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Jennifer Francis - Understanding the Jetstream - m - YouTube
How warmer poles lead to higher amplitude jet stream waves moving more slowly eastwwrds, causing more extreme weather for longer periods of time
weather  environment 
4 days ago
GitHub - mikolalysenko/robust-arithmetic-notes: Tutorial on robust arithmetic in JavaScript
Geometry code turns out to be rather tricky because of floating point math. Even when you think something will have a very small result, it can be greatly magnified to produce horrible output.
math  software 
6 days ago
Plan Oblique Europe
Plan Oblique is a projection that keeps the surface unrotated, but uses shear to make the sides of mountains visible. Less precise but more understandable to a general audience
maps  3d 
19 days ago
SIGCHI Conference Proceedings Format - Eslami_FolkTheories_CHI16.pdf
In the absence of feedback or explanations, users have to form “folk theories” about how a complex system works. “Seamful” designs expose the mechanisms, allowing users to understand a bit of how it works.
design 
25 days ago
Unity C# Tutorials
Great set of tutorials — marching squares, noise, hexagons, graphics, meshes
gamedev  unity 
4 weeks ago
Optical Effects in User Interfaces (for True Nerds)
Shapes that look rounder than circles, or squarer than squares
design 
5 weeks ago
GitHub - nholthaus/units at v2.3.0
Units library (meters, grams, etc.) for type checking calculations with units
c++  software 
5 weeks ago
machinations.io
Game design/balance tool. There's an older Flash version here: http://www.jorisdormans.nl/machinations/
gamedev 
5 weeks ago
Procedural Terrain Generation in Civilization V
A blog post with screenshots and some notes; not many details
procedural  gamedev 
6 weeks ago
Nitrogen
Nitrogen atmosphere reduces human response times?!
weird  biology 
7 weeks ago
China plants billions of trees
They're trying to keep the desert from expanding
environment  engineering 
7 weeks ago
firefox-webext-list
List of extensions in Firefox that will stop working in v57, and possible alternatives
firefox  software 
7 weeks ago
Blue poop means you're sick
Custom bacteria to produce a blue stain (not visible to the human eye) to detect what's going on in the gut
biology  engineering 
7 weeks ago
Universal adversarial perturbations
A single image pattern that, when added to any images, can fool an image classifier most of the time. A different pattern for each image classifier, but the same pattern across images.
neuralnetworks 
10 weeks ago
Worlds
History simulator - including factions, technology, skills, etc.
procedural 
10 weeks ago
Twitter
The unexpected beauty of mistakes. This is mesmerizing to watch 😍
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11 weeks ago
Zero Memory Widget
2004 immediate mode GUI, from a research project
ui  programming  structure 
11 weeks ago
Twitter
Really clear explanation of using textures for updating state with WebGL by ! Same ideas apply to my block…
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12 weeks ago
Twitter
This is why I wanted those constant color cells. You look gorgeous this morning, math.
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12 weeks ago
Twitter
It really does. All other good resources reference it. Thanks, !
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12 weeks ago
Twitter
This page has just about everything there is to know about working with hexagonal grids
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12 weeks ago
Twitter
it may not look like much, but color-mapped voronoi regions took a long time to figure out. now they're another bas…
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12 weeks ago
Texture Format Tester
Which webgl formats are supported across browsers? This page tests the formats but doesn't have a summary of browser support. My quick tests suggests only the first four (regular image formats, but not webp) are supported. Compressed_texture works on my mac but not on ios; pvrtc works on ios but not my mac
graphics  webgl 
12 weeks ago
Twitter
We did another "outstanding UI" eng workshop about pixel accuracy. I made a more detailed handout:…
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12 weeks ago
Twitter
Freeman Dyson on important research advances. I wish people - especially research funders! - really understood the…
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12 weeks ago
Twitter
Trust is falling. Why? And how can we fix it?

My interactive guide to the game theory of trust is now OUT!

👉…
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12 weeks ago
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Terrain Generation From Rivers: is writing about terrain generation again, starting from rivers.
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july 2017
Twitter
Accidental cohesive forces.
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july 2017
Twitter
Fixed. Now turn system, AI and move/attack points are working fine.

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july 2017
The limitations of deep learning
Deep learning is a series of geometric transformations
neuralnetworks  ai 
july 2017
Machine Learning: The High-Interest Credit Card of Technical Debt
"Machine learning offers a fantastically powerful toolkit f
or building complex systems quickly. This paper argues that it is dangerous to think of these quick wins as coming for free."
neuralnetworks 
july 2017
Elevation Control
This is nice I really liked that 👍
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july 2017
vfsync.org
Run Firefox inside your browser, by running it inside Windows 1000 running in QEMU running in Linux (?!). Slow, can't figure out networking.
technology  cool 
july 2017
Twitter
Learn math while playing games with  
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july 2017
Terminal and shell performance
Latency of the unix shell in various terminals
performance 
july 2017
Twitter
Super cool! Works very well!
It doesnt seem you can make lakes inside those mountains, right?
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july 2017
Twitter
My edge bundling debugging laboratory. I have a feeling I should try to route them over Delaunay edges, instead of…
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july 2017
Twitter
I've never had to actually refer to any of your pages for real use, but I LOVE the material you've wr…
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july 2017
Twitter
New Post: Subtracting Negative Numbers
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july 2017
Procedural Generation Resources
Good curated list of procedural map generation articles
procedural 
july 2017
Twitter
Remember... to do believable AI, you need to get inside the head of agent. In this case, it is an animal!
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july 2017
Twitter
The distribution of location for letters in English words: Suggests so many questions!
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july 2017
Choose a better basemap for you data! They deserve it!
My favorite basemap is still the Pirate one with Mapbox:
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july 2017
Twitter
My favorite basemap is still the Pirate one with Mapbox:
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july 2017
Twitter
A dynamic node graph help the fellas keep track of their mates and share local info. Makes for somewhat more cohesi…
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july 2017
GLSL: Center or Centroid?  (Or When Shaders Attack!){/exp:channel_entries}
With multisampling, the coordinates seen by a fragment shader can be wonky
opengl 
july 2017
Twitter
Very impressive procedural land generation focused on rivers from .
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july 2017
Memphis Meats
Making chicken without chickens
future  food 
july 2017
Gamasutra: Thomas Grip's Blog - The Complexity Fallacy
"In games, if a tree falls and nobody hears it, it is a feature you should cut."

great post on complexity
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july 2017
Twitter
Just added Entity Interpolation to the Client-Side Prediction & Server Reconciliation live demo:…
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july 2017
(429) https://twitter.com/jphsd/status/881677590829740032/photo/1
RT : An experiment in extracting a contour map from a river network
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july 2017
Twitter
Sempai noticed me! Achievement unlocked: get validated by one of the main guys you cited in your Master's thesis
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june 2017
Park-Miller-Carta Pseudo-Random Number Generators
Carta's optimization of Park-Miller random number generation
procedural  math  algorithms 
june 2017
Twitter
A comprehensive resource about using hex grids, the relationships between them, and common algorithms…
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june 2017
NoiseCapture interactive community map
Hexagons all over the world. Many thanks to for the help.
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june 2017
Twitter
Hexagons all over the world. Many thanks to for the help.
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june 2017
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