Journalist and programmer Ken Schwencke created an algorithm that automatically generates a short article when an earthquake occurs. Mr Schwencke told Slate magazine that it took around three minutes for the story to appear online.
Tekst možete pročitati unutar BBC-jevog članka, i ako mene pitate niko ne bi mogao da primeti da ga nije pisao čovek.
Yes, I know David Allen wrote this phenomenal book 12 years ago that would have saved me a lot of pain, but as an engineer I am afflicted with a wonderful disease called “Not Invented Here.” This disease forces me to ignore the helpful advice of others. It requires me to often build my own tool when there are plenty of pre-existing tools already built.
Ovo mi je veoma poznat osećaj, a verujem i svima koji nalaze da je najbolji način da naučiš nešto da ra rastaviš, ili probaš da ga napraviš od nule (što je kada se radi o softveru mnogo lakše nego kada pričamo o opipljivim stvarima).
Zapravo, i Majkl to kaže u sledećoj rečenici:
You may think this disease is inefficient, but I find it educational.
The sun doesn’t bulge much at all. It is 1.4m kilometres across, but the difference between its diameter at the equator and between the poles is only 10 kilometres. Scaled to the size of a beachball, that difference is less than the width of a human hair. Only an artificial sphere of silicon that was created as a standard for weights is known to be more perfectly spherical.
The road is treated as a memorial, because the bones of the people who died while constructing it were laid beneath or around the road. The land there is permanently frozen so interment into the fabric of the road was deemed more practical than digging into the permafrost to bury the bodies of the dead.
Moja fascinacija Rusijom koja traje već neko vreme se nastavlja, a ovo je prosto neverovatno pročitati.