"I love Jon Mooallem and I love animals, but this book is even better than the sum of its parts. Mooallem makes a persuasive case that wild animals are America's cultural heritage—our Sistine Chapel and our Great Books—and the story he tells is an archetypal American one. Even as the animals are being destroyed by unthinking, unconscious corporate forces, they are also being rescued through the tremendous energy and ingenuity of individuals, men and women who wear whooping-crane costumes, cohabitate with dolphins, and encourage condors to ejaculate on their heads. Wild Ones made me proud to be American."
Suppose there was a neural-network database engine, that would query its records according to some arcane undocumented (and indeed undocumentable) trained-in process. The database layout, indexing, data structure and so on were all designed by the neural network, with no attempt to influence it by externally applied human sanity. Nobody really knows what data corresponds to what, except in extremely vague empirically determined terms. Input and data retrieval is achieved by flashing different printed photos of dogs in front of the server webcam. The QA department refuse to give any feedback other than "Sometimes it works." Nobody knows how many dev teams have worked on this over the years, or recorded what features they (attempted) adding.
You are now tasked with debugging a problem in which duplicate data is sometimes lost.
Any variants on the phrase "abandon the whole thing and rewrite it from scratch" are an instant fail condition.
"Over the last 40 years, in nearly every field, human productivity has decoupled from resource use, Ausubel began. Even though our prosperity and population continue to increase, the trends show decreasing use of energy, water, land, material resources, and impact on natural systems (except the ocean). As a result we are seeing the beginnings of a global restoration of nature."
"The motorists and cyclists of the 1890s and 1900s were not from different sections of society — they were frequently the exact same people...Many of motoring's key pioneers were officials in cycling organisations. Motoring pioneers originally celebrated their cycling credentials. By the end of the 1920s, with the development of its proletarian image, cycling's vital contribution to the development of motoring was deliberately suppressed." #fw
- Emory UniversityPost Doc, Chemistry Dept., 2011 - 2013
- University of PretoriaPost Doc, Biochemistry Dept. Malaria Research Group, 2010 - 2011
- Meraka Institute, CSIRScientific Officer, HPC Research Group, 2008 - 2010
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