A ride that takes 10^20k years to complete in Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 [video]

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Making Advanced GUI Applications with Godot

I think this is the future for advanced GUI applications. The Godot editor is a sophisticated GUI application made in Godot itself. use the arrow keys to move to a container or panel I wish to add a GUI component to. Superior Customization of UI ComponentsIn any advanced GUI you will need a lot of special customized GUI components configured in particular ways to fit your application. While you get a GUI inspector panel for your GUI components you are still forced to largely write the GUI in code.

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Physical attractiveness bias in the legal system

[9]In Desantts and Kayson’s mock trial, the mock jurors were given a burglary scenario. The unattractive defendant was given a higher sentence than the attractive defendant. It was hypothesised that the attractive defendant used her attractiveness in the swindle case, and the jurors held this with disapproval. THE META-ANALYSIS STUDY [14]A meta-analysis examined 25 studies on the effects of physical attractiveness on mock jurors. 65.2% of men thought the defendant was guilty with an unattractive victim and 47.4% of women thought the defendant was guilty with unattractive victim.

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PP-YOLO Surpasses YOLOv4 – State of the Art Object Detection Techniques

PP-YOLO evaluation shows faster inference (x-axis) with better accuracy (y-axis)PP-YOLO evaluation metrics show improved performance over YOLOv4, the incumbent state of the art object detection model. YOLOv3 made further improvements to the detection network and began to mainstream the object detection process. Anatomy of the YOLO DetectorA graphical depiction of the PP-YOLO object detection networkThe YOLO detector is broken into three main pieces. YOLO Backbone - The YOLO backbone is a convolutional neural network that pools image pixels to form features at different granularities. The PP-YOLO model shows the promise of state of the art object detection, but the improvements are incremental over other object detectors and it is written in a new framework.

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The UX of Lego Interface Panels

The UX of LEGO Interface PanelsAugust 2020Piloting an ocean exploration ship or Martian research shuttle is serious business. Two studs wide and angled at 45°, the ubiquitous “2x2 decorated slope” is a LEGO minifigure’s interface to the world. These LEGO panels are no different. But we can break down the problem into two key questions:How can we differentiate between the function of different inputs? Those interface panels were great for answering the question “does this valve let water into tank Б?”.

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The Art of Not Thinking

03.08.2020 — Productivity — 5 min readAfter years of feeling guilty about not wanting to do everything, I realized I don't need motivation to get things done. Below, I describe how I use the concept of not thinking instead. It's hard to think about not thinking, because you'll inadvertently wonder what it is you were trying to not think about, and bam, you've failed. Not thinking is a process, and just like any other skill you learn, it improves with time and practice. Note, not thinking works wonderfully if your sole purpose is doing an activity you don't want to do.

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Google announces Pixel 5, Pixel 4A 5G, and Pixel 4A all at once

Finally, there’s the Pixel 4A 5G, which will cost $499 and also ship sometime this fall. Google is keeping the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4A 5G mostly under wraps, but we can glean a few things already from today’s announcement. Pixel 5 and Pixel 4A 5GFirstly, today’s announcement also includes the image you see above. A $150 jump just for 5G seems fairly steep, but rumors point to the Pixel 4A 5G also having a larger screen than the regular 4A’s 5.8-inch OLED display. For photos, the Pixel 4A matches the Pixel 4 in quality — though it is a beat slower when it comes to saving photos.

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Enzyme (YC S17) is hiring a DevOps Engineer to speed up FDA approval

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Treating children for worms yields long-term benefits, says new study

“In the current context of Kenya and other countries, many investments in health and education have been interrupted by COVID-19. Children may experience stomach ailments and fatigue, which disrupt their concentration at school or keep them home. Deworming “substantially improved” school attendance, even among untreated students, they found, because treatment reduced the prevalence of worm eggs in the area. If school is suspended, as it is currently in Kenya and many other countries, students may miss out on that support. The research project has received sustained support from the U.S. National Institutes of Health and was funded in part by GiveWell.

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Astronomers solve the missing baryon problem

In the late 1990s, cosmologists made a prediction about how much ordinary matter there should be in the universe. About 5%, they estimated, should be regular stuff with the rest a mixture of dark matter and dark energy. The sum of all the ordinary matter that cosmologists measured only added up to about half of the 5% what was supposed to be in the universe. This is known as the “missing baryon problem” and for over 20 years, cosmologists like us looked hard for this matter without success. It took the discovery of a new celestial phenomenon and entirely new telescope technology, but earlier this year, our team finally found the missing matter.

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