What's the difference between a hippo and a zippo? Show more
One of them is pretty heavy
The other is a little lighter
theory of relativity sciencethread Show more
maybe it's been a while but you probably remember the basics of geometry, the basic concept of a point, a straight line, and so on.
what do we mean when we consider a geometric proposition to be "true"?
we have our above definitions of geometric concepts. from those concepts, we assert certain simple propositions called "axioms". from axioms and a series of logical connections, we derive more and more complex ideas whose truth is reducible to [based on] the truth of the axioms we assumed.
we can't ask whether it is "true" that only one straight line goes through two points. we only say that Euclidean geometry deals with things called straight lines, which we define as the property of going through two specific points.
because of this conceptual framework for logic, we can't really think of the assertions of math as "true" in the sense that we generally think of things as true. geometry isn't really interested in the relation of its ideas to the real world, so much as the logical interconnectedness of the ideas among themselves.
Agile basically is a hyper-localized (i.e. on the order of a dozen people in a single corner of some division of a company) instance of workers controlling the means if production. Businesses ostensibly love it. And it's explained in language that has virtually no connection to the historical lexicon of labor movements or socialism. Makes me wonder if there's an opportunity here.
Some businesses feel very threatened by this and basically instinctively sabotage it. They want the productivity gains of organized workers but they don't want their workers to organize against them. There seem to be a few equilibria this can settle into:
1) SAFe-like agilefall, where the company buys an expensive lie that they're agile now but doesn't change anything and use that to prevent actual autonomy
2) extravagant benefits so that it never occurs to the devs to actually use their leverage
Proper agile software development makes a development team (not just the programmers, but every worker involved) more powerful relative to the enclosing structure of the organization.
This creates tension in a commercial context: an autonomous self-organized team 1) can use their proximity to the problem to solve it better, faster, and cheaper, which is obviously valuable; but 2) can better resist decisions imposed from above, which is a threat to the organization's control of its employees.
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EA have published a study of US gamers which found:
* 56% feel it's "important" for games to be inclusive
* Only 7% would be less likely to play games with inclusive features
* More respondents are concerned about toxicity in the games industry than microtransactions/DLC (61% vs 49%)
someday I swear I'll make a video game Show more
Okay, so in this one, the game starts at a funeral. Some great and respected person, some absolute pillar of the community, has passed away, and they took a deadly secret to their grave. Each guest is introduced with a stat block and "How did you know the deceased?" and you pick a few to be your party. A brief dungeon crawl with a conspiracy thriller veneer ensues, and over repeated plays you get to know the characters, including the dead one.
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