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Comment: Re:Yes it really is a game changer (Score 1) 167

by scorpivs (#38742840) Attached to: Cloud Computing Democratizes Digital Animation

Amen, Amen, I say to you!

fireteller2, you are obviously one to understand thoroughly

the pragmatic benefits of 3D animation rendering via the net.

As a hobbyist, I can appreciate the ability to send the many

thousands of frames comprising a 5 minute sequence to a

more advanced farm with larger capacity than my i7 940

could -- or even should -- be expected to endure.

Add to that, the ability of such inexpensive wonders as

Grid for Carrara and LuxRender to bring to bring to bear

the tools for effects and quality everyone wants, but until

recently had been locked away in some dungeon alongside

scores of humans, hand-painting individual celophane sheets

for somebody else's amusement.

Comment: Copy-and-paste Defense (Score 1) 284

by scorpivs (#38371704) Attached to: Sony, Universal and Fox Caught Pirating Through BitTorrent
So, if a private citizen were to site this as a defense in legal procedings ...? "By highlighting the above our intention is not to get anyone into trouble, and for that reason we masked out the end of the IP addresses to avoid a witch hunt. An IP address is not a person, IP addresses can be shared among many people, and anyone can be behind a keyboard at any given time."

Comment: Arbitrary Figures (Score 1) 349

by scorpivs (#38233178) Attached to: TV Ownership Declines For Second Time Since 1970
Where do they get these numbers? I am among the 18-49 demographic; I don't recall anyone asking me this year or last year whether I watch or even own a tv; I for one, was around in 1975, and I don't recall anyone asking me back then, either. Yes, I know what a correlation coefficient is. Additionally, I belong to several paid internet survey sites, which earn me several hundred dollars every year answering questions about products and services I have or use and none of them ever asked me whether I have or even own a tv. What was their resource base, a town of 5,000 people near Salem, Massachusetts?

Comment: Re:Aristotle (Score 1) 1088

by scorpivs (#37486968) Attached to: CERN Experiment Indicates Faster-Than-Light Neutrinos
Plenty interesting, indeed. And thanks for the procedural insight, I'm sure I'm not the only one who can benefit from that.

Truth be told, I was only jesting about the quality of the neutrinos used, whether they were cheap imports, and that maybe CERN should have used neutrinos from German manufacturers, or even US manufactured stock.

Still, I'd just love to see some information entropy data, and
I hope this whole development doesn't turn out to be
a simple case of some spoon in a glass of water.

Comment: Aristotle (Score 1) 1088

by scorpivs (#37485784) Attached to: CERN Experiment Indicates Faster-Than-Light Neutrinos
So, Einstein was wrong. Big deal. I've been telling people that for years. The rules in the third dimension don't necessarily apply to that which exists in the fourth. Of course, there is the remote chance those particular neutrinos are from the same experiment 10,000 years from now... Where, exactly were those neutrinos made? Did they lose any information?

Comment: Re:Why the court is wrong (Score 1) 490

by scorpivs (#31495564) Attached to: 11th Circuit Eliminates 4th Amend. In E-mail

...does not mean the Government can break into your house and read the copy you made. Conversely, the fact that the recipient of the mail does not have Fourth Amendment rights in the copy does not mean that the government can break into the recipient's house to read the original.

Further, the sender does not give up any copyright protection and it does not mean the recipient can copy or has copyright protection, but that the recipient has the responsibility to refuse to copy for third-parties i.e., "Sam."

Comment: Sci-Nett? (Score 1) 259

by scorpivs (#31047874) Attached to: Internet Nominated For 2010 Nobel Peace Prize
IMHO it is a dangerous mistake, and a premature one, to elevate the status of the internet to that of a life-form; the internet is neither designed nor intended to serve any purpose but to benefit its creators - the human species - as a tool as well as a toy, be this by bettering the quality of life for species other than our own, the environment or the devices of, by, from or relating to its sovereign specie. It is an artiface, nothing more. That much having been said, I feel we should commend ourselves as [that] uncontested sovereign species, focusing on how better to impact our evnvirons, than change the natural laws of physics for light and transient causes. The nomination may seem innocous, but I find it entirely frivolous and I hold it in contempt.

tl;dr

Comment: Re:On The West Coast... (Score 1) 89

by scorpivs (#30912998) Attached to: The Weird Science of Tossing Stones Into a Lake

What an insightful way to show that YOU get the reference without actually giving ANY information to others on what the reference is. Jackass.

I did not mean to impute; however, and after having been modded 'Troll,' in retrospect: Point taken.

Now, shall we dispense with this business of stoning and getting stoned...?

Comment: Re:Whiteknighting reaches a new low. (Score 1) 265

by scorpivs (#30912688) Attached to: Radio Hams Fired Upon In Haiti
If I were certain you are female, I would marry you.
[And] read 'books.' If not, do you have a sister?
BTW:

*It* highly improbable that the ignoramus poster (and countless thousands of others) committed a mere typographical error by missing exactly those *two* key presses to form...

Methinks thou doth propense as such (making your own case-in-point?)

If I'd known computer science was going to be like this, I'd never have given up being a rock 'n' roll star. -- G. Hirst

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