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Comment Re:Another problem with 3D (Score 1) 436

As a side note, many scenes in those stereoscopic toys (disk with ~dozen photos) that I've seen had very deep focus ... IMHO it makes the whole scene, paradoxically, very flat. Yes, there is "depth" of course - but feels non-gradual, like several backgrounds in old SNES platformers.

Yes. This is so true.

Comment Re:Hyperbole much (Score 1) 406

But yes, it's true: I don't know MS-SQL, and nobody else at EDA does either. So we were faced with a choice: find a few people who did know it, pay 'em a bunch of donated money to write a formal report behind closed doors, or do a public review and exam even if that means exposing any mistakes we make, knowing they'll be caught pretty damn quick.

False dichotomy, based on the unproven assumption that there was anything nefarious going on that required urgent exposition.

You have found Jesus Christ in a potato chip.

Comment Re:The glaciers are retreating! (Score 2, Insightful) 791

With all due respect to an eminent and brilliant physicist, Freeman Dyson is not a climatologist.

But Dyson's argument in fact questions the methods and claims of the science of climatology. If his argument is valid, then it does not matter that he is not a climatologist - it makes Dyson's criticisms more urgent, not less.

When you make your mark in the world, watch out for guys with erasers. -- The Wall Street Journal

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