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A Writer’s Guide to Interactive Fiction

Interactive fiction — text adventures — was the most advanced computer game technology of the early PC era. These games were the best-selling and most highly-rated games of the early 80s. Then they were overtaken and crushed by games with graphics, and that was the last anyone heard of them.

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Posted: August 28th, 2010
at 6:53pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: weaponry,"ninja",development,internets

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Lift Until You Can’t Anymore

A new approach to weight lifting:

"Rather than grunting and straining to lift heavy weights, you can grab something much lighter but you have to lift it until you can’t lift it anymore," says Stuart Phillips, associate professor of kinesiology at McMaster University. "We’re convinced that growing muscle means stimulating your muscle to make new muscle proteins, a process in the body that over time accumulates into bigger muscles.">

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Posted: August 17th, 2010
at 3:53pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: weaponry,health

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DIY : Learn to Fly

In a week no less!>

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Posted: August 14th, 2010
at 8:39pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: weaponry,diy

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The "Lightcraft" is a laser-propelled spacecraft concept that could ultimately run on other beamed energies, such as microwave.

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Posted: August 13th, 2010
at 6:21pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: myninjaplease,too good to be true,weaponry,design,science

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Goldman Sachs’ "Slang" Spinoff

Goldman Sachs’ plan to spin off its proprietary trading business has run into an unexpected technology glitch that has sent the Wall Street firm scrambling to hire computer programers and project managers.

As reported earlier Thursday by CNBC, Goldman could spin off part of its prop trading operations into an independent hedge fund as soon as Friday. The move is an attempt to comply with new rules limiting Wall Street firms from betting their own money in financial markets.

The problem is that Goldman’s traders use a special computer language called "Slang" that was developed for internal use only. That language plays a vital role in Goldman’s prop trading, including it’s computer driven high-frequency trading.

Goldman has decided the new spin-off won’t get the rights to Slang, according to a person familiar with the matter.

As a result, Goldman is rushing to translate its trading programs into a more standard computer code usable by the new spin-off trading company.>

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Posted: August 6th, 2010
at 1:16pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: myninjaplease,computers,weaponry,"ninja",trade,security

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Statistical Learning Guide

Participate in some form in what statisticians call inference, or what machine learning people call learning, with this statistical learning guide.>

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Posted: July 24th, 2010
at 12:59pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: weaponry,science

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Rock, Paper, Scissors>

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Posted: July 24th, 2010
at 12:31pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: games,weaponry

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DIY : TubeSat Personal Satellite Kit

Planet Earth has entered the age of the Personal Satellite with the introduction of Interorbital’s TubeSat Personal Satellite (PS) Kit. The new IOS TubeSat PS Kit is the low-cost alternative to the CubeSat. It has three-quarters of the mass (0.75-kg or 1.65-lb) and volume of a CubeSat, but still offers plenty of room for most experiments or applications.A And, best of all, the price of the TubeSat kit actually includes the price of a launch into Low-Earth-Orbit on an IOS NEPTUNE 30 launch vehicle. Since the TubeSats are placed into self-decaying orbits 310 kilometers (192 miles) above the Earth’s surface, they do not contribute to the long-term build-up of orbital debris. After operating for a few months (the exact length of time on orbit is dependent on solar activity), they will safely re-enter the atmosphere and burn-up. TubeSats are designed to be orbit-friendly.A Launches are expected to begin in the first quarter of 2011.>

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Posted: July 23rd, 2010
at 6:41pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: computers,robots,weaponry,design,science,diy,development

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Wi-Fi Aerial Surveillance Platform

Using off the shelf equipment and an opensource autopilot,AArdupilot have created an airborne platform designed to sniff out WiFi networks.

Coming hard on the heals of last weeks Google Drone story that was quickly rubbished by the search giant this seems like another threat to your data.

The electrically powered airframe Abased on a large scaleAMig 23 Flogger hobby model kit. The Flogger was a Russian swing wing cold war fighter. AAn unusual platform for this task Arequiring a large amount of power to get airborne and a limited time in the air.

What they hope to get out of this project is not known. Grabbing the attention of aviationAauthorities will probably be one of the first outcomes.

Loss of freedoms for traditional aeromodellers is already on the cards as authorities around the world realise what the largely ignored group is now capable of. In Amercia one of the first casualties mooted might be jet power. Miniature high powered jet engines used in larger models become more affordable and the speeds that can be reached by carbon fibre airframes increase. You don't have to join too many dots for potentialAmisuse.

Actions of groups that claim to be defending freedoms or rights might lead to less for more.

If you want to replicate this WifiDrone Ain the UK remember that the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) here have already put measures in place to regulate airborne data gathering. Wondering how it was built, clickAhere.>

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Posted: July 23rd, 2010
at 12:37pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: weaponry,open source

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