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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
dump your p*rn addicted boyfriend!!! dump him!!!
visto che questo tweet sta avendo un discreto successo (aka nessuno invoca alla libera scelta con torce e forconi) direi che posso farci un threaddino a perditempo
(dite che faccio una cosa buona o posso anche star zitta?)
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There is this special feature in my book #AfricanCloudCuckooLand that chronicled my consultancy in the region of crisis management, which aligned my path with Distinguished Honorable @alouibrahim92 in 2014. Here is a short story. @APCNigeria @MBuhari #HarmonyNG
I knew this honorable in the line of duty during Chibok Negotiation while he was the Chairman, house committee on internal security. We didn’t meet physically until last quarter of 2014 as introduced to me by a mutual friend before becoming my twin on a mission for #NewNigeria
A die hard CPC member until we were consulted to merge their treasured party with APC in 2013. No doubt we have our pockets of differences as much as we have similarities but our common ground remain the legacy we hope to leave behind for our loved ones and children.
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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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Culture and Books
I'm having thoughts about the Condescending White Man brand of media criticism popular on YouTube - Plinkett, Yahtzee, CinemaSins - and how these characters are both fictional and aspirational for their intended audiences.

Thread incoming.
So I was thinking about this after watching @thelindsayellis' recent Q&A video:
In it, she mentions that useful media criticism is often a matter of having an emotional reaction to the media and putting into words what you think the media did to provoke that reaction.
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1/ Perhaps the most maddening thing about the conservative/libertarian/"classical liberal" response to inequality is how utterly self-contradictory it is, and yet how rarely people acknowledge it. Please follow along...
2/ So, on the 1 hand, these folks say inequality is due 2 bad choices by those who are struggling or on the bottom of various heriarchies. Whether working class/poor, people of color, women as women, the explanation is: behavior, lack of responsibility, the wrong mindeset, etc..
3/ The implication being, by definition, that if these folks, individually and collectively changed their behaviors & mentalities (about work, education, etc), they could traverse the distance between themselves and the winners, and actually become winners themselves...
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There is this special feature in my book #AfricanCloudCuckooLand that chronicled my consultancy in the region of crisis management, which aligned my path with Distinguished Honorable @alouibrahim92 in 2014. Here is a short story. @APCNigeria @MBuhari #HarmonyNG
I knew this honorable in the line of duty during Chibok Negotiation while he was the Chairman, house committee on internal security. We didn’t meet physically until last quarter of 2014 as introduced to me by a mutual friend before becoming my twin on a mission for #NewNigeria
A die hard CPC member until we were consulted to merge their treasured party with APC in 2013. No doubt we have our pockets of differences as much as we have similarities but our common ground remain the legacy we hope to leave behind for our loved ones and children.
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Politics
A cornerstone of President Donald Trump’s agenda has been to promote domestic energy production, create jobs and improve economic growth, and he has directed federal agencies to replace or repeal burdensome and outdated regulations that stand in the way of these objectives.
Accordingly, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reviewed the previous administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP). Many believe the agency greatly exceeded its authority by promulgating the CPP, which is why 150 entities, including 27 states, 24 trade associations,
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Dass politisches Handeln auch erklärt sein will, ist eine Binsenweisheit. Aber seit schwarz-blau regiert, haben messages das Handeln ersetzt. Kinderbeihilfe, Standortsicherungsgesetz oder "Routen" - es zählt vor allem die message. Nach außen und an's eigene Publikum (thread)
die vielen "Ansagen" zB im Bereich #Asyl: fast alle nicht umsetzbar, weil in offenem Widerspruch zu Völker- und Unionsrecht. Aber: die eigene WählerInnenschaft hört's gerne, und Flüchtenden wird signalisiert: ihr habt hier keine, absolut keine Perspektive.
wer das jeweilige Zeilpublikum all dieser statements und Ansagen mitdenkt, hört auf, sich zu wundern (oder gar, sich über die vermeintliche Unfähigkeit des Regierungspersonals zu ärgern). Diese Regierung kommuniziert, und sie muss es tun, jeden Tag
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Rudy Giuliani met with Ukrainian President Poroshenko twice last year amid U.S.- Ukraine arms deal negotiations

Because every arms deal should include one fool?

@RudyGiuliani what were you f'ing up in Ukraine for Trump, Manafort & Putin?
May: Giuliani responds to bombshell report claiming Ukraine paid Michael Cohen $400,000 for access to Trump

Every crazy ass Trump lawyer is meeting with Ukraine? Why @RudyGiuliani

amp.businessinsider.com/michael-cohen-…
Rudy Giuliani turns up in Ukraine with pro-Russia official linked to Paul Manafort’s clients ...

Hey @RudyGiuliani
what is this?

rawstory.com/2017/11/rudy-g…
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