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John Carmack
Independent newbie AI researcher, Consulting CTO Oculus VR, Founder Id Software and Armadillo Aerospace
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John Carmack 5h
Replying to @TheDiakou
Raise one up for the network engineers!
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John Carmack 5h
"Spectrahedron" just sounds cool.
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Boz 15h
I'll be doing an AMA on Instagram () at 3pm today, so bring your questions!
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John Carmack Aug 12
Replying to @cayucosine
I don't. I am very happy with my Tesla P100D, although I still think many of the Ferraris are very attractive.
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John Carmack Aug 11
Replying to @ID_AA_Carmack
The old Knuth vs McIlroy story is relevant: Generally, use-the-tools is correct, but sometimes you really do want a Knuth (or maybe a Carmack).
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John Carmack Aug 11
Replying to @ID_AA_Carmack
I'm more sympathetic to the Use-All-The-Dependencies crowd than some might suppose. It definitely isn't my way, but I see them as a fellow subclass of programmer, evolved for other environments. It is *amazing* what can be cobbled together in a weekend now. \
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John Carmack Aug 11
This HN discussion is topical for me: at this very moment, I am implementing C++ MFCC code myself, because my attempt to integrate Kaldi (on windows) was unpleasant. It already took more than an afternoon, but I learned good things! \
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John Carmack Aug 11
I don’t know him at all, but I’m curious what he is working on — got a link?
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Programming Wisdom Aug 11
Replying to @CodeWisdom
✨ More Woz wisdom: "Your first projects aren’t the greatest things in the world, and they may have no money value, they may go nowhere, but that is how you learn – you put so much effort into making something right if it is for yourself."
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John Carmack Aug 11
Just last night I was thinking about how it was possible that, given the relative trends, Mozilla’s greater legacy might turn out to be Rust, not Firefox.
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John Carmack Aug 9
TIL about the hypot() functions that have been in <math.h> since C99. Handy! I remember reading the system header files for fun on my NeXT systems; I should find time to do that with modern ones.
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John Carmack Aug 7
I have suggested it!
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Tom Forsyth Aug 5
Well... bollocks. Just spent half a day tracking down a subtle bug that would have been found long ago by declaring a function input as const. Going to have to resign as chairman of the Grumpy Old Coders Who Think Const Is Bullshit club now.
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John Carmack Aug 5
Replying to @ID_AA_Carmack
Itself — it generally only happens when many tons are piled up in a fire. The energy is much greater when there is also a fuel present, as with ANFO (ammonium nitrate fuel oil) explosives, but it is definitely not necessary. There have been a few terrible industrial accidents.
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John Carmack Aug 5
I have seen some misinformed speculation about ammonium nitrate regarding the Beirut explosion. Like hydrogen peroxide and hydrazine, AN is both an oxidizer and an energetic monopropellant all by itself. It is the most stable of the three, and very hard to make it explode by \
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John Carmack Aug 5
Replying to @NakramR
Hebb’s Organization of Behavior, which I am finding valuable despite it being 80 years old.
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John Carmack Aug 5
I feel kind of bad for the rat that YOLOs off the table, hoping the landing platform with food is just temporarily invisible.
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John Carmack Aug 4
I was resource limited, with a small number of books and magazines to learn from. A very different world from today!
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SwanSong Aug 3
This was my very first John Carmack Keynote:
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John Carmack Aug 3
This (very long!) post is a remarkable walk through nearly a decade of game engine technology.
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