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  1. Sep 2021
    1. Fully embracing the principles of ecology could revolutionize every aspect of design, in substance and in style.

      Visions of Earth

      On Christmas Eve 1968, Bill Anders looked out his window and saw something no one had ever seen before. Against a pitch-black sky, framed by a bone-dead, mottled-gray landscape, hovered a hazy half-dome of swirling white and brilliant blue, the only bit of color anywhere in sight. It was a stark scene, a solitary figure floating in “a vast lonely expanse of nothing,” as one of his two companions described it, yet it overwhelmed them all with emotion, a kind of awe perhaps previously unfelt by anyone in history. “It was the most beautiful, heart-catching sight of my life,” one later recalled. Anders did what every sightseer does—he took a photograph. That quick snapshot became, in the words of biophysicist John Platt, “one of the most powerful images in the minds of men today.”

      The crew of Apollo 8—Anders, Frank Borman, and Jim Lovell—not only were the first people ever to leave orbit and the first to see the dark side of the moon but also were the first to witness Earth intact, not as a fragmentary arc of horizon but as a complete being, an entire world. “We came all this way to the Moon,” Anders later recalled, “and yet the most significant thing we’re seeing is our own home planet.”

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      Overview effect

  2. Aug 2021
    1. Major breakthroughs in recent technology created an opportunity for a futuristic science fiction experience that is entirely new and groundbreaking. Real-time graphics technology using Unreal Engine 5’s Nanite allows for cinematic quality video game visuals. Blockchain technology using the Solana protocol established a largely serverless and secured gameplay experience. Non-fungible tokens obtained and traded within Star Atlas creates an economy that replicates the tangibility of real world assets and ownership.

      The technologies which enable Star Atlas.

    2. You, a faction citizen of Star Atlas, will have the ability to influence the outcome of this intergalactic conflict while creating the opportunity to earn rewards for your contributions.

      What's in it for players?

    3. Star Atlas is a virtual gaming metaverse based in the year 2620. In this distant future, three major factions have emerged; (1)The MUD Territory governed by humankind, (2)The ONI Region as a consortium of alien races, and (3)The Ustur Sector controlled by sentient androids. These factions are in an ongoing struggle for resources, territorial conquest, and political domination.

      What is Star Atlas?

  3. Jun 2021
    1. We use a single stream/queue/channel to deliver messages from RPC to WS. RPC server acts as publisher: it pushes a JSON-encoded command. Pubsub connection is initialized lazily in this case (during the first #broadcast call). WS server (anycable-go) acts as subscriber: subscription is initialized on server start, messages are received, deserialized and passed to the app.
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  5. Feb 2021
    1. That’s it, plain and simple. But if you want the legalese version, dive into it here.
    2. What we do collect:The translated words you encounter so that we know what words you are exposed to and can serve up appropriate vocabulary quizzes.Any vocabulary quizzes you see and the results of those quizzes so that we can keep track of how well you know each vocabulary concept.Anonymized (not linked to anyone's particular account) web page URLs, whether translations show up on them, and whether any bugs or errors occur on those pages so that we can better detect any broad issues affecting our user base.
    1. What are the benefits of the Direct Express® card?
    2. How is the Direct Express® debit card different from a credit card?
    3. Will my Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, and other federal benefits be safe?
    4. How does the Direct Express® card work?
    5. What type of federal payments can I have on the Direct Express® card account?
    6. What is the Direct Express® card?
  6. Nov 2020
  7. Oct 2020
    1. A JavaScript DOM model supporting element creation, diff computation and patch operations for efficient re-rendering
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  12. May 2020
    1. We group a description of and about personal data (such as a Cookie or IP Address), the purpose of its collection (such as Analytics or Advertising) and the providers (such as Google or even your own website) into what we call services. Each service corresponds to a portion of a privacy policy, and provides all the relevant information to the end users of your website.
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    1. Nix is a purely functional package manager. This means that it treats packages like values in purely functional programming languages such as Haskell — they are built by functions that don’t have side-effects, and they never change after they have been built.
  15. Dec 2019
    1. When a javascript module is prepared for use on a client there are two major concerns: certain features are already provided by the client, and certain features are not available. Features provided by a client can include http requests, websockets, dom manipulation. Features not available would include tcp sockets, system disk IO.
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  18. Apr 2018
    1. Through this retelling, Knight explores how a design philosophy can be a crucial component of space design. Although focused on one specific case study, the chapter offers advice others can use regarding the development and implementation of a design philosophy.

      This piece, though not a scholarly piece, is a nice view at the process that goes into creating multimodal classrooms, but its focus is on classroom design. A vital part of this piece, in using this for mine is the complete beginning of this piece. She defines terms such as classroom design, multi modal functions, etc. She also discusses the philosophy of classroom design and how effective is has been in her teaching experience.

  19. Jan 2018
    1. Students are introduced to the murder of Emmett Till through watching an excerpt from the “Awakenings” segment of the Eyes on the Prize video series. Then they begin to explore how Emmett Till’s murder became a pivotal moment in civil rights history through identifying the important decisions made by individuals and groups involved in this event

      lesson plan

  20. Feb 2017
    1. Many important themes are introduced here.

      • Purpose of these messages
      • What happens when illusion is set aside
      • Separation is an illusion