Sunday, March 23, 2014
"Re:Balderdash (2)

aristotle-dude | 2 days ago

One of my colleagues in the past had a degree in divinity, and the one who hired my had a psychological degree. You appear to assume that a background in physics or mathematics would give a distinct advantage over others in programming in all fields. While I'm sure those skills are a basic necessity in developing new physics engines and possibly a new sorting, compression or encryption algorithm, many fields do not require a developer to "reinvent" the wheel and they can simply use existing proven technologies. This is often called building on the "shoulders of giants".
I think that the fact that I am multilingual and have a firm grasp of "logic" is far more useful than any mathematics that I might have learned in school. I view programming as more of an "art" than a science. It is a form of expression and the programming languages are analogous to human languages used in writing stories and prose. One could say that methods of a class are very much like prose on a conceptual level and the class is analogous to a chapter in a book."

Friday, March 7, 2014

Asteroid gives us something else to learn regarding physics?

Caught by Hubble, an asteroid breaks up in an unexpected way in the Asteroid Belt.  Perhaps the details surrounding this will teach a little more about gravity and it's relation to the universe...

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Saturn's Rings Video Trailer

Cool video from Vimeo about "Saturn's Rings"

In Saturn's Rings First Official Teaser in 4K from Stephen van Vuuren on Vimeo.

I still remember my Uncle Jim Doidge sending me pictures from Voyager when I was a child, the ACTUAL photos that NASA printed out that they used to show on Television.  They were awesome to behold, but especially at that age .