I was worried about it with Workman because it was slightly less logical. h still left of l, but quite far away, j and k are placed so that it's like you've inverted your camera controls in a game. Very easy to adjust anyway and I don't really think about it now. Your point about w and b is very good as well. Advanced vim users are actually less likely to use hjkl much due to having faster ways to get around in most cases.
"His specialty was alfalfa, and he made a good thing out of not growing any. The government paid him well for not growing any. The government paid him well for every bushel of alfalfa he did not grow. The more alfalfa he did not grow, the more money the government gave him, and he spent every penny he didn't earn on new land to increase the amount of alfalfa he did not produce. Major Major's father worked without rest at not growing alfalfa. On long winter evenings he remained indoors and did not mend harness, and he sprang out of bed at the crack of noon every day just to make certain that the chores would not be done. He invested in land wisely and soon was not growing more alfalfa than any other man in the country."
* New manager who was a nice guy but didn't help me or other folks onboard
* A skip-level (who I expected would be my direct) manager who was about as hands-off as could be and seemed interested in building his own empire.
* SDE3 who was nominally my mentor but was less than useless. I asked him to whiteboard our services, and he said he "didn't know" what we owned. I asked him for help configuring a monitor for a service, and he said he couldn't figure it out while literally backing away from my desk slowly.
* A culture within our team in which no one was willing or able to help others out. It was very much every man for himself.
I GTFO of there and have been happy across the lake since. Paying back my signing bonus was well worth the significant reduction in stress and quality of life.
As they say - the problem with incentives is that they work.
The larger meta game of civilization obviously rewards this kind of subsystem, so again...
Don't hate the player (Amazon's toxic corporate culture), hate the game (the civilization that rewards them with dominance).
Like we say "well that's the incentive" like that makes it ok?
How do you come to that conclusion? As I recall, koans are from the Chinese, Japanese, etc., schools of (Mahayana) Buddhism -- specifically zen. But the linked article specifically states that these are from early texts (which would be more aligned to Theravada/pre-split).
I similarly have mixed feelings about what I've seen lately of the deep learning that 'restores' very old images to incredible quality. But that quality is fake. I'm sure there's a tug at the heartstrings to see a crisp image of your deceased father from his high school days, but to me that seems a bit revisionist. I don't know. I guess I'm just uneasy with the idea of us editing our lives so readily.
It's also clearly optimized for Chinese faces, which makes for some comedic side effects sometimes when it tries to apply what seems to be the beauty standard in China to my very much non-Asian face structure.
Sadly, there's no differentiation between the stupid face filter and the landscape-fixing AI. I like the AI processing for a lot of static scenes where there are no people around, because the small camera sensor simply can't catch the necessary details, but I always forget to turn it on because of the stupid face filter that comes with it.
And historical representations also undergo changes, like the colour fading on old pictures, paintings and statues. And that’s in addition to all of the issues in capturing accurate colours and other details in the first place. Add a bit of optical illusion to at least some imagery and the entire question of historical accuracy becomes very messy very fast.
A prime example is astro-photography, where most of the well known imagery isn’t and may never be seen like that by even future evolved human eyes.
Photos are limited representations, just like they’ve always been.
But it’s understandable, that different individuals would prefer differently prioritized representations. And maybe that’s the next generation of tools. Give more choice, more facial wrinkles or fewer. More lighting and colour enhancements or less. etc.
Even Apple had appeared to add one in the iPhone XS/iOS12 but was apparently an issue with Smart HDR and was rolled back. But many Android phones advertise it as a feature and it's something many filters etc do.
It's also possible some HDR type functionality causes this on other implementations.
I spent most of my life in Minnesota, and even there, people think they can handle snow (which they do better than folks here in the Puget Sound region). But every year, there are huge pileups, gruesome accidents, slowdowns, etc. They, just as people east of the Cascades, have more experience, but I would stop short of saying that they 'handle it just fine.'
It very much sounded like they were both comfortable with their relationship. Granted, this was his writing many years after the fact.
I don't think the claims that he was a womanizer are relevant or fair. People say that kind of shit about MLK to discredit him. Similar claims against Feynman don't discount his love for his wife.
I've heard this proposed as a possibility, but is this generally accepted as an actual, probable outcome? By both sides?
From my perspective (American with no ties to the UK who thought Brexit sounded like a terrible idea), it sounded like it might have been a scare tactic from remainers.
> From my perspective (American with no ties to the UK who thought Brexit sounded like a terrible idea), it sounded like it might have been a scare tactic from remainers.
Not really. The Scots held a referendum on staying in the UK prior to Brexit and the general feeling seems to be that if the UK had been clear on wanting to exit the EU that Scotland may well have seceded the union prior to that.
So now the question is whether or not the SNP will hold a new referendum given that the situation has materially changed, and the outcome of that referendum (which, if the vote leans to 'leave' will be heavily contested) will cause a large amount of headache.
Even just threatening with a referendum could have major impact on the future of the UK.
They are always in favour of it, it's just the tactics and timing that changes. They will move for another independence referendum when they think the time is right to hold and win it
What happens if Scotland insists on going ahead anyway? It would be messy. London's leverage is limited there.
If the SNP government, for example, goes ahead with a referendum that is not sanctioned, there is a strong risk that people who don't think it is justified, or are unionists, will not take part, which would be a bad result. So leverage on that side is limited also.
It is true that "Scottish Nationalism" via means such as a referendum, is the primary policy of the SNP - the "Scottish National party"; it's in the name. They are always in favour of it, it's just the tactics and timing that changes.
it's true that the SNP is the most popular party in Scotland, holds the most seats and has the most influence. But does not have a free hand to call and win a referendum in Scotland at will. If that was true, it would have happened already.
It's true that the 2014 Scotland independence referendum was billed as "once in a generation" event.
And yet, 2014 looks increasingly like a time from a different generation: before Brexit, when the campaign to keep Scotland in the Union was also pitched as the way to keep Scotland in the EU. The irony is palpable.
The SNP say that "Scots are being dragged out of the EU against their will". And this is somewhat true.
I do not think that it will be easy to avoid another Scottish independence referendum indefinitely. The SNP will wait until the time is right for them, and then press the point.
They'll either have to give extreme economic incentives or let Scotland go if that is what Scotland decides it wants.
But it's not just about Scotland. Do not forget the question of Northern Ireland, which is now increasingly aligned with the Republic of Ireland. When UK and ROI were both in the EU it was less of a hard choice, but that has changed.
Brexit, while also honouring the integrity of the UK and also the Good Friday agreement is basically about squaring the circle - something has to give. Right now NI is aligned with the Republic of Ireland, not with England, and the Brexiters are not happy about it because NI gets a better Brexit deal by having less Brexit, which doesn't make them look good. But they need to face up to the fact that due to brexit, there has to be a border somewhere between Dublin and London and every position has serious drawbacks. (2)
if NI gets to like the current dispensation well then they might feel like re-joining the republic.
Two fault-lines, not one. It means that the UK needs not one but two wins on throws of the dice in order to remain intact. And a break at one fault-line would trigger restlessness at the other. So the odds of the UK remaining intact go down.
As in, pick any 2, we can't have all 3 at once as that's logically inconsistent - these are not compatible things.
The decision to add "brexit" to the mix was _not_ a responsible act by rational actors.
or google "Brexit Trilemma". https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=brexit+trilemma