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Urban informatics is a 21st-century emerging field of study that specializes in the development of spatial-statistical and machine learning predictive models and algorithms for city planning applications including crime and market predictions. Urban informatics programs across the world are normally only available at the graduate level. Some schools call it Applied Urban Science and Informatics, others call it Urban Spatial Analytics, and still others call it Urban Informatics and Analytics. Urban informatics is a short form for urban information science or urban information systems engineering. It is different than computer science in that it is heavily data science-focused and also involves GIS and other spatial analytics technologies.
"To distinguish themselves from those in similar fields, people in the field of urban informatics are called either civil or urban technologists"
by PrehistoricFish July 30, 2020

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vague, useless, impractical, sub-literature level, specious and glossy works of liberal arts (written or oral) typically produced and delivered by not-so-well-rounded college/university professors who hate mathematics and natural sciences, but are well-versed in their professional-sounding useless BS lectures, and usually make their students bullshit long, diffusive and vague essays. These profs are known as the undisputed masters of BS or more specifically, vague arts.
"That vague arts prof is scary. She was able to transform an applied statistics class into a bullshit paper-writing class. Unbelievable."

"This academic journal article has no scientific basis . It's all pure opinions and speculations. Vague arts af."
by PrehistoricFish July 30, 2020

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The self-existent supreme being who rules this universe in a way that transcends time and dimensions. Matters and substances in the universe cannot be forever derived from other matters. Eventually we'll have to trace back to a final non-derivative matter. This non-derivative matter must be brought into existence from nothingness by a sheer power of omnipotence, the power of a being no other than God.
Unbeliever: "prove to me that God exists"
Christian: "the fact that your consciousness can come into this world already proved that God exists"
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by PrehistoricFish August 03, 2020

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The Art of fraud, deception, trickery, and making believe; intended to make someone believe something that is not true and to take advantage of them financially (also known as Social Engineering). Social engineers or con artists are among the oldest professions in human history.

See also: Con Artist, Vague Arts
"To graduate from our rigorous Con Arts program with a B.S. in Social Engineering (which will prepare you for a professional career in modern con arts), you'll need to successfully complete the following core credits: CART 384: Phishing, Vishing and Smishing, CART 392: Psychological Abuse Strategies and Tactics, CART 484: Malware Design and Development, and CART 489: Capstone Project in Rogue Software Design: Adware, Spyware, Malware, Ransomware, Ghostware, Crack and Trojan Horses"
by PrehistoricFish August 03, 2020

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As of 2020, an emerging field is any 21st-century new technology: inter alia, VR and AR, quantum computing, urban informatics, biometrics. It usually leads to new higher-paid professions like drone operators/pilots, urban technologists, and AR/VR developers.
Professors: "urban informatics is a 21st-century emerging field, computer science is a 20th-century relatively new field, civil engineering is a 19th century old field, and architecture is an ancient field. According to NYU and other stats, urban informatics grads earn an average base salary of $95,000 USD, beating that of architecture (M. Arch, Ivy League - in the interest of fairness) by $39,150 USD, engineering (including civil) by about $15,500 USD, and computer science by $8,500 USD"

Students: "old STEM professions suck"
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by PrehistoricFish August 04, 2020

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some losers, basement trolls or angry kids on a power trip, who like to boss others around by rejecting every new words on Urban Dictionary because they simply want to take revenge on society for the fact that they're losers who couldn't get into the Ivy League.
"I got rejected by Harvard, Yale, Penn, Princeton, and Columbia. Fuck my life"
"I'll be sure to repay society in kindness by joining the Urban Dictionary Editors"
by PrehistoricFish August 21, 2020

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**Not to be confused with computer science

(noun, uncountable)

Informatics is the emerging scientific study of information and data acquisition, storage, processing, manipulation, and retrieval, and the development and engineering of information systems. Fields of informatics include bioinformatics, urban informatics, behavioral informatics (BI), geoinformatics, and ecoinformatics. Informatics is the short form for information sciences. Short forms are commonly adopted by many advanced technological disciplines including aeronautics and robotics. Aeronautics, for example, is an umbrella term for both aeronautical science and aeronautical/aerospace engineering.

See also: information sciences, information systems engineering, information engineering, emerging field
"To distinguish themselves from those in similar fields, people in the field of urban informatics are called either civil or urban technologists"
by PrehistoricFish August 27, 2020

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