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Dwarf Fortress' creator on how he's 42% towards simulating existence
A Dwarf Fortress, via Jeremy Nissen. On the first day of GDC 2016 , the creator of Dwarf Fortress stood at the front of a packed audience and explained how to…
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Self Modifying Code
A PathologicalCase ? of SelfReference . (Hmm, maybe that's stretching the term SR too far?) Self-modifying code is a piece of software which achieves its goal…
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Incompetence as a Signalling Device
Scott has a great short piece at IHE on Gambetta’s book on communication among criminals, which inter alia summarizes Gambetta’s theory of the signalling…
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Boehner Uncorks on ‘Lucifer’ Cruz, Says He Wouldn’t Back Him in Fall
Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomber Former House Speaker John Boehner said he'd vote for Donald Trump in the general election if he were the Republican…
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The Great Sushi Craze of 1905, Part 1
The official history of Japanese food in the United States says that Americans didn’t get a taste of raw fish and vinegared rice until the late 1960s, when…
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yesterday
What is HATEOAS?
HATEOAS, or Hypermedia As The Engine Of Application State , is a fun acronym. It's a term used regularly in HTTP APIs, and it's actually a fundamental concept…
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yesterday
10 Reasons Why Brandon Graham's Prophet is the Best Sci-Fi Comic Today
Launched in 2012, the current Prophet series oddly began at issue 21 and immediately started making every other comic look hopelessly boring. It introduced…
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The Encryption Farce
If history repeats itself first as tragedy and then as farce, what does the FBI have in store next for its encryption war with Apple? After withdrawing its…
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The Guts of a New Machine
Facebook Twitter Google+ Email Share Print Single Page Reprints Two years ago this month, Apple Computer released a small, sleek-looking device it called the…
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2 days ago
Groundhog Day: the perfect comedy, for ever
Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell in the enduring comedy Groundhog Day. Photograph: Allstar/Cinetext/Allstar Collection/COLUMBIA I am holding for David O Russell,…
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3 days ago
Some fairy tales may be 6000 years old
An illustration of Beauty and the Beast from 1913. Warwick Goble By David Shultz Apr. 22, 2016 , 10:15 AM When it comes to the origin of Western fairy tales,…
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4 days ago
They’re Alive! Vintage Computer Fans Keep the Great Machines of the Past Running
A monochrome glow spilled out into the room, produced in the old fashioned way: by hurling electrons at a phosphorescent screen. The high-pitched rasp of a…
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7 days ago
Goodreads | Alan Moore answers your questions — Ask the Author
Ask the Author:Alan Moore You’ve asked a lot of questions! To give authors a chance to keep up,we limit members to10questions per author per day. Alan Mooreis…
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7 days ago
Morningside Station
Morningside Station In these pages I collect my additions and variants for the board game 1825 . These include new versions of some components that simplify…
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8 days ago
Where Have All the Cities Gone? - 1829's City Tiles Revisited
Where Have All the Cities Gone? 1829's City Tiles Revisited by Colin Barnhorst Winter 1995/Vol 2, no 4 1829. 1829's city tiles differ in important ways from…
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8 days ago
Stainable Wood-Based Filament Gives 3D Printed Violin a Natural Look | Make:
Shop Best Sellers at Maker Shed → Kits, Books, More! SUBSCRIBE Share your project with the community! Latest 10 See all stories Stainable Wood-Based Filament…
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8 days ago
Monster
I’m about 13 years late on this one, but it turns out there’s a reason Charlize Theron got an Oscar for MONSTER. Jeez . Playing Aileen Wuornos, “the first…
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8 days ago
Why is there a screen that says “It is now safe to turn off your computer”?
I don’t know whose idea it was,but Windows 95 added a screen that appeared when you shut downWindows. It’s now safe to turn off your computer. This message was…
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8 days ago
Tak: A Beautiful Game
About this project "Tak is the best sort of game: simple in its rules, complex in its strategy. Bredon beat me handily in all five games we played, but I am…
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9 days ago
LambdaX blog - Clojure and ClojureScript remote development team
Long time ago, during one interview, I was asked to describe the difference between vars and atoms . It was a pretty simple question, but at that time for me it…
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9 days ago
A polyglot's guide to multiple dispatch - Eli Bendersky's website
April 19, 2016 at 05:02 Tags C & C++ , Multiple dispatch This is the first article in a series dedicated to multiple dispatch - anadvanced abstraction technique…
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The CRPG Addict: Game 219: Dungeons and Dragons (1981), AKA "Heathkit DND"
This will be my last post on this curiously long-lived branch of RPGs, a line that started with the earliest known computer role-playing games and soon becomes…
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9 days ago
The CRPG Addict: Game 180: DND (1984)
The opening screen from the 1988 version. The original version lacks a title screen. DND Bill Knight (developer); published as shareware Released 1984 for DOS;…
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9 days ago
Gamasutra - The story behind NetHack's long-awaited update--the first since 2003
The recent update to NetHack has been eagerly awaited by fans of that game for the last thirteen years. This shadowy group behind the update, known by fans…
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9 days ago
Wheel Tapping: 1865: Sardinia | Wheel Tapping | BoardGameGeek
1 new 8 new Next: fogus INTRODUCTION & PURPOSE: Descriptions of 18XX games (and other train games).Not all 18XX games are created equally. While the core system…
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10 days ago
Bryce Harper Is Catching Up to Mike Trout | FanGraphs Baseball
Since the 2012 season, the question of the best player in baseball has been pretty boring. Mike Trout busted onto the scene with a +10.3 WAR season as a 20 year…
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10 days ago
Enslaving the Masses - The SaintThe Saint
Wow, apparently the recent Kotaku article about my “Recruiting Giants” blog article has renewed a massive interest in my views on recruiting… er… enslaving…
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10 days ago
“We will encourage you to develop the three great virtues of a programmer: laziness, impatience, and hubris”
larry wall laziness and eagerness In computing, “laziness” is a broad term, generally referring to not doing any work unless you need it. Whereas its opposite…
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10 days ago
A Hidden Gem | Mentalis | BoardGameGeek
0 new 5 new Next: fogus Rules Subscriptions Bookmarks Search Account Moderators Recommend 10 Posts Subject: A Hidden Gem New Thread Printer Friendly Bookmark…
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14 days ago
Dungeons & Dragons retro-clones - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to:, Dungeons & Dragons retro-clones are fantasy role-playing games that seek to emulate editions of Dungeons &…
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14 days ago
Jacob Davenport » Zarcana to Gnostica
One Thursday evening at Wunderland, sometime in April of 2000, John Cooper came to Kory Heath, Kristin Matherly, and me and suggested changing some of the rules…
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14 days ago
Creating Black Vienna Online
In a September, 2005 article for The Games Journal , I stated that “Black Vienna is the finest deduction game in existence” but also that “[it’s] absolutely…
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14 days ago
Eric Cheymol's Shogi Page, Handicap Series
Handicap Series An Introduction by Larry Kaufman, amateur 5 Dan HANDICAP SHOGI IS a great way to learn shogi, for two reasons. First of all,as you learn the…
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14 days ago
Ted Cruz’s college days as a widely hated masturbator have come back to haunt him.
Clio Chang 3 hours ago This secretive, all-guy Harvard club has gone on record for the first time in 225 years, and it probably regrets it. In response to…
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15 days ago
Where the hell are all the great senior software developers and hands-on engineering directors? — Medium
I took over software engineering at an awesome little billion-dollar public company called 2U almost nine months ago. Jeff Patton session on story mapping In…
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15 days ago
Why Steve Jobs Killed the Newton | Egg Freckles
Tue 4/12 Why Steve Jobs Killed the Newton Steve Jobs didn’t come back to Apple to kill the Newton. He came back to Apple to save the company. The Newton was…
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15 days ago
The David W. Niven Collection of Early Jazz Legends, 1921-1991 : Free Audio : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
eye Title Date Archived Creator The David W. Niven Collection of Early Jazz Legends, 1921-1991 119,675 120K Niven Jazz Collection: Benny Goodman Tape 3…
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16 days ago
Review: Imperial – Memoirs of a Board Gamer
From the rules: Europe in the age of imperialism. International investors try to achieve the greatest influence in Europe. With their bonds, they control the…
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17 days ago
Signing AWS API Requests - Amazon Web Services
Requests to AWS must be signed—that is, they must include information that AWS can use to authenticate the requestor. Requests are signedusing the access key ID…
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17 days ago
Datomic Component Entities
Datomic - Component Entities Datomic has the concept of components entities where some ‘inner’ entities can be embedded in an ‘outer’ entity. In the…
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17 days ago
What is HMAC Authentication and why is it useful? · Mark Wolfe
What is HMAC Authentication and why is it useful? Oct 20, 2012 · 7 minute read · 0 Comments To start with a little background, then I will outline the options…
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17 days ago
Box Art Brut — World Writable
Via Box Art Brut The no-rules design of early computer games Visual design is central to modern gaming for both independent and AAA studios, where art teams may…
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17 days ago
Tom the Dancing Bug Blog
April 01, 2016 COMICS - THE MAD MONSTER PARTY THE REPUBLICAN MONSTER II: TRUMP ON THE LOOSE! Click here to read on Boing Boing. Click here to read on Daily Kos.…
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18 days ago
Related game without draws | Havannah | BoardGameGeek
0 new 13 new Next: fogus Rules Subscriptions Bookmarks Search Account Moderators Recommend 1 Posts Subject: Related game without draws New Thread Printer…
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19 days ago
Pantopia Rules
SEP Dec JAN 23 2006 2007 2009 70 captures 16 Jan 00 - 15 Mar 16 Help Last Modified: March 11, 2002 Kory's Icehouse Games Kory's Home At Wunderland…
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20 days ago
The Twelve-Factor App
Introduction In the modern era, software is commonly delivered as a service: called web apps , or software-as-a-service . The twelve-factor app is a methodology…
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20 days ago
1830 Rules Clarifications
1830 Rules Clarifications 1830 R ULES C LARIFICATIONS by Steve Thomas 26th May 1999 Introduction The 1830 rules published by The Avalon Hill Game Company are…
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21 days ago
This Austin Startup Sees a Big Future for Little Homes
fce762985f9b04683bd5c44b5e91a775f079f403 http://austininno.streetwise.co/assets/6f0ec038 1.6K SHARE This Austin Startup Sees a Big Future for Little Homes…
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21 days ago
Delusions of objectivity
‘“Naive realism” is the seductive sense that we’re seeing the world as it truly is, without bias or error’ “Have you ever noticed when you’re driving,” the…
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23 days ago
Guy Kawasaki - How to Prevent a Bozo Explosion
It’s depressing to watch a mean, lean, fighting machine of a company deteriorate into mediocracy. In Silicon Valley we call this process the “bozo explosion.”…
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23 days ago
The Panama Papers: how the world’s rich and famous hide their money offshore
Advertisement Mute Current Time 0:00 / Duration Time 1:38 Loaded : 0% Progress : 0% Stream Type LIVE Remaining Time -1:38 Playback Rate 1 Chapters Chapters…
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24 days ago
Finally, The Official Rules To: DUE Conga | Due Conga | BoardGameGeek
0 new 12 new Next: fogus Rules Subscriptions Bookmarks Search Account Moderators Recommend 1 Posts New Thread Printer Friendly Bookmark Your Tags: Popular Tags:…
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25 days ago
It's Not Just Classical—Why Serious Music Fans Want to Abandon iTunes
Clement / Flickr When the developer Erik Kemp designed the first metadata system for MP3s in 1996, he provided only three options for attaching text to the…
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27 days ago
Unit testing a TCP stack
Last year in an online discussion someone used in-kernel TCP stacks asa canonical example of code that you can't apply modern testingpractices to. Now, that…
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27 days ago
Zero-Overhead Metaprogramming: Reflection and Metaobject Protocols Fast and without Compromises
To assess whether the use of dispatch chains is sufficient to remove the runtime overhead of metaprogramming, we evaluate the performance of a Smalltalk extended with the OMOP
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27 days ago
Embedding, deep and shallow - composition.al
Not long ago, I wanted to better understand the notions of “deeply” and “shallowly” embedded languages. Here I mean “embedded” in the sense of, say,…
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27 days ago
Koko Chapter
Koko's Mac II: A Preliminary Report Kim Rose, Mike Clark, Larry Yaeger, Tom Ferrara and Ann Marion Vivarium Program Apple Computer, Inc. Project Koko Since…
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27 days ago
Nina Simone's Face and the Realities of Blackness
AP When I was a kid, I knew what the worst parts of me were—my hair and my mouth. My hair was nappy. My lips were big. Nearly every kid around me knew something…
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27 days ago
Was my deaf baby 'disabled'? If so, I felt an overwhelming urge to fix her | Belinda Barnet
‘Having grown up being called retarded because I couldn’t hear large parts of what people said, my experience was that it is a disadvantage.’ Picture - Belinda…
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27 days ago
I'm Warren Ellis, and This Is How I Work
Warren Ellis is a writer. You may know him from Transmetropolitan , his acclaimed cyberpunk comic book series about a gonzo journalist, or from his novels like…
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27 days ago
6 must-know tips to making a board game | Geek and Sundry
Want to create your own board game? You need more than big ideas. You need advice from an award-winning, patent-holding game designer. Andy Looney, creative…
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27 days ago
The 54 Card Guild: #1 | Hyperbole Games
Post by: Grant Rodiek I want to invite you to join an elite and secretive organization. It is exclusive, difficult to find, and reserved for only top…
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27 days ago
AlphaGo shows its true strength in 3rd victory against Lee Sedol
AlphaGo made history once again on Saturday, as the first computer program to defeat a top professional Go player in an even match. In the third of five games…
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27 days ago
Commodify Your Dissent
CHAPTER ONE Commodify Your Dissent Salvos from The Baffler By THOMAS FRANK and MATT WEILAND W. W. Norton & Company Read the Review THOMAS FRANK Why Johnny Can't…
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27 days ago
Dieter Rams 10 Principles of “Good Design”
Save this picture! © Rene Spitz via flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/renespitz/ As the New Year begins, architects and designers everywhere search for the…
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27 days ago
Vivienne Westwood (born 1941) and the Postmodern Legacy of Punk Style | Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Vivienne Westwood was born Vivienne Isabel Swire in Glossop, Derbyshire, in 1941 and has come to be known as one of the most influential British fashion…
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27 days ago
Charlatan - Pope Brock - Book Review
In 1917 the charlatan John R. Brinkley experienced what was truly a seminal moment. This so-called doctor, whose diploma had come from a medical school that was…
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28 days ago
Le traître, le regard neuf et le bouillon de cultureThe Traitor, the Fresh Look and the Petri Dish
J’ai récemment eu sur Facebook, dans les commentaires d’un lien vers cet article, quelques échanges avec Frédéric Henry, l’auteur, entre autres, de Timeline et…
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28 days ago
C is Manly, Python is for “n00bs”: How False Stereotypes Turn Into Technical “Truths” | Lambda the Ultimate
Home Feedback FAQ Getting Started Discussions Site operation discussions Recent Posts (new topic) Departments Courses Research Papers Design Docs Quotations…
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28 days ago
Europa Universalis
One of the unofficial homepages of... ...the Game of European Colonialism 1492-1792. You never heard about Europa Universalis ? You aren't kidding? Oh, I…
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28 days ago
Enigma/Paper Enigma - Franklin Heath Ltd Wiki
Although the Enigma cipher as a whole is quite complex (it's complexity is comparable to modern cryptographic algorithms ) the individual transformations within…
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28 days ago
Barney Frank Is Not Impressed By Bernie Sanders, Jon Stewart, Donald Trump, The Big Short …
Former U.S. Rep. Barney Frank on April 25, 2014 in New York City. Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival B arney Frank, the former…
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28 days ago
Civ variant and discussion (repost/edit of old usenet article) | Civilization | BoardGameGeek
0 new 0 new Next: fogus Rules Subscriptions Bookmarks Search Account Moderators Recommend 2 Posts New Thread Printer Friendly Bookmark Your Tags: Popular Tags:…
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29 days ago
Teddy Roosevelt’s Advice on Reading | The Art of Manliness
Editor’s Note: Teddy Roosevelt is known to have been one of the most voracious readers in all of history. He could speed-read his way through up to three books…
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29 days ago
Capybara - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to:, This article is about the animal. For the video game developer, see Capybara Games . For test automation…
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29 days ago
Seven Zen Stories That Could Open Your Mind
For centuries, Zen masters have used stories and koans , or paradoxical riddles , to help students realize their true nature. These stories are often puzzling…
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4 weeks ago
[Cryptography] On the Impending Crypto Monoculture
On the Impending Crypto Monoculture===================================A number of IETF standards groups are currently in the process of applying…
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