It’s a namespace with the values you want inline, in my head
They’re INI files or .cfg to me
The code is the Python in Ansible, or Go in TF, that applies those values
Using config mgmt tools like they’re vanilla programming languages is weird.
From a design perspective I feel like the CLI is far too often forgotten.
At the end of the day though, not all miles are equal. If one were so inclined you could just drive up an down a big highway with autonomy engaged only once merged. Obviously 100 miles of SF traffic is not the same as 100 miles of staying in your lane on cruise control.
Other than that, one vertical usecase that would be super appealing would be the ability to automatically generate (and maintain) api servers ontop of AI modules. As in if we had a tensorflow model, can we automatically create an endpoint to serve live traffic? I guess more generally, if we can define the JSON input to a function (any python function doesnt have to be AI model), Optic can write all the boiler plate microservice for us!
The main reason I don't follow something similar, is that I am fairly sure consistently sleeping longer than 9 hours per night increases the risk for serious health problems. I'd provide sources, but I'm on my phone
But of course we know Zoox is actually driving on SF roads according to public documents, and the fact you can watch them drive if you are in SF and know where to look. Demos are demos, but this one happened with Zoox software at 100% autonomy.
Edit: Apparently Last and First Men was heavily influenced by a short story, "The Last Judgment" by J.B.S. Haldane. Source: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/sasalum/newsltr/fall99/end.html. Maybe that's the one you remember?
Retro rockets fire just before landing. This is the main cause of the dust cloud that kicks up around the capsule.
Various sources on the web put the touchdown speed at 1-3 mph.
Edit: the 3mph comes from a test where they disabled 1/3 of the parachutes :
Similar flights had been done with the same craft three times before, but this time around, one of the capsule’s parachutes was disabled. Bezos said the two parachutes slowed the descent to 23 mph, as opposed to the usual 16 mph with three parachutes.
Just before the touchdown, the capsule’s retro rocket system fired. Bezos said that brought the speed at impact down to 3 mph. The capsule was equipped with a ring of crushable bumpers on its bottom to absorb that remaining force.
To Excel, I wonder how much reimplementing was needed again, did you need computations in-cells like Excel has? It seems like if you are going that deep you will need to implement much of the logic on your own. I guess if you are truly just reimplementing Excel in a web interface, then your point has merit, but it seems like for something that specific, the preboxed solution would more get in the way?
To directives versus components, certain behaviors make more sense to me as an HTML element (an infinite scroller, for example) than as a "controller-level" component. Additionally I've found a great transparency of debugging by starting with the HTML and looking at what functions are being invoked when, than by hoping I know where the "controller" is binding into the HTML, and perhaps never finding all of it.
And fair - I still don't know what "opinionated" means... lol