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Turks had more freedom when the army had more power, and protected Mustafa Kemal's legacy. I lived in Ankara (worked at Genel Kurmay Başkanlığı) in the mid-1970s, when the generals were often in the news, but it was still a lively and interesting place to be.
What I think is that Mustafa Kemal's legacy has to be protected by people, not by army or some other institution. when you delegate your duty to other party, you risk it somehow. Ataturk knew that and said those great words to Turkish youth. http://www.ataturkungencligehitabesi.com/[^] This is in Turkish but google-translate translates well enough to get the main idea.
Unfortunately, we ended up this fake sultan.
Heck, even Shopify the shopping cart provider I signed up for does it with many things, sigh.
Your response to his rant is lacking in thought IMHO.
If we all use a different device then the solution will be to keep our minds in the past.
Just as re-writing the source could be performed at the server level to accommodate these nuances, there is no reason that the jQuery library (et al) cannot properly detect and change aspects which would hinder the user experience such as touch vs click inter alia.
A small portion of code would be able to test element geometry and subtract for features which would not add to the experience unless specifically wanted by the developer of the site just as browser detection was performed in the past.
Until the content is called to be rendered on the device there is really no expectation of it and thus we have to change the way we develop out sites so that the above concepts can be fluidly applied to the rendering environment and provide for the experience we desire on all platforms.
I hate people who use new high tech cool stuff when they don't need to, and it makes the experience worse than if they'd just used the simple technology that's already there. Dynamically loaded content, particularly done in an onLoad without the right layout settings applied in static markup so it jumps around, is particularly annoying.
I got a challenge here at work I could use some help solving. The Tribe has a dirt racetrack at the casino, and they have some events scheduled soon. They've asked for us (the power company) to light the track for night use. I can design a lighting system, but I have no idea how bright to make it. I'm sure there's a standard for this at pro racetracks, something like a min/max lumens at 'X' meters above grade, but I can't find it, and Google isn't being helpful. I have been able to locate recommendations for parking lots, roadways, sidewalks, and even track and field events, but not auto racing.
NHRA standards call for 3x 1000W Metal Halide lamps mounted on poles spaced 150' apart, but without knowing the mounting details and exact model of lamps used, there's no way to calculate what that equates to on the ground.
Why not ask the race organisers / competitors?
They will presumably be more au-fait with the regs (if there are any) than you, or will have a good idea who you should ask.
Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it. --- George Santayana (December 16, 1863 – September 26, 1952)
Those who fail to clear history are doomed to explain it. --- OriginalGriff (February 24, 1959 – ∞)
I say this as a resident of Florida, which is world renowned for light pollution, choose fixtures which do not allow the light to go up, and choose wavelengths of light that do not easily reflect back up (ie, no orange)
I don't know if there is anyone here that is an expert in Street Lights for installation, let me ask ( I work at a very large power company, but there is a process in place for asking permission to ask permission to ask about processes to ask permission : ) )
One quibble. For minimizing the damage caused by light pollution by making it easy to filter out without removing much of the light from what you're trying to view/image you want lights that only emit narrow spectrum light like mercury vapor or low pressure sodium vapor lights. The latter produces light that is a ghastly shade of orange.
I'll add that fully shielded fixtures instead of ones that are only mostly shielded is very important to minimize skyglow. Light that's emitted at upward angle of only 1 or 2 degrees is much more likely to be reflected down as skyglow before escaping the atmosphere than light that goes almost strait up. This is especially important if you use LED based lights to save on operating costs since the phosphors they use result in a broad spectrum output.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
I was actually planning to point them straight up and bounce the light off the Moon, relying on the reflected light to illuminate the race track. After all, we're the power company; why would we want them to conserve power?
I work for a water company that obviously does the same.
When I started working there we had some nice fountains outside the offices, they've been turned off for a few years now because it gave off the appearance of wastefulness (although we have so much water we sell it to other water companies when they run out).
Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them.
Where the heck is Wild Horse Pass? I've seen the ads for years, but there's never been any mention of how to find the place. Ak Chin is in Maricopa, Bucky's is in Prescott, del Sol is in Tucson; where is Wild Horse?