[Beowulf] Re: "hobbyists"

Toon Moene toon at moene.indiv.nluug.nl
Mon Jun 30 12:36:47 PDT 2008

Jim Lux wrote:

> So.. if your (foreign person) buddy is designing thermonuclear devices 
> in their garage, and they complain about how slow it is to run the 
> hydrocodes to simulate stuff, better not hand them that old copy of 
> Sterling, et al., or even worse, give them rgb's website. (the latter 
> would be too suspicious, since rgb *is* a physicist, doing monte carlo 
> simulations no less, while Tom Sterling is *just a computer scientist*)

You are making this far too complicated.  A well-placed tropical cyclone 
can easily kill 10^5 people and - thus - should be considered a WMD.

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