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Well roughly tied supporting and more nuanced views. Appears one person voted against it

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Graph Theory and Topology -

This has applications in GIS, especially around things like circulation elements city planners use to plan out road placement and design.

Fun fact - Konigsberg no longer exists, it was destroyed by the Russians in WWII and now exists as the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad.

Speaking of Flat Earths, here is a database of them:

You can find many flat earths, some in meters and some in feet for those of us who are still lagging behind on that front (thanks Brits)

For any who want to get into GIS, (especially using Open Source tools like QGIS) its helpful to start to remember commonly used SRIDs, or Spatial Reference IDs. A very common one I use is the code for "NAD83 / California zone 5 (ftUS)", which ID is 2229, covering the area of LA, my native Kern County, as well as a couple of other counties.

Flat earthers got nothing on me... my job is literally to make the earth flat... or at least a piece of it in a mathematical model. (who the hell wants to do a great elliptic arc for every relationship between points)

Other very awesome Open Source project -

GUI based fractal editor

Another tidbit - Every line in GIS has direction. If you think about it, you really can't draw a line without it... you always start somewhere and end somewhere else. Sure you can reverse the line and have the same representation, but all that means is that its going to look the same. From a analysis perspective, (especially linear referencing) you should know the direction.

Especially if you don't want to do everything again. Because its "backwards".

I do so enjoy when people send me the PDF of an area that clearly has had some spatial data used to generate it, and then I can't get them to send me the underlying data, forcing me to manually draw it again like I'm 10 and using MS Paint.

Time to use the georeferencer, and suffer another 10 points of sanity damage.

To those who list "Something else". Please elaborate, if you would

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How do people here feel about Nuclear Power, pro or against?

Using Chocolatey on Windows just makes me miss pacman all the more so

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Well I'll try to make my contribution to the Channel with my favorite STEM topic: data analysis, specifically cartography! Which these days is pretty heavily focused on GIS.

"A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present spatial or geographic data. GIS applications are tools that allow users to create interactive queries (user-created searches), analyze spatial information, edit data in maps, and present the results of all these operations."

- Wikipedia

There is really only one major player in the commercial industry, Esri with the ArcGIS program suite, which only runs on Windows. I've used it for about 10 years now for both basic and advanced tasks (advanced being somewhat basic compared to some of the more incredible things others have done) If you want it you are looking at a few hundred dollars for the commerical license or 100$ USD for the at home educational / non profit license.

Thankfully for FOSS there is a fantastic alternative, which is QGIS! QGIS is what I use currently for all my mapping and spatial modeling needs. It runs on Windows (which lets face it if you are working for the man you'll likely be forced to use). It comes with many basic spatial tools to use as well as the ability to write new tools with a Qt UI in Python. Its also in my mind more than a match for Esri for most GIS tasks.

Does anyone know why you would use the Python pickle module over the json module? The json one seems to be superior in every manner

Is there anyway to auto translate Mastodon posts? I'm afraid my Spanish is terribly terrible.

Kern County is screwed if California stops oil production. I'm not a global warming denier nor do I deny the environmental issues related to extraction (although some are certainly exaggerated)

Bakersfield is fucked if they do that... it'll become another coal town situation where WalMart and some agricultural jobs are all there is.

If California's politicians want to sacrifice Kern to achieve carbon neutrality (if such a thing is even possible, I'm pretty sure all our efforts haven't even halted the rise of carbon emissions) then I wish they would just state that, rather than just reading off some boilerplate "just transition" speech.

Perhaps its necessary that the oil industry here should shut down.(although this is one of the cleaner operations, its not like California didn't regulate it before). We get most of our other oil here in California from Saudi Arabia.

Perhaps it will even be a push from renewable that does it. Its just going to be very depressing seeing hundreds of good jobs go down the shitter with it.

A part time job using your own car to beg homeowners to install solar on their rooftops isn't going to replace a 40$ per hour rig job.

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It simply looks like that, ok? :p It does remind me of the images I'd find as wallpapers back in the day. This is the first time I got something to look smooth in both texture and color gradients, which I liked a lot. :D

#GuephrenArt #Fractal #MastoArt #CreativeToots

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A really interesting book it seems (mentioned by Cory Doctorow's Boing Boing article) but rare are very high priced copies.


"The clever, bizarre and poignant DIY housewares that fill the pages of Home-Made: Contemporary Russian Folk Artifacts have stories to tell.

They communicate the textures of the lives of ordinary Russians during the collapse of the Soviet Union, they highlight alternatives to factory design and disposable goods, and they speak volumes about what goes on in other people's homes--how they spend and scrimp, how they make do.

Home-Made highlights the best of the everyday objects made by ordinary Russians during and around the time of the Soviet Union's decline."

This federated timeline feels like the insane schitzo thoughts of a dying civilization

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