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James Abrahams
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What is the cooling like? Does it run hot? Particularly on battlefield 4?
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The computer is nicely cooled by its two fans, and they are not too loud when they run. They do pretty good their work =)
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YAY!!! BEST SERIES EVER! Got me into total biscuit :D
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Anyone know how you install this with spotify?
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Great video and you have an awesome voice! I'd add Blue Marble and maybe Alone in the Rift. Alone in the rift's final bit with the crazy zombie girl is pretty amazing but getting there is really confusing so I tend to have to guide people to it. It's just jump scares but I think it is really good jump scares
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Hi Aleratec,

I'm just wondering. How does the copy cruiser differ from a USB 3.0 Hub? Can we use the software with other USB hubs if we want to do more then 10 at a time?
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Not all HUBS are created the same.   Our engineering team has spent many hours making sure that the chipset that is used in our USB Copy Cruiser products is fined tuned to work our USB Duplication Suite and likewise our USB Duplication Suite is fine tuned to work with the chipsets we have selected to use in our USB Copy Cruiser products.  So if you would like to use it in a larger system, I would recommend either our 1:16 USB3.0 Copy Cruiser Mini part #330115 or our 1:21 USB Copy Cruiser part #330104.
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This is just really mean to the models :( Poor guys
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Oh dear... Is this going to be glassholes 2.0! This is also acting literally like a gargoyle from snow crash including the social stigma :P

Looks fun though! 
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I've just got this bed and put it together and it seems kind of wobbly (along the length of the bed, not the width). Is that normal? Do I need to tighten things?
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Wow, the person in the middle really knew what she was talking about! Really interesting interview
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being sarcastic I hope. She was just being a bitch. Not playing hardball, just being a bitch and acting tougher and more important than she really is.
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Is this click-bait or a joke?

The problem with this is that you are genuinely hurting oculus a little bit by doing this even if its only in a small way. You're pushing forward the myth that most people won't be able to have a PC that will work with the Rift. This is not true. High fps is required but that information is for developers to work on content that will allow for a high FPS. The feeling of "presense" that Abrash talks about happened in a demo that was just a bunch of boxes. Nonny de la penny talks about how in her immersive journalism, if you get the audio right the visuals aren't super important to be realistic.

Then you go on about looking like "someone from that awful film jonny mnenomic". I think matters less but then you're pushing the idea that the rift makes you look stupid. Which some people are worried about and could make it go the way of the Segway (unlikely but still)

I don't get it because if you just make it clear that it was just a plastic shell you could have still made similar jokes, (We have no PC to run it... because its just a hunk of plastic) you could have still had your click-bait headline (Starting with a joke about the headline being click-bait and its just plastic) and then you could have done the stuff about "this is what it looks like when its on" and shown us the nicely shot pictures of the plastic shell.

If you did this... it would have still been interesting because its fun to look at pictures of the plastic shell and get excited by the real thing.

But instead you had to lie, unnecessarily and ruin it all. You've lost a lot of credible and so I hope the views you're expecting to get from this one video is worth it. But if oculus get as big as we all think they will its a pretty stupid time to burn your bridges with that company BEFORE it takes off!
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Loved this. Awesome interview! 
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Ah man! I didn't know there was another :D! Just found out about this episode 2. I'm happy as I think I requested this topic a while back after listening to pushing polygons. I like the idea of decisions in games reflecting your moral dispositions. 

The stuff about guilt is really interesting. For some reason the main game that has done it for me was Kotor 2. I tried playing that a second time round as a dark side Jedi and I managed one sit through, as soon as I stopped gaming I felt horrible the whole day!

It would have been interesting if you went into the slightly more philosophically technical stuff. I'd love to hear what you have to think about for example virtue ethics and gaming as you alluded to in the podcast. It seems that if you're a consequentialist then games are going to be completely fine unless it causes you to do something horrible in real life (Even the rape game would be fine right? As the consequences for the things in the game world shouldn't matter?). If you're into Kantian ethics games must be completely fine too as I can't think how the categorical imperative could apply to actions in game (apart from cheating, etc). But with virtue ethics it would be difficult to be a "generous person" if  you didn't also make the same generous decisions in a game?

Finally there definitely is a case where things can 'feel' different in games compared to a choose your way through book. If I choose to kill go to the page about killing a baby in a book I feel like I'm just reading about how the story will turn out if... but games do sometimes make you feel like it is you that is doing it. I think this will be even more so with Virtual Reality.
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    2013
  • University of Manchester
    Physics with Philosophy BSC, MEnt Business
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