20 DAYS? And then some probation.
Huh. Ok. Sometimes the punishment really does fit the crime. Bravo court system.
20 DAYS? And then some probation.
Huh. Ok. Sometimes the punishment really does fit the crime. Bravo court system.
But don't call the ones on HD164595, they take FOREVER to pickup and then just put you on hold.
Do we start sending signals to it and waiting 190 years to see if something comes back?
carry on with improving life here?
Because if that signal is some advanced civilization, it means nothing practical beyond, "Hey look, life in other parts of the universe! Wow!"
What if they've been sending us instructions on how to make fusion power for the last 1000 years and we've just have been listening closely? We would know where to look and listen. And that's not trivial if you need to position a telescope 550 AU from the sun to get a crisp image.
Because we have liquid water? That's fairly noteworthy when it comes to plants.
Signals aren't actually that hard to send out if you place the antenna correctly around the sun. THAT SAID, placing a radio station at a set point out in the solar system isn't childs play.
I think I heard you can get a message out to Vega with a 40W radio.
It's still #2. And twice the index score of #3.
mobile app development.
Huh? That seems like exactly the sort of area where small and fast would help immensely.
I still find it infuriating when I want to have half a second for this clunky program on my phone to do it's thing.
Moreover the C programming language doesn't evolve like the other big languages such as Java, C++ and C#. There is a "new" C11 standard available but this contains only minor changes.
The language being stable is a good thing. A shining feature. Unless you enjoy all your skills turning to dust as you have to adapt to an ever changing platform. Who likes to build a house on shifting sand?
Also kind of a good thing. Because it's "Oracle, where tech goes to die". And Microsoft, where they keep bloody changing everything because some minor boss somewhere gets a bonus if he can convince 9% of the MS developer base to register with SilverLight tools, or how Sharepoint is "the next big thing". And frankly, I was surprised that every Go project wasn't mandated to direct their users to go sign up for google+.
C is punk. Fuck corporate.
Except that there is also selection bias when it comes to real Astronauts. Indeed, they do NOT want a random sampling. That would be pretty terrible.
The experiment isn't perfect. Ideally, we'd also have a set of ~10 groups all going at once. But it's close enough to be useful. And a sample size of one still tells us something. And I imagine anything they ran into within the last year and documented will be referenced by psychologists in various papers for decades to come.
Well... ok. Let's look at the black-lining of this happy puffy cloud.
1. Self-Driving Cars: Truckers and cabbies are all going to lose their job. It'll be a big wave of unemployment for a sector of the populace that was already wasn't doing well. A lot of disenfranchised people with not much to lose is a worry.
2. Clean Energy: (this ones harder... ok, got it). It's a step towards these clean-energy eco-nuts outlawing coal. You'll have to.... (No that doesn't make any sense... AH) The more people that switch to distributed power generation, the less support the power grid will have. It benefits from economy of scale, but chip away at that and have half the populous stop paying, and you have problems for a public utility. The first to go with be mandates for rural electrification. Farmers will be cut off. Without the power lines being subsidized, communication lines won't be able to piggyback. (It's a stretch, but it's something)
3. Virtual and Augmented Reality: You know how kids these days barely look up from their phones? Get ready to have blind-deaf (sadly not mute) meatbags ignoring you with twice the power. Kids wandering into streets chasing their pokemon. If they can overlay their own better reality, they'll disconnect from your reality. Oh, and this.
4. Drones and Flying Cars: With a camera on there, now it's feasible and cost effective to operate a panopticon where the FBI or anyone else with $200 are always watching.
Flying cars are one of those classic tropes for letdowns. In reality, it's just more expensive to operate a plane. I know a pilot with a shitty commute and there's an airstrip RIGHT next to work, but he still drives simply because he can't justify the cost of a plane. Automate the pilot license requirement, and rich people probably will fly everywhere. Let's hope the budget for road maintenance is still approved.
5. Artificial Intelligence: Remember those truckers? Get ready for whole swaths of office workers to go away. It's not like everyone from HR will get laid off. But none of them will touch paychecks and there will just be two to handle sensitivity training. Generalist doctors, the sort that diagnose you when something is wrong, could probably be replaced by Watson right now. The only barrier is who do you sue when it screws up.
6. Pocket Supercomputers for Everyone: Uhh... something something, company leash you can't run away from, tracking you everywhere, the crushing disappointment that we gave everyone super-computers with the grand sum of human knowledge at their finger tips and the ability to instantly communicate with anyone anywhere (and have the language translated for you) and they only use it to look at pictures of cats.
7. Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains: Yay, a secret money to buy cocaine online with! And as for business-minded uses of blockchain technology... I'm still not sure how that's any different than running a co-opt.
8. High-Quality Online Education: It's been there for a couple decades and people are still pretty stupid and uneducated.
9. Better Food through Science: (This one is also hard)
10. Computerized Medicine: Robo surgeons are going to get hacked and then they're going to hack you.
11. A New Space Age: (I could probably find something negative about this, but I really like space. SPAAAAAAAACE!)
Ok, I ran out of steam at the end. Too much pessimism is as bad as too much optimism.
Well that's a fairly reasonable post...
and this fits in well with my support of Trump.
whooooaaaaaaaaa. Well this ought to be interesting.
What I've found is that all of the posts on either side are simple blind insults. Clinton is dirty and corrupt, Trump is a racist and bigot, there's not much else to see here. I've even called out the readership, asking for any *rational* reason to vote for Clinton over Trump (my particular choice - it would work as well the other way). No one has ever put forth a reasonable and rational reason for one candidate over the other(**).
Well Clinton IS corrupt and Trump IS a racist. But alright, here you go buddy.
Reasons to vote for Clinton over Trump.
1) Clinton more or less follows the democrat party platform. Anyone who is historically a democrat or otherwise shares the political views of democrats will more or less agree with her stance on most issues.
2) Trump does not follow the republican party platform. Anyone who is historically a republican or has like-minded views aren't going to necessarily like his plan. Arguably, he's not even really a Republican given his history of jumping parties. And considering how hard he pushed for Clinton in 2008, it's made me seriously consider if it's just a false flag operation. Normally I'd dismiss that sort of hogwash as a conspiracy nutcase. (After consideration, naw, still don't buy it)
3) The sheer amount of crazy that has come out of Trump. Now, this might sound like a baseless insult, and while it IS an insult it's not baseless. He is* an anti-vaxer, a birther, doesn't believe in global warming (and worse, it's all a ruse by the Chinese to kill US manufacturing [DESPITE, US manufacturing growing. The rabbit hole just keeps going and going]), encouraged violence against protesters at his rallies, encouraged espionage from Russia, pretended to be one "Chris Miller" when talking about his divorce in a phone interview, admitted in court to using the name "Chris Miller", and then denied using the name "Chris Miller", and he's advocated for committing war-crimes by suggesting we target the families of terrorists. This list goes on and on.
4) The in-feasibility of his plan to "Build a wall". It's pointless without a patrol, and then why not just have a patrol? (The answer: Money)
5) The pope came out against "Those who build walls". And then Trump bashed the pope.
6) While Clinton's shortcoming are far less than ideal, the ramifications for corruption are a few ambassadors and appointments who don't really deserve it. The culture of corruption is the worse thing, and yeah, that would probably take a hit.
7) And she's a slimy politician who does whatever will get her into power. This is bad, but it also means she knows how to play the political game. As opposed to Carter who was a great guy, but couldn't get much done. I don't think either Clinton or Trump actually want to destroy America. They just have different views about what needs to be done.
8) While it would send a nice message to "the establishment" as some sort of 4 year protest vote, the resulting damage would send so much support towards the establishment that they would never face competition again. It's like calling someone's bluff, you have to have a decent hand yourself.
9) Clinton can smile and play nice with foreign dignitaries. Trump is a little more... Brash.
10) Speaking of foreign affairs, Trump wants to defund/exit NATO and talked about using Nukes again. Coming from the biggest dog in the fight, this is the sort of thing that gets our allies nervous and ruins alliances. While Congress and the courts could probably keep Trump in check for domestic affairs, as long as he doesn't wield the FBI's surveillance like a club, there's little keeping him from screwing up foreign affairs.
11) If you're Mexican or Muslim you're probably going to face less static in the streets if Clinton is elected.
* But of course all that assumes that he actually means what he says (and doubles-down on when people ask if he's really sure about it). He's publicly stated that he uses sarcasm and doesn't mean what he says, sometimes, not that he's gotten specific about it. So how does anyone actually know what his platform is when anything he says could be facetious?
...Why would any company willingly lock themselves into using a third-party scripting language that they have no control over?
Holy shit. This is annoying as hell.
Their webpage is intentionally vague. You can't find out SHIT about it unless you sign up.
Let me save you some time guys.
What the fuck is IFTTT:
It's a tool to program common tasks within a set group of services when a trigger occurs.
Tasks like: scan everything in
Hey, it's bringing automation scripts to the masses. Most people won't learn Bash scripting, this is sort of like lowering the bar. Unfortunately, it doesn't give them any control and assumes they're on a phone. You hand it access to all the accounts, so it's DAMN scary from a security perspective.
Last I looked, it was very anti-thetical to open source, but if they're allowing third-party scripts, that's a small step in the right direction... And absolutely HORRIFYING from a security perspective.
It's only legit "value-add" over a set of bash scripts people can run, is that it handles the security aspect and handles ALL YOUR PASSWORDS. Which is also the part that smells the most.
I want to see a competitor though: Parse This Bullshit, Then That Bash. PFTBTTB. It carries it's own theme-song.
hmmm. I think you might be a bit off.
Realize that electronic waste has more gold in it than gold ore. We're more knowledgeable about refining gold out of rock than breaking down old motherboards into copper and gold, but that's just some R&D away. It's not an insurmountable problem by far.
As for scattering our resources, landfills are more like concentrated masses of previously unusable resources. (With a lot of crap that still isn't usable in there). Imagine a landfill that existed prior to aluminium recycling. It'd be a gold-mine (ba-dum-tsh)!
But yeah, we should recycle aluminium whenever we can. It recycles great.
For example: We used as much chromium in 2014 as we did from 1900 to 2000 combined.
...Don't look at ME! I use Firefox.
"We" are not deforesting. Mostly third world nations are.
Wow. They must have a lot of excess lumber.
Maybe they sell it or something?
I wonder who buys that.
Who decides what resources we're allowed to use?
Right now we mostly use a system of allowances based on your contributions to society as determined by society. They can only give you as much as they have. The placeholder for "resources" is called "money". The system is called "capitalism". It's not pure capitalism as the top actors get to decide the money->resources exchange, as well as the typical taxation process to keep the infrastructure up and running. Oh, and keeping the jackboots off our necks. (Quite a bit goes towards that last bit actually.) Furthermore, there are some resources that are restricted; you can't build a condo in Yellowstone and you can't play with nukes. And the EPA is attempting to account for externalizes that you inflict upon others without paying for it by the way of pollution laws and carbon tax.
It's certainly not perfect, but it's better than other attempts. At least it's not a controlled economy with price fixing.
Focus on things that can be objectively measured like global average temperature, emissions and aerosols in the atmosphere, and things like that.
Let's add how many resources have been consumed. I'm pretty sure they know how many barrels of oil have been pumped and burned. Or how much lumber has been made.
And then let's add them all together for an overall metric of "How we doing?"
What this country needs is a good five cent ANYTHING!