Another exceptional piece by Jeff Atwood. Worth it for the “Falsehoods programmers believe about …” links alone.
Sony today reported a $780 million operating profit for Q1 2015, up 39 percent annually, as the company’s camera sensor business and PlayStation 4 arm pushed it past analyst expectations.
I just can’t help myself. I need an Amiibo intervention.
More specifically, Symantec saw 704 billion email messages sent in June, of which 353 billion were classified as spam. At one of the peaks of the spam epidemic, in June 2009, 5.7 trillion of the 6.3 trillion messages sent were spam, according to past data from Symantec.
Having an insanely good time with Rocket League. I just love it when a really great title comes out out of nowhere. It reminds me of the sense of discovery when I was a little kid trading games at the local thrift store.
While the condition has been reported in medical literature since the 19th century, it wasn’t until the mid-1930s that researchers suggested facial recognition involves processes that differ from other forms of visual recognition. For most of the time it’s been recognized by modern medicine, the majority of documented cases occurred following head trauma or stroke. But over the last decade or so, as more academics have begun studying face-blindness and as public awareness of it has spread, those with so-called developmental prosopagnosia — that is, those who were born with it — have grown more likely to come forward to seek diagnoses. Nevertheless, while this condition affects about 2 percent of the population, many who have it may still be totally unaware they do.
A great piece. Interestingly, the interviewee sees face-blindness as an advantage in some situations.
Nintendo Co., Ltd. deeply regrets to announce that President Satoru Iwata passed away on July 11, 2015 due to a bile duct growth.
Truly a great man. In an industry of rife with cynicism, he always came of as a sincere person who genuinely loved games and the joy they bring. Rest in peace.
I crossed an item off my bucket list today. I should have done it a very long time ago, but I finally got around to watching The Shawshank Redemption.
I had extremely high hopes and, fortunately, it didn’t disappoint.
Wraith uses either PhantomJS, CasperJS or SlimerJS to create screen-shots of webpages on different environments and then creates a diff of the two images, the affected areas are highlighted in blue.
Made by the BBC News dev team.
The company said on Thursday that it had working samples of chips with seven-nanometer transistors. It made the research advance by using silicon-germanium instead of pure silicon in key regions of the molecular-size switches.
Moore’s Law still applies, apparently.