This is a video of Danish archer Lars Anderson demonstrating the ancient archery techniques he’s been practicing. The key to a lot of them is holding spare arrows in your hand instead of a quiver. Doing so, Lhars can shoot 10 arrows in 4.9 seconds, shoot 11 arrows before the first hits the ground, shoot through chainmail, shoot three arrows in less than a second while falling, and shoot three disks while running backwards in 1.12 seconds. I wish I was better at archery. I think the bow might actually be my favorite weapon if you don’t count laser blasters or psychological warfare.
Nvidia’s Scott Herkelman said on Friday that with the upcoming release of GeForce Experience 1.7, the company will also introduce ShadowPlay, a capture tool that lets GeForce-based players capture and stream their gameplay with little performance hit to frame rates.
For Nvidia users anyway, and unlike FRAPS it’s free
Nvidia’s Tom Peterson has updated the company’s blog with news of a new technology aimed to fix the problems related to V-SYNC. With it off, many games have fast frame rates but suffer annoying, visual tearing, whereas when V-SYNC is turned on, many games stutter and lag. This has been a problem since the early ’90s; the GPU company has embarked on a way to figure out a way around stuttering problems related to monitor refresh rates.
Will Ferrell’s been making headlines in Australia with his periodic, made-for-Australia Anchorman 2 videos, but it looks like his next big project will co-star his Step Brothers/Talladega Nights compadre John C Reilly.
Written by Andrew Mogel and directed by Jarrad Paul of the surprisingly good Jim Carrey vehicle Yes Man, the new film, Devil’s Night, refers to October 30th, the night before Halloween – a night when American kids traditionally engage in harmless neighbourhood vandalism. It dates back to the 1940s, but apparently in the mid-80s it got really real in Detroit and kids started committing mass arson. In 1984, more than 800 fires were set. So, apparently they take their holidays pretty seriously in Detroit.
9 Heinous Things Players Have Done in GTA V
There’s a moment that every player of the Grand Theft Auto series has experienced. You’ve done the missions, you’ve driven inside the lines, but you’ve gotten bored. You stop and think to yourself: “Just how crazy can I get in this thing?”
GTA V is now nearly a month old, and its online mode has been accessible since the beginning of October. That means that millions of players have now had ample time to get a little creative with their exploits in Los Santos.
Turn all of your sugars and carbs into Alcomahol…
A 61-year-old man has taken the term “beer belly” a little too literally after being diagnosed with an infection that mimics the signs of intoxication.
It all began when the man checked himself into a Texas emergency room complaining of dizziness, reports NPR.
A breath test soon revealed he was almost five times over the legal limit, yet the man claimed he hadn’t taken a sip of (alcohol) that day.
Apple’s recently introduced TouchID biometric fingerprint sensor on the new iPhone 5s device can be easily bypassed with simple, everyday household items, a German group of hackers say.
“a technology designed for oppression and control”
Suits a Apple down to a T
~vjay~ edit: In other news, Pirate loves Apple so much he wants Apple on the front page every day.
Ever since the initial teasers for the Leap Motion controller, there have been plenty of manufacturers getting ready to build it right into their laptops. Well, that day has finally arrived. It’s just too bad the first is kinda big.
HP is the first to have the honour, building the controller into its Envy 17 in the form of a little black strip to the right side of the touchpad. The Leap Motion controller is already damn small, but to pack it into a laptop form-factor (even a biggish one) they slimmed it down to roughly half the size. The end result? It just looks like a loooong fingerprint reader.
The “next generation” hasn’t even started yet, and already it seems that games on the new consoles just won’t be able to compare to their PC counterparts.
That’s according to DICE, who says that they’ve had to make a few compromises to get Battlefield 4 up to spec on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Speaking to Videogamer, Battlefield executive producer Patrick Bach says that DICE is “doing as much as [it] can” with the next-gen versions, “but we need to compromise in some places”.
The reason for that, which should make those smug PC elitists even more smug is that “from a CPU/GPU perspective, no, [PS4 & Xbox One cannot match PC].
But still not as bad as when George dubbed over the real Boba Fett with that ridiculous Kiwi.
To make the movie, Moore wouldn’t print out script pages or shot sequences for the 25 days he was filming on Disney turf, instead keeping all the info on iPhones. This way, when actors and crew were looking down between takes, passersby just thought they were glancing at their messages.
Though Moore’s actors entered the parks day after day wearing the same clothes, and though Moore was filming with abandon, the production was never shut down by anyone at the parks–in part, the director suspects, because taking out a camera and holding it in front of people at Disneyland is about a natural an act as you can imagine.
Still, Moore worked under some serious constraints, often having to stand with his assistant director across the park and communicating by phone as actors moved in front of his cinematographer, so that it didn’t look like a crew was forming.
The National Security Agency programs revealed yesterday (Sept. 5) in three media reports were perhaps the most important revelations yet this summer, and have profound implications for everyone who uses the Internet.
The reports make clear that the NSA and its British counterpart Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), have been methodically undermining the vast encryption-based “web of trust” that makes possible secure online financial transactions, communications and other sensitive transmissions.
The spy agencies’ activities have gone on for more than a decade. Like a silent but pervasive cancer, they have penetrated and weakened every corner of the Internet.
The Coalition plans to resurrect a proposal to roll out automated number plate recognition (ANPR) technology nationally, in a bid to track the movements of criminals and gangsters near airports and waterways.
Releasing its crime-fighting policy today, the Coalition said the technology would be an effective way to “monitor vehicle approaches to airports and ports”.
“If elected, the Coalition will commission an urgent scoping study for the roll out of ANPR to be operated by CrimTrac, for the approaches to airsides and waterfronts,” the combined Liberal and National parties said.
“Criminals and gangsters” and everyone else.
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Pirate adds: Jesus fuck. Lucky this didnt work for me. What about you guys?
If all the sounds of the summer blockbuster “Man of Steel” were stripped away—from the whoosh of Superman’s cape to the explosions that destroy skyscrapers—a light humming would still be heard.
The barely audible noise is an audio watermark intended to be Kryptonite for the digital pirates who circulate illegal copies of movies.
Not only are they audio watermarking films now, there is also a hidden camera system to “look for camera lenses”… Fair enough, but using it to watch the audience to gauge response etc.
What a crock of shit!!!
And they wonder why people would rather watch films at home… unless they have an XBox One
A patent filed by Microsoft that describes HMD devices was published on Thursday called “Multiplayer Gaming with Head-Mounted Display“. Obviously the patent specifically points out multiplayer gaming as the focus, presumably connecting to the upcoming Xbox One and possibly rivaling the Oculus Rift. But TechCrunch has also noticed that several diagrams show the specs used outside. Last we checked, Microsoft’s new console isn’t quite that portable.
Don’t know how this will go as there are already devices out there which fulfill parts of this patent (e.g Vuzix glasses with transparent/non transparent hmd with head tracking, as well as the Oculus more recently)