Exploring Early ’90s Video Game Architecture With Another World

Curious about past computer architectures? Software engineer [Fabien Sanglard] has been experimenting with porting Another World, an action-adventure platformer, to different machines and comparing the results in his “Polygons of Another World” project. The results are pretty interesting. Due to the game’s polygon-based graphics, optimizations vary widely across different architectures, with tricks allowing the software to run on hardware released five years before the game’s publication. The consoles explored are primarily from the early ’90s, ranging from the Amiga 500, Atari ST, IBM PC, and Super Nintendo to the Sega Genesis. The actual game contains very little code, with the original version at 6000 lines of assembly and the PC DOS executable only containing 20 KiB. The executable simply exists as a virtual machine host that reads and executes uint8_t opcodes, with most of the business logic implemented with bytecode. The graphics use 16 palette-based colors, despite the Amiga 500 supporting up to 32 colors. However, the aesthetics still fit the game nicely, with some very pleasant pixel art. There’s a plethora of cool tricks that emerge in each of the ports, starting with...

Introducing the new C-series electric hand tools for metal finishing from Suhner

Powerful and fast, the C-series will help save you time and money as you get even difficult jobs done quickly. Already tried and tested in Europe, the 600W C-series is ideal for use on stainless steel, aluminium, brass and other metals. The range includes the UTC 9R Tube Polisher, UBC 9R Finger File Belt Grinder, USC 9R and 25R Die Grinders and the UKC 3R Fillet Weld Grinder. Key features include a safety switch, lightweight, stabilised digitally controlled speed system, overload cut out, and brush wear warning. Learn more Suhner Australia has released its next generation of electric hand tools for metal finishing. The ‘C’ Series is a portable range which provides maximum convenience for users when grinding and polishing stainless steel and aluminium. Delivers quality fillet weld finishing and polishing on stainless steel, aluminium, brass and other materials Copyright © Prime Creative Media (v6.15). All material on this site is subject to copyright. All rights reserved. No part of this material may be reproduced, translated, transmitted, framed or stored in a retrieval system for public or private use without the written permission of the publisher. Vibration Machine, Vibratory...

This Zippered Leather Tote Is a Versatile Carry-on Bag | Travel + Leisure

A well-made tote bag can make traveling much easier, especially if it comes with pockets that keep the essentials — phone, wallet, and passport — within reach.  I’ve tried plenty of carry-on bags, from totes to purses to backpacks, but the Large Zippered Downtown Tote from Leatherology has become my go-to for travel, commuting, and everyday use because of its combination of style and convenience.  Made from full-grain leather, this tote is soft on the side and bottom, giving it a slouchy look. It has a metal zipper closure and minimalist nickel hardware. The main compartment is impressively roomy, fitting a laptop, book, water bottle, and sweater without feeling overstuffed.   One of the best features of this tote, however, is the expertly-placed pockets, which prevent items from getting lost at the bottom. There are two interior slip pockets, as well as a zippered pocket. It also comes with a removable leather wristlet that attaches to a strap inside the bag — perfect for keeping important items tucked away, yet still within reach.  The tote is available in 13 colors, from neutrals to brights, so whether you’re looking for an everyday bag or a statement piece, you c...

Ferro Corp. agrees to sell its tile coatings business CrainsClevelandLogo2019RedWhite_horizontal-2 CrainsClevelandLogo2019RedWhite_horizontal-2

Ferro Corp. (NYSE: FOE), a global supplier of coatings and color solutions, announced on Monday, Dec. 16, that it has agreed to sell its tile coatings business to Pigments Spain S.L., part of the Esmalglass-Itaca-Fritta portfolio company of Lone Star Funds. The deal was made for $460 million in cash, with the potential for $32 million more depending on the performance of the business pre-closing. Ferro’s tile coatings business, which makes coatings for ceramic tiles used in residential and nonresidential construction, saw annual sales of about $510 million for the 12 months that ended Sept. 30, 2019. Peter Thomas, Ferro Corp. chairman, president and CEO, said in a news release that the transaction “will result in a Ferro more fully focused on higher-growth industries where our market-leading technology, innovation and customer-centric service generate higher gross margins. The transaction also will reduce our manufacturing footprint and end-market exposure in Europe, optimizing our portfolio with more equal balance between Europe and the rest of world and with less exposure to commercial and residential construction markets. Given these strategic benefits, and the en...

Vacuum Packaging Equipment Market Executive Summary, Introduction, Sizing, Analysis and Forecast To 2025

A report on ‘Vacuum Packaging Equipment Market’ Added by Upmarketresearch.com, features the recent and upcoming growth trends of this business in addition to accurate details related to the myriad geographies that comprise the regional spectrum of the Vacuum Packaging Equipment market. Furthermore, the report elucidates complex details about the supply-demand analysis, industry share, growth statistics and participation of major players in the Vacuum Packaging Equipment market. Request a sample Report of Vacuum Packaging Equipment Market at: https://www.upmarketresearch.com/home/requested_sample/75270 DescriptionThe latest document on the Vacuum Packaging Equipment Market has the inclusion of a comprehensive analysis of this industry alongside the detailed segmentation of this vertical. As per the report, the Vacuum Packaging Equipment market is projected to accrue significant returns over the estimated period, while recording a remarkable growth rate y-o-y over the forthcoming years. The research study concisely dissects the Vacuum Packaging Equipment market and unearths valuable estimations pertaining to the profit projections, market size, sales capacity, and numerous other c...

CNC Tapping Machine Market to receive overwhelming hike in Revenues by 2020-2029

According to the latest report by Market.us, The Global CNC Tapping Machine Market Report study is also collected on the basis of the latest and upcoming innovations, opportunities and trends. CNC Tapping Machine Market predicts that the overall demand growth will remain moderate all over the forecast period (2020-2029). The report also offers qualitative and quantitative investigation to deliver an entire and extensive analysis of the cnc tapping machine market Competition, Insights market. It is a detailed report concentrating on primary and secondary drivers, market share, leading sections, and geographical analysis. It is a collection of analytical research based on past records, current, and forthcoming statistics and expected developments of the cnc tapping machine market. The research on various sectors including opportunities, volume, growth, technology, demand, and trend of high leading players has been examined. Hurry up! Limited period offer. Get 25% Discount on Our Market.us Research Reports [Single User | Multi User| Corporate Users] Valid Till 15th January 2020. The Aim of CNC Tapping Machine Market report is to present a complete assessment of the market and conta...

SDLG wheel loader delivers strong ROI for Indonesian quarry

On a 40-hectare quarry in East Java, Indonesia, an SDLG L956F wheel loader is hard at work moving large quantities of material for road contractor PT Gorip Nanda Guna. The reliable and fuel-efficient wheel loader is helping reduce operating costs at the quarry. “We have a huge quarry and our project will take at least 10 years to complete. Therefore, it is very important for us to choose the best and most efficient machines to work on site which is why we chose SDLG’s L956F wheel loader,” said Gorip, owner of PT Gorip Nanda Guna, which also owns the quarry. “The heavy-duty L956F is powerful and features a large bucket that makes moving materials easy.” At the quarry in Cukurguling, East Java, the L956F works about eight hours per day and loads between 150 to 200 tons of material hourly, with average cycle times of about two to three minutes. The 5 t-rated L956F has a 3.0 m3 bucket capacity and is the smallest of the three F-series wheel loaders. Powered by six-cylinder Weichai engines, the L956F is one of the newest wheel loaders in SDLG’s F-series and features updated frame, chassis, transmission, cabin, engine hood and counterweight. Onsite since October 2017, PT Gorip Nanda G...

Global PV Solar Energy Charge Controller Market Boost Growth, Demand by 2026 | Phocos, Morningstar, Steca, Shuori New Energy

The Global PV Solar Energy Charge Controller Market report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of Market for 2020-2026. The report consists of all the specification which including table of contents that provides key statistics on the market status of the PV Solar Energy Charge Controller manufacturers which can prove to be a valuable source of guidance and direction for companies and individuals interested. PV Solar Energy Charge Controller market size will increase to Million US$ by 2026, from Million US$ in 2020, at a CAGR of XX% during the forecast period. In this scrunity, 2020 has been considered as the base year and 2020 to 2026 as the forecast period to estimate the market size for PV Solar Energy Charge Controller. The Global PV Solar Energy Charge Controller industry also conveys the current market scenario based on report status, market evolution as well as the past and upcoming market phenomenons which will improves the development of the industry. The global PV Solar Energy Charge Controller market study additional further conveys essential skeleton of the industry along with key development methods and guidelines. The company divested its last year...

3 Ways Convenience Stores Can Improve Their DEF Quality Assurance

Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) management can be a challenge for drivers who deal with the unforgiving nature of their diesel-powered vehicle’s precision-engineered Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology. C-store operators can help alleviate some of these struggles through good DEF dispenser maintenance practices. PetroClear® is expanding its line of dispenser filtration products to include Diesel Exhaust Fluid Filter Housing and Elements (5 micron and 10 micron). Contact a PetroClear representative today to add PetroClear’s DEF contamination prevention solutions to DEF dispensers. SCR was developed to help heavy-duty vehicles meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s requirement to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions. In SCR systems, DEF is injected into the exhaust stream of a diesel engine. As more SCR-equipped vehicles enter into the vehicle fleet, the demand for DEF continues to grow. As a result, more c-stores are offering DEF. However, proper storage and dispensing of DEF, as well as maintenance of DEF dispensing equipment, is essential for delivering DEF that is on-spec. According to a Cummins Filtration Q&A, if contaminants enter into the vehicle’s on-board DE...

Visualization of vermilion degradation using pump-probe microscopy

Here, we demonstrate the use of pump-probe microscopy for high-resolution studies of vermilion degradation. Vermilion (mostly α-HgS), an important red pigment used in historical paintings, blackens over time, and metallic Hg and β-HgS have been implicated as possible degradation products. Conventional analysis techniques have trouble differentiating α- and β-HgS with sufficiently high spatial resolution. However, pump-probe microscopy can differentiate metallic mercury, α- and β-HgS, and map each distribution on the microscopic scale. We studied artificial degradation of α-HgS; femtosecond-pulsed laser irradiation induces an irreversible phase shift of α- to β-HgS, in which the initial presence of β-HgS grains can increase the rate of conversion in their vicinity. Continuous ultraviolet exposure instead generates both liquid Hg and β-HgS, with a conversion rate that increases with elevated temperatures. Last, we reveal the presence of β-HgS as a natural degradation product in discolored vermilion layers in a 14th century Italian painting. Mercury sulfide, HgS, has two major solid-phase forms, each having a distinctive color: α-HgS (cinnabar, trigonal) is red, while β-HgS (metaci...

Charged With a Crime? Better Check Your Facebook Pictures

If you are a Zinio, Nook, Kindle, Apple, or Google Play subscriber, you can enter your website access code to gain subscriber access. Your website access code is located in the upper right corner of the Table of Contents page of your digital edition. Earlier this year, the realms of law and new media collided when Lori Drew was hit with federal charges for creating a fake MySpace page and harassing a neighboring teenager, who then committed suicide. In another case of courtrooms v. technology, prosecutors are reportedly searching Facebook and MySpace for photos of defendants to use as character evidence in sentencing hearings. CNN reports that party photos and pictures of defendants drinking or looking unrepentant have resulted in harsher sentences for people charged in drunk driving accidents, with prosecutors presenting the incriminating pictures as evidence that the defendant lacked remorse. In one instance, a prosecutor showed the court a Powerpoint presentation of party photos that had been posted on Facebook by a 20-year-old defendant after he nearly killed another driver in a three-car collision. The pictures depicted him at a Halloween party dressed as a prisoner in an ...

New Raze Heavy-Duty Electric Chain Hoist – New Products and Services

A new heavy-duty electric chain hoist, available in a range of capacities from 1/8 to 5 tons, is being offered to North America immediately via premier online distributor cranedepot.com. Raze is built specifically for production environments and has been launched as a competitor to other high-end hoists on the market, but is expected to offer economical and operational benefits to anyone looking for a durable, high-performance lifting product. cranedepot.com, a distributor of cranes, winches, pallet trucks, chain hoists, and many other types of lifting equipment, is the first vendor to offer Raze to the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Collin Caudle, senior director of sales at cranedepot.com, said: “Everything about the Raze concept aligns the product with our dealer platform. We can offer the highest quality products at the lowest prices and this latest hoist to hit the market is the hoisting embodiment of that ethos. Look at the specs and features in comparison to more established products out there and industry will note an opportunity, simply, to get more for less. It was a no-brainer to sign a distributorship agreement with Raze representatives and we’re anticipating a...

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