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M3talinks for Apr 26th

Today’s M3talinks for Apr 26th

  • Global Positioning System – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – A number of sources of error exist due to relativistic effects[69] that would render the system useless if uncorrected. Three relativistic effects are the time dilation, gravitational frequency shift, and eccentricity effects. For example, the relativistic time slowing due to the speed of the satellite of about 1 part in 1010, the gravitational time dilation that makes a satellite run about 5 parts in 1010 faster than an Earth based clock, and the Sagnac effect due to rotation relative to receivers on Earth. These topics are examined below, one at a time.
  • The Bottom Feeder: How I Saved the Gaming Industry Overnight By Being Awesome – There's a web site out there called RPG Codex. They write about me a lot, sometimes even kindly. There is something they said about me recently that I wanted to respond to. Not to criticize, but to comment on. I think there are things to be learned about Indie gaming and game development in general. (Emphasis mine.)