Then keep 2 seconds behind?
A lot of people don't do this.
Then keep 2 seconds behind?
A lot of people don't do this.
Because there's less competition, there's plenty of money to be made in jobs that are dirty, boring, or low in social prestige. The money can buy you an interesting life outside work, plus, like the welding guy, you can make your job more interesting by continually trying to improve, or by building a business around it.
Others will make the different choice of fulfillment at work in exchange for low pay. The jackpot is a fulfilling well-paid job, while the reverse is still the most common situation (which as long as the unemployment problem is properly dealt with, is being improved by automation technologies).
The article is talking about how it's now harder to follow the discussion around a Facebook post because Facebook is re-ordering the replies based on their assessment of their quality. This could be easily remedied by adding sort-by-time and sort-by-quality buttons.
There's another more fundamental problem with Facebook as a venue for non-trivial discussion:
Many sites are shutting down their forums and moving comments to their Facebook pages. I suppose their thinking is that the (mostly) real names cut down the work needed for spam and troll moderation, and there's built in mechanisms to push-propagate and virally spread their content. But Facebook's approach that places posts by both page owners and page users on timelines removes the ability of topics to bump, meaning that conversations around still-interesting posts unnaturally trail away.
Slashdot is similar — discussion is always moving on, there isn't the structure nor the features that would allow extended discussion on a story. Story comments are even locked after a few weeks, probably as an anti-spam device, but this could be remedied with pre-moderation of posts by low-karma posters by either discussion participants or the whole Slashdot community.
I have had many instances while driving/walking/jogging when I've seen some big ol' titties/whaletail/overall hot chick where I needed a picture right now
Describing a non-sentient computer doing textual analysis in order to provide a service whose results are only known to the person providing the text.
If these are independent disposable scans then OK. But if the results are saved and combined to build a dossier, that's something that could unexpectedly bite you back, whether seen by a human or not.
Why fund the media? Find a job or source of income that isn't about pretending to be a journalist. This stuff is turning the net into a low-tech venture where it's about content instead of actually doing something new and interesting and advancing the state of the art.
If you find some content useful, either because it's informative or entertaining, it's worth finding ways to encourage the producer of that content to make some more. I think the common view that there will always be an unlimited supply of free or cheaper just-as-good alternatives to any piece of quality content doesn't hold water.
Quality doesn't have to be new and interesting. It's usually mundane. Most work is like that, but it keeps the world turning.
Advertisers really need to understand that if you don't want your market to go away, you have to stop being dicks about it. Keep the ads low key and not fraudulent, and people will probably be ok with it by and large.
Making ads low-key only really works for sites where the ads are almost as compelling as the content — sites like search engines and content farms. Sites with top-quality content have a greater need for intrusive ads to pull people's attention away from that content. So I don't think the promotion of non-intrusive advertising is a solution to funding the media.
It's disappointing that software makers seem to only ever offer bounties for security bugs, rather than for all types of bugs and for ideas to improve the software. Don't worry if the software is a POS to use — no-one can misuse it!
Bounties for ideas and general fixes are feasible if contributors must agree that the company takes ownership of any submitted ideas, and that no compensation should be expected. Payments are totally at the company's discretion. This should cover the legal worries that currently make such payments very rare.
At the same time a company would be smart to provide monetary rewards that acknowledge suggestions that have clearly benefited the company. It's good business, and good PR.
A switch is inevitable in companies that need to become profitable after the bait of building popularity with a service that seems like a gift to the world.
But you need to be slow and subtle to boil a frog.
Weird. Given that our vantage point is the Milky Way, that means that those dwarf galaxies would appear to be on a line...
That's right. See here for a nice visualization.
which would have been so obvious that it would not have been missed by the earlier searchers... ==> I guess something must have been lost in translation here.
Earlier work had shown hints of this plane of galaxies, but these researchers used new techniques to more accurately locate more galaxies.
This sounds like a tidal effect from the Milky Way. I will be interested to hear how the analysis & modeling progresses in the future.
Yeah, could be. I wonder if people are now doing simulations to see if they reproduce the creation of an aligned plane from a uniform halo. It's possible simulations of the Milky Way's interaction with Andromeda hasn't before included orbiting dwarf galaxies.
Because the dwarf galaxies shouldn't be constrained to the galactic plane any more than globular clusters which are randomly disbursed. This suggests that there my be an unknown process that brings dwarf galaxies to the galaxy's equator... perhaps inflow of intragalactic gas or dark matter.. Makes for a interesting study.
The paper found that the plane of dwarf galaxies around Andromeda wasn't aligned to Andromeda's equator, but (intriguingly) was approximately the plane formed by the line between Andromeda and the Milky Way and the axis of rotation of the Milky Way.
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