Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Atari Asteroids: Creating a Vector Arcade Classic

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Atari Asteroids: Creating a Vector Arcade Classic

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As Atari’s best-selling arcade game of all time, Asteroids was literally a game changer. Released in December 1979, it was responsible for catapulting Atari into mainstream public consciousness. This was the game that single-handedly broke the stranglehold that Space Invaders had on the video game world. Although created by Atari developer Ed Logg (whose credits…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Heavy multitaskers have reduced memory

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Heavy multitaskers have reduced memory

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The smartphones that are now ubiquitous were just gaining popularity when Anthony Wagner became interested in the research of his Stanford colleague, Clifford Nass, on the effects of media multitasking and attention. Though Wagner, a professor of psychology at Stanford University and director of the Stanford Memory Laboratory, wasn’t convinced by the early data, he…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Generating custom photo-realistic faces using AI

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Generating custom photo-realistic faces using AI

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Controlled image synthesis and editing using a novel TL-GAN modelExample video of the controlled synthesis using my model (transparent latent-space GAN, or TL-GAN)Want to learn applied Artificial Intelligence from top professionals in Silicon Valley or New York? Learn more about the Artificial Intelligence program at Insight.Are you a company working in AI and would like to get…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers One Windows Kernel

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers One Windows Kernel

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Windows is one of the most versatile and flexible operating systems out there, running on a variety of machine architectures and available in multiple SKUs. It currently supports x86, x64, ARM and ARM64 architectures. Windows used to support Itanium, PowerPC, DEC Alpha, and MIPS (wiki entry). In addition, Windows supports a variety of SKUs that…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Report: Tesla faces “deepening criminal investigation” into Model 3 production

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Report: Tesla faces “deepening criminal investigation” into Model 3 production

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don’t mess with the feds — Tesla spokesperson: “Tesla’s philosophy has always been set to truthful targets.” Cyrus Farivar – Oct 26, 2018 7:45 pm UTC Troy Harvey/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesTesla is reportedly undergoing a “deepening criminal investigation” by the FBI into whether the company misled investors with respect to production of Model 3 vehicles,…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Net neutrality delay: Calif. agrees to suspend law until after court case

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Net neutrality delay: Calif. agrees to suspend law until after court case

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Net neutrality delay — State net neutrality law won’t take effect on January 1. Jon Brodkin – Oct 26, 2018 7:31 pm UTC Enlarge / California State Capitol building in Sacramento.California has agreed to delay enforcement of its net neutrality law until after litigation that will determine whether states can implement their own net neutrality…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | The 2019 Hyundai Nexo is an upmarket hydrogen fuel-cell SUV

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | The 2019 Hyundai Nexo is an upmarket hydrogen fuel-cell SUV

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H2—whoa! — Enjoy 380 miles between fills and a lovely interior in this California-only SUV. Jonathan M. Gitlin – Oct 26, 2018 7:00 pm UTC Once again, there were insufficient opportunities to photograph the Nexo, so please enjoy Hyundai’s images. Hyundai The interior design says to me “Art Deco meets Starfleet.” I like it. Hyundai…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Easy-to-exploit privilege escalation bug bites OpenBSD and other big name OSes

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Easy-to-exploit privilege escalation bug bites OpenBSD and other big name OSes

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PATCH NOW — The 23-month-old flaw can be exploited by untrusted with just three commands. Dan Goodin – Oct 26, 2018 6:42 pm UTC Several big-name Linux and BSD operating systems are vulnerable to an exploit that gives untrusted users powerful root privileges. The critical flaw in the X.org server—the open-source implementation of the X11…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Facebook yanks content tied to Iranian effort due to “inauthentic behavior”

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Facebook yanks content tied to Iranian effort due to “inauthentic behavior”

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Whoops, they did it again — Detected last week by investigators, accounts targeted US and UK users to “spread discord.” Sean Gallagher – Oct 26, 2018 6:35 pm UTC Images posted by accounts identified as being part of an Iranian influence campaign via Facebook and Instagram accounts. More images posted by accounts identified as being…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Suspiria and Border offer two very different tales of otherworldly creatures

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Suspiria and Border offer two very different tales of otherworldly creatures

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Thom Yorke yodels, too — Opening this weekend, these two genre busters have been winning along the festival circuit. Nathan Mattise – Oct 26, 2018 6:15 pm UTC Don’t fret if you need a US politics break—Border’s customs checkpoint in question is in Sweden. Fantastic Fest Ever year, Fantastic Fest does a surprise screening—Suspiria took…