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Game Design Deep Dive: Creating believable crowds in  Planet Coaster

Game Design Deep Dive: Creating believable crowds in Planet Coaster

"10,000 guests was what we targeted, and simulating each seemed like a challenge. This was where using flow/potential fields became very appealing." - Owen McCarthy, principal programmer at Frontier.
Fakespot – measure the legitimacy of reviews on popular sites

Fakespot – measure the legitimacy of reviews on popular sites

Fakespot | Analyze and identify fake reviews 975,755,040 Amazon Reviews Analyzed 6,928,720 Yelp Reviews Analyzed 803,200 TripAdvisor Reviews Analyzed 277,320 App Reviews Analyzed 983,764,280 Total Reviews Analyzed ...all you have to do is paste a link — Fakespot will then analyze the product's user reviews and grade them on their trustworthiness. Jeff Dunn, Business Insider…
LAPD arrests man on suspicion of making deadly swatting call to Wichita police

LAPD arrests man on suspicion of making deadly swatting call to Wichita police

Los Angeles police have arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of making the swatting call that ended with a Wichita man being killed by police. Tyler Barriss was arrested Friday afternoon, according to KABC. Booking records for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office say he was arrested at 3:15 p.m. for a felony. Barriss is…
Coming Soon: Machine-Checked Mathematical Proofs in Everyday Software and Hardware Development

Coming Soon: Machine-Checked Mathematical Proofs in Everyday Software and Hardware Development

media.ccc.de - Coming Soon: Machine-Checked Mathematical Proofs in Everyday Software and Hardware Development Adam Chlipala Most working engineers view machine-checked mathematical proofs as an academic curiosity, if they have ever heard of the concept at all. In contrast, activities like testing, debugging, and code review are accepted as essential. They are woven into the lives…
SFTtech/openage

SFTtech/openage

openage: a volunteer project to create a free engine clone of the Genie Engine used by Age of Empires, Age of Empires II (HD) and Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds, comparable to projects like OpenMW, OpenRA, OpenTTD and OpenRCT2. At the moment we focus our efforts on the integration of Age of Empires II, while being…
Economics of Minecraft

Economics of Minecraft

Those of us with the means to do as we pleased drove our vast resources into monumental construction. My grandest project was a Chinese city, tragically cut short by server reset. View from the north, inside the outer wall. The first game I ever outsmarted was Final Fantasy 6. I was eight or nine. The…
How Classical Cryptography Will Survive Quantum Computers – Facts So Romantic – Nautilus

How Classical Cryptography Will Survive Quantum Computers – Facts So Romantic – Nautilus

Quantum Lab: Scientists are fabricating quantum photonic circuits—consisting of waveguides and other elements—to manipulate single photons for future quantum communications and processing.Oak Ridge National Laboratory / Flickr Justin Trudeau, the Canadian prime minister, certainly raised the profile of quantum computing a few notches last year, when he gamely—if vaguely1—described it for a press conference. But…
Thousands of major sites are taking silent anti-ad-blocking measures

Thousands of major sites are taking silent anti-ad-blocking measures

It’s no secret that ad blockers are putting a dent in advertising-based business models on the web. This has produced a range of reactions, from relatively polite whitelisting asks (TechCrunch does this) to dynamic redeployment of ads to avoid blocking. A new study finds that nearly a third of the top 10,000 sites on the…
Goodbye, George Bailey: Decline of Rural Lending Crimps Small-Town Business

Goodbye, George Bailey: Decline of Rural Lending Crimps Small-Town Business

ROXOBEL, N.C.—Danielle Baker wanted a $324,000 loan last year to expand the peanut-processing business she ran from the family farm. She had a longstanding relationship with the Roxobel branch of Southern Bank, and she thought Southern would help fund the peanut operation she had spun off, too. But that branch—the town’s only bank—closed in 2014.…
Could Rome have had an industrial revolution? – Reaction

Could Rome have had an industrial revolution? – Reaction

This question – could Rome have had an industrial revolution? – is prompted by Kingdom of the Wicked, a new book by Helen Dale. Dale forces us to consider Jesus as a religious extremist in a Roman world not unlike our own. The novel throws new light on our own attitudes to terrorism, globalization, torture, and the…
Console Security – Switch

Console Security – Switch

media.ccc.de - Console Security - Switch Homebrew on the Horizon plutoo, derrek and naehrwert Nintendo has a new console, and it's more secure than ever. The Switch was released less than a year ago, and we've been all over it. Nintendo has designed a custom OS that is one of the most secure we've ever…
Free Electron Lasers

Free Electron Lasers

media.ccc.de - Free Electron Lasers ...or why we need 17 billion Volts to make a picture. Thorsten Wouldn’t it be awesome to have a microscope which allows scientists to map atomic details of viruses, film chemical reactions, or study the processes in the interior of planets? Well, we’ve just built one in Hamburg. It’s not…