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Comment: Re:Picasso and Braque influenced Klimt (Score 1) 74

I think it is unlikely that Klimt was influenced by Picasso. Picasso was 19 years younger than Klimt and by the time he became famous Klimt's had already established his style. The situation appears to be similar with Braque. I think the article's claim that "indeed experts are well acquainted with the idea that Klimt was influenced by both these artists" could be a mistake.

Comment: Re:Was he a HOMOSEXUAL paedophile, by any chance? (Score 1) 232

by grouchomarxist (#47668711) Attached to: Fugitive Child Sex Abuser Caught By Face-Recognition Technology

Some numbers:

According to wiki about 3.8% of the U.S. population is gay, but the % of men that is gay is not mentioned.

In any case, the original poster seems to be ignoring the possibility of female pedophiles.

Comment: Extraordinary misspelling? (Score 4, Insightful) 35

by grouchomarxist (#47668651) Attached to: Historians Rediscover Einstein's Forgotten Model of the Universe

For some reason I don't find Einstein making a spelling mistake particularly extraordinary. Sounds like a particularly ordinary thing for an un-edited manuscript and a unusual name like "Hubble".

If making a spelling mistake is extraordinary, then /.ers are making extraordinary posts all the time.

Comment: Re:hint for the non apple people (Score 1) 191

by grouchomarxist (#47659929) Attached to: Reversible Type-C USB Connector Ready For Production

One of the problems is that in some cases you need to mark both devices. For example, for some Android phones the top of the micro cable corresponds to the screen, while with other phones the top corresponds to the rear of the device. It is an issue mainly for developers who deal with multiple devices in an single day, but still.

Comment: Re: The hypocrisy (Score 1) 192

by grouchomarxist (#47296535) Attached to: China Builds Artificial Islands In South China Sea

> The island was kept as a non-issue until the Japan nationalised it from so called private owners.

No, the island was an issue well before then. Chinese politicians were raising the issue, and Chinese (and Taiwanese) boats were landing on the island before it was "nationalized" (essentially re-nationalized because it was owned by the Japanese government and then leased. The "nationalization" was the cancellation of the lease).

Comment: Re:But wait a minute (Score 2) 76

ICs weren't invented for the space industry, but it is from the space and military industries that the transistor and IC manufacturers received a lot of their initial funding. For both the space and military industries the high costs of transistors and ICs was justified by their space, weight and energy-use savings along with their heat resistance. For business and consumers the benefits didn't justify the costs.

If is wasn't for the space and military industries the development of transistors and ICs would probably have been slower.

Source: Revolution in Miniature: The History and Impact of Semiconductor Electronics

Comment: Re:Desktop integration (Score 2) 167

by grouchomarxist (#47263495) Attached to: Android Needs a Simulator, Not an Emulator

Actually that was the goal of the AndroVM project. Unfortunately, that project became the commercial Genymotion project and the goal doesn't appear to be desktop integration, but instead a developer tool. You can use it to run apps, but I don't see any specific integration features.

Otherwise, there is BlueStacks, but it runs on Windows and Mac, but not Linux.

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