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Roxxxy the Sexbot, by ‘TrueCompanion’

In what is billed as a world first, a life-size robotic girlfriend complete with artificial intelligence and flesh-like synthetic skin was introduced to adoring fans at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas.

“She can’t vacuum, she can’t cook but she can do almost anything else if you know what I mean,” TrueCompanion’s Douglas Hines said while introducing Roxxxy to the world, needless to say most men would see that as a fair trade off.

“She’s a companion. She has a personality. She hears you. She listens to you. She speaks. She feels your touch. She goes to sleep. We are trying to replicate a personality of a person.”

Roxxxy stands 170cm (five feet, seven inches) tall, weighs 54.43kg (120lbs), “has a full C cup and is ready for action,” according to Hines, who was an artificial intelligence engineer at Bell Labs before starting TrueCompanion.

Roxxxy comes with five personalities. Wild Wendy is outgoing and adventurous, while Frigid Farrah is reserved and shy.

There is a young naive personality along with a Mature Martha that Hines described as having a “matriarchal kind of caring”. S & M Susan is geared for more adventurous types.

Aspiring partners can customise Roxxxy features, including race, hair colour and breast size. A male sex robot named Rocky is in development.

People ordering the robots online at truecompanion.com detail their tastes and interests much like online dating sites but here, the information is used to get the mechanical girlfriend in synch with her mate.

Posted: January 10th, 2010
Categories: consumer reviews, gadget, pop culture, technology
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Dicked by Xbox Live / MS

Today wasn’t a very good day. I noticed for a while that I couldn’t purchase or sign up my VISA or MasterCard with my xbox live account, and that whenever I entered my personal details it wouldn’t save it; on the xbox live site itself it would let me sign up my CC, register my xbox, and add my personal details, but then would forward me to a purely blank .html with zero content not even meta tags after asking me to confirm my billing address by offering me two IDENTICAL examples and radio buttons to choose which.

Long story short, I rang them and got some guy who seemed super helpful, but the only help he could give me is ‘Sign up a new xbox live account.’ Now the reason I wanted to put my CC on was because for $10 I could get three months live gold service; signing up another account would mean I lose 3 weeks of live gold and am not eligible for the offer and instead have to pay $11 for ONE month live gold service. This was nonsense.

What it boiled down to is, as an Australian, when I made my live account which I linked to my xbox I made it at live.com rather than live.com.au, because I, like every sentient being, know that an email domain does not represent perfectly which nation they’re from. Microsoft see it differently, and bound my xbox live account to the United States, so it was shitting itself when I was entering a make believe address and the CC info of an Australian.

To make matters worse, to get BaSH PR0MPT back I have to pay 800 ‘MS points’ to change it to something then another 800 to change my current account to it, I lose all my achievements, all my bought items, all my saved games, all my data, movies, music, and all my avatar rewards and my entire gazillion plus friends list that I’ve made over the last few.

Wtf Microsoft? Why’re you so retarded? I mean, I know you guys are caught up on your American help desk red tape beaurocracy of arseface where you can’t do the whole square peg round hole thing and y’know, click the country field on my account on your end and change US to AU (I mean fuck, it’s ONE letter difference, big effort) but instead I have to kiss everything goodbye, including wasting about $40 to rectify the situation, not to mention having wasted a good three hours on the phone and dicking around online, and god knows how many hours fucking around with xbox settings trying to add my fictional address and fictional CC info.

FML.

PS: The Forza car give-away will still be on, see http://bashpr0mpt.com/forza-3-car-giveaway/ for those details, I still have the other account for two to three weeks so I’ll just grind my new account up to cover the S, R3 and R2 vehicles, and maybe an X. Currently evaluating the holiday pack of vehicles to see if any are adequate performers whilst suitably styled for custom paintjobs.

Posted: December 10th, 2009
Categories: general, journalism, lifestyle, news, xbox
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Forza 3 Car Giveaway

Forza Motorsport 3 Car Giveaway
I usually give away a lot of things, from vinyl designs to general graphics and the like, but this time I’ve decided to take it another step further. Add bashpr0mpt to twitter. Every Saturday for the next five weeks I will be giving away a Forza 3 motorsports car.

What’s the deal? There is no deal, I want to meet more forza players who’re active on social networks, this is a sweet way. Is this a scam? Nope! Are you mad? Yes, to be giving away a bloody R3 let alone an R2 rated car (looking at 500k base for an R3 and 1.5m for a nice R2) I’d have to be.

How do you win it? Every Saturday get as many fellow racers, or twitterers you know to follow me and @bashpr0mpt me your xbox gamer tag associated with your Forza 3 account and the person who gets me the greatest number of crazed car loving gamers gets the car. It’s as easy as that. Make sure they simply follow me, and @ me your tag.

Week 1′s Prize
2009 Citroen C4 VTS
D-350

This is an ideal car for a beginner to Forza or even someone who’s been playing a while yet is still in the hatch range. This 1,221 kg Citroen is running full race displacement 1.8L block with racing valves and an Ansa sport exhaust’s dump spooling up a Garret sport turbo, blowing out 177 kW of power and 345 Nm of torque in a tight package.

This ride is specifically designed as a dream for racers who’re still getting the hang of the game, it runs 14.61 quarter miles, and does 0-97 kph in 6.405 seconds (or 0-161 in 15.172) so it’s definitely a quick car for it’s class, it is at the highest performance level it can be yet still fall inside the D range.

Aside from driving well, it looks great with a custom bodykit from Ibher Design, smooth carbon fibre with metallic black ghost GT stripes up it sleaks across the top while the side has chameleon detailing disecting the cold clean white of this machine.

This little beast cost 20,000 new with five times that worth of engineering–at least–sunk into it it’s going to be the property of one lucky racer out there.


Citroen C4


Citroen C4


Citroen C4



Citroen C4

This ride includes: –

  • Gredder Intercooler
  • Garret Sport Performance Turbo
  • BC Rims
  • Ibher Design Bodykit
  • Carbon Fiber Bonnet & Roof
  • Custom paintwork by BaSH PR0MPT
  • Citroen race valves
  • Citroen race displacement
  • Ansa Race Exhaust
  • Schrick cams
  • Fioanza sport fly wheel
  • Getrab Race Oil & Cooling
  • Magnetarelli Fuel System
  • Green Sports Air Induction
  • Intrax Springs & Dampeners
  • AP Racing Brakes
  • Whiteline Performance Anti Roll Bars (front & back)
Posted: December 9th, 2009
Categories: forza, games, xbox
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Forza 3 Garage

Added a Forza Garage to my pages on this blog so bored people can keep up with my shiny cars. Some of them have custom paint jobs, some don’t. If you want a copy of any custom jobs I’ve done just let me know and I’ll stock them in my Forza storefront as a free sale item.

RS3 [765]
#25 BRITEK MOTORSPORTS 2009 FG FALCON



S [677]
2007 FORD GT500



A [598]
2007 SEAT LEON SUPERCUP




B [488]
2009 FERRARI CALIFORNIA


C [424]
2009 FORD FOCUS RS


Posted: December 3rd, 2009
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Xbox 360p (laptop!)




Xbox 360p (laptop!)

Originally uploaded by BaSH PR0MPT

I was reviewing the generic trendy design sites I tend to regularly read when I came across this novel idea. Years ago I used to custom make my desktops, and would go out of my way to make them as tiny as possible, even forking out big bucks for solid state hard drives, something that has only just recently become industry standard for micro pc’s. You can imaging my amusement when I found this.

An Xbox 360p, (see: laptop!) modified by Benheck. It has all the functionality of an Xbox 360 just bunged into a nice little aluminium chassis and coupled with a neat little display. The design, albeit a little on the chunky side, is reasonably chic, I love the keyboard accents and the integration of the green wheel Xbox front end being where a trackball would be on a laptop.

Hidden behind it’s chic design is a rather impressive heat sinking system, so no RROD (Red Ring of Death) recovery there as you’d be hard pressed to overheat this laptop.

Somehow I doubt it’s functional purpose, given that an xbox is reasonably portable, and you generally use a laptops portability for university or work related stuff. Also given the commonality of games consoles and access to them, it packages this into the box of “random yet cool” gadget at best.

I dunno though, I kind of like it.

Click here for build info.

Posted: December 1st, 2009
Categories: hack, technology, xbox
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Xbox hacking, custom photos

So, I’ve noticed the Xbox only allows you to have a VERY restricted choice of gamer pictures, and the only way to get PERSONAL pictures up is to take a photo of yourself through the special massively overpriced xbox webcam which only your friends can see. It’s still rather lame you can’t upload graphics, so after an hour or so wasting time on google to make sure that there is no possible way out there to make custom gamer personal pics I decided to think a little laterally.

If you can hack this up, you can mount any graphic. Keep in mind, at the moment people take photos of drawings and shit or try and take photos of their laptop screen and it all looks terribly fail.

The thing you want to be able to customise is here, and is only visible when you have your webcam plugged in.

The only way I can think of doing it is to splice the webcam’s cable onto an RSA video cable and plug it into a PC with a TV/AV card and mount it as a display. So you’ll fool the xbox into thinking it’s viewing through a webcam but it’s really viewing your computers screen. Then you load up any image you want to use as your personal picture, and mount it full-screen, then save it on the xbox as though you were taking a ‘photo’ through your webcam.

Downside is you butcher a perfectly good albeit massively overpriced proprietary camera, upside is the epic buff of your geek points off the richter. I’ll give it a shot sometime in the near future and will post results if someone doesn’t inb4 me and hack up their camera.

 

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