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Comment: Re:Recommendation: Buy Up Rights to Make New Class (Score 1) 169

by Hikaru79 (#35508178) Attached to: Netflix To Start Creating Original Content
What?! You mean, if Netflix spent a few more tens of millions of dollars just to purchase the rights to some old shows, not to mention the marginal costs associated with making them available on their platform, you might be willing to consider giving them $8 a month?!

Hold on, I've got the CEO of Netflix on the line. He's obviously very intrigued by your generous offer; I think you guys just need a contract to make this commitment official, and he'll get his top people on this right away!

Comment: Re:Summary is sexist, story is stupid (Score 2) 214

by Hikaru79 (#34668836) Attached to: Record Set For World's Youngest Chess Champion
In chess there are no such thing as men's tournaments -- women can join any tournament. It is just men who cannot play in women's tournaments. So the argument that women simply are barred the opportunity to play against stronger competition doesn't hold water. In fact, Hou Yifan herself has played in many large tournaments with mixed genders, but has never done as well as she does in women's only events.

Comment: Re:And he needs a computer to do it for curves (Score 3, Insightful) 473

by Hikaru79 (#34457448) Attached to: Medical Researcher Rediscovers Integration
Okay, I realize you're probably just trolling here, but you do realize that he reinvented integration, not just learned how to solve a couple of integrals, right?

It says something sad about the state of interdisciplinary communication that this was considered worthy of publication, but if you think it reflects poorly on his intelligence, you're missing the point.

Comment: Re:Linus (Score 5, Informative) 909

by Hikaru79 (#28874303) Attached to: Alan Cox Quits As Linux TTY Maintainer — "I've Had Enough"
By his own measure, he says about 2% of the code in today's kernel is written by him, but about 80% of it goes through him before being included. It's unrealistic to expect any one person to have a significant percentage of Linux code literally belong to them, so it would be disingenuous to use that 2% figure as some sort of argument to undermine Linus' authority with regards to the kernel.

Like him or not, Linus is still the man in linux kernel development circles, and for good reason.

Comment: Re:My office mate from India (Score 3, Insightful) 355

by Hikaru79 (#28238317) Attached to: Microsoft's Bing Refuses Search Term "Sex" In India
It is done in India and it has no gay connotations whatsoever. In fact I think you'd offend and confuse anyone by suggesting it is related to homosexuality. Walking down the street holding hands with your male relative or friend is just done, the same way shaking hands (for instance) isn't gay here.

No problem is so large it can't be fit in somewhere.