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I was using my Twitter client in not-English and may have accidentally invited my entire email contacts list to follow me. If you receive such a request, feel free to disregard...

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Interesting, OpenGL is faster on windows than Direct3D, but the best performance comes in Linux.

After this work, Left 4 Dead 2 is running at 315 FPS on Linux. That the Linux version runs faster than the Windows version (270.6) seems a little counter-intuitive, given the greater amount of time we have spent on the Windows version. However, it does speak to the underlying efficiency of the kernel and OpenGL. Interestingly, in the process of working with hardware vendors we also sped up the OpenGL implementation on Windows. Left 4 Dead 2 is now running at 303.4 FPS with that configuration.

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Research supporting the stagnation of Western pop-music in the past 50 years, based on musical form and theory.

http://www.nature.com/srep/2012/120726/srep00521/full/srep00521.html

Probably obvious to a lot of people--and hopefully students of music! I remember my friend and composer +Kento Watanabe pointing out the general trend during a summer of late-night conversations with friends back in 2009.

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Bryce found out he got a 5 on his AP US the other week. He was a bit indifferent after the tedium of the prep he did, but said one of the biggest challenges was that the test was long as hell. I think he used the Kaplan book, which might not have been the best choice, based on this list.

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Wow. (Thanks +Daniel Ely Rankin.)
Why you will never see the Mythbusters air an episode about RFID

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Interesting questions from +Duff McDuffee; the post did not go where I expected it to go, which made me realize I have some annoying preconceptions about this discussion. http://beyondgrowth.net/spirituality/everybody-hates-religion-but-why/

I'm particularly interested in the answers of people who identify as "[very] spiritual but not religious".

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Lot of "Sh*t [X group] says..." videos. Here's one that takes the concept to its logical conclusion. http://www.wimp.com/nobodysays/ (Thanks Marlong)

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What the FLVCFKJSNDB?! "Teenagers who are visiting the city to study English could find their movements restricted by the Operation Drake project.

Shops would display stickers stipulating that only a certain number of students could be inside at a time. Posters would also be sent to language schools explaining the scheme."
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