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Chris Coomber
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Oculus Rift
Whilst at +The Gadget Show Live I was also able to check out a few demos on +Oculus Rift. This was my highlight of the show, even over Google Glass!

It was only Dev Kit 1 so there was noticeable lag and an very visible pixel grid but it was still incredibly immersive. VR is certainly the future of gaming and there isn't a doubt in my mind that i'll be purchasing a device in the coming year.

I was tempted to put in a pre-order for Dev Kit 2 but it seems best to wait and see how things with Oculus/Facebook and other competitors play out. 
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Awesome footage.  The video this was taken from is available in 4K on +YouTube at Eye of the Storm 4K.

Via +Adam Black 
 
Iceland

Great video by Henry Jun Wah Lee
http://vimeo.com/90536368
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If only... I can't believe it's been 11 years!

The tweet: https://twitter.com/NathanFillion/status/451790869809491968
 
The one and only Nathan Fillion! Sometimes, he just gets ya with a response like that.  Right in the feels!  
Any Firefly Fans Here? 
#Firefly #Browncoat   #Browncoats   #nathanfillion   
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sigh Season 11. I have to watch season one again now. 
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Prospect - Sci-Fi Short Film
Prospect is the coming-of-age story of a teenage girl on a toxic alien planet. She and her father hunt for precious materials, aiming to strike it rich. When the father is attacked by a roving bandit, the daughter must take control.

Given its modest budget the film looks great, its limited use of CG makes it much more believable.

Vimeo - http://vimeo.com/90049558
Shep Films - http://shepfilms.com/prospect

#SciFi
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Agreed +Traci Loudin it was abrupt and left me wanting more. I'm not sure they could have rounded the story off nicely without making it quite a bit longer.
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It's all about perspective. My brain makes me want to rotate this photo!
 
Perspective

via http://mlkshk.com/p/Y2KA
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Google Glass
I was able to try out +Google Glass at +The Gadget Show Live last weekend. It was such a brief encounter that it's difficult to draw any conclusions, nonetheless it was very cool.  
I'll be tempted to pick up a release version if the price is right. Photo was snapped of me seconds after putting it on, so it's a bit out of place!
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+Chris Coomber We're glad you got to give Glass a whirl—thanks for sharing!
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Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Hammer?!
Do NOT hit the back of you phone with a hammer. Just skip to the last minute if you don't want to watch the whole video http://youtu.be/fkP-b1ADvbk?t=3m20s.

"Get some Febreze, or something!"

Just to repeat do NOT do this, it's extremely dangerous and could have gone a lot lot worse!
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What a moron!
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This was certainly an interesting watch when it was on TV!

The man hanging over the edge is Mustang Wanted (http://www.mustang-wanted.com/) and the man holding him is James Kingston (http://jameskingston.co.uk/).
This was taken on Moscow Bridge, before they had to leave due to the police arriving.  The full thing was filmed and shown in a documentary named 'Don't look down' on Channel 4 in the UK, it was certainly interesting to watch!

A very short clip of this can be soon on the trailer on YouTube http://youtu.be/AYmOsout8lc?t=18s

The full clip can be seen on the Channel 4 website (probably restricted to the UK?) http://www.channel4.com/programmes/dont-look-down/videos/all/dont-look-down-clip-2
 
Friend trust level: EXTREME NOPE #heights #extremesports #anigif  
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Not healthy :)
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Photo Sphere taken from a viewing point at Trosley Country Park, Kent, England.  Probably the best Photo Sphere I've ever taken, even if it does have a few imperfections.
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SF/F Art of the Day

Mystic Dragon by Darek Zabrocki. I wonder what the spread is on this one. You could get a nice return if you bet on the knight.

(source: http://daroz.cghub.com/)
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Magnificent artwork!
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    Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, 2001 - 2004
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A tech loving chap from Kent in South East England
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I enjoy keeping up on science, tech and other random goings on.

Reading
I mainly read science fiction, fantasy and crime books.  All my recent reading has been done on my much loved Kindle and can be seen on my Kindle profile http://goo.gl/73xDx.

A few of my favourites
  • Discworld Series by Sir Terry Pratchett
  • Hitchhikers Series and other books by Douglas Adams
  • Lincon Rhyme Novels by Jeffery Deaver
  • Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson
  • Ender's Game Series by Orson Scott Card
  • Dune Series by Frank Herbert
Code
I've worked and experimented with various languages and environments through work and play.  A few highlights are:
  • Java
  • VBA and Visual Basic .NET
  • BASH, AWK
  • Oracle PL/SQL
TV & Film
I don't often sit down and watch TV / Films but a few of the things I do watch are:
  • Doctor Who
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Top Gear
  • Avengers (and other Marvel films)
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The Verge
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Engadget
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Chris Coomber | Random technical thoughts
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Everything has to start somewhere. By Chris On 30 April 2011 · Leave a Comment · In Uncategorized. A good place to start seems to be with a

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