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In a similar situation although reversed; he is a contractor, I am the permie-burger! He's enthusiastic, loud and hasn't yet learned to wait before interrupting my flow of thought, but he's a nice guy who may succeed eventually as he matures and learns.
- I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code.
Being a contractor right now, the fact that one of the permanent is rather, let's average, is good for me, logically... It makes me look good!
I might have a different opinion here that the Contractors are smart people and those who are really good at doing things can only turn into Contractor as its more rewarding than the regular job and an average contractor would eventually start doing a job after sometime.
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Despite that, I found it sometimes tiresome, it feels like he doesn't now how to read code and want me to do his work occasionally, when he got scared by some piece of code and also sometimes butcher perfectly fine code into a buggy monster, sigh...
That's one of the side effects of being a contractor as they expect you will have solution of every problem that they have created or not able to solve.
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I have to strike the delicate balance between being helpful and teaching what I know, and tell people to leave me alone...
I'd call it an Art so how do you balance it anyway .
You can have all the tools in the world but if you don't genuinely believe in yourself, it's useless.
I will commend you, just for naming Landau!
That said I have no clue if Landau is very readable by the layman.. all I know of him, really, is second hand account from my physics teacher (when I was studying physics at uni)!
This is a book for kids. There are a number of illustrations, though all of it may not be understandable in one reading. Needs about two or three readings. The chapter on Capricious Clocks is very nice.
I read this as a boy in the 1990s and loved it, very glad to come across this again. My favourite part is the illustration of "Absolute State of Rest", page 25 I think. I've downloaded the epub and will try to read it on the phone.
"We have already been through this, I am not going to repeat myself." - fat_boy, in a global warming thread
yeah yeah Einstein's general relativity passes a bunch of tests if you ignore or make up fudge factors for those it fails.
Science is still so lost, by itself that's not so bad though...
... the saddest part is it's most lost and in constant arguments where it doesn't matter what the answers are, leaving questions that do matter unanswered.
I think Euclid did a lot of harm to the understanding of geometry.
Nowadays, when people are introduced to string theory and geometries of ten or eleven dimensions, a couple of them circular, at the microscopic scale, they completely confused and bewildered. What is a "circular" dimension?
If the Phoenicians had been allowed to define our concept of geometry, we would have grown up with two large, circular dimensions, spanning the north/south and east/west of the oceans, and one "small" one, spanning the distance from the ship's keel to the top of the mast...