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  Outside Context Problem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An Outside Context Problem or an OCP is any problem outside a given organisation or society's experience, with an immediate, ubiquitous and lasting impact upon an entire culture or civilisation.
An OCP is "outside the context" as it is generally not considered until it occurs, and the capacity to actually conceive of or consider the OCP in the first place may not be possible or very limited (ie.
An example of OCP is an event where a society (civilization) does not consider the possibility that a much more technologically advanced society can exist, and then encounters one.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Outside_Context_Problem   (424 words)

 Outside Context Problem - TheBestLinks.com - OCP, Culture, Iain M. Banks, TheBestLinks.com:Spoiler warning, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
An Outside Context Problem or an OCP could be described as a problem of great significance for an entire culture (or civilisation), a potentially terminal crisis caused by an encounter with a more sophisicated civilization.
Also it is a problem which one never actually thinks of before it happens, since one doesn't even have the knowledge to realize such a problem can arise.
There have been some examples of cultures encountering such problems in the course of human history, for example tribes of primitive islanders being visited by ships from advanced continental civilizations they were not previously aware of.
www.thebestlinks.com /OCP.html   (359 words)

 Connected Mathematics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
If time is spent solving problems, reflecting on solution methods, examining why the methods work, comparing methods, and relating methods to those used in previous situations, then students are likely to build more robust understandings and strategies and to view mathematics as a valuable tool for making sense of and solving interesting problems.
Problem 7.1 uses the context of a pizzeria to encourage students to think about measuring circles and motivates them to look for shortcuts or formulas for finding circumference and area.
This problem is intended to motivate the need for a shortcut for calculating the area.
www.math.msu.edu /cmp/StudentMaterials/ProblemCentered.htm   (844 words)

 Out of Context:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the next sections of this paper "Context for software agents" and "Context for embedding computing", we detail several of our projects in these areas for which we believe the context problem to be a motivating force.
Sociology, linguistics, and other fields have also dealt with the context problem in their own way, and although we cannot exhaustively treat these fields here, an overview of the various perspectives is helpful in situating our work, before we conclude.
The context problem has special relevance for the new generation of software agents that will soon be both augmenting and replacing today's interaction paradigm of direct-manipulation interfaces.
lieber.www.media.mit.edu /people/lieber/Teaching/Context/Out-of-Context-Paper/Out-of-Context.html   (9244 words)

 Richard Register - EcoCities
Night time is a great time to be outside moving about and socializing in the many lively spots - TV looks too passive and dull to these people who can barely believe that in 1983 the average American family watched more than seven hours a day.
Unfortunately this smallest of all cities (and potentially largest of all buildings) is so enveloped in narrow criticism and so plagued with operational problems and lack of money at the one location it is being attempted, it's unlikely to be actually built within the decade or so.
The bioregional context for these cities is developed in Peter Berg's work with the Planet Drum Foundation of San Francisco.
www.context.org /ICLIB/IC08/Register.htm   (2860 words)

 Out of context: Computer systems that adapt to, and learn from, context
Context can be considered to be everything that affects the computation except the explicit input and output, as shown in Figure 2.
In artificial intelligence, researchers have identified the so-called “frame problem.” In planning and robotics systems that deal with sequences of actions, each action is typically represented as a function transforming the state of the world before the action to the state after the action.
The frame problem is to determine which statements that were true before the action remain true after the action, or how the action affects and is affected by its context.
www.research.ibm.com /journal/sj/393/part1/lieberman.html   (8166 words)

 The New Yorker: Online Only: Content   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This is producing a lot of problems in Native communities; several Native villages may have to be moved owing to erosion that is being caused, or at least hastened, by climate change.
In this context, the history of Akkad, and of other civilizations whose demise has been linked to climate change, is not very encouraging.
The problem is that, once global warming is something that most people can feel in the course of their daily lives, it will be too late to prevent much larger, potentially catastrophic changes.
www.newyorker.com /online/content/?050425on_onlineonly01   (2352 words)

 CQ Press : Current Events In Context : Terrorism
Second, the divine mandate must be interpreted by human beings in specific political contexts, such as wars or floods or famines.
A number of ancient civilizations worshipped their kings as gods on earth, so the problem of interpretation was somewhat different.
And because secular cultures from outside can exert a constant seductive influence on young people through music, arts, clothes, and movies, and infuse them with political ideas of freedom, democracy, and equality, a theocratic regime is inclined to limit contact with the outside world.
www.cqpress.com /context/articles/epr_theo.html   (1338 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Context is everything but the explicit input and output And, in fact, even this diagram is too simple.
Context for User Interface Agents The context problem has special relevance for the new generation of software agents that will soon be both augmenting and replacing today's interaction paradigm of direct-manipulation interfaces.
Context in sociology and behavioral studies Approaches in sociology have stressed the importance of context in observing how people behave and understanding their cognitive abilities.
lcs.www.media.mit.edu /people/lieber/Lieberary/Out-of-Context/Out-of-Context.doc   (9412 words)

 AKMA's Random Thoughts
So one problem with identity involves it always being a kind of stipulated identity (and Frank’s comment about “the biomass vectoring through those coordinates from other proximate life chunklets” pertains here—though I’ve changed since I was fifteen, I have without deviation been associated with this particular physical body).
The Head Lemur invites you to p i x e l v ie w, where he has posted an interview with me. I went on too long in answer to his questions, but I suppose that the revelation of my long-windedness is part of the process.
That was frustrating enough--but this morning, it turns out that Mark has me on his list of people who should be syndicating so that he could more conveniently read their blogs.
www.seabury.edu /faculty/akma/2002_06_02_blogarch.html   (4091 words)

 What's the meaning? - Computerworld   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
They say they expect to see a modest implementation of their context interchange model by the end of the year, a large-scale version by the end of next year and a commercial application in 1996.
Users establish their own export contexts, which contain assumptions about their data that can be shipped throughout the network, and import contexts, which transform incoming data into their preferred format.
Conversions from one context to another can be made directly between source and receiver or can reference conversion functions stored in an ontology, a dictionary of shared terms.
www.computerworld.com /printthis/1994/0,4814,1912,00.html   (1594 words)

 C   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It would be as false to seek the author in relation to the actual writer as to the fictional narrator; the "author-function" arises out of their scission-- in the division and distance of the two.
In a mathematical treatise, the ego who indicates the circumstances of composition in the preface is not identical, either in terms of his position or his function, to the "I" who concludes a demonstration within the body of the text.
It is unassailable as a general and theoretical conclusion: the positing of context- or institution-specific norms surely rules out the possibility of a norm whose validity would be recognized by everyone, no matter what his situation.
www.sil.org /~radneyr/humanities/C.htm   (18061 words)

 Outside Context: Airsoft   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
However, there are serious problems with it and I am writing to ask for you to pressure for an exception to be made.
The problem with the Bill in its current form lay in the fact that it will also prevent responsible adults from enjoying the sports associated with airsoft guns.
The problem is only one of how they look and their availability in unlicensed and unregulated stores such as market stalls.
www.20six.co.uk /Basho   (2637 words)

 Context June/July 2002 Issue -- Feature: Cincinnati Bell(wether)
The company brought in outside experts in the field of “change acceleration” to help people through the process.
Its parent, Broadwing, is struggling because, like many telecom companies, it took on a lot of debt to finance the laying of thousands of miles of fiber-optic cable.
Kelley, a senior writer for Context, is waiting for her telecom company to either bundle services on one bill or offer to fill out her expenses for her.
www.contextmag.com /archives/200206/Feature2CincinnatiBellwether.asp?process=print   (1654 words)

 Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science: One more time on Bayes, Popper, and Kuhn
In the literature this is known as the Quine-Duhem problem.
And there's a real chance that context noise might be a bit of a revolutionary idea (as a disclaimer, one of the main "context noise" people is in my department, so I'm probably a bit biased).
So when an entirely new class of models is proposed, it could very quickly turn out to be the case that the new one "overthrows" the old one quite fast (a sort of "Outside Context Problem").
www.stat.columbia.edu /~cook/movabletype/archives/2005/05/one_more_time_o_2.html   (1778 words)

That is, before a woman stepped forward and said she had sex with the columnist during the 1980s, when she was a teenager, and he was on the job.
Greene resigned due to the controversy in September 2002, admitted he had a problem with womanizing and promptly disappeared.
Although Blair has been huddling with a literary agent and even the producer of "A Current Affair" in recent weeks, many opine that his career in journalism is as good as dead.
www.blacktable.com /gillin030520.htm   (1428 words)

 CONTEXT: Mark Crispin Miller   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Or you can drop the books, put on your goggles and your rubber boots, and venture forth into the endless shitstorm that is now our civic culture, and in that deluge try to make a reasonable argument.
And so they give a pass to those professors who are at the service of such power, while jeering anyone--inside or outside the Academy--who thinks to raise a fuss about how wrong it is. For them, this isn't something to discuss, because discussion is itself suspicious, even dangerous--the sport of jerk-offs and Prevaricators.
Outside of your armchair, then, there really is no place for intellectuals to hide, in this new world of terrorists both foreign and domestic, and fearful yahoos high and low.
www.centerforbookculture.org /context/no9/miller.html   (1715 words)

 Race/Music: "Corrine Corrina" and the Excluded Middle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In this instance, the discursive ‘necessity’ of situating Corrina outside of (prior to) the blues-as-such--quintessentially defined by the Delta solo vocalist-and-guitar tradition--apparently induced a kind of anachronistic hallucination on the part of this knowledgeable scholar of the blues.
This triangulation of Dylan’s public image--standing simultaneously inside and outside the space conventionally demarcated by the term ‘folk music’--lies at the core of his projection of an iconoclastic modernist populist subjectivity.
In the present context, it is interesting to note that the violin is by and large not consonant with late 20th century representations of musical ‘flness.’ This may in part explain the mainstream press’s incredulity at discovering Louis Farrakhan’s aspirations as a classical violinist.
www.utexas.edu /cofa/music/erlmannseries/corrina.htm   (8649 words)

 Personality Disorders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
People with avoidant personality disorder may have no close relationships outside of their family circle, although they would like to, and are upset at their inability to relate well to others.
People with compulsive personality are highly cautious, weigh all aspects of a problem, and pay attention to every detail, making it difficult for them to make decisions and complete tasks.
When their feelings are not under strict control, events are unpredictable, or they must rely on others, compulsive personalities often feel a sense of isolation and helplessness.
www.nmha.org /infoctr/factsheets/91.cfm   (1255 words)

 apophenia: my etech talk: revenge of the user
When i generically talk about social theory, i'm referring to the large body of knowledge about human behavior that has been generated by psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists, philosophers, etc. This work is grounded in observing and testing human behavior, but it has not built a complete model of social life.
Much of this work is connected with ideas on face-to-face interactions and negotiating life in the context of a city, suburbia or a village.
We create a new context with the evolution of each organization (issue) which seems like they never go away and create a new reality of "advocacy toxicity"- so many call to action, request for support that the public does nothing.
www.zephoria.org /thoughts/archives/2004/02/11/my_etech_talk_revenge_of_the_user.html   (7037 words)

 IE/Win Guillotine Bug
For the Guillotine to occur in this context, the float should not be cleared by any element in the page.
In this variation of the bug, the float is chopped not by the container but by the body itself.
But a dimension specified container is exactly the thing needed to trigger the IE Guillotine, so this "generated clearing element" method on its own cannot solve the problem.
www.positioniseverything.net /explorer/guillotine.html   (1291 words)

 Ability 9
The student is familiar with the knowledge base required to solve the specific problem, which maybe unidimensional or rather straightforward in scope.
A thesis or senior project could be used as a measure of problem-solving, even if the problem were outside the traditional medical sphere.
Students should be able to integrate the basic sciences and clinical aspects of medicine spanning the spectrum from the molecular to the community level and from conception to old age.
biomed.brown.edu /Medicine_Programs/MD2000/Ability9.html   (503 words)

 The Washington Note Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Since the cost of oil was too high, as he put it, he argued that we needed to move more expeditiously on alternative fuel source development -- and made a lot of suggestions -- and said that we bore a moral responsibility to developing nations to keep the price of oil low.
But if the problem with oil-dependency is real, then one way to get progressives and neocons to think differently about alternative sources of fuel is to drive the price up.
That, coupled with the problems of nuclear waste disposal, sealed the fate of 20th century nuclear power in the U.S. In an earlier post, you said you would support a 50-cent/gallon gas tax.
www.thewashingtonnote.com /archives/000287.html   (6768 words)

 The Sharpener » How do you solve a problem like terrorism?
The problem is that not many people seem to have got past the point of accepting that this is new and different, and that our current toolset is inadequate to deal with the problem.
The point is that their problems have become our problems, because some of them decided to blow up some of us.
The problem is that a group of Wahhabi Jihadists have adopted the tactic of terrorism as a primary device in pursuing goals I find odious.
www.thesharpener.net /?p=114   (8760 words)

 [Quixote-users] Form widgets usable outside context of a Publisher?
I was experimenting with the Form widgets and reading along in the Quixote Cookbook and found either an error in the Cookbook or a bug in the Widget code (Quixote 2.1).
In this context, there is no Publisher instance.
The funny thing, though, is that once you set an attribute of the widget, the error goes away.
mail.mems-exchange.org /durusmail/quixote-users/5078   (299 words)

 Belmont Club
I suspect that Annan's persecutors are after something else: not the man, but the institution itself.
The fundamental problem with Traub's argument is that Oil-For-Food existed for the purpose of enforcing sanctions imposed by the Security Council as a whole.
It was not a program whose goals could be chosen according to taste, "with the U.S. and Britain determined to prevent Iraq from importing items that could be used for military purposes and the French, Russians and Chinese equally determined to give the Iraqis the benefit of every doubt." It had one purpose only.
belmontclub.blogspot.com /2004/12/some-are-more-equal-than-others-james.html   (869 words)

 TCS Daily - Down on the Farm
The animal protection movement that won huge victories by rephrasing the issue in order to fit into the regulatory language of the system, created a discrepancy between its own theory and practice when introduced to real life agriculture.
They did not have the ambition to provide an agriculture to meet the demands of todays modern society, and they certainly didnt envision possible conflicts between animal protection and protection of the environment.
Animal welfare, in its context of sustainable agriculture, has been given an unquestioningly positive profile that cannot be criticized without stepping outside a very broad consensus.
www.tcsdaily.com /article.aspx?id=120903E   (932 words)

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