Author Archives: Scali

Commander Keen 4: now in 16-colour composite CGA!

Perhaps you have already heard it through the grapevine, but just to be sure, I’d like to mention that VileR (of 8088 MPH fame)has patched the Keen 4 code and redid all the graphics to make the most of the … Continue reading

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Thought: Neutral and objective versus politically correct.

I suppose most people don’t understand the difference between being neutral/objective and being politically correct. A neutral and objective observer can still be critical about what he observes. A politically correct observer cannot voice any criticism. I suppose you could … Continue reading

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nVidia’s GeForce GTX 1080, and the enigma that is DirectX 12

As you are probably aware by now, nVidia has released its new Pascal architecture, in the form of the GTX 1080, the ‘mainstream’ version of the architecture, codenamed GP104. nVidia had already presented the Tesla-varation of the high-end version earlier, … Continue reading

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That’s not Possible on this Platform!

The past year-and-a-half have been quite interesting. First there was the plan to form a team and build a demo for the original IBM PC with CGA. We weren’t quite sure where it would lead at first, but as the … Continue reading

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Rise of the Tomb Raider: DX12 update

An update for Rise of the Tomb Raider was released yesterday, adding support for the DX12 API: http://steamcommunity.com/games/391220/announcements/detail/870690772757808963 And: http://tombraider.tumblr.com/post/140859222830/dev-blog-bringing-directx-12-to-rise-of-the-tomb As you can see: Adds NVIDIA VXAO Ambient Occlusion technology. This is the world’s most advanced real-time AO solution, specifically developed for … Continue reading

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Pseudoscience: DNA activation

The second ‘treatment’ offered on the site promoting Kangen Water is a thing called ‘DNA Activation’. Now in this case, they do not even try to keep up a scientific appearance. They just flatout reject the theories of DNA by … Continue reading

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Pseudoscience: Kangen Water

I suppose that most of you, like myself, had never heard of Kangen water before. So let’s go over it in a nutshell. What is it? Kangen water is water that is filtered by a special water purification device, sold … Continue reading

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