Doom Co-Creator John Carmack Now Working At Both Id And Oculus VR

Posted by Bob Muir on Aug 8, 2013 in Tech, Videogames

John Carmack

John Carmack, co-creator of Doom, co-founder of Id Software, and programmer on many, many computer games is joining Oculus VR, the company making the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset for use with games. Carmack was the one who debuted the device at E3 2012, and now he is taking a full-time position at the company as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). However, the award-winning programmer isn’t really leaving Id, either. He’s still planning on working on games, and he’s also not abandoning his rocket company Armadillo Aerospace. Read more…

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Rockets of the World Drawn to Scale

Posted by Michael Pinto on Nov 10, 2011 in Science

Rockets of the World drawn to scale

You know nothing so far quite beats a good old fashioned Saturn V rocket! Found via and Jet Tan.



Does Anyone Have a Proper Home for a Legendary Rocketship?

Posted by Michael Pinto on Dec 13, 2008 in Fandom, Hobbies and Collections

The famous rocketship of Coney Island is looking for a new home as the long time amusement park Astroland will be forced to close down on January 31st. As a fanboy this breaks my heart as the spacecraft captures the excitement held by America for the high frontier at the dawn of the space race in the early 60s. To me this rocket belongs in the Smithsonian or the Seattle Science Fiction Museum, although I’d love to see it stay here in old New York: Read more…

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