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  • The Dysons (Score:3, Funny)

    by ziggy (25) on 2003.04.28 22:44 (#19549) Journal
    And, last but not least, George Dyson talking about von Neumann.
    A few years ago, a friend of mine saw Freeman Dyson give a lecture based on the work he did that led up to The Sun, the Genome and the Internet [amazon.com]. (I didn't attend the lecture, but the book was absolutely wonderful.)

    My friend tries to tell me about this lecture. He remembers some of the main themes of the talk, but he draws a blank the presenter's name:

    It was that famous dude. That old guy. Whatshisname. Esther Dyson's father.
    :-)
  • whose volume of special effects has, apparently, caused the release date to be moved

    You might want to check the date that the news [theonering.net] of this change broke.

    • A mere coincidence.

      The Academy has looked away from the first two LOTR movies at the Oscars because there's another one coming. If ROTK has a chance of winning an Oscar, it won't be this year when there are 2 Matrix sequals it's competing against.

      That's certainly not the primary concern going through Peter Jackson's head, but it's bound to be something in the back of his mind. And a good reason to juice up the FX budget. :-)

    • You know, all of the April Fools stuff has made me not trust anything mentioned or created on that date.

      Recently, I was going to download openssh-3.6.1p1.tar.gz, but when I realized it was released on April 1, I decided that was not the version for me. :-)

      On a side note, I think Nat was being funny; I'm sure he knew that LotR thing was a joke.

      • On a side note, I think Nat was being funny; I'm sure he knew that LotR thing was a joke.
        Actually, you give me far too much credit. I guess I should ask Milton before I post :-) How embarrassing to be a sucker in public.

        --Nat

  • Some cool keynotes for OSCON. I just wish I could get to see them in them in person :(

    Any chance of resurrecting the idea of holding an OSCON in Europe someday?

    • First you'll have to talk Nat into restarting the town hall meetings... :-)
    • Re:Jealous (Score:3, Informative)

      Any chance of resurrecting the idea of holding an OSCON in Europe someday?
      The last time I spoke definitively on the subject, I said we were going to do a European OSCON. Then the economy turned to shite and we abandoned those plans. So rather than attempt to definitely say yes or no, I'll say that we talk about it every year but that so far we haven't decided to try again.

      --Nat