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Researchers Moot "Teleportation" Via Destructive 3D Printing

The Rizz Re:Prototyping security? (162 comments)

Then you have a useless key and the briefcase, but the MITM has only a useless key.

4 days ago
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Researchers Moot "Teleportation" Via Destructive 3D Printing

The Rizz Re:Prototyping security? (162 comments)

I take it you've never heard of a Man in the Middle attack then...

Of course I have. But a man-in-the-middle attack isn't going to do much good without a man-assaulted-on-the-way-to-the-airport attack as well. You've got a key that's transmitted, and a briefcase that's physically moved. The key's kinda useless without the briefcase, after all.

about a week ago
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Researchers Moot "Teleportation" Via Destructive 3D Printing

The Rizz Prototyping security? (162 comments)

The only situations I can see this having any use in is some sort of security model where you make an object that for some security reason isn't supposed to exist in more than one place. I can see this for the whole "only this key can open the briefcase with the documents/money/etc." situation, for example.

about a week ago
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Moot Retires From 4chan

The Rizz Re:Really? (183 comments)

"greatest" ... "grace" ... I do not think these words mean what he thinks they mean.

about a week ago
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Best Cube?

The Rizz Re:The Apple CUBE (265 comments)

So disappointing it did not make the list

Do you mean the Apple CUBE did not make the list because it was disappointing?
Or that you're disappointed that it is not on the list?

about two weeks ago
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Best Cube?

The Rizz The Cenobites! (265 comments)

...but solve the Lament Configuration and even the Borg will know fear.

about two weeks ago
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Heinlein's 'All You Zombies' Now a Sci-Fi Movie Head Trip

The Rizz Re:All You Zombies... (254 comments)

It's not exactly out of character for the short story - the main character works for a time traveling police agency, so a time traveling terrorist would be a viable nemesis. The real question is if it makes sense, and how well it meshes with the rest of the story.

about three weeks ago
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Heinlein's 'All You Zombies' Now a Sci-Fi Movie Head Trip

The Rizz Re:Can Zombies go away like Pirates and Ninjas! (254 comments)

FYI: There are no zombies in this movie. (Or, at least, there were none in the original story, and it doesn't look like they randomly added any to the movie.)
It's just straight-up scifi time travel.

about three weeks ago
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Heinlein's 'All You Zombies' Now a Sci-Fi Movie Head Trip

The Rizz All You Zombies... (254 comments)

All You Zombies was a great short story to read, but I don't know how it will translate to the big screen. They've definitely expanded from the original story to make a movie out of it (the entire terrorist plot was added), and I'm hoping it's going to work. I've always had a soft spot for a well-made time travel movie, and there really hasn't been a good one in years.

about three weeks ago
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The Search For Starivores, Intelligent Life That Could Eat the Sun

The Rizz Re:Dyson sphere (300 comments)

One of the primary concepts I've heard of for a Dyson Sphere is to make a solar system (or at least sun + some inner planets) invisible - all energy within is contained/stored/used. This includes IR - the point is for an advanced civilization to hide their homeworld from other aliens, as much as it is harnessing all the power of a star. Done properly (and there is no reason to believe that a civilization capable of encompassing a star couldn't), the only signs of a star system left from the outside is the gravitational pull.

about three weeks ago
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The Search For Starivores, Intelligent Life That Could Eat the Sun

The Rizz Re:Even more useless than politicians (300 comments)

Our sun is still shining bright. Unless you're seriously stupid enough to think that somehow star-eating life would leave us alone for some reason.

(1) Why would it single out our star for eating, when there's a sky full of them?
(2) Why do you assume that it would be "eating" stars at an easily noticeable rate? Something big enough to eat a star would be too massive to build up speed very fast - odds are it would take millions/billions of years to move from one star to the next.

about three weeks ago
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After Outage, Sony Makes Peace Offering To Users of PlayStation Network

The Rizz Re:Lame (95 comments)

Sony moved all the servers to their poorly built "PS Network" so they could control your experience and make you pay.

Actually, Microsoft did that with XBox Live - and raked in "ton$ of ca$h" with it for years while Sony didn't charge a thing. PS+ wasn't required for online play until PS4 - and you can bet Sony only did that because MS had proven you could make billions extra that way. At least Sony is nice enough to give you some free games with it each month (which Sony started, and MS added later).

about three weeks ago
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Anthropomorphism and Object Oriented Programming

The Rizz Re:Ya, Sure. (303 comments)

This program is named "phantomfive". The program has your name.

about three weeks ago
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Blade Runner 2 Script Done, Harrison Ford Says "the Best Ever"

The Rizz Re: Why does this need a sequel? (299 comments)

She picks up a gun and shoots him in the head while he isn't paying attention. Anyone can do that.

Someone who's never handled a gun in their life can just pick one up and easily hit a target that small from across the street, in bad lighting, in the rain?

about a month and a half ago
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Blade Runner 2 Script Done, Harrison Ford Says "the Best Ever"

The Rizz Re:Why does this need a sequel? (299 comments)

If it were certainly either way, the film would lack artistic merit, and just be a slow-paced effects movie with a good soundtrack.

Blade Runner came out in 1982. Until the Director's Cut came out in 1992, there was no ambiguity about if Deckard was a replicant; the basic assumption was that he was not. For 10 years it was considered a great movie without any uncertainty about Deckard's humanity - not a "film lacking in artistic merit" as you assume.

about a month and a half ago
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Blade Runner 2 Script Done, Harrison Ford Says "the Best Ever"

The Rizz Re: Why does this need a sequel? (299 comments)

I'd also rebut your assertion that Deckard being human makes for a more interesting story by saying that Deckard being a replicant makes for a more interesting story. That's really just a subjective perception.

True. "More interesting story" is purely subjective. I mostly only said it to rebut the previous poster's opinion that having Deckard as a replicant was the more interesting story.

about a month and a half ago
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Blade Runner 2 Script Done, Harrison Ford Says "the Best Ever"

The Rizz Re:Why does this need a sequel? (299 comments)

Why does it hurt you so bad that Deckard is replicant?

Because it makes it a worse movie if he is. Why does it hurt you so bad if Deckard isn't?

He's a replicant! Not only some details of the movie makes more sense with Deckard being a replicant,

Very few make more sense, and far, far more make less sense. Add onto that fact that the story is intended as a Frankenstein scenario and it makes even less.

but Ridley Scott said so. It's his movie, so the fact is there's nothing to discuss!

It is not "his movie". Ridley Scott did not write the script. Writers' intent is much more important than director's intent. Every single writer on the project says Deckard is not a replicant. So, in your own words, "it's [their] movie, so the fact is there's nothing to discuss!"

Why do you, emotionally, refuse this simple fact? You act like someone deeply religious who can't face the fact that his guru is just a scammer. Why?

I have reasoned proof behind my arguments. You have the word of one person involved in the movie, who is widely believed to have only said what he did to stir up controversy leading up to a re-release.
Who is acting like "someone deeply religious who can't face the fact that his guru is just a scammer" now?

about a month and a half ago
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Blade Runner 2 Script Done, Harrison Ford Says "the Best Ever"

The Rizz Re: Why does this need a sequel? (299 comments)

Besides, his eyes are shown to display the same refractive property (the red glow) as all the other replicants including the owl in Tyrell's office.

That was an unintentional trick of the lightning. In the original script (and even the original filmed scene) the owl was not supposed to be a replicant. Rachel's line about the owl being real/fake was changed in editing as they decided that instead of it being real (and thus showing Tyrell's wealth) they wanted it to be fake (and thus show Tyrell's talent). Rachel's line that it is fake was overdubbed after the scene was filmed - you can even lip-read her original line where she says it's not fake.

about a month and a half ago
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Blade Runner 2 Script Done, Harrison Ford Says "the Best Ever"

The Rizz Re: Why does this need a sequel? (299 comments)

Deckard, then, is programmed to believe he's human, so he'll work that much harder to bring down the other replicants. Making him fear for his life even helps him prevail against the extra-deadly Roy Batty. Wouldn't you agree that this makes for a more interesting story? Otherwise, it's just an action film in which the good guy wins, but he doesn't quite get the girl.

No, this makes for a much less interesting story that is just an action movie. The more interesting story is the one where an ex-cop who believes his job is tantamount to legalized murder is begrudgingly bullied back into the job after thinking he was out. Throughout completing said job, he believes more and more that the replicants are, emotionally, just as human as everyone else. By the end he has as much empathy for the replicants as he does for actual humans. It is this theme of blurring the lines between human and non-human through the eyes of a human that is central to the story. Making Deckard a replicant nullifies this, as a replicant having such empathy for other replicants, or humans for other humans, is considered normal. It is the crossing of lines - Deckard's desire to save Rachel, as well as Batty's final act of saving Deckard - both human and non-human showing compassion for the other, that gives the film's ending such power. Making it just about replicants only giving a shit about other replicants ruins that message.

Besides which, although Deckard was originally written as human, Ridley Scott considers him to be a replicant.

Ridley Scott was the director, and only the director. The writers - the ones who actually wrote the script - said he's not, and writers trump directors and actors when figuring out the intent and messages every time.

So either Deckard was a replicant, which is pretty cool, or all the hints that Deckard was a replicant were just red herrings

So, Deckard was a replicant, which is pretty lame, and all the deep philosophical meanings of humanity vs. inhumanity, and the lines of such blurring, were just red herrings?

Simply put, nearly every single bit of "proof" that Deckard is a replicant I've seen is something that either has symbolic use in the Frankenstein-esque story that BR is (which requires Deckard to be human to work), or is something that is being taken out of context by recent viewers compared to what it would have meant in the early 80s when BR was filmed.

about a month and a half ago
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Blade Runner 2 Script Done, Harrison Ford Says "the Best Ever"

The Rizz Re:Why do I care what Harrison Ford thinks? (299 comments)

What's left that one should not do?

Cowboys vrs. Aliens

Unfortunately, they did that, so what's left not to do would be Cowboys vs. Aliens vs. Predator.

about a month and a half ago

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