I don't attend science fiction symposiums so I didn't get that reference, sorry. Furthermore, the word "riff" as I understand it is a small, repeated section of music. Seems Mr. Webster agrees with me:no. You missed two things which might improve your ability to comprehend posts in discussion forums generally. First, you missed the fact that I was responding to your previous post. Generally, that suggests that I'm referring to the contents of that post in my post. Second, you missed the word "riff" in my post which was referring to the whole section where he's talking about "you can do that." However, to be clear, it was only the playing of 2001, saying, "If you want to play theme music like a badass, you can do that .. . I am doing that" which he plagiarized.
cyp posted it in stingtalk, start at 8 min 44
(in popular music and jazz) a short repeated phrase, frequently played over changing chords or harmonies or used as a background to a solo improvisation.
After seeing the clip, I see where you are coming from, he definitely ripped it off. I doubt the guy is gonna come after him in a court of law over it. At least he cited Sir Isaac Newton.