I had to look that one up. It being in a Scottish airport I thought it was a compression of Loch Remorse.
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My brain doesn't work in a way that lets me understand even how the Sun's diameter and mass was discovered, there's usually an explanation about triangles and projection on a wall, but you'd have to know the distance to the Sun, and that's pulled out of a hat as well. And how can you calculate the Sun's speed? Anyway, if someone knows of a web site that explains this stellar stuff I'd appreciate it. It reminds me of how explanations of electrical circuits fall apart after the analogy to water in a hose and resisters are spigots and presto here's a multi-phase circuit diagram!
It doesn't make sense to me that this new company is merely interested in domain name renewal fees. Why go through all of this shady-looking nonsense for $10 per organization per year (or even $100/org/year).
Registrars can charge all sorts of other fees, and I think this is what they are more interested in extracting from their million-odd victims.
And speaking of self-service junk why is it that I'm the one who always has trouble with automated sinks and automated paper towel dispensers? I have to wave my hands around like an idiot to get them to work!
And why can I enter a long distance phone number with or without a "1" on my cell and it will figure it out but my home phone service says a 1 is required, please hang up and try again! Or better yet, saying a 1 was NOT required please hang up and try again!
And ATMs that always ask what language I'd like it in for the billionth time, why can't they store that on the ATM card!
Sorry for the rants, my caffeine wore off!
"Human–computer interactions will never be truly natural without giving users the option to say something funny and have it understood that way," the paper stated.
I don't need a computer to understand "funny". When I contact customer service it's because I already couldn't find the answer online, so it's not going to be a simple question that the AI can parse. I end up getting passed along to a human anyway, which means the AI interaction was a waste of my time. Making the AI try to be funny is only going to piss me off.
As a literal greybeard I'm fortunate to be nearing my pension date.
What's funny is that the new kids they're hiring here leave after a year or so anyway because they're a part of the floater generation - no long-term loyalty to any place of work.
Businesses will soon have no long-term knowledge of any systems and they'll have to keep spending money on new computers and software because the people they *can* hire only know the new stuff.
And as for documenting things, they tried that here as well.. Several times. But changes happen so often that documentation became low priority, and then no priority.
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