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2011-01-24 21:36:12.63339+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

Ack! Numerous meaningless pseudo-differentiations written to confuse the pointy haired ones makes Dan's head all asplodey!

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#Comment Re: made: 2011-01-25 20:39:40.00821+00 by: Dan Lyke

In this particular case it was about the difference between an RTK Cluster and an RTK Network. I mean, it's reasonable that there's a difference between them, and I think I even see now what it is, but the differentiation in the different papers describing them is largely about why one vendor's implementation is a Network and their competitions' implementation is a Cluster.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-01-25 19:45:18.582504+00 by: ebradway

Doncha just love the geo-world? Even when you think something could be precisely defined, it's not (or can't be).

I don't which is the chicken or the egg... Geography, as a discipline, became very post-modern in the 70s and 80s. Some say it was a reaction to the "Quantitative Revolution" that arose from the Office of Strategic Studies during WWII. Now it's hard to tell if the kind of wishy-washy stuff in geo is due to a true failings in the ability to quantify aspects of the world, or the impact of post-modern dogma. Either way, the results the same. It's almost as if there's a sort of Heisenberg Principle in effect - the more precisely something is measured or defined, the less accuracy you get somewhere else. GIS, GPS, etc., are heavily influenced by these ideas (or in spite of post-modernism).

We can put satellites in low-earth orbit and produce cheap, consumer-grade receivers to utilize those signals. But through all of that precision, the resulting application of the signal is lacking.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-01-25 00:30:22.267522+00 by: Dan Lyke

No, I'm having pains in that direction, but I don't think it's happening yet. I'm still struck by this overwhelming urge to throw all these whitepapers at the wall and just implement something.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-01-24 23:52:19.54904+00 by: meuon

Does this mean you are growing pointy haired?