Kommunistliku ideoloogia iva võrrelduna 2014. aasta trendidega

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Ühes suhtluskanalis, mille nime jätan praegu nimetamata, reklaamisin välja YouTube'ist leitud video pealkirjaga "Liberty 101". Oma postitusele sain väga meeldiva, sisuka, vastuse, kus inimene oli pannud ligikaudu neljal (jah, arv 4 ehk 3+1) A4 formaadis leheküljel kirja oma, alternatiivsed, mõtted. Nende 4 A4 korral oli selles mõttes tegu väga meeldiva tekstiga, et see tekst oli põhjalik …

Market Limits, Episode 0

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Operations research depends on limits.
This blog post aims to list some of them. The blog post is subject to modification.

Stupid, but Noteworthy Videos, Episode 0

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The videos are linked and the collection is subject to change.

Ideas About Next Generation Weaponry, Episode 0

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The very first requirements that the weaponry must meet is concealability and a possibility to produce them in a concealed manner, preferably from commodity materials. The 1$ microscope project has demonstrated that advanced results can be achieved by using cheap, commodity, materials. In MythBusters Season 13 Episode 8 the stars of the show demonstrate that a …

An idea About Group Relationships, Episode 0

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The main idea of this blog post is that regardless of the fact, whether the relationships between members of a group are coercive or not, the relationships are always an intellectual phenomena that can have very many different versions. Coercive examples are various states and pirate ships, from Egyptian and Mayan pharaohs and priests to Islam, …

About Whistle Blowing and Leaking

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Why Tyrants (Should) need Whistle Blowers

A Thought About Law Obedience and Economic Sanctions, Episode 0

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Law Obedience

How lack of Privacy Hinders Development

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Often specialists, for example, IT-people, consult with their former colleagues, schoolmates, friends, about things that are related to their work. That speeds up work and leads to good results faster. Clearly that sort of phone calls, e-mails, etc. is PRIVATE COMMUNICATION and will not take place, if "the boss" listens in on it or records it. …

List of the most Worthless Terms in IT

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In the context of this article the worthlessness is defined as a lack of limits. For example, if the words "horse", "lion", "wolf", "red-head", "granny", "snow-white", "prince", were all replaced with the word "animal", then what would the stories be like? "Wolf ate a lamb" would become: "An animal ate an animal". "A dog chased a …

Semirandom Collection of Thoughts and Observations, Set 1

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Core of Trade

Mõtteid eesti keele, kultuuri ja rahvuse säilitamisest

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Eessõna / Preface

Rules of the "game of Being a Citizen"

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If one has to boil a really fine pot full of soup, then one needs the right amount of salt. Without salt, the soup would not be right. During middle ages, salt was one of the expensive, luxurious, goods that merchants made good fortune of. However, the party that can afford a whole bag full of …

About Software Development in Companies, Communities and the Academia

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The purpose of this article is to line out some of the software development related peculiarities of the 3 types of institutions.

Who cares about (and pays for) "quality"?

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According to marketing people "quality" is a subjective measure and it is not necessarily a synonym for "reliability". On the other hand, if the amount of "functionality" is constant and markup is a fixed percentage of the price, then the reliability tends to correlate with price, e.g. the higher the reliability, the higher the price. At …

A few Wild Thoughts About 3D Modelling

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I will probably improve this article in the future, but the summary is that I surfed around and tried to find a software package that allows me to create 3D models for games and I came to a conclusion that all of them assume a lot of mouse clicks. The amount of mouse clicks and movements …

Few Observations About the Freenet Project

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While studying different, PRACTICAL, non-academic, real-life, routing algorithms for the raudrohi project, I obviously came across the famous Freenet project.

Uniformly Distributed Random Numbers and Random Bitstreams

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To many people the problem that is discussed in this article is self-evident or at least irrelevant. However, I do have a teaser that got me thinking on this problem.

Sci-Fi Classics: Apple Seed

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Apple trees grow for anyone and regardless of economic recession, war, dollar/euro value, dominant political ideology, U.S./Russian "democracy", Hitler's regime, etc.

Yet Another way for Ordinary People to Become Unpopular, type 0

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I guess that the one and most important thing, idea that was new to me, that I learned, as a summary of all of the lectures within the Autumn of 2012 and Spring of 2013 is that one should never, ever, present to other people something that is not perceived by them as something that is …

Bit-wise Development

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Bit-wise Development

Just Another Thought About the Essence of Life and what does Mathematics have to do with it

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This blog post is partly inspired by the 1979 movie, The Black Hole, where a murderous physicist hopes to take a spacecraft from one universe that has one set of rules to another universe that has a different set of rules.

Why Java will Probably die and Fancy Languages like Ada and D do not Matter

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First, an Ada advertisement to make people feel bad about what most software developers are missing (from practice), e.g. a beautiful love story that only a few people will have in real life:

Link to A Video: DMS

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Well, I'm too shy to say why, but as of May 2013, I find the following video really fascinating:

A wild Thought about Archives, Public Libraries, Museums

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It's a fact that at least some of the Estonian literature was forbidden during the Soviet Union era. It's a fact that the use of Nazi symbols and Soviet Union symbols is limited in year 2013 in Germany and various former Soviet states. As of 2013 it's also a fact that members of organizations like the …

A way to Handle Professional Politicians: tie them to the boat that they try to sink

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First of all, as of May 2013 I think that the root of all problems in politics is in the conflict of interests that arises from the fact that a profession like "professional politician" exists. If every person could be in the government and Parliament only for 4 years during its whole life time, then the …

The Future of Goods Transportation: Small, Rope-Climbing, Robots

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If one looks at an average shopping trip, then the set of goods that one buys, is pretty standard. One might just select them at a web shop and the whole process from store to kitchen might be automated. Placing the goods to ordinary shop shelves might be omitted. Some robots combined with some manual labour …

A wild Idea About Market Assessment, Type 2

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The "Type 1" of the market assessment articles resides in a different blog.

The Meaning of life, Version 2

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As of 2013_04_27 I haven't given up on the version 1 of the "Meaning of life", but the version 1 does not seem to be achievable due to a considerable amount of problems that seem to eliminate pretty much all of the fun from life. Hence the version 2 here.

How to Stay at Least Somewhat sane in an Everlasting Poverty

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It seems to me that it alleviates poverty related depression, if one has a clear overview, what decisions in my life are a money related compromise and what decisions are those of a true, sincere, me.

A Crazy Idea: Cheap, Custom, Circuit Boards from Sand

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I do not know, if it works, but what if prototype circuit boards could be made by some networked "coffee machine" by using ordinary clay, may be a mixture of sand and glue, and the microchips might be placed there, pins upwards, while the clay is still wet?