Reading over the rules, one thing seems unclear (so far, I'm sure I'll have more questions later). When selecting some of the predefined pieces (for instance, your character's culture), you have to take an aspect from that culture. Do you have to take the one(s) from the book? Or can you make your own that reflects your character's relationship with that culture?
For instance, the Core Worlds Culture lists aspects that show how much the character agrees with the culture (The Old Ways Are Best; The Core Worlds Are the Commonality; Status and Reputation Above Everything). What if I wish to play a character from that culture who strongly disagrees with this? For instance, "Reputation is for shallow people" (invoke when being a renegade will help, compel when reputation really does matter).
Probably not the greatest example aspect, but it came out quickly and shows the idea, so... Anyway, do the rules require one of the predefined aspects? Or can we make our own?
The good part, though, is that you've just given me some inspiration for a con that's coming up. Got to let it fester for a few days, but right now the question you've just made?
"Why does that planeship not have a Mindscape instance, especially since it is sentient?"
Sounds like a good plot point to me, anyway :)
And the ARRL Repeater Directory app just got updated today (it's now compatible with Android 4.4), so I can actually get a feel for what repeaters I can use reliably.
Definitely a good radio day.
Sitting here, listening to music, waiting for tests to complete. Song comes on, and I recognize it. Comes from some movie. What movie? What song? Can't remember.
So I start to type the lyrics into Google to find the song before I remember I'm listening to Google Music, and look at my phone for the title.
Best brain fart moment ever :)
A few seconds later, someone will ask me for the time, and I go "...I don't know..."
We can tag a document. We can put it into a folder. If we're doing it all digitally, we can even (if we get really creative) put that same document (via shortcuts or links) into multiple folders.
But why don't we have anything better? What would be better?
I can store all my credit card bills in a drawer. Ask me where and of them are, and I can pull them out. Ask me how much I spend on groceries, and I can't tell you — I have to pull out all of the statements and go through them and add it a up. Why? Because I've not indexed items on the bills, just the bills themselves.
Now say all my credit card bills are digital, and all of their content is indexed. How much did I spend on food? Search for "groceries" and it tells you. Save searches for clothing, restaurants, gas, etc and you have financial management software.
I publish books for a living. (rather, I work for a company that does.) I have several dozen imprints creating hundreds of titles in several divisions that need to be accessed by several other divisions. It all need to be organized. The issue is none of them organize the same way.
Editorial organizes by author. Design organizes by season. Marketing organizes by imprint. They're endlessly copying the same files to multiple directories in the same storage so they can all organize them their own ways.
Using a tool like Adobe Bridge, as long as items are keyworded using a common schema, as long as metadata is consistent, once a set of search criteria is saved, directories and folders become dynamic and populate themselves. It doesn't matter how the files are stored in the server — they could all be root level — each group has a list of just the files they're interested in, organized by how they want to view them.
Find an easy, consistent way of organizing the data up front, save search criteria that filters for what you want, and your data will organize itself.
It's the same way some of my Gmail gets tagged — and organized into folders — automatically, when it's received.
When you're searching for car parts, you're not using saved criteria, you're doing an ad-hoc search. Google has already saved your coding search criteria, which is why it appears more relevant.
Oh, and Google already does know what kind of car you drive.
And make sure to watch it fullscreen. It's not perfect, but it does help to impress the size on you.
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Who do I trust, you or the guy who signs my check?
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