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Once upon a time (2009, I think), I started writing an isometric tile engine using Allegro and C++.  I later found that Allegro didn't play nicely with C++, so I began porting it to SDL.  I can't remember how far I got, but I tried it today, and shockingly, it still compiles and mostly works (all it does is let you sculpt the landscape, Populous-style).  So I've marked the repository as 'public'.

You access it here:  https://bitbucket.org/leynos/iso

I've only tested it on FreeBSD 10 (although I think I originally wrote it on Ubuntu Alliterative Animal).
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A variant of E. Coli has been created that uses an additional codon, allowing it to express a new amino amino acid. This could, in theory, allow bacteria to be designed that will manufacture proteins not previously possible.  (I think I saw this a few days ago on HN, but forgot to link to it).
For the first time, scientists have fundamentally changed the genetic code of an organism, raising the possibility that researchers might be able to retool nature and create potent new forms of proteins to combat disease. Scientists from Yale and Harvard have recoded the entire genome of an o
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A review of LG's first 55" OLED TV on sale in the UK.  Highlights:  Perfect black, infinite contrast, 1ms response time and the kind of viewing angles you'd expect from a plasma screen.  The price is a painful £8 000, but if this can drop to something sensible then the future direction of display tech is pretty clear.
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Taking delivery of an Atlas bipedal robot (video courtesy of IEEE Spectrum).  Lots more fun videos of robots at http://is.gd/IttQlZ.
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Pork tenderloin with grilled apricots, toasted almonds, salad and mustard dressing. Served with cous cous.
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Samsung are the first flash manufacturer to bring 3D NAND chips to the market. Micron and Sandisk have both publicly comitted to development of 3D NAND in recent months, but Samsung were already in the process of equipping their fabs for production. I'm hoping that this will lead to another few years of annual price halvings.
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I like hearing about new applications of 3D printing, and I thought that this one was pretty cool.  Titanium horseshoes for racing horses.  The result is lighter than the currently used aluminium shoes, but comes at an increased cost.
Australian scientists have used a 3D printer to custom make a set of titanium horse racing shoes.
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A mod to add DVI/VGA/HDMI output to a #Nintendo64.  Coming Q1 2014.  I wondered about this being possible when I heard about people building their own video DACs.  Nice to see someone went ahead and did it.
This is not a plug and play board. Soldering is required. Since it attaches directly to the output of the RCP before any video processing is done, it requires fine pitch soldering skills to install. I will not provide installation services. However, some people in the community may choose to ...
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A write-up of Heart of Gaming, the arcade in London that inherited the machines from the Trocadero and Casino.
When it comes to arcade games, every city has a heart. This is the spiritual and physical epicentre, towards which a metropolis' video game players are draw…
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Skyera are promising to fit 500 TB of flash in a full depth 1U case at a cost of US$1.99/GB using DIMM-style modules.  Those numbers are kind of scary.

By comparison, the densest rotating magnetic storage, such as that used by Backblaze, will yield 180 TB in a 4U rackable case (although at a significantly cheaper cost/GB).
The skyEagle will land for the first time in a product and technology demonstration at the Flash Memory Summit at Santa Clara on 13 to 15 August. Skyera also claims that the skyEagle's capacity costs $1.99/GB, less than that of many disk drive arrays, and a dollar less than previous product ...
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Shanghai, then and now. 26 years apart.

Photos by Carlos Barria, via The Atlantic (http://is.gd/IN5UA7)
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Part time videogame otaku and pretend programmer.
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Plays shmups, beltscroll, platformers and puzzlers. 
Accumulates Blu-Ray discs and watches anime.
Dabbles in Objective C, Ruby and C++ (for now).
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