Archives: August 2006
Wed Aug 30, 2006
Manifesto Games has now launched. This is an attempt to sell computer games written by individuals or SMEs direct to us, and avoid the stranglehold of the major retail chains and the 'amrs race' of the major games makers. More...
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Earth Simulator: how comprehensive can a simulation be?
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Tue Aug 29, 2006
Amazon's Elastic Compute cloud
Maluke reports this new service from Amazon. It offers instant massive server capacity for short-term work - eg for simulations or render farms. In effect you set up andadminister the server using some Java tools you download and a key, wait for it to give you an IP address, the connect to that and off you go. Sounds better than their Mechanical Turk More...
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Is 'Second Life' pointless?
A post on Web 2.0 Blog Network argues that "frankly, there is no end, no purpose in Second Life". Second Life (SL) is based around consumerism, pointless and mechanical activity, and offers no real interaction. I've never entered SL so I don't know: but surely this argument can be applied to most uses of simulation on the web? What is the 'purpose' of MMPORGs, for example? Or most 'non-serious' video games? More...
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Zeppelins, the World Cup, and traffic simulation.
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Mon Aug 28, 2006
If London Were Like Venice
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The visual expression of emotion
Do we naturally show our emotions by facial expressions, or did we learn to? And if so, when did we learn, and did we learn through simulations (in this case, visual arts?) More...
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Sun Aug 27, 2006
London cabbies' brains.
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Wed Aug 23, 2006
Can we handle very large datasets safely?
Cryptome quotes a statement by the (London) Metropolitan Police a about the recent anti-terrorism arrests. The quantity of evidence gathered is interesting, and raises questions about human ability to handle large datasets and the social implications of generating them. More...
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Tue Aug 22, 2006
Cryptome leaked, and Wired wrote up, details of a Department of Homeland Security led "international cyber terror simulation involving 115 public and private organizations in the U.S., Canada, Britain, Australia, and New Zealand", held last year. More...
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Mon Aug 21, 2006
Big computer systems
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Tue Aug 15, 2006
An example of repurposed data
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Mon Aug 14, 2006
Using simulation to cure PTSD
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Wed Aug 09, 2006
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