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Kung hei fat choi! Oracle's cafeteria decorations to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year.
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Javascript runs Box2D nearly as fast as Java.
C (gcc 4.8)                  1.00
NaCl (x86-32)             1.34
Java (1.8)                    2.40
Flash/Crossbridge    2.41
asm.js (FF Nightly)   2.71
AS3                                4.19
asm.js (Firefox 22)    5.73
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I wonder if Dates are more expensive in Java than JavaScript? The benchmarks instantiate a new Date for each frame. i.e. this is inside the loop:

long end = new Date().getTime();

So, basically, each frame is benchmarking new Date() too.

Also, the JVM settings need to be verified that the warmup is sufficient. It seems it's only testing 256 frames which may not be enough for the JVM to have optimized the bytecode.
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The actors in Mike Judge's new comedy about making it in Silicon Valley were waiting alongside the extras while the crew setup to film a scene on University Avenue in Palo Alto. 
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Living bridges grown using rubber fig trees (Ficus elastica) get stronger with time and at least one of these bridges may be over 500 years old.
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Jon Stewart getting laughs while delivering wisdom; Shakespeare and Mark Twain would be proud.
"No one's taking away all the guns!  But now I get it, I understand what's going on. Their paranoid fear of a possible dystopic future prevents us from addressing our actual dystopic present! We can't even begin to address 30,000 gun deaths that are actually, in reality, happening in this country every year because a few of us must remain vigilant against the rise of an imaginary Hitler." - Jon Stewart
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Good science finally convinced CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta to endorse medical marijuana.
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Legalizing weed opens pandora's box for crime fighters. The drug lords loved that decision as their consumers can open carry weed now. 
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I'm going to try this technique on some doors that need more carpet clearance to see if it's faster/cleaner than tape or manual scoring with a utility knife.
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Here's a map of what went wrong during John Broder's test drive of a Tesla Model S from Washington D.C. to Boston, MA.  As CNN quickly demonstrated, Mr. Broder's series of decisions that led to a problem can easily be avoided.
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Liquipel's marketing claims for waterproofing were tested by CHOICE and found to be false.  They're now under investigations by the Australian government.  Caveat emptor!
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I'm interested in what makes things work - political systems, gadgets, business, biology, physics, finance, society and most recently, religion.  For instance, what makes a book become central to a religion?
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