100 Websites You Should Know and Use Entertainment Meet David Peterson, who developed Dothraki for Game of Thrones There are seven different words in Dothraki for striking another person with a sword. Among them: “hliziﬁkh,” a wild but powerful strike; “hrakkarikh,”a quick and accurate strike; and “gezrikh,” a fake-out or decoy strike. But you won’t find these words in George R. FEATURES : PHALLIC LOGO AWARDS The game designers across the nation are playing is; can they design a logo and get it approved without the client realising it's a big spurting penis? We asked our readers to send in the best cock logos from around the world for our team of experts to evaluate. Now we present to you the very cream of the cocks. Who: Beauty salon in West London Pro: "I've just received a flyer through the door from them offering me a 10% discount on a facial." writes John Dinwoodie, "I do hope it's give rather than receive."
Locke: Government Locke: Social Order John Locke's intellectual curiosity and social activism also led him to consider issues of general public concern in the lively political climate of seventeenth-century England. In a series of Letters on Toleration, he argued against the exercise of any governmental effort to promote or to restrict particular religious beliefs and practices. His epistemology is directly relevant to this issue: since we cannot know perfectly the truth about all differences of religious opinion, Locke held, there can be no justification for imposing our own beliefs on others. Thus, although he shared his generation's prejudice against "enthusiastic" expressions of religious fervor, Locke officially defended a broad toleration of divergent views.
Hyper Text Coffee Pot Control Protocol The Hyper Text Coffee Pot Control Protocol (HTCPCP) is a facetious communications protocol for controlling, monitoring, and diagnosing coffee pots. It is specified in RFC 2324, published on 1 April 1998 as an April Fools' Day RFC, as part of an April Fools prank. An extension is published as RFC 7168 on 1 April 2014 to support brewing teas, which is also an April Fools' Day RFC. Protocol RFC 2324 was written by Larry Masinter, who describes it as a satire, saying "This has a serious purpose – it identifies many of the ways in which HTTP has been extended inappropriately." The wording of the protocol made it clear that it wasn't entirely serious; noting, for example, that "there is a strong, dark, rich requirement for a protocol designed espressoly [sic] for the brewing of coffee".
Repair Manuals for Every Thing Massachusetts, The people of Massachusetts have always stood up for their right to repair. In 2012, voters passed a law that ensured residents' right to repair their car wherever they wanted. Now, it's time to do the same for electronics. With the Digital Right to Repair Bill, H.3383, we have a chance to guarantee our right to repair electronics — like smartphones, computers, and even farm equipment. French And American Scientists Share Physics Nobel The 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to Serge Haroche of France and David Wineland of the United States for their work on the "fundamental interactions between light particles and matter." "The Nobel laureates have opened the door to a new era of experimentation with quantum physics by demonstrating the direct observation of individual quantum particles without destroying them," the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said in a statement. Their work, the Nobel committee says, has laid the foundation for development of a super-fast computer based on quantum physics and precise clocks that could become "the future basis for a new standard of time."
Researchers finally crack realistic, real-time rendered hair in video games When it comes to the realistic simulation of humans and humanoids, the realistic modeling of hair is one of the last remaining barriers. Thanks to the ever-increasing power of computer chips, and billions of dollars of R&D into human kinetics, gait analysis, and musculoskeletal biomechanics, we can now model the human body and face with superb realism. Hair, though, with its millions of interwoven and interrelated strands, is really difficult to get right. For the most part, male heroes are just given short hair, and females — despite a disproportionate amount of effort on behalf of the 3D artist — are usually stuck with a dull, lifeless hairdo. Now, thanks to the work of Princeton and the University of Southern California researchers that will be presented at Siggraph 2013 in June, beautiful, bouncy, realistic hair could be just around the corner. At this point you should watch the video below.
Geeks Bearing Gifts: Reinventing TV News Here’s another chapter from Geeks Bearing Gifts, this one about a topic I’ve discussed here: reinventing TV news. Read the whole thing on Medium. A snippet: I know people who are innovating with the form online and who object to calling what they do “television” because they don’t want the word’s baggage. But I say they should co-opt the word, revolutionizing the concept of television instead of letting it languish in its past. It’s true that there’ll soon be no way to distinguish among media. Azure Standard Articles - The Dirt on Health The Dirt on Health Jan. 20, 2015 By Leanne Haight I think about soil a lot.
The Definitive Hydroponic Media Guide Although growing hydroponically is soil-free, this doesn’t mean that there is nothing to support our plants. In most hydroponic systems, growers use different types of hydroponic media to help support their roots and maintain a good water/oxygen ratio. In this guide, I’ll give you a breakdown of the most popular types of hydroponic growing media. Every hydroponic gardener has their own preferences, so I’ll give you the advantages and disadvantages of each medium so you can choose the one that works right for your situation. If you just want to know the best growing medium for you, I created a simple quiz that helps you choose the right one. Otherwise, read on for detailed information about each type of growing media!
Free State Maps - Hey, It's Free! If you copy this free state maps list, please link back to HIF and mention that it was originally put together by me. I worked hard on this list and only ask for recognition. LAST UPDATED: 11-02-2015 by Goob Below you’ll find a full list of free state maps available from most state tourism departments. As a fail-safe, I’ve linked to any state Department of Transportation that also provides free maps.