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Gamers Messed With The Steam Sale, Then Valve Changed The Rules

Jun 24, 3:51

Applied game theory 101: Valve’s Steam Summer Sale involves a meta game with teams of Steam users competing for daily prizes. On Reddit the players join together to take turns winning daily. Valve gets wise and performs an existential attack, changing the rules to make it harder for players to want to coordinate.

Still, that all the players joined together to game the system gives me hope for humanity. Its a self organized solution to a tragedy of the commons problem. Only in this case the tragedy is by design and is updated to be more tragic.

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From Inside Edward Snowden’s Life as a Robot: Wizner had...

Jun 23, 7:04


From Inside Edward Snowden’s Life as a Robot:

Wizner had to jump on a phone call during a meeting with his whistleblower client. When he got off the phone, he found that Snowden had rolled the bot into civil liberties lawyer Jameel Jaffer’s office and was discussing the 702 provision of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. “It was kind of cool,” Wizner says.

It is neat but they’re marketing video is at times strangely terrifying. Put different music on when the Susan-bot comes up behind the unknowing Mark and this could be a horror movie trailer.

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Mario Maker - Design Mario levels on the Wii U. Time to break...

Jun 10, 3:57


Mario Maker - Design Mario levels on the Wii U. Time to break out my Mario level design documents from when I was 8.

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via Gore at Southland on Snowden

Jun 10, 3:14


via Gore at Southland on Snowden

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Morgan Freeman’s unboxing videos. This episode: unboxing...

Jun 1, 1:57


Morgan Freeman’s unboxing videos. This episode: unboxing Gwyneth Paltrow’s head.

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Monty Hall Problem - Numberphile The Monty Hall problem made...

May 22, 5:22


Monty Hall Problem - Numberphile

The Monty Hall problem made intuitive: instead of 3 doors, you have 100. You pick one door and then Monty opens 98 more doors and lets you switch to the remaining door. Well yeah now I’m going to switch.

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YouTube - June System Update Walkthrough for Xbox One OneGuide...

May 21, 6:15


YouTube - June System Update Walkthrough for Xbox One

OneGuide on SmartGlass is coming in the June Xbox One update! The feature I’ve been missing since day one. I don’t think I’m an average Xbox One user.

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YouTube - Dead Man’s Bones (Dance) Nathan Barnatt has...

May 19, 3:21


YouTube - Dead Man’s Bones (Dance)

Nathan Barnatt has some great videos

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Bank robbers use KVM switch and 3G router to steal money

Apr 28, 10:01

Using social engineering to install a remote-controlled keyboard-video-mouse (KVM) switch on bank PCs, the gang managed to transfer millions to outside accounts in two separate jobs in April and July of 2013. They were caught attempting to rob a third bank in September.

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Internet Archive lets you play one of the earliest computer...

Apr 28, 9:39


Internet Archive lets you play one of the earliest computer games Space War! emulated in JavaScript in the browser.

This entry covers the historical context of Space War!, and instructions for working with our in-browser emulator. The system doesn’t require installed plugins (although a more powerful machine and recent browser version is suggested).

The JSMESS emulator (a conversion of the larger MESS project) also contains a real-time portrayal of the lights and switches of a Digital PDP-1, as well as links to documentation and manuals for this $800,000 (2014 dollars) minicomputer.

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A Fascinating Look At The World's Best Super Smash Bros. Players

Apr 21, 10:23
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weeping-who-girl: Matt & David on Chris Hardwick’s Comic...

Apr 8, 7:04




















weeping-who-girl:

Matt & David on Chris Hardwick’s Comic Con Blunder (x)

requested by tennanttardistime

Bonus Chris Hardwick in costume:

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Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes. Co-op Oculus Rift + Razer Hydra

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Xbox One Sign Out Trolling - YouTube

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Video memory offer and reclaim (Windows Drivers)

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CM Punk’s Grammar Slam - Literally vs. Figuratively (by...

2013 Aug 30, 8:00


CM Punk’s Grammar Slam - Literally vs. Figuratively (by Nerdist). This is literally very funny.

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Kartlytics (by Deirdré Straughan)

2013 Aug 9, 7:53


Kartlytics (by Deirdré Straughan)

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laughingsquid: Testing People’s Reaction Times With a Ruler in...

2013 Jul 5, 3:05


laughingsquid:

Testing People’s Reaction Times With a Ruler in Super Slow Motion

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Number 1 and Benford’s Law - Numberphile (by...

2013 Jun 25, 4:40


Number 1 and Benford’s Law - Numberphile (by numberphile)

I’d heard of Benford’s Law before but it sounded totally counter intuitive to me. This video does a good job explaining why one shows up as the leading digit in sets of random numbers that span large ranges.

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Audi Piloted Driving at CES 2013 (by AudiofAmerica)

2013 Jun 21, 9:30


Audi Piloted Driving at CES 2013 (by AudiofAmerica)

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