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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.
New York Times - Europe News
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The life of Salman Abedi, the bomber whose attack killed 22 people in Manchester this past week, was interwoven with the tortured recent past of Libya.
Deadline
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It's been nearly a year since Britain made the shock decision to leave the European Union in a 52 percent to 48 percent public vote, a move that kicked off a major surge of anti-establishment and right-wing sentiment that rippled through much of the western world. After Prime Minister Theresa May began the process in Marchby triggering Article 50 of The Lisbon Treatythe country now has just two years to negotiate the tangled divorce proceedings with the EU. And while...
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opportunity ability control in social opinion so in terms of food where is quinoa recipe doesn't have a copper rate right not to be that you can own but food is not just food food carries with it I didn't powertex strong cultural beliefs religious beliefs and therefore that's why people get you know so in tangled so guess the busy answer your question is that the cultural appropriation of food is where culinary ideas Concepts ingredients food traditions are entangled in the Sword of power struggle between a dominant in a pressed part of society where exactly does the problem lie if I'm cooking food from a culture that isn't my own does a problem come when I miss understand it or when.
Mashable
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Today in WTF, nature? A kind samaritan stumbled across four baby squirrels that somehow got their tails stuck in a knot. Andrew Day of Bangor, Maine was looking out of the window at his parents' home on Sunday when he saw something strange. Upon closer inspection, Day discovered four baby squirrels joined together at the tail with a very curious cat lurking nearby, the Bangor Daily News reports . After shooing away the cat, Day called the Bangor Animal Control, but the office was closed over the weekend. The office instructed them to call the local game warden, but it was going to take over an hour for an officer to arrive. So, Day and his father decided to take matters into their own hands. They managed to get the "squirrel king" into a box, and after the babies calmed down, they were able to inspect the tails, and eventually cut them free using some scissors. Read more... More about Watercooler , Animals , Nature , Squirrels , and Watercooler
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As the tangled web around the disastrous Fyre Festival continues to unravel — with 11 civil lawsuits, unpaid vendors, and many unsatisfied customers after the would-be luxury music festival was postponed before it even began — one question among many keeps arising: Is company founder Billy McFarland facing prison time? It would be premature to draw... Read more »
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A woman walks into a retail store and looks around, not finding what she’s there for. She approaches a sales associate and asks, “Excuse me, can you show me where the top of the funnel is? I need to be confronted by every touchpoint of your predetermined sales process before I can purchase something”. Not one of your customers is doing this. So why do brands continue to drive content marketing programs based on a linear, sequential buying journey? With so many consumers numb to brand messaging and increasingly blocking advertising, how can marketers do a better job of connecting with and engaging customers with content? One of the first admissions recovering funnel marketers need to make is that the funnel is dead. The customer buying experience is more like a tangled mix of omnidirectional customer journeys driven by myriad factors, many of which brands no longer have control over.
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Not only does the two-week turnaround rob some horses of their sharpness, the smaller course and shorter race distance can catch some out, while bringing competitors to play. While it was Lookin at Lee who was the most significant challenger to Always Dreaming at Kentucky, the horse many are banking on pushing the favourite hard is Classic Empire. He was third in the Run for the Roses, but was tangled up at the start and knocked out of stride. Eventually, its remarkable he was able to get home in third. Per the Breeders Cup Twitter feed, he travelled a lot further at Churchill Downs than the eventual winner: Itd be a huge surprise if the winner came outside of that pairing, although there are some other interesting options for punters looking for an long-odds win. As aforementioned, Lookin at Lee put up a good fight in the Run for the Roses and could keep pace with Always Dreaming second time around.
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that, Eoin Donnelly, Lyons, finding help, he could do with some help. Tangled in the hands of Neil McAdam, free to Fermanagh
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She was one of the few women working in sound design during the 1970s and here she talks about a long career, from appearing on Letterman to how she ended up making the famous Coke noise It might not seem so much of a stretch any more, but imagine spending your entire life in a tempestuous relationship with a machine. Not a sleek smartphone or tablet – we’ve seen how that can escalate in Spike Jonze’s Her. Instead picture a tapestry of tangled multicoloured wires, knobs and buttons, a bulky modular synthesizer otherwise known as the Buchla. Suzanne Ciani has spent much of her career testing the limits of one of these cumbersome instruments. So dedicated to its oscillating drones, burbles and bleeps did she become that has jokingly referred to the Buchla as “her boyfriend”. At times that affair was “traumatic”, she says now, down the phone from her studio in the Californian coastal enclave of Bolinas, sounding like both Marilyn Monroe and a Woodstock hippie.
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Two star-crossed lovers who shot to fame at a young age, Rihanna and Chris Brown both had childhoods marred by domestic violence . As their careers grew and their relationship blossomed, the power couple seemed destined for greatness. But rumors of cheating and jealousy led to tragedy . On February 7, 2009, Brown assaulted Rihanna on the way home from a pre-Grammy party. He smashed her face into the window of the car, said Melissa Cronin , Radar's Editor in Chief. He even bit her ear at one point. Fans rallied behind Rihanna and turned on Brown, but the relationship was not over yet. From bar room brawls with Drake to scandalous social media posts, National ENQUIRER follows the tangled web endlessly connecting Rihanna and Chris Brown . National Enquirer Investigates: Rihanna and Chris Brown airs Saturday, May 20 at 9 p.
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HRC has the goods on Schumer, and McCain, Graham, Blumenthal, and so much more. Imagine the most powerful mafia Don snitching on 30 years of tangled and corrupt relationships. Then triple the effect. HRC could effectively put 200 people currently in power behind bars. This may be Trump’s chess move, however he needs to get rid of Kushner right away. As I indicated, Kushner is playing in an occult sandbox and there are recordings of this HRC is fully aware. It could get ugly. GILLIAN asked: Which of the dominoes involved in the Clinton Foundationpay-to-play, pedophile, drug-running, gun running, human trafficking, organ harvesting, money laundering (etc.) network is most likely to be the first to fall, if any at all? A: All of the above, plus, the Israeli lobby, when fully exposed, with show how the alphabets have been compromised by a foreign nation.
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Ohio Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown wants Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to spell out all of the Trump family business ties. But so far, that list has not been provided. The two tangled over it. (Image credit: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
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A volunteer lifeboat crew member reached into the water with a knife to free a motor cruiser snagged on crab pot lines in wet and windy weather off Brixham. The RNLI Torbay all-weather boat went to assist the motor vessel, which had two people on board, after it picked up pot ropes which then became badly tangled around the propeller three and a half miles off Berry Head.Unable to free itself, the cruiser was anchored by the snagged line in a four to six-foot swell.READ MORE: Devon diver died...
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Stock markets in Europe and Asia declined Thursday, a day after U.S. stocks, the dollar and U.S. government bonds were down amid investor worries about controversial actions and comments from President Donald Trump. The major U.S. stock indexes fell 1.8 percent or more on Wednesday, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average was off 372 points. The faltering markets follow Trump's firing of the FBI chief, reportedly sharing secrets with top Russian officials, and allegations that the president may have tried to block an investigation into actions by a top aide who was fired. The dollar rose, and stocks had risen to a series of record highs after Trump's election, as investors bet that his promises to cut taxes and regulation would boost economic growth and corporate profits. Investors may have second thoughts, though, after legislative efforts to repeal and replace a health care law stalled, and the tax cut agenda is tangled in political bickering.
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Tangled Up in all this mess and I must be so many parents out there that I took trying to discipline a young girl you know I am the father was playing that you know the strong hand you know I'm not going to have to start a behavioral counseling is the parents out there that I've done it but if you push them away because it's all trouble I can get into it was a really strong message to parents but you know what do you do when when when when she's turning her skirt up so it's a minion when she's hanging around in the wrong company sniffing glue as it was probably when you were young having a faggot guitar colouring her hair colour stick holes in arrears Analytics it'll be difficult to stay close to that's what you need to do when I tell you they hate you and won't come out of their rooms.
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CAN giraffes commit suicide? The Giza zoo found itself facing that unusual question in 2013, when a baby giraffe called Roqa reportedly took its own life after being harassed by visitors. Officials denied the story, claiming that Roqa inadvertently hanged herself after getting tangled in wire. Still, the state of Egyptian zoos is such that reports of suicidal ungulates do not seem too far-fetched. Shortly before Roqa died, three bears were killed at the same zoo in what officials called an ursineriot”. It was later discovered that the bears had been sedated by keepers and had fallen to their deaths. At Alexandria’s zoo, two men entered the monkey enclosure in 2015 and beat the animals with sticks, as a crowd of onlookers laughed. The men then ate the monkeysbananas and left. Such stories abound, but much of the bad press is nonsense, says Hamed Abdul Dayem, a spokesman for the ministry of agriculture, which oversees the zoos. He claims that they have improved their... Continue reading
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brexit you getting all this other stuff thrown into the pot tangled up it's really all about but the Lib Dems offering people's Choice to the chance to think again decision has been made no no I didn't actually I voted to stay with made the decision minute to get on with it be nice idea if there was a referendum and I was like let them know I'm going to get a difference there's no party full of it.
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Rays, and possibly sharks, could suffer reproductive loss from being dragged around by fishing nets before being released
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