Twiggys [was: Re: ka... ching!]

jim stephens jwsmail at
Sun Oct 9 04:19:13 CDT 2016

On 10/9/2016 1:58 AM, Peter Corlett wrote:
>> Playing a computer game is about as entertaining to me as
>> >putting my money into an online slot machine.
> Find better games
I'm more interested in the technology of the implementing games, and the 
coming VR that
might be interesting.  Remote reality is now possibly in reach. 
Certainly forms of it are used
at JPL for the Mars Rover projects.   You can go in a room, wonder 
around and bend down and
look at things with their telepresence technologies.  For quite a long 

Also though maybe not a video game, Microsoft FS-X is amazing.  I'd love 
to have the room, resources
and time to hook up a reasonable simulator.  But going around shooting 
bad guys and looking at random
scores, boring.  Adventure pretty much was the diversion, never have 
looked back.  What I get from that
game doesn't need graphics, and has as much fun to me as you could have 
with all the gamer stuff.

I thank games for bringing out incredible power to desktop systems, I 
use them for build servers and
the like.  Games, not so much.  I wish I had time to get into the GPU 
processing, but maybe someday,
right now not enough time.

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