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First life with 'alien' DNA : Nature News & Comment
There are fifth and sixth base pairs, "alien DNA", as predicted by X-Files ;-)
biology 
14 hours ago
Thompson sampling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Decision procedure: choose actions in proportion to rewards, instead of always choosing the maximum-reward action. Related: probability matching
math 
yesterday
Asus P7P55D-E How do I update the Bios? - AnandTech Forums
how to use ASUS ez-flash to update the bios from a flash drive
howto  computers 
yesterday
Untitled (http://nbviewer.ipython.org/url/norvig.com/ipython/TSPv3.ipynb)
This epic iPython notebook is one of the best lessons I've read about algorithms, design, and problem solving
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2 days ago
Flame Warriors Home
Categorization of types of people who flame/troll online
communication  people 
2 days ago
Survey: Commuting
Charts showing Americans drive cars more, use public transit less, and their commutes are shorter.
transportation 
2 days ago
El Niño Modoki Phenomenon in the Tropical Pacific
Does it rain more in California during El Niño? It depends. There are two types of El Niño: conventional and Modoki.
weather 
3 days ago
Machine learning for emoji trends
How people are using emoji on instagram, including machine learning to find which hashtags are most used with which emoji
language 
4 days ago
Guillaume Chereau Blog - Comparison of Doom 1, Quake, and Doom 3 entity references system
Games often have a set of entities they are working with, and have to deal with creation and deletion of entities, including references to those entities. This post compares how Doom 1, Quake, and Doom 3 deal with creation & deletion in their game loop.
gamedev 
5 days ago
Cliffski's Blog | Implications of a global market on random success
RT : Thoughts on the global amplification of random success: trigger warning: "criticizes popular things"
from twitter
5 days ago
l1-path-finder
RT : Check out this new path finding library!
from twitter
6 days ago
The Ultimate Commodore 64 Talk
Amazing things that the Commodore 64 hardware is capable of that it doesn't seem to be capable of
hacks  computers  history 
6 days ago
Traffic Signal Progression
Time-space diagrams showing how to understand traffic signal timing
transportation  visualization 
8 days ago
Contour plowing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Plowing with the contour instead of against it increases crop yield, reduces topsoil loss
environment  food 
8 days ago
The Invented History of 'The Factory Model of Education'
The "Prussian model" of education wasn't the only one, and not used everywhere
education  history 
9 days ago
Ordinary Least Squares Regression explained visually
Explained Visually is now open source! Examples of + in the latest vis:
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11 days ago
vicapow/explained-visually · GitHub
Explained Visually is now open source! Examples of + in the latest vis:
from twitter_favs
11 days ago
Pixi.js v3 - Goodboy™ — Goodboy™
We're proud to announce v3 is out today! Thanks everyone who helped! You all rock :D
from twitter_favs
12 days ago
Gamasutra - Game Design Deep Dive: Making babies in Hero Generations
Hero Generations is a roguelike that lets your next character inherit traits and items from the previous character that died
gamedev 
13 days ago
Itamar Simonson: What Makes People Collect Things? | Stanford Graduate School of Business
"People are more likely to build a collection of something once they possess two of them."
people  gamedev 
15 days ago
Regreening program to restore one-sixth of Ethiopia's land
Terracing and other approaches have reclaimed parts of Ethiopia from desert to green land
environment  engineering 
15 days ago
Everything I thought I knew about Water in California is wrong
Interesting breakdown of where water goes, and how wasteful the "wasteful" practices really are.
water  environment 
15 days ago
from:AiGameDev #bot - Twitter Search
Research papers about popular games that also include screenshots/visualizations generate more interest (RTs, favs):
from twitter_favs
16 days ago
GDC Vault - The Next Vector: Improvements in AI Steering Behaviors
The GDC talk I gave with on steering and crowd simulation with flow fields is now free to watch.
from twitter_favs
18 days ago
Familiars Guild
more work in progress on my little tactics RPG, Familiars Guild.
from twitter_favs
20 days ago
Pinavia interchange - YouTube
Freeway interchange that has no conflict points. Also: looks pretty.
transportation 
21 days ago
Hexagonal Grids
true :) and I guess I can point people at
from twitter
21 days ago
Lost Garden: Minimum Sustainable Success
RT : So I wrote something on how to measure financial success as an indie.
from twitter
22 days ago
The one line you should add to every makefile | John Graham-Cumming
Debug makefile variables by using this makefile rule, which lets you print out the value of any makefile variable
programming 
24 days ago
TWGL
Tiny WebGL wrapper that makes some of the WebGL calls much simpler.
webgl  3d 
25 days ago
Untitled (http://tobyschachman.com/sketches/minimumpolygon/)
"You won't believe the graphical interfaces you can prototype with this one simple trick!"
from twitter_favs
29 days ago
The poor, misunderstood innerText — Perfection Kills
innerText isn't consistent across browsers; Firefox doesn't have it at all; Internet Explorer (once again) gets it right
dhtml 
4 weeks ago
Cache Lines, a Demonstration · jsPerf
Tiny demonstration of how important cache performance is, even in Javascript
programming  performance 
4 weeks ago
Hexagonal Grids
array indexing only works for certain grid shapes and I need to add more details to this section
from twitter
5 weeks ago
Our Programs Are Fun To Use
So saw my Melkman explorable and added it to his list (). This is great. ICYMI:
from twitter_favs
5 weeks ago
Procedural Content Generation in Games | A textbook and an overview of current research
has some PCG that uses graphs for representing game states; Goblin Camp is a game that uses Munkres-Kuhn
from twitter
5 weeks ago
Untitled (http://www.redblobgames.com/grids/hexagons/codegen/output/Tests.hx)
You can see it here: (also see lib.cs, lib.py, lib.cc for C#, Python, C++ code)
from twitter
5 weeks ago
Untitled (http://maxgoldste.in/melkman/)
Cool interactive explanation of Melkman's Algorithm for convex hulls. by
from twitter
5 weeks ago
Hexagonal Grids
Sad that it's taken this long for me to understand hex coordinate axes. 6mo ago: made me think
from twitter
5 weeks ago
Whalesong: a Racket to JavaScript compiler
"Whalesong is a compiler from Racket to JavaScript; it takes Racket programs and translates them so that they can run stand-alone on a user’s web browser. It should allow Racket programs to run with (hopefully!) little modification, and provide access through the foreign-function interface to native JavaScript APIs."
programming  lisp 
5 weeks ago
Blobs in Games: Hex grids: procedurally generating code
I've been working on a project to generate hex grid code libraries for my hex grid guide.
from twitter
5 weeks ago
thoughtlessness | NEVERSAW.US
I wrote a bit about thoughtlessness and GitHub issue anti-patterns:
from twitter_favs
6 weeks ago
Belief-Driven Pathfinding Through Personalized Map Abstraction
Belief-Driven Pathfinding uses the beliefs of each agent when trying to compute a shortest path, as understood by that agent
algorithms  gamedev  pathfinding 
6 weeks ago
Blobs in Games: Simplifying the variants of hex grids
Trying to simplify my hex grid page (thinking out loud)
from twitter
6 weeks ago
Literature Review on Reaction Time
Reaction time depends on age, gender, fatigue, breathing, exercise, part of the eye, which hand, etc. via nelson
biology  performance 
6 weeks ago
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