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Comment: Re:Superman logo is a Trademark (Score 1) 249

Congratulations, that's one of the stupidest things I've ever read on /. I don't even know where to begin, except to say that it sounds like your thinking seems to be, "Let me pick a position which I know will be unpopular, which must mean it is more correct than the popular position, and then go through some inane line of reasoning to support said position."

"They are the only people who would have actually earned it."

Everyone here is dumber for having read that.

Comment: Re:Which means (Score 1) 347

by Mr Z (#47313667) Attached to: Evidence of a Correction To the Speed of Light

Also, there's a semantic looseness as well that bothers me. The proposed solution doesn't really require changing the speed of light in a vacuum. Rather, it points out that photons will undergo certain interactions which mean that light as a bulk phenomenon will appear to go slower than the maximum speed light can travel in a vacuum because of those other interactions.

When computing relativistic effects, such as Lorenz contractions, etc., the upper speed (not including all those interactions) still remains the limit, at least as I understand it.

Comment: Do you remember the future? Forget it! (Score 1) 97

by Mr Z (#47296917) Attached to: How Disney Built and Programmed an Animatronic President

"Hey Paolo! He broke the President!"

I remember many years ago reading an article (probably in Wired; these days, it'd be a blog post) where someone described walking around EPCOT Center while listening to this exact album. Sounds like quite a trip, really.

And then there's this article from several years ago that's also fitting. Apparently Disney was working on their version of the Holy-Grams too..

Comment: Re:Pick up a book and turn off the internet (Score 0) 254

by SirSlud (#47287103) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Way to Learn C# For Game Programming?

It's like there's some strange black hole of information available on the internet that only happens around the super specific topic the Ask Slashdotter is interested in. I'm pretty sure all of these folks are the ones that were our best horses in Keener Bingo:

http://www.mathnews.uwaterloo....

Comment: Re:It's too slow. (Score 0) 254

by SirSlud (#47287095) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Way to Learn C# For Game Programming?

Ding ding. Fuck, C# is fine and dandy and pretty fucking fast, if your target platforms and related asset and tool ecosystems are cool with it, and you're not boneheaded about what you're doing. Questions like these are so silly - if you do so much homework to know what you know and what you don't know, I'm pretty sure you're smart enough to find the right information, books, etc. What a passive aggressive inquiry. If you're convinced you can write an intelligently framed question with tons of context, then why on earth can you not do a little google mining for books that focus on C# game development? This discipline is hardly a secretive cabal.

Comment: Re:You Can Help (Score 1) 90

by Zemran (#47221499) Attached to: Behind the Great Firewall: What It's Really Like To Log On From China

TOR quite simply does not work in China. I find it hard to understand why so many people here cannot see how easy it is to recognise protocols connected with TOR, VPN, Proxies, etc. and block any user that uses any forbidden protocol. None of these things work, not because they block the hubs or the addresses but because the they block the protocols.

Comment: Re:Designed for safety & performance (Score 1) 636

by Mr Z (#47152005) Attached to: Apple Announces New Programming Language Called Swift

Oy, is that how they're selling it? As if none of these features existed before Apple did it?

Swift code is transformed into optimized native code

As is any other language that passes through an optimizing compiler that outputs native code. They crowed about a 30% speedup above, which in my experience is sometimes achievable just by tweaking your compiler flags.

Comment: If Amazon would just finish the job already (Score 1) 321

by stonecypher (#47112761) Attached to: I Want a Kindle Killer

So many of my books only work on certain platforms :|

I can't read a bunch of my books on my glorious 4k screen because Amazon's treating Windows 8 like a second class citizen. Peter Thiel's new book? Nope. Half my machine learning books (eg Blondie24?) Nope. Most of my typesetting books? Nope.

Even stuff that works on Windows 7, or on Windows 8 Phone, ffs.

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