Meet Judy-Lynn del Rey
Thread: #Dwarf people have long since been (over)represented in fantasy. There are more than enough White Male Bearded Dwarf Warrior tropes out there.— Eugene*Grant (@MrEugeneGrant) April 15, 2019
BUT, did you know: a leading fantasy & sci-fi editor was a dwarf woman - who worked with Isaac Asimov and signed #StarWars?
The whale in the Seine river has been euthanized
I followed this story hoping they would be able to coax it back out into the oceans but today's update is not that. Very sad. I find the large sea mammals some of the most amazing creatures in this world and knowing their relative intelligence, things like this pain me.
The Wagner Group sounds like Russia's version of Blackwater
An electrical engineer explains what a semiconductor is
Reading this gave me serious flashbacks. In high school, while I was trying to figure out what I wanted to be, my dad called upon a family friend who worked for Lucent (a chip maker.) We went over to his house one evening and he began explaining what he did. I grew up with computers and I loved them, but that evening quickly showed me I was not interested in computer engineering as I ended up actually dozing off as he talked. I felt so embarassed and bad. They also gave me a tour of the local Lucent facilities on another day.
I find the technology fascinating but it just doesn't click with me. I took a computer engineering course at Georgia Tech and thank god for my friend Jay, otherwise I would have absolutely failed. The underlying logic components of gates and everything makes sense and I enjoy that, but the steps going from that to physical component is where it loses me.
"28 years later, Super Punch-Out!!’s 2-player mode has been discovered"
I loved Super Punch-Out. One of my all time favorite video games. I'm sad I never got to play it 2-player with friends. This functionality seems, to me at least, to be coded for artists to jump in and quickly check stuff.
An AI designed keyboard layout
I have a deep seated love for keyboard systems different from the standard QWERTY or even DVORAK. I remember making one based on someone who did word analysis and a simplistic model which wanted to minimize the movement required. The biggest hurdles with something like this is that I found I really struggled to be "bilingual" when it came to keyboards.
I needed to be forced to only use the new one, with no exceptions, otherwise I would give in and switch back to an easy layout for speed and simplicity. Given today's world where I use, on the regular, three different computers (home laptop, work laptop, and home desktop) as well as two phones (one Android and one iOS) I would need to find a solution that easily allowed me to adopt a new keyboard in all situations, as well as have a length of time for learning proficiency such that I would not be hampered in my day to day career and life.
A tall order. However, I still find things like this fascinating.
Republicans are so eager give the benefit of the doubt to Donald Trump instead of the FBI? The most pathetic part is they don't want to save him at all, they just want to be the loudest to weep over his political grave to woo his mourners.— Garry Kasparov (@Kasparov63) August 10, 2022
Protect Bill Nye at all costs
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