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In Denmark today, we're celebrating the birthday of astronomer Tycho Brahe. In 1572, after observing a bright star in the Cassiopeia constellation, Brahe wrote De nova stella, in which he refuted the Aristotelian belief in an unchanging celestial realm. Brahe's work—done without the aid of a telescope—paved the way for Johannes Kepler and his laws of planetary motion, and gave us the term "nova" for a new star.  
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I think the most interesting side of it is actually the work needed to go through with the analysis. That's quite enough to realise how many hoops the coders of the early industry had to jump through to do... well, pretty much anything. Any game from that era deserves a degree of admiration just for that.
 
Lucid walk-through of +Jordan Mechner's recently released Prince of Persia source code for the Apple II, at least the bootloading parts. Not having been an Apple II programmer myself, this is one of those articles where I learned something in literally every paragraph.

I'm hoping the author, +Fabien Sanglard, can find the time to go into detail about more of the game code itself. Fascinating stuff!

In three parts:

1. http://fabiensanglard.net/prince_of_persia
2. http://fabiensanglard.net/prince_of_persia/pop_boot.php
3. http://fabiensanglard.net/prince_of_persia/pop_boot2.php

Many thanks to Fabien for writing this. Insightful throughout.
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When did Thrash Metal bow down to Hair Metal? Have Ella Fitzgerald’s recordings in the 50’s been outmatched by any later releases? Just how new is New Age? Find out with the Music Timeline from Google Research: http://goo.gl/CpkFIw. You can chart the rise and fall of your favorite music, and get a feel for which genres and artists have remained popular. See a few more examples on the Research Blog (http://goo.gl/Unylgt) and share your findings in the comments.
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Celebrating the life and work of Grace Hopper.

A #GoogleDoodle  on google.co.uk today celebrates an American computer scientist, who helped pave the way for today's computer languages.

Click on the #GraceHopper  hashtag to find more Google+ posts about the scientist, or read more in this article from +The Independent: http://goo.gl/cLxyq0  

You can find #Doodles  from around the world on our global gallery: http://goo.gl/ltki7

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Android for the Busy Developer: Free 12-Lesson Course - Learn to build Android applications from scratch with IntelliJ IDEA.
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Cosplay: you are doing it right.
 
Run, Indy, run! http://j.mp/14Fsbal
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Time Lord - I'd watch that!

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