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.
80-year-old conman set up fake sites for Bernie Sanders, Beto O'Rourke, and others that tricked supporters into sending him $250,000, prosecutors say
- An 80-year-old California conman has been charged for stealing more than $250,000 by setting up fake donation websites for prominent Democrats, the Department of Justice (DoJ) said on Tuesday.
- According to NBC, Dupont has a string of previous convictions, including bank fraud and money laundering, which he received while known by a different name.
- The DoJ says that in the latest scheme, Dupont set up a network of fraudulent websites and political action committees (PACs) which claim they would funnel money to prominent candidates.
- The text on O'Rourke's site says all donations will be collected by "Democrats for Congress," which prosecutors say is one of Dupont's fake PACs. The site claims the money will get to the politicians within 72 hours.
- The network says his first conviction was in 1985, and the second in 1991.During his second sentence, which he was serving for bank fraud and money laundering, he escaped from prison.
20 percent of Americans think the kids who benefited from the college admissions scandal should be expelled
- Earlier this month, a the Department of Justice charged nearly 50 parents, college athletics officials, and college admissions professionals, accusing them of running an illegal scheme that unfairly got children into elite colleges.
- According to a new INSIDER poll, Americans don't have a united view on what should happen to students who — unbeknownst to them — benefited from a bribe that got them into a university.
- A majority of those polled said parents bribing someone to admit their child into a university they were otherwise unqualified to enter should face criminal charges, as well as fines or restitution.
- A majority also said that university officials who accepted a bribe in the same scheme said they should be fired and face criminal charges.
- The Department of Justice has not filed charges against any of the students who were admitted to school through the alleged scheme.
Chicken Scheme internals: the garbage collector (2014)
- This particular implementation probably can't use a copying garbage collector like CHICKEN uses, because the SCM_obj pointers which store the Scheme objects' locations would all become invalid.
- An SCM_call is returned to the driver loop by every generated C function: this holds a continuation and the arguments with which to invoke it.
- Anyway, going back to the big picture we can see that this continuation-based approach consumes a more or less constant amount of stack space, because each function returns to driver_loop.
- Besides, by returning to the trampoline function whenever a new continuation is invoked, anything you'd store on the stack would need to get purged (that's how the C calling convention works).
- However, this program is a lot longer due to one important thing: At the start of each continuation function we first check to see if there's enough space left on the stack to accommodate the objects this function will allocate.