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Technology
So Nvidia just showed their new RTX cards that can do real-time ray tracing, but a lot of gamers are asking "what exactly is the big deal about ray tracing?"

So here's my try at an educational thread. Expect a lot of over-simplifications since I'm just an artist and not a coder.
Firstly, we need to see how games are traditionally rendered using a technique called "rasterization".

At the basic level, it's just a check of the boundaries of a polygon against a pixel grid, and filling all the pixels in between.
Here's a gif that better shows off how it works:
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Global aerospace giant Boeing recently said it will hire 1,500 more engineers to drive digital innovation at its engineering and technology centre in Bengaluru.
2 Siemens, which is giving a big push to its digitisation drive in India, will hire 4,000 people over the next two years, primarily to strengthen its research & development (R&D) centre and digital innovations.
3 Tata Steel has hired 100 fresh graduates over the past year as it looks to diversify its product portfolio, support expansion and acquisitions.
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1/So, the other day, @Annaleen asked if capitalism would be around forever, so here is a thread about that.

Short answer: Depends on how you define "capitalism".
2/If you defined "capitalism" as "markets with property rights" - i.e., people claiming ownership over stuff and then exchanging it - then capitalism will probably be around forever.

I highly doubt that a fully planned economy is in the offing, even with very smart AI.
3/There is an argument that a sufficiently smart AI could anticipate our desires, weigh them, and arrange the economy to optimize our utility, but A) this is way too science-fictiony at this point, and B) I doubt we'd want that even if it were possible.
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Science and Space
So Nvidia just showed their new RTX cards that can do real-time ray tracing, but a lot of gamers are asking "what exactly is the big deal about ray tracing?"

So here's my try at an educational thread. Expect a lot of over-simplifications since I'm just an artist and not a coder.
Firstly, we need to see how games are traditionally rendered using a technique called "rasterization".

At the basic level, it's just a check of the boundaries of a polygon against a pixel grid, and filling all the pixels in between.
Here's a gif that better shows off how it works:
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Landmark study in Germany scrutinized every anti-refugee attack in the country, 3,335 in 2 yrs, concluded that wherever per-person Facebook use rose to one standard deviation above the national average, attacks on refugees increased by about 50 percent.
nytimes.com/2018/08/21/wor…
Estimates "...this effect drove one-tenth of all anti-refugee violence. The uptick in violence did not correlate with general web use or other related factors; this was not about the internet as an open platform for mobilization or communication. It was particular to Facebook."
"Other experts, asked to review the findings, called them credible, rigorous — and disturbing. The study bolstered a growing body of research, they said, finding that social media scrambles users’ perceptions of outsiders, of reality, even of right and wrong."
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A Tactical approach to a tactical communication strategy..!!

Wait I guess, this can be applied to a general human communication too.

Because if communication is screwed,
1. Whatever skill he or she has
2. Whoever he/she is

The full potential is NOT utilized.

#Philosophy44
1/n
Dear @ashleymayer
Title to your article seem like clickbait because the not having a communication strategy is NOT okay, right ?
I may be wrong, though but anyway

2/n
Another Point to be considered is :

Science was a part of Philosophy in ancient times. Not anymore, people don't much about the connection.
marxists.org/reference/arch…

3/n
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Culture and Books
It was said to Imam Al-Hasan Al-Basri,

“O father of Sa’eed, whenever I recite the book of Allah and I remember its many conditions and agreements and covenants upon us, I lose hope.”
He replied,
“My brother, the Qur’an is the speech of Allah and thus it is inclined to power and unbreakable might. As for our actions, they’re inclined towards weakness and deficiency, and so act with moderation, do your best and be happy (i.e. that you will be rewarded)”
These are the leaders and the true inheritors of prophets.
Those ..
Who open up the horizons of hope for people,
Who insist that despair has no place in the life of a Muslim,
Who describe to them the ease of Islam, the enormity of Allah's mercy, and what they're missing out on.
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QDrops #651
QDrops #652
QDrops #653
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Welcome to the continuation of “The Book Of Q” Part 5

We last left of in with QDrops #542 and will begin on

January 19, 2918 QDrop #543 #Re_readCrumbs

#LearnComms

#LearnTimeStamps

#StormComing

#FISA

#ReleaseTheMemo

#WeThePeople

#TheGreatAwakening

#WWG1WGA
QDrops January 19, 2018
QDrops #553
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Politics
Dateline: 11.30pm circa 2014. I was getting inpatient and tetchy at the now 30 minutes wait. I turned to my colleague-in-the-waiting-game and told him I was leaving. Just then, someone walks into the waiting room and announced that “His Excellency will see you now”.
And so, we were ushered into the presence of Baba Oloye’s first son, the irrepressible @bukolasaraki in his elegant best,seated alone in his study.He stood up to greet us & quickly apologized for keeping us waiting.Niceties over,he delved into the issues why he wanted to see us.
He was the Senate Committee Chairman on the Environment & wants to know how he can use the privilege to address issues that matters most to the people.He didn’t want to just sit in Abuja & do the same things which end up not being impactful.He wanted to feel the pulse of the ppl.
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So essentially this article states that Trump and his team knew Flynn was under investigation for his work with Turkey / Flynn Intel Group, and NOT the Sergey Kislyak stuff, but they picked up the Kislyak stuff because they unmasked Flynn's name and started investigating.
This part here suggests that the Kislyak investigation was already underway by January 4, 2017, when Flynn told McGahn he was under FBI investigation for Flynn Intel Group.

As noted in Ali Watkins' article from March 15, 2017, the FBI was prepared to close the book on Flynn 'until the Logan Act stuff'.

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@JamesFourM

It looks like our little mafia friend (shippin' off to Boston to find my Whitey leg) had a little freakout last night, defending THE MANAFORT BROTHERS
archive.is/vQuAa
In order to give her the benefit of the doubt, I think @LauraEhrig might want to see this.


Hi Whitey bois!

We SEE you stupid f*cks.
Know what I think, @JamesFourM ?

I think @UsVsThemRedux is freaking out because he doesn't want people to know about all those defense contracts Whitey and the Manafort Brothers have been getting:

valdostadailytimes.com/news/local_new…
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