I'm trying to track down a 19th century French polymath -- engineer, economist, possibly public administrator. Did work on infrastructure, particularly sewers and/or water supply, bridges, and railroads.
I _think_ he also made an observation of the economic logic of multi-class passenger railroad service and amenities of accommodations (intentionally poor lowest-class service).
Likely active ~1840 - 1860.
My Web-fu is gives nil.
Rollei RPX400 @200
Rodinal 1:25, 20 deg's, 12 min's
PP: simple 'S' curve, scale and border.
Development was at dilution/time for box-speed according to MassiveDevChart...
I think these have a more classic look that this emulsion is known for. Grain is good. This also works for me. Lighting again was bright and contrasty today.
Roll #2 - I will Pull development by one stop, using the maxim of over-exposed/under develop...
More here: https://snap.as/lhl/minox-ml
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" ... radical environmentalism has always been romantic – and romantics were the fiercest critics of Malthus."
- Giorgios Kallis, in Defending limits is not Malthusian
What's your favorite #StarTrek two-part episode?
(Two or more part, I guess, so folk can answer with the end of DS9 if they'd like.)
Maite Vermeulen: Tien vragen, tien minuten: is er wel een Europees migratiebeleid? https://decorrespondent.nl/10580/tien-vragen-tien-minuten-is-er-wel-een-europees-migratiebeleid/1277080567840-c9f7286e
" ... So it may be impossible to distinguish between people and bots not because the bots have grown as smart as people, but because much of the time, people are as dumb as bots ... "
- Peter Watts on babbling
The nearest climate strike (in #tilburg ) seems to have drawn about thirty-six protesters. While they seem wonderful young people, they also reminded me why I hate demonstrations. I think my time is better spent tuning my home heating system.
Don't confuse evil with incompetence.
Evil always has all the right words to say. Incompetence makes brash and indefensible statements. Evil uses deception; incompetence uses mismanagement. Evil marginalizes its critics, incompetence marginalizes its allies.
Incompetence should be removed from positions of responsibility - gently and respectfully. And we must always remember that it is when we begin to turn on each other that the real evil wins.
@aparrish (I think that's a very fair position and reaction. Shouldn't our relationship with digital technology have matured beyond unabashed excitement for new tech toys without questioning their impact and the values they convey? Especially if one is working in the tech/digital field)
First thoughts on reading ‘Who owns the future’ ( https://openlibrary.org/books/OL25424120M ) : Lanier is the thinking man's neckbeard. Someone who tries very hard to impress with his erudition. And he actually manages to dazzle.
But is this appropriate for non-fiction? complexity and computational complexity are used interchangeably. ‘Server’ clearly means something other than what I'm used to.
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