Wednesday, July 30, 2014

pinboard expenses 2014, bike helmets, and markov chain visualisation

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Cyclist - 0.41
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Motor vehicle occupant - 0.46
Motorcyclist - 7.66


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Project Temporality is a third person action/puzzle game built around the concept of allowing the player to play with time. Thanks to our proprietary engine Sparta 3D we make the fourth dimension as available as the other three. Just as with a VCR you can rewind time or fast-forward through it seamlessly.


Solve puzzles involving lasers, mirrors, force fields, trap doors, platforms, keys etc. Exploit time to do the impossible. Explore the world and see into the mind of its people. We hope that you will enjoy the result of our years of evenings and weekends.






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Monday, July 28, 2014

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One thing that’s almost always guaranteed with product design: when you add a feature, no one complains about it outright; if they don’t love it they mostly just ignore it. Whereas if you take something away, you’ll hear about it if people relied upon it . . . loudly and often. With something like Google Search, even if just a small fraction of people miss a feature and an even smaller fraction says so, that can still be tens of thousands of people. It can seem like a tidal wave of opposition to the removal: “look at all these people who want it back!”

So it would be much easier to leave in everything that’s ever launched. But then you end up with bloatware: an unwieldy array of ill-fitting modules that don’t work well with newer technologies (e.g., the shift to smartphones, or upgraded security, or touch screens, etc.) and don’t really serve most of your users well either. And nothing comes for free--every feature must be maintained, supported in multiple languages, on multiple devices, and the additional complexity must be accounted for in testing so that the entire service remains reliable. And that cost gets balanced against the impact: is this feature solving an important problem for lots of people?

There are many, many such features that you always have to make tough choices about. We’ve actually cut features that I love. This is one of the toughest but most important parts of designing products--deciding what to trim as you move forward. Sometimes you over-trim--we work to measure the impact and aim to strike the right balance. Sometimes we get it wrong, so it is important that people speak up. We really do listen, and we prioritize according to what seems to satisfy the widest needs given our capabilities.






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One of the most vivid arithmetic failings displayed by Americans occurred in the early 1980s, when the A&W restaurant chain released a new hamburger to rival the McDonald’s Quarter Pounder. With a third-pound of beef, the A&W burger had more meat than the Quarter Pounder; in taste tests, customers preferred A&W’s burger. And it was less expensive. A lavish A&W television and radio marketing campaign cited these benefits. Yet instead of leaping at the great value, customers snubbed it.


Only when the company held customer focus groups did it become clear why. The Third Pounder presented the American public with a test in fractions. And we failed. Misunderstanding the value of one-third, customers believed they were being overcharged. Why, they asked the researchers, should they pay the same amount for a third of a pound of meat as they did for a quarter-pound of meat at McDonald’s. The “4” in “¼,” larger than the “3” in “⅓,” led them astray.






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Friday, July 25, 2014

this algorithm outperforms (for this simplistic task) one experiment done with a limited set of humans on this one particular dataset which has been in the community for 10 years now and is thus highly gameable

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https://github.com/jlund/streisand

It sets up a new server running L2TP/IPsec, OpenSSH, OpenVPN, Shadowsocks, Stunnel, and a Tor bridge. It also generates custom configuration instructions for all of these services. At the end of the run you are given an HTML file with instructions that can be shared with friends, family members, or fellow activists that will help them connect to the new server.


The use case is to make it easier for people to set up servers that allow individuals who live in countries where the Internet is being blocked to circumvent these restrictions.


"Silence censorship" is meant to be sort of funny, but the idea is that censors have had it too easy for too long, and an automated and repeatable method of setting up an anti-censorship server can help change that.


"Automate the effect" is meant to reflect the fact that you can start as many of these servers as you want. If a country starts censoring the Internet, more servers will spring up in response.






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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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GPS receivers also have to correct for things like light traveling slower through plasma in the ionosphere. Receivers on the ground actually solve for their positions in 4 dimensions (they need to solve for time!). GPS is so cool.


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Any idea if large-scale weather effects (like the jet stream) can cause noticeable accuracy problems?


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It does, in fact GPS positioning error, derived from fixed GPS stations, is often used as an input for weather forecast models like WRF. The error is closely binded to the atmospheric water content. Using the different azimuths from the GPS constellation you can even build up a 3d representation of the water content on different layers of the atmosphere.


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You also have satellites with GPS receivers, so that they can measure the effects when the GPS signal skims the atmosphere. This allows humidity and temperature to be measured with very high accuracy, with a very good vertical resolution.


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We received trade execution reports from an active trader who wanted to know why his large orders almost never completely filled, even when the amount of stock advertised exceeded the number of shares wanted. For example, if 25,000 shares were at the best offer, and he sent in a limit order at the best offer price for 20,000 shares, the trade would, more likely than not, come back partially filled. In some cases, more than half of the amount of stock advertised (quoted) would disappear immediately before his order arrived at the exchange. This was the case, even in deeply liquid stocks such as Ford Motor Co (symbol F, market cap: $70 Billion, NYSE DMM is Barclays). The trader sent us his trade execution reports, and we matched up his trades with our detailed consolidated quote and trade data to discover that the mechanism described in Michael Lewis's "Flash Boys" was alive and well on Wall Street.


Let's take a look at what we found from analyzing 5 large trades executed at different times over a 4 minute period in Ford Motor Co. Before each of these trades, the activity in the stock was whisper quiet. Here's a chart showing millisecond by millisecond trade and quote counts in Ford leading up to one of these 5 trades:







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Monday, July 07, 2014

Hands Off Your Grad Students!

Some things in academia never change. Even in an age when the feminists apparently control everything, it seems that the practice of older (usually male) scholars sleeping with much younger (usually female) graduate students is alive and … well, I wouldn’t say “well.” With two such relationships making recent news in the discipline of philosophy alone, for some of the older generation of male professors (again, mostly male), the grad students are still a dating pool—and vice versa. This is not...



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Prospero’s Daughter

Excerpted from The Shelf: From LEQ to LES: Adventures in Extreme Reading by Phyllis Rose, out now from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.



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Ten Feet Tall!!!

A giant walks into a bar. Orders a big glass of booze. Across the room, two barflies size him up. “Man, he is really a freak. For real,” one guy says to the other guy. But his buddy’s seen the giant stomp around the local wrestling ring, and he’s dismissive. “If you watch closely, they never even hit each other,” the guy says. “That wrestling shit? It’s fake!!” So the bartender says, “I’d shut up if I were you,” and the guy, he says, “What’s he gonna do?? Fake fight me??” The giant stands up....



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This Land Is Their Land

Between 1776 and the present, the United States dispossessed Indians of more than 1.5 billion acres, nearly an eighth of the habitable world. For most of that same period, the native population was in a free fall, dropping from perhaps 1.5 million people when Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence to a low of 237,000 in 1900. After the native population and its land base bottomed out, American sports teams began adopting Indian-themed names.



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Doctors Could Use a Little Hypochondria

Here is a partial list of conditions I have read about in the past few days: tinnitus, intermittent explosive disorder, Morgellons disease, high metabolism, low metabolism, and rabies.



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Transfer Silence: The Arsenal Way Or Nothing Happening Yet?

The Abominable Snowman. Anyone who claims to have seen one is immediately dismissed as a fantasist; “That ain’t a Yeti, that’s Hamez from next-door-but-one in a gorilla suit covered in Tippex”; no-one ever believes you. It’s the elusivity that gives the dismissal such credibility. Nessie? She’s just a few tyres floating to the surface. Football transfers work on the same premiss; if it can’t be proved, dismiss it until events prove otherwise. It’...



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Warframe Dev Set to Be Acquired by MMO Company Perfect World and a Chicken Meat Supplier

Warframe developer Digital Extremes is set to be acquired by massively multiplayer online games company Perfect World and Sumpo, a chicken meat products supplier.According to a document from Sumpo, the companies entered a "non-binding term sheet" on June 30, 2014, and are now "conducting due diligence investigations over the affairs of Digital Extremes." Basically, Sumpo and Perfect World are finalizing the deal and Digital Extremes agreed not to solicit other offers in the meantime.Some...



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Microsoft Store Lists Kinect for Windows v2 for $200, July 15 Release Date

The Microsoft Store is accepting pre-orders of Kinect for Windows v2 sensors for $200, and is listing a July 15 release date.That’s the same day as Microsoft’s upcoming virtual training event, which aims to show developers how Kinect v2 enables speech, gesture, and human understanding in applications and experiences.Microsoft has previously said the device will launch before summer 2014.“The Kinect for Windows v2 sensor gives developers more of the precision, responsiveness, and intuitive...



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Classic Arcade Game Q*bert Reboot Headed to Steam

A piece of video game history is going to be easier to revisit when Q*bert, the classic arcade game, will release on Steam July 8.The PC version of the game will include Q*bert Classic and Q*bert Rebooted. Q*bert Classic will look like the original, pixelated game, only optimized for mouse and gamepad controls, while Q*bert Rebooted will use 3D graphics and feature new levels, enemies, and playable characters.First published in 1982 by Gottlieb, an arcade game and pinball company, Q*bert is an...



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What is really happening with Tottenham’s new stadium?

By Tony Attwood Very occasionally I find myself reading a report in a paper or on the internet and think, “blimey, I wrote that.” Of course I don’t mean that literally – it is quite a long time since I’ve seen anyone take my actual words and re-print them as their own (that was with [...]



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Two top keepers on radar as back up?

Where I sit… Goooood morning! Or afternoon. Wherever you are, I’m hoping it’s goooooood. So what do we have to talk about today? Well, not much, because I made the horrendous mistake of trying to relive my youth at a Libertines gig yesterday which meant I missed the world cup games. What a terrible mistake. The highlight of the day was watching two naked men take over a transmission tower that eventually turned into a twenty person brawl. I did catch the penalties in the...



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Show HN: Virtual File System in PHP

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Ask HN: 16-hour work week jobs?

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One Month of SoSoSwift.com

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Microservices - 72 resources

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A curated list of Go frameworks, libraries and software

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Dropping Loot

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From Google to Amazon: EU goes to war against power of US digital giants

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Consciousness on-off switch discovered deep in brain

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Show HN: Kaffee Bitte, specialty coffee delivery for Germany

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Sunday, July 06, 2014

Slate Money: The Monetizing Others Episode

Listen to Episode 9 of Slate Money:



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Inforce Computing IFC6540 Pico-ITX Board Features Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, High Speed Interfaces

Inforce Computing has been working the successor of their IF6410 development board based on Snapdragon S4 Pro SoC with IFC6540, another tiny board for Linux and Android, yet with interesting features...



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Unboxing of VidOn.me AV200 Android Blu-Ray Box

I had only reviewed on device based on AllWinner A31 before, namely CS868 mini PC which turned out to be disappointing. And recently I’ve reviewed quite of few Amlogic and Rockchip TV boxes, so...



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Arsenal’s buying campaign starts. According to reports

By Tony Attwood. At home with his Puma kit. Each transfer season has its own phrase. This summer it is “according to reports”. The phrase is everywhere – and since each report quotes the other reports it is exponential in its growth. I say that Arsenal are going to sign the right back Hardly Anyone [...]



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Want a better England team? Let England play in the Premier League!

A Possible Solution for the Perennial Club v Country Conundrum by Andrew Crawshaw So ‘some players don’t want to play for their country, preferring to save their energy for the clubs who pay their wages’ – according to ‘Arry at least. We all know the times players have gone on to represent their country and [...]



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The 3 most likely deals are…

Hey, hey party people! Waaaaaasssssssuuuuuuuspppppppp… Remember when people used to do that? Waaaaassssssuuuuuuuupppppp… So many good times were had off the back of that ad. The reason I’m putting that on you is because I saw it yesterday and I can’t stop doing it. You need to suffer it as well. Next time someone calls, hit them with it. Nostalgic phone answerring is what it’s all about this summer! So, yesterday was a fun round of football. Well, the Germany...



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Saturday, July 05, 2014

What Came First, Black Holes Or Galaxies?

StartsWithABang (3485481) writes "It was one of the most hotly contested questions for decades: we first expected and then found supermassive black holes at the centers of practically all large galaxies. But how did they get there? In particular, you could imagine it happening either way: either there was this top-down scenario, where large-scale structures formed first and fragmented into galaxies, forming black holes at their centers afterwards, or a bottom-up scenario, where small-scale...



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IRC logs from the beginning of the Gulf War (1991)

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Inspecting Yosemite's Icons

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Show HN: Automatic web page content extractor for Node.js and the command line

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ASA adjudication on EA "Dungeon Keeper" advert

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Breaking Spotify DRM with PANDA

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Call me maybe: MongoDB (2013)

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Lisping at JPL (2002)

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A Closer Look at Android RunTime (ART) in Android L

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Your high IQ will kill your startup (2010)

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Psychedelic mushrooms put your brain in a “waking dream,” study finds

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Quick Change Justice

The architecture of the U.S. Supreme Court Building is rife with turtles. There are turtles holding up the lampposts in the courtyard and turtles engraved in the stone decor. You can buy turtle coffee mugs at the gift shop. The turtle is said to represent the slow and deliberate pace of justice. This is an institution, the turtle tells us, that moves slowly, deliberately, and removed from the knee-jerk pace of the political branches.



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Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space

Listen to Lynn Sherr discuss her new book, Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space, and take questions from the audience. Recorded June 25, 2014.



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Your Brain on Psilocybin

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Burn, Baby, Burn—if We Say So

The last time California had a drought this severe, 1977, I was the foreman of the North Rim Longshots, a seasonal fire crew stationed at Grand Canyon National Park. By mid-June every national forest in Arizona had a major burn. Then California began one of its epic seasons, becoming a black hole that drafted in crews and aircraft from across the country in a running firefight that didn’t end until the winter solstice.



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The Point - Is Marketing Killing the Wonder of Games?

Do we know too much about games before they're released? Danny investigates the idea that over-marketing and the internet is killing the wonder in games. Also, he waves a flag.



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Why DRM Sucks, According to Magicka Developer Paradox

The Witcher developer CD Projekt Red and Assassin's Creed studio Ubisoft aren't the only companies that think DRM is a waste of time for PC games. Speaking with GameSpot, Magicka and Hearts of Iron developer Paradox Interactive CEO Fredrik Wester outlined why he thinks DRM can be such a headache and provided some steps that he thinks will convince people to buy legal copies of Paradox games."It can punish players who actually bought the game," Wester said about DRM. "I remember buying...



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Gears of War Creator Cliff Bleszinski's New Studio Revealed: Boss Key

The countdown clock is still running on Cliff Bleszinski's upcoming reveal, but it looks like the name of his studio may have leaked early: Boss Key Productions.Veteran game designer Cliff Bleszinski announced earlier this week that he would be coming out of retirement and that he wanted to "redefine his legacy." But details on what he's working on, which could be the previously rumored PC arena-based shooter, will have to wait until Monday.The website for his new studio is live now at BossKey....



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From Bedrooms to Billions, and the Origins of British Game Development

Much has been said about the history of game development in North America and Japan, but British developers were just as busy as their international counterparts back in the day; we just rarely get the chance to hear about it. From Bedrooms to Billions, a film about the pioneer days of game development in the UK from Nicola Caulfield and Anthony Caulfield, aims to set the record straight. The enthusiast developers who forged ahead and paved the road for future generations have shared their...



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From Bedrooms to Billions - The Power of the BBC Micro [Exclusive]

In this exclusive clip from upcoming UK games development documentary From Bedrooms to Billions, Peter Molyneux, Geoff Crammond and many others talk about the powerful influence of the BBC Micro.



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Hunting Heroes and Building a Garrison in World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor

The rhythmic pounding of hooves met my ears, and I surveyed the icy terrain around me, It had been a while since I had been forced to traverse via mount on the ground, having become so accustomed to taking to the skies on a whim. This removal of the ability to fly is just one of the core changes Blizzard intends to introduce in its upcoming World of Warcraft expansion, Warlords of Draenor.The change was the first thing I noticed while playing the beta. Tied to the ground once again, I found an...



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What if Arsenal sign no new player this summer?

What if Arsenal Sign no New Player This Summer? By Bootoomee There is an overwhelming consensus that Arsenal is definitely adding new players this summer and the question is who while the agitation is about when. I also believe that Arsenal will be adding new players this season but I hold this belief for [...]



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Will Fifa stand firm in the Suarez saga or will their bite loosen?

By Walter Broeckx Everyone familiar in European football knows the word: Uefalona. This is an indication of how Uefa treated Barcelona in the past years. It went from blatant help from referees not only in the match against Arsenal where Busacca let the Barcelona players free when they were manhandling Arsenal players and then sending [...]



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Apologies for Untold not being here, but we’re getting it sorted.

I am very aware that in the last couple of weeks we have had a number of situations where you may well have found it impossible to load Untold Arsenal. This has been because our number of readers has gone up dramatically in the last month. You may recall we were closed down for a [...]



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Semi-Exclusive: Arsenal’s summer signings now in place and contracts are being signed

By Tony Attwood, star of stage, screen…. all that stuff. OK, I have been up all night playing the Puma video over and over again, and indeed have run up a £25,483 phone bill telling friends across the world of the long hold shot on “Making the Arsenal” in the middle [...]



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Wenger dinner dates with which superstars?!

Happy Friday you beautiful people, how are we? Drenched in summer? Maybe knocking out a cheeky summer number? Guys, we’re you bold enough for the sarong? Ladies, bikini top with power suit trousers? Why the hell not I say… what’s the worst someone can do, send you home, on a day like this? Fuck em’… be free. So what have we today? Well, in publisher world you have that moment called ‘errrrr, how was I so slow on the Sanchez story’ so most newspapers...



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Java vs. Scala: Divided We Fail

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Secrets of Swift's Speed

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Hacking into Internet Connected Light Bulbs

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Constraint CSS

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Show HN: Deploydo – Deployment made easy

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Germany arrests suspected US spy

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Availability sets on Windows Azure for an MVP

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Show HN: Morse code radio [audio]

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Startup School Europe Warmup party (25th July)

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Friday, July 04, 2014

Classic WTF: The Program Generator Program

It's the 4th of July, which is the day the US attempts to forget they ever pretended to like soccer through wild displays of patriotism and fireworks. It's also a holiday, so enjoy this WTF from the archives, The Program Generator Program from 2012. When you've been in IT for as long as Pat McGee, you're bound to have survived at least one or two COBOL horror stories. While COBOL is certainly not the worst platform to develop software on (MUMPS will most certainly hold that title through at...



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What Happened at Slate This Week?

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Play the Slate News Quiz

Welcome back to Slate’s weekly news quiz. I’m your host, 74-time Jeopardy! winner Ken Jennings.



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Two hot South Americans to join?

Do the Wenger… So no real news on anything this morning. What I said in the morning hit the rest of the web later on, then found itself twisted, contorted and by the evening it was something totally different. I think all you need to know is Sanchez is a target, he wants in at Arsenal all that is left if for the club to agree a deal with Barca… which always comes with snags because they’re all about self interest. Seems like they’re accepting now that Suarez will cost...



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How Did Those STAP Stem Cell Papers Get Accepted In the First Place?

bmahersciwriter writes The news team at the scientific journal Nature turns its investigative power on the journal itself. The goal: to try and understand how two papers that made extraordinary claims about a new way to create stem cells managed to get published despite some obvious errors and a paucity of solid evidence. The saga behind these so-called STAP cells is engaging, but sadly reminiscent of so many other scientific controversies. Read more of this story at Slashdot.



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Show HN: Show HN

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Hospitals Are Mining Patients' Credit Card Data to Predict Who Will Get Sick

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Make Things and Show Them

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Losing Music

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Show HN: Cockpit – Self-hosted API-driven CMS. Manage content once

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Show HN: Animated GIF of latest World Cup Goal in Slack and Hipchat

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Rolling Coal

Forty-five second YouTube clips don’t come any more American than “Prius Repellent.” It starts with a camera angled from the passenger side window of a truck, pointed at the namesake Japanese hybrid car. After 12 establishing seconds, the cameraman moves and points out the back window, where viewers can read the ominous decals:



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The Tragedy of Collective Punishment

Israel is seething. On Monday, searchers found the bodies of three Jewish teenagers who were kidnapped and murdered on June 12. On Tuesday, protesters in Jerusalem chanted “Death to Arabs” and tried to attack Arabs on the street. Thirty-five thousand people endorsed a Facebook page calling for revenge. Then, on Wednesday, another boy was abducted and killed. This time, the victim was Palestinian.



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LIVE: Watch Today's Political Gabfest Taping

Welcome to a livestream of the July 3rd Political Gabfest taping. The show starts around 3 p.m. EST, but please allow a few extra minutes if we need to, say, find a Plotz or resolve a tech issue.



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A Public Health Crisis at the Border

Diseases that are endemic to other countries are not always the same ones that we face in the United States. This is a medical observation, not a political one, and it is the reason immigrants who enter this country legally face rigorous screenings in advance of entry for sexually transmitted diseases, active tuberculosis, new strains of influenza, leprosy, cholera, and plague.



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A New Kind of Space Rock in Sweden

A strange meteorite has been discovered in Sweden, and it might be partly responsible for an explosion of life on Earth nearly 500 million years ago.



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Five Legs Are Better Than Four

The graceful hop may be the kangaroo’s signature move, but it turns out they spend more time on all fours—or, perhaps, on all fives.



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One Nation, Divisible?

It’s Independence Day weekend, which means that it is time for barbecues, illegal fireworks, and gratuitous displays of nationalism. This year, I’m planning to get matching bald eagle tattoos on my biceps. But for me, at least, Independence Day is also an opportunity for reflection on who we are as a nation and where we’re headed. I’ll admit that I’m worried.



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Proudly Hailed

With the World Cup pitting nations head to head, day after day, plus July Fourth coming on Friday, the air this week is fairly clogged with national anthems—a haze of plodding beats barely enlivened by gratuitous drumrolls, a commotion of striving-skyward horns, an arid paucity of memorable hooks, a smog of bleating chauvinistic choruses hoarsely sung.



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The New Law of Religion

Monday’s decision in Hobby Lobby was unprecedented. Much of the commentary has focused on the Supreme Court’s decision to extend rights of religious free exercise to for-profit corporations. Hobby Lobby is for religion what Citizens United was for free speech—the corporatization of our basic liberties. But Hobby Lobby is also unprecedented in another, equally important way. For the first time, the court has interpreted a federal statute, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (or RFRA), as...



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Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Magic Beer Fridge” Edition

Listen to Mom and Dad Are Fighting by clicking the arrow on the audio player below:



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audio-technica - Backband headphone not to ruin your good hair day





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Thursday, July 03, 2014

How to Use an Android TV Box as a Wi-Fi Access Point

Today, I’ve come across another potential use case for Android TV boxes with Wi-Fi and Ethernet. Let’s say you are in a room with Ethernet, but there’s no Wi-Fi signal or the signal...



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Peek into the Smart Home of the Future with ARM Seamless Computing IoT Demo

We’ve seen lots of home automation being launched on crowdfunding platforms in the last year or so, and companies like Samsung, Archos, Google and Apple have launched, announced, or bought...



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CloudnetGo CR16 is a Rockchip RK3288 based TV Box with HDMI, AV and VGA Outputs

As we’ve seen in our list of RK3288 Android TV boxes, CloudnetGo has already announced CR12 and CR13 models powered by the quad core Cortex A17 SoC. With their new CR16 model, they are the only...



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Linaro Announces 64-bit ARM Android Port on Juno ARM Development Platform

Last week, Linaro 14.06 was released and one of the highlights was Android booting on ARMv8 models, but the organization has actually ported Android to a new 64-bit ARM platform. Juno ARM Development...



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Moving Atom to React

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New York’s Shadow Transit

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Show HN: Free, anonymous coding interview practice

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Show HN vs. TechCrunch vs. Product Hunt: what's most effective to launch a product

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Early Days on Street View

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Facebook experiments had few limits

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Ambitious Artificial Intelligence Project Operating In Near-Secrecy For 30 Years

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Segway Inventor Dean Kamen Thinks New Stirling Engine Will Get You Off the Grid

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Formal Methods in Building Robust Distributed Systems

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Shamir's Secret Sharing Scheme (2005)

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Who Was Dent McSkimming?

Last year, Sports Illustrated soccer writer Grant Wahl donned a tan fedora, tweeted a picture of himself standing field-side holding a mike, and wrote: “Dent McSkimming reporting on the scene from World Cup 1950.” Wahl was referring to the only American reporter on hand for one of the biggest upsets in tournament history: USA 1, England 0.



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Dear Prudie Early Release: Hot-Flashed and Bothered

As a member of Slate Plus, you’re reading this Slate story before anyone else can! This story is exclusive to Slate Plus members until Thursday at 6 a.m.



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Dear Prudence Live Chat

Need help getting along with partners, relatives, co-workers, and people in general? Ask Dear Prudence! Emily Yoffe takes your questions on manners, morals, and more. Submit yours ahead of time below:



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My American Fellows!

Please send your questions for publication to gentlemanscholarslate@gmail.com. (Questions may be edited, or posed by an editor.)



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My Dad Is Dating My Nemesis

In this week's video Prudie counsels a young woman whose father has started dating a girl who used to bully her and her friends.



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The Scourge of Antarctic Tourism

The ice-free areas visitors frequent make up less than 1 percent of Antarctica, but they are also where the majority of biodiversity occurs.



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Tammy

One of the best ways to vanquish your inner demons, Hollywood has often taught us, is to run away from them. There are few problems so big that they can’t be overcome by taking a life-affirming road trip, during which you’re sure to find both adventure and self-discovery. Lost your job, spouse, and/or all sense of purpose in your life? Committed a crime in the heat of passion? Feeling suffocated by the pressures and expectations of being a royal heiress? When your life suddenly takes a turn for...



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Tibetans’ Surprising Inheritance

Climbing a mountain in Tibet is no easy feat. The atmosphere is already thin on the world’s highest plateau—the oxygen level is just 60 percent of what it is at sea level—and adding elevation makes breathing even more strained. As a teenager, I once went on a hike in Kunming, a neighboring Chinese province with not quite Lhasa-levels of altitude. Even with a supplemental bagful of air (helpfully provided by tour guides), I couldn’t make it up a diminutive hill. Yet pious Tibetan Buddhists at...



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Sex and Relationship Advice on Orange Is the New Black

As a member of Slate Plus, you’ll get access to exclusive podcasts—including our newly launched series about Season 2 of Orange Is the New Black. Over the next couple of weeks, Slate television critic Willa Paskin will be talking with experts to explore the show’s second season through the lens of economics, race, LGBTQ issues, and more!



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Easy and Safe Way to Try Linux on Popular Rockchip RK3188 mini PCs

Until recently, installing Linux on Rockchip R3188 based TV boxes or HDMI TV dongles meant you had to flash one or more binaries to your device using various type of tools for Linux or Windows. But...



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Suddenly there is a list of players who want to transfer to Arsenal!

By Tony Attwood – star of stage, screen and Puma promotions Suddenly everyone wants to play for Arsenal. Clearly they have seen the possession and attacking way Arsenal play, the mighty Emirates Stadium, the fact that Arsenal don’t muck around with maniacs with social problems, and of course they have caught up on our [...]



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Untold Arsenal: part of the new kit designer team.

By Walter Broeckx When I surfed to the Arsenal website this afternoon I noticed that a few new articles had gone on line about the new kit manufacturer Puma. One of them was a little film where the designer explained the concepts behind the new collection. You might have seen the film already. Now I [...]



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Round pegs in a round hole; 7 players who would instantly fit at Arsenal

ROUND PEGS IN A ROUND HOLE…..by Don McMahon Thank God for the transfer window is about to open and all the idle speculation that has been drummed up and invented in monotonous repetition by the hyperbolic media, the bored fans and the other denizens of this tragic-comical time can start to happen. Or not. However, [...]



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Do you ever feel you are being treated with utter contempt?

By Tony Attwood The level of twaddle in the newspapers started this summer at hyper and has now reached beyond double plus insanity. Twaddle, that fundamental of all football columns in the press, comes in seven levels: Invention Nonsense Gibberish Pure Twaddle Hyper-twaddle What the f*** were you on last night? [...]



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Show Off Your Love of Weed In Latest Call of Duty: Ghosts Personalization Pack

Call of Duty players can now show off their love of marijuana in a new way thanks to the arrival of the "Blunt Force" character pack for Call of Duty: Ghosts. Available now for $2 on Xbox platforms, the pack comes with a "leafy" uniform and two headgear options that are emblazoned with pot leaves.Equipping yourself with the items will make it so enemies "experience chronic defeat," Infinity Ward says. The "Blunt Force" character pack follows a similar weapon camouflage pack that launched in...



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Soaking in the Bathhouse of Hell in The Secret World Issue 9: The Black Signal

The woman in the subway isn't speaking with much sense. Her name is Sarah, she says, and I have the sense that I've seen her before. She's tormented, clearly trying to convince herself of her own sanity and identity before her eyes glaze over and another voice escapes from her lips. Sarah is no longer herself."I thought the dragons survived on chaos," Sarah drones in a deep baritone, the woman now a mere host to other entities living within her. Another voice, another line: "They're saying a...



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Low bid rumours untrue

How’s it going people? Tired? All this extra time wearing you out? Me too… I’m getting slightly bored of amazing 0-0 games. Let’s move it up a gear for the quarters, yeah? So it’s done. Bye, bye USA. They took a battering last night despite managing to push the game to extra time. They floundered in the end. Tim Howard was a total hero the whole way through. What a performance. He really was excellent. The Switzerland game also went to Extra time. Di Maria to the...



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EA: Golden Age for Gaming Upon Us, Industry Needs to Embrace Change

The way Electronic Arts COO Peter Moore sees it, right now we're entering a "golden age" of gaming, with a wide variety of games and price points available at any moment. But this expansion into new sectors (free-to-play being one of them) is not universally adored, especially by some core gamers, Moore says in a wide-ranging interview with GamesIndustry International."I think we're going into almost a golden age of gaming, where it doesn't matter where you are, at any time, any place, any...



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Evolve Poised to Be The "Defining" Xbox One/PS4 Game of 2014, 2K Says

2K Games' upcoming monster-hunting game Evolve is poised to be the "defining" Xbox One and PlayStation 4 game of 2014, according to Christoph Hartmann, president of the publishing label. In a statement today heralding Evolve's recent domination of the E3 2014 Game Critics Awards, Hartmann said the game's recent high praise means there is a thirst for new IP."Evolve continues to solidify its position as one of the most anticipated games of the year," Hartmann said in a statement. "The accolades...



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Quick Look: Sniper Elite III

Watch extended gameplay footage from Sniper Elite III featuring the Giant Bomb crew.



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RIP Age of Empires Online

The Microsoft-published free-to-play RTS Age of Empires Online is officially no more. The game's planned closure took place yesterday, July 1, with servers permanently shutting down at 4 p.m. PDT."All good things must come to an end, and that time has come for Age of Empires Online," reads an update on the game's website. "It is time for the barbarian hordes to ride off into the sunset for the final time."Age of Empires Online launched in August 2011. At launch, there were only two...



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Xbox's Phil Spencer Says He's Not Mad at Bungie After Alignment With PlayStation for Destiny

Not so long ago, Microsoft owned Bungie, and the acclaimed developer's Halo titles were released on consoles only for the Xbox platform. But so much has changed. Bungie has since regained its independence with Destiny, and has aligned closely with Sony for the upcoming sci-fi shooter. An alpha for the game was available only on PlayStation consoles, this month's beta will kick off first on PlayStation, and Sony will even offer a special Destiny PS4 bundle. There's also a possibility that copies...



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Report: Murdered: Soul Suspect, Dark Void Developer Has Shut Down

Murdered: Soul Suspect developer Airtight Games has reportedly shut its doors. Geekwire reports that the independent game studio quietly closed its Redmond, Washington office this week. The move comes less than a month after the release of supernatural thriller Murdered: Soul Suspect for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC. You can read reviews for the game here.Geekwire visited the studio's physical working space and reports that office equipment is being sold off at "...



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Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Alleged 'Bigfoot' DNA Samples Sequenced, Turn Out To Be Horses, Dogs, and Bears

sciencehabit writes: In North America, they're called Bigfoot or Sasquatch. In the Himalayan foothills, they're known as yeti or abominable snowmen. And Russians call them Almasty. But in the scientific laboratory, these elusive, hairy, humanoid creatures are nothing more than bears, horses, and dogs. That's the conclusion of a new study—the first peer-reviewed, genetic survey of biological samples claimed to be from the shadowy beasts. To identify the evolutionary source of each sample,...



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Discover a startup every time you open a new tab

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Things You Should Know About Tor

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Amazon sues employee for taking Google cloud job, in new test of non-competes

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Open Rights Group has launched a UK 'Net Censorship Monitoring API and Botnet

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JavaScript Modules

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Fuck the Super Game Boy (2010)

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New Y Combinator Website

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54-line if condition in gcc's reload.c

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BugJuggler: plans for a 21 m tall robot that juggles cars

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Job interviews go both ways (2011)

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Why Schools’ Efforts to Block the Internet Are So Laughably Lame

As schools around the country have rolled out one-to-one computer initiatives, handing out tablets and laptops to their students, a sour note has often intruded on the triumphant fanfare heralding these programs. Within days, even hours, of the devices’ distribution, their young users have figured out how to circumvent the filters meant to block access to games, social networking, and other noneducational activities (not to mention offensive or inappropriate content).



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Mississippi Churning

On Monday night, Grant Sowell pulled into a Tupelo, Mississippi, Chick-fil-A and braced himself for the Tea Party meeting. Just four weeks earlier, Senate candidate Chris McDaniel had campaigned at this branch of the proudly Christian chicken-sandwich chain, promising “shock waves through this country” if conservatives helped him win.



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What Happens on Amish Spring Break Stays in Florida

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Supreme Court Breakfast Table

It’s been a pleasure to join you all at Slate’s Breakfast Table this June. July has arrived, and so we must disband, but I want to leave you all with a few closing thoughts on what I am (cautiously) calling a not-too-pivotal term at the court. This term left us with few new certainties about the justices. Instead, it showed us a Roberts court torn among multiple potential visions of itself.



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The Best and Worst U.S. Beaches by Water Quality

With the annual summer crush of beachgoers comes the sobering yearly report from the Natural Resources Defense Council, which says 1 in 10 U.S. beaches aren’t up to the EPA’s safest standards. See the group’s full guide here.



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5 Best moments of the World Cup so far… help

It’s not often you see an epic 0-0 played out in a World Cup, but that’s what occurred last night in the Germany vs Algeria game. Some contest. An off colour Germany battered for large parts of the game. Fair play to Algeria, they didn’t look like second class footballing citizens. I’d say if it weren’t for poor decision making in the final third (and there was a lot), the Africans would have nailed that game! As it happened, another late extra time game took place...



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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Behind the Scenes: Animation and Art Direction

Sledgehammer Games Animation Director Christopher Stone and Art Director Joe Salud describe how performance capture, facial animation, and character skeletons are bringing detail to a photorealistic level.



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Sledgehammer Says Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Visuals So Good You Won't Be Able to Tell It's A Game

Activision today released a new behind-the-scenes video for this November's blockbuster shooter Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, featuring commentary from Sledgehammer Games developers about how the game is going about achieving "photrealistic" visuals."Because our subject matter is very advanced and technical, and we're kind of peering into the future, we did whatever it took to make the game look as photorealistic as possible," art director Joe Salud said. "The first thing the gamer's going to...



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Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Review Roundup

Michael Bay's new movie Transformers: Age of Extinction did not fare so well with critics, but what about the recent multiplatform game from Activision, Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark? The reviews are in, and we've rounded them up here to help you decide if you want to pick up the game--the first in the series available on current-gen consoles. There's always the option of renting, too, if that's what you're into.If you're in the market for a Nintendo version of Transformers: Rise of the...



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Watch Dogs Bolstered With New Missions and Weapons DLC Today

Ubisoft has released the next downloadable content pack for open-world game Watch Dogs, this one expanding the game's single-player mode with new missions, weapons, and perks.The DLC consists of three new missions in all, including an assault on a palace owned by an "Internet mogul," the takedown of a group of CEOs meeting in secret, and the theft of a biometrics weapon. Ubisoft's official descriptions for the three missions follow:The Palace: A police raid is planned on the luxury palace of an...



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Top 5 Skyrim Mods of the Week - Best Dragon Mods Ever!

Run for your lives! Cam and Seb find the ultimate combination of dragon mods in Skyrim, making the creatures so mighty that they even, briefly, killed Kevin VanNord! He barely felt it.



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Monster-Hunting Game Evolve Beats Batman, Lord of the Rings to Win E3 Critics Game of Show

The votes are in for the 2014 E3 Game Critics Awards, and 2K Games' monster-hunting shooter Evolve has taken home the top prize. Based on voting from more than two dozen publications--including GameSpot, IGN, Kotaku, and USA Today--Evolve won Best of Show. An impressive feat for a brand new IP.It beat upcoming games in established franchises like Alien: Isolation, Batman: Arkham Knight, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege, as well as newcomer No Man's Sky, to...



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Open-World Zombie Survival Game H1Z1 Gets Some New Gameplay Footage

Sony Online Entertainment has released a video demo of its upcoming zombie survival game, H1Z1, that showcases crafting and driving.Narrated by game designer Jimmy Whisenhunt, the video shows a developer playthrough of the demo originally presented at this year's E3 conference. It gives a look at the massive open world, the weather system, and the crafting. This playthrough also shows, for the first time, combat using the bow and arrows.H1Z1 is an MMO survival game about crafting, teamwork with...



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Far Cry 4 Is "Packed to the Gills" With Women

Far Cry 4 concept artUpcoming open-world action game Far Cry 4 does not feature any playable female characters, but that doesn't mean the title is completely male-focused. The reality is quite the opposite, according to Far Cry 4 director Alex Hutchinson. In an interview with Outside Xbox, Hutchinson said you can expect to encounter a number of significant female characters throughout the game.He said Ubisoft "tried very hard to make sure of the four main antagonists, half of them are women,...



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Atari Teams Up With Denny's to Bring You Food-Themed Remixes of Games

Publisher and developer Atari has partnered with diner Denny's for a summer promotion, and it's as great as you'd expect. Atari has remade three of its classic games with themes having to do with the diner and its food. Asteroids, Centipede, and Breakout all got a breakfast makeover. You can play Hashteroids, Centipup, and Take-Out on the Denny's mobile app now.Why would Atari do something like this? Well, Atari hopes that it will help classic games reach a new audience. CEO Fred Chesnais...



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Final Fantasy Creator Sakaguchi Announces New Mobile RPG; Could Come to Consoles

Hironobu SakaguchiUpdate: We should be hearing more about Terra Battle in the coming days, as Mistwalker announced today that Hironobu Sakaguchi will attend Japan Expo 2014 in Paris on July 2 and then be the Guest of Honor on July 3 at the VideoGameStory Exhibition, which is also being held in Paris. In addition to discussing his career, he'll be sharing details regarding "his next project."Original Story: Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi and his development studio Mistwalker have...



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Ask Slashdot: Choosing a Web Language That's Long-Lived, and Not Too Buzzy?

adelayde (185757) writes "In my day job, I work on a web based service with a lot of legacy code written in that older (and some may say venerable) web-scripting language, Perl. Although we use Modern Perl extensions such as Moose, the language just seems to be ossifying and we're wanting to move to a more up-to-date and used language for web applications, or even an entire framework, to do new development. We're still planning to support the legacy code for a number of years to come; that's...



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Get Your Development Team Started With Go

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Show HN: On-demand feedback from curated designers

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My Treadmill Desk

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The Two Cultures of Mathematics [pdf]

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Low Cost EC2 Instances With Burstable Performance

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Ask HN: Who is hiring? (July 2014)

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SnapUp lets you shop on your iPhone by taking screenshots

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My Experience at JuliaCon

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OpenSSL Project Roadmap

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Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Scriptzilla

In the late 90s, Jeremy fought a battle against a menace more terrifying than the dreaded Y2K bug. He maintained a network management application running on Solaris which managed TDM and ATM switches, called PortLog. This prototype CMDB maintained a database of all of the equipment in the network. It created a unique identifier encoded each device’s shelf, slot and port number according to a “magic” formula. That formula needed to change in the next release, thus forcing the...



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Supreme Court Breakfast Table

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act says that the federal government may not put substantial burdens on religious exercise. The Affordable Care Act, as implemented by some federal regulations, required Hobby Lobby to include contraception in its employee health insurance plan. Hobby Lobby covered most forms of contraception, but not four that it believed amounted to abortion, which violates the religious beliefs of Hobby Lobby’s owners. If Hobby Lobby doesn’t comply with the regulations, it...



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Now Is a Great Time to Apply to Law School

After several wretched post-recession years, the job market for new law school graduates may be on the verge of a recovery. So I recently published a post titled “Apply to Law School Now! We’re Serious.”



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The Best TV Show of 2014 Is From 2008

If I were making a list of my favorite TV shows of 2014 right now, sitting at No. 1 would be a junky-looking, subtitled light drama from 2008 about the love lives of single Modern Orthodox Jews living in Jerusalem. It is called Srugim, it is now available on Hulu and Amazon, and you should go watch it immediately.



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A City of Convicts

Imagine an American city with 2.2 million people, making it the fourth largest in the nation behind New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Now imagine that city is a place where residents suffer routine violence and cruelty at rates unlike anywhere else in the country, where they are raped and beaten with alarming frequency by their neighbors and even the city officials who are paid to keep them safe. Now imagine that we, as a nation, didn’t consider the vast majority of that violence to be...



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