I'm going to go away for a while, maybe spend some time in the desert, and come back after FF is shut down.
Hope to see you on some other services Amit! - Me
Have a great trip, Amit. - Stephen Mack
Enjoy, Amit. See you on the other side, maybe. - bentley
I hope it's a peaceful journey for you. We'll be looking for you elsewhere upon your return. - Anne Bouey
Will it be 40 days and 40 nights? - Todd Hoff
Plan is Eastern Sierra on Wed, Death Valley on Thu, Las Vegas on Fri, Zion / Bryce / hwy12 Sat/Sun/Mon, then Las Vegas Tue/Wed, then a relaxed Thu/Fri to get back. - Amit Patel
That sounds awesome. Enjoy the trip. - SAM
Have fun, Amit. We'll catch up again another time. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Keep an eye out for butterflies: http://www.kcet.org/news... - John (bird whisperer)
More from Steinhart Aquarium
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Gorgeous colors. How did you get them to stay so still while posing? - Todd Hoff
Blobs in Games: Hex grids: choosing data structures and generating algorithms - http://simblob.blogspot.com/2015...
Blobs in Games: Hex grids: choosing data structures and generating algorithms
"In the last blog post I described the project I've been working on: generating hex grid code libraries, for lots of different types of hex grids. I wanted to transform "proto-algorithms" into algorithms for a specific type of hex grid, and then convert the algorithm into code.. That was the pattern I initially expected to follow, so I'd end up with maybe 50 algorithms multiplied by 70 grid types multiplied by 20 languages, or a total of 70,000 code snippets." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
"I started this project thinking I would need to generate lots of algorithms. I thought the algorithm generation step would take the most work, and the code generation step would be relatively easy. I ended up spending a lot more time thinking about how to represent the modules. I don't actually need to generate lots of algorithms." - Amit Patel
"Haxe-gons" - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
And the third part posted: http://simblob.blogspot.com/2015... - Amit Patel
I won't have this project finished before FF disappears. - Amit Patel
"Recently I stumbled upon an interesting paper for implementing motion sensing requiring no special hardware, only a speaker and mic! Unfortunately the paper didn't include code to test it, so I decided to reproduce it here on the web!" - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
"Almost exactly 25 years ago, on January 28, 1986, Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrated seconds after lift-off. One of Edward Tufte’s most famous examples of bad charts are the ones used by engineers who argued against the launch, and who failed to convince. It’s a fascinating story, but it has one major fault: it is not true." - Amit Patel
Also see the comment at the end, from Wade Robison. - Amit Patel
A Team of Biohackers Has Figured Out How to Inject Your Eyeballs With Night Vision - Mic - http://mic.com/article...
A Team of Biohackers Has Figured Out How to Inject Your Eyeballs With Night Vision - Mic
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Cool but scary. I don't think I'd volunteer for that one. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
First time at the Steinhart Aquarium.
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First time going to Steinhart Aquarium. I'm going to call the rainforest exhibit "Humidome"
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Went to Palo Alto Baylands with a friend. I hadn't been out for a nature walk for a while, so this was good. Also: got a photo of a cormorant with a fish in its mouth!
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Love the snail. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
There were sooooooooooooo many snails!! :) - Amit Patel
KXTV/KOVR tower - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
KXTV/KOVR tower - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"The KXTV/KOVR tower is a guyed communication tower in Walnut Grove, California, United States that rises to 2,049 feet (624.5 m) in height. Built in 2000, it is the tallest structure in California, the third tallest guyed mast in the world (as of 2001), and the sixth tallest structure to have ever existed if the destroyed Warsaw radio mast, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, and the Tokyo Sky Tree in Tokyo are included." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Blobs in Games: Hex grids: procedurally generating code - http://simblob.blogspot.com/2015...
Blobs in Games: Hex grids: procedurally generating code
I've been working on a project to generate hex grid code libraries. I want you to be able to say "I use an even-r offset grid with inverted y axis, and I need C# code" and it should generate the appropriate algorithms, then give you C# code to implement them. - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
It didn't quite go the way I had planned. - Amit Patel
What a tease! - Todd Hoff
IOC demands: Oslo drops bid after over-the-top list of requirements. - http://www.slate.com/blogs...
IOC demands: Oslo drops bid after over-the-top list of requirements.
"Oslo is dropping out of bidding for the 2022 Winter Olympics, leaving Almaty, Kazakhstan and Beijing as the only remaining cities seeking to host the event. Why?" - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
WTF "Separate lanes should be created on all roads where IOC members will travel, which are not to be used by regular people or public transportation." - Amit Patel
"The IOC members should have separate entrances and exits to and from the airport." - Amit Patel
"They demand to meet the king prior to the opening ceremony. Afterwards, there shall be a cocktail reception. Drinks shall be paid for by the Royal Palace or the local organizing committee." - Amit Patel
IOC response: "For this reason senior politicians in Norway appear not to have been properly briefed on the process and were left to take their decisions on the basis of half-truths and factual inaccuracies." - Amit Patel
I'm assuming that "properly briefed" in this context is "told to shut up and give over." - Jennifer Dittrich
If the US bid on the 2022 games, how would the IOC EVER meet the King of the USA? - Joe
I thought they'd announced this months ago? - Jenny H. from Android
So many flowers everywhere. In completely unrelated news, I have been sneezing a lot.
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Completely unrelated :-) - Todd Hoff
Completely unrelated ;-) - Amit Patel
Correlation is not causation and stuff. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
The U.S. is so far behind, once again, with mobile phones. http://i.imgur.com/Wj37Zgo.png
Carrizo Plain was cool. I probably won't go often though.
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PLUSH ORGANS – I Heart Guts - http://iheartguts.com/collect...
PLUSH ORGANS – I Heart Guts
PLUSH ORGANS – I Heart Guts
"Rectum Plush - Bringing Up The Rear" - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
"Kidney Plush - When Urine Love" - Amit Patel
haha! cute! - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Blobs in Games: Simplifying the variants of hex grids - http://simblob.blogspot.com/2015...
Blobs in Games: Simplifying the variants of hex grids
"On the original hex grid guide I had claimed there were over 70 variants of hex grids. Most of these turn out to be merely a different choice of axes, either by renaming them or by negating the sign." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
At the Flick of a Switch - Press Releases - Judiciary Committee - http://judiciary.house.gov/index...
At the Flick of a Switch - Press Releases - Judiciary Committee
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WTF - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
This is a *.gov site using animated meme GIFs to try to persuade you that President Obama is boneheaded. - Amit Patel
Whaaaaa? Are there other examples of the party in power slanting official committee pages this egregiously? - Spidra Webster
I wasn't sure before, but the GIFs convinced me. - Ken Morley
Yeah, they're very compelling images. Very persuasive. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Korea solves mystery of shaking skyscraper - Hot Topics - http://blog.sfgate.com/hottopi...
"I've got the power, hey yeah heh" - Amit Patel
"It's gettin' it's gettin' it's gettin' kinda heavy" - Amit Patel
"I'm the lyrical Jesse James" - Amit Patel
THE POWER by SNAP! - Amit Patel
New terrorist weapon? :) - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Love that song! - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Plants can move on their own when they want to. It's hard work but they can do it! - Amit Patel
Vast fields of purple along highway 58 north of Soda Lake / Carrizo Plain.
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These are next to the Topaz Solar Farm[1] (largest solar farm in the world) and north of Carrizo Plain, home to California Valley Solar Ranch[2] (fifth largest in the world) - Amit Patel
John Urschel, Ravens Offensive Lineman, Publishes Math Paper : The Two-Way : NPR - http://www.npr.org/blogs...
John Urschel, Ravens Offensive Lineman, Publishes Math Paper : The Two-Way : NPR
Scenic drive: Carmel Valley road between Carmel and Greenfield. Lovely flowers. And also wonderful to see everything green instead of brown.
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Liquid droplets that chase each other across a surface | Ars Technica - http://arstechnica.com/science...
Liquid droplets that chase each other across a surface | Ars Technica
"Recently, scientists at Stanford University have uncovered a phenomenon that's a bit more fun than wetting: spontaneously dancing liquid droplets. In particular, they found that droplets of food coloring containing propylene glycol (PG) mixed with water spontaneously move across glass slides, creating intricate patterns." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Watch the video! :) - Amit Patel
Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve. Most of the poppies had died out a few days before I got there, but it was still nice seeing what remained. There were other flowers mixed in there too.
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Eek, 800 photos to share and only a few weeks left. =)
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Go for it! :) - Anne Bouey
These were from a trip to Oregon. I went to the animal safari, then waterfalls, then wildlife areas (mostly to see eagles) - Amit Patel
Have you ever gone on an African safari? - Anne Bouey
I have not. :-( I rarely travel far. - Amit Patel
You'd love taking photos there. I hope you get the opportunity some day. :) - Anne Bouey
I hope so too :) - Amit Patel
I saw approximately 40 bald eagles on my eagle-watching trip! That's more than I've ever seen before. Unfortunately they were all far away. Here's a tree with lots of eagles, plus a few on the ground.
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That's awesome. - SAM
Wow. This was in California? The only time I've ever seen one was in Alaska and I was stunned that they were FAR huger than I'd imagined. - Spidra Webster
We often have one in the yard (although I haven't seen any for the last while). I am always amazed how the dog can run up to the tree and bark all she wants. I can walk around without the eagle being bothered. But as soon as I point the SLR, it takes off. - Stephan Planken
Wow. - Stephen Mack
I expect them in Canada or Alaska or Washington … but yeah, these are in California! 500 to 1000 of them come each winter for a few months, up by Lower Klamath Lake and Tule Lake. I only learned about this a few years ago so now I try to go every year. - Amit Patel
Fun. :) - Jenny H. from Android
I believe this is a "Western Side-blotched Lizard" … cool colors!
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