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.


Viruses, Virus Checkers, and Disk Corruption

… It’s been a while since I last posted here, isn’t it?

This has been one strange day. First I choose to install Ubuntu Linux on and old laptop laying around in the house, and while I’m installing some applications my mom calls me.

I go into the TV Room and see a ‘Virus Checker’ running on her computer, I immidatly recognize that as a Virus, it already had killed the copy of AVG on the computer, and the Windows Task Manager. I shut it down without letting it go through the shutdown procedure, hopefully to stop it from rooting itself in any deeper than it was, and booted it off of the same Ubuntu CD I had used in the old laptop. I copied all of the Documents to a portable Harddrive, and started a Virus Check through ClamAV

I go for a walk, and decide to install AVG For Linux on my Desktop to check the drive that I copied the documents to. During the install, the installer started showing a large number of errors, then my machine crashed. X_X

AVG had CORRUPTED the Partition that Ubuntu was installed in!

It took a fair amount of time and 4 reboots before I could get back to a usable desktop, My documents are fine, since I save them to a different partition, but all of this has caused this day to be … eventful.

Wow… Strange day.