story: 
posted 1 year 8 months ago

Here's to you reaching your goal, would seriously love to see TS rocket off and become more epic than it already is :)

 

posted 1 year 8 months ago

Congrats to the winner of the mouse! i cant believe how many views that apple video got and the amount of subs to the channel. 

posted 1 year 8 months ago

The Microsoft move has been worrying me since it's start, but although is very uncomfortable for all of us let M$ tell us what to do, we still need DirectX to play games, our old, actual and future games depend on it. I have been watching you and everyone else say this things about M$ and companies and gamers, i have to admit i agree with most of it, but no ones seems to dare to touch the name of DirectX. We all need it, imagine that we go to an other platform, most of our AAA games won't run properly even with adjusts and mods. Meaning that most of our money spent buying those games has just been threw in the garbage.

Engines like Frostibe2, Cryengine3, RAGE, Unigine and alllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll (like each L represents 10 engines) of the others would have to be completely remastered, or build from the zero. That's 5+ years work to get in the same stage we are right now.. Not to mention that we still limited by the consoles, and if we weren't it would take even more time to get in the same stage of diversity complexity fluidity and beauty using an other platform like Linux.

This will happen soon, i believe that in the next 10 years, maybe i little more or less, we will have to get away from x86, and we all know that x86based software would again have to be completely remastered, or build from the zero. I mean, isn't it stupid? we change code "now" and then suddenly within 10 years we have to change it again?

Most people don't know this, but I'm sure you guys do, so why not comment it? By comment i mean, explain, share, and dilute/shrink this for the viewers.

Now a little thought about Steam. Steam is very dangerous too, at the beginning we might think oh look at that, it sells the same soft that i could get elsewhere for the same price, but we a bunch of bonus, like unified library, auto-update, security, cloud-saves, chat, stats, overlay, etc etc etc.. But the point is, everybody thinks all these bonus are for free. Well, the truth it is not. You gain all those bonus in trade of your liberty, you lose the power of owing, it's like they have landed you, not sold. Steam could suspend your account and you would lost everything, everything, I'm gonna repeat again, EVERYTHING you've paid for. Your money, your software, your saves, all gone in a sec. I don't like that, no ones like that, but they force us to accept it in trade of their bonuses, which are great no discussion on that, but does it worth the same value of our liberty? Most people do sacrifice they liberty because they don't feel the lacking of liberty in the exact moment of the trade, the pain comes later, and it uses to come in a time when there's no more time to regret. This is very serious and could end up very messy.

Well I'm old school too, just like you guys, and i will not accept those kind of acts, if necessary i will move to the other side of the internet. Sometimes it really feels like a hourglass, everyday that passes i read something that compromises our liberty over the internet, and there will be the day that we will have none, unless we go to the other side there will be none, even what you type could/would be tracked.

by the way, what were you drinking? i always wonder what's in there.... ahahhaha

c ya

posted 1 year 8 months ago

Logan only drinks the blackest of black coffees, darker than the ash that rains down from Mount Doom.

posted 1 year 8 months ago

Blacker than the blackest black times infinity.

posted 1 year 8 months ago

Seriously, he does, I've had coffee with the dude many times.

posted 1 year 8 months ago

I just downloaded golden eye source. We definatly need to get a day where everyone from teksyn plays.

posted 1 year 8 months ago

I demand a Left 4 Dead 2 community thing.

posted 1 year 8 months ago

Thank you so much for this awesome gift!!! I really appreciate everything you all have done for us, what this community has become, and what it will grown into in the future. Thank you for everyone who participated, I learned a lot from the rest of you!

posted 1 year 8 months ago

Glad more people are joining, been trying to spread the word to my friends

 

posted 1 year 8 months ago

hey so if microsoft make a vertion of windows 8 without the "metro" b.s. that may be cool or maybe disable it :)

posted 1 year 8 months ago

Is it bad that when he mentioned popsicles i was opening one

posted 1 year 8 months ago

Is it bad that when he mentioned popsicles i was opening one

posted 1 year 8 months ago

Are you saying that any piece of software not downloaded through the market place(like a retail verision of a game for instance) will not be on the metro UI?

posted 1 year 8 months ago

DIdn't see the donation box before. Deffinitly going to chip in now. I think I saw a request for that in the forums a while back... hmmm

AMD going to send Graphics cards and their new piledriver processors? Hell yeah AMD! AMD Master Race is coming back!

I'd like to see Steam get into software. I'm not sure how often I would use it though. Oh well, just got to wait and see I guess.

posted 1 year 8 months ago

Don't be so sure the Wright brothers "Invented" the airplane.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uEKrVTd8sc

posted 1 year 7 months ago
posted 1 year 7 months ago

Loving the Videos, however you are incorrect on two things

Installing any application on Windows 8 will add the "start menu" items to the start screen.  You do not have to install it using the Windows Store.

You can add anything to your instant queue on netflix.  This wiill act as a "shelf" for you

posted 1 year 7 months ago

Sent 50 bucks to the Chipin. Use them on good coffee :)