Thursday, February 21, 2008

Spambots in Colorvision!

I coloured my Spambots for some reason.

Everyone is back from Kidscreen, with surprisingly little promotional swag. Most of it was actually from the dreaded Mr.Men show.

Today, I'm Mr.Grumpy.


Andy Latham said...

Excellent! What did you use to paint this? Have you got your new Cintiq yet?

Bitter Animator said...

I just did this up in Photoshop. I used the speckled brushes which make it tricky to get detail but I find can get a really nice feel very quickly if you're happy with the roughness.

My Cintiq arrived this morning! I'm very excited about it. Haven't got it up and running yet - there are way more cables and boxes than I thought there would be.

Can't wait to get stuck into it this evening!

Mr. Trombley said...

Dear Sir, no, No, NO!

All living humans have a 293:1000 chance of dying of any cardiovascular disease over 122 years (the maximum lifespan of a human being)!

It does not follow at all that they have the same odds in any smaller period of time (i.e. today, this year, this decade, while undergoing cancer treatment).

You have a much, much lower chance of dying of any cause (or even at all) during those periods.

Be very careful when generalizing statistics.

You are correct, however, in labeling a "heart attack" (as caused by atherosclerosis) as the most common fatal heart disease.

Bitter Animator said...

Statistically speaking, I am likely to die though, right?

Mr. Trombley said...

Dear Sir, so far, no one has lived past 122 years 164 days with reliable evidence.

In that time frame, a human can be fairly certain of death. Assuming you are human, ceteris paribus, you will almost certainly die within the next century.

In any smaller time frame, and for any particular human, we must use more statistics to find the odds of death.

Bitter Animator said...

That's a shame. I was hoping I'd be wrong about that one.

Mr. Trombley said...

Dear Sir, look at the plus side.

If human bodies were sustainable over an infinite period, then eventually the brain would grind itself to a halt running out of space for storing memories. The elderly, even without brain deterioration, often have difficulty remembering recent events due to the over abundence of past ones.

All people would thusly starve to death collapsed in a timeless memory reverie. Over the course of starving, the brain would deteriorate until one was having hallucinations within memories. Not very pretty.

Bitter Animator said...

You're describing my everyday life. I have little to no memory in general. Actually, with a bit of research I found that commonly goes hand in hand with depression.

I don't have an abundance of any memories.

But anyway, I was expecting that, if I didn't die, we'd get to a stage quite shortly where I could download by brain into a giant robot not unlike the dreaded Spambots in my pic and I could go on the warpath and battle huge space creatures.

That's the life for me.

Mr. Trombley said...

Dear Sir, no matter how slow the software bloat of your memories would overflow any storage hardware no matter how large over time.

Unless they find a way to store infinite amounts of information in a finite amount of space, which is mathematically impossible.

Mitch Leeuwe said...

LOL interesting discussion

Nice spambots!