Twitter Account: True or Fake?

#1 Posted by Winternet (8258 posts) -!/ID_AA_Carmack

Is this John Carmack true account? Or is it a fake one? I mean, the tweets are exactly the kinds of things that I assume John spends his day thinking about, but would he tweet it? It's almost too perfect to be a real account.

Here are some of the latest entries:

  • It's a good day when you can remove an epsilon from an algorithm!
  • I can’t think of any valid reason to have a SW thread locked to a particular HW thread, as opposed to a particular HW core. Anyone?
  • A multi-source ultrasonic Doppler sensor seems like a good idea, the positional equivalent of rate gyros. One integration is ok, two isn’t.
  • I was always disappointed when I tried to use temporal jittering to address sampling problems at 60 hz, but I need to try again at 120 hz.

It's too good.

#2 Edited by cmblasko (1550 posts) -

Lots of game industry and journalism people following and interacting with that account, so it seems legit. He posted a picture of the hardware he is referencing in the 60 hz vs 120 hz tweet a week or so ago, so if it is fake they would be putting a lot of effort into it.

And I totally agree with him on that first tweet, removing epsilons does feel damn good.

#3 Edited by Ubersmake (771 posts) -
#4 Posted by Panpipe (483 posts) -

Yeah it's legit. I love not understanding a single thing he says.

#5 Posted by Patman99 (1642 posts) -

Yeah, as others have said that is his real twitter account. Cant say that the guy does not absolutely love what he is doing.

#6 Posted by MattyFTM (14628 posts) -

It's real. And it's awesome. I don't understand 90% of what he says, but it's brilliant. I mean, just take this one recent tweet as an example "It's a good day when you can remove an epsilon from an algorithm!" I don't have a clue what that means, but it's clearly awesome.

#7 Posted by AndrewB (7782 posts) -

I can at least somewhat decipher all of that, but temporal jitters sounds like the plot to yet another Star Trek episode involving the bending of the space-time continuum.

#8 Posted by MooseyMcMan (12010 posts) -

It's him. I know it's real because SpeedTree follows him, and SpeedTree doesn't mess around!

#9 Posted by Winternet (8258 posts) -

I'm so happy that the account is his real account. Man, what a great twitter account.

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