I don't follow football though some years ago I had opportunity to be in a press box high above 50 yd line. Very different than seeing it on TV, you can see how the play is set up and made. Where on TV the camera focuses on the ball so you miss peripheral details. What caught my attention is on hike, team with the ball had three guys acting like they had the ball (only one obviously did). It didn't fool opposing team but they still had to pay attention to those two other guys. And when they throw the ball, they throw it very high and very far.
Other than that, I have heard many people discontinuing their season ticket holdings as these are getting so expensive in the hundreds of dollars. What gets me is enormous amounts of money involved. The new Levi stadium in Santa Clara for example with billions involved, I only drove past it a few times. I hear on game day, traffic is superbad. And listening to VTA bus freq, drivers that shuttle viewers to and from the stadium many times are directed away from stadium by police. Transit Control said to drivers can't they tell the police they need to shuttle to the stadium, driver responded "the officer was really rude." I also heard Sunnyvale requested CHP to look into a vandal call because city didn't have officers to respond. Heck, stadium is Santa Clara but getting assistance from Sunnyvale for game day, and they still lacking resources?
I also saw on FCC database zillion new licenses for NFL freq.
Start by googling for beginner articles on the bash shell, find the terminal on the mac and get the basics under your belt.
I always thought there was something else besides just code, like also learning terminal (and to learn whats this "bin/bash" stuff).
There is no easy road here, that's why I made the hipster comment.
Thanks for being honest, I hate it when everyone says it is easy. hey, even landing a F18 on a carrier is easy. Just line up on the glide slope, drop the gear and hook, and land. (not). Oh gawd, hipsters... one project this person who put together a project and it was real whizbang, etc. But updates and other specifics was kind of mysterious. He'd "disappear" then come back with the solution but when I ask certain questions, I get a run-around. Then this project got all screwed up, this person no longer with it, and then we found out the coding was done by someone in Russia (we never knew who it was or a contact) but lots of code with all kinds of scripting. This was pre-Putin days, I cannot imagine if such a thing were to happen now. Aaggg.
All you'll need is Linux distro like Ubuntu and Ctrl-Alt-T to get a bash shell and vim. Or a Mac since it's BSD-based. No Windows.
Linux, that seems to be almost a must if want to be a coder. I have a mac. Now this bash shell and vim I guess I need to learn about these before coding. That's what I was talking about, other "stuff" to deal with in addition to learning code.
Occasionally I fire up my APRS unit (ArgentData Open Tracker 3 to radio on 144.39 MHz) which I have a Nonin pulseox sensor placed over the finger to measure heart rate and blood saturation levels (SpO2). Interesting to see the data while driving, varies from high 60s to 90s (calm easy traffic to the 'oh s---'). I need to take measurements while sitting at the desk (maybe see variations when reading journals to whining on the forums).
I learned about APRS and using pulseox from http://parachutemobile.wordpre...
One time I rigged up my unit during a ballroom dance private lesson, pulse varied from 80s to 120s. Later did same during a Zumba class, pulse rates in 140s and 160s. I used a T3-mini APRS unit to small HT at 250mW on 144.33 which I had a receiver with TNC to laptop at studio. The pulseox on my finger and cable taped along my arm first alarmed zumba instructor, she thought I had a heart condition of some sort. Last thing they need is someone collapsing in class from overdoing it. I explained I am in excellent shape, it was a part of geeky experimentation.
Friday night at Ames Visitor Center (the big white tent just before main gate) had presentations by Ames project scientists on bioscience payloads, and had Q&A from audience. Also nice pamphlets and brochures for these programs were handed out (real cool to get hardcopy unlike typical webpage downloads). They intended to show launch on the big screen (NASA-TV) but it was scrubbed.
Ames student Fruit-Fly Experiment (AFEx)
Rodent Research-1 will examine how microgravity affects the rodents.
Seedling Growth-2 will germinate and grow seeds of the Arabidopsis thaliana plant.
Micro-8 will examine how spaceflight affects potentially infectious organisms.
More at http://www.nasa.gov/ames/resea...
Actually there are some Ansel Adams photogs still out there. At Mountain View, CA Art and Wine festival earlier this month, a photographer had awesome and beautiful photographs (and they weren't cheap) of various nature shots including nighttime exposures. He uses film, yes that material where you press the button on the camera and hear various mechanical noises. But no idea if it is good or not until film is developed. Then continuing on in a dark room expose these negatives on to paper which immerse into different trays (develop, stop, fix). I forgot his name but I was impressed. He does the same thing Ansel does. Hike long distances packing camera equipment, food and water. Wait for the right conditions to take the shot. Then once back at the darkroom to see how it turns out. I asked what is it like when the pic is great (as opposed to the several not-so-good), "it feels good."
It was interesting when he explained to people his photographs are not digital and they are not photoshopped. For many film photography is very mysterious.