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When VR isn’t VR

Posted: , By Patcoola

A lot of virtual reality (VR) content on the Internet is in fact not VR. YouTube the biggest source of free VR videos currently does not support VR content. However, YouTube says they are working on it and they do currently support headsets. Many VR applications are not VR at all, meaning your headset is just a monitor. Many VR content on the Internet is flat head tracking or stereoscopic 3D.

In order for VR to be true VR, the content has to meet two requirements. First head tracking, VR has to have some ability to look around. The second requirement is side-by-side (SBS) 3D also known as stereoscopic 3D. Having both head tracking and stereoscopic 3D is what makes VR an immersive experience.


My Bad Google AdWords Experience

Posted: , By Patcoola

Expensive and wasteful basically sums it up. I used an 110 dollar voucher to promote a new website with zero web traffic and got negative results.

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Rant: Reasons I hate Apple’s Computers

Posted: , By Patcoola

*The following is a rant, everything in this rant is written as is. You may post a comment on my rant, but do be advised, your comments may not be approved by a moderator.

*I also refer to Macs as Apple’s or Apple computers because Apple officially changed it’s company name from Macintosh to Apple.

*Warning this rant is five pages long!

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Northwestel Shuts Down Navigo Wireless Internet Service

Posted: , By Patcoola

Northwestel pulls the plug on their Navigo Wireless Internet service January 31, 2012.

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Northwestel’s Internet Usage Tool Still Inaccurate

Posted: , By Patcoola

On February 2011, I have conducted an independent test of Northwestel’s Internet Usage Tool to prove any inaccuracies and inconsistencies. The final results of the detailed one month test showed a big inconsistence in Northwestel’s ability to display accurate daily usage, however, at the end of the month Northwestel calculated less data usage than my local tracker by a small amount. A Northwestel representative confirmed that the lower usage reported was because Northwestel rounds the Megabytes down.

Months after Northwestel ensured me that they are working to fix the problems with their usage tool and for sometime it appeared that they have done so, but not for long. The last few months of this year have sparked my suspicions of large overheads. A new test has been conducted to prove Northwestel is reporting more data than what has been used.

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Northwestel’s Internet Usage Tool Still Questionable

Posted: , By Patcoola

*November 28, 2011
See [Northwestel’s Internet Usage Tool Still Inaccurate]

Although I haven’t done any formal tests cause of the difficulty to maintain the strict and limited test conditions for data accuracy, I have started rechecking my own usage.

My informal checks have shown a growing concern over Northwestel’s current data tracking. I was ensured by Northwestel that they will fix the problems I have reported before and for a short time it seemed that they have been fixed till a month ago when tool started becoming unstable.

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