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We’re still behaving like the rebel alliance, but now we’re the Empire.

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Pete Warden on why nerd culture must die:

And that’s where the problem lies. We’re still behaving like the rebel alliance, but now we’re the Empire. We got where we are by ignoring outsiders and believing in ourselves even when nobody else would. The decades have proved that our way was largely right and the critics were wrong, so our habit of not listening has become deeply entrenched.

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The Mother of All Suspicious Files

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Better change the URL to 'https' before downloading.
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2668 days ago
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I was trying to figure out what was wrong with the file until I saw the .lisp extension...
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Back in Black - New York Versus Texas - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - 07/17/13 - Video Clip

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Of coursed they came for NYC. We're the greatest city in the world, if you want to make an impact that's where you go. **** Texas, and **** you. Thanks for showing us in this thread that people from Texas ain't worth s h i t and proving our point that you're the crapper of states... right after Florida.

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Lewis Black can sell anything
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Reuters Next

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OKLAHOMA CITY - The central United States braced for another round of violent weather on Monday after high winds, hail, and tornadoes struck the region, killing one man and injuring more than 20.

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This isn't so much an article but a sub-site I stumbled on for reuters, I love the stripped down UI
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Google says SMS integration and outgoing calls 'coming soon' to Hangouts

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Google's new Hangouts messaging platform will feature SMS integration and outgoing calls in the in the near future, a Google employee has confirmed. Dori Storbeck, Community Manager for Hangouts and Chat clarified that SMS features are the feature is "coming soon" in a Google+ post, adding that an SMS tie-in a tie-in with SMS is already one of the most requested additions to the day-old app.

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"Oops we had nothing to announce at this time" - Dori Storbeck
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Paper.js — About

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Paper.js — The Swiss Army Knife of Vector Graphics Scripting.

Paper.js is an open source vector graphics scripting framework that runs on top of the HTML5 Canvas. It offers a clean Scene Graph / Document Object Model and a lot of powerful functionality to create and work with vector graphics and bezier curves, all neatly wrapped up in a well designed, consistent and clean programming interface.

Paper.js is based on and largely compatible with Scriptographer, a scripting environment for Adobe Illustrator with an active community of scripters and more than 10 years of development.

Paper.js is easy to learn for beginners and has lots to master for intermediate and advanced users.

Paper.js is developed by Jürg Lehni & Jonathan Puckey, and distributed under the permissive MIT License.

Overview

Paper.js is not simply a wrapper around the Canvas, it offers much more:

  • A Scene Graph / Document Object Model for vector graphics: Work with nested layers, groups, paths, compound paths, rasters, symbols etc.
  • The handling and drawing of these graphic items is automatic and optimised, allowing you to construct or modify your items and styles and leave the drawing commands to Paper.js.
  • A well designed and battle hardened Programming Interface.
  • There is a good reason for the word Vector in Vector Graphics. Paper.js offers best of breed Vector Mathematics through its core types such as Point, Size and Rectangle.
  • PaperScript, a simple extension of JavaScript allows the scoped execution of scripts without polluting the global scope, the execution of multiple scripts per page in their separate sand-boxed scopes while sharing the library code, and the manipulation of Point and Size objects using direct math operations as if they were plain numbers.
  • Simple, yet elaborate mouse and keyboard interaction.
  • Construct paths and manipulate their curves and segments in very convenient ways.
  • Inspect and manipulate the precise bounding box of any item, supporting complicated stroke styles with square ends and miter limits.
  • Smoothen curves, simplify path segments by fitting curves through points.
  • Simulate dashed strokes which are currently lacking from the Canvas object, at near native drawing speed.
  • Most blend modes known from Illustrator and Photoshop supported through emulation in JavaScript: multiply, screen, overlay, soft-light, hard-light, color-dodge, color-burn, darken, lighten, difference, exclusion, hue, saturation, luminosity, color, add, subtract, average & negation.

Read our tutorials to learn more about the features of Paper.js.

Browser Support

Paper.js is aimed at modern browsers with support for the Canvas object and EcmaScript 5. Even though in theory it is possible to write code that works in older browsers (Yes Explorer 8 and below, we are looking at you!), we currently do not support them out of the box. Let’s go forward!

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ocrammarco
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I'm looking forward to seeing HTML5 become more of a standard across browsers, some of the stuff it can do is really cool.
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