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This will surely come in handy in the future. 
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Wow. Intel is buying Altera. Seems like they really see a big future in FPGA based processor extensions. Will be interesting to see what comes of this. Xilinx won't be happy about this. Having Intel start competing with you by buying the company you pretty much divided the up the FPGA market with surely can't be good for them.
Intel agreed to buy chip maker Altera for roughly $16.7 billion in cash, a long-discussed deal seen helping Intel defend a crucial server-chip business.
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Awesome. Python will have standardized type hints. That will help tooling and documentation a lot.
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Cool interview on the working principles, capabilities and restrictions of Valve's "Lighthouse" tracking system directly from the source.
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As always some mind-blowing stuff at the upcoming SIGGRAPH 2015. 
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Pretty annoyed to realize that the common build management tools I've looked at don't support to version their configuration in a version control system out of the box. Heck I wouldn't even ask to be able to hand edit the XML (or whatever it uses). While that would be nice I could survive without it. But deferring changes until the user is done with all of them and then creating a named "commit" with a description from those that can be easily reverted and audited would be kinda useful, no?
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Down the rabbit hole we go. Very nice presentation by Michael Abrash which mostly concerns itself with the concept of our perception of reality and its limitation. The basis for this discussion are lots of visual and other illusions - in combination with many quotes from the matrix - that are used to convince the listener of the feasibility and potential of fully realized VR. The presentation closes with a wholly positive outlook and predictions about the future advancement of the field. Well worth watching.
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That must be an epic show to watch live.
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Fractal are fascinating. Even more so the mind's capability to see structures it knows in them.
 
Just wow.

Fractal exploration and rendering software. Hobby project to be released as open source.


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wow, absolutely amazing how complete worlds can be created from simple mathematical formulas.
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Great illustrated explanation on what goes into a rendering a frame in a modern computer game. Games keep blowing my mind: This is what it takes for one frame to be created, 59 more to go the same second. Also add in all the game logic not touched on in this post happening at the same time. A modern gaming PC is a real processing beast and games amazingly good at using it.
March 12th 2015: Back online after Reddit and Slashdot killed my bandwidth with 30,000 visits in the last hours. March 11th 2015: Update with …
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I've been keeping an eye on Rust for a while. I was mostly attracted by their initial design with built-in green-thread parallelism and optional GC. Over time they drifted away from that to a more "conservative" design which seems to be strongly inspired by modern C++ as well as functional paradigms. The most revolutionary part to me seems to be the built-in borrow checking. Rust makes ownership and its transfer very explicit which allows it to detect and prevent whole classes of bugs including many related to parallelism at compile time. Not sure if I'll be able to invest any serious time into any Rust endeavors in the near future but what I've seen likes nice enough to at least keep following the language. Will be interesting to see how adoption turns out. D also had/has some great stuff going for it but it doesn't seem like many are interested.
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Exactly. I think that's a big factor in their decision to revise their initial design. With GC and/or green-threads directly calling out of and into Rust code wouldn't have been possible. As it is now Mozilla can replace components of Firefox with Rust written ones without having to completely switch over to servo all at once. Imho a great strategy. If they do it this way we'll likely also see some serious investment in C++ interop which would be neat.
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Start of a very cool article series on Elon Musk and more specifically his ventures. This first post gives a summary on who Musk is and where he came from as well as an overview over what's still to come in the series. I love the writing style as well as the content so I'm looking forward to the future posts.
When you pick up the phone, you don't expect Elon Musk to be on the other line.
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