Note to recruiters

Note to recruiters: We are quite aware that recruiters, interviewers, VCs and other professionals generally perform a Google Search before they interview someone, take a pitch from someone, et cetera. Please keep in mind that not everything put on the Internet must align directly to one's future career and/or one's future product portfolio. Sometimes, people do put things on the Internet just because. Just because. It may be out of their personal interests, which may have nothing to do with their professional interests. Or it may be for some other reason. Recruiters seem to have this wrong-headed notion that if somebody is not signalling their interests in a certain area online, then that means that they are not interested in that area at all. It is worth pointing out that economics pretty much underlies the areas of marketing, strategy, operations and finance. And this blog is about economics. With metta, let us. by all means, be reflective about this whole business of business. Also, see our post on "The Multi-faceted Identity Problem".

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Curiosity, Mars Rover, will phone home

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Now that the Mars Science Laboratory rover, better known as Curiosity, has landed safely in a Martian crater, it can begin its exploration of the surface in search of evidence of life on the Red Planet.

One key to what scientists find out about Mars will be NASA’s Deep Space Network, a kind of interplanetary Internet that will carry the data Curiosity collects the 139 million miles or so (that’s the average distance, but it can vary greatly depending on the planets’ orbits) back to Earth.

The Deep Space Network (DSN), which also carries communications from other space craft within and without the solar system, comprises large dish antenna arrays at three locations approximately 120 degrees apart on Earth: at Goldstone, Calif., in the Mojave Desert; near Madrid, Spain; and near Canberra, Australia.