People have stopped rewarding self starting, self motivating, and curious exploration and instead have begun to punish anyone and anything that doesn't conform to what a limited few consider to be normal.
This is a dangerous trend. I can't see either the left or the right being okay with this. The left want innovation, exploration, and creativity. The right wants individual rights, protection from over bearing governments and over bearing individuals.
We keep saying we want our children to be smarter and be better than the previous generation, but the moment they show signs of that... Fear and reactionary behavior kicks in and they are punished disproportionately and irrationally.
Whether it's a home made freaking clock, bottle rocket, or a badly communicated art project duct taped to something... America as a collective whole needs to take a deep breath and take a few big ass steps back and ask themselves, "wtf. Is this how we want to live? Fearing every freaking thing? Punishing anything and anyone we don't understand? Anyone or anything that is different? Just say fuck it, it's too hard to think, let's just hate and be done with it?"
Please don't become the dystopian parody that is the movie, "Idiocracy".
It's just a clock. And if you don't know.... It's okay to ask, "hey, what did you bring there? Can you show me how it works?"
Since there is always some relatively darker age to be had, that choosing not to go forward wasn't any better.
As a parent, I pass on my experience to the next generation and when possible, effect change where I can.
I can't control other people and I can't control all circumstances. But that would have been true whether people were gripped by fear and/or ignorance or not.
There were teachers and decision makers who made bad calls and over reacted in the past. The thing is... Things pass. And while some decision makers screwed up, others came in and reaffirmed that it's not a continuos downward trajectory.
Do I believe we are in a dark age or approaching one? I'd say it's still a relatively balanced tug of war in our country. We are just watching that marker on the rope move back and forth. Falter and recovery, as it were.
* Black backdrop
* 25" softbox on the left, lit with Minolta 5600HS(D) flash
* Phottix Odin TTL/HSS wireless triggers
* Sony Alpha A6000 with 16-50mm pancake lens
Oreo was laying on the backdrop material and I got him to look into the softbox and took the shot.
, please let me suggest a more reasonable set of parameters for automated responses:
1) If a ticket is going to take longer than a day to respond to, send me an automated replay indicating this.
2) If it is going to take longer than 2 days to respond, have a living person respond to the ticket to indicate it is being looked at, and offer some kind of "we're sorry it's taking so long". But please involve a living/breathing person. This isn't a matter of efficiency but customer handling.
In general, I presume that your massive Q&A knowledge base pages are to answer questions for the most common questions. So support requests are from people who have questions that weren't answered and requires someone knowledgable to answer. It did not help, btw, that my specific question can ONLY be filed under the "All other issues" category, which I'm sure get's low priority.
But so far, as a new potential entrant to #amazonfba , I'm not getting getting a warm feeling about support. :(
This time, shot with natural available light coming in through the windows. These shots were a bit harder, not because of my use of natural light, but because I was using a manual focus lens with a 10mm extension tube. This made focusing a matter of moving closer/further in relation to the subject. Thank goodness for the Sony camera's focus peaking feature.
* Sony Alpha A6000 with 10mm extension tube and Konica Hexanon AR 50mm F/1.4 lens via AR-to-NEX adapter. Most shots at F/2 and focused to infinity.
* Window light to the left on the shots with orange backgrounds and window light to the right for the shot with the cooler background.
* Kitty cat perched and distracted for precious seconds.
To see the camera's EXIF info, you can check out the pics in the Flickr gallery:
Another alternative might be to sequester water in a physical form and create massive perma-freeze zones or ship them to arid regions where the land mass will absorb a good portion of the water. A massive industrial effort, but considering humanity builds large scale tech anyways, it seems resonable to bring fresh water ice en masse from regions where too much water is a problem to regions where too little water is a problem.
I greatly enjoy photography and just shooting the breeze. Though lately, I've taken up 3d printing, micro controller project building, coding, and even got my ham radio license, though I've yet to engage in rag-chewing on my little 5W handie-talkie unit.
You'll find my various profiles all over the inter-webs. But this is where I spend the bulk of my time, on Google+ or in the Google Forums(The #deltabot forums mostly!).
I currently work for a technology platform centric company based out of San Francisco, but am fortunate enough to work out of the Palo Alto office, where I work with a very energetic and amazing group of engineers.
- Bright Roll, Inc.Operations Engineer, 2012 - present
- Ning, Inc / Glam Media, Inc.Linux/Operations Systems Administration, 2009 - 2012
- VMwareSr. Systems Administrator, 2006 - 2009
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