Whenever you set up the first view and projection camera(s) in your 3D engine, this is the funny nonsense you run almost always run into when you get the math wrong. Everyone that’s written a 3D engine knows this step – debug why the camera shows nothing or has everything inside out.
Latin based languages share a massive amount of common and overlapping words. RobWords offers these 3 tricks for English speakers to scuttle through the French language. I find these kinds of tips super helpful for a casual traveler. As always, these are not hard and fast and some require some lateral thinking to make the connections – but it’s good enough to really improve your muddling through the French language.
- French words that start with an ‘É’ can often be replaced with an ‘S’. Examples:
épice -> spice
étranger -> stranger
épouse -> spouse
éponge -> sponge
- Vowels with a caret ‘âêîôû’ – remove the hat and add a ‘s’
Forêt -> Forest
Tempête -> Tempest(e)
Arrête -> arrest(e)
Hôtesse -> Hostess(e)
Hôtel -> Hostel
Hâte -> Haste
Pâte -> Paste
Hôpital -> Hospital
Maître -> Maistre
Côte -> Co(a)st (the side/coast)
- Replace the ‘GU’ that starts some words with ‘W’
Guerre -> Wuerre -> War
Guillaume -> Willaume (William)
Put them together and:
L’écureuil étudie guillaume le guerrier à l’école dans la forêt.
We translate as:
L’ scureuil studie willaume le werrier à l’scole dans la forest.
The squirrel studies william the warrior at school in the forest.
Simple, but very clever! Using the Wayback Proxy, set the date and go back in time! You don’t even need a Delorean or nuclear fuel.
What a fun project – a guy decides to watch YouTube videos on his Commodore Pet. Since the system certainly doesn’t have the graphics capabilities of the average PC of today, he had to get creative – and boy did he ever. He uses Floyd-Steinberg dithering to figure out how to dither the image then matches it to the closest Commodore Pet font symbols by XOR’ing the bits with the font character to find the closest match (Hamming weight) [11:30 in the video].
One of the more fun creative solutions I’ve seen in awhile.
Michael Shainblum uses some camera mirroring to create some mesmerizing effects (though audio warning the music gets a bit much at times).
Someone did this a few years back while riding trains around Tokyo, but I need to find it…
NearHear is a very cool way to find out about music in your area. You tell it where you are, a date range, then it lists all the upcoming bands/singers on that date. Not only that, but it has a direct link to their spotify account so you can sample their music without having to leave the site.
You can also select the venue/genre you want and send that playlist to your Spotify account. Pretty darn cool.
Representatives Bonamici (OR 1), Blumenauer (OR 3), DeFazio (OR 4) and Senators Merkley and Wyden are targeting pregnancy resource centers – much like the attacks, vandalism, fire bombings and church attacks here in Portland.
All five members of Congress co-sponsored the bill in the House (H.R. 8210) or Senate (S. 4469) that aims to force PRCs to end their work. In supporting these bills, Elizabeth Warren stated that pregnancy resource centers are “tortur[ing] pregnant people.” Pregnancy resource centers offer free services and material support like diapers, baby clothes, and car seats. Pregnancy resource centers help their communities.
Click below if you want to email your legislators about this choice-limiting bill.
At a recent DAC conference, Bill Dally reveals some chip design aspects are being augmented and improved with AI. These include classic chip design issues like mapping voltage drops, predicting parasitics, place and route, and migrating standard cell. It makes sense the next generation of hardware design tools will be using AI.
See his 2022 DAC presentation here:
See an earlier GTC video here on more generic AI efforts:
Another discussion here on PCGamer.
Intel has taken a really interesting tact with it’s ARC graphics card launch. Instead of coming out with marketing guns blazing and touting the next nVidia killer – this first round of ARC discrete parts is set to tackle the mid and lower range users needs. Something that has been desperately needed over the last 2 years in the great GPU shortage created during COVID and bitcoin miners (who are now dumping cards at firesale prices after Bitcoin dropped from the $3 trillion dollar market cap to just at $1 trillion in 6 months)
Instead of just marketing claims, Intel has been sending Intel fellow Tom Peterson and Ryan Shrout around to the local hardware reviewing websites and channels. They’re walking the reviewers through all the ins and outs of these cards on camera – with actual initial production hardware. This openness and engineer-to-engineer interaction has gotten a surprisingly amount of love from a often curmudgeonly viewership. Here’s some quotes:
This kind of open and honest communication is 10x better marketing than any advertisement spot they could have paid for.
I really like that Intel is hands on and bringing back some “customer” focus.
Give Ryan and Tom a raise. They’re doing great! It’s nice to see two actual humans and not corporate robots for a change
This whole thing made me realize how starved companies have us; with just the smallest show of openness and communication it’s hard not to get your strings pulled. But it’s such a breath of fresh air, and a real oddity at this point in time
Props to Ryan and Tom. I’m sure some shareholders are gonna pull their hair out of this kind of “transparency” with the marketing instead of just pushing the old “our product is great and no other company exists outside of ours” nonesense on customers. Seeing how Intel is letting these guys be honest and personal with journalists and interacting with the online community is gonna help them a LOT. I have much more faith in this project after seeing this video and GN’s interview with them earlier, hats off to Intel for doing it this way.
ARC A750 hands-on, architecture, specs, driver challenges, timelines, overclocking with Tom:
Gamer’s Nexus’s great technical breakdown on performance with Tom:
Linus Tech Tips coverage of the A770 with Tom Peterson and Ryan Shrout:
A380 gaming benchmarks that include analysis of rebar and comparison with competitors:
I love visiting where my favorite movies and TV shows were filmed. This guy has put together the most comprehensive and detailed shooting locations website I’ve ever seen. In this case, it’s for every location in the long running 1980’s hit Miami Vice.
This page discusses one of the most famous scenes in all of TV history – the drive to a deal in Heart of Darkness episode. He breaks down where every single cut was taken – even to the point of confirming locations based off the reflections off the car.