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Comment: Does size matter in art? (Score 2) 30

by Threni (#48602663) Attached to: Interviews: Ask Jonty Hurwitz About Art and Engineering

The Tate Modern had a piece of art which was very big, in the Turbine Room, but other than its size it was utterly unremarkable. Are you in danger of reproducing this problem; your art is small, what? It's already well known that machines can be used to make small things, such as the IBM logo being produced using individual atoms back in 1989. Does your art bring anything to the table?

Comment: Re:Deckard (Score 1) 294

by Threni (#48591805) Attached to: Blade Runner 2 Script Done, Harrison Ford Says "the Best Ever"

> Since Replicants live short lives, and Deckard is a Replicant, how is this going to be reconciled
> in the movie?

Given Replicants are machines, there's nothing from taking a snapshot of their state and restoring that state into a new machine. I do it with vmware all the time. As long as the new Replicant hardware has support for virtualisation, that is.

Comment: Re:missing the point (Score 1) 100

by Threni (#48567159) Attached to: A Paper By Maggie Simpson and Edna Krabappel Was Accepted By Two Journals

Not sure there are many repercussions, to be honest. I'm sure when stuff gets published the author's mothers are very proud, and it's great that other people can then learn from the good stuff, but there are a hell of a lot of pointless, boring papers being written as part of some study or project that nobody gives a shit about either way. What are the implications of this paper being published? Other than giving a few people a laugh, and perhaps whoever is responsible for the quality of the journal having to be seen to send an email to whoever was responsible for it being checked, I'd wager precisely nothing.

Comment: Re:One good turn... (Score 2) 234

by Threni (#48567109) Attached to: James Watson's Nobel Prize Medal Will Be Returned To Him

> it only means that there exists some sizable amount of data which merely suggests it as a
> possibility, and that no data has yet been accumulated which can actually show that this is not
> the case

You've got it backwards. The "sizable" data is just not sizable enough, not backed with any reputable peer reviewed studies, and therefore there's no case to answer.

And what he's said (repeatedly) is literally an example of racism, of racist statements.

Comment: Re: Ugh (Score 1) 125

by Threni (#48556795) Attached to: Unity 8 Will Bring 'Pure' Linux Experience To Mobile Devices

"I fully agree that Android is very far from Linux. Honestly Android is extremely far from any Linux distro, in that I as a user have exactly zero control of what the OS does. The security model is completely flawed (all control is in the hands of Google and the application developers instead of in the user's)."

Of only android was open source, then all this could be fixed.

Comment: Re:There is a reason for this! (Score 1) 317

by Threni (#48553491) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Are Any Certifications Worth Going For?

It's telling how people always ask "is it worth getting this certification" not "will I learn a lot about xxx by getting this certification". Employers now know this. This is why you shouldn't be disheartened when you get a job and find there's no money/time allocated to getting employers certified; it provides no benefits whatsoever in terms of making the employer more productive, it just gives them a slight edge should they want to subsequently leave you for an employer who still takes the certification seriously.

The idle man does not know what it is to enjoy rest.