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Comment Re:Not Psychohistory (Score 1) 241 241

Just reading the Foundation novels for the first time(through Foundation and Foundation & Empire so far) and I was definitely thinking about psychohistory even before reading that last sentence. While psychohistory was not about simulations, the point of these simulations is to better understand how all of these variables interact with eachother and the eventual outcomes. It's this understanding that could lead to the mathematical model of psychohistory. Not saying it will, obviously, but the similarity is there.

Comment Worked for me (Score 1) 709 709

Got started with QBASIC when I was a youngin, wrote a rudimentary wireframe 3D renderer that worked at about 1 frame per second, and I've been hooked ever since. I always had problems with these early classes that I would go far beyond the assignment and get marked down for not following the instructions. Like in this Visual Basic class, we had to do this simple matching game, and I made Wheel of Fortune with Simpsons graphics and sound effects. DOH!

Comment Re:Not as Sharp (Score 1) 378 378

While definitely not perfect, they look a lot better to me than the JPEG images due to the lack of nasty JPEG compression artifacts. Seriously, zoom in and try to hold your lunch in while looking at the JPEG images. Unfortunately there is no fallback mechanism for images like there is for video.

It's not so hard to lift yourself by your bootstraps once you're off the ground. -- Daniel B. Luten