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Residents Report Bright Streak Over Bay Area Friday Evening

partiklehead how cares about meteorites? (123 comments)

Cue a discussion about dashcams

about a year and a half ago
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Murder Is Like a Disease (No, Really)

partiklehead this isn't news to me. I read a book! (299 comments)

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.

about a year and a half ago
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Images Show Apollo Moon Flags Still Standing

partiklehead Whew! (206 comments)

What a relief!
Imagine having to go all the way back there and fix it.

more than 2 years ago
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Fighting Counterfeiters With Quantum Money

partiklehead Great news! (149 comments)

Finally money will be worth the paper it's printed on. Oh wait.

more than 2 years ago
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What Is Your Favorite Way of Watching a Movie

partiklehead I can't believe this (409 comments)

Really????? Only 13 % prefer their movie in a movie theatre? Isn't that kinda sad?

more than 2 years ago
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EU To Sign ACTA Later This Month

partiklehead Re:DCMA, SOPA, ACTA ... (168 comments)

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?

more than 2 years ago
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Cloud Computing Democratizes Digital Animation

partiklehead Re:Bandwidth ? (167 comments)

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.

more than 2 years ago
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Astronomers Estimate Milky Way May Have 100 Billion Alien Worlds

partiklehead Re:I'll jump in (294 comments)

I'll see your 150 billion and raise you 200 billion.

more than 2 years ago
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Hobbit Film Trailer Posted Online

partiklehead Re:bad info (257 comments)

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.

disclaimer: IAAFM

more than 2 years ago
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The Real Job Threat

partiklehead Re:Have you looked at employment statistics lately (990 comments)

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.

more than 2 years ago

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