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Portal speedrunner explains their wild tricks to Valve developers

“This is the thing that short papers have been written on” I’m constantly in awe of the wild tricks that speedrunners discover in just about any game they set their collective minds to. It’s always a treat to hear developers being equally astounded though, and Valve’s developers are no exception. Three of them recently got…

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Twitch are “confident” no passwords or credit cards were exposed in leak

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. They’ve updated users after further investigation Twitch were hit by a rather big source code and data breach earlier this month, which they say they’ve since been investigating. They’ve updated users again today, reiterating that…

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Retro sci-fi thriller The Invincible now has a proper trailer

Time to escape from Regis III Retro-future sci-fi romp The Invincible is the upcoming thriller from some folks formerly of The Witcher, Cyberpunk, Dying Light, and others. It’s based on the sci-fi novel of the same title from the 60s by Polish author Stanisław Lem. The first we saw of The Invincible last year was…

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Steam is banning games with NFTs and cryptocurrency

Valve appear to be laying down some new rules for games on Steam, specifically games that involve trading or receiving cryptocurrancy and NFTs. The change has been shared by SpacePirate Games, developers of Age Of Rust, who say they were notified this week about the new prohibition. Over in the Steamworks portal, a new type…

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The truth about the Anglosphere

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Deadly Beirut gun battle signals rising tension over port probe

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Find your happy space: the HTSI property special

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Death of Conservative MP David Amess was terrorism, say police

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Neat Burger raises money from SoftBank’s Misra at $70m valuation

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What If Central Banks Issued Digital Currency?

Currency is already digital, and has been for years.  But the basic model of banking is largely unchanged.  This is because the system is based on the notion that digital currency issued by commercial banks is convertible into paper cash, which is a central bank liability.   This paper explores what would happen if central banks…