View the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the Earth. Then move through space towards the Earth in successive orders of magnitude until you reach a tall oak tree just outside the buildings of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida. After that, begin to move from the actual size of a leaf into a microscopic world that reveals leaf cell walls, the cell nucleus, chromatin, DNA and finally, into the subatomic universe of electrons and protons.
Afterwards, we used the user ratings to compute the similarity between the artists. Essentially, for each pair of artists, we counted the number of users that rated both artists highly to determine the similarity. This operation gave us the artist-artist similarity graph. In the image below, we show the clustered adjacency matrix of the graph. The blocks you see in the middle of the picture are similar groups of artists. (In fact, this is how we got the color for each artist in the final picture.)
9/25/05: After receiving 100+ letters in the past two weeks (mostly) raving about RPS-15 and including lots of ideas for more gestures, and also with so many requests to incorporate gestures from other popular bastardizations of RPS, I elected to cap this whole nightmarishly ridiculous endeavor with an Earth-swallowing 25-gesture game. This is it...I swear I am done now.
Explore the sea of names, letter by letter...watch trends rise and fall, and dive in deeper to see your favorite name's place in the historical tides.
The Baby Name Wizard's NameVoyager is an interactive portrait of America's name choices. Start with a "sea" of nearly 5000 names. Type a letter, and you'll zoom in to focus on how that initial has been used over the past century. Then type a few more letters, or a name. Each stripe is a timeline of one name, its width reflecting the name's changing popularity. If a name intrigues you, click on its stripe for a closer look.
A screenshot of a 3D model of the vBNS network which connects universities and laboratories in the USA. The model was created by Jeff Brown, a researcher at MOAT, National Laboratory for Applied Network Research (NLANR), USA, using his Cichlid data visualisation software. The model is animated to show how traffic flows over the links.
More information on their work can be found in the paper "Network Performance Visualization: Insight Through Animation" by J.A. Brown, McGregor A.J and H-W Braun.
Thank god for color scanners. MMODIG refers us to this simply amazing PC Gamer article by Tom Francis about a simply amazing PvP coup/heist pulled off in Eve Online (which is a game I find simply amazing anyway).
Through a months-long ruse, one player corporation infiltrated another top to bottom, assassinated its CEO (who had a bounty on her head) and made off with about $16,500 worth of virtual goods. Francis's story chronicles the heist and provides great insight into what makes Eve such a rich galaxy.
The thing that's so great about the piece (besides its being written in a serious narrative style that completely works) is that it illustrates the best thing about MMORPGS: the complex social interactions that can spring up within them. Despite a couple of people who will cry that this constitutes some kind of real-world theft, everything that happened was well within both the letter of Eve law (i.e., the Terms of Service) and the stated aims of the game. It was a despicable act by a known criminal organization, but this is exactly the kind of sophisticated PvP conflict Eve is meant to generate. The fact that things like this are happening in the game is testament to the success of its design.....
About the Competition
For the last twelve years, the readers of the Usenet newsgroup rec.arts.int-fiction have held a yearly interactive fiction competition. For fans of the old Infocom games as well as for newcomers to the genre, the competition is a chance to enjoy some of the best short adventure games available anywhere...
|Visit the link to see a ton of these amazing unique paper cretions which are all created from a single sheet of paper and are in fact related to the blank space in the paper (visit and it will make sense).|
One of the best things about sim games is finding some way to turn them into violent death pits.
|I could not put the title of this clip any better than the wired editor did. My niece loved Roller Coaster tycoon but was very sad when we built a water pit and dropped one of the park visitors fell into it, who promptly drowned. I wonder how she would feel about this experiment with a half-completed roller coaster..|
As a player I always wanted there to be a website that tracks physics-based games and highlights the best of them. Many of these titles remain obscure; I’m always discovering new, addictive games. Well, I grew tired of waiting for that website to appear and decided to start it up myself. I’m in this for the long haul. This page will become the definitive source for physics games information. I hope you enjoy your stay!
|Cool site for those who like games with realistic physics.|
Warning: this comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors).
Last year around this time, I constantly passed loose change in the Quick Chek parking lot in Highland Park, NJ. No one ever thinks of picking up pennies cause they are worthless, but I started to see nickles and dimes on the ground, and I was wondering how much money that would come out to if you picked up all the change you found for a year.
Well, as of May 19th last year, I've been picking up any change that I saw on the ground (at the extremely high cost of of my dignity)
|Watch and amaze yourself as 2 artists get in and out of clothes faster than your eye can see!|
We collect FOUND stuff: love letters, birthday cards, kids' homework, to-do lists, ticket stubs, poetry on napkins, telephone bills, doodles - anything that gives a glimpse into someone else's life. Anything goes... (from Web site)
|what amazed me most here was this guy's serious skills as a story teller. i just finished part 5. wow.|
caveat: if you've never player these games on a nintendo then these movies might not pack the same emotional punch.