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Archaeopteryx - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(/ˌɑrkiːˈɒptərɨks/ AR-kee-OP-tər-iks), sometimes referred to by its German name Urvogel (“original bird” or “first bird”), is a genus of bird-like dinosaurs…
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Waterworld
Oh, WATERWORLD, how I’ve been meaning to rewatch you. Maybe I should’ve done it before FURY ROAD, though.
Let’s get the “flop” shit out of the way first. This…
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Index case - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The index case, primary case, or patient zero is the initial patient in the population of an epidemiological investigation,[1][2] or more generally, the first…
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An interview with Bjarne Stroustrup
What do people use to get stuff done?
Real-time image resizing service and CDN powering your favorite sites and apps.
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Creator of C++
I’m a…
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The Singular Mind of Terry Tao
This April, as undergraduates strolled along the street outside his modest office on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles, the mathematician…
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Variable Pig
Variable Pig is a long-standing and varied play-by-mail zine covering many different games. It currently has a circulation of about 50 - mostly from the UK,…
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Rules Bank
FEB May Jun 9 2005 2008 2009 6 captures 29 Jun 04 - 9 May 08 Close Help …
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Review: Cards Against Humanity
Paul: I’d like to talk about Cards Against Humanity, one of our hobby’s biggest breakout successes.
The best way to describe Cards Against Humanity is “Lego for…
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yesterday
Cracked LCD: Fun-First Design | nohighscores.com
By Michael Barnes on June 21, 2012 with
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In last week’s review of Abaddon, I very nearly undermined years of trying to write “serious” board games criticism. I…
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SdJ Re-Reviews #18: El Grande
El Grande: Kramer teams up with Richard Ulrich to make a classic…
One of Wolfgang Kramer’s friends, Richard Ulrich, approached him in 1992 with a prototype he…
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2 days ago
More dirty coding tricks from game developers
In this timeless feature from the March 2010 issue of Game Developer Magazine, we revisit the mighty kludges and well-meaning hacks that are occasionally…
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Science Just Discovered Something Amazing About What Childhood Piano Lessons Did to You
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When we think of LGBTQ media representation, the examples we think of have one thing in common.…
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Sales Report | GeekMarket
Subject Message Edit Product Details Item Magic: The Gathering Version N/A Item Price $38.00 +shipping Inventory 1 for sale Seller fogus 36 …
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List of early British railway companies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The following list sets out to show all the railway companies set up by Acts of Parliament in the 19th century until the late 1850s. Most of them became…
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Across the Boards: Historical Routes for the Railways of 1825
by Lou Jerkich Introduction Although the railways of 1825 essentially represent historical railroads in Great Britian from the era before the 1923 Grouping, it…
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Operating Systems: Three Easy Pieces
Welcome to (now version 0.90 — see book news for details), a free online operating systems book! The book is centered around three conceptual pieces that are…
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5 days ago
The NSKN Blog: A Short Story of Civilization
It’s no secret we like civilization games at NSKN. You could say that it’s a company thing, but I’ve liked them ever since I played Through the Ages, and it was…
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5 days ago
The NoTCP Manifesto
Oh yes indeed. Just as Node.js and NIO proved to the world that bare-metal performance is always worth the consequent unreadable code, just as the flood of…
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5 days ago
Diversity: The Elusive HOW — Medium
Anything is possible — and everything worthwhile, mandates both access and commitment. Diversity is an admittedly daunting task — where to frickin’ start, how…
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6 days ago
Interview with Sci-Fi Author Bruce Sterling: Alien-Computer Interfaces User Experience Magazine
Bruce Sterling
Bruce Sterling
Aaron Marcus: Do sci-fi movies adequately deal with alien-computer interfaces?
Bruce Sterling:My philosophy is to let Hollywood be…
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MIPS goes to Pluto - Imagination Blog
This week we found out that NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft sent on a mission to reach Pluto in 2006 came out of hibernation for its long-awaited encounter with…
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6 days ago
Re: [fonc] Error trying to compile COLA
As I mentioned, Smalltalk-71 was never implemented — and rarely mentioned (but it was part of the history of Smalltalk so I put in a few words about it). If we…
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6 days ago
Rock Island Line - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
”” is an American blues/folk song first recorded by John Lomax in 1934 as sung by inmates in an Arkansas State Prison, and later popularized by Lead Belly. Many…
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6 days ago
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The (reporting marks CRIP, RI, ROCK) was a prominent (Class I) railroad in the midwestern United States, commonly known as the “Rock Island.” In 1854 when the…
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Westpark Gamers - Informationen und Rezensionen über Brettspiele und Kartenspiele
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The Anatomy of a Puzzle
Project Euler and its derivatives have become a favourite among algorithmic programmers. Quoting from the Project Euler web site: “Project Euler is a series of…
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6 days ago
The Next Wave | Edge.org
This can’t be the end of human evolution. We have to go someplace else. It’s quite remarkable. It’s moved people off of personal computers. Microsoft’s…
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6 days ago
Need a Fourth?
Author’s Note: This game was originally designed in 1985; it was my first complete game design. The scoring was revised and the optional rules added five years…
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7 days ago
What is good code?
Impossible? Like that would stop me.
June 2015
Good code is cheap code that meets our needs. The cheaper the better.
Well, assuming code is just a means to an…
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9 days ago
How to Say Everything in a Hundred-Word Language
In Chinese, the word computer translates directly as electric brain.
In Icelandic, a compassis a direction-shower, and a microscope a small-watcher.
In Lakota,…
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9 days ago
The ‘Story of Mel’ Explained | electric ether
The Story of Mel is a story about a ‘Real Programmer’ that came out in the early 1980′s on Usenet. As described on its Wikipedia page:
The Story of Mel is an…
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9 days ago
Squib and Card Prototyping
In past weeks I introduced you to Paperize, a tool that seeks to facilitate rapid prototyping of game cards using a simple web interface. While great for…
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13 days ago
On Good Software
Good software is software that admits a simple mental model.
For all that I have observed and participated in plenty of discussions about one or another piece…
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13 days ago
Om Next – David Nolen [video] | Hacker News
With core.typed being an option as well (once your system starts growing and the design solidifies) looks like the clojure ecosystem is really positioned to be…
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14 days ago
Creative destruction - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(German: schöpferische Zerstörung), sometimes known as Schumpeter’s gale, is a term in economics which since the 1950s has become most readily identified with…
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14 days ago
Interview: Larry Wall | Linux Voice
Larry Wall is a fascinating man. He’s the creator of Perl, a programming language that’s widely regarded as the glue holding the internet together, and mocked…
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14 days ago
Fernando Perez: The IPython notebook: a historical retrospective
On December 21 2011, we released IPython 0.12 after an intense 4 1/2 months of development. Along with a number of new features and bug fixes, the main…
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14 days ago
God's Lonely Programmer
In the beginning there is darkness. The screen erupts in blue, then a cascade of thick, white hexadecimal numbers and cracked language, “UnusedStk” and…
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15 days ago
Tokyo Game Market — Autumn 2013 | BoardGameGeek News | BoardGameGeek
Tokyo Game Market — Autumn 2013 | BoardGameGeek News | BoardGameGeek Recommend 230 42.25 Simon Lundström (Zimeon) SwedenTäby Now who are these five? Come, come,…
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Secrets of Adulthood
The best reading is re-reading. Outer order contributes to inner calm. The opposite of a great truth is also true. You manage what you measure. By doing a…
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15 days ago
» Pure UI
I recently redesigned and implemented a new version of VideoPress, the WordPress video platform.
The process involved, among other things, creating a new UI,…
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16 days ago
10 Examples of Clean Japanese Minimalist Design
By Joe Howard • Apr 14, 2013 • Design
When it comes to minimalist design of any sort, the Japanese know what they’re doing. When we think of minimalism and its…
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16 days ago
WAWAZA | When Less is More: Concept of Japanese "MA"
Where there is clutter, even valuable things lose their value. Where there is too much, nothing stands out.
The essence of Japanese aesthetic is a concept…
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16 days ago
shmuplations.com
My first experience with a computer was in middle school, when I was still living in Hokkaido. It was with a pay-per-hour computer in the Sapporo subway, set up…
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16 days ago
Towards multi-methods in LFE - LFE Tutorials, News, & Updates
Clojure has a really nice set of features for selectively using parts of an object system. It’s nice not to have to buy into full OOP, and use only what’s…
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16 days ago
The Joshi Q&A
the AMBROSE BIERCE site S. T. Joshi. Scholar, biographer, bibliographer. Expert on Bierce, Lovecraft, Mencken, and many others. Author or editor of — or…
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19 days ago
lowified - ruby-talk - Re: Reia -- a Ruby fork? - msg#01479 - Recent Discussion OSDir.com
osdir.commailing list archive F.A.Q. -since 2001! Sort by: List: ruby-talk ruby-talk Navigation: Thread: Prev Next Thread Index Tony…
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19 days ago
What This Cruel War Was Over
This afternoon, in announcing her support for removing the Confederate flag from the capitol grounds, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley asserted that killer…
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19 days ago
THE REPTILIANS - WHO ARE THEY REALLY?
updated 8-18-04
THE REPTILIANS
WHO ARE THEY REALLY?
. www.anw.com/kesara
“Drawing by Kesara as described by Pamela Stonebrooke”
WHAT DO THE REPTILIANS LOOK…
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19 days ago
REFLECTIONS ON THE ART BELL SHOW
I first heard the Art Bell Show in the summer of 1996. Some aspects of the show bothered me considerably, especially the extremely distorted view of science and…
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19 days ago
Letters
Thanks for your letter and Sumo. Do you find yourself writing and reading about games, rather than actually playing them?
My favourite shop at the moment is…
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19 days ago
Carolus Magnus
Designed by Leo Colovini Published by Winning Moves Reviewed by Mike Siggins
£20 2 to 4players 30-45 minutes
I know what I wanted when I saw the pre-release…
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19 days ago
The Game Cabinet
The Nineties -- An Alternative View
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19 days ago
Spiel '92, Essen
Mike Siggins reports…
Sorry, couldn’t resist that font and I certainly didn’t want to wait a whole year… [Ken: Use your imagination, folks…]
October may well…
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19 days ago
pzxc
HTML is verbose. Plaintext is unwieldy. WYSIWYG is inconsistent. Markdown to the rescue!
Oh wait, my blog runs on a custom script I wrote myself. Great, that…
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20 days ago
Players Handbook (1e) - Wizards of the Coast | | AD&D 1st Ed. | Rules | AD&D 1st Ed.Dungeons & Dragons Classics
The 1st Edition Player’s Handbook is back!
No more searching through stacks of books and magazines to find out what you need to know. The Player’s Handbook puts…
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20 days ago
Introducing Incremental DOM — Google Developers — Medium
Over the last few years virtual DOM implementations like React, virtual-dom, Glimmer and others have gained major adoption and changed how developers think…
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20 days ago
The designer's resources list | BoardGameGeek | BoardGameGeek
Yan Lajeunesse (MapleMeeple) CanadaMontrealQuebec Hello fellow BGGers For months now I have been researching information on board game design, prototyping,…
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20 days ago
Game Design
Home » Courses » Comparative Media Studies/Writing » Game Design
Roman Conquest: The First Triumvirate, a game created by a group of MIT students. (Photograph…
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20 days ago
SdJ Re-Reviews #12: Adel Verpflichtet (a.k.a. Hoity Toity)
Adel Verpflichtet: Teuber gets a second win, and the hobby starts to go global…
Klaus Teuber published six games in the two years following Barbarossa’s Spiel…
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20 days ago
Zolite
This card game is favorite in Latvia. Has the feel of Tarok, but with very small deck an easier to learn rules.
Players 3
Equipment
Deck of cards with the 2-8…
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20 days ago
Ruby is defined by terrible tools
Look, let’s face it: Ruby tools are terrible.
If you’ve worked in any Lisp you know what I’m talking about. If you’ve worked in Java or C# anytime recently you…
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20 days ago
Confessions of a Web Developer XV
It’s been quite a while since I’ve gotten a few things off of my chest and since I’m always full of peeves and annoyances I thought it was time to unleash:
Did…
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21 days ago
Barticle's Japanese Mahjong Guide
Skip navigation [ Join | More ] Newsletter Manage Subscription Follow Us! Downloads home » Barticle’s Ja…g Guide Barticle’s Japanese Mahjong Guide …
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21 days ago
Pitfalls for Men Talking About Diversity
Credit: Flickr / David Spinks
Lately I’ve been watching more men give talks about diversity. Personally I’m in favour of this, because 1) If women could fix…
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21 days ago
8 really fun paper and pencil Math games
Games and Math go really well together, although a lot of people don’t make that connection. Math really can be fun if some of its principles are taught through…
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21 days ago
Full text of "xerox :: smalltalk :: Smalltalk Kernel Language Manual Sep77"
Skip to main content See other formats This document is for Xerox internal use only Smalltalk Kernel Language Manual BY Larry Tesler SEPTEMBER 1977 Smalltalk is…
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22 days ago
Our Past
Home > Our Story > Our Past
On the surface, Smalltalk is an object-oriented, dynamically typed, reflective programming language. In his paper “The Early History…
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22 days ago
In Praise of Brandub | Hnefatafl: the Game of the Vikings
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The Deluxe 13-piece Hnefatafl Game and other pleasures
Saturday, 4th July 2015
Brandub is the smallest hnefatafl game of them all. Played on a…
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22 days ago
Lambda Conference 2015 Boulder - Clojure Geek
I came to Boulder partly for vacation, my husband has family here and he came along too. In 2013, I really liked going to Software Craftmanship Conference…
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22 days ago
Liverpool and Manchester Railway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The (L&MR) was a railway opened on 15 September 1830 between the Lancashire towns of Liverpool and Manchester in the United Kingdom. It was the first railway to…
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22 days ago
Bolton and Leigh Railway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Bolton and Leigh Railway (B&L) was the first public railway in the historic county of Lancashire, England. It was promoted primarily as a mineral line in…
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22 days ago
Tom Thumb (locomotive) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tom Thumb was the first American-built steam locomotive used on a common-carrier railroad. Designed and built by Peter Cooper in 1830, it was designed to…
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22 days ago
[erlang-questions] How about a new warning? Was: Re: trouble with erlang or erlang is a ghetto
Richard O’Keefe <> Fri Aug 5 04:55:38 CEST 2011 On 4/08/2011, at 7:50 PM, Motiejus Jakštys wrote: > On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 11:45:21AM +1200, Richard O’Keefe…
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22 days ago
Releasing a Commercial ASCII Roguelike, a Post-Mortem - Cogmind
(Graphs and sales data follow the wall of text to give them context.)
Releasing Cogmind felt great—two years of hard work finally reaching a state where I could…
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22 days ago
Finding Lisp
The other day, I discussed languages which I thought were timeless. Among them, I listed Lisp, C, and Forth. After writing that posting, I spent some time…
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22 days ago
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