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Amit Patel
Hey MOO cards, what is this!?
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I uploaded images that were 1039 x 697 pixels. It complained. - Amit Patel
Well, 1039 is less than 1039.3700787401576 so it's understandable. - Mark H
Yes indeed, it's 102 square pixels too small ;-) That aside, Moo is great. - Nils Sandin
I order moo cards once a year. Each year I update the images on the back, and leave the front the same. It's a nice reminder of the projects I worked on, and it gets me started preparing mentally for Game Developers Conference :) - Amit Patel
Amit Patel
The Siberian crater saga is more widespread — and scarier — than anyone thought - The Washington Post - http://www.washingtonpost.com/news...
The Siberian crater saga is more widespread — and scarier — than anyone thought - The Washington Post
Parts of Siberia are randomly bursting into flames? - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Is that snow colored white, or is it blue-ish? - Joe
Why are the aliens doing this? - Todd Hoff
They're trying to awaken Godzilla! - Big Joe Silence from Android
Amit Patel
I just wrote this code: output += "): ";
Thank you so much for the Red Blob website! Someone should mirror/archive it, just in case. It's probably one of the best resources about gamedev-related algorithms I have ever seen. - cat VHS
Thanks lizards! — it's being archived on web.archive.org - Amit Patel
Great! Keep up the good work :) - cat VHS
Amit Patel
jwz: Today in robotentacle news - http://www.jwz.org/blog...
jwz: Today in robotentacle news
jwz: Today in robotentacle news
AIEEEE the robotic overlords are going to be so creepy - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Amit Patel
Desert Wildflower Reports for Southern California by DesertUSA - http://www.desertusa.com/wildflo...
Desert Wildflower Reports for Southern California by DesertUSA
Desert Wildflower Reports for Southern California by DesertUSA
Time to go see wildflowers! - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Carrizo Plain, Antelope Valley, and maybe Death Valley could make for a good weekend trip. - Amit Patel
Amit Patel
http://www.youtube.com/watch... Cool microwave oven design
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptkzzNaZb7U Cool microwave oven design
Play
TL;DW: put an IR camera inside to see the temperature of the food, and then a screen on the front of the microwave to show the temperature what's inside. You can then see when it turns all white, it's hot (on the outside at least). - Amit Patel
And then also use the screen for other purposes. - Anne Bouey
Advertisements of course! - Amit Patel
Haha! Of course. - Anne Bouey
Nellie Oleson
Well played RT @Oreo: Fashionably late? #TheDress http://t.co/KuxHUHbM85
Well played RT @Oreo: Fashionably late? #TheDress http://t.co/KuxHUHbM85
Hee hee - Amit Patel
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
what!? sigh "@frickinator: Georgia judge jails Muslim woman for wearing headscarf to court. MY BRAIN JUST EXPLODED. http://www.theguardian.com/world..."
what!? sigh "@frickinator: Georgia judge jails Muslim woman for wearing headscarf to court. MY BRAIN JUST EXPLODED. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/dec/17/georgia-headscarf-courtroom-rollins?CMP=share_btn_fb"
Backwards ass bigot. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Guy needs to be impeached. - Spidra Webster
seriously. I forget I live in a little bubble of mostly reasonable people in this vastness of hateful shit down here sometimes. even folks who identify as conservative I can usually find common ground with on Constitutional rights and protections at the very least, if not about class and race privilege. but this motherfucker... he on a whole other level of wrong. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
What is this, France?! - Amit Patel
Amit Patel
The dude map: How Americans refer to their bros - Quartz - http://qz.com/316906...
The dude map: How Americans refer to their bros - Quartz
I never expected large parts of Texas to be devoid of "dude". - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
They seem to be missing an east coast equivalent, at least in the purple maps. - John (bird whisperer)
Given that "dude" started out as a term cowboys used for city slickers (as in "dude ranch"), maybe it didn't migrate to the other meaning because it was still being used for the old meaning. - Spidra Webster
Do you even dude, bro? - Micah from FFHound!
Gentleman from Odessa...because a gentleman in Odessa would be a real SOB anywhere else. - Greg GuitarBuster
As a native Texan, I vote for 'hoss'. - Greg GuitarBuster
Heh, I wonder if "dude" is one of the first reappropriated insults :D I remember watching an episode of "Maverick" where it had the even older connotation that was akin to "metrosexual" - The Etymology of Dude - Slate - 2013 Nov 5 http://www.slate.com/blogs... - Victor Ganata
Amit Patel
This is the video that convinced me that I can't trust any of my senses. Gold and white llama? No! That's a blue and black cat. - Amit Patel
Amit Patel
The Science of Why No One Agrees on the Color of This Dress | WIRED - http://www.wired.com/2015...
The Science of Why No One Agrees on the Color of This Dress | WIRED
"The fact that a single image could polarize the entire Internet into two aggressive camps is, let’s face it, just another Thursday. But for the past half-day, people across social media have been arguing about whether a picture depicts a perfectly nice bodycon dress as blue with black lace fringe or white with gold lace fringe. And neither side will budge. This fight is about more than just social media—it’s about primal biology and the way human eyes and brains have evolved to see color in a sunlit world." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Why cant we all agree that its a horrible dress and a shitty picture? - Me
This series of photos really illustrates what's going on, though. - Spidra Webster
Sorry still don't like it. Just not my style or color.. what ever color you see it in. :D - Me
Melly
Today I did a total of 15 pushups thanks to the Hundred Pushups iPhone app. (Week 1, Day 2, Level 1) #100Pushups
So impressed! I can do 3. :( lol so weak. - Marie
Woot!!! - Amit Patel
Marie, I could only do 2 when I started the Hundred Pushups thing - Amit Patel
Amit, did you have a strategy other than "doing more push-ups" to progress? Does simply doing more of them over time make you stronger? If so, I'll grab that app. - Marie
it's like the Couch to 5K for pushups. gradually increases over time. i was up to the 50s, I think, before i lost motivation. - holly #ravingfangirl
My push-ups are extremely modified! Once I go through the program I'll start over with another type and keep repeating until I'm up to "real" push-ups. - Melly
This is what I'm doing now: http://greatist.com/tips... - Melly
Yay Melly! - Amit Patel
Marie, I followed the schedule on the free web site (I didn't get the app). I wasn't able to go as fast as they wanted, but I tried anyway, and made some progress. I never got close to 100 though. - Amit Patel
Amit Patel
Nanobots Fight Cancer: First Human Clinical Trial in 2015 | Raw Science - http://www.rawscience.tv/nanobot...
"The first human clinical trial using nanobots to fight cancer will begin in 2015. The technology could later be used to repair spinal chords, improve epilepsy, and diabetes." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
"…has led a research team that will inject nanorobots made from molecular DNA that are able to identify and kill cancer cells into patients" - Amit Patel
!! - Amit Patel
Here's hoping it works! - Todd Hoff
I want nanobots that cut my hair and nails daily. - Amit Patel
LONG LIVE THE GOO! - Big Joe Silence
Spinal Chords :) - Greg GuitarBuster
Steve C, Team Marina
The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site' - http://www.msn.com/en-us...
The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site'
The Chicago police department operates an off-the-books interrogation compound, rendering Americans unable to be found by family or attorneys while locked inside what lawyers say is the domestic equivalent of a CIA black site. The facility, a nondescript warehouse on Chicago’s west side known as Homan Square, has long been the scene of secretive work by special police units. Interviews with local attorneys and one protester who spent the better part of a day shackled in Homan Square describe operations that deny access to basic constitutional rights. Alleged police practices at Homan Square, according to those familiar with the facility who spoke out to the Guardian after its investigation into Chicago police abuse, include: Keeping arrestees out of official booking databases. Beating by police, resulting in head wounds. Shackling for prolonged periods. Denying attorneys access to the “secure” facility. Holding people without legal counsel for between 12 and 24 hours, including people as young as 15. - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
"The secretive warehouse is the latest example of Chicago police practices that echo the much-criticized detention abuses of the US war on terrorism. While those abuses impacted people overseas, Homan Square – said to house military-style vehicles, interrogation cells and even a cage – trains its focus on Americans, most often poor, black and brown. Unlike a precinct, no one taken to... more... - Steve C, Team Marina
Rage. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Grr. - Amit Patel
Amit Patel
Stories — SF Bay Area: What Might Have Been - http://www.whatmighthavebeen.s...
Stories — SF Bay Area: What Might Have Been
Stories — SF Bay Area: What Might Have Been
Ooh these projects seem neat. - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Heather
Smacked myself. In the mouth. With my iPad.
lol, yep. When I'm reading in bed, my nose usually gets it. :^( - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Change iPad to Kindle and I'm there. :) - That's So CAJ!
jump rope - Big Joe Silence
Heh. - Yolanda from Android
Now we understand why Voldemort's face is the way it is - Amit Patel
Melly
Today I did a total of 11 pushups thanks to the Hundred Pushups iPhone app. (Week 1, Day 1, Level 1) #100Pushups
Love that site. Never did make it to 100, but I made a lot of progress and it made me feel good. 11 is good! - Amit Patel
They were very modified push ups! But once I get through I'll start again with a more difficult kind. - Melly from iPhone
Amit Patel
Louis Gray? - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Sleep is unproductive and a waste of time. - Louis Gray
Micah
Don't trust links. CLICK THIS LINK.
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Well, but presumably your browser shows you the actual URL as your mouse hovers over the link, and if it's actually support.google.com, not support.google.com.screwyou.rus, it's probably legit. - Walt Crawford
That's the thing, Walt. The alert sits in an uncanny valley as it tries to message the competent internet denizen and the naive noob. - Micah
It's a test. That link should take you to a page that says "HEY, We said not to click links!" - Amit Patel
Amit, that's taking TDD too. far. - Micah from FFHound!
That's what they want you to think, Micah. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Amit Patel
ODOT Plots The Demise Of Oregon-Style Speed Signs? - http://www.aaroads.com/forum...
ODOT Plots The Demise Of Oregon-Style Speed Signs?
ODOT Plots The Demise Of Oregon-Style Speed Signs?
ODOT Plots The Demise Of Oregon-Style Speed Signs?
Oregon's speed limits signs say "SPEED" not "SPEED LIMIT". One of the posters on this forum says: - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
"under Oregon law speed limit signs say just "SPEED" (not "SPEED LIMIT") to indicate that the limit in question is prima facie in nature, not absolute--in other words, you can defend yourself against a speeding citation by showing that your speed, even if it was in excess of that posted, was not unsafe under the conditions. "SPEED LIMIT" signs were rolled out for Interstates and school... more... - Amit Patel
*submits Keanu Reeves on a Bus symbol for consideration* - Micah from FFHound!
Amit Patel
Gastropod: Breakfast of Champions - http://www.ediblegeography.com/gastrop...
Gastropod: Breakfast of Champions
Gastropod: Breakfast of Champions
Best time to drink coffee is mid-morning? Skipping breakfast may be ok? - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Both make sense to me. - Stephen Mack
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Why is 'fathom' a word but 'unfathom' is not a word but 'unfathomable' is a word? The fact that I have a migraine is unrelated.
You have misfathomed this. - Joe
Full fathom five. - Stephen Mack
Your unforeseeable proposal is unbeatable, but unworkable. Banning the unobjectionable word "unwork" is not only unreasonable, but unenforceable, because the forms you need to file are unavailable. Let's make this post unforgettable. - Amit Patel
Amit Patel
World Skyscraper Construction - SkyscraperPage.com - http://skyscraperpage.com/diagram...
World Skyscraper Construction - SkyscraperPage.com
Skyscrapers under construction. Crazy tall. Do they have sprinkler systems? I wonder… - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Alas, the images didn't show up through the bookmarklet. - Amit Patel
Amit Patel
Most decade-specific words in Billboard song titles - http://flowingdata.com/2014...
Most decade-specific words in Billboard song titles
"David Taylor looked for words in Billboard song titles that appeared during a given decade more than other decades. Then he charted usage for the top five of each decade, going back to 1890." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
"For example, look at those words in the 1920s: blues, pal, sweetheart, rose, and Mammy. This decade: we, yeah, hell, f, and die. Mm, classy." - Amit Patel
Amit Patel
Blobs in Games: Optimizing A* for grid maps - http://simblob.blogspot.com/2015...
Blobs in Games: Optimizing A* for grid maps
Blobs in Games: Optimizing A* for grid maps
"One thing that annoys me about my own A* pages is that they use grids for the examples." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Michael W. May
-15° F, but, hy, it feels like -28 :D http://t.co/OZv4V0Eu42
-15° F, but, hy, it feels like -28 :D http://t.co/OZv4V0Eu42
Brrr - Tamara J. B.
High temp on Mars is warmer than that. - Amit Patel
It was -25F when my wife left this morning. I don't recall it being that cold since I was a kid. - Michael W. May
Heather
What if this winter goes all Game of Thrones on us and last for years? Cuz I'm starting to worry it might.
It won't. We're already experiencing spring temps here in Texas. - Steven Perez
I'm worried about the opposite … that California may never get a winter again :-( - Amit Patel
Amit Patel
it's a(door)able - http://ncase.me/door/#
Happy Valentine's Day! (game) - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
this is so fun! I can't stop giggling long enough to advance. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
:-) - Amit Patel
Amit Patel
BBC News - Alien star system buzzed the Sun - http://www.bbc.com/news...
BBC News - Alien star system buzzed the Sun
"An alien star passed through our Solar System just 70,000 years ago, astronomers have announced." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Amit Patel
Found a map of the construction work going on at the 880/280 interchange
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Northbound 280 used to have an exit for 17 south and 880 north. It's now going to have 2 lanes for 17 south, 2 lanes for 880 north, and … 3 lanes for people trying to get to the mall. - Amit Patel
Northbound 17 exiting to the mall and northbound 280 exiting to the mall used to have to merge and weave; now they get their own dedicated lanes. NB 17 gets 2 lanes to the mall and NB 280 gets 3 lanes to the mall, merging into a **5 lane exit** for people going to the mall. And that's just northbound. - Amit Patel
It looks like southbound 17 has 4 lanes to Stevens Creek plus 1 lane bypassing that, to go to the mall more directly. - Amit Patel
And I can't tell for sure but it looks like Stevens Creek between 880 and the mall will be … 11 lanes! - Amit Patel
The construction there has been a nightmare for years. Looks like that nightmare is ongoing. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I just drove down 101 from SF to MTV and was amazed by how nice it is. I had been avoiding it because of all the construction, but now it's nice :) so I hope 280/880 becomes nice too. - Amit Patel
The part near Shoreline? I don't like how if you're taking Shoreline to 101 South or 101 South to 85 South there's this weird crossover spur that can get backed up, but it does look nice! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
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