A link that can crash Google Chrome

Here’s an interesting video…

Disclamer: Don’t do this in your Google Chrome browser, at least as of now it’ll crash that browser.

Interestingly Firefox just gives an ‘Server not found’ error, Edge… well it doesn’t do anything, Internet explorer brings up an error saying that it cannot find that address.  I don’t have Opera, so I don’t know what it does.  I wonder how long it’ll be before the chrome team fixes that bug.



Oculus Rift ‘Should Include Ads’ says Facebook Exec | Attack of the Fanboy

Well, this isn’t really all that surprising…  Facebook makes most of its money from ads, so of course their director of Ads wants ads on all of their products.  It’s just sad that they want to push them into the faces of people that want to use the Oculus.

The Oculus Rift was pretty much a consumer darling since its inception. Launching on Kickstarter, fans quickly rallied around the device and the company that was trying to make it. However, upon the news that Facebook had purchased Oculus, that love turned to fear and sometimes anger.

Source: Oculus Rift ‘Should Include Ads’ says Facebook Exec | Attack of the Fanboy

I’m still sure that I’ll get the Oculus CV1, though I’ll also probably take a good hard look at the Vive, both look interesting, I just hope that games will have cross-device compatibility.


AMD & ASync compute

Well, over the last few weeks there has been a bit of chaos that has come up due to a new feature in Direct X 12 (And the open source Vulcan), Asynchronous compute.  Thanks to none of NVidias current cards supporting this feature, it appears that they might have some speed issues in upcoming DX12 and Vulcan games.  Interestingly AMDs current line of cards do support this feature, which is giving them a big speed boost in benchmarks, though we’ll have to wait and see what’ll happen when actual games running on those new APIs start coming out.

I was planning on upgrading my computer, getting a 980ti to replace my GTX 770, but now it looks like it’ll be best to wait until mid/late 2016 before I start looking at upgrades.  It’s possible that I’ll be switching to AMD, as they will probably be better.