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you're a startup until one of the big players like Google buys you, or you go bankrupt.
added on the 2013-05-27 09:39:28 by Maali Maali
Well, Geoverse definitely is a lot more convincing than the unlimited detail demo. Looks like they finally found a viable product for their tech, the resolution and load speed is definitely impressive.
added on the 2013-05-27 09:39:28 by visy visy
So basically you're a startup until exit. Which may mean:
- Going bankrupt
- Being profitable enough to pay out investors
- Getting sold to a big player
added on the 2013-05-27 10:01:33 by sol_hsa sol_hsa
That's going to take a while...
added on the 2013-05-27 11:04:48 by xernobyl xernobyl
not really. dunno how many employees they got, but you burn thru $2m pretty fast :P
added on the 2013-05-27 11:55:48 by Maali Maali
this has been floating around for 10 years, it was first announced in 2003. It STILL looks quite bad.
added on the 2013-05-27 12:33:49 by farfar farfar
It would be great to have the data to play with it. But there are no files (neither exes) to download :(
added on the 2013-05-27 13:16:38 by swapd0 swapd0
Looking at the videos it looks like they can't rotate all axis, only X and Y.
added on the 2013-05-27 13:31:20 by swapd0 swapd0
swapd0: that doesn't make any sense since you can always do it in screenspace.
added on the 2013-05-27 13:54:15 by xernobyl xernobyl
xernobyl: opps, ok it's true.
added on the 2013-05-27 14:13:31 by swapd0 swapd0
At least give them credit for implicitly admitting that the only thing their tech can do well is render a static point cloud efficiently and finding a niche for it. :)
added on the 2013-05-27 14:32:37 by kb_ kb_
according to redwyre (he's project head there) the datafiles are about 5-15GB big, so that's not as whoopingly big as i expected myself. and if you want a binary, you need to pay him in cash. :P
added on the 2013-05-27 14:50:59 by Maali Maali
kb: I'll give them credit when they OUTRIGHT admit it, instead of just not addressing any of their previous idiotic claims and adding new ones on top. :)
added on the 2013-05-27 14:55:59 by gloom gloom
Marketing is the process of communicating the value of a product or service to customers, for the purpose of selling the product or service. It is a critical business function for attracting customers.

so bummer if they cannot fool you, gloom. clearly you're not a customer ;)
added on the 2013-05-27 15:47:59 by Maali Maali
and judging you own Apple hardware, you're not immune for marketing bullshit yourself ;)
added on the 2013-05-27 15:48:49 by Maali Maali

bah.. one of my pet hates in this video..

DATA is pronounced DAY-TAH not DAH-TAH

the DAH-TAH pronunciation is, in my experience predominately used by people trying to sound move clever than they actually are.

added on the 2013-05-28 12:05:30 by Canopy Canopy
day-tah is US english pronunciation, dah-tah is UK english pronunciation (and probably AU english too)

added on the 2013-05-28 12:13:46 by alk alk
As somebody born + bred in the UK, I've never heard it pronounced dah-ta in real life.
added on the 2013-05-28 12:15:50 by psonice psonice
dah ta is the au / nz pronounciation .. not the uk one :)
added on the 2013-05-28 12:19:51 by smash smash
alk - i'm a brit btw, so as smash says, its not usually pronounced like that here!

psonice - The annoyance for me stems from a particular loud mouthed know-it-all mature student who I think was doing an access course when i was still at college (circa 93). He would stink up the computer labs with his waffle while 'holding court' with his followers *shudders*
added on the 2013-05-28 12:26:52 by Canopy Canopy
(plus I just realised, having worked for a company with the word "data" in its name for over 15 years kind of makes it worse when its pronounced incorrectly!)
added on the 2013-05-28 12:29:18 by Canopy Canopy
Well I'm also a brit who left the country at age 2... I also say day-tah :) But I do remember people saying dah-tah when I was young, I wonder if it become day-tah in the UK by Americanisation through TV shows? (Star Trek NG)
added on the 2013-05-28 12:42:13 by alk alk
/ˈdeɪtə/: UK, US
/ˈdætə/: US
/ˈdɑːtə/: Australia, New Zealand, UK formal

source: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/data#Pronunciation
added on the 2013-05-28 13:06:50 by chock chock
I think of dah-ta as an American pronunciation, because (apart from this guy) I've only ever heard it with the soft T that turns it into "dahda". (See also: "call of doody")
added on the 2013-05-28 13:11:40 by gasman gasman
I'm in Australia at the moment and they all say dah-ta.

They all find it amusing that I pronounce router as "rooter", which is slang for whore. It's a tough habit to break!


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