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update: this is still brilliant
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2 days ago
Aging And Unstable, The Nation's Electrical Grid Is 'The Weakest Link' : NPR
Peaker power plants, renewables, energy storage, paying for plants that are rarely used, excess production that has to be wasted, sagging power lines, etc.
engineering 
3 days ago
The progression of the 18650 battery
Laptop and phones seem to be improving battery tech. The 18650 batteries went from 2600mAh in 2010 to 3600mAh in 2013, much faster improvement than I would expect
technology 
5 days ago
Pokemon GO and Interactive Dynamic Video - YouTube
Augmented reality objects modify the scene seen through the camera (minor transforms). This video is fun, but the underlying technology is much more impressive: http://www.interactivedynamicvideo.com/ They analyze the vibrations of an object so that they can then synthesize motion given a stimulus
graphics 
5 days ago
NetHack 4
NetHack's design philosophies, including making things easy enough that experienced players can play with self-imposed restrictions
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7 days ago
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Yelp seems to have recently changed their default filters (see the second last). Gotta get to the important things.
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8 days ago
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Half-edges are a useful way to represent mesh geometry. gives an introduction
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8 days ago
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looks like this buddy here on my desk!
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8 days ago
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Pillars of Exile has a built-in bobblehead option
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8 days ago
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A sociologist of science once told me science is a priesthood. I was annoyed, but have come to appreciate the point.
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9 days ago
srikumarks/FD.js
"fd.js is a Javascript finite domain constraint programming (CP) library with a design based on the CP features of Mozart/Oz. In particular, fd.js aims to separate the concerns of constraint problem specification, branching strategy and search strategy through the use of "computation spaces"."
programming  structure 
9 days ago
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Whoa! A full month after release, RimWorld is still in the top 3 sellers on Steam! Thanks everyone!
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10 days ago
Pathfinding for Tower Defense
Pathfinding for Tower Defense
 from Red Blob Games
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11 days ago
Hammerspoon: Getting Started
Hammerspoon lets you automate some aspects of OS X using Lua. Events like keypresses, window changes, app launches, wifi changes, screen changes (switching to external display), battery/power, etc. can run lua commands. This may replace Stay (window configuration per monitor setup) + Sticker (window snapping) for me but I haven't tried yet.
mac  software 
12 days ago
10 mindblowing uses for the world-changing substance that never was
Possibly a hoax or an invention with many caveats, but Starlite's story is a neat one. Hairdresser invents material that can withstand a blowtorch, demonstrates it on TV, then won't sell it to anyone thinking he can make more money elsewhere, thinks this way for decades, then dies. Revolutionary invention lost.
technology  stories 
12 days ago
Untitled (https://www.redfin.com/CA/Hillsborough/45-Berryessa-Way-94010/home/1550934)
whoa the flintstones house off 280 is for sale and the inside is even stranger than I imagined:
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14 days ago
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The bot is one of my favourites. An evocative map of a rich land you’ll never see, once an hour.
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15 days ago
Martin O'Leary | Teaching
Do you have an updated link to the Javascript Ice Sheet Model link on ?
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15 days ago
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Beautiful map generation article from explains beautiful procedurally generated maps
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15 days ago
Generating fantasy maps
Procedural map generator that uses Voronoi, non-perlin height maps (yay), water with erosion, name generator, and label placement. Article explains each step, with interactive demos too.
procedural  maps  gamedev 
15 days ago
GitHub - Dozed12/df-style-worldgen
Dwarf Fortress style world generator, with history
maps  procedural 
16 days ago
bracketed paste mode
When pasting text into a terminal, the terminal will send escape codes before and after the text so that the application can use that information to treat the paste specially. Neat!
unix  software 
17 days ago
Walking Randomly » How to enable the Linux / Bash subsystem in Windows 10
RT @UnixToolTip: How to enable the Linux / Bash subsystem in Windows 10
windows  linux  howto 
17 days ago
Twitter
RimWorld: convinced I'm doomed, somehow I survive. Dwarf Fortress: convinced I'm doing well, somehow everyone dies.
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20 days ago
NuGet Gallery | left-pad 0.9.12
Package managers have definitely made it easier! Just gotta be careful of hidden implementation gotchas
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20 days ago
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Three weeks after release, RimWorld is still among the Steam top sellers! It's now . I'll celebrate with poutine.
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20 days ago
Seattle Urbanism: Townhouses – Part 2 (The Problem)
How zoning rules for setbacks, parking, height limits cause Seattle town homes to all look the same
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21 days ago
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Oldie but goodie: Polygonal Map Generation
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23 days ago
FarmBot | Open-Source CNC Farming
“Humanity's first open-source CNC farming machine”
future  technology 
24 days ago
http://norvig.com/ipython/README.html
List of Peter Norvig's ipython notebooks
python 
24 days ago
Generating naming languages
“I wanted to produce something which was a step above the usual alphabetic soup of generated placenames, and which was capable of producing recognisably distinct languages. The initial idea was that different regions of each map would have different languages…”
algorithms  procedural  maps 
26 days ago
Fasting: Molecular Mechanisms and Clinical Applications
Intermittent or periodic fasting can improve one's health
biology  health 
27 days ago
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We put more heart and soul into this game than any other that we've ever made, IMO. I'm still very proud of it!
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29 days ago
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I finally understand entropy because of this INCREDIBLE interactive explainer by
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29 days ago
(500) https://aatishb.github.io/entropy/
I finally understand entropy because of this INCREDIBLE interactive explainer by
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29 days ago
Fun vs. Computer Science
New prog21 post: Fun vs. Computer Science
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4 weeks ago
(500) https://evanw.github.io/font-texture-generator/
Just published an online font texture generator: . It uses jump flooding for fast signed distance field generation.
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4 weeks ago
[Updated] Facts | Grand Ethiopian Renaissance dam ~ Horn Affairs English
Huge dam being built in Ethiopia, with a water storage capacity as big as Lake Mead and Lake Powell put together (and those two are the largest storage reservoirs in the U.S.).
engineering  water 
4 weeks ago
Dams and hydropower in Ethiopia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ethiopia is building tons of hydroelectric power dams since 2010
water  engineering 
4 weeks ago
Gezira Scheme - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"The Gezira Scheme is one of the largest irrigation projects in the world."
water 
4 weeks ago
Qattara Depression Project - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There's an area of the Sahara that's below sea level. Letting water flow into it could be used for hydropower. Unfortunately some crazy people proposed that this would be done by nuclear bomb blasts.
construction  engineering  environment 
4 weeks ago
GitHub - Auburns/FastNoiseSIMD: C++ SIMD Noise Library
C++ noise library that's much faster than libnoise or accidental-noise.
c++  software  math  gamedev 
4 weeks ago
buxtronix comments on ELI5: Why are fiber-optic connections faster? Don't electrical signals move at the speed of light anyway, or close to it?
Google engineer explains why fiber optic connections work better than copper cable, then a bunch of responses offer alternative explanations
hardware  networking 
5 weeks ago
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Attempted visual explanation of the central limit theorem, built with and :
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5 weeks ago
Central Limit Theorem
Attempted visual explanation of the central limit theorem, built with and :
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5 weeks ago
Blobs in Games: 3 Whys - what problem am I addressing?
For some of the things I write, I throw it away, start over, throw it away again, …
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5 weeks ago
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For some of the things I write, I throw it away, start over, throw it away again, …
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5 weeks ago
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a pretty quickly because why not?
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5 weeks ago
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a via tips from . This is my 55th drawing and my 4th attempt at drawing a hand. !
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5 weeks ago
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In my brief tenure at Google, I freaked out how Andy Hertzfeld had an office down the hall. Nobody else gave a shit
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5 weeks ago
How to setup a gaming virtual machine with GPU passthrough (QEMU, KVM, libvirt, and VFIO) | Se7enSins Gaming Community
It's now possible to set up a virtual machine that gets its own dedicated GPU, separate from the host machine. Requires two GPUs, but since most newer intel CPUs have onboard graphics, you can use that for your Linux host, and then use your dedicated GPU for Windows inside the virtual machine, and play games inside the virtual machine.
howto  linux 
5 weeks ago
Dissonant tones sound fine to people not raised on Western music | Ars Technica
Evidence for consonance/ dissonance being cultural despite the mathematical explanation
music 
5 weeks ago
Twitter
RT : What Offworld looked like in early 2014...
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6 weeks ago
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Trying to come up with a short comparison of three algorithms used for game pathfinding, not happy with wording…
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6 weeks ago
Contextual Identities on the Web | Tanvi Vyas
Mozilla's trying to make a less heavyweight version of the multiple-profiles feature so that you can have tabs with different sets of cookies, etc.
firefox  privacy 
6 weeks ago
Structured program theorem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
RT : Early proponents of structured programming disliked break/continue, but they help usability:
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6 weeks ago
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RT : Early proponents of structured programming disliked break/continue, but they help usability:
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6 weeks ago
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with , so much fun! Slowly progressing towards , perhaps eventually some concept art.
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6 weeks ago
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Imp, a proof-of-concept language built on Eve, has an interesting philosophy wrt syntax.
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7 weeks ago
imp/diary.md at master · jamii/imp · GitHub
Imp, a proof-of-concept language built on Eve, has an interesting philosophy wrt syntax.
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7 weeks ago
Video Conference Part 1: These Things Suck – Ben Garney
Got fed up with Skype, wrote my own toy video chat codec/app, wrote articles about it:
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7 weeks ago
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Got fed up with Skype, wrote my own toy video chat codec/app, wrote articles about it:
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7 weeks ago
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