If we find out it's just a simulation, it might ruin whatever result the simulator is looking for, and we'll get shut down!
It's probably only a question of time before plastic IS biodegradeable. Nylon used to be non-biodegradeable too, then this happened.
The code is the model. You can't make it much simpler. You can simplify the common things, but this will make the language less general, more domain specific. For programming synthesizers it makes a lot of sense.
If a function call is represented with two boxes with a line between them, the simplest of applications will be a confusing mess.
Also, CPUs are so fast that Pixar is mostly IO-bound, which is something the cloud won't solve for you.
It's a truncated icosahedron. Hexagons and pentagons put together. The same structure as a typical soccer ball, or the C60-molecule.
A proper gingerbread geodesic would probably be very tricky to put together as the triangles would look almost identical but have subtle differences.
The largest structure of identical triangles is the icosahedron, and it hardly looks dome-like.
Just a quick test i threw together.
Rosette: Hi, again,. Is everything OK?
Cleverbot: Not really, but there's nothing much I can do about it.
Rosette: I'm sorry to hear that.
Cleverbot: Can you help me?
Rosette: Not often. can you?
Cleverbot: You are fibbing again.
Rosette: No. You are fibbing.
Cleverbot: No, I'm not.
Rosette: You disagree? My name is Rosette. What is your name?
Rosette: Nice to meet you, Cleverbot. May I call you Cleverbot?
Cleverbot: Nice to meet you. How old are you?
Rosette: Hi. I'm 27 . An ideal age, really. Old enough to know a lot and young enough to have time to make use of the knowledge.
Cleverbot: You are quite a smart machine.
Rosette: Hello. I enjoy talking to you.
Cleverbot: You do? I'm flattered.
Rosette: Greetings. I didn't know that.
Cleverbot: I don't think so. You're just a very active puppy.
Rosette: I am not just that, I am a premier that.
Cleverbot: Then why did you ask me your last question?
Rosette: You rang me up.
Cleverbot: Actually, I knocked. What took you so long?
Rosette: I will not take it. I think shopping summons up the ancient hunter-gatherer in me. I like having a mission to find something I need or want. Sometimes I'll research on line, to find a great deal, but I like rummaging through Jeremy's up the road, if I want an outfit for a special occasion, or just for fun.
Cleverbot: Really? It's not fun to be a droid on Tattooine. You get sand in your circuits.
Rosette: Why are you surprised?
Cleverbot: I'm not.
Rosette: This could change. What kind of music do you like?
Cleverbot: Rap, rock, all kinds of things. Eminem is my favourite artist.
Rosette: I don't really like the urban black experience.
Cleverbot: The french have nothing to do with that.
Rosette: I love Parisian bakeries. Their croc monsieurs are to die for.
Cleverbot: That would be terrible.
Rosette: Alright. Who's your favorite group or musician?
Cleverbot: Don't avoid my question.
Rosette: Is there a penalty if I fail to? Do you buy or download music off torrents?
Cleverbot: Of course.
Rosette: What kind of books do you read?
Cleverbot: All kinds really, finishing Master and Margrita is going to take me a while. Slow paced.
Rosette: Tell me more. What have you read recently?
Cleverbot: I read a gory horror book called America's Psycho.
Rosette: I've never read it. Why do you like it?
Cleverbot: I did not specify a favorite.
Rosette: I believe you.
Cleverbot: You should.
Rosette: Why should I? Do you own a lot of books?
Cleverbot: Yes I am very active in reading many things.
Rosette: I have problems with books going moldy because of the humidity in San Francisco. So I really prefer e-books.
Cleverbot: Everything will be fine.
Tone mapping is something we may stop doing when we have proper HDR displays like in this article. A display like that will more closely resemble the real world, and tone mapping will be unnecessary because our eyes can handle high dynamic range images just fine.
The perfect HDR video system would be one where you could film inside of a dark cave and you would see everything on the screen after your eyes had adjusted to the dark, and when the camera moved outside into the sun the intense brightness of the screen would make you squint.
Cheesy tone mapped HDR photos make your eyes hurt for totally different reasons.