Well said; I need to do much the same... it kinda comes and goes with me, and I am dissatisfied.
In other words; Wall Street is a great place to make a big impact with new (if carefully designed) systems, contemporary terminology, and excellent engineering. Sounds like a lot of job opportunities right there. Then again... I'm not sure I want to support Wall Street. Seem like the bad guys to me right now
emagery writes "Having only just read about Nintendo's hijacking of ad revenue from Let's Play videos done of their games, this blog entry from 'Dinnerbone' of Minecraft fame speaks out energetically in support of Let's Play videos, why and how it is in the best interest of the game development industry to encourage and promote this art, and how it even helps Mojang, for example, get a broad and free test and review system."
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An anonymous reader writes "Asteroid 1998 QE2 has an estimated size of 1.3 km — 2.9 km (based on the object's absolute magnitude H=16.6). It was observed by the Spitzer Space Telescope by Trilling et al. (2010), who estimated that it has a diameter of 2.7 km and a dark optical albedo of 0.06. This asteroid will have a close approach with Earth at about 15.2 LD (Lunar Distances = ~384,000 kilometers) or 0.0392 AU (1 AU = ~150 million kilometers) at 2059 UT on 2013 May 31 and it will reach the peak magnitude ~10.8 on May 31 around 2300 UT."
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We ourselves on an exponentiating curve when it comes to technology, and will have to augment ourselves just to keep up with ~VERY~ short order (in the grand scheme of human history thus far.) Still, the presumption that being smarter (or even less human) will make us less curious is
... well ... curious.
Authority is given, though some think it can be taken. Those need a bit of a reminder of the contrary from time to time, eh?
=) Glad someone understands the nature of the problem
Hence my having stressed lexicality... scope. If you are in the neighborhood of london, england, you can just say 'london' and people can presume with almost complete accuracy that you mean the one nearby. There are, however, probably like 20 londons in the USA... Now... a star light ours (Sol) is not remarkable at all. It's a dim, boring little star amidst a sea of hundreds of billions of stars amidst a sea of tens of trillions of seas of suns. It's only slightly less podunk than its neighbors, but dwarfed in long distance visibility by sirius and even more so by vega and arcturus in our immediate vicinity. That said, as a TERM, sol(ar) would be super useful in describing suns that would appeal to us in any given neighborhood... and to call a world 'terran' would be descriptive as well... so the names, as we do already on earth, are likely to be used over and over and over and over should we ever span galactic. If you're in this neck of the woods, then you could probably just say 'terra' and, as with the City of London, most anyone would know to which of the tens of thousands of planets in the vicinity you are referring to... but if you're traveling here from thousands of light years away, then you'll have flown passed dozens of planets the pilgrims on which would like to be able to name in homage to or for descriptive similarity the world of their origins. So it just makes sense, if you can get around out there, that you'd do exactly what we do here on earth... reusing names and referencing their 'depth of name' based on the scope of your current conversation. Orionia (arm) Arcturum (region) Sol (star) Terra (planet) Luna (moon) v. ??? (arm) Bellatrixum (area) Aria (star) Ares (planet) Terra (moon). There are lots of names yet to be used for planets.... but there are far too many out there not to be repeated thousands of times over.
Yeah, and while a computer won't have any difficulty making a distinction between Swift J 164449.3+573451 and HDE 226868, a human will... then again, you could argue that we're only going to be getting out among the stars as a human-computer hybrid anyways... so maybe it'll be moot at that time. Until then, 3D lexical scope human recognizable naming mechanisms are going to have to replace the current methodolgies should we ever get the opportunity to move among them prior to such hybridizations.
Good luck stopping me; but besides that, as the number of them ramp up, we're going to have to change our naming methodologies anyways... probably to some compound lexical stuff, not unlike street addresses so that the same names can be used and reused and reused and not confuse anyone when spoken in proper context. Oh, a mission to Sol Terra Luna? Which one? Oh! The one over by way of Arcturus Region? You betcha! We'll have to define semiamorphous regions determined by medium shifts (voids, nebulae, rifts, arms, etc) and named after their most prominent, un, stellarmarks (think landmarks.) The brightest object in our vicinity is Arcturus, the the local region is likely to carry its name or some derivation of it... but our current naming metholodies (alpha lyre, etc) fail to account for the fact that alpha and beta have no relationship at all with one another, and can be further from each other than one is from us, except from lining up from our one unique perspective in space... once you travel elsewhere, that perspective is lost...
I appreciate the humor, but your statement remains true. Everyone did something they shouldn't have... the jokesters were being inappropriate and insensitive and she skipped several (in admitted retrospect, seemingly obvious...) steps in seeking resolution over the offense... the employers were probably trying to limit their exposure to it and instead exponentiated it... and, probably worst of all, is the highly polarized (on both sides in my unfortunate experience) community which either attacked her (way the seven hells over the top) or the companies involved... and/or even pycon, whose wholly volunteer staff never had the proper chance to hear sides and censure or appease before the guillotine had been already been unilaterally dropped.
You're kidding, right? The law can be abused, sure, but so can the internet... and when people need a recourse, what else have they got but the law?
Let me lead everyone on a bit of a rabbit trail here, because this is very hypothetical. Still, I think it makes sense. Now, consider for a moment that the advent of and rapidly increasing accessibility and affordability of 3D printing may put common goods manufacturing into the hands of the consumer... and takes it away from the gigantic sweat-shop operating acmetm cartel. For Acme TM, that's scary as hell. Their business model goes away and, in spite of the fact that their once employees are now able to better take care of themselves via access to cyclical 3D reprinting technologies, the CEOs no longer have 1% style leverage and wealth. Said CEOs may want to find some way to turn the public AGAINST 3D printing, thus, before this paradigm shifts. Now consider, for a moment, than scared-irrational (or hobbyists) are printing 'illegal' triggers for guns, circumventing a community's ability to track and deal with said deadly weaponry. Prior to now, big-business interests have been mostly pro-gun because people, in general, are kinda pro-gun... but if you can use 3D printed triggers as a wedge issue to scare people away from 3D printing as a practice (thus ensuring your future as a law-leveraged manufacturing monopoly), do you really think they won't try? To be blunt, I personally am anti gun. I don't like them. I think they cause 10x as many problems as they solve, etc. But I also detect the possibility that a world in which people can see to their own common goods needs, underlying causes of violence will diminish and thus the desire for guns (and violence et al) will likewise go down. Sorry, I'm novelizing... the point is, I suspect that we will see (like this article, like some media lately) will overinflate their interest in gun triggers to silently try to rob the world of 3D printing as an individually available ability.
Yeah, seems a bit two-faced, huh? To be fair, Apple has the strictest pro-labor requirements of places like Foxconn out of all of Foxconn's clients... but they're still terribly lax and sweat-shoppy. I think they are more concerned with people making this kind of connection than 'objectional content,' seeing as how violence in games (while not as controversial as many claim) could just as easily be considered far more 'uncomfortable' a reality to confront than sweatshops.