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Social media enthusiast. Frustrated code slicer. Geomatics engineer.

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Amen. Tags are fun, especially when we try to be creative in selecting them. Unfortunately, it makes it rather hard to find content. Forcing people to select only one tag for a post would usually result in a) people not tagging a post at all or b) people selecting a very general tag as to be worthless or c) people using a 'creative' tag resulting in a tag "ghetto" ( forgot who first used that word)

rk  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: What book are you reading right now?
I love my Kindle but I find the screen to be too small. It'd be nice if it were 8" instead of 6". I mostly read pdf s now ( papers for my thesis ) and I do not enjoy reading them in landscape mode.
rk  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: What book are you reading right now?
The Theory That Would Not Die. Reading loads of technical books, too. PostGIS in Action and Spatial Databases: A Tour. And a smattering of web development books.
Great find :D Now if only I could find the time...
rk  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Automating bullshit detection.
The reliance on PolitiFact's APIs provides a single point of failure. Then something like a collaborative fact checking platform would be nice. Something like Wikipedia but for fact checking.
Oops. Drat. My bad. I thought hubskis redundancy filters would block it. Turns out it had a different URL.
rk  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Augmented-Reality Contact Lenses.
Think of the possibilities: zoom, playback, infrared vision, x-ray and all those superpowers XD

OT: Man, have I been away that long? Since when did hubski have user tagging?

Screw touchscreens, I want a retinal implant XD

Though it'd be nice if the Cotton Candy is a 3G modem too. That way you won't be too dependent on the host device's networking hardware.

You might want to check out the Raspberry Pi, too. Granted, it is a bit bigger but at $25 a pop, it's a steal :D

A shame I can't vote. It's rather frustrating how the decisions of American lawmakers could affect the whole internet. We really should start treating the internet like an ocean. As a shared resource. What happens in one country could have ripples that affect the rest of the world.
rk  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Questioning University
Thanks for sharing your experience. I'm currently earning my masters degree in geomatics engineering. I wanted a CS degree after but after reading your post, I think I'd get a math degree instead :)
I don't see any mention of Microsoft in that post.
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