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Comment: Re:On naming versions... (Score 1) 272

by triazotan (#38066050) Attached to: Minecraft Is Finished
I understand the argument of confusion, but thats not the case here. Game is distributed as a "launcher" executable, which downloads some .jars at first login. A few seconds later (game files arent very large, as one can easily imagine in this case) you play the fresh, newest version right from the Mojang servers. And, AFAIR, EULA prohibits distribution of older versions of files.

Comment: Re:No, because science != sci-fi/fantasy (Score 1) 298

by triazotan (#34693232) Attached to: Can Movies Inspire Kids To Be Future Scientists?

Solaris perhaps?

Good example. Aside from being inferior to original novel by Lem, in both "plot" and "scientific content" categories. And being marketed mostly with G. Clooneys buttocks, AFAIR... and THAT is one of the best examples Holywood could come up with as "good science fiction". Point taken, movie industry FTW!

Comment: How do they check how loud commerial is? (Score 2) 408

by triazotan (#34431544) Attached to: House Passes TV Commercial Volume Bill
I didn't read TFB, but: How do they measure? As far as I'm concerned, it is not trivial, taking into account tricks put to use by tv stations to fool measurement. Where I live, similar law has been in effect. Loudness is measured by standarised means (ITU-R BS1770-1). And guess what - nothing changed, because no proper equipment has been passed to the regulators...

Comment: Re:I'm more interested... (Score 1) 164

by triazotan (#34344552) Attached to: Hong Kong Team Stores 90GB of Data In 1g of Bacteria
Where I come from "bateria" is the word for "battery". That said: it's quite impressive how much data could be stored in a typicall phone or notebook battery at rate of 90GB/g. Now I foresee hard drive manufacturers will have to put 90Ah/g into their products to stay competitive...

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