Laptop makers have no brains

Once upon a time each phone brand had its own charger type. But common sense prevailed, hastened by the European Union, and everyone agreed on USB starting first with mini then micro connector. For more on this story you can read here, here and here.
Apple has been a notable exception but it has gazillion phones out there using only one type of connector.
But it seems the day the rain of common sense fell the laptop manufacturers had umbrellas. Different charger types even along same product brand. It’s hell. It doesn’t make sense. It is stupid.
There is nothing technical about this after all almost all laptops in the world are made by just 5 companies – Quanta, CompalWistron, Inventec and Asus.  The last has since established its own brand. I use its excellent Asus RTN66R VPN Router in my lair.
There has been numerous talks and proposals to have all laptops share a common charger. A standard has been pushed aggressively by IEC but still a pipe dream. Wake me up when it happens.
Good night fellas.

The end of the world is holographic and unreal

Ok, I’m an armchair futurist but I’m not ashamed of that at all. How could one be ashamed of the progress Microsoft has with HoloLens? That sh*t simply blows the mind away!
Yeah, my mind got blown with the scary realities of VR and I haven’t been able to find the pieces since.
In a nutshell, HoloLens turns the VR world upside down by overlaying holograms on the everyday objects around us. It is easier to understand by starting here and then watching a live demo here.
This may be more useful for the everyday people like you and me while Oculus Rift is suited for core gamers. The possibilities are endless though – education, business, entertainment, porn, etc.
You don’t know what I’m ranting about? Leave, you don’t belong here!