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Trials, Triumphs & Trivialities #161: Designing Strategy: The Auction Grand Unification Theory
Trials, Triumphs & Trivialities #161: by Shannon Appelcline 2005-02-03 Over the last two years I've spent some of these column inches talking about strategic…
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Mechanic Archetypes – Worker Placement
We’ve just concluded an article series about the early structures in games, including the distribution of resources to start the game and means to decide the…
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Pee-wee’s Big Comeback
Paul Reubens wanted to show me his favorite Walgreens. I had asked to visit a place of personal significance, and although he has lived and worked in Los…
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For gifted children, being intelligent can have dark implications
Reed Ball started playing Monopoly with his family at age three—and beat them. In the early 1980s, he was one of the first kids to have a “portable” computer, a…
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Drawing the Line « First Person Scholar
Ethan Ham is an Associate Professor and the Interactive Media Department Chairperson at Bradley University. Prior to entering academia, Ethan worked in the…
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Making the Connection | Progresiv Gaming | BoardGameGeek
1 new 10 new Next: fogus -My thoughts and ideas about games and gaming- Recommend Making the Connection Posted by Feature 27 May 2015 Mat Thomsen United…
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Tromp-Taylor Rules at Sensei's Library
Go is played on a 19x19 square grid of points, by two players called Black and White. Each point on the grid may be colored black, white or empty. a point P,…
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Bent four in the corner is dead at Sensei's Library
Table of contents On this page, we consider a White group (topic diagrams 1 and 2) which is surrounded by a live enemy Black group and whose eyeshape can be…
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OpenVMS - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: , OpenVMS is a computer operating system for use in general-purpose computing. It is the successor to the VMS…
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Exokernel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: , Graphic overview of Exokernel. Exokernels are much smaller than a normal kernel (monolithic kernel). They give…
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Hybrid kernel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: , A hybrid kernel is an operating system kernel architecture that attempts to combine aspects and benefits of…
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NetWare - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Redirected from Netware) Jump to: , NetWare is a computer network operating system developed by Novell, Inc. It initially…
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Heart Of Smalltalk
Smalltalk is small. All you can do is Send a message -- invoke the method found by looking up the message selector in the class of the receiver Read the value…
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Get off of GitHub - Sudophilosophical
In recent months, we’ve seen the slow, gradual growth of open-source to quell the irony of GitHub: GitLab, a FOSS GitHub-style piece of software that also…
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The Shared Interests of White Supremacy
Tulsa burns in the race riots of 1921. Wikimedia There have been a number of useful entries in the weeks since Senator Bernie Sanders declared himself against…
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Slavoj Žižek: From pseudo-left to new right - World Socialist Web Site
Slavoj Žižek: From pseudo-left to new right By Peter Schwarz 8 February 2016 The Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek has joined the ranks of German professors…
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Daniel Solis: 200+ Area Control and Worker Placement Mechanics!
It's my birthday, so I thought it would be nice to do something special and crowdsource a big list of mechanisms! These apply to either area control games or…
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Taskwarrior - What Have We Learned From This Open Source Project?
Here is the collected wisdom that we have gained from running the Taskwarrior project for nine years. It has been rewarding, enjoyable, and sometimes…
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Requiem for Nanomsg - Hintjens.com
Requiem for Nanomsg First: blog:1 Elegant Little Pieces Edited: 28 Sep 2013 by: pieterh Comments: 0 Tags: unprotocols « Requiem for GitHub « Scalable C « Five…
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I am a puts debuggerer | Tenderlovemaking
I love puts debugging I am a puts debuggerer. I don’t say this to disparage people that use a Real Debugger. I think Real Debuggers are great, I’ve just never…
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An Alternative Classification of Board Games (long) | BoardGameGeek | BoardGameGeek
Rules Subscriptions Bookmarks Search Account Moderators Recommend 95 Posts 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 Next » | New Thread Printer Friendly Bookmark Your Tags: Popular Tags:…
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The Verification of a Distributed System - ACM Queue
The Nov/Dec issue of acmqueue is out! acmqueue is free for ACM professional members Download the app from iTunes or Google Play,or view within your browser.…
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State of Clojure 2015 Survey Results
Clojure is a "robust, practical and fast programming language" whose original design goals were aimed at giving developers "succinctness, flexibility and…
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The Wrong Abstraction
I originally wrote the following for my Chainline Newsletter, but I continue to get tweets about this idea, so I'm re-publishing the article here on my blog.…
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History of Bridge by ACBL
MAY Jul JAN 31 2007 2010 2011 18 captures 14 May 04 - 7 Dec 13 Help Reprint of Research Completed by the ACBL Bridge can trace its ancestry at least to the…
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The 5 impressive ways David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest predicted the future
The publication of Infinite Jest on Feb 1, 1996 turned David Foster Wallace, 34, into a literary rock star. The reviews were adulatory and even the caveats…
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The Clinton System
Daniel Berehulak/Getty ImagesHillary Rodham Clinton and Bill Clinton during the seventh annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), New York City,…
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This House Costs Just $20,000—But It’s Nicer Than Yours
For over a decade, architecture students at Rural Studio, Auburn University's design-build program in a tiny town in West Alabama, have worked on a nearly…
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About Walt Mossberg and Apple’s app problem
Walt Mossberg wrote this morning that Apple’s apps need work. He’s absolutely right.In the last couple of years, however, I’ve noticed a gradual degradation in…
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Parting Shot: Jonathan Hickman’s Graphtacular ‘Fantastic Four’ Outline
Jonathan Hickman is a comics writer known to his peers, collaborators and hardcore fans as a methodical plotter. The creator of The Nightly News and Pax Romana…
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The CRPG Addict: Game 210: Xyphus (1984)
The compass in the upper-left corner turns out to be somewhat ironic. Between 1978 and 1983, computer RPGs slowly defined themselves. We saw a host of…
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Fan-In | codahale.com
Fan-In 01 Feb 2016 For a long time, my go-to question when interviewing a candidate was about building Twitter. I was looking to see how they thought about…
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Daniel Solis: He ain't heavy, He's a Euro
I had the great pleasure of attending Whose Turn Is It Anyway? this weekend. It was a lovely experience and a great opportunity to stretch my muscles on some…
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The Professors Peter, A and B
It’s been a while since I’ve taken the time to write a blog post here. If there’s one topic that deserves a catchup post in the last few months, it’s the end of…
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The Meat Puppets (1984)
Interview: Elmo Kirkwood Talks Meat Puppets, STP 1994 Tour & New Dance Project Supr3yes (2015) Interview: Meat Puppets’ Shandon Sahm Talks Upcoming Tour With…
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Perspective: A "Meat Puppets II" Interview with Derrick Bostrom, January, 2011
Phone Interview with Derrick Bostrom January 22, 2011 I called Derrick at his Home Interview transcribed by William Jergins M- We are now recording. Rock…
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Perspective: The Meat Puppets as a Case of the Movement from Punk to Alternative Rock
The Meat Puppets as a Case of the Movement from Punk to Alternative Rock Introduction This paper is about the movement of punk rock in the 1970s, through indie…
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Perspective
The Meat Puppets as a Case of the Movement from Punk to Alternative Rock Introduction This paper is about the movement of punk rock in the 1970s, through indie…
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Robo's 18xx Page
Robo's 18xx Page Cyberboard Gameboxes 1829 - England 1830 - Northeastern USA 1835 - Germany 1837 - Austria-Hungary 1841 - Northern Italy 1853 - India 1856 -…
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Marvin Minsky’s Marvelous Meat Machine — Backchannel — Medium
What made the father of artificial intelligence so unforgettable was his extraordinary real-life mindPhotograph by Amy Sussman via Getty ImagesThere was a great…
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1865 Sardinia - Thoughts (and differences in 18xx system) after first play | 1865: Sardinia | BoardGameGeek
0 new 5 new Next: fogus Rules Subscriptions Bookmarks Search Account Moderators Recommend 18 Posts New Thread Printer Friendly Bookmark Your Tags: Popular Tags:…
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Facebook Aims Its AI at the Game No Computer Can Crack
Getty Images In the mid-’90s, a computer program called Chinook beat the world’s top player at the game of checkers. Three years later, to much fanfare, IBM’s…
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Farewell, Marvin Minsky (1927–2016)—Stephen Wolfram Blog
I think it was 1979 when I first met Marvin Minsky, while I was still a teenager working on physics at Caltech. It was a weekend, and I’d arranged to see…
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Napoleon complex - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: , British propaganda of the time promoted the idea that Napoleon was short. "Napoleon complex" is a term…
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Atomic Sock Monkey Press - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: , Atomic Sock Monkey Press (ASMP) is a small press game company that publishes “beer and pretzels” role-playing…
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The CRPG Addict
You know it's the endgame text because it has lots of exclamation points. Tyrann Norsoft (developer); No Man's Land (publisher) Released 1984 for Tangerine…
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Boolean Knot - How I use Component
24 January 2016 How I use Component There have been a few discussions lately on how to structure Clojure applications. In one corner there’s reigning champion…
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Gary Whisenhunt, Ray Wood, Dirk Pellett, and Flint Pellett's DND
Original creators of The Game of Dungeons (dnd) Originally created on PLATO New information has come to light which might require a retraction of some of this…
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The CRPG Addict: Game 177: Caverns of Zoarre (1984)
Caverns of Zoarre Thomas Hanlin III (developer); published as shareware Released 1984 for DOS Date Started: 26 February 2015 Date Ended: 1 March 2015 Total…
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The CRPG Addict: Game 6: Telengard (1983)
Modern CRPGs for pansies, aren't they? I mean, you start out in some safe little nest, hear your back story, and immediately get a quest that involves killing…
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The CRPG Addict: Game 86: Dungeon of Death (1979)
This is the best you get for a main screen. Every few weeks, Irene has some kind of computer glitch that causes me to run Malwarebytes on her laptop and clean…
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The CRPG Addict: Game 68: The Dungeon/PEDIT5 (1975)
Unfortunately, not the original welcome screen. But probably close. Here I am, nearly two years after starting this blog, doing what I should have done in the…
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Why I Don’t Write For Medium
Evil Broccoli / Ilie CiorbaLet’s just say it: Medium is all the rage. At least in the tech world. I probably read 3 or 4 articles every day on Medium, and…
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The billionaire’s typewriter | Butterick’s Practical Typography
The billionaire’s typewriterA friend pointed me to a story on Medium called “Death to Type­writ­ers,” by Medium de­signer Marcin Wichary. The story is about the…
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Elided Branches: Hiring Engineering Managers: Screening for Potential
I have been in many discussions on the best way to interview and hire engineering managers. Here are my thoughts, having done this both successfully and less…
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Werner Herzog's internet doc Lo and Behold is a must-see for anyone on social networks
A group of scientists at Carnegie Mellon believe that by the year 2050, robots designed to play soccer will surpass their professional human counterparts. This…
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Tichu Turns 25: A Retrospective on the Hobby's Favorite Card Game
Game History by Chris Wray, Tichu Tips by Mary Prasad This year marks the 25th Anniversary of Tichu’s publication. In a hobby that is often defined by the “cult…
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Counting Legal Positions in Go
Number of legal Go positions The 361 points on a 19x19 Go board can be colored empty, black, or white. Only some of the 3^361 possible positions are legal,…
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What's Your Secondary Language?
Most of the "Which programming language is best?" discussion is irrelevant. If you work at a company which uses C++ or Python or Java, then you use that;…
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» Bill Williams: The Story of a Life The Digital Antiquarian
I’ve already devoted a couple of articles to the early history of Cinemaware, the American publisher and developer whose games anticipated the future of…
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Cover Story: NES Creator Masayuki Uemura on the Birth of Nintendo's First Console
Jump to page: 1 2 3 4 Previous page Next page Originally published October 2015. You wouldn't know by looking at Masayuki Uemura, mild-mannered engineer and…
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In Defense of Cubes | The Best Games Are Yet To Be Made
Cubes get a bad rap in the boardgame community. They are often seen as unthematic, boring, and unoriginal. “Cube-pusher” is a derogatory term used to describe…
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Why Is Bernie Sanders Against Reparations?
Bernie Sanders speaking at the Iowa Black and Brown Forum on January 11, 2016 Aaron P. Bernstein / Reuters Last week Bernie Sanders was asked whether he was in…
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Why Doesn't Silicon Valley Hire Black Coders?
Howard University fights to join the tech boom. Photographs by Christopher Gregory From Legand Burge, the chair of Howard University's computer science…
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Edward Bernays - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: , []This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. This…
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Sentences on Conceptual Art
by Sol Lewitt Conceptual artists are mystics rather than rationalists. They leap to conclusions that logic cannot reach. Rational judgements repeat rational…
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Dissent Unheard Of
I’m moderately well-known for the disagreements I get into on the internet. I’m working on one of the hardest problems I’ve ever tried to solve as a programmer:…
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The Forgotten Women of Punk: CBGB Vets The Erasers on Their Radically Populist Art-Punk
The Erasers were part of the ‘70s CBGB art-punk scene that included Television and Richard Hell, and though they made a brief appearance on a (long…
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GEM
GEM Deutsch GEMA lightweight lisp-like programming language, implemented in java Features The GEM programming language is a small Lisp-like language that…
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The paranoid style in 2016 - Charlie's Diary
In the earlier "Long-range forecast" thread, one of the regular commenters said, my human side wonders if the toxins can be sucked out and hatreds healed and…
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e-SOLO-e multiple-themed strategic board games
About this project Explanation site in Japanese “e-SOLO-e” (絵揃) is a Japanese word that means "match symbols". Mitsuo Yamamoto, LOGY GAMES creator, invented…
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An Exploration of Object Recursion Design Patterns with Om Next Recursive Queries - Part 1 · anmonteiro
An Exploration of Object Recursion Design Patterns with Om Next Recursive Queries - Part 1 07 Jan 2016 The recent landing of recursive union queries in Om Next…
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From ‘Heil Hitler’ to ‘Shalom, Tel Aviv,’ the many incarnations of David Bowie
It’s the rare artist who would study Kabbalah while portraying himself as an Aryan nationalist. But David Bowie, who died Sunday after an 18-month battle with…
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Is unit testing the biggest duplication of effort in human history?
Here’s a thought exercise. You are a JavaScript, Ruby, Python, or PHP developer. Consequently, your language has no compile-time enforcement of, well, almost…
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An Informal Introduction to “Gallipoli 1915: Churchill’s Greatest Gamble”
The following summary is like a five minute run down of the rules from an experienced player. This won’t tell you everything, just enough to get you pushing…
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The Great Republican Revolt
Donald Trump at a rally in Hampton. Throughout this story, GOP candidates are shown on the stump in the Granite State last summer and fall, in photographs shot…
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This is not an essay about 'Traits in Javascript' (updated)
A trait is a concept used in object-oriented programming: a trait represents a collection of methods that can be used to extend the functionality of a class.…
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Every Human in Star Wars is Really a Humanoid Bee
There are no humans in Star Wars. This should be obvious from the title card. We’re a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away. Human beings evolved on this…
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Moving a team from Scala to Golang | Jim Plush: Blog
Share the joyScala has long been part of the CrowdStrike stack, the primary language in fact. I helped lead the adoption of Scala as we first started to develop…
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