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Links for Wednesday, November 10, 2010

  • Hotel 1000 – “Hotel 1000: Seattle’s Premiere Luxury Hotel Destination.
  • Be Cunning and Full of Tricks: Join the Hypergrid Adventurers Club – “Are you an Adventurer? Looking for a friendly group of fellow travelers and pioneers interested in exploring Virtual Worlds? Join the Hypergrid Adventurers Club and let your journey begin! The Hypergrid Adventurers Club is a group of explorers interested in discussing and exploring virtual worlds on the Hypergrid.
  • Smashing Magazine: Fresh, Free and Gorgeous RSS/Feed Icons – “Today we are glad to release a free RSS/Feed icon set. The set contains 8 icons which you can use for private and commercial projects, blogs and web-sites for free. The icons are available for both Mac and Win-users in resolutions 16×16px, 24×24px, 32×32px, 48×48px, 128×128px, 256×256px and 512×512px. This icon set was designed by Dirceu Veiga from Brazil especially for Smashing Magazine as a gift for its readers.
  • ListVerse: 10 Strange Things About the Universe – “The universe can be a very strange place. While groundbreaking ideas such as quantum theory, relativity and even the Earth going around the Sun might be commonly accepted now, science still continues to show that the universe contains things you might find it difficult to believe, and even more difficult to get your head around.
  • The Big Picture: To Hell Through QE – “The world is heading towards high inflation and political instability. It’s only a matter of time before there is another global crisis. The first sign would be a collapsing treasury market. The Fed is controlling the yield curve through its QE program. But, it is irrational for other investors to play this game. The only reason to stay in is that the Fed won’t let the market fall. But, the underlying value is evaporating with rising money supply and the inflationary consequences. When all the investors realize this, they will run for the exits and the Fed won’t be able to stop the stampede.
  • Engineers vs. Hackers: – “The overall goal is straightforward: to cause a deterministic program abort any time that a callee forgets to set an error code, or a caller fails to check an error code — whether or not there was an error condition. This determinism enables the developer to rapidly discover and correct places where we’re not handling errors properly.