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What It Would Really Take to Reverse Climate Change - IEEE Spectrum
Too much CO2 even if all power plants switched to clean energy.
environment 
yesterday
Pantelligent: Intelligent Pan - Cook Everything Perfectly — Kickstarter
Kickstarter to make a frying pan that has a mobile app (!). It has a temperature sensor too.
cooking 
2 days ago
Log In - The New York Times
Congratulations to my team mates, and , for their amazing work on image descriptions, it's really magical!
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3 days ago
Untitled (http://www.redblobgames.com/mapgen3/2014-11-17-map-960.png)
Ok, until I improve the renderer, this is 960x960, so you can double it to 1920x1920 …
from twitter
3 days ago
Floating point range()
Floating point ranges (e.g. looping) are tricky because of floating point precision
math  software 
5 days ago
S. I. Hayakawa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term "ladder of abstraction" was coined by S. I. Hayakawa, professor of English, & Repub Senator for California
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5 days ago
alexjc (Alex J. Champandard) · GitHub
I'm calling this texture synthesis tool "imagescaper". Source down to 200 lines!
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5 days ago
Home | Video Digest
Will release video digest creation tool soon. Let us know if interested
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6 days ago
C4 carbon fixation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"C4" plants use a different carbon chemistry than "C3" plants. They are more drought tolerant and remove significantly more CO2 from the atmosphere than C3 plants. Researchers are developing a C4 variant of rice, which would use a lot less water and farmland than the conventional C3 form of rice.
biology  future  environment 
7 days ago
Why are handsome men such jerks?
(Applies to lots of things) Two variables A and B could be uncorrelated, but if you filter by A+B > x, then in the filtered set, A and B are negatively correlated.
math 
7 days ago
Burning questions about winter cold | UCAR - University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
What's causing the cold winters in the eastern U.S.? The pacific or the arctic?
weather 
7 days ago
Reaction Speeds in Gaming | [K]ayinworks
Argues that players who don't have the reaction speed to play fighting games … need to pick some simpler subset of the game
gamedev 
7 days ago
gallifreyan - shermansplanet
Gallifreyan language, written with intersecting circles
language  doctorwho 
8 days ago
Computational Geometry - YouTube
Uploaded some videos from this semester's computational geometry course: (not edited, probably many mistakes)
from twitter_favs
11 days ago
On The Science of Interstellar | Dr. Ikjyot Singh Kohli's Blog
This weekend, general relativists have a hitherto rare currency as film critics:
from twitter_favs
11 days ago
boyw165/hl-anything · GitHub
Highlight thing at point, selections, parentheses; and navigate between highlighted items
emacs  software 
12 days ago
Je crée mon jeu vidéo E10 : génération procédurale de carte (partie 1) - LinuxFr.org
(French article) Procedural map generation techniques - noise, relief shading, elevation shading, thermal erosion, water erosion, building placement, midpoint displacement vs hill placement. Also see part 2: http://linuxfr.org/news/je-cree-mon-jeu-video-e11-generation-procedurale-de-carte-partie-2
gamedev  maps  procedural 
12 days ago
python-colormath — python-colormath 2.0.2 documentation
Library for dealing with various color spaces: CIE, RGB, HSL, HSV, CMY, CMYK, sRGB vs AdobeRGB, IPT, Luv, ...
color  python  software 
13 days ago
Edit fiddle - JSFiddle
Rotating coords — matrix is just an optimization; 's solution is simpler though
from twitter
16 days ago
Porting to Emscripten ✩ Mozilla Hacks – the Web developer blog
Mozilla's tips for getting a game to compile under emscripten
c++  gamedev 
16 days ago
Highlights | Krita
Raster/vector drawing program with layers, filters, brushes, etc. Linux, Mac, Windows.
drawing  graphics  software 
16 days ago
tabletopwhale.com
Tabletop whale explains how the animated GIFs on tabletopwhale.com are made
writing  graphics 
17 days ago
Mini Metro
I imagine you guys might like playing Mini Metro
from twitter
18 days ago
FT interview with Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page - FT.com
Larry Page says Google hasn't been ambitious enough, that society is going to change drastically because of technology
google 
19 days ago
Passenger privacy in the NYC Taxicab data
Neustar analyzes the data, with interactive charts, and proposes an alternate system to protect privacy
privacy  maps 
19 days ago
on vector math libraries
Advice for C++ vector/matrix math geometry libraries (2d, 3d), esp. C++. Includes clever tricks like using unions to access data both as an array and as names (x, y, z). Includes some discussion of point vs vector.
c++  gamedev  math 
20 days ago
Setting the system-wide PATH environment variable in Mavericks - Ask Different
Setting the system-wide PATH in Mac OS Mavericks changed, and then the technique used in Mavericks no longer works in Yosemite. There's yet another approach which works most of the time but not all of the time.
mac 
25 days ago
BetterExplained | Friendly lessons for lasting insight.
Kalid Azad's uses analogies, diagrams, examples, plain-english to explain technical topics
from twitter
25 days ago
▶ Procedural River Generation - YouTube
Procedural map generator for a river game. The river is linear but the bends and widths are generated, and then islands and flow.
procedural  gamedev 
25 days ago
Übersicht
Place HTML5 widgets on the OS X desktop
mac  software 
26 days ago
Learn Difficult Concepts with the ADEPT Method | BetterExplained
ADEPT = Analogy, Diagram, Example, Plain-English description, Technical description. The strategy Kalid Azad uses to explain technical topics on his site.
learning  writing 
26 days ago
Factorio
I love OpenTTD. Also see and and
from twitter
29 days ago
Great Permutator
I love OpenTTD. Also see and and
from twitter
29 days ago
2014
On Trello I keep a rough list of what I want to work on: (includes works-in-progress)
from twitter
29 days ago
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History of FreeType, Pango, HarfBuzz, etc.
fonts  typography  linux 
4 weeks ago
Amit's Thoughts: Emacs: Find files anywhere
helm has changed a lot of core functionality for me — files, buffers, grep, isearch; also see
from twitter
4 weeks ago
Beyond the Bell Curve, a New Universal Law | Quanta Magazine
Tracy-Widom distributions show up in all sorts of places. You get a Gaussian distribution when things are independent but often get Tracy-Widom when things are dependent on each other. Somehow related to transitions between stability and instability, and phase transitions, including the phase transition of the universe from plasma into particles. On one side of the distribution is when agents are independent (gas, instability); on the other side the agents all work together (solid, stability)?. Might also be related to ecosystems and economies.
structure  math  physics 
4 weeks ago
Dan Russell's Acoustics and Vibration Animations
Lots of animations about acoustics and vibration
audio  math 
4 weeks ago
www.datapointed.net
Color streets by orientation, so that grids all end up the same color, but grids at different orientations are different colors. Neat.
maps 
5 weeks ago
Pathfinding in Caste Break | Bruno Assarisse
Using breadth first search instead of A* for games that have lots of units with the same destination
pathfinding  gamedev 
5 weeks ago
Untitled (http://www.eiserloh.net/ai/AIIDE2014_VegansAtYourBarbecue_Prefaced.pptx)
RT : Here are my slides from for "Vegans At Your Barbecue: How to Feed Hungry AI Game Developers":
from twitter
6 weeks ago
Experilous: Fun with A* Optimizations
Experimenting with A* implementation to see what improved performance
gamedev  algorithms 
6 weeks ago
HUSL - Human-friendly HSL
HUSL uses lightness and hue from CIE LCh colors but stretches chroma so that there aren't any gaps in the color space
color 
6 weeks ago
Fastest Mode of Transport - San Francisco
From any point in SF, this map shows you every other point in SF, colored by whether it's fastest to reach by walking, bicycling, public transit, or driving. Surprisingly the answer is usually driving.
maps 
6 weeks ago
Experilous: Planet Generator (Version 1, 2014/09/28)
Neat procedural planet generator , with in-browser demo by
from twitter
6 weeks ago
Experilous: Procedural Planet Generation
Neat procedural planet generator , with in-browser demo by
from twitter
6 weeks ago
Js_of_ocaml
OCaml bytecode to Javascript compiler
javascript 
7 weeks ago
Filthy Pants: A Computer Blog: xBR vs HQx Interpolation Filter Comparison
xBR is a newer pixel art upscaling algorithm and seems to do better than HQ2x, HQ3x
gamedev  algorithms 
7 weeks ago
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