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(LA Times)   Schwarzenegger prepares for the opening of his new USC academic institute designed to unite Hollywood and technology. "The same brains, if utilized, can actually solve other problems as well. It's not a tumor"   (latimes.com) divider line 19
    More: Spiffy, Arnold Schwarzenegger, USC, Hollywood, Chris Lehane, tumors, academic institute  
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2012-09-18 06:32:29 AM
Hollywood is out of ideas
 
2012-09-18 06:58:30 AM
Methinks he doth protest too much. I believe that, contrary to his declaration, he does, in fact, have a toomah.
 
2012-09-18 07:10:49 AM
FTFA: He's gone from movie star to governor and back again, and now Arnold Schwarzenegger has a message for politicians in Sacramento and Washington: Both capitals could learn a thing or two from Hollywood.

Strong unions and recognition for even the lowliest guy on set are the keys to success?
 
2012-09-18 07:19:27 AM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: FTFA: He's gone from movie star to governor and back again, and now Arnold Schwarzenegger has a message for politicians in Sacramento and Washington: Both capitals could learn a thing or two from Hollywood.

Strong unions and recognition for even the lowliest guy on set are the keys to success?


I think it's something more along the lines of top-heavy resource distribution and wasting enormous sums of money on recycled crappy (but popular) ideas from earlier decades.
 
2012-09-18 07:27:58 AM
GET TO THE CHALKBAAAHD!
 
2012-09-18 07:34:11 AM
IT'S NOD A TUMAH!
 
2012-09-18 07:53:07 AM
imageshack.us
 
2012-09-18 07:56:09 AM
As someone with a tumor in my head right now I can say, "It IS a toomah."
 
2012-09-18 07:56:10 AM
From TFA:

The entertainment business fosters innovation, risk-taking, boldness

By endlessly copying the few successful ideas that some producers have, or by endlessly remaking
things that worked well in the past.
 
2012-09-18 08:27:08 AM
So then all cutting-edge studies will be done by independent researchers on a shoestring budget who constantly whine about the masses not "getting" their scientific vision, while massive laboratories churn out uninspiring replications and profit-driven corporate-funded product trials? Great plan.
 
2012-09-18 08:31:12 AM

untaken_name: I think it's something more along the lines of top-heavy resource distribution and wasting enormous sums of money on recycled crappy (but popular) ideas from earlier decades.


Either/or. There is also of course the "Selling crap to morons and them loving you for it" angle.
 
2012-09-18 09:09:27 AM
"utilized"

heh heh
 
2012-09-18 09:57:59 AM
It sounds to me like Ah-nuld needs somebody to upgrade his operating system so he can go back to generating blockbusters again.
 
2012-09-18 09:59:03 AM

Son of Thunder: So then all cutting-edge studies will be done by independent researchers on a shoestring budget who constantly whine about the masses not "getting" their scientific vision, while massive laboratories churn out uninspiring replications and profit-driven corporate-funded product trials? Great plan.


Wait, isn't this how it already works?
 
2012-09-18 02:43:15 PM
Dammit...now I got that darn accent in my head.
 
2012-09-18 03:01:40 PM

untaken_name: Son of Thunder: So then all cutting-edge studies will be done by independent researchers on a shoestring budget who constantly whine about the masses not "getting" their scientific vision, while massive laboratories churn out uninspiring replications and profit-driven corporate-funded product trials? Great plan.

Wait, isn't this how it already works?


Right. The higgs boson was discovered by two college dropouts with a camcorder. Who needs funding?
 
2012-09-18 03:46:25 PM

Son of Thunder: untaken_name: Son of Thunder: So then all cutting-edge studies will be done by independent researchers on a shoestring budget who constantly whine about the masses not "getting" their scientific vision, while massive laboratories churn out uninspiring replications and profit-driven corporate-funded product trials? Great plan.

Wait, isn't this how it already works?

Right. The higgs boson was discovered by two college dropouts with a camcorder. Who needs funding?


OTOH human gene experimentations are done in just that way in old warehouses so that people can't target high profile projects. They do wacky things like splice human DNA so that it spells words under a microscope, and coinidentally find out what proteins said arrangements encode. All of this using off-the-shelf equipment so the whole lab is like $10,000 and is shared by a bunch of hobbyists.

Archaeology and astronomy have always relied on avocational enthusiasts as well to locate previously unrecognized finds. It all depends on the field of study. Sure, there are laws that keep you from building your own tabletop particle accelorator, but does that stop an interested person from donating time to create some software to help a physicist crunch numbers faster?

Sometimes the two students with a camcorder just happen to see and record something signifigant that the guy in a lab would never witness.
 
2012-09-19 04:24:09 AM

Son of Thunder: untaken_name: Son of Thunder: So then all cutting-edge studies will be done by independent researchers on a shoestring budget who constantly whine about the masses not "getting" their scientific vision, while massive laboratories churn out uninspiring replications and profit-driven corporate-funded product trials? Great plan.

Wait, isn't this how it already works?

Right. The higgs boson was discovered by two college dropouts with a camcorder. Who needs funding?


I was really more referring to the latter part. GlaxoSmithKline, for example.
 
2012-09-19 02:39:07 PM
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TOOMAH!
 
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