reality distortion field

reality distortion field

Reality Distortion Field (RDF) is a term coined by Bud Tribble at Apple Computer in 1981, to describe company co-founder Steve Jobs’ charisma and its effects on the developers working on the Macintosh project.

Tribble said that the term came from Star Trek.

Later the term has also been used to refer to perceptions of Job’s keynote speeches (or "Stevenotes") by observers and devoted users of Apple computers and products.

The RDF was said by Andy Hertzfeld to be Steve Jobs’ ability to convince himself and others to believe almost anything with a mix of charm, charisma, bravado, hyperbole, marketing, appeasement and persistence.

RDF was said to distort an audience’s sense of proportion and scales of difficulties and made them believe that the task at hand was possible.

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Posted by CONTROTONO on 2016-09-29 13:57:53

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computer science

computer science

Posted by CONTROTONO on 2016-09-29 09:47:46

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planet Earth

planet Earth

This looks computer-generated. It isn’t.

Farewell Spit is one of the strangest places I have ever seen. A giant sandbar, it is constantly growing as rock from the Southern Alps erodes into the sea. The current carries the sand – including coal-dust – northward up the coast. At the narrows between North and South Island, the complex currents cause the sand grains to settle. The bar stretches 22.5km from its 1.5km wide base at its western end. Its eastern tip, which is slightly south of its western end, grows by 15m a year, representing a steady deposition of tens of thousands of tons of sand each year.

You reach the Spit from Collingwood. The road follows the western and northern shore of Golden Bay, then ends at a gate, after which you’re on the beach. A little while later, a track crosses from the beach on the southern, Golden Bay side of the spit, to the ocean side, where it debouches on the beach. As you travel east, you travel first over a flat-lying reach of sand with no dunes. After about 3km you find yourself in the area shown here where the wide beach ends in low dunes. For the next 15km the beach runs alongside a series evenly spaced Barchan dunes that gradually get bigger. Findally, in the last 5km, the dunes are gone and the Spit seems to be trying to huddle lower and lower into the sea.

Coal measures underly the bay, and the coal dust carried in the wind and by the waves gives the sand an unearthly series of patterns. The Bay was once the site of coal mines, but all that remains today are a few rusting relics. It was also once the site of a minor gold rush – hence the name of the bay, which had earlier, and perhaps more honestly, been first called Murder Bay (some white sailors got their tickets punched), and later Massacre Bay (some Maori got curtailed).

The Spit was classified as a Ramsar site in 1976.

Posted by Kalense Kid on 2010-01-10 10:22:51

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