I have a confession to make. I never really understood DLLs. They were some sort of software blackbox for me, something that dawdles about in the install folders of proper software products, like minions waiting to be summoned. I knew that they contain executable code. But the stench of “unnecessary complexity” always kept me from actually looking up how they work and what they are good for. Continue reading Continue reading
The Fortress of Mimoyecques is the modern name for a Second World War underground military complex built by the forces of Nazi Germany between 1943 and 1944.
It was intended to house a battery of V-3 cannons aimed at London, 165 kilometres away. Originally codenamed Wiese (“Meadow”), it is located in the commune of Landrethun-le-Nord in the Pas-de-Calais region of northern France.
It was suggested that the gradual acceleration of the shell by a series of small charges spread over the length of the barrel might be the solution to the problem of designing very long-range guns. To reach England, the weapon needed barrels 127 metres long, so it could not be moved; it would have to be deployed from a fixed site.
Hōzuki no Reitetsu is a show about japanese Hell, based on traditional scroll depictions dating back to the 12th century, featuring the Courts of Death that judge the souls of the perished, and the eighteen levels of hell.
In case you’ve been living under a rock, here’s what Microsoft did – they…
- open sourced the full server-side .NET stack (including ASP),
- started porting .Net to Linux and Mac OS,
- and released a full-featured version of Visual Studio for free
– Generating a sphere by subdividing a primitive geometrical body
– Not using Perlin noise for elevation, but a plate tectonic model instead
– Climate systems
– Vegetation and Biomes
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