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Nixie Pixel

Oculus Rift No More - Now Facebook for Your Face

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Fight against censorship & support the show: http://nixiepixel.com/go/sh... || There have been stories around the internet explaining the "positives" of Facebook buying out Oculus Rift VR. This is not one of those stories.

Most of us wanted Virtual Reality to finally succeed, so we gave 2 million dollars to Oculus (most specifically, Palmer Luckey) to help pursue this dream. Two years later, with not a whole lot of warning, he sold the Oculus company to Facebook. Were we upset? Of course we were. Should we be? Let's find out.

Notable links:
Blog post on the Oculus - Facebook deal by Notch of Minecraft :
http://notch.net/2014/03/vi...

Hotspot Shield on iOS http://bit.ly/1lcJiGS (link to the Apple Store)
Hotspot Shield on Android http://bit.ly/1n9Y7hn (link to Google Play Store)



Photo credits:
FOP Map: http://www.nationsonline.or...

Photo of Notch at GDC, Game Developer Conference : http://upload.wikimedia.org...

Suave gambler hat from Fallout: http://fallout.wikia.com/wi...

Creative Commons Mark Zuckerberg: https://flic.kr/p/8TFGvW

Cash Reg. Sound FX:
http://www.freesound.org/pe...
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Fight against censorship & support the show: http://nixiepixel.com/go/sh... || There have been stories around the internet explaining the "positives" of Facebook buying out Oculus Rift VR. This is not one of those stories.

Most of us wanted Virtual Reality to finally succeed, so we gave 2 million dollars to Oculus (most specifically, Palmer Luckey) to help pursue this dream. Two years later, with not a whole lot of warning, he sold the Oculus company to Facebook. Were we upset? Of course we were. Should we be? Let's find out.

Notable links:
Blog post on the Oculus - Facebook deal by Notch of Minecraft :
http://notch.net/2014/03/vi...

Hotspot Shield on iOS http://bit.ly/1lcJiGS (link to the Apple Store)
Hotspot Shield on Android http://bit.ly/1n9Y7hn (link to Google Play Store)



Photo credits:
FOP Map: http://www.nationsonline.or...

Photo of Notch at GDC, Game Developer Conference : http://upload.wikimedia.org...

Suave gambler hat from Fallout: http://fallout.wikia.com/wi...

Creative Commons Mark Zuckerberg: https://flic.kr/p/8TFGvW

Cash Reg. Sound FX:
http://www.freesound.org/pe... Show less

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Welcome to my show, OS ALT - where I explore free and open source alternatives to popular software. OS.ALT covers the independent/hacking/geek community, including open source alternatives to operating systems and gaming, Android hacks (rooting, comparison vs. iPhone, preview apps, workarounds & tinkering), Linux for newbs, plus audience questions & answers.
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