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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computer science

computer science

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A Large Slice of Pye

A Large Slice of Pye

The huge structure known as The Air House at The National Gas Turbine Establishment at Pyestock, near Fleet UK.
These gargantuan machines would once have taken in air from outside, and forced it through iron pipes towards one of four "cells", where gas turbine, or jet, engines would have been subjected to wind speeds up to Mach 2 at equivalent pressures to those found at 60,000ft.
The engines used on Concorde were tested here in the 1960’s, a proud chapter in Britain’s historic aerospace programme. Due to ever increasing running costs and improvements in computer simulations, Pyestock was gradually closed down during the 1990’s, before being completely decommissioned in 2000.
The place is in extremely good condition, given that is has been closed for more than a decade. The only graffiti to be seen is from fellow urban explorers, with dozens of names scrawled into the layers of dust.

Posted by Trev.Pack on 2012-09-24 21:29:53

Tagged: , NGTE , Pyestock , urbex , urban , exploration , air house , abandoned , generator , turbines , jet , engine , testing , Concorde , gas turbine , Fleet , Hampshire , UK , industrial

Generator and Dust

Generator and Dust

We heard a number of generators running. This one outside the registration office wasn’t enough for them to get their computers going. They made a note that we were leaving and that half a tree had fallen on our cabin — but the note was handwritten and our bill wasn’t settled.

The air got dusty whenever any kind of vehicle moved by. The mud from the flood dried to a fine powder that was easily raised — and then hung and spread all around. I’ve seen a flood after a hurricane where everything showed some kind of water mark. After this one everything looking powdered.

Posted by AntyDiluvian on 2006-09-27 13:44:49

Tagged: , death valley , california , furnace creek , furnace creek ranch , storm , thunderstorm , flash flood , mud , dust , generator , registration , office , computers , note , bill , powder , watermark

A Generator and Dust

A Generator and Dust

The morning after the horrendous thunderstorm at Furnace Creek Ranch in Death Valley. We heard a number of generators running (we had no power ourselves). This one was outside the registration office. It didn’t produce enough juice for them to get their computers going, though. They made a note that we were leaving and that half a tree had fallen on our cabin — but the note was handwritten and our bill was left settled.

The air got dusty whenever any kind of vehicle went by. The mud from the flood dried to a fine powder that was easily raised — and then hung in the air and spread all around. I’ve seen floods after hurricanes where everything touched by the water showed some kind of mark. After this storm everything looked covered with powder.

Originally posted in 2006.

Posted by AntyDiluvian on 2015-07-09 19:23:07

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Sumpf

Sumpf

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Urban Wind Generator

Urban Wind Generator

In difficult economic times, people are finding various ways and means to find out how they can save up on things. Do not be surprised to see your next door neighbour setting up their urban wind generator. This may take a lot of money to create. But through time, as you gain the benefits from the process, you will realize how much you will be able to save overall.

You may frown at the idea at first, especially if you are still unaware of the advantages that you can gain from using the energy that is coming from the wind to be converted as electricity. If you want to know more about the facts surrounding the idea, you may want to start your own research about it. But where do you look to find out more about wind energy?

You can start by browsing the web. This is a rich resource for almost everything that you may want to find out. And this includes the various aspects of alternative energy resource, such as wind energy. You will find many articles that can give you brief overview about the topic. If you are interested in building your own, there are tips that you can also find on the internet on how you should go about it. And you will also find experts and professionals that handle such projects that you may want to contact in the future when you are already set about the matter.

There are books that can also give you idea about this kind of energy resource. You can browse through these whenever you have time to know more about how it works and how can you make it work for you.

Your best bet is to find a professional who deals with this kind of project. They can give you an estimate for the whole project and how long can it be done. They can also give you clearer ideas as to the benefits that you can gain when you have decided to set up your own source of wind power.

Brief Overview

The source of wind power actually starts from the sun. This is one form of solar power. The reason for this is the fact that the wind is brought about by the sun’s heat. Heat radiates on each part of the Earth’s surface on an uneven level. The heat radiates on various kinds of surfaces like water, stone, sand and different types of soil. These surfaces absorb, maintain, reflect and then release the heat at various rates. This state causes the Earth to be warmer at day and cooler during nighttimes.

The air that can be found above the surface of the Earth warms and cools in various rates as well. When the hot air rises, the pressure that can be found near the surface of the Earth is reduced. Through this, cooler air is drawn to replace the hot air. This movement is what causes wind.

It may seem like a complicated idea. But once you have delved deep into the subject of urban wind generator, you will not only understand how amazing it is. You will also appreciate the labor and genius of people behind the concept and those who utilize the tool to make it richer and more up to date.

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