Residents Report Bright Streak Over Bay Area Friday Evening
Cue a discussion about dashcams
Murder Is Like a Disease (No, Really)
In the book "Connected" by Christakis and Fowler, it is argued that violence (but also hapiness, depression, etc) spreads through social networks. So if a friend of your friend was involved in either side of a murder, chances increase dramatically that you will, too. Your emotional states and their associated beliefs and actions are contagious, first and foremost to those around you that know you, then those who know them, and so on. The analogy with a disease, jumping from host to host through social networks, is quite adequate.
Images Show Apollo Moon Flags Still Standing
What a relief!
Imagine having to go all the way back there and fix it.
Fighting Counterfeiters With Quantum Money
Finally money will be worth the paper it's printed on. Oh wait.
What Is Your Favorite Way of Watching a Movie
Only 13 % prefer their movie in a movie theatre?
Isn't that kinda sad?
EU To Sign ACTA Later This Month
The voting public has been under-educated, manipulated, and deceived by those who are either in or wanting power
If the voting public been under-educated, who is to blame but those dumb-fucked and under-educated voters?
ummm... the under-educatORS? Why blame someone for being "dumb" when (s)he is educated in a dumb-fucked way?
Cloud Computing Democratizes Digital Animation
The problem is not getting a video file from one computer to the next, it's the rendering. One single frame of a high end 3D animation film can take days to render even on a supercomputer. So the fact that transferring the result takes say 5 minutes instead 1 minute is negligable compared to the gains in rendering time.
Astronomers Estimate Milky Way May Have 100 Billion Alien Worlds
I'll see your 150 billion and raise you 200 billion.
Hobbit Film Trailer Posted Online
To say that rotoscoping live action is in anyway lazy, especially considering the time in which Bashki did it, you have to be somebody who has never done rotoscoping. It's a gargantuan, time-consuming task.
IMO also the only thing that made this bad movie visually/technically interesting.
The Real Job Threat
I'm no longer so sure. In the not-too-distant future, a huge proportion of the workforce may be "made redundant", as the Brits say, by machines. What the hell are we going to do then?
The only sane thing to do then is to abolish money.