Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • Mamoru Oshii: The Illusion of Peace (Patlabor 2)

    Mamoru Oshii: The Illusion of Peace (Patlabor 2)

    Unlike following past iterations of the Patlabor series by heavily focusing on political themes, the movie is heavily focused on domestic and international issues that the Japanese government faced during the 20th century. The film focuses on the post-occupation status of Japan, during which the country had economically, politically and technologically progressed under prosperous years without being involved in another war after the nation surrendered and was occupied by the Allied Forces after the end of World War II.

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  • Graphic Shell Missing After Removing .NET Framework 4.5 on Windows Server 2012/2012 R2

    Graphic Shell Missing After Removing .NET Framework 4.5 on Windows Server 2012/2012 R2

    Windows is fun. Just came upon a curious accident on our discord chat. For troubleshooting purposes a re-installation/repair of the current .NET Framework 4.5 was necessary. Removing .NET Framework 4.5/4.5.1 will also remove the following features as well: [User Interfaces and Infrastructure] Server Graphical Shell [User Interfaces and Infrastructure] User Interfaces and Infrastructure Guess what happend! You too? You just removed it, didn’t you? You removed .NET Framework 4.5/4.5.1 from your Windows Server 2012/2012 R2 installation and did not notice the correlating features? You’re left without GUI and have no …

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  • AI: Leaked Game Revenue Model Paper

    AI: Leaked Game Revenue Model Paper

    AI will deliberately tamper with your online gameplay as you scramble for more in-game items to win. Proposed in which an AI is used to analyze the socioeconomic status of each game player and allow the game to take “best profit strategy” for individual players. That way is to consistently tamper the player’s game experience “away from the player’s desired result” and accelerate waste in the game by causing unequal results. The same AI will manipulate your state of mind (social engineering) at every step of your game to guide …

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  • Breakfast: How Do You Start Off Your Week?

    Breakfast: How Do You Start Off Your Week?

    #MondayBlues – The Wednesday Edition: So how do you start off your week? There is nothing better than a great breakfast and freshly brewed coffee. As we progressed the week I noticed how differently we eat on weekdays and weekends. The best feeling as the day is about to start, a simple breakfast. I feel recharged, letting the old day (week) behind, ready to take on the most important tasks. How about you? Take a break. Enjoy the coffee (or tea) and your breakfast.

  • SpaceX Falcon Heavy Test Fight – Livestream

    First launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket, a gigantic new rocket from the private spaceflight company SpaceX, which hopes to use it for missions to the moon, Mars and other deep space ventures. The rocket’s payload is a Tesla Roadster owned by Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of both the automaker and SpaceX. The rocket will launch the car on a course to approach Mars, playing David Bowie’s Space Oddity. >>When Falcon Heavy lifts off, it will be the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of …

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  • Intel’s new smart glasses hands-on

    Intel’s Vaunt smart glasses won’t make you look like a Glasshole. Dieter Bohn got an exclusive look at Intel’s latest gadget. By shining a low-powered laser into your retina, the glasses can get all sorts of information without pulling out your phone. Read the entire story here.

  • Everything Needs an Update!

    I’m laughing more than I should and it already starts to hurt. A firmware upgrade for my lung shouldn’t hurt, aye? Oh! And if you want more Glove and Boots, click here.

  • Tear-Down of the EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FTW3

    Hey folks. I’m performing some maintenance at the moment and restoring the blog back. Someone (myself) dropped the database on their way out for apparently no reason at all. I’ll be back at the end of the week! In the time being – enjoy the nice Tear-Down of the EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 by GamersNexus. OH! Bethesda announced the Creation Club. Paid MODS right? Nope. That’s not true. Checkout the FAQ here. Yes. I actually look forward to see great things. I would say their entire BI / SCM and PR …

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  • Before The Flood

    The movie follows Leonardo DiCaprio, Oscar-winning and environmentalist around the world, as he speaks with political figures, scientists, and people directly affected by the phenomenon of global warming to explore the true impact that industrialization and modern living has had on the environment and to deliver a warning to the world about the environment and climate change. The longtime environmental advocate formed his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation in 1998 to protect biodiversity and threatened ecosystems. “The Foundation is dedicated to the long-term health and well-being of all Earth’s inhabitants. Through collaborative partnerships, we …

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  • Skyblivion Teaser Trailer -‘Familiar Faces’

    The Skyblivion team has made some huge progress lately and this video shows off some of that progress. Here is a list of whats new: Armors, weapons and shields are in-game, NPC’s have been manually created, new textures have been made by Anvil Citizen for the Imperial City and some clutter, flora has been replaced with custom models by 3AMt and the first creature is in-game, a video of which can by found on my channel. Skyblivion is a project by TESRenewal and aims to bring Oblivion into Skyrim making …

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  • Skywind – October 2016 Progress Update

    Skywind is a non-commercial, fan made modification for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim that seeks to merge the amazing world of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind with the enhanced graphics and capabilities of Skyrim’s engine. Skywind is currently NOT available for download. A release date and beta is not available yet. Skywind aims to have full functionality upon release equivalent to recent Elder Scrolls titles, as well as to expand by reintroducing critical elements from Morrowind that did not make it into Skyrim. For more information or to join the …

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  • Making Games: GameDev Podcast Episode 16 : Adam Orth

    Making Games: GameDev Podcast Episode 16 : Adam Orth

    The Autodesk GAMEDEV (iTunes, Soundcloud) podcast series latest episode features Three One Zero Creative Director Adam Orth. Adam discusses his creative beginnings in the music industry, his extensive AAA game career, the unique departure from Microsoft that was the genesis that formed the studio and communicating an emotional and transportive story through virtual reality with ADR1FT.  *The GameDev podcast by Autodesk is a place to hear from some of the best minds in the games industry. We interview game developers who are at the cutting edge of innovation in games, to …

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  • Autodesk AREA Customer Stories: Jörn Grosshans from MACKEVISION

    Autodesk AREA Customer Stories: Jörn Grosshans from MACKEVISION

    I stumbled across an old Autodesk Customer Storie(s) with Jörn Grosshans (Senior VFX Supervisor) from MackeVision. Mackevision is astonishing team and produce some neat VFX stuff. You can read the entire interview here. Majestic vistas, fantastic lands, otherworldly creatures: with anticipation for HBO’s Game of Thrones’ Season 6 finale at fever pitch, Mackevision’s Jörn Grosshans, Emmy-winning VFX Supervisor, talks about the series’ 3ds Max-fueled effects, why he prefers when no-one notices them, and that demanding sequence in Sunday’s episode that – wait, no – he can’t talk about that just …

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  • Satisfaction:  Apple Plug

    Satisfaction: Apple Plug

    Upgrade to new iPhone 7 with Apple Plug.  Pure satisfaction. Beautiful aluminium. Plug yourself into the future,  away with my old iPhone 6! : (

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