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Dartington is gearing up for a spectacular array of original performance and hands on learning at this year's Community Day on Thursday and it's nearly all free. On offer to families is a sneak preview of the new deer park attraction due to open in July thanks to successful grant funding. A musical medieval pageant from SoundArt Radio will lead onlookers to the park where people can try their hand at hobby horse making and have the chance to spot resident fallow deer that arrived in...
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Hackaday
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With procedural content generation, you build data algorithmically rather than manually think Minecraft worlds, replete with all the terrains and mobs you'd expect, but distributed differently for every seed. A lot of games use algorithms similarly to generate appropriate treasure and monsters based on the level of the character. Game developer [Oleg Dolya] built a random city generator that creates excellently tangled maps. You select what size you want, and the application does the rest, filling in each ward with random buildings. The software also determines the purpose of each ward, so the slum doesn't have a bunch of huge mansions, but instead sports a tangle of tiny huts. [Oleg] shows a little of how the application works , using polygons created with the guard towers serving as vertices. You can learn more about the project on Reddit.
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The Iraqi air force dropped leaflets on Friday urging residents to flee, but humanitarian groups say they fear for the safety of those trying to escape. Al-Nuri mosque The push inside the Old City coincided with the start of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. The offensive's prime target is the medieval al-Nuri mosque with its landmark leaning minaret, where the IS black flag has been flying since mid-2014. Iraqi armed forces hope to capture the mosque — where Baghdadi announced the "caliphate" — in the next few days. Residents in the Old City sounded desperate in telephone interviews over the past few days. "We're waiting for death at any moment, either by bombing or starving," one said, asking not to be identified. "Adults eat one meal a day, either flour or lentil soup." The United Nations expressed deep concern for the hundreds of thousands of civilians behind Islamic State lines, in a statement Saturday from the organization's undersecretary general for humanitarian affairs, Stephen O'Brien.
Coventry Telegraph
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In January, it was announced that Richard would front a new series of the legendary gameshow after a Stand Up To Cancer special proved immensely popular. The IT Crowd actor will host as teams of contestants take on the four zones - Aztec, Medieval, Industrial or Future - in a bid to bank as many crystals as they can before entering the Crystal Dome. As fans know, crystals connected equate to the time spend inside the Dome. The players will face a variety of physical ...
Mondoweiss
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he court noted that in the context of the considerations for punishment, it was taken into account that the fisherman acted for the sake of his livelihood and did not belong to a terrorist organization. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4966907,00.html From Gaza, when there is nothing left, sing GAZA (The Citizen) 23 May Heeding Samuel Becket’s advice that “ when you're in the shit up to your neck, there's nothing left to do but sing, ” a group of Gaza-based human rights and BDS activists compiled the following, amateur video-clip titled: G aza: The Horror! The Horror! It includes some of the most shocking facts and footage about the deadly, medieval siege of Gaza, described by some activists as an “incremental genocide.” The performance is by Gaza-based activist Haidar Eid, adopted from one of Kawthar Mustapha’s vernacular poems summarizing the questions raised by almost all Gazans as to why this horror is allowed to happen.
Channel 4
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section, unruly, cellphones, otherwise, medieval. -- male. They call them executors but they look like executioners, ten convicts to be caned today, men and women
Leicester Mercury
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One of Leicester's best-known medieval landmarks is temporarily closing its doors, after routine maintenance work revealed cracks in the parapets which could be a danger to the public. The 15th century Magazine Building near Newarke Houses Museum, was due to be one of the visitor attractions at this weekend's Heritage Sunday event. Instead it has closed its doors temporarily to allow the urgent repairs to be carried out. The cracks were discovered along with damaged stonework on the main...
Cotswold Journal
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Leicester Mercury
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One of Leicester's best-known medieval landmarks is temporarily closing its doors, after routine maintenance work revealed cracks in the parapets which could be a danger to the public. The 15th century Magazine Building near Newarke Houses Museum, was due to be one of the visitor attractions at this weekend's Heritage Sunday event. Instead it has closed its doors temporarily to allow the urgent repairs to be carried out. The cracks were discovered along with damaged stonework on the main...
Open Culture
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“What do fans of atmospheric post-punk music,” asks Adams, “have in common with ancient barbarians?” The answer: not much. But the story that joins them involves some strange convergences, all of them having to do with the idea of “darkness.” Two significant figures in the evolution of the Gothic as a consciously-defined aesthetic were both art historians. The first, Giorgio Vasariconsidered the first art historianwrote biographies of great Renaissance artists, and first used the term Gothic to refer to medieval cathedrals, which he saw as barbarous next to the neoclassical revival of the 14th-16th centuries. (Vasari was also the first to use the termRenaissance” to describe his own period.) Two hundred years after Vasari’s Lives , art historian, antiquarian, and Whig politician Horace Walpole appropriated the term Gothic to describe The Castle of Otranto , his 1765 novel that started a literary trend.
BBC Two England
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extremism and the medieval theology that supports these acts, it has almost been muted. It is time to have an honest discussion. Let me be clear. You are saying there are views within the mainstream Muslim community, which would be appalled at what happened in Manchester, but they have something in common with Islamic.
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Game developer Oleg Dolya made a medieval fantasy city generator . Select the size you want, and get something like the above. The generation method is rather arbitrary, the goal is to produce a nice looking map, not an accurate model of a city. Tags: procedural
Global News
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A crowd shouted insults and cheered as the two men, aged 20 and 23, were whipped across the back and winced with pain.
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and just being in old places. I used to do medieval re-enacting. Do you collect anything yourself? Weaponry and tribal art, primarily
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