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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Eat my dust

Eat my dust

‘Eat my dust’ On Black

I had a major hard disk crash today. I managed to save most of my data, including a massive amount of raw files (phew!). This means working all weekend to get my computer running again, because on this laptop here, it’s no fun to edit the pictures at all…

What do I learn from that?
– Do backups more often
– Keep your important data on a different hard drive than your windows installation
– Think about buying an analog camera 🙂

Posted by Andreas Reinhold on 2006-07-14 23:19:09

Tagged: , 123bw , bw , sw , black , white , blackandwhite , truck , mine , mining , stones , rocks , rock , dust , dusty , road , gravel , huge , bergischesland , wuppertal , dornap , mettmann , smoke

Tribute to Flickrites

Tribute to Flickrites

So i decided to tag alot on this to make up for all the tagging i don’t do. (i hate it) i wish i could post this into like 20 groups like some poeple do on flickr. this is a tribute to all of them out there. post your pictures put some tags (3 to 6 at most) add it to about 2 to 3 groups and then shoot some more than waste you time on here…. off the soap box now….

Posted by rych on 2006-07-08 01:00:49

Tagged: , landscape , nashville , red , white , kalonick , me , girl , stupid , car , thing , earth , smail , computer , nothing , boy , dog , star , pillow , flickr , rich , rych , july , summer , coffee , tree , flower , rust , green , purple , apple , pear , salad , shower , rain , fall , that , this , tag , tags , hola , look , picture , camera , 2.8 , macro , lensbabies , world , usa , soccer , football , event , cameraphone , yellow , wood , rotten , socks , fan , baseball , digital , web , canon , nikon , pentax , lomo , noise , grain , film , focus , tuna , river , lake , airport , nice , comp , RGB , gusty , weather , blue , flood , boat , sail , moble , music , rap , indy , emo , photo , photography , 37212 , jim , jason , pete , hate , sad , beach , towel , jeans , soap , pink , shirt , sandals , wire , tv , tlc , love , tape , weeds , rock , safari , lion , meat , steak , butter , more , rice , plate , deleteme , 123group , mostviews , 1000views , 500views , 1view , 90points , 80points , saveme , safe , ball , color , b&w , blackandwhite , info , frown , sapppy , woof , meow , done , finish , tagme , tagyou , home , apt , 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 , yours , mine , his , there , theris , video , dvd , movie , pic , jpeg , raw , cr2 , cs2 , sepia , h20 , 10d , 20d , 30 , d1s , markII , d100 , d200 , d2x , d1x , d2h , d2xs , rainbow , path , mountain , hill , stream , creek , peacan , life , happy , joy , crazy , PMS , excercise , cars , drums , mr. wiggles , my blue heaven , exhaustion , can I think of any other weird stuff?

Grimly looking doorman

Grimly looking doorman

Blumenberg stone quarry for searching fossils, Eichstaett, Bavaria

Some background information:

This dinosaur – a life-size Allosaurus (4.5 metres high and 14 metres long) – highlights the entrance of Blumenberg stone quarry, a limestone quarry, where already a lot of fossils were found. For a little admission fee everybody can take his chance to find some fossils. So why not bringing along some hammers and chisels or lending them at the entrance and starting to search for some gazillion years old fossils? That’s what we thought and did today.

After some hours of hard work our haul was not really impressive, but we definitely had some fun breaking stones and raising a lot of dust. We found nothing but two fossilized worms, two starfishes and one water spider. Unfortunately we didn’t find any ammonites or fossilized shells.

Nearby Blumenberg stone quarry the Museum Bergér is located. This museum owns a very interesting and imposing collection of fossils, which were all found at Blumenberg stone quarry. Among them are different kinds of primeval fishes, crabs and ammonites but also a beautiful specimen of a giant dragonfly as well as one of the archaeopteryx.

By the way this shot won one of the highly valuable Explore academy awards on June 5th, 2010 (No. 364)! Please admire me for this wonderful performance! Accidentally chosen by a computer algorithm called the “Magic Donkey”: What could be greater than that? Therefore I can’t help blazing out this most noteworthy matter of fact to the whole world!

I can’t even tell how lucky and proud on this great success I am, as this is definitely the climax of my life! Of course I want to thank my mother for always supporting me while I was making such a glorious career, my father for bestowing a good breeding to me and my son as well as my wife for always believing in me! Now I finally gained the laurels for working so hard and making such an unbelievably interesting photo! Well-meant letters
of congratulations, in which you also show your deep respect, can be sent to me via Flickr Mail or my regular E-Mail address! By request I also do sign autographs!

Irony mode off now: In my eyes Explore really sucks as most photos there are boring trash from photographers, who fooled the algorithm and that’s why the fact that a shot was chosen by the "Magic Donkey" isn’t worth mentioning at all. Just my two cents.

So just in case, that you might want to opt out from Explore in its present form and the ridiculous addiction many others have to it, please consider joining this group: Explore Gaming Opponents

Posted by Silanov on 2010-06-05 16:02:07

Tagged: , EU , Europe , Germany , Bayern , Bavaria , Eichstätt , Eichstaett , Deutschland , Oberbayern , Blumenberg , stone quarry , quarry , mine , stone pit , limestone , chalkstone , Kalkstein , Kalksteinbruch , Steinbruch , Fossiliensteinbruch , fossils , Fossilien , dinosaur , Dinosaurier , Allosaurus , Tyrannosaurus Rex , Jurassic Park , Museum Bergér