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Repl.it GFX: Native graphics development in the browser

  • And today, we're excited to bring native GUI applications and game development to the browser.
  • We want programmers from all backgrounds, regardless of their language, to be able to code games and apps with ease.
  • Plus, supporting native graphics opens us up to a wealth of frameworks, games, and educational material!
  • Right now, we're piping the X Window system through VNC through WebSockets to your browser, which is not the most efficient way to do this — we have a lot of ideas on how we could improve it.
  • Finally, depending on how far you are from our data center (US-central) you might feel a delay, which we're also working on making better by replicating our data center (watch out Google Stadia).
  • We're supporting these frameworks out of the box, but very soon, we'll roll this out to all of our languages.

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Inside Twitter’s ambitious plan to change the way we tweet

  • So a year ago, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced plans for a somewhat idealistic solution, not just for minimizing Twitter dunks but also for minimizing all kinds of angry, vile, and abusive user behaviors that don’t necessarily violate its rules: He wants to invent a new metric that measures Twitter’s health, and then optimize for it.
  • It’s a nice idea, though measuring Twitter’s health is taking much longer than expected, according to exclusive interviews with both Twitter employees and company partners.
  • It was there that Roy started the Laboratory for Social Machines, a research effort to study public conversations, and Cortico, a nonprofit that partners with that lab to promote its work outside the university.
  • They would receive access to user data and a monetary grant from Twitter; in exchange, these researchers would create new metrics intended to measure the health of interactions on the service.

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