touring the NTS was: security was: the net again: transputers again was: Commodore 2945
I scored terribly on SAT English (400s). But I got asked to edit a journal as a technical editor. Publishing companies hire MAs and PhDs in English as editors (production, copy, etc.), and they are there to edit exactly for that reason. I've had wonderful discussions with a couple of subtle points of English. And they in turn respect technical skills, because they realize it reflects on Wiley and other firms. Errors will still get through (MIT Press for instance is bad for this, the argument being the lag time for press).
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Anne & Lynn Wheeler part of the issue with jupiter controller work starting in early 80s and then some 10+ years later with...
For people lacking a big company, I suggest developing a small circle of trusted friends to read and edit. But technically we do need better tools than text editors. It doesn't take a lot.
An example was I found a very interesting typo in a note in Gregg Herken's atomic history about Oppenheimer. Eisenhower was being but a lawyer who headed the AEC. Eisenhower was moved. He had a engineering degree. He pointed out that the effect of a bigger plant diminished by the, now here is typo: cube route. Now think abou that technically. I am sure if Eisenhower had see it: no biggie. But the historians and secretary who recorded this (this is in the National Archives and this is how it will stay in the public record). Anyways, Gregg was impressed, and I got 2 endorsements by the Smithsonian.
Just start small and trust what you know and build an informal circle of friends who will read-edit for you.
I met George Kistakowski before he died. Very interesting fellow (met Feynman in that same clbutt). Shocks can be very intersting (like the NV shots where they sent the tracer rockets up before the blast to create lines or grids). You will notive that on some of your future old film (Hollywood Mountain is the term).
transputers again was: The dissolution of Commodore 2948
David Dyer-Bennet In practice, it's not the issue you make it out to be. I use Python a lot and indentation problems rarely come up. Usually when copying code from Google where...
If you get a chance Dave Parnas has good stories from that era. Even McNamara confessed to a degree of cluelessness. I have not bothereed to read his book. We in computing are partially his descendents. I am not clear that an objective perspective will ever be enough in warfare except on a very local level.
touring the NTS was: security was: the net again: transputers again was: Commodore 2946
Well not all, I know. I have to get to one complainer on another topic. You guys are being too kind. It really needs a good editor to go over it. From Barb that's...
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