One thing I've been surprised at is that there isn't a continuation of Logo into CNC --- the closest thing to it I've found is to use a tool such as Asymptote, MetaPost or NodeBox to create a
For that matter, I'd be glad of a programming tool which would directly translate part geometry into tool motion (w/ suitable offsets) --- I hate having a cylinder in OpenSCAD rendered as a triangular mesh and having to process a
The other one transposed things so when they tried to enter 7XXXX they hit 6 by mistake.
But that's not a transposition error. A transposition error is when you type "47" instead of "74"... the two keystrokes are transposed.
Think about how vision actually works; photons emitted from a light source bounce off of an object and enter your eye. Your eye detects the photons, and your brain constructs an image of them based on their wavelength and direction of arrival.
You can't see a black hole because its gravitational field is strong enough that even light can't escape. Since no photons are bouncing off, there's literally no way that your eye can perceive it.
I've got a Fujitsu Stylistic ST4121 w/ a daylight viewable display which I had to quit using when Microsoft quit supporting Windows XP, and I haven't been able to find a reasonably priced replacement tablet w/ a real daylight viewable display.
OS/2 for Pens would be perfect for it.
On the down side, the only time methods will actually check privileges is when they suspect the calling method has too many privileges, in which case it will be completely ignored.
Voyager was pretty bad, especially because of the annoying captain. It was far worse than Enterprise.
But Neelix was awesome, right?
You are a bit confused about #notyourshield. If you review the GamerGate IRC logs, you can see that it was created by GamerGate and popularised through sock puppet accounts, using profile photos stolen from social media. The goal was to confuse people and make them think that there was a grass roots movement, and to smear opponents of GamerGate.
Have you actually seen these IRC logs? If so, where can the rest of us see them? Is there any way to verify their authenticity? I've seen this claim before, but never any evidence for it -- at this point it seems like anti-GG people just keep repeating it because they heard other anti-GG people say it... which describes a lot of the anti-GG rhetoric.
It only turned into gamergate because someone's jilted posted a bunch of lies and it exploded when all those basement dwellers felt offended that a woman should dump a guy that seemed so thoughtful and well spoken in his drunken rant.
That's not quite what actually happened or why GamerGate became a thing. After a man went public about the emotional abuse and infidelity he had dealt with from his ex-girlfriend, it turned out that one of the men she had cheated with was a writer for Kotaku and had given her favorable coverage without disclosing their relationship. GamerGate happened because, instead of admitting the mistake, Kotaku released an article claiming they had investigated and decided nothing improper was going on, despite photographic evidence otherwise. Personally, I find it very confusing that anti-GG keeps insisting that the entire incident was lies from a jilted ex despite the provided evidence and Quinn later admitting to it.
Many gamers were upset about the coverup, and it might have died down on its own, except several gaming news sites then seemingly independently produced a series of "gamers are dead" articles, which attacked and criticized gamers as a whole and accused gamers of widespread, systemic misogyny because they dared to be upset about a reporting scandal that involved a woman who cheated on her boyfriend. Making things even worse, it was discovered soon after that the series of articles was coordinated through a private mailing list used by all of those publications, where they colluded to decide what should be published.
A lot of people were very upset about this, and what's when GamerGate really took off. Since then, the involved sites have continued to hammer down on their accusations, and a large number of third-wave feminists have joined in after hearing calls of misogyny, trying to claim that strong criticism is the same as harassment, even though men like Jason Schreier, Nathan Grayson, and Jonathan McIntosh have been just as harshly criticized as any women involved. Meanwhile, the examples that anti-GG tries to point to as harassment and threats regularly turn out to be either unassociated with GG or complete fabrications. I keep trying to find somebody who has actually committed physical violence in the name of GG, and I still haven't found any. Women Action Media even did a study and released a report indicating that only a tiny percentage of GamerGate-related activity was involved in harassment at all. If you're going to judge the group based on the actions of a few outliers, then you can condemn pretty much any group.
And it might make you feel better to tell yourself "10 people still believe that gamergate is still about ethics", but KotakuInAction is up to well over 53k subscribers now and is still working hard at exposing corruption, censorship, and collusion. Calling them misogynists just makes them even more determined.
The problem isn't really the textbooks---the books themselves are often relatively cheap (for example, a 9th edition of Sullivan's Precalculus can be had for $30 or $40 if you don't mind being an edition out of date). The problem is that students are also required to buy access to the publisher's website in order to do their homework. One alternative is to hire advanced undergraduates to grade papers, or (better yet) hire more expensive graduate students, or even (heaven forbid) tenure track lecturers to teach smaller sections and/or grade papers. There is basically no money to do that, so it isn't going to happen. Another alternative is to use something like MAA's WeBWorK for homework. This might be quite feasible in the future as WeBWorK is improved (or another, better free, open source system comes along), and my department is doing as much as it can via WeBWorK, but the system is still not all there---there are simply things that, as bad as it is, MathXL can do much better than WeBWorK.
This might be evidence of my own lack of creativity, but I just don't see many other alternatives, and none of them are going to be any cheaper at the end of the day.
There are plenty of liberals who don't try to prohibit speech they don't like, and plenty of conservatives who do. Free speech isn't a partisan issue, although the people who are anti-free speech like it when you pretend that it is, because it only serves to divide you.
Machines take me by surprise with great frequency. - Alan Turing