I enjoy functional programming and cookies.
All we have to do is add the .disable-hover class to the body when the user begins to scroll. This then allows the users cursor to pass through the body and thus disable any hover effects.
Rubik’s cubes! An endless frustration for most, a quick challenge for others. I do know how to solve one, though I honestly just have moves memorized that guarantee it will get solved eventually. But it turns out that if you really want a deep understanding of Rubik’s cubes, you can analyze them using group theory.
A group (G, •), as you may or may not know, is an object that consists of a set G and an operation • . To be a group, four properties must be met:
- The operation must be closed on the set (if you apply the operation to two elements in G, it can’t send them to something outside of G)
- There must exist some identity element such that applying the operation with an element in G and the identity does not change that element
- There exists an inverse for every element in G, a way to undo every operation
- The operation must be associative
So how does this relate to Rubik’s cubes? Well, if we take our set G to be the set of all moves, and we take our operation • to be move concatenation (series of moves in a row), then we can form a group! We can see it is a group by noting that:
- Concatenation of moves will always produce another move, so the operation is closed on our set
- We have the “empty move” where we do nothing, which acts as our identity move since it does not change any other move made
- Any move can be undone by reversing all of its steps
- Concatenation on moves is an associative operation (as seen on page 11 here)
Setting up the group this way is the first step to viewing the Rubik’s cube as an algebraic object. It lends itself to looking at subgroups, symmetric groups, Cayley graphs, and more. So if you’re interested in any of that, take a look here and here and enjoy!
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This is a press release in the form of a comic I did for my friend Lee. Who wrote an entire music notation programwith his voice and feet, while in agony. I still have trouble believing it. But it really is true.
Background: A few months ago, Lee asked if I could edit a press release he was planning on sending round for the release of the premium (paid) version of his free music notation program. He’s a friend of the family – my brother designed the Musink icon and website. I said sure. I didn’t need to edit much – the press release was already pretty much fine, but I wondered if we could do it in a way that would really get the attention Lee’s story (and his software) deserve. So, seeing as my comic book CV had got a bit of attention back when I first sent it out, I thought I’d try doing his story as a comic.
Anyway, if you’re a musician, I strongly recommend you check out Musink. If you’re not – please help Lee by sharing this comic far and wide. Lee went through hell and still managed to code a massive program. With his feet. The fact that it’s a bloody decent program is a side benefit, as is the fact that Lee is a bloody decent guy. I’m proud to call him a friend, and I hope I can help him out by doing whatever I can towards seeing his app get the attention it deserves.
The Operating System of Life
Alright so I’m an artist, yeah?
Cool, solid. Freelance work. I do that shit.
That means I wanna do artwork and get paid for it.
This is how I want to make my living, but I can’t do that without your help! Hooray!
Like seriously I want to do artwork for …
Sign Language Rings Convert Gestures To Speech
"Here’s how the rings work, in a nutshell. There are three detatchable rings that are worn on the the thumb and first two fingers of each hand, as well as a bracelet. As the user signs out whatever they want to say, the translation is then spoken through a digitized voice that comes from the bracelet. I’m not sure if it works real time or not, but that’s still some pretty amazing stuff. And that’s not all…
"The gesture-to-speak aspect works fine when the hearing-impaired person wants to talk to someone else, but what about vice versa? The bracelet carries the double duty of turning sound into text that runs across an LED display.
Coolest thing ever.
Blood popsicles. SWINTON. Hiddleston. This movie is going to be ridiculous, and I can’t wait.[x]
blood popsicles. OH MY FUCKING CHRIST THIS IS GONNA BE LEGENDARY.
Oh my god that is genius. Blood Popsicles. Why didn’t anyone ever think of that before for vampires?
This film is perfect and I can’t wait for you all to see it, it’s one of my favorite things I’ve seen this year.
The cause of racism is often fear of the unknown - lack of knowledge about other cultures. Travel, explore and learn - open your mind.
I will ALWAYS, ALWAYS, reblog this every time it comes up on my blog. This is the BEST statement, I’ve ever seen.
I really love this. So many are dead-set on the view that people cannot better themselves but that simply isn’t true. Everybody deserves a second chance and everybody has the ability to better themselves.
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Kromaia is a fast paced 3D Arcade shooter that which takes action, speed, agility and immersion to a new level. Insane enemy patterns, impressive swarms, giant god-like guardians, ancient temples, contraptions, treasures, visual ecstasy… All in a vast and unexplored universe only ruled by physic laws.
The game is a joy to play, with fast paced, twitch gameplay thats enhanced by the rapid manuverability of your ship. The world that you explore is visually stunning, with their neon, grid based almost TRON-like style. If REZ was taken off it’s rails, given another shot of adrenaline, and mixed with a pinch of and Geomety Wars, it would be this game. Highly recomended.