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It's them silly Christians getting things all wrong again, apparently...
The hare was a popular motif in medieval church art. In ancient times, it was widely believed ... that the hare was a hermaphrodite. The idea that a hare could reproduce without loss of virginity led to an association with the Virgin Mary
Wiki[^] - daft lot, they'll be telling us people can come back from the dead next...
You can save a PNG/JPG with about 6 lines of code...
Gagh! How come these things are so hard to find! Thanks for the link! But it wasn't much heavy lifting, once I'd found those libraries. Basically, copy their examples after getting it to compile into my project.
Have not had time to review your code...
If you get a chance to, I'd like to think you will find it exceptionally clean But every person's style is different.
the beautiful renderings
I figured out a way to make ones that pop even more since then! Take about six points, alternate them like black, blue, black, blue, black, blue, and then modify them based on those initial colors, maybe adding an additional point to 'stretch' out a band in some place if you feel like it. Example 1: Capture1.PNG (778.4 KB), Example 2: Capture2.PNG (972.9 KB). I will remove these whenever I want to use my uploads again, so they may be up there for a year or more!
Ah that takes me back... one of the first programs I wrote was when learning assembly on the old BBC micro back in the day... it'd take over an hour to render the simple top-level image, and I'd leave it running all night for the 6-hours plus needed to render deep zooms. Got some beautiful pics out of it though, even f only 640x480 pixels! Still have them, somewhere...
I just posted a change to the code in the article comments. Figured out how to multithread it. Now a zoom iteration takes approximately 0.2 seconds on my machine - at 1080P! (It maybe took 3 seconds before.) Hard to believe how powerful our current machines are!
Today, Marc Clifton wrote (on another thread): [^]
That's were AI's step in. First, the AI "learns" by scanning all SO posts. When it has questions, it posts a question on SO for us unsuspecting humans to answer. Eventually, the AI spawns itself. When enough spawning has happened, the AI's start to answer their own questions. Eventually they create "schools" (basically gigaquads of training) and even provide grades and certificates, because every AI learns differently, and some don't learn at all. Some however do learn that they can get by with having other AI's do their homework for them. And so the death spiral continues...
I think that luminaries like Marc, OriginalGriff, Richard Deeming, Richard MacCutchan, and others, will be turned into virtual on-line instructors whose telepresence can be rented; their avatars will have the ability to scan code, perhaps appear as augmented-reality overlays.
Of course, it's possible that the companies and/or individuals that hire them will also be virtual entities.
Or, perhaps, everything will be virtual ... if it isn't already.
«... thank the gods that they have made you superior to those events which they have not placed within your own control, rendered you accountable for that only which is within you own control For what, then, have they made you responsible? For that which is alone in your own power—a right use of things as they appear.» Discourses of Epictetus Book I:12