Yep. The inability to perform adequate self-assessment lies at the core of Dunning-Krueger.
REAMDE was a little hard to get through, but that's because he jump-cuts more abruptly and in a shorter fashion, with fewer details, than other books. Still a great story and the big cat near the end was utterly satisfying......
Loved the Baroque Cycle to death, but then I love big, picky books. Thomas Hardy is not my enemy....
I've read Anathem several times and have enjoyed it a lot, the internal contradictions notwithstanding. The lack of explanation of the interaction between the cloistered and common worlds rang a bit false - I'd like to have seen some more concrete stuff - but it's a great space opera. And the last hundred and fifty pages are just plain fun.....
+ another one for Redmine. Works pretty well, easy to customize, relatively clear, and sends a bunch of email to ensure that relevant parties see updates.
Don't you mean DMSO?
The controllers for guitar games are kind of lame.....
I'd like to see a real instrument as a controller, with wired frets etc; that way you could practice while playing the game, and actually learn something while gaming.
Ken Macleod's The Night Sessions deals with AIs and religion, and it's a bit unnerving, because the AIs in the book interpret scripture in ways that are clearly at variance with what was expected by those proselytizing to those AIs. It tacitly makes the point that no one can really identify an AI's motivations, as they're inherently different from human minds and consequently have drives of which we're not necessarily aware.
(plus it's a rollicking good read - all of Macleod's SF work is)
Yep. I have had to fight with them on so many levels, in both personal and professional settings; they were bad actors. They've brought regulation on themslelves because they've done bad things and then they've tried to shut down discussion of the issue while stonewalling any form of redress. I can't wait for them to become a utility, as in France, where the speeds to the curb are a damn sight faster than here in the Valley....
...and painters and interior decorators often need to be represented by a licensed contractor.
LIcensing is a relatively low-impact way of vetting businesses - a business that lacks certification often will cut corners elsewhere as well.
Typical libertarian 'the market will decide' twaddle. What they miss is that by the time the market decides - if it does, which is somewhat of a gamble - real harms will already have been done, and redress may not be possible.
Naah, the 1%-libertarians would just whine that the regulation that doesn't allow you to poison others without sanction constitutes prior restraint.
Comcast will suddenly get religion and actually start providing the speeds they advertise....
Even if Boeing stopped building 747 variants tomorrow, they'd be around for ages. They're the mainstay for long-haul travel, and dwindling sales probably are more related to market saturation - as in, there are enough in the air now to meet current demand - than any inherent shortcoming in the design.
I suspect that there are more refinements to come - it's just too useful an airframe to discard. It may take Boeing a bit to roll in some of the working dreamliner tech but it seems reasonable that they'd try to do that when time and demand permit.
SharkNebula, now on SyFy!